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by smithjohn
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Alien voices
Replies: 26
Views: 358

Re: Alien voices

I think the problem is that we don't know how it would sound, the other species could even be something we're unable to think of as a life form. Seriously though, audio rate FM'ing filters, multiple bandpass filters, some ring mod settings can yield vocal-like timbres, but I assume you might have tr...
by smithjohn
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey
Replies: 763
Views: 94542

Re: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey

Thanks, will look into that.
At least the KARP sounds great.
by smithjohn
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Feedback use and controls
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Feedback use and controls

Spring reverbs are great - Doepfer A-199 with A-112 and A-188-2 feeding back into each other can make amazing sounds at the point when the feedback is starting to build up. Seems like an envelope follower or other suggestions above would be useful to keep the levels at bay.
by smithjohn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey
Replies: 763
Views: 94542

Re: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey

Late to the party, but got my Odyssey two days ago.

Not sure how it's possible to use the PPCs any other way than grabbing the side of the synth and applying huge amounts of pressure with my thumb. Other than that, very pleased with the unit :cloud:
by smithjohn
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: How do you record your samples ?
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: How do you record your samples ?

Also, when you are done recording and processing, check the levels of individual samples and normalize them all to a suitable level, e.g. -12db. Although this may not be necessary if the recording levels are even to begin with.
by smithjohn
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Faking a resonant filter
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Faking a resonant filter

Got any demos on how it sounds?
by smithjohn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: tips on authentic 80's pop production
Replies: 21
Views: 568

Re: tips on authentic 80's pop production

Sorry if this sounds obvious, but as for scales, try sticking with the more common ones - mixolydian is pretty great for example, locrian not so much :eek: +1000 to avoid using super heavy low end - some of the early Madonna stuff actually has pretty thin sounding synth basses, not to mention Black ...
by smithjohn
Tue May 26, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Never meet your heroes
Replies: 148
Views: 6470

Re: Never meet your heroes

Don't know why transposing sequencers isn't a big thing. The 'musical' transposing you get with an Ornament & Crime just makes stuff sound like a musical piece instead of a repetitious sequencer jam :guinness: I was quite underwhelmed on the Roland V-Synth XT as a VA, it just often sounded weak to m...
by smithjohn
Sat May 23, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: ADDAC - Doepfer case expansion kit!
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: ADDAC - Doepfer case expansion kit!

I had just enough space to cram one of these into my DIY suitcase with 6U of rails. I think the screw holes for modules were quite tight initially but no biggie. Overall it's great to have that extra HP.
by smithjohn
Fri May 22, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey
Replies: 763
Views: 94542

Re: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey

Thank you gents for the diode suggestion and the insight on the pedal jack :tu: time to start saving money.
by smithjohn
Fri May 22, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey
Replies: 763
Views: 94542

Re: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey

Does anyone have any insight whether negative voltages (e.g. from a bipolar eurorack source) into the pedal input can cause trouble or damage to the Odyssey?

I've been thinking of picking one of these up, it would be the icing on the cake to send euro stuff to modulate the filter and VCO2.
by smithjohn
Thu May 21, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Oh no! Weezer had a Eurorack system in their new video!
Replies: 49
Views: 2182

Re: Oh no! Weezer had a Eurorack system in their new video!

I guess the big deal is a band that is not cool in a modular elitist way has some eurorack.

I can't use a DAW anymore because mainstream pop songs are made with DAWs :sarcasm:
by smithjohn
Mon May 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: module that converts starting the external sequencer to one single trigger...
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: module that converts starting the external sequencer to one single trigger...

Don't have that specific module but at least the Ladik MIDI to trigger and M330 clock to MIDI modules are solid.
by smithjohn
Sun May 17, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Amplifying 8-channels of external audio
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Amplifying 8-channels of external audio

Not sure if 20db of gain would be enough for the guitar, but 2 Mutable Instruments Veils would offer that. 4 Erica synths Pico Inputs would be 12hp, but less versatile than Veils and not cheaper :hmm:
by smithjohn
Fri May 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer BBD sound
Replies: 31
Views: 889

Re: Doepfer BBD sound

The A-188-2 can also get into short delay territory by using the 3328 stage only on the mix outs. Seems like patching the 3328 tap out into the feedback input extends the available range a bit before clock noise creeps in. It's a huge module and I've still have to come up with creative uses for the...
by smithjohn
Thu May 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer BBD sound
Replies: 31
Views: 889

Re: Doepfer BBD sound

The A-188-2 can also get into short delay territory by using the 3328 stage only on the mix outs. Seems like patching the 3328 tap out into the feedback input extends the available range a bit before clock noise creeps in. It's a huge module and I've still have to come up with creative uses for the ...
by smithjohn
Thu May 14, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer Roland System 100M clone
Replies: 143
Views: 9440

Re: Behringer Roland System 100M clone

Seems like the Dual VCA & Dual VCF are in stock at Thomann, along with some of the Moog modular clones.
by smithjohn
Tue May 12, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer K-20 eurofied MS-20
Replies: 105
Views: 11803

Re:

Zenn wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:37 am
dubnspace wrote:unfortunately they confirmed it's Hz/V..
The EXT / T.EXT inputs are V/oct also on the OG
To anyone who has a K2, have you been able to succesfully sequence it via CV e.g. from euro sequencers without using a Hz/V converter?
by smithjohn
Sun May 10, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module for gate patterns from logic
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Module for gate patterns from logic

The Flip Flop Chaos is a great module. The patterns are often musically useful but aren't always spot-on tight regarding the timing, like a 'normal' logic module would with steady gates coming in.
by smithjohn
Sat May 09, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Modules that FEEL good
Replies: 90
Views: 3428

Re: Modules that FEEL good

The knobs on the RYO Optodist are just nice and big, instant wiggle heaven.
Intellijel Triatt has a lot of wiggle room for such a small module.
by smithjohn
Fri May 08, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Double Sem A-106-5 or Wasp+Sem Filters
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Double Sem A-106-5 or Wasp+Sem Filters

Feedback and audio rate modulation can make the SEM dirty as hell too :flamey:

of course the Wasp still has a very different character.
by smithjohn
Fri May 08, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: So....when does stereo REALLY matter?
Replies: 61
Views: 2369

Re: So....when does stereo REALLY matter?

Stereo bass shouldn't be an issue if you mono the bass frequencies or cut the lows from the side channel.

Some of the stereo do have individual cutoff and cut CV so you can use them with two mono signals.

+1 on controlling the width for additional sense of song dynamics.
by smithjohn
Thu May 07, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: "High-Q" drum sound better than MIDI GM2 #27
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: "High-Q" drum sound better than MIDI GM2 #27

How about trying without an input oscillator with the VCF self-oscillating?

Also, are you happy with how snappy the envelope response is? I guess that would play a large part in the character of that zap sound.
by smithjohn
Wed May 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Memes
Replies: 1634
Views: 323293

Re: Modular Memes

Voltcontrol wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 3:40 am
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by smithjohn
Mon May 04, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Make Noise 0-Ctrl
Replies: 366
Views: 20303

Re: Something new from Make Noise coming?

I'm hoping it's not another stereo module, as it will be needlessly expensive for my needs. Each to their own of course, but I don't really get the recent clamour for stereo modules to be honest. I find stereo reverbs and delays can just suffocate a mix and eat up the L-R space and frequency spectr...

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