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by BugBrand
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Desktop Synth stands in the UK
Replies: 42
Views: 689

Re: Desktop Synth stands in the UK

^^ Cool!
Though I like the suggestion too by VoltControl on the last page - those alu profiles look really useful for making all sorts of frames etc - useful possibilities given I've been playing with hydroponics (eaty herbs, before you ask!)
by BugBrand
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 146
Views: 4756

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

My Akg adr68k is a cold dead hands piece. It has tons of weird features like envelope followers triggering a second reverb after the first, making some weird almost granular textures. It also has 4 cv inputs that can be assigned all over the place. :sb: Ooh, never heard of that! The ADR 68K is the ...
by BugBrand
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Fake TL074 chips in circulation
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Fake TL074 chips in circulation

All ICs will be going scarce for at least the next year. Current semiconductor demand far exceeds supply, as the automotive industry is discovering and having to cut back vehicle production significantly. Most fabs are already at or near capacity, and more importantly blank wafer production is maxe...
by BugBrand
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Matrix mixer use and abuse
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Matrix mixer use and abuse

Unborn Gore wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:46 pm
Does anyone know of any mixers that are standalone that work with CV?
Yes, but banana: https://www.bugbrand.co.uk/product/matrix/
(can be made standalone)
by BugBrand
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer PSU3 won't power on
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Doepfer PSU3 won't power on

That behaviour, the pulsing on & off, shows fault condition - ie. it was clear that you'd probably made a short / mis-plugging, rather than the fuse being at fault.
by BugBrand
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Drumlogue
Replies: 29
Views: 1207

Re: Korg Drumlogue

anselmi wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:09 pm
I wouldn´t expect too much from it...looks more like an improved Volca ..
That'd be just fine with me ;)
Volca was cool but too small & limited - Korg always have fun direct controls within the limitations of their instruments, for which I applaud them.
by BugBrand
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 146
Views: 4756

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

Yup, I passed on the DRS78 after getting a KT DN780 - perfect for me ;)
by BugBrand
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 146
Views: 4756

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

The Dynacord is kind of interesting but in a different league to more versatile big digi-verbs -- it is either delay OR reverb & there's little versatility within, to be honest.
by BugBrand
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: My oscillators are bullies
Replies: 32
Views: 1164

Re: My oscillators are bullies

Good thread guys! Many years ago I worked on a early (Crumar?) analog synth that a guy had bought second hand. The complaint was that it wasn't stable enough to use on stage. When I opened it up, to my surprise, there was a large soldering iron mounted in a crude makeshift bracket wired into the AC...
by BugBrand
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear you own multiples of.
Replies: 45
Views: 794

Re: Gear you own multiples of.

TR1818 - meaning 3 x 606, not 2 x 909 ;)
Excessive but inertia..


[PS - the EF303 mentioned up top - had one years back - always wanted to love it but always ended up disliking!]
by BugBrand
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Binary Block Voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Binary Block Voltage

I finally updated the BBV listing to show the updated knobs - which I can always provide to people who had an early one. Funny how I'd kind of sidelined the design previously - I think the jarring knob choice was part of that. Good number of requests for them now so I'd best get some more made. Than...
by BugBrand
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 296
Views: 9391

Re: Behringer VCS3

As always the balance of desire vs decency. Do you believe in better? Everyone believes in decency and 'better'. There is no general consensus about what constitutes 'decency' and 'better' Everyone? ;) My point, minimally posed, is whether people who have felt that B have done bad before (maybe eve...
by BugBrand
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 296
Views: 9391

Re: Behringer VCS3

As always the balance of desire vs decency.
Do you believe in better?
by BugBrand
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Binary Block Voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Binary Block Voltage

I did a very rough video - not sure I even want to share such a shonky one! - so I put it as unlisted..

by BugBrand
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Binary Block Voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Binary Block Voltage

No promises but... will try to do something sometime...
by BugBrand
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: CLK2A / Dual Divide midi reset question
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: CLK2A / Dual Divide midi reset question

Glad there are people smarterer than me to make such suggestions!
by BugBrand
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Standalone filter or Eurorack filter
Replies: 38
Views: 1012

Re: Standalone filter or Eurorack filter

Lovely! (I could have done the interface cables for you ;) but sure you're well capable on them!) Any particular reason why they are not listed on the site, or just no time because you are so busy? I seem to always be in this boat :). Yes, general busyness and a lot of sales (esp the modular) just g...
by BugBrand
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Bonne année à tous !
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Bonne année à tous !

SuperSuper!
by BugBrand
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Various questions: Tricore osc, banana cables and book suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Various questions: Tricore osc, banana cables and book suggestions?

Can I plug banana cables to common 3.5mm jacks as found in alot of eurorack modules and behringer stuff? You need to first establish a common 0V (ground) between systems as bananas are single connectors - see here: https://www.bugbrand.co.uk/technical-info/interfacing/ Of course, banana synths are ...
by BugBrand
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: using a inverter,scale,offset utility to transform a s trigger to a v trigger
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: using a inverter,scale,offset utility to transform a s trigger to a v trigger

Literally, 3 components: http://www.retrosynth.com/docs/trigger/index.html (or maybe I'm back to front!) Guess the b-env needs a 'shorting' trigger to fire - this simple transistor circuit performs that for you & can easily fit in a jack plug. I used to use them so I could trigger the arp on my korg...
by BugBrand
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT
Replies: 228
Views: 5816

Re: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT

Hyberus wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:13 pm
The guys in the shop didn't ask for duty. But when I phoned UPS there was a recorded message about duty scams before they took my call
That message has been there for a long time but doesn't take away from the f'ing mess at present!
by BugBrand
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT
Replies: 228
Views: 5816

Re: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT

Yes, it is messy at the moment (said as a VAT registered UK company still very unsure where things stand...) I *think* that ANYONE (/company) selling in to the UK is meant to register for VAT - seems like quite a few companies aren't happy with this, but I guess Thomann have got on board because I, ...
by BugBrand
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Bandpazz Filterz
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Bandpazz Filterz

You're a bug fan, I think? The COFilter might be up your street then! If you just monitor the Mid band in series mode then you've got a bandpass with variable low & high frequencies (each with resonance). PS - Michael O's comment - I saw this a couple of days ago via the new 500 series thread: http:...
by BugBrand
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Isolation box for guitar amplifier
Replies: 20
Views: 316

Re: Isolation box for guitar amplifier

How about a power soak instead?
[I know very little about such things but...!]
Though looks like you'd have to hack in to the speaker wiring itself..
This sort of thing for example: https://guitar.com/guides/buyers-guide/ ... mplifiers/
by BugBrand
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 500 Series: Compressors and EQ’s for Electronic Music Production
Replies: 68
Views: 1408

Re: 500 Series: Compressors and EQ’s for Electronic Music Production

Their HiLo 500 Tracking Filters looks pretty interesting/different (at least for 500 series)
http://tridentaudiodevelopments.com/pro ... ngfilters/

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