Bigger isn't always better

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Bigger isn't always better

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For a bit of fun, I snapped the STF remake board on top of the donor C070789 board just to compare.

Huge respect to exxos for the amazing reduction in scale :)
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:bravo: :coolpics:

Trying to get it even smaller as well :)
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Ha, there's almost enough space for a second ST :D
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exxos wrote: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:39 am :bravo: :coolpics:

Trying to get it even smaller as well :)
Pretty damn good for a first shot though.
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sandord wrote: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:39 am Ha, there's most enough space for a second ST :D
If he can make it smaller,maybe 3, parallel processing STs :)
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:42 am If he can make it smaller,maybe 3, parallel processing STs :)
Did ponder adding a second CPU.. but alas, a lot of work and no software to use it, so idea shelved..


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exxos wrote: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:42 am If he can make it smaller,maybe 3, parallel processing STs :)
Did ponder adding a second CPU.. but alas, a lot of work and no software to use it, so idea shelved..


https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewt ... =19&t=1242
Maybe build in a MSTE or TT instead? Would say a Falcon but that is definitely a step too far :lol:
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:lolbig:
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JezC wrote: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:06 pm Maybe build in a MSTE or TT instead? Would say a Falcon but that is definitely a step too far :lol:
Nah, this machine will beat them all eventually, those machines are pre-obsolete ;)
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Let's hope so.
I'd love to have a TT-beater for my MIDI setup :D
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