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Post by system777 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:58 pm

I got one question, why the h**l would they leave out the mults???? In the first picture they had up there was mults beside the VCO mixer...Now the new one has the mixer built into the VCO but its missing the MULTS!!!...I know this seems like a minor thing but its the cheapest and most important part of a modular...

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Post by Vertical » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:19 pm

system777 wrote:I got one question, why the h**l would they leave out the mults???? In the first picture they had up there was mults beside the VCO mixer...Now the new one has the mixer built into the VCO but its missing the MULTS!!!...I know this seems like a minor thing but its the cheapest and most important part of a modular...

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Can you explain what a mult does exactly on a modular? Is it just a splitter?

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Post by space6oy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:02 pm

yeah what the h**l's a mult?

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Post by system777 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:24 pm

Sorry Guys, I took for granted that most people have looked at modular synths before...Here is a description from Analogue Systems web page...I think this explains it better than I would...

"There are many occasions when you will want to direct a single CV or signal to multiple destinations, and for these applications you will need some form of signal 'splitter'. For example, you may wish to take a single signal, split it into two paths, and present the first to one VCA, while the second is further treated before being passed to a second VCA. This arrangement permits many complex audio effects such as panning and phasing, and one way to achieve it is to use an RS170 Multiple. One input from many outputs? "

As you can see without a mult ( multiple ) you would need a split cable and that would just get messy after one split...The best version ( solution ) to this is banana cables found in Serge, Modcan...etc cause you can just stack your cables...

I find that if I making a complex patch I need mults and without them the MFB is going to be a little more limited...

Hope all this makes sense and sorry again for not explaining before...

Joe

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Post by pricklyrobot » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:43 pm

No glide/portamento on this thing, huh? Or am I missing it somehow? Does the Synth II have it?

I can easily live without a sequencer, but an analog mono with no glide, I don't know. Seems cool otherwise though, especially for the price.
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Post by space6oy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:51 pm

synth II does have glide but it only functions when using a controller or playing the keys, doesn't affect the sequencer. that and individual step editing are the only two disappointments i've found (have to program an entire sequence step-by-step from start to finish. kind of cool that it knows to end a loop wherever you stop programming, but screw up at any point and you have to start over from the beginning. if there's some way around that, i'd love to hear of it...)

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Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:19 pm

Currently looks like late May for shipments. At today's rates, the MSRP of 580 euros is only about $700!!! :shock:

Might be another modular in my future after all.
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Post by JSRockit » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:55 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Currently looks like late May for shipments. At today's rates, the MSRP of 580 euros is only about $700!!! :shock:

Might be another modular in my future after all.
580 Euros equals $900
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Post by pricklyrobot » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:08 pm

JSRockit wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:Currently looks like late May for shipments. At today's rates, the MSRP of 580 euros is only about $700!!! :shock:

Might be another modular in my future after all.
580 Euros equals $900
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Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:09 pm

JSRockit wrote:580 Euros equals $900
Boy am I bummed...just bought something online from Germany and the site's currency calculator gave me a ratio of 1.2:1 not 1.6:1 :(

There goes the bargain I thought I was getting :oops:
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Post by JSRockit » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:41 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
There goes the bargain I thought I was getting :oops:
Sorry to do that to ya... :cry:
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Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:57 pm

For the current price, especially without the multi, this is looking less appealing than a real modular at this point!
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Post by jaypodesta » Thu May 01, 2008 9:45 pm

Well don't lose hope... according to the Financial Times the Euro is weakening:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/29c8b9f6-17b2 ... ck_check=1


So by the time this thing comes out it may be as cheap as chips :wink:

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Post by soundxplorer » Thu May 01, 2008 10:53 pm

meatballfulton wrote:There goes the bargain I thought I was getting :oops:
That's list price though, right?
A better indicator might be to calculate the price ratio that U.S. retailers have been charging for MFB stuff.

Example: The list price of the Synth II is 480 euros.

Novamusik has the Synth II at $549 - a price ratio of 1.144
AnalogueHaven has it for $650 - a price ratio of 1.355

So, if we use those ratios, we can estimate what the actual sale price of the Synth III will be from these retailers:

Novamusik: $663
AnalogueHaven: $785

Sound better? :D

Of course, that's just a guess. But I doubt it will be $900.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Fri May 02, 2008 9:41 pm

soundxplorer wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:There goes the bargain I thought I was getting :oops:
That's list price though, right?
A better indicator might be to calculate the price ratio that U.S. retailers have been charging for MFB stuff.

Example: The list price of the Synth II is 480 euros.

Novamusik has the Synth II at $549 - a price ratio of 1.144
AnalogueHaven has it for $650 - a price ratio of 1.355

So, if we use those ratios, we can estimate what the actual sale price of the Synth III will be from these retailers:

Novamusik: $663
AnalogueHaven: $785

Sound better? :D

Of course, that's just a guess. But I doubt it will be $900.
ha... yeah, this deffo sounds better.... I think under $700, you can't go too wrong...
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