5823 Noise Sorcerer/Voltage Controlled Annihilator

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5823 Noise Sorcerer/Voltage Controlled Annihilator

Post by Yes Powder » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:18 am

Can we talk about these? Nobody is, and I'd really like to.

The 5823 Noise Sorcerer is an amazingly fun (if not always predictable) noise source. Great for hi-hat sounds; just run it though an LPG and you're golden! Adds a lovely haze to raw waveforms run through it. Can do weird things when you hold a magnet up to it. Different behaviors between 5823A and various makes of 5823/Z900T tubes.
And dat plasma glow!

Also the Voltage Controlled Annihilator! Nasty pulse distortion/waveshaper from which you can coax a very unstable suboctave. (I've also found you can get it to behave more like a regular VCA by running audio to the CV in and vice-versa but why would you want to do a thing like that? :whistle:)
Here's a track in which I get some subtle use out of it in order to restore attack transients to audio coming from a Montreal Assembly Goodbye24, which is a very lo-fi pitch/delay effect.
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Post by EPTC » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:25 pm

That's a truly awesome track man.

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Post by xthrasherx » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:34 pm

I don't know how I did't see this thread... just assumed this sub forum was on a long sleep :doh:

Excellent track btw :sb:

Love the Noise Sorcerer and Voltage Controlled Annihilation. The Noise Sorcerer is often used for FM duties on various harvestman filters, but I'm going to have to try feeding it some audio sources... hadn't thought about that. I most often use the ZI modules with various lower bit rate digital sound sources. Something magical about how the tubes interact with the jagged wave forms.

Here's a video I did using the Noise Sorcerer to drive the frequency of a self-oscillating polivoks filter.

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Post by Tube Tentacles » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:26 pm

I wanted the Zerosum VCA. If in the future sold one, write me please.

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Post by Yes Powder » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:58 pm

Tube Tentacles wrote:I wanted the Zerosum VCA. If in the future sold one, write me please.
Contact Zerosum directly and see if he can still make you one. That's what I did.

Also ask him what's the status of the Desolation. I might be after one in a couple months.

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Post by Tube Tentacles » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:14 pm

Yes Powder wrote:
Tube Tentacles wrote:I wanted the Zerosum VCA. If in the future sold one, write me please.
Contact Zerosum directly and see if he can still make you one. That's what I did.

Also ask him what's the status of the Desolation. I might be after one in a couple months.
Desolation??

He told me that are out of stock. And make me one is expesive becase he hasn't all the parts of the module :(

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Post by Yes Powder » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:53 pm

Tube Tentacles wrote:Desolation??

He told me that are out of stock. And make me one is expesive becase he hasn't all the parts of the module :(
Oh, bummer. Desolation is a new module that he teased earlier this year. Haven't heard anything new about it yet though.

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Post by Tube Tentacles » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:24 am

Yes Powder wrote:
Tube Tentacles wrote:Desolation??

He told me that are out of stock. And make me one is expesive becase he hasn't all the parts of the module :(
Oh, bummer. Desolation is a new module that he teased earlier this year. Haven't heard anything new about it yet though.
Sound good the name of the module. I hope hear soon news. Thanks for your help.

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Re: 5823 Noise Sorcerer/Voltage Controlled Annihilator

Post by Yes Powder » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:04 pm

So if anyone's looking for a Noise Sorcerer, Zerosum posted on his Instagram about a week ago, seeming to hint that there are a few available. If you want one, now's the time.

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