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by Pelsea
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Patch to visuals? Add visuals to audio?
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Patch to visuals? Add visuals to audio?

Since I drive my patches with Max/MSP, it’s a piece of cake to include visuals generated by Jitter. Example:

https://youtu.be/NtEa7G3bffg
by Pelsea
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: The unexplainable things that happen
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: The unexplainable things that happen

Did you build the Befaco from a kit? If so, double check resistor R101 (1k). If it got mixed up with R102 (100k) you might get the behavior you describe.
by Pelsea
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Beyond frustrated with my Mantis
Replies: 37
Views: 1356

Re: Beyond frustrated with my Mantis

Carefully inspect all of the headers to make sure there are no tiny bits of metal in there. You might turn it upside down and give it a good shake.
by Pelsea
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: the DIY cases thread!
Replies: 2621
Views: 522627

Re: the DIY cases thread!

Did anything go wrong without the brackets, or did they just make it easier? I guess I will have to take loads of measurements tripple check all the calculations, and super concentrate when drilling those pilot holes :). Was hoping for some clever tips'n'tricks to protect me from general inexperien...
by Pelsea
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Your unusual approach to modular!
Replies: 48
Views: 1993

Re: Your unusual approach to modular!

It’s interesting to see how many are using Max/MSP to control their modular systems. That’s been my approach for three decades, with a heavy dose of algorithmic procedures. What are your go-to algorithmic techniques, if you don't mind sharing? I used to teach a summer workshop in this (in LISP!) so...
by Pelsea
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Your unusual approach to modular!
Replies: 48
Views: 1993

Re: Your unusual approach to modular!

It’s interesting to see how many are using Max/MSP to control their modular systems. That’s been my approach for three decades, with a heavy dose of algorithmic procedures. It used to be an unusual approach, but I have plenty of company now. For a processor, I suggest the Rossum Evolution filter. Th...
by Pelsea
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: the DIY cases thread!
Replies: 2621
Views: 522627

Re: the DIY cases thread!

I guess I will have to take loads of measurements tripple check all the calculations, and super concentrate when drilling those pilot holes :). Was hoping for some clever tips'n'tricks to protect me from general inexperience with having to locate holes perfectly in wood. Tip 1: Use a drill press, n...
by Pelsea
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Various questions: Tricore osc, banana cables and book suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Various questions: Tricore osc, banana cables and book suggestions?

EDIT: Pelsea's being humble not to mention that he has a set of lab notes available to purchase that will likely cover what you're after. They've had good reviews from those who have them. i'd love to purchase a copy of this. how do i proceed, @pelsea? It’s on Lulu.com. Follow the link in my signat...
by Pelsea
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Various questions: Tricore osc, banana cables and book suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Various questions: Tricore osc, banana cables and book suggestions?

1) see https://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic ... 4&t=238989
2) Not directly, but there are adapter modules.
3) Not really, but watch for the reissue of Allen Strange’s book, coming soon.
by Pelsea
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What's your strategy when looking for modules?
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: What's your strategy when looking for modules?

I’m not looking for modules that sound like traditional wind instruments, (I have a VL70 for that) I’m looking for modules that respond like wind instruments. Even morese recommend looking at Ricko's modules based on your reply. Thanks for the pointer—He and I have come to pretty much the same conc...
by Pelsea
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What's your strategy when looking for modules?
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: What's your strategy when looking for modules?

This led to a second case with modules focused on generating convincing wind sounds. Not sure about the ambiguity between wind sounds aka 70s opener and wind instrument sounds. <--I can read the whole post both ways. If the latter, I hope you discovered MW member Ricko's modules. He's doing some am...
by Pelsea
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What's your strategy when looking for modules?
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: What's your strategy when looking for modules?

My latest modular is in its final phase of construction. Each phase had a different approach to module selection. Phase One --Eager Beginning I started my modular with a Mantis full of the sort of basic modules I have installed in innumerable educational systems. My fundamental criteria were: Single...
by Pelsea
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups
Replies: 117
Views: 2793

Re: Ideal balance of VCAs in larger setups

So, one for every oscillator and one for every modulator to start, then a couple of extras for complex patches or if the cords are too short.

The patch I am listening to right now, which is very busy, providing maybe a dozen sonorities, (there's a BIA in there) is using uh, 0 VCAs.
by Pelsea
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Power and cases
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Power and cases

There are four pin XLR connectors, so you could safely handle 3 voltage busses and a ground, but I generally use Molex connectors for that sort of thing.
by Pelsea
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?
Replies: 440
Views: 54890

Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Two years is about par for nursing a book through the prepublication process.
by Pelsea
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: They say you can never have enough VCAs...
Replies: 74
Views: 2641

Re: They say you can never have enough VCAs...

A buffered mult would be a good test. If that makes the trigger work properly, the problem is likely in the pressure points.
by Pelsea
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Building a system from voices
Replies: 21
Views: 568

Re: Building a system from voices

So, like an Oberheim 8 voice? That was a good gigging synth, because you could switch from sound to sound quickly. However, it was severely limited in its capabilities even compared to other instruments of the day. I'm not against similar voices (they clarify harmony). but they are best achieved by ...
by Pelsea
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Did anyone start big and no regrets?
Replies: 155
Views: 3730

Re: Did anyone start big and no regrets?

(Also it must be boring/funny/fill in the blank for the moderators and experienced folks to watch yet another newbie flop around the same path.... the “conclusions” I ended up at are well worn I’m sure.... it must be frustrating when someone doesn’t listen and just has to find out their own way / t...
by Pelsea
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Did anyone start big and no regrets?
Replies: 155
Views: 3730

Re: Did anyone start big and no regrets?

Most articles I read state to start small. However, I feel that I will not be able to fully judge whether or not the modular path is for me unless I fully pursue it with a setup that will meet my Ambient / Detroit Techno music production needs. In addition, over the past 18 months, I have done a lo...
by Pelsea
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Did anyone start big and no regrets?
Replies: 155
Views: 3730

Re: Did anyone start big and no regrets?

About that RSI: Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. I'm also 6 feet tall so even more helpful! In your set up, the case seems like its further back than an easy reach? Maybe its just the camera angle? The panel is 24" from the front of the table, so yeah, camera angle. And that cab...
by Pelsea
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Deep Learning and modular synths
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Deep Learning and modular synths

A) Comparisons of produced sounds. I'd probably use a spectral signature with a fuzzy logic matching routine. There's plenty of literature about this from the song recognition crowd. I must be honest, I haven't found any proper or satisfying material on the internet about fuzzy logic matching. Woul...
by Pelsea
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Did anyone start big and no regrets?
Replies: 155
Views: 3730

Re: Did anyone start big and no regrets?

Funky40 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:21 pm

i really can´t imagine how this must be if one would start today with euro, lol.
Like opening Fibber McGee’s closet
by Pelsea
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Did anyone start big and no regrets?
Replies: 155
Views: 3730

Re: Did anyone start big and no regrets?

About that RSI: I definitely prefer the curved front case design: modular 20-11-17.jpg This is in consideration of some fundamentals of ergonomics. Controls should be within comfortable reaching distance. (This is along two arcs: one vertical, one horizontal.) The highest controls should be around e...
by Pelsea
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Deep Learning and modular synths
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Deep Learning and modular synths

I see two parts to this problem: A) Comparisons of produced sounds. I'd probably use a spectral signature with a fuzzy logic matching routine. There's plenty of literature about this from the song recognition crowd. B) A large database of patches, which would include modules used, signal path and ke...
by Pelsea
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Did anyone start big and no regrets?
Replies: 155
Views: 3730

Re: Did anyone start big and no regrets?

There's a lot to be said for starting small. I began as a student (in '72) using instruments provided by the University of Iowa. Peter Lewis's strategy was to begin with a 2600 in the first semester, then move up to a big Moog in the Spring. When I became a teacher, I followed the same general plan....

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