I understand that the Chaos Bank was originally designed by Herman Gillis - the man behind the Belgium firm, Sherman (famous for the Sherman filterbank).
This is a very early example of a Chaos bank... extremely interesting from a historical perspective.
It seems that Herman later built 9 Chaosbanks (if any one has more info regarding this please email me so I can correct any errors or omissions).
Prior to restoring the panel these are some of the sounds Ken managed to coax out of it:
The panel layout is unusual especially as much of it was unused.
So a decision had to be made --- to leave it as is, or to rebuild.
It was decided to create a new paper panel (without replacing the existing paper), rejack, re-arrange as needed, and finally put that mixer PCB to good use.
The problems with this approach are of course
a) it will change how it looks
b) modern jacks & knobs would have to be used (I would like to keep the components
as original as possible).
Regarding the paper panel. Here are a couple of ideas Ken & I considered: