Why no more sh-101 Oakley mods?

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sleestack808
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Why no more sh-101 Oakley mods?

Post by sleestack808 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:17 pm

The legendary Oakley mod.

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Post by sleestack808 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:20 pm

also, I s the nova mod pretty close?

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Post by Synthbuilder » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:36 am

Why no more? Well I don't do repair and service work these days.
Is the nova mod pretty close?
It came after I started doing mods to SH-101 but it is similar. It did add some things like an extra envelope generator, and did things differently in other places, but I felt the full set of Nova Mods tended to make the SH-101 overly complex and the beauty in the 101 is its simplicity.

Each Oakley modded SH-101, or any other machine in fact - it wasn't just 101s, was different. Partly because the user requested different things but also because I changed things over the years. I guess the 101 became more well known because a certain someone used it. Although, with that particular one, he bought his already modded from my original client.

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Post by Shledge » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:59 am

I don't see the appeal of doing large mods to the SH101 - it's simplicity is what makes it charming.

I am tempted to put in a VCF CV input, but apart from that I'd rather keep it vanilla. :despair:

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Post by Synthbuilder » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:14 am

Shledge wrote:I don't see the appeal of doing large mods to the SH101 - it's simplicity is what makes it charming.
Agree... but the standard Oakley Mod was pretty simple:

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This added filter FM from two sources. Additional triangle wave VCO output sent to either the VCF input or the VCA input. And filter mode between -6dB and -24dB. I did normally add labels to the extra controls - not quite sure why this one didn't.

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Post by sleestack808 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:22 pm

I added an audio input to the mc-202 filter. And it sounded lovely.
Long time ago. Im all for complicating something That said. Id never mod my 303.

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