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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by Miks » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:12 pm

Oh - my bad! :?
Try this one: Press [FUNCTION] -> press [31] (KEY TRANSPOSE) -> use keybed to 'tune' - use key C3 for 'regular' tuning... hope this helps 8)

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by monsterjazzlicks » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:39 pm

Thanks Miks, FUNCTION 31 is actually for individual patch editing and not the overall keyboard I am afraid. So like on the Korg M1 when you are in PROG MODE and you transpose (say) the piano from 16' to 8'. I need to GLOBALLY transpose the entire synth! HELP...

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by monsterjazzlicks » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:53 am

Did a Factory Reset and thankfully it worked!

I have all my personal presets on a floppy/MDF2.

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by Miks » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:33 am

monsterjazzlicks wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:53 am
Did a Factory Reset and thankfully it worked!
Glad you found a working solution Paul (Y)
My (key related) gear (in alphabetical order):
Kawai: K1 II
Korg: M1 (up'd to EX, w/ 'Cool Blue'), M1REX (w/ 'Cool Blue'), Poly-800
Roland: D-50, D-110, D-550, PG-1000
Yamaha: AW1600, DX7IID (w/ 'Cool Blue'), EX5R, RM50, RX5, SY99 (w/ 'Cool Blue'), TG500, TX-802, YMM2
Sector101: SYEMB05 (5x), SYEMB06 (3x), EXFLM2 (1kit), MCD Sweet16 (1x), WaveBlade 8MB Card (1x) & 1x Programmer Unit for WaveBlade


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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by monsterjazzlicks » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:00 pm

Cheers miks, I was getting a bit worried!

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by monsterjazzlicks » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:17 am

Hi guys - I meant to say before, my SUPERMAX board is up on eBay with no reserve. Auction ends tomorrow. Currently at £22. Ta, Paul.

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by hopmanjr » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Hi all,

So, three years on, I took the plunge again and bought another SuperMAX board (wish I'd waited for Paul's auction - damn!). Although the Ebay username was different, being from France, I suspected it was the same person as before. The return address confirmed this.

Anyway, I installed it today, and it's the same old thing - screen garbage and the occasional audio purr. I tried applying pressure to different areas of the board (turning off in between, of course), resulting in slightly different flavours of garbage...! The pins appear to be in, but I was slightly dubious about the ones in the bottom right corner. I did try to favour those at one point to no avail.

Paul - bit of a strange question, but any tips on giving that big shove? I can't be certain, but I think the main DX7 PCB might already be slightly bowed, which might be affecting good contact. I've a notion to unscrew the main PCB and put something like polystyrene underneath to support while I give it a good smathering...!

Sorry for rambling on, any help much appreciated. I hope this isn't a case of, y'know...
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Thanks,
Jon

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by monsterjazzlicks » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi Jon, I put that advert on here last week. You could have had mine for £20 plus postage. I paid £80 originally, I think, plus a rip-off shipping charge from France.

Anyway, it sold for £36 and the guy is very pleased with the sale. I just posted it off.

Taking one screw out - or loosening the others - may well help. I am sure we had to loosen them before it would fit. Yes, you have to push firmly as all the contacts need to connect. That's why it's not reading it at he moment. The DX7 circuits boards are very strong - as is the SuperMax - so you wont snap either. Cheers, Paul

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by hopmanjr » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi Paul, thanks for your reply!

Yep, I know - I bought the unit about six weeks ago. Never mind, eh?!

I've pushed as hard as I dare so far - might need to be braver. Ah, loosening the screws of the board? There's an idea...

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by adnauesam » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:19 am

I've just recently bought a supermax board from France. Installation was strange.. I inserted as described and it didn't seem to sit right. It would wobble a bit if I pressed down on the right half of the board. Installed the board and powered up maybe 4-5 times before it "just worked".

Sounds good so far as far as I can tell. Using the modwheel to cross fade between patches there are definitely some noisy parts. I think fading from one preset to another can lead to this. FM gets pretty crazy when operator feedback gets out of hand.

I've registered here mostly as a way to participate in this particular conversation. Nobody else is really talking about the DX7 these days!

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by monsterjazzlicks » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:58 pm

Welcome adnauesam,

Feel free to post your SUPERMAX questions here mate.

Cheers,

Paul

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by adnauesam » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:22 am

Welcome adnauesam,

Feel free to post your SUPERMAX questions here mate.

Cheers,

Paul
Thanks, Paul!

I'm afraid I haven't quiet figured it out all out quite yet. I'm pretty shite at dx7 editing in the first place. I've not encountered an interface like it in my history of synths...

I feel welcome already.

Is anyone making neat patches, songs, or videos to show off?

-Jordan

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by grantb5 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:46 pm

This quote is from Yamaha. Or is it an admission or how complex or difficult it is?

The DX7 is a deceptively simple looking instrument, one which has many functions that are not obvious at first glance. We realize this is a long manual, and there is a strong temptation to skim over portions of it or skip them altogether. If you are having difficulty, we urge you to spend a little time re-reading the appropriate sections of this manual to make sure you understand how the instrument is supposed to work.

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by adnauesam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:16 am

I've just "enjoyed" reading the first 27 pages of the DX7 user manual. Is there such a robust guide available for SuperMax? My google searches have come up dry. I get a very simplistic and somewhat incomplete feeling document that includes installation and a bit more.

-Jordan

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Re: DX7 SuperMAX board

Unread post by grantb5 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:15 pm

The SuperMAX+ manual is a little better.

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