BENJOLIN 4U

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BENJOLIN 4U

Post by anto32 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:25 pm

Hi,
This is the Benjolin, Buchla compatible.
Thanks to Rob Hordijk, the help of the brilliant Mr Dave Brown and the perfect panel work of Julian (Thebeast)

*Please send me a pm if you're interested to have one"

Early proto
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Description :

Audio outputs normaled :

- Square 5 pk-pk
- Triangle 4 pk-pk
- XOR 5 pk-pk
- PWM 5 pk-pk
- VCF Out is approx. line level

I've added a jumper to disconnect the PWM that is internally wired to the filter.

- 1.2V Inputs _ these vcos are not super stable but 3 octaves tuned decently_ there's trimmers on the back to adjust each vcos

- CV Attenuverters

- Clock In & Serial In : Feed with external signal (at least 2V) Trig, gate, or CV. External is activated when switch is down.
Pulser from 208 is a bit to short to fire it. Works with 281, 245, TSNM, 259 square and saw waves, uStep, Klee sequencer, LFO, 266 outputs, 208 envelope...

- Bit 1/2/3 : Gate Out 15v - when led light on : Gate=0

- Stepped : Rungler CV output, 8 stepped voltage (S&H sort of). Maximum range from 0.5 to 12v. It can be trimmed.
One "scale" I find useful to shift the stages of the 245. 1,2v/2.6v/4v/5,4v/6,8v/8v/9.5v/10.8v

- Switch mode : 8 steps / Random / 16 steps

- PushButton : Manual Trigger Serial In. When pushed, it changes the pattern of the Rungler.

- 2-pole VCF with Rungler CV control and attenuverter.

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Post by island » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:59 pm

Wow :tu: looks great.
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Post by MATSmile » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:20 pm

What a beaut :nana:

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Post by tIB » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:39 pm

Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground...

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Post by snufkin » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:17 pm

tIB wrote:Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground...
wasn't it basically an unlicensed copy :hmm:

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Post by vgermuse » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:05 pm

Woah!

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Post by DomMorley » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:03 am

3 octaves tuned? Well this is interesting.
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Post by Prunesquallor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:59 am

I'd be interested in a LW Serge version of this.
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Post by hox3d » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:23 am

Prunesquallor wrote:I'd be interested in a LW Serge version of this.
I actually worked on a layout, but I got no time to do it.
It might need some more labeling, but the main idea is here.


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Post by Prunesquallor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:52 am

hox3d wrote:
Prunesquallor wrote:I'd be interested in a LW Serge version of this.
I actually worked on a layout, but I got no time to do it.
It might need some more labeling, but the main idea is here.


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Post by cygmu » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:53 am

snufkin wrote:
tIB wrote:Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground...
wasn't it basically an unlicensed copy :hmm:
Is this one licensed somehow then?

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Post by tIB » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:19 am

snufkin wrote:
tIB wrote:Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground...
wasn't it basically an unlicensed copy :hmm:
No idea, just remember it was a thing.

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Post by ynth » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:45 am

This looks incredible. :wookie:

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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:47 am

Prunesquallor wrote:I'd be interested in a LW Serge version of this.
+1

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Post by CLee » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:07 am

Reality Checkpoint wrote:
Prunesquallor wrote:I'd be interested in a LW Serge version of this.
+1
My 4U Benjolin. IIRC it was a FPE panel with Lazertran art. I'd be happy to share the layout and art if anyone wants it

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Post by fluxmonkey » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:48 pm

CLee wrote: My 4U Benjolin. IIRC it was a FPE panel with Lazertran art. I'd be happy to share the layout and art if anyone wants it

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Post by knittingram » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:01 am

:sb: :sb: :sb:

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Post by anto32 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:24 am

cygmu wrote:
snufkin wrote:
tIB wrote:Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground...
wasn't it basically an unlicensed copy :hmm:
Is this one licensed somehow then?
Yes, I got a lcence agreement to make it. Sorry if it was not clear.

Many thanks for your feedback and interest!

I keep you in touch.

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Post by cygmu » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:15 am

anto32 wrote:
cygmu wrote: Is this one licensed somehow then?
Yes, I got a lcence agreement to make it. Sorry if it was not clear. .
Yay! That is great news! :banana: :nana:

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Post by snufkin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:26 am

anto32 wrote:
cygmu wrote:
snufkin wrote:
tIB wrote:Nice! If I remember right the Metatron generator by vedic scapes covered similar ground...
wasn't it basically an unlicensed copy :hmm:
Is this one licensed somehow then?
Yes, I got a lcence agreement to make it. Sorry if it was not clear.

Many thanks for your feedback and interest!

I keep you in touch.
It was clear to me that you did sorry to derail the thread :)

great work.

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Post by bsilverberg » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:49 am

Looks great! Will the panel be available for sale or will the final fpd be made available? Thanks!

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Post by julian » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:54 pm

bsilverberg wrote:Looks great! Will the panel be available for sale or will the final fpd be made available? Thanks!
It is Anthony's design, but, from conversation, i think that his plan is to do an initial run, and then, at some point, release the fpd.

The panel photo in the first post was engraved. When its finalised, it will be silk screen printed.

I will certainly be printing the primary run in the usual materials / inks but its very much Anthony's project, so his call on how the parts are released.

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Post by jo__dem » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:09 pm

sign me up for one

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Post by myecholalia » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:53 pm

Following this with interest.
Do you have a rough timeline in mind for a first run?

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