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Emooze last won the day on November 4 2017

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    vampire werewolf shark wizard ninja from the moon
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    Making shit, breaking shit, fixing shit
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    Grado SR80, JVC HARX700, Sennheiser HD580, Stax Lambda Nova Classic, AKG K340
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    Gainclone, NHT SuperZero, Pioneer HPS-150

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  1. Emooze

    What Are You Building Today

    I would also point out that some, mostly the type that engrave metals, of lasers do not trigger a blink response because they are in the deeper bands of IR. So all you will notice is your sudden lack of depth perception, or vision at all. I found this horrifying quote from Wikipedia: "A pop or click noise emanating from the eyeball may be the only indication that retinal damage has occurred i.e. the retina was heated to over 100 °C resulting in localized explosive boiling accompanied by the immediate creation of a permanent blind spot." And seriously, a $300 pair of safety goggles can cover a wide swath of potential lasers, chump change to the several thousand most of the good machines cost.
  2. Emooze

    Music Making

    This is one of the better videos I have found explaining a lot of the basics in one video. Everything he talks about is applicable, really regardless of the synth format, even extending to non-modular synths.
  3. Emooze

    Music Making

    Cool. You do you. I'm gonna bow out of this.
  4. Emooze

    Music Making

    Not quite, what I need is more gear (typical). I've seen some stuff where they are essentially building entire separate synths within the same case then just syncing the sequencers off of the same clock or clock dividers to get what I would call, polyphonic sound. Stupid, pricey, but I have a goal to do shit without a DAW. I found a project to use a gieger counter to introduce randomness into the pattern so that may be the next step.
  5. Emooze

    Music Making

    I recently have been slowly acquiring modular synthesizer parts and stuff. I have nothing to present yet as it still sounds rather flat to me (need more gear) but the hobby seemed like the natural progression of being in this hobby and being a DIYer.
  6. Emooze

    What Are You Building Today

    Thanks, I hadn't paid that close attention to the software yet but I agree, requiring a network connection is off-putting. And 40% off is kind of a huge deciding factor. Looking again at prices and just from a work-area size comparison, the Shapeoko is a bit of a no-brainer. I'm not ready to pull the trigger on it yet so I would be very interested in your long-term observations eventually.
  7. Emooze

    What Are You Building Today

    Nate, I am nearly in the same boat. Been weighing the pros/cons between the Shapeoko vs the X-carve. Are there any particular reasons you went down the path you did?
  8. Emooze

    Burson Audio V5i opamps

    The cap has a tolerance measured in pF with no total value but the resistor has a percentage. I'm still even more confused though, what are the resistors for now? Does it have a built in feedback loop? Is it a weird op-amp like a 701 that needs external components? I know you all don't have the answers I need, I'm just tired and instead of going to bed, I am here.
  9. Emooze

    Burson Audio V5i opamps

    What's the cap connected to?
  10. Emooze

    Oscilloscope question...

    Thanks Pars and yes you got it right. And she's a real beaut
  11. Emooze

    Oscilloscope question...

    I ended up going for a 465B that looked to be in much better condition than some of the regular 465s available for a not bad price. Only downside is that it does not come with probes. I'll wait until it gets here to see if the probes that came with my Rigol will work before I go buying more.
  12. Emooze

    The analog thread.

    Turns out the Eldritch god that lives in my table is more finicky about input voltage. Bought an AVR and have had no issues since then. Until it becomes displeased again I am sure.
  13. Emooze

    Oscilloscope question...

    I ended up buying a Rigol but I also feel the urge for an analog scope, been eying a Tek 465.
  14. Emooze

    Oscilloscope question...

    I've personally got a Rigol DS1054Z on my wishlist. It's chineseium definitely and I have literally no idea on longevity but the DIY hacker community seems to love it and I have not come across any cautionary tales against it. As always YMMV
  15. Emooze

    The analog thread.

    A while back my PS-X7 stopped maintaining platter speed and resulted in a really weird Beck album before I caught it. I put it to the side to troubleshoot for a bit. Now it maintains speed just fine and I live in fear of the Eldritch god of chaos that now lives in my turntable. They prefer Wilco over Beck. Sounds good though.