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    Ever been totally hooked on one game?

    Easily 1,000 hours and counting on Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas across PS3, PC and now Xbox One X.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    Saw that the other day. Good price and made in the UK. If it was a bit bigger you could put four Frequency Central Devices in it for four note polyphony. Use an external MIDI to CV box...
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    KMR Audio are selling the Happy Ending Kit for £99 delivered. That’s where I got mine.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    You’ll only regret it. Do you have a Prophet 5 tucked away for the same price?
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    rllmuk's recommended reading

    I'll add my vote to these, as I've read them and agree with the recommendations: Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (nayson, Scribblor, Danster, JDubYes) The Crow Road - Iain Banks (Geekette, Danster, ZOK) Chickenhawk - Robert Mason (lolly)
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    You are teetering at the top of a slippery slope My Eurorack journey continues in a rather silent fashion. There is activity but nothing that makes noises as I'm still building modules. Finished a VCF and half way through the Spring Reverb build.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    @Blunted how’s the Neutron?
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    The Neutron is a good choice to try out modular's patching flexibility without spending a fortune... In other more money than sense news, my little PSU works though I got the polarity of the -12V and +12V indicator LEDs wrong. I've also finished my ADSR and that passes basic tests as does the Mixer module. And Thonk have released the Brunswick £99+delivery DIY semi-modular synth! https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/fss-brunswick/
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    Thanks. When I get the Power adaptor for the little PSU I can see how well my more complex active builds have gone
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    A couple of pictures of my "rack" and SDIY builds so far. In the glass dish, to the top right of the rack, is a +/- 12V DC PSUs I assembled yesterday. I built the Music Thing Modular Graphic EQ at a workshop hosted by the designer, Tom Whitwell, at Thonk Towers in Brighton. My first module. The passive multiple (the 4x4x4) was my next build, followed by the MIDI Expander for one of the Distings. The two empty panels are, left to right, AI Synthesis OTA VCF (Korg MS-20 like apparently) and a Looping ADSR. The ADSR is the two partially assembled PCBs (and various baggies) next to the assembled module, which is an AI Synthesis Mixer. Next to the soldering station is a Thonk triple attenuator. I soldered the headers on the wrong side so I'm waiting for some header strips and many other components for a couple of partial kits; a Clock module and an LFO module. I've also ordered the PCB for a modern clone of the Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm drum machine. Oh, and a Music Thing Spring Reverb as Thonk were having a sale... Plenty to keep me busy as the evenings draw in!
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    The SP808 looks interesting apart from the Zip disk aspect - I'm sure someone has a mod to use a flash card or similar. I'm looking at old rack synth modules now I feel more confident about soldering. The idea being I can replace any old dodgy looking capacitors and have some idea of troubleshooting.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    I will take some photos tomorrow. This evening I built a little +/-12V DC power supply, I bought via Tindie, for testing purposes. Waiting for the AC to AC PSU to arrive. As as well as being new to Eurorack, I’m also new to electronics DIY. So far I’ve avoided
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    That’s on my list. I want to build a Turing Machine first.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    I'm not much of a musician, apart from some rather rusty bass playing skills, so Eurorack sounds right up my street. In fact, I've bought a TipTop Audio Happy Ending Kit, MI's Plaits and Ears, a couple of Distings, a headphone output and a bunch of DIY modules (ADSR, VCF, LFO and some utilities). At the moment, I'm slowly working my way through the kits. Building a kit is quite therapeutic until you find it doesn't work...
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    Reading Challenge 2018

    I started off in May with a target of 20 which I reached in September. This has since been upped to 30. Now up to 23. Mix of Kindle and paperbacks. 1. How to be Idle - Tom Hodgkinson 2. Dying: A Memoir - Cory Taylor 3. Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams 4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - P.K.D. 5. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - P.K.D. 6. Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer 7. Consider Phlebas - Iain M. Banks 8. I am Legend - Richard Matheson 9. High-Rise - J.G. Ballard 10. Hiroshima - John Hersey 11. A Boy and His Dog - Harlan Ellison 12. With The Beatles - Derek Taylor 13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson 14. Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher 15. Postcards from the Edge - Carrie Fisher 16. Shockaholic - Carrie Fisher 17. Drive - James Sallis 18. Travels with Lizbeth - Lars Eighner 19. I am Pilgrim - Terry Hayes 20. Crash - J.G. Ballard 21. Running Wild - J.G. Ballard 22. Junky - William S. Burroughs 23. The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton Currently reading "As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning" by Laurie Lee. His second autobiographical volume after "Cider with Rosie"; I picked up a copy today for 50p in a local charity shop.
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