DX7 mk1 Membrane replacement

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Re: DX7 mk1 Membrane replacement

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Thanks for the feedback. I’ve added them in

First mock up and trial fit to the keyboard.
A couple of adjustments to make but overall quite happy.

Quite liking the colours but once I’ve fine tuned the positions I’m going to change the colours to the actuals as best as I can.

Fonts aren’t exactly the same but close enough and slightly different enough to bring a modern feel to it.

Still debating wether to leave the Memory Cartridge text on it or not.

Won’t be able to get any mock ups made until after the lockdown I expect

Feedback welcome
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Re: DX7 mk1 Membrane replacement

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this looks great! good work
we might even debate on the red color of the storebutton. why not make it blue or brown to fit the rest of the colors?

let me know what your take is on that.


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I really applaud you guys for getting this project together ((i))

SO MUCH in here is to do with maintaining these old venerable boards and prolonging their lives, that it makes this

such a worthwhile project.

With the new CLEAR lettering, it'll be much like having a new instrument and make navigating, a joy (again) . . .

I guess there will always be the arguments for keeping it "original", but WHY NOT experiment with new colours?

If it make things even more visible - so much the better surely?

As for the colours themselves - I don't know if "Pantone" was around when these were made - so it's probably difficult

to determine what the original colours actually were? THAT is probably DEEP in Yamahas Archives, if known . . . :roll:

It's this sort of endeavour that marks this forum out from all the others . . . .

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parametric wrote: Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:31 amAs for the colours themselves - I don't know if "Pantone" was around when these were made - so it's probably difficult to determine what the original colours actually were? THAT is probably DEEP in Yamahas Archives, if known . . . :roll:
The last paragraph of this article might be of some interest... ;)

https://www.yamaha.com/en/about/design/synapses/id_009/


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Hello DX-enthousiasts,

it has been some time, and I was wondering how you all are doing? are we still up for this project?


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Kropjesla wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:45 am this looks great! good work
we might even debate on the red color of the store button. why not make it blue or brown to fit the rest of the colors?

let me know what your take is on that.
I think the LOAD and SAVE button text should be a different color from the rest of the FUNCTION buttons text. Although one presses the FUNCTION button to use them, they are quite different in HOW they work. For one, they don't replace the active function that has already been selected. That is, the other Function buttons change the Function to the new button press. The Load/Store INTERRUPT the current function, but then that function returns after the load and store are complete. So they are only temporary states. As far as I know anyway. :)


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Re: DX7 mk1 Membrane replacement

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I'm new here and joined specifically because of this thread.

I recently purchased a very rough DX7 and the button area is wrecked. I had looked into custom printed membrane switch stickers but didn't see any prices listed on any sites so I assumed it was going to be more than what the keyboard is worth.

Is anyone making them or does anyone have a lead on a reasonably priced shop that can print 1 or 2 of these at a time?

Thanks!

Paul


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