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by levelhead3
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla 258c (rev.3.0) PCB
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Buchla 258c (rev.3.0) PCB

I believe the minipot on the lower left of some vintage modules acted as a fine-tuning trimmer for the left CV input but I can't find any schematics reflecting this. That's exactly what it is. Here's the test - feed a constant voltage to the left CV input then dime the attenuverter. Then turn up th...
by levelhead3
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Banana system pictures
Replies: 4814
Views: 674575

Re: Banana system pictures

I also did not screw the 73-75 / 208c into the cabinets - they are invisibly attached with velcro so that I can move them easily if I want to play them somewhere else without the whole setup. Super clever! :hail: Also, great system in general - it's cool to see the Serge and Buchla formats envision...
by levelhead3
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New 5U studio case
Replies: 88
Views: 12456

Re: New 5U studio case

Yet another bump of this thread. I have wanted to buy one of these cases for nearly two years now and never got contacted by boothnavy. Does anyone know if he's okay? Has anyone purchased any of these cases? I don't see them at any of the retailers mentioned and have heard absolutely nothing about ...
by levelhead3
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: What Happened to Foxtone?
Replies: 29
Views: 2304

Re: What Happened to Foxtone?

So they're one and the same, when I contacted Eric to buy modules earlier, they were being built and I had to wait a month for one of them to be manufactured and tested before it shipped to me. My bet is that - Covid makes things hard - They are working on the new 200 modules - There was a major co...
by levelhead3
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: DRONE your own !!!
Replies: 358
Views: 29743

Re: DRONE your own !!!

Serge drone, also ran out of patch cables... :despair: https://soundcloud.com/arctemp/vida-vazia That's a wicked one. I really like those feedbacky overtones. What were the key features of this patch? Oh gosh, for as minimal as it sounds there's actually a LOT going on with this patch. I wasn't kid...
by levelhead3
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: DRONE your own !!!
Replies: 358
Views: 29743

Re: DRONE your own !!!

Serge drone, also ran out of patch cables... :despair:
by levelhead3
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: R*S CROCODILE
Replies: 39
Views: 3048

Re: R*S CROCODILE

Looksand sounds like a cool panel, best RS one yet IMO I totally disagree on that. Why don't they make more La Bestia II panels? Whatever happened to them? These would be much better to have in my opinion. These are almost the equivalent of a Random*Source Animal panel IMO. I guess the La Bestia is...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Layer / merging sounds in a DAW like older synths and samplers
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Layer / merging sounds in a DAW like older synths and samplers

What about hunting down an Ensoniq DP/4 or DP/4+ and patching into your DAW as 2 (or 4 if you run mono) channels of insert effects? In my opinion a big part of the "thick" sound of especially the Ensoniq gear was the D/A converters they used (or perhaps the associated analog electronics), along with...
by levelhead3
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: R*S CROCODILE
Replies: 39
Views: 3048

Re: R*S CROCODILE

Jonny wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:09 pm
and maybe some new circuits to replace WAD and Frequency Shifter.
yes please!!
by levelhead3
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: LWSS M122 Master Divider
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: LWSS M122 Master Divider RELEASED!

Flareless wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:49 am
I can also say that our modules will be all MU and all analog. No software - No firmware - No any ware! Just analog.
:tu:
by levelhead3
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

EPTC wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:49 pm
levelhead3 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:25 pm
So I'm really not sure why we're still talking about this?
You mean to say this conversation cycle is looping?
:hail:
by levelhead3
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 275r Reverb Tank Options
Replies: 15
Views: 1351

Re: 275r Reverb Tank Options

jimfowler wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:42 am
The RCA jacks mentioned above fit correctly:
High five!! Thanks for running this down Jim!!
by levelhead3
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

One. more. try. It's been presented that the word and concept of cycle -rather than loop- is a well known, long used and generally understood TERM for a FUNCTION that appears on the SSF module. And that due to this long association with the WORD cycle and its CONCEPT in various modded -and unmodded...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

Because in actual fact, there are plenty of examples of serge cycle switches, labels and docs which all refer to the word cycle. Besides LWSS, where do you see loop in OG Serge? Meanwhile, here's another serge panel with a CYCLE switch . But not on the SSG... :yay: Our SSG does in fact have a Loop ...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

The 'facts' you're relating are carefully chosen to support your position-conclusion. And we're different in that way how? Because in actual fact, there are plenty of examples of serge cycle switches, labels and docs which all refer to the word cycle. Besides LWSS, where do you see loop in OG Serge...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

You've now 'boxed' the pot on three sides. Not good. And put two switches which could formerly be handled either or both with one action, too far apart to now do the same. And now we're definitely going in circles. Stepping back from this convo. I'm sure whatever the ultimate design is it will be f...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

Sure it is a serge word. Now you're splitting hairs. The switch to connect cycle should have a different label than the jack it connects? No, I'm not splitting hairs. I was pointing out the the label to connect the CYCLE output to the INPUT was in fact not a traditional Serge function - mostly beca...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

KSS wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Sure it does.
There is no CYCLE switch in that picture. :despair:
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

CYCLE is the Serge word. It needs to stay. To be fair, the actual Serge SSG doesn't have a CYCLE switch at all. The switch to connect the CYCLE out to the INPUT has always been a mod. The R*S Euro SSG calls it CYCLE, my LWSS 5u SSG calls it LOOP. So I think I've come full circle, back to what Doug ...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

There's also a problem with the coupler labels. The use of 2-line labels like CYCLE OUT and S/H IN makes it unclear, whether COUPLE OUT+ is a single label, or does COUPLE also relates to OUT±. consider COUPLE+ and COUPLE± instead. Or just swap the COUPLE label and the LED. So how about: ON SMOOTH P...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

I actually did take a closer look at my systems and noted that with one exception 5u switches don't have header labels, it's just the position indicators. So how about: || :-------:|:-------:|:-------: ON|SMOOTH|PRE [switch]|[switch]|[switch] CYCLE|STEP|POST I admit I can't think of a more graceful ...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

the labeling on the switches looks off because of the inconsistent use of header labels. EXP has a header as well as a legend. SMOOTH/STEP has no header, only a legend CYCLE has a header/legend hybrid + legend consider instead: | MODE | CYCLE | EXPO | |:-----:|:------:|:------:| | SMOOTH | ON | PRE...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

I only suggested it for cosmetic reasons That's what makes the whole thing funny. I suggested the change you found troubling for cosmetic reasons. Doug had cycle on top and smooth below to balance it all out. Then, following advice given inthe thread he swapped smooth and step which now crowded cyc...
by levelhead3
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator
Replies: 119
Views: 3156

Re: SSL Serge Smooth / Stepped Generator

The CYCLE below the switch is misleading. It suggests it's ON in the low position. CYCLE is a header, so it really needs to go above the switch. Then, you can either use ON and OFF or just OFF (below). I only suggested it for cosmetic reasons and because the R*S Euro SSG does the same. Does anyone ...
by levelhead3
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: DRONE your own !!!
Replies: 358
Views: 29743

Re: DRONE your own !!!

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