Starting a 16space frac synth (possibly)

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Starting a 16space frac synth (possibly)

Post by Phineous » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:04 am

I own a 33space dot.com 5u system (love it).

I have 2x16space racks just screaming for new modular love.

Do to space contraints (and cost) I am seriously considering filling one of the said racks with Blacet and motm fracs (STG and Encore freq shifter as well).

My question is: Compatability.

Is there any voltage concerns? (I assume all I need is a 1/8 to 1/4 panel)

The plan is to order the Classic Rack along with two empty Blacet racks. (I hope to start buying some kits)

My dot.com 5u is uber sexy and quite the monster for thick minimoogish solid lines, but frac seems to best fit my budget and space requirments.

Also I really want to get into DIY kits.
I have also developed a passion for self generating Glitch patches :nana:

It's really all about compatability, I hope they play well together!

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Post by rezzn8r » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:20 am

I have 3 racks of frac and 3 racks of ModcanB. I treat them as one synth, cross-patching between formats with no issues.
Dotcom should be the same.
Good luck. Make sure you get a Binary Zone :sb:
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Post by parasitk » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:17 am

rezzn8r wrote:Make sure you get a Binary Zone :sb:
:tu: Wise words! (MiniWave too!)

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Post by Phineous » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:16 pm

Excellent news!

What are lead times like over at Blacet?

I foresee a 2-4 module a month binge coming on.

/e starts shaking as the addiction hits full swing :doh:

Is there a frac patch thred?

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Post by parasitk » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:22 pm

I haven't ordered a module from Blacet in a little while, but in the past I always received whatever I ordered in a about week to 10 days. :sb:

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Post by Adam-V » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:28 pm

+1 on getting a binary zone - they're brilliant!

I've ordered a number of modules from Blacet over the last few months and I usually receive my orders from Blacet here in Australia in a couple of weeks.

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Post by Phineous » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:24 am

Man that deul Macbeth euro osc sure looks nice!

I took the plunge and ordered a blacet rack with power, 2 cable packs and a Binary Zone! :party:

Mini Wave (with expanded EPROM ) and Filthy Filter next week!

I am also really interested in Metalbox customising my rack ears with muti's and 1/4-1/8 patch panels.

Anyone have modded rack ears from Metalbox?

I really cant wait to patch them into my 33space 3 OSC DotcoM system.

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Post by rezzn8r » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:36 am

Rack ears rule! I plan on adding an 8008 and ASR to my ears later this year.
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Post by tragedybysyntax » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:16 pm

I've added a MFB Dual LFO into my left ear and tonight I'm adding a Blacet LFO into the right ear. ABUSE THE SPACE! Top ears i'm doing a 1/8" > banana panel on the left and the right will be all momentary switches so you can patch into it and stop/ or continue the signal. Go for it!!! :)
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Post by zerosum » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:19 pm

I own a 33space dot.com 5u system (love it).
Get the EG-1. Dotcom doesn't have a VC envelope, the EG-1 is great.
It can function as a slew limiter(voltage controlled slew!), oscillator, LFO, AD, and ADSR.
Check out this thread
Get two of them.
What are lead times like over at Blacet?
Warp speed.
My question is: Compatability.
Is there any voltage concerns?
Nope. they both run on +15.
I have 2 blacet racks sitting right above a rack of dotcom modules running on the same power supply. They play nice together.
If you use/get the EG-1 and want to use it with the Q108 VCA, attenuate the EG-1's output using the onboard attenuator(that is so so cool that there is an attenuator on the EG-1), because I think that the Q108 is looking for +5 volts(like what the Q109 spits out).
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Anyone have modded rack ears from Metalbox?
I haven't yet, but I want to.
Blacet doesn't recommend or encourage modules or modifications to the rack ears, but plenty of people do it successfully.

My dot.com 5u is uber sexy and quite the monster for thick minimoogish solid lines, but frac seems to best fit my budget and space requirments.
I use the dotcom for utilities and basic modules, and the blacet for obscurities and fun stuff that dotcom doesn't offer.
I think you will be really satisfied with how well they compliment eachother.
Is there a frac patch thred?
There are a few "patches n tips" type threads for some individual modules, but I can't say I remember a dedicated thread for all blacet modules(I am going to search right now just to make sure),
One fun patch is:
Binary Zone to Q106 1v/O input
EG-1 to Q106 linear FM input
EG-1 inverted out to Q106 pulsewidth CV input :trampoline:

Since you have a Binary Zone, pick up a Window Comparator too.
Feed the output of the window comparator to the Binary Zone clock input,
then use an LFO to modulate the ramp of the Window Comparator (patch into ramp cv in)
Glitchy,spurty broken sounds... 8_)

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Post by Phineous » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:35 pm

Excellent post!

I was thinking as you, the frac would give me more modern esoteric modules and use the dotcom/motm for staples.

I will pick up a Window Comparator aswell as the EG-1

TY for the tip. :tu:

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Post by zerosum » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:16 pm

That makes me happy to know you found the post useful! :sb:
Looking forward to seeing and hearing your dotcom/frac mutant! :nuke:

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