30 January 2011
25 January 2011
When I put it back on though it was also on 200 Volts in stead of 220. I tried to put it back in 220 Volts, but it didn't work. Only after reading the manual I found out that it had to be on battery power before you can change this setting. Luckily I had a visitor of to buy my Moog Voyager RME and just before that I saved all my files. Also the storage units in the rack in my server room luckily are on a different UPS, so I didn't lose any data. After restoring everything I did some tests on the UPS and everything seemed fine, but it is still strange that this happened. Ah well it only cost me some time. When the battery is full I'll switch of the fuse again and see what happens. But this time I'll do that with less equipment on :)
The reason I run the studio on 220 Volts in stead of 240 Volts is that I have lots of old synthesizers. Some are even build in 1971. In those days the power wasn't as high as today and the power supplies in those machines are not designed to regulate that much power down. It is only a few percent, but it will shorten the life of the power supplies for sure. Well bad luck today, but the UPS has saved me a couple of times as well before.
24 January 2011
Here is another video I got sent by a fan. The track is the title track from my first 'AeroDynamics' album that was released in 2007. More information about the album here: http://www.synth.nl/AeroDynamics
19 January 2011
17 January 2011
Then I screwed them in the cabinet. As you can see in the picture on the left it is fully populated now. The next thing I need to do is get the power supply out and solder all the power cables from the modules to the PCB of the power supply. I intentionally waited with that, because I didn't want to take it out multiple times. So actually I have no idea yet if any of the modules work yet. I'm sure some will ;) We'll see about that I'll start finishing this up another time. After this I went back to working on my album. There is still a lot of work left on it, so better not waste too much time.
15 January 2011
And you can order the CD here if you like them!
I hope you will like my NachtWacht track :)
10 January 2011
The last period my Andromeda Alesis acted strangely when I switched it on. It was either out of tune, or all the presets sounded very distorted. Every time it started up it also asked to set the mod wheel in the lowest position and press a button. I started to suspect that the battery could be empty. I read on the Internet that the average life span of the battery of the Andromeda is about 4 years and I already have it longer than that. So I decided it was time to open it up.
09 January 2011
06 January 2011
03 January 2011
You can find Ron Boots & Synth.nl under Artists here: http://voting.schallwelle-preis.de/index_artist_int.php
And you can find our CD here:
It is sorted on last name and since Ron's last name is mentioned first we are located under the 'B' for Boots. Thank you very much for your support and votes! You can find more information about the price on the rest of the website.
01 January 2011
I'm planning a busy year this year as well business wise as musically. In January hopefully the Dutch Masters CD will be released and I have planned another solo CD release for this year and maybe even some more releases. I'm currently working on a lot of projects simultaneously. So keep an eye out here or on my main website :)