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by leftbracket
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Show us your Bugbrand Set up
Replies: 462
Views: 48087

Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Battery-eating bugs then and now (although the decade-older one is newer to me). A PTDelay or a modular frame or two are maybe in my future...
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by leftbracket
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SOMA ORNAMENT-8 organismic sequencer
Replies: 41
Views: 2124

Re: SOMA ORNAMENT-8 organismic sequencer

Vlad and co. are visionaries of the sort rare in any discipline, and this is further proof. I'm currently unsure of the extent to which this would be useful in my workflow (to me tactile interaction is the most pleasing aspect of playing the Lyra, although I am fascinated by the interfacing with the...
by leftbracket
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1366
Views: 147193

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

I recently picked up a Lyra-8 in the delightful creamsicle-orange color with some of the money I got from selling off my long-dormant Eurorack system, and it's already one of my favorite instruments that I've played. The tactile access to nonlinearity and feedback is something I greatly value, as I ...
by leftbracket
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: how to make 'noise' using 'normal' oscs?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: how to make 'noise' using 'normal' oscs?

My only thought so far is FM feedback. I've found that "circular" FM in groups of three or so oscillators (e.g. 1 modulates 2, 2 modulates 3, 3 modulates 1) is excellent for this application. At inharmonic ratios a very dusty cloud of noise is created, the spectrum of which can be sculpted by each ...
by leftbracket
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Anyone want a TX-3?
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: Anyone want a TX-3?

I noticed that AH still had a few in stock a while back; they also listed the F2 as still being in stock, but when I tried to order one Shawn noticed that they actually had ran out and forgot to update the site :sadbanana: The Ekdahl Moisturizer I requested instead is still on hold pending a replace...
by leftbracket
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SOMA Laboratories Song/Track Contest
Replies: 23
Views: 1079

Re: SOMA Laboratories Song/Track Contest

I made my entry a while back, but figured I might as well post it here:

by leftbracket
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge 3 and 4 panel enclosure plans
Replies: 27
Views: 1635

Re: Serge 3 and 4 panel enclosure plans

I'd be curious to see if designs such as these could be adapted to cover boats of different sizes or even other formats. Right now I have a Human Comparator 73-75 Voice panel, which I'm planning to expand with its Control counterpart once that becomes available prebuilt rather than DIY, but the pane...
by leftbracket
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: EP heavily featuring yellow
Replies: 1
Views: 216

EP heavily featuring yellow

https://aylacosnett.bandcamp.com/album/surplus-rituals Recorded this EP in the handful of weeks since taking delivery of my TM-1 (also the source of the cover art). Almost every sound is either processed or generated by it, and much of it also features the Electro-Harmonix LPB-2ube preamp for extra ...
by leftbracket
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Put your Album Release into this Thread!
Replies: 753
Views: 41910

Re: Put your Album Release into this Thread!



Noise EP heavily featuring feedback and tube gear.
by leftbracket
Sun May 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Giles Deleuze & Modular Synths
Replies: 39
Views: 1702

Re: Giles Deleuze & Modular Synths

I know Peter Blasser of Ciat-Lonbarde is a devotee of Deleuze, and has expressed the influence of his ideas, such as those you mentioned above, on his philosophy of circuit and systems design. From his master's thesis : On first encounter with Deleuze and Guatarri's "Thousand Plateaus", I thought, t...
by leftbracket
Sun May 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Let's see your yellow.
Replies: 127
Views: 30930

Re: Let's see your yellow.

SN 219, recently acquired from a fellow wiggler. Can't remember the last time I was this attached to an "effects unit", even going back to my teenage pedalhead days. The range and character of this thing both as a processor and a self-contained sound generator is incredible. Quarantine has me separa...
by leftbracket
Sun May 03, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: The "Apparatus"
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: The "Apparatus"

Sounds alright to me, but, like the Knifonium, it feels like a lot of the tube character has been ironed out. And as cool as it looks, the placement of the tubes is seriously worrying me.
by leftbracket
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

EHX Platform would have been the 'budget' option but at the loss of a lot of functionality. I skimmed over this the first time, but after asking this question again on Reddit for alternative opinions someone there mentioned the Platform and I started looking into it. While it appears very solid as ...
by leftbracket
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

Upon reflecting more on my personal goals for utility, aesthetics, and cost and considering all my options further, I've decided to narrow the scope of considerations for this search a fair bit. Since it was starting to seem like I was looking for two things at once, I'm now planning to just handle ...
by leftbracket
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

Strymon Deco! I was considering the Deco early on but unsure of its flexibility; looks like I should give it more consideration. The El Capistan is one of my most-used units on guitar, so I know and trust the Strymon gestalt. I use a sansamp paradriver behind almost all my synths. A SansAmp was ano...
by leftbracket
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

And really check out the other pedal I mentioned above. It's around 300$ for classic recreation like the Klark one. I've been looking at the Cali 76 but unsure of its capability for more heavily colored settings, especially for the more common transformer-less versions. How does it behave in that r...
by leftbracket
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

Thanks for the detailed explanation. That certainly looks like a top consideration.
by leftbracket
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

I definitely wouldn’t recommend an optical compressor, even a t4b based one, for this application. My main recommendation in the ~$500 range would be a Hairball 1176 kit. All the true peak limiting you’d ever need (this is important, an RMS/average comp/limiter wouldn’t really help for your applica...
by leftbracket
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

Yeah, it looks like I'll end up with two separate units for this purpose after all. As far as compression is concerned I'll most likely go for something vaguely LA-2A esque (PC-2A, RNLA, KT-2A, etc), but for the saturation component I'm still unsure and could use some recs. Maybe just an overdrive p...
by leftbracket
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

A matter of taste of course, but I personally appreciate noise music with a lot of dynamics and headroom, and the noisier parts recorded LOUD, not artificially loud like super hot signals into track but through cranked bass amp with a mic, etc. Some saturation to tie it together. That's what I aim ...
by leftbracket
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

These are all good suggestions that I'll look into. You might end up needing a variety of things working together. It's starting to look like that might be the case, but given the constraints of my budget I'd ideally like to get as much of an all-in-one solution as possible if something like that co...
by leftbracket
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

Oto boum? For what your relatively asking it seems designed for. Elektron analog heat also. Both seem a little overkill in terms of aggression, and I doubt I'd use the Analog Heat's full potential very often (I generally prefer subtle processing of complex sound sources to the other way around), bu...
by leftbracket
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

I know that some noise connoisseurs praised EHX LPB 2ube for this purpose. It is discontinued however. I have no idea how good it is for taming anything ’tho. I had forgotten that all those old EHX tube pedals existed for quite a while, probably because they've slipped out of the product line. (I s...
by leftbracket
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

"Final stage" shaping/saturation/compression for synth noise

Recently I've been doing a lot of work with feedback systems with analog electronics (THC 73-75 Serge, BugBrand Board Chirper, Ciat Sidrax, some analog effects units), and while I consider this workflow ideal in terms of realizing the sounds and level of control I am after, I often find myself wanti...
by leftbracket
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"
Replies: 265
Views: 15506

Re: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"

For an instrument with such complexity, one hardly sees the succulent crowd patching intelligently. It seems like they prefer to just think of the modular as a collection of canned sources and effects that are minimally wired together rather than a means of constructing something greater than the su...

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