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by sduck
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: performer (or is it per|former?) sequencer build
Replies: 759
Views: 51204

Re: performer (or is it per|former?) sequencer build

I believe the demo version of windows will work well enough to run STUtility for programming this thing.
by sduck
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: center negative vs center positive
Replies: 26
Views: 299

Re: center negative vs center positive

My eventide Space "pedal" also has a center positive power inlet. What madness is this? And where the fuck is the adaptor for it? I just moved, and can't find it.
by sduck
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 164
Views: 4088

Re: Behringer VCS3

Whatever they choose the build quality cant as horrendous as the original units. Mains wiring with wire as thin as it's possible to solder onto, poorly constructed case, cheap ass multiturn pot adapters... Yeah, I wonder how many people think they are proper multi-turn pots when in fact they are ju...
by sduck
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: center negative vs center positive
Replies: 26
Views: 299

Re: center negative vs center positive

The center negative thing is a weird choice that was caused by Boss for some reason deciding to do it that way, despite virtually all other consumer electronics having center positive adapters. They were the first pedal manufacturer to produce pedals with power adapter ports in huge volumes, so thei...
by sduck
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Wow - that's amazing!

Here's Richard's video demo -
by sduck
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 164
Views: 4088

Re: Behringer VCS3

I have mixed feelings about this. The VCS3 was the first synth I got to spend some serious time with - they were the staple beginner synth at the TIMARA program at Oberlin. And they're really easy synths to get useable sounds out of, not to mention weird stuff. If these are priced right and are reas...
by sduck
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Do you think 5U makers should...
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Do you think 5U makers should...

Just get a 5U setup, big enough for the stuff you want.
by sduck
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Case Dilemmas
Replies: 30
Views: 793

Re: Case Dilemmas

Pagoda-100 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:29 pm
How wide is that case? Looks like a good usable size that's not too big to patch.
168 hp
by sduck
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Alternatives to Morphagene?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Alternatives to Morphagene?

You might want to ask this in the eurorack forum, you will probably get more answers
by sduck
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Deckards Dream General Build Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 93297

Re: Deckards Dream General Build Thread

Are all your chips seated properly, all the way in? Do any of them seem loose? Where did you get your parts - was it a synthcube kit, or did you piecemeal it together? Good high resolution photos of both sides of that voice board might provide some clues, if you can do that.
by sduck
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Case Dilemmas
Replies: 30
Views: 793

Re: Case Dilemmas

I was in quite the same boat as you about a year and a half ago. Too many little euro cases. So I built this: IMG_3125.JPG This has enough room for enough euro stuff to really cover enough bases to be a complete self contained system. And then some. But there's still some overflow - a shared system ...
by sduck
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Isolation box for guitar amplifier
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Isolation box for guitar amplifier

Yes, the speaker has 8 ohms printed on it, solves that mystery. And yes, a power soak, whichever one you get, just goes between the amp speaker jack and the speaker itself. The THD Hot Plate I mentioned doesn't need power - although some of them do. BTW those red and white RCA jacks from your amp co...
by sduck
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Isolation box for guitar amplifier
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Isolation box for guitar amplifier

Dollars to donuts your amp actually has a speaker jack inside it, behind that panel. Virtually every tube amp has them. I'm pretty sure Supro wouldn't cheap out on something like that. Take a look - follow the wires from the speaker to where it enters the actual amplifier chassis and let us know. Po...
by sduck
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Spare modules laying around
Replies: 56
Views: 875

Re: Spare modules laying around

Oh yea. I have 5 or 6 5U modules that are currently sitting in a box in my storage unit, and a whole bunch of euro modules that sit on shelves underneath the main euro cabinet. Not to mention the whole "portable" euro case that I have, which is basically displaced things. As far as why - each module...
by sduck
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New wiggler looking for advice on module selection
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: New wiggler looking for advice on module selection

If you're looking for euro specific advice, it's probably best to ask in the dedicated Eurorack forum.
by sduck
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Fume extractor - Smoke absorbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Fume extractor - Smoke absorbers?

Thanks folks! I decided to bite the bullet and go big. And it works like a charm! I was worried that routing the vent tube would be a big hassle, but it's made of some kind of fantastic material that is quite flexible, but stays in shape once you get it where you want. Cons - it's fairly noisy. Runn...
by sduck
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: And for the next one, A Kobol
Replies: 37
Views: 1206

Re: And for the next one, A Kobol

I know it's not really competing with the Kijimi, but for many of us with these, it's a "won't part with this until death" type of synth - it really is light years beyond what they're planning here.

by sduck
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Knocked out the first little project in my new apartment workbench -
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I had been wanting a few dedicated EGs in euro, and these befaco ones fill the bill nicely. I have another one to finish, may get another two later.
by sduck
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Deckards Dream General Build Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 93297

Re: Deckards Dream General Build Thread

Bob wrote on FB, that the upcoming BC app will not work and the Updater App. Thanks! I was going to edit my post - I found that info on facebook almost immediately after posting here. Woops. i dont have facebook so no infos on that :despair: The differences the new bootloader offer shouldn't be any...
by sduck
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: JHS pedals : Clover & Double Barrel
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: JHS pedals : Clover & Double Barrel

Where did you get the King of Tone clone? I've been on their waiting list for quite a while, but wouldn't mind DIYing one.
by sduck
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Deckards Dream General Build Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 93297

Re: Deckards Dream General Build Thread

LED-man wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:19 am
Bob wrote on FB, that the upcoming BC app will not work and the Updater App.
Thanks! I was going to edit my post - I found that info on facebook almost immediately after posting here. Woops.
by sduck
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Standing resistors
Replies: 27
Views: 605

Re: Teepee resistors

Fold over one leg, insert both ends in to the correct holes, solder into place. Do you need more than that?

If you're doing a bunch of them and want them all to stay in place until soldering time, fold over the legs on the back.
by sduck
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

It's time for the new thread! Show us what you build!

Sorry, no first build of the year from me - I was all set to work and maybe finish something late last night, but my daughter came over and we watched cheesy new years stuff on tv instead.
by sduck
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Erica Synths SWAMP - the Wogglebug-inspired DIY module
Replies: 61
Views: 9575

Re: Erica Synths SWAMP - the Wogglebug-inspired DIY module

Digikey is an excellent company, on the same level as mouser.

As far as alpha pots, be aware that there are two different company making and selling "alpha" pots - mouser sells the good ones, tayda sells the cheaper ones. For most purposes they're pretty interchangeable though.

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