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by Keltie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: please critique my dream rack
Replies: 140
Views: 2198

Re: please critique my dream rack

The obvious answer to the “too big, go slower” is to buy one half, and if you confirm that the modules are what you want, and that you’re going to manage a set by a/b flipping, then buy the second half. Meantime, if the plan changed after the first batch, you can alter it for the second. FWIW, I pla...
by Keltie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer psu crapping out?
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Doepfer psu crapping out?

Well, bear in mind, I’m not expert on this. It happened last year and I haven’t thought about it much since... but work it back from the buss boards. They connect to the psu via, IIRC, spade connectors. The PSU connects to your power outlet via the switch, which, of course, breaks the connection wh...
by Keltie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer psu crapping out?
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Doepfer psu crapping out?

And replacing the switch requires soldering? I figured it was separate. If not, it would either require soldering or a replacement of the whole psu (minus the bus boards), correct? Assuming that is how it is, and is indeed the problem, I imagine replacing a switch with labor would cost me the same ...
by Keltie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer psu crapping out?
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Doepfer psu crapping out?

Guess you have tried powering on with only one module in? Sorry to hear of your problems. I'm sure Doepfer will advise well. I tried with no modules and I still get that crackling and popping sound until I switch it back off. Just to add, given the issue is there with modules out, and your descript...
by Keltie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer psu crapping out?
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Doepfer psu crapping out?

...there is soldering. You need to replace the main power switch, and therefore wire it up. TBH, I probably *could* have done it myself, but well...it’s power, right, and the downside of getting it wrong.....
by Keltie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer psu crapping out?
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Doepfer psu crapping out?

I’ve had this. Likely ( not certain) that your power switch is burning/ burned out. I got mine replaced by an authorised Doepfer tech, but it’s DIYable if your are competent. Worth a mention, in layman’s terms IIRC.... the switch comes wired on one “side”. My tech wired both “sides”available on the ...
by Keltie
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Mixing two stereo + mono signal
Replies: 15
Views: 374

Re: Mixing two stereo + mono signal

You might look at the Ladik m160, which can be configured a few ways that might be helpful.
by Keltie
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer A-124 (the Wasp): Adding overtones when fully opened (?)
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Doepfer A-124 (the Wasp): Adding overtones when fully opened (?)

I’m no wasp expert, nor do I own one at all... But it’s considered a “ dirty “ filter, I believe constructed using a slightly unorthodox design. Indeed, this is kinda the point of the module, and desired behaviour for most users. I suspect what you’re seeing is the normal, non audiophile performance...
by Keltie
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Recommendations for a Rhythm Module
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Recommendations for a Rhythm Module

Vpme Euclidean Circles and MI Grids need to be in this conversation too.
by Keltie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Wavefonix Modular System
Replies: 76
Views: 3025

Re: Wavefonix Modular System

A buff mult appeared in the post for me in time for Xmas. It’s not in the rack yet, but just to say, the build quality looks and feels awesome straight out of the box. Nice job. I’ll be back for more bits n bobs in the new year for sure.
by Keltie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Decoupled gates from notes in sequencer?
Replies: 32
Views: 711

Re: Decoupled gates from notes in sequencer?

I’m no expert at this level, but I’d assume that the key difference between how sequencers expect and deal with clocks comes down to digital v analogue, and whether clock division/ multiplication are parts of the design. I mentioned transient and Ladik sequencers earlier. They both advance one step ...
by Keltie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Decoupled gates from notes in sequencer?
Replies: 32
Views: 711

Re: Decoupled gates from notes in sequencer?

Transient modules 8s or a Ladik s180/182 combo ( cv sequencers, the Ladik also has a trigger out) will do this fine ( I have both) Euclidean circles will give you plenty of options for triggers and clocks Some sample and holds and a buffered mult will take you beyond decoupling into detripling on mu...
by Keltie
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Let's talk about quad-modules (edit: quadules?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1046

Re: Let's talk about quad-modules (edit: quadules?)

I think one of the things about quad modules is that they support polyphony quite well. If you are building chords and keeping everything separate, you want 4 paths so you can extend chords with 7/9 WHY. That said, I have a quad vco (e370) that I mostly play kinda sorta paraphonically ( 2x2 voices i...
by Keltie
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module gate lenght via CV
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: Module gate lenght via CV

+1 Gatsby. Classic Ladik module: simple, cheap, effective. I have two, feeding my BIA from any trigger sequencer, usually.
by Keltie
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Signal Sounds Glasgow unresponsive? (Resolved)
Replies: 42
Views: 1305

Re: Signal Sounds Glasgow unresponsive?

Just another to say Signal are really good. Mistakes happen, just follow it up.

I know COVID has been a bitch for them ( as many others ofc)
by Keltie
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: ACL Sinfonion
Replies: 1204
Views: 123906

Re: ACL Sinfonion

I have now had the sinfonion for 6 months.Being rather a beginner in the modular world, a bit overwhelmed by my purchases, it has been a great companion. I'm now getting much less dissonant results. But today, after having studied the manual, I can only get random structures. I find it difficult to...
by Keltie
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: I am overwhelmed by my modules and need some help
Replies: 38
Views: 1846

Re: I am overwhelmed by my modules and need some help

On Rings and Clouds, I'd suggest you don't change modes too often, and explore each mode thoroughly before moving on. This maybe applies to Rings hidden modes more than the regular ones, as the regular ones all work much the same.

I found this technique very useful when I first got plaits.
by Keltie
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Best module to have twice
Replies: 95
Views: 2917

Re: Best module to have twice

My doubled modules:

Plaits
Peaks
Ripples ( ok, mk1 and mk2)
Disting ex = 2x disting 4 ( taps forehead) ...and, um, a disting 4.
Ladik s-180/s183 combo... and 1 x 180/ 184/ 181
Doepfer a-120 filter
I have two cells - super and micro
Ladik log vcas
Div kid mutes
Pico drums x 3
by Keltie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The Behringer 130 VCA is not DC-coupled
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: I think the Behringer 130 VCA is DC-coupled

If you have a fixed voltage module, run it into your audio, and send some cv, with the output controlling whatever. You could probably fake it with a square wave and a rectifier too (?)

Edited for clarity because I’m dumb
by Keltie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Bipolar to unipolar conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Bipolar to unipolar conversion

Pico mscale does this, but iirc, just one channel of each direction ( 5 to 5 > 0-10, and the reverse)...otoh, it’s cheap and 3 hp, so.....
by Keltie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Wavefonix Modular System
Replies: 76
Views: 3025

Re: Wavefonix Modular System

It’s great to see a new UK based manufacturer. These look really nice, and even though I’m not a fan of odd numbered hp widths, and I’m not really in a buying phase right now, I’ll be in for a couple of utilities to try to show support for a new “ local to me” company. All the best with it!
by Keltie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Can someone please spare some advice for a noob?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Can someone please spare some advice for a noob?

Plenty of quantisers out there, Doepfer and Ladik at the basic end, stuff like addac and intellijel for more advanced features. There are a few vcas that will add gain, eg veils by MI, or dedicated input modules, such as Ladik again Otherwise, I think mother has you covered for filtering, mixing and...
by Keltie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: how do *you* sequence your acid bass lines
Replies: 36
Views: 1398

Re: how do *you* sequence your acid bass lines

+1 stepper. Seems to have been quiet over at TSL for a while though, which is a pity. They were planning a drum version that no doubt they would have nailed. TBH, I get fun and effective acid out of anything that stepper is sequencing more or less, but genuine sound a like 303 probably needs specifi...
by Keltie
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 4 or 8 Channel Mixer with Switches
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: 4 or 8 Channel Mixer with Switches

Unless you actively want to go down the DIY route, the doepfer 138i interrupting mixer does what you want, and more, in 6hp for less than 100 Euro IIRC.

I have one ... can recommend.
by Keltie
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Your stupidest recent patching mistake
Replies: 32
Views: 1505

Re: Your stupidest recent patching mistake

There is a scurrilous, possibly apocryphal story of a producer - a multi platinum, multi artist producer of the very highest level possible - carefully tweaking some EQs on an SSL, before professing himself finally satisfied, all while a previously printed stereo mix was running back through the mon...

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