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by folpon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 221 clone?
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: Buchla 221 clone?

izmond wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:39 pm
@folpon, where did you find that?
Roman's instagram story.
by folpon
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 221 clone?
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: Buchla 221 clone?

necro bump for ???
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by folpon
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Ensoniq Lovers Unite
Replies: 199
Views: 4006

Re: Ensoniq Lovers Unite

digitalganesha wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:49 pm
Pardon my crudeness, but that's hot af.
by folpon
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: Noise musicians: How do you release your work?
Replies: 34
Views: 465

Re: Noise musicians: How do you release your work?

Bandcamp. Promote it if you want, make a run of 10 cassettes, give them away anyway, try to find a community where everyone listens to everyone elses music, do whatever. I'd also suggest aiming for the art scene (look up no-input music) rather than the noise scene. Unles you're into that. That's re...
by folpon
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

Listening to the before/after recording the next morning... I really prefer the response of this excelitas vactrol. It obviously sounds a lot better. I'm glad I swapped these in, even if one is louder now.
by folpon
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

These are unmatched excelitas non-matched excelitas.jpg If you use those for modulation you get this kind of result And if you use them for LPGs you get one that is louder unmatched mod.jpg And these are unmatched xvive... Very different character but they are much closer by default. non-matched Xv...
by folpon
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

Update: Swapped out the vactrols on both cards. The response of the LPG is definitely much faster, snappy. I like it. However now the mod osc is louder (at equivalent setting) than the main osc is. Unsure of cause of this, may troubleshoot it later, or just live with it as the mixer renders it not m...
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

papz wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:29 pm
Yes
Yes
Thank you again, sir.

And thank you to everyone who helped me here. You guys are what this forum so awesome.

I'll make the swap soon, and record some before and after audio of the LPG response.

Cheers, all. :goo:
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

PerkinsElmir = Excelitas = Vactec. Same company. Vactec era normally says "Vactec" Perkins datasheets still picture vactrols with Vactec stamping. They bought Vactec. Excelitas was spun off of PerkinElmer in 2010 (https://www.excelitas.com/photonics-heritage) Thank you very much. Interesting inform...
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

papz wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:10 pm
The Excelitas VTL5C3/2 are generally good and what I use for 208 LPGs, unlike the Xvive.
You should try these.

vactrol.jpg
Thanks, Papz. I'll try that. That blue line is a short, I assume.

And you recommend the same on Card 11?
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

Yes, those look like Perkins or Exelitas. The /2 ones you mentioned are dual versions. I found the Xvive ones (/2s) to have overly fast tails vs the old (proper) ones. Thank you kindly, sir. That's very helpful to know about the /2 as well. I guess I should use the non-/2 for the lpg so it is not o...
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

The numbers are batch reference or date code. This doesn't mean they are matched or within a certain tolerance. Why do you want to swap these in ? Are there specific vactrol-related issues to fix in your 208 ? I've built two or three 208r's over the last couple years, and have just noticed that my ...
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

papz wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:47 pm
These are Excelitas (or a very good copy).
Thank you, Papz. :) Your word I trust very much. Maybe I will try and swap these in! :)
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

Are they not PerkinElmer? Hmmmm.... I found this listing for PerkinElmer and the markings do look pretty similar: https://www.ebay.com/c/1131430437 Maybe you're right? Would that mean they'd be worth swapping into my LPG to see if they sound better? Also: Does anyone have any idea what the numbers ...
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

Xvive are visually different, image from SAmodular : Screenshot 2021-02-19 123908.png Thanks for the confirmation, Peake. I had figured they weren't Xvive, as they look different than the Xvives I used to build my 208r originally. Just still not sure what these might then actually be... :hmm:
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Re: Help Identify This Vactrol?

Update: Actually there are some different numbers here.

-Two of the vactrols read "VTL5C3 1209 PRC"
-One reads "VTL5C3/2 1113 PRC"
-One reads "VTL5C3/2 644 PRC"

Is the second number related to some kind of pre-measured response value?
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Help Identify This Vactrol?
Replies: 28
Views: 523

Help Identify This Vactrol?

Hey, guys. After reading the recent weedywhizz thread I remembered that I'd been planning to replace the Xvive vactrols on my 208r with Excelitas vactrols if I ever got the chance... And then I remembered something else: That I had a little package of vactrols that I bought some time in the past for...
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla format cases | cables | knobs | PCBs & panels
Replies: 75
Views: 6314

Re: Buchla format cases | cables | knobs | PCBs & panels

Alrighty, then. Guess it's time for me to replace those vactrols, considering I use my easel on just about every track I make, ha. :) Thanks, all.

Edit: Gorgeous new cases!!!!!!!!!!
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 7348

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

Tree Audio Branch 2. Best channel I've ever had. Everything sounds amazing through it. Especially bass. And vocals, wow. I'd fill up a whole sidecar with them and run everything in my studio through them if my creative process was worth that kind of money to me or anyone else. Anyway, though, Branch...
by folpon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla format cases | cables | knobs | PCBs & panels
Replies: 75
Views: 6314

Re: Buchla format cases | cables | knobs | PCBs & panels

weedywhizz wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:10 pm
Yes, send me a mail please
weedywhizz, is it worth it to replace xvives with excelitas in a 208 in your opinion? much better? thank you.
by folpon
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Recursive Machine Build Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 4312

Re: Recursive Machine Build Thread

Hm... I measure only 3v on the pads in my RM's power section. LED doesn't light. Can't see a bridge anywhere, I've double and triple checked all the components are where they should be. Time to troubleshoot... You ever figure this out? I'm having the same issue Reflowed the power section. Then I go...
by folpon
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Recursive Machine Build Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 4312

Re: Recursive Machine Build Thread

Hm... I measure only 3v on the pads in my RM's power section. LED doesn't light.

Can't see a bridge anywhere, I've double and triple checked all the components are where they should be. Time to troubleshoot...
by folpon
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Recursive Machine Build Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 4312

Re: Recursive Machine Build Thread

Just pulled this off my to-do pile this week. More or less finished with my voice board now. Waiting on pots to arrive from Synthcube, etc. :party:
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by folpon
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: rare modern synth wish list.
Replies: 52
Views: 3698

Re: rare modern synth wish list.

MacBeth Elements ...? Oberheim TVP ...?

I want too many monos... :(
by folpon
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: party poopers
Replies: 79
Views: 3100

Re: for trade (us): my korg arp 2600 for your ferrari or $10,000

Can I ask a serious question, though, to the people on this thread? I'm not sure how to phrase this but like... What does it "mean" that companies are reissuing high quality modern reproductions of classic synths, and yet even those modern reissues instantly skyrocket in value? The Korg 2600 was bei...

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