I am not really using the distortion algo at all. For me Milky Way is mainly Reverb and or Delay, and I amusing in via Aux Send/return on my Befaco Hexmix System. My main issue before was the noise floor level especially in the Ping Pong Delay algo. The noise floor was clearly not at the same level between all of them with some reverbs being much quieter than the delays. Since this update I find the algos to have pretty much the same noise floor and it being at an acceptable level (while before was barely usable unless in busy busy mix, definitely not with very few sounds)ThriceGood wrote: ↑Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:11 amI installed the new noise fix firmware and found it hard to notice much of a difference. But for me its not really a big problem if I am using louder/brighter waves like saws or folded sines, in this case the waves are louder and I don't need to turn up my output volume to the point where the noise is noticeable. The problem for me is that I like to use a lot of pure sine waves and softer sounds, in this case I have to turn up the output volume more, especially for lower frequencies. This of course could be countered with some EQing (anyone know of a decent stereo EQ module?).freerider197 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:35 amNot sure if "completely silent" is something that will ever apply to any modules out there but definitely nothing close to what was before, by a long shot. Definitely a good end of chain effect now.
Also, the 1kHz peak is much much lower, I can only hear it if I crank my output volume from modular and input gain on my Soundcard and play no sound at all. As soon as I play some sounds is masked by other frequency and even if you try and focus on it is still almost unnoticeable. Probably best to try for yourself as I noticed many people were "OK" with the noise floor before the update which makes me think we all have very different expectations in terms of signal to noise ration in eurorack modules.
Did you notice any difference in the distortion effect? To me this effect is unusable due to the fact that the noise is incredibly boosted. With no sound going to the input, the output is just pure white noise. I was considering going for the Happy Nerding FX Aid as a replacement for the Milkyway but now I am not sure if I will ever have silence in my 'low frequency sine wave' use case. I'm hoping the stage 2 update will come along soon!
I kind of expect distortion to add some noise to a sound or at least, this is a rather common characteristics od distortions and saturators.