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by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1549
Views: 81153

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

No, I'm not justifying *anybody's* questionable actions . You're reading something into this that isn't there. If you look again, you'll see that the quote I responded to was about someone doing the RIGHT thing . It wasn't about Behringer. At. All. It was about PMD, who DID ask Tom -as someone shou...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: SEQ with a ZERO stage possible in Random Mode?
Replies: 1
Views: 21

SEQ with a ZERO stage possible in Random Mode?

Was going through my SEQ complement and realized one didn't have Random mode. For various technical reasons, to add it means it would sometimes put out a 0 and no stage would be selected. So there would be no CV or Gate/Trig out for that CLK beat.

Is this all bad? Or could it be a good thing?
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY Touch Pad? Like the moog Voyager
Replies: 2
Views: 32

DIY Touch Pad? Like the moog Voyager

I remember bob Moog talking about mixing some slurry up when he was making his touch panels. Some kind of black goop. He was selling them for use with the Synton 3000 modular he was repping in the Big Briar era. Matrixsynth just rev'd up the old memory with a post of his 331 Touchpad. Does anyone he...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 4U- Have You Had to Replace Any Panel Pots, Jacks, Switches and LEDs?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: 4U- Have You Had to Replace Any Panel Pots, Jacks, Switches and LEDs?

Adding friction fixes the 'live act' bumped it problem. To me that's a faster, better, more repeatable result than changing the pots. I don't disagree about the too-loose rotation. I don't care for it, and have avoided pots I'd really like to use -for their *other* virtues- because of it. But we'll ...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Updated SSI2130 VCO Datasheet available...
Replies: 103
Views: 2943

Re: Updated SSI2130 VCO Datasheet available...

neil.johnson wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:19 pm
You can call it the "Johnson Oscillator" or "Johnson Configuration" :yay:
How about the "Johnson Circumference"? ;)
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Updated SSI2130 VCO Datasheet available...
Replies: 103
Views: 2943

Re: Updated SSI2130 VCO Datasheet available...

Didn't David Dixon use this method for his Freq Shifter?

I know its -all pass- been used for quadrature before.
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Time for capacitors to discharge?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Time for capacitors to discharge?

Minutes, or much less. Often that's a requirement of UL or equivalent safety testing and qualifications. Having said that, you never trust it. If you're inside a synth, it's almost always because something's not working right. Keep one hand in your pocket is the oldtimer's rule, and it still holds e...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 4U- Have You Had to Replace Any Panel Pots, Jacks, Switches and LEDs?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: 4U- Have You Had to Replace Any Panel Pots, Jacks, Switches and LEDs?

the "barrel" shaped panel holes that prevent the banana jack from spinning, (the through hole that's shaped sort of like this (‾_) - rotated 90°). Holes like that are called "Double-D". With one flat, they're simply called "D" <-- see these on fuseholders and toggle switch bushings. ---------------...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1549
Views: 81153

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Your post reads like you're making Tom out to be the world's first douche cloner or something. Not at all . I know and respect Tom O very much. My post was not about cloning; it was about deriving from those before you. Which Tom himself will tell you. In fact that's what the post I responded to sa...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1007
Views: 54067

Re: Behringer System 55

Thank you for that feedback, olix!
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Understanding suitable transistor and opamp substitutions
Replies: 24
Views: 413

Re: Understanding suitable transistor and opamp substitutions

@MC What part of please share a circuit did you misunderstand? Or is that something I'm supposed to "research more on my own", now that you've "given enough information" in your "limited time"? (sigh) Just where in the forum rules am I required to give a complete dissertation on electronics on every...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Which Banana Jack Do You Prefer and Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Which Banana Jack Do You Prefer and Why?

Appreciate the replies! Can anyone say more about WHY they prefer one or the other? Consistency within a system and adherence to a given format's typically chosen mfr has been mentioned. Price=quality was hinted at in one reply. Are there any other criteria used in your selection of one banana jack ...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Which Banana Jack Do You Prefer and Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Which Banana Jack Do You Prefer and Why?

Jacks are female. Sockets are female. Banana plugs are male. Saying "Jack into 'some' thing"* is the closest I've heard to anyone conflating a jack-socket with a plug. For example, I've heard "Jack into that mixer over there!" "Jack" in that phrase is being used as a verb, not a noun. *please spare ...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1549
Views: 81153

Re: Behringer SEM 2-voice

I sent a note to Tom and asked him if it was okay, and he forwarded the note to someone he's been working with for many years, who contacted me. We had a long phone conversation, and his take on Tom's take is that Tom didn't mind us using his ideas but wanted us to use them as a basis for something...
by KSS
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!

Many modules have a 1K resistor in series at all module outputs. You'll see it regularly discussed here and elsewhere online as a bad thing -primarily for pitch. But ever since ARP used it on the 2500 and then Electronotes in the 70's made it part of their "standard practice" it's been common on mod...
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Which Banana Jack Do You Prefer and Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Which Banana Jack Do You Prefer and Why?

Just what the thread title says.
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Understanding suitable transistor and opamp substitutions
Replies: 24
Views: 413

Re: Understanding suitable transistor and opamp substitutions

Can you substitute a 2N2222 for a 2N2222A? Nope! Those suffixes are there for a REASON! Please share a circuit where the 2222 cannot replace 2222A? While there is truth to what you wrote, it's more often a matter of degree than a stict yep or nope as you imply. The "reasons" for the suffixes may ha...
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Old TV as white noise generator
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Old TV as white noise generator

Thanks.
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!

If you don't want to have the confusing patch cables , you can build one into a Star Mult. Confusing? Maybe it's just me but that looks a *lot* more confusing than a patchcord with one red end . ;) Harder to make too. ---------------------- But is IS a good example of another way to put diodes into...
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!

Also diode feedback techniques.. you mean basically running a signal into a diode for clipping (or rectification) and then adding that signal back into itself or do you have something more sinister in mind? :evil: Depends whether you're after 'accidental' or intentional results. Both are useful and...
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: KSS Diode Patch Cords. Keep it Super Simple. Get -or make- some!

I've attached a diode AND circuit. Most modules have an output resistor. Patch any of these to a mult with at least 4 jacks. One open jack is now your AND output. Add two -or more- diode patch cords with the red end free. Schottky type are best, but the others work too. These are your AND inputs. Wh...
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer 2600
Replies: 352
Views: 22401

Re: Behringer 2600

To anyone watching the video posted above, ARP never made a 3602 KBD. They did make a 3604, and the ones in the video are 36 20 . He even says "3602" while the camera is pointed at the label which clearly reads "3620." <--Maybe someone can let him know and he can add some useful cartoons to correct ...
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer 2600
Replies: 352
Views: 22401

Re: Behringer 2600

My 2600 was $900 in '97, and I love it, I'm sure it's totally out of spec now, they all are , it's 40+ years old. That's simply not true . Many or even most are still *easily* within spec. If you'rs is not, that's on you and the solution is only a service call away. There's almost nothing that prev...
by KSS
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Can i put capacitors in parallel?
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Can i put capacitors in parallel?

latigid on wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:46 am
Prototyping SMT I often stack 1206 caps to find a new value, especially if I don't have a particular type on hand.
Works for through-hole too. This is from an early ARP1023 dual VCO.

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