Re: [YamahaDX] Audio Backup???
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Kearns" <sean@...>
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [YamahaDX] Audio Backup???
>I still have a shoebox full of floppies I programmed for that and Apple
> ][s (I won a programming contest back in 1982 for Byte magazine, prize
> was an interview for a programming position at Broderbund. That was all
> well and good, except I was only 12 :-) ) I'm pretty sure the security
> system I programmed back then is outdated ;-)
> On 03/25/2013 07:37 PM, Brian wrote:
>> Haha, I haven’t heard anyone mention a trash 80 for years.
>> *From:* Sean Kearns <mailto:sean@...>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:32 AM
>> *To:* YamahaDX@yahoogroups.com <mailto:YamahaDX@yahoogroups.com>
>> *Subject:* [YamahaDX] Audio Backup???
>> Man, I haven't thought about that since my days on a Korg-Poly 800 and
>> a TRS-80 Mod III (with a whopping 48K RAM :-) )... Thanks for that
>> On 03/25/2013 07:20 PM, Daniel Forró wrote:
>>> It looks like you need to change RAM battery (I don't know what you
>>> mean by 4OP battery, there's only one battery inside supplying RAM
>>> when instrument is switched off).
>>> Just open the machine and solder new battery (buy type with soldered
>>> leads) or solder battery holder and use standard coin battery.
>>> Unfortunately your data are lost forever - that problem and following
>>> factory reset destroyed them. It's always necessary to do Sysex
>>> transfer, or save data with Tape interface to cassette or computer as
>>> audio (yes, TX81z has still this).
>>> Daniel Forro
>>> On 26 Mar, 2013, at 3:49 AM, David Rafn wrote:
>>>> hey all, new to the group but excited to find some other people who
>>>> are passionate about these fantastic synth creatures!
>>>> Last night my TX81Z broke my heart.
>>>> I powered it up and all my user patches were fried.
>>>> The names were now all symbols---such as: "<<<%%@##"
>>>> and the only sound on each patch was a very high frequency that was
>>>> very quiet.
>>>> So here are my questions:
>>>> Can anyone tell me what has happened?
>>>> Did the 4OP battery die?
>>>> I already did a factory reset, but could I have saved my patches?
>>>> I don't know anything about Sysex/midi dumps/backing up
>>>> patches/using a midi editor, etc.
>>>> All I do is plug a keyboard controller into a rack and thats it, I
>>>> have no idea how to connect my tx81z to my computer.
>>>> Can anyone recommend some good directions for stepping up my midi game?
>>>> any help is greatly appreciated!
- HelloMany thanks for all your informative comments and advice regarding the cassette cable and data storage device.Sincerely,Eb
On Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:00 PM, Martin Tarenskeen <m.tarenskeen@...> wrote:
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On Thu, 13 Mar 2014, Eb Mayat wrote:
> Could you advise us as to the kind of data storage device that can be used for storing sysex on cassette. If so, can this device be obtained
> anywhere ?
> Further, if you (or anybody else for that matter) has the schematic and/or the pin layout for the cassette data cable that could be made for DX
> synths, I would be interested.
I have attached a picture with the schematics of such a cable. The "not
used" thing was meant for a remote control mechanism.
Or you can buy one from these:
The MSX datacassette cable is the same.