Tipsy Circuits - Emperor

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Tipsy Circuits - Emperor

Post by botstein » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:38 am

Emperor, our first Eurorack module, is designed to be a very powerful brain for your modular system.

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Emperor is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, is expandable to 16GB of RAM, and can accommodate any 2.5” hard disk or SSD. Designed for a seamless workflow patching among other modules, the 32 3.5mm jacks on the front panel are 8 dedicated audio inputs and outputs, which work at up to 24 bits at 192kHz, and 8 dedicated analog control voltage inputs and outputs. Four high-speed USB 3.0 ports are brought to panel, allowing any control surface, additional audio interface, or storage device. Emperor also supports hubs, enabling users to connect as many USB devices as they would like.

Emperor provides an effortless workflow for multi-track recording, sampling, and hosting VST instruments and effects. By allowing users to choose between Linux and Windows 8.1, Emperor makes it possible to use any DAW software and plugins in any combination.

Modular software environments including Max/MSP, Native Instruments Reaktor 5, and Pure Data are able to run natively on Emperor. One's favorite patches can be loaded and modified seamlessly.

We hope to inspire the modular community to create new compositions that have until now, been impossible to realize!

An emperor prototype will be on display at the Muff Wiggler booth, #1371 in Hall E, at the NAMM show in Anaheim through Sunday. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for demos and updates!
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Post by Joe. » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:41 am

but can i surf Muffwiggler on it?

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Post by botstein » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:45 am

LoFi Junglist wrote:but can i surf Muffwiggler on it?
Absolutely. I am posting from the Emperor prototype!

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Post by pathein » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:03 am

:woah:

Probably be cool to have it as standalone unit too, kinda reminds me of a monome Aleph on super steroid.

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Post by ben_hex » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:45 am

Wow! Looking forward to seeing more of this. Standalone unit makes sense where it has all it's own power. Then sit it in front or to the side and patch in and out of the modular.
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Post by burnn_out! » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:50 am

WOW, IDK If I'm in love or if I want to kill it with fire. .
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Post by moonkid » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:53 am

:w00t:

holy lord of the synth integration!!!

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Post by talfred » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:11 am

pathein wrote::woah:

Probably be cool to have it as standalone unit too, kinda reminds me of a monome Aleph on super steroid.
Yeah, standalone it would even resemble..



a computer :whistle:

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Post by strettara » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:14 am

Vast possibilities, very very cool. I think it's going to appeal enormously to anyone interested in granular synthesis, wav file manipulation, concrete music, effects and so on. And the fact that it's integrated into the rack will invite you to use it much more than an external laptop with osc interface would - imo. Definitely a module for experimenters.

There was a thread a while ago about the future of synthesis - well who knows, but I'm convinced that the future of synthesisers is this sort of thing. The intuitive, immediately playable interface of modular combined with the processing power of the computer.

Well done Botstein.
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Post by ben_hex » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:14 am

talfred wrote:
Yeah, standalone it would even resemble..



a computer :whistle:
It would, but all fully integrated and geared towards one purpose. Wouldn't need sound cards and expert sleeper / midi to CV or anything.

Be totally awesome as a module too, not sure how power supplies will cope running an i5!
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Post by LowOver » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:52 am

holy shit I5 ? ... :eek: ..... and i tell anyone that i want to get rid of the computer for making musik......powerconsumption is a question...

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Post by NS4W » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:04 am

pathein wrote::woah:

Probably be cool to have it as standalone unit too, kinda reminds me of a monome Aleph on super steroid.
Like in a pc?

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Post by listentoaheartbeat » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:27 am

What buffer sizes are you running for the audio interface? I can see latency becoming an issue for many applications.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:57 am

I am happy that I will be the first to post:

"Why the hell would I want to use a computer? I got a modular to go away from the computer screen in the first place!! :zombie: "

Excellent work! You should've named it the Blue Screen. :lol:

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CV controlled Muff Wiggler! :sb:
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Post by evs » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:11 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:
LoFi Junglist wrote:but can i surf Muffwiggler on it?

CV controlled Muff Wiggler! :sb:
Holy Shit, can i use the Uar to randomly respond to Posts ?

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Post by didahdrieghe » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:14 am

Any info on power consumption?

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Post by EarlJemmings » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:30 am

:ripbanana: I actually guessed to myself it could be a computer that's been euro'd but I didn't think that was possible

and here we are

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Post by drip.feed » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:42 am

Can it run OS X?
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Post by Kingnimrod » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:52 am

Before my eyes focused this morning I thought it was a eurorack microwave.

:bacon: :bacon: :bacon:

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Post by Matos » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:58 am

Ha! That would be one way to get the kinks out of your cables. 15 seconds on high and they're nice and soft.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:10 am

Matos wrote:Ha! That would be one way to get the kinks out of your cables. 15 seconds on high and they're nice and soft.
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Post by stabilt » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:26 am

Great module!

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Post by nearly ghost » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:29 am

This thing looks insane! :zombie:

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Post by ben_hex » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:38 am

Kingnimrod wrote:Before my eyes focused this morning I thought it was a eurorack microwave.

:bacon: :bacon: :bacon:
Take it there's some NAMM pics somewhere you've seen to say that?
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Post by mritenburg » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:02 am

This is awesome. I've been wanting a module that can run Reaktor.

Taking a step back for a moment, an obvious concern will be that the module will be vulnerable to the same malware and virii that infect network-connected Windows based systems.
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