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by wsy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DX-style Operator (Thru-Zero FM/PM oscillator - FM Ogre)
Replies: 788
Views: 79373

Thanks very much @wsy and @TimoRozendal. I've discovered that one of the modules is very noisy/glitchy. I think the MCU pin connected to the LoFi switch may be floating, as the signal seems noisy (but not quite in the same way as the other module, in LoFi mode), and the LoFi switch has no effect. I...
by wsy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Every easel needs a rechargeable battery
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

That is one attractive nun. :love: Formalities aside, I would love to take the easel for a spin in the woods and whatnot. I have looked up 12v power banks and things of the sort at the usual go-to sites. I found a series of car battery starters and other options varying in stats and price. My gut t...
by wsy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Our answer to modular polyphony: Supercritical Synthesizers
Replies: 198
Views: 35443

Sounds lovely in the demo. "Supercritical"? "Demon Core"? I guess one could say the modular industry is.... ..... at a "Crossroads". Very tempting oscillator...technically. It's really a pity that it has a pentagram on its faceplate and a "demon core" because that way it s a no-go for me personally...
by wsy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DX-style Operator (Thru-Zero FM/PM oscillator - FM Ogre)
Replies: 788
Views: 79373

Hi sorry to resurrect this thread, and apologies if this probably rather stupid question has been answered above. I build a couple of the Euro version of this module from ModularAddict https://modularaddict.com/timo-wsynth-fmogre-pcbpanel . After rediscovering the modules after some time, I'm now n...
by wsy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog One is a fundamental revolution because linux
Replies: 104
Views: 9475

I got to have an extended play-date with one last week when I was in
Nashville (thanks, Vintage King!) and this synth is truly amazing.

It made me (no talent me, never bothers to actually practice) sound like
freakin' Vangelis.

I am not kidding.

I want one.

- Bill
by wsy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Qu-bit EON vs 2hp Sines vs 2hp VCO
Replies: 4
Views: 489

I've owned EON and found it unstable and dirty -- almost in a good way but less interesting than some others (Kermit for instance). However, replacing the EONs firmware with the QAO firmware turned it from "not worthwhile" to "actually useful". Full disclosure: I wrote the QAO firmware. = Bill
by wsy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Can´t decide - Rainmaker vs. Tapographic vs. EFFEXX
Replies: 18
Views: 1969

Just to make things more difficult, I got to play with both a Rainmaker and a Magneto.

Both were absolute loads of fun. Very different.

Check out the Magneto too.

- Bill
by wsy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel, 200e grounding?
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Easel, 200e grounding?

As you know I'm building a little expander boat for my Easel, I've heard that grounding can be an issue using seperate systems, especially the Easel and 200e modules. Could this be a potential problem? <<rimshot>> "I'll be here all week. Try the veal." - - - - - Actually, to answer your question, y...
by wsy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: what do you think of this oscilloscope?
Replies: 14
Views: 2015

Add OWON to your "look at these" list.

I have one (broke one, they replaced it with a *NEW* unit) and they are really sweet.

- Bill
by wsy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY project: 2 buttons one knob module - help appreciated
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Important Safety Tip: Have your outputs buffered with an op-amp with a 1Kohm resistor between the op-amp output pin and the feedback pickoff point. That does two things: 1) the 1Kohm resistor protects things should when you short the center pin to ground when inserting into a metal panel jack; 2) if...
by wsy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Mike has passed away.
Replies: 923
Views: 127741

To the living: All of the above is so true. Mike made a place in cyberspace that is possibly the most wonderful and giving on the planet. Hardcore musicians buddying up with hardcore engineers and treating each other as brothers. People giving help because they know that when they need help, it'll b...
by wsy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New SSL VCO ???
Replies: 25
Views: 4184

Keep the coarse "DC to Daylight" pot. It's darn handy.

Makes it easy to explore going from a slow LFO to near ultrasonic.

Much creative potential.

Octave switches can be handy (+-1, +-2, +-4) but please keep the knob!

- Bill
by wsy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Modular Addict has new vactrols?
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

No matter who you get vactrols from they will be difficult to assure their quality as there is so much variation on the photo cell side. My suggestion would be to buy a couple and see how you like them by putting them in the circuit without soldering them in. Either that or you can always make your...
by wsy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What can a Real Analog Synth Do That a Software Synth Can't?
Replies: 341
Views: 22921

What an analog synth can do that a digital (currently) cannot: process signals that lie outside the 22.1 /48/96 KHz audio bandwidth. And you say "but those aren't important acoustically".. And I point to my theremin and laugh... and laugh.... and laugh. </GlaDOS> There's a nontrivial amount of stuff...
by wsy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Something New from Doc Sketchy
Replies: 880
Views: 66184

I'm gonna be a mean tease on Dr. Sketchy..... and say there *IS* a way to do TZPM in
analog, and it uses less than 5 chip packages.

:hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

At least, so sez theory. SPICE confirmation to come when a round tuit rolls in.

- Bill
by wsy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Is a convolution module possible?
Replies: 172
Views: 23078

There's really several ways to go about this problem, and the best way is different depending on the inputs. If one or the other inputs is basically an impulse (or a few impulses, at various times) then the brute force implementation is often faster. Yeah, FFT is O(N log N) but if one input is only ...
by wsy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Best material for laser-cut Eurorack faceplates?
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

I'd say neither material is "good". Acrylic shatters (technically, it has bad crack propagation characteristics). Ply won't shatter but it tends to flex a lot. See if your library has a 3D printer. Load it with PLA filament, and design your faceplate with side ribs (kinda a minature version of the S...
by wsy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Volca Modular - I got one (review / compare with Easel).
Replies: 149
Views: 27129

I like the way they have ORANGE and BROWN as voltages... or are those
colored noise?

Anything else interesting, like clocking on the Space Out?

- Bill
by wsy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Why does Facebook bug me?
Replies: 41
Views: 6071

I started deleting my facebook app on my phone and it does feel so much better, might consider to delete my Facebook Account as well. Also don't tell anyone but tubes are ace. it will be our little secret. don't know why but I'm looking always for harmonics that remind me of acoustic instruments. S...
by wsy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Volca Modular - I got one (review / compare with Easel).
Replies: 149
Views: 27129

Anyone else experiencing some odd combination that disables the second LPG? Out of the box it appeared nonfunctional but some random patching woke it up eventually. Now a few days later it has gone dead again. I'm sure there is a particular signal path that will restore it. Just need to find it. Th...
by wsy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Is there a Casio Phase Distortion DIY option?
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Beat me to it... but yeah, an FM Ogre can do phase distortion.

- Bill
by wsy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Curved traces on PCBs, what software do you use?
Replies: 32
Views: 2815

Fritzing (free, open source) has Bezier curved traces if you want them, including fixed points and inflections. Handy in 2 places- where you want a 60's style aesthetic, or if you're doing microwave stuff. See below - Bill https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/5789_screenshot_20190303_133522_1....
by wsy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: EON - add quantizer, TZPM osc, SuperSaw, and arpeggiator
Replies: 58
Views: 4774

I wonder two things:

1) if the folks from Qu-Bit read this forum, and

2) if they want to go in and make something better.

If so, PM me and we can talk. :-)

- Bill
by wsy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: EON - add quantizer, TZPM osc, SuperSaw, and arpeggiator
Replies: 58
Views: 4774

I did it stand alone just for safety hehe and.....Damn its f***ing awesome! :hyper: I have just tried the n-mode and im already satisfied hehe its all worth it thank you very much! I also appreciate the commented source code i feel i can learn from it and maybe program something crazy :omg:. Please...
by wsy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: EON - add quantizer, TZPM osc, SuperSaw, and arpeggiator
Replies: 58
Views: 4774

awesome! thanks for sharing WSY, i just bought a used EON and was kinda disappointed with it. If i hack it maybe it can earn a spot in my rack :hihi: I just have one question, should I power de module while I'm flashing it? or it should be disconnected? thanks :tu: I... I... I don't know! It's been...

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