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by ashleym
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 4U / LW format questions (possible new modules)
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: 4U / LW format questions (possible new modules)

My thoughts as a 4U purchaser- because I’m an older twat I’m happy for someone to do the SMD and finish the through hole. Good documentation is a positive, I like Slightly Nasty’s. A circuit diagram isn’t an absolute show stopper but I would like one otherwise you feel like you’re painting by number...
by ashleym
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: My take on the CGS / Serge Programmer
Replies: 81
Views: 4300

Re: My take on the CGS / Serge Programmer

Mine arrived today in London (we’ve had a lot of postal delays here for the obvious reasons). Securely wrapped including proper anti static wrap. I look forward to building it but don’t hold your breath. Thanks Finlay
by ashleym
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY Niceties for the Casio CZ-101
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: DIY Niceties for the Casio CZ-101

Don’t apologise!! I have a CZ5000 and I’ll read this properly to see what I could apply
by ashleym
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Which soldering iron to get started?
Replies: 19
Views: 276

Re: Which soldering iron to get started?

As you are UK based and on a relative budget (?), get an Antex. Go for the most expensive you can to try and get the best tool you can. if you found out you are spending up to the level of the solder stations mentioned, ask again. The Antex irons are student proof and built a fair number of synthesi...
by ashleym
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: My take on the CGS / Serge Programmer
Replies: 81
Views: 4300

Re: My take on the CGS / Serge Programmer

Finlay- I dropped you a DM about an order
by ashleym
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 519
Views: 45724

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

I picked up a VV4 & 6 awhile ago before they announced their new panels. But I am glad they’re producing another run of these panels as well. I can’t say that I’m in love with the new look, but some of the updates are cool, like the added reverb on the 6. They appear to have reverb on all the Voltr...
by ashleym
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 519
Views: 45724

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

asymptote wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:03 am
I finished up the wiring and calibration on a Vintage Voltron 6 panel the other night.
Very nice indeed. I was interested to see Elby restarting these. Seeing an original is fascinating. I’m glad it’s a beast
by ashleym
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: CRAP Programmer
Replies: 67
Views: 4667

Re: CRAP Programmer

Just a quick :tu: from me
by ashleym
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Cleaning up a Meanwell for basic euro use
Replies: 24
Views: 924

Re: Cleaning up a Meanwell for basic euro use

I would hardly call a linear supply a Bentley. They were common as muck up until fairly recently. They are often more expensive and less of a simple “black box” than SMPS but they are the foundation of a system. Because of that there should always be the appropriate money spent on them. I do have co...
by ashleym
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 86626

Re: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread

next one in this series of 4U panels. Very lovely! As you have asked for comment and please take this as only constructive and an opinion. From the Blacet VCO, any thoughts on labelling the pulse output was as such with a graphic? or showing what the VC wave is at either end of the control's travel...
by ashleym
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: SERGE licensing questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 1713

Re: SERGE licensing questions.

bwhittington wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:43 pm

-19" rack module Serge?
isnt that a 17" boat with rack ears?
by ashleym
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO
Replies: 86
Views: 4842

Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth

JanneI wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:35 am


Filter envelope can modulate osc2 pitch, if that's what you mean? That's demonstrated on the video around 4:40
I’ll watch it and learn. Thanks for replying
by ashleym
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: SERGE licensing questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 1713

Re: SERGE licensing questions.

Wasn’t there a recent “moment” just before the RS deal was announced (I’m not no Facebook so I didn’t see it)? As above, probably best left alone. How about developing the idea instead?
by ashleym
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO
Replies: 86
Views: 4842

Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth

Any chance of sync via contour as that’s a killer feature?
by ashleym
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 86626

Re: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread

jersupereq wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:53 pm
. The four outputs on each division of the master divider are 90 degrees out of phase which makes for some very cool uses. Its also really hypnotic :woah:
:bop: :bop:

That WILL make for some interesting offsets and timings. I must investigate.
by ashleym
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 86626

Re: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread

mixer/filter panel for full 4U panel (7x17"). stereo mixer will have 1/4" jacks on the back of the boat for connection to patchbay/interface, etc. .....err.......not much. Nudge the quad mixer inputs if your bananas allow. You’re already a little off the usual full or half grid spacing. Do your soc...
by ashleym
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 86626

Re: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread

Some new stuff I'm working on for personal use. Too much time in quarantine to not want to work on my backlog of boards :goo: Serge style with inspiration from :hail: LW and :hail: RS. Not 100% happy with the SOST Flanger layout, will probably user bigger knobs at least, so if you have any ideas I'...
by ashleym
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Help with Castlerocktronics Modular Output Mixer TL082
Replies: 24
Views: 509

Re: Help with Castlerocktronics Modular Output Mixer TL082

As an aside, the Castlerocktronics stuff looks fun. I might have to try a couple
by ashleym
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Capacitor in audio path.
Replies: 38
Views: 1380

Re: Capacitor in audio path.

The most helpful book I have, think I was listing to too much audiophile bullshit Having worked in pro and domestic audio, rest assured that you can find odd views in both. I am sure if you got yourself ready and ears at the read with good enough equipment, you would see/hear some differences. It j...
by ashleym
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Coloured panels on DIY modules...
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Coloured panels on DIY modules...

A 4U pseudo paper face in white? Some available modules. Otherwise I’ve been happy with Schaeffer. I did traditional Leeds United blue panel with yellow bits. The Serge stuff has been white and grey metal panels, with white knobs for white and grey for grey. Blue caps for inputs and yellow for outs....
by ashleym
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Can someone please show me the wiring for a passive LPF?
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Can someone please show me the wiring for a passive LPF?

This might sound harsh, but ... learn how to read a simple schematic. It's much more precise than trying to use words to describe a circuit, and the schematic for a passive LPF with input and output jacks is ridiculously simple. Considering the solution, not so harsh! This is the DIY section. I thi...
by ashleym
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: broken headphones
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: broken headphones

@ashleym these are b&w p5. Over 10 years old. Does sennheiser carry replacement parts for 10 year old headphones? If so, I'll gladly consider them for my next pair. :) B&W shouldn’t be too bad for spares but I’ve known of too many failing although I might need to understand the difference between d...
by ashleym
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: broken headphones
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: broken headphones

This is one reason for buying Sennheiser. You can get spares for almost anything by them
by ashleym
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO
Replies: 86
Views: 4842

Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth

This is a great looking synth based on a brilliant fun synth. You can’t fail with these ingredients!!
by ashleym
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 4u Bantam format considerations
Replies: 28
Views: 1593

Re: 4u Bantam format considerations

A question of genuine interest. I'm wondering how accessible TT is to the common amateur DIY synth builder. You are right about tarnished contacts on all connectors requiring occasional cleaning with Deoxit or similar. I am wondering about how TT compares in terms of strain relief, cable quality, a...

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