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by hox3d
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine
Replies: 66
Views: 4976

Re: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine

Glad you got it sorted!
Maybe old Excel version did not support .ods files (yet).

Happy building (and should you encounter any problem, don't hesitate to create a build thread)!
by hox3d
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine
Replies: 66
Views: 4976

Re: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine

Hey, What do you mean? It is an .ods file, so you'll need Libreoffice to open it: equivalent to Excel but in libre/open-source version. Should be available in all classic operating systems. I don't know if you can open it with other spreadsheet programs but I think it is supported by other programs ...
by hox3d
Mon May 24, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: New Prisim Circuits Paperface Panels
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: New Prisim Circuits Paperface Panels

Yeah, individual PCBs for each module would be interesting.
We could adapt it to LW panels directly!
by hox3d
Mon May 17, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Luxury nanners. Best High Class Plugs, Jacks, Cables for Banana Boats
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Luxury nanners. Best High Class Plugs, Jacks, Cables for Banana Boats

Not so recently, I came across Schutzinger gear. They have really nice banana plugs (rounded, great colors etc) but I've never seen them in real life. They also have some without colors. They are quite expensive though. Some products are available at RS. I wanted to test them for a while but they ar...
by hox3d
Sat May 15, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine
Replies: 66
Views: 4976

Re: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine

Never tried it but it should work. CD4XXX are able to handle +15V without any problem. If I understand Buchla well, there also the range of inputs/outputs. Triggers out are simple gates at +5V (so no Buchla-style gate/trigger thing) but it may work with some other Buchla modules? Should not be hard ...
by hox3d
Thu May 13, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine
Replies: 66
Views: 4976

Re: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine

Glad to see them finally available! It took quite some time but in the end, here they are. Thanks to synthcube for this. Hoping to see videos, pics or patches featuring Alan & Friends in a near future! EDIT: yes, what cygmu said. You'll need to design your own panel to accommodate it with Buchla for...
by hox3d
Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Trying to find an orange VCC Fresnel Lens..
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Trying to find an orange VCC Fresnel Lens..

Yes, AFAIK amber are the closest to orange you can have.
In addition to that, I use some orange-ish LEDs that give a nice warm color.
by hox3d
Sat May 01, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Datasheet pinout -- top or bottom view?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Datasheet pinout -- top or bottom view?

There's no such thing as "wasting time" when experimenting, but you already know that, right?
For instance, now you know a bit better how to read datasheets (so do I :hihi: ).
by hox3d
Sat May 01, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Datasheet pinout -- top or bottom view?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Datasheet pinout -- top or bottom view?

And what are you planning to do with that JFET, if I may ask?

;)

(secretly hoping for a new module)
by hox3d
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: State of Buchla-compatible world
Replies: 39
Views: 2620

Re: State of Buchla-compatible world

batchas wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:49 am
There was also the uStep by Intellijel as Module Module.
I had it aside for a long time and installed it recently. Very useful to gate the x0x I built, as it is possible to set the length of the gates.
Ah, nice! That's an oddity. Didn't even know that Intellijel did such things in the past!
by hox3d
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Current landscape of Serge/4U format cases
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: Current landscape of Serge/4U format cases

Did not know these, they do look nice.
Colors are amazing.

Cool to see a new source of boats, since DIYing them from Hammond cases is a bit... Well, let's say it is quite a process haha.
by hox3d
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: State of Buchla-compatible world
Replies: 39
Views: 2620

Re: State of Buchla-compatible world

Yeah, he did that as a first product and then decided to do his own format. The K4816 was also problematic for the company as it injected noise into the quiet ground. He ended up sending everyone a PCB on pigtails that removed the noise. I doubt that there was much in the way of profit left. He als...
by hox3d
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: State of Buchla-compatible world
Replies: 39
Views: 2620

Re: State of Buchla-compatible world

Also, there one sequencer from Kilpatrick Audio, the K4816.
It seems it was just a test in Buchla format, since they do not offer anything else in the format...
by hox3d
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Couple of LW 4U utility modules - open source
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Couple of LW 4U utility modules - open source

Great! Nice to see more and more new 4U modules.

By the way, I wonder about the number of people using 4U/LW. It seems there are more users but it may be me, is it increasing?
by hox3d
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: [4U/LW] Func, a simple multiplier
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: [4U/LW] Func, a simple multiplier

Many thanks for the kind words!
"Admirable" is a bit too much for such a simple circuit ahah.
by hox3d
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: [4U/LW] Func, a simple multiplier
Replies: 3
Views: 530

[4U/LW] Func, a simple multiplier

Hi there, So I just finished another module for LW format. It is quite basic, don't expect crazy or elegant circuitry. It is based on the AD633 analog multiplier, which I had around for quite some time ("borrowed" at school, eh). Only a bit of wiring is required (switch) but other than that, it is a...
by hox3d
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: The M.E.M.S Project module photos and info
Replies: 48
Views: 3947

Re: The M.E.M.S Project module photos and info

That is exactly what we are doing with all of our own screenprinted panels. The ones you see here are extra stock from Electric Music Store, and some prototype panels. All new panels we make will state "MEMS and Associates". By the way, are you planning an update on your website anytime soon? It's ...
by hox3d
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: I'm paralyzed by aesthetic choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1051

Re: I'm paralyzed by aesthetic choices

I wouldn't worry too much about knobs. That is maybe the easiest thing to swap if you ever want to change it. However, bananas colours are a tough choice. On my side I realized that no color scheme is universal: some modules look great in some schemes, while some others do not. So in the end I chose...
by hox3d
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Source of THC's Nested Vector Osc Joysticks?
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: Source of THC's Nested Vector Osc Joysticks?

The one up top and on THC's NVO is more like 90 degree travels. <--Which is what made it interesting. The joystick in the Euro Choices module also has 90 degree axes. Those are metal framed and I have a few. And can get more. Ah, I actually meant to ask the question here a while ago, but where do y...
by hox3d
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: v2164 linear VCA problem
Replies: 180
Views: 15491

Re: v2164 linear VCA problem

Ah, that's clever. I'm quite happy to discover many ways to multiply signals with the same chip: the previous one used selective mixing, but this one use phase-cancellation. That makes the circuit much simpler, of course, but I can't see any drawbacks compared to the "selective-mixing" one. Maybe th...
by hox3d
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: v2164 linear VCA problem
Replies: 180
Views: 15491

Re:

I've been reading this thread for 2 days, great stuff here! So, I'm trying to understand how to get a 4Q multiplier without using the (notoriously expensive) AD633. Maybe I'm just complicating things because it is really a stupid circuit, but I'd need 2 of them, so that's steep. I guess this is the ...
by hox3d
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 239
Views: 16023

Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Picard wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:07 pm
BA662DIY.jpg
My build of a BA662 clone based on the remarkable work of user @guest documented here.
A tiny pcb embedded in transparent epoxy resin. To be used in my 303 clone.
Wow, it looks so great ! Did you document the whole process (i.e especially with epoxy "casing" like that etc)?
by hox3d
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 239
Views: 16023

Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Oh, realized I forgot to show it here: a J. Haible Tau Phaser with a custom panel.
Graphics are more or less a rip-off of Random*Source graphics... But it's functional.
DSC_0042.JPG
It was built a long time ago but could not mount it in my 4U case!
by hox3d
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [4U] Outsie, a basic output utility
Replies: 27
Views: 1966

Re: [4U] Outsie, a basic output utility

I have to be honest: I simply copied the schematics from here and there, and I used it as a "logic block", without thinking too much. It is based on Small Signal Audio Design by Douglas Self, as mentioned by Haraldwerk's on his Headphones Output page. He mentions something called "multipath amplifie...
by hox3d
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Davies 19XX series: a size comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Davies 19XX series: a size comparison

Great reference and many thanks for doing this.Very nice to have a clean reference table, especially having a LW setup with slightly nasty and serge knob types. Yeah, that why I needed the sheet. I'd like to try those 1914 and 1922 series on the modules, but they seem harder to get. Some panel desi...

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