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by Aether Machine
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: What's the best way to learn how to troubleshoot circuits?
Replies: 25
Views: 676

Re: What's the best way to learn how to troubleshoot circuits?

Compare the broken thing to a working one.
by Aether Machine
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Everywhere at the End of Time
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Everywhere at the End of Time

V/Vm was one of the first live acts I saw, bizarrely, in 2003 around the "Sick Love" LP, complete with Elton John glasses, public self harm, complete inversion of live experience (completely prerecorded). I got back into him after realising I was making parallel works to the Death of Rave project, f...
by Aether Machine
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Aether Machine
Topic: Oscilloplasm - complex VCO pair
Replies: 158
Views: 28378

Re: Oscilloplasm - complex VCO pair

New demo comprised of 2 Oscillplasm VCO modules plus digital reverb, and some drums added for compositional effect from a Reaktor Newscool ensemble. Polite reminder that these modules are extremely capable of thick complex evolving drones. https://aethermachine.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/dronesandr...
by Aether Machine
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 330
Views: 13136

Re: Behringer VCS3

Yawn... Same argument, every time. Have you got anything new? Actually I don't think anyone has made an intellectual disussion around cloned circuits as a form of sampling before. Sampling is a concept we are all familiar with, and cloning is absolutely a form of sampling, more so when it takes on ...
by Aether Machine
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer VCS3
Replies: 330
Views: 13136

Re: Behringer VCS3

So heavy on cut and paste of someone else's idea it cannot even be called a synthesizer any more.
by Aether Machine
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT
Replies: 277
Views: 9174

Re: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT

I don't know if the information in the thread is totally accurate. There have been some indiciations that there will be some harmony between the UK and the EU with a sort of "gated" access to the single market, via an EORI number at point of export and import? Lots of the legal advice given was base...
by Aether Machine
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CA3280 spice model?
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: CA3280 spice model?

You could probably just use the LM13700 model, if you drive Id with a current source (the one major difference between the 2 parts) it will be almost identical
by Aether Machine
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Aether Machine
Topic: Mutant Theory - 3D physical modelling filter
Replies: 13
Views: 4300

Re: Mutant Theory - 3D physical modelling filter

Hi Cat-A-Tonic. The AS-360 appears to be 3 multimode filters in parallel, whereas the original concept for the Mutant Theory was for an analog model for a 3D membrane. If you have heard the complex resonant phenomena of a metallic object like a gong, you will know that an electronic model for this w...
by Aether Machine
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: analog oscillators locking
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: analog oscillators locking

One of the key measures of performance of any circuit or subcircuit in the analog domain is to discriminate between signal and noise, which is mainly limited by design aptitude and market demand. Crosstalk would be considered part of this - the lowest noise floor I have seen measured in an analog ci...
by Aether Machine
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Lead forming tool
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Lead forming tool

RS contains a lot of this forgotten electronics knowledge, there used to be a handheld tool in this section which sometimes comes up on Ebay (component forming tool might work for you as a search heading). The one given below is fully automated for batch production, which may be more than you need a...
by Aether Machine
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 4u Bantam format considerations
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

Re: 4u Bantam format considerations

Pre-2010 modules could be retrofitted with a new jackfield board which added impedance balanced outputs. The problem that they experienced, as may be the case here, is that production for manufacture needs brave decisions that cannot easily be undone, in the case of (old) 300 series modules, retrofi...
by Aether Machine
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 4u Bantam format considerations
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

Re: 4u Bantam format considerations

It would be an enormous project to undertake. Skepticisms: Mounting depth, bantams need much greater space behind the panel than the 4U formats. You can eyeball measure here: https://aethermachine.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/img_20180314_2354351.jpg Retrofitting of balanced I/O to the modules - you ...
by Aether Machine
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Filter Design Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Filter Design Theory

Conceptually, the state variable filter is really the ultimate analog computing building block. You can get simultaneous BP, LP, HP and AP outputs, and it can also be used as a Sine oscillator. Most morphing filter types are SVFs with simple crossfading with VCAs. In practical terms, the SVF has bee...
by Aether Machine
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: warmest sounding complex oscillator?
Replies: 91
Views: 11200

Re: warmest sounding complex oscillator?

Warmth comes from subtle distortions and non linearities in the signal path. An oscillator is a signal path joined in an infinite recursive loop, with the beginning of the cycle connected to the end of it, thus any non-linearities thru distortion, assymetry or similar are more noticeable. On the oth...
by Aether Machine
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Sequantizer weird issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: Sequantizer weird issue

I had a similar issue with a Waveform City module which worked on a Blacet PS500 but would fail after 45 mins when connected to a Full Power supply, this was fixed urgently (turnaround 1 day) by Cary for a festival performance in 2012 - if that jogs anyone's memory. I recall that a resistor in the d...
by Aether Machine
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Soldering resistors and diodes from the top of the board
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Soldering resistors and diodes from the top of the board

I find it easier that way, more so because I have a hand operated device which automates lead bending and trimming. So I can just drop the parts on, which gives a nicer finish (in my experience) than laying the board down. The one issue that I have is that flux residue is harder to clean from the top.
by Aether Machine
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Aether Machine
Topic: rolling updates thread
Replies: 3
Views: 3610

Re: rolling updates thread

Thanks Taylor! The big shiney format move didn't land so well amidst some unwise personal choices with how the company is represented here on the forum (with apologies to the mods for that). There are a lot of internal dilemmas and conflicts with regard to manufacturing solutions for the audio marke...

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