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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by lud » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:26 am

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by kosta » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:50 pm

casual 5-row flex. looking good, lud!

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by chrisdermo » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:08 pm

The only module I regret removing is the spring tanker. Jealous of that top row!
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by triangle » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:57 pm

lud wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:26 am
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wow that does look fun :hail: your bottom two frames are full of the modules I’ve been looking at adding. I was thinking DDSR and clock/logic frame would be the easiest route to complement the synthvoice. I oh so definitely would like a matrix mixer too. or two haha. in the meantime I’ll have to deal with the format jumbler/spaghetti monster

hope everyone is staying safe
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by lud » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:09 am

kosta wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:50 pm
casual 5-row flex. looking good, lud!
Thanks Kosta!

Chris - the spring is the cherry on top I guess! Not as flexible as a good digital reverb IMO but adds depth and character and is an interesting sound source in it's own right... hope you find another soon if you're looking

triangle - the matrix and DDSR would play well with your other gear as well (well being mindful of the 10v range of DDSR), would be a nice frame with some space left for a few smaller blocks. The system is as fun as it looks :)

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by leftbracket » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:48 am

Battery-eating bugs then and now (although the decade-older one is newer to me). A PTDelay or a modular frame or two are maybe in my future...
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by T. Jervell » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:25 am

leftbracket wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:48 am
Battery-eating bugs then and now (although the decade-older one is newer to me). A PTDelay or a modular frame or two are maybe in my future...
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Nice! They do really look good together. I’m sure they sound good together too :hihi: :tu:

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by Kazremark » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:05 pm

Anyone have recommendations for case builders for Bugbrand? Looking to have two rows in the bottom and two rows up top and would love to get a portable case that hinges shut.

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by BugBrand » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:00 am

Happy to share drawings / dimensions - if there's any chance of open-sourcing any design that'd be really fantastic!
The 2Frame units would likely be a good starting point - pair of those would make something nice.
(like my Cheekies, only betterer! There's some details of my shonky 2x2 travel jig in the thread..)

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by chrisdermo » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:41 am

I scaled back A LOT recently. This is where I ended up, good balance of human control and self perpetuating options, and nice sound sculpting and rhythm generation.
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by lud » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:25 am

Looks really fun Chris!
What's the (DIY?) module in the middle?

+ How is the control boat powered exactly?

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by chrisdermo » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:29 am

lud wrote:
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Looks really fun Chris!
What's the (DIY?) module in the middle?

+ How is the control boat powered exactly?
The DIY is 2 MENG qi dual passive lo pass gates (so 4 lpgs).

Control boat is powered by 1a 12v wall wart with a splitter. Fun setup! Nice to really get stuck in to use the looping envelopes as oscillators again, especially using a joystick to CV the attack and release times. Just looking to swap out the bugcrusher for a noisecrusher or its contemporary counterpart if Tom makes one.
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by lud » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:19 pm

Still after that elusive noisecrusher! That control skiff would be a great standalone device

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by hollunderkurve » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:34 am

in honor of my first year of "active" participation on MW (i.e. my first :goo:) I thought I would share my current :bugbrand: :bugbrand:

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by KNYST » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:59 pm

Nice!
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by athletic_beetle » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:04 pm

today is a very exciting day!! a certain package arrived from Bristol...
BEHOLD my very first modular anything: DDSR and DRM2 in an 11FW frame.

Seen here on my computer/drawing desk, entangled with my Double Knot v2 after my first few hours of exploratory wiggling. The only potential frustration I've noticed so far is that the CV voltage range for the lorre-mill stuff is different, but I'm sure I will figure out a solution (more VCAs lol) as I spend time with the :bugbrand: stuff.

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Kudos to Tom for the thorough communication through the whole process.

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by chrisdermo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:26 am

athletic_beetle wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:04 pm
today is a very exciting day!! a certain package arrived from Bristol...
BEHOLD my very first modular anything: DDSR and DRM2 in an 11FW frame.

Seen here on my computer/drawing desk, entangled with my Double Knot v2 after my first few hours of exploratory wiggling. The only potential frustration I've noticed so far is that the CV voltage range for the lorre-mill stuff is different, but I'm sure I will figure out a solution (more VCAs lol) as I spend time with the :bugbrand: stuff.

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Kudos to Tom for the thorough communication through the whole process.
Neat little system! Would love to hear some clips. The DK should clock the DDSR nicely though right?
I used to use diodes (I believe the technical term is half wave rectifier?) To feed bug oscillators to my DK without damaging it.
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by BugBrand » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:28 am

Yes, from what I've heard, DK doesn't like negative voltages.
[Diode director might, therefore, be a useful module for the final space - https://www.bugbrand.co.uk/product/diode-director/]

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by hollunderkurve » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:39 am

athletic_beetle wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:04 pm
today is a very exciting day!! a certain package arrived from Bristol...
BEHOLD my very first modular anything: DDSR and DRM2 in an 11FW frame.

Kudos to Tom for the thorough communication through the whole process.
congrats! looks like a very fun system. I too got "into" modular through very in depth and helpful communication with tom and :bugbrand: - I have also messed around with the DK and BB stuff, but yea, also while having to think about not sending the DK negative voltages since it explicitly says "avoid using negative cv signals" - it also says that the DK sends output positive cv voltages b/t 0-8 volts and "expects the same" at its inputs (from the manual). Not sure if it actually damages the DK or if it just does not give "proper results" - but to be on the safe side I have always only taken the patch chrisdermo mentions

in any case - cheers to your sonic exploring! :party:

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by athletic_beetle » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:50 am

the diode director looks interesting, i also wonder about using it in conjunction with something like the DC mixer, to create some offset. or maybe there's a more elegant way. either way thanks for the encouragement everyone i'm so excited to spend time learning about this stuff!

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by adam s » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:57 pm

New proud owner of a :bugbrand: system here :party:

After a 5+ years long hiatus from music making and general burnt-outness on Euro, I was lucky enough to pick up this beautiful instrument here on MW this week from sir ruff (which was an amazingly smooth transaction). Not pictured is the 6x4 matrix mixer which will be installed in a fourth frame.

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I used to make a lot of drone music and will for sure make some more (first recording already done!). For more rhythmic projects I’ll be integrating with a Machinedrum / cv.ocd, but that new SQ-64 caught my eye as well.
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by athletic_beetle » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:35 pm

holy smokes what a rig! congratulations

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by batchas » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:14 am

adam s wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:57 pm
New proud owner of a :bugbrand: system here :party:
AWESOME :sb:
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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by athletic_beetle » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:49 am

chrisdermo wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:26 am
Neat little system! Would love to hear some clips.
here's a quick one-handed phone video capture of whatever i was getting into a few days ago

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Re: Show us your Bugbrand Set up

Post by chrisdermo » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:56 am

athletic_beetle wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:49 am
chrisdermo wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:26 am
Neat little system! Would love to hear some clips.
here's a quick one-handed phone video capture of whatever i was getting into a few days ago
Hot stuff!!
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