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by starthief
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: VCA vs Mixer vs Output
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: VCA vs Mixer vs Output

I would caution against thinking of VCAs as regularly being the last module in the chain. That overlooks other patch configurations: putting a filter or a wavefolder after the VCA, pinging filters, doing Karplus-Strong, using delay or reverb, etc. Not to mention using VCAs for CV etc. VCAs with mix ...
by starthief
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Is the cost of a module worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 966

Re: Is the cost of a module worth it?

It's also good to remember that serious quality acoustic instruments are as costly, or more so, than most of our Eurorack setups. I've got half as much money invested in my studio as in my car, but I'm in the process of finishing my 14th album since getting into Euro. Plus it keeps me... well, not s...
by starthief
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 35
Views: 601

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

So are people just assuming that plastic, knobless mini-pots are a problem or have they actually experienced failures? Just the other day Émilie Gillet posted this : One question I’ve always wondered about the attenuator pots - they do a great job of helping keep the modules compact, but they have t...
by starthief
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Can I replace the knobs on my Synthesis Technology module?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Can I replace the knobs on my Synthesis Technology module?

Those set screws are some kind of tiny hex socket -- I don't recall the size. Pretty awkward to work with IMHO. The pot shafts are 1/4" round, so any other knobs you put on there should also have set screws. I've used Davies 1900h clone knobs with some success. Also these: https://lovemyswitches.com...
by starthief
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Envelope follower — Today's Noob question
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Envelope follower — Today's Noob question

Whether it sounds good is going to be dependent on the audio content and the follower settings, of course. Envelope followers aren't just for "wah" effects though. Control some other timbral parameter besides filter cutoff with it. You can use it for gated reverb. You can invert an envelope follower...
by starthief
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: PPG waves in eurorack wavetable oscillators?
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: PPG waves in eurorack wavetable oscillators?

I've used a couple of the PPG wavetables that someone uploaded to WaveEdit Online. My general impression is, they're not bad but not really exceptional either. ROM was a limited resource back then, and the tendency was for tables to have a variety of spectral content in a single table. I personally ...
by starthief
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New Wendy Carlos biography
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: New Wendy Carlos biography

I read this a couple of months ago, and I kind of have mixed feelings about it. I feel like it could have used a little more editing. It was a bit inconsistent about the level of synth knowledge it seemed to expect from readers -- explaining a few basic concepts, but inaccurately, and then not expla...
by starthief
Sun May 31, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Clock dividers good at frequency division
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Clock dividers good at frequency division

Circuit Abbey G8 works well at both audio and clock rates and produces multiple subdivisions simultaneously, which you can mix like a Subharmonicon. And you can select how it divides/resets.
by starthief
Sun May 31, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New MakeNoise module: Mimeophon
Replies: 625
Views: 73002

Re: New MakeNoise module: Mimeophon

Just discovered something -- if you patch one of the outputs back into the Rate CV, in zone 0 with max Repeats, it self-oscillates and provides its own vibrato. And then if you skew the outputs you get harmonies :)
by starthief
Sun May 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New MakeNoise module: Mimeophon
Replies: 625
Views: 73002

Re: New MakeNoise module: Mimeophon

There's definitely some crossfading going on with Mimeophon's hold feature in an attempt to stop clicks. Sometimes it's a bit intrusive and "thumpy" but not a hard click. But sometimes when you switch Hold on/off with Repeats is turned up, hard clicks get through anyway... though sometimes I have tr...
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Three Body by Schlappi Engineering
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: The Church of Schlappi

It was then that I conceded that Mr. Schlappi knew what was best for me. From that day on, I resolved to follow him like a prophet. I made an act of contrition and went back and bought the Interstellar Radio. I love it now like I love a child. Heh. I almost bought an Interstellar Radio the day my A...
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Make Noise 0-Ctrl
Replies: 314
Views: 16166

Re: Make Noise 0-Ctrl

Dueling sequencers is fun! Set the SQ-1 to a different number of steps and have it CV-control Time on the 0-Ctrl, use it to sequence gates to trigger the direction or reset, clock it from selected steps on the 0-Ctrl and use it with a precision adder, etc.
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: It's "Oh-Coast" & "Oh-Control", not "No-Coast" & "No-Control"
Replies: 42
Views: 1102

Re: It's "Oh-Coast" & "Oh-Control", not "No-Coast" & "No-Control"

When you see a faded sign by the side of the road
That says "15 miles to the LOOOOVE COAST!"
Love coast, baby!
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Three Body by Schlappi Engineering
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Three Body by Schlappi Engineering

Yeah, that one too. :)
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 35
Views: 601

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

I'd rather have mini-pots with enough finger room than full sized knobs jammed too close together. I don't love mini-pots, but they're mostly acceptable to me.

When they're attenuators and I feel like I need more control, I can always patch through Shades, or through a VCA controlled with a fader.
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Three Body by Schlappi Engineering
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Three Body by Schlappi Engineering

minatorymodular wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Looks like it can do PM, Lin FM, and Exp FM, which I haven't seen combined in a module.
E352/E370 and ER-301 can do all three. (You can't do all three *simultaneously* on E352, but any two.)
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: NEW from La 67: LR4 VC Crossover
Replies: 22
Views: 514

Re: NEW from La 67: LR4 VC Crossover

This is pretty neat. I can think of all kinds of uses for a crossover in modular.
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Help Me Get Into Modular or Talk Me out of It
Replies: 50
Views: 1642

Re: Help Me Get Into Modular or Talk Me out of It

You don't strictly need a filter with Plaits, nor even a VCA. With such a small setup you might as well conserve that space. If you're going to use this with the Microbrute, simply starting with Plaits, a Disting EX and a function generator of some sort will be plenty to start with, and show you wha...
by starthief
Sat May 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Synthwerks 10th Anniversary sale begins!
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Synthwerks 10th Anniversary sale begins!

Seems like a good problem to have :)
by starthief
Fri May 29, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Help Me Get Into Modular or Talk Me out of It
Replies: 50
Views: 1642

Re: Help Me Get Into Modular or Talk Me out of It

People have different desires and approaches to modular. I love Euro but don't hate computers. My opinion of software modular varies a lot. VCV Rack I think was a stunning accomplishment, but for me it's not that much fun and it will always feel like an imitation. I kind of hate working with Reaktor...
by starthief
Fri May 29, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Kraftwerk tour
Replies: 44
Views: 1412

Re: Kraftwerk tour

Yeah, the livestream thing is bullshit. I'd demand a refund.

Me and my spouse are both in high risk groups for this disease so I'm not going to take any chances on going, either way.
by starthief
Thu May 28, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Today my small discovery was...
Replies: 912
Views: 87028

Re: Today my small discovery was...

Two crossfaders with 3 audio-rate signals, combined differently, in stereo into a reverb make nice drone fodder. (e.g. signal A and B crossfed by signal C on the left, signal B and C crossfed by signal A on the right.)
by starthief
Thu May 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New Mutable Ripples
Replies: 50
Views: 2482

Re: New Mutable Ripples

Can you expand on the drive? Like what would you compare it to? I'm not sure what it's similar to (this is the first Euro filter I've had with intentional drive built in, as opposed to not as nice clipping), but here's a comparison of a sine through Ripples with full drive and lowpass fully open (g...
by starthief
Thu May 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New Mutable Ripples
Replies: 50
Views: 2482

Re: New Mutable Ripples

Well, now I don't have to be so careful not to photograph that section of my modular... I've been beta testing this for a while. However, I never had the original version of Ripples to compare to. The drive is a nice feature. Adding a lot of drive to the input gives the sound more roundness, a littl...

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