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Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:24 pm
by EricK
These are from the estate of a very close friend of mine. :(
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The cabinets plus new modules: Lowpass Filter, Coupler, and all the CP units.
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Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:59 pm
by ummagumma
that is sad news to hear, I'm sorry for your loss

RIP

it is very nice that he/she left you some things, to use and remember them by.

I can't imagine what it would be like to inherit gear; would be very emotional for sure, using it. But at least it will be used. and appreciated

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm
by EricK
ummagumma wrote:that is sad news to hear, I'm sorry for your loss

RIP

it is very nice that he/she left you some things, to use and remember them by.

I can't imagine what it would be like to inherit gear; would be very emotional for sure, using it. But at least it will be used. and appreciated


Thank you. He was formerly affiliated with Norlin and had a good relationship with Moog, demoing their stuff for them. He was a wonderful man.

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:18 pm
by thealien666
My latest purchase? This:

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(the 16 voices model)

You see Moog Music ? You see what I could have bought from you, if you'd get off your asses and produce a polyphonic Moog ? (which I'm convinced would sound even better than this)

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:44 pm
by Rob Smith
Alain........I knew you would come to your senses and get one.............Your going to love it........

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:00 pm
by jamesmod
About that Rev2. I "had" one too.
I sincerely hope yours keeps working well, because mine was a dud, but there's some things to look out for:
http://forum.davesmithinstruments.com/i ... 567.0.html
It's the most viewed topic there, and they locked it.
I loved the thing, but I had no choice but to return it for good after more than one of the issues in the thread above.
I'm not slanging DSI, they're legends, and I'm going to be keeping my eye on the used market for one that's proved to work,
But now I know why they keep saying in YouTube vids, "we could afford to make it cheap".

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:26 pm
by thealien666
Yeah, the jumpy encoders. I know about that potential problem. But I also know that DSI have sent replacement boards for those faulty encoders to owners having issues. These boards are easily replaced.
Not all REV2 will have the problems. It seems to be mainly on low serial number ones.
We'll see if mine exhibits the issue.

BTW, my OB6 (desktop) has some "flaky" encoder behavior occasionally. But not to the point of being really annoying. Goes away after a few turns. Probably oxidation related. Also, the "auto-tuning" went bezerk a couple of times on it. It has been sorted out with DSI customer service. Turned out to be some temperature look-up table values not having been set by the OS.

Since we're on the subject, I've noticed that with new products there seems to be a lack of quality control, or proper exhaustive beta testing, on the software side since a few years. Probably because they rely on the customers to find bugs, essentially doing the beta-testing for them for free, and it's easy to publish firmware revisions to correct them along.
Back in the days of hardware ROM chips for operating systems, companies had no choice but to offer a thoroughly tested and fully functioning product, before hitting the market. Otherwise the massive returns of faulty products could even sink some companies. But these days, we have to endure "growing pains" for half baked instruments. My Behringer DeepMind 12 also had many, many bugs back when I got it. Most of them have been addressed in numerous firmware revisions since. But still...

Anyway, I don't want to start another topic here. I just hope my REV2 isn't too faulty when I get it... We'll see.

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:16 pm
by Chimponaut
Congrats on the Rev2, I opted for the 8 voice back in mid October. The only issue I've experienced is something with the FX sounding like a ringmod like distortion which goes away with a power cycle. Not a show stopper and DSI have really been quick with the fixes and updates. They seem very committed to the Rev2 at the moment. The build quality on mine is superb, the keybed is a joy to play and the depth of the mod options keeps me up at night.

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:11 pm
by thealien666
My REV2-16 is finally here ! Unfortunately, I have to go to work for 8 hours now... :x
But it sure looks great, and sounds great from the Phones output (for now).

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:51 pm
by jamesmod
Testimony to DSI, they offered quick support via email and when all that failed, they offered to replace the Rev2 with an entirely new one.
That’s exceptional service.
I just can’t help but be a nervous twat about this stuff, as I spent several years working on scientific and medical instrumentation, where simple glitch’s usually result in complete product recall or indefinite shutdown.
For now I’m just going to envy you guy from afar.

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:41 pm
by EricK
Working on a non-traditional approach...
Build courtesy of FSFX. Fabulous.

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Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:52 am
by GregAE
EricK -

Nice! As a fellow large format enthusiast, I'm interested to hear what you'll do with that module.

Greg

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:19 pm
by EricK
Greg,
Nice to hear from you, it's been awhile.

This module is going to take some careful study it seems. Already the difference in patching philosophy is making itself apparent.

Using a polivoks filter clone as an oscillator, the noise from the sou was going to the audio input.
The fluctuating random voltage was used as an intermittent clock source for the sequencer.
The sequencers variable outputs were running back into the FRV input. (The sequencer was changing speed at different rates)
The Gate was triggering a stored random voltage which was then used to modulate the Polivoks filter.

Trying to figure out what made those Buchla patches sound so interesting probably requires a Buchla though.

I'll try to have something up soon...

Thanks,
Eric

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:31 pm
by GregAE
EricK,

Regarding the Buchla patching philosophy, I take it you've seen this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N50XkzMkZp8

I've already incorporated a few of the techniques described there into 5U patching equivalents, and it has opened up a few new avenues of exploration. :D

Greg

Re: Post your latest purchase!!

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 pm
by Tom Liberatore
Vintage analog polysynth, aka 1960 Hammond A-100, wicked bass!