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Post by rkilman » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:38 pm

EdBrock wrote:Fluxmonkey, my Buchla also has the 'correct' mixer and tape decks, one is a four channel cassette. Everything mixes down to four channels in the studio.

Quad is dead, long live Quad!

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:hail: Nice!

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Post by emenel » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:47 am

EdBrock wrote:Fluxmonkey, my Buchla also has the 'correct' mixer and tape decks, one is a four channel cassette. Everything mixes down to four channels in the studio.

Quad is dead, long live Quad!

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Beautiful! Did you get these more recently? Or when they were new? :) I’m always curious how people track down specific vintage studio equipment like this, a lot of it seems to disappear or be in really bad shape.

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Post by EdBrock » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:51 am

emenel wrote:
EdBrock wrote:Fluxmonkey, my Buchla also has the 'correct' mixer and tape decks, one is a four channel cassette. Everything mixes down to four channels in the studio.

Quad is dead, long live Quad!

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Beautiful! Did you get these more recently? Or when they were new? :) I’m always curious how people track down specific vintage studio equipment like this, a lot of it seems to disappear or be in really bad shape.
Found a few of these quad mixers from this period in different versions on ebay a year ago. you can still find them, just wait for a clean unit - a lot of ugly ones out there....
I thought I would build a few modules to see if I liked it and guess what happened......

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Post by jamb » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:50 pm

buchla rimowa case

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Post by construct09 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:30 am

Nice looking case jamb, how's the build quality and what model is it?

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Post by jamb » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:14 am

construct09 wrote:Nice looking case jamb, how's the build quality and what model is it?
It's a rimowa camera case, not sure the exact model name. great quality... it's an injection mold case I think, lightweight. waterproof. size-wise it's almost perfect. it'd be nice if it were slightly bigger to fit two boats. as you can see, the top row of modules is overlapping. having the lid attached is kind of nice, I can add an extra module or full row of modules resting in it.

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Post by J3RK » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Some test panels for new circuits, and new versions of old circuits...

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Post by gigasturtz » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:00 pm

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glamour shot of most recent DIY builds, these four will join a MArF in an 8 space suitcase as soon as it gets here :)

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Post by BugBrand » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:39 am

J3RK wrote:Some test panels for new circuits, and new versions of old circuits...

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Looks lovely.
Have you got lemons on your mind?!

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Post by J3RK » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks!

I may have lemons on the mind. One can never tell. :hihi:
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Post by emenel » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:49 pm

Light in here is far from ideal so the pics are a little blury, but here are a couple pictures of my newly complete banana systems.

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Bugbrand:

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Post by Reese P. Dubin » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:12 pm

Tower of RS is really lovely. Best color scheme pic IMO too Russian Suprematism style.

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Post by daindain » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:55 pm

Fuzzy pic but here’s my 200e playing the Los Angeles version of the Kranky records 25th anniversary show with my band Less Bells. We were opening for Grouper and Brian McBride of Stars of the Lid. It was in an incredible cathedral in Koreatown. Super fun show.
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Post by construct09 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:28 am

Hmmm, need some 36" pomonas now :roll:







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Post by BugBrand » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:24 am

^^^F&&& -- I didn't realise you were still rocking anything like that! Amazing!

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Post by EdBrock » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:41 pm

daindain wrote:Fuzzy pic but here’s my 200e playing the Los Angeles version of the Kranky records 25th anniversary show with my band Less Bells. We were opening for Grouper and Brian McBride of Stars of the Lid. It was in an incredible cathedral in Koreatown. Super fun show.
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Wow! I bet it sounded great.
I thought I would build a few modules to see if I liked it and guess what happened......

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Post by tobb » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:05 pm

EdBrock wrote:Fluxmonkey, my Buchla also has the 'correct' mixer and tape decks, one is a four channel cassette. Everything mixes down to four channels in the studio.

Quad is dead, long live Quad!

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Hi,Tip: you can easy remove the metal 'arm rest' metal corner on these mixer (access possible if you just remove the front side plate) and replace this metal L corner with one in wood that match the side panels (a dark stained wood work better btw) for a more vintage look

Looks like your are a Tascam/Teac freak like me :D

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Post by EdBrock » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:37 am

tobb wrote:
EdBrock wrote:Fluxmonkey, my Buchla also has the 'correct' mixer and tape decks, one is a four channel cassette. Everything mixes down to four channels in the studio.

Quad is dead, long live Quad!

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Hi,Tip: you can easy remove the metal 'arm rest' metal corner on these mixer (access possible if you just remove the front side plate) and replace this metal L corner with one in wood that match the side panels (a dark stained wood work better btw) for a more vintage look

Looks like your are a Tascam/Teac freak like me :D
I find that the four channel capabilities of these mixers and tape decks fits perfectly to my quad studio. Even when I play to stereo (always four speakers though), I can use the panning/channels to send to four different effects chains of hardware or software. I appreciate the wood sides tip - lots of things to do first in my studio. I am building several hundred new modules for a studio expansion. Big project. Wood sides will have to wait! I guess I also have a thing for the products of this era - strong impressions from my youth.
I thought I would build a few modules to see if I liked it and guess what happened......

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Post by J3RK » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:41 am

construct09 wrote:Hmmm, need some 36" pomonas now :roll:







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:goo: :goo:
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Post by rico loverde » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:57 pm

Current state. Top row is RS Euro, 1u row is Sputnik Quad LPG and. 3.5 to nanner adapters.

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Post by incekt » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:34 pm

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Post by gigasturtz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:14 am

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received my case from Luther and filled it with the 200 clones I've been building over the last few months. very excited about the possibilities contained in this suitcase, enthused to integrate it with my easel and 200e skiff.

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Post by island » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 pm

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Easel + 416 Meta Expander & Snoopy a big show

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Post by J3RK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:49 pm

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Those expanders are so cool. :goo:

Nice setup!
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Post by natureclubcassettes » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 pm

gigasturtz wrote:Image
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received my case from Luther and filled it with the 200 clones I've been building over the last few months. very excited about the possibilities contained in this suitcase, enthused to integrate it with my easel and 200e skiff.
wow. beautiful.

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