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ultimate percussion k2-x "super analogue synthesizer system"
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: ultimate percussion k2-x "super analogue synthesizer system"
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anyone heard of this synth? i'll post pics when i have access to a camera.

a friend of mine picked one up from an abandoned house. it looks very interesting, but we're going to have a look at the power supply before we plug it in and have a listen...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Is it a flat thingie, rack ears, ..greenish or olive or ?? 8 perc channels?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

exactly that
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ooooooooh.... Ooooooooh.... Ooooooooh....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ok, so it doesn't work... yet

i have no idea about this and a cursory look online doesn't yield any good results.

it certainly looks interesting, lots of outputs per sound generator as well as stereo output and headphones output. my friend is getting the pics off his camera as i type.

i've never seen anything quite like this. i suspect the fuse on the board has blown, so really i need to figure out where i can get a replacement.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Open it up and post some closeups of the boards
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ay

can you get closer to the ICs???

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

believe me i will do! thanks very much for the interest, but i have to rehearse then go to a gig!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Looks cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
Ay

can you get closer to the ICs???


excuse my ignorance, but what are ICs?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

They look like this:

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I´d like to know what is on the board you see. That will actually be pretty interesting to know.

Say, can I move this into one of the gear forums later on? I´d also like to post something about this device in the DIY forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

absolutely, let me know where you put it!

Smile

still rehearsing for my gigs this weekend, so you might have to wait until next week before you get the pics... Surprised

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:53 am    Post subject: UP k2x Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

O ye!

i was waiting for ages for this to show up, just out of pure curiosity.
i do have this machine in my room along with its smaller brother, which is just 5 drum voices with 5 trigger inputs and 1 mono/stereo output with a few switches. it also has the pretentious text "super analogue synthetiser system" written on it, however both are drum machines. you can get pretty nice things out of these, the snare is just wonderful, i never managed to do a snare like it on my g2 engine, so i often have the nord trigger these.
the k2x even has built in preset patterns with tempo which are not that bad at all.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: UP k2x Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

drapdap wrote:
O ye!

i was waiting for ages for this to show up, just out of pure curiosity.
i do have this machine in my room along with its smaller brother, which is just 5 drum voices with 5 trigger inputs and 1 mono/stereo output with a few switches. it also has the pretentious text "super analogue synthetiser system" written on it, however both are drum machines. you can get pretty nice things out of these, the snare is just wonderful, i never managed to do a snare like it on my g2 engine, so i often have the nord trigger these.
the k2x even has built in preset patterns with tempo which are not that bad at all.

róbert


Would you mind posting a picture of the little one? I had never heard of these things and I am on a tear to research. Pictures help. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: UP k2x Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

yes, shure, but not before the weekend, i don't have a photoapparat, have to borrow one. Smile please be patient.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sorry i've been lame not posting pics, my schedule hasn't synced with the guys who found it yet! he's got the camera, i've got the synth!
i'm off to a festival for a few days, hope to get it up soon.

drapdap's post has made me determined to get it working...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have seen it in music stores back in the 80'es, UK made similar to SDS
something, cant remember which, but are you sure the house was
abandoned? no no Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Stanley Pain wrote:
i'm off to a festival for a few days, hope to get it up soon.


Hey, that means your pad is abandoned. Shocked Take care!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How moronic, this must be the worst naming ever on a analog drum module! Rolling Eyes
Googling gives kurtzweil all the time, or anything else thats not UP! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hello there!
i promised this to editor rex, the pics ov the smaller ultimate percussion.
also i did some pics of the big one as well, looked after the ic's, sorry no schemo yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Note the hole for the rackmount in middle of the ears, its actually quite a nice thing. As for the K2-X, i looked at the ic's: the first and the third row is LM324 quad opamps, they are common today. the second row is CA3080 OTA`s, i believe those are available as well. the rest are 4 of 4558`s. Trannies are BC557 and somethings i do not not know, would have to soldier out one of the to see properly. my fuse is 250mA, 250v if you wonder.

At a certain period lot of these things were around, drum brains that could be triggered. I like the Snare, it has a bit of bleed-thru if you trigger it with audio, it might even be just white noise, but its quite sensitive to the input, usable... the bass is not so nice (or just not deep enough for my taste) you can get so much nicer things out of simpler things now, (let apart a nord modular), or even with lowpass filtering the bloody thing. it wouldn`t be hard to measure it and come up with a schemo, but to be honest id go for Thomas Henry's drum voice or the clangora if i were You.

(Actually on the second thought i might be wrong, i might measure it and breadboard a channel to see what can be done with this, and than modify the beast if it goes any better with mods. The flat box and big pots are sort of nice, sort of gigable, tho i terribly hate plastic potmeters somehow. i tend to brake them during alcohol-fuelled gigs.)

r.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks! Very Happy

Hmm. Never seen that thing before.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

you're welcome!
(good excuse for me to do my first few posts!)
and erm... some more pics. i don't know how happy Mosc will be with me, wasting space here, but since so many attachments got lost recently, i know there is lots of space here... Twisted Evil


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