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Re: New DivKid module

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by synth.void » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:04 pm

I was going through the Mylarmelodies videos last week, and was like: ok, I need a quad S&H.

In one of the later videos he claimed the Disting S&H was the best he used. I’m curious if he’s going to update this.


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Re: New DivKid module

Post by BlinkyLights » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29 pm

Love the cards. Fun idea.

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by kingsmore » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:36 pm

Looks like a fun year for DivKid
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by B0bcat » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:55 am

Anyone got the card for the matrix mixer?
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by tdallas » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:06 am

apestate wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:15 am
Now it only needs to show up in Schneiders' shop...
Here we go ...

Module@Schneiders

But after ordering Ochd two days ago my wallet says no to this price :waah:

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by closedLoop » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:33 am

Does anyone think this is the new random module that SSF has been hinting at a kind of replacement for the URA?

I’m hoping not. I really like the look of this module, but I couldn’t use it in place of what my URA does.

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by apestate » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:59 am

So what is it that makes this module so special?
I realise that 4 S&H for that price is quite fair considering the average price of a dual S&H.

But how do S&H differ across modules? Ben mentioned in the demo video that this one is particularly musical - what makes it so?
Does it have some level of controlled randomization?

Not criticizing - just a genuine question. Haven't used S&H much before this week.

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by albiedamned » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:48 am

It's actually 6 S&H not 4, and all 6 have built-in independent pink noise sources. The independent part is key to me, since that means a simultaneous trigger to all 6 will give you 6 different values not 6 copies of the same value. Also, 3 of them have built-in rectifiers (positive voltage only) which makes them useful for the many modules out there which only react to positive voltage.

This is quite a feature set in 4 HP.
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by helix » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am

kingsmore wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Looks like a fun year for DivKid

ooh that nota looks good. I'm after replacing my tiptop quantizer as i just dont use all its features and only really want a similar keyboard type thing. And since there are never any sonic potions penrose available ever, that one might take the win! PLus a cvable slew is great addition, and makes a lot of sense for a quantizer to have on!

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by roya » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:58 pm

helix wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am
kingsmore wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Looks like a fun year for DivKid

ooh that nota looks good. I'm after replacing my tiptop quantizer as i just dont use all its features and only really want a similar keyboard type thing. And since there are never any sonic potions penrose available ever, that one might take the win! PLus a cvable slew is great addition, and makes a lot of sense for a quantizer to have on!
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by mrhooks » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:20 pm

albiedamned wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:48 am
Also, 3 of them have built-in rectifiers (positive voltage only) which makes them useful for the many modules out there which only react to positive voltage.
The video says those three output 0V half the time (which suggests they have half-wave rectifiers). Shouldn't there be no difference if a module which only reacts to positive voltage receives a negative voltage or 0V?
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by B0bcat » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:29 pm

apestate wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:59 am
So what is it that makes this module so special?
I realise that 4 S&H for that price is quite fair considering the average price of a dual S&H.

But how do S&H differ across modules? Ben mentioned in the demo video that this one is particularly musical - what makes it so?
Does it have some level of controlled randomization?

Not criticizing - just a genuine question. Haven't used S&H much before this week.
The apparent "special" thing seems to be the high precision of the S&H circuit. Video says voltages don't need to be re-quantized after S&H and so on. Other than that it's clever normalization I suppose, and high build quality, assuming it's on par with the other Instruo offerings.
"Particularly musical" doesn't make much sense to me for a S&H in this context - they're all pink noise based, so random here should be no different than other pink noise random, and whatever user patches into sample in. Other than said clever normalization and availability of positive-only which is what some quantizers want -
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by B0bcat » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:31 pm

mkasthe wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:10 am
I got a card in my Ochd box with different module named lìon (a 6x6 matrix mixer)
I'd be really interested in more info on that matrix mixer, in particular how much HP it's gonna be
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by pelang » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:39 pm

B0bcat wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:31 pm
mkasthe wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:10 am
I got a card in my Ochd box with different module named lìon (a 6x6 matrix mixer)
I'd be really interested in more info on that matrix mixer, in particular how much HP it's gonna be
same here

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by mdoudoroff » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:54 pm

mrhooks wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:20 pm
albiedamned wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:48 am
Also, 3 of them have built-in rectifiers (positive voltage only) which makes them useful for the many modules out there which only react to positive voltage.
The video says those three output 0V half the time (which suggests they have half-wave rectifiers). Shouldn't there be no difference if a module which only reacts to positive voltage receives a negative voltage or 0V?
Yes, module’s documentation on the SSF site also confirms this: the unipolar outputs will be 0v roughly 50% of the time, which sounds exactly like a half-rectified output (negative values appear as 0v). We’ll see how that works out in practice, but it seems rationally useful. The key detail (for me) is that it’s sampling a unique noise source.

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by scragz » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:03 pm

B0bcat wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:29 pm
high build quality, assuming it's on par with the other Instruo offerings.
I feel like with all the people posting Instruo trading cards and talking about Instruo quality and speculating about Instruo modules, it should be noted that the module in question is made by SSF and has nothing to do with Instruo. DivKid modules are all collabs with different companies. Ochd happened to be Instruo but RND STEP is with SSF.

Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of both companies. Just seems like people are genuinely confused that Instruo is the constant maker considering Ochd was a mega hit and Mutes from the Befaco collab wasn't quite as popular.

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by B0bcat » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:11 pm

Absolutely true, my mistake. I love SSF and WMD/SSF collab, probably my favorite maker. Probably got confused by the Instruo-ish optics of the RND module - interesting that they adopt this as the look of the DivKid line
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by mmontazeri » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:27 pm

It has the same design philosophy as other SSF modules. See: the black SSF Stereo Dipole.

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by trickness » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:19 pm

Just racked my RND STEP next to my Ochd - man, what a great combo. Super organic random modulations - feeding my BIA and Mimeophon this is dub madness extreme, so good

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by morgulbee » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:45 pm

My RND STEP arrived today. Fast delivery from Control Modular. I can already tell it's going to be a lot of fun!

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by philipdeman » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:01 am

B0bcat wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:31 pm
mkasthe wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:10 am
I got a card in my Ochd box with different module named lìon (a 6x6 matrix mixer)
I'd be really interested in more info on that matrix mixer, in particular how much HP it's gonna be
Same here, anyone?

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by closedLoop » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:19 pm

philipdeman wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:01 am
B0bcat wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:31 pm
mkasthe wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:10 am
I got a card in my Ochd box with different module named lìon (a 6x6 matrix mixer)
I'd be really interested in more info on that matrix mixer, in particular how much HP it's gonna be
Same here, anyone?
I'm also very interested. Looking at Instruo's range so far, I can only imagine that they wouldn't do a 'straight' matrix mixer (ala Doepfer), but something very unique, and hopefully as useful as the other Instruo stuff that I have in my rack.

Matrix mixers are already very cool - if this is true, hopefully Instruo will find a way to double down on the idea.

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Re: New DivKid module

Post by B0bcat » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:30 pm

closedLoop wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:19 pm

I'm also very interested. Looking at Instruo's range so far, I can only imagine that they wouldn't do a 'straight' matrix mixer (ala Doepfer), but something very unique, and hopefully as useful as the other Instruo stuff that I have in my rack.

Matrix mixers are already very cool - if this is true, hopefully Instruo will find a way to double down on the idea.
I would also expect something that goes beyond a vanilla matrix mixer, but I hope that it does everything the Doepfer does (and more) :lol: really curious about the form factor, 6x6 sounds hige, hard to imagine they would fit that in under 24-ish hp but we can only wait and see
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Re: New DivKid module

Post by bc3 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:24 pm

kingsmore wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Looks like a fun year for DivKid
Nope, no Divkid connected to this. I came up with the concept for this a few years ago when Jason was first going out on his own and he was gracious enough to build it for me ;) It is up on modulargrid under the name “Performance Quantizer”. Interested to see if anything is different from the original concept.

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