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by Whelm
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Barton mbc017 2lfosh
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Barton mbc017 2lfosh

I feel like SynthCube fucked up these panels. Not only are the LED holes too big, but I had to use washers on all the jacks as those holes were drilled too large for hex nuts.

Lovely module though, and otherwise I quite like the panel design.
by Whelm
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Recommended high quality eurorack DIY brands
Replies: 24
Views: 656

Re: Recommended high quality eurorack DIY brands

Manhattan Analog has yet to be mentioned. I also quite enjoy Fonitronik.
by Whelm
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Utility modules that make you happy?
Replies: 92
Views: 3739

Re: Utility modules that make you happy?

Manhattan Analog CVP! Truly a work of genius. I never don't use one.
by Whelm
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Blue Lantern knobs?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Blue Lantern knobs?

lovemyswitches sells smaller versions of those big knobs. They used to call them robot trash cans but now call them omnibot. Don't know where to find big ones like that, though.
by Whelm
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Solution to clogged hole with solder
Replies: 24
Views: 501

Re: Solution to clogged hole with solder

I have one of those jewelers drills and I've never thought to use it for this purpose. How clever.
by Whelm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: erica synths knobs
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: erica synths knobs

15mm MXR: https://lovemyswitches.com/clearance-mini-mxr-style-knob-no-skirt-15mm-od/ 19mm: https://lovemyswitches.com/big-boy-mxr-style-knob-no-skirt-19mm-od/ Those the ones? EDIT: those little ones seem to be mostly sold out clearance model, there is also these: https://lovemyswitches.com/mini-mxr-...
by Whelm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Alternatives to Rings in 2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3423

Re: Alternatives to Rings in 2020

I love Rings and the Rings sound. I never get tired of it. However, I have heard really boring (ambient) music with Rings as the main sound source. So, to me Rings is exciting but boring music isn't. ;) Here is the first track I ever made using Rings. It's just Rings modulated by Maths. Drumbrute d...
by Whelm
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1857
Views: 91990

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Morality is as subjective as don't do to other as you wouldn't want done to you. If there's a possibility that our actions are immoral, we should entertain the possibility and do our homework or admit to ourselves that we're immoral people and not pretend otherwise. You got it wrong ... it's "do un...
by Whelm
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1857
Views: 91990

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Morality is completely and absolutely subjective. It is, in fact, based entirely on our own responses. Human beings (well, most of us, anyway) have an innate sense of moral empathy -- you might think of it as the conscience, but that is an oversimplification. Consider this: you get up to pee in the...
by Whelm
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: When are you gonna make REAL music? .. AND GET A DANGED HAIRCUT!!
Replies: 96
Views: 2705

Re: When are you gonna make REAL music? .. AND GET A DANGED HAIRCUT!!

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/whats-the-point-if-we-cant-have-fun Ethologists have boxed themselves into a world where to be scientific means to offer an explanation of behavior in rational terms—which in turn means describing an animal as if it were a calculating economic actor trying to maximize ...
by Whelm
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Knob recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Knob recommendations?

If you buy knobs with set screws, you're better off with 1/4" (6.35mm) smooth shafts. T18 are harder to find nice knobs for. Without a thin sleeve, setscrew knobs won't run concentrically on a T18. Maybe I'm an insensitive trainwreck but I've never really noticed a problem using 1/4" knobs on T18 p...
by Whelm
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs
Replies: 145
Views: 14466

Re: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs

It is a problem for anyone who would like to approach this as a business proposition and make Bernie a financial offer. Think of the effort involved in trying to get a signed permission from each person who contributed work at anytime during the first decade or two of publication. Are you willing t...
by Whelm
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs
Replies: 145
Views: 14466

Re: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs

Such an interesting conundrum. All the people that want it can't get it because no one wants it. It can't be sold because it has no market value, but it can't be given away because it costs $120K. It can't be digitized because no one will do the work, and no one can do the work because no one has pe...
by Whelm
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Ideal 1u placement?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Ideal 1u placement?

Hey welcome to the forum. My homemade case is 10U, and contrary to doj88 I am very happy to have included the 1U. Especially now that NonlinearCircuits offers 1U modules. It's also very nice for things like mults, attenuators, and suchlike. Be aware that we are blessed in Euro with two competing 1U ...
by Whelm
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Knob recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Knob recommendations?

Aesthetics is 80% of knob choice. It's easy to find knobs that fit both knurled and smooth shafts! I my experience, any knob that fits a smooth shaft will also fit a knurled shaft. There are knobs that will only fit split knurled shafts, though. The split knurled shafts are called T18. For smooth or...
by Whelm
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Are Powered Cases Too Expensive?
Replies: 121
Views: 3273

Re: Are Powered Cases Too Expensive?

Generally, yes, I think cases are expensive. If you're halfway handy with woodworking, it will be cheaper to build your own and buy a decent power supply. Hell, for the amount that some cases cost, you can buy some pretty exotic wood and make a really cool looking case. I have no idea how much a no...
by Whelm
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Are Powered Cases Too Expensive?
Replies: 121
Views: 3273

Re: Are Powered Cases Too Expensive?

Much of the cost of a case, whether you build it yourself or buy one, is the power supply. The PSU is an integral part of the synthesizer and are, I believe, considerably more complex in their design than, say, the power supply in an amplifier. Next is the materials. If you're talking about wood cas...
by Whelm
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [AVAILABLE] RYO Penta DIY
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: [AVAILABLE] RYO Penta DIY

Yay this is good news. I love my RYOs, it was sad to see them go. Synthcube yous are an asset.
by Whelm
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: economically friendly analog VCO DIY solution
Replies: 33
Views: 1008

Re: economically friendly analog VCO DIY solution

I realize this is a shocking concept to many people on MuffWiggler, but money actually is an object for some people. I haven't done a price comparison on VCOs but I would say that one way to save money in DIY is source your own parts and to get parts from Tayda. The quality of the pots and switches ...
by Whelm
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Help with "Semi modular" DIY Drum Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: Help with "Semi modular" DIY Drum Machine

I'm building something very similar right now, but with an Electric Druid TapLFO chip clocking the CD4017 instead of a 555 and it's not modular. I barely have any idea what I'm doing so I can't offer advice but we're in the same boat. I plagiarized the LED section from the MFOS 10-step sequencer usi...
by Whelm
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 4MS RCD issue
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: 4MS RCD issue

I'll PM you the schematic they sent me when I was trouble shooting mine.

Using the schematic I'd check the IC pins to see if they are sending and receiving the proper voltages.
by Whelm
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Cd4017 Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Cd4017 Clock

Rad thanks friends! Predictably I had tried tying Reset to ground and amplifying the clock to 15V but I had not tried both simultaneously. Thanks for the tip about the phasing of the transistor amplification stage too, that would have caused confusion eventually surely. Just for my own education, c...
by Whelm
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Cd4017 Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Cd4017 Clock

Rad thanks friends! Predictably I had tried tying Reset to ground and amplifying the clock to 15V but I had not tried both simultaneously. Thanks for the tip about the phasing of the transistor amplification stage too, that would have caused confusion eventually surely. Just for my own education, ca...
by Whelm
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Cd4017 Clock
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Cd4017 Clock

Hio. I'm working on my first breadboarding project, and I'm running into what seems to me a strange problem. I'm working on a very simple CD4017 trigger sequencer clocked by an Electric Druid TapLFO. I haven't gotten past the point of trying to get the thing to drive an LED because I can't get the 4...

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