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Korg DW 8000: HEELLPP!
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Oskar



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:24 pm    Post subject: Korg DW 8000: HEELLPP! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've got a nice lil' ol' Korg DW8000 that's been in storage for a few years, but now I'm thinking of digging it out. Now, there were a few problems with it that made me stop using it at the time.
Firstly, the internal memory was lost - probably dead battery, but maybe there's someone can tell me stuff, like what battery to get, where to get it and so forth?
Secondly, it seemed to create some sort of "MIDI pollution" Shocked
I don't know how to explain this any other way. When using the DW8000 to input sequence data there seemed to be more going on than I intended - continuous controller activity and suchlike when I KNEW I hadn't touched the bloody thing... the upshot was that it seemed to kill both my Akai ASQ10 and my MusicShop for Mac sequencer. When I used other MIDI keyboards there didn't seem to be a problem.
It's such a good sounding synth that I'd love to play it again, and it's got the type of sound I'd like to mix with my acoustic guitar.
can anyone give me some tips, or at least point me in the right direction?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Korg DW 8000: HEELLPP! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oskar wrote:
I've got a nice lil' ol' Korg DW8000 that's been in storage for a few years, but now I'm thinking of digging it out. Now, there were a few problems with it that made me stop using it at the time.
Firstly, the internal memory was lost - probably dead battery, but maybe there's someone can tell me stuff, like what battery to get, where to get it and so forth?


This may help:
http://www.pallium.com/bryan/dwbattery.php
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think the DW8000 sends a midi message called active sensing. that's what you see, I guess
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Active Sense
Category: System Realtime
Purpose
A device sends out an Active Sense message (at least once) every 300
milliseconds if there has been no other activity on the MIDI buss, to let
other devices know that there is still a good MIDI connection between the
devices.
Status 0xFE
Data None

When a device receives an Active Sense message (from some other device), it
should expect to receive additional Active Sense messages at a rate of one
approximately every 300 milliseconds, whenever there is no activity on the
MIDI buss during that time. (Of course, if there are other MIDI messages
happening at least once every 300 mSec, then Active Sense won't ever be
sent. An Active Sense only gets sent if there is a 300 mSec "moment of
silence" on the MIDI buss. You could say that a device that sends out Active
Sense "gets nervous" if it has nothing to do for over 300 mSec, and so sends
an Active Sense just for the sake of reassuring other devices that this
device still exists). If a message is missed (ie, 0xFE nor any other MIDI
message is received for over 300 mSec), then a device assumes that the MIDI
connection is broken, and turns off all of its playing notes (which were
turned on by incoming Note On messages, versus ones played on the local
keyboard by a musician). Of course, if a device never receives an Active
Sense message to begin with, it should not expect them at all. So, it takes
one "nervous" device to start the process by initially sending out an Active
Sense message to the other connected devices during a 300 mSec moment of
silence on the MIDI bus.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanx guys! Both of you!
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