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by momo
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS KS. Unobtanium?
Replies: 46
Views: 2313

Re: EMS KS. Unobtanium?

Whoops, more like drop the ‘A’.
by momo
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS KS. Unobtanium?
Replies: 46
Views: 2313

Re: EMS KS. Unobtanium?

shoegazer86 the real question is do you like Shoe Gazing? Check this out if so Rev Rev Rev ‘catching a buzz’ :D Blw yeah sure the pandemic has/had most of us cooking away at home but still, there is never an excuse for rudeness. Actually it’s more than that, what this thread demonstrates is holding ...
by momo
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS KS. Unobtanium?
Replies: 46
Views: 2313

Re: EMS KS. Unobtanium?

Wow good luck with the project! And also just to say I thought the smarmy responses in this thread were completely unnecessary and not in keeping with the spirit of the forum, so I found it saddening and zapping of the pleasure I normally derive from browsing the forum. Papz appears so pleasant, joy...
by momo
Wed May 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Pin Hornet vs. Portabella
Replies: 41
Views: 2878

Re: Pin Hornet vs. Portabella

Whilst I cannot compare to an original EMS the general verdict of people that have done so is that the Hornet and Portabella are 99% identical in sound to an EMS. Not in my experience. And as far as I can tell, even a Cornwall EMS can't touch the timbre of a vintage EMS machine. AFAIK the Hornet an...
by momo
Tue May 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New approaches in Buchla format DIY
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: New approaches in Buchla format DIY

Wonderful and welcome
by momo
Mon May 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 261e Problem?
Replies: 30
Views: 1100

Re: Buchla 261e Problem?

Good luck. In my experience with this specific scenario, I have not needed the Silabs debugger - all I needed was the firmware card updater and the old link to the B&A code loaders and code loader loaders. It's a bit laborious, maybe a tad tedious, but has worked well for me - even very recently whe...
by momo
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Switchcraft Tini-Jax overmolded cables availability?
Replies: 70
Views: 4211

Re: Switchcraft Tini-Jax overmolded cables availability?

Interested for sure - would anyone else be interested in the blue barrel longest cable option?
by momo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Synthi vs Hornet in terms of sound?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: Synthi vs Hornet in terms of sound?

I’ve the same doubt right now. Does Synthi A and Portabella sound different? The Hornet certainly sounds much cleaner than a Synthi, in my experience. The Synthi sounds dirtier, as you say. Less precise. As I said above, same with vintage Buchla 259 and clones - it's likely down to the way componen...
by momo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Synthi vs Hornet in terms of sound?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: Synthi vs Hornet in terms of sound?

...while reading some of the posts above, I thought the point about the reverb sounding different made sense. I have never played either an original synthi or the PIN pieces (hornet / portabella) but I assume the reverb sounds different on account of there being no speakers in the PIN synths? I hav...
by momo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Synthi vs Hornet in terms of sound?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: Synthi vs Hornet in terms of sound?

Bumping this old thread to relay I got a Hornet in 2016 to satiate my appetite following selling an AKS in 2012. Due to the current situation, I finally had some time to dive in to fix some build issues that were causing channel imbalance and excessive hum on one channel, plus the wrong voltage on t...
by momo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: What defines this?
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: What defines this?

I’ve always seen this sub-forum as a place that focuses on the exotic, esoteric, boutique (and I suppose therefore the most expensive of what’s on offer). I like it’s slower pace, but miss the increased frequency of posts compared with a decade ago. Many knowledgeable users past and present impartin...
by momo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Is my 200e possessed?
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Is my 200e possessed?

The rows of LED’s share a power rail in their own row, thus one bad LED can lead to problems on the whole row. I did some work on my 24 case around Christmas. Can share images if that helps. Fiddly! Can see why they abandoned the bar in favour of BNC sockets!
by momo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla System purchase 2020?
Replies: 55
Views: 5536

Re: Buchla System purchase 2020?

Just to give balance to the above, I’m not sure I would recommend a newcomer to dive in because: Buchla USA have other priorities (besides 200e, which while they might call their flagship is also their most niche product) We’ve not had a new 200e module for a number of years We’ve not had firmware s...
by momo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla /203 style- NEW DESIGN FS skiff/cabinet -1U to 70U
Replies: 27
Views: 5177

Re: Buchla format/203 style- NEW DESIGN skiff/cabinet -1U to 70U

Oiling! https://i.imgur.com/jeB8doq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hT2suU0.jpg There are a lot of nice things to be said that may not be common knowledge about Boops’ cabs so here are a few extra pics and some just for fun: Really nice quality NOS card edge connectors. About as nice as the Hirose types I r...
by momo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Buchla DIY for a first timer
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: Buchla DIY for a first timer

Whereabouts in the UK are you, fellow Brit? Feel free to drop me a PM. I would suggest some hands on time - not everyone that sits in front of a Buchla system finds it is for them. DIY can be a route to saving some money, but it requires its own dedication and - speaking personally - that can become...
by momo
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Mark Verbos 288v Time Domain Processor
Replies: 32
Views: 3386

Re: Mark Verbos 288v Time Domain Processor

Thanks for pics!
by momo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Mark Verbos 288v Time Domain Processor
Replies: 32
Views: 3386

Re: Mark Verbos 288v Time Domain Processor

Yes price is the same
by momo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Mark Verbos 288v Time Domain Processor
Replies: 32
Views: 3386

Re: Mark Verbos 288v Time Domain Processor

Just wanted to share that Mark is still making these. He responded to an enquiry from me today to say the following:

I have recently updated the design to function the same, but make it quieter and fit into all boats.
by momo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 252e - Thoughts and general use ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1450

Re: Buchla 252e - Thoughts and general use ?

I wouldn’t liken it to the 251e in functionality (maybe yes, the programming is a bit similar). To me it’s more like a feature packed 077 (Pendulum / Ratchet). Man those white pulse outs are worth the ticket price alone :love:
by momo
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 258 clones - differences?
Replies: 38
Views: 2456

Re: 258 clones - differences?

Cool thread. In reference to Peake’s waveshaper post above, I used to have a Verbos 258v ordered around 7 years ago. It sounded great, and I remember the waveshape - although a pot, was kind of on-off rather than a smooth-ish transition. I remember others commented similarly around that time. To my ...
by momo
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Podcast
Replies: 71
Views: 6954

Re: Buchla Podcast

I always enjoy these podcasts - thanks so much to the guys producing them. I’m halfway through the latest one, there appeared to be quite a lot left out or not quite accurate about the 259e. I mean, I don’t know what the goal is in terms of casual interest vs. super nerding out. For example I made a...
by momo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla format clone panels
Replies: 25
Views: 2155

Re: Buchla format clone panels

Really nice panels and I have to say if I made some I would cut the panel without round holes for the banana recesses per this 259e panel currently on eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3448671216
by momo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla clone panel availibility.
Replies: 96
Views: 12112

Re: Buchla clone panel availibility.

Thanks!
by momo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla clone panel availibility.
Replies: 96
Views: 12112

Re: Buchla clone panel availibility.

Does anyone have a contact phone number or email for Julian? My Muffs PM’s seem not to be getting to him. Thanks
by momo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Does Serge make sense for Noob?
Replies: 41
Views: 3966

Re: Does Serge make sense for Noob?

It’s interesting that today’s most esoteric, coveted synths were either designed to be or became teaching tools. If you read the EMS and Serge ‘Gold Book’ manuals, they are designed for beginners and explained simply. Actually I think that’s a good approach - to read the manual first - freely out th...

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