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This mod replaces the original battery-backed RAM for user storage with a modern, non-volatile RAM system. The module contains a memory chip with 4x the capacity of the original RAM chip and the module has all of the glue logic that adapts the 909s RAM interface to the modern chip. Includes RAM chip, 3-pin cable with dual connectors, 4-way rotary switch w/ diodes and connector, and installation instructions.
Orders placed now ship Aug 10, 2017.
$8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide
This mod replaces the EPROM that contains the OS with a modern, more robust memory chip. This chip has 4x the capacity of the original EPROM and can hold four different versions of the OS, selectable with a miniature DIP switch. Comes pre-loaded with all four versions of the original OS - we don't currently have V2 and V3, but expect to by the time this mod ships. Installation instructions included.
This mod is a low profile module that can be added at the MIDI ports without any modification to the main switch board. It provides individual drivers for each MIDI port. Installation instructions included.
This is a replacement 3-digit LED display module. It can be used to upgrade your color scheme or to replace your existing module if one or more of the segments is no longer functioning. Available in red, green, blue, yellow, and orange. Installation instructions included.
A complete set of “Roland orange” LEDs, including 17 rectangular LEDs for the push button switches, 14 LEDs that go inside the toggle switches, 4 LEDs for the scale selection, and a 3-digit LED display module.
RAM Mod + OS ROM Mod + MIDI Driver Mod
5 x RAM Mod + 5 x OS ROM Mod + 5 x MIDI Driver Mod + 5 x LED Display Mod
Free US Shipping / $18 Worldwide
The Modlin Beat creates DIY installable modules to enhance vintage synthesizers and drum machines.
Los Angeles, CA
Neosegment Digit is a modern take on the seven-segment display.
Exquisite printed circuit boards that bring to life Forrest Mims' vintage designs from "Getting Started in Electronics."