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Plague Bearer: finally starting to get it...

Post by neilbaldwin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:26 pm

I couldn't get shit out of the PB when trying to use it in a 'traditional' way (i.e as a filter :lol: ) but after reading some posts on here I finally started to understand what the fuss is all about.

Just using a singe oscillator (Plan B M15) and Maths and a low-pass filter, I was feeding all sorts of nonsense into the Plague and then using it's output to drive the FM on the M15. Firing envelopes into the PB from Maths is soooooooo good :sb:

I think I need another PB :goo:

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Post by infradead » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:29 pm

thinking of the PB as a filter with get you nowhere fast.

i want a R4 PB to go with my 3.3
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Post by computer controlled » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:47 pm

The PB is a straight up FSU module. It DOES a bit of mild filtering, but that's it.

I THINK the "Lowpass" is actually a Highpass Cutoff control, and "Highpass" is actually a Lowpass Cutoff control.
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Re: Plague Bearer: finally starting to get it...

Post by wowarz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:57 pm

[quote="neilbaldwin"]I think I need another PB :goo:

same thing here.

http://soundcloud.com/wowarz-1/plaguebearer

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Post by suboptimal » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:46 pm

I think of the PB as a financially responsible way to get that thick, hard grinding tone that you have to otherwise buy Metasonix or Sherman, etc. to get. Superb for generating complex noise (for e.g. cymbal and snare synthesis) or for distortion from understated to violent. The more the merrier - I've just ordered my third and fourth, and am pretty psyched about the nice upgrades r4 provides.

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Post by wowarz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:52 pm

not to mention the price. it's a d%$n STEAL.

(btw. r4 was used above ;-)


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Post by neilbaldwin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:13 pm

Mine is R4 too.

What differences does that revision have compared to previous ones?

And yeah, the price is absolutely incredible.

If f(h) is reading this, turn away from the screen for a second: l'd buy it at twice the price!

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Post by hollowman » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:40 pm

neilbaldwin wrote:Mine is R4 too.

What differences does that revision have compared to previous ones?

And yeah, the price is absolutely incredible.

If f(h) is reading this, turn away from the screen for a second: l'd buy it at twice the price!

:goo:
SHHH! don't say that!! (even if it is true! :woah: )

On a side point - how do you like the Model 15 osc?
Beautiful broken machine.

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Post by soundsubs » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:56 pm

the PB's have a unique design that has a VERY narrow margin for knob position which can yield WOW results. every time i play with mine (i have two which must be side by side) i discover new things.

it took me a long time also to get the handle on it. well made, great price, lots and lots of tone!

im gonna say it: BEST EURO VALUE.

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Post by neilbaldwin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:58 pm

hollowman wrote:
On a side point - how do you like the Model 15 osc?
Early days yet but so far I'm liking it a lot. The only thing with it is that the sockets are quite loose. Probably due to it's age (I'm being diplomatic towards the quality of the components :lol: )

So much modulation possibility with hard sync, wave morphing, two frequency CV inputs and another FM input. Looking forward to spending more time exploring it.

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Post by boramx » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:56 pm

I have mixed feelings on plaque.

I'm an fsu kinda guy too. I would have to be new in love or really on a lot of anti-depressants to even think of incorporating an arpeggio into a composition.

However, plaque was like this for me(i had two diy pbs at one point)---

First plug them in "wow, solid state metasonix-esque velcro". I used them all the time.

Two months in "this always gets me to the same place". First i let one out of the 12u, 6 months later the other goes too.

I always came back to it and tried it again. Also fyi, i had a similar experience with the r53. Totally cool. But not inspiring to me in the long run.

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Space is my recurrent issue. Multi-tasker is golden in 12u. The a189-1 earns its place for 15 modes plus DC coupled processing.

Audio modules with too much 'character' can't earn their space. This has been my personal finding after lots of years of small/medium modular usage.

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Post by bluemeanie » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:08 pm

i liken it a cv controlled overdrive/distortion

like other filters , if you turn the input up to far ..you dont get much fun

actually if the input is all the way up i think the high and low controls dont do anything.
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Re: Plague Bearer: finally starting to get it...

Post by matttech » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:18 pm

neilbaldwin wrote:I couldn't get shit out of the PB when trying to use it in a 'traditional' way (i.e as a filter :lol: ) but after reading some posts on here I finally started to understand what the fuss is all about.

Just using a singe oscillator (Plan B M15) and Maths and a low-pass filter, I was feeding all sorts of nonsense into the Plague and then using it's output to drive the FM on the M15. Firing envelopes into the PB from Maths is soooooooo good :sb:

I think I need another PB :goo:

http://soundcloud.com/neilbaldwin/damp-air-crows
get the quad plague bearer standalone!

you probably came across my posts, asking what the fuck the Plague Bearer does, and how to get anything usable out of it. now i love it!!

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Post by tenstairs » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:22 pm

I'm definitely going to have to pick one of these up!

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:06 pm

I have a pair with custom panels and extra attenuators.

Plague Bearer does physical ripping sounds well.

I have used it for processing/generating percussion on occasion.

Aside from that, I need further exploration...

I really liked DGTom's "rubber drums" Plague patch.
I wonder if he can advise us on how to conjure such magics.

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Re: Plague Bearer: finally starting to get it...

Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:10 pm

wowarz wrote:
http://soundcloud.com/wowarz-1/plaguebearer

pb with 199, 101-2 and noisring
This is cool and subtle.


Neil Baldwin, using it for feedback FM is a good idea.

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Post by hollowman » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:37 am

neilbaldwin wrote:
hollowman wrote:
On a side point - how do you like the Model 15 osc?
Early days yet but so far I'm liking it a lot. The only thing with it is that the sockets are quite loose. Probably due to it's age (I'm being diplomatic towards the quality of the components :lol: )

So much modulation possibility with hard sync, wave morphing, two frequency CV inputs and another FM input. Looking forward to spending more time exploring it.
cheers for that, think I may keep an eye out for one. :tu:
Oh and yes I am planning on a PB also! :bacon:
Beautiful broken machine.

hawklord2112 wrote:
then again my first two modules were a vca and PLL, wth do i know?

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Post by artisokka » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:44 am

matttech wrote:or what about THIS!!!!


http://www.flightofharmony.com/product- ... one-device
Or what about this (speaking about the INM)!

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Post by nrdvrgr » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:47 am

The PB is fantastic for CV´s, try putting it between a sequencer and the 1v/oct input of your oscillator.
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Post by boramx » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:04 am

nrdvrgr wrote:The PB is fantastic for CV´s, try putting it between a sequencer and the 1v/oct input of your oscillator.
ok! will do.

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Post by HeWhoWantsJeans » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:24 am

I feel like a moron for just trying this out last night, but even a single PB can make a pretty gnarly oscillator. From what I remember:

Routing:
1 Out -> 1 In
1 Out -> the rest of the world

Settings:
High -> 6 o'clock
Low -> Fully CCW
Gain -> 9 o'clock (rock!)
Input -> 9 o'clock

That might suck - as my memory is often to do.

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Post by norbert smith » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:01 pm

def a cool module, just received my r4 and luv it

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Post by computer controlled » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:32 pm

nrdvrgr wrote:The PB is fantastic for CV´s, try putting it between a sequencer and the 1v/oct input of your oscillator.
I've always wanted to try this, but never got around to it! Works pretty good eh?
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