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Author Banana system pictures
zerosum
Please add your bananafied pictures here 8)
Especially interested in your modified DIY'd banana systems.
Eventually I will have some of my own to share.
Thanks in advance to everyone who fills this thread Chugging Beers


Here are some that I have gathered from posts in the forum here:
Pictures from BananaPlug:







Is Carbon111 on the forum here?
cebec
My system:












Also, Cary Roberts purchased most of John Duval's 'Fist of God' Serge and put up plenty of pictures, here. It's pretty ridiculous:

http://www.retrosynth.com/gear/serge/index.html

tragedybysyntax
I was talking to cary at AHMW this past year.. that dood has WAY WAY to much gear period. LOL. Really nice guy tho.... smile
Cat-A-Tonic
It's great to see that he has a couple of Frac racks crowning that enormous pile of Serge.
zerosum
Cool picture from This thread



BugBrand has some cool banana'd systems as well 8)








amnesia
all are banana even the ones that dont look like it are




amnesia
Leisure Cove
No fair, Amnesia! hihi
zerosum
So beautiful love
Its like a bigass bowl of fruit loops hihi
Cat-A-Tonic
Quote:
all are banana even the ones that dont look like it are

Aren't those 1/8"-banana adapters ala Ken Stone on the Livewire Vulcan and Dalek?

So to modify the 1/8" switching jacks to banana you merely drill them out slightly? eek! yet they retain their switching function?
DGTom
amnesias bananafied system is awesome SlayerBadger!

some great pics on your flicker as well!

I don't have serge or buchla lust, but I do have the inexplicable desire to bananarize my euro & fracs!!!

There is some wierd science lab romance about em!

Great Thread.
amnesia
[quote="Cat-A-Tonic"]
Quote:
all are banana even the ones that dont look like it are

Aren't those 1/8"-banana adapters ala Ken Stone on the Livewire Vulcan and Dalek?

Yes Ken made them for me and then decided to put them up on his web page. Ken and I both love Serge. I found over time they started to crack but i just put tape around them and now they are fine

I realise I dont have a new photo of my system these are a year old now, i also have 2 doepfer multiples one side is 1/4" the other banana
zerosum
check it out
http://www.davidschwan.com/Pages/Blacet_Modules.html
tragedybysyntax
wow.. bitchin. I'm trieng to sell a guitar to start a modcan a system pronto... if that works out....... Converting all my euro and frac to banana I'm pretty sure. wink
noisesource
"check it out
http://www.davidschwan.com/Pages/Blacet_Modules.html "

isn't that banana-fied mult a bit redundent? (ok, so its also an anttenuator, but still.) Mr. Green
parasitk
man now i want a whole system of banana multiples! brilliant!
zerosum
cEvin Key uploaded a pic of his Serge:



yum
parasitk
Now if he'd only use it. confused

Sorry, the recent Skinny Puppy stuff all sounds like soft synth hell to me. very frustrating
brandon daniel
zerosum wrote:
cEvin Key uploaded a pic of his Serge:

yum


Where'd he do that?

I managed to get a few minutes down in his basement studio a few years back. Man, that place is like a synth museum.
zerosum
Quote:
Now if he'd only use it.

New Download is on the way, New Tear Garden is on the way, new plateau came out last year(and a new download).

I am a fan of those projects more than SP, and is usually what comes to mind when I think Subcon love

Quote:
Where'd he do that?

Check the C myspace profile.
brandon daniel
zerosum wrote:
Quote:
Now if he'd only use it.

New Download is on the way, New Tear Garden is on the way, new plateau came out last year(and a new download).


Still the recent Download and Plateau stuff are pretty soft-heavy as well. I'd much rather listen to III than Fixer, for instance, not that Fixer is bad, it's just not the same.

I actually prefer Phil's Kone project to the last couple plateau/download releases. Now *that's* how to do analog fun!
amnesia
I thought he died????

I use to love SKinny Puppy to about Too Dark Park..they were the kings of string syth arrangements, really amazing sounds VX Gass attack etc totally amazing!!

Then techno came along and I left the industrial music behind..still love listening to Nitzer Ebb every now and then, Severed Heads....but it was way better IMHO when dance music started because it was the first time the synths were at the front LFO,AFX,Autechre etc etc
parasitk
Dwayne Goettel died, not Cevin.

I love SP through Last Rights, and Download through III - haven't been so keen on more recent stuff, honestly. Not a fan of Mark Walk either (newer SP, Ohgr)
cebec
parasitk wrote:

I love SP through Last Rights, and Download through III - haven't been so keen on more recent stuff, honestly. Not a fan of Mark Walk either (newer SP, Ohgr)


Ditto that to the letter! I still buy everything that comes out, though, and both Vault series' had plenty of great stuff.

I've always heard little things about his Serge and one track in particular has liner notes (on a Vault CD) about receiving a new panel that day and making the track with it.
parasitk
cebec wrote:
Ditto that to the letter! I still buy everything that comes out, though, and both Vault series' had plenty of great stuff.

I've always heard little things about his Serge and one track in particular has liner notes (on a Vault CD) about receiving a new panel that day and making the track with it.


Yep, I believe that is Poison Mouth - actually one of the few post-Last Rights tracks that I dig. w00t
tragedybysyntax
So what 16 step blue sequencer is that ontop? Looks like my metalbox sequential switch but different!
wetterberg
It's a Klee sequencer. Check the S. Stites label on the left of it.
cebec
Edmund Eagan's STS Serge system always bears repeated viewing and posting. Such a sick, sick system... we're not worthy

http://www.twelfthroot.com/studio/analogSM1.html

And that's a fabled TEV on the lower right:



b3nsf
i'm sure that case/rack/bug thing cost almost as much as the panels....


then again, money is no object when your that far gone...floating on a jet of liquid nitrogen up into the clouds of vaporized mercury!

(or something) razz
cebec
lol

I love this line, too:

Quote:
The stand was a one off, and as such was way more expensive to produce then I had originally anticipated.
mono-poly
My stuff


b3nsf

wetterberg
cebec wrote:
And that's a fabled TEV on the lower right:
Any info on that? I could only find the price list with casual googling... Touch envelope voltage source... yum..
parasitk
Awesome, you guys rock. This thread will be 20+ pages in no time! SlayerBadger!
cebec
wetterberg wrote:
cebec wrote:
And that's a fabled TEV on the lower right:
Any info on that? I could only find the price list with casual javascript:bbstyle(-1)googling... Touch envelope voltage source... yum..


Unfortunately, the info. and panel graphic disappeared from the serge-fans site last year.

Rex wrote this to a Serge list member some years ago:

Quote:
The Touch Controlled Voltage Source [TEV] has 8 independent VC slope generators, each associated with a touch pad (#1-8 ) as their primary trigger source. These 8 envelopes can be manually "played" and/or sequenced with the sequence length, speed and direction set with a combination of patching, switch settings & touch pad addressed reset points. The eight individual slope/envelope units have VC of total time so you can shrink and stretch the rise and fall real time by another envelope in the sequence or by any other control generator on your system. This main facility is further complemented by a 8x4 sequencer associated with touch pads #9-16 whose prime use would be for supplying programmable voltage sources to the VC inputs of your system's [DSG]s and [DTG]s to complete a phalanx waterfall of touch sequenced envelopes!


edit: found it!

parasitk


Stick that image in here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20040815025741/www.serge-fans.com/shop.html

That's the best I could do!


edit: Nice, cebec!
cebec
SlayerBadger!

Ha, I found it the same way...
parasitk
I wish the blurb on the page had more info, although "Touch Envelope Voltage Source, aka 'Transient Hotel/Buss Station'" is pretty intriguing!
cebec
agreed!
b3nsf
Rex is a genius:

"Phalanx waterfall" of touch sequenced envelopes

modulating the "Tone stacks"

amazing way of describing things....

what are some more Rex-isms?
cebec
b3nsf wrote:
Rex is a genius:

"Phalanx waterfall" of touch sequenced envelopes

modulating the "Tone stacks"

amazing way of describing things....

what are some more Rex-isms?


Ha, where do I start? Talking to him sometimes requires a decoder ring!

He does have a really colorful way of describing things and tons of funny stories about the 'old days'.

I'm still hunting down all the 'monkeys' in my 'light cruiser class' system and one of my favorite modules is like 'a dinosaur [that crushes rocks]'.
carbon111








Kent
Looks like it acts as an 1/8th inch to banana adapter as well.
cebec
Kent wrote:
Looks like it acts as an 1/8th inch to banana adapter as well.


Are you talking about the TEV? Those look like the metal switches on the TKB.
parasitk
A better pic of the TEV was posted on SMOG love
cebec
Nice, thanks! It hadn't shown up in the list's photo album, yet.
parasitk
cebec wrote:
Nice, thanks! It hadn't shown up in the list's photo album, yet.


No problem! Apparently some folks are having trouble seeing it as well. It's pretty sexy!

I wish I had a really clear understanding of what's going on there. I mean yeah, it's 8 transient generators and sorta kinda an 8 stage TKB, but I'm curious about WHY these two things have been put together here in this fashion.
carbon111
The whole system in one "clump":

mono-poly
I really love the looks off that pyarmid in the midle! SlayerBadger!
b3nsf
James,

I'm uber jealous! Looking great! 8)
A Dingleberry Monstrosity
carbon111 wrote:
The whole system in one "clump":



needs more circle cat
carbon111
A Dingleberry Monstrosity wrote:
needs more circle cat


Hmmmm. Okay!







All hail Circlecat! we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy
zthee
I can has donut! we're not worthy
zthee


My DIY panel + real Serge panel! It's peanut butter jelly time!
2012
oh!,nice variable slope vcf Mr. Green
zthee
Mr. Green hihi Yeah! It sounds awesome. First time I've played with one for real yesterday - fell in love with the sound straight away!
HexEnduction
zthee wrote:


My DIY panel + real Serge panel! It's peanut butter jelly time!


BEAUTIFUL!!!!
we're not worthy SlayerBadger! we're not worthy SlayerBadger! we're not worthy SlayerBadger! we're not worthy SlayerBadger!
zthee
Thanks man! Chugging Beers
HexEnduction
zthee wrote:
Thanks man! Chugging Beers


Chugging Beers

Seriously wish I had that kind of talent with building. The forward facing picture of this panel on your webpage is really gorgeous too, you should add it to this thread. Quad Function Generator+Boolean... love
wetterberg
hope a brotha won't mind me linking it up here! smile
mono-poly
I f*cking love that panel layout.
Maybe we should do a groupbuy on a few screened ones.

SlayerBadger!
zthee
Wetterberg, No problem! w00t

Mono-Poly, Or we do a best of CGS panel! Though I'm afraid it would have to be two. One with like sound generation. And one with sequencing/boolean logic. I'll design something tonight or tomorrow grin

It's a shame there's no envelope available... hopefully one day! smile

I've been looking into doing screened and milled panels. Mostly for my own future panels. Milling through Schaeffer and screening it locally. One Serge style panel would cost around €55 to mill (I think there's a price break somewhere if you do more). And the guy I've spoken to about silk screening said it's like €100 euro to do one panel! But that's like the main cost of doing the screen. So I don't know if there's a pricebreak, and how much it is. And he's really slow in communication d'oh! But hopefully I'll find out eventually!

I don't have any problem with paying like €150 for a nice panel. But if it's a group buy and there's more people interested I think it needs to be cheaper...

This is just theory and speculation! It might never happen, and if it does it might take a long time! But I'm just saying I think it would be a cool thing! smile
DGTom
love

Really interested to hear your thoughts on the CGS38 zthee.

Count me in if the panel group-buy becomes an option! we're not worthy
zthee
The CGS38 rocks!

http://www.thehumancomparator.net/Birdcage.mp3 that's just 2 FGs in audio range that's feeding the CGS38. I think the FGs are controlled by the sequencer, and there's some logic stuff that makes the sequencer behave like 1,2,3,4,1,3,4,3,4,1,2,3,4,1,3,4,3,4,1....

Feeding the CGS38 with just one saw and adjusting the knob produces a very PWM like sound. If you ad a second saw then you can get sweeps and cancellations and stuff like that as well. It pretty impressive for being such a small module smile
mono-poly
i am in for it if i can have a panel for 150 euro
DGTom
zthee wrote:
The CGS38 rocks!


WOW! Awesome clip! What a great wave manipulator!

*added to list*
sanders
zthee wrote:

I don't have any problem with paying like €150 for a nice panel. But if it's a group buy and there's more people interested I think it needs to be cheaper...


I would have an interest in this also.

zthee wrote:

It's a shame there's no envelope available... hopefully one day! smile


I think it's just a matter of time before the Universal Slope Generator starts popping up in DIY forums...
JohnLRice
I know this probably doesn't really count (power supplies for my 5U MOTM synths) but I wanted to play too because I think bananers is cool! 8_)

zthee
sanders wrote:
I think it's just a matter of time before the Universal Slope Generator starts popping up in DIY forums...


I guess you were right! grin
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=51129#51129
amnesia
mono-poly
http://home.deds.nl/~modular/dump/Buchla.JPG

w00t
2012
mono-poly wrote:
http://home.deds.nl/~modular/dump/Buchla.JPG

w00t


SlayerBadger!

a new custom woodjob?
amnesia
nice one mono

i want to get my serge tkb into a wood box but have no woodwork skills what so ever :-(
mono-poly
2012 wrote:
mono-poly wrote:
http://home.deds.nl/~modular/dump/Buchla.JPG

w00t


SlayerBadger!

a new custom woodjob?


Yes Leo made me a nice cabinet.
Parallel Worlds
13 Serge panels (ok, half a panel is custom modules), two more serge panels on the way...
mono-poly
Oow you can buy at least another 2 panels / 4 m-odules.

w00t
kkonkkrete
Er, I believe that's called "sick" we're not worthy
aetherpulse
Blinkin lites...
mono-poly
Bakis you should name your Serge after a Greek god.

Zeus or something.

screaming goo yo
b3nsf
Bakis,

how's your dual osc? Rex said you and I were the first to get one..I love the setup love any chance of getting a crisp photo? I'd love to see it all detailed...
keep on bubblin'!!!
Parallel Worlds
mono-poly wrote:
Oow you can buy at least another 2 panels / 4 m-odules.

w00t


i have already bough them!
one panel is in the way the other panel is in the building bench of Rex.
Parallel Worlds
b3nsf wrote:
Bakis,

how's your dual osc? Rex said you and I were the first to get one..I love the setup love any chance of getting a crisp photo? I'd love to see it all detailed...
keep on bubblin'!!!


the m-boat with the 'Dual Osc', is in Rex's building bench. the other m-odule in this m-boat is the 'Stereo Mixer' m-odule.

another m-boat is on the way... (it has a 'Multifilter' m-odule, and other m-odule in this m-boat is the 'EQ shift'.)

after i receive these two m-boats, i'll try to get more detailed photos.
chimologic
zthee
Higher quality picture please!! angry hihi

Is it a blue voice on top? Looks really nice!
b3nsf
the kitty is gonna eat that serge!!! hihi Lovely! love
parasitk
chimologic wrote:


I could say I'd like to visit you to check out your Serge, but I think I really just want to play with the kitty cat! hyper
parasitk
My cat pees in her litter box. She doesn't want to live in a pee covered home! w00t
chimologic
ignatius wrote:
i don't how you guys trust your cats not to pee on all your gear.


By treating them well and feeding them well? She has never peed outside her litter box.
parasitk
chimologic wrote:
ignatius wrote:
i don't how you guys trust your cats not to pee on all your gear.


By treating them well and feeding them well? She has never peed outside her litter box.


Yep! Love 'em, and they'll love you back!


BTW, what kind of case do you have your Serge in there? Looks like a mixer rack case? Do you have shallow or regular depth panels?
chimologic
its a marathon case this one:

http://marathonpro.com/mama19mica.html

the top chassis are regular depth (4.5") and fit fine, the TKB at the bottom is the shallow chassis 2.5", it would not fit otherwise.

also is heavy as fuck. My original plan (long term) is to have 2 of these full. (6 pannels) but I am also wondering if I want 3 of the 9u ones instead, so I can easily carry 2 at a time. we'll see.

Carlos
parasitk
chimologic wrote:
its a marathon case this one:

http://marathonpro.com/mama19mica.html

the top chassis are regular depth (4.5") and fit fine, the TKB at the bottom is the shallow chassis 2.5", it would not fit otherwise.

also is heavy as fuck. My original plan (long term) is to have 2 of these full. (6 pannels) but I am also wondering if I want 3 of the 9u ones instead, so I can easily carry 2 at a time. we'll see.


I'm glad that case worked out. I posted about that one or a similar one holding Serge stuff a little while back. That might be the route I go with this - heavy or not!
prscrptn






zthee
I need a boner emotiocon.
b3nsf
screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo
Parallel Worlds
b3nsf wrote:
screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo


very nice.
aetherpulse
B3nsf, you have the same desktop rack I have! Only mine only has a Waldorf pulse in it...
b3nsf
aether,

I have a pulse at my gf's house! its a great synth...It's good because it doesn't sound exactly like a sh-101 so it plays nicely with roland and others... 8_)
aetherpulse
Yeah, the pulse is my favorite. Mine also acts as my midi/cv converter so it gets a lot of use. It is the only synth to survive my divorce so it will never be sold!
dougt
Hi, here's what my Serge system was like a few years ago. 8 panels - STS/Oakland. I still have the left half of this system (4 panels with TKB) -

HexEnduction
dougt wrote:
Hi, here's what my Serge system was like a few years ago. 8 panels - STS/Oakland. I still have the left half of this system (4 panels with TKB) -



love Beautiful love
cebec
dougt wrote:
Hi, here's what my Serge system was like a few years ago. 8 panels - STS/Oakland. I still have the left half of this system (4 panels with TKB) -



Yeah, very nice!
prscrptn
yum... Guinness ftw!
BananaPlug
Along those lines, an old pic from before I branched out into other formats.
cebec
BananaPlug wrote:
Along those lines, an old pic from before I branched out into other formats.


Awesome. I love that design. As soon as I am able, I'm getting a pair of cabinets built for my system just like that. I think I'm going to omit the rack ears and mount the panels flush using the holes in the ends of the each boat.
prscrptn
BananaPlug wrote:


we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy
mono-poly
Cool system.

Cebec this design is better to play with from a chair.

http://modular.googlepages.com/serge.jpg

I am not sure about that cool looking system.
sascha.victoria
Sweet system! That curved cabinet is just what I want for my Euro system. I'm going to wait a few more months and see if anyone does something like that. Otherwise, I'm going the custom route...
amnesia
then you could always have this..i have a friend making a box for the tkb

HexEnduction
Six pages without a single Cynthia/Modcan A system?

What gives? confused
BananaPlug
Quote:
Six pages without a single Cynthia/Modcan A system?

It's not much but if you look closely at the last picture of the very first post, there's some there.
HexEnduction
BananaPlug wrote:
Quote:
Six pages without a single Cynthia/Modcan A system?

It's not much but if you look closely at the last picture of the very first post, there's some there.


I guess that kinda counts...

C'mon fellas. I wanna see a nice glamour shot of the Cynthia Macintosh module patched into the Modcan A frequency shifter! lol
system700
My Buchla 200e at Night.

mono-poly
And are you in love now?
Lyonel
system700 wrote:
My Buchla 200e at Night.

thumbs up
Morley
My very old Serge system. Must take better pictures





And the Buchla
Lyonel
Morley wrote:
My very old Serge system. Must take better pictures


it seems this sort of things ages very well,
i like this patina (usury) love
2012
Lyonel wrote:

i like this patina (usury) love


tôle zingué i think
Muff Wiggler
ok, doesn't fit the subforum definition, but DOES fit the "Show pics of your banana system" thread, so here

mono-poly
screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo
cebec
nanners It's peanut butter jelly time! Rockin' Banana!
citizen mori
Morley wrote:



love eek! hyper eek! love
love eek! hyper eek! love
love eek! hyper eek! love
love eek! hyper eek! love
zthee


Blurry, but there's banans in there!
Ranxerox
Zthee, mate, I'm a bit worried about this iPod-dock speakers I keep seeing in your photos. Please tell me this isn't your monitoring system?? eek! cry
zthee
Yes, but of course they are.. hyper






Haha, no! I got real monitors as well. I have these only at home, when I just need to test something really quick. Otherwise I use my bose headphones (They're not good for mastering in, but the sound is very nice..). So no worries! thumbs up
prscrptn
DGTom
Such a wierd image next to your avatar prscrptn! lol applause


What a desktop zthee love nanners I feel sorry for those little speakers! oh the brutality ambulance
KNYST
BugBrand bananas!
This is what my system looks like at the moment.
Still some space left...
zthee
Looks awesome Knyst!



http://thehumancomparator.net/panel-4.mp3 - it's first sound!

(Yeah, I know it's trough, not through...)
2012
ZT ,am confused abouth some modules in that nice panel
KNYST
zthee wrote:
Looks awesome Knyst!


Well, thanks, fellow Sthlm:er banana! Yours looks and sounds sweet too!! thumbs up
panda30y
zthee wrote:
Looks awesome Knyst!



http://thehumancomparator.net/panel-4.mp3 - it's first sound!

(Yeah, I know it's trough, not through...)


Very very nice wallpaper. applause
zthee
Haha lol

I KNEW someone would comment on it! w00t
the bad producer
Here is a picture I took of some of my banana system, it is getting a bit old and used now, so I might have to tart it all, up, I think it ended up being a bit too big, which I wanted at the time, but now seems like a bummer for live sets, plus the fact that I stopped painting it all nice and that...

This part was 16 sequencers, 4 hexadecimalish quad OR gates, 8 64 input pulse to MIDI note converters, master clock and power supply, also 8 quad sequential switches...

Doesn't look as nice as all that Buchla, but i just found this old picture, thought I'd post!

Roycie Roller
eyes...
got any sounds of that in action?
science
You should make more of those and sell them. I love the raw look.
confusional
Redacted.
prscrptn
eyes... Oooh...
DrOctave
my circle cat
ignatius
updated pic (now w/yogurt!)

bwhittington
Wow, I had no idea how deep Modcan A was.

Cheers,
Brian
ignatius
bwhittington wrote:
Wow, I had no idea how deep Modcan A was.

Cheers,
Brian


not all of them. some are pretty shallow and some have big PCB's. the cases aren't really any deeper than a doepfer G6.
DGTom
Very awesome ignatius w00t

That bottom, angled cab is great!
ignatius
DGTom wrote:
Very awesome ignatius w00t

That bottom, angled cab is great!


thanks!

it makes life easier and takes up less space. i got obsessed w/ergonomics. the modcan cases are pretty good w/mounting options once you take off the rack ears. i think i kind of did things the complicated way though.
electrik noize
ignatius wrote:
new pics w/new case i finished in the past couple of days. got it all organized yesterday.


sweet more modcan-A users!! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! w00t w00t
parasitk
Awesome pics. I love the look of a row of Modcan with the row of Frac right underneath – that's exactly where I'm going right now. love

I just wish the Modcan subrack wasn't so ridiculously expensive. If I wanted to pay over $300 for a subrack, I would have gone Euro all those years ago! sad banana
ignatius
parasitk wrote:
Awesome pics. I love the look of a row of Modcan with the row of Frac right underneath – that's exactly where I'm going right now. love


thanks smile

parasitk wrote:
I just wish the Modcan subrack wasn't so ridiculously expensive. If I wanted to pay over $300 for a subrack, I would have gone Euro all those years ago! sad banana


i hear ya. they aren't cheap at all but they are nice. the PSU is quite beefy and they look really nice however ya cut it. the black anodized ears are solid and the option of removing them for a custom case is nice...

it would be cool if bruce sold bus boards and PSU's separately. then you could fit your modules in any custom case you could think of instead of rows of 7.
parasitk
ignatius wrote:
i hear ya. they aren't cheap at all but they are nice. the PSU is quite beefy and they look really nice however ya cut it. the black anodized ears are solid and the option of removing them for a custom case is nice...

it would be cool if bruce sold bus boards and PSU's separately. then you could fit your modules in any custom case you could think of instead of rows of 7.


I have several Blacet PSUs here that I was planning on using for my Modcan modules. I just need a subrack. Rails even. It sucks there are so few casing options in Modcanland.

The Modcan subrack is stupidly expensive.
The Cynthia Sixpac is priced better, but is a stupid size if you want to stick it in a standard rack.

very frustrating very frustrating very frustrating

But seeing your pics, I really would love to mount a Modcan row above the Frac row I'm keeping. It's too bad I never see Modcan subracks for sale used. sad banana
ignatius
parasitk wrote:


I have several Blacet PSUs here that I was planning on using for my Modcan modules. I just need a subrack. Rails even. It sucks there are so few casing options in Modcanland.

The Modcan subrack is stupidly expensive.
The Cynthia Sixpac is priced better, but is a stupid size if you want to stick it in a standard rack.

very frustrating very frustrating very frustrating

But seeing your pics, I really would love to mount a Modcan row above the Frac row I'm keeping. It's too bad I never see Modcan subracks for sale used. sad banana


cynthia used to make wooden cases w/rails and wiring harness/bus boards. i had one of those first but outgrew it after a few years. so, i think it is possible to make rails. maybe if you pester cynthia or the cyndustries list you can get some info on that. i think you can get wiring harnesses from her as well.. or at least used to be able to.

Bruce used to make wooden cases too... a long time ago.



I found 2 cases used but they are the 2 older ones. got them both for great prices. i got one w/a PSU for $200 and it was only 10 miles from my house smile that one was from john duval if i remember correctly.. he's the guy w/the huge serge right? fist of god or whatever.. i saw that thing.. it was huge. he was selling a bunch of modcan and serge at the time.

they pop up now and then. this is my old cyndustries rack.

parasitk
Those look nice! I want to use a standard 19" road rack though, not a wood cabinet. I wonder where to source those rails? hmmm.....

edit: Unless they're just random metal with some holes drilled in 'em...
confusional
Redacted.
science
Some really cool pictures in this thread SlayerBadger!
2012
thumbs up
parasitk
Look what arrived today (thanks to droolmaster0 and Hexenduction)! Happy one-day-early birthday to me!



Tomorrow I pick up a Dual VDO, and next week I should receive Gene's VCDO! nanners nanners nanners
Pockets McCoy
The journey begins!!!! Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana





...oh, and Happy Birthday! screaming goo yo w00t Guinness ftw! Smacked in the head with a trout seriously, i just don't get it Ghost ambulance
science
Nice!

Hopefully this guy I'm talking to decides to go through with a trade for my Prophet VS... then I'll have a VCDO and dual VDO coming hyper
parasitk
Pockets McCoy wrote:
The journey begins!!!! Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana

...oh, and Happy Birthday! screaming goo yo w00t Guinness ftw! Smacked in the head with a trout seriously, i just don't get it Ghost ambulance


Thanks! Yes I'm following the banana-brick road! It's peanut butter jelly time!

science wrote:
Nice!

Hopefully this guy I'm talking to decides to go through with a trade for my Prophet VS... then I'll have a VCDO and dual VDO coming hyper


Very cool. I really love these oscillators, I can't wait to get them. I also have a shipment of banana jacks coming for the Frac modules I'm keeping, so I should have a full banana system picture in the near future! nanners Dead Banana
bwhittington
science wrote:
Nice!

Hopefully this guy I'm talking to decides to go through with a trade for my Prophet VS... then I'll have a VCDO and dual VDO coming hyper


[dirty look]

I was just trying to convince the guy on eBay with a local sale VS case to ship it to me thinking I might manage to get yours. sad banana Definitely a cool trade! (And another VS will pop up.)

I still wanna grab a beer with you if I make up that way, though. Guinness ftw!

Cheers,
Brian
science
I'll keep you posted. The guy is going to "think it over", so it might still be available (though I hope not wink).
parasitk
It's peanut butter jelly time!





Picked up the Dual VDO today!

It's peanut butter jelly time!
DGTom
cable ties for FTW!! SlayerBadger!

... gotta go finish doing my Metalbox / CGS Wave Mult. pics tomorrow, its been a It's peanut butter jelly time! nanners weekend!!
DGTom




w00t

& their little bro, who now gets to join in the fun more betterer;

2012
parasitk wrote:
It's peanut butter jelly time!

Picked up the Dual VDO today!

It's peanut butter jelly time!


interesting,its the same PCB as the VCDO module (and with the led pads cut away to fit the A format)
panda30y
DGTom wrote:




w00t

& their little bro, who now gets to join in the fun more betterer;



post audio or gtfo! applause
parasitk
This arrived today.







I promise that the next time I post in this thread, it will be an actual system pic, not just loose modules (I currently have four A Series modules just sitting in a drawer! cry waah )
Scaff
parasitk wrote:
This arrived today.







I promise that the next time I post in this thread, it will be an actual system pic, not just loose modules (I currently have four A Series modules just sitting in a drawer! cry waah )


good choice! applause
panda30y
parasitk wrote:




You have a deep throat metal punch?!? lol lol

Ok, back to grade school...
parasitk
panda30y wrote:
You have a deep throat metal punch?!? lol lol

Ok, back to grade school...


Dinner at the Y
2012
parasitk wrote:
This arrived today.



I would be not surpriced if this sound better as the new VCDO's.

I did recieved last week my 2 new VCDO's,they now have a new pcb completely in smd,i did notice there is very light zipper noise all over the range,a bit disapointed because its writen different on the modcan site. :(
tragedybysyntax
Whew... I'm officially in Bananaland! Metalbox 8008, Pulse Divider Logic, Sequential Switch. All I have left is to install mini pushbuttons for next to each stage input on the S.S. Led's are Blue... Might try resistor them down in the next few weeks. See how it goes.... Also, can anybody spot the weird addition onto the Sequential Switch? Guinness ftw!



DGTom
hmmm..... what did you do? 2 sockets, 2 pots & a switch? hmmm.....
tragedybysyntax
Oakley Lag!! smile
DGTom
oh, so now if you want to use it as a sequencer you've got to patch the stage outs to the inputs, cool thumbs up
chinard
zerosum wrote:
Quote:
Now if he'd only use it.
New Download is on the way, New Tear Garden is on the way, new plateau came out last year(and a new download).

new plateau coming out as well.
got all 3 on pre-order already applause
drewskee
REMOVED...
science
SlayerBadger!
parasitk


nanners nanners It's peanut butter jelly time! Dead Banana It's peanut butter jelly time! nanners nanners

Sixpac arrived today, and I just hooked everything up. Just need to grab and connect one of my Blacet PSUs. Hopefully I'll start converting my frac to 'nanners this week!
BananaPlug
Nice sixpac you've got going there. You don't hear much about that Logipac but it is incredibly useful. Have fun!
tragedybysyntax
Nice Chris! That's going to be a nice combo right there! I'm still looking for a six pack..... PS500 I guess is the way to go for powering just a six pack eh? Awesome! smile
Muff Wiggler
parasitk wrote:
This arrived today.





you bought yourself a Deep Throat Fetal Punch??? angry


wtf man that is totally fucking obscene. Seriously, I can get my pervert on with the best of them but that's just going way, way, way too far.

Totally sick dude, wow. MY ASS IS BLEEDING


edit: ah shit panda30y totally beat me to the 'punch' on that one. Damn.

Still, mine was better razz
parasitk
ambulance
KNYST
drewskee wrote:
My custom two panel Serge with early Buchla 200 type knobs in a home built case and table/stand....

Looks awesome! 8_)
parasitk


Did this today! I need to order some switches to finish off the Binary Zone and Quad VCA.

I also killed something in the Binary Zone though. No output at all. Seems I killed the 4024 somehow. Thanks much to DGTom for helping me troubleshoot it!

Wiard Noise Ring is next, although I need to figure out all the normaling first. help
BananaPlug
Yes!! Another bananafier on the loose! nanners
Sorry to hear about the BZ though. Hope it will be alright. ambulance
Roycie Roller
parasitk wrote:

Wiard Noise Ring is next, although I need to figure out all the normaling first. help


Bugbrand bananafied indexofmetal's Noise Ring, so they may have advice.
While you're at it, put in a switch in place of the jumper that's on the pcb- this allows you to switch between forward data & recycling/feedbacking data. I did with mine, it's well worth it, gives you 2 types of Noise Rings! In recycling mode, you can actually get some kind of looping/sampling going on (sampling when you quickly switch from normal to recycle- the recycle will hold whatever you just switched from & loop it). It doesn't seem to be very stable, the loops do change in time, but it's great for basslines, etc.
Basically, all you do is get a 3 hole adapter for the 3-pin header that the jumper uses, and replace the plastic link on the jumper pins with the adapter.
Then solder 3 wires from the adapter to an SP-DT switch (on-on-on or on-off-on), and away you go. If you don't want to drill a hole in your noise ring panel, put the switch on your rack ear or elsewhere. I also multed the white noise to 2 additional jacks. Dead Banana
tragedybysyntax
parasitk wrote:


Did this today! I need to order some switches to finish off the Binary Zone and Quad VCA.

I also killed something in the Binary Zone though. No output at all. Seems I killed the 4024 somehow. Thanks much to DGTom for helping me troubleshoot it!

Wiard Noise Ring is next, although I need to figure out all the normaling first. help



Sweet baby jesus! Looks bitchin man. It's going to be a week or so before I feel my frac is worth showing new bananafied pics of. Because I'm OCD, I'm making new panels for the blacet modules I kept. LOL. I've got the metal panels sitting here... time for illustrator, ordering parts tomorrow. smile
A Dingleberry Monstrosity
how can you guys just glaze over the "deep throat fetal punch" revelation?

I demand more information!!!
parasitk
A Dingleberry Monstrosity wrote:
how can you guys just glaze over the "deep throat fetal punch" revelation?

I demand more information!!!


I used that today, actually. Fetal punched some holes in my Frac ears. It was pretty deep. I really should have picked up the Deep Throat Donkey Punch though, I think it's even better.
tragedybysyntax
It's a crosspost but... sue me. lol. I just got these 2 finished over the weekend. Came out pretty neat. Blacet I/O and a Blacet miniwave. If you look at the I/o on the side you can see it's a factory with power towers and the miniwave is well.... a sinister fellow. I'm still looking for knobs for this row of modules... just kinda kicking around a few online before I finish this all up and make it somewhat uniform.




And here is the banana system SO far. I'm going to sneak a blacet lfo in the one rack ear and an mfb dual lfo in the other rack ear on the silver row.
Rest of the space (4U) is for the panel I'm designing and should hopefully get moving along now that I have pcb's rollin in. Thanks for checking out
the lil banana box. smile

science
Those panels look awesome!
parasitk
Yep that looks great. I love the rough look. I may actually go this route for my DIY, actually – only in 4U and maybe copper. SlayerBadger!
decaying.sine
those are the coolest panels. they look awesome. you should put a touch of patina on the evilwave so it looks like you just dug it up from the depths of hell!
tragedybysyntax
Hey thanks guys! They'll look alot better once I get some knobs on there!
Patina...HMMM, would that work on aluminum? That would look evil for a future project however.. smile
wetterberg
epic, bro. I love the cruddiness that the panels get. Battle scars smile
zthee


And what it sounds like: Garlic Space Door.mp3
BananaPlug
Amazing work, though thru is not quite the same concept as trough.
DGTom
I think thats been covered lol

great stuff zthee! I really like the processed 606 you tweeted as well, those Serge filters sure are something else!!
zthee
BananaPlug wrote:
Amazing work, though thru is not quite the same concept as trough.


Yeah, I know waah

The panel also has Divsion written on it hmmm.....
BananaPlug
You can probably use this technique on just about any of those modules where the PCB is parallel to the panel and there isn't enough room behind the panel for the shaft of the banana jack. If there isn't room behind the panel, put some of it in front of the panel!

Here we have the poster child for the banana plug bushing trick:

parasitk wrote:
It's peanut butter jelly time!

I'd like to know more about how this was accomplished! This is fun!

Here's how I bananafied the Borg:

Decide if you really want to do this (more below).
Find 6 banana jacks in appropriate colors (e.g. Johnson 108-0903-001).
Find 6 bushings, approximate measurements: .32" id, .4" od, .3" thick.
Remove knobs and jack nuts.
Separate panel from module (If you're careful you can leave the one wired pot connected).
Unsolder and remove the 6 jacks (the hardest part).
Inspect board for stray bits of solder.
FYI, the holes for the jack terminals are arranged in a U. We'll only be using the one at the bottom of the U (tip).
Ream out the jack holes in the panel to fit the new jacks.
Slip the bushings over the jacks and mount to the panel. Read the next few steps before you tighten them down.
Solder a wire (about 1.5") to each jack and then bend the solder tab over with small pliers.
Take the nut off the "control" pot and put a washer or two there.
Reassemble, taking care to guide the LED and wires to useful places.
Make sure the solder tabs of the jacks are not in contact with anything on the PCB, rotate the jacks or re-bend tabs to correct.
Put the nut back on the "control" pot.
Hook up the six wires.

Disclaimers, cautions, advice etc.
This is exactly the sort of thing that voids any warranty you might have. Most manufacturers take a dim view of this sort of thing (and mods in general), probably due to having been pestered by people who did a bad job and then want help. If you are an experienced DIYer none of this is rocket science and the whole job should only take you an hour or two. If you're new to this, you'll almost certainly have difficulty removing the mini jacks and can easily damage the board. Don't blame anyone but yourself. On the other hand you can learn to do this stuff.

Mechanical considerations:
Bushings - I used some "cup washers" I had lying around. They were close to the ideal size, made of some kind of semi-hard plastic, and I just needed to drill out the center hole with a step drill. I'm looking into sourcing an more perfect part and if that works out I may end up with a big bag of them. Stay tuned.
Fastening - The panel was attached to the PCB by the 6 mini jacks. Now the only load bearing attachment for the PCB is the "control" pot. In the studio this should be fine. If your gear gets tossed around a lot maybe it's an issue. You might look for a place to drill holes for a standoff.
w00t
chimologic
here is terrible quality picture of studio system,jsut a few things missing or hidden:

parasitk
My latest banana system! DIY-cased Little Boy Blue. love







Still have some work to do on it (knobs, attach battery clip, put caps in those mis-punched 1/4" jack holes), but the fucking thing sounds amazing.

Audio will go up this week! SlayerBadger!
science
Nice thumbs up

Here's the latest shot of my modular wall (missing some modules and the mostly-empty, 2-module Modcan A rack, but you get the idea...). Wiard 300 stuff will soon be in a custom rack with the euro stuff below it.

prscrptn
science wrote:



Mmmm... so sexy!

You know I want to jam with that 258v again, Call me!

Rasta-nana Rockin' Banana! nanners It's peanut butter jelly time!
science
Holiday insanity is finally calming down as of today - provided work does the same at some point in the near future, I will definitely give you a call thumbs up
bwhittington
science wrote:
Wiard 300 stuff will soon be in a custom rack with the euro stuff below it.


My goodness, those Wiard modules look huge!

Cheers,
Brian
Reality Checkpoint
My start in the wonderful world of Serge. Sorry for the crap mobile photo!
tragedybysyntax
10U banana-box-o-fun so far! As well as the new module I JUST got done with. twisted


cbm
Current state of my Buchla. This is the first time it's been full, at least the first time without cheating and using several Pendulum/Ratchets.

Top: Verbos 254, 222e, 281e, 292e, 227e
Mid: 256e, 225e, 281e, 292e, 285e, 291e
Bot: 266e, Eardrill P/R, 261e, 261e, 261e, 259e
Oxix52
That is beautiful!
Lyonel
the dissociated 222e plate is a great idea, it takes a lot of space in a 18 boat.
And no disturbing cables which bother gesture.
cbm
Lyonel wrote:
the dissociated 222e plate is a great idea, it takes a lot of space in a 18 boat.
And no disturbing cables which bother gesture.

True. The only downside I've seen so far is that it pushes the rest of the system back a little.
mono-poly
Fenix GT
prscrptn
cbm wrote:


Top: Verbos 254, 222e, 281e, 292e, 227e
Mid: 256e, 225e, 281e, 292e, 285e, 291e
Bot: 266e, Eardrill P/R, 261e, 261e, 261e, 259e


WOW! woah
science
mono-poly wrote:
Fenix GT

thumbs up

Can't wait to hear more on what they decide for the final revision of this thing for shipping. I'm on the list SlayerBadger!
mono-poly
science wrote:
mono-poly wrote:
Fenix GT

thumbs up

Can't wait to hear more on what they decide for the final revision of this thing for shipping. I'm on the list SlayerBadger!


It's gonna be an awesome system.
There are som bugs in this one and we're changing an fx module for somet other stuff in the XL version.
And i am trying to get some stuff added and/or done different.
I'll try and do some demo's and ask Bert to put them on his webiste.
tragedybysyntax
lol.... I was so proud to put up those of shots of my system then a buchla monster eats it up without being noticed. CLASSIC. Not posting shit in here till my entire 10U is full then. smile

BTW... SICK looking Buchla. we're not worthy we're not worthy
neandrewthal
tragedybysyntax wrote:
lol.... I was so proud to put up those of shots of my system then a buchla monster eats it up without being noticed. CLASSIC. Not posting shit in here till my entire 10U is full then. smile

BTW... SICK looking Buchla. we're not worthy we're not worthy


I noticed. L love ve the evilwave! What's that other silver stuff? (besides the DC mixer and SSLFO which I recognize)
parasitk
Yeah Luigi, I noticed too. It's a beautiful job! Definitely draws my eye the most on this page! smile
KNYST
tragedybysyntax wrote:
10U banana-box-o-fun so far! As well as the new module I JUST got done with. twisted

1st impression: just awesome panels we're not worthy
2nd look: omg! MY ASS IS BLEEDING Dead Banana

love 'em! thumbs up
cbm
tragedybysyntax wrote:
I was so proud to put up those of shots of my system then a buchla monster eats it up without being noticed.

Um.... sorry.
tragedybysyntax
nanners to all!! I was just kidding to anyone disgruntal. smile All silver stuff is MFB Dual LFO, Miniwave, I/O, SPLFO, DC Mixer. I'm ordering the kits this next week for what's left in that row. Binary zone, and a Blacet LFO in the other ear. smile
SMS303
mono-poly wrote:
science wrote:
mono-poly wrote:
Fenix GT

thumbs up

Can't wait to hear more on what they decide for the final revision of this thing for shipping. I'm on the list SlayerBadger!


It's gonna be an awesome system.
There are som bugs in this one and we're changing an fx module for somet other stuff in the XL version.
And i am trying to get some stuff added and/or done different.
I'll try and do some demo's and ask Bert to put them on his webiste.


I'm on the list too!!! w00t SlayerBadger!

Can't wait for demo's or final update from Bert with a production date we're not worthy
BananaPlug
I posted some pix of my just completed 30" all-banana eurofrac box in the DIY Forum Challenge 2010 thread but it could just as easily have gone here. Glad it's done.
parasitk
BananaPlug wrote:
I posted some pix of my just completed 30" all-banana eurofrac box in the DIY Forum Challenge 2010 thread but it could just as easily have gone here. Glad it's done.


Really looks great. What a nice system! love
tragedybysyntax
WOW Bananaplug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! screaming goo yo screaming goo yo
Morley
My ancient Serge system. It's really lived and I love it. Total heap. Needs a rebuild but one of the funkiest synths.
4 VCO, 3 Filters, 3 ring mod, 3 gate, phaser, 2 reverbs, 2 x dual pos 1 dual neg slope, 1 envelope, sequencer, waveshapers, comparators etc etc...
Totally crazy graphics.
The bottom right panel has the prototype Sherman Chaos bank built in.
Another little bit of history: The prototype Sherman Filterbank was built in an ice cream box and tested with my Serge. Herman took it back though :-(

Sorry for the crap photos.





don h
Mine before it's recent additions:


Left to right:
psu
2 neg slew, 2 pos slew, 2 peak & trough, 3 comparators, 4 mixer
10 step seq, 2 8x3 programmers
mult, 8xbasic vca, 2 standard vca, phase shifter
3 vco, 4 multimode. 2 mixer
4x3 programmer, 2 env. 2 vca, 2 voltage processor
mult, 3 vco. 3 comparators, 2 neg slew, 2 mixer. interface/mult

It's shamefully getting less use over the years, I'll need to start doing something about that, figure out what kinds of pieces it wants to make!
sandyb
lovely systems david and don
i really like the look of these old serge systems compared to the more modern ones.
don h
sandyb wrote:
lovely systems david and don
i really like the look of these old serge systems compared to the more modern ones.

I do too! Very utilitarian, like a power tool!
mono-poly
I bet the old ones sound kickass to.
sandyb
mono-poly wrote:
I bet the old ones sound kickass to.


there are some cool sounds jason butcher made with don's serge here:

serge power tool noises
don h
The multimodes, the slews, the phasor, the envelopes are wonderful.
The vcos wish they were ntos!
Morley
The entire intro of this track "Ballbreaker" on "Kiss my ARP" that I did with Andrea Parker is my Serge. There is a MASSIVE sound later. That is my ARP odyssey which has a factory multimode filter. secret weapon.
I love this intro and had a lot of fun making it

You have to click on play just besides ballbreaker and the site interrupts with a tone every 30 secs or so
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=218714

feel free to check the album out btw! The synths are either ARP 2600, Serge, Prophet 5, Juno 60 and a bit of 2500. Roland R8 drum machine..
Morley
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=98606&highlight=98619

Another one
Click on play beside "Angular Art"
They have it wrong. It's actually the track "unconnected"
Again, the intro is just Serge. and loads of the extra stuff too.
don h
Morley wrote:
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=98606&highlight=98619

Another one

All really nice!
mermott
Very tempting (Michelangelo panel...that's authentic vintage).
Thanks for the pictures and music postings !
Morley
don h wrote:
Morley wrote:
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=98606&highlight=98619

Another one

All really nice!


Thanks Don!
flippantminister
Morley wrote:
The entire intro of this track "Ballbreaker" on "Kiss my ARP" that I did with Andrea Parker is my Serge.


wow, haven't heard this album in years. i guess my copy is lost. really cool stuff! nice to know some of the gear that was used on this! i'll have to snag another copy.
confusional
Redacted.
Dave77
I love your panels nanners


bradleyallen wrote:
M-Case #1: Dual Osc, Wave Proc, Quad Slope, and Multi Filter powered by a PS2a.
M-Case #2: Creature, Gator, and TKB powered by a PS2a.








fluxmonkey
Morley wrote:
The bottom right panel has the prototype Sherman Chaos bank built in.


whoa... "sherman chaos bank"?!?!? what is that, praytell???
jkjelec
Hey All,

There's some Modcan A Banana Magic near the bottom of page 21 of the "Post pics of your 5U format setup!" sticky thread in the 5U Format Modules section. Check it out! Modcan A is both 5U and banana-y, but has ended up being classified into the 5U section. nanners
dougcl
Built out!

dkcg
dougcl wrote:
Built out!



Beautiful, but no system interface?

Time to start a new case? hmmm.....
Have you done much cross patching b/t the buchla and the euro?

Damn, I just noticed the second 250e. I shouldn't have looked at this thread... Dead Banana
dougcl
dkcg wrote:

Beautiful, but no system interface?

Time to start a new case? hmmm.....
Have you done much cross patching b/t the buchla and the euro?

Damn, I just noticed the second 250e.


Hi dk, thanks. What am a missing out on with the system interface?

No patching between them. Euro has been on the shelf. I'll probably sell it eventually to fund a 222e.
dkcg
dougcl wrote:
dkcg wrote:

Beautiful, but no system interface?

Time to start a new case? hmmm.....
Have you done much cross patching b/t the buchla and the euro?

Damn, I just noticed the second 250e.


Hi dk, thanks. What am a missing out on with the system interface?

No patching between them. Euro has been on the shelf. I'll probably sell it eventually to fund a 222e.


Panning and general swirly mixing, and more importantly, more blinky spinning lights. Probably don't really need it if you're mixing externally, but you get those 4 modulators that remind me of the PH-4, but reversible directions that can modulate the output channel (panning or a 360 spin if you got 4 speakers, as well as levels, both seperate "attenuators" from the same modulator). I had a lot of fun playing with those modulators when I played with Noisebug's 200e, I'm not positive, but the system interface reminds me of the Cwejman MX-4S, but quadraphonic, and with a few more inputs (I think 7 total), and 4 built in PH-4s, but for less than what a MX-4S and 4 PH-4's would cost. I'm not sure if it it's fast enough, but might be usable as a non LPG VCA assuming it can take an input.
dougcl
I needed the space. The 206e is the most compact solution. It has two channels of cv panning and four of manual panning. Based on how I used the MX-4S, I decided the 206e would be enough. Any decision here is a compromise, of course.

I didn't know you could use the 227e as a VCA of sorts though.
dkcg
dougcl wrote:
I needed the space. The 206e is the most compact solution. It has two channels of cv panning and four of manual panning. Based on how I used the MX-4S, I decided the 206e would be enough. Any decision here is a compromise, of course.

I didn't know you could use the 227e as a VCA of sorts though.


The modulators can act as level controls. I was having fun and getting cool rhythmic sounds even before I patched the quad envelopes in. I think I remember modulating the modulators with the envelopes too. Like built in LFO going through a built in VCA with the envelopes controlling the modulator levels. If I remember correctly...

I have so much invested in euro, it will take me a while and serious dedication to go bucha. Sigh...
Lyonel
dougcl wrote:
Built out!


Hey Doug, It has seriously grown up, recently. thumbs up
Time to swap for a 24e now. d'oh!
abendrot
Nice system applause
So how useful do you find the 255 Voltage Processor.
It always had a certain appeal to me but I was constantly
asking myself if it could be used for anything else than a
lag processor. huh?
cbm
abendrot wrote:
...but I was constantly
asking myself if it could be used for anything else than a
lag processor.

Attenuators?
dougcl
abendrot wrote:
Nice system applause
So how useful do you find the 255 Voltage Processor.
It always had a certain appeal to me but I was constantly
asking myself if it could be used for anything else than a
lag processor. huh?


Well, I just got it, so we'll see. There are a lot of triggers available in the system, and any trigger can become an envelope using the 255. That's pretty handy, and frees up the 281e.

Here's the effect of the multiplier knob:

CVout = Kmult*(CVin - 5) + 5, Kmult is in [-1,1], CVin is in [0,10].

Not sure how well it works as an attenuator because it features a constant 5V offset to accommodate both cv inversion and system unipolarity.
felix
2x 250e!!! Go Doug, go Doug, go, go, go Doug!

It's peanut butter jelly time! The Chewbacca Defense It's peanut butter jelly time!
dougcl
felix wrote:
2x 250e!!!


Ha ha, I couldn't see a way around it. The system seems suddenly very capable.
tragedybysyntax
What I got so far. smile
parasitk


In progress. The back of the case is removable, so I have it off for wiring. I still need a power distro for the Modcan stuff - I'm talking to STG about one right now. You can see the Blacet distro just lying there.

The ZO was a very tight fit and you see it's a little displaced. A little annoying, but I'll live. I'm just glad I got it in there! ambulance
xpander
parasitk wrote:


In progress. The back of the case is removable, so I have it off for wiring. I still need a power distro for the Modcan stuff - I'm talking to STG about one right now. You can see the Blacet distro just lying there.

The ZO was a very tight fit and you see it's a little displaced. A little annoying, but I'll live. I'm just glad I got it in there! ambulance

that's one of the nicest compact multiformat cases i've seen!
mono-poly


w00t
zagoba
hi there banana lovers....

here's a few pics of my system, a very early serge
there's more info here, with audio: http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/2010/02/serge-modular.html

it certainly has a sound, unlike anything else





modularland
not sure if I posted here yet

tragedybysyntax
To Steve and I,Parasite..... we're not worthy Long Live Modcan A smile
Thee Loving Hand
nice system there zagoba. sounds lovely too.

mono-polys hallliburton case is pretty darn sweet. did you make that yourself?
desess
Zagoba I am green with envy that is a beautiful system! cry
xpander
dougcl wrote:
Built out!


my, that grew up fast!
mono-poly
[quote="mono-polys hallliburton case is pretty darn sweet. did you make that yourself?[/quote]

My idea but my tech did the job.
MicroFi
mono-poly wrote:
My idea but my tech did the job.


I want my own tech waah
mono-poly
He works for others to (lucky enough)

wink
BananaPlug
nanners Quads in the Modcan A format have got to be one of the high points of modular mayhem.
This just shows that you don't have to give up panel density when you go to a "big" format.
parasitk
Love it! love love
mono-poly
Awesome pics keep em coming!

SlayerBadger!
pickleinn
I almost have the top spot filled up, but here is a picture before that:
sandyb
BananaPlug

looks great. i love the quad modules.
have you expanded your modcan/cyndustries stuff recently? my memory is hazy but it looks like you've got more than i remembered.
got a picture of it all?

sandy
mono-poly
pickleinn

Get some cool joystick controller made which you can put in fron of the cose in a wooden enclosure.
tragedybysyntax
Got my sequencer done last night... smile

the bad producer
fucking sweet!

are those toggles to choose between external input and voltage via pot input?
tragedybysyntax
thanks man! Yeap, sure is! External or Internal. smile
the bad producer
Good idea, and the layout is great, I've just been toying with panel designs, and was going to just add a normal 8 step cv sequencer channel to it, but not sure now, maybe I'll do it like you did, or both!
tragedybysyntax
go for the gold my brutha! yeah mine is just the metalbox (Cgs) sequential switch plus an oakley lag. smile
BugBrand
Here's a few of my newly arranged 3-rack desktop system::::





[[those two can be clicked for higher res versions]]


- this was a self playing patch I had up a couple of nights ago.

PS - the reason the DD2 near the middle is darker than everything else is 'cos its still one of the really early thin-panel beta versions - I never treated myself to a proper production version (silly me...)
KNYST
Shweet thumbs up

The new CTL2 is a looker!
tragedybysyntax
wow bug.... lol. I know I"m building my own diy banana system but.... if these ever become available to the rest of us, I'm putting together a rack of just bugs. smile
amnesia
is this considered banana now?
modularland
No- but you may be :-)
parasitk
amnesia wrote:
is this considered banana now?


No! hihi
ignatius
amnesia wrote:
is this considered banana now?


be careful... if you espouse banana falsehoods or frame banana jacks in a negative light you will have to answer to the banana syndicate and depending on their mood they can be quite full of wrath! razz



zerosum
Quote:
is this considered banana now?

NO! sad banana
amnesia
oh well, then i can still be in the banana club?


i really need to get a good camera
Luka
1/2 way there smile
amnesia
oh i forgot i was already in the club on page 1 :-)
dougcl
BananaPlug wrote:
nanners Quads in the Modcan A format have got to be one of the high points of modular mayhem.
This just shows that you don't have to give up panel density when you go to a "big" format.


Wowee!
Muff Wiggler
here's my bugs love

some pics and a quick recording here... this recording is the patch you see in these pics, crazy fun patch, it's been up for a couple of weeks now (which is by far a record for me) as I've been exploring it and having tons of fun with it. Anyway the recording is a quick one-take live pass of playing around with this patch, direct into the computer with no other processing or anything.... you can check it out by clicking here

and some pics....











can't say enough thanks to Tom, this is the most fun I've ever, ever had with a synth. This thing is just ridiculous. Plus it's the first thing anyone who comes into the 'studio' ever notices or asks about...people are just drawn to it. I love it so so much nanners
parasitk
Holy crap Mike, I didn't realize your Bug system had grown so much! Awesome! nanners BugBrand! nanners
tragedybysyntax
Wow I didn't realize it either... I need to start snaggin a module here and there as available. Pure sickness!!!!!
nanners
Oxix52
Cool sounds! I like it! applause
the bad producer
A friend of mine made a little film of us setting up and playing our bananasequencer synth machine on the roof:

Watch out for the cats too!

modularland
Since its just us bananas here, I think we should all admit the truth: other systems are ugly. Banana systems are better looking than the rest.
tragedybysyntax
modularland wrote:
Since its just us bananas here, I think we should all admit the truth: other systems are ugly. Banana systems are better looking than the rest.
Pretty much..... I've been selling off alot of euro modules to get my 10U named "otis" all tricked out and stuffed. Nothing like just glancing across a panel and instantly knowing each jacks function by color code or however you organize your modules..... and uhm, fuck multiples. smile
parasitk
"Otis, plug it in"
ex_dead_teenager


here's my Buchla right after I first got it in December it's grown since then I'll post another one when I have the full 12 panel case full. nanners It's peanut butter jelly time! Rockin' Banana!
essex sound lab
ex_dead_teenager wrote:


here's my Buchla right after I first got it in December it's grown since then I'll post another one when I have the full 12 panel case full. nanners It's peanut butter jelly time! Rockin' Banana!


Nice! I like the banana and LBB "props" too.
ex_dead_teenager
thanks!

I've used the LBB with the Buchla a few times with mixed results I also have a bananafied Infernal Noise Machine that sounds pretty good when I use it with the Buchla. As for the LBB I want to get my hands on a couple of banana to tinyjax cables for the oscillators then nothing will stop me from taking over the world of harsh noise
dougcl
Better pic.

parasitk
TWO 250e's? Damn. SlayerBadger!
2012
dougcl wrote:
Better pic.



awesome shot!
ex_dead_teenager
I have Buchla Envy
felix
Sexiness. MY ASS IS BLEEDING
xpander
dougcl wrote:
Better pic.

nice! pulled the gun on a new camera?

i take for granted that everyone's seen my modular but i dont think i have a pic in this thread. here she is:

january 2010:


december 2009:
dougcl
xpander wrote:

nice! pulled the gun on a new camera?


My GF has a Canon P&S. I'm just going to use it from now on. smile
xart
Thee fartbox and my kitty, Princess thumbs up

lizlarsen
My "evil Serge" style system, all DIY. Pic's a little old but unfortunately I haven't had much of a chance to work on it over the past year so it hasn't changed much.



Left cabinet is all synth, right cabinet is all drums with integrated midi>trigger converter/distribution.
xart
creatorlars wrote:
My "evil Serge" style system, all DIY.


very cool...
what is the MASTERMIND thing?
2012
xart wrote:
Thee fartbox and my kitty, Princess thumbs up


hey ,thats zebrawood ! Mr. Green
mono-poly
Nice diy stuff!
lizlarsen
Quote:
what is the MASTERMIND thing?


Midibox SEQ4 -- it's had a guts & frontpanel redo since then, still working on it. Love it though.
zthee
creatorlars Love that colour scheme! Awesome build! Could we get some close up pics please!?
lizlarsen
Sure, I'll try to take some new pics soon. The color coding is simple -- attenuator knobs and input jacks are colored, other knobs and output jacks are black, logic signals are white.
tragedybysyntax
Love that!!! Great Job dude
fastheadache
Many of you may have seen it elsewhere, but seeing that I just uploaded a few here to muff to describe a patch in this thread I figured I'd finally post a pic here as well:



- Jason
Lyonel
screaming goo yo Beautiful screaming goo yo
mono-poly
love
Reed
Great idea putting the s.o.u. in-between the 259's. It stops all the halves of the 259's turning into a giant hall of mirrors where you don't know where one oscillator ends and the other one begins.
citizen mori
Reed wrote:
Great idea putting the s.o.u. in-between the 259's. It stops all the halves of the 259's turning into a giant hall of mirrors where you don't know where one oscillator ends and the other one begins.


agreed! at first i thought it'd be a proper decision to line up three 259s above the 219... pretty quickly i'd done the same thing, but with a 285.
cbm
That's a problem I hope to have some day: how to keep my 259s from all mushing together.
citizen mori
cbm wrote:
That's a problem I hope to have some day: how to keep my 259s from all mushing together.


oops oops
fastheadache
I resituated the 266 for a recent performance where the expectation was a 45-or-so-minute set, and wanted to focus on building several independent sub patches. It worked more or less, and breaking the 259s up had better results than I was expecting overall.

I think it does take three or more 259s for the hall-of-mirrors effect however! hihi

- Jason
pleaseohplease
i never get bored seeing your system jason. absolutely lovely. between the unique housing, superb module selection, and little diy thing-a-ma-jig in the corner, my eyes never know where to settle.

my humble boat. small but seaworthy for the ocean of timbre that lays before it.

fastheadache
Thanks for your comments!

Strangely enough, I do sometimes wish I had a 4-space powered boat on hand - as I feel that occasionally scaling back one's approach to just two or three modules can yield some very powerful results.

By the way, the diy thing-a-ma-jig is an old custom interface intended for a CSQ-60!

- Jason
richardm123uk
I just joined the Banana club!!!. East Coast vs West Coast.

wyrtti
That's beautiful, Richard! A wonderful new Moog and a wonderful new Buchla. I think I need to get some Buchla to complement my my Voyager too...

Thank you for the picture. Looks like a very comfortable system.

It's peanut butter jelly time!
richardm123uk
Cheers Wyrtti,

I am uncluttering my life and this simpler system will hopefully help!!!!!

R
sascha.victoria
richardm123uk wrote:
I just joined the Banana club!!!. East Coast vs West Coast.



I like the price tag hanging inside the top boat. Its like ghetto bling from the late 90s.
prscrptn
sascha.victoria wrote:
I like the price tag hanging inside the top boat. Its like ghetto bling from the late 90s.


Most Buchla modules have tags attached; they are notes from the builder which usually lists the firmware and any revisions.
Muff Wiggler
nice DuMaurier's as well! smokin'
richardm123uk
I should note that I do not smoke in the house!!!. Certainly not in my studio space and not in front of my Buchla!!!!!.
Reality Checkpoint
Humble, but it is all mine and I love it!

richardm123uk
Lovely Serge there!!!. I really miss the UK when I see Lewes, I have been to the crazy November 5th celebrations a couple of times over the years.

Some Serging would be a perfect soundtrack to November 5th!!!!!!!
parasitk


The latest! w00t
Audio Resistance
applause

Looks great Parasitk!
BananaPlug
It's fun to see the frac done up in Modcan colors.
tragedybysyntax
Hope to be showing you guys "Otis" this next week... just waiting on a few led's. smile
infinite7
xpander wrote:
dougcl wrote:
Better pic.

nice! pulled the gun on a new camera?

i take for granted that everyone's seen my modular but i dont think i have a pic in this thread. here she is:



star filters are so under used. "sexy beast" you have there
Pockets McCoy
Dressed up all purdy-like for its trip out into the world this Sunday. That case on the left is ugly as sin, but sturdy as a motherfucker.


dkcg
The ZO looks so sexy in banana...

I wanna hear a fight or lovemaking between the VCDO and the ZO. hyper


And that last serge system...woooowwwwzers! MY ASS IS BLEEDING
parasitk
dkcg wrote:
The ZO looks so sexy in banana...

I wanna hear a fight or lovemaking between the VCDO and the ZO. hyper


They've been battling it out all day today - I finally have power to my Modcan case, woo!

Pockets McCoy wrote:
Dressed up all purdy-like for its trip out into the world this Sunday. That case on the left is ugly as sin, but sturdy as a motherfucker.


Goddamn.
dkcg
parasitk wrote:
dkcg wrote:
The ZO looks so sexy in banana...

I wanna hear a fight or lovemaking between the VCDO and the ZO. hyper


They've been battling it out all day today - I finally have power to my Modcan case, woo!


I wanna hear! cry
citizen mori
it is an older photo, from an old home, from my flickr but reposted here... w00t



mono-poly
Awesome w00t
Lyonel
I love those sliders !
dougcl
That would be neat to try
tragedybysyntax
Whew... Wrapping up the top section of "Otis" tonight.... So in love with how it's turned out so far. Definantly a labor of love/lust/OCD. Lol... Post pics around midnight for you all =)
2012
citizen mori wrote:
it is an older photo, from an old home, from my flickr but reposted here... w00t


I carefully saved these shots already before on my pic archive HD,its for sure one of the most nice 200e config shots iv seen
Reed
Found this shot in an old folder... the boats for my main system, fabricated by the guy who did the air ducts for our studio.
Lyonel
Impressive !
tragedybysyntax
Reposted from the DIY thread but I really wanted to show you guys my work so far. Well.. despite a few little things still wierd with wiring to sort out... here is "Otis" as of last evening. Now you see what loom's ahead... need to order parts for the 4U. Note that I went back and replaced all the LED's with diffused... Red for LFO's, White for the I/O, Green for sequencer types, Yellow for divisions, blue for gates. Orange for the Evilwave because well.. I fucking like orange led's smile






ignatius
tragedybysyntax wrote:




nice. assuming that's for your 606?

bananify the world!

nanners
rezzn8r
tragedybysyntax wrote:


eek! eek! eek! eek! eek! eek! eek! eek!

hyper hyper hyper hyper hyper hyper hyper hyper

love love love love love love love love

MY ASS IS BLEEDING MY ASS IS BLEEDING MY ASS IS BLEEDING MY ASS IS BLEEDING MY ASS IS BLEEDING MY ASS IS BLEEDING MY ASS IS BLEEDING MY ASS IS BLEEDING

nanners nanners nanners nanners nanners nanners nanners nanners

we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy

those pic deserve repeated posting 8_)
tragedybysyntax
twisted *bows* thank you very much!
ignatius
tragedybysyntax wrote:
twisted *bows* thank you very much!


it's pretty epic dude. Guinness ftw!
Reed
The world needs more Sequential Bitches.
Pockets McCoy
Hot fuckin' damn, that's one of the most visually pleasing systems I've ever seen in any format. love
tragedybysyntax
Pockets McCoy wrote:
Hot fuckin' damn, that's one of the most visually pleasing systems I've ever seen in any format. love


that is the greatest compliment I could ever receive, wow. Thanks bro. =)
I'm really glad that the ideas I had in my head for it a year ago are turning out nicely. Just wait till you see it when I get the 4u done....
dkcg
Great job on the etched panels! The raw metal looks so nice, I'd love to see it in like a patina's copper case or something equally as cool as the way the etching looks.
Minimoog56
...darn fool kids - unplugged my Lava Lamp AGAIN!



Sad house... crying...



WFMU theme continues... See Buy Sell Trade for P6 boxes... 2010 Marathon Pledge Bumper Sticker for my car... errr synthesizer...

Bricks
wfmu sticker on a buchla is awesome
hbookbinder
Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster, thought this would be a good way to introduce myself. Here's my little banana system.




As you can see, a Serge Animal/Creature/SeqA. I recently sold my Flower Electronics Little Boy Blue Double, which was sad but I just wasn't using it after getting the Serge, and thought it should go to someone who would give it the attention it deserves.

I LOVE the Animal, think the SeqA is fantastic, but don't care for the Creature as much, especially since I got the Animal. Perhaps I'll sell it and replace it with a different M-Class? I don't know! confused

This site has been an invaluable resource in helping me decide what Serge to get and what to do with it once I got it. I'm very much a neophyte so I probably won't be imparting any useful wisdom, but perhaps I'll ask a good question at some point!
mono-poly
Welcome to the forum.
And what a nice system you got there!
tailwagger
That's enough Serge to have some fun with, h.

Welcome to Wiggler. There's a lot of good info, advice and people here. I just joined a month ago after lurking a while myself. Some local guys to me were kind enough to demo their systems for me to help me make a purchase decision. Nice people here and helpful.

I've got a Creature / Seq-A coming to me next week, according to Rex today. I'm looking forward to hours and hours of noodling.

Thanks for posting the pics...........enjoy!

screaming goo yo
hbookbinder
@ Mono-poly: Thanks!

@tailwagger: More than ample, indeed. I can't tell you how many times I've said, "I wonder what would happen if I did x", and the next thing you know two hours have passed.

That's a great system, prepare for fun!
Entrainer
hbookbinder wrote:

I LOVE the Animal, think the SeqA is fantastic, but don't care for the Creature as much, especially since I got the Animal. Perhaps I'll sell it and replace it with a different M-Class? I don't know! confused


Welcome!

Yeah, a Creature in that rig seems a bit redundant. If I had Animal
and SeqA, I think I'd be looking at an Audio Interface (Put your FS1-R
in there... plus 2 DUSGs) or WAD/Klang.

Disclaimer: I only look at Serge-Fans everyday and listen to everything
I can find. My first M-Panel arrives next week.
hbookbinder
@ Entrainer

Thanks!

Quote:
If I had Animal and SeqA, I think I'd be looking at an Audio Interface (Put your FS1-R in there... plus 2 DUSGs) or WAD/Klang.


Funny you would say that, if I were to add another M Boat, it would definitely be an Audio Interface/Klangzeit pair!
Audio Resistance
I put this together all weekend. David at Nice Racks.com built it for me and I got my new psu from Rex yesterday so I could put it all together.

I probably should have got it with rack ears because that is going to be an expensive fucker to fill. I am actually thinking of doing a coupleBuchla 4 modules boats in the top 2 spaces. But that will be awhile. Speaking of expensive, pimp my big ass PSU6 down at the bottom.
ignatius
whoa. that's a hell of a rack. looks really nice and i like the design of it a lot.
hpsounds
@ Audio Resistance Why do you put the PSU6 on a glass plate ? hmmm.....

Hédi K.
Audio Resistance
hpsounds wrote:
@ Audio Resistance Why do you put the PSU6 on a glass plate ? hmmm.....

Hédi K.


I don't know, I felt weird just putting it on the carpet. I probably will get a piece of tile or something.
hpsounds
Audio Resistance wrote:
hpsounds wrote:
@ Audio Resistance Why do you put the PSU6 on a glass plate ? hmmm.....

Hédi K.


I don't know, I felt weird just putting it on the carpet. I probably will get a piece of tile or something.

Thanks, I was thinking about some kind of static electricity ... meh

Have fun with your multi-panels Serge ! cry hyper

Hédi K.

PS : I'm planning to buy a Animoo later this year ... I hope love
Pockets McCoy
Audio Resistance wrote:
hpsounds wrote:
@ Audio Resistance Why do you put the PSU6 on a glass plate ? hmmm.....

Hédi K.


I don't know, I felt weird just putting it on the carpet. I probably will get a piece of tile or something.


My PSU6 lived on a carpet for months (which, coincidentally, happens to be the same color as yours), and it being on a wood floor now doesn't seem to have made any appreciable difference in performance or heat generated or anything else. It's always better to err on the side of caution of course, all I'm saying is that you shouldn't worry about it if you have to sit it on carpet for some reason.
Audio Resistance
Pockets McCoy wrote:
Audio Resistance wrote:
hpsounds wrote:
@ Audio Resistance Why do you put the PSU6 on a glass plate ? hmmm.....

Hédi K.


I don't know, I felt weird just putting it on the carpet. I probably will get a piece of tile or something.


My PSU6 lived on a carpet for months (which, coincidentally, happens to be the same color as yours), and it being on a wood floor now doesn't seem to have made any appreciable difference in performance or heat generated or anything else. It's always better to err on the side of caution of course, all I'm saying is that you shouldn't worry about it if you have to sit it on carpet for some reason.


That is good to know.It really does not get near as hot as I thought it would. Those Metasonix on the right of it however could heat that side of my house in the winter. Metasonix!
confusional


Good morning! This is fun!
hpsounds
bradleyallen wrote:


Good morning! This is fun!


Where are your M-Cases ? hihi

Hédi K.
confusional
hpsounds wrote:

Where are your M-Cases ? hihi

Hédi K.


I'm just giving rack mounting a try. But I'm already missing the lack of portability, and will probably switch back to the m-cases eventually.
richardm123uk
My 8 panel Buchla is complete. The RANE makes a great substitute until I get a 207e mixer. The SKB will fit another unpowered 4 panel boat then well, the trade in for a 18 panel case hihi


dougcl
Great little system there.

225e getting attention?
richardm123uk
I have been using the 225e a lot. Started with the controller busses last night and wow. Out of interest do you know how to change the address buss for each module A,B,C,D or does it depend were on the buss board they are plugged into?
cbm
There are dip switches on the back of each module that determines what ID they are.
Lyonel
cbm wrote:
There are dip switches on the back of each module that determines what ID they are.


Yep !
Buss A : 1 and 2 Off
Buss B : 1 Off / 2 On
Buss C : 1 On / 2 Off
Buss D : 1 and 2 On
dkcg
Lyonel wrote:
cbm wrote:
There are dip switches on the back of each module that determines what ID they are.


Yep !
Buss A : 1 and 2 Off
Buss B : 1 Off / 2 On
Buss C : 1 On / 2 Off
Buss D : 1 and 2 On


How about on the 258v? hihi

Thanks for the info, now I can put the 259e on bus A for awesome. applause
dkcg
The tide rushes in, and this is where I'm at for the next few months until I get the rest of the pokemon deluxe edition with the gold foil card, otherwise known as a fancy interface for a VST instrument.

SlayerBadger!
dougcl
Wow that didn't take long. It looks like a great little system full of possibilites.
dkcg
dougcl wrote:
Wow that didn't take long. It looks like a great little system full of possibilites.


I was able to get my case earlier than the rest of my order since it is a used case, no rubber/plastic latch, brass button dohicky thing instead. The modules are all second hand or 3rd party, still waiting on a 261e, 291e, 227e, and maybe something else to be decided. So actually, my order is still months away. Just lucked out and had good timing on the used modules. If Cynthia pulls through, I'll have 2 spaces empty as of now.
A Dingleberry Monstrosity
richardm123uk wrote:
My 8 panel Buchla is complete. The RANE makes a great substitute until I get a 207e mixer. The SKB will fit another unpowered 4 panel boat then well, the trade in for a 18 panel case hihi




hoyl crap! Where did you get that case from?! eek!
richardm123uk
Here you go. http://www.skbcases.com/music/products/proddetail.php?f=&id=157&o=&off set=1&c=120&s=81

Cheers,
Richard
rastko
This is my robot .




rastko
sandyb
rastko

excellent picture applause
sandyb
i've got a way to go yet hihi

dkcg
Sweet, the 281 and 259 are a sweet pair. and with the 077.. love

That's a lotta noise in there. w00t

Screws on the way, looks like you really need them.

Try sequencing the frequency CV with another sequencer and syncing it every measure or something, you can get some interesting beats.
attacksustain


The beginning of '200e corner'. There's some space on the desk to the left where the 24 space is going to sit. Wedged between the lexingtons, and my other euro jank.

Man I can't wait for more 200e modules to arrive. I'm getting antsy.
dougcl
sandyb wrote:
rastko

excellent picture applause


+1
dougcl
sandyb wrote:
i've got a way to go yet hihi


Looks like you have big plans hyper
zthee


Sounds like this
parasitk


Current state of things...
tragedybysyntax
Chris..... you talk about an inspiring banana system. Gorgeous my man...... looks like so much damn fun. I haven't had any time to do anymore with "Otis" but... seeing your latest incarnation just gave me a jolt! smile

Bottom right module...... that your volta panel? And It looks like you brought the ground out to bananas on the PSU's? Curious why it had to have a banana patchcord to combine those grounds? Again... sickening system you have going there man, jeeze.
parasitk
tragedybysyntax wrote:
Bottom right module...... that your volta panel? And It looks like you brought the ground out to bananas on the PSU's? Curious why it had to have a banana patchcord to combine those grounds


Yeah that's my Volta panel.

I put banana's on the PSU's because 1) once I make longer cables they're going to sit outside of the case and 2) I have other banana things that will need to be grounded to this system (Little Boy Blue, the performance modular I'm building right now) and it's an easy way to connect grounds.
tragedybysyntax
Sweet man! very very very rad!
zthee
mono-poly
mp3 smile
zthee
I'll post some this weekend smile
parasitk
Finally got some good moody pics taken!



More
Soviet Space Child
parasitk wrote:
Finally got some good moody pics taken!



More


Sweet set of pics!

What is the controller in this photo?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/parasitk/4732506682/in/set-72157624352693 982/
parasitk
Soviet Space Child wrote:
Sweet set of pics!

What is the controller in this photo?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/parasitk/4732506682/in/set-72157624352693 982/


Thanks!

In front of me are a Monome 64 and a Snyderphonics Manta.

http://www.snyderphonics.com/
ignatius
updated pic.. as it is now.. sold off some modcan over the last several months, picked up some used euro (consolation prize for selling all my high end outboard for healthcare) and muff's 9U of schroff racks:
Soviet Space Child
ignatius wrote:
updated pic.. as it is now.. sold off some modcan over the last several months, picked up some used euro (consolation prize for selling all my high end outboard for healthcare) and muff's 9U of schroff racks:



Oh man, that seems like quite the selloff waah

Which modules did you end up keeping?

I have a Serge incoming now, I'm planning on eventually complimenting it with some of Modcan's digital modules, and the Cyndustries Quad Lowpass Gates module that I have sitting around.

Also, how are you liking the Euro stuff? How does it sound next to the Modcan?
ignatius
Soviet Space Child wrote:


Oh man, that seems like quite the selloff waah

Which modules did you end up keeping?

I have a Serge incoming now, I'm planning on eventually complimenting it with some of Modcan's digital modules, and the Cyndustries Quad Lowpass Gates module that I have sitting around.

Also, how are you liking the Euro stuff? How does it sound next to the Modcan?


i didn't have to sell that many modcan modules. an oscillator, VCA panner, and some cyndustries stuff and a modcan case... i did sell, eventide H8000FW + remote, 2 x chandler germ comps, api 2500 comp, 2 neuman w495 eq's and saddest of all my calrec minimixer :(

i can't complain though.. i have healthcare, no debt, and added some more euro to what i already had. life could certainly be worse so feel no pity for me Guinness ftw!

i still have all my fav modcan and then some! 2 x osc, 2 x vcdo, flanger, digital delay, sequencer, quantizer, filters, envelopes lfo's etc...

the euro and metal box stuff works really well w/the modcan. i like it. there are so many flavors and different modules. i'm super stoked on the sound palette and modulation/sequencing abilities i have going on w/it all.

frankensynth FTW! It's peanut butter jelly time! ModCan! Wiard Euro "Standard" ftl
Soviet Space Child
zthee wrote:


And what it sounds like: Garlic Space Door.mp3


That looks like an amazing panel. Did you buy it form Rex while he was still offering custom panels?

EDIT:

Is that even a Serge panel, or a DIY? eek!
bwhittington
Soviet Space Child wrote:

Is that even a Serge panel, or a DIY? eek!


That looks like one of zthee's wickedly cool CGS Serge-a-like panels.

Cheers,
Brian
zthee
It's a DIY panel!

So it's a mix of Serge and CGS modules.

I should take better pictures of it now, that I have a flash for my camera!
rezzn8r
ignatius wrote:

frankensynth FTW! It's peanut butter jelly time! ModCan! Wiard Euro "Standard" ftl


SlayerBadger!
citizen mori
as requested, here is a decent photo of the 219 touchplate in context (related to requests made in the thread hijacked ruthlessly from dkcg https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18888&start=20 oops oops, apologies dkcg!)


Lyonel
Very decent indeed nuts
zthee
It's pure porn! :boner:
amorphiss
That's truly amazing. What a perfect 200 series.
Reed
The 208 jacks look so candy-like....
amorphiss
citizenmori - since you have both, can you speak to the differences in the palette of the 208's mod/principal oscillator and that of the 259?
Lyonel
Very cheap Swarovski or Baccarat crystal's Joy-sticks w00t

SquidboatCommander
ignatius wrote:
updated pic.. as it is now.. sold off some modcan over the last several months, picked up some used euro (consolation prize for selling all my high end outboard for healthcare) and muff's 9U of schroff racks:



nice setup! I like your wood cabinets you have everything in. ps, I am enjoyin all of the modcan a modules I got from you (and others) in the last year. rock off!
abendrot
I love your Buchla systems love
And really, what a nice 200.
Thank you so much for the picture. applause
cerebrosis
citizen mori wrote:
as requested, here is a decent photo of the 219 touchplate in context (related to requests made in the thread hijacked ruthlessly from dkcg https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18888&start=20 oops oops, apologies dkcg!)




NSFW Dead Banana
citizen mori
amorphiss wrote:
citizenmori - since you have both, can you speak to the differences in the palette of the 208's mod/principal oscillator and that of the 259?


i am not sure how to quantify the differences in text... they are two different oscillators with certain overlaps in control (timbre, modulator-principle arrangement) and circuit topology (not to mention the signal path which the 208 enforces)... i have certainly learned to use them for different things.

my 208 is my most favorite module, for certain. it is alive, has a soul. love

this etude is from my site so maybe you have found it already, but the sound is only a model 208, a closed tape loop on an otari reel to reel, and some roland reverb. it is abstract in nature but there is a lot of intent in the relationships between time and overtones.

Citizen Mori - Etude for Buchla Music Easel #61

for some wonderful 259, find any of jason butcher / fastheadache's sounds in the your tunes section here. thumbs up
amorphiss
I've come across that etude of yours before on your site. It's really awesome. one of my fav buchla demos for sure.

I've also heard jason butcher's stuff, too, but you guys have such a different style it's very hard to compare!

thanks again for the pics.
mirri
cerebrosis wrote:
citizen mori wrote:
as requested, here is a decent photo of the 219 touchplate in context (related to requests made in the thread hijacked ruthlessly from dkcg https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18888&start=20 oops oops, apologies dkcg!)




NSFW Dead Banana


+1
dkcg
citizen mori wrote:
as requested, here is a decent photo of the 219 touchplate in context (related to requests made in the thread hijacked ruthlessly from dkcg https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18888&start=20 oops oops, apologies dkcg!)


No worries, I like the historical tangents that talking about Buchla synths often produce.
ignatius
SquidboatCommander wrote:


nice setup! I like your wood cabinets you have everything in. ps, I am enjoyin all of the modcan a modules I got from you (and others) in the last year. rock off!


thanks. i made the cabinet (s) myself. they aren't perfect but don't look too bad and the small one w/the slant saves a lot of space.

glad you are getting on well w/the modcan modules. hopefully i won't have to sell any more d'oh!
valis
Agreed! Ignatius your cabinets look great! I wish you were around when I was making my horrid cabs!
ignatius
valis wrote:
Agreed! Ignatius your cabinets look great! I wish you were around when I was making my horrid cabs!


these were my 2nd attempt. 1st go around was a bit more menacing.
valis
No.. Those look great. Much better than my simplistic attempts. Man, I should of payed more attention in wood shop instead of sneaking off to smoke!

Here's what I got (I'd been typing the following message while you posted)..
valis
Wow, everyone has such neat banana stuff. I’ve been looking at this thread for ages and meaning to post at some point. My little system has nothing on your Buchlas, Serges, amazing DIYs, etc. but I do enjoy it quite a bit. I really love that old PAiA stuff as the designs are simple to understand and the machine sounds pretty good, especially with a little tweaking.

I started collecting old PAiA modules a few years ago in trades and cheap finds here and there. Eventually, bought the black PAiA cabinet and some modules from 3vcos and I haven’t looked back since. I also bought the smaller cabinet on the right in a super shady off-ebay deal with a guy whom I had bought a module from earlier. It was cheap and turned out pretty good for me ; )

Anyway, I’ve done a lot of work with these modules. Full recap, lots of troubleshooting, and plenty of mods. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do mods on the machine. It was old and looked cool. But in the spirit of John Simonton, function over form so I did things that I thought would be cool. I also replaced the pin jacks with bananas. Because some modules had more than one pin jack, this gave me an opportunity to be creative.

I cut and drilled the DIY panels myself. It was my first time cutting metal so please don’t judge. Same goes for the cabinet I built. I’m trying to get better at that stuff..

I also built a few of my own complimentary modules as well as a couple of modules from MFOS and CGS. Most of the system is banana color coded to my own means although I still need to complete that task. I’ve been meaning to post some stuff to the “tunes” thread. I will soon. Let me know if anybody has any questions!






The modules are, left to right:

Top Left Wood Cabinet (left to right, then down)
CGS Psycho LFO, Envelope Follower, 2700 VCA, blank, CGS DC Mixer, power in and mults, power/V.out/mults, Function (Envelope Generator), blank, DIY octave divider


Top Right Wood Cabinet (left to right, then down)
Mixer (not built by me), Envelope Follower, Function (Envelope) Generator, 2700 VCA, bias, power/attenuater/mults/V.out, 2700 VCO, 2700 BPF


Left Paia Cabinet:
Top left to right
4711 Mixer, 2700 VCO, DIY Clock/Square Wave Generator, power in
Bottom:
4710 Balanced mod/VCA, 4720 VCO, 4720 VCO, 4730 VCF

Right Cabinet
Top Left to right:
CGS Steiner VCF, 2700 LPF, 2700 VCA, 4740 Envelope Generator, 4740 Envelope Generator
Bottom:
CGS BPF, 4750 Control Oscillator (LFO)/Noise, 2700 Envelope Follower, MFOS Dual VCA, MFOS VC Sample and Hold/CGS Real Ring Mod

I have a Condor and MFOS Wall Wart PSU. I prefer them to the oldschool PAiA power.



The ARP Axxe is exponential and the PAiA is linear but that doesn't mean that the Axxe isn't still really useful. I'm actually in the process of doing some mods to one of my old Minikorgs in hopes as using it as a controller..
mirri
Valis, your system is gorgeous!
rastko
valis wrote:
Wow, everyone has such neat banana stuff. I’ve been looking at this thread for ages and meaning to post at some point. My little system has nothing on your Buchlas, Serges, amazing DIYs, etc. but I do enjoy it quite a bit. I really love that old PAiA stuff as the designs are simple to understand and the machine sounds pretty good, especially with a little tweaking.

I started collecting old PAiA modules a few years ago in trades and cheap finds here and there. Eventually, bought the black PAiA cabinet and some modules from 3vcos and I haven’t looked back since. I also bought the smaller cabinet on the right in a super shady off-ebay deal with a guy whom I had bought a module from earlier. It was cheap and turned out pretty good for me ; )

Anyway, I’ve done a lot of work with these modules. Full recap, lots of troubleshooting, and plenty of mods. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do mods on the machine. It was old and looked cool. But in the spirit of John Simonton, function over form so I did things that I thought would be cool. I also replaced the pin jacks with bananas. Because some modules had more than one pin jack, this gave me an opportunity to be creative.

I cut and drilled the DIY panels myself. It was my first time cutting metal so please don’t judge. Same goes for the cabinet I built. I’m trying to get better at that stuff..

I also built a few of my own complimentary modules as well as a couple of modules from MFOS and CGS. Most of the system is banana color coded to my own means although I still need to complete that task. I’ve been meaning to post some stuff to the “tunes” thread. I will soon. Let me know if anybody has any questions!






The modules are, left to right:

Top Left Wood Cabinet (left to right, then down)
CGS Psycho LFO, Envelope Follower, 2700 VCA, blank, CGS DC Mixer, power in and mults, power/V.out/mults, Function (Envelope Generator), blank, DIY octave divider


Top Right Wood Cabinet (left to right, then down)
Mixer (not built by me), Envelope Follower, Function (Envelope) Generator, 2700 VCA, bias, power/attenuater/mults/V.out, 2700 VCO, 2700 BPF


Left Paia Cabinet:
Top left to right
4711 Mixer, 2700 VCO, DIY Clock/Square Wave Generator, power in
Bottom:
4710 Balanced mod/VCA, 4720 VCO, 4720 VCO, 4730 VCF

Right Cabinet
Top Left to right:
CGS Steiner VCF, 2700 LPF, 2700 VCA, 4740 Envelope Generator, 4740 Envelope Generator
Bottom:
CGS BPF, 4750 Control Oscillator (LFO)/Noise, 2700 Envelope Follower, MFOS Dual VCA, MFOS VC Sample and Hold/CGS Real Ring Mod

I have a Condor and MFOS Wall Wart PSU. I prefer them to the oldschool PAiA power.



The ARP Axxe is exponential and the PAiA is linear but that doesn't mean that the Axxe isn't still really useful. I'm actually in the process of doing some mods to one of my old Minikorgs in hopes as using it as a controller..


this is really really nice .
it looks like fun fun.
do you have any sound examples of your system somewhere ?

rastko
DGTom
valis wrote:
I really love that old PAiA stuff as the designs are simple to understand and the machine sounds pretty good, especially with a little tweaking.


Fantastic stuff valis! applause
Swapping the pins for bananas looks great.

I love those old PAiA graphics & chunky panel sizes.

Looking forward to hearing some sounds grin
valis
Thanks all! I'll put together some decent sound snippet and post them. It'll be on my to-do list for today. Go shopping, clean the house, take the dogs to the park, and upload some sound files.
valis
Here's a patch I built the other day on the PAiA 4700/2700 + DIY system. The sound clip is not extraordinary but you get a decent idea of the system and some of the sounds it can make. This patch, in a nutshell is two CV triggered VCOs. The bass line is the 4720 VCO and the matched, higher pitched line is a 2700 VCO. The "bass line" is also going through the PAiA 4730 VCF. Those VCOs are tuned separately but triggered via the same 4740 envelope going to the MFOS VCA. The Control Oscillator (LFO) is triggering a 4720 VCO which is running through the Steiner filter and being triggered by it's own Envelope (gate controlled by the ARP). Another 2700 VCO is being triggered by the MFOS S&H (CGS Psycho LFO as a sample source) and going to a 2700 BPF, and then the PAiA 4710 VCA/Balanced Modulator. That VCA is being triggered by a 2700 Envelope and Envelope Follower which is triggered by my guitar (for the fun of it). There's also a bit of radio and ring modding (with a 2700 oscillator) going on at the very end. There's more going on but that's it in a nutshell.

For a full system tour it would probably be helpful to hear some notes with a quicker decay and sustain as well as some other more useful tests. Oh well, not now..

Anyway, it's a decent little system. I think it does pretty good job on leads but it certainly excels on filling up the room with aural madness. More importantly, by restoring and building on to it it really helped connect the proverbial dots of my electronics knowledge.

Let me know if you have any questions about the soundclip or the machine. I have a tendency to ramble about so I'm trying to limit that..
ignatius
valis wrote:
Here's a patch I built the other day on the PAiA 4700/2700 + DIY system.


sounds nice.. different than a lot of other stuff. has character and dare i say it sounds kind of "vintage" and fuzzy warm.. in a good way of course.
amorphiss
A good way to spend your Sunday:

Lyonel
The way of Buchla Tea ! Guinness ftw!
valis
ignatius wrote:


sounds nice.. different than a lot of other stuff. has character and dare i say it sounds kind of "vintage" and fuzzy warm.. in a good way of course.


Yeah, I think it has a nice, old sound as well. Definitely not a blow you away sound like an old modular ARP, Serge, Buchla, etc. but much of the old PAiA designs were pretty discrete in nature and it sounds as such. With a couple of other old school-esque additions, like the CGS synthacon VCF, it really does bring the system together. It was also essential that I put in a nicer VCA as well as those PAiA VCAs leave quite a bit to be desired. I actually like the oscillators, 4730 PAiA VCF, 2700 BPF, etc. quite a bit, but then again, I never get to play with anything nice so I never know what I'm missing 8_)
citizen mori
amorphiss wrote:
That's truly amazing. What a perfect 200 series.


it is not quite perfect... oops

i did not find it in one piece, i have had to piece it together over many many years (seven or eight?) and so there are some not-so-purist things going on (this does not bother me, i am elated to have something like this to make music on and i revere it with daily exercises, practice and recording).

for example, the case itself is a 203-30 design with original boats, but it is not an original 203-30 cabinet. an incredibly kind and *very* gifted craftsman-friend assembled it for me, having the wood ends made and assembling it all.

i have never found for myself an original source of uncertainty, so i have a re-knobbed e-series. personally, i am very fond of the bottom section of the 266e and so i am satisfied... but if you'd heard a comparison of the noise source in a 265, you would want one simply for this. it is incredible! the best snare i have ever synthesized was done with this module on hand and i cannot get that palette out of my mind's ear! eek! eek!
fastheadache
Mori - It is certainly tough to pull together a 'perfect' 200 series system, especially if you become fanatical about details (as you and I both are)! I'm still grumbling about the fact I have one barber-pole era power connector in my case that doesn't match all the other old blue ones. Aesthetics aside, I'm happy to finally have power to all my modules. My 230 has been left out of the mix more or less up until now.

Thanks for the complement re: the cabinet, by the way.
sascha.victoria
bf
hihi
parasitk
Actually I dig the stacking USB idea. Is this real or planned to be real? (I suppose a web search will answer this).

Anyway, I posted this in the "faceplate etching" thread, but here's a sneak peek at the DIY performance synth I'm working on – and yes, of course it's bananas!

ignatius
updated.. the new slimmer modcan. had some wood in the garage and white wash stain left over from previous case build... not perfect but the angles are mostly correct and things seem to line up pretty well.. now back to patching. thumbs up

indexofmetals
parasitk wrote:
Actually I dig the stacking USB idea. Is this real or planned to be real? (I suppose a web search will answer this).

Anyway, I posted this in the "faceplate etching" thread, but here's a sneak peek at the DIY performance synth I'm working on – and yes, of course it's bananas!


that glimpse looks good. How big/small is it? Easel size?
cbm
parasitk wrote:
Actually I dig the stacking USB idea. Is this real or planned to be real?

I don't know if it's real or not, but if so, each plug would have to have a mini usb hub built in. Not impossible, but not easy either.
citizen mori
it is missing my 222e, which is in for repair, as well as a 281e...

Lyonel
love
mermott
sequence garden of e.
dkcg
I bet that's quite a lightshow.

No sound generation in that cabinet?? eek!
citizen mori
dkcg wrote:
I bet that's quite a lightshow.

No sound generation in that cabinet?? eek!


this one's purpose is to reside between my 200 and the other 201e-24 so that it may instruct the two instruments what to do!
sonix
wtf eek! ,the aliens are comming !

screaming goo yo awesome!
dkcg
citizen mori wrote:
dkcg wrote:
I bet that's quite a lightshow.

No sound generation in that cabinet?? eek!


this one's purpose is to reside between my 200 and the other 201e-24 so that it may instruct the two instruments what to do!


The composing bossman cabinet. applause

The OCD in me wants to move the 250 between the 249s.
citizen mori
dkcg wrote:

The composing bossman cabinet. applause

The OCD in me wants to move the 250 between the 249s.


seriously, i just don't get it
renzo
thumbs up
Bricks
Extra Parts List:
    -Frontplate from a Makenoise ModDemod... check
    -Banana Jacks... check
    -Banana Cables... check
    -Telelphone jack in kitchen that doesn't get used or have have a faceplate... check

If people are over and having computer problems, my housemate and I respond with, "Oh, sorry, hold on." Then we'll walk over and repatch the cables lol

[/img][/list]
dkcg
And she is complete.



Heard some promising news from Cynthia too, so the Maps may come out if she pulls through. And the Maps will hopefuly be Buchlafied in the future. Buchla gates.pulses, CVs, with both in and out. It's peanut butter jelly time!
Audio Resistance
Nice smiley face....

You are not going to get the 297? That is one I can not afford yet but is high on the list.
momo
dkcg wrote:
And she is complete.


You have a cabinet with brass latches? woah love w00t
Lyonel
That's an old photograph taken long time ago, seems to be during the first half of the twenty-first century, I'm not sure.
Weird machine... which worked with candlelight, it seems... Informations need.

momo
You just love smoke near you machines eh Lyonel? wink
momo
renzo wrote:
just a quick note to say hello thumbs up



Is that ancient hieroglyphics I can just about see on the 222e surface?!?? woah hmmm..... we're not worthy zombie

ps: I seem to have a keen eye today and am in an inquisitive mood razz
dkcg
Audio Resistance wrote:
Nice smiley face....

You are not going to get the 297? That is one I can not afford yet but is high on the list.


Comedy and tragedy. lol cry

I'm ok for now, and if/when cynthia delivers the tetramaps will need it's own home, and a space will open up. I know I want either the 285 or the 297, just have to decide what's more important to me, and i'll take some time to save up for now. I can use the Eclipse for phasing and effects, but after playing with one at noisebug, I don't think it's nearly the same. I was really surprised how resonant it is. I'll try out the 285e before I decide, but it's gonna be a while before I order one, probably next year. Got plenty to learn/play with now.
dkcg
momo wrote:
dkcg wrote:
And she is complete.


You have a cabinet with brass latches? woah love w00t


Yup, it was a used case. Slightly older, took me a while to figure out what was different. I rather like the brass button and latch, the plastic/rubber ones may work better, but I like how the brass looks.
Oxix52
Yeah, I really like those brass latches, they look very elegant.
dougcl
I can't see shit.
dkcg

dougcl
I see now. Thanks.
citizen mori
momo
Now that's one way to watermark your photos! w00t
Fidgit
8_)

thumbs up
Oxix52
Nice!
xpander
finally loaded the cabinet. the 4u boat is a loaner while the 222 frame is out for painting.

momo
Lovely photo (as usual!) love
xpander
thanks!
Lyonel
Beautiful xpander, i like your close-ups too ! thumbs up
TrashWaveform
Bricks wrote:
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lol
AntSev
Serge shot here. Ignore that patch - it's useless.

The Euro and the rest of the studio shots will be in their respective forums.
abendrot
Just a 258v and a 281e but it is amazing how much one can do with
just two modules. love



Nils


Rockin' Banana!
Bricks
Oh wow I recognize that carpet! I just saw the pic of your Animoo with a Monomachine a few hours ago while on flickr. Nice shots / that must be fun!
parasitk
Nils wrote:
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Rockin' Banana!


The big version of this was my laptop desktop for a long time. oops
parasitk
My Coppersynth is almost done, so I wanted to add it to this thread.


Coppersynth, October 2010 by parasitk, on Flickr

From L to R: Living VCOs, Mankato, Dual 281, Dual 292c with mixers.

I'm still wiring up the panels to the PCBs and I need to order the fancy counting dials for the Living VCOs 10-turn pots. Hopefully I'll have this all wrapped up in the next week or two!

It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time!
Audio Resistance
That is badass looking Parasite
parasitk
Thank you! The sooner I get this done the sooner I can start on the second row! eek! d'oh! MY ASS IS BLEEDING
the bad producer
wow, that's really nice parasitk!
Lyonel
Beautiful Parasitk !!!!!!!
bwhittington
parasitk wrote:


There are some DIY synths that have made me drop my jaw, but that is by far my favorite design. Very, very nice work, not to mention a nice module selection. Can we hear anything you've done with it anywhere?

Cheers,
Brian
sandyb
good work chris w00t
parasitk
bwhittington wrote:
There are some DIY synths that have made me drop my jaw, but that is by far my favorite design. Very, very nice work, not to mention a nice module selection. Can we hear anything you've done with it anywhere?


oops Thank you!

I only have one fully functioning module at this point, and that's the dual 292c. The others are in various states of "almost done".

I made two quick videos with it that I think I posted in one of the DIY threads a while back:

Modcan/Frac w/ 292c: http://www.twitvid.com/4Y2YU
Little Boy Blue w/ 292c: http://www.twitvid.com/TXEXO

When this row is totally done I'm going to do a nice video with my friend's D90 and direct-in audio of it as a full stand-alone panel. love

//Chris
tragedybysyntax
Way cool Chris, bravo!! smile
knobs.
parastik, that's beautiful!
dougcl
Wow!
parasitk
Okay, two more - all patched up! I couldn't stand it, I wanted to see it patched, even though it's not making sound yet! d'oh!


Coppersynth patched by parasitk, on Flickr


Coppersynth patched by parasitk, on Flickr

That's my LBB in the foreground, which will also soon get a copper facelift! w00t
KNYST
most of my blue machine...
sounds like this

bwhittington
Awesome pic!

BugBrand!
valis
Awesome indeed! I'd love to play with a bug system someday. All the clips I hear sound great and they look spectacular..
citizen mori
some recents!





Oxix52
Nice shots!
valis
Amazing shots of an amazing machine. Thanks for letting me play with it in Portland. That was tremendous fun..
sascha.victoria
those anodized hex screws are sweet!
cbm
Is the aluminum prone to cross-threading?
sascha.victoria
cbm wrote:
Is the aluminum prone to cross-threading?


It also causes alzheimer's.

And I saw this thread first.
dougcl
cbm wrote:
Is the aluminum prone to cross-threading?


It might be a good way to preserve the threads on the boat, actually.
citizen mori
if you specify merely 1/8" length, it is barely enough to hold a module firm within an e-series case. they work quite well!

1/8" is useless for tinnermans, though, so those must be 3/8".
BugBrand

(click the pics for hi-res)

Hopefully I get to fill that remaining triple space early next week..
mono-poly
Want! razz
KNYST
applause BugBrand! applause
sooo tempted to expand...
parasitk
I found a couple more pics that I liked from a studio shoot I did in July.


The Host 2010 by parasitk, on Flickr


The Host 2010 by parasitk, on Flickr
pleaseohplease
beautiful bananas sir!
indexofmetals
Two bugbrand racks I'm using to test out a combination of modules for a portable unit. Once I've got the right modules together I'll be getting a smaller portable case built, or bastardise a haliburton or something.

Joystick, v/c EG x 2, utility VCO, division, wiard noise ring, wiard jag, pwm vco x 2, ring mod / lpg, metalbox wave multiplier / tube vca, dc mixer, dual lpg, digital delay, output mixer.

KNYST
Nice! thumbs up
radams
C'mon Knyst - the universe is expanding - go with it ! Besides the more noise you make the more the world will be healed !
Tobor
Hello

Here's my portable obsession
It's tiny compared to the many beautiful Buchla (and non Buchla) systems out here,

the 12u is lightweight and a good compromise for live situations.
I hate moving tons of equipment each time I perform..
the 12u is sweet for that and reminds me the silicon-cello... That was cause of my falling in love with Don's musical wonders..

The instrumets in this thread are sugar for the eyes
Colors FTW smile

T.


Lyonel
8_)
dkcg
parasitk wrote:
I found a couple more pics that I liked from a studio shoot I did in July.


The Host 2010 by parasitk, on Flickr


The Host 2010 by parasitk, on Flickr


Modcan's got such a beautiful grid system layout going on system wide! Only thing better could be if the grid is based on the golden section or fibonacci. love
sandyb


dougcl
Sandy you have a lot of cool stuff.
mono-poly
Wohaaa you even got a bugbrand Sandy!
Dave77
My Serge Modular ( QuadSlope arrived Yesterday)

Luka


new live rig smile
BugBrand
Very nice!

Be careful moving it though - that type of case gave me a hernia! I could carry it fine on my own, but I think that having my arms out on either side supporting the weight was a bit stressful on the muscles around my ..bits..
Luka
yeah i know what you mean
it was hard carrying it when it was empty
hopefully i can rope someone into helping me
ignatius
damn Luka! that's sweet!
KNYST
@Luka: Nice! Another photo showing modules/top would be sweet thumbs up
Luka
not the best photo but here you go



Modules include:
>3 x Ian Fritz Teezer TZ Vco
>Source of Uncertainty (only FRV plugged in due to not having enough distro slots)
>Mankato Quadrature LFO / VCF
>Plague Bearer & 2 x Jurgen Haible Wavefolders (Yusynth pcb)
>Jurgen Haible Living Vco
>3 x MMM VCF
>4 x Low Pass GAtes

I built some stuff into the rack panels
>3 x mixer, 2 x mult (i know i use bananas but i dont have much clearance in the case)
>2 x slew, 4 x lfo, 4 x attenuator
>8 banana to 1/4inch converters

Additional Effects (racked & desktop)
>Lexicon PCM70
>Jurgen Haible Moog Resonator
dougcl




dkcg
Sure you don't want the SOU to the left of the P/R? The PR becomes a SOUR (source of uncertain rhythm) with just a few jumpers. hmmm..... hihi

System looks beautiful, nice to see it not put away like you mentioned.
Tobor
oh gosh... love it
Badr0b0t
dougcl wrote:




Love that photo! Doug, you are making me lust for more gear! d'oh!
Badr0b0t


w00t
dougcl
lol
Tobor
hihi
MechaSeb
Here it is some pictures of my 4 M-Panels Serge beast :





7thDanSound
dougcl and mechaseb -beautiful systems and pictures! applause thumbs up w00t SlayerBadger!
Tobor
do you guys have any 3D red/cyan glasses? hihi

I'll do something better soon, this is just my first try...
I have to learn how to make better anaglyphs

gddfp


My DIY system (+ 2 M-odules).
Awaiting PCB's for that empty space on the left.

8.5A power rack just visible on the far bottom-right.

_g
7thDanSound
jawdrop we're not worthy

That is an incredible system! Those look like portable cabinets, do you haul this beast around? Since the look is very Serge-inspired, are the circuits too?
Bricks
I'm just. I mean. I don't even. Dead Banana

What is. How did. And you..?

!

More pics / details!!
Borellus
If I were that Buddha, I'd be smiling too...

thumbs up
zthee
Awesome! Love it!
nrdvrgr
Yeah, impressed... sounds? Details?
arcenciel
Very cool!,I have the impression the fronts are made from self adhesive stickers?
MicroFi
gddfp wrote:
My DIY system (+ 2 M-odules).
Awaiting PCB's for that empty space on the left.

8.5A power rack just visible on the far bottom-right.

_g


My face: eek!
Dave77
@gddfp we're not worthy
Pozor
Sergeified Doepfers lol

I have no skills at all, just placing a module in its case and plug it in makes me break out in a sweat.
MechaSeb
gddfp : What the...

woah woah
ignatius
gddfp


The foldable and individually adjustable supporting legs are easily removed by unscrewing four big use-a-coin screws, which at the same time releases the back plane, giving me access to the innards of the cabinets. So, the choice to use the cabinets either upright, angled, or flat, is just a matter of un/screwing 4 screws, which takes about 2 minutes.

Not visible here: the lids, which are deep enough to support three-stacked banana cords, and the overhanging LED lighting which simply clamps onto the top of the cabinets.

Portable and solid ? Yes.
But I wouldn't wanna do it every day, at appr. 18Kg per cabinet.
arcenciel
gddfp wrote:

Not visible here:the overhanging LED lighting which simply clamps onto the top of the cabinets.



woah

wow, can you show us?
toothless_wonder
I love this thread , it's so fucking filthy in every way
toothless_wonder
As I was saying earlier , bloody filthy !!!!!!


gddfp wrote:


My DIY system (+ 2 M-odules).
Awaiting PCB's for that empty space on the left.

8.5A power rack just visible on the far bottom-right.

_g
djs
gddfp wrote:

My DIY system (+ 2 M-odules).
Awaiting PCB's for that empty space on the left.


Care to show us some close up pictures of some of those panels?

Did you DIY these yourself?

Awesome system!
Parallel Worlds
my serge system (actually now it has one m-odule less, so it is 15 panels now) :
(half of a panel is DIY)
arcenciel
WOW,Damn thats a big real one! eek!
dkcg
gddfp wrote:


eek!

That thing must use more bananas than there are in Costa Rica. thumbs up
Minimoog56
It's busting out Serge all over baby!
BooleanYulian
here's the main banana smile



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dude
fuck, yall are obscene up in here. next time i better bring some serious gas averting glasses or my ship may be sunk. i want to know more about the diy circuits in that most of giant of serge/serge-a-likes.

good show!
Parallel Worlds
Parallel Worlds wrote:
my Serge system (actually now it has one m-odule less, so it is 15 panels now) :
(half of a panel is DIY)


the DIY panel, you see in my serge was not made by me. i bought this DIY panel on ebay back in 2006 for 500 usd(!). it contains original 70's serge modules plus two diy modules (passive mixer and passive attenuator joystick). in order to make it the same width as a normal rack panel i asked my tech to add a big banana to minijack converter panel. and the result is the panel you see in the mid-bottom of my serge. all the other panels are 80's, 70's and mostly 2000's STS panels.

an even bigger photo is available here:
http://www.parallel-worlds-music.com/theSerge.jpg
arcenciel
pugy wrote:
here's the main banana smile



Damn,another big one.

Did you made the cabinets yourself,they look awesome?
Seracs


Small start.
BooleanYulian
arcenciel wrote:


Damn,another big one.

Did you made the cabinets yourself,they look awesome?


Nah.. The cab was made by a friend of mine. Ironically he's the Canadian Doepfer distributor FUUUCCKKKK!!!

I approached him with the idea of making a cabinet that would be originally inspired by the Buchla 100 cabinet, but have the boat angling of a 200 and.. have no sharp angles at all... everything rounded; wanted it organic looking. So we did some sketches and my friend pointed out that no angles at all would just look cheezy..

I gave him the dimensions of the boats and the desired angling.. and he came up with a sketch. We then picked out the wood (this is Black Walnut) and decided to use a relatively neutral oil stain on it rather than varnish.

These are actually two symmetrical and independent cabinets. They have an open back with top and bottom lips to house PSU connectors and power distribution modules. Each cab has their respective power supplies. Here are some more shots:





There are also no visible screws or hardware of any kind holding the boats in place. To mount the boats, we had to remove the electronics, align and screw in the boats from the inside then remount the guts.. it was a bit of a hassle, but well worth it !! spinning

.. my friend's a very talented wood worker and has been building economical Euro cases for a while.. has also made some cute Theremins with very Scandinavian-looking laminate wood work thumbs up

If anyone's interested, PM me and I can put you in touch.
xart
dude
it'll help warm your feet!
prscrptn
xart wrote:


Why read the newspaper when you've got a Serge...
Borellus
An optimal Serge setup. With the addition of some kind of feeding-tube apparatus, you'll never even have to leave the house...
Lyonel
No (electrical) socket in the john here. cry
m0rb1d
jesus christ this thread just repeatedly blew my mind
Audio Resistance
xart wrote:


I guess your Serge id growing again? I thought you had paired it down to an Animoo with a TKB quan mod.
Soviet Space Child
xart wrote:


Excellent!

So which panels are we seeing there besides the sequencer? Blue CV and voice combo?
mike sheridan
xart wrote:


excuse me? is that a shower or a sauna? next to the toilet yes?
Audio Resistance
Hard at work......

indexofmetals
nice setup, reminds me of the ergonomics of the minimoog
Minimoog56
Looks like Berlin, not O-Klah-Ho-Ma.
solaris
A couple of crappy shots







...
Lyonel
Yes... very Crappy ! lol thumbs up w00t
solaris
Lyonel wrote:
Yes... very Crappy ! :lol: :tu: :party:


Ah, mais je me référais à mon talent de photographe foireux... :party:
MechaSeb
Soviet Space Child wrote:
xart wrote:


Excellent!

So which panels are we seeing there besides the sequencer? Blue CV and voice combo?


I'm interested too. I guessed only the Anima/Animoo, TKB and Sequencer Panel was available to fit in a M/S-Case. It seems Rex changed his policy... or maybe the middle panel is something DIY ?
Borellus
Quote:


I'm interested too. I guessed only the Anima/Animoo, TKB and Sequencer Panel was available to fit in a M/S-Case. It seems Rex changed his policy... or maybe the middle panel is something DIY ?


Looks like the Sequencer panel, with the CV2 and Soup Kitchen #2, to my straining eyes, anyway...
7thDanSound
Solaris: If that's crappy, I wanna see what's not! Guinness ftw! Those are beautiful pics! w00t
solaris
7thDanSound wrote:
Solaris: If that's crappy, I wanna see what's not! :guinness: Those are beautiful pics! :party:


7thDanSound + Lyonel: thank you, you're too kind! It's true that shots are not bad, but I had to shot like 30 images in order to have some acceptable ones... Within my friends+acquaintances there are some professional+talented photographs and I tend to compare with them, awww (not that I *pretend* to have their level of skills...).
For the photos above, I have to thank the quite good camera of my GF (not a crappy one as my semi-broken point-and-shoot), and the Buchla as well :-)
tailwagger
There is no such thing as a crappy Buchla shot...........

Buchla MARF Buchla 222e Buchla MARF
xart
MechaSeb wrote:
I'm interested too. I guessed only the Anima/Animoo, TKB and Sequencer Panel was available to fit in a M/S-Case. It seems Rex changed his policy... or maybe the middle panel is something DIY ?


Blue Voice
CV2
SEQ

thumbs up
MechaSeb
xart wrote:
MechaSeb wrote:
I'm interested too. I guessed only the Anima/Animoo, TKB and Sequencer Panel was available to fit in a M/S-Case. It seems Rex changed his policy... or maybe the middle panel is something DIY ?


Blue Voice
CV2
SEQ

thumbs up


Thanks for the info Xart.
The fact is that if i knew this info earlier, i would probably change my order (and would sent more money to Rex than i did... Dead Banana !).

Anyway good panel choice !
ex_dead_teenager
Xart that is a shockingly huge power supply
Soviet Space Child
MechaSeb wrote:
xart wrote:
MechaSeb wrote:
I'm interested too. I guessed only the Anima/Animoo, TKB and Sequencer Panel was available to fit in a M/S-Case. It seems Rex changed his policy... or maybe the middle panel is something DIY ?


Blue Voice
CV2
SEQ

thumbs up


Thanks for the info Xart.
The fact is that if i knew this info earlier, i would probably change my order (and would sent more money to Rex than i did... Dead Banana !).

Anyway good panel choice !


I'm really kicking myself in the ass for not getting my Animal in the shallow boat very frustrating
weerzin
just came across this forum a few days ago.. a photographer came by my studio the other day, so i thought i'd share this.

clockwise in the cases from top left: blue voice, custom panel, blue cv (?), soup kitchen
tkb on the table, plus homemade breakout box

emergencyofstate
Welcome weerzin!

Nice Racks nanners
arcenciel
Damn yes, looks great like this we're not worthy
fowl
Welcome Thomas, enjoy your music.
what does the breakout box do?
Just got my first 1 Panel (2xm-class) and looking forward to the thrill of live patching! do you process yr sax through the serge?
ALL Best
mono-poly
weerzin are you dutch?
mono-poly
Ok toch Thomas Ankersmit smile

Welkom op het forum en leuk dat er nog een nederlandse serge user op het forum is.
Leuke muziek stukken heb ik van je gezien ondertussen en waneer doe je weer wat in nl?
weerzin
fowl wrote:
Welcome Thomas, enjoy your music.
what does the breakout box do?
Just got my first 1 Panel (2xm-class) and looking forward to the thrill of live patching! do you process yr sax through the serge?
ALL Best


Thanks!

The breakout box is like the "Prestopatch" connector on a Synthi AKS (my main synth before the Serge). I stick pieces of stripboard with connections soldered onto it into the connector on the top: a primitive way of having patch memory. Most Synthi AKS's have these connectors, below the pin matrix. EMS used to sell presets this way.
It also runs into a computer-controlled 16x16 patch matrix (modified AS Synapse, not pictured).

I mostly just play the sax acoustic actually. I like the contrast between the electronic and the acoustic. But I might try more signal processing on it in the future.
weerzin
mono-poly wrote:
Ok toch Thomas Ankersmit smile

Welkom op het forum en leuk dat er nog een nederlandse serge user op het forum is.
Leuke muziek stukken heb ik van je gezien ondertussen en waneer doe je weer wat in nl?


Dank je..

Here's a few live dates in the NL for the coming months:
http://www.thomasankersmit.net/
mono-poly
What a drama.
Got to work all days in NL but i might attend a gig in belgium Thomas!
fowl
[quote="weerzin"]
fowl wrote:

The breakout box is like the "Prestopatch" connector.


Wow! impressivo!
Tobor
can't resist...


dude
well that sure encouraged me go out and buy a deck of oblique strategies cards. hyper
Red Electric Rainbow
Tobor wrote:
Hello

Here's my portable obsession
It's tiny compared to the many beautiful Buchla (and non Buchla) systems out here,

the 12u is lightweight and a good compromise for live situations.
I hate moving tons of equipment each time I perform..
the 12u is sweet for that and reminds me the silicon-cello... That was cause of my falling in love with Don's musical wonders..

The instrumets in this thread are sugar for the eyes
Colors FTW smile

T.




One day, I hope to have one.
Pfurmel
bwhittington
Audio Resistance wrote:


Woah, that's an epic case, Rob. I thought the long, slanted rows of modules were cool enough, and then I looked up. Is it half empty or half full? Mr. Green

Cheers,
Brian
Minimoog56
Definately half full++...
Audio Resistance
Thanks Brian, it is a really neat case. The guy from nice racks made it for me custom. He is a really nice person to deal with.

About it being half empty or full is funny. It would have been full by now is I had not started a 18 space Buchla. It actually drives me crazy looking at 4 empty panel spaces but 4 panels of Serge is not exactly chicken feed prices.

I had it made so that the Serge boats fit flush into it without any rack ears so it is not like I can fill it with other stuff.So when I make a bad ass Serge patch I think to myself this is perfect. Then I hear the magic of the Soup Kitchen and all I see is 4 empty spaces.......... Dead Banana It's motherfucking bacon yo
DrOctave
got a new buchla this weekend

dougcl
Holy shit. I see a 255 in there! Good choice. smile

djangosfire
The view from my couch for the last few days as I get past this flu/bug crud:



I decided to install the 223e into the main case. I was worried about losing the module space, but nah ..... I love it! Now the system is a complete instrument for me nanners Portable alien sound-scape otherworldly music box.

Sound and music has been a lifelong passion for me, and I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to create with this machine we're not worthy
Borellus
The Death Star is now fully operational...

sanders
Are many of these modules DIY? Many look like something other than standard Serge modules. I'd love to see some close ups. You have a beautiful system.

Did you make the cabinets? I'm going to build a Serge system at some point and I'd like to have similar suitcase style cabinets-- as I've seen several vintage systems housed in the same sort of cabs.

gddfp wrote:


My DIY system (+ 2 M-odules).
Awaiting PCB's for that empty space on the left.

8.5A power rack just visible on the far bottom-right.

_g
Tobor
djangosfire wrote:
The view from my couch for the last few days as I get past this flu/bug crud:



I decided to install the 223e into the main case. I was worried about losing the module space, but nah ..... I love it! Now the system is a complete instrument for me nanners Portable alien sound-scape otherworldly music box.

Sound and music has been a lifelong passion for me, and I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to create with this machine we're not worthy



congrats. it's marvellous. Guinness ftw!
MechaSeb
Borellus wrote:
The Death Star is now fully operational...



Waow ! Very impressive system and really nice aesthetic pic !
Banana rulezzz nanners
m0rb1d
Borellus wrote:
The Death Star is now fully operational...


amazing picture and setup
gddfp
sanders wrote:
Are many of these modules DIY? Many look like something other than standard Serge modules. I'd love to see some close ups. You have a beautiful system.

Did you make the cabinets? I'm going to build a Serge system at some point and I'd like to have similar suitcase style cabinets-- as I've seen several vintage systems housed in the same sort of cabs.

gddfp wrote:



Some modules are really real, some modules are real, and most are DIY.
The cabinets are bespoke, made at a friend's machine shop. They have removable lids (quicklock system) which are deep enough to accomodate for 3-stacked plugs. At the back are easily removable (solid aluminum) legs. Four carriage bolts hold the backplate, legs, and flexible LED lighting system. Each fully-loaded cabinet weighs about 20kg.

Except for the M-odules, the whole system is powered by a switched 8.5A supply, with dual ground rails. For each panel there is separate power bus with both clean and dirty connections. Each cabinet can be powered by four different supplies, in case that would prove necessary.

Sorry, no photos (yet).
mono-poly
Dinner at the Y

Reed
I don't know what that is, but it looks pretty dangerous.
Morley
fluxmonkey wrote:
Morley wrote:
The bottom right panel has the prototype Sherman Chaos bank built in.


whoa... "sherman chaos bank"?!?!? what is that, praytell???


A year late! Just read through the thread.
He built a few of these. Basically chaotic random generator. Can be used for modulation or source. Very weird thing but can do interesting stuff. I am sure Herman has some info on his site somewhere!
mono-poly
Reed: It's my Synton Fenix GT prototype unit.
MechaSeb
I'm waiting for a klangzeit and a second M-Case (i putted the TKB on the lid) but this is my actual set-up :

daindain
picked up my new baby this weekend. here she is overlooking san fran.




and home sweet home

Borellus
MechaSeb wrote:
I'm waiting for a klangzeit and a second M-Case (i putted the TKB on the lid) but this is my actual set-up :



Nice set-up!
7thDanSound
daindain: Beautiful! I always love synthpics outside of the studio. Kind of puts it in the artists context in some way. Thanks for posting!
djangosfire
daindain wrote:
picked up my new baby this weekend. here she is overlooking san fran.




and home sweet home



Man that Electrocomp looks very cool next to the 200e .. ... great shots!
mike sheridan
wauw! that is a nice little system!
how can you make it sound with the 223?
i am aiming after something quite like it !
daindain
@djangosfire: yea, i wanted to have the electrocomp on a shelf above the buchla but here in california we always have to be weary of earthquakes so i'm not too sure what i'm going to do...

@mike sheridan: i was worried that it might be too small of a system but the 281e is a little monster when it comes to cv sources! once you get used to stacking cables (i'm new to the bananas) there is a lot to work with! i keep trying to learn JUST the 259e but its so tempting to keep adding and patching!
mike sheridan
daindain wrote:


@mike sheridan: i was worried that it might be too small of a system but the 281e is a little monster when it comes to cv sources! once you get used to stacking cables (i'm new to the bananas) there is a lot to work with! i keep trying to learn JUST the 259e but its so tempting to keep adding and patching!


i know!!! got a 292, 281 and 259... - my little beauty of a buchla!
how do you use the 223? - i could imagine i gives you hand control over pretty much every function ?
daindain
i'm still searching for my technique, but its obvious i haven't even scratched the surface (pun intended) yet

right now i'm using the location pads for pitch and lo pass gate control and the small keys on top for electrocomp duophonic chords. then one joystick controls the warp and morphing on the 259 and the other joystick controls the lo pass on the two electrocomp voices. super basic setup really, just getting my feet wet.

i will say this: the electrocomp spring reverb is definitely a must have for me.
chrisso
Finally completed my hybrid system: CBS Modules, 200, 200e, Verbos and Eardrill. Two ModuleModule slots still available (filter!) and I might swap out a 258 if a great sequencer or other useful module comes along.

Ulven
Chriss, that looks very nice!
momo
Gorgeous!
zthee
Looks fantastic!
chrisso
Thanks chaps. grin
Lyonel
Buchla Design is awesome ! Beautiful Chrisso !
mono-poly
Great pic Chrisso!
chrisso
iPhone camera.
A little blurry and bleached out, but you get the idea.
CW
Reed
Never before has a 410 Module Cluster looked so at-home.
chrisso
Didn't you guess you were a previous owner of this system (the core CBS unit)?
Reed
Yep, I owned it for 5 or 6 years & sold it when I needed to buy an apartment. Didn't have the big cabinet back then so I always kept it as its own little ecosystem. Nice example of the missing link between 100 and 200, and a lesson to us all that 258's sound great through old gates and fixed-bandpass filters. That pulser was the inspiration for the Verbos 243.

Your new cabinet makes a lot of sense. Those modern 281's might enjoy being tweaked up to 15v one day...
chrisso
Reed wrote:
Nice example of the missing link between 100 and 200


Yes, I agree. It's a nice place to be.
Badr0b0t
daindain wrote:
picked up my new baby this weekend. here she is overlooking san fran.




and home sweet home



Congrats! I live in Marin along with another Buchla wiggler. We should all get together soon for some fun : )
7thDanSound
Chrisso that's an awesomely beautiful and well put together system! I've never liked the mix of old an new as much as I did yours! w00t
Morley
chrisso wrote:
Thanks chaps. grin


I think a combination of old and new really works with Buchla.
Great looking setup Chrisso
chrisso
Wow, guys, you are all too kind.
I just grabbed what I could whenever something was affordable and available.
Morley
chrisso wrote:
Wow, guys, you are all too kind.
I just grabbed what I could whenever something was affordable and available.


Best way! Most my stuff wasn't sought out but bought when it popped up somewhere.
Prices are just silly for the old stuff (although it is worth it!)
I would love a 258 or 2 and then I'd be happy with a 281e and a 292e. For me, those define what I like about buchla (well the bandpass filter on my 212 module was gorgeous but I doubt I'll find one of them)
mono-poly
That module cluster 410 is awesome indeed.
Always wanted one since i got a 216 to.
richardm123uk


Current set up. Once I get a job (not that I am really looking hihi ) time to move to a 18 spacer and the land of the 223e.[/img]
richardm123uk


Bigger pic.
Reality Checkpoint
That's better!

Nice set up too thumbs up
blindoldfreak
Reed wrote:
Yep, I owned it for 5 or 6 years & sold it when I needed to buy an apartment.


why didn't you just simply move INSIDE the 410?
cbm
blindoldfreak wrote:
why didn't you just simply move INSIDE the 410?

In addition to the normal weather stripping around gaps, you would have to have a plug in every jack to make it weather-tight.
Reed
I know, it would have been a great duplex. Come home, step across a Donkey-Kong-like barrage of pulses from the 242, get spooked by the prescient 258 (probably the only time when something with a CBS label increases its value), climb up a spiral staircase of reverb coils to the Module Cluster suite. Why are there 3 envelopes? Is that some sort of Dodeca-joke? Scratch your head why the 216 is a lot less subtle than the 217, then realize you've been on a 13-hour acid trip with one more preamp than you'll ever need... but wait, the distortion is really good; you need more than two of those preamps....

Rumor has it that Donnie Osmond has a 410. Mission accomplished.
blindoldfreak
Reed wrote:

Rumor has it that Donnie Osmond has a 410.


I heard the slightly different rumor that he IS a 410.
blindoldfreak
cbm wrote:
blindoldfreak wrote:
why didn't you just simply move INSIDE the 410?

In addition to the normal weather stripping around gaps, you would have to have a plug in every jack to make it weather-tight.


but...you'd give up the famous Buchla 200 watery sounds...
blindoldfreak
wow.
If i go on like this i could have my own "synth comedy" night somewhere...guaranteed to be a success!
Bricks
Take my 200e, please?
cbm
Buchla owners don't get no resonant four-pole filters.
chrisso
Part two.......
Serge panel, Modcan/Cyndustries x 2 and Synton Fenix.

Ohhh.... and Metasonix Hellfire.
sanders
Chrisso,

Nice job; I love this cabinet.

Do you have any close-up pictures of the 242 Programmable Pulser?

Also, if you wouldn't mind for sec-- could you speak a little about the way this module works? There's very little information about it on the web, and it looks like a really unusual and interesting module.

I'm guessing that there are 5 or 6 rows of 16 steps which you can turn on or off by inserting patch pins into the patch matrix? What does the top portion do?

chrisso wrote:
Finally completed my hybrid system: CBS Modules, 200, 200e, Verbos and Eardrill. Two ModuleModule slots still available (filter!) and I might swap out a 258 if a great sequencer or other useful module comes along.

chrisso
In the matrix the top row determines the length of the pulse sequence (1 to 12). Below are A, B and C rows, each with their own outputs. Inserting a pin results in a pulse being sent to that output.
You also have 'Alter' outputs which are constant pulse.
You have inputs for start and stop. Also 'period' which controls speed. There is also an independent 'period' knob for setting speed.
I don't use it a great deal as I'm mostly working with Logic and require synced tempos. However, I often use it to set up pulses so I can work on a sound patch without firing up the computer.
I'd love a simple (tonal) sequencer which I could sync to Logic, then fire out to the 242 Pulser as well, creating complex and evolving rhythms.
b3nsf
I have this at my gf's house...



8_)
dkcg
b3nsf wrote:
I have this at my gf's house...



8_)


Your Serge has her own home? hihi
b3nsf
dkcg wrote:
Your Serge has her own home? hihi


YES! as apposed to the serge in the bathroom, it has it's own house!!! help
Zeno
I've heard so many horror stories about girlfriends trashing microphones that I would think twice before leaving my Serge at my girlfriends place... Women can get very crazy!
KNYST
Not a very unique post, but damn... chrisso, that is a nice Buchla setup!
Sharp hi res pic coming our way? Would be much obliged 8_)
Oxix52
cbm wrote:
Buchla owners don't get no resonant four-pole filters.


I wonder if the ModuleModule format will change this eventually...
cbm
Oxix52 wrote:
cbm wrote:
Buchla owners don't get no resonant four-pole filters.


I wonder if the ModuleModule format will change this eventually...

I hope so. I'm sort of sitting on a Vanilla 12 db/oct multimode design, waiting to see what else comes out. If nothing else materializes, I'll eventually bite the bullet and do the Vanilla Filter, but I really hope something more interesting comes along. I've seen mockups of a couple pretty interesting filters from third-pary synth houses, but no real objects yet.
Oxix52
I hope so too. I have been tempted to start a small euro modular because of the diversity of modules available. But then I come to my senses and realize that I could use that money to expand my Buchla. I'm really hoping that the modulemodule format will take off. It would be nice to see a few euro modules ported over to modulemodule. I love B&A module designs, but it would be nice to have more 3rd party choices.
chrisso
Me three.
I love the way my Buchla is, but would like to use it for more than I currently can. One use would be making DIY drum sounds, and processing audio. Both of those duties are enhanced by a nice, rich filter.

As a (controversial) aside, I can't imagine what possessed B&A to make the audio input on the 207e a 'mic' only input with phantom power. I just can't get it to work well with audio from other parts of my studio (especially from the DAW). Are most people talking or singing into their systems?
abendrot
From the Harvestman subforum hyper

Quote:
governor blacksnake wrote:

First up will be a Polivoks VCF modulemodulemodule. I'm waiting to receive stock of some Russian ICs before going ahead with this.
Lyonel
chrisso wrote:
I can't imagine what possessed B&A to make the audio input on the 207e a 'mic' only input with phantom power. I just can't get it to work well with audio from other parts of my studio (especially from the DAW).


That's strange. isn't it the same Pre than the 230e… With those (230e PreAmps) i can drive really any source, and with the 227e PreAmp too.
Oxix52
abendrot wrote:
From the Harvestman subforum hyper

Quote:
governor blacksnake wrote:

First up will be a Polivoks VCF modulemodulemodule. I'm waiting to receive stock of some Russian ICs before going ahead with this.

screaming goo yo screaming goo yo It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time!
daindain
so i thought i could get away for cheap and build a little "modulemodule" type unit that would act as attenuator and mult so i could interface easily with my eml stuff. works great!

the only problem is it's so hideous i can't bear to stick it inside my pretty 200e cabinet! so it sits alone, banished to a horrible radio shack project box! i never had this problem with the euro stuff...i just jammed things i found on the side of the road into that cabinet! Chris, you might be getting an email soon...

chrisso
Lyonel wrote:

That's strange. isn't it the same Pre than the 230e… With those (230e PreAmps) i can drive really any source, and with the 227e PreAmp too.


Well, firstly it's XLR input, which is doable but inconvenient. Secondly, I've tried it with several sources so far and I get inconsistent level jumping, some unpleasant crackling and with many sources being line level or DI types, you just run out of headroom extremely quickly.

I have the Buchla 270 Pre-Amplifier which has 1/4" inputs, Hi & Lo switching and it's a breeze. The crunch and potential distortion are also creamy and excellent.
I'm willing to accept operator error on the 207e however, but it seems a less elegant solution compared to past Buchla modules and other makers versions of the same idea, several of which I own and use happily and easily.
Tobor
here we go..

The "Tardis" v2.0

I've found a configuration that gives me a lot of pleasure.

Chris, you know what I think. go for Vanilla and Slew!


tIB

FxCam_1302642132486.jpg by sonofprent, on Flickr

thumbs up
dougcl
Tobor wrote:
here we go..

The "Tardis" v2.0



Nice. A little surprised you took the 261e over the 259e though.
MechaSeb
Tobor, your system is really kawaii. w00t

Here it's mine (received the Klangzeit last week) :

richard
Did you put those red knobs on yourself Sebastien?

I have one red one on my Creature - its quite controversial

edit:enjoyed Tibs contribution too smile
MechaSeb
richard wrote:
Did you put those red knobs on yourself Sebastien?

I have one red one on my Creature - its quite controversial

edit:enjoyed Tibs contribution too smile


Yep, that's all about my personal aesthetics point of view thumbs up
7thDanSound
Tobor, I can stare at your synth all day figuring out patches I want to try! Looks like a lot of power put into a compact space. Well thought out. thumbs up w00t

MechaSeb, Serges are always cool but how do you avoid fucking up your back while playing it? Getting the dreaded techno-shrimp back ache is no fun at all.
Tobor
@Doug
Well I'm trying different configurations
at this time I'm having some fun with the 261e for its pure sine waveforms.

I'm mounting and dismounting modules almost every day this week.
The 1 oscillator option comes handy if you want a lot of 210e action smile

the 223 is simply amazing.

@ 7thDanSound, thank you!
yep the baby it's a wonder smile
tIB
richard wrote:

edit:enjoyed Tibs contribution too smile


Cheers richard... baby steps! w00t
miditerranean


BugBrand! It's peanut butter jelly time! BugBrand! nanners BugBrand!
chrisso
Yeah.... but what is it? seriously, i just don't get it
emergencyofstate
daaaang miditerranean

excellent setup there.

i know that must be a long exposure cause I've never seen all the lights on my CTL1 lit at once lol
DGTom
most appropriately postioned drum machine in the history of ever...
m0rb1d
MechaSeb wrote:
richard wrote:
Did you put those red knobs on yourself Sebastien?

I have one red one on my Creature - its quite controversial

edit:enjoyed Tibs contribution too smile


Yep, that's all about my personal aesthetics point of view thumbs up

great idea sir!
djs
What's the little red box w/ knobs below the bugbrand modular?
miditerranean
djs wrote:
What's the little red box w/ knobs below the bugbrand modular?


BugBrand PT Delay box
indexofmetals
mediterranean - always nice to see bugbrand about. is there a ring mod/lpg in there?
miditerranean
indexofmetals wrote:
mediterranean - always nice to see bugbrand about. is there a ring mod/lpg in there?


No balanced modulator, but dual LPGs.
indexofmetals
that'd suit that blank panel perfectly.
BugBrand
I want a framed copy of the picture for the studio -- perfection!
MechaSeb
7thDanSound wrote:
MechaSeb, Serges are always cool but how do you avoid fucking up your back while playing it? Getting the dreaded techno-shrimp back ache is no fun at all.


Sorry 7thDanSound, i've just noticed your message. Well i have no really problem with that (like the techno-shrimp though lol ). IMO, the problem is where the banana cords are stored. Here, on the picture, these are stored under the system and my back don't like it very much for sure.
7thDanSound
Cool. I have a crappy back and would be screwed beyond recognition after like ten minutes on your rig waah And there's no way I'd be able to stop after just ten minutes! hyper w00t applause And patch cord storage isn't easy at all, that's for sure!
dan_p
More BugBrand.

nrdvrgr
That is one impressive Bug!
Bricks
bugdroooool
tIB
dan_p wrote:
More BugBrand.



After spending most of the morning making noises with just the bug filter, wavefolder and crusher I am totally in awe of your setup. Fantastic!
zthee


Need to order knobs for it though.
bf
What does the block under the Smooth Function Generator say? Is this another build from Serge proto PCBs? Always enjoy your builds zthee.
zthee
Stepped Function Generator. It's the old design from '83. Means it isn't as cramped as the new style. I'm loosing an inch, but there's more room to fiddle the knobs. And I've tried putting stuff on the .5" grid, and I didn't like it.

And yeah, proto Serge stuff as usual!

Thanks man!
djs
zthee wrote:
Stepped Function Generator. It's the old design from '83. Means it isn't as cramped as the new style. I'm loosing an inch, but there's more room to fiddle the knobs. And I've tried putting stuff on the .5" grid, and I didn't like it.

And yeah, proto Serge stuff as usual!

Thanks man!


Any chance this will become a CGS board? smile

also, this would be a panel i'd love to get, if you decide to get it made after the MARSH and the other voice panel...
fluxmonkey
a little blurry, but the far left module is a random source? what's behind it?
zthee
djs No release. Sorry 'bout that...

fluxmonkey The RS is a SSG plus a noise, a very fun module!
gddfp
Changed pots ? Bourns ?

And you finally got the yellow Pomona's, I see. It's peanut butter jelly time!

_g
zthee
Yeah, using Bourns 51 now. They're so sweet it hertz! screaming goo yo They're a bit to pricey though, but I'm worth it!

And yellow Pomona's rule! It's peanut butter jelly time!
franzschuier
Cases and a best of CGS sequencer panel still missing... But i had to share the fun. nanners



nrdvrgr
SlayerBadger! applause nanners
7thDanSound
Franz, loving your picture, seems to be really nice system!
KNYST
dan, zthee, franz: just lovely! MY ASS IS BLEEDING


@ nrdvrgr: I'm starting to get worried about you, fraternizing with the dark side like this... hihi Darth Vader Hug
GrantB
zthee wrote:
Yeah, using Bourns 51 now. They're so sweet it hertz! screaming goo yo They're a bit to pricey though, but I'm worth it!


Do you have to get special Davies knobs for the skinny shafts?

That is yet another awesome panel. Seeing your work has been a big inspiration for me to finally make my own Serge format panels, which I have wanted to do since about 1990. I'm working on my first one right now!
zthee
GrantB wrote:
Do you have to get special Davies knobs for the skinny shafts?


I'm saving up for ordering them from Davies! So I hope to get them in the next couple of months...

Thanks!
zthee
franzschuier That's a lot of green! Mr. Green lol
franzschuier
zthee wrote:
franzschuier That's a lot of green! Mr. Green lol

Yeah... lol I thought it was missing in the color sheme, so when i did the big 50cm Order I decided on green.
7thDanSound
zthee: I almost forgot -that's a super looking panel!!! applause
chrisso
zthee wrote:

.


Nice looking system and beautiful image.
vgermuse
thought I'd add these banana snarls. enjoy!


DanielW


At last – my CGS panel built by Zhtee has arrived. Love it already!
parasitk
Nothing huge has changed - lost a Logipac, gained a Super Delay! nanners

renzo
vgermuse wrote:
thought I'd add these banana snarls. enjoy!





thumbs up
awesome!
sanders
Zthee,

Can you say-- or, do you know, is Ken gonna unleash some of these other Serge designs--like the Smooth Generator, or the Random Source-- to the public?

zthee wrote:
Stepped Function Generator. It's the old design from '83. Means it isn't as cramped as the new style. I'm loosing an inch, but there's more room to fiddle the knobs. And I've tried putting stuff on the .5" grid, and I didn't like it.

And yeah, proto Serge stuff as usual!

Thanks man!
sanders
Or, Ken, if you're reading this... Are you going to continue issuing more Serge DIY modules?
zthee
sanders wrote:
Zthee,

Can you say-- or, do you know, is Ken gonna unleash some of these other Serge designs--like the Smooth Generator, or the Random Source-- to the public?



I can't speak for Ken, but the list of gotten from him regarding what Serge modules I can put on Best of CGS panels does not include the SSG.
mike sheridan









smile
7thDanSound
Fuck me, those are gorgeous pictures Mike!
mike sheridan
thanks!
i am really happy with my little system. it's growing a little faster than planned!
next up is a 223e, one more boat and the mixer/preset manager! - eventually 1x 261e...
mike sheridan






solaris
Found these at a flea market last year:







mono-poly
Banana multiples applause
renzo
w00t
mono-poly
renzo wrote:
w00tPicture filePicture filePicture file


eek!
chrisso
Or you could purchase an apartment. hmmm.....
Mr. Green
Thaknar
@renzo

1. SWEET!!!!
2. if you have to much money Im sure we can help you with that problem wink
renzo
@ Thaknar

than-ku smile
w00t
Lyonel
Ooh ! Renzo, you own two 296e, shit ! … i need a third one.
renzo
Lyonel wrote:
Ooh ! Renzo, you own two 296e, shit ! … i need a third one.


wooooha!!

thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
heidi oyala
jealous!!!


sweet!!!!!!
dan_p
I'm a little embarrassed to post more pics as I am certainly no photographer, but, I just updated my Bug Brand and wanted to share.. I now have some room for expansion nanners

nrdvrgr
Shit dan, that is so nice...
dan_p
^ I'm a very happy wiggler Henrik thumbs up

Can't wait to fill some more of those gaps. Getting the Tetra Maps Buggified soon so that will take up a fair few spaces.
Low-Gain
dan_p wrote:
I'm a little embarrassed to post more pics as I am certainly no photographer, but, I just updated my Bug Brand and wanted to share.. I now have some room for expansion nanners




You have no idea how much i envy you right now.. we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy
a100user
Shit Dan that is a BIG BUG.

Something to aspire to thumbs up
Tobor
great system Renzo.

hyper
djangosfire
dan_p - that bug brand setup is awesome! Someday I hope to grab some - I'm on the "wanna-be" list smile

Here's what my electronic creative space has been shaping up to:

Reed
Is that a factory cabinet for the 216, or is it custom?
mono-poly
Good to see the 216 is there!
Reed the cabinet is custom.
djangosfire
mono-poly wrote:
Good to see the 216 is there!
Reed the cabinet is custom.


Thanks for chiming in mono-poly - yes, the 216 arrived this morning - THANK YOU!!!

Right now it's just sitting pretty..... but I've been in contact w/ Rick Smith, and planning to get together soon so he can go through the 216 and bring it up to spec smile I have a few evil ideas/plans for the 216 . . . maybe a small system 3 style cabinet filled with some other analog friends. We'll see how it goes!
m0rb1d
beautiful setup sir!
woah
renzo
@ djangosfire

'¡Olé!

w00t w00t w00t w00t w00t
7thDanSound
So much beautiful stuff, thanks for posting guys!
franzschuier
Awesome Setups dan and django we're not worthy

My serge is...
Nearly done... Will fix the boats to the case (Have to call rex for the Screw size) - Exchange WAVEPROC with KLANGZEIT someday...
parasitk

Compilation track: adding noise by parasitk, on Flickr

Here's a pic from a song I was working on recently for a benefit compilation album. Little Boy Blue and Coppersynth 292c clone.
Lyonel
Beautiful !
Pfurmel
@franzschuier, is the case custom or did you get it from sts?
7thDanSound
Nice mood in that pic there parasitk!

Franz, you have no idea how much I'd love to give your system at spin!
franzschuier
Pfurmel wrote:
@franzschuier, is the case custom or did you get it from sts?


Customcase by megacase.de... set me back 120,-€ hihi
Ill do the fitting myself. I put some fabric into it so the panels wont be hurt. Theres room for the PSDs inside but not
for the PSUs...

I wanted to have a 4 Panel Case that fits Boarding Size rescritions.
Tkb and/or Seq will travel in my Backpack. So I had to go custom.
The M-Case is a lot slicker BUT only two panels...
Pfurmel
Thanks, it looks perfect for travelling! I need to get something like this for my setup. €120 is very reasonable.
ziggomatic
this thread makes me drool just a little
bf
emergencyofstate
djangosfire
bf wrote:


That is just F'ing PORN - nice pic MY ASS IS BLEEDING
dan_p
emergencyofstate wrote:


OK, very arty. But lets see that rig without the mystery hihi
franzschuier
7thDanSound wrote:
Nice mood in that pic there parasitk!

Franz, you have no idea how much I'd love to give your system at spin!


Niklas.. no problem... come and visit me smile
nrdvrgr
What panel is that? Looks lovely!

bf wrote:
Pfurmel
Looks like the VCO-A panel from the best of CGS:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35208
bf
Yep, the initial version of the CGS voice panel. It is the only version (of the three incarnations) with the ASR, which I am absolutely loving nanners
I would love to shoot some video, but I'm finding out the my compact ebay photo takin' point and shoot that also does video just doesn't seem up to the task... or I am too much of a rube to coax good results out of it.
ether^ra
A view of my studio with Serge, Folktek and Buchla gear.
ether^ra
...and a Doepfer Dark Energy as well!
Oxix52
Great picture! Lots of cool stuff.
7thDanSound
franzschuier wrote:
Niklas.. no problem... come and visit me smile


Oh I wish I could! Thanks for the invitation though!
7thDanSound
renzo
7thDanSound wrote:


cool!
pleaseohplease
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in transition. the 291e recently turned into a 292e and the 259e is soon to turn into a 261e. also new, lighter wood to match the table is in the works.
decaying.sine
bf wrote:


That's is lovely. Are those knobs the Davies 1900H phenolics or are those the ABS clones?

They really look great.
franzschuier
7thDanSound wrote:
love
bf
decaying.sine wrote:
That's is lovely. Are those knobs the Davies 1900H phenolics or are those the ABS clones?

They really look great.
Thank you, they are the clones from Small Bear.
arthurpainter
Here are some views of my Serge tangle. Fun stuff!
See more at http://thissecondsleep.blogspot.com/
MechaSeb
7thDanSound : Great pic ! applause
Arthur : good to see you here. Nice system ! thumbs up
panda30y
prscrptn
panda30y^

What are the snaps on the front of the lower boat?

Has B&A changed their latches again?
7thDanSound
Panda, beautiful! What'ya drinkin?
Minimoog56
fergit the Buchla... Bells Lager!!!!!!!!!
megaohm
7thDanSound wrote:


Look what the cat dragged in!

w00t
panda30y
That is indeed a Bell's Lager, and the latches have changed. It's a leather (pleather?) strap w/ buttons on the top and bottom to hold it shut.
7thDanSound
Megaohm: He can keep on dragging that stuff in if it's at all up to me Mr. Green w00t

Bell's lager? Me loves lager. Will have me some tonight called "Good Lager" from Swedish brewer Nils Oscar.

Uploaded a few more pics to my blog at www.niklaswinde.com

But something's not right with the embedding so I guess you'll just have to go there...
ether^ra
Don re-designed the cabinet after my brother Arthur's cabinet was damaged in transit. Subsequently, my cabinet has those snaps on the bottom boat and very nice leather straps on top. See link...
ether^ra
and here's another.
Oxix52
megaohm wrote:
7thDanSound wrote:


Look what the cat dragged in!

w00t


He's probably just going to play with it. SlayerBadger!
polyroy
shaft9000 wrote:
noice one, ether^ra w00t

fill'r up

.........

I'm waiting on the 'motherload' order from Bruce next month.
Modules on order are: quadVCA 31a quadEG 60a Quad LFO 61a triVCO 70a 48dB LPF 67a

here's where I am so far:

ZO, DVDO, VCDO, DualFS, Phase/TimbreMod, DDL,X/Ystick, also Cynthia's mix6 DualADSR and AnythingModule
(& empty SixPac to the left)



Is that a modcan tie interceptor? I thought it was never going to be released...
modularland
fresh picture of the Modularland Modcan A system

Tobor
real polaroid, not fake cheesy iphone stuff razz

Lyonel
Ok Giorgio... you have obliged me ! razz
Cheesy IPhone stuff :

Tobor
dahahahahahaha

breathtaking! applause
indexofmetals
tobor - so the 285e is gone and both osc's in
renzo
Lyonel wrote:
Ok Giorgio... you have obliged me ! razz
Cheesy IPhone stuff :



we're not worthy

the gourmet system
awesome!!
Buchla 222e Buchla MARF Buchla MARF
Lyonel
lol 8_) w00t
Tobor
indexofmetals wrote:
tobor - so the 285e is gone and both osc's in


that was yesterday
today I'm having some fun with the 285 210 and 261 in
I like to have a different synthesizer almost every day hihi

regarding Lyonel's
that's not just the gourmet system, that one is the pornographic super mega wow system! applause
Lyonel
lol MY ASS IS BLEEDING d'oh! w00t
MechaSeb
Ok guys, here it's my Pola contribution SlayerBadger!



mike sheridan
eek! eek! eek! eek! eek! eek! eek! eek!
Oldstench
These are all breathtaking instruments.
tragedybysyntax
Well here is my table o' fun, bottom 4U diy panel is almost done wired, on the right we see a eurobanana case started, ontop of THAT case, is the beginnings of a modcan a system. Right now up there it's just a cyndustries burst generator, nothing crazy.

Sorry for the shitty iphone picture, I'm going to try and take some better ones this coming weekend with a real camera.
KNYST
just awesome love
Red Electric Rainbow
renzo wrote:
Lyonel wrote:
Ok Giorgio... you have obliged me ! razz
Cheesy IPhone stuff :



we're not worthy

the gourmet system
awesome!!
Buchla 222e Buchla MARF Buchla MARF


woah woah woah
we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy
sanders
banana peels
mono-poly
love love love
abendrot
No way hyper
sanders
PM me if you have a special interest
mike sheridan
wow - that is exiting!!
djangosfire
I've been building up a little Serge system, and decided to make some end-panels to mount the boats into. I used plywood for the 1st set, just to make sure I liked the layout OK. Turned out better than expected, I think it will work just fine Guinness ftw! . If the deliveryman is nice to me, then tomorrow my TKB and M-Class ASR/Quan should arrive so I can finish filling out the system. Then I'll make a set out of some nice hardwood - and finish my Best of CGS Sequencer panel -




sanders
stunning work DJ!!! I think you should keep the plywood-- that's what Don used on his 60s-70s cabinets, and still uses.
7thDanSound
That is a very nice looking cab there djangosfire!
cbm
djangosfire wrote:
Then I'll make a set out of some nice hardwood

Back when I was putting together my Serge, I made very similar four-panel plywood sides, with the same intention to eventually build nicer sides out of real wood. When I sold my Serge almost a decade later, it still had the plywood sides. Perhaps your follow through will be better than mine.
djangosfire
Thanks everyone smile Well, you're probably right Chris.... but I'm gonna try hard to actually finish this project we're not worthy

Sunny day out, and the TKB showed up this morning nanners I'll be patching tonight for sure - but for now off to put in some tractor-time in the pasture Driving

Last picture for now . . .

7thDanSound
thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up Beautiful shot! Fritz approves for sure!
MechaSeb
Your case looks really nice django ! Perhaps you could just add a little bit of "whatever wood style" clear varnish ? thumbs up
iopop
Wow, that is really nice!
Tobor
todays music easel


[s]http://soundcloud.com/giorgio-sancristoforo/r-sum[/s]
wyrtti
Tobor, she is beautiful!
dan_p
djangosfire wrote:



applause

Senior djangosfire its beutifull beyond belief
dougcl
Awesome Adam!
dougcl
Tobor wrote:
todays music easel


This is it... except maybe the 259e instead smile
djangosfire
Thanks Doug & all Guinness ftw! . . . . it looks even cooler now that my ASR/Quan panel showed up this morning . . . I'm almost to "home stretch" w/the CGS Sequencer panel.... analog sequencers FTW!!
bwhittington
Wow, great job on your case, Adam! we're not worthy
chrisso
djangosfire wrote:
but for now off to put in some tractor-time in the pasture Driving



I'm jealous.
Nice backyard!
Tobor
dougcl wrote:
Tobor wrote:
todays music easel


This is it... except maybe the 259e instead smile


next week I'll switch with 259e..
I think I've found a very nice patch..
hyper
daindain
the addition of SOU and ratchet really brings the synth to life. it's like turning
Pinocchio into a real boy

sanders
daindain wrote:
the addition of SOU and ratchet really brings the synth to life. it's like turning
Pinocchio into a real boy



should I be the first to ask?

What is that custom module next to your touch controller? This is the first time I've seen anyone add a DIY module to their 200e. It's about time.
cbm
Hey! I've got lots of DIY modules in my Buchla. :-)
mono-poly


Rasta-nana
dan_p
Nice one mono-poly thumbs up
daindain
yea, Chris beats ALL our asses for DIY. it's just a little
attenuator panel that does conversion as well. i hijacked
a thread here
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36797

i said i'd never build half ass synth stuff after i got the Buch, but
every time you get a new module you have an extra blank panel
just sitting there doing nothing. i couldn't TAKE IT!
sanders
cbm wrote:
Hey! I've got lots of DIY modules in my Buchla. :-)


Yes, but your builds are so professional they hardly seem asthetically DIY. That's a compliment of course.
parasitk
My system, currently set up in a friend's studio here in LA:

sanders
it's coming along now
prscrptn
Nice. Guinness ftw!
djangosfire
@sanders - god I love this stuff..... love it!!
7thDanSound
@sanders, awesome! thumbs up
sanders
I'll try to get some better photos up of the touch controller, and maybe a video soon. If anyone wants more info on them, PM me.
mike sheridan
are they clones?
blindoldfreak
mike sheridan wrote:
are they clones?


they sure look like it!

A
cbm
There's a nice photo essay of my Buchla and Eardrill module up on Create Digital Music right now, by my friend Marsha Vdovin:

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2011/06/create-analog-music-buchla-love- visiting-the-studio-of-a-custom-modular-maker/
xart
prscrptn
Yum! Guinness ftw!

Yum! Guinness ftw!
MechaSeb
Great setup ! screaming goo yo
sanders
blindoldfreak wrote:
mike sheridan wrote:
are they clones?

they sure look like it!


Just out of curiosity, what makes you say that? I'm mean, what about them makes it obvious they're 'clones'?
cbm
sanders wrote:
Just out of curiosity, what makes you say that? I'm mean, what about them makes it obvious they're 'clones'?

Well, other than the 266 they're not really finished or knobbed. The cabinet is using the Verbos power distro boards.
xpander
sanders wrote:
blindoldfreak wrote:
mike sheridan wrote:
are they clones?

they sure look like it!


Just out of curiosity, what makes you say that? I'm mean, what about them makes it obvious they're 'clones'?

plus, those look like the modules with cloned boards on the E-M forum.
blindoldfreak
sanders wrote:
blindoldfreak wrote:
mike sheridan wrote:
are they clones?

they sure look like it!


Just out of curiosity, what makes you say that? I'm mean, what about them makes it obvious they're 'clones'?



Placement of the big panel screws is different from the same on original modules.


A.
sanders
blindoldfreak wrote:
sanders wrote:
blindoldfreak wrote:
mike sheridan wrote:
are they clones?

they sure look like it!


Just out of curiosity, what makes you say that? I'm mean, what about them makes it obvious they're 'clones'?



Placement of the big panel screws is different from the same on original modules.


A.


Hmmm, you're right. Damn. There's probably other divergences too, but not too many.
dougcl
sanders wrote:

Hmmm, you're right. Damn. There's probably other divergences too, but not too many.


I wouldn't worry about it, man. It's beautiful.
prscrptn
^ Agreed! That's some impressive work... thumbs up
KNYST
+1!
That is a high class setup.
mono-poly
Any info about that Toucheplate clone?
How did you make the toucheplates?
7thDanSound
I've upgraded just ever so slightly, added a 266e and put it all in a 12wls. Man I love that cabinet! SlayerBadger! love

Lyonel
w00t
mike sheridan
7thDanSound wrote:
I've upgraded just ever so slightly, added a 266e and put it all in a 12wls. Man I love that cabinet! SlayerBadger! love



damn i am looking forward to getting the rest of my cabinet.
it looks amazing! congrats!
sanders
KNYST wrote:
+1!
That is a high class setup.


well, thanks, that's very kind. It's taken me 2 years to get this far. I've definitely paced myself, worked very slowly and deliberately, and learned a lot about Buchla and a lot about electronics and manufacturing along the way.
sanders
mono-poly wrote:
Any info about that Toucheplate clone?
How did you make the toucheplates?


The Touch Plates are made the same way as vintage Buchla touch plates.

The Touch Controller, unlike the others, however, is not a straightforward reproduction of a Buchla module--although it's very similar electronically and functionally.

As you can see, it has a row of individual pulse outputs, making it an exceptional controller for live percussion.

It all has an "all pulses" out, an "all pressure" out, and a preset voltage out which sends one preset at a time. The presets are programmed by the row of knobs above the Touch Plates.

I haven't experimented with the presets a lot yet (I'm extremely busy now and don't have time). I'm still working out a few little bugs, but I believe it should be possible to reliably program scales. One could always send the output through a quantizer (or even wire up a quantizer up if you're handy) making it that much more precise.

As soon as I finish these first two (the 4-Plate, and the 12-Plate), I'm planning on building one for a friend and could probably handle building two more if someone would like one. I personally feel like my Buchla system would be incomplete without a Touch Controller, and so I've planned on building one from the start. It just took me a long time to get to it.
dougcl
7thDanSound wrote:
I've upgraded just ever so slightly, added a 266e and put it all in a 12wls. Man I love that cabinet! SlayerBadger! love


ambulance
mike sheridan
Finally the last parts came for my system. - Now the only thing i need is a 230e (minimoogs) that should arrive in one or two days!

From the build:


And the final result!



Just started tweaking, and i owe all of you some videos and sound - I KNOW!

Any idea for filling the last space? What from B&A do i need more? hmmm..... razz
dougcl
285e for certain.
Lyonel
Yoo ! 285e !
mike sheridan
really? frequency shifter- hmmmmmmmmm. sounds exiting, ill look around the web for some audio. thanks!

i'd also been thing about a 223e with the external frame... ?
dougcl
For me it's the 259e + 285e Balanced Modulator, and the 285e timbre (crossfader control). Huge range of possibilities.
7thDanSound
Cool building pictures Mike! And congratulations on getting that far with your system! w00t
prscrptn
dougcl wrote:
285e for certain.


+1
solaris
sanders wrote:

As soon as I finish these first two (the 4-Plate, and the 12-Plate), I'm planning on building one for a friend and could probably handle building two more if someone would like one.


I'll be interested.
mono-poly
sanders wrote:
mono-poly wrote:
Any info about that Toucheplate clone?
How did you make the toucheplates?


As soon as I finish these first two (the 4-Plate, and the 12-Plate), I'm planning on building one for a friend and could probably handle building two more if someone would like one. I personally feel like my Buchla system would be incomplete without a Touch Controller, and so I've planned on building one from the start. It just took me a long time to get to it.


I'm interested in a 12 plate one.
And perhaps a 4 one to.
Tobor
dougcl wrote:
For me it's the 259e + 285e Balanced Modulator, and the 285e timbre (crossfader control). Huge range of possibilities.


I totally agree.
285e thickens the sound in millions ways and it is an excellent source of external sounds manipulations.

+1 here
sanders
mono-poly wrote:
sanders wrote:
mono-poly wrote:
Any info about that Toucheplate clone?
How did you make the toucheplates?


As soon as I finish these first two (the 4-Plate, and the 12-Plate), I'm planning on building one for a friend and could probably handle building two more if someone would like one. I personally feel like my Buchla system would be incomplete without a Touch Controller, and so I've planned on building one from the start. It just took me a long time to get to it.


I'm interested in a 12 plate one.
And perhaps a 4 one to.


Cool, I'll def let you know when I'm able. I'm in the process of a NYC apt move right now. Not much fun. But, I should be back to building very soon.
sanders
progress

MechaSeb
screaming goo yo screaming goo yo

Is it a real 259 or a clone ?
mono-poly
screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo looks awesome
cbm
MechaSeb wrote:
Is it a real 259 or a clone ?

Given that all the rest is cloned, I'm going to go with clone for the 259, too.
dougcl
Now vintage 200 owners have this question to deal with lol
cbm
dougcl wrote:
Now vintage 200 owners have this question to deal with lol

I wish these clones didn't have Buchla & Associates on the panels. For me, that steps over some line: from tribute to forgery.
chrisso
I somewhat agree.
It's an unnecessary detail that's open to abuse, I'm absolutely 100% sure not by 'sanders', but what about ten to twenty years down the road?
Great looking system though!
daindain
I'm pretty sure in 20 years if you find a 259 that is still operational it will DEFINITALY be a clone! At least somewhat right?
chrisso
No, I'm not sure about that at all.
I have a completely original (small) system that fully functions.
divisionbyzero
it's easy to tell a clone once you look at the boards since everyone wants credit for their own (newer) layouts.
chrisso
Not if you are somewhat inexperienced.
I know when i bought certain modules a few years ago I wasn't even aware 'clones' of those modules existed. I had no thought to inspect cards, or have photographic evidence of the cards forwarded to me.
(In the end, I'm told all my modules are correct)
But anyway, I don't think it damages any 3rd party project to not have Buchla and Associates written with a pseudo official look.
parasitk
Not my system, but I've had it for the weekend and we took some pics:


the serge by parasitk, on Flickr


the serge 2 by parasitk, on Flickr
essex sound lab
Gorgeous pics.

parasitk wrote:
Not my system, but I've had it for the weekend and we took some pics:
the serge 2 by parasitk, on Flickr
parasitk
essex sound lab wrote:
Gorgeous pics.


Thanks! Sounds are here: https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38413
MechaSeb
essex sound lab wrote:
Gorgeous pics.

parasitk wrote:
Not my system, but I've had it for the weekend and we took some pics:
the serge 2 by parasitk, on Flickr


+1 really sexy pics.
Sorry to hijack the thread but what kind of camera do you use ? I'm thinking of changing mine (Nikon Coolpix 5100)
parasitk
MechaSeb wrote:
essex sound lab wrote:
Gorgeous pics.

parasitk wrote:
Not my system, but I've had it for the weekend and we took some pics:
the serge 2 by parasitk, on Flickr


+1 really sexy pics.
Sorry to hijack the thread but what kind of camera do you use ? I'm thinking of changing mine (Nikon Coolpix 5100)


It's my friend's Nikon D90 + cool lenses.
parasitk
Two more:


the serge 4 by parasitk, on Flickr



the serge 5 by parasitk, on Flickr
dkcg
A picture of my Dobro, the 200e happen to be right behind it. razz

sanders
I should have anticipated this-- sorry. My 259 is a work in progress, it's not fully functional as yet. It's not as complete as it looks.

Most of the other modules are 95%-99% done. All except the 266, which is only about half done.

MechaSeb wrote:
screaming goo yo screaming goo yo

Is it a real 259 or a clone ?
sanders
I don't really understand why this is a problem. First off, these reproductions have not been made for commercial intent-- which makes the entire issue of copyright and or trademark infringement a moot argument.

But even if there were some commercial intent behind them, which in my case there isn't-- they are reproductions of an instrument that's been out of production for 35+ years. It's not as if these reproductions could ever be mass produced and sold, or even be produced on the smaller scale of current Buchla's (for instancese). My repros are hand made out of a deep respect and profound interest and love for the instruments themselves and the history surrounding them.

What's the harm of a crafts person, with the utmost respect and reverence for these designs and their designer, making a few faithful reproductions to help fill in black spaces in the cabinets of Buchla 200 users?

I don't know why the designer would take this as anything but a sincere compliment to his vast body of design work, and a way to maintain(in a very small way) some of the brilliant designs that he no longer has interest in producing?

Why Buchla owners, or anyone else, would waste their time caring one way or the other over the implications of my one-off Buchla200 reproduction is beyond me.

cbm wrote:
dougcl wrote:
Now vintage 200 owners have this question to deal with lol

I wish these clones didn't have Buchla & Associates on the panels. For me, that steps over some line: from tribute to forgery.
sanders
Many, if not most of my boards are hand etched and look very similar to original 60s-70s PCBs. I even use blue PCB boards.

divisionbyzero wrote:
it's easy to tell a clone once you look at the boards since everyone wants credit for their own (newer) layouts.
divisionbyzero
sanders wrote:
I don't really understand why this is a problem. First off, these reproductions have not been made for commercial intent-- which makes the entire issue of copyright and or trademark infringement a moot argument.

But even if there were some commercial intent behind them, which in my case there isn't-- they are reproductions of an instrument that's been out of production for 35+ years. It's not as if these reproductions could ever be mass produced and sold, or even be produced on the smaller scale of current Buchla's (for instancese). My repros are hand made out of a deep respect and profound interest and love for the instruments themselves and the history surrounding them.

What's the harm of a crafts person, with the utmost respect and reverence for these designs and their designer, making a few faithful reproductions to help fill in black spaces in the cabinets of Buchla 200 users?

I don't know why the designer would take this as anything but a sincere compliment to his vast body of design work, and a way to maintain(in a very small way) some of the brilliant designs that he no longer has interest in producing?

don's made it pretty clear that he doesn't want anyone putting his name on something he didn't build or sell. it's pretty simple.
cbm
sanders wrote:
What's the harm of a crafts person, with the utmost respect and reverence for these designs and their designer, making a few faithful reproductions to help fill in black spaces in the cabinets of Buchla 200 users?]

Except this is not showing respect to the designer, IMO. Don has stated that his name should not be used in this way.
chrisso
sanders wrote:

What's the harm of a crafts person, with the utmost respect and reverence for these designs and their designer, making a few faithful reproductions to help fill in black spaces in the cabinets of Buchla 200 users?


As a 200 owner with a few blank panels I'd be just as happy to install 'Sanders & Associates', or 'Verbos & Associates', Eardrill or KIlpatrick in my system.
Throwing it back at you, I don't really understand the indignation that a blank space, or your own signature logo appears at the bottom of your clones.
sanders
chrisso wrote:

Throwing it back at you, I don't really understand the indignation that a blank space, or your own signature logo appears at the bottom of your clones.



I'm only suggesting that maybe it's not such disgraceful thing to do-- to make faithful reproductions of these out-of-production, aging instruments. I'm suggesting that it's a positive and productive thing to do, and I don't understand why it should be seen as anything but a compliment to the original designs.
Shasta Cults
your work and attention to detail is very impressive, I think people are just saying the inclusion of the silk screening of "Buchla & Associates" on the panels is taking it a bit far.

inspiration is one thing, counterfeiting is another.
cbm
http://www.violinist.com/discussion/response.cfm?ID=8969
Tobor
I really appreciate the work but the name/ logo should be changed in my honest opinion.
in respect to Don, at least.
heidi oyala
sanders & associates

thumbs up
Reed
Colonel Sanders & Associates, Berkeley, Kentucky
Red Electric Rainbow
This was in the B/S/T forum. Its not mine, but boy is it pretty :::



Makes you wanna Dinner at the Y Dinner at the Y Dinner at the Y
prscrptn
Guinness ftw! Yummy...
dan_p
sanders wrote:
chrisso wrote:

Throwing it back at you, I don't really understand the indignation that a blank space, or your own signature logo appears at the bottom of your clones.



I'm only suggesting that maybe it's not such disgraceful thing to do-- to make faithful reproductions of these out-of-production, aging instruments. I'm suggesting that it's a positive and productive thing to do, and I don't understand why it should be seen as anything but a compliment to the original designs.


Dude, if I had the skills and talent to make those like you have then I would certainly want my own name on them.
dan_p
^ theres just something about Modcan A. It just looks right.
cbm
I really like the look of Modcon A, too. I just wish the size was a logical division of a 19" rack, like the B series.
parasitk
cbm wrote:
I really like the look of Modcon A, too. I just wish the size was a logical division of a 19" rack, like the B series.


The new A series rack rails are actually 5U. Xart has a pic somewhere (this thread perhaps?)
blinosynth
dan_p wrote:
sanders wrote:
chrisso wrote:

Throwing it back at you, I don't really understand the indignation that a blank space, or your own signature logo appears at the bottom of your clones.



I'm only suggesting that maybe it's not such disgraceful thing to do-- to make faithful reproductions of these out-of-production, aging instruments. I'm suggesting that it's a positive and productive thing to do, and I don't understand why it should be seen as anything but a compliment to the original designs.


Dude, if I had the skills and talent to make those like you have then I would certainly want my own name on them.


applause
cbm
The Modcan site wrote:
Panels are 9 inches tall and 2 1 / 4" inches wide for single modules and 4 1 / 2" inches wide for Sequencer 17a

Given that, I wonder how they're fitting in something 1/4" smaller? I'll have to go look for Xart's pic of this.
parasitk
cbm wrote:
The Modcan site wrote:
Panels are 9 inches tall and 2 1 / 4" inches wide for single modules and 4 1 / 2" inches wide for Sequencer 17a

Given that, I wonder how they're fitting in something 1/4" smaller? I'll have to go look for Xart's pic of this.



Pure Canadian magic!
cbm
parasitk wrote:
Pure Canadian magic!

I knew maple syrup had to be involved, somehow.
xart
The NEW racks are not on the website yet....
they do not have the lips...they are 7 units wide by 5u high.

img]https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix/351_10103225a_1.jpg[/img  ]
cbm
Great… now I'm picturing Glen Campbell and maple syrup.

(These new racks look great)
MindMachine
dkcg wrote:
A picture of my Dobro, the 200e happen to be right behind it. razz



That is awesome - looks like the inside of some mechanical planet or lost Alien set.
MechaSeb
Just received my new case. Unfinished DIY panels on top
prscrptn
^^ sweet! ^^
franzschuier
Nice... And room to grow :-)
sanders
That is super nice, beautiful job. What size Halliburton case did you find for this?

MechaSeb wrote:
Just received my new case. Unfinished DIY panels on top

MechaSeb
Thanks guys. The case is 26" x 18" x 9"
sanders
Are those guitar stands supporting it?

MechaSeb wrote:
Thanks guys. The case is 26" x 18" x 9"
MechaSeb
sanders wrote:
Are those guitar stands supporting it?

MechaSeb wrote:
Thanks guys. The case is 26" x 18" x 9"


Yes
renzo
MechaSeb wrote:
Just received my new case. Unfinished DIY panels on top




w00t
super duper thumbs up
djangosfire
I've been wracking my brain deciding what 200e modules to keep in the 12 space system - I think I've sorted it. I'm still building up the 18 space system... the goal is 100% analog. We'll see smile

cerebrosis
Is that the 100 series dual pre that was on ebay a few weeks ago? woah
djangosfire
cerebrosis wrote:
Is that the 100 series dual pre that was on ebay a few weeks ago? woah


"Mmmmmmm . . . could be" smile
cerebrosis
djangosfire wrote:
cerebrosis wrote:
Is that the 100 series dual pre that was on ebay a few weeks ago? woah


"Mmmmmmm . . . could be" smile


NICE!
cbm
100% analog is tough, as some of the 200 series used digital chips, albeit no cpus.
djangosfire
cbm wrote:
100% analog is tough, as some of the 200 series used digital chips, albeit no cpus.


It's just a dream This is fun! But seriously, I truly enjoy the 200e series . . . and it sounds/performs especially wonderful mixed w/ key analog modules 8_)

@cerebrosis - yes, and yes I hope
mono-poly
It's peanut butter jelly time!
jfloftin
I'm so jealous...
abendrot
So much nice gear. You are a lucky man. applause

But what happened to the rest of your Buchla 100 modules.

Did you trade them for the 259 and the 296? hmmm.....
renzo
@ mono-poly

applause

awesome!
mono-poly
I did swap some 100 series stuff for E modules and 200 series stuff.
sanders
mono-poly wrote:
It's peanut butter jelly time!


very nice. those zero haliburton cases make such a nice display. Did you modify them to work as module frames yourself?

Just looking for any tips or advice on converting these cases. I have long term plans to build a larger Serge-a-like system full of timing/clock/sequencing modules to use w my Buchla clones. I want to build them into Zero Haliburton cases as some people here have done.
djangosfire
I geeked out, and did some knob swapping this afternoon Dead Banana
mono-poly
sanders wrote:
mono-poly wrote:
It's peanut butter jelly time!


very nice. those zero haliburton cases make such a nice display. Did you modify them to work as module frames yourself?

Just looking for any tips or advice on converting these cases. I have long term plans to build a larger Serge-a-like system full of timing/clock/sequencing modules to use w my Buchla clones. I want to build them into Zero Haliburton cases as some people here have done.


I've installed bud boxes into them etc.
mono-poly


Trying to get all nana stuff together on one side of the studio.
renzo
mono-poly wrote:


Trying to get all nana stuff together on one side of the studio.


we're not worthy

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

applause
solaris
mono-poly wrote:


Trying to get all nana stuff together on one side of the studio.


I dig your function generators (well, the rest as well) - care to supply some details on them, even by PM? don't want to hijack the thread...
7thDanSound
You peeps got crazy nanas! we're not worthy It's peanut butter jelly time! nanners

Makes my little system feel like sad banana But I just payed the good Don some for a couple more goodies! Rockin' Banana!
mono-poly
solaris wrote:
mono-poly wrote:


Trying to get all nana stuff together on one side of the studio.


I dig your function generators (well, the rest as well) - care to supply some details on them, even by PM? don't want to hijack the thread...


Next to the Fenix are Lab filters.
Starting from the left:

- 2 x Rohde & Schwarz UBM (Tube bandpass filters with resonance)
- 1 x Rohde & Schwarz UBM (Tube bandpass filters with resonance)
1 x Rohde & Schwarz PBO Oktav-Bandpass filter (passive 6db loss)
- 1 x Bruel & Kjaer 2113 Third Octave/Octave Audio Spectrometer (bandpass filter)

I got more stuff but that needs some fixes like some tube filters etc.
solaris
mono-poly wrote:

Next to the Fenix are Lab filters.
Starting from the left:

- 2 x Rohde & Schwarz UBM (Tube bandpass filters with resonance)
- 1 x Rohde & Schwarz UBM (Tube bandpass filters with resonance)
1 x Rohde & Schwarz PBO Oktav-Bandpass filter (passive 6db loss)
- 1 x Bruel & Kjaer 2113 Third Octave/Octave Audio Spectrometer (bandpass filter)

I got more stuff but that needs some fixes like some tube filters etc.


hej thanks! additionally I just remembered that you started a thread titled "Lab stuff" and you posted some videos there...
KNYST
mono's picture:
that is an impressive wall of awesomeness. Guinness ftw!
Reese P. Dubin
MONO: Are those shelves mounted to a brick or block wall?? Those filters must be heavy as a sonofabitch. You are brave to float them over the serge.

Heres most of my banana bits all set up right before the ceiling started to leak again and I had to break down without even plugging in. bummer
emergencyofstate
^^ I can't even recognize half that stuff!

looks amazing tho. I really like all the angles. is that only one half of a suitcase there in the middle on the desk?
Reese P. Dubin
All homemades except for the bugs and Synton.

The black case? Some kind of hardshell I found in the garbage. It holds exactly as much as 2 serge panels with the same spacing generally. Also a converted typewriter case and sewing box in there. Lots of it goes in and out to gigs and gets setup all different ways.
FrankV
...and, of course, an appropriately blue box for the BugBrand CTL and....erhm...PTDelay?

BugBrand!

F
Reese P. Dubin
FrankV wrote:
...and, of course, an appropriately blue box for the BugBrand CTL and....erhm...PTDelay?

BugBrand!

F


Good eyes there. Yeh blue painters tape on a junk wood and cardboard case.
Tobor
djangosfire wrote:
I geeked out, and did some knob swapping this afternoon Dead Banana


Oh nice!
thumbs up would you post a more detailed pic for me?
I'm just curious to see them

thanks! thumbs up
divisionbyzero
just came across this one in iphoto. i think it's at least a year old. too few blinky lights on the bottom imho.
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Oxix52
That is a beautiful system! Is this yours, Jon? thumbs up
divisionbyzero
Oxix52 wrote:
That is a beautiful system! Is this yours, Jon? thumbs up

well, it's one of them hihi
Oxix52
Please, post a pic of the whole family! applause
dougcl
divisionbyzero wrote:
just came across this one in iphoto. i think it's at least a year old. too few blinky lights on the bottom imho.


Lovely!
7thDanSound
Fantastic pic Jon! At first I was thinking that was a strange angle on the top two boats, only to then realize it's a 24wls! Dead Banana SlayerBadger! we're not worthy
djangosfire
Wow - super cool Jon! w00t

divisionbyzero wrote:
just came across this one in iphoto. i think it's at least a year old. too few blinky lights on the bottom imho.
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mono-poly
divisionbyzero great system!
djangosfire
Tobor wrote:

Oh nice!
thumbs up would you post a more detailed pic for me?
I'm just curious to see them

thanks! thumbs up


Thanks Tobor smile OK - for you, here are a few new pics - although the system has shrunk down into a 12wls and a nifty "satellite skiff" that I DIY'd this afternoon Guinness ftw!





mono-poly
What happend to the klee?
djangosfire
mono-poly wrote:
What happend to the klee?


I decided to keep leave it in the boat - but it' still here... cool stuff smile
Oxix52
djangosfire wrote:
Tobor wrote:

Oh nice!
thumbs up would you post a more detailed pic for me?
I'm just curious to see them

thanks! thumbs up


Thanks Tobor smile OK - for you, here are a few new pics - although the system has shrunk down into a 12wls and a nifty "satellite skiff" that I DIY'd this afternoon Guinness ftw!


That is a really cool system! I love the knobs. thumbs up

The wood skiff is fantastic. I would love to have something similar with 4 spaces.
Shasta Cults
lil 200 i just restored.. so cute.

Lyonel
It is very cute indeed !
renzo
yes!!!!

very cool!
Reese P. Dubin
rick wrote:
lil 200 i just restored.. so cute.



For some reason I like seeing smaller systems of Buchla. Aslo DODECaMODULE? so cool
miditerranean
That is a lovely lil Buchla!
djs
rick wrote:
lil 200 i just restored.. so cute.


That is way cool- care to share some close up pictures of the front panel?
cbm
It looks to be a 258 Dual Osc, a 212 Dodecamodule, and a 237 keyboard.


7thDanSound
Beautiful! w00t love
cbm
The Dodeca Module doesn't get the respect it deserves, IMO. I spent a lot of time with a 259/dodeca system in college, and I much prefer that to a Music Easel (I know that's sort of heretical.) It's only a little larger that the Easel, and I find it a more compelling system.
mono-poly
Yeah i've always wated a 212.
Awesome little Buchla.
KNYST
rick - that is just a fantastic little Buchla love
Shasta Cults
its a factory configured system from 1971 called the "101".. i haven't seen another one like this in 12 years of researching this stuff.. that is besides the brochure :

astroschnautzer
Coolest monosynth ever.

Edit: Oh wait its polyphonic?
Shasta Cults
yah it is 2 voice polyphonic unless you add another 258 and then it can do 3 note polyphony
MechaSeb
astroschnautzer wrote:
Coolest monosynth ever.

Edit: Oh wait its polyphonic?


I may be wrong but i can see at least 3 CV & 3 Gate output from the top of the keyboard. Anyway, this is one of the Buchla magic 200 system (including musiceasel) i actually would love to own.

EDIT: Rick, you win ! Guinness ftw!
vassili
rick wrote:
its a factory configured system from 1971 called the "101".. i haven't seen another one like this in 12 years of researching this stuff.. that is besides the brochure :




" LOW COST - $2850 COMPLETE " d'oh!
Rod Serling Fan Club
That's only $15,700 today if you account for inflation...

Very cool Rick. We need some audio.
Red Electric Rainbow
That little thing looks like such a badass. Probably a real ripper.
eben1000uk
Heres my serge system, i put up some pictures of it before in this thread, but now i have put it into a proper case, and smartened it up a bit. theres some more info on what i did here: http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/2010/06/silent-serge.html



MechaSeb
You are my lord ! we're not worthy we're not worthy
polyroy
Whoaaa, that's a hell of a first post!
Reed
Wow, that's a beautiful system.
miditerranean
Epic! So that's the Serge in the Ladytron music video.
BananaPlug
What keeps it from falling over backwards?
djangosfire
This little beauty showed up earlier today . . . . I can't believe how wonderful and stunning the Bugbrand modules are (my cruddy iPhone pic does no real justice) - even my wife was like "WOW - very pretty" smile The end cheeks came from the previous owner (he made 'em from old political signs) . . . intended as a temporary solution, but I really dig it!

Lyonel
Kawaii ! 8_)
KNYST
@ eben1000uk: eek! stunning! welcome beer!

@django: finally you bought a decent synth! hihi
djangosfire
KNYST wrote:
@django: finally you bought a decent synth! hihi


In old man voice.... "why I oughta angry "

w00t w00t
andrewF
haven't really shown this much outside of DIY, been enjoying it tho.





mono-poly
OMG what a lovely pictures guys!

screaming goo yo
djangosfire
andrewF wrote:
haven't really shown this much outside of DIY, been enjoying it tho.







Wow!! Soooo nice!! SlayerBadger!
dan_p
^ yeah, andrewF that panel looks fantastic
eben1000uk
Thanks for your comms on the serge system

to miditerranean: yes they used the serge and my VCS3 in that vid, very cool band!

http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/search?q=ladytron

to BananaPlug: i designed the case so that it balances just right, and its got quite a heavy 1 inch piece of wood as the base that helps. there's just enough room down there for the reverb tanks too

I put up a vid featuring the serge and my new Buchla system - so far just one module big!

http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/2011/09/big-serge-small-buchl a.html[/video]
franzschuier
Getting there! nanners

Sorry for the crappy phone pic....

KNYST
Franz, that is SlayerBadger!
weedywhizz
franzschuier wrote:
Getting there! nanners

Sorry for the crappy phone pic....



Great...but where is the upper boat ? hmmm.....
franzschuier
[quote="weedywhizz"]
franzschuier wrote:
Getting there! nanners

Great...but where is the upper boat ? hmmm.....


Stuck at customs - where else - were in germany man - Dead Banana

ill post nice DSLR pics as soon as my "custom made" Buchla is ready.
Promised
nanotone
My new little Serge system in a wonderful hand crafted case from "weedywhizz".

MechaSeb
@Franzschuier :
The Buchla system finally grew up really fast ! applause

@nanotone :
Nice setup and beautiful case. thumbs up
weedywhizz
nanotone wrote:
My new little Serge system in a wonderful hand crafted case from "weedywhizz".



This looks soooo sexy woah
Couldn't imagine that red looks so sweet with the Serge panels SlayerBadger!
Great you've switched nanners
dan_p
Great looking case, the red realy does work well
renzo
weedywhizz RULES!

And that's the double-truth, Ruth.


applause
KNYST
weedywhizz wrote:
This looks soooo sexy woah
Couldn't imagine that red looks so sweet with the Serge panels SlayerBadger!

My exact thoughts. Congrats (both of you) w00t
franzschuier
nanotone wrote:
My new little Serge system in a wonderful hand crafted case from "weedywhizz".


Looks awesome... It screams for a TKB... You seriously need one for the looks of that case It's peanut butter jelly time!
mike sheridan
This is how mine has turned out!

djangosfire
@franzschuier Awesome mix of Buchla and Serge!

@nanotone That Red case is bad-ass - really makes the jacks and buttons jump out of the picture - cool!

@mike sheridan another awesome 200e system - I wish I had room for a 230e in my system - nice!

Thanks all for sharing smile
7thDanSound
Awesome pictures all!
Bricks
nanners It's peanut butter jelly time!

djangosfire
Beautiful shot @Bricks !! Rockin' Banana!

What the heck is it ?
Bricks
djangosfire wrote:
Beautiful shot @Bricks !! Rockin' Banana!

What the heck is it ?


Thanks!!

It is a new device I've designed, tentatively titled "deterritorializer"

I've got more info here:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42417&highlight=

illucia.com
Nils
Tobor
mike sheridan wrote:
This is how mine has turned out!




Yeah thumbs up
KNYST
Beautiful, Nils!
Count Edlington
eben1000uk wrote:
Heres my serge system, i put up some pictures of it before in this thread, but now i have put it into a proper case, and smartened it up a bit. theres some more info on what i did here: http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/2010/06/silent-serge.html





Man! Thats is nuts is there any awesome synth you don't own! It must be hard to decide what to play everyday! hmmmmm will I play the Serge, the Moog or the buchla today? Tough choices....
Tobor
beautiful applause
BananaPlug
eben1000uk, very inspiring to see that you decided to redo the graphics on your Serge. I've been tempted to dismantle mine and rearrange it but it is a daunting task.
Did you use the original lamination method with the sticky mylar or what? I love that you aged the paper a bit.

My panels are mostly organized by function (see below) but now I'd rather have it rearranged so I would have the option of using a just a few panels, or the whole thing.
It's peanut butter jelly time!
MechaSeb
The M-Case are back... thumbs up
franzschuier
And the Animal has landed... Congrats! applause
MechaSeb
Yes, it finally arrived. Thanks Franz ! thumbs up
I've spent much time with only this couple : Animal + Tkb and i have to say that the Animal is really an awesome panel !
eben1000uk
to BananaPlug, i didn't redo all the panel graphics - only one subsection of one panel where the previous owner had replaced a pair of serge preamps with a DIY midi cv converter. his panel was very lo-fi - handwritten on the front with biro! so i just designed a new layout for that bit and laminated the paper. it was really hard lining up the graphics with the holes and then making the holes!

heres another pic of the serge - this is by a friend neil fellowes

Lyonel
Superb !
nanotone
djangosfire
All this beautiful Serge . . . . every single system on this page = we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy

But the red one @nanotone applause
renzo
@ nanotone

weedywhizz case - am i right or am i right

nice rig!
weedywhizz
renzo wrote:
@ nanotone

weedywhizz case - am i right or am i right

nice rig!


A bird twittered me there is a blue one on the way to nanotone Ghost
Bricks
the red knobs are love
DrOctave
indexofmetals
lots of space to fill

sandyb
indexofmetals wrote:
lots of space to fill


nice case richard.

what are the two modules beside the 258v?
authorless
sandyb wrote:
indexofmetals wrote:
lots of space to fill


nice case richard.

what are the two modules beside the 258v?


Looks like the 291 dual voltage controlled filter, maybe clones?
sanders
WOW! Beautiful job! I want one
indexofmetals
cheers. I can claim ownership of the case & modules but I can't take credit for the construction. A friend had a spare case and was doing 202 fit-out on another one so very kindly agreed to take on the extra work.

nice thing about the 202 case is that the bugbrand shallow case fits nicely in front. I can see this being a good companion for the 202.

abendrot
@indexofmetals

Nice case did you build it yourself? Such a classic case.
As one can see it uses Buchlas current Busbords.
So is it possible to use this case with a preset manager?
fastheadache
I'll speak up, as that friend Richard kindly mentions above.
I constructed three of those 291s sometime last year, all with red screened panels. I retained the third for my own system.

The cases are a more recent project of mine. Another was seen in some photos of the Trash Audio LA event a few weeks back.

Jason
Bricks
indexofmetals wrote:
lots of space to fill



I have a folder on my computer called "modular porn"

this is going in it!
7thDanSound
Awesome pictures and systems people!
Kent
How are you planning on integrating the cat turd?


indexofmetals
hah Kent, I never thought it'd be mistaken for that. My 3 year old daughter was outside with me yesterday evening when I was taking the photos, it's usually warm and bright this week, and she starting putting around the bugbrand some old rusty broken farm equipment pieces we'd found recently when trying to rebuild a stone wall. She said this part of a horseshoe had to be there for good luck.

abendrot - as far as I'm aware I should be able to use a preset manager. I don't have one at the moment, not sure what modules I'll be getting next. I've got another two modulemodule chassis' ordered and 230e would be useful for the music I do.
Nils
fastheadache wrote:
The cases are a more recent project of mine. Another was seen in some photos of the Trash Audio LA event a few weeks back.

Jason


Awesome, awesome work!
fastheadache
Nils wrote:

Awesome, awesome work!


Thanks, I appreciate that.
And yes, preset management in enabled.

Jason
abendrot
Your cases are looking even more portable then the ones

Buchla is selling. And again nice work. Remainds me of the

cases from the audities foundation. thumbs up
fastheadache
Thanks - They're fashioned after the portable cases supplied by Buchla in the 70's. As you said above, truly a classic design!
indexofmetals
Jason's work is indeed awesome. My daughter said it was the work of an artist and she's right.
tIB

FxCam_1317368855936.jpg by sonofprent, on Flickr
KNYST
Delicious Buchla setup, Richard!!! and !!!!!!!!!

Tasty, tIB thumbs up
solaris
fastheadache wrote:
The cases are a more recent project of mine. Another was seen in some photos of the Trash Audio LA event a few weeks back.

Jason


wow! do you sell them?
Red Electric Rainbow
Kent wrote:
How are you planning on integrating the cat turd?




CV controlled cat turd.
fluxmonkey
Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
Kent wrote:
How are you planning on integrating the cat turd?


CV controlled cat turd.


i can has vactrol?
indexofmetals
see post above. we'll have more luck with v/c horse-shoe, especially when hooking up the pencil-field controller with the copper coins from the far left module
Soviet Space Child
Nils wrote:


Very fun looking setup!

May I ask where you got the banana <-> 1/4" 1u rack from? nanners nanners
b3nsf
djangosfire
Doctorin' the Tardis
abendrot
Uh nice. And your 254v apperently came with the new

potentiometer. How do they feel in comparison to the old

ones on the 258v? hmmm.....
Muff Wiggler
still waiting to get the 7up end cheeks sorted but that's not enough to stop the bugs

here's sandyb having a go on my pileup of racks...

dougcl
abendrot wrote:
Uh nice. And your 254v apperently came with the new

potentiometer. How do they feel in comparison to the old

ones on the 258v? hmmm.....


254v pots are heavy, and take some effort to turn. There is no play in the knobs.

258v pots are light and turn easily. The knobs wiggle.

I don't think there is a clear winner.
djangosfire
dougcl wrote:
abendrot wrote:
Uh nice. And your 254v apperently came with the new

potentiometer. How do they feel in comparison to the old

ones on the 258v? hmmm.....


254v pots are heavy, and take some effort to turn. There is no play in the knobs.

258v pots are light and turn easily. The knobs wiggle.

I don't think there is a clear winner.


I agree w/ dougcl - both really seem fine. . . I suppose that the heavier/stiffer pots are well suited to the 254v - as I use it for scaling duties alot, and I appreciate that they are solid and hold settings well... but really, both modules work/perform excellent as they are smile I wouldn't change 'em.
nanotone
b3nsf wrote:

Wow, what a nice Serge system. thumbs up applause
And your studio rig is realy nice too.
vassili
DedMousie
@vassili - audio or it's Photoshopped!
Low-Gain
Ma Bug in the works..
vassili
DedMousie wrote:
@vassili - audio or it's Photoshopped!



sad banana
franzschuier
Current state of the bookla. Lovely woodwork done by wheedywhiz thumbs up



[/img]
Lyonel
8_) thumbs up
a100user
My Bug applause

nanotone
franzschuier wrote:
...Lovely woodwork done by wheedywhiz

Yea, Steffen is the man... applause
nanotone
a100user wrote:
My Bug

What a nice system applause thumbs up
franzschuier
a100user wrote:
My Bug applause


Jummy... someday i want to taste a bug
weedywhizz
Thank you both oops

Franz, glad to see you've got your boats out of the evil customs thumbs up
renzo
franzschuier wrote:
Current state of the bookla. Lovely woodwork done by wheedywhiz thumbs up



[/img]


cool!!

umm....one (big) knob is missing on your verbos 254-v

superb rig!

have fun with it w00t w00t
franzschuier
renzo wrote:

umm....one (big) knob is missing on your verbos 254-v

Oh really? hmmm..... hihi

Yeah, its at my technican whos trying to get some fitting selco style knobs.
Dont like the rogan look.
a100user
nanotone wrote:
a100user wrote:
My Bug

What a nice system applause thumbs up


franzschuier wrote:
a100user wrote:
My Bug

Jummy... someday i want to taste a bug


Thanks Guys, I love my Bug

Cheers

David
W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H.
Hello,
its my first post here, so this is my bananababe:






It's peanut butter jelly time! [/img]
emergencyofstate
^^ woa. what am i even looking at?? ^^

non stackable It's peanut butter jelly time! Dead Banana
W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H.
emergencyofstate wrote:
non stackable It's peanut butter jelly time! Dead Banana


Non stackable? Take a close view. 8_)
bwhittington
Very cool, W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H. Welcome!

Cheers,
Brian
essex sound lab
Wow...crikey. What IS that? Custom built?
W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H.
essex sound lab wrote:
Wow...crikey. What IS that? Custom built?


It's a Theis Modular Synthesiser System (TMSS)
A small Manufactor in Germany. Only handmade Modules, but regulary with 6,3 mm jack socket - my System ist the only one with Banana Jacks.

Sorry for no Bananas here sad banana :
rico loverde
Low-Gain wrote:
Ma Bug in the works..
OMG Logan, that is a beautiful case. Very fucking cool.
s o l v e n t
FYI...

"I Dream Of Wires" & MATRIXSYNTH - Modular Pic of the Week Contest

http://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=602223#602223

Or direct link here:

http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/10/i-dream-of-wires-matrixsynth-present. html
bwhittington
s o l v e n t wrote:
FYI...

"I Dream Of Wires" & MATRIXSYNTH - Modular Pic of the Week Contest

http://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=602223#602223

Or direct link here:

http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/10/i-dream-of-wires-matrixsynth-present. html


Do we really need this posted multiple times? I get it, there's a contest. After the spam this morning, I'm already bored of the idea.
Luka
+1
bwhittington
W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H. wrote:

It's a Theis Modular Synthesiser System (TMSS)
A small Manufactor in Germany. Only handmade Modules, but regulary with 6,3 mm jack socket - my System ist the only one with Banana Jacks.


Nice! I've been drooling over this page:

http://sequencer.de/syns/theis/Modular_TMSS.html

Do you have any recordings of your system? I'd love to hear it.

Cheers,
Brian
W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H.
Not so much, but here are two clips (not in best Soundquality):



Luka
love the first one - great track!!
W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H.
bwhittington
Luka wrote:
love the first one - great track!!


No kidding, that was outstanding.

Cheers,
Brian
Parallel Worlds
the Serge and the Buchla 200e:
renzo
applause

yay!!

Bakis = mac daddy

nuff said! thumbs up

w00t w00t w00t w00t w00t w00t
Parallel Worlds
renzo wrote:
applause

yay!!

Bakis = mac daddy

nuff said! thumbs up

w00t w00t w00t w00t w00t w00t


mac daddy? meaning...?
renzo
the mac daddy is the man who means everything

man....it's just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love it!!
Parallel Worlds
renzo wrote:
the mac daddy is the man who means everything

man....it's just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love it!!


but you have a much bigger Buchla 200e system, no?
renzo
Parallel Worlds wrote:
renzo wrote:
the mac daddy is the man who means everything

man....it's just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love it!!


but you have a much bigger Buchla 200e system, no?


ummm...yes lol

WOW...your SERGE system w00t
+ another WOW to your BUCHLA system

GREAT STUFF!!!
Lyonel
Bakis... 8_)
daindain
Holy BALLS Bakis! I seem to remember warning you against the buchla you were building and you said something about just a couple modules! hihi
Parallel Worlds
daindain wrote:
Holy BALLS Bakis! I seem to remember warning you against the buchla you were building and you said something about just a couple modules! hihi

well, yes... i sold two serge panels, a roland sh-7, cr78 and a ems vcs3 in order to expand the buchla to this size... Mr. Green
daindain
Just wait. Another year and itll take up your whole house!
Parallel Worlds
daindain wrote:
Just wait. Another year and itll take up your whole house!


ha ha... wish i could, but now i can't...

anyway is big enough as it is, as it talks nicely with the Serge, so they form a big banana system together....
djangosfire
Doctorin' the Tardis
Tobor
W.Y.S.I.W.Y.H. wrote:
Not so much, but here are two clips (not in best Soundquality):





excellent, I like it. very classic.

hmmm I'd love to come up to germany to join a synth meeting one day


@django
beautiful system, can we hear/see some of it?
BugBrand
Tobor wrote:
@django
beautiful system, can we hear/see some of it?


Here's one recent vid::: http://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45320


YUM!
Tobor
rick wrote:
lil 200 i just restored.. so cute.



holy cow!!!
this is very rare... I guess even more rare than the easel, am I right?
I love small buchla systems...
Nils
Soviet Space Child wrote:

Very fun looking setup!

May I ask where you got the banana <-> 1/4" 1u rack from? nanners nanners


DIY thumbs up
djangosfire
Doctorin' the Tardis
Nils
^ Love the look and size of your system django! It's peanut butter jelly time!

So many awesome systems in this thread... not good for GAS help
Electronic Battle
I've just got my Fenix II and III which is a 4mm banana system - so I made these 1/4" to 4mm adaptor plugs to ease interfacing with some Korg MS-10/20/SQ-10s and some Doepfer/MFB bits. Very handy!

The multiple is cascade-switched so that each horizontal pair, independent when the switches are open, connects to the next pair down when the switch is closed.



Not at all impressive - unlike all the previous banana shots -but nice and easy and useful.
Shasta Cults
Tobor wrote:
rick wrote:
lil 200 i just restored.. so cute.



holy cow!!!
this is very rare... I guess even more rare than the easel, am I right?
I love small buchla systems...


considerably
Tobor
mmmhhh I'd love to see a vid of this in action...

the dodecamodule 212 had a resonant LPF...

Guinness ftw!
Shasta Cults
Tobor wrote:
mmmhhh I'd love to see a vid of this in action...

the dodecamodule 212 had a resonant LPF...

Guinness ftw!


yes that would be something.
cbm
I remember the 212 as having a bandpass only, roughly like half a 291. I haven't used one for about forty years, though, so I could be off.
Shasta Cults
cbm wrote:
I remember the 212 as having a bandpass only, roughly like half a 291. I haven't used one for about forty years, though, so I could be off.


yes *essentially* :

- 1/2 of a 291
- 3/4 of a 292
- 3/4 of a 280
- 2/3 of a 265
- 1/2 of a 206
- 1/3 of a 230
- 1/4 of a 270
- ring mod from the 285
- headphone amp

the output section is interesting.. 3 channels with a VCA, Panner and Reverb.. each of the 3 channels has a voltage controlled element.. CH 1 has CV for level, CH2 has CV for pan and the 3rd CH has VC for reverb mix

it sounds awesome. the 237 really effects how one plays it.
sanders
Rick,

Do you have any more close-ups of the keyboard controller?

Also, could say anything about it's functionality? The keys are pressure sensitive? The buttons are a sequencer or arppegiator of some kind?

I've never found any info online about this controller, and I'm curious about it.



rick wrote:
Tobor wrote:
rick wrote:
lil 200 i just restored.. so cute.



holy cow!!!
this is very rare... I guess even more rare than the easel, am I right?
I love small buchla systems...


considerably
Shasta Cults
thats the only pic i have available..

the 237 has a mono output section with Pressure AND Velocity (pretty sophisticated for 1971) also a 3 voice poly section with rotational logic and key velocity.. the 6 key section is a small 2nd "keyboard" each key has a pot for tuning and a pulse out.. there is a tuned output for this section as well as a global pulse out.
cbm
The Buchla.com historical section says this:

Quote:
* Polyphonic * Velocity Sensitive * Pressure Sensitive

These keyboards provide the musician with the means to achieve direct expressive control of the Electric Music Box's many voltage-controlled parameters.

Model 237 (pictured) has 37 keys (3 octave) and 3 voice polyphonic outputs; Model 238 has 61 keys (5 octaves) and 4 voice polyphonic outputs. built-in processor allows polyphonic output voltages to be transposed or modulated by applied signals and control voltages.

Both models feature velocity and pressure outputs. Velocity output voltages are proportional to initial striking force; pressure outputs are actuated by applying pressure at bottom of key travel.

Key voltage outputs are equal interval -- any equal-tempered scale may be readily tuned with the processing and offset controls built into Electric Music Box oscillators. (Keyboard model 238 can produce any 12-note scale with the help of a Model 246 programmed voltage source)

A separate 6-note, tuned voltage source with individual pulse outputs (useful for presets and event initiations) is incorporated in both models. Model 238 includes a digital output for interfacing with digital computers.
sanders
Is there an output panel on the back of these or is just wood?
cbm
rick wrote:
thats the only pic i have available.

Are you forgetting this one from http://www.electricmusicbox.com/ :
Shasta Cults
oh yea that one too.. i thought he meant the 101
sanders
Rick-- or anyone who has seen firsthand one of these lil' 200s-- is there anything at all on the back? Or is it just a plain wooden panel? Im just curious-- it seems like a good place for an output panel. Wish there was a photo.
Shasta Cults
just a supply
7thDanSound
A couple of pics of my system as it evolved during the last few months







renzo
very cool!!

so...you now have a 12 & 18 cabinet

smooth thumbs up
7thDanSound
Oh no, just the 18 on that last picture, I traded the 12 for it. Both would be w00t
mike sheridan
Wauw! SlayerBadger!
7thDanSound
Thanks Mr. Green
djangosfire
Nice 7thDanSound - you're hooked obviously Dead Banana
b3nsf
looking good! big studio by the looks of it! NICE! 8_)
Jim's computer beats
Here's 3 crayola rainbow colored pictures of my Serge system :







nanners
Soviet Space Child
Very cool! Animoo + Sequencer?
Jim's computer beats
Soviet Space Child wrote:
Very cool! Animoo + Sequencer?


Yep! 8_)
MechaSeb
Jim's computer beats wrote:
Soviet Space Child wrote:
Very cool! Animoo + Sequencer?


Yep! 8_)


Nice choice of panels and nice pictures JM ! I didn't know anything about your plan to get the Seq Panel ! thumbs up
Soviet Space Child
Jim's computer beats wrote:
Soviet Space Child wrote:
Very cool! Animoo + Sequencer?


Yep! 8_)


How are you liking that combo? I've been mulling over which panel to get to compliment my Animal for a solid year now, and the Sequencer has always been at the top of my list. I'm being very indecisive though. Did you weigh any other options before taking that plunge?
Jim's computer beats
Soviet Space Child wrote:
Jim's computer beats wrote:
Soviet Space Child wrote:
Very cool! Animoo + Sequencer?


Yep! 8_)


How are you liking that combo? I've been mulling over which panel to get to compliment my Animal for a solid year now, and the Sequencer has always been at the top of my list. I'm being very indecisive though. Did you weigh any other options before taking that plunge?


I received the Animoo (my first panel) at the end of August. As a second panel, I was thinking about getting a CV panel, blue or red, not sure which, and was planning to get the Sequencer as a third since I could sequence already with other gear. The CV were attractive because I felt that I needed more Transiant generators and modulation sources. But when I called Rex a couple of weeks ago, he suggested that I'd be better with the Sequencer as a second panel instead, so I bought that. I don't regret a tiny bit getting that panel as a second. I was often using one half of my DTG as a clock on the Animoo, but there are two dedicated clocks (which can do much more) on the Sequencer panel, and many possible ways to play with those clocks using all the other function blocks. So since I got it, I don't use my DTG as clocks anymore, but for modulation, enveloppes, etc.

It's an amazing combo, IMO. But I'm into semi chaotic sequences and like to mix stable, unstable and random clocks, make poly-rhythms, etc., so I'm having a blast. Even if the two sequencers are 4 steps and 8 steps, it's entirely possible to get sequences going that are more than 8 steps by using the xfader, clock divider and both sequencers for example. The choice of function blocks on this panel is very well thought out.

Ultimately, it comes down to what you want to achieve with your system, how you want to interact with it, and how big a system you want in the long term.
bartlebooth
just received a pair of nice walnut cases from matthew goike:
b3nsf
LOVELY love <3 <3 <3 thumbs up
djangosfire
bartlebooth wrote:
just received a pair of nice walnut cases from matthew goike:


BEAUTIFUL!
nanotone
bartlebooth wrote:
just received a pair of nice walnut cases from matthew goike:

Wow, this is the far most beautiful Serge system I have ever seen. applause we're not worthy MY ASS IS BLEEDING eek!
franzschuier
bartlebooth

we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy

The mighty serge!
Muff Wiggler
3/7ths of an almost completed system:



(cross-posted from the BugBrand forum)
Low-Gain
Muff Wiggler wrote:
3/7ths of an almost completed system:



(cross-posted from the BugBrand forum)
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andrewF
its got nanas



crossposted from diy
Rod Serling Fan Club
Nice work andrew. What gives your panels that glittery appearance? My daughter probably wishes my synths had purple knobs and glittery panels.
andrewF
cheers
it is just raw brushed aluminium - 1000s of scratches
Means you never have to worry about scratching your panel hihi its already done and any more will just add character.
The upper (Seq) panel got a coat of clear sealant. after I told the guy who makes these for me, he said 'don't bother'. The metal oxidises to form a sealed layer a few microns thick.
Guess time will tell if it fades, i don't care; i like the 'industrial' look.
Rod Serling Fan Club
I just got an old pickleinn m-odule panel that appears to be done in a similar fashion. It has a duller appearance but I imagine camera flash might make it look like that.
MechaSeb
bartlebooth wrote:
just received a pair of nice walnut cases from matthew goike:


screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo
Jim's computer beats
Nice Serge, Bartlebooth! Rockin' Banana!
simian
first post here... may as well be a crappy phone photointroduction.
valis
Welcome! It's hard to take a bad picture of a Serge! Looks like fun!
parasitk
I took some macro shots of my Modcan last night. You can see them here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/parasitk/archives/date-taken/2011/12/01/


quadrature morphase by parasitk, on Flickr
simian
valis wrote:
It's hard to take a bad picture of a Serge!

i'll try harder next time. hihi
7thDanSound
Those are some really cool shots parasitk!
dustytretch15
bartlebooth wrote:
just received a pair of nice walnut cases from matthew goike:

woah
That is probably the nicest system I have ever seen
One day, one day...
lightswitchlarry
Absolutely stunning. I'm just getting into modular gear, and euro racks. I'm a complete beginner, and i'm looking for some advice as to what to get first. Also where could I pick up thsoe stacked banana cables and jack. Thanks.
Soviet Space Child
lightswitchlarry wrote:
Absolutely stunning. I'm just getting into modular gear, and euro racks. I'm a complete beginner, and i'm looking for some advice as to what to get first. Also where could I pick up thsoe stacked banana cables and jack. Thanks.


There are no Euro modules, aside from utility modules such as the Makenoise format jumbler, which come with banana jacks as standard. There are people out there, though, who will convert modules for you. Formats which include banana jacks as a standard are Serge, Modcan A, Bugbrand, and Buchla. You can order banana cables at http://www.testpath.com/
bartlebooth
dustytretch15 wrote:
bartlebooth wrote:
just received a pair of nice walnut cases from matthew goike:

woah
That is probably the nicest system I have ever seen
One day, one day...


Thanks, I'm finding that these goikes cases are really nice in terms of ergonomics, especially having shorter cable runs. before i had things spread out in 3 vertical racks and this is just so much easier to work with.
dar303
Here are a group of tired friend in for a spa treatment and som spare parts at my workshop smile
nrdvrgr
Hmmm... I´ve seen that 200e in the middle recently wink

(tack för postservicen! / Henrik)
A Dingleberry Monstrosity
dar303 wrote:
Here are a group of tired friend in for a spa treatment and som spare parts at my workshop smile


eek! w00t we're not worthy
Low-Gain

Yay!
djangosfire
Doctorin' the Tardis
dan_p
^ hey Adam, whats the module bottom right? Looks like a trigger/gate sequencer.
tailwagger
B-B-B-B-B-B-B-oooooo-kkkkkk-lalalalalalalalala-ahhhhhhhhaaaaaa.


I feel good ............
djangosfire
dan_p wrote:
^ hey Adam, whats the module bottom right? Looks like a trigger/gate sequencer.


Model 243v Programmable Pulser made by Mark Verbos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/markverbos/491802838/

Yep, pretty much a gate/trigger sequencer smile
lutoslawski
what a nice little system!!



rick wrote:
Tobor wrote:
rick wrote:
lil 200 i just restored.. so cute.



holy cow!!!
this is very rare... I guess even more rare than the easel, am I right?
I love small buchla systems...


considerably
[/quote]
Tobor
djangosfire wrote:
@dar303 - wonderful picture we're not worthy we're not worthy

@Low-Gain - That Bug system is PRIMO SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! w00t w00t
. . . I have a feeling that as your BugBrand grew as my Buchla Grew smile

OK, someone was asking what my current Buchla looks like . . here ya go:



wow neat!
Tobor
dar303 wrote:
Here are a group of tired friend in for a spa treatment and som spare parts at my workshop smile



would it be possible to see/hear some Easel action?
there are so few vids about it..
Parallel Worlds
my Metalbox/CGS, mostly bananafied, modular, that i see as a helper/extension of my Serge... :
Parallel Worlds
and since there is no thread for EMS photos (but EMS is included in this general topic and this vcs3 has 2 banana inputs...) :
nanotone
Here are some pictures showing my current Serge setup with the new fantastic wood panels made by Steffen "weedywhizz":





Bricks
love
weedywhizz
nanotone wrote:
Here are some pictures showing my current Serge setup with the new fantastic wood panels made by Steffen "weedywhizz":







thumbs up

Do you mind when I hijack 1-2 pics for my BST thread ?

Keep On Rockin' Banana!
franzschuier
nanotone wrote:
Here are some pictures showing my current Serge setup with the new fantastic wood panels made by Steffen "weedywhizz"


TOLL applause
Kent
djangosfire wrote:




Django,

I'm wondering why you have your 223e right next to the Touchplate and away from the oscillators. Isn't it a drag (pun!) to have the banana cables traipsing across the Touchplate and 1/2 the system in order to get to the oscillators? Wouldn't it be more convenient to have the 223e more centrally located?
djangosfire
@nanotone & @weedywhiz - STUNNING work/system ..... one of the best I've seen so far IMHO we're not worthy we're not worthy

Kent wrote:

Django,

I'm wondering why you have your 223e right next to the Touchplate and away from the oscillators. Isn't it a drag (pun!) to have the banana cables traipsing across the Touchplate and 1/2 the system in order to get to the oscillators? Wouldn't it be more convenient to have the 223e more centrally located?


Good points - I'm still working out my personal fav arrangement. I don't mind the patch cords over the Touchplate.... but I hate that flat ribbon cable hanging out the back when the 223e module is in a different boat. I'll probably put the 243v up a row (and the 291e etc), then put the KIP back on the right w/the 223e module on the lower left side. I do really like having the VCO's in the second boat . Always open to suggestions and comments 8_)
Minimoog56
Just placing the 223e module to the left of the touch surface would tidy things up a bit. Also shift all the osc together to the left side of row 2; 250e 4th row upper left corner with CV and 266e directly between the 250e and osc on the 3rd row. That gives a nice cv and pulse flow from top to bottom and audio left to right.
7thDanSound
Adam, am I blind or do you keep your 259e somewhere else? Or don't you have one?
astroschnautzer
nanotone wrote:
Here are some pictures showing my current Serge setup with the new fantastic wood panels made by Steffen "weedywhizz":





beautiful!
djangosfire
Minimoog56 wrote:
Just placing the 223e module to the left of the touch surface would tidy things up a bit. Also shift all the osc together to the left side of row 2; 250e 4th row upper left corner with CV and 266e directly between the 250e and osc on the 3rd row. That gives a nice cv and pulse flow from top to bottom and audio left to right.


I might shift the 261e far left lower below the 258v's . . . in fact, I think having all the Verbos in the second row makes sense aesthetically (yea, I'm simple like that hihi )

Hey Niklas, you're not blind . . . I had to sacrifice the 259e to help fund a Serge system that I'm building up Dead Banana . . . . . although, I'm considering placing an order for that new analog VCO that Mark V is working on (262V I believe).
xart
7thDanSound
djangosfire wrote:
Hey Niklas, you're not blind . . . I had to sacrifice the 259e to help fund a Serge system that I'm building up Dead Banana . . . . . although, I'm considering placing an order for that new analog VCO that Mark V is working on (262V I believe).


Cool! Some more info on that 262v? Have I missed a thread?
djangosfire
7thDanSound wrote:
Cool! Some more info on that 262v? Have I missed a thread?


https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43918

w00t w00t
Kent
In response to xart's posting of Modcan A pr0n:

Modcan A is still the only format that gets me all in a tizzy like Buchla. Sexiest shit out there.
SunSpots
xart wrote:


rackin the A up is sexy. Gonna have to do that with the next 12U, maybe ditch the box for the first 12 too...

What the hell is that interesting box in the middle of rack bottom left?
mike sheridan
My buchla grew a little today!
eben1000uk
heres my collection of Buchla, EMS and Serge:

dolma84
eben1000uk wrote:
heres my collection of Buchla, EMS and Serge:

[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/50940050@N02/6553361773/[/img]


WOW!
Reality Checkpoint
eben1000uk wrote:
heres my collection of Buchla, EMS and Serge:

[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/50940050@N02/6553361773/[/img]


Would love to hear some sound files of all this playing together!
MechaSeb
Electric bed twisted
Bricks
Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana
djangosfire
MechaSeb wrote:
Electric bed twisted





Nice 8_)
renzo
yay....cool stuff here smile
djangosfire
Doctorin' the Tardis
ether^ra
My studio now includes a Serge Animal along with my Creature/Seq A and my trusty Buchla 200e...looking forward to adventurous patching and tweaking!!!...John
http://etherra.blogspot.com/

MechaSeb
thumbs up
Rod Serling Fan Club
tragedybysyntax
Beginnings of my Bugbrand twisted
KNYST
It's peanut butter jelly time! december has been good in this thread! nanners

thanks everyone for posting Guinness ftw!
nrdvrgr
"Stage 1" of my Buchla is now complete:

djangosfire
nrdvrgr wrote:
"Stage 1" of my Buchla is now complete:



Killer 12 space setup @nrdvgr . . . damn near perfect!
nrdvrgr
Thanks! Yeah, as a starter system it is great... thinking of adding a 250e, 261e, P/R and maybe 285e when finances allow. That is damn near perfection to me...
PF
nrdvrgr wrote:
"Stage 1" of my Buchla is now complete:



He he, you need a new case soon..... I just know that my dear brother....
dkcg
Ah. you got the brass "latches". I like how the brass looks. Looks classier than the rubber/plastic latches to me.
nrdvrgr
Yes, it really adds a "classic" touch to it. Looks more like furniture.

@PF: Yes, probably... you know me too well, hahaha.
7thDanSound
If you get another case nordvrgr, I'll have to get one too to keep up in the challenge of the biggest Buchla in the country! lol So how's your OCD gonna handle getting a 250e and skewing the perfectly mounted modules? razz Jk of course, looking really good that one!
KNYST
The next Swedish modular meet will be even better now w00t
Muff Wiggler
literally just finished putting this all together, better pics and sounds and stuff later, gotta move some furniture and stuff now but OMG

Massive Thanks to Tom & everyone who supported me in making this happen. wtfomg I'm so excited.

Bricks
woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah

woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah woah
algorhythm
Wow! we're not worthy
MechaSeb
screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo
djangosfire
@Muff Wiggler = "King of the Bugs" . . . . hands down BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand! BugBrand!

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
nrdvrgr
Speechless.
BugBrand! we're not worthy applause
bartlebooth
Good god, it's the Fist of Bugs nanners It's peanut butter jelly time!
7thDanSound
What an incredible system Muff! Awesome! Can't wait to see it with the Wiard.
BugBrand
Can you see my gob? It is smacked...

So happy that this has finally become reality!
mono-poly
Jeez that's f*cking awesome!
Kent
Sweet Mother of Fuck!

eek!
Tobor
Muff Wiggler wrote:
literally just finished putting this all together, better pics and sounds and stuff later, gotta move some furniture and stuff now but OMG

Massive Thanks to Tom & everyone who supported me in making this happen. wtfomg I'm so excited.



woah
If you don't post a video of that monster I swear I will make you the hoodoo


congrats for the system! please let us hear and see.
Reality Checkpoint
Holy shit!

That is spectacular and wonderful.

Where did you get the case?
KNYST
Muff Wiggler wrote:
wtfomg I'm so excited.


BugBrand! Congrats! SlayerBadger!
A real beauty.

Obi Wan Kenobi wrote:

That is not a modular... that is a space station!
...or the modular to control all the modulars of the universe.
rezzn8r
woah
nanners nanners
Congrats, Mike
That loks like loads of fun!
Muff Wiggler
thanks guys! The case sides are custom from FPE

here's a couple of pics of my friend Paul having a go



Oxix52
Wow! That is an amazing system!

The Bugbrand looks pretty good too hihi

Really, I don't know what I would do if I had an amazing Bugbrand system AND an amazing Wiard system! You lucky guy!
Reese P. Dubin
While not quite as zany, I would say BugBrand is the Buchla of the future, as far as collector value goes.

F'n incredible
shred
Audio Resistance
What an incredible system. I am really jealous.

What I really find funny is that you took a picture in your laundry room with it. The first time I ever heard of Muff's forum was a picture of your Metasonix TM rig in a SKB mixer case. It was a picture of that rig in the same utility room!
dustytretch15
HOLY SHIT screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo screaming goo yo SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! It's peanut butter jelly time! nanners nanners nanners
franzschuier
Small but MIGHTY addition for my banana Rig...
Rob is tha man!

tragedybysyntax
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!! we're not worthy nanners we're not worthy nanners we're not worthy nanners we're not worthy nanners we're not worthy nanners
Tobor
franzschuier wrote:
Small but MIGHTY addition for my banana Rig...
Rob is tha man!



please vid!
djangosfire
franzschuier wrote:
Small but MIGHTY addition for my banana Rig...
Rob is tha man!



Cool box - I'd love to hear it... you should feature it in a vid smile
7thDanSound
Beautiful box Franz!
franzschuier
Very busy with other stuff at the moment and the blippoo is superdeep.
As soon as I feel confident enough and have the time ill do a vid.

It does work great with buchla and serge. With the buchla it needs some voltage scaling but nonetheless the sound corresponds very nice. I hope Rob will build a banana synth with some of his 5U Designs someday. He is like the european "Don Buchla".
tragedybysyntax
My small and modest Bug system as of the other night. Just installed the 2nd Delay in that top row so i was pretty excited! smile
I need to get my damn DIY done so I can post a pic of all the nana projects together but.... soon twisted
djangosfire
Doctorin' the Tardis
amnesia
wow! an old school yellow telephone...oh and your systems are OK too!
djangosfire
amnesia wrote:
wow! an old school yellow telephone...oh and your systems are OK too!


It's the "banana - phone" It's peanut butter jelly time! nanners
construct09
Nice pair!
phisynth








mike sheridan
beautiful! smile
mike sheridan
@phisynth - nice chair! smile
phisynth
heh, I know, had to compensate the lack of banana porn by something else in the pic d'oh!
MechaSeb
@Django
Perfect balanced system ! You Buchla is really sexy... Dead Banana
(want the same into a 15 space case)

@Phisynth
Nice picture & system. Remind me a lot of fun !
applause
DrOctave
phisynth wrote:










had to sell all his furniture but 2 chairs to buy this serge...
phisynth
DrOctave wrote:

had to sell all his furniture but 2 chairs to buy this serge...


...and hopefully bought it in a case with a handle because being now homeless...[is more]
xart


Oxix52
Beautiful cat!
Corbeau
Oh lawdy, the Serge-lust is seizing me...but I have no money...

*eyes MS-20*

Dead Banana
phisynth
the chair => not bad either w00t hihi
sascha.victoria
yeah, i noticed the chair too. thumbs up
Rod Serling Fan Club
My contribution to the serge eames thread:
megaohm
Rod Serling Fan Club wrote:
My contribution to the serge eames thread:


Everything in that picture looks so cool!
chair, rolling table, sculptures...oh yeah...the Serge and RxR are cool, too.
hihi

Is that a grenade with a face?
mike sheridan


i dig this!
phisynth
thumbs up It's peanut butter jelly time!
mike sheridan
caught the little fucker sneaking in to sit in the chair and listen to jazz... i think i have a skitzo system....
Rod Serling Fan Club
megaohm wrote:

Everything in that picture looks so cool!
chair, rolling table, sculptures...oh yeah...the Serge and RxR are cool, too.
hihi

Is that a grenade with a face?


Thanks - the grenade and other toys you see are Frank Kozik designs.
Tobor
Rod Serling Fan Club wrote:
My contribution to the serge eames thread:



lovely!
daindain
love the commodore 64! using Mssiah?
mike sheridan
i see a pattern revealing itself!
wyrtti
Oooh! The Tobor Disco chair!
ether^ra
Beautiful stuff...modern classics indeed!...John
http://etherra.blogspot.com/

Rod Serling Fan Club
I like it tobor and ether!
polyroy
I haven't checked this thread in a while and the last few pages have blown me away.

Muff - The Bug looks absolutely insane! Such a sweet case.

I'm digging the chair, reel to reel and banana photos as well.
Tobor
wyrtti wrote:
Oooh! The Tobor Disco chair!



yes indeed Guinness ftw!
Shasta Cults
my bitch

shred
love
djangosfire
rick wrote:
my bitch



Thanks for sharing that awesome picture! Beautiful instrument Rick Guinness ftw!

BTW - feel free to re-post that pic every day if you want smile
solaris
Tobor wrote:



si direbbe che hai un bell'appartamento!
when I was ~17/18 I lived with a friend who was totally into '60/'70 furniture and her BF was a "dealer" of that kind of things... ahhhh I miss that house - even if I can't complain today...
Shasta Cults
djangosfire wrote:

BTW - feel free to re-post that pic every day if you want smile


posted a pic of my "polysynth" yesterday not really for this thread but pretty nice.. set up at my friends studio for some recording sessions next week.. insane deep space exploration



Prophet 5 (midi) controlling PS3300 and VP330.. also midi'd.. audio clips to follow in the near future via Kranky records.
ether^ra
...a Gerrit Rietveld 1917 Rood Blauwe Stoel, Mr. Strange's Tome and my Serge system...HEAVEN!...John
http://etherra.blogspot.com/
solaris
rick wrote:
my bitch



you lucky man, why so rude with such a lovely cutie+?
:-)
nrdvrgr
This slowly but surely becoming a furniture catalogue. Bring back the bananas!
Shasta Cults
solaris wrote:

you lucky man, why so rude with such a lovely cutie+?
:-)


Your Buchla can own you or you can own your Buchla, I prefer the latter.
solaris
rick wrote:
solaris wrote:

you lucky man, why so rude with such a lovely cutie+?
:-)


Your Buchla can own you or you can own your Buchla, I prefer the latter.


ah, my pseudoromanticism makes me talk about sensual complicity and synchronized molecular oscillation (ooops)
solaris
nrdvrgr wrote:
This slowly but surely becoming a furniture catalogue. Bring back the bananas!

come on, show us your throne!
nrdvrgr
OK, since you asked for it... here is where it all happens:



It´s a Kinnarps... very fancy.
franzschuier
rick wrote:
my bitch



dont need no furniture with one of these.. MY ASS IS BLEEDING
Reese P. Dubin
My camera is missing, but picture my gig rig sitting in a very cat clawed super early Vladimir Kagan barrel chair. I'll shoot a snap for our furnture catalog soon...LOL
nrdvrgr
Snapped an arty-farty shot to commemorate the arrival of the 250e:

solaris
nrdvrgr wrote:
Snapped an arty-farty shot to commemorate the arrival of the 250e:



nice!
Tobor
rick wrote:
my bitch



Rick is there any chance to have a nice video illustrating the easel?
I think it would be a great asset for the community here wink
djangosfire
Tobor wrote:

Rick is there any chance to have a nice video illustrating the easel?
I think it would be a great asset for the community here wink


I agree! x 1000 This is fun!
Shasta Cults
i am not set up to do synth videos at this time.. only have an iphone 3G.. any nice pics i take are with borrowed SLRs. which i would love to get one day.
djangosfire
nrdvrgr wrote:
Snapped an arty-farty shot to commemorate the arrival of the 250e:



Awesome!! Guinness ftw! Guinness ftw! Guinness ftw!
MechaSeb
rick wrote:
my bitch



So porn ! woah
b3nsf
The PS2A knockin' down 5 panels easy!!! hihi
ether^ra
Five panels!!...so I can add another panel to my Creature/Seq A/Animal system? There's hope for complete financial destitution!!!
John
http://etherra.blogspot.com/
desess
Mmmm Bananas! Good luck with your destitution, it will be worth it! It's peanut butter jelly time!
richard
Settling back to into Berlin and reorganising the studio finally, aiming for a tighter, leaner, more patchable system. Here is where I am up to:







polyroy
Damn Richard, that's an amazing setup! Do you have any Euro left, or is it all gone to fund banana stuff?
ear ear
Richard, what's that Hordijk matrix thingie cosying up to the Serge?
richard
I've still got a couple of euro rows in a suitcase for a gigging/sofa/travel system but it won't fit on my table. The TKB/SWAMP also locks in to a case to be easily portable, as does the Bugbrand. In fact so does the Animal. Its taken me a couple of years to figure how to get a setup that does what I need, is elegant in the studio as well as adaptable for gigging.

The mixer is a Rob Hordijk buffered matrix mixer which I got to interface the blippoo and benjolin but it is also useful if I want to throw a guitar pedal or something in there or just for general interfacing/mixing/attenuating. Tom Bugs made me a bunch of jack/nana adapter cables and there are 4 grounded adaptors already built in to the Serge so interfacing everything with everything else while not quite as easy as a 100% nana system is still pretty easy. Will it would be if I had some cable racks and enough longer banana cables...

Needless to say, I'm delighted with it. It sounds really incredible but demos will have to wait. Tomorrow I will get my some of my outboard and digital stuff set up...
Kent
Left to right:

Michael, Don & one of our own Wigglers about to watch his paycheck disappear.



Yes, they had e-series balloons.
7thDanSound
The wood on the Skylab is amazingly cool cut.
Votek_Mendo
Yes it looks awesome!!!
Tobor
Amazing setup Richard, and I love love that red cases.
can I ask what is that nice little grey case at the bottom right of the first pic?
nanotone
richard wrote:
Settling back to into Berlin and reorganising the studio finally, aiming for a tighter, leaner, more patchable system. Here is where I am up to:

A really nice red Serge case you got. applause hmmm.....
cbm
Here's a picture of the Eardrill-heavy Buchla system that I'm taking to the Berkeley Modular meet tomorrow. A Pendulum/Ratchet and five ModuleModules.

renzo
awesome!!!
djangosfire
nanners KNOB CITY nanners cool!

cbm wrote:
Here's a picture of the Eardrill-heavy Buchla system that I'm taking to the Berkeley Modular meet tomorrow. A Pendulum/Ratchet and five ModuleModules.

prscrptn
^ Yum! Guinness ftw!
mike sheridan


my system has grown out of its 12 spacer!

eardrill modulemodule + vca, att, adsr - verbos 291, 261e & 210e coming in the mail over the next few weeks. - i am SO exited!
mike sheridan
att chris - your system is looking extreme!...
prscrptn
^ Verbos 291?
franzschuier
prscrptn wrote:
^ Verbos 291?
+1 hmmm.....
weedywhizz
franzschuier wrote:
prscrptn wrote:
^ Verbos 291?
+1 hmmm.....


Maybe the 291v Dual Bandpass Filter Mark made some time ago ?
weedywhizz
Here's a picture from a wiggler I made the Walnut cheeks for.

Bricks
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap
renzo
weedywhizz wrote:
Here's a picture from a wiggler I made the Walnut cheeks for.


das ist ja putzig

holy moly!
thumbs up
parasitk
fap fap fap...
MechaSeb
One of the most badass STS system i ever seen !

SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger!
Shasta Cults
Tobor wrote:
rick wrote:
my bitch



Rick is there any chance to have a nice video illustrating the easel?
I think it would be a great asset for the community here wink


I haven't had a chance to do any editing but just uploaded some raw recordings I've made with this easel over the last 6 years.

http://soundcloud.com/ava76
m0rb1d
amazing!
that 288 demo is absolutely mind warping!
we're not worthy
Shasta Cults


sounds here: http://soundcloud.com/ava76
mike sheridan
weedywhizz wrote:
franzschuier wrote:
prscrptn wrote:
^ Verbos 291?
+1 hmmm.....


Maybe the 291v Dual Bandpass Filter Mark made some time ago ?


oui!
solaris
rick wrote:
I haven't had a chance to do any editing but just uploaded some raw recordings I've made with this easel over the last 6 years.

http://soundcloud.com/ava76


Merci beaucoup Monsieur.
richard
Tobor wrote:
Amazing setup Richard, and I love love that red cases.
can I ask what is that nice little grey case at the bottom right of the first pic?


sorry just saw this. Its a sweet little Ray Wilson MFOS soundlab made for me by Alan McKerchar

better pic at the bottom of this page: http://richard-scott.net/research/modular-synthesizer/

I don't really need it anymore considering everything else but I do love it. I love the form of it, its really beautifully made and its battery powered so ideal for working outside or with dancers etc - things I never seem to do anymore!
richard
well fuck me, an easel!

Always gets the heart pumping a little faster. Simply the most perfectly beautiful synth ever made in my book
Tobor
Too bad that Buchla will never sell an easel replica like moog did with the mini. I mean ANALOG and SAME PANELS...
waah
Shasta Cults
Tobor wrote:
Too bad that Buchla will never sell an easel replica like moog did with the mini. I mean ANALOG and SAME PANELS...
waah


that's not what Buchla is all about. he develops new and sophisticated electronic instruments.. that's what the easel was in 1973, thats not what it is now...
sascha.victoria
rick wrote:
Tobor wrote:
Too bad that Buchla will never sell an easel replica like moog did with the mini. I mean ANALOG and SAME PANELS...
waah


that's not what Buchla is all about. he develops new and sophisticated electronic instruments.. that's what the easel was in 1973, thats not what it is now...


I agree with Rick but they were bought out...
nanotone
My Serge has been finished...













weedywhizz
nanotone wrote:
My Serge has been finished...
















woah woah woah woah woah Dead Banana

Awesome system my friend Mr. Green
richard
holy crap nantone, looks fantastic

I feel less bad about taking that nice red case from you now hihi
b3nsf
love love love love love love love woah
djangosfire
I say this all the time, but seriously . . . . @nanotone, that is one of the coolest looking Serge systems I've ever seen. WOW! Congrats on a wonderful instrument!!! An thank you for sharing Guinness ftw! Guinness ftw!
phisynth
wow...speechless...beautiful...

seems like you're the M-odule kind of guy...

The room looks a bit too small now, time to push the walls.

Btw, no Eames chair ? hihi
DonaldCrunk
last couple pages of this thread have just been a mindfuck. fantastic fantastic systems guys, buchla & serge both.
subterryanean
holy... holy... holy...

Both of those HUGE eight panel Serge systems are MIND BLOWING!


Richard - You're studio looks great! I'm also (extremely) jealous of you Hordjick trio, not to mention I don't think I've ever seen a Rob made Benjolin before. I really like the stuff you've put up on Vimeo, hope that you continue doing so. I'd love to see a Benjo + Blippoo dual, with some Moogers thrown, all talking via CV.
prscrptn
[nanotone] WOW! we're not worthy
bartlebooth
bananas and alligators - paperface serge and cocoquantus
sandyb
bartlebooth

that's gorgeous!

it looks like don's old system. did you buy it?
bartlebooth
thanks sandy! yeah it was don's, i had the great pleasure to meet him this week and spend some time in his studio then drove it back from atlanta. it was really interesting too hearing its history from don (it was originally made by carter thomas in serge's calarts class) and he also explained some of its pecularities. a few new modules to learn too like the peak and trough, separate positive and negative slews and the original envelope generator (which is more like a source of complex CVs than a traditional ADSR). but i was surprised how easy it was to get comfortable with it after only using modern STS stuff.
richard
beautiful bartlebooth. I would love to have a system like that one day!
construct09
Great panels
You are a lucky man!
djangosfire
bartlebooth wrote:
bananas and alligators - paperface serge and cocoquantus


@bartlebooth - you got it! Congrats on a wonderful system - I can't wait to possibly hear what you create using this classic beast w00t Guinness ftw! we're not worthy
bartlebooth
djangosfire wrote:
bartlebooth wrote:
bananas and alligators - paperface serge and cocoquantus


@bartlebooth - you got it! Congrats on a wonderful system - I can't wait to possibly hear what you create using this classic beast w00t Guinness ftw! we're not worthy


thanks alot guys. i plan on making a few demos of the older out-of-production modules in the near future. meanwhile the obligatory 'first 24-hour' recording is here: http://soundcloud.com/bartlebooth/hillbilly-necropsy
rastko
bartlebooth wrote:
bananas and alligators - paperface serge and cocoquantus


So beautiful !
I am happy you got it and wish you many many beautiful sounds.
I have been watching, listening and admiring that system for a long time.

And then the Cocoquantus.

have a nice day from -11 Geneva

rastko
franzschuier
bartlebooth wrote:
bananas and alligators - paperface serge and cocoquantus


Raw beauty. Really cool...
Minimoog56
hi bartle... can't wait to hear her live. BTW I Just ordered a cocoquantus as well... Thanks for the inspiration...
Fnord
Re racking stuff, most of my nanner gear is here.

bartlebooth
nice driscoll!
miditerranean
Very very nice, Mr Fnord!
MindMachine
Damn Fnord - a dual Klee. Just beautiful. If you have any audion snippets of those too makes together it would be nice to hear. Very interesting combo. SlayerBadger!
djangosfire
@ Fnord - very awesome! I'd love to try out some Driscol in person someday . . . thanks for sharing! w00t
Shasta Cults


someone recently said my Flickr was straight up porn.. here is the money shot for you Ben.
abendrot
OMG it's the delay!!! love
Would love to hear a demo.
KNYST
MY ASS IS BLEEDING those are not seen too often...
thanks for sharing!
subterryanean
Wow Bartlebooth, that is magical! Not to mention you seem to know how to really make some great sounds with the paperface, the clips on your soundcloud are beautiful. I'd love to see someday your collection of Ciat Lonbarde as well.

Fnord - Nice Discroll! I like to module selection.
nrdvrgr
@rick: The Quad Spatial Director joysticks must be the most beautiful ones I have ever seen! Thanks a lot for sharing some history!
Shasta Cults
abendrot wrote:
OMG it's the delay!!! love
Would love to hear a demo.


the one in the pic is the veroboard proto..it will not work, I am leery to mess with the first ever digital delay that was hand made by Buchla.. would rather leave it alone.

there are perhaps 3 or 4 later versions (3 that i know of) which use different chips and have real PCBs.. these work and sound pretty good.. very dark and gritty.. not in a good way to be honest.

The 277 was designed/assembled for a specific concert in 1972, and if i am not wrong i think the person who funded the performance owned the rights to this since they paid Don to design it.. hard to say... but this may be the reason they were not produced...

A couple years later Don used the delay circuit in the sophisticated 288 Time Domain Processor.. its a more advanced/interesting delay in my opinion.. still sounds super gritty... Don told me he didn't make those specifically cause he didn't think they sounded good enough... i know of 2 originals and there was some rumor of a blank "kit" that escaped.. who knows.

this is all information I've gathered, some of it fact, some of it assumption/opinion..best to be taken with this in mind.
abendrot
Your posts are like a lesson in Buchla history.

Thanks for your insights and your opinion. applause
Shasta Cults
abendrot wrote:
Your posts are like a lesson in Buchla history.

Thanks for your insights and your opinion. applause


like anything you read on the internet or in a book it should be taken with a grain of salt.. I've read A LOT of Buchla history which is either myth or someones faulty memory of what happened or a rehashing of a lie.. I try not to add to this but the more i learn about this stuff the more i realize how little fact I'll ever know
Bricks
Can't resist sharing this in my favorite bananapr0n thread..!

It was a one-off test build.. more info in this post

nrdvrgr
Looks so damn sexy Bricks. I just would not know how to use it, hahaha.

Here´s my little banana-nest:


...just one last module (read oscillator), then I am done.

(and ready for a new case of course)
7thDanSound
Looking good all!

Nrdvrgr, you got a couple of MM slots to fill too wink
mike sheridan
7thDanSound - how does your system look now? You upgraded to a 18WLS not so long ago right?
nrdvrgr
7thDanSound wrote:

Nrdvrgr, you got a couple of MM slots to fill too wink


Taken care of, waiting for mail to arrive... wink
DrOctave
here we go done for now

weedywhizz
DrOctave wrote:
here we go done for now



eek! eek! eek!

You need some of these:




Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
renzo
weedywhizz wrote:
DrOctave wrote:
here we go done for now



eek! eek! eek!

You need some of these:




Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green


I guess he does.
DrOctave
but i cant have 2 of those upright wood cases in my car when i drive back and forth from Pa- NJ
weedywhizz
DrOctave wrote:
but i cant have 2 of those upright wood cases in my car when i drive back and forth from Pa- NJ


I can give you the exact measurements if you like to check the fit thumbs up
weedywhizz
weedywhizz wrote:
DrOctave wrote:
here we go done for now



eek! eek! eek!

You need some of these:



Thanks to nanotone for the picture thumbs up
Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green


Sorry for the doublepost. Just wanted to add props to nanotone for the picture w00t
m0rb1d
nrdvrgr wrote:
Looks so damn sexy Bricks. I just would not know how to use it, hahaha.

Here´s my little banana-nest:


...just one last module (read oscillator), then I am done.

(and ready for a new case of course)

dude you have an oblivion gate behind your buchla zombie
nrdvrgr
m0rb1d wrote:

dude you have an oblivion gate behind your buchla zombie


...painted by my 5 year old son. we're not worthy
subterryanean
is that a modified Anti-Osc behind the grey panel?
noobyscooby
Here he come...naked as a jaybird



SERGE

TKB
Quadslope/Mayhem
Triple Osc/Stereo Mixer
Blue Voice (Variable Slope Filter instead of second PVCO)

MODCAN

Zeroscillator
Oscillator 01A
Cyndustries Sub Mux Deluxe
Quad LFO 61a
Cyndustries Mix Six

Moog 904a Filter 44a
Cyndustries Synthacon Filter
Cyndustries Quad Bandpass Filter
Cyndustries Quad Lowpass Gates
Analog Frequency Shifter 39a
Formatted Blacet Time Machine
VCA/Panner 21a

Cyndustries 4 Channel Analog Switch
Cyndustries Burst Generator
Cyndustries Staircase Comparator
Cyndustries Gated Comparator
Cyndustries Dual ADSR
Cyndustries Gate Sequencer

+ Interface 25a (modded with 1/8" jacks in the middle in addition to 1/4"/banana jacks) and Processor 08a in five space Modcan A skiff (probably will finish with CV Recorder and Miniwave)

DIY MODULAR I BOUGHT FROM CHILE (MY FIRST MODULAR)

2 x VCO1
2 x Audio Mixer
2 Pole Multimode Filter
4 Pole Moog Filter
Dual VCA

MIDI/CV
Ring Mod/Noise/Sample & Hold
LFO
VC LFO
Dual Envelopes
Dual Transients
VC Phaser

Pin Matrix
Dual Waveshaper
Digital Noise/Digital Ring Mod
VCO2 "Serge" VCO
8 Step Sequencer
VC "Trapezoid" ADSR

Soundcraft Sprit Pro Tracker as submixer to interface






bartlebooth
@ noobyscooby: holy crap that's a great system! how high is it to the top panel?
noobyscooby
Of the Serge or the DIY? The DIY is about three feet high and then the TKB and submixer are on top of it, the Serge/Modcan is about 5.5 feet.

There's 3U (maybe for one little rack of euro one day) in between the top of the Serge and then the rest to the top of the rack is analog drum synths (Tama TS305, Tama TS204, Pearl SC40 w/Rane SM82 submixer)
Robert McLeod
noobyscooby wrote:
Here he come...naked as a jaybird


That rack is beyond gorgeous, and I approve of the Rane submixers, I do it that way too 8_) FWIW you are possibly my nearest Modcan 'neighbour', in terms of Canadian distances. Howdy.
BananaPlug
As long as we're trotting out Modcan pix...
KNYST
Lovely photo and track! This is fun!
Bricks
@noobyscooby & @bananaplug - I am in a banana coma love love

that sequencer programmer shot is totally sex

Prototype of a new hexagonal illucia / codebending instrument with bananas:




old pic of a protoype.. this thing fit in my pocket!


another old pic.. strange things grow in the patch garden!


one or two more pics of those here if you like those!
KNYST
beautiful gear w00t
whitewulfe
Holy hell noobyscooby, that is.... Gorgeous.
mike sheridan



weedywhizz
mike sheridan wrote: