A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

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A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by Be Sandy? » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:16 pm

The two new modules recently announced have got me thinking.
They look great but I have their equivalents in old blue modules so don't need to buy them. However there are a couple of modules I'd love to see Tom make that I'd buy in an instant.

One is a comparator.
And/or a slope detector if I'm being really selfish! I like being able to derive somewhat random but related to the rest of the patch triggers from CV. At the moment I'll sometimes use the sequencer hub and expanders to do this but a smaller more dedicated module (dual in 1FW?) would be wonderful.

The second is a sequential switch.
Something along the lines of the Doepfer one perhaps - the adjustable number of steps makes it very useful.
http://www.doepfer.de/a151.htm

Feel free to add your own selfish wants to this thread :)

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by lud » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:40 pm

I'd loooove a new controller like the CTL1 - and a sequencer. New versions of the old ones or fresh. A new noisecrusher or bugcrusher type thing would rock too. So many cool old modules I'd jump on

Great calls there too Sandy for sure!
I hope Tom doesn't get flustered or annoyed by this thread - he's doing amazing work in blue and if I could never pick up another module I'd still be delighted with what I have and there's an amazing range currently available

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by chrisdermo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:04 pm

Noisecrusher for me, but Tom already knows that. More for the noise source than the s/h. Track and hold would be nice to try. The idea of the phaser module has me super excited too. I use the DD1 ring mod portion all the time - so much I feel that others would really benefit from an updated version of that.
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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by shred » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:27 pm

all i have are new blues so i love seeing the older designs come back. that said i would like to see a slope detector and sequential switch appear. really would like to see the bugcrusher return!

it's probably not exactly what you're looking for but the Dual Preamp can act as an "envelope follower" of sorts, it's super fun to pump some audio in and use it as a modulator at the same time.
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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by BugBrand » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:17 am

lud wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:40 pm
I hope Tom doesn't get flustered or annoyed by this thread
Haha, no, it is fine & good! You know I always have ideas bubbling & am fine going at the natural pace.
During my tidying through January, one aspect was to remember all the different projects I'd begun & try to consider how to move them all forward gradually - I can say that a good few of the ideas already mentioned are in process, though you all know I don't make firm promises at such early stages - sometimes ideas fly forwards, but often they need time & space to evolve.

Equally, very good to share your ideas!

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by lud » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:31 pm

One thing I would love in BB format would be a dedicated (small, dual?) controllable slew limiter for glide functions - would be so cool after the DDSR for example. I know the dual filter can perform this function well but love to use them for voice/filtering duties. A (Serge style) slope generator with input would also be great for this

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Post by BugBrand » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:53 pm

Well I did come up with a Dual Up/Down Glide 2FW design (which could also switch to being an oscillator!) a couple of years ago but it had some strange/bad/unacceptable behaviour at low rates which kind of killed it so far.. I should look back.

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by /\/\/\/ » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:56 pm

+1 on dual slew, bugcrusher, phaser... most of the things mentioned

I'd also love to see some simple utility modules, switches, format converters. (I know they can be easily DIYed but...)

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Post by /\/\/\/ » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:02 pm

For the moment I've just been sending a slowish envelope to the VCO fm input, and tuning so that it jumps an octave/some interval. Glide would be better though!

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Post by DickMarker » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:00 pm

Totally on board with the sequential switch suggestion - almost had one in the recent logic module design Tom made but alas!

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Post by /\/\/\/ » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:32 pm

The Old Blue Gate Delay module, with added CV control of delay time, would be really nice to use in combination with a step sequencer e.g. Le Seq to add some funk / swing on a per step basis. This can kind of be approximated with Envelopes... but the Gate Delay module seems like a cool addition to the other clocking stuff.

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Post by BugBrand » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:51 am

Yeah, I've thought of that a few times - especially wondering on possibilities for voltage control...

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Post by markeats » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:14 pm

I'm very new to Bugs but having a lot of fun so far! A few things that seem like they'd be fun to me at this early stage on the journey:
- I'd be intrigued what a 'non-compact' VCO would look like with PW / wave shape modulation, linear FM, perhaps multiple wave outs. A bells and whistles VCO :) This has probably been talked about before.
- The old pan/fade looks like it would update nicely into 2 super useful modules or a single 2fw module.
- And +1 for noisecrusher!

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by BugBrand » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:09 am

Ah, VCO - yes, I've thought a good few times and not quite fallen to a 2FW design still.. There are a variety of approaches, which makes choosing hard!
Have wondered too about fading & panning - agreed, probably as separate 1FW modules now. Slight wondering whether I would need to implement panning laws or not - keeping things linear might miss the goal a bit for audio work, but would be ideal for other areas.

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by numan7 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:26 am

:tu: switchable panning laws, plz!


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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by chrisdermo » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:59 am

markeats wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:14 pm
- And +1 for noisecrusher!
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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by sungja » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:24 am

Would a Bugbrand filterbank fixed filter be anything worth investigating?

I was thinking more studio work and not modular.

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by sungja » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:25 am

Yeah would love to see a noisecrusher version again.

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by BugBrand » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:34 am

NoiseCrush made some moves late last year but has since sat becalmed for various reasons.. on the to move list!
FixedFilters always seemed interesting - again, did some work on such things a few years ago but didn't feel I hit something I liked.
Have been rekindling the PEQ at least (though still not VC or stereo)

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by sungja » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:43 am

Never played the PEQ before, i guess eq was not that interesting a couple of years ago. Regret it now.

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by lud » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:48 am

Would be interesting to see something made of the "bus" function switches offered on the DDSR and some other modules. Maybe a clock module too if it could offer more than a standard clock source like looping envelope or LFO

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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by seeasound » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:12 am

Ya i wanna play with the weevil...looks like a really interesting set of parameters.....other than that phaser and bug crusher fosho...and some kinda clock/osc with pwm
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Re: A somewhat selfish list of things I'd like to see Tom make

Post by BugBrand » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:28 am

lud wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:48 am
Would be interesting to see something made of the "bus" function switches offered on the DDSR and some other modules. Maybe a clock module too if it could offer more than a standard clock source like looping envelope or LFO
Pops to mind semi-regularly and then slips back out again..
Likely a Saw-core VCO - I mean, when I did the Clockbox proto (before ripping most of it up!) I had a reasonable Dual Clock in 3FW - what I'm aiming towards (not very quickly!) is a single in 2FW with, yes, various useful bits included.

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