Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

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Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by NaiveMelody » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:49 am

I just discovered the https://www.modulargrid.net/e/noise-eng ... a-funkitus.

It's ideal for my percussion case - generating 'new' rhythms related to the existing ones.

It's 8HP which is 1HP bigger than ideal for what else I want in the case.

Are there any other modules that do the same or similar, and that are in less than 8HP?

I know there are logic modules available, but the Integra has 4 ins and outs which is ideal for running perc / sample modules.

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by loorenz » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:16 am

Klavis Logica XT ?

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:59 am

the 4ms RCD + SCM were at one time extremely popular. now I think people have spread out into a lot of different solutions that are all interesting and unique.

maybe this is too big but it comes to mind for probability based gate sequencer.
https://malekkoheavyindustry.com/produc ... ate-4plus/

this is all good fun if you have the space. it is worth it even if you only keep it for a month. you will have a lot of interesting recordings you keep.
http://tiptopaudio.com/trigger-riot/
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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by mdoudoroff » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:09 am

I doubt you are going to find a more compact equivalent to the Integra Funkitus. And yes, it’s an underrated tool.

Ladik has a nice probability skipper that might be the closest you can get:
http://ladik.ladik.eu/?page_id=1649

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by NaiveMelody » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:51 am

loorenz wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:16 am
Klavis Logica XT ?
I really like the Logica but I think the output variants aren't quite as, well, varied - a logic version, inverted version and a divided output.
EATyourGUITAR wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:59 am
the 4ms RCD + SCM were at one time extremely popular. now I think people have spread out into a lot of different solutions that are all interesting and unique.

maybe this is too big but it comes to mind for probability based gate sequencer.
https://malekkoheavyindustry.com/produc ... ate-4plus/

this is all good fun if you have the space. it is worth it even if you only keep it for a month. you will have a lot of interesting recordings you keep.
http://tiptopaudio.com/trigger-riot/
All look great but a bit big for what I'm after.
mdoudoroff wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:09 am
I doubt you are going to find a more compact equivalent to the Integra Funkitus. And yes, it’s an underrated tool.

Ladik has a nice probability skipper that might be the closest you can get:
http://ladik.ladik.eu/?page_id=1649
I actually just found out about the Little Nerd by Bastl from the guys at Elevator Sound! Looks pretty amazing and is just 6HP.

https://elevatorsound.com/product/bastl ... 5cQAvD_BwE

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Datum » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:07 am

The Integra Funkitus has been on my wish list for a while, you can do some really cool things with it controlling the rhythmic elements of your patch.

I use the MI Branches in a similar way. It is much less capable than the IF, with only two inputs, but you can get similar results by adjusting the probabilities of the two channels to create constant changing rhythms based on your initial input. Also, only 6hp IIRC.

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Arneb » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:14 am

ADE-33 Event Boss is probably also worth a mention.

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Foghorn » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:15 am

A module called Nano Rand V2 has a function similar to this.
It is explained by the designers (Qu-Bit Electronix) as follows.
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"On top of the fluctuating random voltage output, it is also capable of producing the most musical random gate output in the Eurorack format. When externally clocked, Nano Rand generates random gate outputs that are musically related to the incoming clock signal. It chooses between eighth, sixteenth, quarter and many other rhythmic divisions, creating unique evolving rhythms"
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I had one of these in 2016 and liked the way it created musical gate patterns from the clock signal I was using as a master clock.
I sold it, but I recently bought another V1, it however is still sitting in the box I received.
Thank you for reminding me about. I need to start using it.
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On another note, the module can also do a fluctuating random voltage output which can be rather nasty, sounding somewhat like the audio out of Wogglebug.
I imagine that there are uses for this audio.
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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Foghorn » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:20 am

Datum wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:07 am
The Integra Funkitus has been on my wish list for a while, you can do some really cool things with it controlling the rhythmic elements of your patch.

I use the MI Branches in a similar way. It is much less capable than the IF, with only two inputs, but you can get similar results by adjusting the probabilities of the two channels to create constant changing rhythms based on your initial input. Also, only 6hp IIRC.
I don't understand how Branches fits in here.
I guess I do not understand Branches.
As a matter of fact, I hardly ever touched it when I had one
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So Branches will cut up a rhythm stream (gate stream) into two streams?
I guess I see that, but I am not sure how good it would sound.
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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Datum » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:47 am

Foghorn wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:20 am
So Branches will cut up a rhythm stream (gate stream) into two streams?
I guess I see that, but I am not sure how good it would sound.
Sure, it cuts it up into two streams with the probability knob you can "favor" one half of the streams to predominate the output.

A basic example, feed the input a stream of 1/16th note gates, take the left output to your noisemaker. As you move the probability knob to the right, it will omit more and more of those 1/16th notes at random, generating a random rhythm that revolves around your clock. and you have control about the probability of notes being omitted or added. It just becomes a probability based gate generator. But CV control over the probability is great for sequencing fills as well.

Not as cool as Integra Funkitus due to ability to combine the inputs but my understanding is that at a basic level, that is how each channel operates - as a probability based gate/trigger generator - just like Branches.

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by mdoudoroff » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:13 pm

NaiveMelody wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:51 am
I actually just found out about the Little Nerd by Bastl from the guys at Elevator Sound! Looks pretty amazing and is just 6HP.

https://elevatorsound.com/product/bastl ... 5cQAvD_BwE
I can see the appeal of Little Nerd. You can only process two trigger streams, but you can derive a lot of stuff from them.

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by BlinkyLights » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:21 pm

Arneb wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:14 am
ADE-33 Event Boss is probably also worth a mention.
Agreed.

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by NaiveMelody » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:08 pm

mdoudoroff wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:13 pm
I can see the appeal of Little Nerd. You can only process two trigger streams, but you can derive a lot of stuff from them.
Yeh, that's exactly it. I still love the 4 x 4 on the IF, but Little Nerd is great for such a small package.

The Kompas looks very cool too.
https://bastl-instruments.com/eurorack/modules/kompas

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Zymos » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:43 pm

Confundo Funkitus, but it’s even larger than IF

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Prunesquallor » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:56 am

Zymos wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Confundo Funkitus, but it’s even larger than IF
And it's discontinued.
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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Zymos » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:53 am

I happen to know where there’s one available ;)

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by Stice » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:58 am

Is IF also discontinued?

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Re: Alternatives to NE Integra Funkitus?

Post by NaiveMelody » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:49 am

Stice wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:58 am
Is IF also discontinued?
Yeh. I've seen it in stock in a handful of places though.

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