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by Rob_C
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Adding poly aftertouch to a cheap keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Adding poly aftertouch to a cheap keyboard

... in the early 80's, I put a clear silicon tube, one end sealed with glue, other end sticked on a pressure sensor , right under the enclosure of a cheap plastic keyboard to get polyphonic aftertouch for an external VCF.... That is quite a clever DIY solution! Your design of "pneumatic aftertouch"...
by Rob_C
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Adding poly aftertouch to a cheap keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Adding poly aftertouch to a cheap keyboard

In 1982 PAIA Electronics sold a kit called the VelociTouch Controller. The kit was available as a retrofit for the 4700 series synths, or as a standalone unit for other keyboards. The link brings you to the PAIA Talk web page to download the PDF manual. Link-> 4786 / 8786 VelociTouch Controller Of c...
by Rob_C
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: WANT: PAiA VOCODER in Eurorack!
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: WANT: PAiA VOCODER in Eurorack!

This is a pic of someone else's design that I saved from the web, and I forget the source. Could even have come from Muff's, perhaps one of those mentioned by KSS?
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by Rob_C
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Front Panel Fabrication
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Front Panel Fabrication

jimfowler wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:12 am
Historically accurate misspelling.
I thought as much before posting, but a quick Google search turned up nothing. Rather cool to keep the misspelling as a tribute.
by Rob_C
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Front Panel Fabrication
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Front Panel Fabrication

(typo?) IMPEDENCE GAIN --> IMPEDANCE GAIN
by Rob_C
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet ring mod functions
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Blacet ring mod functions

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by Rob_C
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: [ANNOUNCEMENT] synthCube acquires Blacet Research
Replies: 43
Views: 2000

Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] synthCube acquires Blacet Research

...I hope you don't dismiss the strength of John's vision in maintaining the Frac width's standard. IOW, modules with space for actual use, which he upheld throughout his life. ... A comment: Use-ability is not unique to Frac or Euro or Moog or anyone. It is a choice made by the the designer. Cram ...
by Rob_C
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Unknown synth on eBay
Replies: 78
Views: 10300

Re: Unknown synth on eBay

Yes please, an update!
by Rob_C
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Deaf musicians
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Deaf musicians

A rather endearing three minute video about a musician and his deaf brother, made for Hewlett Packard:

Vimeo: Link->HP Spectre - Brothers

(lower quality) Youtube: Link->HP "Brothers"
by Rob_C
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: $82 "Model D"
Replies: 107
Views: 6858

Re: $82 "Model D"

Behringer announces the Bespresso Model D Announced today from Behringer is the Bespresso Model D, an electronic musical instrument and premium coffee machine designed for synth enthusiasts who won't settle for less than the finest coffee experience. Tim Rockville, Marketing Manager, explains: "We s...
by Rob_C
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Sad Synth Songs
Replies: 59
Views: 4811

spinach_pizza wrote:I recorded this at a time when I was feeling pretty depressed...does that count?

O salutaris hostia - Thomas Tallis
Thanks for posting that! Very beautiful, I purchased the album.
by Rob_C
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 12 volt batteries as voltage stabilizer for modular?
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Plug your synth into a voltage stabilizer (or automatic voltage regulator) to raise or lower the voltage as required. There are many consumer varieties, not that expensive.

Link-> What is a voltage stabilizer

Link->Tripp Lite Power Conditioners
by Rob_C
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Remove very small stripped screws.
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Perhaps left handed drill bits? Link-> Left Hand Drill Bit Set Harbor Freight From somewhere on the web: "Most common drill bits are of the twist bit variety and are so called because the flutes on the bit twist around and up the bit. Typical twist drill bits have flutes that twist to the right in a...
by Rob_C
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Frac system on Vemia
Replies: 16
Views: 938

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by Rob_C
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [Case DIY] Tell me about Tolex or whatever
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Parts Express has vinyl and carpet covering.

Link-> Parts Express, cabinet coverings
by Rob_C
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Silicone heat sink compound vs PC thermal paste
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Next time, i'll just use toothpaste... :lol: Not sure if you are serious, but the combination of toothpaste and Vaseline can be used in a pinch as a thermal paste for CPUs. The Vaseline keeps the toothpaste from drying out. Really you should mount your CPU with a proper paste, but if you are out of...
by Rob_C
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Are Cheng Electrolytic caps ok quality?
Replies: 20
Views: 689

In addition to the Chinese caps Tayda also sells some Panasonic caps.
by Rob_C
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Ozone Elements for free - ending soon
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Thanks.

To get your serial number, create an account at the vendors shop and complete the "purchase." Then create an account at Izotope to download the software.
by Rob_C
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Experienced wigglers Please help the NEWBS with their gear!
Replies: 308
Views: 8824

Re: Experienced wigglers Please help the NEWBS with their ge

Buying one companies full kit defiles the spirit of the modular rack and thats why a list of the must have Modules for a kick as kit in 2019 is essential for mankind! Contrary to popular belief the "Spirit of the Modular Rack" is manufacturer agnostic and only interested in cash and credit cards an...
by Rob_C
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Game Boy Analog Sync (video)
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Nice work unexpectedbowtie.

You and Look Mum No Computer (LMNC) seem like kindred spirits. LMNC has 32 gameboys synced together in his Gameboy Megamachine:

Link->Gameboy Megamachine

Musical demonstration starts at 14:50.
by Rob_C
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Blacet Time Machine Build Docs
Replies: 14
Views: 933

thanks sduck, i may take you up on that but i would like to know how everybody in the community views this. at some point it may be time to open up john’s designs, i don’t know when that time is within law or public opinion but it’s interesting ti talk about for me. It's not up to you or me or publ...
by Rob_C
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Embarassingly Simple Switch Question
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Small Bear Electronics

Link->Small Bear toggles
by Rob_C
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Blacet schematics
Replies: 34
Views: 1905

I'm all for smt conversions for the blacet stuff. The one big problem with the stuff is the huge pcb hanging perpendicular off the back - it would be easy to smallify them. I think John started to move in that direction with his redesign of the VCO with parallel panels and less point to point wirin...
by Rob_C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Blacet schematics
Replies: 34
Views: 1905

A lot of the coolness is because of the format. Knob and input spacing, just the ergonomics and routing visualization from having a wider module. Even more of the coolness is because of the diy nature of it. Knob and input spacing and wider modules (and DIY) are not proprietary to Blacet or Frac of...
by Rob_C
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Paia 2720 vco & sine/pwm calibration nightmare
Replies: 10
Views: 842

The important thing is that the module was assembled with the correct value resistor. It is easy enough to check the color code of the resistor against the color code in the parts list. All the resistors, if original, should be carbon film. The tolerance could be as much as 20 percent from that time...

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