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Next project almost complete

Post by MRNUTTY » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:34 pm

My FoogerRack nearing final assembly. Will fit nicely on the wall behind my Voyager, rather than on the floor :-) What do folks use for "lots of wall warts"? I need to stuff them inside the rack somehow as well...

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VoyagerEB, Minitaur, LittlePhattyII, 4xSlimPhatty, Sub37, MF[2x101,2x102,103,104M,105,105B,105M,2x107,108M], 3xCP251, XV351, MP201;
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by Vsyevolod » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:35 am

I'm running around 14 Foogers. I just keep all the wall warts under my Fooger desk. It takes about 4 power strips to keep all the children fed.

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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by Gladmarr » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:36 am

MRNUTTY wrote:
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I'd go with more analog delays.

But that's just me.
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by MRNUTTY » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:44 am

@stephan, thanks! there should be space behind the Voyager, once it's all in place. btw I love your setup :-)

@gladmarr, yeah a bit light on Moog delay versions. But I have several old DOD analog rack mounts and pedals, plus plenty of Eventide digitals equivalents: H3000, GTR4000, H8000FW, and four H9's.

What use cases do you envision for the delays? As a straight delay in the 100ms or more range, I prefer one. More tends to muddy things up to my ear. For Flanging, Chorus, Doubling, I like several. To me, it's a matter of taste if you prefer Analog vs Digitial in situations where there is more than one active; One is a must have, more is relative to priorities for the whole setup. Once you have good DSP boxes, other options present themselves other than the limited delay features of the MF's. Check out Eventides H9 stompbox, other folks on the board have them - they are crazy good! For me, at the limit it's space constrained in the 'analog corner', and 12 is my limit :-)
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by EricK » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:41 pm

If they would just make an Envelope/VCA that would be very nice for both of us.
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Post by EricK » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:46 pm

These have obviously been posted before.


I finally managed to get that hole filled with an excellent deal on a used bass murf.
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Now both of my shelves are side-by-side on the floor at the foot of this cabinet but you can see that I use two power strips, each with (I think) a 50 foot extension cord. I believe it cost around 100 bucks at walmart. I've used this rig for years, and the only problem that I've really run into is that some have told me that connecting two different outlets that might otherwise be on different circuits can increase the chances for ground loops. Noise of this kind has plagued my system for a long time, but there is also quite a bit of junk to plug in. Stay away from powering the CP from the Voyager, as that has been known to create noise as well.
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The benefit here is that generally, no matter where you are, you should be able to reach an outlet. This was necessary where I lived previously.

Hope this helps, but I am also looking for a better way to get things powered.

Oh, and I always unplug the power strips and all my gear when I'm not in the studio.
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by MRNUTTY » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:44 am

@EricK, I agree a VCA/ADSR would be great. I'll probably settle on a Synthesizers.com rack to supplement my current CV stuff. Curios about the top rack, there is a patch panel, but it appears too large for the single fixed filter bank. The Foogers you have in there aren't routed to the patchbay. So, what do all the jacks do?

Also, you have two VX-351's; how does that work, unless you have two Voyagers?
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by Bryan B » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:21 am

I use a very long outlet strip, meant for wallwarts. I can flip them all on/off with the switch that way. you can zip tie the cords up nice and tidy. Inside a rack cabinet, that probably won't help you.

MRNUTTY, your setup is looking awesome and highly useful!

Your's too EricK! I love that you are adding in modular cabinets too. I find my modular to be a great compliment to the Foogers (sequencers, mixers, envelopes, VCA's and wilder LFO's).
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by Vsyevolod » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:57 am

Bryan B wrote:I use a very long outlet strip, meant for wallwarts. I can flip them all on/off with the switch that way.
That's great for keeping all your gear off, though if you live in an area where lightening strikes, it won't save you at all... Unplugging is the only way to go.

That or buying a very expensive power protector, the kind that will self destruct before damaging your equipment.

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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by Bryan B » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:22 pm

Don't get me wrong, when I hear thunder I am off unplugging my gear right away. It is much easier to do that when you only have a few plugs to pull out.
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by MRNUTTY » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:22 pm

Thank you Bryan B! It's been a lot of work - wood and I never get along. Happily, it's offered a truce and I seem to be able to get straight cuts, and even alignment. Thhank you 'wood'!

Here's what the current* endgame looks like. I have reserved 1U at the bottom of each rack to bring all the 1/4 inch jacks (minus 2 on the left and three on the right) to a couple of patchbays. Next is a small rack of four Slim Phatty's to poly up my Little Phatty. Will also used as parallel synths for complex mono patches. and some of my spare analog rack mounts; delay's, choruses, flanger's, and a good old spring reverb :-)
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*-thanks to EricK, I now have a rack of Synthesizer.com modules in mind (ADSR's, Filters and VCA's) to cram between the foogers and the Voyager. But that's for another time :-)
VoyagerEB, Minitaur, LittlePhattyII, 4xSlimPhatty, Sub37, MF[2x101,2x102,103,104M,105,105B,105M,2x107,108M], 3xCP251, XV351, MP201;
System 55 and Minimoog clones, personally modified to bring them closer to OG spec(s).

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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by MRNUTTY » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:28 pm

@EricK, BTW where do you have your modules listed? I can't identify some of them from the one manufacturer I know of; Synthesizers.com.

Silly me; they're Moog of course! NM!
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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by Bryan B » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:51 am

I love the wood sides and wall hanging! That is a very Moogy setup. :D

You probably already saw this, but if you didn't... here is what my Fooger setup looks like now:
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The modular in the background is about 100-spaces of currently manufactured modules (except some that I made custom to do specific things).

The whole mounting board hinges forward and stops for easy patching (if needed). I scratched my head for years over how to rack these in a way that pleased me and this was the end result (which I am very happy with).

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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by MRNUTTY » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:05 pm

@Bryan B YES! that masterpiece was what got me off my butt and working on getting my Foogers into play :-) I love your modular beasty too. I'm already planing push my Fooger rack up, and put 5U's worth of modular EG's, Filters, and OSC's underneath it. The fun never ends :-)
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System 55 and Minimoog clones, personally modified to bring them closer to OG spec(s).

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Re: Next project almost complete

Post by Gladmarr » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:08 pm

Bryan B wrote:You probably already saw this, but if you didn't... here is what my Fooger setup looks like now:
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That looks like the command center, ground control, whatever you call the analog brain center.
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