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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:22 am

The Elf wrote:I do know that there was genuine interest at Synthfest, and if it goes to the person I was discussing it with, it will go a good home and to someone who will definitely make excellent music with it!
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Can't remember how to post an imgur image!

Image won't load Elf.... :eh:

The major problem would be sneaking it past the wife...you could try disguising it as a Welsh dresser I suppose?

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby The Elf » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:16 am

Arpangel wrote:Image won't load Elf.... :eh:
Yeah, I've tried everything I can think of, but I can't recall how to do it!
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:19 am

The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Image won't load Elf.... :eh:
Yeah, I've tried everything I can think of, but I can't recall how to do it!

Help!

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:58 pm

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby The Elf » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:01 pm

Clever bloke! :clap:

Errr... how?
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:04 pm

Same mistake i made a few times. You were linking to the imgur post, not the actual image.
When you paste the url in, make sure it ends with the .jpg or .png.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby DGL. » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:23 pm

The Elf wrote:I do know that there was genuine interest at Synthfest, and if it goes to the person I was discussing it with, it will go a good home and to someone who will definitely make excellent music with it!
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So not just bleeps and bloops like most modular systems then :lol:

But it certainly looks the part, even if not of us forumites could ever afford one. And it's certinaly not something you'd be able to sneak past the wife!
"Oh what that thing, its always been there, got it with the house, you just never noticed it".

Maybe someone will do a tiny version of this with tiny patch pins (with included tweezers) and volca style knobs, plus if you still wanted a real analogue 'scope in the device but still compact then there are the old Thandar portable units.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Wonks » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:26 pm

It's an antique telephone exchange, darling. They're all the rage at the moment.

What's that? You want Ewhurst 888?
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby DGL. » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:31 pm

Wonks wrote:It's an antique telephone exchange, darling. They're all the rage at the moment.

What's that? You want Ewhurst 888?

More like "give me the name of a local solicitor please" but which half would you least want to lose :D
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Ben Asaro » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:42 am

Very jealous of those of you who got to see it in the flesh!
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:45 am

Ben Asaro wrote:Very jealous of those of you who got to see it in the flesh!

Well I saw it. It's big and went beep and bloop and buzz a lot. What else do you need to know?

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby The Elf » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:06 am

Got to admit... I looked at it, thought it looked very nice, then moved on. I view it much like an F1 car - impressive, but not really anything that has a place in my world.

But I'm glad it exists, and I'm glad it causes a few jaws to drop! In a world where the accountant is king it's nice to see something built that makes no economic sense - all power to those guys!
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby IAA » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:30 am

. I view it much like an F1 car - impressive, but not really anything that has a place in my world

Agree, but the good thing is that such things do trickle developments down to more commercial solutions, the car industry actually is a good example.

Maybe a colossus mini? More an occasional table than a Welsh dresser? :D
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Zukan » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:44 am

Just the oscilloscope made me want to buy it.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 am

IAA wrote:
. I view it much like an F1 car - impressive, but not really anything that has a place in my world

Agree, but the good thing is that such things do trickle developments down to more commercial solutions, the car industry actually is a good example.

Maybe a colossus mini? More an occasional table than a Welsh dresser? :D

How about a Volca 100?
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:52 pm

I liked the Colossus a lot more in the flesh than I did seeing pictures of it. Sadly I didn't get to play with it properly but I did send my wife a photo.

She thought it was amazing! No, that's a lie. I present exhibit A:

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:19 pm

:clap: :lol: I get a lot of replies like that too... :bouncy:

...but I'm sure our wives and partners mean the phrase in a supportive, positive, and encouraging way...

I've always interpreted it like that, anyway... :ugeek:

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby N i g e l » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:44 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote: Sadly I didn't get to play with it properly

Yeah, the 1st guy to try it out took longer than expected to whizz through the factory presets
:smirk:

This machine is a time bandit, Im sure it sounds pure & artefact free but given constraints of money & time, Id probably do my exploring on one of the old Nord modulars, or even a dedicated PC, with awesome soundcard, awesome displays & awesome modular software.

What are the alternatives these days ?
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Luke W » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:28 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:I liked the Colossus a lot more in the flesh than I did seeing pictures of it. Sadly I didn't get to play with it properly but I did send my wife a photo.

She thought it was amazing! No, that's a lie. I present exhibit A:

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:D

I get quite encouraging replies when I'm geeking out over something...

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:16 am

N i g e l wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote: Sadly I didn't get to play with it properly

Yeah, the 1st guy to try it out took longer than expected to whizz through the factory presets
:smirk:

This machine is a time bandit, Im sure it sounds pure & artefact free but given constraints of money & time, Id probably do my exploring on one of the old Nord modulars, or even a dedicated PC, with awesome soundcard, awesome displays & awesome modular software.

What are the alternatives these days ?

Moog modular reissue, not the same kettle of fish though.
Buchla 200e top line system, which I'd rather have.
And just imagine how much Eurorack or 5U you could buy for £25,000?
Or, a vintage ARP.
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