The Destructor Beam

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zerosum
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The Destructor Beam

Post by zerosum » Mon May 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Consumes: 30 mA of +-15 and 150 mA of +5.
Plate Voltage: 48 volts
Size: 1 single space MU module compatible with Synthesizers.com cabinets and rails.
Depth: 2"
Tube used: NOS 5654 pentode
Tube sticks out from the front panel about 1"
Panel: 3mm thick anodized aluminum with high quality engraving
Delivery time: 3-4 weeks. Often less.
Available now with all parts in stock accept for the panel, the panel is ordered on demand and takes 1-2 weeks to arrive.
Click here for more information about the Destructor Beam

Audio:
processing a square wave, sweeping the beam knob with my hand


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More sounds, pictures and suggested patches on the way.
Until then, post em if you got em ;) :party:

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Post by Lakbra » Mon May 07, 2012 11:38 pm

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
My pineal gland is fucking swollen now, thanks :banana:

Great sounds!!!
So creamy!

How about a price for this bad motha tructor bean?
:sb: :sb:

edit: just saw the end of the page from the first link you posted... :doh:

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Post by zerosum » Tue May 08, 2012 1:16 am

My pineal gland is fucking swollen now,
Humans are such easy prey :hihi:
:banana:
How about a price for this bad motha tructor bean?
Tree sixeeee fiv

I still need to bring it into the studio so I can make some better sounds.
This one is the most aggressive of the three single MU modules,
but can also do smooth filterlike effects when the resonance is backed off a bit :party:

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Post by weinglas » Tue May 08, 2012 4:04 am

Another great one! You definitely are on a roll right now Brian :yay:
Album with Kozepz:"FRNDS"
"All Tubes"
"Game Over!"
mirarimusic wrote:... This fucking blows away Beyonces release today as well!!!!
dan_p wrote: I'll still be listening to this one in years to come. best thing I've heard for ages
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Post by zerosum » Tue May 08, 2012 5:52 pm

weinglas wrote:Another great one! You definitely are on a roll right now Brian :yay:
Thank you sir :)
You have been an inspiration and encourager along the way :party:

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Post by decaying.sine » Tue May 08, 2012 6:05 pm

Nice work Brian. You're kicking ass!
Brian
"I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create." William Blake

"Vactrols ringing, Dude." "Thank you Donny"

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Post by metasonix » Wed May 09, 2012 12:27 am

Comment:

The Destructor Beam is unique. Although based on the twin-T bandpass filter used in the Metasonix R-52, this uses a Silonex LDR rather than a Vactrol. Silonex's devices are extremely different from Excelitas Vactrols, and have completely different CV time responses and distortion profiles. He's also using a premium 5654/6AK5 pentode, which we don't usually put into filters.

Trust me, this will NOT sound like any past or present Metasonix product, nor like anyone else's module.

Does that help?

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Post by bendedavis » Wed May 09, 2012 1:10 am

:sb: I used Vince's Destructor Beam this weekend and really dig it. Will be ordering one very soon. Having alot of fun with the Amplifryer so far, I'll try to post some demos this week.

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Post by Ancestor » Wed May 09, 2012 9:14 am

Here is a link to a patch I made using a bunch of Zerosum Inertia modules.

http://soundcloud.com/ancestor/zerosum-inertia-demo

(Sorry I don't know how to put the track on the forum?)

One oscillator with random sequence going into the Haxor then into two Destructor Beams in series and then into the Agonizer. I was tweaking the two Destructor Beams most of the time to try to show their range.
These modules really are pretty wild and their behavior totally changes when you hook them all up together.

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