Thomas Henry's Mega Percussion Synthesizer

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Thomas Henry's Mega Percussion Synthesizer

Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:14 pm

The boards for the MPS are in stock at Electro-Music!!!
Here is the thread about it:
http://www.electro-music.com/forum/view ... hp?t=21279
The buy page:
http://electro-music.com/catalog/produc ... cts_id/104
and Thomas Henry's page:
http://mypeoplepc.com/members/scottnoan ... /id34.html

I'm planning on doing a Frac or maybe even a 19" panel with one MPS, one CGS Cynare, and a CGS Dual Drum.
I think/hope that will have me mostly/completely sorted out for modular percussion...

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Post by parasitk » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:33 pm

I've been following that thread. So tempting! That, a CGS Cynare, and a Metalbox 8008 would make a sick drum kit.

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:40 pm

eek! What an fab device!
I just read through that thread, and I'm afraid I'd end up wanting 4 or 6 of them... which means even Tom Bugs' tiny gorgeous panels would be facing a bit of a space issue in my portable rig... :-(

I personally think the MPS is the most flexible of all the drum synth modules I've seen, and I think flexibility should be key in a modular rig.

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:15 pm

I personally think the MPS is the most flexible of all the drum synth modules I've seen, and I think flexibility should be key in a modular rig.
True, true, but at 19-22 knobs I don't think I can afford the panel space for more than one.
At least not until I get some backlog cleared out and really know just how monstrous the system is going to be.

Some people say they are ordering 8 of them.
Those folks must have tons of studio space.

This Bass ++ Drum Voice looks pretty sweet too.
http://mypeoplepc.com/members/scottnoan ... /id28.html
http://www.electro-music.com/forum/view ... hp?t=28406
If a pcb were to become available it might even trump the 8008.

I think these UD-1 boards and kits are still available too.
http://www.electro-music.com/forum/view ... highlight=

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Post by Luka » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:35 pm

there is also the SDS3 boards on e-m

im going to do 2 MPS + 4 SDS3 with the MIDIbox 808 Seq
I just hope the MPS doesnt sell out soon so i can buy two

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Post by Kwote » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:05 pm

i think it's pretty cool but the 8008 and CGS stuff is enough for my tastes.

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Post by neandrewthal » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:49 am

I snatched up 2 :sb:

I was originally planning a whole percussion synth out of these, but again at 19-22 knobs a pop I thought it was overkill for making simple sounds. Now I'm going for a compact setup of dedicated drum modules with these as the icing on the cake :guinness:
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Post by BugBrand » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:33 am

I'd certainly agree on the power vs panel space -- I don't keep the MPS in my main case (the portable case), but the power is amazing!
Great to see it out now!

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Post by scozbor » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:36 am

looks/sounds awesome!!

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