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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:21 pm
by Bitexion
Ah, oki, sorry :)

My system will be

2 vco
2 env
1 mutimode filter
1 comb filter (unusal filter type to make phasing/flanger sound with. It's a bucket brigade delay line thing)
1 cv mixer
1 audio mixer
1 ringmod. + multiple
1 VCA
1 Modulation unit (noise,sample&hold,LFO & vca)
1 RS140 midi/CV converter
1 Multiple (2 rows of 5)
1 Clock divider (can separate any incoming signal into :2, :4, :8 and :16)

Should do for a while. The price ticks in at about $2000 (no direct comparison really since I live in Europe), so damn on you :)
Can always add more stuff later. I been messing with a huge AS system in the store for 6 hours or so, and am totally hooked on the sound and possibilities.
I love the fact that I can save space by including a single modulation unit that contains LFO, S&H, Noise instead of 3 separate modules. Can of course get single modules with more features, but this will give me the basics of each anyways.

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:34 pm
by Alex E
Oh...
Wow. Impossible. Good for you. Keep in touch with that guy!

So exactly what does a bode phase shifter do??? Why is it so expensive??

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:13 pm
by MrFrodo
If I hadn't read the post, I'd ask you if it was an E-Mu you got your hands on. It sorta looks like one, at first glance. Congratulations.

Made any music with it, as of yet?

And, did you ask about that Nine Inch Nails "decal" hat I spotted down by the pedals?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:48 pm
by Bitexion
It's a long explanation, so read the intro on the PDF manual for the AS Bode FS.

http://www.analoguesystems.co.uk/pdf/RS240.pdf

If you just plug it into the sound path and turn the big frequency knob, it sounds kind of like Ringmodulation. But they have multiple CV inputs, different frequency ranges and can do a whole palette of crazy modulation sounds a normal Ringmod just can't do. You don't have to run just oscillators into it either, can mess up all kinds of signals.
Moog invented the module, but only a handful were made since they use many coupled transistor pairs, which are expensive. So very few wanted that module in their Moog modular systems.

There are other frequency shifters too, but the Bode type is something special.

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:37 pm
by JUGEL
beautiful story..

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:49 pm
by AstroDan
Eh, if there's no filter I'd say you're nothing but out $50. Plus, it's not even blue. Oh well...maybe you'll have a better find later in the week.

Holy s**t, am I joking. That find is second only to Tutenkhamen (with him holding an un-opened, cold beer).

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:54 pm
by Bitexion
I wonder if you could drink 2000 year old beer...

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:18 am
by mistercooper
Iv'e pulled the VCF out and seeing which IC's and caps I should replace (might even just be a connection that needs to be resoldered. What I'm thinking I might do, is pull each module out one by one and give it a nice tune up. There are a lot of trimpots that I'm guessing need to get calibrated with the old o-scope. There are a few pots I'd like to replace, and the sockets are kinda eh at this point (I'm thinking new switchcrafts). I'll polish up all the panels, too. One of the things I'm not sure about is his power bus. It's currently set up with big suspended wires running accross the back of the unit, with molexes tapped at certain stripped areas. I might make a new system to conceal stuff a bit more, or at least keep it from making accidental shorts.

One design of his I've found very interesting is his mixer. Is it normal modular convention for middle to be off, left to be one phase, and right to be another? :)

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:45 am
by MrFrodo
AstroDan wrote:Eh, if there's no filter I'd say you're nothing but out $50. Plus, it's not even blue. Oh well...maybe you'll have a better find later in the week.

Holy s**t, am I joking. That find is second only to Tutenkhamen (with him holding an un-opened, cold beer).
:o Right! And, he can always get ahold of a couple of MF-101's. They can be quite easily intigrated in a modular configuration and give it a touch of that "Moog sound."

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:50 am
by GraphicRage
Wow, that is truly, truly amazing. I look forward to the demo videos. Find of the century, price aside!

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:56 am
by CTB
I just now noticed and read this thread. What a great story! And how sad would it be for this to have gone into a landfill? Cripes. I feel bad for the old guy having to get rid of it (clearly he'd keep it if he and the Mrs weren't moving), but as was said, he must be so much happier knowing a synth-head ended up with it and not the WM truck.

I most eagerly await hearing this beast, Mistercooper. And for goodness sake, get the man's name and make a proper name plaque for the thing!

:thumbup:

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:42 am
by hinotori
yeah . pop the guys name on the synth .
i wouldnt be crossing any roads with luck like that to balance out ;)
its a classic one off . . incredible story .
sell the story to hollywood, get loads of money for the rights . send some money to the seller, and get him to build some more modules out of his head . :)
well done !
find of the year .

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:49 am
by mistercooper
Heh. Yeah. I've definitely been looking over my shoulder more often than normal. Who knows... maybe I'll get hit by lightning and my family will take it to the dump once I'm gone. I'm sure they wouldn't mind. I'll probably have to lock it up somewhere when I go off to uni. :)

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:01 am
by MrFrodo
CTB wrote:And for goodness sake, get the man's name and make a proper name plaque for the thing!

:thumbup:
Someday, I'll put my grandfather's name on my Minimoog Voyager, since most of what I paid for it came to me after he left us.

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:29 am
by PitchMode
SO YOU'RE THE ONE!

damn, i sent an email on the 3rd (the second i saw the ad). guess i wasn't quick enough. well done mrcooper! i can't wait to hear how it sounds.

...rent it out to me when u go off to uni! :)