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by wiperactive
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yamaha FS1R: such a nightmare to program? Editors?
Replies: 38
Views: 3586

Re: Yamaha FS1R: such a nightmare to program? Editors?

Superb! I'd fantasized about having something like this for my FS1R... add a re-write of the user manual - that was almost wilfully opaque in key areas - and the instrument's true potential would probably be liberated by many more hands.
by wiperactive
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New Sonic Territories BBC Radio 3
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: New Sonic Territories BBC Radio 3

Yep, Radio 3 seems to be spreading its net ever wider. Caught the first one last weekend but only just found your thread now... and it's two minutes to go before tonight's episode... very much looking forward to this one.
by wiperactive
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [Kits Available!] Eurorack Klee Panel and Daughterboard
Replies: 1713
Views: 145924

Re: [Kits Available!] Eurorack Klee Panel and Daughterboard

Thanks for the Sifam slider cap reference. I think I'll order the black soft touch option. If nothing else, those look much more aesthetically pleasing than those seemingly oversize TTSH pointer alternatives. Having coughed up a steep customs import charge, my Klee full-kit is stubbornly refusing to...
by wiperactive
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [Kits Available!] Eurorack Klee Panel and Daughterboard
Replies: 1713
Views: 145924

Re: [Kits Available!] Eurorack Klee Panel and Daughterboard

Nice slider caps on your build there djthopa. They don't appear to be the standard kit parts or the chunky covers that are normally available.
by wiperactive
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Orgon Systems (Enigiser and Modular) incl sounds
Replies: 156
Views: 34871

Re: Orgon Systems (Enigiser and Modular) incl sounds

Yes. Even at half of that it would still be over priced.
by wiperactive
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What's your strategy when looking for modules?
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: What's your strategy when looking for modules?

I'm guessing that individual strategies must vary considerably when factoring in situational scenarios, intentions, funds, etc. In my case I have many non-modular synths that I've accumulated over decades, so as I develop my still comparatively nascent modular set-up and move beyond the more obvious...
by wiperactive
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential Pro 3
Replies: 269
Views: 22610

Re: Sequential Pro 3

I would have thought so. All MIDI equipped monos, in my experience, transmit polyphonically. I'm currently using a Korg Prophecy mono synth to keyboard control a Modal Argon8m polysynth with no problems.
by wiperactive
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: KNOBS!
Replies: 394
Views: 70109

Re: KNOBS!

Thanks for your time and attention ferran, but both of your suggestions pretty much mirror the description of what I'm currently stuck with as a secondary option unless I can crack the hard nylon Rean with the gray pointer availability problem.
by wiperactive
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Black Friday deals on eurorack modules?
Replies: 67
Views: 4147

Re: Black Friday deals on eurorack modules?

A neat move there by Thonk ... now is the time... just ordered a few items that I've been procrastinating on.
by wiperactive
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Recommended high quality eurorack DIY brands
Replies: 24
Views: 843

Re: Recommended high quality eurorack DIY brands

L-1 Synthesizer sell high quality kits giving results comparable to Cwejman.
by wiperactive
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Banana system pictures
Replies: 4810
Views: 673076

Re: Banana system pictures

Superb. A real performance. I've been longing to see something like this... truly alive and one with his machines, real talent with musical drive, build and emotion showing that modular can soar in the right hands!
by wiperactive
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: KNOBS!
Replies: 394
Views: 70109

Re: KNOBS!

Thought I'd try my luck on this thread since it's the main 'Knobs' info source it seems. For a while, like many, I've wanted to replace my standard Doepfer grey knobs with a black bodied equivalent (which Doepfer supply), but instead of the usual and available white pointer I'm after the same but wi...
by wiperactive
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?
Replies: 32
Views: 964

Re: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?

Maybe this suggestion is straying a little from the original request, but having used a Streichfett myself and going by memory (as it's in long term storage) I seem to remember the core sound of that wasn't anything special, what magically turned it into a string machine was a thick layer of ensembl...
by wiperactive
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 3489
Views: 156080

Re: What are you listening to now?

Yello's "Point" and Everything Everything's "Re-animator" recently released albums. The new EE album didn't connect too strongly at first but after a few repeat listens I now think they're still on fine form... I really like it. Somehow, for me, they manage to pin down that sometimes elusive but dis...
by wiperactive
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Overly bright LEDs
Replies: 59
Views: 1455

Re: Overly bright LEDs

DSI evolver hardware synths can literally burn your eyes out lol so true--i took my mono evolver apart and put 3M blue painter's / masking tape on the underside of the front panel above the leds...made them reasonable again That's just the solution I had in mind for my yet to be pot updated MEK... ...
by wiperactive
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: U.D.O. Super 6 hybrid "binaural" poly
Replies: 330
Views: 21074

Re: U.D.O. Super 6 hybrid "binaural" poly

I prefer 4 octaves over 5 for me the UDO has the perfect ratio for a synth like this I would never have bought it if it was 5 octaves That's interesting. I respect your preference. Maybe, in part, older people who've grown up with most quality polys being 5-octaves or more since the 70s (like mysel...
by wiperactive
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: U.D.O. Super 6 hybrid "binaural" poly
Replies: 330
Views: 21074

Re: U.D.O. Super 6 hybrid "binaural" poly

That was maybe my photo. Yes, I have a Moog Grandmother too, and the S6 looks much longer than just an octave and a bit extra, even though it's not. Yes it was your photo that triggered my response... suddenly, after seeing pictures of it in isolation, the Super 6 looked so diminutive next to that ...
by wiperactive
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Greengate DS-3
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Greengate DS-3

I bought the Greengate DS-3 card/keyboard/Apple IIe assembly as a package for around £1,600 back in 1985 (a very extravagant buy for me at the time) and still have it knocking about in storage minus a green monitor screen. Although it was relatively cheap at the time like the poor man's Fairlight, I...
by wiperactive
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: U.D.O. Super 6 hybrid "binaural" poly
Replies: 330
Views: 21074

Re: U.D.O. Super 6 hybrid "binaural" poly

Sorry if this is seen as irrelevant at this point, but I saw a recent post photo of a home studio showing a centre piece UDO Super 6 in the shot and was convinced the image had been doctored for some obscure reason because it appeared to be an octave shorter than it should be. I then went to all the...
by wiperactive
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Chris Huggett R.I.P
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Chris Huggett R.I.P

Heard the sad news yesterday... something of a jolt! Had the Wasp and Spider in my early synth years and followed these with the OSCar in the mid 1980s which so impressed me that I wrote a letter to Chris Huggett. Although I was a complete 'nobody' at the time (as I am today :hihi: ), Chris responde...
by wiperactive
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: “Ambient” filter
Replies: 28
Views: 1045

Re: “Ambient” filter

Lots of good suggestions here... really any filter properly applied allied to creative thinking will have it's place for ambient. Since there's a bit of a tilt towards SEM type filtering in this thread, I'd recommend taking a look at AJH Synth Gemini 2412 dual state variable filter with lots of slow...
by wiperactive
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is the worst synth sounding you ever bought and why ?
Replies: 473
Views: 61526

Re: What is the worst synth sounding you ever bought and why ?

Made reference to an 80s digital synth earlier in this thread but the mention of the Jen SX1000 just now (which I never owned) suddenly brought to mind a brief episode with a second hand Marlin Synthetone (same as Jen SX2000) back in the early 80s, that was meant to supplement my new Korg MS-20 whic...
by wiperactive
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: This Heat
Replies: 44
Views: 3082

Re: This Heat

Wow! So pleased to see this thread resurrected.. missed it the first time around. Embraced This Heat the moment their first excellent album got played on Peel and hit the shops, and then wasted no time in catching them live at De Ville's in Manchester (circa 1981) shortly after the release of Deceit...
by wiperactive
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arturia PolyMatrix / PolyBrute coming?
Replies: 93
Views: 4574

Re: Arturia PolyMatrix / PolyBrute coming?

Morphing features have been a round for quite a while (and often barely commented on) in synths such as the Yamaha AN1x and EX5 from the 90s which used two 'scene' buttons each with different parameter settings which could be smoothly morphed between via an assigned modulation wheel. I think somethi...
by wiperactive
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Cwejman ADSR's impact on sound
Replies: 39
Views: 1393

Re: Cwejman ADSR's impact on sound

Regarding the difference between Doepfer’s A-140 and A-141 (original), have a look at the layouts on the DIY/timing capacitor page: http://www.doepfer.de/DIY/a100_capacitors.htm 'Adding' VC makes it a different circuit... Thanks for that link and info Navs . I have an old A-141 that I want to tweak...

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