Hi! First message on these boards. I just bought an old K2000S (sampler option from the factory) keyboard and it’s been a dream come true as well as a nightmare for a week.
I’ve gone tired and frustrated of using Pro Tools after 10 years, so I now record my music on a Tascam 688 8 track cassettes, in a kind of traditional song writting form, often with voice and guitars. The need for a quality sequencer was hard to fulfill on my tight budget. But then I found a K2000 for 50$. It has the V 3 so the sequencer is very complete. This is THE thing I’ve been looking for… deep sound shaping, sampling, great master keyboard for my other rackmount synths, and I while I might be alone on this one, I love the interface. I’m having a blast writting songs, I think the sequencer is just perfect for me.
But it has many issues. At first, it would start, reinitialize (like when you take out the batteries or do a hard reset), and boot. There was a loud hum coming from the effect engine, and then it would shut down after a short time (from 1 to 5 minutes). I dissasembled it a couple times to figure what was wrong, and the result of my tests are that it’s the audio chip, or MAYBE the digitech chip. A small tap directly on the audio chip eliminates the loud hum and the synth stays on!
The problem reappears at times. The soft buttons are old so I have to press hard, and it sometimes causes the problem to come back. I gently hit the keyboard to make it go away. Sometimes it wont work fast enough and the synth will shut down… and I will lose all my data
I need a long term solution.
Could the problem be a bad soldering on one of the chips? From my observations, taking the audio board out and work on it seems like a big PITA because of the audio outs, anyone has experience doing this?
Any advice would help. I want to bring it back to health.