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by dragulasbruder
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Rock-Solid Sample/Hold recs
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Rock-Solid Sample/Hold recs

While there are currently a handful of excellent options of remarkably accurate sample/holds in the digital domain (Disting, OC, etc) I would still like to retain at least one analog Sample/Hold module in my synthesizer, mostly for audio-rate uses. My ASol SH-NZ has provided years of service, but it...
by dragulasbruder
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Stockhausen Mikrophonie II ring modulation?
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Stockhausen Mikrophonie II ring modulation?

and if someone by chance could give me a brief overview over his electronic works that'd be very nice. this stockhausen madness is a world i want to dive further into.. but i need some help! Better scholars will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong here: but as I see it, Stockhausen's electronic works...
by dragulasbruder
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Why do I need an envelope follower?
Replies: 48
Views: 3869

Re: Why do I need an envelope follower?

I take that signal, and . . . Patch it into your envelope follower. Send the follower to the Mix CV on the Deflector Shield. Mult your guitar signal through the DS. The harder you play, the more ringmodulated it is. That's a pretty basic setup. You could also set up the same patch but with a VCA--b...
by dragulasbruder
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Old rackmount delays
Replies: 70
Views: 2110

Old rackmount delays

Hi- Engaging on a new project and looking for an outboard digital delay unit. Rackmount is cool, but would consider the right pedal. Looking for something with lots of character but also *relatively* clean and clear. Needs to go 100% wet and be very comfortable with hot line-level signals, it's for ...
by dragulasbruder
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Using LFOs for synthesis
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Using LFOs for synthesis

NiteEagle wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:28 am
If you haven't stumbled across this on YT...
What happened to Dinko Klobuchar? My favorite synth YT guy.
by dragulasbruder
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Patching Suggestions? Tesla Coil Arcing Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Patching Suggestions? Tesla Coil Arcing Sound

I've done a number of audio gigs at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (back when there were gigs). They have a giant Tesla coil there that they discharge once an hour or so. It sounds like an air horn. Like a big hairy square wave with a little pitch envelope. So much so that during a pr...
by dragulasbruder
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Complex envelope techniques?
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Complex envelope techniques?

IMO, envelopes generally get "complex" through having more stages (that awesome filter trick is an exception). The easiest way to do this to a basic AR/ADSR envelope in my system is to wavefold it. I've looked into the various VCADSRs out there (are they all based on Ken Stone's?) and one thing I'm ...
by dragulasbruder
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Stacking non-simultaneous input signals?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Stacking non-simultaneous input signals?

If you can be sure that the sources are never high at the same time, then you should be clear to do it. Best practice would be to review voltage protection on all modules involved (I wish those kind of specs were faster to find in Euro). But Kattefjaes is right--DC coupled linear mixers are the way ...
by dragulasbruder
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Folktek / Cause for concern?
Replies: 48
Views: 3158

Re: Folktek / Cause for concern?

boom blip wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:27 am
deleted: no reason to stir up drama
Glad you mentioned it, actually.
by dragulasbruder
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Curious: what things preferable in analogue modules
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Curious: what things preferable in analogue modules

Ok, I'll bite, but my answer is a bit backwards. I came up on "digital modular" concepts like the MS2000 patch matrix and Nord Modular--it took a long while with analog modular to realize what it was that I liked so much about it. The answer is that I prefer my analog modules to do the one thing tha...
by dragulasbruder
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Counterpoint with modular
Replies: 48
Views: 1499

Re: Counterpoint with modular

Checking back in here after a late night with the synth: I'm going to have to (sort of) walk back something I said upthread about delaying gates with a shift register. I corrected someone who said you couldn't do it, and I now must admit that I was mostly wrong. Using Maths Ch1 as a clock delay, as ...
by dragulasbruder
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Resources for module-agnostic patch ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Resources for module-agnostic patch ideas

More from the Nord: Rob Hordijk's excellent tutorials. He also has a book for the Nord G2 that's even more extensive. Not exactly module-agnostic, but close enough. This is how I learned to patch. https://electro-music.com/nm_classic/015_workshops/Clavia/NordModularWorkshops&Threads/WerkMap/WorkShop...
by dragulasbruder
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Cybernetics and AI with Serge
Replies: 54
Views: 3568

Re: Cybernetics and AI with Serge

Hey mfaraday, thanks again for an excellent video. That Hordijk video is a total classic, too, glad to see it making the rounds. I can't say enough about how much I've learned from his writings and lectures. I was wondering if you had any plans to delve more into the political aspects of the channel...
by dragulasbruder
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?
Replies: 27
Views: 1065

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

I've enjoyed attenuating at the sync inputs in cross-sync, cross-FM patches with a Dixie pair. Very "complex" sounding but I have very little idea what's going on under the hood. The idea upthread about variable sync threshold did give me the idea to patch a comparator before the sync input, I'll re...
by dragulasbruder
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 4ms Rotating Clock Divider used as “clock multiplier”?
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: 4ms Rotating Clock Divider used as “clock multiplier”?

I've read about a technique where you can use a PLL to turn a divider into a multiplier, but that's not a 4hp solution.
by dragulasbruder
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Counterpoint with modular
Replies: 48
Views: 1499

Re: Counterpoint with modular

I can’t recall the name of the person who posted it but wasnt someone doing modular version of Reichs counterpoints on modular? Yes, that’s the one. It’s using the ER101 The 301 is an amazing machine that I barely understand at all. However, I think this exact performance technique is actually achi...
by dragulasbruder
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Counterpoint with modular
Replies: 48
Views: 1499

Re: Counterpoint with modular

First Question: You can't really use a shift register to delay gates, because the temporal sequence at the shift register output depends on the trigger/gate sequence driving the register. That's not entirely true. You can use whatever you have clocking the primary sequencer to clock a second shift r...
by dragulasbruder
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Bread and Butter Analog Oscillators in 2020
Replies: 117
Views: 8256

Re: Bread and Butter Analog Oscillators in 2020

Saw lots of recs for Spectrum and was very much in the market for one until I watched a video recently and now ought to express a somewhat serious (depending on how you patch) caveat emptor. The sine wave output on Spectrum is out of phase with its other outputs. The major appeal of Spectrum for me ...
by dragulasbruder
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2438
Views: 120325

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

How much bloody software do you need to make music? Better answered with a question: how much bloody hardware do you need to make music? With a clip-oriented DAW and a decent VSTi or two, absolutely none. A tracking-oriented linear DAW like Reaper (I'm an adoring user myself) is more like working w...
by dragulasbruder
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Create Ring Mod without using Bipolar VCA
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Create Ring Mod without using Bipolar VCA

another way is to use a crossfader and an inverter. crossfading the input signal with an inverted version of itself at audio rate will get you RM. different pan laws will get slightly different behavior. my understanding is that equal-power pan law in the xfade will get a more 50's-style saturated R...
by dragulasbruder
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Coin Toss ( XOR/AND Logic: Exclusive PolyMeter Triggers )
Replies: 17
Views: 1151

Re: Coin Toss ( XOR/AND Logic: Exclusive Poly-Rhythmic Triggers )

the best solution to this is to use the gear you have, as above. the simplest solution uses three logic gates and one channel of Branches. Rhythm1 AND Rhythm 2 > Branches in Rhythm1 XOR Branches out > Trigger input 1 Rhythm 2 XOR Branches out > Trigger input 2 Branches now controls the probability o...
by dragulasbruder
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Who is all geeked out on analog logic?
Replies: 25
Views: 1699

Re: Who is all geeked out on analog logic?

I'm only becoming familiar with analog logic this year, honestly being more familiar with Boolean logic made it difficult to understand until I thought about running binary 0-5V signals through it and then understood how "max" is analog OR and "min" is analog AND. Analog logic is great for audio-rat...
by dragulasbruder
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Cool Standalone Boxes - Like Benjolin or ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1521

Re: Cool Standalone Boxes - Like Benjolin or ?

I've wanted to get my hands on some of the Flower Electronics boxes for a long time, sadly out of production. Jealous Heart in particular!
by dragulasbruder
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Benjolin love
Replies: 164
Views: 13662

Re: Benjolin love

Got my V2.... There doesn't seem to be any information about how the optional expanders interact with the Benjolin V2. Nothing on the ALA website. :hmm: They work exactly the same as they do with Turing Machines, because a TM and a Benjo both are digital shift registers at heart. The Pulses expande...
by dragulasbruder
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Electrophobia and Patching
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: Electrophobia and Patching

Also, a word of advice about patching safely: you can stack at outputs, but not inputs. There are a couple of situations where you can get away with it but they're very, very rare. CV mixers may not seem like something to get excited about in a world of synth voice modules, but they are one of the m...

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