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by indigoid
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What is the critical mass of a synthesizer?
Replies: 89
Views: 5853

Re: What is the critical mass of a synthesizer?

One can quickly arrive at very complex sounding results with MI, while new Serge users can be put off by the need to do more at first to get something of similar complexity. Interestingly, user fatigue is seen in posts from both formats. Some grow tired of the level of patching Serge requires to ge...
by indigoid
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: sounds of my youth / thanks Tim Stinchcombe!
Replies: 0
Views: 62

sounds of my youth / thanks Tim Stinchcombe!

yeah, I went there. Some time back I stumbled across the wonderful Tim Stinchcombe's dissection of the TB-303 filter, and in particular his discussion of the very resonant highpass filter poles really giving it some low-end punch. After messing around with a single saw VCO and a dual filter (Din Syn...
by indigoid
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

Damn! I can't find the generic "You can never have too many VCAs" or "Uses for VCAs" thread, so I'll just use this one. In another thread someone posted a lot of interesting uses for VCAs. Can someone post some of these here? AND gate: given a pair of logic signals A and B, patch A to VCA signal in...
by indigoid
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

I found one with a Google search: https://www.eurorackhardware.com/RING--Dual-Ring-Modulator_p_44.html Hey, thanks for typing all that up! So would you recommend the one you found? Only $69? Will it sound "better" than the three I own? Like smoother or something? From the product description, "You ...
by indigoid
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

The two I have are Buck Modular's "Meddle" and Laurentide Synthworks' "PRM2". Neither of these are available anymore but maybe you can find one used. I found one with a Google search: https://www.eurorackhardware.com/RING--Dual-Ring-Modulator_p_44.html There's also the CGS67 "active real ring modula...
by indigoid
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

Looks great. All you're missing is a true transformer-based ringmod. Dalek noises! And other noises of course, but ... daleks!
by indigoid
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Something New from Doc Sketchy
Replies: 680
Views: 52258

Re: Something New from Doc Sketchy

for your next trick, make it generate an optimised (fewest different parts) BOM using only E12 values :sb:
by indigoid
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Brick type power supply powering a single module on the lab bench?
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Brick type power supply powering a single module on the lab bench?

I think I shared this trivial design on OSHPark. The nana jacks are cheap from the usual places. I bought some good cables with nanas at both ends, in the correct (sort of, 0v shouldn't have been green! since my Rigol PSU has a green earth jack. bad idea!) colours. This is absolutely not rocket scie...
by indigoid
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Case Check
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Case Check

where do you do EQ?

outboard mixer somewhere?
by indigoid
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: My 7U case; help me find the right 1U modules!
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: My 7U case; help me find the right 1U modules!

Looks like a fun party!

Nonlinearcircuits have a few 1U modules. I have three (one of each speed, none of which are fast) of the Sloth 1U, they're fun for slow random wonks
by indigoid
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What's up with Pittsburgh?
Replies: 28
Views: 1508

Re: What's up with Pittsburgh?

they certainly seem to have a thing for analog delays. Super excited about my Local Florist arriving! (has anyone else in Euro made that many different analog delay modules? Analog Delay, Analog Replicator, the new Analog Delay from the VRL (and its separate-module form), the Cascading Delay Network...
by indigoid
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Envelope Sequencer / Sequenced Envelopes
Replies: 34
Views: 947

Re: Envelope Sequencer / Sequenced Envelopes

Doepfer A-154+155 makes this pretty easy. Patch A-155 CV pre out from one row (for me, the bottom row) into the A-154 PW CV in. Tweak bottom row knobs. Bam, you have per-step gate width

Would be pretty trivial with Brains+Pressure Points+Maths too.

Nothing new here
by indigoid
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

starthief wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:03 pm
it starts to get silly very quickly
yes. Sometimes I wonder all this patching complexity is merely for ego stroking on Muffwiggler

and/or "Richard Devine created a spaghetti mess so everyone else should too"
by indigoid
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

Again, so many VCAs from which to choose, almost every one with a slightly different, and some, unique feature-sets. The inclusion of the diode-distortion (two variants, if DIY) on the NLC unit, is a fun addition. Its built-in offset/attenuation increases its value by a huge margin. That alone may ...
by indigoid
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

It's looking to me that the piece that's most missing here is a CV controlled LFO combination function, that would allow you to feed in two LFOs and would then allow knob & CV control over how they're combined to produce a complex result-- those logic, comparison and arithmetic operations as well a...
by indigoid
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

Sorry for hijacking this thread but I'm looking for VCAs with two or more cv inputs. So far I've found the NLC VCAs and a few Doepfer modules but I wonder what else is out there. Roland System 500 "530" dual VCA Yes, it's expensive, but I think they absolutely nailed the user interface, and to repl...
by indigoid
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

a "complex amplitude modulator" ... is a VCA. There is nothing special here at all. It is a VCA. Particularly for Moddemix, which is just a pair of 4-quadrant multipliers and a 3-input mixer.

why do you want it to be "complex"? so it sounds cool when you describe it in forum posts?
by indigoid
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

* a bias control that has a 0-5V range (not -5V to +5V) What's your reasoning behind this? I feel the exact opposite, I love and only have bipolar VCAs. so that when you want no bias at all, you simply turn it all the way to the left — same for the CV and signal attenuators. No need to go searching...
by indigoid
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

why would your VCAs need to be "more sophisticated" ? I think if you are wanting to get more out of them, you should look for VCAs that have a non-shit front panel interface, and one that includes all the basic features: * a bias control that has a 0-5V range (not -5V to +5V) * more than one CV inpu...
by indigoid
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 137
Views: 3571

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

What starthief said, mainly. I've a 1008hp system that has 10 VCAs, not counting those built into more complex modules and a 252hp NLC cellF system that has 37 VCAs, though 32 of those are in a single module (NLC Cluster, a VC matrix mixer) and a 252hp Make Noise system that has ... 4? and a 104hp s...
by indigoid
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PCBs as Front Panels ?
Replies: 233
Views: 23202

Re: PCBs as Front Panels ?

interesting, I don't think I've ever had scratched panel PCBs from Seeed. What options are you folks selecting when ordering your panels? ENIG and 1oz copper? What are you doing in design stage? Do you have full copper pours? Do you pull back the soldermask around drill holes for pots etc? What do y...
by indigoid
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Bench PSU for Eurorack
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

Re: Bench PSU for Eurorack

I'm still using the Rigol I mentioned in 2014. I made an adapter PCB to make it easier to directly power a Eurorack module, though:

https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/UgLc47s7

I like the adapter but I've since had some more ideas and will likely do a new version
by indigoid
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PCBs as Front Panels ?
Replies: 233
Views: 23202

Re: PCBs as Front Panels ?

I like matte soldermask a lot more than glossy soldermask, mainly for readability eg. this one I prepared earlier https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3267078#p3267078 Nice. I see, very reflective. How did you achieve this result? Text is copper or silk? Copper. I'd flood-filled the wh...
by indigoid
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Brick type power supply powering a single module on the lab bench?
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Brick type power supply powering a single module on the lab bench?

How much trouble and annoyance should you endure before investing in a proper (note that this doesn't need to mean "very expensive"...) lab power supply? Yeah, you can get by on less, but there'll be a point at which you've wasted enough time on making "cheaper" solutions work that the lab supply wo...
by indigoid
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Eurorack case with lid - ideal depth for rails
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Eurorack case with lid - ideal depth for rails

I just checked all my Euro cases. The tallest knobs on any module I have are on a Mutable Instruments Peaks (a real one, not a clone), at 23.5mm. Other than that everything is 20mm or less. Metasonix and other modules with tubes might stick out a little more? I have seen some DIY cases where people ...

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