Monday, 9 July 2018

L-1 Compressor

Some pics of my build of a L-1 Compressor Eurorack module.
I thought I'd give building this a go. Pretty straight forward.

Check out the official site and build notes here:
 tHE kit I purchased came with the SMD components already soldered.
All I needed to do was order the through hole parts from mouser

 THAT4301 dynamics processor

Apart from the THAT processor, the parts are cheap and easy to find.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Doepfer 128 - Fixed filter bank modifications

The Doepfer Module A-128 (Fixed Filter Bank) is a filter bank, made up of 15 parallel band pass filters :50 Hz / 75Hz / 110Hz / 150Hz / 220Hz / 350Hz / 500Hz / 750Hz / 1.1kHz / 1.6kHz / 2.2kHz / 3.6kHz / 5.2kHz / 7.5kHz / 11 kHz. 

Each band pass filter has its own amplitude control knob.

The unmodified 128 has just one output which is a mix of all the filters, depending on the position of each one's amplitude control knob. 

It's a lovely sounding filter even though it has no CV control.

It's worth adding an output for each filter.

To do this you must remove the knobs aND faceplate

 Ive made a breakout panel .. 4HP

 You can find some mod instructions on Doepfers own site:

The Presets - Waves, Wollongong.

One of my fav bands.
The Presets are an Australian electronic music duo of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. Formed in 2003.
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It was a great live show. They played on Fri 22 June @ Waves, Wollongong.

They have been quiet of late so its great to see them on the road again with a new album. Hi Viz.

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Autechre - Sydney 2018

Held at Max Watts, June 20, Sydney.
The English electronic duo is made up of Rob Brown and Sean Booth.
Autechre were conceived in 1987 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester..

The band have released 12 studio albums, and are planning to release NTS Sessions 1-4 later this year.

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This concert was performed in complete darkness.

Deluge - Synthstrom Audible

Thanks to Ian from Synthstrom ( and the organisers of New Sound Waves) for this live demo.
Held in Sydney

I'm very tempted to purchase a Deluge.

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Some pics:

Ian also brought along one of the early existing Deluges.

It's interesting to see how it it has developed into the current beast.
The Deluge was developed in New Zealand
It's a drum machine, a synth. It integrates with Midi and voltage controlled synths.

Testing the Deluge with some eurorack gear (Metromodular).

Friday, 6 July 2018

Santa Clara - Cuba

This is the capital of the province of Villa Cara.

 Its full of revolution landmarks and is the final tomb of Che Guevara.
 The Che Guevara Mausoleum. The bronze statue is 22 feet high.
iT'S located in "Plaza Che Guevara" (Che Guevara Square) & houses the remains of the revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and twenty-nine of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during Guevara's attempt to spur an armed uprising in Bolivia.
 Che was burried here in 1997, after his remains where found in Bolivia.
 Santa Clara was chosen as the site for his tomb because the city was the location of the decisive Cuban battle of Dec 31, 1958 that ended with Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fleeing into exile.
 Apart from the tomb, there is a museum to see. No photos were allowed.
 Regardless of one's views, this is a facinating place of how one man changed the course of world history.
 His legacy, reverberates to this day.

You can find in another part of the city, the Fulgencio Batista military supply train which was derailed by Guevara during the battle for Santa Clara. Light was fading so sorry for the poor photos. My understanding was that the  remains are in its original location.

jAN 1, 1959

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Modular in the Lounge Room- Meeting 3

Lots of fun.
The 3rd MITLR was held on the 2nd June in Wollongong... at secret location with what has been voted as the lounge room with most uncomfortable lounge on the South Coast (& possibly the world).
I'm quite proud of this distinction so will have to ditch any thoughts of buying a new couch:-)

The music was however really good. Thanks to Andrew, Ilya, Justin, Paul, Dee, Terry, Rory and Gareth for making it a memorable night.



Rory Satori


Allinaire  (aka: Cobramatic)

Post Global Disorder (Terry)

We were all blown away by the new graphic VCO from Erica Synths


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Gareth  AKA Oscillosaurus



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