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by Taylor
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Autechre - recreate on Eurorack?
Replies: 171
Views: 6862

Re: Autechre - recreate on Eurorack?

From reading the giant Ask Autechre Anything thread, they claim not to use MIDI, and that they created their own protocol which is superior (not that difficult to imagine considering the age and limitations of MIDI pre-2.0). why create your own protocol when you can use OSC? smh Seems a fair questi...
by Taylor
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Autechre - recreate on Eurorack?
Replies: 171
Views: 6862

Re: Autechre - recreate on Eurorack?

From reading the giant Ask Autechre Anything thread, they claim not to use MIDI, and that they created their own protocol which is superior (not that difficult to imagine considering the age and limitations of MIDI pre-2.0).
by Taylor
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Coolest uses for your 4ms VCAM?
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Coolest uses for your 4ms VCAM?

Sort of like what BaloErets is saying, I like to simultaneously send audio, CV, and clocks into its inputs, and start out routing each one to a "normal" destination. In other words, a VCO to the audio input of a filter, the CV to CV inputs, etc., and then throughout a track I'd start introducing the...
by Taylor
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Clocked Control Voltage
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Clocked Control Voltage

For sure, you just need to two stages of sample and hold, some mixers, and a flip flop. Sample the ref voltage, then sample the ref voltage plus the previous sampled voltage. Bounce back and forth between your 2 S+H's. But again, I'm not aware of any analog way to sample and hold a voltage that does...
by Taylor
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Clocked Control Voltage
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Clocked Control Voltage

Michael Barton has a project that does this:

http://www.bartonmusicalcircuits.com/st ... index.html

You could build it with basic analog blocks, but you're always going to be dealing with droop in the S+H, so a micro starts to look like the ideal solution.
by Taylor
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Off the Grid
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Off the Grid

Looks to be on there, just under other/unknown.

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/other-unknown-grone

Back around the turn of the century, Maneco was making a bunch of cool, strange looper pedals. Always wanted one back then.
by Taylor
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Iron Ether Qwoso - Quad Wavetable Oscillator with Sub Octaves
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Iron Ether Qwoso - Quad Wavetable Oscillator with Sub Octaves

This kind of got put on the back-burner for various reasons - got busy with a few new pedal releases, COVID hit, and I got stuck on making some design decisions with the module interface. Originally I intended to keep it on the smaller side, but I kept adding features and it wound up pretty packed. ...
by Taylor
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Noise Reap ISD Sampler
Replies: 44
Views: 5104

Re: Noise Reap ISD Sampler

It's very good at recording vocals using a bog-standard telephone mic (obviously, the recording chip performs "best" within its comfort zone). Just a passive telephone mic (earpiece wired to 1/4) > Doepfer A-119 Ext. Input > ISD Sampler. It would be awesome if someone could devise a very short, sin...
by Taylor
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What modules are you using for interesting percussive sequencing
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: What modules are you using for interesting percussive sequencing

I like sending a complex LFO like 4MS PEG into a quantizer with a trigger out. The results are nicely off-grid, but sync-able and repeatable, and changing the LFO shape changes the sequence in ways that would be hard to replicate with a more straightforward sequencer.
by Taylor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Portable tiny modular system ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: Portable tiny modular system ideas

Have you already found a case that's that small that has that much current available? If not, that's going to be a stumbling block in trying to cram that many modules in a tiny case. Nobody else can tell you whether you'd find it too cramped, but I sure would. Even the Pico system's modules are 3hp ...
by Taylor
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: [RESOLVED] Don't order from Modular 8
Replies: 49
Views: 2471

Re: Don't order from Modular 8

I don't have any experience with this shop and can't say anything about them one way or another, but, things are really messed up with USPS right now. Everything is taking longer than usual, and I have had packages that get picked up and the tracking never updates. Customers are receiving their pack...
by Taylor
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Have you ever regretted menus on everything?
Replies: 87
Views: 3010

Re: Have you ever regretted menus on everything?

I have often thought about how the course of music history would have been different if a violinist needed to use a menu to switch from arco to pizzicato. Yeah, and if there was no menu but also no options to switch between? ;) Fair point, and I guess it points out the limitation of my analogy. The...
by Taylor
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Have you ever regretted menus on everything?
Replies: 87
Views: 3010

Re: Have you ever regretted menus on everything?

I definitely prefer a one-knob-per-function sort of old-school interface, which is completely doable on digital equipment. Even if it means fewer capabilities, for me the allure of hardware modular is not about cramming as much as possible behind as little interface as possible. But it's OK for othe...
by Taylor
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Designers: For VCO frequency why aren’t trim pots used for course tune and big knobs for fine tune?
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Designers: For VCO frequency why aren’t trim pots used for course tune and big knobs for fine tune?

Personally, I prefer it the way you don't like, but I admit that I'm not usually working in a context where being perfectly in tune is a big deal. So to me it makes more sense to map a greater physical resolution to something where smaller movements make a bigger difference. I tend to interact with ...
by Taylor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: harmonic interval sequencer?
Replies: 27
Views: 1408

Re: harmonic interval sequencer?

Edit: I think they're playing a Buchla Marimba Lumina. Yep, although we used to haul real marimba and vibes (and Rhodes!) on tour. The big problem with the marimba was lighting it on stage (which was my job), followed by Casey carefully setting up the mics only to have them bumped out of the way ri...
by Taylor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: harmonic interval sequencer?
Replies: 27
Views: 1408

Re: harmonic interval sequencer?

both of those clips (at the times the OP suggested) sound a LOT like 1980s "Yes" .... especially a song called "Changes". The difference being those guys actually played those sequences rather than use sequencers. So do Tortoise: https://youtube.com/watch?v=M07bzGc2wWE Edit: I think they're playing...
by Taylor
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer Quad Envelope Follower - anything else?
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Doepfer Quad Envelope Follower - anything else?

I think that one ADDAC you're looking at is a multiband envelope follower. So one input - for example a drum beat loop. and the high hat, kick, snare any other noises will have different freq ranges - therefor have different envelope outputs That's actually kinda cool. I'd like to see one in action...
by Taylor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Shift Register / Controlled Random Sequencer module with Reset input?
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Shift Register / Controlled Random Sequencer module with Reset input?

I feel a little weird recommending my own module, but it seems people don't mind that on this forum, so, the Pithoprakta is primarily a gate/trigger sequencer, but in gate mode and with 100% gate length, its CV output works just like a more controllable Turing Machine, and it has a reset input. When...
by Taylor
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 4ms VCA Matrix alternative
Replies: 23
Views: 1479

Re: 4ms VCA Matrix alternative

I prefer the VCAM's layout, because the jacks are separated from the controls instead of jammed in between, but NonLinearCircuits has a 4x4 CV-controlled matrix and an 8x4 version.

https://www.nonlinearcircuits.com/modules/clump

https://www.nonlinearcircuits.com/modules/cluster
by Taylor
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 3dPdModular, a new modular system
Replies: 37
Views: 2540

Re: 3dPdModular, a new modular system

It does respond to MIDI note messages the way you expect. If you watch the clone video you'll see that at some point I'm connecting a MIDI keyboard and getting the voice number, MIDI note, and velocity through the COMMUNICATE module, and send these signals to CLONE and the modules that are being cl...
by Taylor
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

In terms of durability, the bare shaft trimmers we're talking about have the same 15,000 cycle lifespan as the Alpha 9mm pots that AFAIK all the most popular Euro makers (other than Synth Tech) use. I use better pots that have a 100,000 cycle life for full-size controls, but how often do you see peo...
by Taylor
Sun May 31, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against
Replies: 60
Views: 3605

Re: Small attenuator knobs? The case for and against

I'm a very minor maker in the Eurorack world, but here's my perspective. The Euro market seems to be very sensitive to module size. It's a bummer to work for a really long time on a module design, release it, and then have a lot of potential customers write it off because it's too big. You end up he...
by Taylor
Sun May 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Modules that FEEL good
Replies: 133
Views: 7630

Re: Modules that FEEL good

my favourites have to be on the Pithoprakta. Smart, solid knurled metal with that magic resistance. Thanks to the space, the knobs are bigger than the typically higher density euro panels. Sorry I veered off into aesthetics.. Thanks for the shout, glad you're liking it! It can be tough for designer...
by Taylor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Not putting markings around knobs on modules...
Replies: 37
Views: 2239

Re: Not putting markings around knobs on modules...

I think this might have to do with an underlying problem, it seems like lot of manufacturers don't use graphic designers at all to make their panel and sadly enough it shows :roll: Out of curiosity, I took a look at the most popular Eurorack modules on Modular Grid. The overwhelming majority don't ...

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