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by teleport
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?
Replies: 50
Views: 1166

Re: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?

Nice one teleport! I dye jacks too, it's quite fun to experiment with! Though I must say I have ended up with some weird colours :hihi: Thank you! Your panels and builds have definitely been an inspiration. I've also got a bin full of "outtakes" from experiments gone awry. Tom Oberheim used to do t...
by teleport
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?
Replies: 50
Views: 1166

Re: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?

The jacks are nylon which takes dyes very readily. Any fabric dye powder from the craft store that is marked as suitable for synthetic textiles (which are often nylon) is a candidate. I've found there's usually a bit of trial and error involved.
by teleport
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?
Replies: 50
Views: 1166

Re: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?

Here's the Monsoon in the garden - StormyCloudsHale4U.jpg ...built Hale's 4U Clouds/Monsoon in LW format with rainy Pacific NW forest colors (custom dyed jacks). Picture please! ...SECONDED (btw dkynth, thanks much to you for the great panel and making available the adaptation of the design, it was ...
by teleport
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 46
Views: 898

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

There's another related topic that might have even more bearing on the instrument-like nature of a the UI of a sequencer than the presence of a screen, that is - whether it is a modal or a modeless design, (granted in all likelihood the existence of a screen tends to strongly correlate with the form...
by teleport
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?
Replies: 50
Views: 1166

Re: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?

Generally speaking, what ends up happening is that the viewer learns the purpose of the jack and its position, and largely disregards the color, because mentally processing spatial relationships is much easier than decoding colors. This is why lots of modular synths (e.g., Eurorack, 5U) get by just...
by teleport
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?
Replies: 50
Views: 1166

Re: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?

Setting aside color vision problems, the core problem with color coding jacks (or anything else) is that it is encoding . As the number of colors rises above 2, the less effective it is at communicating (because the viewer is having to run more and more rules through their head like “yellow is for ...
by teleport
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Is CMOS still analog? Best way to call out 'chip' logic vs uP logic?
Replies: 43
Views: 730

Re: Is CMOS still analog? Best way to call out 'chip' logic vs uP logic?

Some points folks new to the world of electronics might not necessarily be familiar with is one; that what textbooks categorize as digital is really a subset of the space that gets called analog, (no doubt in part due to the somewhat confusing situation where analog and digital realms are often disc...
by teleport
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Solder Removal
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: Solder Removal

Don't get me wrong, solder braid is awesome, I just had issues every once in a while where the solder pad/trace would get pulled up. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong though. In my experience suckers and braid are complementary tools that don't overlap much, (since they operate on different prin...
by teleport
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Solder Removal
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: Solder Removal

have used all sorts of these - both manual and power types. For the manual vacuum pumps I've always found the small style to lack the force and volume of suction needed to achieve the level of clearing that the larger Soldapult style can (those can pull up a satisfyingly large amount of solder in a ...
by teleport
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: solder wire brands that are 60/40 and 0.4mm or less
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: solder wire brands that are 60/40 and 0.4mm or less

Kester
24-6337-8806

Works wonderfully, the main benefit of the thin stuff is improved feed control, I use it for all surface mount and many through hole components but also keep a thicker diameter solder around for large through hole parts that benefit from higher flux content.
by teleport
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: A bit of a rant. State of tech in 2020.
Replies: 175
Views: 4291

Re: A bit of a rant. State of tech in 2020.

I can relate to the general lament of OP's - todays designs, while very capable do seem to miss the mark on certain scores that seemed fundamental in the first generation of inter-connectable music sequencer equipment, from before the long winter of MIDI that was wrought by the seemingly indomitable...
by teleport
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Any dangers to turning on modular equipment left in storage?
Replies: 27
Views: 628

Re: Any dangers to turning on modular equipment left in storage?

I've encountered spider habitations in music equipment on a few occasions and never found them to cause any functional problems. In one case (this was a J.L. Cooper rack mount midi merger) the chassis became a home for a spider who would attempt to attack from within the housing by thrusting it's li...
by teleport
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels
Replies: 83
Views: 2496

Re: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels

Cool! These look amazing. I'm trying to grok how the expansion wing boards relate mechanically to the expanded panel - do they mount flush to the underside of the panel, (or with short standoffs)? That's kind of what I'm parsing from the images, but finding it a bit tricky to tell - if so - then are...
by teleport
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Expanding keyboard X stands and stability
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Expanding keyboard X stands and stability

Sandbags are used in theater and film lighting trades for this sort of thing.




Also might check the K&M 18950 (non-X) - it has upper tier attachments - have got a Pro-2 on the second level and it's super stable.
by teleport
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: ARP 1047 SVF
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: ARP 1047 SVF

This thread may be of interest : https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=188193 The correspondence between Colin and Ashley in the pdf in loki's post there discusses the lead/lag circuit. Am also curious about those stacked diodes on the ACOM and XCOM nodes. If I had to hazard a guess it'd...
by teleport
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: would you recommend a modular to someone new to making music?
Replies: 53
Views: 1742

Re: would you recommend a modular to someone new to making music?

Nope. I think it's a common misconception that synthesis is necessarily about music. The original purposes that synthesis techniques were developed for had to do with modeling systems for analysis, everything that has followed rests on a foundation that is based on the physics, logic and technical ...
by teleport
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Midibox seq v4+
Replies: 38
Views: 1627

Re: Midibox seq v4+

latigid on wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:07 am

Now no one has tested a complete hardware setup of this size but it is possible from the software side.
Wow! - that is bonkers

.... (and also perhaps a tempting challenge)
by teleport
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Midibox seq v4+
Replies: 38
Views: 1627

Re: Midibox seq v4+

The more recent firmware allows 4x 8-channel modules to be used. So you can have 32 CV channels running. This is really exciting - I'm currently building up the set of eurorack breakouts and wondering if the use of all possible 32 CVC's is in addition to or exclusive of the Triggers, Gates & Clocks.
by teleport
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: would you recommend a modular to someone new to making music?
Replies: 53
Views: 1742

Re: would you recommend a modular to someone new to making music?

Nope. I think it's a common misconception that synthesis is necessarily about music. The original purposes that synthesis techniques were developed for had to do with modeling systems for analysis, everything that has followed rests on a foundation that is based on the physics, logic and technical s...
by teleport
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for cheap & accurate multimeter to use with Eurorack format
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Recommendation for cheap & accurate multimeter to use with Eurorack format

For the sake of historical trivia - one source of voltaic truth is the Weston Cell approach : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weston_cell https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eppley-Laboratory-Standard-Cell-Voltage-Reference-100/133395450368?hash=item1f0efd0a00:g:aDMAAOSwNZNepKN4 Used to be at the start of the da...
by teleport
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 0805 and 0605, learning SMD in 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 554

Re: 0805 and 0605, learning SMD in 2020

Wearable head-mounted magnification is key, especially with higher magnification powers the ability to flip the lenses up and out of the way with minimum disruption is important if you're spending much time at this stuff. The standard grey plastic type with a single dual-lens that can be swapped out...
by teleport
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [IC] LW format clee stereo voltage controlled mixer
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: [IC] LW format clee stereo voltage controlled mixer

Cool! have been on the hunt for something like this to gather a bunch of bananas. Definitely interested in a set.
Do the panel PCB's allow for routing the direct out capability?
by teleport
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels
Replies: 83
Views: 2496

Re: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels

Flounderguts wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Do you want the I/O as well?
Yes - I'd definitely be interested in the i/o. Thanks!
by teleport
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels
Replies: 83
Views: 2496

Re: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels

Hi - I'd be interested in joining the list for the tweaks expansion set and associated panel.

Am I understanding correctly that the tweaks are pcb's that are additional to the main board? I've got an unbuilt main Lyra-8 and this feels like some good motivation to get it underway.
by teleport
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Midibox seq v4+
Replies: 38
Views: 1627

Re: Midibox seq v4+

i´m interested myself in the midibox V4+, and am considering to build one in spring or winter..... Do it! Found the video guides to be a great help - it took me about a month to get mine done once I'd accumulated the parts with an on-again-off-again approach working on it several evenings a week. i...

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