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by oldgearguy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: OXI ONE - Powerful and expressive sequencer for DAW, MIDI gear and Modular rigs
Replies: 104
Views: 3252

Re: OXI ONE - Powerful and expressive sequencer for DAW, MIDI gear and Modular rigs

This may have been mentioned before, but as much as I appreciate all the CV I/O, my only gripe is that they all point out the back. I would have preferred they point up for easier patching and less desk spaghetti to deal with. I guess I'll make some right angle to straight cables and label them so ...
by oldgearguy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear you own multiples of.
Replies: 45
Views: 791

Re: Gear you own multiples of.

Old days (pre-2010): PPG 2.3 (and a 2.2 and EVU) JP-8 (4 or 5 at one point) Synthex Fairlight IIx (one not working 100%) 2600 (3 at one point) 1613 Sequencer (5 or 6 at one point) Odyssey (all 3 variants) MiniMoog Synthacon Gleeman Pentaphonic (2 black, one clear) SH-101 (all 3 colors) 303 (Devilfis...
by oldgearguy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 2009

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

I picked up some utilitarian things (a few 5U modules, KeyStep Pro, CME Bitstream 3x) that are here and work as designed, but the best/favorite two acquisitions have been the E-mu XL-7 Command Station and the Yamaha D5000 delay. Yes, the E-mu has limitations, but it's still a professionally designed...
by oldgearguy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 146
Views: 4730

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

agree w. BugBrand on the Dynacord. If you have lots of reverbs already and want something that's perfect for a few specific things and not perfect for others, the Dynacords can be just the thing. A couple less discussed units that bear tracking down are the Klark-Teknik DN780 and the AKG ADR 68k (es...
by oldgearguy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts - Digital Modules in 5U
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts - Digital Modules in 5U

For me, there's a handful of digital glue/utility modules (like Gate Math, V-Gates, Ornament and Crime) that help streamline some patching. Yes, you might be able to duplicate their functions using analog modules, but to what end other than purity. I do have some digital oscillators in my config. If...
by oldgearguy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: FSFX Topographic Drum Sequencer
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: FSFX Topographic Drum Sequencer

you use the X and Y to find a basic pattern that you like and then (the best part IMHO), you have voltage control over the density of each part. if you're just triggering drum modules then the sonic effect is "more hits per measure" (more or less), but if you're using the triggers to do other things...
by oldgearguy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: revisiting noise/drone machines
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: revisiting noise/drone machines

I went through something similar a few years ago. Grabbed a Grendel Drone Commander (the one in the ammo box) and intially it was a lot of fun. Then I tried to actually do stuff with it in conjunction with other gear and got frustrated with the lack of patching/syncing/tracking. I didn't want to jus...
by oldgearguy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland MC4 opinions...
Replies: 68
Views: 8363

Re: Roland MC4 opinions...

The expansion isn't actually installed. You'd have a connector there instead of the blank plate if the option (aka known as B) was installed. I'm guessing the original MC-4 didn't even have a plate (or the internal connections) for an expansion and the A allowed for an expansion to be installed late...
by oldgearguy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Patchbay appreciation thread
Replies: 42
Views: 787

Re: Patchbay appreciation thread

I've always kept the wiring at the back of the patch bay consistent and made any adjustments in the cable wiring at the gear end. My patchbays are 96 pt TT Audio Accessories with DB-25's across the back, so every DB-25 is wired the same way with regard to hot/cold/ground. If I have older FX with Pin...
by oldgearguy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland MC4 opinions...
Replies: 68
Views: 8363

Re: Roland MC4 opinions...

I would have thought the plate meant the expansion *wasn't* installed, otherwise there would be a connector there for the cassette port.
by oldgearguy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Patchbay appreciation thread
Replies: 42
Views: 787

Re: Patchbay appreciation thread

Yes i've got 8 of my ins and outs into a patch bay. All the IN are along the top row, all the OUTs are along the bottom. I've then got some outboard compressors and eq's and vitalizers etc hooked up to the other side of the patchbay, again with their INs at the top and their OUTs at the bottom, jus...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequencer with unquantized recording...
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Sequencer with unquantized recording...

Look at older sequencers like the QY700, RM1x, MV-8000, etc??
by oldgearguy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Dirty filters
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Dirty filters

I can recommend the acVoks. Inputs overload nicely, filter can sound over the top or nice. Nothing else I have can be driven like that thing.

Analog Craftsman knows his gain staging (also have their voksMixer and instrument interface).
by oldgearguy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Mouser is great but i hate it !
Replies: 53
Views: 1230

Re: Mouser is great but i hate it !

For me 99.9% is covered (in the US) by Mouser + Digikey + Jameco. Sometimes I'll dig around Newark/Farnell but I hate ordering 1 component for $5 and then pay double or triple that for shipping, but sometimes a rare part is a rare part and you suck it up and place the order. Looking for compatible c...
by oldgearguy
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: rare modern synth wish list.
Replies: 52
Views: 3653

Re: rare modern synth wish list.

ahem, Herr Jürgen, please consider a sunsyn reissue! i've been gassing for one for years, as apparently other have as well! 2nd hand prices have doubled in the past few years. times have changed since it was released: there's kickstarted to get your upfront costs minimized, technology has improved ...
by oldgearguy
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential's "magic" vintage knob.
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Sequential's "magic" vintage knob.

If you read engineers discussions from back in the day, they didn't like the variations in tuning and stability and were always looking to improve it and get to a theoretical ideal pitch stability and tracking. Asking an engineer to 'make things worse' was not something you asked for back then. Musi...
by oldgearguy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: cv ocd
Replies: 90
Views: 14300

Re: cv ocd

I generally feel the same way except that I'm not continually reconfiguring my cv.ocds. I have a couple configs that I've stored and just use a sysex utility to send down what I want. "Continually" feels like a bit of a straw man reaction. Frequently, once a week, whatever. Two or three different s...
by oldgearguy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: cv ocd
Replies: 90
Views: 14300

Re: cv ocd

This seems like such a useful little device, but I don't like the way that there's no packaged up offline configurator. Having to have internet access or be running a local IIS server just to configure a device like this feels like overhead that kills some of the advantages of it being tiny and pac...
by oldgearguy
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4691

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

I guess that most of current high-end mixers are designed to be transparent and non adding any color to the sound. Some of old 70s mixers added a lot of color like Siemens but their 2 lines cost like modern mixer:) What I noticed the most moving between different consoles was that with the Trident,...
by oldgearguy
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4691

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

Personal experience (mainly use synths, drum machines) - Had an Allen & Heath System 8, thought it sounded pretty good. Picked up a Trident Series 70 recapped, newer ICs, mostly done by a studio engineer. Finished the work, upgraded the power supplies, nd it was the most glorious sounding thing I ev...
by oldgearguy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Hands On (Analog) Sequencers in the year AD 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 1590

Re: Hands On (Analog) Sequencers in the year AD 2021

I've owned the GRP and Koma and had a number of other step sequencers similar to the Dark Time. No experience w. the RYK. Thank you very much for the detailed insights! Yeah, the Koma is really the coolest out of the bunch and the cv mod functionalities seem to get it close to the open architecture...
by oldgearguy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: The "Show Us Your Filters" Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 9570

Re: The "Show Us Your Filters" Thread

:tu: I'm seeing the Grove 904 turning up in several setups. I think I'm going to have to check this filter out! I wonder if the filter fairy is watching over you? Perhaps a 294A will show up under your pillow.....or doorstep. :hihi: Check your email...I need feedback!! Speaking of the Grove filter ...
by oldgearguy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Hands On (Analog) Sequencers in the year AD 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 1590

Re: Hands On (Analog) Sequencers in the year AD 2021

I've owned the GRP and Koma and had a number of other step sequencers similar to the Dark Time. No experience w. the RYK. The Koma philosophy is to give you a lot of control over each of the 4 sequencers separately and if you want them to work together (share a clock rate or start/stop) you have to ...
by oldgearguy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: MacBeth Elements Synth
Replies: 295
Views: 53063

Re: MacBeth Elements Synth

what happend to the ken macbeth webpage ? its hard to find any news about his products etc... :despair: The *only* way to get any KMcB info is via Facebook. Find and follow him, sift through the photography stuff and read any/all of the synth posts for some inkling of what's coming. Alternate appro...
by oldgearguy
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Pull-push and Rotary Switches on pots. Good or bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Pull-push and Rotary Switches on pots. Good or bad?

I think for less-used/alternate functionality (like when you have to pull out the module and move a jumper), the push-pull would be great. The default/normal case would be in and pull for the alternate. Having the value slightly change in that case wouldn't be an issue because you're probably dialin...

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