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Face Lift

Face plate, that is

This isn’t an ornamental choice. The black face plate will allow me to put the silver-faced module horizontal (rather than vertical) into a new, small modular synthesizer case (the one seen in the video I posted two days ago).

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Time with the Mux

Up and away

This is the rear of another module I’ve enjoyed but am putting back into the pool. It’s the Befaco Muxlicer, and in many ways it did exactly what I wanted, sorting through variations, treating disparate elements as equals. But I’m going to try some other approaches to the same end, and see what comes of it. I may end up with one of these again down the road, but for the time being I’m keeping my setup fairly compact. Before sending it off, I wanted to capture its beautiful printed circuit board.

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Back into the Cold (Mac)

Waving goodbye

Shown here is the back of the Cold Mac synthesizer module from the company Whimsical Raps. I’ve enjoyed using it, but I’m putting it back in the pool of circulating used synthesizer equipment. Before doing so, I’m commemorating its time in my modular synth with this photograph of the lovely rear of its printed circuit board.

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New Void in Town

For now

There’s a new void in town. Need to sort out if and with what to fill it. Less on the sound processing side, more on the CV tools side.

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Friday Office Ambience

Video via my YouTube channel, youtube.com/disquiet

Friday office ambience. Six of FM3’s Buddha Machines, from left to right: indeterminate color gen2, light blue gen1, clear gen 3 (aka Chan Fang), dark blue gen 4 (the edition for Philip Glass’ 80th birthday), white gen5, and green gen1. At a reader’s suggestion, I let this one run on for over two minutes.

I may do another with the Gristleism box (FM3 + Throbbing Gristle) added on Monday, though a low-pass filter is probably required to have it settle in with the other members of the robot choir.

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