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by oldgearguy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Favourite Delay Units
Replies: 69
Views: 2694

Re: Favourite Delay Units

Publison DHM 89 B2 -- delay and pitch shifter. You can do all kinds of crazy things with it and it sounds amazing. Capture/sample a chunk, reverse it, change start/end points. The delay can get very short to give a great sounding flanger as well. Lexicon Prime Time II -- I guess I'm one of the few t...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Ways to create random gates
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Ways to create random gates

daphnid wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Looks interesting but don't have room for it, and not wild about the Haight Ashbury headshop graphics.
Yeah, I have the subdued MU black version; not a fan if the crazy graphics either.
by oldgearguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Ways to create random gates
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Ways to create random gates

What about something like the SSL V-Gates module? Use an LFO/VCO with variable pulse width to clock it.
by oldgearguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?
Replies: 28
Views: 330

Re: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?

josaka wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:16 pm
always on about these.. best bang for buck
https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/cv-ocd/
Great units. I have two. Solid, very low latency, very flexible configuration.
by oldgearguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?
Replies: 28
Views: 330

Re: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?

Well thar it blows... Now I just need an appropriate MIDI-CV interface. It turns out that the Frostwave Quad needs 4 independent MIDI channels for each of the 4 outputs. Not really idea for poly duties. Kind of bizarre that they didn't including a single channel poly mode. IMG_6034.JPG Looks great....
by oldgearguy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?
Replies: 28
Views: 330

Re: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?

Agree about not trying to match settings exactly. Where I ran into issues was modifying patches. Like if I wanted a lot slower attack, or tweaking the filter mode to find that sweet spot above LPF but below full notch. Again, nothing show stopping, but after a while it got tedious with 8 voices. Jus...
by oldgearguy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?
Replies: 28
Views: 330

Re: Building an Oakley ASV 4-Voice: accessory module suggestions?

One thing I ran into a lot back in the day when I owned an Oberheim 8 voice was the constant adjusting of voice parameters x 8. The filter resonance/ cutoff and mode wasn't so bad, but adjusting envelope times were painful. I don't know if the Oakley has any way to gang up cv control for various par...
by oldgearguy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Corsynth DR-03
Replies: 20
Views: 563

Re: Corsynth DR-03

In general modular doesn't make sense if you think about the money . For the same amount of money that you will expend in just 3 vcos you could buy a polysynth :tu: The way I look at it is - Can I create something similar with a bunch of modules? - yes Will I have even more control over the result?...
by oldgearguy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Corsynth DR-03
Replies: 20
Views: 563

Re: Corsynth DR-03

600 odd pounds is too rich for me as good as it sounds.. maybe a 3 module deal..? (not for me.. :) got 20+ drum machines already ! and no space ! ) I thought Pablo said a bit more than the DR-02....that would be over twice the price. Where did you come up with that number? Total price for all 3 mod...
by oldgearguy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Poly from Black Corporation: (edit) KIJIMI !
Replies: 216
Views: 25508

Re: New Poly from Black Corporation: (edit) KIJIMI !

Thanks! Seems like MPE mode is borked in this firmware :( Getting voice freezing. But wow the individual LFOs per modulation destination are amazing. I get voice freezing when the controller and the Kijimi are not both set to the same thing (MPE mode, PolyAT, etc). the mismatch causes all kinds of ...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Rack Rash
Replies: 70
Views: 1284

Re: Rack Rash

(5U system here) -- I got tired of playing Plinko with washers every time I had to move a module around, so I picked up a few bags of nylon screws. In the US McMaster-Carr has the right size black machine screws for my metal cases (dotCom Box11's). Yes, you can more easily strip the screws, but on t...
by oldgearguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 38
Views: 755

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

My opinion is that if the converters are the weakest link in your audio chain, then upgrading will make a noticeable difference. For most of us (myself included), there are probably a lot more factors contributing to the final sound that overwhelm the differences between any modern decent quality co...
by oldgearguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New Moon 508 Filter Bank + 530 Delay
Replies: 43
Views: 2363

Re: New Moon 508 Filter Bank + 530 Delay

Been playing with the delay for about a day now. Very fun and very interesting implementation. The delay (even in tape mode) is still fairly modern and clean sounding; you'll never mistake it for a Space Echo or BBD delay and the cv mod amount pots are hard to zero out (quicker to just pull the jack...
by oldgearguy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What do you think of ROLI Rise 49?
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: What do you think of ROLI Rise 49?

I had a Linnstrument and then Rise 49, but both of them were too far removed from what I was used to playing, so I ended up selling the Roli and buying a Hydrasynth keyboard. Downside is only 4 octaves, but in addition to the poly aftertouch and MPE, it has a really nice ribbon as well as the standa...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: The DotCom Q960 sequencer "package" .. some questions.
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: The DotCom Q960 sequencer "package" .. some questions.

If you're willing to think outside the cabinet, the Koma Komplex offers a lot of cv control (and MIDI) for a decent price. Personally, I mostly don't like taking up panel space with stuff that is better/more full featured standalone, but that's just me (and of course the exception to the rule is the...
by oldgearguy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs

I've had the need to work on a few Moon modules over the past couple months. A small flat blade screwdriver, 3 different size nut drivers, and either a hex key set or Pozi-driver screwdriver (if there's multiple boards) are all you need to get the module apart. Yes - having to lift up pots to get to...
by oldgearguy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Sending CV's to specific stages of an ADSR
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: Sending CV's to specific stages an ADSR

I love cv over release time. Having a sequence running with mostly short release times then pushing one or two notes out with a longer release really works for me.

Even slight variations on attack and decay for percussive lines adds a lot of interest without being distracting
by oldgearguy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Looking for extreme minimalism
Replies: 82
Views: 2416

Re: Looking for extreme minimalism

How about Nurse With Wound?


or Coil's Time Machines?
by oldgearguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 52
Views: 1431

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

One of the reasons I quickly got out of Eurorack (and also sold off my Boomstars) is that cramped dontrols don't work well when you fingers/hands are large. 5U is a better match for the most part. Sometimes there's still a tendency to jam a lot of functionality into a 1U module when 2U would have ma...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs

I can't say I have ever thought about it. When I make my own modules I try to make it panel mount since I find wires a royal pain. However, when it comes to dotcom modules, and specifically their 1U modules, like the Q109 envelope and others I do have an issue with the wire connectors. The MTA-100 ...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs

@oldgearguy -and anyone else following Can the case be made that if quality parts are chosen by the maker and panel re-design or mods are off the table, that the panel PCB types will be less likely to fail in the first place? And so your ultimate repairing-to-patching ratio improves too? I could go...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: Dotcom Panel wiring vs. Panel PCBs

Back when I owned a few pinball machines and was repairing old Oberheim polysynths, Molex connectors were the bane of my existence. Most people don't realize that those type of connectors are rated for very few connect/disconnect cycles (the ones commonly used in pinball machines were rated for 22 c...
by oldgearguy
Sun May 31, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: alternative to the Seaboard Rise 49
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: alternative to the Seaboard Rise 49

FWIW, I replaced my Roli Rise 49 with a Hydrasynth keyboard. I felt the key action was more natural to what I was used to, it generates MPE, has wheels and a ribbon in addition to the keyboard. Oh, and as a bonus, it has a built-in synth engine and arpeggiator and no computer necessary.
by oldgearguy
Thu May 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Higher end/vintage small mixers
Replies: 90
Views: 2411

Re: Higher end/vintage small mixers

I ended up buying a Toft ATB24, but the 16 might better fit your needs. I went from an old Allen & Heath System 8 to a restored Trident Series 70. That was an amazing sounding board, but at 7' long and a few hundred pounds to move, it became impractical. The Toft is a step down in pure sonics from t...
by oldgearguy
Thu May 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: De soldering irons
Replies: 28
Views: 600

Re: De soldering irons

I picked up something like this: https://www.newark.com/tenma/72-6340/desoldering-station-50w-120vac/dp/67C2187?st=72-6340 years ago at a hamfest (remember those?) for cheap and it's lasted many many years. You do have clean the tip and barrel from time to time, but I use a paperclip straightened ou...

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