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Post by richard » Fri May 31, 2019 8:10 am

some more dual blippoo vids are here

https://www.instagram.com/funkychorlton/?hl=fr
Bastard Science Vol.1 and 2 (Hordik, Buchla, Serge, EMS, Oberheim) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-1
https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-2

Tales from the Voodoo Box (EMS Synthi A solos) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ynthesiser

Richard Scott - Several Circles https://cuspeditions.bandcamp.com/album ... al-circles

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Post by Ginko » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:23 am

Hey everyone, I released an album http://ginkonoise.bandcamp.com/album/ps ... puter-wave

I used my Hordijk system with a lot of home made stuff. So I thought it might be enjoyed by people here if anywhere.

It's about psychic computers machine learning their way into human brains. I apologise in advance.

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Post by Neovintage » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:14 am

richard wrote:some more dual blippoo vids are here

https://www.instagram.com/funkychorlton/?hl=fr
Gorgeous :sb:

The more I watch dual Blippoos demos from you and Mudlogger the more I am thinking of this configuration. Adding some modules from the system opens more and more possibilities.
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Post by Neovintage » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:15 am

Ginko wrote:Hey everyone, I released an album http://ginkonoise.bandcamp.com/album/ps ... puter-wave

I used my Hordijk system with a lot of home made stuff. So I thought it might be enjoyed by people here if anywhere.

It's about psychic computers machine learning their way into human brains. I apologise in advance.
Great Aidan. Will listen to it later. :guinness:
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Post by Neovintage » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 am

Here are the informations about the new module that I will post in the blog.
A nice picture, vids and flowcharts will be available asap.

This Fader/EnvFollower/Shaper is special because it includes upgrades/redesigns of existing modules but also a new function. It comes in a panel with the Rungler, the Phaser and the FrqShifter. The Rungler may be switched to another module depending of one needs.

The DualFader now comes as a single Fader.
It has 2 knobs : Fade position and Fade modulation. It still has the same 5 connectors for different patching options. More on that later.
Please read the DualFader article to know more about it if you'd like.

It now has 2 switches.

The first switch gives the choice between RMS and linear curve behaviour.
The RMS curve will give an equal loudness contour no matter the fader position or modulation. It is better in use for audio purposes.
For processing CV signals (remember that all inputs and outputs are DC-coupled in Rob's modules) the linear curve might be a best use.
In the middle position of the Fader the linear curve gives -6dB of attenuation while the RMS mode gives -3dB.

The second switch is labelled Normal/Ringmod and affects the addition from the right output connector to the left output connector.
If only the left input is used the input signal is normalized to both VCAs. If only the left output is used then the right output signal is normalized to be added to the left output. In this case there is always an output signal no matter how you set the position knob. But if the right output signal is inverted (which this switch does) then the signal cancels out in the middle position of the knob. In this case modulating the position means that one get ringmodulation of the signal on left input with the signal on the modulation input and the left output connector will be the ringmodulation output.
If one would use a second input signal on the right input connector then one would crossfade, but the right input signal would be inverted if the switch is in RM mode and not inverted if its in Normal mode. This can be useful when crossfading between two modulation signals. It can also be used to e.g. fade between a positive envelope and the inverted envelope under voltage control. This is actually the main reason why the mode is there, to be able to invert a CV signal in a crossfade mix. But the moment one plug a jack in the right output connector the switch doesn’t do anything anymore, as it takes its signal from the normalization pin on the right output connector. So, it only works in cases where the right output connector has no jack connected.
Compared to the bipolar VCAs the RM mode on the Fader is slightly less perfect. It is possible to completely suppress the left input signal, but due to some inherent but quite low harmonic distortion in the VCAs the fundamental of the modulation signal on the modulation input can be suppressed but some of its harmonics will be faintly heard. In this respect it is very much a faithful replication of an old ringmodulator with a faint carrier leakage.

Depending of the jack patching, the Fader can have the following functions:
- For panning, use input 1 / output 1 and 2.
- For crossfading, use input 1 and 2 / output 1.
- For ducking, use input 1 and 2 / output 1 and 2.
- For ringmodulation, use input 1 / output 1. Mod input is the second signal and the second switch needs to be set to RM mode. First switch makes no difference.
- As a single VCA, use input 2 / output 2. Mod input is level CV, the RMS switch sets the curve (linear or 'anti-log' when in the RMS mode -more or less the 'opposite' of an exponential curve).


The envelope follower is a feature that I was missing in Rob's modular and I am very glad it finally is here.

The EnvFollower has a signal input, an envelope CV output and a trigger output. One knob will set the input gain and a second knob will set the trigger threshold sensitivity. Next to the peak LED is a LED to signal a trigger.

The EnvFollower has a high input impedance preamp that can boost the input between unity gain and a gain of about 50x. This is enough to e.g. connect a dynamic mic, an electric guitar, laptop signals, mpeg , etc...
The EnvFollower preamp output is internally normalized to the Shaper, the Phaser and the FrqShifter inputs. As the Shaper and Phaser inputs have a dry/wet knob one can use the dry preamp signal from either the Shaper or Phaser output.

The EnvFollower is quite fast on attacks and has an extra trigger output when it detects a change from a downslope to an upslope. Normally envelope followers are quite slow, as they need a smoothing filter at a very low frequency to filter the audio from the CV signal. This gives a sluggish behaviour. Rob designed a special smoothing filter that has a much higher cutoff when the slope goes up and a normal slow filtering when the slope goes down.
The EnvFollower is a chain of a preamp, a peakdetector with the specially adapted smoothing filter, plus an up/down slope detector to signal a transient signal in the incoming audio.
The result is that it follows percussive sounds much better and creates a trigger on the instant when a percussive sound is hit. So, if one would feed it a drum computer signal with kicks, snares, hi-hats, etc., it is able to instantly give a trigger on any hit.

The envelope CV output can modulate e.g. the Phaser or the FrqShifter and turn the panel into a ‘whammy’.
The trigger output can be used to clock the Rungler, DualEnv, sequencers, etc.


The Shaper is a different design. It will use the four knobs, but only two connectors. So, the VCA/Ringmod will be dropped. As that VCA is exactly the same as the two bipolar VCAs on the NodeProcs its not really an issue.

The original one was a bit noisy due to some complex diode issue involving natural quantum noise in diodes. Rob redesigned the wavefolding part forcing all the diodes in a working mode where they do not produce that much quantum noise. In essence it does the same kind of wavefolding, but the symmetry knob from the original design has been replaced in favour of a symmetry knob like is on the old Blender module. It makes it sound cleaner, smoother. But the frequency doubling effect of the previous Shaper is gone.

The Depth knob sets the amount of wavefolds. The Symmetry knob will introduce even harmonics to the odd harmonic distortion produced when folding a symmetrical waveform like a sinewave.
The Overdrive knob will introduce a mild overdrive effect by 'tilting' the momentary angle of a folded waveform and theMix simply fades between the dry input signal and the wet folded signal.
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Post by ba1 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:14 am

Thanks for the info Neovintge! I'm on the waiting list for the new panel. It looks great!

I just received my Blippoo Box today! I'm very happy to finally add it to my set up.

Are any of you aware of the forthcoming Meng Qi Wing Pinger? It seems to be heavily derived from the Blippoo down to the chicken head knobs. If I understand correctly, it's two self oscillating low pass filters that are influenced by Rob's Rungler circuit. I think it also has a setting for quantization that's to be limited to a pentatonic scale. It looks interesting. Maybe it would be redundant, but I'm thinking that it might be good paired with the Blippoo Box.


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Post by southphillysynths » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:06 pm

ba1 wrote: Are any of you aware of the forthcoming Meng Qi Wing Pinger? It seems to be heavily derived from the Blippoo down to the chicken head knobs. If I understand correctly, it's two self-oscillating low pass filters that are influenced by Rob's Rungler circuit. I think it also has a setting for quantization that's to be limited to a pentatonic scale. It looks interesting. Maybe it would be redundant, but I'm thinking that it might be good paired with the Blippoo Box.
I have been following it a bit, there is a nice newsletter to subscribe to for those interested! Looks great, your thinking is correct I believe, really looks to be an amalgamation of many of the recent pinging type drone boxes. I really like the quantization option.
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Post by sundog » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:50 am

I've been patching like crazy this week. More rhythmic than my usual stuff. I uploaded some phone clips (sorry!) to Instagram and have made a little compilation. Of course the sound quality is a million times better in real life. All Hordijk with Oto Bam and Boss DD7. No external sequencing :party:

[video][/video]

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Post by Dave Peck » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:23 pm

Gorgeous stuff, Sundog!

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Post by ba1 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:42 pm

Yeah, really nice Sundog! And somewhat outside the range of the "expected" Hordijk sounds. How did you get such clearly defined sequences going? I've stumbled on moments like that with the Rungler going into the quantizer, but they don't stick around too long.

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Post by sundog » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:20 pm

Many thanks Dave and ba1

Some of the non-Rungler based "sequences" are derived from LFO B on the LF-VCO panel fed into a looping Envelope sample and hold and then quantised. I play around with the interaction between the frequency of the looping envelope and LFO to avoid simple staircase arps. Halting the LFO or adding a VCA before the sample and hold and modulating it with something else makes it more complex. There's a lot of fun to be had :hihi:

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Post by ba1 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:47 am

Thanks! I'll try this this weekend!

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Post by jpauty » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:56 am

Sundog, this is so good ! My preferred music on the Hordijk so far.

I was also impressed by the melodies and multi-parts. I would love more patching tricks :hihi:

Really good, post more please :guinness:

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Post by sundog » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:53 pm

Thanks jpauty :party:

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Post by vgermuse » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:25 pm

Sundog! Very cool, creative and compelling patches/pieces. :party:

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Post by hemeroscopium » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 am

If anybody wanted to part for whatever reasons with a nice Rob's system, please PM me (europe) :D *shameless* a 6x3 would be epic.
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Post by ba1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:31 am

hemeroscopium wrote:If anybody wanted to part for whatever reasons with a nice Rob's system, please PM me (europe) :D *shameless* a 6x3 would be epic.
I'll keep you in mind if I ever go deaf... Just kidding! Full systems do come up for sale very occasionally, but my impression is that most people will hold on to theirs for life. That is certainly how I feel. The sooner you get on Rob's list, the sooner you'll have a system. Plus if you buy new, you'll have the most updated collection of modules. Rob is always refining things and adding new features. I bought the euro Epoch Benjolin and Twin Peak filter to hold me over while I waited almost a year for my full system. For a while I did consider adding more panels, but the more I understand Rob's system, 4 panels is more than enough to think about. It's really a perfect size relative to itself. Good luck!

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Post by Neovintage » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:54 pm

Here is the first video of the new envelope follower.
In this video, Rob is using the PO-12 Rhythm.
Enjoy!!

[video][/video]

Second will be uploaded tomorrow.
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Post by Neovintage » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:16 am

Next video.

Right after the previous video I said to Rob :
"Wow! The EnvF works perfect. Amazing module. Very responsive and musical. Can you please show me the possibilities with just the system or maybe with the Blippoo?"
And Rob amazed me. Awesome jam. Watch and learn folks!! :miley:

[video][/video]

There will be a third showing the Shaper and Fader.
The blog will be updated this weekend with description, pic, flowcharts and link to the vids.

I hope you will like it.
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Post by Neovintage » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:36 am

Last one.

[video][/video]
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Post by knows » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:26 am

Great to hear these new modules!
Your video titles do not have “Hordijk Modular” in the title and do not show up in a related search on YouTube. I am not sure if that was intentional or not.

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Post by Neovintage » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:17 am

The blog is upadted. Enjoy!

I did not use Hordijk modular in the title but you can always follow me on Youtube and get notify :miley:
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Post by Corrupt » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37 am

Nice, thank you! Digging in now.

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Post by hemeroscopium » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:29 am

well, bitten the bullet and ordered. 6x3... Q1 2021 it seems by Rob's estimation >.< ... no more gear till then tho.
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Post by Neovintage » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:28 am

hemeroscopium wrote:well, bitten the bullet and ordered. 6x3... Q1 2021 it seems by Rob's estimation >.< ... no more gear till then tho.
What did you order?
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