Introducing ADDAC101 .WAV Player

New Interfaces for Analog Synthesizers.

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Post by D/A A/D » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:36 am

It is way more awesome than the price... This will be going in the digital euro rack.

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Post by haesslich » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:25 am

VanEck wrote: a CV controllable sampler/granulizer/looper seems reasonable to me. That's even cheaper than a Tyme Sefari.
wait, did i miss something? i thought the ADDAC thing plays back samples from sd card, it doesn't sample by itself, does it?

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Post by VanEck » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:28 am


wait, did i miss something? i thought the ADDAC thing plays back samples from sd card, it doesn't sample by itself, does it?
No it doesn't sample/record on the fly. Yes you manipulate the samples contained on the SD card. To my knowledge, that still makes it a sampler yes?
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Post by Mans » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:36 am

VanEck wrote:

wait, did i miss something? i thought the ADDAC thing plays back samples from sd card, it doesn't sample by itself, does it?
No it doesn't sample/record on the fly. Yes you manipulate the samples contained on the SD card. To my knowledge, that still makes it a sampler yes?
Not in the traditional sense no.

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Post by giorgio » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:07 pm

sample player

close enough
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Post by computer controlled » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:24 pm

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computer controlled wrote:I was all about it, until i saw the price.

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Too much $$$ for me. I'm out.

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I thought the price was pretty decent. It converts to about $360 USD.

Under $400 for a CV controllable sampler/granulizer/looper seems reasonable to me. That's even cheaper than a Tyme Sefari.

I can definitely see this thing fitting into my live rig right next to my Tyme Sefari, and also having a lot of fun with it in the studio. I've been hoping something like this would come out sine I got into Eurorack.

I reserved one :party:

Really? I thought it would be closer to $600. If that's the case, nm then, i'm again happy :nana:
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Post by Thonk Support » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:24 pm

ok.. so my Olympus LS-10 records to SD cards so I got excited I could use this without needing to involve a computer.....

but it only records at 44.1khz or above. damn shame this module is only 22khz... I'd have to actually use a computer to lower the quality of my samples :)

Any chance of a 44.1 version? it's a great module.

Out of interest do the files have to be in the root of the SD card or will it automatically search through folders? Just thinking that if anyone does have a device which does record to an SD card at 22hz, then the recorder might stick them in a predetermined folder which you can't change.

e.g. my olympus puts the files into folders called DSS_FLDA, DSS_FLDB, DSS_FLDC etc.
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Post by giorgio » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:31 pm

does no one else care about 1v/oct response? has everyone gone drone/noise????
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Post by Thonk Support » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:36 pm

giorgio wrote:does no one else care about 1v/oct response? has everyone gone drone/noise????
no?????
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Post by authorless » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:53 pm

rafe127 wrote:This looks very interesting, but am I correct that there is no way to sync it?

...an "end-of-loop" gate output or a "reset loop" gate input would have been necessary for me to get this.
It should be easy to fake: really short loop, linear attack envelope (Maths would work) feeding the start point CV in. As the Voltage from the envelope sweeps through sample it should, in effect, granular time stretch it. Then you have the end of attack out from the Maths. Plus you could mess with the response curve of the envelope to have the sample play back a little differently. Feed a control voltage into the sample rate input and you could really start mangling the sample. And you could retrigger the envelope to restart the sample.

It could even work on single cycle waveforms feeding the start position CV a rising sawtooth wave from an oscillator to fake it tracking 1v/oct. I think.
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Post by Scaff » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:09 pm

giorgio wrote:does no one else care about 1v/oct response? has everyone gone drone/noise????
This was also my first thought. Without its less fun and not a sampler in my eyes. But its named waveplayer...
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Post by haesslich » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:53 am

it's based on the ladyada wave shield for arduino, so one could have a look to her SD card and wave file playback library SD card and wave file playback library and see what's possible.
i'm absolutely thrilled by the possibilities which the modules designer worked out of the arduino / wave shield combination!

right now i did not have a closer look, but maybe the 22khz is a limit by means of playback buffer and file access. regarding 1V/octave: could the playback sample rate be scaled (e.g. by a look up table) to get it from linear scaled to 1V/oct?

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Post by Fidgit » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:31 am

with very powerful DSPs and FPGAs which start appearing more and more often in modules, i predict this is just the first impression of some quite sophisticated modules with features we haven't seen yet. :tu:

i assume some other manufacturers have some pretty exiting stuff on their drawing boards already.

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Post by ST UF FLI N EAR » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:39 am

wow, this is enormously great!

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Post by sabasan » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:33 am

great........ that's the missing euro

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Post by 11ish » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:27 am

ordered :nana:

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Post by bunkdata » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:07 pm

Same here, ordered! Looking forward to this one!

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Post by Oldstench » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:32 pm

Awesome, a modular version of one of my favorite things to do with Reaktor. That's really cool.

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Post by weinglas » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:13 am

Ordered 2 :sb:

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Post by l e b e r » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:43 pm

anyone got any user reports on these yet...or have they not got off the shelves yet?>>

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Post by johnnywoods » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:20 pm

l e b e r wrote:anyone got any user reports on these yet...or have they not got off the shelves yet?>>
I got a brief demo from Andre when I was in Lisbon. There was a bug in the software, so it wasn't up to 100% function, but I can definitely attest to the following:

-the build quality is excellent. He showed me bits of his development process, and everything is very well thought out from a design/ construction perspective.
-before I saw it in person, I didn't get a sense of how multi-faceted it can be. The built in envelope follower and vca make it a really cool tool for generating cv sequences and gates. You could create a bunch of .wav files just for this purpose, and run it like a sequencer with voltage controlled pattern switching and adjustable looping. I'm thinking of getting one for this purpose alone!
-Andre didn't have samples available to demonstrate, but I asked if it could switch samples fast enough to act as a wavetable oscillator, and he said although he hadn't tested it, it should be able to do it.
-it sounds GREAT. I was expecting it to sound grungy (on account of the low sample rate), but it sounded beautiful.

Basically, it's a quality module. Andre really puts a lot of time/ effort/ and thought into this system. For the price, it's incredible what you get. And from what I gathered, software updates are on the horizon which will expand its possibilities even further.

I'll be ordering one the day AH has them in stock!

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Post by l e b e r » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:36 am

hey johnnywoods. thanks for the report. :tu:

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Post by tuj » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:10 am

how do I get one?

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Post by johnnywoods » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:07 am

AH has a bunch on order. I would guess they are probably nearing completion, but Andre is a one man show, and there is a lot of soldering to be done.
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