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Ever wonder what’s inside a Native Instruments Maschine Controller?

December 22nd, 2010 11 comments

Here at Illuminated Sounds we love things with 16 pads and we love to take things apart. Now personally I’m a fan of Akai MPC’s, but when one my friends got a Maschine I knew it was only a matter of time before I could get him to open it up.

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the big pads remind me of the fat pads for the mpc2000xl

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-tron

Ensoniq ASR-X Teardown/Repair

November 10th, 2010 9 comments

Here are some pictures of me opening and replacing the save button in an Ensoniq ASR-X.  This is one of my favorite samplers to work on do to its design.  The ASR-X also came loaded with some pretty classic sounds, which I’ll post once the samples are all edited.  Here is the demo song that comes loaded on the ASR-X.

ASR-X missing save button

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ASR with face plate removed

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Up Close

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Face plate removed

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Backside of Faceplate

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Face panel PCB missing the save button

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Face panel PCB with save button

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Ensoniq ASR-X with save button replaced

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-tron