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by CrysWiz
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: Reality is optional
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Reality is optional

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by CrysWiz
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: Reality is optional
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Reality is optional

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by CrysWiz
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Cybernetics and AI with Serge
Replies: 54
Views: 3378

Re: Cybernetics and AI with Serge

Fantastic series! I have a print copy of Cybernetics sitting nearby. I’m a builder but make my own faceplates so i can choose circuits of different formats (if i can get a pcb or use perfboard). My third homebuilt (under construction) is dedicated to chaos, complexity, cybernetics, and ML. I will be...
by CrysWiz
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: have you ever wondered what integrated circuits look like?
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: have you ever wondered what integrated circuits look like?

Ho, i have a hammer and a chisel. Used to pop the tops on eproms esp.
Those are great photos.
by CrysWiz
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Getting rid of effects modules and using vsts instead
Replies: 36
Views: 2050

Re: Getting rid of effects modules and using vsts instead

Years ago i took many of my fx box circuits out of their cases and made modules (with all kinds of cv inputs and even of few outs) out of them. In some cases it was a great move. I made all the switching electronic so i could still activate/deactivate them from the floor switches. It was great havin...
by CrysWiz
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: The esoteric out-to-out patching
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: The esoteric out-to-out patching

A lot (not sure the proportion) of modules have a protection resistor on each output. This makes it possible to connect two outputs without frying anything. For modules that do not have these resistors connecting out to out will result in a cooked ic (usually an op amp). Eveen in the case where they...
by CrysWiz
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 961
Views: 128828

Re: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?

I justmake a list and send it here. I do is with hardware and software.
https://www.random.org/lists/
by CrysWiz
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: crash cymbals
Replies: 33
Views: 7029

Re: crash cymbals

I made cymbal sounds with about every module i had back around that same time. I also built it in Reaktor. They were both good learning experiences and placed under “enjoy the journey” as opposed “get to your destination.” Julius Smith had contributed some awesome technology in Physical Modeling. Th...
by CrysWiz
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Sources for LM301 - do you trust Ebay?
Replies: 41
Views: 943

Re: Sources for LM301 - do you trust Ebay?

LED-man wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:18 am
You can’t use a TL071 for an LM301 as a substitute part in every circuit.
Yes, that’s true, but in this circuit it should not be a problem. Generally i would use something better than an 071 or 081 in that circuit but it’s not usually necessary.
by CrysWiz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Sources for LM301 - do you trust Ebay?
Replies: 41
Views: 943

Re: Sources for LM301 - do you trust Ebay?

Ebay is so so on rare chips. I’m surprised to see comments on other sites of people getting counterfeit 301s since it’s not anything special (just really old). You can substitute a TL071 or a number of other op amps in that circuit. As for knowing if it’s real or not i think if it’s not real it woul...
by CrysWiz
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Making LFOs more complex
Replies: 32
Views: 1996

Re: Making LFOs more complex

Freq mod one LFO to the next to the next. Do logic manipulations. Run them through stuff like NonLinear Circuits Neuron and similar.
by CrysWiz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Best DIY Compressor modules?
Replies: 22
Views: 1888

Re: Best DIY Compressor modules?

oops double post
by CrysWiz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Best DIY Compressor modules?
Replies: 22
Views: 1888

Re: Best DIY Compressor modules?

If you're up for some 0603 smt, the Galore dynamics processor from Timo Rozendal is a great option, especially for its size. Based of the ne570 compander chip, which you don't see used much. Compressor, limiter,expander,automatic gain control and an envelope follower in 6hp. Quite a dense build, bu...
by CrysWiz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Best DIY Compressor modules?
Replies: 22
Views: 1888

Re:

+1 THAT 4301 is excellent, it’s better than i need. I never fully built one but when i breadboarded one i thought it sounded amazing. Easy to use also.
by CrysWiz
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: Do you patch live when performing?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Do you patch live when performing?

Yes, but not totally from nothing. I usually have some voices patched then i add or remove as i go.
by CrysWiz
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Countryman 968 6 way vactrol
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Countryman 968 6 way vactrol

What readily available three unit vactrols are you speaking off? +1 :) But maybe get a great big bag of LDR's and match them? For a phaser, they do not need to be super fast (I get the idea that the VTL5C3 ones, which are decently quick are hard to come by as separate items, probably because of the...
by CrysWiz
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Share your arduino based projects!
Replies: 29
Views: 2449

Re: Share your arduino based projects!

Best i can say is that i did some simple experiments using an arduino to make a PRSG and a very simple neural network. I shoveled the output to a DAC and into my modulars. Was fun but i got sidetracked with health and later, money issues. I still have a few arduinos around perhaps i should give it a...
by CrysWiz
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 8038 waveform generator
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: 8038 waveform generator

Been a long time since i used them but the internal heater burns a lot of current. I wouldn’t use for much these days but they do have their own character (what other ppl might even call “flaws”)
by CrysWiz
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: I can't stand the spaghetti patch mess. Its driving me nuts.
Replies: 41
Views: 6488

cretaceousear wrote:Coloured cables and your own rules on what each colour signifies?
+1
by CrysWiz
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: EHX Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi - RUSSIAN COLLUSION!
Replies: 32
Views: 3778

Nice. I have my Rick with separate outs for my two pickups. Bridge is a stock and neck is an EB3 monster. Long ago my live amp situation was 1 long throw 18”, 1 front loaded 18”, 4x 12”, 2x double 15”, 1x12 combo, 1x10 combo, 1x 12”. Amps were assorted 60, 100, 200, and 300w heads. It all fit in a c...
by CrysWiz
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular at the Whitney Museum in the New York Times
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Far out, i’d like to hear it. I like weird machine noises.
by CrysWiz
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Reverb Hardware vs. Software
Replies: 35
Views: 6573

I've used various Lexicon hardware digital reverbs in the past (as well as real springs and plates), but my current "go to" source of 'verb is the plug in Aether from 2CAudio. It's algorithmic, rather than convolution/impulse based reverb software. Does a great job of emulating any of the hardware ...
by CrysWiz
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: EHX Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi - RUSSIAN COLLUSION!
Replies: 32
Views: 3778

My friend has a Rams Head. It’s much nicer than any of the many other Big Muff Pi pedals that we have. I made a few clones but never got the exact sound and response of the old one. As for bass players with complex electronic crossovers and fx let’s not forget Bootsy Collins and Phil Lesh. (And Chri...

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