Me and Ichabod

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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:09 pm

I am very happy for George, and hope it is positive for your future business.


It should be. Keyboard mag wants to put it in the Dec. issue. We'll see.
If Ichabod and I met, I would likely give it some dirty looks, putter around for a bit kicking the dirt and then go over and patch it, and probably have a blast.
I'm sure of it. It really was a lot of fun. I don't know when I'll get another chance to play with another system that intense.
Then I would break out my banana bible and proselytize for a conversion!
LOL! Well, apparently, I can do custom work :)

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Post by seth » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:24 pm

For anyone who's wondering about what a Mattson Mini Modular is like to play with, I have one and it totally rocks. Mine is a 22 module system and I can tuck it under my arm. It's amazing.

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Post by neandrewthal » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:12 am

I totally respect the whole no knobs for cost saving and customizability , but when is someone actually gonna put some knobs on theirs? It's a tight squeeze but I think it would be great with the little Sifam knobs like on the harvestman matrix mixer.
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Post by MindMachine » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:27 am

Pretty awesome... it is actually compact enough to be
in that Cyclodon's shadow! :mrgreen: Good luck to Mr.
Matteson and hopefully he gets more action now that this
Ichabod project is done. I know that Carbon 111 was into
his (who knows if he still has it...) and he likes quality
instruments.

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Post by revtor » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:57 am

regarding the lack of knobs..
a friend of mine built a MFOS mini synth and he usd the tight alpha pots. he put no knobs on it for a while. It made turning the shafts pretty difficult at times, but it lent a very smooth, controlled sound to the box when tweaking since the shaft rotations were difficult / slow.

are the shafts on the MMM smooth/tight?

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Post by Kent » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:17 am

So, when does MMM start busting out the Euro-Format goodness?

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Post by seth » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:26 am

neandrewthal wrote:I totally respect the whole no knobs for cost saving and customizability , but when is someone actually gonna put some knobs on theirs? It's a tight squeeze but I think it would be great with the little Sifam knobs like on the harvestman matrix mixer.
I don't think you fully realize how small the modules really are. I actually debated putting that photo up because without something to compare it to you sort of inflate the size of the thing to make it seem like it's the size of a "regular" modular. The modules aren't Euro sized, they're smaller. You could cover one completely with a CD, for example. Maybe I'll take a few photos of the MMM side-by-side with other stuff. The MMM would make a MOTM module look gigantic, for example, and a pair of cereal boxes could completely cover the synth.

In actual use the non-knobs are pretty much just right given the small size of the modules. You can get your fingers on them and turn them without brushing any of the other knobs. Also, they have rubber caps on the knob shafts so you can get a good grip on them (sorta like Arp Odyssey sliders).

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Post by seth » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:29 am

revtor wrote:are the shafts on the MMM smooth/tight?
They feel pretty good. They turn easily, but there's enough resistance so you can feel what you're doing. The rubber caps provide a good grip as well. George knows his stuff.

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Post by mono-poly » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:52 am

I still love to have a MMM system.
To bad i'm in Europe.
The farad is the captain of my print.

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Post by computer controlled » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:10 pm

Kent wrote:So, when does MMM start busting out the Euro-Format goodness?
He won't. He wants to offer something left field =o]
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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:45 am

mono-poly wrote:I still love to have a MMM system.
To bad i'm in Europe.
But, But, But.....

I am no longer selling the systems as systems and am selling my catalog inventory individually now.

I'm shipping a case to Hungary today. I can ship to the EU. The downside is that the power supplies provided are 120VAC, So, a step down transformer will be required.

I do have Senso looking into power supplies over there that are 230V that EU costomers can get directly from him.

http://mmm.sevcom.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

That's my WIKI page that describes all of the "pieces"

I am using new pots with slightly larger shafts and caps now. It's a better grip and still keeps the finger clearance.

G

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Post by russma » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:01 am

How many oscillators does Ichabod have?

And is it "Ichabod" or "The Ichabod"? And who named it that, and why?

I need details, man!

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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:09 pm

idiotboy wrote:How many oscillators does Ichabod have?
And is it "Ichabod" or "The Ichabod"?
Short answers:
32 VCO's. 16 jack version and 16 switched version.

Just Ichabod. There will be only one. Other custom systems may be called whatever the owners want to call them.

Ichabods' full module compliment and construction was posted by Matrix:

http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/search/label/Ichabod

I posted a bunch of pix of Ichabod under construction on my Facebook page: Ge C Mattson
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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:12 pm

idiotboy wrote:who named it that, and why?
Oh, yeah. I answered that. Scroll up 16 posts. :guinness:

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Post by Kent » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:13 pm

computer controlled wrote:
Kent wrote:So, when does MMM start busting out the Euro-Format goodness?
He won't. He wants to offer something left field =o]
Is it possible to be so far out to left field that one has exited the ballpark?

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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:29 pm

Is it possible to be so far out to left field that one has exited the ballpark?
I believe that's possible. But, I presented an alternative. Somebody has to jump in with something different in order for anything new to exist.

I was fully aware that I wasn't catering to a specific format. But, huge sales volume wasn't my goal. There seems to be customers out there that enjoy having a small, portable system that's fully functional.

So, not out of the park but, on the sidelines hobnobbing with the cheerleaders 8_) :guinness:

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Post by jenamu6 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:36 pm

I'd say do the cheerleaders.

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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:41 pm

That's why I'm "there" :party:

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Post by jenamu6 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:47 pm

LOL

Btw it's great to see you're selling to us Europians too.


I wish I had the money, cause I really love a portable modular.

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Post by essex sound lab » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:53 pm

jenamu6 wrote:I'd say do the cheerleaders.
But in THIS community the cheerleaders would be...? :loves:

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Post by zerosum » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:05 am

I love this pic!
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Post by mono-poly » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:12 am

mmm wrote:
mono-poly wrote:I still love to have a MMM system.
To bad i'm in Europe.
But, But, But.....

I am no longer selling the systems as systems and am selling my catalog inventory individually now.

I'm shipping a case to Hungary today. I can ship to the EU. The downside is that the power supplies provided are 120VAC, So, a step down transformer will be required.

I do have Senso looking into power supplies over there that are 230V that EU costomers can get directly from him.

http://mmm.sevcom.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

That's my WIKI page that describes all of the "pieces"

I am using new pots with slightly larger shafts and caps now. It's a better grip and still keeps the finger clearance.

G
Hey that's great to hear.
Maybe in 2010 i'll get one.
The farad is the captain of my print.

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http://www.noodlebar.org

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Post by ritchiedrums » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:38 pm

Has Billy done anything with this system yet?? Don't see this fitting in a Smashing Pumpkins line up..........NEW BAND????

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Post by emergencyofstate » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:40 pm

eh he'll prob just end up making youtube demos :hihi:

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Post by mmm » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:13 pm

emergencyofstate wrote:eh he'll prob just end up making youtube demos :hihi:
I don't know. You should read the fan forums for the SP.

I play a lot of different instruments. None of them well but, everything from synths to banjo. I like and play a variety of musical styles.

Every musician I've known (and, I know a lot of them) is the same way. Billy is no different. SP is a profitable formula that works. That doesn't mean he's going to only play that style constantly. He records and releases what works for him but, he loves synths, has a lot of them and likes playing with them. It doesn't mean he's going to record a space-music, Berlin style project and release it.

I'm just glad he likes synths :)
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