Search found 2101 matches

by metasonix
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Yellow + Buchla
Replies: 38
Views: 2972

Re: Yellow + Buchla

sorry you had a problem. We've sold about 10 of those modules and this is the first problem I've heard of. Can replace the cable or the jack if you wish. you can PCB board mount the enclosed tinijax jack You mean this? It won't fit on our boards.....close but no cigar https://www.mouser.com/datashee...
by metasonix
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Yellow + Buchla
Replies: 38
Views: 2972

Re: Yellow + Buchla

I picked up the Triple Sublime Asseater for Buchla. It's a great module. Is there a reason for not using tiny jack? Eurorack cables work fine but trying to use a Buchla tiny jack cable seems to be a tight fit. We are using a PC mount jack that has been manually tested to accept Tinijax. We check ea...
by metasonix
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: R-56 reverb module
Replies: 220
Views: 36472

Re: R-56 reverb module

8hp yes. Spring reverb: we can make two more, and only with a Serge panel. Special order not thru a dealer. Contact me directly.
by metasonix
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: R-56 reverb module
Replies: 220
Views: 36472

Re: R-56 reverb module

if it helps: PG&E is threatening to black out most of Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties again TO PROTECT PG&E FROM LIABILITY SUITS OF COURSE (Yes, their shitty equipment and intentionally-poor maintenance may have killed four people last month. Our electric utility is unique: it's a corporate felon htt...
by metasonix
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

bet you've never seen an original Barney Oliver amp from the 1950s. Built on Hewlett-Packard production lines using parts from HP stock, and sold only to HP employees and customers. In the 1960s he built a solid-state integrated amp, also using HP facilities. (Despite being a major pioneer in electr...
by metasonix
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: R-56 reverb module
Replies: 220
Views: 36472

Re: R-56 reverb module

not "working" on any new devices at the moment. Because we are buried in orders. If people would stop ordering D2000s I'd be able to make new products.
by metasonix
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80788

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

um, wasn't this thread for bitching about Behringer?
by metasonix
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: R-56 reverb module
Replies: 220
Views: 36472

Re: R-56 reverb module

fwiw, he built that 20 years ago. Works as advertised though doesn't sound like a mass-produced spring.
by metasonix
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

In the 1920s radio was like the internet--everyone wanted to be in the business. Even S.S. Kresge, the founder of K Mart, had his own line of radio tubes for sale in his "five and dime" stores.
volutron201.jpg
volutronsheet.jpg
by metasonix
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

The CK1305 has been mentioned on this list before. It is extremely rare yet TCA members keep finding single samples. I was under the impression that it's a one-customer "special" containing a regular submini pentode packed in wadding inside a massive steel shell, to minimize microphonics. Its appli...
by metasonix
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs
Replies: 143
Views: 12878

Re: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs

Such an interesting conundrum. All the people that want it can't get it because no one wants it. It can't be sold because it has no market value, but it can't be given away because it costs $120K. It can't be digitized because no one will do the work, and no one can do the work because no one has p...
by metasonix
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs
Replies: 143
Views: 12878

Re: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs

well.....this may not be "popular", but I've heard it mentioned at NAMM and other synth meetings. Almost never online. The claim is that various DIYers are literally waiting for Bernie to kick the bucket. Hundreds of people have Electronotes collections, and when Bernie is no longer out there making...
by metasonix
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

the Kutztown flea market was held this year--somehow. One of the items bought by TCAers is (I'm guessing) this Type P Pliotron, one of General Electric's first vacuum tube products, 1917. Designed by Irving Langmuir. Far better designed and built than the crap DeForest and RCA were cranking out at t...
by metasonix
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

Are you kidding? Even though the early AN/ALT jammers are hopelessly obsolete, their guts are still classified. That's what Our Wonderful US Government does with electronic-warfare hardware. They sit on it forever. Don added: NOT A TALL TALE By any means! The VP of Burroughs traveled to 5th & Kostne...
by metasonix
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

Jan Wuesten posted on the TCA list that he had some 6700 and 6703 trochotrons for sale. Which triggered a reminiscence from Don Helgeson: "They were used as the AM & FM noise source in the hallicrafters family of AN/ALT-13, 15 & 16 Jammers used in the B-52H back in the '60's at the 379th Bomb Wing A...
by metasonix
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: TM-1 Stereo Output Mod
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: TM-1 Stereo Output Mod

Pretty sure I answered your question on Facebook.

The TM-1 has stereo outputs on the board, only one is connected to the output jack. Behind the 6AR8/JH8 tube are two pads for the two outputs, with 680k or 470k resistors next to them. The one without a wire in it is the other output.
by metasonix
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Don Buchla Keyboard Magazine Interview
Replies: 34
Views: 1396

Re: Don Buchla Keyboard Magazine Interview

heh heh.....I remember when this interview first ran. Keyboard got loads of letters complaining "hey, man, I didn't understand what he was talking about or doing, why can't we have more gear reviews of cool (conventional) keyboards instead, man". Being a true pioneer is truly thankless. Of course, 2...
by metasonix
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

well, doesn't everyone in Palo Alto have a '56 Roadmaster?..........

IMG_4697.jpg
by metasonix
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Let's see your yellow.
Replies: 127
Views: 31126

Re: Let's see your yellow.

triangle wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:48 pm
free time led to some reorganizing...
Ah hah, you're the one who posted this on FB today

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008652190150
by metasonix
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

These TV repair work-mats rarely survived, since the TV repair shops would beat the crap out of them.
GE deskmat.jpg
by metasonix
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: D2000 opinions/experiences.
Replies: 32
Views: 4494

Re: D2000 opinions/experiences.

ps: as of Aug 2020 our orders are badly backed up. Eight D2000s currently on order and more orders probably on the way....we are set up to make maybe 2 or 3 per month at most. Plus we have problems with suppliers. Please be patient and don't harass the dealers.
by metasonix
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How do you describe modular to laypeople?
Replies: 74
Views: 1417

Re: How do you describe modular to laypeople?

tell them to google it and keep walking
by metasonix
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: you want NEW PRODUCTS, eh? Help me out!
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: you want NEW PRODUCTS, eh? Help me out!

Chartreuse-J wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:49 am
just call Norm Abram and Bob Vila to make the skiff, someone will buy it.
They aren't taking calls anymore.....actually US makers of Euro cabinets are getting quite scarce. Name five who are clearly making them here, and not having them made under contract in Europe/China/whatever.
by metasonix
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: More schematics
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: More schematics

The TX1 is a fascinating circuit but as Eric points out "Can't figure it out? Hire a Tech..." Anway this MAY be of some assistance but on the otherhand it may be a complete red herring! I found it an intersting exercise come what may... I might even build one! It looks like the same thing but with ...
by metasonix
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: you want NEW PRODUCTS, eh? Help me out!
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: you want NEW PRODUCTS, eh? Help me out!

I've done the COGs on this plenty of times. It doesn't become cost-effective unless you do commodity sized runs, call it 5000# of material. Simply making 50 or 100 aluminum cases results in...cases you have to sell for $500 or more. If we could get several bigger makers to buy into a standardized s...

Go to advanced search