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by ersatzplanet
Thu May 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: CV Recorder OR DC coupled sampler ? ( Flame quad vs. micro Bitbox )
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: CV Recorder OR DC coupled sampler ? ( Flame quad vs. micro Bitbox )

If you can afford it, the best CV recorder module I can think of is the Analogue Systems RS-450. It is a quad unit that is basically a DC sampler that can do 16bit samples up to 14.K sample rate (yes, it can do audio). All voltages are stored with 16-bit precision so the total recording time availab...
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 28, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Knob Potentiometer Feel
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Knob Potentiometer Feel

There have been mixer companies in the past that have injected special formulated goo in the bushings of the pots to make them feel different and to their preferences. This has backfired many times. A good example is early TAPCO mixers that used inexpensive Centronics pots and lubed them for a more ...
by ersatzplanet
Wed May 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Overly-focussed setups
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Overly-focussed setups

I Have multiple 6U cabinets and skiffs. I would not combine your stuff into a larger case, but instead, make cases that are stand alone, and do one job or type of function by themselves easily. Think of the cabinet as a meta-module. I do that. I have one cabinet that is an analogue voice (my EMS syn...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer PMS12 case - one extra HP???
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Doepfer PMS12 case - one extra HP???

Many rail makers make their rails slightly larger for tolerance reasons, or because the design is based around decorative ear covers for rack mounted versions. Older Schroff rails were like this. They had a panel to cover the rack ears that had a notch for the decorative lips to fit into. Vector rai...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 26, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 5 minute DIY Ribbon controller. ANYone can do this
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: 5 minute DIY Ribbon controller. ANYone can do this

We used to make these back in the 70's using video tape or wider recording tape. We used to stretch the tape, dull side down, an 1/8" of an inch over some raw PCB or other metal surface. Run the voltage to the metal and read the variable voltage from the ends of the tape (typically clamped between t...
by ersatzplanet
Mon May 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ADDAC System
Topic: addac 101 wav player trigger?
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Re: addac 101 wav player trigger?

My two 101's are in a box and not in my rig at the moment (replaced by other modules), but I will mount them up and see if I can figure this out for you. I remember doing similar to what you want, playing one shot loops and changing loops every trigger, but it may have been using the same trigger/ga...
by ersatzplanet
Sun May 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Needs sequencer for a portable modular synth, 208hp
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Needs sequencer for a portable modular synth, 208hp

Division6 Dual Mini Sequencer. New firmware chains multiple sequences and more. Not expensive if you build it yourself. Skiff friendly.
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by ersatzplanet
Sun May 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: How to open source the easel program cards?
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: How to open source the easel program cards?

The easiest way would be to design your own and open source it. The pinout of the connector should be easy enough to get and the topology of the PCB would be up to your imagination. I would think that everyone that would want one probably has their one idea of what should be on it. Coming up with a ...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: A noob question on stackcables
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: A noob question on stackcables

There is a trade show video from a few years ago where Dreadbox couldn’t show off one of the new products since someone patched it wrong and killed it. Saying that it is a myth is bad advice, imo. It's not a myth. But it's FAR overblown. And the modules still affected by it need to be discovered, c...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Stereo Triggered Sampler from 4ms
Replies: 335
Views: 33427

Re:

sorry for the dumb question, but has anybody tried using this with mutable instruements grids? Do you think it's possbile to trigger samples and also change the lenght and start point of the sample with grids? Would that make sense? Though it won't trigger the samples themselves, what you really ne...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Pitch to CV options (I know I know, but can it be DONE??)
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: Pitch to CV options (I know I know, but can it be DONE??)

The big question is do you need it to do that in realtime? If not, there are lots of software solutions that can be very accurate. Even the pitch to MIDI conversion in Ableton is not bad. That is one step away from CV. Of course it is targeting note generation and not the spaces between them. It can...
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Max module depth
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Max module depth

The deepest modules I own are a pair of TipTop Z5000 efx modules that have a huge potted module on them that sticks way off the PCB in back. Only for cases, It is a tight fit in my Doepfer P6 chassis and can't be over where the supply is. Almost all the other modules I own are ones with parallel to ...
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 21, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Small standalone effects box?
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Small standalone effects box?

Look into the Axolotl. You will have to buy/build a case for it, but it cost only $80. Basically think of it as a smaller Nord Mini-Modular. You can make almost any Effects you can think of - program a patch on your computer once, download it to the Axo, unplug it and never have to re-program it aga...
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: A noob question on stackcables
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: A noob question on stackcables

There isn't a patch you can come up with that requires you to stack them more than two high. Remember they are just a wire. When a patch requires more than two connections, use the other end. Think serially instead of like a star connection. The stacking of more than 2 high puts a lot of stress on t...
by ersatzplanet
Wed May 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: HELP erased my nebulae V1 flash drive
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: HELP erased my nebulae V1 flash drive

Here is a link to my copy of the Version 1.1 factory stick if that is what you need. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m18kjlujc0v3 ... qPRea?dl=0

If you are talking about the card inside the module, you will have to get that from Qu-Bit.
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Do we not need more stereo mixer options?
Replies: 36
Views: 778

Re: Do we not need more stereo mixer options?

I personally feel that an In-Cabinet mixer is for mixing PARTS of a patch, and an External mixer is for mixing PATCHES. After saying that, sometimes I would like the convenience of a in-cabinet mixer but it would have to be stereo, small HP, and have AUX/EFX sends (and as many as possible) and I jus...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Bread and Butter Analog Oscillators in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1402

Re: Bread and Butter Analog Oscillators in 2020

I dumped almost all my VCOs for wave players and granular modules but kept the two ones I liked the most, a pair of older Analogue Systems RS-90 VCOs. I like them because they are very close to the first VCOs I ever owned, the ones on an EMS VCS3 and AKS. They have similar wave shaping, though the E...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Using the synth to mask background noise
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Using the synth to mask background noise

Right out of collage I lived in a group house with a couple of bandmates. One of my housemates worked at a shift that he would get home just as I went to bed in the den right off the front room. He would watch TV and I am the type that can't turn off my ears, and particularly when there is music and...
by ersatzplanet
Sun May 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Stereo cable for patching
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Stereo cable for patching

The problem with using TRS plugs on Eurorack is dependent on the jacks and the modules themselves. Many jacks in Eurorack that use plastic bushings, have their Ground connections placed in the location of the Ring on a TRS jack. Most metal bushing made jacks rely on the bushing to conduct the Ground...
by ersatzplanet
Sun May 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: The Utility Modules for Semi-Modular Synths Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 1625

Re: The Utility Modules for Semi-Modular Synths Discussion

I have to say up front that I am biased because I make these types of modules, but I would add some controllers to your system. If you do music that evolves over time and want to control that manually, you need joysticks, slide-pot modules, programmers and the like. Maybe som controllers that will m...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Synthwerks 10th Anniversary sale begins!
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Synthwerks 10th Anniversary sale begins!

This is our 10th year in business and so we will be having sales on select products for the rest of the year. To start it off, one of our first products - The MG-1 Manual Gate Pushbutton and Multiples Module ! Contact info@synthwerks.com for ordering and info. Start mashing buttons! MG-1 Sales ad.png
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Clocking a trigger sequencer from a looping ADSR
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Clocking a trigger sequencer from a looping ADSR

Using a EG with CV control of the stages and has an End of Decay trigger out (makes a trigger or gate at the end of the envelope - usually used to loop the EG) then you are golden. The EOD trigger runs the sequencer and one rank on the sequencer controls one of the time functions on the EG (usually ...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: LED bar displays scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: LED bar displays scanner

Go discreet. You can buy LEDs in lots of shapes. Get some large rectangular or square ones and stack them next to themselves in a single rectangular hole. KingBright and others make some nice large ones. A lot more work of course but you can design them the way you want.
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: non clicky envelope techniques?
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: non clicky envelope techniques?

I read once that the human brain needs a sound to last at least 13ms before it can even decree a pitch from it. ALL envelopes shorter than that will be clicks. Keep that in mind.
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Am I not creative enough or do I miss some important modules?
Replies: 32
Views: 1095

Re: Am I not creative enough or do I miss some important modules?

Get some wave player/granular modules like the Nebulae or Morphagene and make sounds with Ableton/Max and then play/modify them in different ways on your modular. I dumped all but two VCOs from my rig and went with STS, 3 Nebulae's, and a Nutella.

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