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by cornutt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Distortion in Delay Feedback Loop
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Distortion in Delay Feedback Loop

Yeah, that's a little weird, because creating distortion usually means boosting the signal level. But if you boost the level in the delay's feedback loop, the repeats will never fade out -- it'll keep repeating forever, or even run away. It would need something like a compander setup, where it compr...
by cornutt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: how do you practice?
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: how do you practice?

I do patching sessions where I focus on the capabilities of one specific module, starting with fairly simple and straightforward inputs. I'll take those inputs and go through the settings and knob-twistings for the module I'm focusing on, and get the basic feel for what does what and what the effect...
by cornutt
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: saving settings
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: saving settings

If I want to "save" a patch I document every connection and module control setting in an MS Word document. This can be tedious and time consuming, but it works — I am able to tear a patch down, set up a completely different patch and work with it for weeks (or months) and then go back to the origin...
by cornutt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: How often does your 5U modular move
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: How often does your 5U modular move

eljay, my understanding is that they only move in response to direct orders from cats. Seriously, I would love to take mine out occasionally to cons and such, and give people a chance to play with it. Unfortunately, the case I'm using now (the one I built) is not really road-worthy, and now that it'...
by cornutt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arp 2500 vs 2600
Replies: 23
Views: 2627

Re: Arp 2500 vs 2600

I will say that trying to read the schematics for the 1004 made my head hurt... it's like a Siamese twin of two different VCO designs.
by cornutt
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: A little space music
Replies: 3
Views: 221

A little space music

For the first time in ages, I finally finished a track... "The Sky Above Europa", a bit of ambient space music. The players: Strings: Solaris Bass: V-Synth Counter-melody and various noises: "Saturn V" the 5U modular Bell sounds: Proteus 2 Various noises: JD-800, Juno-106 https://soundcloud.com/user...
by cornutt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Patch cables. To DIY or just buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

Re: Patch cables. To DIY or just buy?

My opinion: life is too short to spend a bunch of it making patch cables. If you're short on money but have lots of time, your math might be different, though.
by cornutt
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Site Migration Completed
Replies: 325
Views: 15426

Re: Site Migration Completed

Nice to meet you, Rob. Thanks for all the hard work.
by cornutt
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: filtering after/before a VCA
Replies: 29
Views: 7976

I could see using both: an initial VCA to control the drive level into the filter, and then a final one to control the note dynamics. Might have to try this.
by cornutt
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 32Hp of space go.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

It's a good start. How are you playing it?
by cornutt
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: How do you guys tune your oscs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

SSL for a while was producing an MU version of the Jones O'Tool, which includes a tuning function.
by cornutt
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Interesting: clavinet and e guitar have cyclical spectra too
Replies: 26
Views: 1902

But this leads me to a question.... is there some kind of physical electric instrument where you can manually vary the distance between pickups? Or better yet, is there a way to induce feedback between pickups? I'm thinking about phaser-like sounds. There have been several guitars with sliding pick...
by cornutt
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on the Internet
Replies: 11
Views: 1135

authorless wrote:The original uploader made it and it is recent. That is my guess.
Yeah, I'm sensing viral marketing here.
by cornutt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Must Have euro Modules you would like to see in 5u ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3179

BendingBus wrote:Currently having a MOTM-352 built.
Who's doing it for you? I've got an E340 and E350 reformatted to MU by Low-Gain Electronics.
by cornutt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: West Coast vs East coast
Replies: 62
Views: 6970

Bearing in mind that the discussion is mostly of historical interest at this point, and stems from a time when ideas didn't travel around the world as fast as they do now: Going back to what Pelsea wrote, it helps to look at that different groups back in the early days had as touch points. I think a...
by cornutt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: powering digital and analog modules
Replies: 16
Views: 881

The PSU3 has three AC-DC converters on a comon pcb so they are not truly separate. The bigger problem is that there is only one common 0V so the digital return currents are mixing with the analogue 0V reference in the PSU cables. The little-used MOTM 6-pin power standard had separate pins for the a...
by cornutt
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Help me tell the DIY shop guy he's wrong (?)
Replies: 15
Views: 1002

NV wrote:
I think Mapache meant to say leaded, as it is much easier to work with.
This. There's absolutely no reason for a hobbyist to use lead-free solder if you don't have to. There might be components out there that won't take leaded solder, but I haven't come across any myself.
by cornutt
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Audio over USB, or analog out?
Replies: 3
Views: 327

I'm using the S/PDIF outputs on my V-Synth. For everything else, I'm using the analog outs. I don't like running audio over USB; I use a Firewire computer interface.
by cornutt
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Weird and wild, in 1MU
Replies: 22
Views: 1306

I'll also throw in for the Corsynth C105 VC Noise / Lo-Fi. A weird and wacky beast.
by cornutt
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 2018 - 2019 * 1 year of modular addiction* NO WAY OUT?
Replies: 62
Views: 4761

Keltie wrote:
My problem is that it goes like this:

Out: passive mult
In: synth tech e370.

Now we've got you! MWHAHAHAHAHAHA! :eurorack: :eurorack: :eurorack: :nut: :champagne: :emt: :moneyburn:
by cornutt
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module Current Draw Database
Replies: 87
Views: 32050

maxplower wrote:Is this thread still necessary? Modulargrid provides current draw.
In trying to add up my system this week, I've discovered that there are a number of 5U modules for which Modulargrid does not have the numbers.
by cornutt
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Planning my first modular (Moon)
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

For '80s stuff, you'll want some delay-based effects that you can control... the SSL 1350 F/X Capacitor might be a good addition.
by cornutt
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 34
Views: 3817

Cahill built his first Telharmonium before there was any such thing as a V8. I think the power source for the first one was a steam turbine. Later he used electric motors. The audio sources were basically AC generators.
by cornutt
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Power supply issue, perhaps.
Replies: 9
Views: 794

You say you've got two QPS1's? That's probably not enough. Your setup is at least as big as mine, and I'm running on three of those Condor open-frame supplies very similar to the QPS1.

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