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quad operator bank by humble audio

Post by bigwill » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:56 pm

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Check out the AskAudio Quad Operator review

The final production front panel:

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Hello muffwiggler! Quick note that I wanted to share with folks!

I'm demoing a prototype of a new module that I've been working on called the Quad Operator Bank ("quadop" for short) this weekend at Machines in Music. And I'm soft launching (very softly) my modular brand, Humble Audio. Come say hi!

And he's a place to talk about it!

The prototype front panel:

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And the info card that I'll be handing out Machines in Music:

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Post by moremagic » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:59 pm

any audio? curious about projected bandwidth/freq range

looks pretty darn cool :)

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Post by bigwill » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:15 pm

No audio or video demos just yet, sorry!

As for bandwidth, hoping we can run at 96k sample rate but there’s some processing that I’m considering that may require me to reduce that to 48k. The code as implemented right now is running pretty close to CPU limitations at 96k. Sounds very good at 48k IMO, but fingers crossed!

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Post by DSC » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:42 am

Any chance of a CV expander for that modulation matrix?

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Post by nrg242 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:43 am

i'll squeeze some audio out of this man and his module hopefully before the end of the weekend, since he's taken over my kitchen and living room.

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Post by bigwill » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:17 pm

DSC wrote:Any chance of a CV expander for that modulation matrix?
Plans for an expanded are in the works :) Details are still being worked out...

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Post by bonjourmyfriends » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:12 pm

I'm highly interested in hearing this. :eyes:

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Post by bigwill » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:22 pm

bonjourmyfriends wrote:I'm highly interested in hearing this. :eyes:
Yes, I’m very tardy on getting audio demos together. I moved recently and my studio is not yet back up and running. I’ll post here when they’re ready!

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Post by Dogma » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:57 am

bigwill wrote:
bonjourmyfriends wrote:I'm highly interested in hearing this. :eyes:
Yes, I’m very tardy on getting audio demos together. I moved recently and my studio is not yet back up and running. I’ll post here when they’re ready!
Yeah me too. If you can I'd highly suggest 96k, unless it's something obtainable with some fir,ware magic (if it's a firmware thing)
look up!

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Post by kay_k » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:16 am

I love this! .. I want this! .. when can I have it? .. will my wife kill me over the price?

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Post by Eric the Red » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:28 pm

Will there be a DIY option or only pre built?
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Post by bigwill » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:59 pm

kay_k wrote:I love this! .. I want this! .. when can I have it? .. will my wife kill me over the price?
I'm not prepared to make any claims about pricing right now, but I'm hoping that I can land somewhere you will think it's a good value even if it's not the cheapest module out there :mrgreen:

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Post by bigwill » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Eric the Red wrote:Will there be a DIY option or only pre built?
No plans for a DIY at the moment.

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Post by hyena » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:48 am

seems a very very cool implementation of the classic dx fm!!! love the matrix!

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Post by psykon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 am

Pretty hyped for this! :cloud:

But I would really like to see an expander with CV control over the matrix. I want to put some sweet, sweet envelopes and lfos in there 8-)

I would also be interested in a diy option if that would be possible somewhere in the future.

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Post by hyena » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am

mmm yes...as of now you can just modulate the total "index" of one operator not the single contributions of single other operators...i see your point...

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Post by evs » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:03 am

Saw this module at schneiders today, but it did not worked so I could not try..
Can‘t wait to hear this!

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Post by bigwill » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:02 pm

evs wrote:Saw this module at schneiders today, but it did not worked so I could not try..
Can‘t wait to hear this!
EDIT: I've contacted Schneiders about the issue and sent them updated firmware. I'll post here when they confirm the issue with the demo unit is resolved!

Hi!

I sent them this unit as part of a beta test. We discovered that it's way too easy to trigger the calibration procedure which, if you do be accident, can leave the units in a recoverable but unusable state. I'm making some changes to address this and other fixes / improvements to the firmware and sending them an update soon. So, hopefully it should be ready to use in a few days!

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Post by bigwill » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:15 pm

Plenty more to come, but I finally around to getting a couple sound demos up on instagram. have a look:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfLvvVonoju ... dio_synths

https://www.instagram.com/p/BffBs_VDEmP ... dio_synths

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Post by bigwill » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:14 pm

A demo track one of our beta testers was kind enough to share. All the sounds except the drums that come in at 0:35 began inside the quad operator:

https://soundcloud.com/humbleaudio/quad ... h-humphrey

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Post by DSC » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:34 pm

Spot on! Keep those demos coming!

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Post by bigwill » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:35 pm

DSC wrote:Spot on! Keep those demos coming!
Glad you like! I'm stoked as well! More demo content coming over the next weeks. We're hoping to begin taking orders no later than May.

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Post by bigwill » Wed May 02, 2018 3:20 am

Hi folks,

We'll be demoing the Quad Operator at Superbooth over the next few days in Berlin! Come see us at W235 in the west wing if you're attending!

Also--a fresh demo from Josh Humphrey! All sounds from the Quad Operator!

https://soundcloud.com/humbleaudio/quad ... h-humphrey

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Post by Batik Rhys » Wed May 02, 2018 4:15 am

Any way of signing up for some kind of email notification of availability?

Dead keen on this :yay:

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Post by Shledge » Wed May 02, 2018 4:46 am

Is this using yamaha chips or is it DSP based? Wouldn't mind having that old DAC "crunch" that made the likes of the TX81z have character.

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