INTEREST CHECK- bubblesound modules for frac

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INTEREST CHECK- bubblesound modules for frac

Post by synthcube » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:29 pm

Planning a run of 5u bubblesound modules in collaboration with David... We would very much like to do frac versions too, and welcome your thoughts and feedback

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Post by xpando » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:04 pm

i'd like to see frac versions :yay: especially the vcob, ulfo and sem20.

how about some blue panels? :tu: and bananas of course.. :nana:
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Post by xpando » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:57 pm

bump for potential new frac modules. :sb:

c'mon frac users.. this is a chance to make a few new modules happen. im all for it.
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Post by fluxmonkey » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:09 pm

i'm interested. particularly th sem20, frac in general lacks the variety of filter types available in other formats.
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Post by Kyhotay » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:45 pm

Hell, yeh! The SEM 20 and uLFO look particularly tasty!

I'm also thinking Blue Lantern modules would look hot in Frac...
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Post by xpando » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:14 pm

Kyhotay wrote:I'm also thinking Blue Lantern modules would look hot in Frac...
im down for as many new frac options as possible but this thread is an interest check for Bubblesound so lets try to make this happen and maybe other manufacturers will notice that there is some demand for some new frac developments.
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Post by Kyhotay » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:01 pm

Amen to that!!

I have been adding Euro modules to my set up but if I had the choice between a module in Euro or Frac, I'd go with Frac every time. I prefer the layout and size over Euro. :yay:
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Post by Tubeampguy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:01 am

SeM20 and uLFO!
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Post by monstrinho » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:45 am

Any chance of banana frac versions? If not, would the jacks be panel mounted to allow for conversion to bananas?

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Post by speak_onion » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:17 pm

Cool, I'd be interested in the cvWS and probably eventually the uLFO.
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Post by Norman_Phay » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:24 pm

the waveshaper looks pretty good, I'd be interested in one of those, their other stuff I'm already covered for, functionally speaking.

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Post by synthcube » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:46 am

Thank everyone for the comments
David is supportive
We have draft designs being reviewed for all the bubblesound modules in frac.. Including the new quad vca :)
To simplify the builds, each module will use a jack/pot Daughterboard and a main PCB.
The daughter boards and panels will be set to accept standard 3.5mm jacks or bananas.
Panels will be traditional black, anodized finish/white etched lettering
(sorry, fans of blue!)
SeM20 is the likely first one out of the box.
Pricing TBD but not out of line with other similar modules. We will offer limited runs of full kits and assembled units.
David is finishing up all the builds for the euro release of the Qvca and hopefully after that, over to this.
We have a handful of other frac panels in the works, for example a few of the Barton circuits, Andrewf neuron/diff, am2140 filter, etc.

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Post by Norman_Phay » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:59 am

Blace panels that looked sort of blacet-ish without actually copying Blacet's look (IE similar layout for pots, sockets etc, similar panel finish) would be fantastic if possible.

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Post by xpando » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:57 pm

synthcube wrote:We have a handful of other frac panels in the works, for example a few of the Barton circuits, Andrewf neuron/diff, am2140 filter, etc.
nice :yay:

i would vote for another anodized color other than black. red, green, blue or natural would be sweet. all the frac modules are black except for Bugbrand. something different would be welcome over here. that being said, im just glad to see some new school frac on the horizon.
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Post by e-grad » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:16 pm

xpando wrote:i would vote for another anodized color other than black. red, green, blue or natural would be sweet.
Black panels sound so much better! :party:

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:46 pm

synthcube wrote: We will offer limited runs of full kits...

We have a handful of other frac panels in the works, for example a few of the Barton circuits, Andrewf neuron/diff, am2140 filter, etc.
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Post by monstrinho » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:50 am

Not as glamorous as some of the other Bubblesound modules, but I'd really like to see the lvl+rm in frac. I really need more utility modules in my frac system (inverters, offsets, DC coupled mixers, logic etc). I'd also put my vote in for the uLFO. Hope this happens, it would open up a lot of new options for the format.

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Post by e-grad » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:11 am

monstrinho wrote:I really need more utility modules in my frac system (inverters, offsets, DC coupled mixers...
Mixer/Processor and the rather recent Splitter/Buffer/Mixer.

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Post by numan7 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:38 am

Norman_Phay wrote:Blace panels that looked sort of blacet-ish without actually copying Blacet's look (IE similar layout for pots, sockets etc, similar panel finish) would be fantastic if possible.
:hihi: in other words, everything the same as b except for that horrid, horrid (in my opinion :eek:) font!

:tu: at any rate, i will definitely want some bubbLESOUND in my frac/:bugbrand: rig!!

:hmm: i wonder how hard it is to coat black panels w/ blue paint...

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Post by e-grad » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:31 pm

numan7 wrote:in other words, everything the same as b except for that horrid, horrid (in my opinion :eek:) font!
In theory, I agree: I would not dig the standard fond and would consider it plain wrong that any type of module has it's own second fond. However, in practice I dig it since you can easily tell one module from the other.

Horrid were those day when I had a rather huge Doepfer system with almost any module looks the same.

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Post by alesauskas » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:44 pm

I really need more utility modules in my frac system (inverters, offsets, DC coupled mixers, logic etc).
I agree with e-grad, the Mixer/Processor and Splitter/Buffer/Mixer are 2 of my most used modules. You can also use the Dual Linear VCA (which is DC coupled) as a mixer if you put in two inputs but only use the A out. I also just recently acquired the Analog Logic from Metalbox, love that module, very easy to get very dynamic modulation signals. AND I just saw that he sells the CGS-inspired matrix mixer as a kit, which is awesome.

All that aside, I would love to see some Bubblesound in Frac :nana:

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Post by synthcube » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:50 pm

monstrinho wrote:Not as glamorous as some of the other Bubblesound modules, but I'd really like to see the lvl+rm in frac. I really need more utility modules in my frac system (inverters, offsets, DC coupled mixers, logic etc). I'd also put my vote in for the uLFO. Hope this happens, it would open up a lot of new options for the format.
each of the existing bubblesound modules has a new frac counterpart coming :cloud:

and will be compatible with traditional jacks or bananas

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Post by monstrinho » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:43 am

synthcube wrote:
each of the existing bubblesound modules has a new frac counterpart coming :cloud:

and will be compatible with traditional jacks or bananas
You just made my day!!

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Post by Tubeampguy » Mon May 04, 2015 12:07 am

Bump for Bubblesound in FRAC!
Is this still going to happen?
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Post by dJ dAb » Mon May 04, 2015 9:10 am

I'm in!!!.... Agreed with post concerning use of Blacet layout. 3/4" pot / jack vertical spacing (6 holes top to bottom). My preferred layout too :guinness:
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