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by tvh
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: PreenFM2 from diysynth
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: PreenFM2 from diysynth

I did the kit from Van Daal and I gotta say the OLED and metal case is worth it. Though you have to put it together yourself.
by tvh
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

Latest update - I did replace the pot, at first it was fixed (and I posted my excitement here) but then quickly turned to crap. It would cut in and out depending on how hard I cranked the resonance pot, and to me that signaled there was something making momentary on/off contact somewhere. I had some...
by tvh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Deckard's Dream MK2
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Deckard's Dream MK2

Says kits are available for the DD and the Kijimi. https://black-corporation.com/ I'm going to guess this will be SMD diy if the same form factor as the pre-built. Always tempted, however I've returned gear because I simply can't read the screens..and these look to use the smallest font I've ever se...
by tvh
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

Quick update on this - I did just replace the resonance pot and it seemed to make a difference. Sounds even better now! Thanks for the suggestion Tony and Paradigm :sb:

Tomorrow I'm getting a TD-3 so I'm looking forward to comparing them regardless.
by tvh
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

Interesting, I didn't think the pots wear out so much. From using it so much? Or the dual gang nature you think just more prone to defects?

I don't have a spare pot for this one, but I'll be sure to grab an extra (or two) next time I send Mouser some money.
by tvh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

I did measure it in place. I figured it wouldn't have been that simple, that would have been too easy. I'm planning on picking up one of the new TD-3's anyway since I want to try having a double 303 sound so I'll just relegate this to the more bass-heavy parts since the squeal is mostly gone when yo...
by tvh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

Actually question on the Freq pot - I notice when I measure the two outer pins I only get 25K, whereas on the resonance I measure 50K. I replaced the Freq pot thinking maybe something was off with it but the new one is measuring 25K also. Is that by design? I know there's CC control over the freq po...
by tvh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

Maybe it was just the added volume with the accent bringing out the resonance more. I'll see if I can make a recording at some point.

Thanks -Tom
by tvh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

Thank you for the assistance on this. Sadly, no luck. Getting 5.3V. I replaced Q26 and Q29 with new 550s and same as before. I did mess with the modwheel with my keystep hooked up and that is behaving as expected. A cool feature that I never really used much, will have to explore it further on the s...
by tvh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

No luck. I tried pressing everywhere and wiggling all the components. I don't hear any difference or see any loose connections. It's like it's missing the classic squeal and I only hear it a little on accent notes. It used to be very pronounced. Could it be component failure somewhere? I usually dri...
by tvh
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

Ok thanks Tony I'll give that a shot.
by tvh
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit
Replies: 16
Views: 721

TM3030 issue - sound cuts out after a bit

This one is a weird one since if I didn't know this TM3030 better I might think it's fine - I recently finished a midiphy seqv4+ and the first synth I hooked up was the TM3030. It was banging at first. Then, tonight the sound cuts out - not really cut out but sounds like the resonance is cut in half...
by tvh
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Incoming Project: Output and Multiple for 5U
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Incoming Project: Output and Multiple for 5U

Thanks Tony for the info. I guess I was a bit late to the MOTM party but I do like the format/spacing. I started a few eurorack modules awhile back and I still can't believe how tiny these are in person. We're a bit spoiled I guess.
by tvh
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Incoming Project: Output and Multiple for 5U
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

Re: Incoming Project: Output and Multiple for 5U

Happy holiday season, everyone. Tony - question on the multiples/output module - I've been using the classic VCA as my output->mixer (a soundcraft FX16ii), but that is an unbalanced connection if I'm not mistaken. Would a use case be classic vca-->new output module-->mixer? Does the module just atte...
by tvh
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: 5U TM3030 output volume.
Replies: 3
Views: 462

My standalone TM3030 is pretty quiet, so I agree it's probably par for the course. I run it through a Metal End distortion pedal which increases the output substantially and really makes it scream. I'm not sure I'd build another though because I was hitting analysis paralysis with deciding what part...
by tvh
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: New project: Dual VCO for Eurorack
Replies: 9
Views: 698

I got a set of those with the interchangeable lenses from Amazon and they replaced my reading glasses when soldering. The little light is very useful.
by tvh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 243
Views: 22278

digitalganesha wrote: One thing is certain - I will NOT be utilizing the polyphonic aftertouch to play anything from Blade Runner.
They actually already covered that on their soundcloud lol. https://soundcloud.com/ashunsoundmachin ... lling-demo
by tvh
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 243
Views: 22278

Perhaps they are just going for quality over quantity (8 voice limit) for hydrasynth because it sounds incredible.

I had an SH-01 at one point, that had 64-note polyphony and I thought it sounded terrible. I can't believe they are still selling them for over $600 new. :hihi:
by tvh
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 243
Views: 22278

The sweetwater vids convinced me of the potential of this synth. The ribbon controller + poly AT = finally see what all the CS80 hub-bub is about :hihi:
by tvh
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Pathetic state of the 5U market
Replies: 111
Views: 7072

One alternative could be to pick up a Neutron if you don't want to go full euro or like guitar pedal formats. It's got a nice delay with CV control over time. Bonus it's also got a ton of other useful utilities available.

I believe it's on sale for like 200$USD now on sweetwater.
by tvh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland new products launch yawn!!
Replies: 180
Views: 11393

I'm so glad they ditched the ribbons on the JU-06A, it's such wasted space on my jp-08..like 20% of the whole panel.
by tvh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Got a COTA that doesn't self oscillate at low frequencies?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Haven't built my COTA module yet but thanks for the heads up - will be sure to keep it in mind when I do!
by tvh
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Macro Oscillator in 5U (THT based on "Plaits")
Replies: 75
Views: 6076

This looks awesome! I wish I didn't have such a huge DIY backlog :eek:
by tvh
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Baby oakley completed - photo
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Wow nice build! Looks sharp and I bet it sounds fantastic :bananaguitar:
by tvh
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Ebow Love!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 8732

I recently picked up an ebow and having some issues...does this work with active pickups in peoples' experiences? I know there's a learning curve but it's either zero volume or screaming loud...can't seem to get that middle ground.

Wondering if it's "easier" to play with passive pickups?

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