Zerosum Inertia presents: The Berserker

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Zerosum Inertia presents: The Berserker

Post by zerosum » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:59 am

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Here is a zipped folder full of photos
This is what it sounds like with an EGC Standard S1 aluminum electric guitar

Been working on this for a couple months with Eric.
Thanks for all your help Eric.

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Post by rico loverde » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:20 am

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Fucking awesome Brian! sounds amazing.


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Post by numan7 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:02 am

oh-mother-of-god... ! :hail::hail::hail::hail::hail::hail::hail:

that's so beyond wicked! :sb:

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Post by gwaidan » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:02 am

At last Metasonix has captured the Eric Clapton guitar tone! :hihi:

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Post by weinglas » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:25 am

:hail: The devil has three horns now!

RESPECT!

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Post by nrdvrgr » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:10 am

Can you spell EURO Brian??? Format fail!
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Post by infradead » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:12 am

to awesome

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Post by goiks » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:25 am

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Post by sduck » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:28 am

I'm not seeing any format fail :twisted:

Looks great! Sounds better!
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Post by Lakbra » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:35 pm

Fucking Awesome!!
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Euro is too small to contain this beast!!
+1 for what sduck said
Great work Brian!!!
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Post by diophantine » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:10 pm

sduck wrote:Looks great! Sounds better!
+1

Super tempting! How much do you think it will cost?

A few technical questions to better entangle it with my ideas:
How far does that top tube stick out?
Do the LEDs just represent switch state?
What does the CV control? (Particularly when not being used as an oscillator.)

Very informative demo too, btw.

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Post by weinglas » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:21 pm

diophantine wrote:
sduck wrote:Looks great! Sounds better!
+1

Super tempting! How much do you think it will cost?

....
I guess it is 616 US Dollar:

http://zerosuminertia.com/index.php?p=1_53_berserker
Album with Kozepz:"FRNDS"
"All Tubes"
"Game Over!"
mirarimusic wrote:... This fucking blows away Beyonces release today as well!!!!
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Post by EATyourGUITAR » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:52 am

trogotronic and metasonix are mostly euro format. now THAT is format fail. we need more 5U fuck shit up modules. toppobrillo is sold out on his wavefolder PCB :waah: . I'm not totally sold on the CGS wave multipliers or the MOTM wavefolder.

back on topic, is this a filter?
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Post by Suburban Bather » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:59 pm

A standalone version would be great for any non 5U users :hihi: Awesome module Brian! I hope you get your 5U R series modules back on the drawing board soon.
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Post by ritchiedrums » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:01 pm

:bang: Now What the Fuck am I going to sell around here to raise $600?!?!?!
:hmm: :guinness:

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Post by weinglas » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:27 pm

Suburban Bather wrote:A standalone version would be great for any non 5U users :hihi: Awesome module Brian! ....
Maybe two modules in a box with 1/4 and 1/8 jacks (and a banana for the CV, too) and one powersupply (or even 19 inch)???. This would rule the world :headbang:

But as it is, it definitely will rule the 5U world :sb:
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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:28 pm

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Post by ritchiedrums » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:40 pm

Is this 2u-DotCom width??? :despair:

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Post by theinnerpalm » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:44 pm

Sounds nuts! No money for it now :( give it 3-6 months.

Perhaps for later versions draw up or get some to draw up a crazy berzerker "emblem" for the top, instead of just a standard font?? I like the red on black

I really like the wallwart idea. How much is the current draw from the modular power supply portion?? I would consider buying one of your 5u metasonix portals if it came with a wallwart so I didn't have to super upgrade my PSU.

But alas, I should probably just get a bigger PSU

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ritchiedrums wrote:Is this 2u-DotCom width??? :despair:
99% sure it is. looks like it.

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Post by zerosum » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:34 pm

Can you spell EURO Brian???
I kant pSell nethinguh at awl

It might be time to start a 5U system.
How far does that top tube stick out?
2.25"
Do the LEDs just represent switch state?
They don't serve any purpose other than to glare :lol: They are always on regardless of the switch settings.
What does the CV control?
distortion amount
back on topic, is this a filter?
No it is a rebellion against filters. There are enough filters in 5Uland....
A standalone version would be great for any non 5U users
Get some QCR8's :hihi:
Now What the Fuck am I going to sell around here to raise $600?!?!?!
:lol: :despair: :rastanana:
Is this 2u-DotCom width???
Yes :party:
How much is the current draw from the modular power supply portion??
I need to measure it.
I burn them in and test them 3 at a time on a QPS1.(1.5 amp supply)
And In the case right now there are 2 berserkers, an R54, R52, R51 plus some other solid state modules and it runs fine on a power one 3 amp supply.

Best to count on having a power supply capable of providing 1.5 amps, 3 amps would be better.

I'm building a modular mixing console. This is one piece of the puzzle.

Since it wasn't demonstrated earlier, this is what the envelope follower does to an R54:
Guitar>Berserker>R54>R51

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Post by zerosum » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:57 pm

Still in business.
This circuit was engineered by Eric. I told him what I wanted and he showed me how. Eric will receive royalty payments for this module. That is where it stops. Obviously he wants these to sell because he gets money for it, but he has stated in 8 different ways that he wants me to make it clear that he has NOTHING to do with this at all other than what was stated:
He designed it
He is getting paid
He is NOT building it or selling it or supporting it and doesn't want anything to do with it.

The same will go for future modules.

Back on the topic of the Berserker

It was important for me to build this to the highest quality I could come up with.
I hunted down the highest quality 6AK5's, or known as 5654's, which is the military version of the tube.
I bought the last GE Five Star 5654's Antique Electronic Supply had in stock.(Five Star=less noise, less microphonics)
AES has more in stock from high quality other brands to pick from, so do others that sell NOS tubes.
6AK5/54654's don't cost much, easy to find, and were high enough quality for Military radios, that's a good tube for a modular synthesizer/musical instrument.
I'm currently seeking out some RCA Command Series 5654's and other RCA military series.
Tubes made 1950's through late 1960's are the years you want to look for. Especially for RCA's.
The 6BN6/6KS6's I use were made by GE. Very easy to find, New Old Stock, large quantities available from sellers of NOS tubes.
6BN6/6KS6 data sheet

NOS tube sockets. Not cheap, these are INDUSTRIAL strength.
New Xicon transformer from mouser. Not a used pull from a surplus lot.
New Jameco Wall Wart power transformer. These are easy to get and work for years.
Alpha pots.
Neutrik/Rean jacks.

There isn't anything obscure or difficult to service, or find.
This is a limited quantity item, sales and support will still be available through me after they are sold out.
I have other modules in the works, I'm not going anywhere, 5U is about to get ugly.... and beautiful :woah:

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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:26 pm

Is that red on black old style text impossible read or is it just me?
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Post by dude » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:49 pm

"did he just say 'making fuck?'"

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Post by EATyourGUITAR » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:19 am

dude wrote:"did he just say 'making fuck?'"
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