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by clusterchord
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?
Replies: 88
Views: 2069

Re: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?

PPG Wave 2, a wonderous synth i dreamed of ever since hearing it first on few seminal albums in 1981. never though i'd see one or manage to buy one. yet of all places it surfaced local to me in 2012. only 30 years later. when i was testing it, "something got stuck in my eye" - for me an emotional mo...
by clusterchord
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The (real) Jupiter 8 Clone
Replies: 100
Views: 14424

Re: turning into a DIY JP8 - your suggestions

old CA3080 also sounds great, but it will change the sound. not sure about the Rochester reissue. never heard them. LOL where is the difference between an old ca3080 and a new rochester one. the 30 year old fairy dust? don't belive that snake oild guys heh, i appreciate the sarcasm, but i presume y...
by clusterchord
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Post pics of your modular/studio setup!
Replies: 3406
Views: 665936

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setup at the moment, just rearranged everything due to getting new monitors (which are absolutely fantastic sounding) the modular is diy built by me and my dad! https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/42586_img_8490_1.jpg https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/42586_img_8493_1.jpg https://ww...
by clusterchord
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Lineal VS Switching Power Supply Sound Quality
Replies: 19
Views: 4702

Re: Lineal VS Switching Power Supply Sound Quality

On the one hand it's famous how astoundingly overpriced audio gear can get if someone holds a bottleneck position, so it makes sense to me that the "high end" components actually don't really cost that much a difference and those premiums are in large part fancy materials, labor, marketing and heav...
by clusterchord
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Lineal VS Switching Power Supply Sound Quality
Replies: 19
Views: 4702

Re: Lineal VS Switching Power Supply Sound Quality

i would like to resurrect this thread, with a related question: i've noticed a surge of "high endish" low noise linear power supplies show up in world of high end converters and monitor controllers, and other audiophile and mastering equipment.. for example Mytek Brooklyn DAC, used by many for maste...
by clusterchord
Thu May 21, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: most beautiful synthesizers
Replies: 163
Views: 9704

Re: most beautiful synthesizers

newer ones: Blue UDO Super 6 Waldorf Q Phoenix https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--HphU6uzt--/f_auto,t_large/v1544864869/kyq5hxrqpmrlzhomcufp.jpg classic designs: Easel, anything Buchla 200/200r/200e just looks so inviting. ultimate toy .. https://mikehiegemann.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/buch...
by clusterchord
Thu May 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Best modern wavetable synth.
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Best modern wavetable synth.

subjectively (is there any other way really..): Argon 8 - nice smooth sound, very musical. think its tone would complement the more metallic and agrro waldorfs. some questionable design decisions - way too low output Virus TI - darker, rounder wavetable sound. but if looking for wavetable pads that ...
by clusterchord
Thu May 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The (real) Jupiter 8 Clone
Replies: 100
Views: 14424

Re: turning into a DIY JP8 - your suggestions

It would be helpful to find someone who would develop a new CPU for the extended desktop JP8 together with me. We would also have to decide if this version should work with the IR3109 in the filters, or if new filters should be built with other OTA, e.g. 13700 or 3080. Then we won't talk about a Ju...
by clusterchord
Thu May 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Recommend your weirdest craziest FX machine ever
Replies: 155
Views: 10506

Re: Recommend your weirdest craziest FX machine ever

three different routes: 1 feeding the source thru EURORACK, lots of various analog and digital processing and complex cv control. delays, spring reverb, audio rate modulation, noise, ring mods etc. especially love feedback loops which are easy to route and control. its made for whacky and leftfield ...
by clusterchord
Thu May 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Decent Recording Setup for Hand Drums?
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Decent Recording Setup for Hand Drums?

i'd like to add that, what sort of acoustics treatment you have will radically influence what microphone will work best. for example, in a naked room full of high/mid flutter from parallel walls, and not enough absorption and no difussion, a cardioid SDC or pair of them in x-y might pickup too much....
by clusterchord
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: ROMplers with 90s samples
Replies: 35
Views: 1877

Re: ROMplers with 90s samples

well, from practical viewpoint, i think you want something that can easily and natively read all those famous 90s cdrom titles... and that means Akai. its of course possible to transfer to other systems but unless its an old sampler that can read akai (like S760 or EOS line for example) it can get c...
by clusterchord
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Rack mounted FX
Replies: 31
Views: 2111

Re: Rack mounted FX

Midiverb II is a great choice, tho i prefer the sound of original Quadraverb and its set of algos for that 90s ambient reverb. with that said, if you want quick to setup, and something where you can easily tweak things into sweet spot, i think the world of pedals is much more interesting. i mean, i ...
by clusterchord
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: ROMplers with 90s samples
Replies: 35
Views: 1877

Re: ROMplers with 90s samples

I love the stabs on my E-Mu Proteus 2000, it have a lot of chord samples that sounds very 90s rave/house I´m looking for other ROMplers in that sound vibe, better with this kind of chords/stabs samples but could be others that suit the style if i may offer a different idea for this. i love 90s romp...
by clusterchord
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?
Replies: 95
Views: 6206

Re: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?

my loose definition of vintage is prior to 1990. or something like that.. analog or hybrid: Akai VX600 Crumar Multiman E-Mu Emulator II+ E-Mu Emax SE rack Eminent Solina Oberheim OB-X 8v Oberheim OB-Xa Oberheim Matrix 6R PPG Wave 2 PPG Wave 2.3 + Waveterm B Roland Jupiter 8A Roland Jupiter 6 Europa ...
by clusterchord
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modal 002 or Novation Summit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Modal 002 or Novation Summit?

Summit can do much much more. 002 is comparably limited in many ways.. but a few mod sources, no filter fm, no wave scanning etc. that said, 002 sounds absolutely heavenly. imo its a different league from Summit, that there is no comparison. the oscillators, the filters,,, absolutely grandiose. one ...
by clusterchord
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 90s and 00s VAs...any love?
Replies: 91
Views: 5285

always liked the 90s VA sound for what it is. in its imperfection of analog emulation it introduced its own sonic niche. lot of great music was made with that. think there is still place for them today in various electronic productions. they're just interesting digital subtractive synths with lot of...
by clusterchord
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your favourite Polysynth?
Replies: 105
Views: 7287

analogs, hybrids, digitals, samplers.. due to the nature of their audio path or synthesis used, there are many interesting polysynths. think my all time favorites are: ppg wave 2 roland jupiter 8 alesis andromeda oberheim ob-xa yamaha sy77 tho i may answer differently tomorrow ;). of the newer gener...
by clusterchord
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Waldorf Microwave in Eurorack...is there?
Replies: 40
Views: 3257

thx for the input clusterchord so besides Wabetable osc there should be Curtis filter, VCA... even then there is lo-fi DACs in these machines you're welcome :) Wave 2.2 and 2.3 use SSM2044 filter fed into CEM3360 vca. Wave 2 uses CEM3320 fed into CEM3330 vca. (instead of software env like others, i...
by clusterchord
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Waldorf Microwave in Eurorack...is there?
Replies: 40
Views: 3257

beside the fidelity, 8bit DACs, and selection of the waves, chasing the MW/PPG sound has a lot to do with oscillator design and how the transposition is executed. this was a rather interesting text/analysis on the subject of transposition technology and resulting artifacts in early digital machines:...
by clusterchord
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Access Virus TI: Outdated? A cliche?
Replies: 70
Views: 8476

Virus TI is only outdated if the operator's imagination and vision is limited, narrow - and possibly outdated. it has its pros. it has cons. top end is trash. but pretty flexible machine with lot of potential when you find the gold. think problems arise when ppl go for derivative stuff, and just use...
by clusterchord
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What's your favorite reverb?
Replies: 67
Views: 5501

im use hardware reverbs most of the time, both vintage and some relatively recent. my favorites: Lexicon 224X classic as they come Lexicon 300 my most used unit bar none. my mini 480L. Eventide Orville mega vast pitch modulated reverbs, mega multi fx AMS RMX16 just got this one recently, killer for ...
by clusterchord
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7505
Views: 617859

haven't posted here for more than 2 years. in the meantime: synthtech e370 ppg 2.3 ppg waveterm b emulator ii+ hxc sony hr mp5 virus b ams rmx16 https://www.gearslutz.com/board/attachments/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/715871d1515095397-january-2018-new-gear-thread-img...
by clusterchord
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 3 tier stand for HEAVY synths?
Replies: 25
Views: 1854

i have gigged many times with my KM Spider Pros, and also use a pair of them in the studio for heavy vintage monsters. they can withstand anything cept a Rhodes piano. on a gig, typically i had Jupiter 8, Andromeda and on top SEM plus SH2 and some pedals. in general i think Jaspers are mega safe, bu...
by clusterchord
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Dual VCO with waveshaper Furthrrrr Generator by Endorphin.es
Replies: 838
Views: 98919

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DROOOOOL that is a thing of beauty. i love my gold one , but damn..


dunno if they will offer just the panel separately?
by clusterchord
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: erbeverb. what i really think.
Replies: 91
Views: 5392

first i was intrigued by erbeverb, but soon found i have more use for cv on a delay than on a reverb. also, for mixing and spatialisation i find the quality of rack outboard is on a completely different level from anything avail in euro, so i stayed with that (lexicons, eventides, tc etc). that said...

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