The Greatness of Paia

Andy and 'None None' both write to praise Paia, vendors of DIY synth kits since 1967. On the left side of this yellow box is a Paia Fatman analog synth. On the right is "a bunch of audio processors", all built into a drill case by Retrosonic, whose whole site is full of wonders. Paia also sell kits for cool things like spring reverbs and ribbon controllers. I wonder how Mr Champagne got on with his.


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Paia is located in Edmond, OK which about 15 miles away from my place in the center of Oklahoma City. I acquired an old Paia keyboard and modular synth and took it there for tuning up. I expected to see all sorts of crazy gizmos and gadgets all over the place, but sadly it was just a small office with a bunch of boxes. They did get the synth in working order, it sounds amazing.
 
PAiA rocks. And I happen to have a spare vocoder kit, new in box, if someone wants to make an offer.
 
My band uses the MIDI2CV8 to trigger strobe lights as if they were an analouge drum synth. I had been shopping around for quite a while to find something to do the trick and all the shops said I had to invest in a system that cost thousands. We did it for under 120USD.
 
PAiA rules! I have a Fatman and a MIDI2CV8. I do wish their web site was a bit better than a PDF link to a catalog.
 
I've been a PAIA customer since the early 1980s. I've built several of their synths. I've been into computer-performed music since 1969. Today, that means MIDI, mostly, and I have several brands of MIDI-controlled synthesizers.

I currently have MIDI control over two PAiA synths: a FATMan and a 9700 that I've just finished assembling. I'm currently restoring and MIDI-fying my much-expanded PAiA 4700, adding a microprocessor (a BASIC Stamp) to the originally non-computerized keyboard and a MIDI-to-NoteNumber converter based on a PIC processor to drive the 4700's D/A converter module.
 
I love my Fatman!
 
Hello,





I have recently purchased a few modules from the 4700 and 2700 series. I see that you the power power has been cut on the 4770 is that just reassembling? Also 3 wires called H , G and C are cut where do they have to go?

On the 4771 Regulated Power there also 2 black wires cut, I presume it has to be fitted from the power plug you shipped with it. Then there are 3 wires ,same color –VR, + VR, GND and +18 where do they have to go?



On the 4710 module I have ++, _, + and GND connect to what?

On the 4711 module I have +9, -9 and GND connect to what?

On the 4712 module I have +, - and GND connect to what?

On the 4740 module I have ++ and GND connect to what?



On 2720-1 I have ++, + and GND connect to what?

On 2720-3B I have ++ and GND connect to what?

On 2720-3L I have ++ and GND connect to what?

On 2720-4 I have ++ and GND connect to what?

On 2720-5 I have ++ and GND connect to what?

On 2720-11 I have -, + and GND connect to what?

On 2720-12 I have -, + and GND connect to what?

On 2720-14A I have ++ and GND connect to what?



I hope you can help me with this.



Regards,



Gregory Delabelle

Mangoest D&M

Hoomweg 2/B

B-9450 HAALTERT

info@mangoest.be

+32(485)985644
 
I built the Paia "Strings & Things"
about 1980. I used it in my band and
recording in my home studio it work great then and it still plays and sounds good in 2008.Also built the Hot Lynx stomp box for my son.It still works also.
 
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