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Post by miles_macquarrie » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:13 am

That sounds great I've been trying to hunt one of these down, someone help!

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Post by Sweetfiltersweep » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:10 am

A try to get even closer to analog FM sounds. Please read the patch notes.


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Post by PlateOfShrimp » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:27 pm

miles_macquarrie wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:13 am
That sounds great I've been trying to hunt one of these down, someone help!
Sameeee bummer they won't be around until 2021 if that's true.

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Post by He_lium » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:31 am

And it will probably be different (2:15)


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Post by miles_macquarrie » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:45 am

PlateOfShrimp wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:27 pm
miles_macquarrie wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:13 am
That sounds great I've been trying to hunt one of these down, someone help!
Sameeee bummer they won't be around until 2021 if that's true.
I found one by posting a thread in the WTB forum here. I probably started it less than a month ago. You should do the same if you are looking.

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Post by PlateOfShrimp » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:05 am

Congrats! Yeah I think I'll do that. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Post by bhmcc » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:20 am

miles_macquarrie wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:45 am
PlateOfShrimp wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:27 pm
miles_macquarrie wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:13 am
That sounds great I've been trying to hunt one of these down, someone help!
Sameeee bummer they won't be around until 2021 if that's true.
I found one by posting a thread in the WTB forum here. I probably started it less than a month ago. You should do the same if you are looking.
Congratulations!

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Post by BlinkyLights » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:59 pm

Damn. Came looking for VRL updates, and found them. ^

Okay. Oh well.

Any news on the multi-Delay thing that was debuted months back?

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Post by Soy Sos » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:06 pm

BlinkyLights wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Damn. Came looking for VRL updates, and found them. ^

Okay. Oh well.

Any news on the multi-Delay thing that was debuted months back?
The Cascading Delay Network will be available in a few weeks!

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Post by BlinkyLights » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:08 pm

Soy Sos wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:06 pm
The Cascading Delay Network will be available in a few weeks!
Oh that's great. Have a street price, then?

I am definitely looking forward to this one.

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Post by Soy Sos » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:55 pm

I'll check on that price...

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Post by blaythe.steuer » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:05 pm

do we know anything about the new VRL? the current one is so so good i can’t really imagine how they would improve it

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Post by sssaaammm » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:29 pm

One thing I would like to see "improved" (this is very subjective) is a case that is more suitable for portability/transport -- something like a lunchbox/briefcase, with a few more utilities thrown into the "extra" space below the output knobs and jacks (a quantizer would be nice). I was really drawn to the "complete" VRL system, with the touch controller, but ended up getting the standalone blackbox version because the fixed angle of the case and its overall footprint gave me pause.

That said, the VRL system and case does look great, and I was very close to getting one in spite of my above reservations. Looking forward to seeing whatever they end up doing with the next version!

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Post by winn3r » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:07 am

sssaaammm wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:29 pm
One thing I would like to see "improved" (this is very subjective) is a case that is more suitable for portability/transport -- something like a lunchbox/briefcase, with a few more utilities thrown into the "extra" space below the output knobs and jacks (a quantizer would be nice). I was really drawn to the "complete" VRL system, with the touch controller, but ended up getting the standalone blackbox version because the fixed angle of the case and its overall footprint gave me pause.

That said, the VRL system and case does look great, and I was very close to getting one in spite of my above reservations. Looking forward to seeing whatever they end up doing with the next version!
Try looking for one of their discontinued Structure 96 cases, like mine here with the SV-1 on the bottom: https://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic ... 4#p3267524

I don't own any PGH touch controllers, but I would imagine the full VRL would be quite fun and much more ergonomic in the 96 than in the normal case.

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Post by blaythe.steuer » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:29 pm

winn3r wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:07 am
sssaaammm wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:29 pm
One thing I would like to see "improved" (this is very subjective) is a case that is more suitable for portability/transport -- something like a lunchbox/briefcase, with a few more utilities thrown into the "extra" space below the output knobs and jacks (a quantizer would be nice). I was really drawn to the "complete" VRL system, with the touch controller, but ended up getting the standalone blackbox version because the fixed angle of the case and its overall footprint gave me pause.

That said, the VRL system and case does look great, and I was very close to getting one in spite of my above reservations. Looking forward to seeing whatever they end up doing with the next version!
Try looking for one of their discontinued Structure 96 cases, like mine here with the SV-1 on the bottom: https://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic ... 4#p3267524

I don't own any PGH touch controllers, but I would imagine the full VRL would be quite fun and much more ergonomic in the 96 than in the normal case.
you literally have to get the sv-1b now to match it with the VRL i am sorry but it will be so sick looking lol

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West Coast sound from VRL.

Post by Sweetfiltersweep » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:35 am

Inspired by the excellent videos of Marc Doty about the Buchla Easel Command, I realized that many of the features of the Buchla Easel can be found in the Voltage Research Laboratory, too. In fact, I think almost the previous videos available in my channel with the VRL do include only sine waves and no filter settings, which are essential features of the “West Coast”.

Please read the video notes for additional information.


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Post by wrngtrls » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:44 am

So I got the VRL to sound like a chamber quartet:


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Post by LunaticSound » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:38 am

wrngtrls wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:44 am
So I got the VRL to sound like a chamber quartet:

Nice! Is that a Multitrack recording or did you squeeze all that in one Patch?

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Post by wrngtrls » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:50 am

LunaticSound wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:38 am
wrngtrls wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:44 am
So I got the VRL to sound like a chamber quartet:

Nice! Is that a Multitrack recording or did you squeeze all that in one Patch?
Yeah, it's a three-track with a double L & R track on the initial mid-range melody. My right hand is doing some filter-opening to mimic the timbres of the strings for each track to make it work, so they're uniquely not in sync.

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Post by Soy Sos » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:52 am

Yes wrngtrls, it sounds really lovely.
Timbres are lush and complex, lower voice almost french horn like...

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Post by BlinkyLights » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:31 am

Lovely sounds in that quartet piece.

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Post by minatorymodular » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:23 am

It'd be cool if the oscillator section was carved out and sold independently. The warp makes it stand out. I can't think of any elegant way to replicate the sounds of those folded saws and squares. Better yet, if a standalone wavefolder existed! But I don't think that's possible---seems like they've just created unique waveforms to feed an otherwise conventional wavefolder.

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Re: West Coast sound from VRL.

Post by GrandMasterBeta » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:17 am

Sweetfiltersweep wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:35 am
Inspired by the excellent videos of Marc Doty about the Buchla Easel Command, I realized that many of the features of the Buchla Easel can be found in the Voltage Research Laboratory, too.
I'm a fan of your vids!

I'm a relatively new VRL owner - so far pairing it with a subharmonicon and beatstep pro for sequencing and a pisound running modep for effects. What are some of your favorite module pairings for the VRL? What do you think of the touch controller versus some of the alternatives?

Thx!
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Re: West Coast sound from VRL.

Post by wrngtrls » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:38 am

GrandMasterBeta wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:17 am
I'm a relatively new VRL owner - so far pairing it with a subharmonicon and beatstep pro for sequencing and a pisound running modep for effects. What are some of your favorite module pairings for the VRL? What do you think of the touch controller versus some of the alternatives?
The y axis of the touch controller is my favorite part. It's sensitivity (I think the fancy synth word is capacity) is unique and changes based on how much of your finger you lay across the axis, the temp of your hand, the range of your finger, and all of this is translated into sound. It's incredible.

I using the two function generators to modulate the two oscillators on the subharmonicon is also bonkers. Use the mult to turn the subharmonicon stereo by patching one in the analog delay module before it hits the mix.

Back to the touch controller, using it as a sequencer has been hard to figure out, honestly. I basically just just it as a touch capacity pad to modulate pitch, CF and timbral modulations. As a sequencer it's stop and go. I know it can do more, I just haven't figured out how to easily play it like a keyboard because as a modulator its so intuitive and musical. Any tip?

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