Monday, 17 July 2017


I have been rather quiet blog-wise for a while, but have been roused from my stupor by the SoS review of Soma Laboratory's Lyra-8. I'm on the waiting list.

My first thought is a desktop rack combining the Lyra-8 with the Trogotronic 679 and possibly a couple of limiters and stereo processors.

[Later that day] Soma have replied - the wait time is currently about a year. So it goes. It can only get longer with the SoS review.

Email 30th July - new staff taken on, waiting time down to six months.

Here's a Lyra-8 demo from the inventor.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


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Happy birthday. A Livewire Dalek for $250.

That's a full set of the well known Livewires - see here.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Friday, 30 October 2015



I have just managed to snag a Livewire Vulcan Modulator on ebay for a very reasonable $207 and so will take this opportunity to catch up with recent purchases:

  • 30th Oct - ebay - new - Pittsburgh ADSR £79
  • 30th Oct - ebay s/h - Livewire Vulcan Modulator - $207 plus a Dual Bissell for $150
  • 18th Oct - eBay new - Analogue Solutions jack connector - £16
  • 13th Oct - ebay s/h - Makenoise Brains - £65
  • 19th Sep - ebay new - Pittsburgh Sequencer - £109
  • 18th Sep - ebay s/h - XIX 1902 - £27
This will be continued in a new post.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


If the Pittsburgh micro is pretty, the Moog MotherHub is lovely.

One of the units will probably be acquired and then a trinity box.

And, of course, something similar will be built.

Sound on Sound link.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Dream IV

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Three problems:  modules are a tight squeeze; one of the power supplies is on the blink; and my Doepfer Envelope is too deep.

A shallower, narrower ASDR would help significantly and I try to pick up a power supply from Maplin on Thursday.

If I am still short of HP, I'll make do with one RVS and take a VS from the spare S/H.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Dream III

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Maker Model Links Notes
Wiard Noisering Muff1 - Muff2 - Wiard Two Muffwiggler threads and and an old Blacet manual.
Pittsburgh Chain Reactor Product page
Wiard Anti-Oscillator Muff More Muff
Doepfer Inverter Manual
Doepfer Clock Divider Manual
Wiard Wogglebug Manual
Pittsburgh Sequencer Product page
Doepfer Sample and Hold Manual
Doepfer Envelope Generator Manual
Doepfer A-132.3 Dual VCA A-130 no manual, simple exp VCA link