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by jsco
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yoga Blocks as Speaker stands
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Yoga Blocks as Speaker stands

yoga blocks are so useful. i've definitely used them as equipment stands more than once.

now that i've figured out exactly where i want my monitors, i made custom stands out of 8020.net quick frame and some silicone feet from amazon.
by jsco
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: First eurorack system, need some eyeballs :)
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: First eurorack system, need some eyeballs :)

first off, i think you'll be frustrated with those 2hp VCOs. my personal favorite of the 3340 oscillators in terms of interface usability while still being small and cheap is the electrosmith 3340. for your "big" VCO, there's a good recent thread on analog VCOs with lots of good suggestions here: ht...
by jsco
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Gooey sticky fuzzy distortion
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: Gooey sticky fuzzy distortion

one of my favorites for both soft distortion and tone control is the river marble stereo tilt filter . the spectral tilt aspect is great on its own, but the saturation with the feedback cranked just sounds great, and you have good control over the character of the feedback based on the tilt knob. de...
by jsco
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The modules that should exist (but don't)
Replies: 955
Views: 68080

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

is there a module that sums everything (stereo) below a cutoff frequency to mono?
by jsco
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What's the best module to be famous?
Replies: 105
Views: 3243

Re: What's the best module to be famous?

The instructions are a bit unclear, but the secret has to be in here somewhere. "The ERD/ERD vampiric edition contains mixed earth from both Golgotha, Jerusalem and Whitby Abbey, England. Whitby is the landing and stranding place of Dracula's ghost ship Demeter, delivering the fifty oblong boxes ("a...
by jsco
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Logic modules especially AND-Gates.
Replies: 52
Views: 1840

Re: Logic modules especially AND-Gates.

i am also pretty disappointed by the selection of logic modules out there. they all seem like they could do more, be more useful, and pack more in, because it's not like a logic module needs a user interface. i've been working on some module ideas in VCV rack, and here's the logic module that i made...
by jsco
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Batumi: Yes? No?
Replies: 201
Views: 32384

Re: Xaoc Batumi: Yes? No?

I got Batumi but I also have Doepfer quad lfo which I use more often as straightforward option for modulation Tell me more! I mean, in this modern landscape of excellent and reasonably priced quad devices offered by Xaoc and Intellijel (e.g., Batumi, Zadar, Quadrax, Quad VCA), it's often easy for u...
by jsco
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Best dual-VCO, or better to get two independent VCOs?
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Best dual-VCO, or better to get two independent VCOs?

imho, VCO "thickness" is cork-sniffing bullshit, at least when it comes to basic waveforms. the differences between basic waves are small, and boil down to volume level, soft saturation, and glitches, all of which can easily be added later in the chain. for standalone VCOs, you should care way more ...
by jsco
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How many modules outside your rack?
Replies: 40
Views: 907

Re: How many modules outside your rack?

i have a few unracked extras. they're either too cheap to bother selling, or stuff i haven't decided about yet. i bought a happy ending kit at some point to be able to quickly test out new purchases and do comparison tests against the gear in the main rack. i like it because it lets me do those thin...
by jsco
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Favorite module that no one knows?
Replies: 70
Views: 3490

Re: Favorite module that no one knows?

I'd like to add one, that I've been using in almost every patch since I got it, the River Marble . seconded! the tilt function is really nice for shaping feedback patches, and when you crank the internal feedback, it's one of the best sounding saturation modules i've heard. the DIY version is also ...
by jsco
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New intellijel wavefolder/crossfader: bifold
Replies: 143
Views: 10370

Re: New intellijel wavefolder/crossfader: bifold

A square through a filter and then into a wavefolder can sound pretty rad though. yeah! anything that messes with phase (like a filter) interacts in fun ways with time-domain effects like wavefolding. i especially like allpass filters, because they produce a signal that sounds identical to the inpu...
by jsco
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Help Me Get Into Modular: A Tiny Desktop Synth
Replies: 67
Views: 4443

Re: Help Me Get Into Modular: A Tiny Desktop Synth

you've been through a lot of iterations here. you could do this forever, or you could just start buying and selling stuff and seeing what happens, but honestly i would recommend getting on VCV rack just for a little while and messing with the "audible instruments" versions of plaits and stages. then...
by jsco
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The Official Eurorack Deals Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 218934

Re: The Official Eurorack Deals Discussion Thread

desolationjones wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:48 am
Is there any active 10% off deal from Perfect Circuit? They used to have ongoing coupon codes but none seem to work anymore.
memorial10 worked for me yesterday.
by jsco
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The Official Eurorack Deals Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 218934

Re: The Official Eurorack Deals Discussion Thread

rbhansen wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:35 pm
I feel like Reverb used to be a much more vibrant marketplace a couple of years ago.
the landscape changed significantly on reverb when they started collecting sales tax on everything. (one year ago? two?)
by jsco
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Game sound designers / composers to check out
Replies: 25
Views: 1251

Re: Game sound designers / composers to check out

thanks, this is great to hear. i am glad to be wrong about it.
by jsco
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Game sound designers / composers to check out
Replies: 25
Views: 1251

Re: Game sound designers / composers to check out

Look into Wwise by audiokinetic, it's the industry standard. yeah, that was on my radar, because i see it on so many loading screens. i just took a quick scan through the docs and the licensing and it looks like it ticks all the boxes. synth.void , this page in the docs gives a high-level look at h...
by jsco
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Game sound designers / composers to check out
Replies: 25
Views: 1251

Re: Game sound designers / composers to check out

Would be awesome to have guidelines/scripting language to package the material, to turn certain sounds on and off while keeping the timing and musical relations intact, smooth fade-ins and loops, and all that. agreed. i'm on the dev side, and i would love to be able to present this kind of framewor...
by jsco
Fri May 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: SPICE vcf vs A-106-5 vs ?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: SPICE vcf vs A-106-5 vs ?

the spice's "XMOD" trick seems to just be a dedicated attenuator for feeding the BP output back into the input. it's a fun trick, but you can do similar with any filter with a separate BP out.
by jsco
Fri May 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Tube distortion without the tubes
Replies: 26
Views: 1462

Re: Tube distortion without the tubes

trogotronic makes a wonderful dual tube VCA that seems to not be too crazy powerwise! it sounds great also
the m277 does sound great, but it draws 720mA on the +12V rail unless you use its external power supply.

i really like the L-1 Tube VCA 1Ж24Б and it only draws 12mA/25mA.
by jsco
Wed May 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Open back headphones
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: Open back headphones

another vote for the drop HD6xx here, and another caution that yes, a decent amplifier makes a difference. personally, the headphones that made me finally sell my old HD580s were the focal elex (also sold by drop). better low-end response, similar character overall to the HD600/HD6xx, and even more ...
by jsco
Tue May 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Eurorack Saturation
Replies: 42
Views: 3458

Re: Eurorack Saturation

my two pics would be the WMD MSCL compressor and the river marble tone control. both have great sounding saturation in addition to being great end-of-chain utility functions (and both are stereo). tanh(3) sounds nice, and is adjustable, and useful for many things, but a little fiddly to dial in. tal...
by jsco
Fri May 15, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Am I not creative enough or do I miss some important modules?
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: Am I not creative enough or do I miss some important modules?

yeah, having two VCOs opens up a much bigger world of possibilities for sound design on a single voice. you can use one to FM and/or sync the other, or use them both to FM each other, or just use one to FM itself, FM inputs other than pitch, you can detune them, stack 'em harmonically, whatever. (yo...
by jsco
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: FX AID - multi audio effect module
Replies: 1791
Views: 144908

Re: FX AID - multi audio effect module

nrg242 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:07 pm
SIgnal Sounds just got restocked. get on it if you're still looking for one.
awesome. thanks for the heads up! just ordered an SV-1 dev board today as well. everything's coming up milhouse!
by jsco
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: FX AID - multi audio effect module
Replies: 1791
Views: 144908

Re: FX AID - multi audio effect module

Everyone had the same opportunity to buy one if they were quick enough, it doesn't matter if they asked about it a week ago or a month ago. i know it's meant to be a fair system, but if you're like me and didn't email because there is no preorder/waitlist and there's no point adding to someone's wo...
by jsco
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: FX AID - multi audio effect module
Replies: 1791
Views: 144908

Re: FX AID - multi audio effect module

you're kidding. so, there's no waiting list, but there's an unofficial waiting list? lovely.

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