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The Blacet Classic Rack

Post by cram1960 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:03 pm

I haven't seen any posts about this pre-configured system...any comments?

Blacet Classic Rack

Also, what about the Midiverter?

I am STRONGLY considering adding this set to my Kraftzwerg, now, then adding another empty frac rack to expand into with other stuff later.

thanks,

Craig (a new guy with his lonely Kraftzwerg).

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Post by rezzn8r » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:10 pm

blacet stuff is great! the vco sounds awsome! :sb:
just got a midiverter last week and I really like it!
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Post by DGTom » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:25 pm

1st thing you will notice is a massive jump in overall quality between MFB & Blacet; not to knock MFB, I love there stuff, but, Blacet build quality & cct. design is fucking crazy! You'll love it.

VCO = Best thing sliced bread (IMO of course, very subjective) based on the demos of the MFB VCO, I think it'll make a nice addition - great FM'ablity, VC Waveform.

The Filthy is pretty good (I'm not a fan of VCFs in general) - I liked the CV'able mode, you can get a pretty good VCA action out of it as well as some twisted sounds a normal VCF won't do.

EG1; nutso function generator! Love em to bits!! More CV inputs than most sane people need most of the time :D

The Dual Linear VCA is one of my favourite utility modules, VC mixer, VC Splitter, its great! I actually think the Mixer & Splitter in that set-up are a little redundant tbh, I'd prefer a Micro LFO & a 2nd Dual Linear VCA, but thats me.

This row would really expand the MFB unit into a pretty powerfull setup. My question; do you really need a 2nd MIDI/CV? granted the Blacet is more capable & with that rig you'd pretty much have a 2 mono synth set-up ready to roll. Get that 2nd rack tho :tu:

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Post by e-grad » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:58 pm

You can't ge wrong with Blacet!

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Post by cram1960 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:16 pm

DGTom wrote: This row would really expand the MFB unit into a pretty powerfull setup. My question; do you really need a 2nd MIDI/CV? granted the Blacet is more capable & with that rig you'd pretty much have a 2 mono synth set-up ready to roll. Get that 2nd rack tho :tu:

Well I'm really a MIDI guy, dabbling into modular/ CV for the first time. My main system functions via midi so I'd like that flexibility. I think it'll help me get immediate results, while still learning the modular side.

I have an very small MFB sequencer (Step64) which is both Midi and cv capable (4xCV out, 4xgate, plus full midi in/out).

But I am open to suggestions since I'm a baby at the mod/CV stuff. (And quite frankly, I don't really know what a lot of the modules actually do).

Also, I forgot to mention that my focus is on musical tones as opposed to noisical sounds.

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Post by DGTom » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:28 pm

Makes sense :D

There's lots of VCOs & EGs to trigger so another MIDI/CV wouldn't go unused, especially with keeping everything musical.

& my comment about not having the micro LFO is kind of moot tbh with the Dual LFO you've already got, whereas the Splitter / Mixer combo will expand your CV & modulation capabilities by giving you more control.

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Post by scozbor » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:38 pm

DO IT!!!!!! :sb:

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Post by cram1960 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:24 pm

scozbor wrote:DO IT!!!!!! :sb:
Giorgio Moroder better watch the f out! :mrgreen:

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Post by revmutt » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:47 pm

Blacet is always great. Even some of the seemingly utilitarian modules will pull some shit that just freaks you.
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Post by panda30y » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:08 pm

:yay:
Great to hear the support for Blacet, because he does make some fantastic modules. Everything is top notch, innovative, well designed, and very well priced.

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Post by werock » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:52 am

Good to see these positive comments about Blacet, as I'm starting a new small frac system, which will include plenty of Blacet stuff.

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Post by Cybananna » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:29 am

I agree, the Blacet stuff is great. I have both euro and frac with mostly Blacet. I recommend any Blacet stuff. :tu:

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Post by scozbor » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:48 am

revmutt wrote: Even some of the seemingly utilitarian modules will pull some shit that just freaks you.
i am constantly amazed at how multi-functional blacet modules are.

and i know the hexzone is going to blow my freaking socks off

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Post by cram1960 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:12 pm

Order placed! :chug:

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Post by rezzn8r » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:18 pm

congrats! :guinness: :party:
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Post by parasitk » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:18 pm

Awesome, congrats! Blacet stuff is great. I somewhat regret selling my Blacet VCO, but I'm pretty confident that one day I'll order a pair of kits and build 'em up, banana style, from scratch! :guinness:

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Post by Mood Organ » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:12 pm

Also not mentioned: Blacet customer service is astounding.

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Post by Kendall Station » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:59 pm

cram1960 wrote:Order placed! :chug:
Good to hear! you'll be *amazed* at the sounds you can get with that rack alone.

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Post by Kwote » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:25 pm

Yeah. +1 for Blacet. The Mini-Wave and Binary Zone in particular!
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