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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I wasn't convinced until I saw Disco Bro give it a thumbs up at 1:41. You can't buy that kind of enthusiastic endorsement

    Yeah it's rare to see such enthusiasm!
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    So...outside of the various obligatory/necessary chops prep for Labor Day...I've spent some quality time tinkering with the Linnstrument in the last few days. First up was a much-overdue OS update so I could start tinkering about with the step sequencer and whatnot.

    In a nutshell...this thing is really great. In case anyone hadn't seen this, the most recent OS updates added a fully-functional step sequencer to the Linnstrument...so in addition to having a great MPE input device you can also use it to drive rhythms and other things at the same time. This demo isn't exactly going to light anyone's musical world afire but it does demonstrate the potential of the Linnstrument as a driver for music-making:



    I've been experimenting with the Linnstrument controlling the Arturia V Collection just for textures and the like...can't do the polyphonic expressions with the V Collection but it is still fun. Also giving me the opportunity to build some muscle memory around the instrument's "keyboard."
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    So...outside of the various obligatory/necessary chops prep for Labor Day...I've spent some quality time tinkering with the Linnstrument in the last few days. First up was a much-overdue OS update so I could start tinkering about with the step sequencer and whatnot.

    In a nutshell...this thing is really great. In case anyone hadn't seen this, the most recent OS updates added a fully-functional step sequencer to the Linnstrument...so in addition to having a great MPE input device you can also use it to drive rhythms and other things at the same time. This demo isn't exactly going to light anyone's musical world afire but it does demonstrate the potential of the Linnstrument as a driver for music-making:



    I've been experimenting with the Linnstrument controlling the Arturia V Collection just for textures and the like...can't do the polyphonic expressions with the V Collection but it is still fun. Also giving me the opportunity to build some muscle memory around the instrument's "keyboard."
    Very cool! Thanks for the demo.
    This is not helping my desire to get one!

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    My pleasure...just for saying, that isn't me. Just a demo I found on Youtube that did the trick.

    I also found this yesterday, early "testing" of a Deckard's Dream: https://www.instagram.com/p/BX3GA76BOSH/

    Pretty sure in due time I'll be sending the Linnstrument and the DD on a playdate together
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    My pleasure...just for saying, that isn't me. Just a demo I found on Youtube that did the trick.

    I also found this yesterday, early "testing" of a Deckard's Dream: https://www.instagram.com/p/BX3GA76BOSH/

    Pretty sure in due time I'll be sending the Linnstrument and the DD on a playdate together
    I didn't think you were an artificial candle kind-of-guy.

    I'll check the DD vid later today. Thanks, Mr. B!

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    A little something I built for my son. He's the musician, I'm just a tech guy and listener

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    Wow, that is gorgeous! What sorts of modules are those? Almost look like banana jacks but those don't look like Buchla-style modules...

    Fantastic work, man...really. That's lovely
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    Thanks. The electronics are actually Ray Wilson's designs from http://musicfromouterspace.com/
    It's made up of the Soundlab Ultimate, Ultimate expander, and 16 step sequencer with various input devices thrown in. ( Keyboard with octave switcher, guitar/audio input, joystick and MIDI interface )

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    Quote Originally Posted by dang View Post
    A little something I built for my son. He's the musician, I'm just a tech guy and listener

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    So nice.

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    Indeed. You do good work. Hope your son appreciates you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dang View Post
    Thanks. The electronics are actually Ray Wilson's designs from http://musicfromouterspace.com/
    It's made up of the Soundlab Ultimate, Ultimate expander, and 16 step sequencer with various input devices thrown in. ( Keyboard with octave switcher, guitar/audio input, joystick and MIDI interface )
    Wow, very cool. Thanks again for sharing...that's excellent work right there
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    A really cool project!
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    I think the real wood and brass accents are the best thing about this. Beautiful work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    I think the real wood and brass accents are the best thing about this. Beautiful work!
    Thanks. I was going for sort of a Jules Verne / H.G. Wells time machine look for an old school 100% analog synth
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    Synth goes Cyberpunk
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    Hey dang, I hope you don't mind...I'm sharing your pic on a FB DIY forum that I'm on. I think they'd be pretty impressed with your handiwork
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Hey dang, I hope you don't mind...I'm sharing your pic on a FB DIY forum that I'm on. I think they'd be pretty impressed with your handiwork
    Sure no problem. However, if it's the Synth DIY group I already beat you to it

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    Close!! It's the Deckards Dream DIY group

    One of the dudes posted a quickie photoshop job of how he wants to mount the DD and a Roli and I thought your realized version would get some appropriate "oohs" and "aaahs"
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Synth goes Cyberpunk
    Steam powered synths, yeah I can see it

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    Sorry if this has been posted before, I just love this kind of photo of the Godfather:


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    So, I got this sucker recently, specifically to use when the Deckard's Dream eventually arrives:

    https://www.meris.us/product/mercury7-reverb-pedal/

    With all respect to the Hungry Robot Wash (which IS an amazing pedal), the Mercury 7 might well be THE ambient/reverb pedal for me. I spent some time on the weekend running the Landscape Stereo Field and a Reface CS through and the results were marvelous. In particular, I love the subtle (or not-so-subtle) pitch effects you can apply. The pedal feels rock solid and they had it shipped to me in less than a few days. I loved it so much that I actually ordered their other pedal, a stereo bitcrusher/sequencer called the Ottobit.
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    Oh and yep, Jed...some of the KS 70's gear shots are among the very best synth porn shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Sorry if this has been posted before, I just love this kind of photo of the Godfather:

    WOW!

    Some of the best porn there is to my eyes, though I rather wouldn't sit on the ground. So please put the stuff on some stands.

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    KS apparently preferred to sit on the floor. I look at those shots and my knees and ankles start aching at the very thought of it
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