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by sir stony
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Is it possible to damage a device by sending signal to input while device is off?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Is it possible to damage a device by sending signal to input while device is off?

I never heard of such a case in normal conditions, only once where a lighting struck very close to a friends house, it killed nearly half his gear that was interconnected no matter if it was on or off.
by sir stony
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Thoughts On Casper NovaDrone
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Thoughts On Casper NovaDrone

Maybe it hasn't been used for a longer time and the pots and jacks need some exercise. Or it might have collected some condensation moisture in the travel, especially in the cold weather, and you powered it up before that could dry out. Give it a day in a warm place before trying again, and wiggle t...
by sir stony
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: PAratek
Topic: Gate counter - "TAKTOMER" series
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Gate counter - "TAKTOMER" series

You got a message! ;)
by sir stony
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Do you Sit or Stand?
Replies: 20
Views: 250

Re: Do you Sit or Stand?

I swear I keep floating!
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But I have a feeling my behind never really left the ground...
by sir stony
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: PAratek
Topic: Gate counter - "TAKTOMER" series
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Gate counter - "TAKTOMER" series

That's great! :yay:
by sir stony
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Planar²
Replies: 90
Views: 11659

Re: Planar²

It is very firm and goes nowhere on its own. At least mine is. But I can't imagine it ever wearing out so much that it wouldn't retain its position at least.
by sir stony
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: PAratek
Topic: Gate counter - "TAKTOMER" series
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Gate counter - "TAKTOMER" series

I have been fascinated by such nixie tube displays from early childhood on and would totally love to get one of these, but I don't have excessive rack space and without a reset input, a counter doesn't make sense for me. If there had been a reset input, I would have bought the first day you showed t...
by sir stony
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: FX AID - multi audio effect module
Replies: 1589
Views: 120409

Re: FX AID - multi audio effect module

If I could ask for another algo, I would like something rather obscure, the sony dps v55 "pitch roller", a signal level dependent pitch effect with adjustable rate, threshold and hold time...
by sir stony
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Any synths that "hide" their architecture under a more "layman" interface?
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Any synths that "hide" their architecture under a more "layman" interface?

The Ensoniq Fizmo hides a lot. Not only by naming, and an totally underwhelming, often cryptic led display, but also due to the user interface not allowing access to many more parameters that the engine is capable of. This choice that Ensoniq made certainly wasn't a lucky way to make a last stand on...
by sir stony
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 1BIT Multitap Delay by FEEDBACK [UPDATE]
Replies: 14
Views: 1304

Re: 1BIT Multitap Delay by FEEDBACK [UPDATE]

:hmm:
Uhm, your website says discounts until Fri 20.11.
Which was yesterday. I think.
by sir stony
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: VCA question, linear vs exponential, and gain
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: VCA question, linear vs exponential, and gain

I have the Quad VCA, and I really like that you can adjust the response from exponential to linear. It gives me a whole other layer of control of the input CV. I prefer being able to adjust the response, VS a switch. I rarely use full exponential, but I often use a response somewhere between the li...
by sir stony
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Even Vco not working (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Even Vco not working (?)

If the octave switch doesn't do anything, then your problem is very likely closely related to that. Better have a double check you didn't forget to solder some part, or shorted something inadvertently. Befaco designs often are a bit crowded for non professional solderers. Easy to make mistakes despi...
by sir stony
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Even Vco not working (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Even Vco not working (?)

Did you do the calibration, and have you tried the higher octaves, too? Calibrated right, it should not go down into LFO territory, though.
by sir stony
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: The esoteric out-to-out patching
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: The esoteric out-to-out patching

Well, I have seen several dead output opamps in mixers. Typically those were feeding symmetric outputs, which were apparently used with an adapter or wiring that shorted cold to ground. And with a strong signal on that output, they were slowly cooked to death. Most opamps are short proof, but many d...
by sir stony
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?
Replies: 88
Views: 3676

Re: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?

I can't really say any module ever blew me away unexpectedly , as I usually knew what I would be getting. Some at least impressed the hell out of me, however, and still do. Like the Klavis Quadigy or the Riversynths Dendrites. But some modules did the opposite. After watching videos beforehand and s...
by sir stony
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Introducing Maestro - 6 channel clocked modulation controller from Acid Rain Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Introducing Maestro - 6 channel clocked modulation controller from Acid Rain Technology

like if PNW had a baby with the Sinfonion. Just my thought. :hihi: I'm not sure if it's something I really want or need, but for those who often use their modulars in a groovebox style and like to keep things compact, this is really a dream. Oh wait, I DO like to use my modular like that often enou...
by sir stony
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: best studio chair?
Replies: 51
Views: 5714

Re: best studio chair?

Rost + Licht wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:08 am
I just put everything on the floor and its peak comfy ::)
Cat proofing choice? Nothing can be knocked to the floor if it's already down there... :hihi:
by sir stony
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Voltage jitter. How to problem solve. Power?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Voltage jitter. How to problem solve. Power?

Are the modules involved fed from the same busboard, or from different ones/different cases even? Could be a weak/lacking common ground issue. The folding case seems to be two technically independent cases, connected by only a hinge joint, which might not offer a good common ground either. If the mo...
by sir stony
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?

For example, the ability to sync off of any input waveform. Or setting a sync level, where two different VCOs can sync diffferently from the same signal. Likewise, having a waveform edge select switch to choose not only the level but also the direction which applies sync. These features would be a ...
by sir stony
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 10pin or 16pin connectors for bus board?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: 10pin or 16pin connectors for bus board?

Definitely 16pin. Usually all modules come with pre-made cables, and they all use 16 pin on the bus board end, too. Some modules need the 5V, and what would you do about those if your busboard doesn't even have the needed pins? Create a dozen adapters and individual cables for all those? If you plan...
by sir stony
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer Rhythm Sequencer
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Behringer Rhythm Sequencer

I usually like hardware sequencers, and I have a variety, eurorack or otherwise. I also think that there are still a couple of cool concepts that would be worth to realize, but I don't feel tempted by this one just like this. Maybe it's because there is a lack of information about what kind of workf...
by sir stony
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Best EQ module to clean up lo-fi/noisy sources? Or go out-of-rack and use a parametric EQ?
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Best EQ module to clean up lo-fi/noisy sources? Or go out-of-rack and use a parametric EQ?

What you are describing is essentially audio restoration and totally the domain of digital editing. There is no specialized, affordable and effective hardware solution to this that I am aware of, an EQ (even a very good one) won't get you very far. There are a few hardware gadgets in the broadcast d...
by sir stony
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Beyond Generative: Seven months with one patch!
Replies: 52
Views: 2000

Re: Beyond Generative: Seven months with one patch!

I still haven’t pulled the seven month patch down, I’m hoping to do one more thing with it, but I think I’m gonna run out of cables! :party: :party: :party: :doh: unreal. If it's just lack of cables preventing you from carving your own spot in modular history, I'd happily sponsor you a bunch to kee...
by sir stony
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Voltage controlled EQs
Replies: 50
Views: 1106

Re: Voltage controlled EQs

Not a real EQ, but I'd call the tone-tilting module Riversynths Marble. A hidden gem.
by sir stony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Patch tips for distortion
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Patch tips for distortion

You'll only need the envelope follower if you use it on external or mixed signals. Because if you work on a single voice within your modular, you'll already be using the actual envelope.

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