Roland MX-1 FX

Series of tutorial videos on the Roland MX-1 FX features:

Part 1 – Filter & Tone FX:

Part 2 – Beat FX:

Part 3 – Master FX:

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Ambient Jam

A little jam using the following gear:

  • Roland System-8
  • Behringer Deepmind 12
  • Teenage Engineering OP-1
  • Yamaha Reface CS
  • Korg Minilogue
  • Roland TR-8
  • Roland MX-1
  • Roland Boutique JU-06
  • Ableton Push
  • Ableton Live Suite + samples & clips

Ensoniq ESQ-1 EPROM re-seat and battery check

Video showing how I reseated the EPROMS in the Ensoniq ESQ-1 to fix an intermittent fault.

The fault:

The ESQ-1 would crash/lock-up and emit a high-pitched tone.  There is no response from keys or menu buttons. Restarting (power cycling) didn’t fix the issue. Synth then needed to be turned off and left for a few days before it was usable again.

The fix:

Make sure the battery isn’t faulty. Test with a multimeter and ensure that the voltage is 3V

Using an IC puller – carefully remove and re-insert the two EPROM chips (shown in the video).

Test to see if this fixes the problem.


Hope this helps 🙂

Behringer DeepMind 12 Firmware 1.1.0 Update Test

Checking out the new firmware 1.1.0 for Behringer Deepmind 12 synthesizer. Looks like it is getting ready for polymode with the new Deepmind 12D and Deepmind 6 models coming out. There’s a few other bells and whistles:

► Poly Chord
► Chord Mode
► Ping pong delay
► Favorites
► Key range for chain-parameter
► VCA-MODE parameter “transparent” and “ballsy”
► and I might have found a small bug with the iPad app 🙂