Better Than The Book's You've Got A Lot To Say [Instrumental] is now streaming on YouTube, SoundCloud and Newgrounds, Yamaha organ repairs + more updates!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great week so far! It's been a busy time over here, and crazy to think it's over halfway through the month already! I've been keeping busy writing up more Patreon posts, as well as working on something else which I hope to be able to share with you soon, but the big news for this week is that after many months of staring blankly at a service manual for a different Yamaha organ (the much larger YC-45D), everything suddenly makes sense now and I've been able to repair a great deal of my vintage YC-25D! I've even started drawing up my own partial service manual for my own records which should become useful in case of any future repairs (touch wood)!
Making a signal tracer, I found a dead transistor (and possibly capacitor), replaced those and finally gained all the flute voices back on the lower keyboard! It's been SOO nice having them working again as that was the thing I was most disappointed about being broken when I first bought it. I also managed to fix 2 broken wires and gained back 2 out of 8 of the dead notes in the lowest octave of the lowest voice of the lower keyboard too! The final 6 notes look to be from a faulty obsolete IC on the frequency divider board which I'm currently scouting out sources for. Fingers crossed for finding one soon, though if any of you have or know someone who has a spare YM001 / LM3211 / HD3111 6 stage divider IC, I'd be very much interested in purchasing one! Total cost of repairs so far £5.10 with 4 spare transistors, 4 spare capacitors + 10 reusable double ended crocodile clip wires I've been using for my diagnosis and repairs. Pretty darn pleased so far! Lets hope I can find the final piece of the puzzle and have it working at 100% soon!
Onto the only other news for this week, it's just a quick one to say that Better Than The Book's You've Got A Lot to Say [Instrumental] is now streaming on YouTube, Newgrounds and SoundCloud. New tracks from the Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] bonus album will be uploaded each Friday until the end of September (just 2 more weeks to go) and you can check out You've Got A Lot to Say [Instrumental] below:
If you like what you hear, pick up Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] on Bandcamp along with the rest of the BTTB discography:
Or grab it along with the new exclusive download for Jabun [Alternate Reality]'s Warrior when you become a supporter on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! Find out more below:
That's it for this week! Hopefully I'll have some more updates to share on the organ by next time, but in any case there'll be another track from the Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] album to share at the very least! I'll be busy finishing off these writing up these Patreon posts in the mean time, and hopefully I'll be back to practicing some BTTB or working in Ableton again at some point in the following week. Seems to be all admin or repairs at the moment, not that I mind the latter! Until next time, I hope you have a great week and enjoy the new music and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio, Jabun, Better Than The Book and my various projects! All the best, stay safe and take care!
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