Binary zone division outs...

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Binary zone division outs...

Post by qu.one » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:46 pm

Right - I'm asking if there's a way to get each division out ala a clock divider style. I'm aware that this mod might require a breakout panel if even doable, but figured I'd ask since I couldn't find anything about this type of BZ mod.

And since I can't find a second hand one, blacet will be getting an order soon.

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Post by DGTom » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:22 pm

If you plan on doing this; get the kit, will make it a piece of piss.

But, yeah, totally doable. You'll need half a dozen buffers. This is important because you don't want jacking into a division to cause your sequence from the CV out to change.

All you'll have to do is tap the divider chip, you could solder onto the bottom of a built one, which would mean lots of wires etc. & kinda messy.

The tricky way would be to plug abit of vero / strip board into the IC socket which would give you extra pads, power + ground for the buffers, require much less wiring & be easy to troubleshoot... would also make the mod 100% reversible.

You could make the outputs work in one of two (or both) ways. Use Non-Inverting buffers & you will have a divider like the A-160, use Inverting buffers & each division will start on the 1.

With a nice new panel this would make an awesome module :sb:

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Post by Kwote » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:08 am

For real. If I had the time this would be a worthy project to take on.
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Post by qu.one » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:25 am

Thanks DGT. The a160 was exactly my thought. I just sold mine since I barely used it, but thought what if need simple divisions - could the BZ do it...? (i normally use my seq-02 for orderly triggering duties). So now I'm even more stoked. But yeah-I wouldn't want to interrupt it's normal functionality, but add a feature only. Is John Blacet open to mods on his modules? I would assume yes so I might propose the same question when ordering.

On a side note, I was going to replace the 160/161 with an RCD, but I don't know if I can justify the (what I think is a) hefty price tag

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Post by qu.one » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:46 am

after cruising over to Metalbox, they have a pretty interesting Divider/Logic module... making me rethink modifying the BZ.

http://metalbox.com/modules/pulselogic.html

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Post by qu.one » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:34 am

Binary Zone ordered....

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Post by Kwote » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:28 pm

qu.one wrote:after cruising over to Metalbox, they have a pretty interesting Divider/Logic module... making me rethink modifying the BZ.

http://metalbox.com/modules/pulselogic.html

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I have both the BZ and Divider/Logic. They go really well together. I cooked up a cool patch last night where I was running the BZ main out to trigger a kick and getting some crazy pattern while running the BZ’s clock to the Divider and using the outs from that to trigger my snare and hat sounds. Pretty cool stuff. A lot that can be discovered with this method.

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Post by qu.one » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:58 am

^^^^^ both will probably be the answer so i dont have to modify my BZ.

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Post by rezzn8r » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:00 am

Kwote wrote:
qu.one wrote:after cruising over to Metalbox, they have a pretty interesting Divider/Logic module... making me rethink modifying the BZ.

http://metalbox.com/modules/pulselogic.html

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I have both the BZ and Divider/Logic. They go really well together. I cooked up a cool patch last night where I was running the BZ main out to trigger a kick and getting some crazy pattern while running the BZ’s clock to the Divider and using the outs from that to trigger my snare and hat sounds. Pretty cool stuff. A lot that can be discovered with this method.

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I do this all the time! :sb: although my divider and logic are 5U :oops:
I often use the BZ as my master clock, and feed the clock out to a pulse divider, and then use boolean logic to gate vc switches. great fun. yes! get both!
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