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Post by e-tron » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:19 am

With some re-organizing and a couple of mods, that's it for a while.



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Post by werock » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:51 am

Cat-A-Tonic wrote:The VCPS looks awesome.
Between that and the Binary Zone you are going to have some crazy binary sequencing action going on.

I highly recommend a Window Comparator.
I have got one in my main rack - it's one of those things I'll have to decide whether to move or not. :hmm:

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Post by werock » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:56 am

cerebrosis wrote:Looks lke 3/4 step switch, clock out and stage leds. :tu:
It's going to be a reset in, the extra jack is not wired to anything yet. I bought it already modded off Darenager ages ago.

I wouldn't have dared do it myself, what with drilling holes in the PCB.
e-tron wrote:Werock, I'm just about to add LEDs for stages on my switch.
Any tips?
I can take some photos tonight - it's not properly mounted yet as I need to finish wiring up the reset in. And there are some notes on the schematic that I'll dig up too.

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Post by idiotunderground » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:10 am

I can take some photos tonight - it's not properly mounted yet as I need to finish wiring up the reset in. And there are some notes on the schematic that I'll dig up too.
please do, would love to see any mods available

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Post by RealDudes » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:23 am

E-tron - that rig is beautiful! I love the buchla
I'm not being sarcastic. it's nice to see somebody that doesn't give a shit about homogeneity in the rack
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Post by werock » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:38 pm

Ok, here's a couple of photos and brief explanation (bearing in mind I didn't do the mods)

Underside of PCB:

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4 tiny holes have been drilled in the PCB - 3 are for the stage out LEDS, which connect via a resistor to the IC pins and 1 for a common ground connection. The white wire from pin 8 is the ground connection.

Top Side:

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Ignore the gray, pink & orange wires, they are for the 3/4 stage select switch which has been brought out to the front panel.

The white ground wire from the first pic doesn't have any insulation on this side, so you can just see the bare wire marked 'GND' next to the 3rd jack down. This connects one leg of all the LEDs to ground.

The 3 stage out wires that we saw on the underside connecting to the IC pins are the legs of the 3 vertically mounted resistors, with wires going from the other eend of the resistors to the LEDS.

Electrically it is all quite simple, just connect the resistors directly to pins 3, 2 & 4 of the 4017 chip and the other end to the LEDs. It just involves drilling through the PCB, which could of course end in :sadbanana: :sadbanana: :sadbanana:

And you have to drill holes in the panel for the LEDs.

I'll do my best to answer any more questions...

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:34 pm

That's very cool WeRock.
Please copy those pics to the Blacet Modifications sticky so that people can find them easily in the future.
Cheers.

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Post by idiotunderground » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:24 pm

can't wait to add these mods for the seq switch, thanks werock!

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Post by werock » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:34 am

Cat-A-Tonic wrote:That's very cool WeRock.
Please copy those pics to the Blacet Modifications sticky so that people can find them easily in the future.
Cheers.
Done!

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Post by e-tron » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:31 pm

Werock -- That's great!!

RealDudes -- Thanks. The Buchla preamp-detector will soon get a
faceplate. I'm trying to get everything shoehorned
in the smallest space possible. I'll be taking 1Fu off
the WC and MW.

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Post by numan7 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:05 pm

here's my tiny little frac-baby:

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it will sit above the anyware inseqt sequencer, and below the 8x8 vc-matrix mixer, in my center rack, once i have relocated my video synthesis modules to a portable 12u case...

a new :bugbrand: syn01-weevil is currently on its way over from the uk! :hyper: ... and i'm planning to add some blacet, metalbox and synthesis technology f-series modules early next year! :bananaguitar:

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:10 pm

e-tron wrote: I'll be taking 1Fu off the WC and MW.
I did the same thing + a 1FU Mixer Processor.
There are pics of the new panels somewhere around here.

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Post by e-tron » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:31 pm

Cat-A-Tonic wrote:
e-tron wrote: I'll be taking 1Fu off the WC and MW.
I did the same thing + a 1FU Mixer Processor.
There are pics of the new panels somewhere around here.
I know - thanks for posting those pics. Seeing your set-up made me
go for it. My Mixer Processor is done. If space is a concern, it's worth
the effort.

Nice to see some new Frac system taking shape :tu:

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Post by tIB » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:02 pm

The frac is inavading the euro...

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...and the frac drum that lives next to it...

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Post by solitaryzen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:13 am

Nice! What's the middle module in the first pic? (between the EG1s).

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Post by tIB » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:31 am

Cwejman res4, shoehorned into frac where it will stay forever... love it! My favorite euro module and one Id keep a 12v PSU for if I ever sold the rest, sounds like a vintage swimming pool in a forest.

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Post by KNYST » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:59 pm

tIB wrote:Cwejman res4, shoehorned into frac where it will stay forever... love it! My favorite euro module and one Id keep a 12v PSU for if I ever sold the rest...
I'm right with you :sb: :sb: :sb:
tIB wrote:...sounds like a vintage swimming pool in a forest.
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Post by otoskope » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:36 pm

Here's my growing bananafrac system. Mostly Bugbrand, but quite some wiard, blacet and metalbox, too. And a few odd ones. Just acquired a bunch of these modules used (from ekofisk), so not all power is sorted out, and where to put the vertical rack on the left...

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But it's becoming a great system. The bugs are just fantastic, and in good friends' company they flower even more beautifully.

I also have a half-built PAiA 9700 rack, and one empty frame, a Doepfer basic system (to be sold) and a Wretch machine...not all sorted in the same shelf, yet.

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Post by numan7 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:48 pm

:woah: awesome frac system, 'oskope! :hail:

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Post by rezzn8r » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:37 pm

numan7 wrote::woah: awesome frac system, 'oskope! :hail:

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Post by Adam-V » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:03 pm

That's a great system otoskope.

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Post by KNYST » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:35 am

My god, Palle - you've really let yourself go... :hihi:
I'd love to snatch some of those for my own Bananas. Looks fantastic! :sb:
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Post by otoskope » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:06 am

Yes, isn't it inspiring!? :hyper: Actually, I'm just being guided by coincidences, such as getting into the Bugbrand, and stumbling upon offers to buy a few bunches of used bananafrac of other brands. Through this I learned how good the Wiards and the Metalbox modules are - and Blacet. They all complement each other nicely.

But without the bananas - nope :cry: They make everything so much easier and more fun!

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Post by tIB » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:06 am

^ congrats palle, I had my eyes on a few of those bits myself, great fun. Still toying with the idea of nanafying the frac stuff at some point, though since Id likely keep the bug and the fracdrum patched seperately Im not entriely sure its worth the effort. Anyway, look forward to hearing it!

Here's my current bug rig:

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Post by parasitk » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:37 am

So... What once was this:

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Is now this:

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And these will eventually be re-paneled into the Coppersynth as I move totally out of the Frac format. It was a fun ride though! :party:

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