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Post by phisynth » Thu May 03, 2018 2:39 pm

was there a new batch available ? How many ?

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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Thu May 03, 2018 2:47 pm

10, all of which went within 30 - 40 minutes!

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Post by weinglas » Thu May 03, 2018 2:47 pm

phisynth wrote:was there a new batch available ? How many ?
Yes, there was a new batch. But not enough chirpers. By far :hihi:

Edit: Too late! Again :deadbanana:
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Post by indexofmetals » Thu May 03, 2018 6:06 pm

i think they were gone before I woke up

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Post by PLNB » Tue May 08, 2018 9:54 pm

Chirper is :nana: Didn't realize it could be a hypnotic beat monster. Stable n chunky.. Call the exterminator, I finally got bugs..

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Post by DickMarker » Wed May 09, 2018 5:02 am

Great, playable little module - considering it's just two VCOs and a filter the range of sound is fantastic. I was getting some S&H style variations in pitch and tone the other day from certain cross modulations.

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Post by PLNB » Wed May 09, 2018 8:59 am

Now it's time to study up voltages across Chirper, DoubleKnot, Grackler, Benjolin, and Ciat gears to see what mangles what the best.. :trampoline:

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Post by BananaPlug » Wed May 09, 2018 2:48 pm

Speaking of hypnotic beat monster...
Hears a snippet from noodling around today. All sounds from Chirper with delay effects. Live except I captured other Chirper sounds earlier in a looper. Normalized the level and added fade in/out in post.
I guess my point is that there's always new sounds to find on this thing.

ChangingGears :nana:
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Post by chrisdermo » Wed May 09, 2018 2:56 pm

BananaPlug wrote:Speaking of hypnotic beat monster...
Hears a snippet from noodling around today. All sounds from Chirper with delay effects. Live except I captured other Chirper sounds earlier in a looper. Normalized the level and added fade in/out in post.
I guess my point is that there's always new sounds to find on this thing.

ChangingGears :nana:
Awesome recording!
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Post by chrisdermo » Fri May 11, 2018 7:06 am

There's one gone up on eBay today with a £70 mark up on the brand new price (NOT MINE!)
:ripbanana: never seen that happen with Bugs before.
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Post by BananaPlug » Fri May 11, 2018 7:20 am

on eBay today with a £70 mark up...
Just waiting for somebody to offer a VCS3 for it. :hihi:
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Post by lud » Fri May 11, 2018 7:39 am

chrisdermo wrote:There's one gone up on eBay today with a £70 mark up on the brand new price (NOT MINE!)
:ripbanana: never seen that happen with Bugs before.
Probably to cover the ebay fees

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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Fri May 11, 2018 8:42 am

My first :bugbrand: :bugbrand: :bugbrand:

Chirper and friends!

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Post by chrisdermo » Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 am

:bugbrand: :wookie: :bugbrand:

Excellent rack! Congratulations :party:
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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Fri May 11, 2018 10:00 am

chrisdermo wrote::bugbrand: :wookie: :bugbrand:

Excellent rack! Congratulations :party:
Why thank you!

With a little bit of luck I should get my first sounds out this weekend after a complete re-shuffle of the studio (well, corner of the spare bedroom really!) New mixer, new monitors, and quality cabling!

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Post by Be Sandy? » Fri May 11, 2018 12:36 pm

Reality Checkpoint

Nice setup. That should keep you entertained for a long time.

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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Fri May 11, 2018 12:57 pm

Be Sandy? wrote:Reality Checkpoint

Nice setup. That should keep you entertained for a long time.
Thank you Sandy, I do hope so!

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Post by rpc » Tue May 22, 2018 10:57 pm

I was lucky to get a Chirper in the last batch. I'm really enjoying it and it's really easy to dial in some great sounds. Takes me back to the days playing around on an EMS Synthi ... beating oscillators and wild cross-mod patches.

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Post by BananaPlug » Thu May 31, 2018 11:46 am

I've been practicing short solo sets with the same small Chirper setup I've been using.
Here's an example. Mono and no post processing.
Listen here or this one (about 13 min)
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Outcome: That setup is fun for drone & percussion as accompaniment. By itself I kept wanting some kind of clocky thing.
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Post by sungja » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:38 am

New batch, go get it !

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Post by dandandan » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:30 am

sungja wrote:New batch, go get it !
Got one! Thanks for the heads up.

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Post by bmot » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:30 am

I got in on the recent batch, my chirper arrived today! So far I’ve been getting some awesome sounds from it as a stand alone device, but I need some help setting it up with my sequencer as I’m unfamiliar with banana plugs. I’ve got myself four 4mm banana cables and 1 screw connector in case I need to DIY a cable.

My aim is to sequence chirper with the social Entropy engine with cv expander. Can someone please advise, or post a link to the right cables I would need, and explain which parts of the chirper and Engine would connect to each other? I read about needing to use a ground, and don’t want to risk damaging anything.

I already got it to play the 2015 Weevil, it I don’t have any modular equipment I can use with it.

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Post by rowsbywoof » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:39 am

bmot wrote:I got in on the recent batch, my chirper arrived today! So far I’ve been getting some awesome sounds from it as a stand alone device, but I need some help setting it up with my sequencer as I’m unfamiliar with banana plugs. I’ve got myself four 4mm banana cables and 1 screw connector in case I need to DIY a cable.

My aim is to sequence chirper with the social Entropy engine with cv expander. Can someone please advise, or post a link to the right cables I would need, and explain which parts of the chirper and Engine would connect to each other? I read about needing to use a ground, and don’t want to risk damaging anything.

I already got it to play the 2015 Weevil, it I don’t have any modular equipment I can use with it.
You'll need to make a Y wire with a standard 1/8th connector on one end, and two banana cables on the other. Basically, this will be your grounding connection to set a common ground between the Chirper and Engine.

Here's a good video showing how to make various cables from the guy at Future Retro. You want to make the Buchla style cable.

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Also, as your setup grows, you should think about investing in a Low-Gain UTL box. They are an interface point that you ground to your Bug systems, and then can patch through freely.

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http://lowgain-audio.com/

You can find them at many online synth shops, or on eBay/Reverb for about $89.

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Post by bmot » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:45 am

Excellent, thank you. Time to get the iron out...

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Post by BugBrand » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 am

Yes, Rowsbywoof got it - though a couple of tech terms I'd refer differently to: Minijack (or 3.5mm) not 1/8" (they're not) --- and call it establishing a common 0V between equipment rather than grounding.

I do do Interface Cables but equally easy to DIY. Personally I've always been happy with cables rather than converter boxes/modules, but that's maybe just me.

The key is to establish a common 0V between the external gear (eg. Engine) and the Bug. Do this with the black cable of the twin interface cable - this goes from minijack sleeve and plugs to the black 0V banana on the back of the Bug. Once that 0V link has been established you can do further signal connections just with single cables (from the same piece of equipment).

(Oh yeah, and just re-checked and it is at least mentioned on the instruction sheet!)

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