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by Jay F.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCA question feat. a bonus function generator question
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: VCA question feat. a bonus function generator question

I do agree with the others : a quad VCA is just fine for 84HP and a couple of sound source. It's what I have and I'm happy with it. Not every patch use the 4 VCA. But sometimes it happens. I like to use it as a mixer ang an output module as well. Regarding stages vs math, I'd say it's a question of ...
by Jay F.
Sat May 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 38
Views: 4192

Re: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies

Here are the two modules I made during May. I put some of your advice to some good use. I changed the way I attached the panels to the circuit. Thanks for that. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U4ucmjkcu5Q/Xq8AVnnsAtI/AAAAAAAABEU/AeCCFkn6QbQfBbQViKtLwL-h-cV0R6aawCLcBGAsYHQ/s400/SlewLimiter_finished.jpeg h...
by Jay F.
Fri May 29, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New Mutable Ripples
Replies: 50
Views: 2502

Re: New Mutable Ripples

This is a very nice update of a fine module.

I like the consistency of the small knob for the attenuverter regarding the rest of the MI line. The HP output is also very welcome.

I do have the original though. And I love it.
by Jay F.
Wed May 13, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!

Hello, trying to answer OP and get this thread on track, here is my modest small-ish, self-contained modular synth. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HXDcd7VD2Vc/XoCVm1CQAZI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/mRiZhY0P29kh-d-iZeRF30u7MB2WvqNoACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/CurrentState_of_Synth.jpeg Two VCOs, two VCF, four VCA (+ 3 if you count...
by Jay F.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: TR-808 vertically
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: TR-808 vertically

Interesting note - a few years ago one of my clients did some thermal measurements of various rack mount studio gear in various positions. They discovered that in every case, the gear ran significantly cooler when placed in any position other than the intended horizontal position. ... That's very i...
by Jay F.
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What are your favorire 90s rompler presets?
Replies: 29
Views: 848

Re: What are your favorire 90s rompler presets?

I still don't know why, but I love my Korg X5D. Favorite presets are : Analog Pad, Real Shaku and the piano, in that order. All program mode, as I set-up my own user bank with a mix of preset A and B, plus some patches from the Web a long time ago (15 years ?). I fucked-up the combi bank in the proc...
by Jay F.
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 38
Views: 4192

Re: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies

Slowly, but surely. The next two module kits are from a local producer : Mammouth Machine I finally decided to replace the Doepfer DIY-based module with separate elements. First, because the quality of the electronics is not up to my (modest) expectations: the oscillator is quite poor and keeps detu...
by Jay F.
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 17818

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

This month, I finished two modules from Mammouth Machine, a small local producer. Mammouth_VCO_ADSR - small.jpg Oh, and I also took the opportunity to buy a fuzz pedal kit as well. :twisted: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MiFYlVXWnUk/XiTF5X3bnKI/AAAAAAAAA5I/JrJ1VejEcBAm4Q8b6oUe91KP4FSgNSBiwCLcBGAsYHQ/s6...
by Jay F.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Sad Photo
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Sad Photo

It happened to me once with the same type of adapter for headphones.
I also had to rely on a set of pliers to remove it.
by Jay F.
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Mascots
Replies: 40
Views: 2113

Re: Modular Mascots

Hi,

not a modular mascot per se. But Bob, the Lego builder, often helps me for my synth DIY stuff.

He can't do much due to his little size. But he comes handy when it is time to clean the mess on the workbench.
BobWorks.jpg
by Jay F.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MI Rings in non-ambient music?
Replies: 42
Views: 2963

Re: MI Rings in non-ambient music?

^^^ Excellent variety there by lisa. I like to use Rings with Random Generators, step sequencers to create more percussive control and slow building LFO's to add some variety to it's cv inputs. Feeding it some different noise types and placing VCA's before the Ins and Outs gets a lot of non-ambient...
by Jay F.
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 6946

Re: Open source being used commercially

Kent said it all already. I'll add my 2 cents. There are a lot of open source licenses. Most of them allow commercial use. Even the famous Gnu Public License. Attribution is most of the time requested and it is a simple courtesy anyway when you use the work from others. Sometimes, commercial use is ...
by Jay F.
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Favourite Live Recordings (Any Genre)
Replies: 41
Views: 2847

Re: Favourite Live Recordings (Any Genre)

My choices would be very mainstream. I love the sheer energy that Simple Minds irradiated in the eighties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhPE75Fz2ZE There is a long intro, the song starts at 2:00. Talking about band energy, here is U2 live at Red Rocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv51LO7NOTo
by Jay F.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: ordering modules in winter (or other extreme seasons)
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Hi, No need for a hairdryer. It might even put more thermal stress than necessary on the module. The electronic is safe as long as there is no condensation forming while in operation. Possible condensation will disappear after some minutes (or maybe hours) at room temperature. Most electronic compon...
by Jay F.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Post pics of your euro setup! - RESIZE YOUR PHOTOS PLEASE
Replies: 14124
Views: 2657153

As I nearly filled my first case, I thought I'd post a couple of picture here. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-adY3pMl6Zq4/XZB6AeCOSEI/AAAAAAAAA2Y/tUvaeym7ydsOZ7b6rsJJ5G1bCjilHtyoACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/FullRack.jpeg https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GcSnzNwQYX4/XbrCz3weM3I/AAAAAAAAA3E/u-NmF_sksIsKk3mlBX8UECX3EmMB_zIy...
by Jay F.
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY eurorack/modular mixer with effects sends?
Replies: 14
Views: 647

No available PCB but I "designed" my own Output module : https://growyoursynth.blogspot.com/2018/04/output.html

Inspired by Rosie from Make Noise.

Send-return is based on CGS Stom Box adaptor.
The last stage is borrowed from Dintree Output Mixer : http://www.dintree.com/#D102.
by Jay F.
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: NOOB: DIY Output stage?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

As being said : it's a question of attenuating the signal to match the next input sensitivity. You can do it with fixed resistors or even a potentiometer. I found useful to a have a small buffer to be able to drive the line to the next device. I "designed" my own Output module : https://growyoursynt...
by Jay F.
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 38
Views: 4192

I needed a second filter. So I bought Ripples from Mutable Instruments.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.com/2019/09/ripples.html

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by Jay F.
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2019 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 46321

I just finished a Turing Machine . https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2zfe-gois0E/XXTPETCOPkI/AAAAAAAAA0o/E6LNB_AbJ2cPJm06j71cFMDae-r6E7IgwCLcBGAs/s400/TuringMachine.jpeg https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xBdP2LHkBsg/XXTQDe_a6SI/AAAAAAAAA1E/aLp1cBOOSOExKmt_GC2zea7MmfIDgtjBACLcBGAs/s400/Turing_ReadyToAssemble.jpeg ...
by Jay F.
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 38
Views: 4192

It's been a while due to some build unrelated to the modular cluttering the workbench. I took some of your advice and went to Thonk to find pots and jacks to ease my future builds. As I was there, I ended up buying a Turing Machine. 8-) https://growyoursynth.blogspot.com/2019/09/turing-machine.html ...
by Jay F.
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Colored Knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 1201

Hi, I did this some time ago. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FpwPn1WYaQk/W4ptyUxockI/AAAAAAAAApg/ym3-qByRQuw3Pi9tpQfQwqSftn_9kE7JACLcBGAs/s640/DIYsynth_incase_2.jpeg Rule of thumb concerning knobs color on my home made modules : - light grey / white : audio - black (or dark grey) : CV attenuators - colo...
by Jay F.
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: battery powered rack solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 606

If there will be no voltage surge from a battery, I tend to disagree regarding the overcurrent protection (i.e fuse). You need to pay attention to that. A battery will give you the given voltage and the current you need (and no more) as long as it has energy. Then voltage will decrease. The current ...
by Jay F.
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What can a Real Analog Synth Do That a Software Synth Can't?
Replies: 341
Views: 18641

I reckon this is not the subject but ... I don't have an answer. Only a benchmark question: "How accurately can a computer model a piano, and how much CPU does it take to do so with acceptable latency?" Model? Poorly. A piano is one of the most difficult instruments to model accurately and it would ...
by Jay F.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 38
Views: 4192

Thank you for the advice. I'll think about it.
I still have plenty of parts for my next DIY modules so I might not change straight away.

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