Gemclub up and alive again

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Gemclub up and alive again

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What a surprise....the GemClub is now back up, and in full force. Dave Williams is moderating it again, a tremendous amount of archival work must have been done to restore this. These are still viable unique music workstations IMO-this is well worth reviving. Ditronix in the UK is promising to re-manufacture some of the once impossible to get hardware upgrades for these. I am glad I kept my Equinox-I even see a pic of a promised new Equinox version, but vaporware has always been a common problem in the music industry so we will see. The drawbar functions on my Equinox-still compete favorably with many of the newest i've seen and played, still sound amazing in 2021. and the SK auto-arrangements-were one of the few that changed depending on chord qualities-something else I have not come across with most of the newer auto-arrangers, and not done as well. Still miss my SK-76 for that feature alone.


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Good to hear that there is once again, support for these often very underrated keyboards.

Is GemClub free or paid because I have a vague recollection that is was a paid membership, or am I thinking of something else?


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Dave Williams, the original moderator-is asking for donations-the original was a paid membership which I had signed onto back then. and this website is still in "beta" but checking some of the download areas-I see at least some of the important OS binaries for many WK's, genesys, Equinox. I am in process of obtaining a rather rare WX2-which will need a new floppy drive. Very similar to the original S2. i am on this group right now trying to source what I can for it. Will need some work, but is supposedly operational. another rather unique keyboard-i have a secret use for it-I have been trying to suss out an external video connection for the fusions, and this WX I think will have the very rare rgb video card in it for connecting to an external monitor or TV screen was used for "karaoke" stuff. But that's another group post!


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