PARATEK - from Russia with love :)

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PARATEK - from Russia with love :)

Post by Dedal » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:22 am

Greetings! I am a designer from Russia and wanted to bring to my system more beauty and aesthetics of those times when modular synthesis was born. I couldn't find anything like that on sale. (except for a couple of models from the ADDAC company) so I decided to design them myself.

So, meet and greet! The cyberpunk aesthetics of Soviet - PARATEK!
These modules are designed exclusively for beauty and visual plesure, but perform simple tasks as monitoring or counting signals.

As a person born in the early 80s, I was inspired by Paul Verhoeven's dystopias, the romance of the worlds of Philip K. Dick and of course the Soviet industry, so my devices are charged with warm lamps and notes of childhood before the era of the Internet, when an ordinary light bulb and battery could become a fascinating entertainment for many evenings.

With these modules you can pump your system to get more pleasure from patching and of course make an additional impression on the public.
You can learn more about the features of the modules by watching videos.
Also on modulargrid page And of course i`ll be happy to answer any questions.

Modules can be purchased on Reverb and will soon be presented on https://www.perfectcircuit.com/. Or you can contact me directly.

Thank you for your attention!

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More videos on my instagram
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Post by Kummer » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:05 pm

modules look great and nice prices too
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Post by timdrage » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:30 pm

These look amazing, great work on the video aesthetics too :)

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Post by chapelier fou » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:18 pm

Digging the spirit !

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Post by Alexander Kuznetsov » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:44 pm

Absolutely useless modules.

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Post by matttech » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:02 pm

I don’t really get them :despair:

I guess you could use them in some art installation or something, but other than that I’m confused...

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Post by strangegravity » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:27 pm

not useful for synthesis but very cool to look at

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Post by Kummer » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:35 pm

There are use cases for these modules so they are not absolutely useless. Other companies have similar offerings and I think these have a nice retro aesthetic. The prices aren't too crazy either and even if it's just for visual flair, who gives a fuck? Don't buy them then
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Post by Ras Thavas » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Let's admit it, it doesn't have to perform a function if it delights us by looking cool. I know I'm impressed with the vibe Paratek has going.

When will more "GЛИТЧ" 3 visualizers be available?

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Post by TheRosskonian » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:51 pm

Those videos were surprisingly entertaining.

I wonder if there's a way to have the video modules output to something externally? I am not a video person, maybe this is an easy thing to do?

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Post by Dedal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:54 am

Alexander Kuznetsov wrote:Absolutely useless modules.
of course they are!)

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Post by Dedal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:57 am

Ras Thavas wrote:Let's admit it, it doesn't have to perform a function if it delights us by looking cool. I know I'm impressed with the vibe Paratek has going.

When will more "GЛИТЧ" 3 visualizers be available?
Around a week, oleds stuck on customs

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Post by Dedal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:00 am

TheRosskonian wrote:Those videos were surprisingly entertaining.

I wonder if there's a way to have the video modules output to something externally? I am not a video person, maybe this is an easy thing to do?
Unfortunately no, code supports only one model of display, so you’ll need to make external DAC for this.

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Post by Dedal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:06 am

Guys! thank you all for praise and criticism, pleased that my work caused you have interest and I very glad, that most understands why I created these utterly useless(they really are) but very beautiful modules )))

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Post by sko87pro » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:31 am

Is it possible to make a dual-tube voltage display (-9.9v to +9.9v), rather than a counter? Also with a bi-colour LED, green for positive and amber for negative...

And in the same panel, a retro vertical indicator of voltage -9 to +9 (not VU but volts).

That would be very useful to me! Any chance?

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Post by Virusinstaller » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:28 am

These modules look great. And the videos were top notch. Looking forward to checking them out.

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Post by Robrecht » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:30 am

Sending a ¼ pulse from Pamela's into one of the gate counter modules could be useful for live performance with other musicians, to keep track of the number of measures elapsed for tricky coördinated events, especially without a conductor.

VU meters are useful too, even if they're not very precise, to get a rough idea of a signal before patching it in.

And of course, looking rad is a valid purpose in itself, whether to give your audience something to look at or just to inspire the musician. Some of us get our kicks from stark utilitarian purism, some of us like the blinkenlights. It's all cool. :love: And these look great.

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Post by Dedal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:32 am

sko87pro wrote:Is it possible to make a dual-tube voltage display (-9.9v to +9.9v), rather than a counter? Also with a bi-colour LED, green for positive and amber for negative...

And in the same panel, a retro vertical indicator of voltage -9 to +9 (not VU but volts).

That would be very useful to me! Any chance?
In the future - why not?)

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:58 am

I've been fascinated by some of them and plan to grab at least one in the near future. Congratulations on the designs, and I hope you carve your own niche in Eurorack! Welcome to the forum.
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Post by FetidEye » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:09 am

These modules are absolutely stunning! Good job!

There are so much modules that have no visual references.

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Post by DSC » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:03 am

I could build a case with just your stuff, great job :tu:

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Post by bwhittington » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:07 am

I like yout logo. Looks like the Millennium Falcon in a dive.

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Post by Dedal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:I've been fascinated by some of them and plan to grab at least one in the near future. Congratulations on the designs, and I hope you carve your own niche in Eurorack! Welcome to the forum.
Thax a lot man, i`ll do my best :)

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Post by Dedal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:18 am

bwhittington wrote:I like yout logo. Looks like the Millennium Falcon in a dive.
Yes, it's a play on word, a Falcon in a Falcon ;) I`m a huge fan of SW and want to salut them, as well as the fallout, and allusions to the ancient Egyptian sun God RA)

Yes, i`m crazy)))


Thanks to all of you guyz! I really appreciate it!

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Post by Dragonaut » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:56 am

Robrecht wrote:Some of us get our kicks from stark utilitarian purism, some of us like the blinkenlights. It's all cool.
Good vibes
https://soundcloud.com/acaciabridge (IDM, Ambient, Bass, Downtempo)
www.instagram.com/dr_science_phd (synths, hikes, and views.)

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