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Post by LDT » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:21 am

A small but important one for me:
When using 4ms DLD for vocal looping, I have for some time been annoyed by little smudgy too-soft-to-be-called-glitches in audio, with the pulse of the incoming clock.
I turns out, that you can only get perfect audio, if you use a perfect clock. Makes sense, right? I used to feed it from a clock divider (fed by my main clock), but that is not good enough. Then I tried a clocked lfo from FH-2, but the FH-2 is synced via midi to Hermod (the clock Boss), so that is not good enough.
But: Taking a clock DIRECTLY from Hermod (it has its own DLD clock track now), works perfectly: Completely glitch free, pristine audio from DLD.

(This is also means, that I will not sync Hermod to anything if I want perfect audio from DLD. As soon as one clock is based on another clock, then the clock will be too sloppy for this purpose.)

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Post by R.U.Nuts » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:13 pm

Yeah. I noticed this, too. I had no glitches but it's about the time it takes the DLD to drift out of sync. With some clock sources it stays in sync only for a few seconds before it drifts out of phase slightly, with other clocks you can maintain perfect sync for a couple of minutes. I have the best experiences with Arturia clocks. Both my Keystep and my Drumbrute keep the DLD in sync for about ten minutes. However it's best to use the DLD itself as the master clock. If only it had a pot to dial in the clock rate rather than just the tap tempo...

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Post by deftinwulf » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:28 pm

muffdiver wrote:
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Making a text file with the posts that you find interesting or of utility from this thread is super useful.
I do this as well, though I really need to do it more often. Sometimes I'll read something and think "that really ought to go in my log", and then get lazy and forget to record it.... doh! :doh:

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Post by grrrwaaa » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:35 pm

I'm old school: copy paste into a giant ever-growing email to myself.

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Post by Kawouddd » Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:51 am

Just that, really. About fourses.

I knew it in principle, but seeing it in my own rack on my own scope has got me thinking whole new levels of “what the hell?” And “how the hell can I best harness it?” And “how the hell can I modulate that for the most mess?” And “do I need ANOTHER fourses to patch into it?
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Post by Foghorn » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:31 pm

I just found a number of patch cables where I had soldered a 1N4001 signal diode into the plug.
I am not sure what kind of situations I can create by using these in a patch.
But maybe I am going to find out.
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Post by Johnnyfive » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:48 pm

R.U.Nuts wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:13 pm
However it's best to use the DLD itself as the master clock. If only it had a pot to dial in the clock rate rather than just the tap tempo...
i sometimes plug a square lfo into the ping input so that i can dial in the rate, then just unplug it (so that it's using the dld internal clock, which seems super stable). not very high tech, but it works. a more elegant solution would be a permanently patched lfo going to a simple on-off switch to the dld.

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Post by rayultine » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:18 pm

I don't think Terci Ruina is DC coupled, but if you put sub-audio/DC signals into the first input then patch the final output, it does really weird things like kick drums, drones, and aliasing space noises.

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Post by starthief » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:17 pm

Overlapping plucks from Akemie's Castle (like Rings/Mysteron, except 4-op FM):

Send a sequence to pitch A, and a variation to pitch B. Pick one of the algorithms that runs the same patch on both, and set up plucky envelopes. Delay one of the outputs by half the clock rate and mix them together.

http://starthief.net/stuff/dueling%20castles.wav

(Not an exciting sequence here, it's 0-Ctrl repeating every 7 steps, feeding CVilization's Mucorder mode repeating at 16 steps, with pentatonic minor quantization. Voice 1 is randomly sampling from the 0-Ctrl, the other is set to randomly harmonize with voice 2.)

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Post by WarpHead » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:11 pm

Put racked mults at the destination, not the source.
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Post by Kosmikos » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:40 pm

When using the bassline mode on the Erica Synths Pico Voice, parameter 2 is the integrated envelope AD decay time, and the manual says to use it fully CW to drone. Well I also found out that when using fully CCW it also reacts to gate lengths (becomes an ASR envelope, which is not mentioned in the manual).
Might also work with other modes, but I’m having way too much fun with the bassline to try them yet.

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Post by WarpHead » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:43 pm

starthief wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Overlapping plucks from Akemie's Castle (like Rings/Mysteron, except 4-op FM):

Send a sequence to pitch A, and a variation to pitch B. Pick one of the algorithms that runs the same patch on both, and set up plucky envelopes. Delay one of the outputs by half the clock rate and mix them together.

http://starthief.net/stuff/dueling%20castles.wav

(Not an exciting sequence here, it's 0-Ctrl repeating every 7 steps, feeding CVilization's Mucorder mode repeating at 16 steps, with pentatonic minor quantization. Voice 1 is randomly sampling from the 0-Ctrl, the other is set to randomly harmonize with voice 2.)
How are you delaying the clock rate? Gonna give this a go with my castle. :yay:
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Post by starthief » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:23 pm

When I did that patch I semi-cheated and used a delay in my DAW, using tap tempo based on the clock rate I set 0-Ctrl to. :hihi: But any delay that can sync to a clock should work.

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Post by WarpHead » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:43 pm

Haha, thanks for the explanation! I lack a clocked delay in the modular, so I'm gonna cook up some phased clocking on the control side to get me in the ballpark. :guinness:
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Post by starthief » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:29 pm

You can also just kind of approximate it with an unclocked delay, it might lend some fun swing to the shenanigans :)

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Re: Today my small discovery was...

Post by jingo » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm

that soldering smd is even more fun than tht :)...

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Post by taotetek » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:46 pm

Using two different speed clocks into a voltage controlled switch (to my sequencer) controlled by a gate triggered from a window comparator in order to speed up notes within certain ranges while playing other notes slower. That was a lot of fun.
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Post by Jim the Oldbie » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:46 pm

jingo wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm
that soldering smd is even more fun than tht :)...
Yes! I discovered this too, earlier this year during the (first) shut-in. Just had to get past the initial learning curve. Never thought I'd be seeking out DIY projects with plenty of SMD parts, but that's what I find myself doing lately.

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Re: Today my small discovery was...

Post by jingo » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:06 pm

Jim the Oldbie wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:46 pm
jingo wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm
that soldering smd is even more fun than tht :)...
Yes! I discovered this too, earlier this year during the (first) shut-in. Just had to get past the initial learning curve. Never thought I'd be seeking out DIY projects with plenty of SMD parts, but that's what I find myself doing lately.
Agree 100%, once you get the hang on it, it's really satisfying to take on smd lasting projects! :)

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Re: Today my small discovery was...

Post by noisewreck » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:24 pm

jingo wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm
that soldering smd is even more fun than tht :)...
Yes! I find it easier and less fiddly too!

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Post by noisewreck » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:30 pm

Yesterday I found that Mimetic Digitalis and Rampage together make for a very flexible recordable LFO. That in itself is great, but the story doesn’t end there. You also get a bonus related trigger source by taking the Rise and Fall outputs from Rampage.

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Post by djd_oz » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:39 pm

noisewreck wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:24 pm
jingo wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm
that soldering smd is even more fun than tht :)...
Yes! I find it easier and less fiddly too!
Do you use a soldering gun, hot air gun or oven?

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Post by noisewreck » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:42 pm

djd_oz wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:39 pm
noisewreck wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:24 pm
jingo wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm
that soldering smd is even more fun than tht :)...
Yes! I find it easier and less fiddly too!
Do you use a soldering gun, hot air gun or oven?
Soldering iron.

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Re: Today my small discovery was...

Post by jingo » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:46 am

noisewreck wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:42 pm
djd_oz wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:39 pm
noisewreck wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:24 pm
jingo wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm
that soldering smd is even more fun than tht :)...
Yes! I find it easier and less fiddly too!
Do you use a soldering gun, hot air gun or oven?
Soldering iron.
Yap, iron!

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Post by Jim the Oldbie » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:38 am

I use a big stupid Weller SP40 iron, purchased off the rack at the local Home Depot for 23 bucks, with the surprisingly-small ST7 tip that came with it. I plug this into an inline table lamp dimmer to reduce the temp to a proper range for the teensy stuff.

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