FIL1 Convulsion Generator - NEW MODULE

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:58 pm

This sounds like it would also be useful for quasi-Karplus-Strong effects. Very clever module!
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Post by zap32 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:42 am

hello,

I received the FIL1, but I have a little problem:

At the beginning I plugged the red band on the red - and when I turned on my modular, some modules are not lit.

So I gather there was a plug upside down and everything is well lit but when I plugged a cable on the output out of FIL1, 4-5 modules were extinguished
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I hope not to have anything grilled :doh: .

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:35 am

PM'd back, this is very strange behaviour. All FSS equipment is fully tested before shipping - perhaps something happened during transit?
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Post by coyotedad23 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:46 pm

I am starting using this module as a great way to modulate the hither and yon of my Piston Honda. And still I have the main putput to play with into a patch.
Overall, a nice littel module of which I am glad to have. :tu:
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Post by zap32 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:15 am

I actually had a short in my system

the FIL1 now works very well .


Thanks for your work and your responsiveness :tu:

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:11 am

zap32 wrote:I actually had a short in my system

the FIL1 now works very well .


Thanks for your work and your responsiveness :tu:
Great to hear :party:
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Post by Exuviae » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:40 pm

Just got mine in the mail yesterday - I dig it!

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Post by HeWhoWantsJeans » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:13 am

Exuviae wrote:Just got mine in the mail yesterday - I dig it!
I was pretty curious about this thing - I gotta check yours out, sir.
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Post by Mercutio » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:28 am

This module is really great. Lot of fun with the AFG and optomix a few hours ago.


Good result direct in a vca and into the FM input of my AFG (exp).

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But why don t you add an decay, a sine generator and a vca dedicated to make it autonom ?

The three output are really useful.

Unfortunatly, the module is fragile... I have "movement"on the 4 jack pot.

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:35 pm

Mercutio wrote:This module is really great. Lot of fun with the AFG and optomix a few hours ago.
Good result direct in a vca and into the FM input of my AFG (exp).
But why don t you add an decay, a sine generator and a vca dedicated to make it autonom ?
The three output are really useful.
Unfortunatly, the module is fragile... I have "movement"on the 4 jack pot.
Great to hear you're having fun with it! There aren't any extra features because this would drive the price of the module up when most people have good enough oscillators, EGs and VCAs in their system and my design philosophy is that modules should be as open ended as possible, i.e. you can use the FIL1 as a bass drum source as well as a CV mangler.

Sounds like the module has endured some grief during transit - I suggest that you re-tighten the nuts of the jacks on the front panel. They should then be solid. 8_)
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Post by thorncore » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:40 am

My first two hours with the FIL1 has produced some really inspiring results.
I got it for primarily sculpting some kicks and percussion , but it really is a versatile module and does a really good job of twisting basslines and shaping clanging FX

nice one, and thanks for the fastest delivery ever:)

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Post by thorncore » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:31 am

squelchy/scratchy Hertz Donut jam( :party: ), FIL1 modulating an LM4250 filter
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Post by futuresoundsystems » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:04 pm

Well that's nothing short of awesome! :yay:
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Post by thorncore » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:38 am

cheers:)
pretty much made up my mind to order another one,the interplay between two would make for some really cool patterns and patches.
I find the two knobs very solid tactile and tweakable,
with a little prep I locate the sweet spots before recording and twist stuff up at the end of bars/break downs etc....
yep I need another:)

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Post by dan_k » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:07 am

Been eyeing this module for a while. Looks really awesome!

Are you using new panels? Looking at your site it looks like they are no longer engraved.

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:37 pm

Panels are still engraved, but correct the style has changed slightly - they now have a slightly glossy finish with the engraving also being glossy. This is due to a change in panel manufacturer. I'm also sourcing acrylic panels which will be available, at a slightly cheaper price, soon :tu:
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Post by dan_k » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:33 pm

Cool thanks for the update.

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