Re: [AH] News from the Serge front!

From Bakis Sirros
Sent Tue, Feb 19th 2008, 10:51

hello list,

more questions about the Serge M-series:
will two m-modules plus an M-boat make a 4u panel that is rackable?
ok, this may be obvious but i just wanted to verify...

also, if you make a serge panel from two m-odules you loose two rows of 
knobs/sockets (you end up with a panel of 14 rows instead of the 16 
rows/inches of serge), that means you loose a bit of extra functionality in 
a 4u panel...

will an m-boat be able to be powered from a standard ps2 or ps4 or ps6?
what is the difference between the ps2a and the ps2?

thanks in advance to those who know the answers and care to help,
best regards,       :-)

Bakis Sirros
Parallel Worlds / Interconnected / Memory Geist
doepfer_a100 group owner
Athens - Greece
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "martial mcbride" <>
To: "Joe Millar" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [AH] News from the Serge front!

> Pardon me...I imagine that the "timegen" modules functions in much the 
> same
> way as the
> DSG....Do you know if custom M-odules will be permitted>
> again thanks
> Martial
> On Feb 19, 2008 2:39 AM, martial mcbride <>
> wrote:
>> Great news...What can you tell us abou the VC Timegen Clock and Osc? 
>> Also
>> do you know if there wil be a M-odule which icludes the DSG in any 
>> capacity?
>> Are the panels open on the sides?  When will they be made available to 
>> the
>> public?
>> Martial
>> On Feb 18, 2008 7:13 PM, Joe Millar <> wrote:
>> > All I got to say is holy crap!...
>> >
>> > <snip>
>> >
>> > "Hi all,
>> >
>> > As you're all no doubt aware, STS stopped taking custom panel orders
>> > back in June of 2007. What you may not be aware of is that there have
>> > been some exciting developments percolating beneath the surface at
>> > STS headquarters since well before that announcement.  I'm pleased
>> > and very excited to announce the new Serge M-Class series from Sound
>> > Transform Systems.
>> >
>> > What is it? Well, imagine the Serge modules you already know and love
>> > in a half-panel format -- we'll call these half-panels "M-odules --
>> > and the modules, as they were previously known, comprise "function
>> > blocks" with individual "function cells", i.e., a DTG is a function
>> > block and a single TG is a function cell.  Let's leave the new
>> > nomenclature for a moment so it can sink in and visit the tangible
>> > differences, now.
>> >
>> > Rex has made a slew of changes under the hood and these include
>> > improvements to the designs, topologies, and circuits, across the
>> > board.  Yes, there was still room for improvement, if you can believe
>> > it! Externally, very little has changed except for the new format,
>> > which, as I mentioned above, resembles half-panels, now known as "M-
>> > odules, joined in the center by a new power distribution scheme which
>> > incorporates the familiar PSD, indicator LEDs, a cool  modulatable
>> > water-diffused blue LED, and eliminates the dangling power
>> > interconnection cables we're used to. A new, smaller, and custom-
>> > built power supply, the PS2a, is available to power 2 M-boats (each M-
>> > boat holds two "M-odules plus the new power distribution strip). It's
>> > also switchable for operation in Europe and will come with the
>> > appropriate power cable, as well. If you need to power more than this
>> > you can still opt for the PS4 or PS6.
>> >
>> > Last, but not least, there are some new function block designs, such
>> > as the VC Timegen Oscillator, and VC Timegen Clock. Each is comprised
>> > of two distinct halves, or function cells. Two "M-odules
>> > incorporating these blocks are the "Creature" and "Sequencer" which,
>> > when combined, form a powerful mini-modular in a single M-boat. It's
>> > my understanding that these will be some of the first "M-odules
>> > available.
>> >
>> > Well, now I'll turn it over to the list so we can get some discussion
>> > going. Undoubtedly, you have some questions, and we'll do our best to
>> > answer them.
>> >
>> > Thanks for your attention,
>> > Matt"