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by Tofumaster
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?
Replies: 121
Views: 6359

Re: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?

Built an AI Synthesis OTA filter which is a version of an MS 20 filter. Bark, bite, growl, acid. Easy build and cheap. I might get another. I’ve been having a great time with a BIA, OTA, Patching Panda Punch V3 combo. Somebody else mentioned the Punch 3. It’s just so good at modulating filters. I wi...
by Tofumaster
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Best Oscilloscope in Software
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Best Oscilloscope in Software

I use an UAD Apollo Twin X which has DC coupled inputs, and here is a link to a Sweetwater article listing interfaces with DC coupled inputs: https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/ar ... c-coupled/
by Tofumaster
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Eurorack reverb recommendations
Replies: 74
Views: 2735

Re: Eurorack reverb recommendations

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I wrote all of the ZVERB programs, Sean Costello wrote the Valhalla ones.
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Totally off topic, but does Tip Top have anything to do with the old
Tip Top psytrance label?
by Tofumaster
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Your 3 least popular eurorack modules?
Replies: 61
Views: 2096

Re: Your 3 least popular eurorack modules?

I like this opposite of the new shiny thread. Its like digging through the junk drawer...I don't have any of these yet, they are in the mail, but Patching Panda Punch V3, AI Sythesis OTA filter (kit form) and a Befaco dual attenuverter (kit form). I wanted to build the Punch but I could not find it ...
by Tofumaster
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What do you spend on monitoring?
Replies: 229
Views: 11119

Re: What do you spend on monitoring?

Are there any headphone users monitoring through a dedicated head amp/DAC? I'm looking for suggestions on a good dedicated headphone amp or amp/DAC combo. The amp on my interface is OK, but my headphones like some juice.
by Tofumaster
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Advice for noob on distinguishing genre in demos from what modules can actually do
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Advice for noob on distinguishing genre in demos from what modules can actually do

This topic resonates with another, that is that many new modules play/invite sounds that do not have genres yet, other than electronic or experimental. The instrument makers are a kind of musician because they invite and create sounds that existing music/musicians didn't ask for per se. Some of the...
by Tofumaster
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Advice for noob on distinguishing genre in demos from what modules can actually do
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Advice for noob on distinguishing genre in demos from what modules can actually do

To sort of answer your questions asymmetrically, in my own experience I find that if an osc or filter module makes sounds that are generally appealing then I'll be able to shape the output to my needs and also stumble onto many happy accidents along the way.
by Tofumaster
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Tube amp for Keyboard?
Replies: 48
Views: 1908

Re: Tube amp for Keyboard?

How about an Dynaco ST-70 Clone? Tubes 4 hifi makes an updated and upgraded version of the map with a much better driver stage, and a beefed up output stage. Advantage is that it’s stereo, so some passive monitors are perfect. Or you could build a single mono block version of the circuit (Tubes 4 hi...
by Tofumaster
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Module combos you can't live without?

BIA really is pure gold. Beat step pro > BIA > C4RBN filter > some verb and oliverb via clouds. The pallet of sounds and grooves I can get with this combo with just gate patterns is serious. I bought a Mimetic Digitalis at the same time as a modulation source for the BIA. I'm finding the MD needs at...
by Tofumaster
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New Module Design
Replies: 50
Views: 1568

Re: New Module Design

There has been an 80's send up happening for awhile now so its unsurprising to see garish designs showing up in eurorack. ALM/Busy Circuits hit this with PNW. I guess this is what Magpie is for. PNW is garish? ALM modules are pretty clean looking... almost Intellijel-clean, w/ subtle, stylised elem...
by Tofumaster
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New Module Design
Replies: 50
Views: 1568

Re: New Module Design

There has been an 80's send up happening for awhile now so its unsurprising to see garish designs showing up in eurorack. ALM/Busy Circuits hit this with PNW. I guess this is what Magpie is for.
by Tofumaster
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How did you feel when you first started with modular?
Replies: 62
Views: 1523

Re: How did you feel when you first started with modular?

I know so many great music producers that got into eurorack and just ceased making music, full stop. I was afraid that the same would happen to me so I put it off for about a decade. When I decided to get into it I also set a rule for myself: if I wanted to buy a new module I had to finalize a trac...
by Tofumaster
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Module combos you can't live without?

The ADDAC306 Transitions module and the Noise Engineering Clep Diaz. Both are super at macro structures, so it's natural pair, but plugging the CV output of the CD into the 306 can really drive a whole system's narrative for a song or performance. All of a sudden you can quickly control various par...
by Tofumaster
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Module combos you can't live without?

Some combos I enjoy a lot, albeit a bit predictable (as in usual combos) are: BIA and Voltage Block: it’s the sound robots make when they take over earth. Turing Machine into any Quantizer, into VPME T43: awesome for controlling random melodies with the quantizer and then manually pitch them up or ...
by Tofumaster
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Module combos you can't live without?

MI Peaks + MI Grids + 2HP Hats. Configure Peaks as 808 kick & snare, add hi-hats, and trigger the three sound sources from Grids - a 3 channel trigger generator optimised for the creation and manipulation of patterns. You have gotten to the heart of what I'm trying to accomplish with my setup. I've...
by Tofumaster
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Module combos you can't live without?

batch wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:27 am
Akemies Castle and Natural Gate is a match made in heaven.
Does this perhaps sound like rubber fish shagging in a bowl of jello?
by Tofumaster
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Module combos you can't live without?

MI Peaks + MI Grids + 2HP Hats. Configure Peaks as 808 kick & snare, add hi-hats, and trigger the three sound sources from Grids - a 3 channel trigger generator optimised for the creation and manipulation of patterns. You have gotten to the heart of what I'm trying to accomplish with my setup. I've...
by Tofumaster
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Module combos you can't live without?

Cool, keep them coming!
by Tofumaster
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Module combos you can't live without?
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Module combos you can't live without?

What module combos have you discovered that add unexpected results? I'm not talking about whole systems, but combinations of two or three modules that add some sort of unexpected functionality. These can be any combination of modules really, but what I'm really interested in are approaches beyond ba...
by Tofumaster
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: DFAM v BIA
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: DFAM v BIA

That's how I feel about my M32. Takes up lots of space and really its only the filter that I like, and also that it offers another way to sequence via midi. I suppose that is two things. Sorry, this really isn't helpful since this is not really apples to apples. If there is one thing about the DFAM ...
by Tofumaster
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: PSA: Junkie XL massive 5U sale
Replies: 138
Views: 4963

Re: PSA: Junkie XL massive 5U sale

I'd love to have something from the collection, but $85 to ship to AK for a BIA, no way!
by Tofumaster
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Good wood for Eurorack panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Good wood for Eurorack panels?

Baltic birch is going to be your go to wood for this. Not sure if you can get 3mm, but 5mm is available. Any other thin plywood will not have the number of veneers Baltic birch has and will be vastly lower quality. Your limitation will be the material will be sol in either 5x5 foot or 4x8 sheets and...
by Tofumaster
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: comparison of Ripples vs Polaris?
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: comparison of Ripples vs Polaris?

I find Polaris to be transparent for filtering but a bit short on character and weirdly nonintuitive to get the thing to to bark. Good general purpose multi mode filter, though. About the mother, great sounding but a massive hp hog. I’d support your stand alone ladder filter approach. I reckon I’ll ...
by Tofumaster
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Scan and Pan or X-Pan
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Scan and Pan or X-Pan

I've searched Modular Grid and the scan and pan and the x-pan really are the best of the lot. Happy nerding has basically a version of the x-pan, but it lacks the extra vca. There are a bunch of other options, but price, size, and feature wise these are the sort of the two standout modules. I was re...
by Tofumaster
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Music you sort of get but can't get get into
Replies: 168
Views: 4223

Re: Music you sort of get but can't get get into

Everything depends on everything...Some friends of mine are nuts over Pearl Jam but just can't feel it, but they are Dead Heads so I think it must be some aspect of their quasi-religious music tastes. I'll listen to absolute trash if there is an element I find sonically intriguing. Jungle, garage an...

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