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New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by float32 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:44 pm

Hi everyone, we've got a new module! Zzzorb is a four-pole multimode filter plus a linear VCA! You can find more info and some audio demos here: https://www.alrightdevices.com/product/zzzorb

We're shipping these now so they should be available from shops in the US and Europe very soon. We also have a handful available on our webshop but we're currently only shipping to the US.

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Post by plainjanefrancis » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:51 pm

adorable <3

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Post by xcc » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:01 pm

Sounds great. Go Texas!

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Post by pekbro » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:04 pm

want...

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Post by Whelm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:32 am

You guys are great at naming and designing panels for modules.

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Post by cptnal » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 am

Love the eyes telling you what's low pass and what's high pass. :yay:

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Post by Schrank » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:50 am

Yes these Panels are lovely! I think credit goes to cremacaffe design in italy, the same people behind mutable instruments panel graphics. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Post by damase » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:27 am

very nice work
loving the layout, features, and the resonance sounds very good

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Post by Naenyn » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:55 pm

Sounds great! Love your panels, too. Wish I had room! This is definitely going on my WTB list! :goo:
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Re: New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by MikeLeeBirds » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:02 pm

cptnal wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 am
Love the eyes telling you what's low pass and what's high pass. :yay:
What do you mean? The little guy with the evil look is between the frequency CV inputs and the cute guy is between the resonance and VCA knobs.

The different filter characteristics are indicated by the curves above the respective outputs.

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Post by suckerformimi » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:44 pm

+1 Filters with built-in VCA's!

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Post by cptnal » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:27 pm

MikeLeeBirds wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:02 pm
cptnal wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 am
Love the eyes telling you what's low pass and what's high pass. :yay:
What do you mean? The little guy with the evil look is between the frequency CV inputs and the cute guy is between the resonance and VCA knobs.

The different filter characteristics are indicated by the curves above the respective outputs.
Indeed the curves are there, but to me the guy at the top looks low and sluggish, and the guy at the bottom is bright and startled. In other words they look like low pass and high pass sound. Maybe I'm overthinking it... :hmm:

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Re: New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by deftinwulf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:02 pm

cptnal wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:27 pm
MikeLeeBirds wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:02 pm
cptnal wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 am
Love the eyes telling you what's low pass and what's high pass. :yay:
What do you mean? The little guy with the evil look is between the frequency CV inputs and the cute guy is between the resonance and VCA knobs.

The different filter characteristics are indicated by the curves above the respective outputs.
Indeed the curves are there, but to me the guy at the top looks low and sluggish, and the guy at the bottom is bright and startled. In other words they look like low pass and high pass sound. Maybe I'm overthinking it... :hmm:
I don't think you're overthinking it, but to me it seems that it's more about the the little breathing-tube things on their heads than the eyes... the guy on top is Lowpass because his tubes slope down to the right and the the guy below is highpass becuase his slope down to the left. But I like your interpretation too. :)

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Re: New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by deftinwulf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:03 pm

Is this filter design based on anything? Novel filter circuit? Analog or digital? (not that it matters, I'm just curious.) I really liked the demo sounds. :party:

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Post by minatorymodular » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 pm

I thought the little marks on the two low pass output were showing 2 and 4 pole filters.

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Post by deftinwulf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:09 pm

minatorymodular wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 pm
I thought the little marks on the two low pass output were showing 2 and 4 pole filters.
They are. ;)

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Re: New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by Bob Charlotte » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:13 am

It looks so beautiful :love:

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Re: New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by float32 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:21 pm

deftinwulf wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:02 pm
cptnal wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:27 pm
MikeLeeBirds wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:02 pm
cptnal wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 am
Love the eyes telling you what's low pass and what's high pass. :yay:
What do you mean? The little guy with the evil look is between the frequency CV inputs and the cute guy is between the resonance and VCA knobs.

The different filter characteristics are indicated by the curves above the respective outputs.
Indeed the curves are there, but to me the guy at the top looks low and sluggish, and the guy at the bottom is bright and startled. In other words they look like low pass and high pass sound. Maybe I'm overthinking it... :hmm:
I don't think you're overthinking it, but to me it seems that it's more about the the little breathing-tube things on their heads than the eyes... the guy on top is Lowpass because his tubes slope down to the right and the the guy below is highpass becuase his slope down to the left. But I like your interpretation too. :)
Haha, I like these interpretations! Truthfully they're not meant to indicate anything about the filter, they're just cute little creatures!
deftinwulf wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Is this filter design based on anything? Novel filter circuit? Analog or digital? (not that it matters, I'm just curious.) I really liked the demo sounds. :party:
It's nothing out of the ordinary, just a cascade of four VCA-integrators with feedback. All analog, using two SSI2164 quad VCA chips.

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Post by deftinwulf » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:47 pm

float32 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:21 pm

Haha, I like these interpretations! Truthfully they're not meant to indicate anything about the filter, they're just cute little creatures!
deftinwulf wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Is this filter design based on anything? Novel filter circuit? Analog or digital? (not that it matters, I'm just curious.) I really liked the demo sounds. :party:
It's nothing out of the ordinary, just a cascade of four VCA-integrators with feedback. All analog, using two SSI2164 quad VCA chips.
Cool, thanks for the no-nonsense answers! Glad you liked our silly interpretations. :mrgreen:

I love your aesthetic. Now you just need to make an Oscillator with some funky twist in the circuitry and a yellow or purple panel so I can make a little self-contained Alright Devices synth with one of each of your modules! :mrgreen: :sb:

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Re: New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by Dragonaut » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 pm

+1 on more brightly colored panels. Put a little sunshine in my black an silver box.

These demos have me wanting to buy one and just make unabashedly joyful bleepy-bloody sounds.
https://soundcloud.com/acaciabridge (IDM, Ambient, Bass, Downtempo)
www.instagram.com/dr_science_phd (synths, hikes, and views.)

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Re: New! Alright Devices Zzzorb

Post by second_breakfast » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:17 am

Just pre-ordered from Detroit Modular. Did I need another filter? Nope. Could I resist a new Alright Devices module? Nope.

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