Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by renasent » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:21 am

jones wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:56 pm
Craig Z wrote:
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If you're a bit forgetful, like me, having the quality / banks UIs separated out, as Supercell does, is worth something too. It used to drive me nuts on the Monsoon. The output level right there on the panel is worth something also (to some at least).
What he said...
Totally agree. Dedicated knobs make for a great user experience and is one of the attraction of modular in the first place for me.

Thanks also for your cheatsheet. You’re a star ⭐️ :yay: :yay: :yay:

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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by Craig Z » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:42 pm

Yeah, that cheatsheet is bomb ass. Printed it in colour and stapled it like a little manual. Beats trying to look at a website on the laptop while trying to make sounds.

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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by studio460 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:25 pm

Yes, thank you again for that excellent cheat sheet, Jones! It inspired me to explore my Supercell a bit more last night. I got my Supercell during a furious initial buying-spree and never really fully explored all of its alternate modes. I'm sure you all have already seen this Cinematic Laboratory video, but I'll link it anyway for my own reference: "Clouds Parasite | Still Going Strong."



After recovering from a brief bout of acute Beads-envy, this video inspired me to focus more on Supercell's reverb and delay. When I first got my Supercell, my initial impression of the reverb was rather meh, but now I'm finding that with a little finesse, it's actually quite dreamy. Also, owning Supercell over original Clouds, having all that modulation, attenuation, VUs, etc., is pretty cool.

At first, I was pretty laser-focused on just its granular-engine, giving its other capabilities rather short-shrift. The video suggests that you can think of your Supercell more as an effects-module, leaving the granular heavy-lifting to Beads' higher-fidelity engine. This is an apt approach and does in fact make a strong argument for keeping Supercell in my rack—cognitive dissonance, relaxed—everything now right with the world again.

Yes, I'll be ordering Beads, but only when supply becomes "normal" and my 10%-off discount applies again. I'm in no rush. I'll also be ordering the Mordax GXN when available, because you know what they say, "You can never have too many granular-engines!"
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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by flies » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:13 pm

studio460 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:06 pm
Is there any reason to hang on to our Supercells now that Beads is out?
Mode 2 [○●○○]: Pitch Shift / Time Stretch (Parasites)
Mode 3 [○○●○]: Looping Delay (Parasites)
Mode 4 [○○○●]: Spectral Processor (Parasites)
Mode 5 [○●●●]: Oliverb (Parasites)
Mode 6 [●○●●]: Resonestor (Parasites)
Mode 7 [●●○●]: Beat Repeat (Kammerl)
Mode 8 [●●●○]: Spectral Clouds (Kammerl)
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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by Smapti » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:16 am

Yep. The spectral processor alone is worth keeping Supercell for me.

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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by studio460 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:40 pm

Smapti wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:16 am
Yep. The spectral processor alone is worth keeping Supercell for me.
I thought Beads was a super-set of Clouds? Or is that only of Clouds' factory-firmware? If that's true, that's plenty enough reason for me to keep my Supercell. Because now that I'm becoming more familiar with Parasites, I really love the sounds my Supercell is making (and its abundance of modulation-inputs!).
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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by Craig Z » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:20 pm

Beads can only store one buffer too, I believe. That's a big negative imo.

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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by studio460 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:04 am

Thanks! How many can Supercell store?
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Re: Supercell: expanded version of Clouds + Superparasites firmware

Post by recliq » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:36 am

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