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by Flounderguts
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Alternate Front Panels: Get Permission?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alternate Front Panels: Get Permission?

Are module makers registering copyrights on panel design? I can see logos as a trademark, but we're in for a world of hurt if a knob placement or panel layout gets registered. The people in the IP office don't know/care about modular, and awarding a design copyright could potentially impact all the...
by Flounderguts
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Soma - LYRA-8 DIY Kit
Replies: 716
Views: 71840

Re: Soma - LYRA-8 DIY Kit

I'm working on an IO panel and enclosure for the standard DIY build. Question: for the jacks on the back, which do you prefer; text right side up (see it from back), text upside down (see it when peering over from front), or text on top of main panel AND right side up? And do we all like our power s...
by Flounderguts
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Individual module....dedicated power switch ?
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Individual module....dedicated power switch ?

How about (OFF)-ON-OFF subminiature toggles? That way we could fit lots of them in a small space, you could keep modules on or off, and there's a momentary off if you just want to reboot a module. Then there's just a custom power cable that snakes from the module to the switch section. The biggest c...
by Flounderguts
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels
Replies: 78
Views: 2040

Re: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels

Those look great.

R1 shaft, 300 deg turn, 15k cycles...not even that expensive at 100 pcs.
by Flounderguts
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels
Replies: 78
Views: 2040

Re: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels

two questions: 1) anyone have 8 extra B5M 24mm pots I could buy? 2) if not, anyone want to go in on an order with me? Jameco seems to be the only supplier and they have a minimum order service charge bringing the order to $20 if it is below $20 (which 8 pots is). Instead of paying $25 to get 8 pots...
by Flounderguts
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Alternate Front Panels: Get Permission?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alternate Front Panels: Get Permission?

Are module makers registering copyrights on panel design? I can see logos as a trademark, but we're in for a world of hurt if a knob placement or panel layout gets registered. The people in the IP office don't know/care about modular, and awarding a design copyright could potentially impact all the ...
by Flounderguts
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Arduino MIDI...
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Arduino MIDI...

It seems like there are different Arduino MIDI libraries. Are they basically all the same? Is one more standard than the others? How do I choose, or do I have to? I have some projects languishing because I have been avoiding learning some of this, but the (almost useless) search function yielded no ...
by Flounderguts
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels
Replies: 78
Views: 2040

Re: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels

Here's some more eye candy...I'd appreciate feedback. First, here's the new Integrated Expansion front panel integrated constellation 1.jpg The original concept works great, but I had to glue aluminum to the back of the IO panel because it was so flexy. This solution helps mitigate the flex and adds...
by Flounderguts
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Soma - LYRA-8 DIY Kit
Replies: 716
Views: 71840

Re: Soma - LYRA-8 DIY Kit

Wow! Looking great! (nice panel) :hihi:
by Flounderguts
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Q: minimum case hole size for row of 8 x 6mm diameter rotary encoders
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Q: minimum case hole size for row of 8 x 6mm diameter rotary encoders

Some of the encoder companies offer a neoprene dust guard that goes under the panel. They look and work great if your holes are a bit big...which is usually easier to build and fit. Generally, though, I like a little bit of room on the panel cutout, usually 10% of shaft diameter is minimum...in your...
by Flounderguts
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 77
Views: 1883

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

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by Flounderguts
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Solid copper wire for builds?
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Solid copper wire for builds?

I like 24 ga solid for hook up wire. I don't use it if the item will be moved a lot, or hooked/unhooked up a lot, but I prefer it for static point to point wiring...like the panel on my MFOS 16 step sequencer. I used it on my Lyra-8+ as well, but I've been moving that around enough that I'm starting...
by Flounderguts
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 77
Views: 1883

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

By far the weirdest was the guy who accused me of having sniped a bid (a year prior) on the item I was selling just to turn it around to sell for a profit. I had however bought the items for the manufacturer. Yeah, that's always a puzzling response. I'm currently selling a bunch of bike parts on my...
by Flounderguts
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arturia PolyMatrix / PolyBrute coming?
Replies: 83
Views: 3424

Re: Arturia PolyMatrix / PolyBrute coming?

$2899 on arturia's website
by Flounderguts
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Debugging Shruthi XT- digital noise on output
Replies: 23
Views: 185

Re: Debugging Shruthi XT- digital noise on output

Are you using RAM different from what was specified? Someone posted about digital noise from RAM in MI DIY thread.
by Flounderguts
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels
Replies: 78
Views: 2040

Re: Lyra-8 DIY expansion and panels

Gwengolo wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:50 am
Very nice project. Is there any demo of it on YouTube ? I would love to hear the new possibilities .
Working on it.
by Flounderguts
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Soma - LYRA-8 DIY Kit
Replies: 716
Views: 71840

Re: Soma - LYRA-8 DIY Kit

I'm nearly completed with my lyra but I haven't been able to find a good source for the thumbscrews. Does anyone know where I could get some or have some they would be willing to sell? klenkstar, welcome to MuffWiggler! Where are you located? There are several channels to find DIN thumbscrews...if ...
by Flounderguts
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 77
Views: 1883

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

From an environmental and sustainability side isn't it better to buy used instead of creating demand for even more electronic waste and environmental impacts from manufacturing and feeding the demand for companies to pump out endless new products every year? Is it really such a good thing that ther...
by Flounderguts
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Sooooo frustrated with threaded strips
Replies: 65
Views: 2113

Re: Sooooo frustrated with threaded strips

From what I understand there was a couple competing old specs about screw holes, which is why some have slots, though it probably isn't this far off? I think the main issue is the HP spacing. CNC or gang drilling that many holes (figure a 1m strip, so 196 holes) is difficult when the material is so...
by Flounderguts
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New'ish floating case design, Folktek Style!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: New'ish floating case design, Folktek Style!!!

I think I'd prefer those arms that tighten...like the "small rig" stuff everyone uses for their DSLRs. But yeah, nice job!

Now I want a panel on my rack mount that pulls out from vertical and makes a nice angled surface to patch on. Hmmmm...
by Flounderguts
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 77
Views: 1883

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

Another reason I might by used even though cost new is the same is if the new item is overseas. Pardon me while I hijack the thread for a moment... This is a very salient point. Us "murricans" are taught from an early age that the world revolves around us, and the only good things come from here......
by Flounderguts
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 77
Views: 1883

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

But I would still take a 20% used discount if it’s in warranty period. Not 10%. Most warranties are *not* transferable. I once bought a bit of Arturia gear from someone who simply didn't like it after buying and registering it. I bought it from her, and when a keypad went south they insisted there ...
by Flounderguts
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Knitted covers for musical gear
Replies: 24
Views: 396

Re: Knitted covers for musical gear

I think you have a glycerin sensitivity. I bet translucent soaps were worse. My youngest sister is the same. Contact urticaria of glycerin is very rare, but it does exist! Hand sanitizers are probably hell for you! Detergents work in a different manner. No glycerin. Dawn is very concentrated...hence...
by Flounderguts
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Debugging Shruthi XT- digital noise on output
Replies: 23
Views: 185

Re: Debugging Shruthi XT- digital noise on output

Me. I have an XT with CS80 filter. No issues.
by Flounderguts
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: pcb panel - keep cooper layer or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: pcb panel - keep cooper layer or not?

If you're ordering from chinese pcb manufacturers, it is cheaper to do a 2 layer pcb than a single or no layer pcb. They are also more opaque, because you get soldermask on both sides. Consider putting the layer in as a pattern that is under the solder mask...it can make a very nice embossed look. I...

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