Trouble with Zero8 disassembly

I am experiencing the dreaded Korg Zero8 touchscreen fault, and I’m stuck simply trying to take the thing apart. I can’t seem to remove the chassis from around the LCD… Here’s where I’m at:



These seem to be a far cry from the great results seen at

Here is the infamous misaligned touchscreen flexprint cable alignment problem (click to enlarge):

LIVE P.A. in Kitchener, Ontario for Kabelsalat Jan. 11, 2014

Kabelsalat Flyer Jan 2014

Flyer (click to enlarge)

Cable Salad arrives January 11, 2014 at Kitchener’s only organic cafe: Pyrus. We are delighted to present the Capricorn edition KOBERINSALAT where we celebrate birthdays, food and the underground music of

We start tenish.

More details on the Facebook event page.

Cafe Pyrus
16 Charles St W
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1H2
(519) 954-7705

Leslie! Respect my Organ!

Roland VK-09 OrganA couple months ago I found a 1981 Roland VK-09 organ on Craigslist for a decent price so I figured I’d scoop it up. It has a unique sound, to be sure.  You’ll be hearing more of it in the months to come!

Boss RT-20 Rotary EnsembleNow, of course, I really want to try working with a Leslie simulator. The VK-09′s built-in ensemble effect is nice, but not as pronounced (deep) as I would like.  I was considering the Boss RT-20 Rotary Ensemble Dual Pedal, which seems, as I have now learned, to have fallen out of fashion. It is considered by many to be more of a guitar-oriented processor. Organists instead seem to prefer the uber-expensive Neo Ventilator, supposedly designed by the guy who created the Access Virus, who apparently also hasn’t updated his company’s web site in two years. Supposedly this little box is the holy grail of Leslie speaker sims. Neo has two products: the Neo VentilatorVentilator (at roughly $500), and the Mini Vent For Organ (at roughly $400). Contrast this to $200 for the Boss. Ugh. I only paid $200 for the organ!

My buddy Tomasz just told me he actually has a vintage Leslie speaker. Maybe I’ll see if we can get that working instead.

Meanwhile I came across this most excellent Leslie resource: