I just looked at the date of the last post, and it’s been well over a year. Everyone has been asking when the DSS-1 and DSM-1 upgrades will be available. To be honest there hasn’t been a lot of work done on them recently. There are several reasons for this but mostly I’ve been too busy with house renovations, family, and work. Also the new microcontroller I had planned on using was more than 18 months late (it was announced in January 2015). I have finally received some samples and will start work on it soon, time permitting. I don’t expect the upgrades to be available until the end of 2017.
As for the other projects, the ASR-10 SCSI boards are still available, as are the CEM5530 replacement modules. The EPS16 SCSI boards are sold out. I haven’t decided whether I will do another batch of them since I would rather use the time for the Korg upgrades.
People often ask how to order boards from me. What I need is your PayPal email address and your shipping address, so I can send an invoice. I only ship on weekends now as I can’t get to the post office during the week.
All of the equipment posted for sale has been sold. I’ve also stopped buying, repairing, and reselling synths as I have no time to do it and there is minimal financial return.
Good to know that the DSM-1 mod project is alive. Good luck sir!
Hi Tom – Good luck with all the new adventures. Was just checking in to see whether the DSS-1 upgrades were still available. Has been sort of a dream project to upgrade my old DSS-1 now sitting in my storage unit… maybe someday. Thanks for all your support for this beast over the years that I’ve been checking in on your website… almost ten years. Wow time flies.
Maybe the new design will be the ’10th Anniversary edition’…
I am interested in the new DSS-1 mod too. Keep me posted. If you need a hand, I do software and hardware.
What hardware/software have you done in the past?
Could you look into an issue the DSS has with OLEDs using the Winstar WS0010 controller (Which appears to be all of them, NewHaven/Vishay/CrystalFontz/etc.)? According to a few NewHaven forum posts it may be a Timing issue which causes some shifted text and other jittery issues. It would be a great addition for DSS users if it could be fixed in firmware.
I don’t write the firmware and the person who did has moved on. One of the many reasons why I’m doing a new design and writing the firmware myself. In addition if the timing were changed to support the OLED display, then it may break compatibility with ‘regular’ LCD displays. I suppose there could be a power on option holding down a key which would enable you to select two different timing schemes. I will test the design out with an OLED display once the new design is further along.
Hello from San Francisco! I am just putting up a comment that there are many of us out here excited by the idea that more DSS-1 upgrades may be possible in the future 🙂 The DSS-1 facebook group seems to be growing as well. Fingers are crossed on my end for the day I can either have you mod my synth or buy upgrade components from ya! Thanks for all your hard work!
I am also interested in the DSS-1 upgrades and hope that there’s still activity toward a new run of boards or revised implementation.
No more updates?
Please put me on a waiting list for both DSS and DSM projects. Thank you!