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by fonik
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?
Replies: 45
Views: 4364

Re: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?

I would love to see a Utility 4x4 - something like a preamp, a dual VCA, audio mixer & cv processor. Yes. That sound good. Since we still expand the portfolio it is always a balance between panels/modules for starter and panels/modules for larger systems. But one thing is for sure, there is a lack ...
by fonik
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Where to start with Serge
Replies: 48
Views: 3709

Re:

what is PEAK & TROUGH for? I'm sure this is answered in more thorough detail elsewhere but put simply it's a means of isolating the peaks (positive) and troughs (negative) of a complex signal. Several signals (all CV, in this case) can be combined to yield multistructural waveforms. Min/Max modules...
by fonik
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Where to start with Serge
Replies: 48
Views: 3709

Re: Where to start with Serge

For anyone wondering about the DUSG: The original Edelweiss was a panel using CGS PCBs. The R*S DUSG underwent several stages of improvement with the aim to make it more usable in the audio range as an utility VCO. Today there is temo compensation, the transients are much sharper than on any other v...
by fonik
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?
Replies: 45
Views: 4364

Re: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?

johannes wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Nice, will there be a eurorack version of this vco?
Considering the grid and our front-panel specifications I think the NTO is the better option for Eurorack. But I am open to ideas, so what do you think?
by fonik
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Site Migration Completed
Replies: 346
Views: 16239

Re: Site Migration Completed

Hello Rob, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for doing what you are doing. Mike created something that made a huge impact on the world of modular synthesis - and Mike himself had made positive impact on quite a few individuals like me. All the best! Flatscan wrote: > First of all, l...
by fonik
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Banana system pictures
Replies: 4680
Views: 614364

You do not loose anything with 4x4, and there are no gaps between the Eurorack modules due to minimal tolerances. You just have a few more screws.
by fonik
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Where to start with Serge
Replies: 48
Views: 3709

Mantra is a good starter panel IMHO.
Here is a recent patch where I play just the Mantra with the TKB, using the Mantra 8-step programmer as a 2nd keyboard:

[s]https://soundcloud.com/fonitronik/patchpointpatch[/s]
by fonik
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Banana system pictures
Replies: 4680
Views: 614364

End of year status report:

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Serge as of 12-2019 by Matthias Herrmann, on Flickr
by fonik
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Information and Purchasing
Replies: 109
Views: 43438

Is Serge "standalone" and people usually build entire system out of them or can you simply add them to existing Eurorack setups? Our Random*Source Euro-Serge modules are the 4U designs but in the 3U form factor. You could use the Eurorack infrastructure. Yes, you could combine them with any other E...
by fonik
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?
Replies: 45
Views: 4364

We are very excited actually to have the P&T as a companion for the dual PCO. CAn I use the P&T section of the DUSG XL the same way? This is the very reason we added the P&T to our DUSG MKII, since the DUSG MKII runs nicely as an VCO (tracking up to 4 octaves when set up properly and running the ri...
by fonik
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?
Replies: 45
Views: 4364

luketeaford wrote:One of the only utilities I add to my eurorack serge is a Doepfer Max/Min (A172). I have created strange timbres processing peak and trough differently.
You got it! :banana:

We are very excited actually to have the P&T as a companion for the dual PCO.
by fonik
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?
Replies: 45
Views: 4364

The PCO ist the same circuitry as the NTO, but with less features.

If we talk P&T don't think of control voltages only. But yes, mixers and processors are always welcome in a Serge system. I get this point.
by fonik
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel grounding tips
Replies: 15
Views: 877

To be honest, I would be the last person to claim deep knowledge of the Easel and how it works. Nonetheless, I am always a friend of having audio gear properly grounded.
by fonik
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel grounding tips
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Really?
For the TKB we use an external PSU with mains earth connected to 0V/COM of the TKB. This is the approach that should work for the Music Easel as well:
viewtopic.php?t=201326
by fonik
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel grounding tips
Replies: 15
Views: 877

I do not have an Easel nor do I know about the actual PSU used, however, for those situations I built myself a mains-plug with modified with a banana socket connected to the mains safety earth only.
by fonik
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge / STS: Late 80s Manual/Catalog uploaded
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

metasonix wrote:Four "expensive" panels from STS today will average about $7500-9500.
Interesting. Where do you got these prices from? These look more like prices for used panels via Reverb. Earlier this year I saw STS offering panels for about 3000-5000 each, I believe.
by fonik
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Info on Serge 'Bulbous Flapping Null Modules' ?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

You may want to ask in the FB Serge Modular Synthesizer group. It is very likely that the person who assembled your TKB is a member there.
by fonik
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Random Source's TKB
Replies: 79
Views: 15085

TKBs with internal PSU

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by fonik
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buying directly from Random Source web
Replies: 18
Views: 2814

Email is the way to go. however, we have had holidays here in Germany.
by fonik
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Random Source's TKB
Replies: 79
Views: 15085

The new Serge/R*S TKB in action:

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by fonik
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Serge DUSG / Rampage - Serge NTO / MN STO
Replies: 113
Views: 5878

I totally understand the Maths' popularity, it has much more features for the price and HP than the others mentioned above. If you don't care about super snappiness its envelopes are fine and very versatile. But I prefer quality over quantity in this case, and would take the DUSG or 2 x Envelators ...
by fonik
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Serge DUSG / Rampage - Serge NTO / MN STO
Replies: 113
Views: 5878

I'm starting to think that R*S rolled out a bunch of dated Serge circuits to raise funds for an actual overhaul of the system at a later date. No. Almost any circuit has been improved or even changed significantly, i.e. the VCFs now all have pre-trimmed THAT gain cells. And without important change...
by fonik
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buying directly from Random Source web
Replies: 18
Views: 2814

Hello dankalmanson,

you normally will get a tracking number.

I guess you did write an email already? Please, send me an email (button below) and I will check back with Ralf from R*S.
by fonik
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge question
Replies: 119
Views: 7373

The R*S NTO does not use the rails for the delicate voltages.
by fonik
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Random Source's TKB
Replies: 79
Views: 15085

even though this is a small batch, the TKB is not a single run and will constantly be re-stocked.

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