starthief wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:15 am
Mostly I am fine with them, but agree about the clock inputs/outputs on a lot of their gear. For some reason it never sinks in. 0-Ctrl is fine though. On others, a few red Bananuts help a lot.
Maybe I should get me one of these (but in blue) to solve this issue on Mimeophon (only MN module I have now), I mean I know its not terribly confusing on Mims, but it'd still be cool. I know I'd probably have to buy a package of them, but if I took a look around my rack, I'm sure there are some other jacks Id like to have a color code on
brandonlogic wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:11 am
I don’t think it’s one or the other.
I would probably use teletype for more creative and interesting purposes, and keep pams for what I use it for.. boring but incredibly important clock/sync functions.
Indeed, I feel the same way, about a lot of modules really, that is the beauty of modular
klstay wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:00 am
The cloud aspects of the architecture are not simply additive but multiplicative as regards the range of what can be done. Yeah, it is a fair bit of dosh, but if sound exploration is the goal it is Mariana Trench deep.
This is going to likely be the reason I may eventually try one
sir stony wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:56 am
I feel a topic like this is a bit unfair. To put together a modular system is (or will be beyond some point) a very individual affair, everyone has his or her own ideas and concepts of what to do with it and how to get there, and eurorack has evolved into a platform that offers nearly anything imaginable and more or less reasonable. And as different as these concepts may be, as different will be their target customers. Pointing a finger of blame at this or that module or manufacturer doesn't do any good to anyone, because you can bet there will be a whole lot of folks who have a different opinion.
I dont disagree with you at all, it is very personal thing. Not trying to say any of these modules are bad at all, just what modules we thought would work in our system but did not. It does not mean it will not work in someone else's setup at all
starthief said it best, this thread should not be read as a "Dont get this module because it sucked for me" more of a "I tried this module, it did not fit my needs, but it could for someone else"
Raymond wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:54 am
And I am going to say something controversial maybe : modules I don't find useful ? Complex oscillator. I prefer very much making my own even if it takes time, cables and several modules. At least I have something which sounds unique and that cannot be replicated in any way unless you have the exact same combination of modules.
I get the desire to make your own, but sometimes (for my at least) it's nice to just throw a patch together real quick and come up with something complex without trying
Kawouddd wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:59 pm
Estes wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:06 pm
Did you try out waveshapers? I found the beauty of Saich shining in my Metasonix waceshaper and angle grinder of Schlappi. But any waveshaper does magic to those saw waves and the fader gives extra performance to make interesting compositions/arrangements....
Got to say, actually, I went back to it this afternoon, nudged my matriarch up a couple of octaves, transposed the Harmonaig down significantly, and ended up enjoying it for the first time, probably, since I’ve had it.
I’ll try waveshaping later. Cheers.
Waveshapers/folders are my new best friend
Harmonaig is the only physical Instruo module I have (though I have played with others in VCV, and I sometimes consider selling it, then I throw it into a patch and get it doing what I need, and I'm glad I have it
AnalogDigits wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:04 pm
For days I thought this was a somewhat-dumb idea for a thread... who likes the negativity?
But I thought about it and realized that you pose a reasonable question. We can all learn from each other's experiences.
UI issues are the most common deal-breakers, in my experience.
So, I'm not selling it, but for me the answer is Disting EX. It's the screen, and the levels. Not. Fun.
OTOH, I absolutely love the Zadar, Quadigy, Freak, and the Synthesis Technology modules, but most other modules with LCDs/OLEDs are off-putting to me. That said, I have to admit that sequencers etc. (e.g. Five12 Vector, Sinfonion) are usually exempted from my anti-screen bias.
TBH I debated even starting the thread for that very reason, I did not want it to turn into a brand bashing sea of negativity. However, as you said I think we can all learn from others
Like you I'n not selling my Disting EX (may get rid of the Mk4 at some point, to free up space), menus and the screen are not fun, but for a module that does as much as it does in a small package, it's to be expected, and I am okay with it because I usually set it to a mode and leave it on it (I use myn mostly as a wavetable oscillator, and for multi-sampling/playback).
studio460 wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:33 pm
My row of Dreadbox modules is giving my "fancy" modules a real run for the money—combined, intra-modulated, they sound fantastic, effortlessly attaining weird, subtlely exotic timbres I haven't heard from my pricier modules.
I'd like to give some of the Dreadbox modules a try at some point, I was actually considering picking up two Hysteria's to play with but then decided I needed some thru-zero fm and never got back to it.
BTW, those MN Grayscale panels look amazing, should be original equipment on their modules
Karl_Joseph wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:13 pm
I’ll bite. For starters, anything with a black panel. Korgasmatron II, just didn’t like the sound of anything I put through it in any configuration.
Now that you mention it, I also was not a fan of Morgasmatron. It survived in my rack for longer than it should have, but it has since moved on, and the new owner LOVES it, case in point that just because we individually are not blown away by a module, there are others out there who will be