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Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:30 pm
by Kodama
If you wanna check out a rad modular soft sequencer:

five12.com

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:31 pm
by Kodama
BTW - Someone has an a110 for $100 shipped on Muff's.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:21 pm
by tranzfuse
Kodama wrote:I think that Asol case is just cheap plastic. I have seen some 9u Doepfer cases go for not much money on Muff's. Also, there won't be any Mission 6's for a while, the 9 is a decent value at $500 though.
OK, thanks for the tip. I just heard back from AH and they stopped stocking the AS case anyway. Shawn pointed me to the Doepfer cases. I'll keep looking.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:48 pm
by distaudio
Muffwiggler is where to go.

That is where I picked up my XS for a good price.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:33 am
by tranzfuse
Kodama wrote:BTW - Someone has an a110 for $100 shipped on Muff's.
I saw that. Was thinking of impulsively buying it. Good start for VCO?

For some reason I was leaning towards the tiptop z3000, which reminds me, I also saw the z3000mk1 for sale on muff's for $180.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:06 am
by porfiry
The FM alone is enough to pay an extra $80 for. Not to mention the wacky hard sync modulation thing, and the fact that it has an almost painfully precise frequency display and will go LFO slow. It's a real fine oscillator...the main reason I ditched mine was a combination of Malekko lust and digging a more retro aesthetic.

The TipTop piece I really want is that insane z8000 sequencer.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:42 pm
by Kodama
You would not be let down by either at those prices, just depends on your budget and what appeals to you. $80 is nearly 2x the price. Of course my Hertz Donut was $425.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:09 pm
by epiphanius
I am right around where the o.p. is - I was set on the Dark Energy (or maybe the Oberheim S.E.M.). Except that I just got laid off work, and will need to get a job before taking the plunge.

There was mention of an active seller's market at muffwiggler - I don't see a dedicated forum for sales. Is stuff f.s. just announced in the individual forum for that maker?

Thanks to all for this enlightening discussion.

e.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:21 pm
by tranzfuse
epiphanius wrote:I am right around where the o.p. is - I was set on the Dark Energy (or maybe the Oberheim S.E.M.). Except that I just got laid off work, and will need to get a job before taking the plunge.
That stinks man, sorry to hear about the jobby job.
epiphanius wrote: There was mention of an active seller's market at muffwiggler - I don't see a dedicated forum for sales. Is stuff f.s. just announced in the individual forum for that maker?

Thanks to all for this enlightening discussion.

e.
Yeah, there is a dedicated forum under Music category, it is called Buy/Sell/Trade. You have to be logged in to visit it too. Not sure if this will work, but here is a direct link

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:15 pm
by Kodama
I will say that the patch panel SEM does appear to have good value for the money and has way more connections than most all-in-ones in the price range. I think it would be a great companion to a Euro setup.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:30 pm
by epiphanius
Thanks, Tranzfuse. The forum is indeed hidden from view until you sign in.

Thanks for sympathetic remarks re: the job - but it was a really stupid job anyway, so I'm looking forward to a change.

Plus - I now have time to plan a modular set up. This thread has converted me away from the Dark Energy idea.

Also - good point, Kodama. Thanks for the input.

Cheers,

e.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:36 am
by tranzfuse
I just stumbled upon this bamboo case that an individual has built and is beginning to sell: http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewto ... highlight=

This thing looks really nice, they seem pretty inexpensive at $125. You would also need a Flight of Harmony power module for $85, but not too bad a deal at just over $200.

This one is very tempting. Only other one that is as tempting is the Monorocket Mission 6. I wish they made a 3u size though. I like that the bamboo case is 3u but longer than I've normally seen, at 104hp.

I'll make a decision sooner or later.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:34 am
by distaudio
Don't look too bad.

I like the dove tail edges, looks well made in that respect.

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:31 am
by [nis]
The bamboo boat looks really nice. Apparently a good and affordable case.

Here's another thread with a few more pix: http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21177

Re: If I wanted to ease into the modular synth world...

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:59 pm
by tranzfuse
[nis] wrote:The bamboo boat looks really nice. Apparently a good and affordable case.

Here's another thread with a few more pix: http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21177
Thanks for that link. I think this is the case for me. I've emailed the designer to inquire. I believe this one is worth waiting for too (in case there is a queue of folks waiting for one already). Now I get to decide what to fill it with :)