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by artilect99
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Pharmasonic SY-CORE mk2
Replies: 13
Views: 2642

Re: Pharmasonic SY-CORE mk2

Any chance of another run of these? As always I was late to the PCB party. It's like how they say 99% of all animals that ever lived are extinct; 99% of cool DIY modules are no longer available.
by artilect99
Sun May 31, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Vacuform - Vacuum tube diode SVF
Replies: 157
Views: 18469

Re: Vacuform - Vacuum tube diode SVF

So one year later... still interested in the Eurorack kit if it ever comes around!
by artilect99
Fri May 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Moog Subharmonicon-like sequencers
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Re: Moog Subharmonicon-like sequencers

lol that song at the end. I love how in 2020 you can't state an opinion without somebody giving you a long lecture on etiquette and how it's not cool to say mean things and really you're wrong because so-and-so is really great. anyway I don't know about needing a microprocessor or endless dividers.....
by artilect99
Thu May 21, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Any: The search for the ultimate kick machine
Replies: 23
Views: 3209

Re: Any: The search for the ultimate kick machine

For techno kicks it's hard to beat the ol' self-oscillating filter with a sharp exponential FM envelope overloading a mixer channel. Old tricks are the best tricks
by artilect99
Thu May 21, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Rhythmical LFO
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Rhythmical LFO

You could use a function generator like Rampage or DUSG and just trigger it with the clock instead of cycling, adjusting rise/fall times to suit the temp. Then you'd have tempo synced LFO, triangle/saw on the outs and square on the EOC outs.
by artilect99
Thu May 21, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Looking for particular sounds: clean, dry, pure
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: Looking for particular sounds: clean, dry, pure

I love Mika's stuff too, pansonic and especially his early stuff as Ø. Very pure tones, lots of sinewaves and test oscillator type stuff. So I was kinda shocked when I looked up pictures of his studio and live setups and they had a lot of pretty pedestrian stuff -- 808, big muff distortion, monosynt...
by artilect99
Thu May 21, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"
Replies: 265
Views: 16693

Re: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"

I guess the downside of living through an analog/modular renaissance is that one day your mom brings home a bunch of mutable instruments modules and starts making new age ambient relaxation videos with it for all her lifestyle followers on instagram. What's irksome is not the hipster kids posting la...
by artilect99
Tue May 19, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Legato glide gate
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Legato glide gate

Thanks for clearing that up Guest. I think it was reading Robin Whittle analysis (http://www.firstpr.com.au/rwi/dfish/303-slide.html) that left me more confused than when I started. :) He basically says the slide in the 303 actually activates on the note following the one for which slide is enabled ...
by artilect99
Tue May 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Legato glide gate
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Legato glide gate

Anyone know an easy way to replicate 303 type behavior with the xoxheart (euro)? I have been sending gates to the slide input but am having trouble getting the right behavior. I've heard it said that the slide gate needs to come slightly before the note gate? So I need both a tied gate and a slide O...
by artilect99
Tue May 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [Project] Random Looping Sequencer / Turing Machine
Replies: 1463
Views: 129058

Re: [Project] Random Looping Sequencer / Turing Machine

Anyone know a source for MTM pcbs in the US? Modular Addict and Synthcube are both out of stock since forever. I have been meaning to build a turing machine but I hate ordering overseas from Thonk.
by artilect99
Tue May 19, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Marantz pmd430 echo V/O speed control
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: Marantz pmd430 echo V/O speed control

I tried the DC motor speed control hack on the Marantz but I found the fidelity of cassette tape when running at those speeds is just not very useful as a delay (and I love me some lo-fi delays!). Instead I have been adding a clean digital delay with no repeats into the feedback path of the Marantz,...
by artilect99
Mon May 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Upgrading a KArp Odyssey; what are known mods?
Replies: 16
Views: 1644

Re: Upgrading a KArp Odyssey; what are known mods?

I've heard it said that the LFO, ADSR, etc. should all be available by tapping to the pads on the front panel toggle switches. Personally I was thinking about pulling the internal keyboard CV off of the CV in switching jack, and running that and the tip of the jack into a little DC summing mixer. Th...
by artilect99
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: HOW TO CONVERT YOUR TURNTABLE IN TO A SEQUENCER FOR MODULAR
Replies: 19
Views: 2398

very cool! reminds me of the Seeburg Rhythm Prince with it's circuit board disc for sequencing. I always wanted to track one down and modify the contact points to make my own sequences on it. Thomas Brinkmann used a turntable with two tonearms to remix Hawtin's Concept 1 series and it worked really ...
by artilect99
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Character of sound from Kraftwerk's Tour de France etape2
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

I am hearing filter cutoff through a phaser. Probably some white noise mixed into the oscillators. Definitely there is a phaser giving it that character though, because the sound itself is just a simple "organ" type patch.
by artilect99
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: multitrack overdub recording question
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

I think what I may do in the future is mult the clock signal to its own track in the DAW and then send that out of a separate output when overdubbing. The problem is how wacky the drumbrutes clock is. It was the main clock for this track I recorded (mostly because it has a bpm readout) at 98 bpm, bu...
by artilect99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How to quantize?
Replies: 13
Views: 2088

What do you guys use as a reference when tuning? A guitar tuner pedal, or...? I usually tune everything based on my moog minitaur just because I can play it with a MIDI controller. God knows if my C is really a C though. I know there are one or two modules that just put out an A440hz tone. That woul...
by artilect99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: multitrack overdub recording question
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

multitrack overdub recording question

Hi all, Not entirely new to DAW recording but I have always used it pretty much like a 2-track tape machine and haven't done much multitracking. I can't find a convenient way to get external gear synced up with recorded audio. I am trying to record a sequenced part (outboard synth hardware and modul...
by artilect99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Modularaddict's website is a joke
Replies: 56
Views: 4599

As many problems as the MA site has I am damn glad for the existence of stores like MA and Synthcube in the US and I hope they can stay around and keep doing what they do. Thonk is awesome but for those of us in the US the shipping and prices are pretty rough.
by artilect99
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg SQ-1
Replies: 428
Views: 88424

Just a note for anybody having the same problem I had, with notes being changed (randomly shifted up or down) between power cycles -- a workaround is once you have a sequence you like with quantization, then go thru it one note at a time (disabling all gates but one) switching between chromatic and ...
by artilect99
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Audio Artist AKA Todds black box was Need help remembering
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

I don't know what it's called but I would love to see a schematic or stripboard layout for this. Is it twin-t drum circuits being triggered by an LFO?
by artilect99
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Hamburger Lady duck call?
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

It's an antique fox hunting horn. They can be cheap or expensive based on whether it has antique/collectors value or not. I've never played one so I'm not sure how much technique is involved. Truly a haunting sound tho, especially in that song!
by artilect99
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Minitaur needing MIDI notes on power up
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Wow -- thanks neuroportal. that actually explains quite a bit about the way the minitaur behaves. I wish there was an option to disable all MIDI functionality -- sort of like the reverse of local control off -- but it's probably too tightly bound into the firmware for that to work. I think it's ace ...
by artilect99
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Minitaur needing MIDI notes on power up
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Moog Minitaur needing MIDI notes on power up

Hi all,
after having switched over to mostly CV/gate sequencing I've noticed the minitaur VCOs are stuck in ~0v (subaudible/LFO) range until being sent a MIDI note of say C3. Does anyone know of a way around this? I'd love to ditch the midi controller...
by artilect99
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [AVAILABLE] DIY friendly eurorack case kits
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

I think taking a bit of a hit on the DIY cases selling them at or near cost would only help business in the long run, as it would allow more people to have a case calling out for modules... if Hammond started making an aluminum enclosure that was 3U by 84 or 104hp they would be flying off the shelve...
by artilect99
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Reliable source for creating ground loop/mains hum?
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Found this, which gives a convincing simulation in software... no wonder I found it hard to replicate this kind of complexity on a synth. Maybe some kind of 40106 squarewave generator with specific tunings and passive filters would get me close...?

EDIT: whoops, forgot the link

60hz Hum

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