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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Published on Sep 15, 2016 Daniel LeGrand
"Challenged myself to attempt recreating the Stranger Thing's opening Theme song
Beatstep Pro's SEQ 1 Pitch out to DPO. DPO is outputting Saw on Osc 1 and Square on Osc 2, slightly detuned, both going to Ripples Filter and then into an MST Dual VCA Channel 2 and finally out to Reaktor. VCA's CV is controled by Maths Channel 4 which is being triggered by the Gate out from BeatStep Pro's SEQ1.
Beatstep Pro Drum Sequence is triggering René X-Gate to advance the sequence. René's Pitch out is going to both the Rubicon and z3000. Saw out from Rubicon and Saw out from z3000 slightly detuned, both going into a MST LP Filter and then to MST Dual VCA Channel 1 and finally out to Reaktor. VCA's CV is coming from Maths Channel 1 which is being triggered by the X-Gate out from René.
Reaktor was used to catch the audio. In retrospect, should have added some light chorus/vibrato."
Published on Sep 28, 2016 Greg Surges
"This video demos using Pucktronix 'The Oracle' - a machine learning sequencer available now from Pucktronix - to sequence a Mutable Instruments DIY Clouds and a Doepfer VCO. The Oracle controls the VCO frequency, and a variety of parameters on the Clouds."
via this auction
via the seller: "For sale is my project E-Mu Emulator II. I purchased a few months back off the local ads hoping to refurbish and install an SD Card reader. Unfortunately I have not been able to save the money for the required parts. I need to sell to fund a security deposit for rent.
Overall I have diagnosed the following issues..
-No backlight on display. Works under light.
-Missing keys, and contact points on keybed.
-Floppy drives only say insert diskette and do not appear functional. I have two provided floppys that do not read when inserted.
-Few missing screws / stripped screw on bottom of case. (unit is still in great cosmetic shape)
Besides those three points the Emulator is in very clean condition. It was in a storage unit for most of it's life. I'm looking to get about $1200 for this sale to be worth it for me. I would rather not sell and finish the HxC mod but I wanted to make this post incase someone was interested."
Published on Sep 27, 2016 Synth Chaser
Currently listed for sale on Reverb, and on eBay.
"For sale is a working Maestro Ring Modulator, model RM-1 from the date codes on the ICs, it appears this unit was manufactured in 1971. Sliders are clean but not smooth. This unit has a single pedal input, ext. carrier and instrument inputs, oscillator output, and modulation output. You can bypass the modulation with a switch, and with another switch select between two ranges on the internal oscillator.
This is THE classic Ring Modulator effects pedal, and this is a super rare early model (I can't even find any photos online of the RM-1 with the single pedal input like this one). This is not the RM-1A or RM-1B model that are typically seen (note to ebay, I'm mentioning this not to "manipulate searches" but to point out the extreme rarity of this early revision). I made a short video to demonstrate that this is working, with an ARP Omni 2 of all things...."
Published on Sep 28, 2016 Synth Chaser
SN 24730726 currently for sale on Reverb and on eBay.
"The most awesome ARP Omni 2 ever! With MIDI! This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the west coast's leading ARP specialist - recapped, new bushings, LED sliders, fully functional, calibrated, tuned and sounding great. This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars' "Moving In Stereo". It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR. I've made a video to demonstrate this keyboard in action playing Joy Division's classic, "Decades" via MIDI
Video showing this keyboard in action:
Overall good condition for a nearly 40 year old synthesizer, with some cosmetic issues as visible in the photos (dent to back right corner of case, etc)
· Synthchaser MIDI Adapter - How rare is it to find an Omni equipped with MIDI? The Synthchaser MIDI Adapter has support for MIDI In and Through for the string & synth polyphonic voices only, and responds to note on & off requests.
· Synthchaser Precision LED slider upgrade. All 15 of the old original sliders have been replaced with new, smooth, high precision LED illuminated sliders. The difference in the way these sliders feel and perform compared to the originals is a huge improvement.
· Synthchaser Capacitor Kit installed - 106 polarized capacitors in the synthesizer (not just the power supply) have been replaced to help provide stable operation for years to come.
· Keyboard rebuild - New key bushings installed, keys removed and washed, key contacts cleaned and adjusted
· Oscilloscope Calibration - Fully calibrated to factory spec under measurement by oscilloscope
The 4075 filter has not been modified and has the original capacitors and frequency response. This can be enhanced upon request by the buyer. There is also a possibility to customize the LED slider colors."