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Klee sequencer in MU format

Post by megaohm » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:52 pm

I would like to build two or three more of these while it's still fresh in my mind.
(also, I want to fund a second Klee for myself! :party: )

This is essentially a standard Klee with the addition of up/down/both selection toggles for the glide outs.
NKK switches, Switchcraft112 jacks, APEM buttons, all high quality parts.
Less than three inches in depth behind panel.
It will fit in a Box11.
Powered from a standard 6 pin DotCom power connector.

You choose the color scheme for:
LEDs
LED lenses
push buttons
switch caps
knobs

Get in touch with me at my main address if interested:
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I'll post some sound samples and more pics tonight/tomorrow.

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Post by The Disquiet » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:08 am

Price... ? :hide:

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Post by megaohm » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:13 am

The Disquiet wrote:Price... ? :hide:
Seems like a fair question to me!

$1200 + ship

a couple more pics:

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It is 2.65" deep measured from the back of the panel to the top of the connectors

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Post by Minimoog56 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:44 pm

Beautiful as always Phil!
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Post by diophantine » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:43 pm

Looks amazing, Phil!

Tempting, but can't really afford at the moment. (Plus, I really ought to finish building the Klee boards that I have!)

Curious how you like the rotary aspect of it? I designed my panel to be linear - I think it might be easier to wrap my head around what it is doing that way, but who knows!

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Post by megaohm » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:24 pm

diophantine wrote: Curious how you like the rotary aspect of it? I designed my panel to be linear - I think it might be easier to wrap my head around what it is doing that way, but who knows!
I'm surprised that I like it a lot!
I thought the circular layouts were more a light show thing, but the patterns act as a cue for throwing switches, changing settings, etc.
A linear layout might come out more as a left to right reading of the pattern whereas circular seems more immediate to read.
It's hard for me to explain.
And it could be I've just become more familiar with working circular because I learned about the Klee with that layout.

There is more disconnect between the pots and the program switches.
I haven't had trouble with it, though. IE: I haven't been accidentally working knobs that I thought were a different step.
Regardless, I won't discount the linear layout. With that you know there will never be any confusion.
Eventually, I want to build a Klee with a linear pot layout.
Except faders instead of rotary pots (and a quantizer to go with it!).
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Post by megaohm » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:46 pm

I want to give credit for the panel to someone else.

I designed it, yes, and it was hard figuring out the placements in the ovals(!), but I used a pic of the MOTM version as a guide.
I don't know who did this.
Babysealclub?
Bridechamber?

I changed a few things about it but it's basically what they came up with and some refinements of my own. I tried a bunch of different layouts but they weren't as good, so I'm grateful someone came up with this one before me.
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Post by sduck » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:51 pm

I think it was Thomas White, who also did the rotary MFOS sequencer design.
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Post by odecahedron » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:32 pm

i have the mfos but always regarded the klee with some kind of mystic suspicion... not having actually touched one ...

what separates it from the rotary mfos functionally? it has a few other functions eh?

really nice lookin gbuild megaohm!

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Post by sduck » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:51 pm

It's a whole different animal. A few other functions, ya.

It's a whole different concept of a sequencer actually. Enough so that there's a book describing how it works - http://electro-music.com/forum/download.php?id=10343 - and even this doesn't really explain everything clearly. I built one of the earlier ones, and hands on experience really made it all make sense, although one of the chief paradigms remain - it's more of a tool for experimentation than a tool for repeatable results.

I could link my klee demos again here, but you've probably seen them, and they don't really explain how it all works together anyway.
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Post by Ockeghem » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:30 am

sduck wrote:It's a whole different animal. A few other functions, ya.

It's a whole different concept of a sequencer actually. Enough so that there's a book describing how it works - http://electro-music.com/forum/download.php?id=10343 - and even this doesn't really explain everything clearly. I built one of the earlier ones, and hands on experience really made it all make sense, although one of the chief paradigms remain - it's more of a tool for experimentation than a tool for repeatable results.

I could link my klee demos again here, but you've probably seen them, and they don't really explain how it all works together anyway.
What does the book not explain kleerly enough? :hmm:
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Post by ericD13 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:30 am

sduck wrote: I could link my klee demos again here, but you've probably seen them, and they don't really explain how it all works together anyway.
I don't remember seeing them.
Please, could you give us links ?
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Post by babysealclub » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:34 am

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Post by sduck » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:52 am

ericD13 wrote:
sduck wrote: I could link my klee demos again here, but you've probably seen them, and they don't really explain how it all works together anyway.
I don't remember seeing them.
Please, could you give us links ?
Ok, here they are again.

This first one was made within a week of me finishing it up - still a ton of newbie excitement/lack of any real skills showing, along with camera audio - I hadn't really lept onto the youtube demo bandwagon yet at the time -

[video][/video]

This one is mostly the klee - the MFOS rotary sequencer is just playing one note over and over and over (duun duun duun duun) - you've probably seen this. it's got a ridiculous number of views (and the associated dunderhead comments) -

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Post by whitewulfe » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:57 pm

Ooooh, that is absolutely GORGEOUS!

...Out of sheer curiosity, will you be offering these later on?

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Post by megaohm » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:44 pm

whitewulfe wrote:Ooooh, that is absolutely GORGEOUS!

...Out of sheer curiosity, will you be offering these later on?
Thanks!

I'll build one anytime someone wants one.
Even months or years from now if you want one get in touch.
I'll be up for it.
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Post by whitewulfe » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:48 pm

megaohm wrote:Thanks!

I'll build one anytime someone wants one.
Even months or years from now if you want one get in touch.
I'll be up for it.
Great to know!

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Post by KnobHell » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:36 pm

As one who has built a Klee all I can say is that is one beautiful build!

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Post by lvoemachine » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:47 pm

Yeah that tidy wiring is a sign of real craftsmanship. Nice work

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Post by VinceL » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:01 pm

It's time to resurrect this thread.

I received my MU Klee sequencer from Phil on Saturday. :goo: :party: :nana: :wow:

Our daughter has been staying with us while one of her kitties is in the emergency vet hospital. :sad: So, I haven't had been able to spend much time with the Klee. I've uploaded a couple of pics.

Phil packed it to withstand a nuclear explosion. And, one of our cats had to check out what was in the box:

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Here it is installed in a Box11. It is a pretty tight fit...you need to have the power cables lay flat in the case rather than keep them in a bundle.

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I've read through the Klee documentation a couple of times. Next time, I'll have my Klee in front of me to follow the examples. This ain't your uncle Christopher's sequencer.
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Post by alternating.bit » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:23 pm

1) I LOVE those colored switch tips! :woah:
2) I've never seen a Klee with the center knobs offset like that; its beautiful!
3) VIDEO demo please.

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Post by sduck » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:51 pm

VinceL wrote: This ain't your uncle Christopher's sequencer.
Ha! But... it IS my niece and nephew's uncle Steve's sequencer! My brother played my zimmifryl klee demo for them back in 2009, when they were 10 and 8, and my niece got bored immediately, but my nephew, who may be a bit autistic (or aspbergers) watched the whole thing, a few times, and had all kinds of questions.
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Post by Ockeghem » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:56 pm

The niece got bored? This supports my theory: that there's many a smiling son, and many a daughter bored, in the synth realm.
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