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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2014, 02:31:11 PM »
I was going to mention, the enclosure looks great!!!

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2014, 02:43:53 PM »
"There's a monster on the loose..."

That's just stunning! I use multi-coloured wire on simple single builds, so I'm finding all that orange pretty scary. Well done it's superb and the artwork is amazing.
...and then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side...

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2014, 02:54:50 PM »

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2014, 02:59:23 PM »
Wow, that came out great! The etch is super impressive, as are the guts considering all the routing going on in there. Imagining myself doing all that offboard wiring even gave me a little panic attack. Any plans for a demo clip?  :D

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2014, 03:57:51 PM »
Tim, this is some next level stuff right here. Super impressive and that wiring.. man it looks scary but you make it looks so easy. I LOVE that artwork and your etch is so spot on. Great job, I'm sure your customer will be super happy with it. I look forward to the demo.

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2014, 04:03:04 PM »
Hi everyone,

This is my first post here, as Tim said I have been lurking here for some months. Sorry for the length of the post, but, well, you don't really have to read it, do you?
Tim just emailed me he completed the Monsterplex, so I think it was time for me to post anyway and share the story…
I'm Mat, from France (so pardon my English). I have been considering building pedals for some years and discovered the very cool 1776's multiplex. After some googling I bumped into a few Youtube videos, among which my favorite (by far) were from Tim. I then stalked him followed his trail down to his blog and what I discovered was an incredible community here on Madbean. This had both positive and negative effects… Positive ones: I contacted Tim and asked if he could build me a Multiplex, learned a lot about guts, enclosures, etching and other magic… Negative ones: how could I start building something now that I know what can be done by the incredibly talented people roaming this board (the Fall contest is just filled with jawdropping builds).

Long story short, Tim and I discussed about my (mostly silly) wants for the pedal, which were fuelled by his great demos of his Multiplex and Love Infinity pedals, and he finally proposed to make a three in one pedal with the crazy routing options he described above in this thread.

This pedal has everything I wanted, including 2 effect loops, expression inputs for delay parameters, ramps, slams… Can't wait to hear Tim demoing it, and then to put it on my pedalboard!

The "art"work  idea started when I mentioned wanting to do a Cthulhu themed something (deep echoes and sounds…) and wanted to name it (somewhat pretentiously) "De Profundis Clamavi", after a poem from Charles Baudelaire. Then Tim proposed the simple, great, incredibly cool and adapted "Monsterplex", and I was immediately sold (and jealous of his naming talent additionally to his building skills). He also very kindly accepted to let me do the artwork. I used as a centerpiece the round Cthulhu badge (I attached my design to this post), which has been designed more than 5 years ago by a guy named Tim Collier, he seemed to have granted use to some small scale business activities on Etsy, I could not find any more information about, or contact for, him apart from that. As I haven't been able to ask use permission, I guess using it for a one shot product for myself can be considered fair-use... Thanks to a layout provided by Tim, I could work something out which I felt would look good and match Tim's etched enclosures style.

Well, I have now seen the Monsterplex… I am amazed.

What else can I say? Can't wait. And of course, thanks Tim, kudos to you again, the result is just incredible, and the journey to get there was (from my point of view, Tim has probably another version: silly customer requests, uselessly complicated routing, design delivery delay… etc) very nice/friendly/professionally handled by Tim.
Maybe is Cthulhu dreaming in the city of R'lyeh, but I know what my brain will be focused on tonight… I'll be dreaming of a Monsterplex.

Thanks for reading!

Thanks for the nice words on the artwork!
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 04:08:02 PM by Mat »

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2014, 04:03:30 PM »

... and I have no idea how it works. We're gonna have to hear it!
+1000

You could stuck a delay in the effects loop of the delay than then is feeded to the other delay and take the output, split it, and stick it again in the other loop, and then call the Cern and tell them that they don't need to expand their hadron collider.  ;D
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 04:48:54 PM by micromegas »
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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2014, 04:04:00 PM »


You beat me to it.

That's amazing Tim! The single color wiring would have driven me to brink of madness! Killer job man.

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2014, 04:14:01 PM »
that would be my winner.... one can only say amazing, its incredible
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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2014, 04:15:16 PM »
Tim, this is a masterpiece. And, Mat, you are VERY talented. Truly stunning work.

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2014, 04:45:36 PM »
Wonderful stuff. You should see the grin on my face. Hahahahaha. I mean really, if anyone from my surroundings were to build something like this I would buy him a carton of beer and ten sandwitches.

Also, I've voted for you in the competition, so cheers Tim!

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2014, 05:47:18 PM »
Those guts remind me of the Italian plate I had for dinner last night!  8)

Amazing build! How were you able to tame all those clocks running under the hood?  :o

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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2014, 06:02:12 PM »
Woah......... Woah......... Woah.......


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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2014, 07:53:45 PM »
Fan-f'ing-tastic!  Awesome etch!  Awesome design!  Awesome execution!

You could stuck a delay in the effects loop of the delay than then is feeded to the other delay and take the output, split it, and stick it again in the other loop, and then call the Cern and tell them that they don't need to expand their hadron collider.  ;D
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Re: the Monsterplex
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2014, 08:08:11 PM »
 :o それはちょうどすばらしく見るちょうど顕著な作業である!!!! ???
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