Wiard 1200 Series Info

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Post by Babaluma » Tue May 10, 2011 8:37 pm

no worries! i personally think far too much is made of the east coast vs. west coast thing, as these days it's all kinds global, and you can mix and match a system how you like it. only really makes sense in a historical perspective. ;)

and to the hater asking for a better pic, that was all that was ever posted. it's not my pic, but grant's. if you want a better quality version then please ask him. i printed it out on postcard sized photo paper and it looks just fine!

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Post by mojopin » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:38 am

ndkent wrote:Regarding the Boogie, does "C1 Switched out" refer to both jumpers inverting the outputs? Or is it some kind of legacy info from the CEM chip that doesn't apply to the Boogie?
Any answer to this question?

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Post by [Djo] » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:47 pm

:hail:

Thank you Babaluma!

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Post by Babaluma » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:01 am

mojopin wrote:
ndkent wrote:Regarding the Boogie, does "C1 Switched out" refer to both jumpers inverting the outputs? Or is it some kind of legacy info from the CEM chip that doesn't apply to the Boogie?
Any answer to this question?
the c1 switched out refers to switching capacitor 1 (it's labelled on the pcb on the 1200 series version) in, or out of the circuit. you can do the mod with a simple switch.

it has nothing to do with any of the jumpers (which are used for setting the polarity of the outputs with regards to the input signal).

switching out capacitor 1 opens up another great variation in filter types/tones, and generally has a more "open" sound.

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Post by Babaluma » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:02 am

[Djo] wrote::hail:

Thank you Babaluma!
no worries!

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Post by GeoffC » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:59 am

Would someone please re-sticky this?

Thanks.

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Post by Babaluma » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:02 pm

i can do it in the forums i am a mod for, but unfortunately not this one... maybe shoot sandyb a pm?

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Post by Arcade Sinusoid » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:10 pm

Thank you :yay:

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Post by Babaluma » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:22 pm

no worries, but i don't own ANY wiard any more... :waah: :waah: :waah:

only thing i REALLY miss at the moment is the boogie.

i am hoping grant will come out with a full mini modular/semi patchable instrument at some stage, but am not holding my breath.

thanks to whoever stickied this!

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Post by slow_riot » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:32 am

awww, that's sad you miss the boogies! They are happy in their new home, if that makes it hurt any less.

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Post by Babaluma » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:55 am

:lol:

no, i am just happy that they are happy! ;)

will keep 7u, bit more manageable than 20u!

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Post by slow_riot » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:43 am

hooray! They might even play a role in me putting together a real life piece of music. :goldfish:

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Post by cleaninglady » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:03 am

This is really going to help with the Noisering ; which i am loving in my 6U Euro set-up.

It's been said before , but seriously...thanks Baba !! :hail: :sb:

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Post by thetwlo » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:00 pm

so helpful!!! most of the manuals seem to have gone missing!
thanks!!!

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Post by bakedcircuit » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:35 pm

anyone still have any digital versions of the 1200 manuals/pages? seems their directory on wiard.com is gone. not sure if these were pdfs or pure html pages originally, but would be cool to pool together if some folks have any digitals/scanable printouts floating around.

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Post by Babaluma » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:52 pm

bakedcircuit wrote:anyone still have any digital versions of the 1200 manuals/pages? seems their directory on wiard.com is gone. not sure if these were pdfs or pure html pages originally, but would be cool to pool together if some folks have any digitals/scanable printouts floating around.
did have but deleted all when got rid of my modular, sorry! hopefully they'll turn up soon again. i seem to remember they sometimes used to be accessible via the malekko wiard pages on analogue haven, but haven't checked recently. you could also try the malekko site.

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Post by rezzn8r » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:42 pm

Joystick: http://web.archive.org/web/200611281406 ... k/1209.htm

Miniwave: http://www.musicsynthesizer.com/MiniWav ... anual.html

Joyrider: http://www.musicsynthesizer.com/JoyRide ... anual.html

These (and the noisering/JAG posted above) seem to be the only ones I can find :waah:
Good thing most of the important info is covered in Babaluma's first post! :tu:
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Post by drumsofd00m » Wed May 22, 2013 7:59 pm

Great thread idea, but it makes me feel old. When I first read some of this stuff, the 1200 series was NEW. Glad it's being made again by Malekko now tho, so maybe I should feel ageless instead ;)
The blue faceplates were the coolest IMO. Can anyone tell or estimate how many were made of each module by Grant in black resp. blue?

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Post by plord » Thu May 23, 2013 5:17 am

There were 50 of the 1200 series Boogies made, per Grant; I don't know about the other 1200 series.

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Post by jamb » Thu May 23, 2013 11:47 am

wow, i thought it was closer to a few hundred...

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Post by slow_riot » Thu May 23, 2013 11:58 am

I've got a feeling that it's more than that for the Boogie. Super geek info here, but somewhere Grant mentions about having a box of 100 Hammamatsu opto couplers, good for 50 Boogies, but at some point he switched to using the Silonex vactrols used in the Borg, so my guess is more than 50.

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Post by plord » Thu May 23, 2013 12:29 pm

It is entirely possible that my info is stale, but I have email from Grant stating the 50 number that I *thought* was sent after 1200 series production stopped. Could definitely be wrong, as with all things.

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Post by jamb » Fri May 24, 2013 11:42 am

wonder how many 1200 borgs are floating around. still trying to get my hands on one of of them.

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Post by wmbb » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:19 pm

Babaluma wrote:
bakedcircuit wrote:anyone still have any digital versions of the 1200 manuals/pages? seems their directory on wiard.com is gone. not sure if these were pdfs or pure html pages originally, but would be cool to pool together if some folks have any digitals/scanable printouts floating around.
did have but deleted all when got rid of my modular, sorry! hopefully they'll turn up soon again. i seem to remember they sometimes used to be accessible via the malekko wiard pages on analogue haven, but haven't checked recently. you could also try the malekko site.
I think the waybackmachine.org site might help. I found a lot of manuals on the support page of the 1st (2005) snapshot of wiard.com I examined - http://web.archive.org/web/200502100842 ... pport.html

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