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Frac PB arrived today!

Post by parasitk » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:36 pm

:sb:

Unfortunately my modular was just brought up to New York, so I won't be able to mess with it until Saturday! :(


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Post by flight » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:50 pm

I do love how evil the white-on-black looks :twisted:
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Post by neandrewthal » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:57 pm

I just can't believe how much evil is crammed in that tiny and tidy package. :sb:
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Post by parasitk » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:27 pm

flight wrote:I do love how evil the white-on-black looks :twisted:
Yes, the panel looks great! And you were all stressed about it! :hihi:

I cannot wait to hear this thing. Saturday can't come soon enough!

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Post by flight » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:43 pm

Yeah, well, I won't say I'm a perfectionist - because perfection does not, and can not, exist - but I do like things to turn out the way I want them to be :).
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Post by Kwote » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:11 pm

it looks great. love the font.
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Post by futuresoundsystems » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:54 pm

Whoa! SMT! :eek: :lol:
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Post by Kent » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:07 pm

Damn! That's a great look. I'd love a Euro double-wide like that!

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Post by flight » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:08 pm

kwote wrote:it looks great. love the font.
Thanks! One of my favorite spooky fonts.
futuresoundsystems wrote:Whoa! SMT! eek! lol
Heh, yeah. I'm LOVING SMT - so much faster & easier than through-hole. Smaller too!

@ Kent: I'll make you one, if you really want one. The future for doubles looks poor, they don't move very well. I'm waiting for the new PB panels to come in, if the Fracs look good, I might just start doing all my panels in this scheme.
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Post by tragedybysyntax » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:37 pm

I'm about to order one today for myself... I can't resist! Getting mine with yellow knobbies! :)

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Post by flight » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:57 pm

lol
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Post by parasitk » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:13 pm

Okay, I had a little alone time with my modular after rehearsal on Saturday. I only had a Nikon Coolpix (:eek:) on me, so I'm sorry sorry sorry for the camera audio and quality. I hate that shit too. I'll do a proper video with direct sound as soon as I can, I promise!

Wiard Noise Ring controls Blacet Dark Star Chaos into a Blacet Quad VCA. Blacet VCO also into Quad VCA (the drone). Then QVCA mix out -> Wiard Borg 2 -> STG Wavefolder -> Flight of Harmony Plague Bearer.

Audio was pumped to the PA system in our rehearsal space. It was really fucking loud! :sb: :sb: :sb:


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Post by tragedybysyntax » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:17 pm

wow... awesum man! How were u getting that sequence at the very end? (I still can't convince myself for some reason to buy a noise ring, lol)

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Post by parasitk » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:27 pm

tragedybysyntax wrote:wow... awesum man! How were u getting that sequence at the very end? (I still can't convince myself for some reason to buy a noise ring, lol)
Noise Ring into Dark Star!

Seriously get a Noise Ring - it'd really be foolish to miss out on it.

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:58 pm

Ok... guess i'll use the rest of xmas loot to order one. Hope it's cool...... :)

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Post by parasitk » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:02 pm

It's much more than cool - it's definitely one of my favorites.

I'm having a blast controlling the Dark Star with it. That into the Plague Bearer is a tasty noise/chaos buffet!

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:06 pm

is it possible to do something along the lines of tonal stuff with just a PB? It'll get loud as phuck with high resonance, but is it doable?

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Post by parasitk » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:55 pm

I'll have to check! When I was messing with it last weekend I could get lots of watery pops and clicks just from having the gain cranked, and nothing plugged in. It doesn't self oscillate in a "traditional" filter sort of way from what I can tell so far.

After my show tomorrow, I'll have the modular at home again so I can do all sorts of experiments :hyper:

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Post by flight » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:13 pm

The trick to self-oscillating: turn the input all the way down, gain all the way up, high around the middle, then slowly start turning up the low. You may have to play around for a bit, it's another one of those "sweet spots", but it'll start to make a moaning sound. It will quickly overload and start screaming if you turn up the low too far, so go slowly. The high, low, and gain all interact, so there's a lot of possible combinations.

@ wetterberg: What do you mean by "tonal"?
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Post by parasitk » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:48 pm

This thing tore shit up at my show. I'll post some video soon of some live modular noise - same patch that i posted on vimeo the other day.

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Post by flight » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:42 am

Crap, I haven't had a chance to check it out - I'll have to do that tomorrow.
Gotta at least try to get some sleep tonight.

BTW: PB-1E & PB-1F panels arrived today :D More news & some pics soon.
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Post by tragedybysyntax » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:20 pm

I got mine yesterday! Looks EVIL!!!! I'll get to spend some time with her tonight and letya know what I think! :)

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Post by Kent » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:59 pm

I'm awaiting a PB-2E... I can't wait to infect my rack with the Plague!

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:06 pm

And I'm awaiting a PB-2F! :sb:

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Post by Kent » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:40 pm

Hey! I remember you! You're that guy, "Muff Sumpthin'" Didn't you used to hang around here? :lol:

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