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by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Eurorack Sampler Comparison
Replies: 88
Views: 8572

Re: Eurorack Sampler Comparison

E520 is definitely using a phase vocoder or some other variant of Fourier transform for Spectral Time Machine. (Frankly I think STM is a lot more fun for things beyond simple timestretching, like sycnhronized spectral freezes and bouncing ball delays :D) It has a granular pitch-shifting delay algori...
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Something new from Make Noise: Strega
Replies: 204
Views: 11610

Re: Something new from Make Noise: Strega

I think that the Sonic State video didn't really do it justice. In the second Instagram stream it was pretty clear it's not "just" a drone synth (although it does that pretty well) when he was sequencing it from the 0-Ctrl. I'm also eager to hear how other people use the synth, because I really don'...
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Good and Bad of Modular Manufacturers
Replies: 37
Views: 1195

Re: Good and Bad of Modular Manufacturers

Perfect Circuit: can be slow to ship, and preorders especially seem to be slower than just being on the West Coast would explain. But I have no complaints about their customer service. No service complaints about any other shops either. There was an email query to some shop about selling my used mod...
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Something new from Make Noise: Strega
Replies: 204
Views: 11610

Re: Something new from Make Noise: Strega

Cortini is back to playing it live on Instagram, making alternately beautiful, wicked, and horrible sounds with it :D

https://www.instagram.com/alehan/live/
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Something new from Make Noise: Strega
Replies: 204
Views: 11610

Re: Something new from Make Noise: Strega

Individual implementations of a delay, even based on the PT2399, are not necessarily going to sound the same. Crush Delay has some "circuit bending techniques", the Strega has a filter and (according to something from somewhere anyway) apparently 3 delay lines (I'm guessing in series for longer dela...
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Something new from Make Noise: Strega
Replies: 204
Views: 11610

Re: Something new from Make Noise: Strega

I feel like this is an instrument aimed right at me, and would suit me better than the Lyra-8 did. But I also have some doubts and conflicts. I am kind of thankful that I pledged not to buy any desktop synths or FX in 2021, because I don't have to work through those conflicts (or figure out how to f...
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Something new from Make Noise: Strega
Replies: 204
Views: 11610

Re: Something new from Make Noise: Strega

Or just "witch" because it sounds very witchy, so far.

I've seen people say AC described it as "complex oscillator with a unique delay" but I don't know where that information came from. Also the Instagram tags AC has been using include "#analogsynth"
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Something new from Make Noise: Strega
Replies: 204
Views: 11610

Re: Something new from Make Noise?

Envelope's been removed and the device revealed. It's the "Strega" Instagram is hard to zoom in on, but he held a second one closer to the camera for a bit. Sounds like a killer drone machine so far. strega.jpg Sonic State video going live in 20 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-_8tj0REkA
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Spring Reverb Comparison 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Spring Reverb Comparison 2020

Cables can also be a huge factor in noise with a spring reverb. I had the Koma Field Kit FX, and found the reverb completely useless with my first set of cables but relatively noise-free with another set. I'm not sure using two spring tanks directly in series would work well without another driver b...
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Interest for $20 Eurorack Modules
Replies: 37
Views: 1180

Re: Interest for $20 Eurorack Modules

Don't go valueing stinginess over technical standards if you want to join into a system. It's not like that bit of extra would drive the cost beyond the imaginable. Agreed, I think people would rather pay a little bit more to have proper signal levels and make sure the thing doesn't blow up if you ...
by starthief
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Eurorack Sampler Comparison
Replies: 88
Views: 8572

Re: Eurorack Sampler Comparison

Spectral Time Machine might be considered comparable to granular samplers in some ways, in that you can freeze it forever, change pitch independently of time, etc. It's just the technique is quite different as are the artifacts/consequences/opportunities. There's also a conventional looper algorithm...
by starthief
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MN Function and Contour 1
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: MN Function and Contour 1

I've never used Contour 1, so I can't really say anything much about it except it seems nice in theory. Function is very musical in terms of knob ranges and playability (as is Maths). One possible area of concern is that rate switch. On Rampage, the fast mode has too short a fall time for many purpo...
by starthief
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arturia MicroFreak
Replies: 504
Views: 62427

Re: Arturia MicroFreak

For a sort of psuedo-Krell patch: Set LFO and Arp to synced, LFO to random. Assign the LFO to Arp rate, env attack (negative) and env decay (negative). Set Arp rate and LFO rate to taste. In this example I'm using Harm mode with the cycling envelope in Run mode assigned to the wave. Compression and ...
by starthief
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What do you spend on monitoring?
Replies: 182
Views: 9461

Re: What do you spend on monitoring?

I always run through my DAW, and use headphones for monitoring. Gain staging is such that I'm not going to damage my hearing with a stray noise burst. Upgraded a couple months ago to German Maestro GMP 8.35D, before that it was Superlux HD668B. Both are comfortable, but the GMPs have much better iso...
by starthief
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Filter recommendation(s), to round out the herd.
Replies: 27
Views: 856

Re: Filter recommendation(s), to round out the herd.

Lots of love for VCFQ. Good for pinging and a very organic and smooth sound IMHO. Also Angle Grinder -- quite similar to Filter 8 in features while sounding a bit sweeter, and then there's the waveshaping on top... super versatile. Three Sisters is great too, I kind of miss it and should probably ha...
by starthief
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: blank panels
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: blank panels

It can be a good idea to cover those openings with something just to prevent stuff from falling in and shorting things out, or to keep out dust etc. But yeah, some of these DIY options should be just fine.
by starthief
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The modules that should exist (but don't)
Replies: 939
Views: 66802

Re: The modules that should exist (but don't)

:hmm: This is definitely interesting but it seems like a mixture of BBD delays ... what am I missing? I would definitely buy this if it became available. Should this be analog? It really is just short delays and mixers configured in a particular way. I guess it comes down to which is more practical...
by starthief
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: blank panels
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: blank panels

It all just is down to aesthetics, really. My least favorite blank panels are some shiny black ones that scratch and smudge easily. My favorite ones are textured and matte black panels (I got those from Syinsi and from Konstant Lab). The aluminum ones all seem okay. Konstant Lab Flexi panels cost a ...
by starthief
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The modules that should exist (but don't)
Replies: 939
Views: 66802

Re: The modules that should exist (but don't)

A module with a basic waveguide physical modeling setup, going beyond basic Karplus-Strong but more patchable than most physical modeling modules tend to be. waveguide.png End junctions have an output, a mixer with an external input and an internal feedback path that can be inverted, and a lowpass f...
by starthief
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: please critique my dream rack
Replies: 140
Views: 2219

Re: please critique my dream rack

I don't know about this specific example, but it seems to me one consequence of VCV Rack is people designing racks with multiple instances of modules and not really making the most of less gear. :despair:
by starthief
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: please critique my dream rack
Replies: 140
Views: 2219

Re: please critique my dream rack

That is just too much for me to parse, and more than twice the size of my rack that took me > 4 years to settle on once I started getting modules. To be honest, even cutting it to half, or a quarter, is still too much to plan out at once. I don't think big plans for modular systems ever really work ...
by starthief
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: [SOLVED] Morphagene varispeed encoder “too difficult”?
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Morphagene varispeed encoder “too difficult”?

On Phonogene I find it can be helpful to use a separate offset (Maths/Shades/Blinds) through the attenuverter for fine tuning.
by starthief
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Book recommendations on synthesis techniques / sound design
Replies: 26
Views: 641

Re: Book recommendations on synthesis techniques / sound design

I don't doubt there are some contexts where more specificity is required, but for most people looking for patching techniques and insight into sound design, or even to experiment some in code, the math in there is quite a lot, and honestly not what most people are looking for. The general explanatio...
by starthief
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arturia MicroFreak
Replies: 504
Views: 62427

Re: Arturia MicroFreak

They're black, that particular photo just looks bluish because it's reflecting some light.

I got the black one and I'm still not sure if I'd have preferred the white one. But I do know that gaffer tape over that angled graphic strip was a good choice ;)
by starthief
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Mutable Instruments Blades
Replies: 165
Views: 10589

Re: Mutable Instruments Blades

On the Mutable forum, Emilie said "best case scenario, February, worst case, April"

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