The Synth of Doom



My synthesizer is a never ending work in progress. I've been building it for more than two years now. It is the third synth I have built over the years (the other two being a modular E-MU and a polyphonic E-MU.) It has outgrown two cases, one before I even finished it. Currently, it resides in an impressive 4 tier case. Not surprisingly I already have more modules, so a second case is under construction. Building a modular is a perpetual addiction, I guess!

When the second case is completed, the modules will be distributed across both cases a little differently. Listed below is the current configuration of the system.

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Bottom Row (left to right):

  1. Synthesis Systems DAB-940 - output panel for Encore Expressionist midi/cv converter
  2. MOTM-100 - noise/sample and hold
  3. MOTM-320 - vc LFO
  4. Oakley OMS-902 - triple reversible attenuator/mixer
  5. MOTM-820 - vc lag processor
  6. MOTM-700 - dual vc router
  7. Oakley OMS-902 - triple reversible attenuator/mixer
  8. MOTM-320 - vc LFO
  9. Blacet Dark Star Chaos - noise modulated voice (modified)
  10. MOTM-120 - sub octave multiplexer

Second Row:

  1. MOTM-300 - ultra VCO
  2. MOTM-300 - ultra VCO
  3. Wiard GR-1202 MiniWave - vc wavetable module
  4. Oakley OMS-902 - triple reversible attenuator/mixer
  5. Synthesis Systems JLH-822 - V-Shift step/octave switches
  6. MOTM-300 - ultra VCO
  7. MOTM-300 - ultra VCO
  8. Synthesis Systems JLH-822 - V-Shift step/octave switches
  9. Oakley OMS-902 - triple reversible attenuator/mixer
  10. MOTM-300 - ultra VCO
  11. MOTM-300 - ultra VCO

Third Row:

  1. MOTM-420 - VCF 12db/oct lp/hp/notch
  2. MOTM-440 - VCF 24db/oct lp w/ vc resonance
  3. MOTM-420 - VCF 12db/oct lp/hp/notch
  4. MOTM-440 - VCF 24db/oct lp w/ vc resonance
  5. MOTM-940 - patch panel (modified)
  6. MOTM-110 - VCA/Ring Modulator
  7. MOTM-110 - VCA/Ring Modulator
  8. MOTM-110 - VCA/Ring Modulator
  9. MOTM-110 - VCA/Ring Modulator

Fourth Row:

  1. Encore Universal Event Generator - 8 stage envelope, sequencer, looping LFO
  2. Encore Universal Event Generator - 8 stage envelope, sequencer, looping LFO
  3. MOTM-800 - adsr envelope generator (modified)
  4. MOTM-800 - adsr envelope generator (modified)
  5. MOTM-800 - adsr envelope generator (modified)
  6. MOTM-800 - adsr envelope generator (modified)
  7. MOTM-800 - adsr envelope generator (modified)
  8. MOTM-800 - adsr envelope generator (modified)
  9. MOTM-410 - triple resonant filter w/ dual lfos
  10. Blacet TM 2050 Time Machine - vc analog delay (modified)
  11. Blacet TM 2050 Time Machine - vc analog delay (modified)
  12. MOTM-940 - patch panel (modified)

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