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by Rob_C
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet Power Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 237

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: 12
Views: 507

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
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Wendy Carlos biography
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: New Wendy Carlos biography

double post, sorry.
by Rob_C
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Pony-Tails and Moog (MU/5U) modulars
Replies: 45
Views: 1429

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: 45
Views: 1429

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: 12
Views: 507

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: 12
Views: 507

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: 534

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: 291

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: 407

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: 534

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: 205

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: 1560

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: 1560

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: 208

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: 113

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: 208

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: 113

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...
by Rob_C
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blank panels
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Blank panels

The website Paia.com loads normally for me. Are you outside the US?

You can reach Scott at Scott@Paia.com His email address is publicly posted on the Paia Support page.
by Rob_C
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blank panels
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Blank panels

the paia ones are hard to work with because they’re thicker, most 3.5mm jacks will JUST thread their nut. Are you using older PAIA blank panels or newer ones? PAIA panels used to be 1/8" thick and this was the thickness of the panels in the original 9700 series. These panels almost require a counte...
by Rob_C
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Paia 2700/4700 regulated power solution
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Paia 2700/4700 regulated power solution

I wouldn't use or suggest an MFOS style WW halfwave supply. 4700 really benefit from clean, stable power. Ok. Then build the "MFOS Adjustable LM317/LM337" power supply shown on that same page instead of the "MFOS Wall Wart Bipolar" power supply. The adjustable supply uses a center tapped transforme...
by Rob_C
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Paia 2700/4700 regulated power solution
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Paia 2700/4700 regulated power solution

There are many ways to approach this, if you want to throw some money at it, here is a dual output PSU kit from Jameco: Link-> Dual-Output Adjustable Linear Regulated Power Supply Kit This is the same kit Blacet used to recommend if you didn't have a good PSU on hand and needed something to power a ...
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: 498

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: 498

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: 466

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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