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Small Beginnings

Postby Adam-V » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:24 am

Here's my lonely 100M rack perched ludicrously atop my A-100 system. I don't quite need a step stool to get to it but it is a stretch.

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Postby 100M » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:13 am

cool look the doepfers in those black racks.

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Postby Adam-V » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:49 pm

The black and the aluminium do look rather good together.

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Postby synth_ollie » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:41 pm

well, you have to start somewhere... ,

and a mc4 ! :)

I used to have one myself (that once belonged to abba/polar studios)
unfortunately many of the keypad switches did not work very well...

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Postby Adam-V » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:38 pm

True. I have more 100m stuff sitting at customs waiting for clearance though.

Dodgy keys were a big problem with MC-4s from what I hear. Dirt and dust get in under the keyboard and create havoc. I think these were made long before the use of hall effect switches in keyboards became commonplace. I know a number of people have revived them with contact cleaner. I've only had mine for a few months. Its in pretty good condition although there a few marks on the front panel that I can't seem to clean off.

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Postby sjones » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:23 am

Try chipforbrains (transplant technologies) for replacement parts for the MC-4

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Postby Adam-V » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:34 am

Thanks for the tip. I'll keep an eye out. Don't suppose they do replacement knobs for 100m sliders by any chance.

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Postby ryk » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:15 am

RE: Sliders.

I have asked him to manufacture these already.
I am trying to send him samples for cloning.

But no address details, he has gone silent . . .:cry:

He is a hard person to contact.
Any body know how to get in touch with him ?

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Postby 100M » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:53 pm

You cannot clean the key switches on an mc4,they are sealed,you can but then u have to cut the bottom of the switch to open it,then use a 2 compount conductive substance that can be applied to the conductive rubber pad,then glue the switch again and put it back in place,

Note its a hell to replace a key from the numeric keypad because they all hold into a metal frame,its probable that u need to desolder all keys switches 2 remove the frame where those switches are clipsed into it.

same thing happens in a cr8000 (a real hell)

with an overflow of evaporating contact cleaner that leaves no residue you can maybe improve the contact,but it will never get as new.

CY sell those switches from time to time on ebay,they are the same as the start/stop of the 808..

this whas my setup in early 90's that i used to made complete tracks with it:
http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2007/01 ... -mc-4.html
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Postby synth_ollie » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:05 pm

the mc4 is pretty cool together with the 100m,

however, I found it too much pain in the ass to use for serious composing after I once got used to software sequencers (atari running c-lab creator + 2x mpu 101),
so I never fixed those buttons, I sold the mc4(b) instead

[chipforbrains : Ive only been in touch with him about the auctions that Ive won, some people say that its almost impossible to get in touch with him about anything else]

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Postby 100M » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:52 pm

Yes ollie its indeed a pain in the arse to compose with an MC4,but i used it same way like an TB303,just typing in numbers and see what comes out,untill i had interesting combinations.

i sold them both also,when i got CV stepsequencers with pots.

(but i would like to have a MC4 again just to have it as collector with the 100M's )

Its indeed dificult to contact CY,i think hes mail adress can be found on the devil fish site if i remember well (not sure) (the refer to him for replacement pots for the TB303)

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Progressing nicely.

Postby Adam-V » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:03 pm

Haven't really got room for much more though.

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Postby synth_ollie » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:53 am

yeah ! :)

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OK, Now We're starting to get somewhere

Postby Adam-V » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:55 am

2 Standard D Sets, plus one rack with a 110, 172, 132 and space for 2 more modules.

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Definitely no room (or money for that matter) for any more racks though. :(
I know there is empty space on top of the Doepfer rack but that is reserved for a bunch of DIY stuff - when I get up off my arse and finish it that is!

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Postby synth_ollie » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:58 am

beautiful ! and a m-172 also, very nice :)


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