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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2017 at 06:09
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2017 at 09:19
Sequencer madness. 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2018 at 04:37
LIVE - real time. Using a tiny part of the system. Tangerine Dream, anyone ?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2018 at 06:13
I think I have enough case lighting for now. ;-)



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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2018 at 10:14
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 06:39
Latest pic. Another case planned.... ;-)



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 06:40
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 07:13
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 08:00
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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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 08:53
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 06:56
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 06:57
Advanced kit. ;-)
All simple stuff, really. 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 13:27
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 ...

LOL
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