ZI VCO?

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ZI VCO?

Post by zerosum » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:37 am

It's a popular request, but it still feels like a gamble to commit funds and time to prototyping my VCO ideas into a commercial product.

If you want a feature packed and flawless oscillator that tracks a million volts per octave,
There are a lot of them out there. Get one of those.

If you are interested in a strange drone machine with tubes no one has ever heard of being used for audio....well then I think you might find this interesting.....and a very beautiful piece of sculpture :love: :love:

Should I start prototyping this now?
Or should I wait until later?

There is no getting around it, this would consume a lot from your power supply,
but it wouldn't be anything that the robust supplies that synthesizers.com offers couldn't handle.

If I could sell 10, that would be great.
This is truly the definition of WEIRD

When I get the tubes, I'll take a picture.
There aren't enough words for the beauty :love: (trust me you will agree)

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Post by Kent » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:07 am

Based upon my user requirements, I'd have to ask if it could somehow ride in a Buchla natively or via MM format. Also, what would it bring to the party that would be different from the R-54/55 and Wretch?

I'd love to hear 'er!

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Post by zerosum » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:51 am

Based upon my user requirements, I'd have to ask if it could somehow ride in a Buchla natively or via MM format.
Well..... For you I think we could work something out.
I would be willing to investigate the possibilities of it working in a Buchla power distribution system, but it would still consume a lot.
I think it is something you would be interested in checking out ;)
It will still run on +-15 and +5, which the Buchla power system can provide,
but you wouldn't be able to run as many modules on the same supply.
Also....this one wouldn't fit in a "stackable folding" case :)

Also, what would it bring to the party that would be different from the R-54/55 and Wretch?
HAHA the golden question! :lol:

-Completely different tube(s)
-Different behavior and waveshape

Overall, The Wretch Machine Oscillator section is still the ultimate.
I have used a lot of Metasonix thingies, and that Wretch machine osc section thinger-ma-thing is pretty cool :yay:

This one would definitely score more points in the "it looks cool" category,
but soundwise and featurewise, The Wretch will still win.
The R54 is a lot different too, as it generates a sine wave and then that sine gets perverted into other shapes with the additional makeup gain,
This/these things I am interested in exploring would generate different waveforms and the tracking would be all over the place.
Lustmord would know what to do, but I don't think I can say the same about ELP :lol:

Send me an email and we can work out a skype or phone chat to talk more
8_)

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Post by Ancestor » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:16 am

I can't wait for some more details on this one!

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Post by mecanikill » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:09 am

Put me down for one! :tu:

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Post by weinglas » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:25 am

:hail:

As you might have guessed ;), I am with Kent on this one. Want one so much for my little 2 Space or as a standalone. :sb:

Maybe it could track a little bit on audio like the wretch or the r54? But if it screams and growls, i am pleased! :nana:
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 numan7 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:29 am

:sb: :goo: :party: sounds very interesting!

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Post by blz » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:03 pm

I'm game for one as well
barcat.blogspot.com

http://waveformcity.blogspot.com/

I beat my brain tumor that makes me indestructible right???

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Post by Ancestor » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:20 am

Any update on the VCO?
Pictures or a possibly a price, so I know how much stuff I have to sell?

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Post by zerosum » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:23 pm

Any update on the VCO?
Getting parts together.......
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Post by mecanikill » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:32 pm

FUCK YEA! :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

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Post by whitewulfe » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:30 pm

That looks like some seriously powerful voodoo... I mean weaponry... or... Something.

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Post by Lakbra » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:48 pm

:woah: :woah: :woah: :hail: :hail: :hail: :woah: :woah: :woah:
There aren't enough words for the beauty
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Post by blz » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:25 pm

can I just send you money now?
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Post by nrdvrgr » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:20 am

Can someone send me money so I can send it to Brian?


:hihi:
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Post by zerosum » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:49 pm

nrdvrgr wrote:Can someone send me money so I can send it to Brian?


:hihi:
I just sent Ulf something that your going to want to give him money for.

:hihi: :party:

It's not a VCO though :hihi:

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Post by zerosum » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:54 am

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Post by thermionicjunky » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:54 am

Fucking yes

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Post by blz » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:17 pm

ok so when will this sexy item be up for sale good sir
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http://waveformcity.blogspot.com/

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Post by weinglas » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:49 am

This sounds excellent :sb:

Could you tell us a little bit more about the patches of the three demo tracks, please?
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 zerosum » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:51 pm

Thanks :)

First two are just adjusting the tune knobs with some delay from the Mangler on an aux send.

Third one is a Wretch machine being processed through the 2050/5823 osc prototype. No delay :hihi:
It gives you an idea of how it will sync/process external sources.

As far as availability, it will be a few months at least.
There will be some other modules that will come out first,
but this one is definitely the crowning piece, I want this thing to be done more than anyone else :hihi: I'm going to have two of them! :party:

:goo:

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Post by Kent » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:14 pm

That's one meaty motherfucker! :tu:

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Post by zerosum » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:29 pm

The 2050 is a buzzy fucker, no doubt.
The 5823 is the screaming howler.

There is a lot of voltage on that PCB,
It's not safe to be handling,
the videos and sounds were made within
my first hour of seeing the prototype.

When I get something behind a panel, I'll explore and document more...
I guess I have to design a panel.... :zombie:

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Post by b3nsf » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:24 pm

Thought I would chime in to say this sounds awesome! :chug:
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