Emu System Modular Pictures of modules!

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Emu System Modular Pictures of modules!

Post by roginator » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:06 pm

Im cleaning my system so decided to make some pictures of modules (here and also on facebook)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/314373061929648/
a lot info on Emu modular FB group!!!

VCA 2000 module first

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Post by nlaudadio » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:39 pm

Lovely. Just lovely.

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Post by Reese P. Dubin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:36 am

Awesome, cant wait to see more. Love looking at the variety of ways things used to be constructed. Such a human departure from the yuck of Eurorack. Would LOVE to see the same kind of lens turned towards a big Driscoll system.

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Post by roginator » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:51 am

as owner of few modular systems .. I think emu is one of best modular designs if we talk about design and construction of modules... Most compact and very easy to upgrade sub modules :)

I think of doing some clones soon ... but I dunno if there is interest in that format and design idea...


more pictures soon!

lot more emu pictures on my Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/314373061929648/

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Post by roginator » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:25 pm

here we go with second module VC HPF 2110 ... this one have all discrete Sub module 1111 based on 4 matched transistors pairs and 4x OTA ca3080.

later rev of this sub module is based on SSM 2040 ic.

If somebody have document on this early 1111 SUB-module ... PLEASE im looking for that data.

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Post by numan7 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:32 pm

:woah::hail::hail: oh what beautiful circuits you have! :swoon:
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Post by CJ Miller » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:32 pm

Boo-tee-fuuul....

I have often wondered what was behind the panels of E-Mu modulars! Thank you so much for photos, they really are inspiring.

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Post by dougt » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:40 am

I have a standalone UAF but it is an encapsulated module -

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Would be cool to get pics of others, especially a non encapsulated version...

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Post by roginator » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:25 am

I have 2 UAF modulas .. wonderful sounding filters ... one of best !

Ill post some pictures of original!

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Post by dougt » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:36 am

Yes it's certainly one of my favorites too, amazing resonance... Are yours un-encapsulated?

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Post by roginator » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:47 pm

UAF - Universal Active Filter

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DOUG... here it is!!!

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Post by J » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:45 pm

WOW! cool boards!

love the curving silver coloured tracks on the blue. :party:

thanks for posting :tu:

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Post by mono-poly » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:13 pm

I wonder what those "hong kong" ic's are.
The farad is the captain of my print.

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Post by roginator » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:43 pm

mono-poly wrote:I wonder what those "hong kong" ic's are.
Hong Kong silver ones are AD 518 JH

small ones are AD 810 and AD 820

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Post by daverj » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:07 pm

roginator wrote:
mono-poly wrote:I wonder what those "hong kong" ic's are.
Hong Kong silver ones are AD 518 JH

small ones are AD 810 and AD 820
Based on the schematics, the Hong Kong ones marked AD518 are probably LM318 clones, and the ones marked AD810 and AD820 are probably clones of the matched transistor pairs QD402 (PNP) and QD102 (NPN). Not sure which is which, but there are four of the 402 and two of the 102 in the schematic. And two others that look the same that are dual FETs.

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Post by paults » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:44 pm

Ahhh....is see the 1.5pf "gizmo" cap in use!

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Post by Ƶl8® » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:01 pm

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Post by roginator » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:47 pm

few words....

Emu is smoothest vintage modular design!!... by just replacing sub modules you can add different type of filters if you wanna make DIY !!

and few WORDs ABOUT VCOs! ... FAT, STABLE, FATTER, MORE STABLE, FATTEST OF EM ALL.. MOST STABLE ON PLANET ... just incredible

I think ill sell some small boxes and keep 2 cabinets :) ... THAT THING ROCKS!!!!!

so far ... best analog sound device i ever heard...!

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Post by MechaSeb » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:12 pm

Time to clone it !! :hyper:
Thanks for the pics by the way. :guinness:

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Post by dopefiend » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:40 am

OK, now, but lore has it the E-mu LPF was not as fat-sounding as the Moog.
What do you think?
Any sound clips for us?

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Post by roginator » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:47 pm

dopefiend wrote:OK, now, but lore has it the E-mu LPF was not as fat-sounding as the Moog.
What do you think?
Any sound clips for us?
they sound a bit different .. I tested A-B emu -Moog .. but really that is like 3% difference.. but wee dont need all filters to be that phatt!!

to me emu is awesome sounding .. really fat and most flexy system ... wile .. moog is pure brutality !! I loooove brutal sound of moog ... but not more than 1-2 sounds in mix!!

still of all of that LPFilters ... I love UAF more !!!

Ill do some demos ///

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Post by Nils » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:10 am

Thanks for posting all of this, it's much appreciated. Can't wait for the demos!

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Post by Dave Peck » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:49 pm

J wrote:WOW! cool boards!

love the curving silver coloured tracks on the blue. :party:

thanks for posting :tu:
Yup, that's how we used to make all circuit board artwork in the old days.... using rolls of very skinny black tape, cutting the tape with an Xacto knife and manually applying the tape to sheets of clear plastic film. It was actually harder to make a straight line than a curved line.

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Post by roginator » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:29 am

Im thinking to make a 2040 LPF for EMU ...
I have 2 pcbs that I got over mono-poly and they are originally from analog metropolis!!

anybody interested in panel that looks 100% like Emu modular panels!

I can make more than 2! :)

just finishing Corel file!

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Post by roginator » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:46 am

here is just a quick idea!!!!

I have now in corel file 2 space module design for VC LPF , VC HPF and VCA!!

Now Ill design universal Mother PCB with same raster of jacks and knobs and switches... :) and any DIY daughter board can me mounted on that :)


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