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by Pelsea
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Synthcube
Replies: 63
Views: 1934

Re: Synthcube

Aside from the vague web pages noted above, my transactions have gone well with them. Out of maybe a dozen kits, only one was missing anything, and it wasn't their kit. Delivery is messy from every source, especially if the USPO (lite) is involved. In the last six months, four packages from the big ...
by Pelsea
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: The esoteric out-to-out patching
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: The esoteric out-to-out patching

Also I read somewhere on these forums that pretty much all modern modules are generally protected against OTO breaking risks. Don't know how actually true that is though. It'd be safer to assume it is generally not true. I wholeheartedly second what ndkent said. There's nothing esoteric about that,...
by Pelsea
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How many modules outside your rack?
Replies: 40
Views: 750

Re: How many modules outside your rack?

Nah- I just kept building racks. But that's done now. So

I'm making a little list
...of modules that won't be missed.
by Pelsea
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Is CMOS still analog? Best way to call out 'chip' logic vs uP logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 846

Re: Is CMOS still analog? Best way to call out 'chip' logic vs uP logic?

First generation 4000 series CMOS chips could be biased into an analog mode (the core of some early PAIA modules.) Of course you were playing Russian roulette with ESD sensitive inputs. Series B chips include input diodes for ESD protection which pretty much eliminates the analog option.
by Pelsea
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Is CMOS still analog? Best way to call out 'chip' logic vs uP logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 846

Re: Is CMOS still analog? Best way to call out 'chip' logic vs uP logic?

As far as I am concerned, if I can put a scope probe into the circuit and see a waveform, it is analog. If I see pulses it's digital. What concerns me is how well the signal is converted from one state to another, and in our rather sloppy modular universe, how much the digital contaminates the analo...
by Pelsea
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: colored marking in the rack ? HOW
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: colored marking in the rack ? HOW

I use acrylic paint—the thick artist type in a tube. Easy to see and easy to remove. My hands aren’t very steady these days so it’s not pretty, but it does the job.
by Pelsea
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: High-precision resistors in MFOS VCO/VCF inputs?
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: High-precision resistors in MFOS VCO/VCF inputs?

What mskala said. Also many common VCO designs reduce the internal voltage spread to 0.5v per octave by using a 56K or 51K feedback resistor along with those 100K input resistors. When you do that, The tolerance becomes worse-- using 1% resistors might give a value off by 2%. Is that a problem? It d...
by Pelsea
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer Vs all the rest
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: Doepfer Vs all the rest

As near as I can tell, there are three approaches to design, and thus three classes of modules: Tools-- workman's solutions to well defined problems. Nearly all companies have some of these in their catalog (they pay the bills) and Doepfer specializes in them. Stars-- modules that explore the far co...
by Pelsea
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Small Modulator Oscillator?
Replies: 26
Views: 431

Re: Small Modulator Oscillator?

You could do worse than picking up one of the many 3340 based VCOs out there. There are models with all sorts of features, sizes down to 6hp and prices down to $100.
by Pelsea
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Are Multis really necessary?
Replies: 54
Views: 1157

Re: Are Multis really necessary?

It's a cost/benefit thing Mults on panel-- Cost: $5/output, 1/ hp per mult. Benefit: will outlast rest of system, always easy to find. Stackable-- Cost: $3/output, extra care required when tall, mtbf 2 or 3 years. Benefit: available at any location. Knucklebone-- Cost: $3 per output, spiderweb effec...
by Pelsea
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Why isnt there more Adat interface eurorack manufacturer ?
Replies: 48
Views: 1215

Re: Why isnt there more Adat interface eurorack manufacturer ?

ADAT is fading into history. Modern multichannel audio in new products is either USB (8 channels) for peer to peer systems or Dante (128 channels) for complex networks. A dedicated CV rate system (16 channels of 16 bits) over USB with some of the new Maxim chips would be easy to design and cheap to...
by Pelsea
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Why isnt there more Adat interface eurorack manufacturer ?
Replies: 48
Views: 1215

Re: Why isnt there more Adat interface eurorack manufacturer ?

ADAT is fading into history. Modern multichannel audio in new products is either USB (8 channels) for peer to peer systems or Dante (128 channels) for complex networks. A dedicated CV rate system (16 channels of 16 bits) over USB with some of the new Maxim chips would be easy to design and cheap to ...
by Pelsea
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Synthcube
Replies: 63
Views: 1934

Re: Synthcube

Product page clearly states: "The panel+pcb bundle comes with the panel, pcb set and matched Q and tempco RTD pre-installed"? Seems pretty clear to me. No mention of it being a full kit. As well a cursory glance at the build docs would have preemptively cleared up any misgivings about the parts (an...
by Pelsea
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Synthcube
Replies: 63
Views: 1934

Re: Synthcube

Synthcube has done alright by me. My only complaint is the product pages sometimes lack crucial information. For instance, they have an excellent selection of panel jacks, but you must scroll down 4 times (past the buy button) to see the note that jacks are sold without nuts. Last week I bought a We...
by Pelsea
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Book recommendation on modular synths?
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Re: Book recommendation on modular synths?

Blowing my own horn again-- In my sig line, you will find a link to a book I put together out of class notes from 40 years of teaching synthesis. It's $20 from Lulu, who generally get it to you within a week. I've gotten some nice comments from members here....
by Pelsea
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Update from Mutable Instruments on a DivKid youtube comment? 3 more releases?
Replies: 127
Views: 12301

Re: Update from Mutable Instruments on a DivKid youtube comment? 3 more releases?

Yes, and two specific modules spring to mind here- Well, go on then. Which modules, and what are the secrets? Don't just leave us hanging! :omg: Well, clouds. Granular synthesis is much more than pitch shift and time stretch, and is worth some study. (But clouds has a hidden mode dedicated to pitch...
by Pelsea
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Update from Mutable Instruments on a DivKid youtube comment? 3 more releases?
Replies: 127
Views: 12301

Re: Update from Mutable Instruments on a DivKid youtube comment? 3 more releases?

EATyourGUITAR wrote: ↑Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:16 am I just want to give my opinion that propping up large companies who decide what art you can make is a bad idea for art. It is true that tools tend to shape the art, but that applies primarily to artists who never look beyond the easy thing to do. Rather...
by Pelsea
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How do you output your eurorack to your DAW for recording?
Replies: 85
Views: 7017

Re: How do you output your eurorack to your DAW for recording?

Is there any advantage in me getting a high quality output module, with XLR outs? Would I hear any improvement in dynamics, high end or noise floor? I don't understand how things could be improved at end of chain, if no drive is being applied, but I know that my knowledge of these things is very li...
by Pelsea
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Synthcube
Replies: 63
Views: 1934

Re: Synthcube

I made an order on the weekend, it was processed Monday, and is out for delivery today. The only issue I've had with them in three years was with a part that went out of stock while I was checking out.
by Pelsea
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starting a song - what's your first track?
Replies: 21
Views: 524

Re: Starting a song - what's your first track?

I do generative stuff mostly, so half the time one track is all there is. Sometimes I will improvise with a wind controller over the generated track. Very rarely, I add riffs and flourishes to the basis track, most of which originates from that track with some transformation.
by Pelsea
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Ribbon controllers (non-MIDI)
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Ribbon controllers (non-MIDI)

I've built these using force sensors as sold by Adafruit. On the most elaborate one, I taped a Spectra Symbol softpot over an Interlink 408 24" sensor so I have both location and pressure. The whole thing is decoded by an Arduino, with a few extra gizmos ( like an ultrasonic sensor) tacked on. Contr...
by Pelsea
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Properly Connecting Two Intellijel Cases
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Properly Connecting Two Intellijel Cases

So, Looking at this diagram of my busboard https://intellijel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/TPS80W-overview-diagram.jpg would I attach the ring terminal at the end of the battery wire (connected on the other end to the DINSE connector) to the GND screw? Should I use the same screw that the wire co...
by Pelsea
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Disapointing Modules
Replies: 1438
Views: 170574

Re: Disapointing Modules

I took a flier on some percussion modules, and so far I've been pretty disappointed (I never cared for the 909 either). I'm weeding today, and a DS-M and Bongo are headed for the garage. Belfaco Kickall is decent so it's staynig. Bastl Grandpa is just too low-fi. I can't get a BIA anywhere, but I'll...

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