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by werock
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KORG miniKORG 700FS
Replies: 74
Views: 2260

Re: KORG miniKORG 700FS

It's hard to comprehend why it's more expensive than their mini 2600.
by werock
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2380
Views: 113271

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

Without wishing to stir the pot, an interesting video regarding Behringer's pledge to donate 1000 synths to children

by werock
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Buy small numbers of 74HC DIP in UK ?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Buy small numbers of 74HC DIP in UK ?

Bitsbox offer very good service, I use them a lot for small qty stuff as their postage rates are so cheap. They even claim they will sell you just 1 resistor.
by werock
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: EG1 OUT problem
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: EG1 OUT problem

The level out pot only affects the normal out, it doesn't affect the INV OUT, so unfortunately doesn't prove anything.

Ideally you need to measure the resistance of the pot ( and/or trimmer). Do you have a multimeter?
by werock
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?
Replies: 38
Views: 1095

Re: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?

I ordered some knobs from them that looked the equivalent of some that Rapid in the UK sell, but the indicator marking wasn't very good so would avoid those in the future, but never had any problems with actual electronic components,
by werock
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How to transpose or substract 1v ?
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: How to transpose or substract 1v ?

An inverter is what you need.
by werock
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: UK & EU Black Friday 2020 hardware deals
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: UK & EU Black Friday 2020 hardware deals

Andertons have the Uno synth for £109, which seems a good deal if you're after one.
by werock
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet EG1 - Cool Trix
Replies: 61
Views: 12440

Re: Blacet EG1 - Cool Trix

Looks like it was the trimmer - I turned it fully in the opposite direction and now the envelope sounds a lot better, more natural. I think the decay trimmer was set in the linear position, so a linear envelope going into a linear VCA made it sound odd.
by werock
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet EG1 - Cool Trix
Replies: 61
Views: 12440

Re: Blacet EG1 - Cool Trix

Sorry, if I am asking the obvious: Do you use a gate (e.g. from a keyboard) signal? Yes, using a gate (or clock from binary zone) Yes there is a ramp LFO when inputting a voltage with sustain at zero. Playing around with it a bit more, it all seems a bit off, as the LFO keeps going until the sustai...
by werock
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CEM3320 reissued vcf -Obxa
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: CEM3320 reissued vcf -Obxa

Out of curiosity, are you using the new CEM resissue from Curtis themselves, or the Alfa version of the 3320? The resonance on the Alfa part behaves differently to the original, there may well be other differences.
by werock
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet EG1 - Cool Trix
Replies: 61
Views: 12440

Re: Blacet EG1 - Cool Trix

Bumping an old thread to try and make sense of my EG1...

How do you get it to generate a 'standard' adsr shape? I don't know if mine is faulty, but in ADSR/LFO mode the decay pot doesn't seem to do anything, but it does in AD mode. Is that normal?
by werock
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: fractilian - Coronach (Instrumental/ Symphonic)
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: fractilian - Coronach (Instrumental/ Symphonic)

Sounds good. I really like it, but then I'm a sucker for piano and reverb.
by werock
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Some new Frac Modules
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Some new Frac Modules

Just wanted to say that if anyone wants any of these before the year end, they should order within the next week. For those in the U.S., the last tracked order took 8 days to arrive, but I wouldn't want to guarantee that as we approach Christmas. For those in the EU, no one yet knows what the situat...
by werock
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PCB Manufacturing in Europe?
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: PCB Manufacturing in Europe?

When ordering at JLCPCB you get the option to pay VAT up front, this way it's a known cost, you don't get stung with any nasty surprises.
by werock
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer Swing
Replies: 133
Views: 8106

Re: Behringer Beystep!

How do they plan on cloning the firmware? Going by their attempts with the RD-8 I wouldn't hold my breath.
by werock
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth

Some nice extra goodies there.
by werock
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: digisound-80
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: digisound-80

Good luck! Will be interested to see how the panels turn out.
by werock
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg SQ-64
Replies: 80
Views: 5934

Re: Korg SQ-64

Good to see it's got a separate power supply input rather then just relying on the flimsy micro usb socket like the Beatstep Pro.

Also note the mini 2600 is in the picture on the product page.
by werock
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: [AVAILABLE] Blacet VCO2100 + build thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1411

Re: [AVAILABLE] Blacet VCO2100 + build thread

Great, please post when they're available!
by werock
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth

Blairio wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:24 am


I note the MM V2 has 2 X 6 polyphony. I wonder if this can be configured as 1 X 12 polyphony? One of the great things about the MM v1 is the 8 note polyphony....
The manual has been posted now, and yes it can do 1 X 12 polyphony.
by werock
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: [AVAILABLE] Blacet VCO2100 + build thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1411

Re: [AVAILABLE] Blacet VCO2100 + build thread

Has anyone found suitable pots to use in place of the discontinued Panasonic's? Was thinking of the right angle 9mm Alpha's, but obviously they don't have brackets.
by werock
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Polysynth

Very tempting, sounds great.
by werock
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?
Replies: 32
Views: 969

Re: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?

Someone mentioned the Minilogue XD, I have the Prologue and use the String user oscillator from Tim Shoebridge, which mimics the divide down string synth oscillators. It does a very good job, plus you then have the analogue filter and FX path to make use of as well. Well worth checking out.
by werock
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: update on Blacet kits migration to synthCube
Replies: 36
Views: 1329

Re: update on Blacet kits migration to synthCube

All 1% is fine with me.
by werock
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: using multimeter as a person with a disability?
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: using multimeter as a person with a disability?

Yes it will - you can buy alligator type leads for multimeters, example below

https://www.rapidonline.com/voltcraft-m ... et-51-5162

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