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by GrantB
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Studio Chair/Stool recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 415

Re: Studio Chair/Stool recommendation

KSS wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:27 pm
There's a company making inline skate wheel replacement casters which also go a long ways to improve any rolling chair's ease of movement and silence.
Don't remember the name right now, saw it on PBS show Startup!
My Mirra 2 came with these, they're awesome.
by GrantB
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: I just died laughing when I found this
Replies: 50
Views: 2149

Re: I just died laughing when I found this

https://m.thomann.de/ie/lefima_tamburin_4091e.htm?o=0&search=1613484668 Yeah, no. I'm not a specialist in tambourine, but there's a big difference between clearly overpriced "audiophile" cables and costly instruments. Agreed, although in the case of this tambourine I have to think that a boutique b...
by GrantB
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Colour Duo thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Colour Duo thoughts

Thanks for this. This is what I needed. How much cheaper was it to diy 500 series modules? Well a 512c is $850 and the equivalent CAPI VP312DI plus a DOA kit and Hi-Z kit will be about $320. A 560 eq is almost $900 while a LC-25 or 40 will be $370ish. You can get CAPI stuff from a builder for about...
by GrantB
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Colour Duo thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Colour Duo thoughts

An API preamp is a completely different thing than the transformerless preamps in the colour unit, particularly in terms of parts cost. I built a bunch of 500 DIY (17 modules) last year and of course I considered DIYre colour but I just didn't see the value. 1. For the price of a loaded colour modul...
by GrantB
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Ensoniq Lovers Unite
Replies: 195
Views: 3755

Re: Ensoniq Lovers Unite

In this case, the musical value overweights the monetary value. So I might just keep it and sell something else. keep it :cloud: it covers ground the rev 4 doesn’t Yep. P10 displaced my SQ80 on the keyboard stand, but I couldn't get rid of it. Such a unique synth. Still have my DP2 as well. I got i...
by GrantB
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Project PRO2021 - A Pro-One keyboard synth
Replies: 1282
Views: 78215

Re: Project PRO2021 - A Pro-One keyboard synth

Anybody have a spare CPU or TurboCPU to fix an original Pro One?
by GrantB
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 173
Views: 6458

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

3 drums from Manito Percussion, absolutely enchanting works of art that sound amazing.

Prophet 10 r4, it sparks joy.

Sennheiser MD441, bunch of DIY 500 series discrete transformer stuff, Zulu tape emulator.
by GrantB
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 161
Views: 6566

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

Another famous Neotek user is Electrical Audio/Steve Albini: https://youtu.be/cwktqzJntDM couple relevant parts: "These are Neotek boards and they're transformerless and they're sort of known to be quiet and low distortion. Their idea is to be as transparent as possible." Now these guys use a lot of...
by GrantB
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Mutton biphase ii still in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Mutton biphase ii still in stock

everydaycurry wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:56 pm
Bummed that my Bi-Phase II outputs an audible click in time with Phasor A - passable with the rate under ~10 o'clock but too much otherwise. Guess it's going back if I can get them to return an e-mail.
Exact same situation here, waiting to hear back.
by GrantB
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Prophet 5 is back....
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Prophet 5 is back....

There was another thread here that kind of petered out, guess not many wigglers got them. I ended up getting the 10 voice and I love it!
by GrantB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Ciat-Lonbarde
Topic: Plumbutter 2
Replies: 626
Views: 76628

Re: Plumbutter 2

Does it ? I don’t understand one bit ! You look at picture and try referencing the number and colour code then have to scroll down to try and figure out . I don’t understand why for all the money you pay why they can’t just put in with it . . Is there a master volume ? I haven’t a clue how it works...
by GrantB
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 500 Series: Compressors and EQ’s for Electronic Music Production
Replies: 74
Views: 1940

Re: 500 Series: Compressors and EQ’s for Electronic Music Production

indeed, my CAPI 11-space rack is now effectively full & I see that as a natural limit to exploration. Easy to fill when taking things in pairs for stereo. Haha yes, except then I built two of them :doh: If DIYing I highly recommend the Analog Allstars EQP1s solid state pultecs for electronic music.
by GrantB
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential OB6 and P6 get MPE and P5/10 style 'vintage' function
Replies: 40
Views: 1809

Re: Sequential OB6 and P6 get MPE and P5/10 style 'vintage' function

Wonder if they will provide it for the pro-3 as well, no reason why not though I guess less clamour for it in mono The effect isn't very dynamic. On the P10 the voice allocation always tries to keep the same voice playing the same note, so it is particularly evident that the vintage knob just makes...
by GrantB
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential OB6 and P6 get MPE and P5/10 style 'vintage' function
Replies: 40
Views: 1809

Re: Sequential OB6 and P6 get MPE and P5/10 style 'vintage' function

From the Rev 4 manual: "Thus, turning the vintage knob from 4 to 1 adds progressively more randomness to the behavior of the individual VCOs, filters, envelopes, and amplifiers." So instead of just tuning slop, it works on the whole sound engine. Envelope parameters go wonky, filters are different, ...
by GrantB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1898

Re: Modern Cassette Recorders

Also, talking about "misplaced borrowed nostalgia" (nice one..). I, for one, grew up with tapes and vinyl. So you might call it nostalgia, but I just remember how I liked them (and actually, I've never completely stopped listening to them..). Thank you, this internet presumption bugs the crap out o...
by GrantB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1898

Re: Modern Cassette Recorders

Also, talking about "misplaced borrowed nostalgia" (nice one..). I, for one, grew up with tapes and vinyl. So you might call it nostalgia, but I just remember how I liked them (and actually, I've never completely stopped listening to them..). Thank you, this internet presumption bugs the crap out o...
by GrantB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1898

Re: Modern Cassette Recorders

HenryBurlingame wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:57 pm
on ebay for over $1000?! You have to be kidding me what is going on?
Cassette has a huge cult following, and exactly 0 companies make good decks anymore. Check out tapeheads.net, the muffwiggler of tape.
by GrantB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1898

Re: Modern Cassette Recorders

HenryBurlingame wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:31 am
When I mentioned records apparently being toxic I was just thinking about this video I remember seeing a while ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ2czFuIYmQ
FWIW, that guy does not know how to science. He does know how to make a living by making you click on a video.
by GrantB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Mutton biphase ii still in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Mutton biphase ii still in stock

Also, the title of this thread makes me want a t shirt that says Mu-Tton with the tuning fork logo turned into a sheep head.
by GrantB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Mutton biphase ii still in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Mutton biphase ii still in stock

A set of PCBs I got from DeadEndFX last year is CV instead of Expression, too. (They had both versions at the time, as I recall). Looks like the Lola CV version is for the same spec as the original Mu Tron pedal which is 0-10V. More info here: https://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=140...
by GrantB
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Mutton biphase ii still in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Mutton biphase ii still in stock

IIRC, these are basically just Pi-Phases rebranded as Bi-Phases, with Pi-Phases having been the one good Bi-Phase clone before the Pi-Phase guy quit making them. Further, the PCBs available from the guys at DeadendFX are also clones of the Pi-Phase, so you can always build an equivalent Pi/Bi-Phase...
by GrantB
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Mutton biphase ii still in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Mutton biphase ii still in stock

Welp, yolo right into 2021 I guess
by GrantB
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: (Video) Starlight in Their Eyes (Serge)
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: (Video) Starlight in Their Eyes (Serge)

I dig the harmonious vibe

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