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Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by ritchiedrums » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:06 pm

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Post by Cybananna » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:33 pm

Sounds great!

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Post by Yes Powder » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:06 pm

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Damn, you and Delepathy are blessed people!
So what kinds of tubes does this rock? Is that a 5696 for a thyratron?
Also noticed it sounds less noisy than the R55, especially at lower frequencies— speaking of which, this sounds like it can go much lower than the R55! What kind of range does it get via CV?
Starting to get pretty excited for this.
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Post by EPTC » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:55 pm

Delighted to see it even includes the VCA input in RK size. Nice work, Eric! Envious, Ritchie.
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Post by metasonix » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:52 pm

Thanks. It uses a 5696 thyratron and a 5702 subminiature pentode, because that's all I could fit into an 8hp panel. It uses about 200 ma from +12 and a few ma from -12, no +5.

Guess I should get panels made, eh?

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Post by Delepathy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:49 pm

Due to the amount of "cold inrush" current coming in from the Sodomizer panel, I had to find a PSU sufficient enough to even power it. Which, in the Serge world, doesn't seem to go above 1.7A (which'll power up to ~5 17" panels) for commercial PSUs. 1.7A would've been just enough to ONLY power the Sodomizer lol. Thankfully, Logan Erickson (MA) builds his own "Ammo Box" PSUs, which carry a hefty 3.4A. I asked if he could possibly build a custom supply for me, that reaches at least 4A, but he didn't have the time. So I bought an Ammo Box. With that, it should be here within the next two weeks, along with a CGS74 distro board. By then I'll be posting some demos of my own. I'll forever be jealous of ritchiedrums though (;

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Post by metasonix » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:42 am

Delepathy wrote:Due to the amount of "cold inrush" current coming in from the Sodomizer panel, I had to find a PSU sufficient enough to even power it. Which, in the Serge world, doesn't seem to go above 1.7A (which'll power up to ~5 17" panels) for commercial PSUs. 1.7A would've been just enough to ONLY power the Sodomizer lol. Thankfully, Logan Erickson (MA) builds his own "Ammo Box" PSUs, which carry a hefty 3.4A. I asked if he could possibly build a custom supply for me, that reaches at least 4A, but he didn't have the time. So I bought an Ammo Box. With that, it should be here within the next two weeks, along with a CGS74 distro board.
I would have expected a 1.7A supply to run that load, but then I have NO idea what kind of power supplies STS had used or is using. No one seems able to tell me. I suspect it's a low cost computer brick. That's what Random Source is using in the PS-M and the powered boat. Dunno.

There's nothing on EGRES about power supplies. It's also badly outdated and full of broken links.

In my world 3.4 amps isn't very hefty, but then there are absurd numbers of tubes in my Euro systems. If you wish I could build a better supply for your Serge panels. Just pay for the parts. It would be far cheaper than anything STS or RS is offering.

For chrissakes....this thing costs $32 and puts out 16.8 amps.
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Post by dubonaire » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:20 am

These panels look different to the ones on your website. Is this how they will look? I've been gear-lusted into contemplating a row of Metasonix. I shoud add for the sound. I love the sound.

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Post by Yes Powder » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:03 am

dubonaire wrote:These panels look different to the ones on your website. Is this how they will look?
Ritchie's panel is a prototype model, and Delepathy's is a custom 4U Serge panel.

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Post by ritchiedrums » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:19 pm

dubonaire wrote:These panels look different to the ones on your website. Is this how they will look? I've been gear-lusted into contemplating a row of Metasonix. I shoud add for the sound. I love the sound.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A ROW OF METASONIX!
YOU WONT REGRET IT

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Post by gringostar » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:55 am

ritchiedrums wrote:
dubonaire wrote:These panels look different to the ones on your website. Is this how they will look? I've been gear-lusted into contemplating a row of Metasonix. I shoud add for the sound. I love the sound.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A ROW OF METASONIX!
YOU WONT REGRET IT
Your power supply on the other hand will try to murder you in your sleep.

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Post by Yes Powder » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:13 am

ritchiedrums wrote:I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A ROW OF METASONIX!
YOU WONT REGRET IT
THIS! Do it!
In a world full of cloned vintage circuits and increasingly convincing softsynths, Metasonix is a sound that you still can't get anywhere else.

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Post by dubonaire » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:22 pm

Yes Powder wrote:
ritchiedrums wrote:I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A ROW OF METASONIX!
YOU WONT REGRET IT
THIS! Do it!
In a world full of cloned vintage circuits and increasingly convincing softsynths, Metasonix is a sound that you still can't get anywhere else.
Ha! OK thinking about it.

@gringostar I have plenty of power available.

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Post by Delepathy » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:08 pm

Logan sent me a photo of the distro. board and Molex-to-XLR cable yesterday (below). Surprised me with the cable being entirely yellow. A nod to Metasonix, of course.

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Post by FatRocky » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:35 pm

RKP rules! just add a black banana jack to avoid ground loops with your serge

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Post by Delepathy » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:27 pm

FatRocky wrote:RKP rules! just add a black banana jack to avoid ground loops with your serge
I have other plans in mind. I appreciate your suggestion though!

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Post by Blake Smith » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:15 pm

I was a little sad about not being able to get a s2000, but a couple of thyratron VCOs and an RK2 instead would be lovely.

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Post by lisa » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:38 pm

metasonix wrote:Guess I should get panels made, eh?
Yes! :metasonix:
909, manic trilling courtesy of Make Noise René and DPO, wavetable bass by Disting and some soft melodies by the Korg Minilogue. I mainly sat and watched it all unfold. :eek:


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Post by Yes Powder » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:16 am

lisa wrote:
metasonix wrote:Guess I should get panels made, eh?
Yes! :metasonix:
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by albiedamned » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:27 pm

Eric, any update on when the RK7 will be out? Is is what's next, or is your new standalone synth next?
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by metasonix » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 pm

In a couple weeks--panels are being screenprinted

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Post by lisa » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:11 pm

Cool! I’ll have to start looking into Hz/V to V/oct modules then. :goo:
909, manic trilling courtesy of Make Noise René and DPO, wavetable bass by Disting and some soft melodies by the Korg Minilogue. I mainly sat and watched it all unfold. :eek:


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Post by electricanada » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm

lisa wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:11 pm
Cool! I’ll have to start looking into Hz/V to V/oct modules then. :goo:
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Post by luchog » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:55 pm

lisa wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:11 pm
Cool! I’ll have to start looking into Hz/V to V/oct modules then. :goo:
I'm currently using the Ladik U-202 V/oct to Hz/V converter with my R-55.

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by metasonix » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:41 pm

luchog wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:55 pm
I'm currently using the Ladik U-202 V/oct to Hz/V converter with my R-55.
Would be helpful if you could show how to set the controls, please?

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