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by Rob_C
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Wendy Carlos biography
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

Re: New Wendy Carlos biography

Wendy posted a response on her website about the biography by Amanda Sewell. As far as I can tell, this is the only change to Wendy's website in years (decade?). Bogus "Bio" Alert Please be aware there’s a purported “Biography” on me just released. It belongs on the fiction shelf. No one ever interv...
by Rob_C
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Some amazing Instruments
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Some amazing Instruments

Maybe there is a use after all for that 2000-era Radio Shack CueCat .

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by Rob_C
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: PAIA web site refresh
Replies: 3
Views: 222

PAIA web site refresh

PAIA has refreshed their web site (and PAIA Talk) with a cosmetic makeover.
by Rob_C
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PCB shelf life
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: PCB shelf life

A quick wipe with Tarn-X tarnish remover followed by a rinse will remove the oxidation and bring back the bright copper color.
by Rob_C
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Heavy Brass Sponge Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Heavy Brass Sponge Holder

Maybe you can find the "RadioShack Pro Line Brass Mesh Tip Cleaner", item 6400209. Just weighed it, without the brass sponge (and cleaned of any solder residue) the base weighs 6.8 ounces. It was sold individually and as part of the RadioShack soldering kits. Unfortunately it's not current stock on ...
by Rob_C
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Non-Conductive Precision Screwdriver(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Non-Conductive Precision Screwdriver(s)

A search for "radio alignment tools" on Amazon or Ebay usually turns up a number of non-conductive screwdrivers. Or use "HAM", "CB", or "TV" instead of "radio."
by Rob_C
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet Power Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Blacet Power Supplies

Does anyone know the model number of that Meanwell supply? It's hard to tell for sure (without taking things apart) but I'm pretty sure what's in the rak-3 is... mean well pd-2515 About $20 for the basic switching power supply without case, switch, power inlet, power cord etc., the stuff that makes...
by Rob_C
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet Power Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Blacet Power Supplies

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by Rob_C
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet Power Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Blacet Power Supplies

Does the Blacet switching PSU use regulators after the switching circuit?
by Rob_C
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Wendy Carlos biography
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

Re: New Wendy Carlos biography

rplktr wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:35 pm
... I'm trying to get a hold of "Beauty in the Beast" and there's just one used CD on Amazon for $100. If this is so niche, why is nothing available digitally?
Probably easiest to just purchase the LP, or the cassette tape (Ebay) and convert to digital.
by Rob_C
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Pony-Tails and Moog (MU/5U) modulars
Replies: 50
Views: 2639

Re: Pony-Tails and Moog (MU/5U) modulars

Thanks Doug, appreciate the reply. Quite the group to be part of.
by Rob_C
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Pony-Tails and Moog (MU/5U) modulars
Replies: 50
Views: 2639

Re: Pony-Tails and Moog (MU/5U) modulars

IMHO, This is a great subject with the best of humor intended - at least by me. I even sent my image to Wendy Carlos and she got a kick out of it . You heard back from her??? :yay: On her website she's been incommunicado for around 10 years. Did she say anything worth repeating here? BUMP!! You cou...
by Rob_C
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Wendy Carlos biography
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

Re: New Wendy Carlos biography

Starthief, for someone already familiar with her work, and has read her website, and knows about the issues she faced in the early days, does the biography add anything that we don't already know, given that Wendy Carlos declined any interview?
by Rob_C
Fri May 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Wendy Carlos biography
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

New Wendy Carlos biography

For those interested in Wendy Carlos, author Amanda Sewell has written a new (March 2, 2020) book about the reclusive electronic music artist. This is a biography and not an autobiography, and the introduction to the book states "Wendy Carlos did not respond to repeated requests for interviews for t...
by Rob_C
Thu May 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY Clock Divider/Multiplier?
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: DIY Clock Divider/Multiplier?

Barton Musical Circuits
Link ->Barton Musical Circuits DIY

has
BMC004: VC Clock/Divider (no multiplication) and
BMC029: Single Divider/Multiplier

PCBs (with optional plain unmarked panels) available direct from Michael Barton or PCBs/kits/panels available from Synthcube.
by Rob_C
Thu May 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: WANTED: Paia 8700 programs
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: WANTED: Paia 8700 programs

8782A Digitally encoded keyboard, 8781 QuASH, and 8780 DA (pics are from someone's Ebay auction).
The grey cable from the DA in the last picture would plug into the 25 pin connector on the keyboard (first picture)
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by Rob_C
Thu May 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Debugging Steiner VCF build. Help please (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: Help debugging Steiner VCF build, please

This posting in electro-music.com is four pages about the CGS35. Link-> Steiner Synthacon VCF And with the search function you will find more posts. I built a CGS35 and got it working. I liked the filter so decided to build another one. Didn't work, couldn't figure it out. After so many component su...
by Rob_C
Sun May 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The horror of "PCB pattern is 1/4 normal size"
Replies: 13
Views: 774

The horror of "PCB pattern is 1/4 normal size"

For those of us of a certain age, this statement was commonly found in electronic hobbyist magazine project construction articles. By reducing the size of the PCB pattern in the magazine, valuable space was saved for more advertising, while simulaneously presenting an inital obstacle for those who w...
by Rob_C
Sun May 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Paia Oz led size
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Paia Oz led size

Pitch bend PCB with PAIA applied white coating. 4"x3." Back side is blank.
oz1a.jpg

As KSS said the LEDs are 2mm wide. I measured the LED at 4mm high, from the bottom of the base where the wires attach to the top of the dome.
by Rob_C
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Spray varnishing older modular panels
Replies: 33
Views: 1972

Re: Spray varnishing older modular panels

Most of the 8700 software is in John's "Friendly Stories" book and Polyphony magazine articles. @Rob_C: Pink Freud? I remember Pink Tunes. But not that one. When we put half of our minds together we get the full solution (i.e. it is both Pink Tunes and Pink Freud): PAIA1980.png Software was supplie...
by Rob_C
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Spray varnishing older modular panels
Replies: 33
Views: 1972

Re: Spray varnishing older modular panels

"I'm still looking for some of the old software Paia made for it if you have any leads." Hey man have you been able to find any of that old software for the Paia 8700 to control the 4700 modules? I'm also looking for them. Hi sajtron and welcome to the board. Topics regarding vintage PAIA generally...
by Rob_C
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Best case PAIA Hot Springs adaptation (is what I crave)
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Best case PAIA Hot Springs adaptation (is what I crave)

A rack mount mono Hot Springs that was sold on Ebay.
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by Rob_C
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: AutoTRAX DEX-PCB PCB design software $25 full version
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: AutoTRAX DEX-PCB PCB design software $25 full version

"Regular" price for the software is $145.
by Rob_C
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Best case PAIA Hot Springs adaptation (is what I crave)
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Best case PAIA Hot Springs adaptation (is what I crave)

The idea of adapting PAIA Hot Springs reverb to a module has come up a few times, but hasn’t gone anywhere unless people have done it for themselves and not posted detailed results. HSR_1.jpg HS2.jpg The PCB was mounted in a RadioShack aluminum project box for shielding. Both the project box and th...
by Rob_C
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: AutoTRAX DEX-PCB PCB design software $25 full version
Replies: 1
Views: 167

AutoTRAX DEX-PCB PCB design software $25 full version

Supposedly ending today (04/19/20) the PCB design software AutoTRAX is available for purchase for $25. This is the full version, with one year updates. Vendor: "Unlimited pin count, sheets, layers, parts, PCB size" Link-> Purchase AutoTRAX full version I have no relation to this company. Sometime a...

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