Thread: Synthesizer Gear Porn ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Wanting to experiment with modular synthesis? Got a few bucks? Access to a 3D printer?

    Good news for you then

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/just...d-a-3d-printer
    That is AMAZING, and it even sounds pretty cool.
    I liked how the sequenced bit had a bit of homage to TD as well as a hint of 80's video games.
    Kudos to the creator.

    We know the 3D printer can be used negatively to create things like weapons, so it's nice to see it used in a positive, musical way.

    Thanks for the heads up John.
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    There are already companies doing some pretty cool stuff in the music tech area, like 3DWaves who print fairly excellent desktop stands for a variety of synths. I also imagine things like rack ears, replacement knobs and parts, might be feasible too.

    Mostly for me, I hate the burning plastic smell!! Although I do hear they have improved substantially in this area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    There are already companies doing some pretty cool stuff in the music tech area, like 3DWaves who print fairly excellent desktop stands for a variety of synths. I also imagine things like rack ears, replacement knobs and parts, might be feasible too.

    Mostly for me, I hate the burning plastic smell!! Although I do hear they have improved substantially in this area.
    Late last year, I decided to fire up my Studer Revox A77 MKIII 2 track reel to reel for fun. About 5 minutes in, I noticed smoke coming out of it...not good.
    Due to the age, I waffled on whether to have it fixed, or put it on ebay for parts. It's super clean and had the heads replaced, plus I've become quite attached to it and figure it would be a nice legacy item to leave for our adult children.

    I found a gentleman locally who has a passion for repairing vintage reel to reels and does it in his spare time.
    We took the 3hr drive one day to drop it off, and while at his home, he was thrilled to show us his pride and joy, a 3D printer.
    Long story short, he works with an engineer friend of his who does the blueprints, and they recreate hard to or impossible to find parts for tape decks and cassette decks.
    After the engineer does the blueprints, he puts them into the 3D printer and they produce replacement gears, etc.
    He brought out a bag of parts he'd done with the printer and it was amazing.
    (I might add it was a high end printer).
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    That's just excellent stuff!! I'd love to have a 3D printer at some point, although I'm pretty sure I'd never actually get THAT good at generating cool stuff
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    This "semi" modular effects unit definitely intrigues.

    https://finegear.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    The Farfisa an early synth? Only if you use the added functionalities in de software-version.
    The Combo Deluxe/Duo had a basic EG you wouldn't see in other organs. Let alone its octave divider architecture is more like a string synth, or the knee level filter, note repeat, etc. I love the Arturia rendition. Using it quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNefariousHED View Post
    The Combo Deluxe/Duo had a basic EG you wouldn't see in other organs. Let alone its octave divider architecture is more like a string synth, or the knee level filter, note repeat, etc. I love the Arturia rendition. Using it quite a bit.
    I've only played with the basic model, that is in the Arturia rendition, without the extra possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    There are already companies doing some pretty cool stuff in the music tech area, like 3DWaves who print fairly excellent desktop stands for a variety of synths. I also imagine things like rack ears, replacement knobs and parts, might be feasible too.

    Mostly for me, I hate the burning plastic smell!! Although I do hear they have improved substantially in this area.
    Yeppers! I discovered them on Reverb.com a few years ago and have quite a few of their stands. Great products! They are great people and really easy to work with. Even better was when they did some custom work for me: two special little stands for my Minirig portable speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Yeppers! I discovered them on Reverb.com a few years ago and have quite a few of their stands. Great products! They are great people and really easy to work with. Even better was when they did some custom work for me: two special little stands for my Minirig portable speakers.
    So they DO do custom jobs? Nice...I might just have a small project for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    So they DO do custom jobs? Nice...I might just have a small project for them
    Yup. I had stumbled onto a 3-D “recipe” for the stands so I emailed him. He immediately said yes and the charge was very reasonable. Plus I still got the cool stickers and the kooky little toy that they usually send along with their regular offerings. Oh, and pretty much any color too!

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    Excellent
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    Check out this amazing action. Pretty sure this will be THE bar for expressive keybed hardware for at least the foreseeable future. Can't wait to get my eager paws on this sucker.

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