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Module Modules are coming

Post by zerosum » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:42 pm

Prototypes are built(three different ones), enthusiasm is high, just have to sell a few things to move things along further ;)
Thanks to Eardrill for helping me find the information to better understand the inner workings of the ModuleModule world :D

Here is an image of the bandpass filter prototype that uses a 6136 premium pentode.
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Post by rico loverde » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:51 pm

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Post by weinglas » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:26 am

I said it once, i say it again: Brian: You ROCK!
Album with Kozepz:"FRNDS"
"All Tubes"
"Game Over!"
mirarimusic wrote:... This fucking blows away Beyonces release today as well!!!!
dan_p wrote: I'll still be listening to this one in years to come. best thing I've heard for ages
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Post by weinglas » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:33 am

BTW: this is beautiful and i will definitely buy one or two!

An awesome addition to the Buchla world! Tubes + 200e = Perfect Match!
Album with Kozepz:"FRNDS"
"All Tubes"
"Game Over!"
mirarimusic wrote:... This fucking blows away Beyonces release today as well!!!!
dan_p wrote: I'll still be listening to this one in years to come. best thing I've heard for ages
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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:43 am

Don't have or have plans for a Buchla, but cool, and what is it?

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Post by Kent » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:25 am

Nice! Is this similar to the KV-100 BP filter?

Any idea of price and will there be a presence at NAMM (cheeky)?

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Post by abendrot » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:25 am

WTF! :eek: Nice. So many cool modulemodules are coming out. Amazing.

Only question would be can you still fold the cabinet with that tube sticking out?

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Post by nrdvrgr » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:40 pm

Whooooa. Want!
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Post by indexofmetals » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:54 pm

nice! I've got 3 modulemodule boats but may now need a 4th

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Post by Audio Resistance » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:14 pm

Was not expecting this.. :tu:
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Post by zerosum » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Nice! Is this similar to the KV-100 BP filter?
Thanks. It is a different design than what is in the KV.
I'll explain it more when the time is right.
Any idea of price and will there be a presence at NAMM (cheeky)?
No NAMM for me :hihi: I'm shooting for a target price of $350
Only question would be can you still fold the cabinet with that tube sticking out?
I haven't placed it in a folding cabinet yet, but will post results when I do.
Another option is I can use a 5654/6AK5 tube in its place which sticks out less and is a shorter bottle, but that will change the sound and response a bit.
It is real easy to take the tube out anytime you want to travel, so that is a solution as well.

Thanks for all the comments 8_)

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Post by Badr0b0t » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:53 pm

Yes please. Let me know when! :party:

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Post by freeyerheel » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:28 pm

cool to see metasonix in all formats now, i even saw a metasonix module for use in the software daw environment, maybe someday all the great builders will make modules for all the different power sources and formats!!!or better yet someone will come along with a universal power supply that will be able to send and recieve all modules the proper voltage or is this crazy talk?

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Post by Fidgit » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:20 am

i just hope that the front panel design will be in line with all the other 200e stuff. i like the "unified", cleaned up design of all the 200e & verbos & cbm modules. :despair:

besides that: :tu:

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Post by abendrot » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:20 am

I wouldn't mind the different font as long as it's also blue and the panel

looks the same. Can't wait for this.

Please keep us up to date with pictures and other information. :tu:

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Post by zerosum » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:56 pm

I can appreciate some of the "color conformity" of the buchla.
For instance, I like the colored banana jacks where Black banana equals CV input, Blue banana equals CV output
White knobs aren't part of the preset system, blue knobs are. etc...

So using blue knobs doesn't seem appropriate.
The blue writing and font that Buchla uses is used by Buchla,
I'm not saying that they are the originators of that font and that blue color,

But I am saying that it feels foreign and odd to me to be expected use the exact font and colors Buchla uses just because Buchla uses it.
Why does it have to look exactly like a Buchla? Is there not room for individuality?
I like to look at a module and be able to tell it apart manufacturer to manufacturer.
And if I was Buchla(which I'm not), it would strike me as a bit odd if I saw someone making a module for my format that looked exactly like mine, when it wasn't mine.

I have ordered a panel for another module module prototype, but I left off the color in the engraving, so it will just be etched metal with no infill.

I work with Front Panel Express for my panels, and if a buyer is interested in a different font and a different color, they can pick out a font and color in Front Panel Express software and I can use that for their specific order.

When they are out of prototype stage and ready for sale, I will make a post.
Right now I just wanted to share that I am working on them and see how many people may have an interest.


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Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

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Post by abendrot » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:58 pm

I am highly interested! So if you have some kind of list please put me on it. :tu:

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Post by zerosum » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:05 am

abendrot wrote:I am highly interested! So if you have some kind of list please put me on it. :tu:
:party: :tu: :nana:

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Post by mecanikill » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:55 am

Man I hope you do them in 5u!

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Post by abendrot » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:15 am

I just photoshoped the panel and added the jacks and the tube :)

I know this is not the final design but I needed something for my

imaginary module module case.


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Post by zerosum » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:26 pm

Panel for ZIMM01 prototype came today. :yay:
This one was done without any infill color in the engraving and I really like it. It looks cold and ancient :hihi:
Black banana jack = CV input.
I don't feel it needs a label since the black banana already symbolizes that it is a CV input.
CV on ZIMM02 controls filter cutoff.
CV on ZIMM01 controls distortion amount.
As simples as the modules are, that can't be too difficult to remember can it? :despair: :hihi: :party:



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Post by weinglas » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:55 pm

Beautiful :yay:
Album with Kozepz:"FRNDS"
"All Tubes"
"Game Over!"
mirarimusic wrote:... This fucking blows away Beyonces release today as well!!!!
dan_p wrote: I'll still be listening to this one in years to come. best thing I've heard for ages
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Post by dkcg » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 pm

Will the boats close? Looks a little tall and might touch whatever module closes in on it.

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Post by Kent » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:04 pm

dkcg wrote:Will the boats close? Looks a little tall and might touch whatever module closes in on it.
Gotta get 'em to 33mm or less.

Brian is there any way to have greater distance between the audio i/o and the black CV jack?

Personally, I don't think you need to label the black 'nanner.

Earlier, you'd mentioned doing blank and/or custom plates. If I were to buy one or both of these modules, I'd be up for blank panels. Is this still in the cards?

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Post by zerosum » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:12 am

The 6136 tube sticks out 35mm.
A 6AK5/5654 tube can be used in it's place which will stick out 26 mm.

6136 is higher quality tube and it's sound and performance is different from a 6AK5/5654.
If one wants to use a 6AK5 instead of a 6136, that can be done.

If one wants to travel and fold up their boat, they could take out the tube and then put it back in when they unfold their boat.
Or just use a 6AK5/5654 when traveling in a folding case, and use a 6136 in the studio.

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Brian is there any way to have greater distance between the audio i/o and the black CV jack?
Space is tight and there are components in the way. It's possible, but does introduce more work.
Audio cables and a banana will fit in it's current design.

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Earlier, you'd mentioned doing blank and/or custom plates. If I were to buy one or both of these modules, I'd be up for blank panels. Is this still in the cards?
I can do custom panels with user selected fonts and colors(as long as they are available in FPE software), and I could do a blank panel too, but a blank panel is going to cost more than what Eardrill sells blanks for, so it won't be anything cheaper or better than what is already offered.

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