Oakley Lag for Fracrack

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Oakley Lag for Fracrack

Post by Muff Wiggler » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:08 pm

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Spotted on Matrixsynth and quickly ordered from Krisp1


super stoked 8) I don't have to tie up a VCS for lag anymore, really looking forward to the arrival of this little baby... dedicated lag has been a major item missing in frac rigs up 'till now

thanks krisp :D awesome job

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Post by felix » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:24 pm

For whatever reason, I keep reading fracrack like "frac crack".

Maybe it's the start of a new term pertaining to modular synth addition?

"Yo man, you got the hook up on some frac crack?"
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Post by J.w.M. » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:29 pm

You make a good point, Felix-- what's the name "Frac Rack" all about, anyway? Any idea on its origins and meanings?

Oh, and that Oakley lag looks great (especially for the price). Nice front panel design... Any further info on what exactly lag is would be great. The explanation on the product page doesn't really clear things up for me.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:55 pm

"fractional rack"


lag processor = slew generator OR 'slew limiter'

the Bananalogue VCS does it, and the Blacet EG1 can be configured to do it.

Easiest way to understand it, is that it forces attack and decay times to be longer or shorter than in the original signal...

or, another way to explain it -

first, imagine a 'rising staircase voltage', just 90-degree staircase angles.

now - a lag processor/slew generator could convert this staircase voltage into a smooth ramp up, by forcing 'rise time' during a case where there was originally an instantaneous jump in voltage (the raise of the next step in the stiarcase).

if you play keyboards, and want to patch up a portamento (aka. "glide") response, you need to use a lag generator on the pitch CV coming out of your converter, otherwise it'll just rise to the next note/voltage immediately and not glide/slew/lag/portamento it's way up there.

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Post by Kwote » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:49 am

werd. portamento express. love these "fractional racks" :)

i hope Paul will be making these for awhile so i don't miss out.
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Post by krisp14u » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:35 am

Kwote wrote: i hope Paul will be making these for awhile so i don't miss out.
I've got quite a few in stock and if I run out I will just have to get some more made up

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Post by thermionicjunky » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:05 am

Or, yet another description of lag, is a low pass filter. It's why the Mankato can be a lag and the VCS can be an audio filter. The next time I order some Modcan I'm going to get the Multimode Filter, which can be switched to DC. Low pass filtered DC is easy to grasp, but high pass, band pass and notch are a little weirder to imagine.

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Post by Kwote » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:03 am

krisp14u wrote:
Kwote wrote: i hope Paul will be making these for awhile so i don't miss out.
I've got quite a few in stock and if I run out I will just have to get some more made up

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nice! i'll be keeping this in mind for June then.
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Post by flts » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:03 am

For whatever reason, I keep reading fracrack like "frac crack".
Maybe it's the start of a new term pertaining to modular synth addition?
"Yo man, you got the hook up on some frac crack?"
maybe it's FRA-crack... but it still leaves the question: what does FRA actually stand for? For Routing Addicts? For Rich Artists?

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Post by zerosum » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:38 am

For Rich Artists?
HEHEHEHE no thats for Modcan :)

Fractional Crack,hehehehehe I love that :lol:

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Post by Kwote » Fri May 23, 2008 12:46 pm

dang. i really want one of these a lot more now. in fact i think two might be mandatory. for the longest time i never messed with slew and then finally after acquiring the VCS and configuring the EG for it this past week i've been hooked.

slew adds so much dimension to melodic styles.

thanks Krisp for making this. i'm trying to raise funds as we speak!
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Post by MrDys » Fri May 23, 2008 12:56 pm

Kwote wrote:slew adds so much dimension to melodic styles.
Interesting. Could you expand on that a bit?

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Post by Kwote » Fri May 23, 2008 1:01 pm

MrDys wrote:
Kwote wrote:slew adds so much dimension to melodic styles.
Interesting. Could you expand on that a bit?
everything seems so static and on off when playing or sequencing notes. with slew the transition is much smoother. with extreme slew the notes really bleed into each other which at some times might be too overbearing. just depends on the style you're going for. but for me it produces a real gooey funky feel. makes everything seem more cohesive.
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Post by a100user » Thu May 29, 2008 8:00 am

+1 for Krisp.

Paul built me a pair of Oakley Equinoxe's in Euro format and they rock

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Post by a100user » Thu May 29, 2008 8:12 am

And this is what they look like

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or this without the cables

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Post by Kwote » Thu May 29, 2008 11:17 am

you have a link breakin the equinoxes down? i've never read much about oakley's stuff.

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Post by Kwote » Thu May 29, 2008 11:25 am

nice. thanks.
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Post by tragedybysyntax » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:31 am

oh crud, what would you charge to build 1 more of those for me in euro? the equinox that is..... looks like i can buy the lag at ah...however. :)

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Post by krisp14u » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:19 pm

Finished some custom Frac moduels and have upped some photos thought some of you might like a look
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More at http://www.krisp1.com/custom.htm
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Post by Kwote » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:54 pm

ooohh. that multimix looks spectacular. how much my brutha?
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Post by krisp14u » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:07 pm

The prices are good for now but may change as the panel price goes up every week :bang:

Equinox frac rack 122
Multimix Stooge frac rack 83

I am having a Multimix in my next Frac case
I felt like hanging on to that one but it has gone to a good home

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Post by Kwote » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:35 pm

krisp14u wrote:The prices are good for now but may change as the panel price goes up every week :bang:

Equinox frac rack 122
Multimix Stooge frac rack 83

I am having a Multimix in my next Frac case
I felt like hanging on to that one but it has gone to a good home
is this GBP or USD?
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Post by krisp14u » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:49 am

I only work in GBP
or I can work for beer mmmmmmm :guinness:

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Post by Kwote » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:31 am

krisp14u wrote:I only work in GBP
or I can work for beer mmmmmmm :guinness:
how many pints should i send your way?
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