Feb 14

Roland TD-6V Drum Brain Repair

RolandBrainThe Roland TD-6V Percussion Instrument is a major part of the Roland “V-Drums” line up. This week I had one for repair. Lets take a look under the hood and see whats makes this machine tick, or in this case not.

This one came to me with the complaint that it would just cut out during performances. The display remained on, and it still responded to controls, but wouldn’t produce sound. After a bit of fettling it would come back to life. This might happen 2 or three times during a set, or it might not happen at all, and behave itself right through. Continue reading

Feb 04

Apple’s new SpaceShip building takes off. (Video)

Construction work on Apple’s new “SpaceShip” headquarters building has begun, demolition is complete and the new circular campus building is beginning to rise from the ground. This video shows where it’s up to so far, and you can also see the huge car park building. Continue reading to see the video. Continue reading