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Post by Norman_Phay » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:23 am

I totally fail to see the point of dropping in to diss the visuals of a synthesizer system you have absolutely no intention of buying or using.

As a non-user of these instruments, surely you are better to offer criticisms of your own chosen system/format, in order to then make your own user experience a happier one. (IE ppl make shit less ugly-ass in the format you buy, hopefully)

Also, this:

http://bible.cc/luke/6-42.htm
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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:17 am

Of the manufacturers that have, in the past,
made modules for both Euro and Frac
(Bananalogue, Oakley, Cynthia...)
I personally think the Frac versions are more pleasing to the eye.

Frac is a friendly format for those who DIY.
DIY naturally yields a larger variety of aesthetic quality than manufactured products.

I generally like the look of Blacet modules;
though I prefer the simple title fonts (micro LFO) to the 'playful' ones.

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Post by vmgas » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:07 pm

not everyone playing synth is an elitist yuppie
me personally, i dont have a lot of money..it took me 3 years to be able to put together 5 racks..so i'll make shit work
ill make a case out of scrapwood laying around in my building, i dont give a fuck..maybe it weighs a ton and doesnt look "clean" but who cares if the shit works.
function over fashion
ghetto synth crusts 2012 homie

and to be real..there are so many gross looking euro modules..lookin like tribal tattoos and energy drinks. not for me dog.

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Post by e-tron » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:40 pm

^^

Truth!!

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Post by Adam-V » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:26 pm

xonetacular wrote:Seems like being thrown into a falling apart particle board rack shoved in a bassment is a requirement for a frac system. That said still looks fun. :tu:
And nobody has EVER chucked a module of any other format into a shitty looking chipboard cabinet. :doh:

I am an aesthete of the highest order but at the end of the day, these are just highly personalised tools for making sound; as long as the owner of said tools is happy about how they look and they function as expected, it ultimately doesn't matter what they look like.

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Post by FrankV » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:29 pm

xonetacular wrote:Forgive my ignorance and no offense to the frac guys but I can't help but notice just how ugly frac is as a format. :razz:

Not sure if it's just the modules and rough paint or the rails thrown into ghetto looking racks or what- maybe it's part of the appeal and fun I don't know but just very different looking from some of the classy and clean setups in other formats.
Hmmm.

I dunno.

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Doesn't seem terribly ugly to me, but I'm biased! :hihi:
I suppose I should remake all the non-blue panels in Bug-livery for extra class! (also note that some of the raw aluminum paneled modules are semi-prototype bits or things I threw in to see if I liked them with the system)

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Post by fluxmonkey » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:25 pm

xonetacular wrote:Forgive my ignorance...
acknowledged, and forgiven. :roll:
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Post by gnpick » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:58 pm

"ghetto synth crusts 2012 homie"

EARD DAT

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 am

Frac Tower July 2012
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Post by werock » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:22 am

Looks great - and still room for more :party:

What are the 2 silver modules? Something DIY I guess...

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:56 am

werock wrote:Looks great - and still room for more :party:

What are the 2 silver modules? Something DIY I guess...
Repaneled Mini-Wave up top,
CGS Digital Noise down low.

There are a few modules outside the rack at the moment,
and piles of DIY yet to tackle.

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Post by rezzn8r » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:31 pm

I just re-racked my Frac in an 18RU case.
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Post by werock » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:41 am

That's one big tower of awesome! A great selection of modules by the look of it.

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Post by rezzn8r » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:37 am

Thanks!
It's a little light on EGs for a stand-alone system, but I plan to remedy that situation soon.
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Post by vmgas » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:00 pm

new passive mixer
just did it up today
2 networks of 3/1
pots and on/off switch for each input
fun times
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Post by scozbor » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:27 am

amazing rig rezzn8r :yay:

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Post by rezzn8r » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:56 am

scozbor wrote:amazing rig rezzn8r :yay:
Thanks! I've really been enjoying patching with it lately. It should be full soon. I've already added a pair of Blacet D/A/Ds since that pic, and I'm going to pull the Blacet 2210 Multi/Atten to make room for an Oakley VCO.

Here's a pic of it patched in its current state
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Post by cerebrosis » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:23 pm

Love that system, rez!!! :guinness:

You sold the frac zerosc?

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Post by rezzn8r » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:34 am

cerebrosis wrote:Love that system, rez!!! :guinness:

You sold the frac zerosc?
Yeah, I sold it back to Muff. I have a Teezer in my 5U cabinet, though :tu:
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Post by noisefor » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:27 pm

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Post by rezzn8r » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:16 pm

nice!
what's in the right ear?
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Post by noisefor » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:19 pm

rezzn8r wrote:nice!
what's in the right ear?
thanks! it's just a mult/att split between the two ears... your set up is epic btw!!! :tu:

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Post by fracmonkey » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:35 am

Oh, I get it: the PCB is in two parts... Quite clever of you! :hail:

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Post by noisefor » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:39 pm

fracmonkey wrote:Oh, I get it: the PCB is in two parts... Quite clever of you! :hail:
well thanks... but Cat-A-Tonic is the king of clever when it comes to frac ear mods! :ninja:

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Post by jamb » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:39 am

live (and only) rig. just trying to find a wiard 1200 filter for the one vacancy, then it's complete! :spin: though i have a time machine and JAG on the way, which will be fun to try and wiggle into this setup somehow. might make something like this for jag/joystick... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3 ... 1833585144
the shallow depth of the hex zone would also make it nice it its own mini housing...the gator case (gr-6s) i have has plenty of room behind racks that i could use velcro/ something else in the extra space to strap in something like the external hex zone/ or jag when traveling... hmm.. :guinness:

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