• Obliq Service Center – Fixing Elektron gear

    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!

    Elektron Repair Party

    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.

    MD UI Board
    MD UI Board Back
    MM Uncovered
    MM Uncovered
    MM Uncovered

    Check out Nate & Jahnavi’s photos of the session!


  • Sequential Circuit Pro One – Alive after 20 years!

    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:
    Getting ready to replace the chip


    Before/After of the CPU:
    Closer look at the chipCloser look at the chip


    The Pro One after it was 100% working!!!
    Getting ready to replace the chip


    Some cool etchings on the board! Anyone know what the bottom one says?
    Getting ready to replace the chip


    Getting ready to replace the chip


    Getting ready to replace the chip


    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