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Picture showing many modular formats

Post by Electronic Battle » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:41 pm

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[edit Nov. 2011: the original URL failed, so thanks to doctoranalog for resurrecting it in the thread (May2011), and to Matrix for keeping it available]

I thought this was a useful shot to illustrate the relative module sizes: would it be worth keeping as a "sticky"?

[credit to John Loffink via Matrixsynth]

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Post by emergencyofstate » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:43 pm

That offers some really nice perspective.

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Post by sandyb » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:44 pm

stickied :guinness:

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Post by JohnLRice » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:37 pm

That's excellent!

A version of the picture with the 'type/size' printed below it would be helpful especially to the newer folks. Might be cool as the Wiki site's front page, although I'm honored that one of my pics is up there now! :hihi:

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Post by fluxmonkey » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:22 pm

VCOs from each mfr... except Blacet... what's up w/ that? conspiracy theorists want to know...

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Post by oozitron » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:42 pm

Well, the Klang *does* have a voltage controlled oscillator in it :)

pretty much...

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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:56 pm

damn!!! super nice

I had no idea blacet modules are the same size as euro, why the hell does it use a different PSU!?!?!? :hmm:

nevermind, that might result in a flamefest!!

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Post by emergencyofstate » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:59 pm

Blacet/Frac are a butt hair bigger than euro.

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Post by DGTom » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:02 pm

I think you'll find it's exactally 1 metric bees dick.

Why no Blacet VCO? Its a secret :ninja:

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Post by decaying.sine » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:14 pm

This is a great illustration. The quality, size, design, and color of Wiard make the modules overwhelming!

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Post by revmutt » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:45 pm

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Post by wetterberg » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:53 am

decaying.sine wrote:This is a great illustration. The quality, size, design, and color of Wiard make the modules overwhelming!
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Post by Babaluma » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:09 am

great pic.

the blacet vco is just too advanced and amazing to be shown beside the others.

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Post by CZ Rider » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:16 am

Nice photo! :tu:
I feel left out though, of the three modulars I have here, two formats are missing. Can I add the Aries and Roland 100M series?
Shown next to the 3U wide Moog 901, probably the fattest/widest osc I have here. :hihi:
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Post by cornutt » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:35 pm

A Dingleberry Monstrosity wrote:
I had no idea blacet modules are the same size as euro, why the hell does it use a different PSU!?!?!? :hmm:
If the story I heard was correct, Frac is a pretty old format, and the original modules in that format used unregulated 18V supplies. Each module was expected to have its own on-board regulator and filtering.
Sequence 15 -- sequence15.blogspot.com

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Post by cornutt » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:36 pm

BTW, I had no idea the Mattson format was that small! It looks tiny!
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Post by Electronic Battle » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:19 am

And don't forget these ones:

http://tinyurl.com/ybwq338

The trouble is, we need someone with a tape measure and a degree of skill to make one big montage as per my original post that started this thread; then we can see the relative scale of all of 'em.

I'd love to see the Aries and 100M scaled directly against the rest - I realise the Moog is effectively "5U" but seeing those two added and scaled to the original picture would be ideal!

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Post by KNYST » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:50 pm

Great picture, Electronic Battle!

...and the 3u measurement thingy:
Frac height: 133.35mm (5.25in)
Euro height: 128.5mm
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Post by russma » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:12 pm

If CZ Rider or someone else can provide me with exact measurements for the Aries, 100M and Moog modules, I can add them to the original image. I'd also add the "type/size" as JLR requested.

The MOTM module in the original image looks like it might be a mock-up done in Photoshop, whereas all the others appear to be real units;

And, aren't Dotcom modules actually slightly taller than MOTM, (because of their "lip", as sandyB calls it)?

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Post by emdot_ambient » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:29 pm

Interesting to see the CMS module in there...you know, I've never actually heard a CMS module. The VCO is certainly a dense panel with a dedicated CV mixer and everything. Nice!

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Post by Electronic Battle » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:00 pm

Roland 100m modules are 230mm high by 104mm wide, according to

http://www.analoghell.com/studio/index.cfm?fuse=100m

And here's a picture of a 100m VCO module:

http://www.analoghell.com/studio/100m/i ... el-big.jpg

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Post by mono-poly » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:42 pm

Electronic Battle wrote:And don't forget these ones:

http://tinyurl.com/ybwq338

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Post by toothless_wonder » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:46 pm

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Post by Electronic Battle » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:14 pm

mono-poly wrote:
Electronic Battle wrote:And don't forget these ones:

http://tinyurl.com/ybwq338

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Is that a Steim black box system?
Is it yours?
It is, and it isn't.

I visited Steim back in September and a very nice chap there showed me their "Zwarte Dozen Systeem" (sp?) and let me take a few shots of it in situ. It isn't really used any more but is there for occasional signal processing requirements if I remember correctly. Nico Bes was the Steim man.

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Post by cornutt » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:16 am

idiotboy wrote: And, aren't Dotcom modules actually slightly taller than MOTM, (because of their "lip", as sandyB calls it)?
The top-edge-to-bottom-edge height is the same. What's different is the center-to-center mounting hole spacing. If memory serves, on the Dotcom modules it's 8-1/2", while on the MOTM it's 8-1/4".

Incidentally, for those who didn't realize it: The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the Dotcom format are identical to the old Moogs. (However, they use completely different power supply voltages.)
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