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Post by metasonix » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:50 am

Speaking of dead formats.....

What about Polyfusion? 7" tall like Serge and Buchla, but different width.

What about the old E-Mu modules? 6" x 3".

Ever seen a Wavemakers synth? 10" x 2" module size. Extremely rare.

Or the Synton Fénix modules? Also very rare.
3U x 41mm panel size, not compatible with Euro or Frac.

Or the ARP 2500 format......

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Post by Rod Serling Fan Club » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:48 pm

If you are trying to catch them all don't forget old-school PAIA 2700/4700 modules...

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Post by lukas412 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:08 pm

Very cool. It's frustrating seeing how close frac is to euro.

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Post by ziopad » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:19 pm

thanks for posting this pic. for modular tyros, this really puts a face to some of the esoteric formats i've been reading about. very cool.

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Post by doctoranalog » Mon May 09, 2011 7:51 am

The OP picture seems to have been broken by Matrixsynth's domain name change... I futzed around and found this link, although the URL is pretty ugly...


The original post on Matrixsynth is here.

Happy modularing. :cwejman: :doepfer: :cwejman: :eurorack:

We need more modular panel emoticons.

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Post by kindredlost » Tue May 17, 2011 7:26 am

Thanks for restoring this picture doctoranalog. I was hunting for it the other day.

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Post by franzschuier » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:48 am

Not all mine, but the bananas are.


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Post by Diamat » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:25 am

franzschuier wrote:Not all mine, but the bananas are.

incredibly beautiful

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Post by valis » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:45 pm

PAiA old and new..


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Post by tragedybysyntax » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:29 pm

I kinda want an old PAIA system to play with the reset of my banana stuff... something about the look... :)
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Post by valis » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:30 pm

Yeah, it's fun stuff. PAiA originally used "pin" connectors but I've swapped them all out for bananas. If anybody ever has any questions about the old PAiA systems feel free to drop me a line. I have a good amount of documentation and experience.

Oh, just in case anybody is interested. The 4700 and 2720 modules are either 2"x4" or 4"x4"

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Post by fiero » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:01 pm

wow !!cool

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Post by realeoin » Mon May 07, 2012 3:06 pm


complete newb here. currently saving cash for my first modular set up. just came across this forum. this post is very informative and relevant to my interests. thanks

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Post by ultrashock » Mon May 07, 2012 4:01 pm

new sub-format?

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Post by microtonal » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:22 pm

The modular comparison picture was created for an article in SEAMUS covering the resurgence of analog modular synthesizers. Therefore it represented only current modular synths and not historical ones. A historical comparison would be just as interesting.

As I recall, the Blacet FracRack Klangwerk was used because the VCO image was only an outline graphic, and I wanted to show photos for all of the modules. The MOTM and Modcan A series were were photoshop versions, close enough to the real thing for my purposes.

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Post by mabiro » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:40 am

Very Cool! Just getting into the analog domain now, thought why not jump right into modular after 6 years of working with vst's.

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Post by GryphonP3 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:49 pm

Gorgeous setups :) New to the forum, just wanted to post and say hi, and make a first post so that I can search the forums without starting a thread on a previously covered topic :) Hope all is well with everyone!

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Post by e.vil » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:45 am

woah! :yay:
I have never seen that cms before. Is that brand like it's own system or are there other companies that make that format?
looks very interesting

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Post by Why Adapter » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:58 pm

CMS is Phil Cirocco, mostly known for servicing and repairing ARP synths.



Looks like he may be producing them again. They were real high-end, with mil spec parts, snd prices to match.

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Post by e.vil » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:01 pm

thanks for the info :party:
that system looks amazing.

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Post by laserpalace » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:37 pm

If I'm not mistaken, the Wiard and Aries are the same size. At least the 300 was designed under the same specs. Regardless this is very cool

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Post by cephalopod » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:31 pm

So glad this is stickied here. A while ago I looked everywhere for this image and couldnt find it online.


Post by michaelvertex » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:43 pm

franzschuier wrote:Not all mine, but the bananas are.

DAMN! :woah:

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