Klavis - Quadigy - Quad Envelope Generator

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Klavis - Quadigy - Quad Envelope Generator

Post by Zentek » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:02 am

<<< Contest is over - jump to the post down there >>>

Want to win a quad programmable envelope generator? :eek:
Give it a name! The person whose suggestion is retained will get this forthcoming Klavis module for free. :bananaguitar:

You may have a look at our other products to be in the right naming feeling. Send as many as you find :love:

Valid answers are only by sending your email to modular@klavis.com.
This way your priority is confirmed if needed.
The follow-up will be published here.

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We have trouble finding a name for this new baby. :despair:
Time is running and we're getting nervous.
We have finished the hardware and are busy with the code.

Don't ask for the actual front panel view.
It is deliberately that we keep it under wraps for now.

I'm curious to see what names will come up. 8-)
Let's the fun begin. :party:

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Post by listentoaheartbeat » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:34 am

Can one person suggest multiple names?

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Post by Zentek » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:39 am

listentoaheartbeat wrote:Can one person suggest multiple names?
Good point!
As many as you find :love:
I've updated the main post.

Thank you.
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Post by mor3ten » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:07 am

Looks great! :yay:

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Post by starthief » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:06 am

Interesting...

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Post by igowen » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:48 am

"Post Office"
"Air Mail"

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Post by Buttons ARE toys » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:02 pm

How about

"Dopest Slopes I Envaloped" :goo: :goo: :goo:

But in all seriousness, this is a really fun idea and I'll be sending some real entries! :nana:

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Post by Wick » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:06 pm

How about EnvFluct

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Post by -S.L- » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:55 pm

Emailed :party:

SWAG QUADSR :yay:

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Post by Timmy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:07 pm

(emailed suggestions)

"Quattro Stagioni", as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_quattro_stagioni

"Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", or just "Four Horsemen" for short, as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Hors ... Apocalypse

"Quarks", and the four channels could be named "top", "charm", "strange" and "bottom", as in See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark,_St ... _and_Charm for a cultural reference point.

"Nucleotides", or "Nucleobases", and the 4 channels could be named adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine (or uracil for RNA), as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleic_acid
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Post by Chopper » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Off road (4x4, get it?? :hihi:
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Post by Shwaj » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:55 pm

“Klavis Quadralope”... it just rolls off the tongue! :miley:

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Post by Zentek » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:20 am

Wow! I didn't imagine such response! :goo:
I'm overflowed by name suggestions. A rough estimate is already over 500 !!! :eek:
You know "be careful what you wish for, it might just come true" ?
That's exactly what happens here. Thank you for keeping me busy :lol:

Submissions will be accepted till midnight GMT this Sunday 11 March.
a.k.a. zero hour when Monday begins.
To know when is that time at your place, check here.

There was a lot of activity on Facebook; I've seen several suggestions without the required e-mail for a valid entry!
I repeat: only e-mails received at modular@klavis.com will be accounted.

The names received cover every possible approach in mythology, geology, genetics, romance, chemistry, geometry, poker, automotive, word plays, acronyms, poetry, translations, Latin, language mix, imaginary words, and plain goofiness :tu:

As expected, the postal domain was explored too, culminating with "Klavis goes postal" :grin: Not what I'd like to see on the panel, but was a good laugh. Thanks.

Some suggestions left me puzzled. So strange that I wonder what could be the reasoning leading to them. :hmm:

Plenty of "4" related prefixes "Four, Quadra, Tetra, and Quad" in the names, the number 4 itself sometimes mangled with the name text.
When not totally disconnected, many cores were made of "env", some "slopes" or "gen", and endings with "lopes".
These text blocks are part of most entries in the contest.

I had proposals to design us the front panel ... for free. Wow!
That's enthusiasm and kindness all wrapped up.
It won't be necessary, cos the panel was designed long before we commit to the electronic board layout.
Great thanks anyway.

It was also good to read nice comments from users enjoying their Klavis modules with the Twin waves at the forefront of their praise.


I expect to select the winning name on Monday (European time).

A great thank you to all. 8-)

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Post by gonkulator » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:29 am

Top ten rejected names for Klavis' forthcoming quad programmable envelope:

Quandary
Not Your Daddy's Envelope
EZ PZ EG
Envyous
The Four Mothers of Envention
ADS-RRRR!
Four-Pack-ADS

(remember, these are rejected names)

Warp Four, Captain!
Four on the Floor

And the number one rejected name for Klavis' forthcoming quad programmable envelope:

The Mod Quad
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Post by Zentek » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:37 am

gonkulator wrote:Top ten rejected names for Klavis' forthcoming quad programmable envelope:
Good list :tu:
Some actual entries are damn close to those you listed (if not exactly the same - I should check). :lol:
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Post by smoo » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:04 am

Fast Four or the fast four, Snappy four, Snappy set, the Snappies
Eurolopes

(Please make it as snappy and fast like the WMD SSF env)

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Post by The Junglechrist » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:45 am

Sent !


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Post by -S.L- » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:51 am

it's ok you know, you can already announced that I won, no big deal :yay:

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Post by dooj88 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:06 am

Good fun!

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Post by Zentek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:42 pm

The contest is now over.
In fact, it was over this morning at zero hour GMT

I took me some time to read 200+ emails, many of them with several proposals. Choosing the name wasn't easier either.

Surprisingly, the winning suggestion was in plain sight from the beginning. :eek:

The product description that will also be printed on the panel, just under the module name is : Quad programmable Envelope Generator.
From that, Dan Arnoux, our winner, thought of Quad EG, but written Quadigy.

I really like the subtle wordplay and the feel similar to prodigy.
It also fits well with the other Klavis module names: Twin waves, Logica and Mixwitch.

So, ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the Klavis Quadigy ! :yay:
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Post by PolarIceCaves » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Meh I liked mine better

:hihi:

Very curious as to all the functionality of this module. Can't wait to see a pic of the panel! Good stuff and thanks for the fun.

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Post by lisa » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:06 pm

Cool! :party:
New modular track with a ton of FM cross modulation and drum synthesis. 🔥


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Post by Zentek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:28 pm

PolarIceCaves wrote:Very curious as to all the functionality of this module. Can't wait to see a pic of the panel! Good stuff and thanks for the fun.
Here is a low res image with labels purposely too small.

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Sorry, for not providing more for now; it's still a bit early.
We have the Superbooth in a few weeks.
I'll be back with more info very soon.

Thanks for the interest.

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Post by Heliophile » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Great name, congrats Dan!
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Post by solipsvs » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:39 pm

4DSR is better than quadigy

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