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by cleaninglady
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: !!The Pseudo 0.5 258J Build/Mod Thread!!
Replies: 1706
Views: 173903

Re: !!The Pseudo 0.5 258J Build/Mod Thread!!

jfloftin I think you had a pretty good run with that pot ! The only sealed Alphas I've every seen are the Tayda 16mm ones. They aren't what I'd call high end at all. Maybe Small Bear pots and covers separately. I think they carry them.
by cleaninglady
Sat May 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Does Serge make sense for Noob?
Replies: 41
Views: 4212

Re: Does Serge make sense for Noob?

My very first experience with Modular was in 2010 building the Panel #3 (you can find this still on the Best Of CGS Build Thread on Muffs, it's the second one from the top). Over the next two or three years I had completed : Panel #3, BOG, MARSH, SWAMP then later the COA Vintage Voltron Panels 1-4 a...
by cleaninglady
Fri May 22, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Does Serge make sense for Noob?
Replies: 41
Views: 4212

Re: Does Serge make sense for Noob?

For SSG, On the Smooth side : Patch IN to CYCLE If your Smooth side is working ok, you will see the LED on the Smooth side lighting and dimming at a rate selected by the Rate pot. On the Stepped side : Patch IN to CYCLE Then... Patch a Cable between the CYCLE on the Smooth side and the SAMPLE in on ...
by cleaninglady
Tue May 12, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?

The panel is a one of a kind custom panel. rampy the other daughterboards are the Gain Cells on my VCFQ and the Channel boards from the ew Elby version of the DCSM. I was never happy with the DCSM using Gain Cells so i tried the CGS506 MCSM. Repeater Yes. I'm happy enough. Hasn't blown up yet but do...
by cleaninglady
Wed May 06, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?

I have had my best build with my last one, didn't need to nibble the BUD AC423 at all. I could do this by not running any cables outside of the width of the CGS Powered rails. I varied the height of the Modules within the 3" of clearance (depth) using different sized standoffs. This allowed me to sl...
by cleaninglady
Tue May 05, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?

Bud Industries AC-423

Have built 11 CGS Serge panels using these.

17x7x3 inches
by cleaninglady
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Cgs114 dusg grounding issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Cgs114 dusg grounding issue?

If you're going Banana to Minijack then you'll need to make a split cable as in the image below. This one has a ¼ inch jack end but the concept is the same for minijack."nana GND to sleeve ,'nana Signal to tip. I tie the GND end to the GND of the Power input jack and the whole thing to the Chassis. ...
by cleaninglady
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: only +11.25V on Meanwell rt-50b
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: only +11.25V on Meanwell rt-50b

It could cause some tuning problems if certain parts of the circuit require exactly 12V. It really depends on what your using it for.
I would consult the manufacturer of the modules you are using it for.
by cleaninglady
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Roland R-70 Low/No Output
Replies: 17
Views: 2338

Re: Roland R-70 Low/No Output

I never found a fix for this, then the place I sent it to to have a look at it burned down. So it's not a problem anymore. :deadbanana: :deadbanana: :deadbanana:
by cleaninglady
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?

Expanded with two extra channels this would be. great drop in for the VV4 panel. I might do it myself ! I have VV1-4 :sb: :sb: :sb:
by cleaninglady
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?

Ok, so I finished it. I haven't properly calibrated it yet but it sounds pretty amazing. :sb: :sb: :sb: The handling of Gain CV Input is less explosive and really controllable. Overall the sound is better than CGS101 and the panning is incredible. I always found the Gain Cells in CGS101 very difficu...
by cleaninglady
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?

Hey Charlie ! In that case are they dropped into pins 1-3 , 6-8 pins 4 and 5 being the non connected ones ? Facing each other ? Glued together ?
by cleaninglady
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Does Serge make sense for Noob?
Replies: 41
Views: 4212

Re: Does Serge make sense for Noob?

My very first modular was a serge and I've always loved them. I have had moments of madness where I've sold a system and flirted with euro or buchla or wiard 300 but I've always come back to serge. The sound is the most obvious reason, they sound incredible on a small or large sound system. The int...
by cleaninglady
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Case Recommendations for Serge Systems
Replies: 24
Views: 3699

Re: Case Recommendations for Serge Systems

I've built 9 x Full panels of CGS/Serge since 2011 but have never actually mounted them in a a single case. I build everything into the standard BUD Industries AC-423 Boats then just power them either individually or by connecting through XLR power connectors. Although it's not a single case, it mak...
by cleaninglady
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

CGS506 MCSM - Has anyone built it ?

I just stumbled upon the CGS506 this morning. :party: :party: :goo: :goo: I have always been frustrated with the performance of the CGS101 DSCM and this seems to have directly addressed some the issues I had such a problem with, namely the explosive gain on the Gain CV inputs (which I guessed had so...
by cleaninglady
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel Mega Meta Break-Out-Box (Program card mounted) - Video
Replies: 111
Views: 12901

This is incredible ! I've been away from Muffs for a while. Super inspiring !! :sb: :sb: :sb:
by cleaninglady
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel grounding tips
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

I sometimes get a different response from the 218e keyboard attached to my DIY 208r Easel. I seem to think even humidity could be a factor.
by cleaninglady
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Knob Removal Tool - Dunlop Uni Wrench
Replies: 19
Views: 1136

I'm a bit leery of this because it looks like it would scratch panels badly.

What I use is a double loop of around 22 gauge wire (or whatever you can fit under the knob) ; one loop each side of the shaft , pull directly up and away from the panel.
by cleaninglady
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Mike has passed away.
Replies: 915
Views: 108030

shocking sad news, a big loss to our community. condolences to Mikes close friends and family. thanks so much to all admins for their continued hard work.
by cleaninglady
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Power supply help
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Can I ask a quick tech question ? I need to replace a damaged 10ohm resistor in a 5U synthesiser.com module. Would I be ok to just use a slightly different value, say 12ohm or a ferrite bead ? I'm assuming that the 10ohm resistors do the same thing as a ferrite does in Serge stuff, (which I have bui...
by cleaninglady
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [Build Thread] MW Benjolin (not Euro!)
Replies: 392
Views: 26669

I built a dual version , 2 x Benjolins only. Anyone who knows me and the amount of Serge and Buchla i have built might be surprised to see me using Euro format type Mono jacks but as i decided to use Pete's PCB's in a really simple 'as is' format, i just drilled a piece of metal and mounted in some ...
by cleaninglady
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: J.Haible's Living VCO for Eurorack [Build Thread]
Replies: 644
Views: 55718

More questions... So, (first question), I was just checking over the BOM on page 1 of this thread, i'm sure that i never matched R1,R2 and R3. Is there a high res image of the unstuffed PCB around ? (I have the Logicgate 2014 Barcode Edition v1.3 PCB) I can find R1 and R2 from making the first image...
by cleaninglady
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: J.Haible's Living VCO for Eurorack [Build Thread]
Replies: 644
Views: 55718

Because I am quite busy and lazy too, could any kind Wiggler point me to a wiring diagram for the the Living VCO's. I have completed Barcode edition V1.3 pcbs sitting here that I finished about 5 years ago. I'm planning to just ratshack it all into one box so I won't need a panel. Actually as the po...
by cleaninglady
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Wave Multipliers (VCM) Self Patching Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Anyone care to share some patch pics of the 4U TWS ?

I'm always keen to try new stuff. Mine is in a COA Neg Slew
panel.
by cleaninglady
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel suitcase?
Replies: 104
Views: 21465

I found an old Samsonite Briefcase in the street that was perfect for my Easel Build. I originally kept but later removed the clothes separator that was in the briefcase. I mounted both the 218 and 208 in Bud Industries AC-423 enclosures (as I have used for all of my CGS/Serge builds). The Samsonite...

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