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[New Release!!!!] TrAniModule! 8HP Class A Amp/Spkr
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Author [New Release!!!!] TrAniModule! 8HP Class A Amp/Spkr
JRock
Behold the TrAniModule!!!!
(That's right, say it out loud hihi )
A 1 Watt, Class A Transistor Amplifier
In an 8HP, 29mm deep Package
For a Crazy Affordable price.

With a Line Input to jack your iPoop or your Walkman up to synth levels.
What's that?
You want to process your piddly little Line Level signal before you send it roaring out the belly of this little beast?
The Line out is normalled to the Mixer, so just plug in and it'll rip your signal away from the maws of this monster.

If you're looking for high fidelity
You better just slink back in to your studio with your Grandaddy's precious pretty monitors...
The speaker is about the size of my Big Toe!
But if you want portability and a warm sound that will drive when you crank it all the way, without knocking your granny off her chamber pot, We got'em both! AniModule has been working hard to help you achieve your Brown Note!

Really, haven't you ever wanted to pull your skiff out to the deck so you can contemplate life's inner intricacies and breathe the fresh air while you wind down your day?

But then you think twice cause your wife *cough* (we know you live in your parents basement) will think you're a kook while you're dragging your amplifier and cables through the house.

Now you can make that a reality. One outlet, one skiff, and you're communing with nature.

AniModule is helping to make your dreams come true. MY ASS IS BLEEDING

The Mix out is just a nice clean, buffered mix of your 2 Attenuatable Inputs and the Line Input.
The Speaker Out is normalled to the speaker in case you want to drive a bigger cab, or plug your pretty little headphones in, or capture the tone after the amplifier. If you plug in, the speaker cuts out, but the master will still control the volume. Handy for live performance.

and really, if you want a nice clean sound, just dial back the levels a little bit!!!

Alright, that's enough Shtick...
Here it is!!!!
The AniModule TrAniModule!!!!!!!





Mention you saw it on Muff's and I will donate %10 of the sale to this awesome website!
JRock
Estimated price: $129.99

TrAniModule Page
Dcramer
I'm pretty new to Eurorack but it seems like this may be the first module with a speaker in it!
That and the hilarious sales pitch make this a winner! w00t
Taylor
Brilliant! If the speaker sounds remotely decent, this will be great when I want to bring my modular over to a friend's house and jam with a cellist.
JRock
It's motherfucking bacon yo
Thanks.
It's really convenient to have a little speaker in your cabinet.
All of my setups have a little amp so I can bring my rig out on to my truck tailgate in 1 - 2 trips. It's great for troubleshooting too, even when you're hooked up to a monitor in the studio.

Once you add an amp and different sized cables and a power strip it gets to be more hassle than "Oh, I think I'll go outside and jam for a little. It's a lovely day."

You have to get dug in a bit.

It is a decent sounding little speaker. I tried a bunch out and this was my favorite.
It's certainly no bass heavy kicker, but for what it is (a 40mm x 28mm - 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" speaker), it sounds pretty nice.
And like my spiel says, you can get a reasonably clean tone out of it if you just dial the master back a fifth of a turn.
JRock
TrAniModule Modular Grid Page
Hanz
I literally noticed this one popping up in ModularGrid minutes after it was added. Great idea (at least, the idea isn't completely original but nobody else seems to be doing it in euro... whilst we all love a speaker in the Synthi and 2600, right?) and the feature set seems very thought out.

Just not that sold on the facepanel design...
Collinrudolph
YASSSSSSSSSS
JRock
Thanks!

It will be available for sale earlyish next week.

Hanz wrote:

Just not that sold on the facepanel design...


eek! You Wha....???
But, but it's Super ergonomic! thumbs up

You want fuller, more kissable lips?
I only got what my maker gave me :(

hihi
zerosum
WOW! Very cool!
we're not worthy

This module screams fun!
It's peanut butter jelly time!
theflyingfridge
This looks GREAT!!!

I'd love to hear some demo's of this thing.
JRock
I'll work on it this weekend. Still not sure how to get a good demo. Maybe jam a 57 on it, or maybe just my camera mic?
I was just out jammin' on my tailgate and I had a circuit bent drum machine hooked up and triggering the comparator for envelopes and pulses for the ShNoiZe Rockin' Banana!
qfactor
Now I can make my Euro more like an ARP2600- with a speaker (or two??!)!! applause
JRock
I like the way you think qfactor

The more the merrier w00t
Conspiravision
Woo! I've been hoping for a module like this for a very long time. smile

I really like how it's got lots of functionality too.
JRock
I just recorded a couple quick and dirty demos for it out on my tailgate.
You couldn't ask for a nicer day to have an excuse to be outside.
They're pretty kooked but I think it'll give you a basic idear of what's going on.

Now I just have to upload them confused

I'll post'em up here as soon as Youtube swallows them up.
poladark
So. Awesome. screaming goo yo
JRock
Thanks thumbs up

Wow, I went to the Library and it uploaded in 15 minutes?!
It takes like 15 hours on my connect.
Here's a rough and ready/quick and dirty demo.
I'd like to get some more up, but let's start with one It's motherfucking bacon yo
kao:be.
wow this looks awesome!
I was just thinking about something like this a couple days ago.
A kind of battery and speaker module for some riverside EURO furn ... it looks the second one quickly became reality lol
JRock
Thanks thumbs up

That could work if you can find lamppost with an outlet. All you need is one outlet 8_)

No lugging your amp around with you or a separate battery powered speaker and cables. Just plug in and patch away Rockin' Banana!

Ever feel like you're playing Battleship when you're patching up your skiff? hihi
JRock
Released!!!!
TrAniModule
It's motherfucking bacon yo It's motherfucking bacon yo It's motherfucking bacon yo
w00t w00t w00t w00t

ahem 8_)
JRock
Ha!
$119.99!!!

As always, mention you saw it on Muff's and I will donate %10 to this wonderful website we're not worthy
JRock
New and awesome Demo for the TrAniModule
Paranormal Patroler
Quote:
*cough* (we know you live in your parents basement)


Ninja How did you know?
JRock
lol
eyes...
Flux302
First thing let me say it sounds great and is very useful. I have been using it with my Ipad and also my samplers to trigger odd envelopes in my set up and also using it as a nice way to mess about at night when I don't want to have my monitors on. So I went head and Put this thing through its paces here
Flux302
First thing let me say it sounds great and is very useful. I have been using it with my Ipad and also my samplers to trigger odd envelopes in my set up and also using it as a nice way to mess about at night when I don't want to have my monitors on. So I went head and Put this thing through its paces here
Flux302
First thing let me say it sounds great and is very useful. I have been using it with my Ipad and also my samplers to trigger odd envelopes in my set up and also using it as a nice way to mess about at night when I don't want to have my monitors on. So I went head and Put this thing through its paces here
Flux302
First thing let me say it sounds great and is very useful. I have been using it with my Ipad and also my samplers to trigger odd envelopes in my set up and also using it as a nice way to mess about at night when I don't want to have my monitors on. So I went head and Put this thing through its paces here
Flux302
First thing let me say it sounds great and is very useful. I have been using it with my Ipad and also my samplers to trigger odd envelopes in my set up and also using it as a nice way to mess about at night when I don't want to have my monitors on. So I went head and Put this thing through its paces here
Flux302
First thing let me say it sounds great and is very useful. I have been using it with my Ipad and also my samplers to trigger odd envelopes in my set up and also using it as a nice way to mess about at night when I don't want to have my monitors on. So I went head and Put this thing through its paces here
JRock
hiccup lol
kuxaan-sum
This sounds pretty freakin killer!!!
JRock
Thanks thumbs up
Flux's video is awesome. I love how he uses the iPad to the Line In/Line Out on the TrAniModule to modulate the filter. That's music to my ears.
robbert
How much current does it draw when maxed?
JRock
140 mA +12V
25 mA -12V
thumbs up
wander
The name is a little uncool... Kind of like making a module name out of a racial slur...
robbert
[quote="wander"]The name is a little uncool... Kind of like making a module name out of a racial slur...[/quote]

:picard:
wander
robbert wrote:


:picard:


What?
robbert
It's supposed to be an emoticon, don't know why it never shows when I use them :despair: must do sth wrong :hmm:
wander
robbert wrote:
It's supposed to be an emoticon, don't know why it never shows when I use them seriously, i just don't get it must do sth wrong hmmm.....


I understood what you were trying to post, I was wondering why you decided to post it though.

Also, there's a bunch of boxes underneath the message form. One of them says "Disable smilies" and I think it's checked by default. If you uncheck it it should work Guinness ftw!
cbeefheartuk
Wander - is it actually you that is a little uncool not the rather funny name of this module.
cbeefheartuk
apologies if you were joking - it can be hard to tell just reading text.
JRock
cool
It's a TRANsistor based amplifier built by ANIModule
Transistor + AniModule = TrAniModule
applause
wander
cbeefheartuk wrote:
Wander - is it actually you that is a little uncool not the rather funny name of this module.


Why am I uncool? And I have to say that the name isn't particularly funny. If someone were to come out with a "Voltage Controlled OsciNigger," would it just be hilarious joke?

JRock wrote:
8-)
It's a TRANsistor based amplifier built by ANIModule
Transistor + AniModule = TrAniModule
:yay:


I understand what the "joke" is supposed to be, it's just highly insensitive (as well as just not funny or clever). "Tranny" is a derisive slur used against trans* individuals, who already have a hard enough time in our society (1 in 12 trans* people will be straight up murdered, and "tranny" is probably one of the last words they hear before they're killed).

I'm sure no harm was meant by it, just letting you know that it's pretty uncool.
JRock
it's TrAniModule not TrAnnyModule
As in Transistor-amplifier-Animal-Module
I assure you, the last thing I want to do is offend anyone or be insensitive Hug

Love to hear it if you have a cooler suggestion thumbs up
lilakmonoke
the real joke is this: "Estimated price: $129.99" ;-) i have a few high end amps that cost 20$ but of course they dont include a chinese toy speaker. im probably the only one who thinks this is another overpriced eurohype module but there you go ;-)
wander
JRock wrote:
it's TrAniModule not TrAnnyModule
As in Transistor-amplifier-Animal-Module
I assure you, the last thing I want to do is offend anyone or be insensitive Hug


Well, it sure sounded like the joke was that it sounded similar to "tranny," especially since you put that "that's right, say it out loud hihi" bit at the beginning of the thread.

JRock wrote:
Love to hear it if you have a cooler suggestion thumbs up


Haha, I don't... Actually, I've always had a miserable time trying to come up with cool names! Half of the tracks that I've made are just random space-themed words lol
JRock
Quote:
I've always had a miserable time trying to come up with cool names!


Me too! AnVilope? What is that? It's a great little module, but the name, c'mon! hihi
Came up with a decent name for the TrAniModule and got back to work on the important stuff wink

Quote:
the real joke is this: "Estimated price: $129.99" ;-) i have a few high end amps that cost 20$ but of course they dont include a chinese toy speaker. im probably the only one who thinks this is another overpriced eurohype module but there you go ;-)


Ouchy! :(

Those $20 amplifiers are probably being mass produced in a factory somewhere.
This module has ~ $20 worth of Components in it alone.
That's not including the Front Panel, which is milled in shop and screen printed by hand OR the assembly time (assembled and handwired in shop).

The idea is that it liberates you from dragging around an auxiliary amp/speaker. Don't feel like going in to the studio and turning on your whole rig? pull your cabinet out to the couch and have a little noodle while you're watching the gong show.
Want to have a little jam on the deck while you're drinking your frappuccinotini and watching the sunset but don't feel like hauling out your amp and powerstrip? TrAniModule makes it easy.

Even if you're at your studio and hooked up to your monitors it won't just sit like a lump taking up unused space in your cabinet. There is a Mixer, a Line Input/Output (to boost your line signals to Modular levels) and can be used as a transistor distortion.

the TrAniModule a handy toolkit in an 8HP space for a VERY reasonable price.
if anything it's underrated. Most people that get it end up wanting more than 1 wink
Slomen
Is "tranny" really as bad as "nigger"? I didn´t know that, but I don´t live in the US.. And would it be possible to name it otherwise when it is sort of begging for the transvestite-transistor association AND it is made by AniModulte? I mean, is "transvestite" also a bad word and is it bad to give something like a Eurorack module the persona of a Trans gender person? (What is the correct non-offending term?) I don´t think Transvestimodule, Trans-AniModule, Transimodule or TransistorAnimodule works as well as TrAniModule...

I have never been teased or harrassed because of my sexual preferences, being born in the wrong body, or the colour of my skin or my religion so I would not know how people that have felt these things feel, but... c´mon! Do we have to be political correct all the time? I kinda hope someone makes a module called "The pale fat Viking with 1st world problems" with a picture of me on it so I can use that as my argument next time there is a debate like this.

Also I wish I knew a Transvestite (hope it is ok to use that word?) that I could ask what he or she felt about a eurorack module being called TrAniModule, because I think the name of the module together with the artwork and the speaker is cool as hell and I really want one!
vytis
Slomen wrote:
I kinda hope someone makes a module called "The pale fat Viking with 1st world problems" with a picture of me on it so I can use that as my argument next time there is a debate like this.


thumbs up

Totally agree we're overreacting here. Cool module, that's all I can say. Good work Animodule!
c0rpse
This industry is full of misleading names, Muffwiggler?

Anyway.

I've had my Tranimodule for a couple weeks now and I absolutely love it. I'm using it as my main line in module, and a speaker for playing in the living room.

The build quality is superb. I think it is my most rock solid module.
wander
Slomen wrote:
Is "tranny" really as bad as "nigger"?


I don't think we can really quantify something like that. It's not some sort of oppression olympics where we try to decide who has it "worse..." I simply used that comparison because it's similar: it's an epithet used to denigrate a historically oppressed group of people.

Slomen wrote:
And would it be possible to name it otherwise when it is sort of begging for the transvestite-transistor association AND it is made by AniModulte?


I personally don't think any joke is "begging to be made," especially when that joke is harmful. Using slurs to target and isolate people is a big part of how oppression is perpetuated (in fact, it's so effective that the US military employs it as a means to desensitize their own troops toward killing enemy troops - if you have a nasty word that you use to indicate that someone is "other," it's much harder to see them as a human being and much easier to justify killing them). Trans* individuals are already subjected a quite a lot of oppression and rejection - almost half of them attempt suicide at some point in their lives, and as I said before, one in twelve is murdered.

Slomen wrote:
I mean, is "transvestite" also a bad word and is it bad to give something like a Eurorack module the persona of a Trans gender person? (What is the correct non-offending term?) I don´t think Transvestimodule, Trans-AniModule, Transimodule or TransistorAnimodule works as well as TrAniModule...


"Transvestite" means that someone likes to dress up in the clothes of another sex and has nothing to do with identity. People who identify as another gender or sex but have made no physical changes to their bodies (such as hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery) are "transgender," reflecting the fact that their biological sex has not changed, just their gender. Those who have made physical alterations to their bodies are "transsexual." A good way to encompass both groups is to just say "trans" or "trans*."

And sure, the name might "work well," but again, I don't think a funny module name is worth using epithets used to hurt trans* people. I'm sure the maker of the module is a smart guy and can come up with all sorts of hilarious names that aren't harmful.

Slomen wrote:
I have never been teased or harrassed because of my sexual preferences, being born in the wrong body, or the colour of my skin or my religion so I would not know how people that have felt these things feel, but... c´mon! Do we have to be political correct all the time? I kinda hope someone makes a module called "The pale fat Viking with 1st world problems" with a picture of me on it so I can use that as my argument next time there is a debate like this.


It's not about being "politically correct," it's about not perpetuating oppression by not engaging in usage of slurs. I know that it can be a chore to watch what you say, but I really believe it's important to do if we want to advance as a society. Like you said, you've never experienced harassment based on your sex, gender, race, etc (neither have I, and as a cis white man in the United States, I probably won't), so it's very difficult to really understand what they have to go through every day.

Slomen wrote:
Also I wish I knew a Transvestite (hope it is ok to use that word?) that I could ask what he or she felt about a eurorack module being called TrAniModule, because I think the name of the module together with the artwork and the speaker is cool as hell and I really want one!


I have a few trans* friends and none of them would be okay with me using a term like that, let alone an entire product named after it. I'm sure there are trans* people out there who wouldn't care, but I think it would be better to just think of another name for the module and avoid it altogether.

That being said, it does look like a fun module! I bet it would be really neat to put into one of those Erthenvar Lunch Boxes and go wiggle at the park and weird out passers-by with your strange bleeps and bloops hihi
JRock
Quote:
I've had my Tranimodule for a couple weeks now and I absolutely love it. I'm using it as my main line in module, and a speaker for playing in the living room.

The build quality is superb. I think it is my most rock solid module.

Thanks! It's peanut butter jelly time!

Quote:
That being said, it does look like a fun module! I bet it would be really neat to put into one of those Erthenvar Lunch Boxes and go wiggle at the park and weird out passers-by with your strange bleeps and bloops hihi

that's how it came to be!!
all my cabinets had little speaker modules in them cause I like to pull my modular outside on nice days and set it up on the tailgate of my truck (I live in a tiny apartment in the center of town so that's what constitutes a deck or a patio for me wink )
Everytime i went to a synth meet the other wigglers liked the speaker module in my cabinet, so I decided I should make a module for euro rack when it came time to add one to my eurorack cabinet.

I tried a BUNCH of different speakers and about 5 different amplifier configurations. In the end the combo that sounded the best was the Class A transistor amplifier with this particular speaker...
hence, the TrAniModule was born!
Slomen
Thanks for educating me on the subject @wander thumbs up
tibbon
I agree that the name here isn't a good choice. What the module does is really neat, but I wouldn't put one in my rack without putting tape over the name.

Would you sent one to Wendy Carlos and ask her what she thinks about it? How about send one to Devi Ever and ask her?

I can see how *you* (the reader) might not be offended, but also are you a cis, white, male? (most of us here are). But why not ask a transgendered person if they find the name funny or somewhat offensive?
logicgate
lol

can´t believe people are bitching over the name of this module... Trannies are short for transistors, get over it already
wander
Slomen wrote:
Thanks for educating me on the subject @wander thumbs up


No problem! Thank you for being open to it and being so understanding. It's not often that I talk to people who are so willing to listen.

I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad, just voicing my opinion. If someone disagrees, I totally respect that! I just want to make my position clear. I love this community and you guys have been nothing but excellent to me since I joined. Thank you all! nanners Rockin' Banana! nanners
thetwlo
logicgate wrote:
lol

can´t believe people are bitching over the name of this module... Trannies are short for transistors, get over it already


yup, that's how I read it too. Didn't even think of the slur, no idea why anyone would hmmm..... doesn't even make sense to go there.
The context here is ELECTRONICS, seems like a huge jump to think otherwise.
JRock
tibbon wrote:

Would you sent one to Wendy Carlos and ask her what she thinks about it? How about send one to Devi Ever and ask her?


I'd be thrilled if either one of them was interested in having a TrAniModule for their rack! Mr. Green
c0rpse
Slomen wrote:
It's not about being "politically correct," it's about not perpetuating oppression by not engaging in usage of slurs. I know that it can be a chore to watch what you say, but I really believe it's important to do if we want to advance as a society. Like you said, you've never experienced harassment based on your sex, gender, race, etc (neither have I, and as a cis white man in the United States, I probably won't), so it's very difficult to really understand what they have to go through every day.


I agree with this, but the creator of the module already explained the logic behind the name, and it is not a tongue in cheek joke name. It's clearly based off the word transistor. He is not making a joke, and if you take it as a joke then you have simply misunderstood, because the two words sound similar. The same problem could arise from a manufacturer using non english words to name their module.

Individuals shouldn't joke with, and downplay words that are used to oppress groups of people, but that is not what has happened in this situation.
appliancide
Jesse, I've always respected Animodule's DIY build ethics and fun modules, but I think the humor of this one is a bit of a miss. The lips are a clear nod to Dr Frank-N_Furter no? Anyway, I've dealt with you a few times and you seem like a solid dude, so I don't believe this came from a hateful or judgmental place.

Maybe a better name would be TransAnimodule? Maybe reach out to someone in the trans community for suggestions?
thetwlo
appliancide wrote:
The lips are a clear nod to Dr Frank-N_Furter no?


never got that from it, it's a speaker so just thought of it as is a mouth for for voice and the fangs were the animal thing.
Really this had never crossed my mind, I guess I could see how you could get that from it. Of course no idea of his intentions.
wander
thetwlo wrote:

yup, that's how I read it too. Didn't even think of the slur, no idea why anyone would :hmm: doesn't even make sense to go there.
The context here is ELECTRONICS, seems like a huge jump to think otherwise.


This is most likely because you've never associated the word "tranny" with a hateful slur used against you. It's what we call "privilege:" the notion that there are experiences that you don't have to go through because of who you are. Trans* people aren't afforded the ability to shrug off the word tranny by telling themselves it's "just an electronics term." For many of them, it's a word that has been used by hateful individuals specifically to target them based on their sex and gender. To someone who has never questioned their sex, it seems odd to think of the term that way; to someone who feels that they've been born in the wrong body, it's a hurtful reminder that society does not welcome them. I think it's totally understandable that some people think of the slur rather than the electronics "term."
JRock
Look at these blank panels :*

it screams Monster Face to me
This is my avatar on the FB:


There's no derogatory slurs here.
There's no hate or judgement.

There's just an awesome Transistor Amplifier by AniModule With a name that rolls off the tongue nicely.
TrAniModule
Say it out loud. It feels good. cool

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

*image edited to fit better in screen smile
radin
Bumping this thread. I recently purchased one of these from perfect circuit. This thing is in my second case and is very fun It can give a relatively clean signal but will also clip the hell when the signal is turned way up. This is great to have around particularly if you have a lunchbox style travel kit.

Not mentioned earlier here but divkid has a great video on this module:

I'm having trouble embedding the video but it is located here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn8QzRihtR8

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn8QzRihtR8[/video]
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