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Post by soup » Sun May 19, 2019 9:29 pm

90% diy, 100% fun
Jürgen Haible’s Living VCO’s and friends in banana frac…
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Post by MechaSeb » Mon May 20, 2019 3:45 am

Powerfully cute ! :love:

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Post by phisynth » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:01 pm

rearranged things a bit, much better workflow now :

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Post by indexofmetals » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:56 pm

soup wrote:90% diy, 100% fun
Jürgen Haible’s Living VCO’s and friends in banana frac…
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Soup, that is beautiful. Can you describe the other modules (besides the scrotum labs, bugbrand and haible living vco's).

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Post by soup » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:21 pm

indexofmetals wrote:Soup, that is beautiful. Can you describe the other modules (besides the scrotum labs, bugbrand and haible living vco's).
Sure, the others are...

Stroh Bit Station, Barton Rando Chordo, Fonik Sequential Switch, L-1 Quad VCA, Hexinverter Quad Envelope, Stroh Stereo Out
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2x Electrosmith VCO chiclets, Stroh Downlow Filter, Electrosmith VCF chiclet, Stroh Lowpass Gate

The Living VCO's plus the sequential switch and rando chordo equals lots of chord and arp fun (especially with Grids)

I'm a big fan of all the Stroh stuff for frac diy.

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Post by reticon » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:40 am

^^ super nice :yay:

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Post by albinj » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:01 pm

fonik wrote:I have built myself a small mobile Serge-system, a kind of Serge Easel.
(powered by Laptop PSU or Powerbank, headphone plugs nicely into the balanced line out, boats are just a 45mm deep and bolt together - wooden side cheeks are still missing).

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This looks insanely fun to play with, and perfect for couches and travel I assume :)

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Post by southphillysynths » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:26 am

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Awesome set up and the ever elusive WAD! It might be time for me to add a panel to my BB258, this looks to have some good additions to think about!

Also, with the WAD, have you experimented with modern SAD replacements like http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcomme ... 205-v3102/.

These are replacements for the MN3205 used in some versions of the Memory man, not sure because they don't look to have the same footprint of the SADs.
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Post by the bad producer » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:37 am

Thanks! More fun things coming soon to LW format, so maybe best to wait until you see them!

Regarding the WAD, I don't think it would work with any other chip, but one might be able to use another and design something around it, I really must crack on with the NLC Delay No More for example... AND the SOST as a comparison...

(BTW my computer went a bit wonky so having trouble drawing things, but I'll get that patch sheet to you later on - sorry for delay!)

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Post by southphillysynths » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:12 am

the bad producer wrote:Thanks! More fun things coming soon to LW format, so maybe best to wait until you see them!

(BTW my computer went a bit wonky so having trouble drawing things, but I'll get that patch sheet to you later on - sorry for delay!)
Good to know and no worries! Thanks as always for the extra info and replies. :sb:
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Post by JesperP » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:03 pm

I recently converted my R*S Euro Serge system from mini jacks to bananas. It took some work but the result is totally worth it.

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Post by Isaiah » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:17 pm

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Beautiful!
Could you explain how you converted the modules, please?
I guess it involved careful drilling of the PCBs and panels.
Anything in particular that folks should be aware of if they wanted to convert their R*S Serge to bananas?

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Post by JesperP » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 pm

So yes it involves expanding the existing holes in the panel and in some cases also drilling holes in the pcb's themselves to make room for the banana solder terminal. I used a step drill and a drill press for drilling the panels:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0LwgfUhuj2 ... _copy_link

Some of the newer pcb's from Random*Source are already "banana ready" in that they have holes for fitting the solder terminals of the bananas through. But some pcb's you'll have to drill holes in. To be on the safe side I put a piece of heat shrink on the solder terminals:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Qkrt2BA_9 ... _copy_link

Three modules you'll have to patch a severed trace (from drilling), otherwise it's reasonable straight forward iif you have some building experience.

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Post by aethyr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:58 pm

Ummm so this happened :deadbanana:

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Post by Isaiah » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:10 pm

JesperP
Thanks for the explanation.
I had been thinking about getting a VCFQ for my banana-equipped Eurorack.
I had thought about wiring everything off-board and adding a Q CV attenuator whilst I was at it.
This seems like a lot less hassle though...
Did the VCFQ or VCFS require any traces to be repaired?

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Post by Gringo Starr » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:38 pm

phisynth wrote:rearranged things a bit, much better workflow now :

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Hell YEAH!!!! Great setup! Looks beautiful and I know it sounds the same. Great space Phisynth!
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Post by JesperP » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:50 am

Isaiah wrote:JesperP
Did the VCFQ or VCFS require any traces to be repaired?
The VCFS needed one trace to be mended after drilling. Not a huge deal.

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Post by REcDeso12oi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:29 am

pbanken wrote:After many, many months of happy wiggling, here's my modest entry for this gallery.

Many of you can probably relate: This instrument has and continues to give me joy without end. After years and years of GAS, experiments and shopping spree after shopping spree, I feel like I've "arrived".

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Post by search64 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:37 am

REcDeso12oi wrote:
pbanken wrote:After many, many months of happy wiggling, here's my modest entry for this gallery.

Many of you can probably relate: This instrument has and continues to give me joy without end. After years and years of GAS, experiments and shopping spree after shopping spree, I feel like I've "arrived".

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What have we here?? Custom H Modules? Is someone making these?

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Probably Northern Light Modular?

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Post by subultresk » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am

pbanken, I hear you! :party:

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Post by woVERTICES » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:36 am

Here is the latest iteration of the Buchla side of the studio...
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Post by the bad producer » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:42 am

Made a new case, need some knobs!

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Post by Prunesquallor » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:47 am

Quad bandpass resonator?! :woah:
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Post by J3RK » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:43 am

the bad producer wrote:Made a new case, need some knobs!

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Nice! Interesting knobs on the resonator.
Are you lemon? Does your head come to a nub?

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