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  • Korg DSS-1 upgrade finished - 16MB RAM, 1.44 MB FD, USB, & more

    complete details:

    http://web.me.com/tomvirostek/DSS-1/DSS1.html

    Some of the new features include:
    -16MB of memory (64 banks)
    -USB file storage with subdirectories (FAT file system for easy PC transfer)
    -more comprehensive diagnostics
    -ability to assign sliders to program parameters
    -ability to have all 4 systems from floppy (A-D) in memory at once
    -up to 64 multisounds at once (instead of 16)
    -128 programs at once (instead of 32)


    Future planned software improvements include portamento, OS updating from USB flash drive, WAV file import and more. Stay tuned....


    If you have a DSS-1, this is a no brainer IMHO.

    -Mc

  • tvirostek
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    My old web address is no longer valid, thanks to the termination of Mobile Me. My new address is http://www.straylightengineering.com

    I've started shipping the new kits, so if you're interested, or want to buy an already modified unit (currently 4 available), send me an email at tomvirostek@mac.com. I've also had to raise the installation fee from $50 to $100 (to do just the boards) or $150 (to do the whole instrument). It's a time consuming process that's impossible to do in one hour.

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  • bloopbleep
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    I'm having GAS for one of these bad boy

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  • tvirostek
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    I've started making the boards again. The first batch of new pcb's arrived this week and, time permitting, will be ready in a few weeks. My time is a lot more limited than before, so delivery will be slow initially. Send me a PM if you're interested.

    -Tom

    The new kit is $250 plus $50 for installation, unless you want to do it yourself. New LCD or Floppy drive not included.

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  • The Real MC
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    I'm pretty anxious for this upgrade too

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  • sprinklerhead
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    Thanks, been waiting for this for awhile.

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  • Awake77
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    I wish I would have jumped on the 1st run! I bought my DSS when I learned of this upgrade...the beast sounds so good, I'm looking forward to the new features!

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  • Mediterranean
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    For anyone interested, I just heard from the developer via email. Apparently he's hoping to resume work on the new upgrade boards soon.


    Thank you for the info. I may be interested in getting that for my DSS-1

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  • Awake77
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    For anyone interested, I just heard from the developer via email. Apparently he's hoping to resume work on the new upgrade boards soon.

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  • Awake77
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    Any update on the new board revision? I know Tom has had his hands full.

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  • sprinklerhead
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    Any news on these?

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  • tvirostek
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    I've stopped work on the new boards. Too many issues with the new USB and floppy controller. Jim has not had time to deal with these issues.

    However I've done a different design, which is a smaller board that plugs into the stock factory DSS-1 CPU board. It is more work to install (instead of simply doing a board swap) but it will be less expensive and use all the same parts as the original mod.
    The boards are being manufactured now. I should be seeing them by early July.

    Sorry for the delays, between the issues mentioned above, new job, baby, etc. I haven't had much time to work on the project. I haven't given up yet though.

    I also have clones of the ASR-10 and EPS16 SCSI boards available, as well as the DI-10 digital IO board for the ASR-10 available.

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  • juno6
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    Any news about the new boards?

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  • Lord Toranaga
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    I may be interested.
    I will know more by mid may

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  • imissthewar
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    Mine's still for sale...still asking the $495 but I'll throw in shipping via Fed Ex. When I bought it, shipping from Tom to me was about $60. I'm also selling a DW-8000 as well....

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