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by KSS
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Control via Brainwaves featuring TONTO
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Modular Control via Brainwaves featuring TONTO

It's shorter-smaller than it seems in one's mind. How accurate do you need it? These are the kinds of questions I'd ask John Leimseider before his untimely passing. RIP. Whoever has taken up his workbench at the museum should have access to answer the question? From this photo you can get close. 8 M...
by KSS
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Aluminum Busbars
Replies: 31
Views: 806

Re: Aluminum Busbars

There's little point to sanding the aluminum I believe he said the aluminum bar he's eyeballing is anodized .. I missed that they were purchased already anodized. I still wouldn't sand them. But I *might* use a quick soak in some Drano. It will remove all the anodization in a minute or two. That's ...
by KSS
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: standard v/oct input range?
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: standard v/oct input range?

There's 60 years of history in the answer to your question. Prior to MIDI, V/Oct was used mostly to effect VCO pitch and VCF cutoff. It was -in the early days- created by a string of resistors keyboard circuit. The simplest way of doing this is to have one end of the resistor string at GND, AKA 0vol...
by KSS
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Something New from Doc Sketchy
Replies: 652
Views: 48177

Re: Something New from Doc Sketchy

Sounds busy! In a -mostly- good way. :tu:
by KSS
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Aluminum Busbars
Replies: 31
Views: 806

Re: Aluminum Busbars

I'm using aluminum bus bars in my new format. There's little point to sanding the aluminum and acetone besides dealing with it being dirty. The AlOx layer forms instantly. As Rex says, it's the jointing compound breaking through this *thin* insulating layer that makes the actual connection. Unless y...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 932
Views: 125007

Re: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?

My favorite thing to do is having a simple 8 step sequencer running really fast into a sample and hold with a much slower clock on the sample. For more fun, modulate the speed of the sequencer so the notes change. That's basically the same way the ARP16xx SEQ generates its 'random' mode. Fast clock...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 932
Views: 125007

Re: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?

^That's a pretty spot on comment, jabberbased!

Edit: Post #4010 The early VCA in the 2600. 4005 derived. Narrow little thing got fatter later.
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CLK routing Switch Question. Can it be done?
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: CLK routing Switch Question. Can it be done?

Amplitude. Pitch. Tone. <--Or Timbre, but Tone gets the point across without inspiring a nosebleed. ;) My primary binder for this project has 3 words on its opening page. I see it each day. Capable.. Appropriate.. APT. The next page is equally important. It has only a quote from Miley Cyrus's Yoga ...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: ARP 3620 clone project
Replies: 459
Views: 45347

Re: ARP 3620 clone project

@Kipling You definitely can remove the input FETS on the OPas. ;) But use a good hi-Z OPA like a 412 or the 1013. Yes, the 100K resistors are removed. Member Broadwave has a thread here which discussed the details of how he did it. I've posted about it a few times when someone was having problems wi...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: ARP 3620 clone project
Replies: 459
Views: 45347

Re: ARP 3620 clone project

Looking GOOD, solar1! :tu:
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: How to redesign a panel without any source files or information
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: How to redesign a panel without any source files or information

@Flounderguts Well put. The difference between the bottom end and 'decent enough for this use' *is* worth the difference in price. Reading your post makes me realize i didn't properly emphasize mine. I can agree with you as long as the caliper is only being used for measuring. But I still *strongly*...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Utility modules that make you happy?
Replies: 92
Views: 3474

Re: Utility modules that make you happy?

@colb
Don't be sad. With the extreme push to make all things Eurorack smaller, I bet some of these will come up for sale as people try to cram ever more into their rigs!
Keep an eye on the BST!

Post #4005 Thank you Dennis Colin for this excellent VCO design! And the amazing filter you used them in.
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: How to redesign a panel without any source files or information
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: How to redesign a panel without any source files or information

... dial calipers are much better .. it's far too easy to make a really shitty digital caliper . The battery cover falls off, the battery contacts are intermittent, the little buttons go to hell, who needs it! The battery dies. I'm in complete agreement with this. Cheap digital indicators are the d...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: A New Format
Replies: 8
Views: 383

A New Format

I have hinted about a new format for awhile, and asked several questions in threads created to aid in its development. I have greatly appreciated the feedback given in those threads. As some have started to put the pieces together, I want to say that it's not yet ready for a full and formal announce...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Control via Brainwaves featuring TONTO
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Modular Control via Brainwaves featuring TONTO

:tu:
Thanks for sharing this Flareless!
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Q163 Eurorack Adapter
Replies: 36
Views: 713

Re: Q163 Eurorack Adapter

Only partially out for now. But a little less obscure than the hints before. More will be shared in threads to come. Let's keep this one on the Q163. Edit: This is my MW post # 4001. The first of the submodules designed for ARPs 2000 series synth. Thank you for your EXP-N submodule Alan Pearlman! An...
by KSS
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Gate to CV encoder
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Gate to CV encoder

Artaos wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:12 am
It’s the Olegtron R2R that you are thinking about.
Yes, that's it. Thank you.
https://www.olegtron.com/olegtron-r2r-1
by KSS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New gear from Moog, what would you like to see happen.?
Replies: 102
Views: 5488

Re: New gear from Moog, what would you like to see happen.?

No, you got it. Meant to show the different relationships mfrs can -and do- use to deal with the point galanter2 brought up.
by KSS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Q163 Eurorack Adapter
Replies: 36
Views: 713

Re: Q163 Eurorack Adapter

josaka wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:04 am
At least the Arp 2500 are not made in 5u..
That's 'apt' to change in the coming year.
Still won't be re-paneled to 5U.
But will be adapted to fit into a 5U system -in their original 8x3" full size- with a 2MU AdAPT module having 20 1/4" jacks.
by KSS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Clock Dividers. Essential Range and Divisors?
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: Clock Dividers. Essential Range and Divisors?

Some nice ideas. Some already implemented. As for input jacks? They are mostly TRS already. Aux Ins to the mixers are TS. I don't see them being viable for any dual use. As for space to put *any* additional panel components? Look at that panel! No space available. The half panel 1097X is similarly a...
by KSS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New gear from Moog, what would you like to see happen.?
Replies: 102
Views: 5488

Re: New gear from Moog, what would you like to see happen.?

@revtor
Yes. But there's a reason Toyota has its Lexus division. GM had Saturn. Volkswagon has Lambo. And on and on.

Maybe they should make Goom modules? ;)
^Works for Frequency Central.
by KSS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Phasers
Replies: 32
Views: 1029

Re: Phasers

Do you have a photo of one of the old couplers used in the unit? The old optocouplers used lamps, and these burn out. It's not too hard to replace the lamp. Open it up and see what's there. Much easier than trying to replace an LED in a Vactrol. The CdS side rarely goes bad. Edit: Grabbed a VTL3A47 ...
by KSS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 2hp potentiometer mounting, castellated edges
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: 2hp potentiometer mounting, castellated edges

Thank you ericneilj !

That photos says it all.
by KSS
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?

Is the ability to sync VCOs important to you? Is hard sync enough? What about soft sync? Have you explored Osc sync beyond the basics above? For example, the ability to sync off of any input waveform. Or setting a sync level, where two different VCOs can sync diffferently from the same signal. Likew...
by KSS
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: AJH VCA, how important to the minimoog sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: AJH VCA, how important to the minimoog sound?

The mini's envelopes are also crucial to its sound.

Envelopes in general are one of the more important components to *the* sound we associate with different instruments. Those of the minimoog have a few distinct quirks, which combine with the filter and VCAs to say "I am a minimoog"

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