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by fonik
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: what do you use for attenuation, inversion, offseting
Replies: 82
Views: 2614

Re: what do you use for attenuation, inversion, offseting

my Cascade ;) (attenuvertion, offset, gain, mixing, DIY-fun) +1 for the Cascade I DIYed a 4 channel version in 8HP based on your schematic. Love it :) In the early days (2011) I did a 4 channel version but in 12hp, the fonitronik MH01! Vince Clarke has one, Depeche Mode has one, and Deadmau5 bought...
by fonik
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Random*Source Serge Mantra panel
Replies: 86
Views: 11675

Re: Random*Source Serge Mantra panel

How do the MAntra fit in a superslim boat?, my Carnivore wouldn´t fit in my TKB superslim boat? It does fit. Even the La Bestia II does fit into a superslim boat. The trick is to use angled power headers. And the Mantra leaves enough room for an internal PSU under the sequencer. For the La Bestial ...
by fonik
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Information and Purchasing
Replies: 110
Views: 45242

Re: Serge Information and Purchasing

------ Corona Virus Update ------ Frankfurt, 2 April 2020. We are glad to report that here at Random*Source, so far, we have not been significantly affected by the Corona pandemic - production is running and our shop open. However, we do experience some delays from suppliers which may lead to delay...
by fonik
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Random*Source Serge Mantra panel
Replies: 86
Views: 11675

Re: Random*Source Serge Mantra panel

FatRocky wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:41 am
to pair the Mantra, mmm the new R*S TKB is a great option.
combine it, bolt it together, add an internal PSU!

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and then have a lap-serge orchestra.
by fonik
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: what do you use for attenuation, inversion, offseting
Replies: 82
Views: 2614

Re: what do you use for attenuation, inversion, offseting

my Cascade ;)
(attenuvertion, offset, gain, mixing, DIY-fun)
by fonik
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New Random*Source Serge oscillator?
Replies: 52
Views: 5924

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: 49
Views: 4722

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: 49
Views: 4722

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: 52
Views: 5924

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: 20332

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: 4710
Views: 626371

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: 49
Views: 4722

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: 4710
Views: 626371

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: 110
Views: 45242

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: 52
Views: 5924

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: 52
Views: 5924

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: 52
Views: 5924

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: 999

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: 999

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: 999

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: 1353

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: 847

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: 15805

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: 2954

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: 15805

The new Serge/R*S TKB in action:

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