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by SmartBits
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Pin Hornet vs. Portabella
Replies: 58
Views: 4129

Re: Pin Hornet vs. Portabella

A few days ago me and a fellow Portabella owner put our machines together for a comparison. Not too many differences, especially soundwise it seemed more or less the same, but there are a few little ones. There's a different behaviour of the random voltage generator (much faster rate on v2019). The ...
by SmartBits
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Therapsid MK2
Replies: 49
Views: 6483

Re: Re:

I thought I read on the Multi Engine mode, you can play the SammichSID as a 6-voice polysynth? Is that incorrect? I'm not 100% sure... :hihi: I didn't dive too deep into the menu because it was too much of a headscratcher for me. But I can't recall playing any preset sounds that were 6 separate voi...
by SmartBits
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Therapsid MK2
Replies: 49
Views: 6483

Re: Re:

Any chance you could chime in on my previous question about summing to work as a 6-voice synth? Are you able to do this? Not really. You can trigger the 3 voices separately but with two SIDs installed you can't address each voice separately. As per the manual these are your options: Paraphonic Mode...
by SmartBits
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: new HORNET synth
Replies: 357
Views: 62623

Re: new HORNET synth

Has anyone tried Papz SQ-1 with a Hornet or Portabella? Portabella and Hornet don't have the 8 pins Jones socket that the Synthi has, so I don't think that's possible. I use various Eurorack, MPC X and Keystep with my Portabella. All work just fine, so a regular SQ-1 with CV/gate out would be same,...
by SmartBits
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Pin Hornet vs. Portabella
Replies: 58
Views: 4129

Re: Pin Hornet vs. Portabella

Also still trying to get used to the gain staging, this thing is SUPER dirty. Yeah, I try to keep the levels at around 6 if i want a cleaner sound; above that will introduce distortion. Green and black are attenuating pins — green is 6.8 kOhm and black is 68 kOhm both with 2% tolerance. At the mome...
by SmartBits
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Vactrol in Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Vactrol in Europe

A bit more expensive but Newtone also has them:
http://www.newtone-online.nl/catalog/pr ... ts_id=1926
by SmartBits
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Slider caps?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Slider caps?

If you want black ones; I needed about 60+ caps for my TTSH. I bought a cheap second hand Behringer EQ (FBQ-3102 for €50,-). Took off all the caps and sold the EQ without caps (even with a small profit, so I even MADE money doing this). There's a thread on that over here: https://www.muffwiggler.com...
by SmartBits
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: IF YOU WERE TO START YOUR JOURNEY AGAIN
Replies: 55
Views: 3478

Re: IF YOU WERE TO START YOUR JOURNEY AGAIN

I have sort of started over a year ago. Since 2014 my system grew to a 27U 104 HP monster and I found that it was getting too big. Because I alredy had quite a few Make Noise modules I decided to slim down to a 15U setup with mostly Make Noise modules. At the moment 85% or so is Make Noise, the othe...
by SmartBits
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: AMSynths
Topic: AM8121 Roland 100M VCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3537

Re: AM8121 Roland 100M VCF

Finally finished mine:

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Needed a bit of help with the wiring, but works great now. Still have a second one to wire though.
by SmartBits
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: new HORNET synth
Replies: 357
Views: 62623

Re: new HORNET synth

The Portabella is quite an instrument, but I have never tried the RVG Trig out...has anyone had any experience triggering say, a Roland drum machine? Best, John I just tried it out of curiosity after your post. I hooked it up to the trigger inputs of a Nord Drum. I found it needed a bit of amplific...
by SmartBits
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Therapsid MK2
Replies: 49
Views: 6483

Re:

xonetacular wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:33 pm
I just found out about these, and of course unavailable now

me want
They're back in stock now. I ordered #1 from the 15 that appeared in stock on Christmas eve.
by SmartBits
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: new HORNET synth
Replies: 357
Views: 62623

Re: new HORNET synth

I ordered mine in last March, received it August. Communication went very smooth, Sandro is very quick to respond to any questions. I went for the discount action he had back then; €1000,- cheaper (ex VAT) and with CV/Gate instead of the MIDI interface. I think he might have switched to the CV/Gate ...
by SmartBits
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Coolaudio V662A (BA662A clone)
Replies: 16
Views: 2247

Apparently AMSynths has helped with this:

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by SmartBits
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: on the topic of not buying any more modules
Replies: 408
Views: 39112

Scaled down last March, from 27U to 15U (~85% of that only Make Noise). Put the funds of the sold items into a Synthi clone, Pin Electronics Portabella. It works much better for me. Having too many options doesn't spark creativity for me, apparently. Besides Eurorack I've sold some other items as we...
by SmartBits
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Influential and inspiring modular music
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

I found Patterns of Consciousness by Caterina Barbieri very inspiring. Amazing what she creates with so little equipment.

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by SmartBits
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: The best death metal band is...
Replies: 199
Views: 18664

It's funny, but in this video, the vocals are what I like the least. Really? Well, maybe I'm a bit prejudiced. Possessed has always been one of my favourite metal bands and that was mainly because of Jeff's vocals. This album sounds just like almost no time has past since this and the Eyes of horro...
by SmartBits
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: The best death metal band is...
Replies: 199
Views: 18664

I haven't listenend to metal a lot the past 25 years but I just had to take a listen to the new Possessed album. And wow, just for the vocals I would actually buy it. Jeff has been one of my all-time favourite metal vocalists and he doesn't disappoint here, such an EVIL sounding voice. :sb: [video]h...
by SmartBits
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Apparently my love for Nick Cave comes (and goes) in waves. Let love in was my favourite and Boatmans call was an OK successor, but most of the material afterwards I found rather mediocre (with a few exceptions). Push the sky away and Live from KCRW were incredible though, so I bought Skeleton tree ...
by SmartBits
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Alessandro Cortini 2019 live-shows
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Alessandro Cortini 2019 live-shows

Portabella wrote:He played the full album and I guess most of thee performance comes off a computer.
I saw him last March when he performed the entire Avanti set, he was just using his four-track tape recorder. Has he switched to a laptop now? It's probably more convenient, but I liked the cassette approach.
by SmartBits
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: A free experimental sample library for Tiptop ONE and others
Replies: 7
Views: 852

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by SmartBits
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: KNOBS!
Replies: 372
Views: 67569

Since most of my setup consists of Make Noise modules my OCD demanded that I change the knobs on the other brands to Rogans. Ordered from Thonk, they look nice on both Noise Engineering and AMSynths modules. https://i.postimg.cc/5tN3yTdr/0-F68-BDED-A8-F0-41-B2-AD78-0-B5357-C6-DCD2.jpg https://i.post...
by SmartBits
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Basimilus Iteritas triggered by accoustic drum trigger?
Replies: 10
Views: 846

I just tried it with my Roland PD-7 connected to the BIA. Soft hits won't trigger it, but a tad harder ones do. I then used the amp on my TTSH to amplify the signal a bit and that works fine for even the softest of hits.
by SmartBits
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Post pics of your euro setup!
Replies: 14517
Views: 2765004

Downscaled from 27U or something to 15U in the last couple of months. This is what I ended up with: https://i.postimg.cc/8P7qkrHJ/8226-FB39-2515-4961-96-E1-3-EC6-D688882-B.jpg I chose to go to mainly one brand and very satisfied with the result. Keeping everything within this 15U keeps the GAS very ...
by SmartBits
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Experienced wigglers Please help the NEWBS with their gear!
Replies: 308
Views: 12188

most manufacturers won’t state board performance specs properly That's just a moo point when you design your own cheeseboard isn't it? I like to put the D and the I and the Y in dairy. Then again I also like to put pre-fabbed cloudy-type cheese through harder cheeserings just as much as the next gu...
by SmartBits
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Make Noise RxMx in 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1942

It's this or the Qu-Bit Synapse. Since you're in the NL, there's a Rxmx+Fxdf combo for sale here . I have my DPO connected directly to the Rxmx instead of the Fxdf. Having the extra waveforms out of the DPO makes that the preferred option for me. There is indeed not quite much out there that would ...

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