Monday, October 12, 2009

bbow's modular system

here's what I'm building...

Plan B

I'm new to modular synths. I started building a system around May of 2009.
Eurorack is the format that I am going with. At first I thought I might build a 'frankensynth' out of multiple formats. When I realized the complexity of multiple power supplies and mounting rails I decided to ditch the idea and go with a straight forward system.

One of the manufactures that caught my eye was Plan B.
What also caught my eye very quickly was the warnings against purchasing Plan B modules.
I'm not sure what happened, apparently some people bought direct and didn't receive their stuff and some stuff didn't work and was returned to Plan B but never fixed...

I really wanted a vector joystick for my system, Plan B is the only company that makes a vector device. I bought one through Big City Music and had no problems.

I hope everything works out for Plan B. The designer and owner of the company has some amazing ideas and I really want to see them come to fruition. I know some people are very angry and feel personally victimized, I hope things work out for them as well.

here are some of the modules that I thought would have been really cool...

not only would they have been cool, but they look sexy as hell.

Friday, April 24, 2009

LOST and Jules Verne

parallels between LOST and Mysterious Island

Cyrus Harding and Jack Shephard
Neb and Kate 
Pencroft and James Sawyer
Aryton and Rousseau
Lamay and Sayid

Nemo and Benjamin Linus
Pirate Bob Harvey and Charles Widmore
Jane and Juliet
Alex and Nemo's daughter
Li and Richard
orangutang named Joop (clearly an homage)

Island with strange properties
hot air balloon
pirate ship
misfit group of castaways
scientist people
pirate people
Nemo's weapon and the buried atom bomb
building a raft
beach refuge

I'm sure there are tone more parallels.
I suspect that LOST will end with Ben helping the castaways, Widmore getting killed by the island and then the island being destroyed (Ben going down with the island), leaving the castways lost again to begin their next adventure.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Surly MacLaine

I don't care how many times you spin around on the beach hugging yourself, you're not God.

Unless I don't understand what the word God means.  

If it means; a tripped out hippie playing dervish on the beach then... 

...I guess there really is a God... 

...and it might explain a lot of design flaws in the human condition.

sound/noise toise

Electro-static synth interface

Hamster ball synth

Tribbel Synth

Japanese typewriter synth

Rubber monster in a beaker synth vs robot synth

vocal annunciation synth