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Post by dJ dAb » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:00 am

J3RK wrote:
werock wrote:
rezzn8r wrote:Wow
That sums it up perfectly!

How many voices do you have there?
One-hundred-billion!! :mrgreen:

:yay: :tu: :party:
Need some Stroh Modular boards in the mix doe :guinness:
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Post by Samuron » Mon May 18, 2015 8:05 pm

Had to build a bigger Frac cabinet:

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It works great, but for some reason plays "Also Sprach Zarathustra" on powerup.
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Post by rezzn8r » Mon May 18, 2015 8:41 pm

Nice one, Sam
Which SynthTech modules do you have in there?
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Post by dJ dAb » Mon May 18, 2015 8:57 pm

I would guess Morphing Terrarium and Cloud Generator? Looking good btw!!!
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Post by Samuron » Mon May 18, 2015 10:52 pm

Yep; Morphing Terrarium. Cloud Generator, and Morphing LFO. The PAIA stuff is really just filler. :D
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Post by dJ dAb » Tue May 19, 2015 11:20 am

I totally missed the Morphing LFO. Great modules!
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Post by dJ dAb » Tue May 19, 2015 8:10 pm

For those times you find yourself under the influence ...of MIDI...

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Finally migrated all my Midi to CV boards to matching Frac panels :bananaguitar:
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Post by J3RK » Wed May 20, 2015 11:29 am

dJ dAb wrote:For those times you find yourself under the influence ...of MIDI...

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Finally migrated all my Midi to CV boards to matching Frac panels :bananaguitar:
Nice!
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Post by a100user » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:37 am

My current Frac set-up. All BugBrand plus a Stroh VCF

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BTW that last slot has been filled now.

Next boat to be started with BugBrand PEQ & Spring Tanker
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Post by dJ dAb » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:18 pm

Beautiful!
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Post by a100user » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:54 pm

dJ dAb wrote:Beautiful!
Thank you. Tom does beautiful work and the casing is all Lamond.
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Post by dJ dAb » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:49 pm

Hey, I know that Lamond guy :hihi:

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:07 pm

..... hhmmmn. i'm lost, who are these people & why is there so much synth around & behind them??

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Post by a100user » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:03 am

dJ dAb wrote:Hey, I know that Lamond guy :hihi:

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Yep that's the boy :)

Typical beer in one hand and somebody else's knobs on the other ;)
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Post by dJ dAb » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:57 am

Ha! Wish he'd come back and visit!!! TR-808's, vinyl, wood-working and modular synths were just a few of the shared interests over here. Oh yeah, BMX bikes too :hyper:
Hmmm... been dabbling in Electronic music & DJing for 25+ years. Collector & curator of a fairly large vintage recording studio. Ran a couple record labels featuring DJ ESP, Hakan Lidbo, Jacob London, Martin Venetjoki, Vitamin D, Chris Anderson, etc. and licensed to greats like Carl Cox, Dave Angel, Chris Simmonds, etc. Oh yeah, I'm also a builder of D.I.Y. electronics junk, including a mighty fine modular synth.

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State of the Modular

Post by spacemod » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:07 am

I just re-housed the four panels into a single rack case from two 6-space cases. I filled the final 4 Frac spaces with 2 Blacet VCOs this fall.

I also have two battery powered Wiard Joystick Trigger units in project boxes.

Next panel will add 2 Blacet Super VCAs and 2 EG1s and maybe that new Mix3500 module. I am hoping to rearrange the modules so 1 panel fits into a skiff.

Right now for EG I am using a Sherman Filterbank (I like this EG alot) and 2 Arturia Microbrutes.

The SKB rack in which all of this is encased is a bit too deep. Any ideas on a more shallow rack that doesn't weigh a ton? It should be at least 17"deep, but not much more. 4 panels (12 spaces).

I feel like I have only cracked the surface with what I am doing with these machines. Putting more and more effort into coaxing music out of this beast.

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Post by rezzn8r » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:31 am

Great selection of modules, spacemod
What's in the top left corner?
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Post by spacemod » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:51 am

2 custom built Blacet Dark Star Chaos modules. I didn't want to wait for the silk screening of the panels, so I took them without.

Nick Liebrecht built these for me when he worked for Grant Richter. He did a great job.

They were my oscillators for a good 10 years in this system. Glad to have finally got the VCOs.

I still like them a lot!

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Post by KingOfTheTKBs » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:44 am

Original Wiard 1200 series, complete with the one-of-a-kind NL-1299 Kitten module.

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Oh cute

Post by fracmonkey » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:42 pm

Or meowdule....

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Post by moogboy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:27 pm

I joined yinz ranks last week

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if anyone happens to recognize this system//know the previous owner, I'd love to get in touch with them

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Post by LeftyLogic » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:15 am

Oh wow, that is a fantastic looking system!
21 and addicted to Frac. :help:

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Post by moogboy » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:32 am

LeftyLogic wrote:Oh wow, that is a fantastic looking system!
that is a big part of why I want to find the previous//original owner! I added the Miniwave, and removed the sequencers they had in the system, but it is a deeply idiosyncratic beast. The module placement really makes no sense at all to me, the module selection is pretty interesting to me on a lot of levels (why three filters?! ONE Quad VCA/Mixer? the questions are endless!), and there's this positively gorgeous hand bound binder with manuals for all of the Blacet modules in little dust sleeves. It's just MAGICAL though. Something about this synth is operating on a deep, deep plane.

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Post by fracmonkey » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:18 pm

Where did you buy it? Maybe they have a clue.

Looks like you need a Super VCA!

Nice set of filters---all quite different.

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