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by Jay F.
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Akai MPC CV cables?
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Akai MPC CV cables?

esmeets wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:36 am
Jay F. wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Try Thomann. For example https://m.thomann.de/fr/cordial_cfy_03_wyy.htm
Dont think these are the right ones. As far as I know they have to be stereo minijack -> 2x mono minijack
You're right. My bad. :doh: This is stéreo to 2xstéreo.
by Jay F.
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Akai MPC CV cables?
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Akai MPC CV cables?

by Jay F.
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Adapting Eurorack circuits as guitar pedals? (12v > 9v power, CV control, etc.)
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Adapting Eurorack circuits as guitar pedals? (12v > 9v power, CV control, etc.)

Hello, I'm also a bit confused about the need for the DC/DC converter. If you intend to implement that circuit as a eurorack module, you will not need the 12V to 9V conversion : it will run fine on -12V/+12V. I do understand the need to Eurorack >> Pedal +> Eurorack, which the SYINSI IO covers nicel...
by Jay F.
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Befaco Rampage build
Replies: 27
Views: 3188

Re: Befaco Rampage build

Hi, This is indeed not a kit for beginner. But with 7 builds under your belt, you are not a beginner anymore. You know how parts look like, you can follow instructions and you know how to solder. This is not a difficult kit. There are just more parts than the kits you made. So be patient, pay attent...
by Jay F.
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Any compact mixer like this, but not Behringer?
Replies: 19
Views: 1005

Re: Any compact mixer like this, but not Behringer?

Why not Behringer ?

Mackie 1202 VLZ4 might be what you are looking for.
Or the Yamaha MG12. The MG10 is smaller with only 3 stereo channel, but if you can live with 2 mono channels as a stereo channel, it might do the trick.

They are all a bit larger than what you are looking for though.
by Jay F.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Mixer module question. Two Inputs, One pot. Choices?
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Mixer module question. Two Inputs, One pot. Choices?

I also find crossfade more natural in the case of 2 signals / 1 pot. If you have room, I would advice to use the following : http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folders/panner.pdf I used it on my own Output module . Advantage : you have a consistent attenuation on both signals. Disadvantage : you have a l...
by Jay F.
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 39
Views: 4796

Re: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies

Hi, it's been three years since I started my modest blog. I took this opportunity for a small retrospective and a special track for the occasion. https://growyoursynth.blogspot.com/2020/07/three-years.html https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qc3s42ews3k/XxATh6ZYDJI/AAAAAAAABNY/D1HR5PRLUVwKzUo7moo_qQralZrendS...
by Jay F.
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: DIY or not DIY?
Replies: 36
Views: 1901

Re: DIY or not DIY?

1) Do you build any of your own stuff? Yes. I even blog about it . Total modules : 20 Built from scratch : 8 (1 being the adaptation of a kit). Built from kits : 6 DIY Panel over pre-soldered PCBA : 1 Commercial assembled : 5 1 DIY case using Doepfer DIY Eurorack kit. 2) Why? I simply find interesti...
by Jay F.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCA question feat. a bonus function generator question
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: VCA question feat. a bonus function generator question

I do agree with the others : a quad VCA is just fine for 84HP and a couple of sound source. It's what I have and I'm happy with it. Not every patch use the 4 VCA. But sometimes it happens. I like to use it as a mixer ang an output module as well. Regarding stages vs math, I'd say it's a question of ...
by Jay F.
Sat May 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 39
Views: 4796

Re: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies

Here are the two modules I made during May. I put some of your advice to some good use. I changed the way I attached the panels to the circuit. Thanks for that. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U4ucmjkcu5Q/Xq8AVnnsAtI/AAAAAAAABEU/AeCCFkn6QbQfBbQViKtLwL-h-cV0R6aawCLcBGAsYHQ/s400/SlewLimiter_finished.jpeg h...
by Jay F.
Fri May 29, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New Mutable Ripples
Replies: 69
Views: 5568

Re: New Mutable Ripples

This is a very nice update of a fine module.

I like the consistency of the small knob for the attenuverter regarding the rest of the MI line. The HP output is also very welcome.

I do have the original though. And I love it.
by Jay F.
Wed May 13, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!
Replies: 52
Views: 1889

Re: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!

Hello, trying to answer OP and get this thread on track, here is my modest small-ish, self-contained modular synth. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HXDcd7VD2Vc/XoCVm1CQAZI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/mRiZhY0P29kh-d-iZeRF30u7MB2WvqNoACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/CurrentState_of_Synth.jpeg Two VCOs, two VCF, four VCA (+ 3 if you count...
by Jay F.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: TR-808 vertically
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: TR-808 vertically

Interesting note - a few years ago one of my clients did some thermal measurements of various rack mount studio gear in various positions. They discovered that in every case, the gear ran significantly cooler when placed in any position other than the intended horizontal position. ... That's very i...
by Jay F.
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What are your favorire 90s rompler presets?
Replies: 29
Views: 1379

Re: What are your favorire 90s rompler presets?

I still don't know why, but I love my Korg X5D. Favorite presets are : Analog Pad, Real Shaku and the piano, in that order. All program mode, as I set-up my own user bank with a mix of preset A and B, plus some patches from the Web a long time ago (15 years ?). I fucked-up the combi bank in the proc...
by Jay F.
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
Replies: 39
Views: 4796

Re: Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies

Slowly, but surely. The next two module kits are from a local producer : Mammouth Machine I finally decided to replace the Doepfer DIY-based module with separate elements. First, because the quality of the electronics is not up to my (modest) expectations: the oscillator is quite poor and keeps detu...
by Jay F.
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 419
Views: 35351

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

This month, I finished two modules from Mammouth Machine, a small local producer. Mammouth_VCO_ADSR - small.jpg Oh, and I also took the opportunity to buy a fuzz pedal kit as well. :twisted: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MiFYlVXWnUk/XiTF5X3bnKI/AAAAAAAAA5I/JrJ1VejEcBAm4Q8b6oUe91KP4FSgNSBiwCLcBGAsYHQ/s6...
by Jay F.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Sad Photo
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: Sad Photo

It happened to me once with the same type of adapter for headphones.
I also had to rely on a set of pliers to remove it.
by Jay F.
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Mascots
Replies: 68
Views: 4506

Re: Modular Mascots

Hi,

not a modular mascot per se. But Bob, the Lego builder, often helps me for my synth DIY stuff.

He can't do much due to his little size. But he comes handy when it is time to clean the mess on the workbench.
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by Jay F.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MI Rings in non-ambient music?
Replies: 42
Views: 3800

Re: MI Rings in non-ambient music?

^^^ Excellent variety there by lisa. I like to use Rings with Random Generators, step sequencers to create more percussive control and slow building LFO's to add some variety to it's cv inputs. Feeding it some different noise types and placing VCA's before the Ins and Outs gets a lot of non-ambient...
by Jay F.
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8512

Re: Open source being used commercially

Kent said it all already. I'll add my 2 cents. There are a lot of open source licenses. Most of them allow commercial use. Even the famous Gnu Public License. Attribution is most of the time requested and it is a simple courtesy anyway when you use the work from others. Sometimes, commercial use is ...
by Jay F.
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Favourite Live Recordings (Any Genre)
Replies: 41
Views: 4063

Re: Favourite Live Recordings (Any Genre)

My choices would be very mainstream. I love the sheer energy that Simple Minds irradiated in the eighties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhPE75Fz2ZE There is a long intro, the song starts at 2:00. Talking about band energy, here is U2 live at Red Rocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv51LO7NOTo
by Jay F.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: ordering modules in winter (or other extreme seasons)
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Hi, No need for a hairdryer. It might even put more thermal stress than necessary on the module. The electronic is safe as long as there is no condensation forming while in operation. Possible condensation will disappear after some minutes (or maybe hours) at room temperature. Most electronic compon...
by Jay F.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Post pics of your euro setup!
Replies: 14506
Views: 2761563

As I nearly filled my first case, I thought I'd post a couple of picture here. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-adY3pMl6Zq4/XZB6AeCOSEI/AAAAAAAAA2Y/tUvaeym7ydsOZ7b6rsJJ5G1bCjilHtyoACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/FullRack.jpeg https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GcSnzNwQYX4/XbrCz3weM3I/AAAAAAAAA3E/u-NmF_sksIsKk3mlBX8UECX3EmMB_zIy...
by Jay F.
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY eurorack/modular mixer with effects sends?
Replies: 14
Views: 852

No available PCB but I "designed" my own Output module : https://growyoursynth.blogspot.com/2018/04/output.html

Inspired by Rosie from Make Noise.

Send-return is based on CGS Stom Box adaptor.
The last stage is borrowed from Dintree Output Mixer : http://www.dintree.com/#D102.

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