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by snufkin
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CGS514
Replies: 52
Views: 2397

Re: CGS514

Such a shame to see a backwards step like this, I don't do DIY if the schematic isn't available as quite simply it's difficult to adapt or trouble shoot a circuit without one. Synth DIY isn't a passive consumer activity it's an active participatory culture, or it used to be...
by snufkin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: Vector Hack 2020 and videos from all the 2018 talks!
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Vector Hack 2020 and videos from all the 2018 talks!

Hi guys cross posting it here for those who might be interested We have an announcement to make! We were holding off until we had a more concrete line-up to share, but due to unprecedented events we feel it would be better to inform you now that we have been working quietly on the second edition of ...
by snufkin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Digisound 80 refurbishment
Replies: 98
Views: 20822

Re: Digisound 80 refurbishment

Hi micromusic, I am not sure how much this will help as I am only part way through the build of the voice card. Simon Bailey one of the original designers sold me his last board and panel, I have made up some brackets, filled in the remaining physical components on the panel and a friend is trading ...
by snufkin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Matin Hannett’s DIY Modular Synth
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Matin Hannett’s DIY Modular Synth

it's a PE Minisonic was published as a DIY article and a kit of parts

that one looks mostly scratch built
by snufkin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moogerfooger Prices...WTF
Replies: 87
Views: 7905

you can still score these for cheap if you wait around, there were allot made during there time and they are not everyones cup of tea.
by snufkin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 304
Views: 30454

It's quite refreshing to see a synth that doesn't pretend to be a re-issue and has it's own thing going on.

Nothing ground braking but true instrument design.

A great edition to the world of synths for sure.
by snufkin
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 100 Series is officially back!
Replies: 68
Views: 8625

can't wait to buy a cover album of silver apples of the moon released on really thin vinyl! :hihi:
by snufkin
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Blacet schematics
Replies: 34
Views: 2221

I think the through hole designs with flying wires were better for old school DIYers who wanted to build in their own format or modifications. Not really bothered by SMT. I hope Blacet continues in some sort of official form that respects his wishes and relatives. He has contributed some great desig...
by snufkin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Digisound 80 refurbishment
Replies: 98
Views: 20822

I have the 80-6A low-pass and the 80-7A SVF. My SVF is still out of action waiting for the switch to get cleaned up, but I remember the 4-pole LPF mode sounding the same as the 80-6A to my ears. I used to have them patched on two voices and they sounded comparable to me. I never liked the 2-pole mo...
by snufkin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Digisound 80 refurbishment
Replies: 98
Views: 20822

Anyone have info on what font was used originally? I was thinking of just going with the FPD files on digidound80.co.uk, but might consider trying to make them look closer to the originals. And finally, what sort of right-angle PCB standoffs were used on the originals? I've never seen any quite lik...
by snufkin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Digisound 80 refurbishment
Replies: 98
Views: 20822

2) does any one have case measurements or advice, I am thinking of doing a 2 rows of six in a simple square cabinet does that sound sensible? FWIW, I had 12 modules in a pair of cases for a while and I tried both side-by-side (12x1) and one on top of the other (6x2). I found 12x1 worked much better...
by snufkin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Digisound 80 refurbishment
Replies: 98
Views: 20822

Nerdware, I have three original panels here all from different sources and they look the same as the one pictured (and all consistent) however one has the surface delaminating very slightly (and it's not paper and has the same look and feel as the others) which makes me think that at least some of t...
by snufkin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Digisound 80 refurbishment
Replies: 98
Views: 20822

Hey guys I am building up some original digisound panels at the moment and I also have a few PCBs without front panels. I have a some questions. 1) The original panels look like thin steel with a plastic sticker on the front, anyone know a comparable technique for producing front panels around the s...
by snufkin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: (UK) Show me the ways of the Video Synthesis Warrior...
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: (UK) Show me the ways of the Video Synthesis Warrior...

Hi all, I've been delving into the world of video synthesis and i'm totally blown away. The LZX modules look just fantastic, and I think i'm convinced to start investing. I was wondering whether there were any UK members who live in the North (around Leeds?) that are into video synthesis and if so,...
by snufkin
Wed May 08, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer CS-80 Clone Renderings
Replies: 98
Views: 8088

buy Bs synths and your funding a rip off shop full of un happy unfulfilled people, not an RnD house with stressed creative people simple as. ;) ... and I don't care. Behringer makes a number of highly useful pieces of gear that is affordable for multitudes of people, including myself and my wife an...
by snufkin
Tue May 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Old/Prototype/DIY Serge Panels?
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

very cool!
by snufkin
Tue May 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer CS-80 Clone Renderings
Replies: 98
Views: 8088

buy Bs synths and your funding a rip off shop full of un happy unfulfilled people, not an RnD house with stressed creative people simple as. ;)

Poly AT is amazing tho I do see how it might over come some peoples distaste
by snufkin
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Arturia applies to trademark "Synthi" and releases
Replies: 94
Views: 18874

Basically Arturia are complete scum, I wouldn't touch their products after these two examples of predatory activity.
by snufkin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Mike has passed away.
Replies: 915
Views: 99296

very sad news

his contribution to modular and music communities should not be underestimated.
by snufkin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: BENJOLIN 4U
Replies: 73
Views: 9076

Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground... wasn't it basically an unlicensed copy :hmm: Is this one licensed somehow then? Yes, I got a lcence agreement to make it. Sorry if it was not clear. Many thanks for your feedback and interest! I keep you in t...
by snufkin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: good oscilloscope for vector rescanning?
Replies: 338
Views: 59783

I've got a Tektronix 620 monitor with removable graticule. Found this discussion when looking up what it might be good for. What video game consoles are used to generate interesting vectors to display? Hey there aren't many video game systems that output vector graphics (only very rare early system...
by snufkin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: BENJOLIN 4U
Replies: 73
Views: 9076

tIB wrote:Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground...
wasn't it basically an unlicensed copy :hmm:
by snufkin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 223e stored settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

to make it clearer, you can save a single state for every setting. Because the 223e can support up to 4 voices + extra stuff like the arp when controlling a module like the 208 which has less than 4 voices you can treat each channel on the 223e as a "preset" and just repatch the pitch, trigger, loca...
by snufkin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Thomas Lehn's Synthi was stolen. Please help.
Replies: 22
Views: 4225

this is awful, hope it's found
by snufkin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla and Doepfer Dark Time Q
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

get some chicklets from http://synovatron.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html he does little translator PCBs as well as custom work as far as I know

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