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Baby oakley completed - photo

Post by Pav » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:21 pm

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6U case & rails from allMetalParts
panels from Schaeffer
fpd files from Oakley (some module names shortened).

The midiDac panel ihas the most changes from the one posted
It has external cv and gate inputs for 3.5mm patch leads added , I laid out the leds vertically and moved midi sockets to the right.
Mults are passive at the moment but later might add active.

I had planned to go for the modern bare aluminium livery ..but decided ultimately that the classic look was deserved.

I paced myself to one module a week ..so 10 weeks approx to complete.
First wiggle of complete system today.

like to thank Tony again for his support. :hail:

Still have a question or two to ask the forum....like " the Drive pot on the DLF 904A ...when to use it, :despair:
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Post by terjewinther » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:06 am

Very nice! Congratulation on a good system!
You use the "drive" pot to subtly add soft overdrive, to get slightly more overtones/high frequencies, but it also changes the sound somewhat. It is not dramatically, it is more a fine shading of the sound, which is why you need a pot and not a switch, so you can choose the amount of change you want to dial in.

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Post by Synthbuilder » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:15 am

Good looking system.

What knobs are you using for the small knobs?

I'd be tempted to put the D-VCA in between the Multimix and the DLF instead of at the end. You can then use it as a mixer for the audio that goes to the filters. Maybe swap the ADSR with the VRG - and then the ADSR can be used a final VCA. But that's just me being a traditionalist VCO-VCF-VCA kinda guy...

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Post by Pav » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:50 am

terjewinther ..thanks for the advice on the drive knob, i hear the changes ..mostly at the ccw 6-11 oclock ..then past 12 it gets quiet ..so i suspect i must experiment with inputs and input levels. Its good to know it is working as it was designed to.


Tony ...hi, yes im using #17465 "BS Knob small" from Banzai (19mm)
they match #17466 " BS Knob large "

eljay gets the credit for picking parts ...I used his parts spreadsheet.

As to the best positions i had a shortlist of three arrangements to begin with and pondered for an hour over the best ..Ill try yours next iteration of moves. I think i chose well for a small starter system.
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Post by tvh » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Wow nice build! Looks sharp and I bet it sounds fantastic :bananaguitar:

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Post by aunderhi » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:55 pm

Congrats on the beautiful build. I am looking at doing something like this myself for my first modular setup. :)

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Post by pugix » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:43 am

Nice system! Sometimes I wish I could expand my 5U, MOTM format modular, which has a good number of Oakley modules. Alas, I've run out of room. Wish I had a pair of VRG. Still, I'm happy with my OMS-820s!
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Post by Schlumpfhut » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:48 am

pugix wrote:Nice system! Sometimes I wish I could expand my 5U, MOTM format modular, which has a good number of Oakley modules. Alas, I've run out of room. Wish I had a pair of VRG. Still, I'm happy with my OMS-820s!
Buy or build a new case? :mrgreen:

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Post by pugix » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:35 am

Schlumpfhut wrote:
pugix wrote:Nice system! Sometimes I wish I could expand my 5U, MOTM format modular, which has a good number of Oakley modules. Alas, I've run out of room. Wish I had a pair of VRG. Still, I'm happy with my OMS-820s!
Buy or build a new case? :mrgreen:
Buy or build a new house? :)
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Post by pugix » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:39 am

If someone would like to buy my two Oakley VC-ADSR-VCAs, I would have room to add some more Oakley! I ended up with too many ADSR modules, and these two don't get a lot of use.

http://pugix.com/synth/oakley-sound-sys ... c-adsrvca/
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Post by Pav » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:46 pm

Thanks for the recent posts.

Re http://pugix.com/synth/oakley-sound-sys ... c-adsrvca/

just visited -good read and a bonus your links to other user sites Listened to "quantising rings! for the complete 9 58 minutes :yay:

for fun - i thought i should show everyone my oakley eurorack build ..the sharpie scribble may have to go..its slapdash.
Oh on the left is a diy triple polar attenuator then the oakley ring mod , classic vca and overdrive.

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Post by Josef_K » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:07 am

Cool system :) were the modules hard to build? The oscillator specifically, what did you need to calibrate it and was it difficult? I'm thinking of planning a single-manufacturer modular with the possibility of DIY once I'm done with my 6U eurorack. Oakley seems to be one of the more interesting options, but the power-supply and perhaps also VCO:s might have to be factory-made since I'm quite new to DIY.

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Post by Pav » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:34 am

The build guides make these modules easy to build with basic soldering. The Psu and oscillator PCbs are neither more or less difficult. Go look at he build guides and read them twice over to get comfortable there are no gotchas you miss. These are rare but occasionally some components are not fitted or have alternatives. If you can afford to have the panels made for you using the templates provided that gives you the assurance it all comes together.

Calibration of Osc and what u need is described in the user guide for the Osc...You do not need expensive oscilloscope to get a reasonable calibration. I would not say mine is perfect, but it's fine for me..tracking over 88 note. Keyboard without hearing any off tuning.

That said ..buying 5u module is closer to the build cost of diy than my experience of Eurorack where diy is cheaper than build..I have 9u euro purchased over 2 years...but that is just a subjective viewpoint.

Good luck hope you do proceed and try 5U
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Post by Josef_K » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:22 am

Pav wrote:The build guides make these modules easy to build with basic soldering. The Psu and oscillator PCbs are neither more or less difficult. Go look at he build guides and read them twice over to get comfortable there are no gotchas you miss. These are rare but occasionally some components are not fitted or have alternatives. If you can afford to have the panels made for you using the templates provided that gives you the assurance it all comes together.

Calibration of Osc and what u need is described in the user guide for the Osc...You do not need expensive oscilloscope to get a reasonable calibration. I would not say mine is perfect, but it's fine for me..tracking over 88 note. Keyboard without hearing any off tuning.

That said ..buying 5u module is closer to the build cost of diy than my experience of Eurorack where diy is cheaper than build..I have 9u euro purchased over 2 years...but that is just a subjective viewpoint.

Good luck hope you do proceed and try 5U
Thanks for the info! Sounds like I could manage to learn how to build the whole thing then, but I'll have to think about if I really enjoy the building enough in itself if the price difference is even lower than in eurorack... maybe I'll just have krisp1 put together some modules for me instead.

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