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by BananaPlug
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Ideas for manipulation of VCOs without 1v/oct
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Ideas for manipulation of VCOs without 1v/oct

Give ring modulation a try.
by BananaPlug
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Simple CV to MIDI modules?
Replies: 30
Views: 6120

Re: Simple CV to MIDI modules?

The Analogue Systems RS300 is old, big and expensive but a cool thing.
Here's a large picture of the panel.
by BananaPlug
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Generative modules for 7u 104hp
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Generative modules for 7u 104hp

You'll be surprised how many instances of the simpler functions you need. Attenuate, mix, scale, invert, mute, switch, etc. Klavis MixWitch handles these. The manual is clear but if you don't respond well to manuals you may not see all the possibilities. I find it's a worthwhile use of 8hp.
by BananaPlug
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 961
Views: 128802

Re: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?

Here's another generative experiment. Eight and half minutes, no post-production.
ChaosKit #53
:nana:
by BananaPlug
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Sonar Jazz
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Sonar Jazz

Jazz for whales!
by BananaPlug
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Bonne année à tous !
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Bonne année à tous !

Very cool groove. Great -at -at -at.
by BananaPlug
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Case Dilemmas
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Case Dilemmas

I know you spend a lot of time planning and executing a patch, so why not take a patch-centred approach? ... If you have a large selection of modules you can decant those that are relevant to the job in hand to a smaller, patch-focused case. Actually, that's what I've been doing. My "smaller, patch...
by BananaPlug
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Organic Machinery
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Organic Machinery

Very nice weaving together of the changing qualities. I'm never quite sure how to end things like that and usually do what you did. :hihi:
by BananaPlug
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Banana Connector Grounding Question (Test equipment)
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Banana Connector Grounding Question (Test equipment)

Do a little searching in Mouser, DigiKey, etc.
by BananaPlug
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Patching question (ambient)
Replies: 29
Views: 452

Re: Patching question (ambient)

Think about whether you want to make your ambient music live or by some kind of post production step, which could be basic cut and paste or a full on track by track deal.
by BananaPlug
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Patch Cable DIY
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Patch Cable DIY

I like the REAN / Neutrik YS226BG very much. Currently you can get 20 for about $25 at Mouser.
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by BananaPlug
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Shortwave Radio options for Eurorack
Replies: 43
Views: 1425

Re: Shortwave Radio options for Eurorack

I would avoid receivers that have whip antennas... Thanks for those recommendations. Speaking of antennas and reception, Do you think there's any point in attempting to receive SW if you live in a big city with all the interference an urban environment provides. I can put an antenna on the roof, ap...
by BananaPlug
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: multi voltage PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: multi voltage PSU

Clip on TO-220 heatsinks are just the ticket for this kind of thing.
by BananaPlug
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: multi voltage PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: multi voltage PSU

I frequently use 12V and 15V gear together. Generally I use separate power supplies but for one smaller frame I used a single +-15 supply and, on a piece of stripboard, added a pair of regulators to make +-12 from that. There are other threads here you can find about that.
by BananaPlug
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 961
Views: 128802

Re: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?

Combine some LFOs with a mixer or a min/max thing. Though if you want it to stop moving around you kind of need the S&H.
by BananaPlug
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: An idea for a specialized synth Q & A platform
Replies: 24
Views: 345

Re: An idea for a specialized synth Q & A platform

A fresh approach supported by fresh tech is sensible but certain aspects will remain difficult. Especially moderation and maintaining conventions about categories etc. You need library skills along with the other skills. fulltext search - Take a look at Elasticsearch. It's deep and a chore to dig in...
by BananaPlug
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: An idea for a specialized synth Q & A platform
Replies: 24
Views: 345

Re: An idea for a specialized synth Q & A platform

I hear you saying "our community is scattered over the internet" and proposing a new platform. Doesn't that add to the scatter? Still, I'm curious about ASKBOT. Do you know of a particularly nice ASKBOT site we might want to look at? Thanks.
by BananaPlug
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Binary Block Voltage
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Binary Block Voltage

Okay, so there's 8 knobs for setting values and 3 gates, with corresponding switches, to select which one of those 8 voltages (one at a time) becomes the output. 2x2x2=8. The switches (Hi/Lo/Ext) are there to override the gate inputs. Set them to Ext to use the gate inputs. The knobs have markings (...
by BananaPlug
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: BugBrand Devices
Topic: Binary Block Voltage
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Binary Block Voltage

by BananaPlug
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 961
Views: 128802

Re: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?

Lately I've been tinkering with a two row eurorack system I call the Chaos Kit. After clearing off a big complicated mess I came up with an interesting patch for two resonant percussive sounds and a bit of reverb. Before I go adding more to it... Here's the sound . Here's the patch: Generative patch...
by BananaPlug
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Clank Chaos
Replies: 35
Views: 1746

Re: Clank Chaos

Chaos is the hidden force that moves everything around us. It’s a random stream of events, whose correlation is impossible to understand.
If that's any indication, I don't think they've done their homework.
by BananaPlug
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Seeing the SMD
Replies: 32
Views: 758

Re: Seeing the SMD

Great tips! The normally closed tweezers is exactly what I need. Paste flux sounds worth a try. Thanks.
by BananaPlug
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 3488
Views: 155877

Re: What are you listening to now?

by BananaPlug
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Seeing the SMD
Replies: 32
Views: 758

Re: Seeing the SMD

Anybody have a good tool for holding an SMD part to the pads for soldering. They tend to get crooked or fly away when I solder them.
by BananaPlug
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7704
Views: 644858

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Fairlight CMI.
I saw one demoed at a trade show when it was brand new. A bunch of audio techs crowded around, smiling a lot.

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