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by wminor
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Noise Engineering Blog appreciation - anything else like this?
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Noise Engineering Blog appreciation - anything else like this?

For at least a year now, I've been a regular reader of the amusingly titled Noise Engineering Blog , and it's been excellent. I've been able to develop a much better mental framework for thinking about patching and CV as a result of some of the content, and I get a bunch of great patching ideas from...
by wminor
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Quick dirty jam that sounds like how I feel right now
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Quick dirty jam that sounds like how I feel right now

Feeling a bit jumpy and jittery after spending so long stuck at home. Had a quick jam on the Digitone and I have to say, it sounds just like how I feel...
by wminor
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Cheapest cassette deck with 3 head and pitch control
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: Re:

I worked at Nakamichi between 1981 and 1993, and the old Nakamichi BX-300 is exactly what you need: A discrete 3-head deck with a front-panel playback pitch control (±6%, or about one semitone either way). HOWEVER, that model was discontinued around 30 years ago. If you can find one it will probabl...
by wminor
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Cheapest cassette deck with 3 head and pitch control
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re:

I worked at Nakamichi between 1981 and 1993, and the old Nakamichi BX-300 is exactly what you need: A discrete 3-head deck with a front-panel playback pitch control (±6%, or about one semitone either way). HOWEVER, that model was discontinued around 30 years ago. If you can find one it will probabl...
by wminor
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern FM synth options?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: Modern FM synth options?

I guess you already know you can send digitone midi tracks lfo to FM tracks via midi loop, thst would give you 4 extra LFO. I you want a more "powerful" yet cheap 6 operator fully featured FM synth look for a volca FM, it is not a toy. It sounds very nice, 3 note polyphony only. Sequencer is fun wi...
by wminor
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern FM synth options?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: Modern FM synth options?

I would suggest getting Native Instruments FM8 and a nice midi controller. Spend a half-hour setting up mapping template and then you'll be cruising. I thought about this a bit. I have both FM8 and Ableton Operator. I've never had great experiences with building more sophisticated MIDI maps for spe...
by wminor
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern FM synth options?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: Modern FM synth options?

ESSENCEFM : https://kodamo.org/? Look at the specs, I have preordered it :mrgreen: The developper is very open to suggestions and the unit will be updated. :deadbanana: take my money now! No, seriously though, this looks like exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to find. Looks like pre-orders are...
by wminor
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern FM synth options?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Modern FM synth options?

I'm looking for a new FM synth. I currently have a Digitone, which is great, but I really want more from it. More LFOs, more envelopes, and maybe even more effects. To give an analogy in the world of Elektron gear, I want the Digitone's larger sibling, like the Octatrack is to the Digitakt. It seems...
by wminor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [AVAILABLE] TTSH V4 Build Thread
Replies: 785
Views: 44664

Re: [AVAILABLE] TTSH V4 Build Thread

Just received my complete kit from Synthcube this week :sb: Have read the whole of fuzzbass's build guide before starting. Thank you so much fuzzbass! The guide is going to make this build go so much more smoothly for me. I have some questions related to mods: 1. How hard will it be to install the G...
by wminor
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Montreal Assembly - Count to Five
Replies: 383
Views: 38051

They seem to be in stock a bit more reliably now. I just ordered one :yay:

https://mtlasm.com/product/count-to-5/
by wminor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Matriarch Announced
Replies: 340
Views: 30762

My only complaint is that there's no CV control for the filter spacing! I've only played around for 30 mins or so but I keep wishing I could assign a slow moving LFO to it. Couldn't you apply the LFO to one of the cutoff ins? I could be wrong but from what I gather the second filter stays where it ...
by wminor
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Matriarch Announced
Replies: 340
Views: 30762

Mine came in today. I've only had a few hours with it so far but it's a really novel synth. It's basically Moog's version of a Korg Mono/Poly. The oscillators sound great (especially when you start messing with the Sync function) and the filter is very potent. It took me a little while to wrap my h...
by wminor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Massive X
Replies: 46
Views: 5801

NI stuff usually sounds great but everything else about their software in recent years tends to be a Massive PITA. Native Access should be renamed to Native Ass. Huh, weird, I find Native Access to be one of the better installation / activation management programs I use. It's always worked fine for...
by wminor
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Massive X
Replies: 46
Views: 5801

Had play with this for about 20 mins or so this morning. Initial reactions: - Sounds great, no doubt about it. - UI is buggy. Changing things in dropdown menus kills the sound until I move another control. I'm sure this will be ironed out soon - The modulators look really flexible, but don't feel th...
by wminor
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or
Replies: 1730
Views: 134903

Another feature request that I expect might not be too hard to implement (although you never know) but would save me hours of frustration: how about a confirmation screen that requires a second click of the encoder before loading a different folder when you have unsaved work in the current one?
by wminor
Wed May 29, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander
Replies: 909
Views: 104646

I think my Zadar has just crapped out on me after only an hour or two of use. I was using it happily, and then at some point the screen went blank. I assumed it was the screensaver. However, then I wanted to save my settings, and I couldn't get the screen to turn back on. Eventually I decided to reb...
by wminor
Fri May 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Matriarch Announced
Replies: 340
Views: 30762

booger wrote:Just got word from GC that my Matriarch won’t ship until October. (I ordered it the Sat of Moogfest weekend.) :confused:
Me too. I think I ordered on the Friday though.

Wondering if they've hit some manufacturing / production issues?
by wminor
Thu May 23, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander
Replies: 909
Views: 104646

Does anyone know what the "Loop Accuracy: Save / Skip" option in the Maintenance menu does? When you run a looped envelope at audio rate (not that we encourage users to do so), the cycle length would usually be a non-integer number of samples of the output DAC (which runs at 48kHz). In order to mai...
by wminor
Wed May 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander
Replies: 909
Views: 104646

Does anyone know what the "Loop Accuracy: Save / Skip" option in the Maintenance menu does?
by wminor
Sat May 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: Is your live set in stereo?
Replies: 22
Views: 1916

Is your live set in stereo?

Hey friends. I'm in the process of planning out my first few live sets, and I keep going back and forth on how much I should take panning and stereo fx in to account. I know from my DJing days a long time ago that many club systems are mono, but I expect to be playing in at least a few situations wh...
by wminor
Wed May 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Mini euro Serge
Replies: 25
Views: 2677

I hope it's not inappropriate for me to post this here, but I have full DIY kits for euro versions of both the DUSG and the SSG for sale over in the "For Sale / Trade" subforum. I think they're otherwise quite hard to find at the moment, at least in the US.
by wminor
Wed May 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or
Replies: 1730
Views: 134903

as for the reverse ; we have scrubbing that's under CV control - that's is good enough, no? I haven't tried using that to reverse samples, so maybe I'm missing a trick, but I don't feel like that's the same thing. What I want to be able to do is just send a gate to trigger a switch in playback dire...
by wminor
Tue May 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ritual Electronics - Miasma
Replies: 98
Views: 10223

Holy crap how the hell did I not know about this thing. Just heard about it here: https://www.noiseengineering.us/blog/tl ... distortion. Immediately looked up this thread and checked the rest of the demos. OMFG - instant order. :75:

Now what do I need to sell to make space for this?
by wminor
Tue May 07, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Noise Engineering Terci Ruina
Replies: 38
Views: 3936

I wrote a guest blog post for the Noise Eng blog, and focused on distortion. One of the examples I posted use the BIA and Terci Ruina. https://www.noiseengineering.us/blog/tl3ss-and-distortion Nice. Just listened to that example and it got me really excited to finally get a BIA. There's one on the ...
by wminor
Tue May 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Noise Engineering Terci Ruina
Replies: 38
Views: 3936

Lots of variety to be had here patching the different circuits in different orders and with different amounts. I'm very pleased with my purchase so far, and I definitely have a thing for distortion. I have at least 10 different modules / pedals / outboard units for distortion not including this one...

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