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

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

Post by synthcube » Tue May 11, 2021 5:43 pm

southphillysynths wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 5:06 pm
synthcube wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 3:43 pm
We are very excited to welcome hox3D and Alan and Friends to synthCube--- enjoy!!

https://synthcube.com/cart/phonemes-ala ... ds-rev-2-1
Any plans for complete kits?
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Re: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine

Post by Don T » Tue May 11, 2021 7:51 pm

@synthcube, is the panel that comes with this the size of a standard Buchla single-space panel?

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

Post by cygmu » Wed May 12, 2021 3:12 am

Don T wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 7:51 pm
@synthcube, is the panel that comes with this the size of a standard Buchla single-space panel?
I'm not synthcube but I have one so I can answer: no, it's 4" wide. Loudest Warning format goes in one-inch multiples. Specs are documented here: http://www.loudestwarning.co.uk/portfol ... lar-specs/

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

Post by hox3d » Thu May 13, 2021 3:39 am

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 format (and also circuitry tweaks)

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

Post by Brian2020 » Thu May 13, 2021 7:12 am

NeolithicElectrophones wrote:
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Awesome! Just ordered one of these and another Hollasynth scanner. Get 'em while they're hot, people!
I’m about to make the same order from SynthCube

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

Post by Pagoda-100 » Thu May 13, 2021 8:57 am

If this is in the wrong forum, sorry and please move / slap my wrist...
If anyone would be interested I'd like to have someone in the US build me one...

DM if of interest

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Post by synthcube » Thu May 13, 2021 9:05 am

Pagoda-100 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 8:57 am
If this is in the wrong forum, sorry and please move / slap my wrist...
If anyone would be interested I'd like to have someone in the US build me one...

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

Post by FatRocky » Thu May 13, 2021 5:47 pm

synthcube wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 5:43 pm
southphillysynths wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 5:06 pm
synthcube wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 3:43 pm
We are very excited to welcome hox3D and Alan and Friends to synthCube--- enjoy!!

https://synthcube.com/cart/phonemes-ala ... ds-rev-2-1
Any plans for complete kits?
Yes! Starting working the BOM this afternoon.

I'm IN for a full kit as well. 8-)

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

Post by exeterdown » Fri May 14, 2021 10:04 pm

I don't spend much time looking at Serge stuff, but this looks great.
I've never looked into the compatibility, but was wondering how easy a port this would be into Buchla?

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

Post by hox3d » Sat May 15, 2021 8:14 am

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 to modify it to reach any voltage in the +5/+10V range.
Noise source is not at line level for audio, so you'll need to tweak some values here and there to accommodate the module to this noise level. But it should be doable.
CV outputs are already in the [0 +10V] range, so it's fine, but the [-15V +15V] range will modify the scaling a bit (but nothing difficult).

Overall, not straightforward but not hard either, I think. Is there something I forgot about Buchla standards?

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

Post by Kenny Meinzinger » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:27 pm

The BOM file in Git Lab seems to be something other than a BOM. Thanks.

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

Post by hox3d » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:30 pm

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 such as excel and the OSX equivalent?

If you prefer I can export a .csv file from it.

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

Post by FatRocky » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:52 am

Hi
I live in a country where it's difficult to source components from a BOM. That's why i mostly buy full kits or buy prebuilt. Just asking if there is going to be a full kit one day ? or perhaps a built module?
Please don't say Charlie.... he seems to be very busy at this time as he's not answering ( and that is unusual from him) I hope is not something bad.

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

Post by synthcube » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:50 am

FatRocky wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:52 am
Hi
I live in a country where it's difficult to source components from a BOM. That's why i mostly buy full kits or buy prebuilt. Just asking if there is going to be a full kit one day ? or perhaps a built module?
Please don't say Charlie.... he seems to be very busy at this time as he's not answering ( and that is unusual from him) I hope is not something bad.

:tu:
we are working on a full kit for this awesome module :)
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Re: [4U/LW] Alan & Friends, a take on the Turing Machine

Post by FatRocky » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:12 pm

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

Post by Kenny Meinzinger » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:46 pm

Thanks hox3d. I found an older copy of Libreoffice to run on my older Mac. For some reason my Excel would have nothing to do with it.

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

Post by hox3d » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:02 am

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)!

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