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Post by papercutnoise » Fri May 26, 2017 7:35 pm

emssynthilover wrote:Reading through this thread has been great. I want to try one of these some day!!

Though I love the experimental aspect of this instrument, if I DID want to set up simple repeating clicks/thumps/blips, is it easy to create a repeating pattern?

I've been dreaming of an awkward/polyrhythmic metronome of sorts. I guess that sounds a bit odd when I type it out, but typical drum machines just are not what I'm looking for...
If it's just metronome type pulses you want, try building a few of the Rollz 5 paper curcuits. A few even numbered ones will have you generating polyrhythms in seconds.
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Post by emssynthilover » Fri May 26, 2017 8:06 pm

@papercutnoise

Ooh! Great. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely try this out.
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Post by Oldstench » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:51 am

This is a question for all you PB2 owners.

I had a problem with mine where almost half of my 'nana jacks weren't sending/accepting signals and had to crack the sucker open and reflow/resolder them so they'd work.

Now that all the jacks are working, I'm experiencing some questionable behavior that I can't determine if it's general PB wonkiness or if I fucked something up and shorted a connection or 10.

As an example, let's say I'm clocking TMWTRS from a Rolz. If I connect a red or orange out from the smokestack of TMWTRS to a green or blue of something else, the clock will wonk out briefly and then settle. Seem normal?

That's just one example.
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Post by Oldstench » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:27 pm

Is anyone with a PB2 with a ground jack willing to take the top off and snap a couple of pictures of where the ground is connected to the PCB?
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Post by cebec » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:53 pm

Oldstench wrote:
As an example, let's say I'm clocking TMWTRS from a Rolz. If I connect a red or orange out from the smokestack of TMWTRS to a green or blue of something else, the clock will wonk out briefly and then settle. Seem normal?

That's just one example.
I just tested it on mine and it doesn't seem to be normal behavior.

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Post by Oldstench » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:23 pm

Oldstench wrote:Is anyone with a PB2 with a ground jack willing to take the top off and snap a couple of pictures of where the ground is connected to the PCB?
No one?
cebec wrote:I just tested it on mine and it doesn't seem to be normal behavior.
OK. Well, I ordered two new power supplies. Let's see if that helps.
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Post by wednesdayayay » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:51 pm

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sorry it took me so long I'm in florida so the plumbutter didn't want to come apart the first couple times I tried to take it apart

the white cable goes to the black banana jack
the circle pad that the white cable comes from is on the other side of the red output of the right hand AVdog

I'm glad I got this PB open as I've always been less than satisfied with the deerhorn range on this unit and I finally fixed it :bananaguitar:

hope this helps
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Post by Oldstench » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:09 pm

wednesdayayay wrote: sorry it took me so long I'm in florida so the plumbutter didn't want to come apart the first couple times I tried to take it apart

the white cable goes to the black banana jack
the circle pad that the white cable comes from is on the other side of the red output of the right hand AVdog

I'm glad I got this PB open as I've always been less than satisfied with the deerhorn range on this unit and I finally fixed it :bananaguitar:

hope this helps
Thank you so much. Thanks to you I'll finally be able to cross-patch my CQ2 and PB2.

Edit: "Deerhorn range" meaning hand from antenna range? If so, please illuminate me on how you modified this as I am having the same issue.
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Post by wednesdayayay » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:37 pm

ok so on the deerhorn there are two variable capacitors
they both have teeny tiny little heads for turning
one on the top and one on the bottom
you can see there are two little holes on the deerhorn section (one up top and one on the bottom) these are for using a screwdriver for turning (without taking the top off)


I didn't ever do it as I didn't' know if we were dealing with flathead or philips so I just dealt with a little range for the deerhorn

all I did was once I had taken the top off of the plumbutter I manually (I actually used my fingernail but jewelers/electronics screwdrivers would be best I suppose) turned the capacitor via a flathead notch on the bottom of the variable caps

the variable caps are different than all the other components as they are round. they are not in the picture but it should be fairly easy to tell which ones they are as they are found on the top and bottom of the deerhorn section

it took some time to get it to a more playable range
both the top and bottom caps will need to be adjusted (in my case anyway...)
set it up on your lap/bench so that you can tune the caps with one hand and gesture the deerhorn with the other

hope this helps
it was much easier to do than I thought which is one of the reasons I put off doing it for so long

remember
tiny cap turns make big changes


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Post by Doublecoolbossman » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:11 pm

Just made a few of these floating toggle switches to switch up signal routing on the fly. I have a separate diy box with some switches, extra rolls, and attentuators, but sometimes I just don't feel like patching back and forth. Hopefully these will make things a little more streamlined.

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Post by horaflora » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:46 pm

Nice floaters!

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Post by andriesvds » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:26 pm

some plumbutter noise.

[video][/video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TP5Jsr86D4

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Post by ghrobbing_tristle » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:08 pm

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A few things going on here. IIRC, I designed those watery sounds on a small euro skiff, dumped that to tape, and then fed the sound from the tape loop (running at half-speed) through the Gong input on the PB; both gongs were then FMd by the AVDogs. All of the high-pitched shrieking is - as you've guessed - PB.

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Post by Mr. Sound Boy King » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:22 am

ghrobbing_tristle wrote:[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/334620577" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

A few things going on here. IIRC, I designed those watery sounds on a small euro skiff, dumped that to tape, and then fed the sound from the tape loop (running at half-speed) through the Gong input on the PB; both gongs were then FMd by the AVDogs. All of the high-pitched shrieking is - as you've guessed - PB.
This piece is a lot of fun! Nice one.

Here is solo PB2 doing pop music:

http://immigrantbreastnest.com/track/sump-goon

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Post by Hainbach » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:34 am

ghrobbing_tristle wrote:[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/334620577" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

A few things going on here. IIRC, I designed those watery sounds on a small euro skiff, dumped that to tape, and then fed the sound from the tape loop (running at half-speed) through the Gong input on the PB; both gongs were then FMd by the AVDogs. All of the high-pitched shrieking is - as you've guessed - PB.
Love both the process and the result!

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Post by ghrobbing_tristle » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:27 am

Thanks, Hainbach! Wish I had a better recording setup at home, but I have to work with what I have. I'm hoping to record and share more, especially as I start my journey with the Coco this weekend!

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Post by Mr. Sound Boy King » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:53 am

Plumbutter 2 doing a pastoral.


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Post by wednesdayayay » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:48 pm

Mr. Sound Boy King wrote:Plumbutter 2 doing a pastoral.

that is sounding nice and sweet good tunes

how are you liking that JBL speaker?
do you have a pair of them?

playing over a PA/loudspeaker feels very different to playing with a little portable speaker (the new minirig is great fun but it is still no comparison)
sh is the sound of data
bobo is the gesture

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Post by Mr. Sound Boy King » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:57 pm

wednesdayayay wrote:
Mr. Sound Boy King wrote:Plumbutter 2 doing a pastoral.

that is sounding nice and sweet good tunes

how are you liking that JBL speaker?
do you have a pair of them?

playing over a PA/loudspeaker feels very different to playing with a little portable speaker (the new minirig is great fun but it is still no comparison)
Thx.

I bought the single JBL to use as a "just jamming" keyboard amp.

For that purpose, it slays face. I do wish I had a second for stereo. Maybe one day! They're not too expensive.

Gets waaaaay louder than I need for inside the house but sometimes in an aggro mood it feels amazing to crank the thing and shred.

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Post by Mr. Sound Boy King » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:43 am

EDIT: Nevermind. I just need to RTFM again...

Bonus EDIT:

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Post by andriesvds » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:32 am

sunday noodle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKEZbkp6Dqo

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Post by Mr. Sound Boy King » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:35 am

andriesvds wrote:sunday noodle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKEZbkp6Dqo

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V. cool. I like how you coaxed that bassline out of the thing!

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Post by cygmu » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:08 pm

That is like magic. How on earth do you get all that out of a plumbutter?

There's some delay / reverb clearly, but was anything else used to achieve that?

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