Sent Tue, Apr 25th 1995, 03:19
>STS will soon be offering a "standard" panel, as I understand it. It will >supposedly have the basics that you need (VCOs, VCF, ADSRs), along w/ a few >nice features, like the Waveshaper Module (kinda like the Buchla >Dodecamodule). The cost will be less than the same modules would cost if >assembled into a custom panel. >Okay, will Rex be willing to sell blank panels, knobs, etc. and we can >standarize on him? >The reason I suggest the D-mod stuff was so that AH'ers on a limited budget >could get into modulars cheaper. High-end guys can build 100% custom >modules if they want. Another hint from one of the "100% Custom" guys: The panels I use for my synth *would* fit in the standard rack system that Doepfer uses as well. (I bought a bunch of standard panels, 'cause I am not that good at mechanics.) But I didn't use the standard rack frames anyway. Of my modules, exactly two would fit into one frame, and so the frame would be much too expensive for me. I don't want to boast about my modules that are larger, greater etc. than the Doepfer ones. The only thing I want to say is that a certain amount of knobs on a module takes a certain amount of space if You still want to have some fun touching and turning these knobs. So if You start from a standard for Your custom developpments, the standard should already have some standard. The Sennheiser Vocoder was designed to fit into a Moog System by its dimensions and appearance back then. A good choice, IMO! How would a usefully-sized custom module look like, in the neighbourhood of those tiny Doepfer knobs and jacks ?? JH.