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I'm an Electro Music virgin, but a synthaholic!
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Cephas Journeyman



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:03 am    Post subject:  I'm an Electro Music virgin, but a synthaholic! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

G'day all!

I built my very first hand-etched (Bishop Graphics!) single-sided PCB in 1981, for a Radio Shack SN76477 synth chip. I actually taught myself how to solder and etch on the one project. So I learned early on about ADSR, VCAs, VCOs, and mixer limitations. And I've been hooked ever since!

Now, after 33 years of troubleshooting all over the globe (quite a bit of that with HP's Instruments - and later, PC - divisions), and years of songwriting and digital circuit design, I've come here to die.

OK, that might be a bit of exaggeration.

I discovered MFOS about a decade ago, and while I learned much from Obi Wan, I thought I could do better. Much better. I was SO wrong!

So now I'm back here permanently, watching gurus work with a strange non-metallic substance called "wood", while they work wonders with Ultimate MFOS bundles, and I drool.

So. Here we are. I feel like I know you all, and you probably think I'm justanother poltergeist, here to slurp up free information and leave nothing behind. Wrong.

I can reliably create solder-masked, silk-screened, double-sided PCBs through a local manufacturer. I use Altium DXP 6.1, and boy do I convert horrible rat's nests into beautiful, artistic, and functional double-sided, through-plated PCBs! And I do my magic for less than $28 per square inch(plus roughly $45 for silk screening and solder masking), even less ($10/sq in.) for single-sided boards. Just because I truly love doing that stuff! Best of all, I charge nothing for design. Yes, I'm an idiot. But I'm a happy idiot. Smile

I'm really chuffed that I'm climbing aboard right now. In a world of terrible sampling symphonies, digital roboticism, and mass marketing, it's so damn refreshing to hopefully settle into a like-minded group of passionate analogue hackers.

Being horribly dysmathic, I can barely count to 21, so multipole filters, polar plots, Bessel and Butterworth filters and Fourier transforms are languages forever beyond me, despite a decade of audio recording recovery and restoration (thank the gods for fantastic PC software!). So please pardon my technical language slip-ups and maths mistakes. I'm learning all the time!

This should be fun. And let me know if it's not.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Welcome aboard, Cephas Journeyman!
Looks like you will feel right at home here with yr circuit skillz.

I feel electro-music.com has the most positive vibrations of any electronic music forum, I hope you will find the same.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome Cephas Journeyman
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome
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RUN AWAY!! synth-diy will take over your life Smile

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