Nathan and Jahnavi stopped by and we replaced broken potentiometers on our Elektron MachineDrums and MonoMachines! It was a great evening when we got everything working again!
Here are the basic repair instructions that inspired us to do this ourselves…although we found there wasn’t much of a need to take apart the encoders if you get all the solder with a good solder sucker and wick.
Back in “the day” when I was picking up analog gear like it was trash to the new “digital synth craze” I was able to procure this for $35 (it was DOA). I have purchased 2 CPU chips over the years but they were DOA as well. Finally, I ran across this new Turbo-CPU chip from Music Technologies Group. I have yet to install the MIDI part, but the SCI is working like new!
What a great piece of gear; I HIGHLY recommend MTG and appreciate his passion for keeping old synths alive!
Getting ready to replace the chip:
Before/After of the CPU:
The Pro One after it was 100% working!!!
Some cool etchings on the board! Anyone know what the bottom one says?
Here is a quick drone track I did immediately after it was working. The first time this machine has talked in at least 20 years! Sequentialstein by davealex
Feel free to browse through our entire catalog clicking the “Free Tunes” link above. Another great release is the On the Backs of Soldiers soundtrack to war verteran’s stories done in conjunction with the Regis Department of War History and the Aurora History Museum.