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Post by fever606 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:57 pm

DickMarker wrote:Flipping hell - hope this one becomes a reality!
Strong second on that...

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Post by BugBrand » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:33 am

I didn't get back to looking at the Clock Utilities (& etc) yet but did get the Diode Director checked in prototype:

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Post by tIB » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:36 am

Will that have diodes on the outputs Tom like on the passive switches?

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Post by BugBrand » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 am

tIB wrote:Will that have diodes on the outputs Tom like on the passive switches?
Was that a special mod perhaps for use with the caps on the old passive switch - adding diodes to eliminate the negative going spikes?

Anyways, no, the diodes here are on the input and are in series rather than between the sum and 0V.

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Post by BananaPlug » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:57 am

BugBrand wrote:...did get the Diode Director checked in.
Clearly indicating an upward trend!

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Post by lnd » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:34 am

I'm mostly a lurker here, just wanted to share my excitement for the new frame ideas.

Cant wait for the finished version and really hope to get one of those for my synth voice.

As I'm always short on money it'd be extremely nice if Patch Point would get some of these so I could save a couple of hundred bucks ;D

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Post by tIB » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:57 pm

BugBrand wrote:
tIB wrote:Will that have diodes on the outputs Tom like on the passive switches?
Was that a special mod perhaps for use with the caps on the old passive switch - adding diodes to eliminate the negative going spikes?

Anyways, no, the diodes here are on the input and are in series rather than between the sum and 0V.
Thanks Tom, I think it's more likely I was missrembering what was going on with my passive switches! Like the new design...

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Post by BugBrand » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:38 pm

lnd wrote:As I'm always short on money it'd be extremely nice if Patch Point would get some of these so I could save a couple of hundred bucks ;D
I don't follow?

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Post by lnd » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:44 pm

BugBrand wrote:
lnd wrote:As I'm always short on money it'd be extremely nice if Patch Point would get some of these so I could save a couple of hundred bucks ;D
I don't follow?
Sry, don't know if its still like that but when I bought the synth voice a couple of years back, paypal charged over a hundred bucks for converting the currency.. the synth voice at patch point is at about 1900€ and I paid about 2100.. (including cables and all tho.. so ok, I somewhat exaggerated :D)

sry for being so vague :tu:

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(I remember it being such a stressful experience.. I wanted to have a bugbrand modular for nearly 10 years.. then I kind of had the money and there were 2 left in stock.. then paypal charged for the conversion and I had to borrow some money extremely fast :D.)

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Post by BugBrand » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:44 pm

Strange - I was guessing you were referring to VAT or something (VAT @ 20% is only charged on EU sales - both by me and Patch Point). Darrin's prices tend to be a bit over mine too.
Not sure if he'll be stocking modular bits to be honest - still early days for me with most of it being quite custom setups so probably only realistic direct from me.
With invoicing I suggest Transferwise as a good payment method - low fees both for you and for me, definitely compared with Paypal (who skim fees off the seller, while also hitting the buyer with their high exchange rates).
In essence, the best thing to do is always to email me! I'm really quite helpful!

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Post by syncretism » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:31 pm

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Post by /\/\/\/ » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:39 pm

BugBrand wrote:With invoicing I suggest Transferwise as a good payment method - low fees both for you and for me, definitely compared with Paypal (who skim fees off the seller, while also hitting the buyer with their high exchange rates).
+1. For example, Transferwise USD to GBP is about 0.75% on the exchange rate, funds go straight to Tom.

Whereas Paypal is something like 3% fee on the exchange, and an additional 3% fee for Tom? Kind of insane...
BugBrand wrote:In essence, the best thing to do is always to email me! I'm really quite helpful!
+1 Tom can help.

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Post by lnd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:06 am

Thanks, Tom. I'll definately try it next time.

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Post by batchas » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:56 am

BugBrand wrote:With invoicing I suggest Transferwise as a good payment method - low fees both for you and for me, definitely compared with Paypal (who skim fees off the seller, while also hitting the buyer with their high exchange rates).
I'll check this method, didn't know about.
Transfer via my bank is prohibitive and paypal is exagerating. So it's good to know about other methods :tu:

EDIT: prohibitive when it's not EUR.

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Post by BugBrand » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:51 am

So - I think I'm now happy with the two next pieces:

Dual Divider - a pair of 2-through-9 dividers
Primarily from the same clock & reset sources - though the Div B can take clock from the output of Div A

Logic -
Top is two Inverters or Divider-by-Two functions
Bottom is two Logic units switchable between XOR/OR/AND

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Post by chrisdermo » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:41 pm

BugBrand wrote:So - I think I'm now happy with the two next pieces:

Dual Divider - a pair of 2-through-9 dividers
Primarily from the same clock & reset sources - though the Div B can take clock from the output of Div A

Logic -
Top is two Inverters or Divider-by-Two functions
Bottom is two Logic units switchable between XOR/OR/AND

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Post by BananaPlug » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:10 pm

:party: Excellent compact solutions. Dual is best for these I think.

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Post by vegas7188 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:31 pm

Yes these look great! Will go nicely with the BBV among other things

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Post by Be Sandy? » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:16 pm

Excellent Tom!
The dual divider goes onto my increasing list of new things you've done that I wish to buy when I have money to do so.

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Post by lud » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:02 pm

This new divide looks great, really cool switchable logic too!
Nice layouts and size

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Post by T. Jervell » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:59 pm

Oooohhh, nice!! I especially like the looks of the Logic module :tu:

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Post by DickMarker » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:11 pm

These look pretty smart - you thinking of doing the switch from the other half of the aforementioned clock utilities module at any point? Would dearly love a switch!

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Post by BugBrand » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:33 am

Yeah, I ought to do a switcher sometime, but it hasn't really swum into focus as yet.

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Post by lud » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:17 am

BugBrand wrote:Yeah, I ought to do a switcher sometime, but it hasn't really swum into focus as yet.
+1 :hail:

Is the Logic available yet Tom ?

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Post by BugBrand » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:23 am

No, not available for a month or two - only just made the protos!

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