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by KSS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What kind of nut is this? (ESQ-1)
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: What kind of nut is this? (ESQ-1)

Flounderguts wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Yeah, I'd not put one of those in a lathe chuck. Vibratory tumbler, maybe.
Just stick them on a mandrel in a Hardinge or other 2nd op 5C chucker and have a go. No big deal. An r8 in a Bridgeport would also work fine. Spin them on and off with spindle Fwd/Rev.
by KSS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CoolAudio VTL5C3 - Anyone Tried Them?
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: CoolAudio VTL5C3 - Anyone Tried Them?

@tele_player Re: setting up vactrol testing. I've thought about this also. Back when the MN QMMG was new. Back then it would be for fully complete vactrols from mfr stock. Today i'd change that and test component parts. I'd rather qualify components into good parts than test for what to throw away o...
by KSS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Something New from Doc Sketchy
Replies: 484
Views: 32414

Re: Something New from Doc Sketchy

Very nice.
by KSS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CoolAudio VTL5C3 - Anyone Tried Them?
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: CoolAudio VTL5C3 - Anyone Tried Them?

https://cabintechglobal.com/semi carry most all of coolaudio's products but only have Xvive Vactrols. Might want to ask them why?

I would expect if anyone could get them it would be cabintech. The fact they're not carrying them is odd.
by KSS
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 3 and 4 bit ADCs?
Replies: 41
Views: 620

Re: 3 and 4 bit ADCs?

All good.
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Question about substituting components
Replies: 49
Views: 890

Re: Question about substituting components

This is why kit building -even with its higher initial cost- can be a great way to get started and reach a point where you better know your interest level.

It also leaves you with a result which is more easily sold should you decide tis hobby or endeavor is not for you.
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 3 and 4 bit ADCs?
Replies: 41
Views: 620

Re: 3 and 4 bit ADCs?

:foul: Oh no! I think this is turning into the age-old battle of analog vs. digital Not if people read the OP. Here's a reminder. Is there an available IC or relatively low part count way of building 3 and 4 bits ADCs with parallel output that I'm missing? One that isn't: A: using an 8-bit ADC and ...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What kind of nut is this? (ESQ-1)
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: What kind of nut is this? (ESQ-1)

They are BOTH T-nuts. The wood type and the ones of the OP. I will again say they are surely custom. While agreeing with your point that -in another case- they could have once been somebody's common stock. The problem with that statement is that what was once common stock is often custom made for th...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"
Replies: 265
Views: 10158

Re: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"

My Life With Picasso gives some perhaps biased insight. Not that it ultimately matters, but I tend to classify creatives into two broad classes. Creators and performers. I don't hold either one higher than the other, and I do see a vast differeence in the way each type approaches their artistic eff...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Question about substituting components
Replies: 49
Views: 890

Re: Question about substituting components

• 1no. 10TC410 SP ON-ON mini toggle switch - I sourced on on eBay as couldnt be bothered to wait. There are a few things you have to watch out for with toggle switches. First, the new cheap ones have thermoplastic bodies and are easily melted when soldering. The -usually- red epoxy where the lugs-l...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What kind of nut is this? (ESQ-1)
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: What kind of nut is this? (ESQ-1)

They are a type of T-nut. Surely custom made. A shoulder nut has two different outside diameters. When the term T or Tee-nut is used, it often refers to a type with three sharp prongs to be used with wood to provide metal threads. But T-nuts is a much broader class than that single type. Essentially...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: We just launched the kickstarter for Timetosser!
Replies: 36
Views: 1270

Re: We just launched the kickstarter for Timetosser!

At least it's not called TosserTime!
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Chinese 1 into 5 passive multiple.
Replies: 28
Views: 715

Re: Chinese 1 into 5 passive multiple.

Dont play. Your take is that a broken joint is not an "actually broken" jack. That's an absurd conclusion practically.

I made no such absurdity in my post.
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCA question feat. a bonus function generator question
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: VCA question feat. a bonus function generator question

I would say the decision between Stages and MATHS has less to do with 'what you're after' than the path you take to get there. They each represent very different thought processes to the end point.

Maths is FAR more universal in application. But a small case with both is *not* a mistake.
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Chinese 1 into 5 passive multiple.
Replies: 28
Views: 715

Re: Chinese 1 into 5 passive multiple.

Shledge wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am
You're more likely to snap the component off the PCB than actually break the jack, in that case.
That's a *very* weak argument. :roll:
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"
Replies: 265
Views: 10158

Re: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"

By that metric, Picasso is an entertainer. Along with Buchla, Moog, Pearlman, and a vast majority of creatives in all kinds of fields. How is it that being driven to do something internally gets conflated with a co-internal need to get sustenance? That's elitist. How would I feel getting paid for my...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 3 and 4 bit ADCs?
Replies: 41
Views: 620

Re: 3 and 4 bit ADCs?

Maybe all you need is a r2r dac , up/down counter, clock and a comparator Ha! ditto! Works surprisingly gerd too! me too :-) the trick is to use N bits for the R2R DAC, but only N-1 MSB for the digital output, because the LSB always toggles the counter between UP and DOWN if you feed the input with...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 38
Views: 690

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

OF COURSE big ol' metal and phenolic resin pots are more durable. In 40+ years of use, I've seen *far* more 2W AB big 'ol metal and bakelite sealed pots go scratchy or fail than cheaper types like CTS or Alpha. They feel great when working correctly, but that latter point's not a given for the type...
by KSS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Chinese 1 into 5 passive multiple.
Replies: 28
Views: 715

Re: Chinese 1 into 5 passive multiple.

The jack type matters . Try that trick for awhile with the non panel-mounted jacks like Behringer -and some others- is using and get back to us. Especially given the poor soldering seen in the modules now out in the wild. Those solder joints are ALL that is holding such jack types in place. And ele...
by KSS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Priority Modules
Replies: 44
Views: 701

Re: Priority Modules

Good point ! I exercise simple basic patches on vcv rack. Is there like a paid video or book with exercises to follow, in order to understand modular synthesis? It’s really hard to find something with a lot of patience in presenting the concepts ( for a newbie). Again, https://courses.learningmodul...
by KSS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 38
Views: 690

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

Tony of Oakley Sound compresses by design in his filter bank topology. Filter 'cores' are bare bones of any but basic controls. Any number of these are then paired with 'master' Input/output knobs modules. Operating a bit on the premise that you might have a dozen filters but only be using far fewer...
by KSS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs
Replies: 23
Views: 463

Re: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs

Thanks for the illustrative photo Chrutil!
by KSS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 38
Views: 690

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

I also like conical knobs...twist the top for fast, grab the bottom for resolution. EML made good use of the tapered knob type in their products. I've used slightly modified electrical wire nuts in the past to make decent tapered knobs. The mod is a circular insert at the base to center the shaft. ...
by KSS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Modular for the visually impaired
Replies: 64
Views: 879

Re: Modular for the visually impaired

Ornament and Crimes. You may see why I prefer the abreviated version O_C. It's a DIY, computer behind a panel do all kinds of stuff design. There are builders for those who don't DIY. It's a popular module for good reason.
by KSS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 38
Views: 690

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

Generally modules are designed to please the market. Very narrow modules are dominant because that’s what people want. I’m part of that crowd. I have a few modules that I find to narrow or where the bare shafts doesn’t work well for me but I also have several modules that I wish didn’t take up so m...

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