Thursday, May 3, 2007

Salesman: slight return

So after ending on a nice reasonable note I get a hand addressed item in the mail from the salesman's place of employ. Needless to say, I was not happy. The item was an generic offer to have a special credit card for this music store (a place I haven't bought anything from in 7 years)

I decided I should call, talk to a "manager" or what was probably really just a higher ranking salesman. He took the brunt of my foul language and what for the most part would seem like paranoid pissing. Admittedly, I am an aggressive fucker who doesn't like being fed a line of bullshit.

I have now asked not to be contacted by mail, phone or E-mail. Should the company wish the express their apologizes for not respecting my wishes in the first place, they can send that telepathically.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Mike Bucki, the mixer and MORE MOOG

I got a note asking me whether the Moog Keyboard Mixer was made by Mike Bucki. When I E-mailed him an answer I figured I had what was worth posting in my blog.

The comments I made are below:

The mixer was not really a Bucki special. It was made in Moog's engineering department between 1980 and 1982 (he can't remember) out of parts from the Lab amps and who knows what.

They did go as far as to screen the graphics on there and it's a pretty well thought out 8 channel stereo mixer with 4 knob EQ section & spring reverb.

Regarding the "Mike Bucki" specials, I can speak highly of his revisions on the Moog sample & hold which has been re-numbered 1528. Also he has taken the CP3 mixer section and created a 4 channel mixer that fits a single full height Moog space.

Most of his work is exact to the specs but there are a few cases where he's done stuff like balanced the output of the 902 VCA so that the volume is equal in either control mode.