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by slow_riot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Aether Machine
Topic: Destinator - utility event field manipulation
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

You understand it perfectly! We are dealing more with the wave side of the quantum paradigm, so hopefully existing in a relevant niche (that's what I keep telling myself in despairing moments anyway). Thanks!
by slow_riot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Aether Machine
Topic: Mutant Theory - 3D physical modelling filter
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

We're a little dormant here at Aether Machine, not having the time, energy or capital to move forward with new designs. Commitment to future designs is unwavering, in fact they're both mostly where they need to be, but not ready to lose sleep to make them happen just yet. Will keep everyone posted. ...
by slow_riot
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Blacet schematics
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Tom Bugs said it prettier than I could, talking about using someone's work simply because they are not around yo defend themselves is not the kind of respect that allows manufacturers to be open with their IP. It's probably not advisable with analog gear anyway because they are highly sensitive to b...
by slow_riot
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: How should I label quadrature outputs?
Replies: 17
Views: 557

No-one has complained* about the F(X) and ΣF(X)dt output labelling on the Oscilloplasm for the complex outputs.



*touch wood
by slow_riot
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Deliberately making a crackly cable
Replies: 13
Views: 711

DC offset into crappy pot, then remove the DC component (e.g. AC couple, subtraction).
by slow_riot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: John Blacet has passed away.
Replies: 75
Views: 6706

Blacet's address is Lakeview, and his last login here as 'fracmonkey' was 21/06.
by slow_riot
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Source for decent quality vero/strip board in the UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 478

I have some excess stock of Vero 10-2845 FR4 double sided stripboard that I can sell for £15 each plus P&P.
by slow_riot
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Power One/Condor/Etc. Power Supplies
Replies: 29
Views: 1850

There are also documented problems with flux leakage from iron-core and similar transformers, not sure to what extent this affects toroids.

http://proaudiodesignforum.com/forum/ph ... =16&t=1018
by slow_riot
Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Could your Buchla be a source of LSD? More on the News @ 11
Replies: 92
Views: 5233

Will happily throw in a £5 tab of acid if anyone buys an £800 module from me. I always thought pushing the psychedelic angle wouldn't have been good for business as people seem to have enough trouble understanding new synthesis concepts as it is, but I'm not above novelty either if it helps make the...
by slow_riot
Mon May 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: You send a module for a bad pot, then....
Replies: 51
Views: 3305

As a manufacturer I would say it's actually quite reckless to encourage customers to attempt DIY repairs unless their skills are equivalent to a qualified tech. In agreement with Mskala, there are many manufacturers that design for high reliability, high service lifetime or even making it possible f...
by slow_riot
Mon May 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Who won’t survive Behringer?
Replies: 130
Views: 6038

Actually Behringer themselves are probably the main candidate to not survive their own business practices. The company is clearly run under an almost totalitarian leadership https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Reviews/MUSIC-Tribe-Reviews-E662385.htm?countryRedirect=true which could easily be combustible. Cl...
by slow_riot
Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: You send a module for a bad pot, then....
Replies: 51
Views: 3305

And yet if you market a product where the pots are user replaceable without soldering people aren't interested...
by slow_riot
Tue May 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Why does modular gear run at 10V instead of line level?
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

The electrostatic speakers I use are biased internally at around 7kV (albiet at low currents). If you wanna meet up with your alien buddies the shell of your spaceship will likely be biased at a higher voltage even than 7kV. Working with electricity is a part of our world now. My oscillator modules ...
by slow_riot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Mike has passed away.
Replies: 907
Views: 84589

Shocked and saddened to hear this. It would have been easy for Mike to commercialise the forum, and it was sad to see the shop need to fold. I know he wasn't taken for granted, but it seems like reality couldn't live up to the big dreams he had. I certainly had a strained relationship with Mike and ...
by slow_riot
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Old forgotten eurorack gems
Replies: 112
Views: 9519

Livewire

AFG, Dual Cyclotron, Frequensteiner, Dalek/Vulcan Modulators, Bissell Generator, Chaos Computer
by slow_riot
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Jomox Moonwind was stolen at USPS local office
Replies: 24
Views: 1254

Hate to say this, but it is unlikely you will ever see that box again. Did you refund the buyer? Choosing to under-declare the value is a risk that has all the benefit to them, and none to you. Whenever I have asked anyone to do it, it has been with the understanding that as a buyer the risk is my c...
by slow_riot
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Aether Machine
Topic: JFET opamp
Replies: 1
Views: 847

JFET opamp

For a personal project I designed a new amplifier topology based mostly around one which Fred Forssell published which he uses for his mastering converters: https://www.forsselltech.com/media/attachments/Class_A_JFet_Opamp.PDF I needed an amplifier to drive a pair of ESL loudspeakers which are liter...
by slow_riot
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How Long Do Vactrols Last....
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Making device longevity a design principle is a risk that gives no economic benefit there you have it, exactly my point. btw. thats the reason why our times will go down in history as the garbage age that destroyed the planet. all that will be left of us is a toxic layer of plastic and throw away e...
by slow_riot
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How Long Do Vactrols Last....
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

from an engineering standpoint you are absolutely right. from an economical standpoint anything made after 1980 seems to have a built in self destruct mechanism and why should electronics be any different? in my own experience i had the pots die in a cwejman s1 after 3 years and thats a 4k unit. on...
by slow_riot
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: THD in op amps
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Opamps are not that far away from ideal, I think as a designer there is a lot more that we can do to prevent them from doing their job, than they are doing to prevent us from doing ours. I've been studying amplifiers recently, and I've noticed that almost all commercially available opamps have more ...
by slow_riot
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How Long Do Vactrols Last....
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

potentiometers are interesting in that respect, they seem to die if your are NOT using them. oxydation is responsible? i find all these thoughts frightening, i mean cwejman modules that cost $$ die just as fast as behringer modules for 49$ - just like vintage synths that have thousands of component...
by slow_riot
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Despairing at through hole component obsolescence
Replies: 18
Views: 957

I personally feel like the opposite. The move towards SMT has made the through hole market even more available in some cases. If you know how to use Ebay there are all sorts of amazing components to be found in good enough quantities for production runs, and sometimes affordably. You can also make a...
by slow_riot
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Has anybody ever made a multi-dimensional wavetable?
Replies: 36
Views: 3304

I know I'm probably going to look like a bit of a pedantic asshole saying this, but crossfading and wavetables aren't the same thing, nor is a continuously solved equation (though that is pretty sweet I will admit) I will agree about crossfading, certainly between 2 different harmonics. I think the...
by slow_riot
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Balanced and unbalanced signals
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Balancing has several benefits for signal to noise ratio and signal integrity in audio systems. One is rejecting noise that can be induced on cable runs, the most frequent offender is 50/60Hz mains hum. It also can allow cancellation of a variety of 0V type noise (hum, buzz etc.) through the propert...
by slow_riot
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What can a Real Analog Synth Do That a Software Synth Can't?
Replies: 341
Views: 17822

Yes, if the Observer Effect is not controlled for - but that is basic experimental design, which should (crucially) identify and control dependent and independent variables. The reason I pulled up the observer effect was in more radical experiments, specfically the double slit experiment, where obs...

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