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Oakley Lag for Fracrack
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Author Oakley Lag for Fracrack
Muff Wiggler


Spotted on Matrixsynth and quickly ordered from Krisp1


super stoked 8) I don't have to tie up a VCS for lag anymore, really looking forward to the arrival of this little baby... dedicated lag has been a major item missing in frac rigs up 'till now

thanks krisp grin awesome job
felix
For whatever reason, I keep reading fracrack like "frac crack".

Maybe it's the start of a new term pertaining to modular synth addition?

"Yo man, you got the hook up on some frac crack?"
J.w.M.
You make a good point, Felix-- what's the name "Frac Rack" all about, anyway? Any idea on its origins and meanings?

Oh, and that Oakley lag looks great (especially for the price). Nice front panel design... Any further info on what exactly lag is would be great. The explanation on the product page doesn't really clear things up for me.
Muff Wiggler
"fractional rack"


lag processor = slew generator OR 'slew limiter'

the Bananalogue VCS does it, and the Blacet EG1 can be configured to do it.

Easiest way to understand it, is that it forces attack and decay times to be longer or shorter than in the original signal...

or, another way to explain it -

first, imagine a 'rising staircase voltage', just 90-degree staircase angles.

now - a lag processor/slew generator could convert this staircase voltage into a smooth ramp up, by forcing 'rise time' during a case where there was originally an instantaneous jump in voltage (the raise of the next step in the stiarcase).

if you play keyboards, and want to patch up a portamento (aka. "glide") response, you need to use a lag generator on the pitch CV coming out of your converter, otherwise it'll just rise to the next note/voltage immediately and not glide/slew/lag/portamento it's way up there.
Kwote
werd. portamento express. love these "fractional racks" smile

i hope Paul will be making these for awhile so i don't miss out.
krisp14u
Kwote wrote:

i hope Paul will be making these for awhile so i don't miss out.


I've got quite a few in stock and if I run out I will just have to get some more made up

Paul D
thermionicjunky
Or, yet another description of lag, is a low pass filter. It's why the Mankato can be a lag and the VCS can be an audio filter. The next time I order some Modcan I'm going to get the Multimode Filter, which can be switched to DC. Low pass filtered DC is easy to grasp, but high pass, band pass and notch are a little weirder to imagine.
Kwote
krisp14u wrote:
Kwote wrote:

i hope Paul will be making these for awhile so i don't miss out.


I've got quite a few in stock and if I run out I will just have to get some more made up

Paul D


nice! i'll be keeping this in mind for June then.
flts
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For whatever reason, I keep reading fracrack like "frac crack".
Maybe it's the start of a new term pertaining to modular synth addition?
"Yo man, you got the hook up on some frac crack?"


maybe it's FRA-crack... but it still leaves the question: what does FRA actually stand for? For Routing Addicts? For Rich Artists?

wink
zerosum
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For Rich Artists?

HEHEHEHE no thats for Modcan smile

Fractional Crack,hehehehehe I love that lol
Kwote
dang. i really want one of these a lot more now. in fact i think two might be mandatory. for the longest time i never messed with slew and then finally after acquiring the VCS and configuring the EG for it this past week i've been hooked.

slew adds so much dimension to melodic styles.

thanks Krisp for making this. i'm trying to raise funds as we speak!
MrDys
Kwote wrote:
slew adds so much dimension to melodic styles.


Interesting. Could you expand on that a bit?
Kwote
MrDys wrote:
Kwote wrote:
slew adds so much dimension to melodic styles.


Interesting. Could you expand on that a bit?


everything seems so static and on off when playing or sequencing notes. with slew the transition is much smoother. with extreme slew the notes really bleed into each other which at some times might be too overbearing. just depends on the style you're going for. but for me it produces a real gooey funky feel. makes everything seem more cohesive.
a100user
+1 for Krisp.

Paul built me a pair of Oakley Equinoxe's in Euro format and they rock

David
a100user
And this is what they look like



or this without the cables



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Kwote
you have a link breakin the equinoxes down? i've never read much about oakley's stuff.

thanks.
Muff Wiggler
http://www.oakleysound.co.uk/equinox.htm
Kwote
nice. thanks.
tragedybysyntax
oh crud, what would you charge to build 1 more of those for me in euro? the equinox that is..... looks like i can buy the lag at ah...however. smile
krisp14u
Finished some custom Frac moduels and have upped some photos thought some of you might like a look

More at http://www.krisp1.com/custom.htm
Cheers
Paul
Kwote
ooohh. that multimix looks spectacular. how much my brutha?
krisp14u
The prices are good for now but may change as the panel price goes up every week very frustrating

Equinox frac rack 122
Multimix Stooge frac rack 83

I am having a Multimix in my next Frac case
I felt like hanging on to that one but it has gone to a good home
Kwote
krisp14u wrote:
The prices are good for now but may change as the panel price goes up every week very frustrating

Equinox frac rack 122
Multimix Stooge frac rack 83

I am having a Multimix in my next Frac case
I felt like hanging on to that one but it has gone to a good home


is this GBP or USD?
krisp14u
I only work in GBP
or I can work for beer mmmmmmm Guinness ftw!
Kwote
krisp14u wrote:
I only work in GBP
or I can work for beer mmmmmmm Guinness ftw!


how many pints should i send your way?
krisp14u
Just a note to the Muff frac heads I have 3 of the Oakley Frac Lags left and I doubt I will be doing another run until things pick up eek!

Life is getting hard in the synth building world
Muff Wiggler
krisp14u wrote:
Just a note to the Muff frac heads I have 3 of the Oakley Frac Lags left and I doubt I will be doing another run until things pick up eek!

Life is getting hard in the synth building world



:( Sorry to hear it - please hang in there!

It's tough in the synth buying world as well - although not nearly as tough as the builders have it
krisp14u
Muff Wiggler wrote:
krisp14u wrote:
Just a note to the Muff frac heads I have 3 of the Oakley Frac Lags left and I doubt I will be doing another run until things pick up eek!

Life is getting hard in the synth building world



:( Sorry to hear it - please hang in there!

It's tough in the synth buying world as well - although not nearly as tough as the builders have it


I should be ok I think Russian Roulette

It’s just that I can’t afford to put the money into the Lag When I know people are asking for the ring mod
I am also trying to get a stock built up of all moduels so they ship in 2 days of order but that’s allot of cash sat on the shelf
I have 24 different modules on the go and another 6 in the pipe line hyper
Norman_Phay
Oakley Equinoxe is the only phaser I have owned/heard that is as good as the TC MK12. I had a moogerfooger phaser, which was excellent, but I thought the Eqiunoxe sounded better.
Babaluma
does the equinoxe sound better than the blacet stonz? i have a stonz (based on the small stone circuit yes?) but have never been 100% happy with the sound, don't know why, just a bit thin, and the resonance cranked doesn't sound nice to me.

any chance of you doing the oakley vco in frac? would it be doable in the same size as the blacet vco? i'd definitely order one if so!
Babaluma
would love to hear some samples of the equinoxe!
krisp14u
Babaluma wrote:
does the equinoxe sound better than the blacet stonz? i have a stonz (based on the small stone circuit yes?) but have never been 100% happy with the sound, don't know why, just a bit thin, and the resonance cranked doesn't sound nice to me.


I wouldn’t say the Equinoxe sounds better but it dose sound different (I have both and I am in no hurry to give ether up)
My favourite phaser effect is 2 Equinoxes paned hard left and right with the internal LFO of one sweeping left up while right is sweeping down


Babaluma wrote:

any chance of you doing the oakley vco in frac? would it be doable in the same size as the blacet vco? i'd definitely order one if so!


At the moment the VCO PCB size makes a 1 Frac space hard to do

I did a Panel for a dual VCO in 2 full Frac spaces but in the end the customer never had it built

There is talk that an Oakley VCO may be redesigned to fit both the 3U formats in the future

Babaluma wrote:
would love to hear some samples of the equinoxe!


There are some of Tony’s samples on the Equinoxe page

http://www.oakleysound.com/equinox.htm
Babaluma
thanks for the info paul!

both the stonz and the equinoxe are ota based i think. the sound samples on the oakley page sound quite similar to the stonz to me. i'll have to think about it. i'm quite enamoured with the synthasonic one at the mo!
scozbor
loving the synthasonic phaser 8) i don't have anything to compare it to but it sounds fat as to me. liquid.
Tubeampguy
Equinoxe sounds great!
whomper
Tubeampguy wrote:
Equinoxe sounds great!

I second, have been using it for almost every track in my recent album
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