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Post by andriesvds » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:08 pm

no, just some combined cv triggers from the mwtrs to the fm of the oscilators for different notes.

and i use the white direkt out of the deerhorn to give it some more reverb than the other signals.

cheers. :party:

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Post by batchas » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:12 am

@andriesvds: I listened with great pleasure to what you posted recently. Thanx for sharing :tu:
Nice reverb too.


This one I listened very early in the morning, with so much snow in front of me, and this incredible silence (everything outside is stopped!!!), goes pretty well with the mood here.

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Post by mrbloor » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:04 am

andriesvds wrote:no, just some combined cv triggers from the mwtrs to the fm of the oscilators for different notes.

and i use the white direkt out of the deerhorn to give it some more reverb than the other signals.

cheers. :party:
Really lovely work, Andries.

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Post by andriesvds » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:41 am

thanks my dear plumi colleges. it's nice to listen to your stuff too.

keep the plumi noise coming!

cheers

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Post by shinko » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:11 pm

Where do y’all get your banana cables from? Perfect Circuit sells 10 packs for $70 - but that seems kinda $$$? Or is that decent?

Thanks!

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Post by corpusjonsey » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:15 pm

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Post by jimmie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:43 pm

shinko wrote:Where do y’all get your banana cables from? Perfect Circuit sells 10 packs for $70 - but that seems kinda $$$? Or is that decent?

Thanks!
Good experience with Mouser.com :tu:

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Post by odditymedium » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:32 pm

in evropa?

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Post by batchas » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:14 am

odditymedium wrote:in evropa?
Depends which country but Mouser has his online stores in Europe too.
fr, uk, ch, de etc etc + free delivery from a certain amount (not too high).

Check also Rapid Online if you're in UK.

Check Bugbrand.

There's also Patchpoint in Berlin: https://www.patch-point.com/patch-cables/

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Post by Oldstench » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:10 pm

OK - I need to troubleshoot my PB2 a little bit with my oscilloscope. Problem is, my PB2 doesn't have a ground jack. Can I just attach the probe ground clip to the 3.5mm sleeve instead?
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Post by Oldstench » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Oldstench wrote:OK - I need to troubleshoot my PB2 a little bit with my oscilloscope. Problem is, my PB2 doesn't have a ground jack. Can I just attach the probe ground clip to the 3.5mm sleeve instead?
The answer is yes.
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Post by GrantB » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:40 pm

I just joined the PB2 fam! :nana:

I made some pretty cool random stuff already, but I would like to share with you a straight patch dedicated to the unusually high level of plodding stupidity in my work inbox today. :sadbanana: WARNING this beat may induce acute IQ loss:



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Post by strutter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:15 pm

I just got my pb2 today and I was a bit nervous of ordering it since I had no chance to try one out anywhere. This thread has been super helpful for me and there are so many cool things I learned about this instrument here.

I want to thank you all for sharing your experiences and tips! I absolutely love the pb for its sound and mystical sweetness. This is the first banana synth I have ever patched and boy am I pleasantly surprised. Everything about this synth feels 100 times more intuitive than I was prepared for. Albeit the manual is pretty esoteric and obscure but combined with a cup of coffee and the pb it begins to make sense in a beautiful way.

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Post by odditymedium » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:47 pm

dear strutter, in my humble experience, the blumputter (oops sorry the blomplatter ... the plimblotter) sounds best in moderation

for a long time i was trying to make everything sound at the same time: gongues, dogs, ultra, snare, deerhorn, all at once, getting overwhelmed etc

now i am a lot more calm, minimalist, and only bring in one or two instruments at a time

peter blasser is a maestro

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Post by strutter » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:44 pm

I would agree. At first the natural thing to do is to include everything and go overboard. Nothing wrong with that, its fun and reveals many textural and rhythmic sides of the instrument.

When indeed using only one or two sounds the subtler things become very pronounced and the depth of the modulation sources begin to unravel.

I´m very impressed by the way all the elements complement each other. Especially the quantum dust is such an exotic mod and sound source that opens sonic doors I didn't know even existed. Coolest name ever for mod source too.

One question. How do the 10 inputs next to the mixer knobs work exactly?

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Post by knows » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:02 pm

The stereo mixer section now has CV inputs. They act to in a stereo manner: a signal going up on "verso" makes the right side louder and the left side quieter, and the opposite for "inverso".

Direct from plumbutter manual.

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Post by ookrsia » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:22 am

knows wrote:The stereo mixer section now has CV inputs. They act to in a stereo manner: a signal going up on "verso" makes the right side louder and the left side quieter, and the opposite for "inverso".

Direct from plumbutter manual.
Thank you for this. Even though this is in the manual/website it still is quite randomly mentioned only before the actual manual part even begins in the part where Peter mentions "new mods". So to find it you really need to read through all the text.

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Post by odditymedium » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:37 am

after spending some time in the ciat-lonbarde universe, i now see peter's instruments differently. they aren't specialist niche synths; they do a LOT. they are mini laboratories. hell, the plumbumbutter-nutter has a full blown factory inside (the man with red steam).

so my suggestion is to approach them willy-nilly, give yourself time to explore them, and keep coming back to threads like these, and peter's writings themselves.

and then one day something somewhere will click, for example, "hot damn the quantum dust!" or "omg the avdogs are a sweetass stereo panner for, like, any sound i put in through the input jack"

etc

so: yes, peter's writings and manuals and obscure, arcane, esoteric as all hell and nonlinear, but that is a feature, not a bug.

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Post by ookrsia » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:17 am

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Post by strutter » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:00 am

I had read the description of the cv inputs of the mixer but I took mine a while to actually understand how it works. Thanks for the reply.

I was saving money for sidrax but then a cocoquantus 2 became available second hand in my home town for 1000€, so I grabbed it immediately. Holy shit! The combination is just ridiculous. Having just begun exploring the pb2 there is a lot on my plate right now. :)

The cv inputs on my pb2 react to voltage just like any euro module I have used. At least the modulation depth is like one would expect.
What have you patched into the cv inputs so far?

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Post by Eurocat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:29 pm

[quote="Oldstench"]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?

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Post by jaymo500 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:34 am

Hi all. I got a PB2 a few weeks ago and I'm loving it so far! Thanks for all the helpful posts here. I'm still very much learning the PB when I can between preparing for an upcoming show on my modular system, and the other night I tried running it into Ableton to add a bit of reverb, mild granular processing, and feedback loops using Max.

https://soundcloud.com/jay-mollerskov/plumbutter-11

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Post by SPIKE the Percussionist » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:40 pm

shinko wrote:Where do y’all get your banana cables from? Perfect Circuit sells 10 packs for $70 - but that seems kinda $$$? Or is that decent?

Thanks!
i order parts and some nice multi-colored wire from Amazon and make my own.

there's no soldering involved so they are SUPER easy to make!

also...you can make all sorts of cable lengths easily.

there's NO reason to spend that much money on a single wire lead.
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Post by jaymo500 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:52 pm

I ha some free time this evening, so I set up the PB2 and recorded a bit with some processing through a couple Max for Live devices (for reverb & feedback loops.)

https://soundcloud.com/jay-mollerskov/pb22

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Post by nso_music » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:49 am

is opening the plumbutter2 (specifically deerhorn part) as simple as undoing the screws? mine doesnt seem to budge

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