Modules that FEEL good

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by daphnid » Sat May 09, 2020 4:31 am

comacomfort wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 am
I also really love the joranalogue knobs, also just the soft felt case they come in and the over all aesthetic they have.

A tie would be the erica synths sample drum, the knobs on that are the smoothest, nicest feeling endless encoders ive ever used, really feel sturdy too.
Nah fuck that little cotton baggy! lol, still pulling fibers off the circuit board every time I move my Joranalogue modules around. I do love the audiophile aesthetic tho.

Agreed on the Sample Drum encoders. Big respect to Erica all around. My Erica modules are all instant smile, super musical, a pleasure to jam on. Although sometimes the pot knobs are too slick for how high torque they are when ya sweatin, but it's a luxury problem.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by BlinkyLights » Sat May 09, 2020 4:53 am

ColdMac.

EMU clicky Big Encoders (Orbit, ESI-32, etc).

Joe Gore fuzz pedal, the Duh Remedial.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by donpachi » Sat May 09, 2020 6:31 am

+1 Joranalogue
The jack spacing is a tad too narrow for my taste, but the knobs are perfect regarding every aspect.

Toppobrillo Multifilter
The knobs are too easy to turn, and the notch balance no-knob pot is bad, but everything else is perfect IMO. Even better with soft-touch Rogan knobs.

MI Ripples
MI Shades

ASys RS200 sequencer
ASys RS60 ADSR

There really is something about soft-touch knobs!

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by johny_gtr » Sat May 09, 2020 6:35 am

Orthogonal Devices ER-301 - very classic design and top quality;
MI stack - Marbles/Rings/Plaits/Stages - great UI and panels. Aesthetic of combing organic ideas into industrial world (hope we have new MI modules on the horizon);
SSSR Wobla - great feeling of faders not toy faders like on stages.

and of course MU world modules with anodized panels, retro-scientific look!
modular percussion and scapes - http://ovod.bandcamp.com
mu modular space electronica https://7k-ok.bandcamp.com

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Shledge » Sat May 09, 2020 7:37 am

I like the big knobs on my furthrrrrr generator - they're slightly clicky when you move them and fairly precise despite not having a lot of resistance, mainly due to being 10-turns.

Doepfer's have a nice resistance to them, feel very solid too.

MI's are nice but I love how they implement the big knobs for Warps/Frames - they're just asking to be grabbed.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Pighood » Sat May 09, 2020 7:45 am

Schlappi TECKSCHURRR :fap:
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Tumulishroomaroom » Sat May 09, 2020 8:37 am

The big Verbos knobs for sure.
Also ER301.
Also the big knob on XAOC Kamieniec.
The keys on Erica Drum Sequencer.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by greyscales » Sat May 09, 2020 9:41 am

Mannequins modules feel perfect to me. Perfect amount of resistance that makes it possible to do small tweaks and big sweeps that both feel meaningful. It helps me lock in to playing the modules.

Mutable and Intellijel both feel pretty good too, just not quite as nice as Mannequins.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by cackland » Sat May 09, 2020 12:51 pm

johny_gtr wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 6:35 am
hope we have new MI modules on the horizon);
Unless you have insider information... Emilie stated a while ago that she isn't designing any new modules.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by robkramble » Sat May 09, 2020 12:52 pm

Intellijel Dual ADSR

Love them sliders :)

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Dennis » Sat May 09, 2020 2:33 pm

love the nerdseq buttons, no sliders or knobs but the buttons do feel awesome and are satisfying to press :-D

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by adaris » Sat May 09, 2020 3:15 pm

Ladik U-081 CV Fader

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by djd_oz » Sat May 09, 2020 7:24 pm

lisa wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:33 pm
I agree about any rubber coated knobs (and rubber buttons). When I look at a pitcture of a synth or a module I subconsciously think about touching it and the softness of the rubber. How do I know that I do that if it is subconscious? Well, I feel disappointed when I actually get to touch it and everything is made of hard plastic.
That's true ... however, the some of the WMD modules have rubber knobs but the placement of some of those knobs are just not very wiggle friendly.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by VZvision » Sat May 09, 2020 10:59 pm

Monome Arc & Ansible (just love the aesthetic and feel of those hi-res encoders)

Echo for Joranalogue too....sweet spots everywhere with those knobs and the potentiometer resistance and taper :hail:

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by IEC » Sat May 09, 2020 11:17 pm

i just went and wiggled all knobs on my system and the joranalogue ones win imo

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by s/t » Sun May 10, 2020 4:39 am

+1 on the Rebel Technology modules

I have a Stoicheia and whilst the spacing of the pots is a bit close, overall it's a beautifully designed and sturdy feeling module

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by ZargZorg » Sun May 10, 2020 5:49 am

Mannequin Modules are PERFECT to wiggle. Someone commented on Furthrrr, I love the sound of it but I !!HATE!! the knob design for the oscillator tuning. I never know where I am in the frequency range and it's such a pain the ass to tune to perfection. It sounds good AF tho ;)

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by neonmercury1 » Sun May 10, 2020 6:27 am

i think the layout and design of random source modules makes them the most pleasing to wiggle not cramped at all. give me the spacious pannels damn the HP. But that said Im in love with wiggles modules that give great effects. i just got an A138m and i cant keep my fingers off those knobs.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by JES » Sun May 10, 2020 11:14 am

daphnid wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:23 pm

Rossum also has great knobs, as solid as Doepfer and Erica but that grippy sleeve just sticks to your finger.
Just goes to show how personal “feel” is. I thought the Rossum knobs were ok but so close together they would be impractical for performance.
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by thelowerrhythm » Sun May 10, 2020 11:28 am

IEC wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 11:17 pm
i just went and wiggled all knobs on my system and the joranalogue ones win imo
Your commitment is commendable lol. Just did the same and came back with a new result: Blue Lantern Asteroid Operator VCF, the big cutoff knob. It's really fast, but stable. Totally different from every other cutoff knob I have, and it feels good to grind down those hertz in lowpass.
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by thelowerrhythm » Sun May 10, 2020 11:29 am

s/t wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 4:39 am
+1 on the Rebel Technology modules

I have a Stoicheia and whilst the spacing of the pots is a bit close, overall it's a beautifully designed and sturdy feeling module
The spacing is really tight on the Gonies too, but somehow it works. In its favor, even.
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Shledge » Mon May 11, 2020 2:46 pm

cackland wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:51 pm
johny_gtr wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 6:35 am
hope we have new MI modules on the horizon);
Unless you have insider information... Emilie stated a while ago that she isn't designing any new modules.
I thought she said she was finally getting back into it again? Not sure where I read that, but I swear it was announced.

Current MI range is perfect as it is, though.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by 3hands » Mon May 11, 2020 2:52 pm

Modules? I love my Elements feel. Same with uLFO. In general, those big rubbery pads on an MPC are pure porn.
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by dBVelocity » Mon May 11, 2020 3:11 pm

Rossum are awesome! Lol.. Though the Roland aira fx are also sweet and underated. The ergonomics of playing them while patched is great and the general feel is solid.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Buttons ARE toys » Mon May 11, 2020 3:53 pm

I find the zoom interface on Mungo modules to be really satisfying. I know a lot of people seem to struggle with it, but something about flipping the switch to changes the knob resolution feels very right to me.

I really love using the dual concentric pots on Happy Nerding stuff. They feel rock solid and intuitive.

Also another vote for the large Mannequins knobs. Even when my system isn't turned on I like to reach out and give them a few turns every now and then.
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