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by jfloftin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Cornwall vs 70’s Synthi value
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Cornwall vs 70’s Synthi value

Isn’t buffering the matrix in a Synthi taking away some of unpredictability which is one of the desirable aspects of the instrument? One of unique qualities of the instrument is that its difficult to get the exact same sound out of it... Your statement is held by many, I beg to disagree however. I ...
by jfloftin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: VCS3 patch/dope sheets circa 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: VCS3 patch/dope sheets circa 2021

Sorry about the above post from me. Here is a Mk. 2 patchsheet I have.
by jfloftin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: VCS3 patch/dope sheets circa 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: VCS3 patch/dope sheets circa 2021

I’m asking in regard to the iVCS3 app, but I put it here as it would apply to a real one as well. I’ve been enjoying the app, tweaking the included presets, but now I’m trying to wrap my head around the matrix and making my own patches from scratch. Found some good videos from Digital Jeepney expla...
by jfloftin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Cornwall vs 70’s Synthi value
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Cornwall vs 70’s Synthi value

I have used new and old Synthi/VCS3s and each sound different. You are entitled to your opinion, but I beg to differ on almost everything you said in the paragraph above (a little too much voodoo maybe?). Look at my avatar. My Synthi 'A' is a mk1. It has been heavily modified my Hinton Instruments....
by jfloftin
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Arp 1601 Sequencer clone
Replies: 1997
Views: 156686

Re: Arp 1601 Sequencer clone

If anyone is interested in buying the 1601 clone used by Tom Holkenberg (aka Junkie XL) used in the soundtrack to the film Deadpool, it is currently for sale on Reverb for around €2500, which is vintage 1601 price territory. There is also one described as a 1623 for just over €2000. Both a little a...
by jfloftin
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Cornwall vs 70’s Synthi value
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Cornwall vs 70’s Synthi value

Several Cornwall Synthis have been listed for sale new for much more than Robin's price indeed and some seem to be willing to pay this difference to avoid the long wait. The quality of the Cornwall Synthis is the best ever imho and they are obviously less prone to issues due to parts aging, so thei...
by jfloftin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 303
Views: 9785

Re: Behringer VCS3

it is smaller. If you lay the two images over each other and size the matrix to the same size (which also sizes the knobs to be very close, you get this as a the approximate size difference. I imagine that there is one large PCB behind that panel and all the knobs and switches and cisutry are on it...
by jfloftin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 303
Views: 9785

Re: Behringer VCS3

What is the missing knob around the joystick for? The original has one more. It is most likely the "rate" potentiometer for the Portamento/glide modification. The mod itself costs £45. Here is a close up of another modified VCS3 with that knob... https://i.ibb.co/k2S55RX/1918-richard-kim-3-1.jpg I'...
by jfloftin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 303
Views: 9785

Re: Behringer VCS3

I wonder how easy it is to repair the circuits in it ( is Smt and more difficult than through hole ? ) or whether there is some long term parts department at Behringer for all these synths , shit does break and i would be more concerned with that myself , i was quite close to getting the Barp 2600 ...
by jfloftin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 303
Views: 9785

Re: Behringer VCS3

I guess it depends on what year your "original" was made. My first VCS3 and my two AKS's bought in the late 70's and early 80's, were works of art inside. All wiring was cable wrapped and routed perfectly. All solder joints had heat shrink on them. The things were VERY labor intensive. I am sure th...
by jfloftin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 303
Views: 9785

Re: Behringer VCS3

They are sticking to the original 16 x 16 matrix as per VCS3. At least it's the Mk1 matrix they are using with every waveform being available. Unlike the Mk2 matrix where wasn't possible except on Osc-3. This is a good thing. A 20 x 20 matrix is not that critical since waveform availability is the ...
by jfloftin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 303
Views: 9785

Re: Behringer VCS3

If the circuit board below the prototype cabinet is what they are going to use, it will eliminate the wiring harness that makes the Synthi/VCS3 so time consuming to make. It looks like that one would just mount behind the potentiometers on the panel. The other boards for the Behringer VCS3 would sti...
by jfloftin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer 960 Seqential Controller availability
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Behringer 960 Seqential Controller availability

Just got notified by Musicians Friend that my order was cancelled ... WTF. Perfect Circuit now listed as “no longer available”. Yeah... I saw this too. I hope that is wrong and they will begin to produce them again. Vintage King told me (as of a couple of months ago) that Behringer's intent is to p...
by jfloftin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 448
Views: 72119

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 ...
by jfloftin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer 960 Seqential Controller availability
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Behringer 960 Seqential Controller availability

oblis wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:28 pm
Don’t know why...but Sweetwater told me they expect them in February
Cool, I hope that is right.
by jfloftin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer 960 Seqential Controller availability
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Behringer 960 Seqential Controller availability

Does anyone know why it is taking so long for these modules to be in stock at synth dealers? I have been waiting 4 months for mine. Any thoughts?
by jfloftin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148842

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

I won't comment on what I think you are but be sure I have a strong opinion. :mrgreen: There are plenty of similar articles on the web indeed, there are even idiophile forums where people discuss such matters only, you'd feel better there. Yeah, @papz, he's trolling you for sure. So @Portabella, le...
by jfloftin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: BEMI labeled modules
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: BEMI labeled modules

Hey, somebody post a picture of a BEMI module, I've never seen one.
by jfloftin
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148842

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Once again : there's no difference in sound between carbon and metal film resistors except in the imagination of some. :razz: My guess is one type or another can be used, according to the customer's preference. This! Also, the accuracy of the resistors would make the preset settings on the boards s...
by jfloftin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148842

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

A decade... that is quite simply insane. There's every chance i'll be dead by then lol. I plan on getting one before I die though, even if it is an older fully serviced model. Thanks for the reply and have fun with yours mate. I have sympathy for what you are saying above. It may seem insane but as...
by jfloftin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1280
Views: 148842

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

What is the current waiting time? I got on the VCS3 list in 2012. I was #129. This past spring upon possibly getting a Spartanite case, I switched to the Synthi 'A' list. I was #15 on that list in May. This month, Robin informed me I am #10 on the Synthi list now. I did not get the Spartanite case ...
by jfloftin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS KS. Unobtanium?
Replies: 48
Views: 3080

Re: EMS KS. Unobtanium?

Made any progress shoegazer86?! This is a great question. I just don't think this is going to go anywhere. But, hope springs eternal... (I am not blaming shoegazer86 at all BTW). Derek Revell's clone sells for £2000! But it is a straight clone. If someone would just redesign it with new available c...
by jfloftin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 448
Views: 72119

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

Robin sent me this photo from may 2020: IMG_3518.jpg This is exactly what I was asking for. Thanks for the post! It looks like a very nice machine too! Tell us about the modifications. It's not mine so I can't tell how much mods this particularly one have, Robin send this photo for reference. For y...
by jfloftin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 448
Views: 72119

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

strettara wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:56 am
digitana_electronics wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Well the Synthi A's have started shipping. These are photos were kindly sent to me by someone who has been on the waiting list since 1998. He received it a few days ago..
You gotta laugh.
Not sure what your point is here...
by jfloftin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 448
Views: 72119

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

vassili wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:50 am
Robin sent me this photo from may 2020:

IMG_3518.jpg
This is exactly what I was asking for. Thanks for the post! It looks like a very nice machine too! Tell us about the modifications.

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