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by blw
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: The new and improved list of 5U manufacturers
Replies: 20
Views: 4055

STG Soundlabs - http://stgsoundlabs.com/ - USA Synthetic Sound Labs - https://steamsynth.com/shop/product-category/moog-unit-modules/ - USA Moon Modular - http://www.lunar-experience.com/ - Germany Club of the Knobs - http://www.cluboftheknobs.com/ - Portugal Synth-Werk - https://www.synth-werk.com/...
by blw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Adding some West Coast to the MU
Replies: 20
Views: 2581

Wow, that is a next level DIY effort. So well done.
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer K-20 eurofied MS-20
Replies: 105
Views: 13497

Panason wrote:Is there some kind of 19 inch rack adapter thing for these Behringer boxes? To bolt onto the sides after removing the wood?
Sorry, but this shall be called Behri-rack.
https://www.resynthesis.shop/epages/zuu ... ames__Ears
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge / STS: Late 80s Manual/Catalog uploaded
Replies: 14
Views: 1628

I was charmed to find this Haight St era Serge ad in the margins of a scan of a 1981 issue of a Contemporary Keyboard and thought it would be fun to share. Looking for somewhere to tuck it, this thread at least seemed to have a nice related link. You know, since you would have received a catalog if ...
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Today my small discovery was...
Replies: 1069
Views: 104885

Today I discovered that I'm way more excited about new modulation/utilities modules than VCOs and Filters. Must be something wrong with me :help: No, I get it. It's the utilities that turn your machine into a cable-programmed audio computer. I get most excited about modules having to do with clocki...
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: Journal: Alive 2020 - my first attempt at a live dance show
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Nice tracks! Deluge or Polyend Seq might turn my head for your purposes. I've realized an awful lot of the performers in my area that produce full live sets with all hardware are actually working with audio loops instead of synthesis. Feels like a bit of a cheat to me, a bit more like DJ'ing, but th...
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?
Replies: 97
Views: 6813

gslug wrote: Roland U220
I think we are supposed to be embarrassed by this one :mrgreen:, but I have one, too. Or had, I guess. It started acting really wonky and is in the junk closet now. Really enjoy a lot of its sounds.
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Juno 60 price, am i insane?
Replies: 86
Views: 6804

JimY wrote:Over 5 years ago, a friend of mine was given 2 keyboards for free. A DX21 and a Juno-6. He said he didn't like the Juno and the pianos of the DX sounded much better. He asked if I wanted the Juno. I said are you sure? He said yes. Ok I said.
Best story ever I said. :tu:
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Something BIG from Analogue Solutions - Colossus
Replies: 66
Views: 7764

Double post. Those Red Square double triggers are haunting me. :woah:

I'll use my double post to add that despite all my quibbling, I still kind of want one.
by blw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Something BIG from Analogue Solutions - Colossus
Replies: 66
Views: 7764

Color me amazed... and even semi-interested, were it not for the fact that AS do not have a good reputation for build quality or servicing. What happens when something goes wrong? Just freight it back to the manufacturer for repair. :lol: I had a problem with an Asol Red Square. It was a MIDI issue...
by blw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Something BIG from Analogue Solutions - Colossus
Replies: 66
Views: 7764

Love the taped-on graphics labels on a £25K synth :hihi: Prototype. Love this. I had mostly convinced myself a Synthi 100 would be an unusable mess, particularly now that I pull out my reading glasses every time I patch my Synthi's matrix, but I have to say I find this pretty interesting. Oops, jus...
by blw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Juno 60 price, am i insane?
Replies: 86
Views: 6804

Anyone who remembers how cheap these once were will probably have a very different perspective on their relative "value" compared to someone just jumping in the synth game. Well, 'yes and no'. :hihi: A Juno-60 was among the vintage synths I bought in the 90's when they were all I could afford. It c...
by blw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Thank you Doepfer!
Replies: 35
Views: 3378

If I had to pick a Euro system from just one manufacturer, it would be Doepfer for sure. I prefer the building block approach to modular synthesis.
by blw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your favourite Polysynth?
Replies: 105
Views: 7643

Prophet VS.
by blw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Juno 60 price, am i insane?
Replies: 86
Views: 6804

With recent sales over $2k and Juno-6’s now around $1200-1500, just 2 years later, I think the lesson is always to buy now. :party: Carpe Synthesizer!
by blw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Pathetic state of the 5U market
Replies: 111
Views: 9849

This is why you often see little Euro rows next to 5U cases.
by blw
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Moog Model 10
Replies: 13
Views: 2235

It would make me exceedingly happy if the OP would rename this thread:

“Is Moog Model 10 worth it , why ?”
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?
Replies: 97
Views: 6813

I travel light . . . ESQ-1 and Xpander
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla USA 2018 model - issues?
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

I honestly don't know. Some people have had issues with random triggers on the original version., but I don't know how prevalent that is or what BUSA's remedy was--possibly just a dedicated ground plug? But you should be able to ground the 218 to your other gear or possibly to yourself when playing ...
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla USA 2018 model - issues?
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

The new one doesn't have plastic frets between the keys and has additional grounding. The frets are the old school style and provide some nice tactile feedback, so you might actually prefer your version.
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla USA 2018 model - issues?
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Buchla USA 2018 model - issues?

Hey, I’m about to buy a buchla USA 2018 model and I am wondering about the 218 keyboard on that one. I’ve seen that they updated it during 2019. Are there any issues I should be aware of? And also should it say “buchla electronic musical instruments” on the front lower right corner? Even though it’...
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Could someone kindly explain what an envelope follower does?
Replies: 29
Views: 1807

I like using them to create envelopes from other sources. Voice, as mentioned above, or anything else you can mic. Rain, etc, or a popcorn maker in a classic Don Buchla example. My personal favorite was creating a pretty eternal modulation shape using a guitar as an input. Left to themselves, guitar...
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Moog Model 10
Replies: 13
Views: 2235

Cool! Was curious about the difference in the module selections and assembled a quick list: Model 10: 1x 901 Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1x 901A Oscillator driver 2x 901B Oscillators 1x 902 Voltage Controlled Amplifier 1x 903A Random Signal Generator 1x 904A Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter 1x 9...
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: a rack of only $250 or less modules
Replies: 40
Views: 1469

Just got mine brand new for $223 out the door https://reverb.com/item/13831117-behringer-neutron It's conflicting because I disliked it so much myself*, but at that price--$210 on your link :woah: and one day soon $150 used?--it is almost the only reasonable starting point to recommend. I mean, you...
by blw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Stuff you couldn't afford but now can.
Replies: 35
Views: 4232

...oh but also.......all those synths and samplers from the 80's and 90's that I don't even want anymore but I could now buy for a couple hundred bucks. Came so close to drunk-buying a Wavestation EX a couple of weeks ago, but started to question my nostalgia... Good call. My Wavestation didn't sti...

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