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by papz
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 267
Views: 8227

Re: Behringer VCS3

Well, I hadn't realized that you know circuit design and my personal thoughts, feelings, motivations or perception better than I do myself. You're obviously an expert on so many matters, then I'd better shut up indeed and let you spread your foolproof knowledge and certitude. You're also obviously a...
by papz
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 267
Views: 8227

Re: Behringer VCS3

It is sorta true, but a truth that is a lie. What lie ? Adapting THT circuit for SMT and modern components is one thing, replacing peculiar and specific discrete circuits with ICs is another one and the undeniable fact is that even if some ICs are the midi interface as suggested, which is a decent ...
by papz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Two Voice Pro: ENV question
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Oberheim Two Voice Pro: ENV question

There was a possibly similar envelope problem on a French friend's one recently. He wrote that the cause was some kind of "gate input overload" (I don't know exactly, my friend is not very specific when it comes to tech talk). This problem is quite rare but Tom Oberheim is aware of it, he sent the p...
by papz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Fair price for a 218e??
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Fair price for a 218e??

I've bought a few used ones for my own use and for cutomers who wanted one to pair with the 208 I built for them, price varied between about €550 and €800 IIRC, depending on condition, latch mod presence, urgence, change for overseas transactions...
by papz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 267
Views: 8227

Re: Behringer VCS3

Which speakers ?
by papz
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 267
Views: 8227

Re: Behringer VCS3

On the PCB partially visible on the pic we can already count much more ICs than there are in the original circuitry, actually 3 only for the output amps and reverb driver, all the rest is discrete components (I don't include the 2 741's in the MK2 PSU, which I'm sure they didn't clone and should be ...
by papz
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Passive tiny mixer-splitter for minijack tinijax banana
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Passive tiny mixer-splitter for minijack tinijax banana

To mount the banana jacks perpendicularly to the board, insert the tab in the slot, solder it and snip the exceeding part.
To mount them in parallel with the board, solder the tab to the board's back pad, it's easier if you put solder on both the tab and pad prior to assembly.

Happy building !
by papz
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 208c noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: 208c noise?

What causes vibration in old devices is usually a transformer and there's no transformer in a 208c indeed.
by papz
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 1959

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

A lovely limited edition 1987 Ampeg SVT "Skunkworks" head and a custom Barefaced Two 10 cab with tweeter.
Now waiting for gigs to can use those.
Ah yes, and a super nice Thorens TD124/II turntable, definitely the 2020 acquisition I use the most.
by papz
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 267
Views: 8227

Re: Behringer VCS3

There's no license deal or agreement or whatever with EMS.
by papz
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

The Portabella is the prototype that would become the Synthi A.
Only one was built AFAIK. I don't know where it is today but I've heard it still exists.
by papz
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Analogue Systems has a license deal with EMS to use the name. The circuits are close but not the same. Steve Gay, who worked with Bob Williams also worked with EMS. Either way, a Synthi is more than the sum of its parts, what makes the instrument great is how its modules work together, this has been...
by papz
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 448
Views: 72022

Re: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011

It's much more difficult to find the Spartanite case than to adapt it for a Synthi A. :) All you have to do is basically to cut off the central panel, to cut off some female parts of the hinges to make the lid removable, to add 4 rubber feet and to drill the 3 mounting screws holes near the handle a...
by papz
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C
Replies: 581
Views: 50843

Re: Buchla Easel Command Module 208C

A 208 on its own is already a great and versatile instrument.
I find that the 218 (or other controller) is just the icing on the cake.
by papz
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 208p build thread (papz's PCBs)
Replies: 856
Views: 70527

Re: 208p build thread (papz's PCBs)

Here's a pic.
The green cable is signal, soldered to the tip.
The shielding is ground, connected to both other tabs via a piece of component lead.

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Some minijack plugs work in tinijax sockets, others don't.
by papz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

The problem is not about clones but about repeatedly mentioning those in unappropriated places. I don't tell in the BEMI / BUSA Easel threads that the 208p is a better option. I don't care of the Synthi clones, it's a parallel market and most people really wanting an original Synthi won't settle for...
by papz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

It's not a matter of rules but a matter of elementary good sense.
by papz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

This thread is meant to talk about the waiting list and therefore intended for the ones interested in a genuine new EMS Cornwall Synthi and willing to wait, not for the ones interested in a so-called "alternative" and not willing to wait or pay for the real thing. Repeated "suggestions" for these so...
by papz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Fair enough, but what's your point ? Informing people that they can get a knockoff with a shorter waiting time ? Many thanks for the scoop but every participant here is already aware of that.
by papz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

There are various threads for Pin's and other knockoffs.
This one is about genuine EMS Synthi, not knockoffs, and it's annoying to see this kind of displaced considerations repeatedly.
by papz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

So what ?
by papz
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148604

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Robin has a long time assistant who should of course stay in the company if it changes hands.
by papz
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 208p build thread (papz's PCBs)
Replies: 856
Views: 70527

Re: 208p build thread (papz's PCBs)

There's most likely a same build error on both cards, double check all.
Just in case, there is no 4016/4066 on card 1.
by papz
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 259r with unstable frequency
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: 259r with unstable frequency

In case of power related issue, I'd first suspect a faulty or overloaded system's own DC PSU rather than the mains AC.

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