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by patched
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer

This is very cool! I am new to this so excuse me if these are basic questions, but how do you control the amplitude of a gate with an LFO? Do you do this with a VCA and then input the LFO in the CV In of the VCA? Also, what do you use to blend multiple CV sources like you mention in number 3? Can I...
by patched
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Erica BBD delay quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Erica BBD delay quiet

Thanks for the replies, I'll have to live with the quiet input then until the next time I make an order from Thonk and can get myself a new pot. Then I'll hopefully manage to get this to work Things like pots, switches, jacks that connect to the front panel or have mechanical stress can break PCB tr...
by patched
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Erica BBD delay quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Erica BBD delay quiet

jorg wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:26 pm
It's pretty easy to damage a pot by over-soldering it. I've done that.
Really hoped this wasn't the case, going to be a *** to desolder... Got any tips to ease the process? Or for making sure it actually is damaged?
by patched
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Erica BBD delay quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Erica BBD delay quiet

I've tried reflowing the joints multiple times now. Still only works properly when I apply pressure to the side of the pot. What are the chances that the potentiometer is faulty? I bought it at thonk. Could it be a problem with the solder pads?
by patched
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer

If you want to make it interesting, add some feedback: clock the divider with a VCLFO, and use a mixer out or a divider out to VC the lfo. Attenuate (or modulate) the feedback loop to taste. Tried this, sounds sooo good when you make it play really fast on the "on" gate with prime divisions. Like a...
by patched
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Erica BBD delay quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Erica BBD delay quiet

If you set max Dry and max Audio In, signal is going from input to output through two voltage followers (non-inverting op amps with voltage amplification =1). So there is no reason for signal to be quiet if everything was assembled right and R19 and R56 not soldered, as in build doc. Check if prote...
by patched
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Befaco output V3 troubleshooting help
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Befaco output V3 troubleshooting help

Turned out I forgot to solder one of the diode legs :doh: it works like a charm now!
by patched
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Erica BBD delay quiet
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Erica BBD delay quiet

A while back, I built the Erica BBD delay module. While I like it a lot, it is way too quiet. Even when setting the dry/wet to totally dry, it is very noticeably quieter than if I didn't put the signal through the delay at all. I'm thinking of putting a 10k resistor in R19 to raise the input gain, b...
by patched
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"

The next question is: is it supposed to be? European electrical regulations are a non-harmonised mess. In some countries, e.g. The Netherlands, which uses the same plugs and sockets as you, they don't have Earths on the outlets in domestic rooms apart from kitchens and bathrooms which use the same ...
by patched
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"

Looked closer at the wall connection in my apartment, and it looks like it doesn't have a proper earth connector :doh:
by patched
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"

It's not just your one modular case, it's all the mains powered equipment being used with it too. The best thing to do is get an IEC mains distribution board with a double pole master switch and use IEC male-female cables to all the equipment. If they have captive leads fit IEC plugs. Then there is...
by patched
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"

When you reverse the plug you are swapping Live and Neutral which means that the transformer is sitting at mains live potential even though it is not conducting. The buzz you are feeling is induced leakage currents which are no harmful themselves, but are a warning. Equipment intended to be used in...
by patched
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 835
Views: 21919

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Man-In-A-Suitcase wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:10 am
MW is really scraping the bottom of the barrel now with this thread with bottom feeders everywhere.
Thank you for your contribution to the barrel
by patched
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 835
Views: 21919

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Flounderguts wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:25 pm
Isn't right to repair going through the courts right now?
Yeah, heard about them through Louis Rossmann, who uploads videos of him touring and testifying in courts atm
by patched
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 835
Views: 21919

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

The point is that your right to repair shouldn't impede other's right to innovate, and my right to a marketplace that responds to buyer demand. Most folks would rather have a lightweight, slim, long battery life, iPhone, than a user repairable cell phone that is heavier, fatter, and less battery ef...
by patched
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"

KSS wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:39 pm
Were I in your position, I would have already fired an email off to Dieter Doepfer with the questions. He's quite responsive, and your concerns *are* worthy of his attention.
Thanks, I sent him a mail. I'll keep it plugged in the "correct" orientation for the time being then :)
by patched
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Doepfer LC9 grounding "problem"

Hi! I have the Doepfer LC9 with a european connector (can be plugged in two different ways). When it is turned off, I can still feel that ground "buzz" when I rub my finger against some aluminium blinds. This however only happens when it is connected to the wall in one orientation. When I switch the...
by patched
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Quick tip for preventing flying legs
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Quick tip for preventing flying legs

Another option is to upgrade to lead clippers designed with a capture leg. This small bit of spring metal lies against one jaw and performs the same function as your finger work-around. Another benefit of proper lead trimming pliers is the grind on the jaws is flat -perpendicular- to the side place...
by patched
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Power Switches on Modules
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Power Switches on Modules

Can't say I've ever seen a module with a power switch.

I think I'd make patches and wonder why they don't work, just to find they were powered off if they had power switches. Power supplies are designed to handle all modules being powered at once :)
by patched
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Quick tip for preventing flying legs
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Quick tip for preventing flying legs

Hi! For a long time, I've had problems with component legs flying all over my room when cutting them. It's not until just recently that I found a solution to this problem that always seem to work: When cutting the leg, keep a finger at the end of the leg. So simple, but this has saved me from so man...
by patched
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer

bwhittington wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:39 pm
That's great! [...]
Nice tracks! Yeah, I'll definitely play around with a quantizer. As soon as I have one... :hihi:
by patched
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer

Add a quantizer before the vco for even more musical results and the option to pick the type of key. In the audio example it seems there's no vca or envelope involved which you could use the same clock with to enhance the rhythmic aspect. Add a switch and you can have ratcheting/rhythmic variation ...
by patched
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer

Would you record examples of what you got? Sure, I don't have a good way to record yet but I recorded a bit with my phone. I play around a bit with the divisions, the clock rate, and the mixer levels: sequencer.mp3 The patch: patch.jpg LFO -> Clock divider Three outputs from clock divider -> Mixer ...
by patched
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Making a "sequencer" with a clock divider and mixer

Hi! As I don't have a sequencer yet, I have tried to get something of the same effect from the modules I have. I found a solution that turns out to be pretty versatile, so I thought I'd share it! What you'll need is a clock divider with gate outputs (like a plain binary counter) and a mixer. Simply ...
by patched
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Transistor pinout silcscreen confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: Transistor pinout silcscreen confusion

Ok, this makes sense. I'll solder it according to the silkscreen then :party:

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