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by afaafa
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Erica Synth Black VCO Calibration Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Erica Synth Black VCO Calibration Issue

First of all, leave your rack on for an hour before calibrating to make sure it’s at the average operating temperature. Then it might help to think of the calibration trim pot less as tuning the upper octave, and more as changing the width of the octave. It’s acting as an attenuator for v/oct cv, no...
by afaafa
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Morphagene+Beads or Arbhar+Beads?
Replies: 35
Views: 1524

Re: Morphagene+Beads or Arbhar+Beads?

You can trigger grains externally with Arbhar. And you can add externally triggered grains on top of the internally triggered grains to nearly double the total grain count. The source of Arbhar's latency is its reaction time to CV input. You can change the latency in the config file. In low latency ...
by afaafa
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Morphagene+Beads or Arbhar+Beads?
Replies: 35
Views: 1524

Re: Morphagene+Beads or Arbhar+Beads?

Arbhar feels more like an instrument that transforms whatever you feed it into something new and gives you a nice amount of control and creativity in scanning through that content; I actually like the constraint of the shorter buffers but having 6 of them (with a 7th that does string them all toget...
by afaafa
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Beads vs ADDAC112 vs Arbhar vs Miso
Replies: 28
Views: 1344

Re: Beads vs ADDAC112 vs Arbhar vs Miso

Yeah, good point. Randomization is part of most granular synthesis techniques. And the way Arbhar and Beads include random is pretty different. The attenurandomizer is a very elegant concept applied throughout Beads, whereas in Arbhar different flavors of random are tailored to suit different parame...
by afaafa
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Beads vs ADDAC112 vs Arbhar vs Miso
Replies: 28
Views: 1344

Re: Beads vs ADDAC112 vs Arbhar vs Miso

I'm an Arbhar user convincing myself not to get Beads. The big difference I see between them is workflow. Beads (like Clouds) has a continuously updating buffer, so it should perform best as a real-time effect. Arbhar is more of a musique concrete machine in that it excels at loading up the buffers ...
by afaafa
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Erica Synths Black Joystick 2
Replies: 27
Views: 1030

Re: Erica Synths Black Joystick 2

I don’t have either but from the looks of it, Planar 2 has quad mixing/crossfading and cv input and one channel of cv recording. This new Erica joystick has four channels of recording but you would need an external quad vca to do the kind of mixing Planar can do. Planar also has a trigger input so y...
by afaafa
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: ADDAC System
Topic: My ADDAC805.VS2 review
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: My ADDAC805.VS2 review

Huh, that's a curious result. The slight increase as you approach the center sounds like something approaching an equal power curve, for which I'd expect rounded peaks and sharp troughs, the inverse of your graph. Given that you fed it +5V, could it be flipping the polarity of your signal at the out...
by afaafa
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: ADDAC System
Topic: My ADDAC805.VS2 review
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: My ADDAC805.VS2 review

pugix wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Here's my description of the fix.

https://pugix.com/synth/addac805-vs2-gain-fix/
It's interesting that you see an exponential curve, when I would expect a logarithmic curve to give equal power panning and crossfading. Do you notice a drop in level in the middle?
by afaafa
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Mutable Instruments Stages
Replies: 796
Views: 131522

Re: Mutable Instruments Stages

What utilities to you like to pair with your Stages? I'm thinking of dedicating a mult to splitting incoming gates, and an attenuverter for the outputs.
by afaafa
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 2hp
Replies: 576
Views: 67128

Re: 2hp

Has anyone here used a 2hp Sine? I'm considering it as a modulator for my main oscillator, and for some wavefolding flavor. There aren't many demos of the wavefolding timbre that I can find.
by afaafa
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Instruo arbhar granular processor
Replies: 799
Views: 87127

Re: Instruo arbhar granular processor

For what it's worth, I'm using mine in a small case with a variety of power hungry modules and a Konstand Lab BoardPWR and I only hear hiss when I turn it up, not processor noise. Layered granular playback will multiply any extraneous noise, so that can make the mic sound noisy if you have buzzy tra...
by afaafa
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Delay devices. Where are we on that?
Replies: 78
Views: 2969

Re: Delay devices. Where are we on that?

It's not a Eurorack module, it's an outboard "pedal", so please treat this as an aside to the discussion, but the Erica Synths Zen Delay is something I've long considered getting. Ricky Tinez makes it sound absolutely incredible in this video. I wish they would make a Eurorack version of this one! ...
by afaafa
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 986
Views: 110833

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

Hawkfuzz, belittling others doesn't help your case. I'm glad yours works, mine does too, but I had to go through a few to get it so I know this bug is real. This conversation should be about problem solving, not about being right. We all want the same thing in the end, and we should work together pr...
by afaafa
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 986
Views: 110833

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

Many things feel out of our control right now. I understand the urge to want to fix your gear, fix your creative process, win an argument online just to feel in control of something. Amid all the real hardship, the truth has been so twisted and trampled that our desire to be right, to set the record...
by afaafa
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 986
Views: 110833

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

Clearly this module has inspired a lot of passion. That is because it is a GREAT module. Some want to report problems they're having and some want to defend it, both are understandable. But let's not attack each other. And let's not fool ourselves into thinking this forum is the best place for custo...
by afaafa
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 986
Views: 110833

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

Crossfading or lack thereof might be a bit of the issue. If you have a buffer recording sound and that buffer cuts off it won’t be a smooth sound. Take an audio wav in a DAW and just slice it randomly somewhere. Now paste it over and over. Chances are certain types of sonic content will have a pop/...
by afaafa
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Instruo arbhar granular processor
Replies: 799
Views: 87127

Re: Instruo arbhar granular processor

I think this just comes down to different eurorack manufacturers having their own voltage standards. Everything Instruo does points to bipolar control being their standard. They use bipolar v/oct. Their LFOs are bipolar. Harmonaig is bipolar, albeit with a really wide range. I think bipolar cv is th...
by afaafa
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 986
Views: 110833

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

I should clarify, the display model was older than the others I tried. So the latest batch would be the one with issues.
by afaafa
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 986
Views: 110833

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

I had a similar issue recently: occasional random clicks when unmodulated and unclocked (not too objectionable), noticeable clicks when modulating the rate while clocked, and loud digital chirps when I cross the zero point of the rate knob with clocking and skew. These chirps show up in the 100% dry...
by afaafa
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Mutable Instruments Stages
Replies: 796
Views: 131522

Re: Mutable Instruments Stages

is it possible to have level (amp) control over an lfo via a slider? i guess its possible using 2 segments? Yeah, you'd need to use two segments if you really wanted to use a Stages slider to scale the amplitude of one of its segments. For looping ramp segments, the slider only controls LFO frequen...
by afaafa
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?
Replies: 160
Views: 4819

Re: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?

Ah cool! Well regardless, it's fun to hear your perspective. I hope you've been able to get some work done safely amid the lockdown. And that sounds like me in college, except with a Marantz recorder. Good times.

Yes I have! That's where I work. Hans' studio is quite something indeed.
by afaafa
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?
Replies: 160
Views: 4819

Re: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?

However, someone in this thread or another recent thread brought up an important point. What works -is needed- for a large 'sample set' and what works -is needed- for a small sample set are not the same things. And one may not be able to distinguish one from the other as the sample set size decreas...
by afaafa
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?
Replies: 160
Views: 4819

Re: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?

In my particular application, I was seeking trigger-patterns which don't repeat (or at least don't appear to repeat recognizable patterns to the casual listener). This is to simulate naturally occurring events (e.g., lightning-strikes), or other man-made "random" events (e.g., explosions/gun-fire i...
by afaafa
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?
Replies: 160
Views: 4819

Re: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?

Antimatter Brain Seed isn't far from this, excepting the non-repeating-pitch-class rule (because it's random). Reshuffling the pitch-class series would compromise ordering structure, one of the primary purposes (and benefits) of serialization. Compromising the ordering structure of a set or row-cla...
by afaafa
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?
Replies: 160
Views: 4819

Re: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?

Frankly, this is all starting to sound like a job for Max/MSP. Since we're talking about wish fulfillment, I think it could be fun to incorporate some other Serialist constraints. Rules about consecutive intervals, like avoiding ascending fourths or descending fifths because they imply a pitch cente...

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