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QUAD SPATIAL DIRECTOR MODEL 204 (2nd Video Added)
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Author QUAD SPATIAL DIRECTOR MODEL 204 (2nd Video Added)

Votek_Mendo

Now that everything is payed, checked, cleaned, repaired, shipped, i can confess myself and announce that i'm the lucky winner of this amazing stunning module. hyper love 8_)

So, this module is from 1971, which means it was in the heart of the "black knob era". It wants +15, -15, +5, +24 and 2 grounds. The control voltage range at that time officially was 0-15 volts. The power connectors were black Cinch-Jones box connectors on individual chassis boxes that sat inside of a wooden cabinet.

A friend of mine have done away with all of that. It now will plug into a 200e or later 200 cabinet with an EDAC 10 pin edge connector and doesn't need a 24 volt line. The joysticks will put out roughly 0-12 volts and the CV inputs respond through their entire range from 0-10. This module will now plug and play in a 200e system. It actually was mostly working. The only issue was that the joysticks are optical. They have a lightbulb on the PCB and 4 photocells facing up around it. The joystick has a hole in the ball that reflects the light back from the bulb to the photocells, depending on where you lean it. It is a very slight difference between moves, physically. If one of the photocells is 1mm to any direction, the range will change. He was able to get the range proper by nudging them here and there. In other words, if one of them doesn't go all the way to 0 volts, it's a simple matter of pushing that one photocell toward the lightbulb more.

The module is on his way home and i should receive it this week. Will post more pictures and videos in action when i have the time.

What a beautiful module applause
IN amazing shape too! w00t

Enjoy the pictures.









Buchla 204 Quad Spacial Director Experiment

Here's a little video of a Buchla model 204 in action. The 4 joysticks are sending cv to a bunch of places and also routing the sounds to different effects. First little patch done with it. Not a very interesting patch, next one will be better. I just wanted to upload a quick video to show this module in action.



Buchla 204 Joysticks Behaviors

Small demonstration of the slew effect on voltages when using the joysticks on a Buchla model 204.
Also showing how you can affect the CV by touching the tip of the joysticks. Pretty cool I think, but that's me.




djangosfire

Congrats Steven Guinness ftw! Glad it made into "Wiggler Hands" w00t w00t w00t w00t

Enjoy! - Adam


Matos

Wow. Me know nothing bout dez bawdboyz, but hot damn dats purty. we're not worthy


infradead

its beautiful love

what does it do anyway hihi


abendrot

Congrats from me as well. What an amazing module. And thanks for
sharing the pictures. Cant wait for videos. A true wiggler. Or as a friend
of mine always says "sharing is caring" thumbs up


aethersprite

Didn't know about the photocells but loved the clear joysticks... Now: Whoa. woah

Congratulations thumbs up


BooleanYulian

Niiiice... quad cv PacMan smile

.. serieusement.. bravo Steve!!!


weinglas

Congratulations. This seems to be such a cool module we're not worthy


MechaSeb

Magnifique ! Félicitations thumbs up


Votek_Mendo

Adding the pictures from the Ebay Auction









Votek_Mendo

Info from Buchla website:

Voltage controlled quadraphonic distributor for determining the spatial location of sounds with pan pots or externally applied voltages. Monitor switches and voltage controlled attenuators are included.

The 204s features include:

4 electronically isolated 2-dimensional joysticks with output voltages proportional to lateral and vertical displacement. Generally used to control sound location, but may be used to control other parameters.

4 gain controls for signals applied to inputs. Control voltages may alternatively be used to control amplitude.

Control voltage inputs for defining positions of sounds. Increasing voltages move sounds from rear to front and from left to right. Voltages are generally (but not necessarily) derived from adjacent joystick outputs.

Monitor switches for use in conjunction with the Model 226 Quad Monitor Interface.


fluxivity

nice win, I didn't doubt that those would get into good hands. I'm glad its getting good use. I thought that any of those modules would make great centrepieces. I don't think buchla's get hung on the wall like old Strats.


stega

Cool that the joysticks will work for anything you want!

So I am guessing this is what you needed the cash for? wink


legionhwp

Interesting piece.

Do you know what the two blue bananas and white banana on the outside of the case are/were for? Are they dupes of something on the control panel itself or power thingies?

(power thingie being the technical term of course)


Votek_Mendo

stega wrote:
Cool that the joysticks will work for anything you want!

So I am guessing this is what you needed the cash for? wink


Part of this yes


daindain

can't wait to see it lit up...don't those joysticks light like little lightsabers?


sascha.victoria

I hope you kept the original 'box', parts, etc... While more the unit is exponentially more useful now there is something about this transformation that reminds me of refinishing a '58 Telecaster...


sascha.victoria

And congrats on the purchase. That is a sweet piece of usable history you have there.


Malekko

AWESOME!!!


Votek_Mendo

daindain wrote:
can't wait to see it lit up...don't those joysticks light like little lightsabers?


YES they will SlayerBadger!


Votek_Mendo

sascha.victoria wrote:
I hope you kept the original 'box', parts, etc... While more the unit is exponentially more useful now there is something about this transformation that reminds me of refinishing a '58 Telecaster...


YES for Sure! kept everything


jondent

Well done Steve.
The 204 looks amazing we're not worthy

I'm looking forward to seeing come videos soon.

Cheers, J
thumbs up It's motherfucking bacon yo Guinness ftw!


Peake

Totally sweet!


knobs.

videos!
SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger!


PF

Steven

Man, thats a module i want in my system...,.,

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