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Change of attack. I'll be doing online collaborations with space rock and krautrock bands, so !!! Position closed for the audio generator operator. No live gigs or jams planned, too much lugging gear around. 
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Sequencer madness. 


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LIVE - real time. Using a tiny part of the system. Tangerine Dream, anyone ?

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I think I have enough case lighting for now. ;-)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2018 at 08:16
Lovely !
(I wish you don't get electrocuted while drooling  LOL)

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I think my bank manager wishes I did. ;-)

To build. 5 voltage controlled oscillators
4 eight step sequencers
Various other rubbish. ;-)

It's going to spill over into another case. The case is 450. Just the case and power supply. ;-)
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Latest pic. Another case planned.... ;-)


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Currently in the synth - 9 oscillators, four filters, 8 sequencers, etc etc. 

I'll be building some clock generators this weekend and then some envelope generators after that. Fun with a soldering iron. 

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ACHTUNG: I see some smoke coming from the Tesla coil in the upper cabinet on the right side of the 4th oscillator counting from the main power generator, please confirm ...

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Oh yes, soldered that bit up wrong. ;-)

Actually, I blew up a sequencer last week. Boxes on top of the right hand case. No idea how, I think I connected the clock out to some with a hot output. So it's out with the multimeter or find 300 for a replacement. I choose the multimeter. ;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 08:11
You're a good sport, old chap, I hate to see you in so dire straits at (y)our age LOL

(good luck, keep us updated on your saga)

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Oh, this is normal. ;-) 

Having built anything for the synth, it's usual to kiss it goodbye before plugging it in, switching the power on and watching the Magic Smoke escape. This is what's prematurely aged me. 

Had a good few months, no minor fires or substations knocked out in Macclesfield recently. ;-)
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In a slight twist, I've decide to make some modern valve radio kits. Means building my own enclosures, not a problem. So these are on the to do list for later. Just for my own amusement. ;-)

Basic kit, I'll find some 1930's Bakelite knobs.... 

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Advanced kit. ;-)
All simple stuff, really. 


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Originally posted by Quinino Quinino wrote:

ACHTUNG: I see some smoke coming from the Tesla coil in the upper cabinet on the right side of the 4th oscillator counting from the main power generator, please confirm ...

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