Anyone want an STG Soundlabs Oscillator?

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Anyone want an STG Soundlabs Oscillator?

Post by suitandtieguy » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:17 am

Hello!

It's been a long time since I made a frac module but I had a couple of private requests for my VCO in the format, and to do this I have to buy a very short run of panels, which means I could offer this as a very limited edition module for my frac friends out there.

Let me explain this kind of weird layout ...

The eurorack VCO is too wide and too tall for a 1FU panel, but i can cut a bit off the bottom of the front panel PCB to make it fit, then put the output jacks in a column next to the controls and inputs. My VCO board has a courtesy pad on it for a direct output for the drift generator, which is itself a fantastic and completely unique random generator.

Then since we have a bit of room left over, I can add a pulse waveshaper using my .COM PCB, whose input would be normalised to the sawtooth waveform, but you could interrupt if you want to drive the pulse convertor from something else.

This all makes for a pretty full-featured VCO. The only thing missing is a sine shaper, but saw core VCOs aren't really good at those anyway.

Both of these modules have both eurorack and Synthesizers.com power headers, so i can just jumper their euro headers together and include a Synthesizers.com->MOTM/frac power cable.

I'm going to try to get laser-cut/laser-etched aluminum panels for this made. going with Metalphoto on this is not feasible unless there are 30 people interested in this, and I find that unlikely.

The price for this would be $500 US and lead time would be 2 months, I will have to get a test panel made for this, build it, see if it fits in a frac rack, then get the panels made for real, then build them.

Here's what the module would look like:

FU-Oscillator.jpg

If you're interested in this, post a reply and I'll collect names and PM you privately. I ask that you reply so that other users can see wether there actually is interest in this or not. Also let me know if you want black or purple knobs. One of the guys who requested this thinks it would look better with purple knobs.

Thank you guys so much and keep fracking!
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Re: Anyone want an STG Soundlabs Oscillator?

Post by mamonu » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:20 am

* I am in *

a great new osc + another module on the side ... :sb: integrated. what is not to like.
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Re: Anyone want an STG Soundlabs Oscillator?

Post by thee ghost ov n_phay » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:19 am

I'm in for 2 of these Eric. Let me know when you ne a ofdeposit.

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Post by suitandtieguy » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:20 am

UPDATE:

I finally got the short-run panel thing figured out. I had to do a test run of logo plates for Radiophonic One systems, which were held up by USPS for an entire month (!!!), but the artwork and cutting worked out AOK.

I only had 4 purchases but ordered a run of 10 panels, so beyond those I'll still be able to make 6 more.

The exciting part about this is if the appearance of these panels is OK I can once again offer some of my modules in frac format. Not sure which ones, but someone already requested the current version of the Wave Folder, so I'll get on that after these are verified and ship. I need to measure things and make sure they will fit, since frac boxes actually have tighter insertion clearances than eurorack.

thanks for being patient guys. you're the best!
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Re: Anyone want an STG Soundlabs Oscillator?

Post by fluxmonkey » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:53 pm

if this works out, you really should consider doing the same with the Mankato filter... i've got 2, at least one is in virtually every patch i do
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Re: Anyone want an STG Soundlabs Oscillator?

Post by suitandtieguy » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:24 pm

fluxmonkey wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:53 pm
if this works out, you really should consider doing the same with the Mankato filter... i've got 2, at least one is in virtually every patch i do
totally. the funny part is, my eurorack mankato design is basically a copy of the frac version artwork, because i liked it too much to change. i just kind of tightened it up a bit and corrected some of my sloppiness. it would be nice to bring it back better than before.

thanks for the encouragement!
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