About maybe 2 months ago my mixer broke. I had it checked by a friend, who had tried what he could, but ultimately concluded that it was beyond repair. I was a little disappointed, but it had served me well for about 8 years. I found a great replacement of the same brand. It’s very similar to the one I had, but slightly smaller, plus it’s more suitable for a digital studio and is surprisingly not too expensive! I’m hesitating to go and buy it right now though, since I’ve spent quite a bit of money these past months already.
My friend returned the broken mixer, and as I took it home with me, ideas boiled up inside my head. Since it was broken, why not give it another check for parts I could salvage? I could swear I had seen a PCB connector inside of there that would fit right into the Microkorg. Upon checking, I was right!
The original PCB connector of the Microkorg has 6 pins, and the wires are colored like a rainbow. They run towards two different linear potentiometers, better known to musicians as a “Pitch wheel” and “Modulation wheel”. I figured now that I have found some new wiring, I could experiment by connecting other different potentiometers, such as sliders or knobs from the broken mixer. Maybe one of these could serve as a suitable new pitch or vibrato controller for the neck of the keytar? 6 days ago