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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:31 pm
by cebec
cornutt wrote:Very interesting. The cost of ordering a whole panel has for a long time been the biggest barrier to more players getting into Serge. This makes it a lot easier to get started.
Yeah, this is part of the motivation for doing it like this.

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:59 pm
by carbon111
cornutt wrote:This makes it a lot easier to get started.
...and its a nice way to introdude the new Timegen function blocks.

I'm excited about the fact that I can have an extremely portable modular thats only about 8" x 8" with just the Creature by itself ;)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:31 am
by elphcoil
wow! very nice. thanks for posting this. i've wanted a serge system for years and it goes without saying that this has rekindled the obsession.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:09 am
by carbon111
Here's some photos to get a feel for the real thing:

Creature:
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Gator:
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M-Boat w/ Creature & Gator:
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The Creature and Gator were designed to play to each others strengths and cover each other's weaknesses...great little system.

It is my understanding that a nice wooden box with power supply will be available at some point should you want just a single M-odule like the Creature.

"Its a beautiful thing!" :D

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:17 am
by tyrannosaurus mark
very pretty

very confusing, but pretty!

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:36 am
by carbon111
The best place to understand this unique Serge functionality is by reading Rich Gold's Serge Manual:

http://carbon111.com/sergebook.zip

Its not as confusing as you may think, at least not after you get to know your way around... ;)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:31 pm
by system777
Hi James, Joe here. Looks quite nice!...Is the green patch cord coming form the power block for grounding? or can you still ground off of the PS2a? Thanks again...

Joe

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:51 pm
by cebec
system777 wrote:Hi James, Joe here. Looks quite nice!...Is the green patch cord coming form the power block for grounding? or can you still ground off of the PS2a? Thanks again...

Joe
Hi Joe,
The grounding is done from the back of the distribution strip, I believe. The patch cord is connected to a jack for modulating the 'sunken dome water-diffused blue LED'. It acts as a power indicator, i.e., it's never completely 'off', but you can feed it any voltage and it will respond in an analogous way. Rex said it's good for illuminating the front panel in low-lighting or casting crazy shadows on the walls.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:01 pm
by system777
Hi Joe here. Man you got to love Rex's sense of humor! Sweet...Do you know when the Sequencer M be available? Thanks in advance...

Joe

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:18 pm
by cebec
Hi Joe,
Looks like 3-4 weeks before these deliver. I'd call him ASAP if you want to reserve one.
Matt

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:07 pm
by carbon111
One more pic:

Creature:
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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:47 pm
by cebec
That's a great one, James. You can really see the power distribution thingy more clearly, now. Something about Serge stuff makes me wish they were edible :oops:

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:03 pm
by carbon111
LOL! :lol:

Well, they are kind of candy-colored.

I've got a Touch Keyboard Sequencer in process and will probably add at least one M-boat to this little "candy store":

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These M-class modules are one of the most exciting Serge developments in decades! :shock: 8)

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:58 pm
by carbon111
A couple of notes for further clarity:

The Serge jack colors:

Black = Bipolar (AC-coupled) signals
Blue = Unipolar (DC-coupled) signals
Red = Gate, Pulse or Logic signals

Usually, modules are laid out with inputs on the bottom and outputs on the top (but there are a few exceptions).

Unlike some systems, the Serge can mix and match audio, modulation and CV freely but you still need to keep something in the audio path so there's something to listen to at the end of the signal chain ;)

Sound Transform Systems can be reached at (262) 367-3030 for orders and information.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:30 pm
by REwire
I always liked the New Timbral Osc. I don't see anything here remotely similar, nor a normal Osc at all. Is there more not seen in the new format. Also, Is this really a new format or just the panel width size cut in half?