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I love the Plague Bearer.

Post by thetwlo » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:05 am

it's likely my most used module for audio or CV.
It's simple, So much gain it sends crazy shit CV or audio, even without an input.
So simple and cheap and unique, still a classic.
I have the original dual version, tempted by the new.

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Post by nrdvrgr » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:59 am

Amen!

Using it for audio is a given, but running CV through it is very interesting and does really wierd (and useful) stuff. A classic indeed.
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Post by boramx » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:31 am

Yes i suppose i love it too

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Post by chvad » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:49 am

got two and love em!

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Post by jimmyedgar » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:07 am

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Post by burnn_out! » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:16 am

I got a quad plague that either stays tied up to my d1000 or vostok. :sb: :nana: :sb:
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Post by numan7 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:17 am

:loves: i has 4 & could still use moar!

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Post by hawklord2112 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:24 am

i just got rid of mine..

never thought to try it for CV


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Post by Ciciliani » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:08 pm

PB rules!

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Post by myrnaloy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:14 pm

I am not sure i am "in love" with my plague bearer but i certainly do make regular booty calls to her and when i do, she is there, needy and eager to please.

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Post by mhtones » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:07 pm

I love my PB too! I mentioned it in another thread, but I really rediscovered the PB when I got a hold of my Choices joystick. The choices makes the PB so much more controllable and makes it so easy to dial in the sweet spots. Lately, the PB has been sitting out of my case, but it's waiting for the opportunity to get back in the first string lineup. :tu:

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Post by supergregg » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:11 am

I adore it. A favorite trick is to feed the out back to the in and modulate the high or low with a Maths envelope for sweet whale moan bass tones.
Haven't tried it with processing cv's yet.

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Post by matttech » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:32 am

nrdvrgr wrote:Amen!

Using it for audio is a given, but running CV through it is very interesting and does really wierd (and useful) stuff. A classic indeed.
wow...that's going on my "to do" list staright away! i love sending CVs through my a189 - that ends up creating the craziest shit i've ever heard. kind of "mad organist"-type solos and all sorts, all from a simple sine wave

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Post by matttech » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:38 am

supergregg wrote:I adore it. A favorite trick is to feed the out back to the in and modulate the high or low with a Maths envelope for sweet whale moan bass tones.
Haven't tried it with processing cv's yet.
yup - that's pretty much what i do with it too. can never remember which way sounds best: hi gain and low input, or vice versa....or maybe they both sound good. pretty sure certain settings really jump out as doing much more extravagent things than others. i always get confused about which way the cvsswing the Hi and Low filters....and where to set them initially. i genrally get something pretty damn mad out of it in the end though.

tell you what, the combination of the PB and the pittsburgh filter in osc mode is utterly demented.

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Post by kimu » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:52 am

i love it too. have to buy another one!

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Post by humancertainty » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:13 pm

I'm finishing my second row with one of these next month.

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:31 pm

The Plague Bearer does an excellent job simulating storm noise when heavily modulated at the right settings.

It is also really good at physical ripping sounds.

I still admire DGtom's rubber drums plague patch.
I haven't figured that part out yet.

2 PBs in series with feedback is the key for me.

Aside from those patches I'm still at a loss.
It isn't all that nice for static processing; it just makes things sound dry, sandy, worse.
Healthy doses of modulation are required to get interesting sounds out of it.

It definitely takes some exploring,
and reading the manual helps.

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Post by thetwlo » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:36 pm

Well, I think one half of my original dual PB is fucked in a great way--when input is all the way down the GAIN is a beautiful screaming noise! barely turn input up and it's a normal PB. So great, especially as a mod source. I don't think it's right, but would like another like it.

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Post by Cybananna » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:53 pm

pelage bearer is the all time best!

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Post by rezzn8r » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:18 am

hawklord2112 wrote:i just got rid of mine.
:woah: :waah:
matttech wrote: can never remember which way sounds best: hi gain and low input, or vice versa...
I'm a big fan of Gain at min, Input Level at max :tu:

Much love here for the Plague Bearer. One of my Metalbox 8008 Bass Drums is almost always plugged into my PB. I could definitely use a 2nd.
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Post by Soy Sos » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:26 am

Yup, a classic for sure.

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Post by mhtones » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:50 am

mhtones wrote:I love my PB too! I mentioned it in another thread, but I really rediscovered the PB when I got a hold of my Choices joystick. The choices makes the PB so much more controllable and makes it so easy to dial in the sweet spots. Lately, the PB has been sitting out of my case, but it's waiting for the opportunity to get back in the first string lineup. :tu:
Heh heh, first time quoting myself... but had to share the PB is back in the case! :bacon:

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Post by SubliminalSandwich » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:56 am

At first i wasnt convinced.. i suppose i approached iit from a traditional filter standpoint..

I was going to sell it, so i thought... "i'l spend a session sampling the shit out of it first"

Linked it up to an Atoner and Maths, nothing devious or complicated and in 10 minutes i knew i couldnt get rid.. :) its all in the gain structure.. i see now...

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Post by SubliminalSandwich » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:51 am

Just tried a sequencer through it.. :hail:

And i thought my Synthi Filter was so nice and gentle.. :deadbanana:

There's more to this plague than meets the eye..

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Post by modeerf » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:27 pm

jimmyedgar wrote:[video][/video]
This is so bad-ass, I'd love to know more about whats happening here. Love the sounds, I think you just sold me on one.

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