Re: 3D Printing
Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Aye, it pays to get into a groove, doesn't it BJG145? :beamup:
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BJG145 wrote:(Great word, "fettling". I picked it up from the Northumbrian smallpipes community; they're always fettling things.)
BJG145 wrote:I got a call from Webster's to say that the KX5 was ready for collection...
...now, like I say, these are general electronics repair types, A/V mainly. I wouldn't expect them to hook the thing up to MidiOX and check the output - I just asked them to get it to power up reliably. Which they did.
Unfortunately though, although the thing now turned on and could vaguely trigger notes, it produced all kinds of MIDI garbage when you flexed it even slightly, or tried to use aftertouch. And that's hopeless. Because I don't want to cradle it like a Fabergé egg, I want to jump around and swing it like Korg lady.
I nearly gave up at this point, but after another coffee I sighed heavily and dismantled it for the umpteenth time. And I found that it had been reassembled in such a way that a couple of circuit boards which should sit in a groove, weren't; they were sitting beside the groove. So I sorted that out...
...and, amazingly, that made the rogue data go away.
(I don't blame them for this faux pas. To be honest I wouldn't say that Yamaha left no stone unturned in the pursuit of engineering excellence when they designed this thing. It's a bit gimcrack frankly.)
There were still some stubborn keys that were triggering wrongly, or not at all, but another hour or so fettling the contacts eventually settled them down.
(Great word, "fettling". I picked it up from the Northumbrian smallpipes community; they're always fettling things.)
And...yay! It finally works like a charm. Happy days. :D
BigRedX wrote:If you do want to be able to leap up and down with this you will need to do something about the MIDI output socket...On mine this resulted in numerous stuck notes.