Monday 1 February 2010

The noise-modular aka "The Zebra" is finalized!

The last modules were the TipTop Z3000 VCO, Analogue Solutions SY02 (Korg MS-20 inspired filter/vca) and the Doepfer A134-2 crossfader. Placing is pretty dictated by the depth of the modules. Z3000 and SY02 had to go to the right. Schneidersladen helped with a bus extending cable, since the MFB backplane only has eight bus contacts.

Specs ended up pretty impressive: 4 VCO:s, 4 LFO:s, 3 envelopes, 3 VCA:s, 3 filters (though 2 are permanently in series), 2 mixers, 2 mixer/buffered multiplier/inverters, 2 crossfaders (also useable as VCA:s), 2 noisegenerators, 2 slew limiters, 2 808:ish sound sources, 1 random voltage and one 2x4 multiplier.

What didn't get there? Well, sample and hold, but two of the LFO's has the usual random S/H waveform so that is sort of covered. There is no true ring modulator, but the MFB OSC-02 has built in MS-20 like X-OR based ring modulator so that is also sort of covered. I had wanted a waveshaper, but I preferred another bigger VCO with more ins and outs.Yes, the Peavey Spectrum filter is gone.. It's no longer needed.

Component list from left to right

Racks: Schneidersladen

Upper rack:
MFB powersupply/midi interface
Doepfer A-117 DNG
Doepfer A-118 Noise
MFB OSC-02 Triple VCO
Dopefer A-138b Mixer
Doepfer A-132-3 DVCA
Doepfer A-106-6 XP VCF

Lower rack:
MFB powersupply/midi interface
Doepfer A-140 ADSR
Doepfer A-170 SL
Doepfer A-180 Multiples
Analogue Soulutions MX224
Doepfer A-138c PMIX
Doepfer A-134-2 Dual VC CF
Analogue Soulutions MX224
Tiptop Z3000 Smart VCO
Analogue Solutions SY02 Multimede filter/VCA

This will have to do. Now it's time to make some new music.