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All Music Easel expander cards

Post by search64 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:02 am

I don't think this post exists yet, so here goes.

Here are all Easel expander cards currently available (only commercially available, not homebrew):

Firstly, there are the regular program cards:
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The vintage version:
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Then there's this expander from Buchla, which I think was a prototype?:
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The AUX Expander from Buchla:
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The digital program card from Buchla:
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Next up, the Portabellabz toolbox, BOB expander and perfBOB:
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Then there is the Ornament & Crime card from Northern Light Modular:
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We have the monstrous 416 Meta Expander:
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Please let me know if I've missed any, and I'll add them.
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Post by flabby » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:05 am

Easel 208 Toolbox. You can have it built or build it yourself.

http://www.portabellabz.be/toolbox.html#buy

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Post by search64 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:49 am

Yeah, that's already in there though :guinness:

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Post by flabby » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:51 am

HA! Completely missed that! Carry on..... :guinness:

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Post by papz » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:26 am

Both BOB expander and ToolBox have spots for custom optional features to best fit each one's needs and preferences.
The perfBOB has no own feature, it's meant to be 100% custom.
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Post by auxren » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:49 pm

I've got many more cards in the works, but, they will kind of be one trick ponies, but cheap.

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Post by search64 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:22 pm

auxren wrote:I've got many more cards in the works, but, they will kind of be one trick ponies, but cheap.
Care to expand on that? :mrgreen:

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Post by auxren » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:25 pm

search64 wrote:
auxren wrote:I've got many more cards in the works, but, they will kind of be one trick ponies, but cheap.
Care to expand on that? :mrgreen:
I don't want to spoil the surprise but it'll be fun. :D

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Post by captnapalm » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:26 pm

Don't forget the original (as posted on Magnus's page and originally provided by Kurt Kurasaki)

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Post by papz » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:49 pm

auxren wrote:I've got many more cards in the works, but, they will kind of be one trick ponies, but cheap.
This card could be considered the very first ToolBox "prototype", at this time I didn't plan to make it available but built a few for customers.

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With the mixer added :

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Post by search64 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Sorry Papz, but that is definitely too homebrew :razz:

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Post by ArguZ » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:18 pm

cardOC open face prototype to check things while its plugged in...

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Post by papz » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:57 pm

search64 wrote:Sorry Papz, but that is definitely too homebrew :razz:
:lol: Sure but I like this Mad Max look however.
It's still working though...
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Post by bemerritt » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:13 pm

auxren wrote:
search64 wrote:
auxren wrote:I've got many more cards in the works, but, they will kind of be one trick ponies, but cheap.
Care to expand on that? :mrgreen:
I don't want to spoil the surprise but it'll be fun. :D
How about a cheap, easy one to sync the pulser to external gear? :tu:

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Post by REcDeso12oi » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:20 am

bemerritt wrote:
auxren wrote:
search64 wrote:
auxren wrote:I've got many more cards in the works, but, they will kind of be one trick ponies, but cheap.
Care to expand on that? :mrgreen:
I don't want to spoil the surprise but it'll be fun. :D
How about a cheap, easy one to sync the pulser to external gear? :tu:
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Post by papz » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:46 am

A cheap easy pulser pulse in can be done with a common program card, or even with a connector like these
http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/Lot-5X-JAMM ... Sw9IpX1Y0V
https://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/Fingerboar ... xy1klRbS-9

The most straightforward way is connect via a 390k resistor the contact 16 of the 208's edge connector top row to a socket (if jack or minijack, connect ground to contact 2 of the bottom row) but this way the time the pulser stays on will depend on the incoming pulse or gate length, before it starts it's decay phase. No problem if synced with a short trigger but can be annoying with a longer gate signal. Then you want to add a gate to trigger converter, you'll find a simple one in the ToolBox's build notes, but there are other designs.
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Post by bemerritt » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:52 pm

thanks for that papz!

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Post by papz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:29 pm

You're welcome.
The CD4093 of the gate to trigger converter circuit in the ToolBox buildnotes needs power of course : +15V on pin 14 and 0V on pin 7, it's not mentioned because it's already powered on the ToolBox PCB.
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Post by sanders » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:45 am

do all of these expander cards work ok with the 208papz and 208r Easels?

Thanks for posting the link to the 56pin edge connector board; I've been trying to find a product like this, but all I could come up with was rather expensive Vector "PlugBoard" 4610.

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Re: All Music Easel expander cards

Post by karim » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:52 am

You can add :

portabellabz
The VCS3 Card for 208 / Music Easel under EMS Cornwall license
http://www.portabellabz.be/vcs3.html


northernlightmodular
CV Polymorpher – cardOC V2
https://northernlightmodular.com/produc ... el-cardoc/


Easel MIDI – Model cardEM
https://northernlightmodular.com/produc ... el-cardem/

tokyo-tape-music-center
DUAL SINE SAWTOOTH GENERATOR 158 CARD
http://tokyo-tape-music-center.xyz/prod ... -158-card/


VOLTAGE CONTROLLED FILTER MODEL 291 CARD
http://tokyo-tape-music-center.xyz/prod ... -291-card/

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Post by ArguZ » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:32 am

I still need to make those cardEM videos, i know... :cloud:
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Post by Brian2020 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:23 am

Tokyo Tape Music Center now has a Voltage Controlled Filter Model 291 Card on their website but it’s listed as sold out. The second demo sounds promising. Anyone heard anything about it?
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Post by bphenix » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:00 am

Brian2020 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:23 am
Tokyo Tape Music Center now has a Voltage Controlled Filter Model 291 Card on their website but it’s listed as sold out. The second demo sounds promising. Anyone heard anything about it?
I received the last 291 of the initial run and only played with it briefly. It is very well built and a nice addition to the sound palette.

I also received the 158 clone card and it is fantastic. The videos of the prototype card definitely demonstrate its robust sound. The final version adds features including an onboard mixer and, importantly, the frequency pot now acts as an offset in external mode. The build quality is superb.

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Post by Brian2020 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:18 pm


I received the last 291 of the initial run and only played with it briefly. It is very well built and a nice addition to the sound palette.

I also received the 158 clone card and it is fantastic. The videos of the prototype card definitely demonstrate its robust sound. The final version adds features including an onboard mixer and, importantly, the frequency pot now acts as an offset in external mode. The build quality is superb.
I was surprised that it was released so quietly. I only just happened to stumble across it by accident.
Hopefully there will be another run before too long.

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Post by Leoespejo » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:45 am

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