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elektrokick
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

matttech wrote:
well, put it this way. i had a DEFINITE budget ceiling of £2500 to cover modules, sequencing and midi-cv. that didn't work out so well. now i've spent over £6000 in under a year

it went from this:



to this:



pretty damn quickly......in fact there's now even more than when i took THOSE photos. i've spilled out into collecting guitar pedals too now for god's sake........



Hi Mattech, what case is that lower one with the angled second tier? Great setup there btw, looks very effective
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The only cure is to go Buchla or Serge. Does not cure you, but reduces the urge to get a fix quite drastically. But of course, you get new problems... bigger problems...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

MFB Microzwerg in December 2011.
DIY uzeus powered toolbox case in January 2012.
Doepfer 9U case in February 2012.
??? in March 2012...

I feel I may have dived in too quickly... 40 modules incl. Maths, PP, Anti, huge number of Doepfer utilities have potential for years, yet I'm longing for more. Fortunately stuff like Cyclebox, E350 is not available at the moment, as I'd have a hell of a time telling my wife I need space for yet another case. What's funny, I would never have spent this much money on standalone synths...

I'm on muffcrack I think. Reading about the great stuff feeds the GAS.
Can't say I regret anything though, I'm having so much fun and creative vibes with the modular that I haven't touched my keys and vst instruments for three months. .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

beware the cwejman

in your imagination you are still buying doepfer, in reality you are already functioning at Serge/Buchla cost levels. Plus, wowa puts special drugs in them. the very same ones they use in Whiskas catfood and Pringles. "I'll just buy one of these things" yeah, right.

Navs is his envoy on earth by the way. Be careful of visting his blog. In fact I'd put that guy on ignore right now

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

elektrokick wrote:

Hi Mattech, what case is that lower one with the angled second tier? Great setup there btw, looks very effective


Looks like Doepfer Monster Base, probably will expand that way myself too. Mattech sure has a neat setup. He's a proper model of eurorack victim too (no offense Matt, I've been reading your posts with great interest). Maybe Matt should be touring in schools telling about the risks of euro modulars Guinness ftw!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Gas bill = £450
council tax bill = £300
bank account = £-300

But i just got the 4ms peg...

I am hungry mind you, Lucky crack heads don't eat much....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

My shoes have a massive hole in the sole from riding bmx, but instead of buying new ones, I bought a module.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I bought the WMD GC pedal, loved it.

Then they came out with the GC in eurorack, so I had to have that. Got a eurorack case, of course needed a a119....and it just went from there.

Now I have...a lot. https://vimeo.com/37036477

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

started off with a 9U case thinking i was giving myself lots of room to expand.

a year later - currently ordering a beautiful ash 15U 104 hp case from ross lamond.

not sure whether i should sell the 9U or keep it for when i run out of room in the 15U!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

polyroy wrote:
My shoes have a massive hole in the sole from riding bmx, but instead of buying new ones, I bought a module.


lol

and is the reason your shoes have holes is cause you spent the money for brakes on modules?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

elektrokick wrote:
matttech wrote:
well, put it this way. i had a DEFINITE budget ceiling of £2500 to cover modules, sequencing and midi-cv. that didn't work out so well. now i've spent over £6000 in under a year

it went from this:



to this:



pretty damn quickly......in fact there's now even more than when i took THOSE photos. i've spilled out into collecting guitar pedals too now for god's sake........



Hi Mattech, what case is that lower one with the angled second tier? Great setup there btw, looks very effective


it's a doepfer monster base case. it's pretty cool, but if i was doing it again, i'd maybe get ross (microscopial) to build me a wooden case with a slightly different (but similar) design....in the UK/EU, that is.....or Goikes cases in the US

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

recently realized that I was an addict, when I found M3 screws... in my bathroom.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

matttech wrote:
i've spilled out into collecting guitar pedals too now for god's sake...


I'm actually more concerned about Pedal Popping than Eurocrack.

When I started my modular two years ago I had a couple of pedals - now I have a pile that is about knee height...

eek!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I went from 6U to 12U together with 10 effectpedals to 27U back to 15U and couldn't be happier now. I have 12U of free room...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

J wrote:
polyroy wrote:
My shoes have a massive hole in the sole from riding bmx, but instead of buying new ones, I bought a module.


lol

and is the reason your shoes have holes is cause you spent the money for brakes on modules?


It's because I don't have money to buy new rims when they get wonky (precious module money), so riding brakeless solves the problem lol

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

polyroy wrote:
J wrote:
polyroy wrote:
My shoes have a massive hole in the sole from riding bmx, but instead of buying new ones, I bought a module.


lol

and is the reason your shoes have holes is cause you spent the money for brakes on modules?


It's because I don't have money to buy new rims when they get wonky (precious module money), so riding brakeless solves the problem lol


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I grew my system until it was so big that I couldn't comfortably patch it anymore in the space that I have.

So now I'm selling off modules I use less to buy more expensive modules, thus shrinking the system while making it, ultimately, even more irrational. SlayerBadger!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

suboptimal wrote:
I grew my system until it was so big that I couldn't comfortably patch it anymore in the space that I have.

So now I'm selling off modules I use less to buy more expensive modules, thus shrinking the system while making it, ultimately, even more irrational. SlayerBadger!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The evil little b'stard of all is the subtlest form of Eurocracked. Which is when the module that is about to come out prevents you from buying the module that is already out. You think you are in control and being smart. But in fact you are in so deep that you will pledge all your bets on a horse that has not even left the stable let alone made it's way to the race track.

Dolly I await your pleasure, you little minx you. Lotsa Love

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well I got caught out by the pusherman(daren ager) and his assistant (tibs)and bought a populated 9u case, which was fun and then I started reading up about other modules , so decided I needed a 12u case( matthews in the end) and then decided to start my own little business producing cases for you guys, and Im now just about to make myself a 15u 128hp wide case ooops damn you eurocrack and your plentiful toys of fun and frolics


damn you I say Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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Microscopial wrote:
well I got caught out by the pusherman(daren ager) and his assistant (tibs)and bought a populated 9u case, which was fun and then I started reading up about other modules , so decided I needed a 12u case( matthews in the end) and then decided to start my own little business producing cases for you guys, and Im now just about to make myself a 15u 128hp wide case ooops damn you eurocrack and your plentiful toys of fun and frolics


damn you I say Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana


It starts innocently enough with a couple of modules and a product with the darkly comedic name of "Happy Ending". Then you just need another VCO/Filter/Mixer/etc. and you'll be "done."

That's just denial, of course, and all your friends start to whisper among themselves about interventions as you blithely claim you can "stop whenever I want." But you're only fooling yourself.

Before long you're turning tricks to support your habit (building Eurocrack switch modules, fancy hardwood cases, etc.) and becoming a supplier to more innocents. Friends and family, if you still have any that don't also wiggle (or enablers like my wife), have long given up on you having a "normal" life. You've long since stopped caring: you're so far down the rabbit hole that you listen for subtle differences between different modules' white noise outputs.

(I built and shipped 3 switch modules today, pray for me. Nutter! )
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

About 2 years ago I started out just wanting to buy a few modules to complement my future retro XS and now I have 11u of eurocrack and the XS is relegated to second fiddle status. That's my story.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I've started lying to my girlfriend..When she ask me how much a module cost I just knock a nought of. Except when she buys one for me as a present.
By the way I've got a two format habbit which could easy become three.
Dont have money for crack now
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

John Noble wrote:
It starts innocently enough with a couple of modules and a product with the darkly comedic name of "Happy Ending". Then you just need another VCO/Filter/Mixer/etc. and you'll be "done."

This hits too close to home. very frustrating

After discovering the HEK at NAMM this year I thought to myself "oh this isn't anywhere near as expensive as I'd thought!", and took the plunge. 6u and a couple thousand later I'm sitting here with an 1/8" jack hanging out of my vein. screaming goo yo MY ASS IS BLEEDING
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John Noble wrote:
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Microscopial wrote:
well I got caught out by the pusherman(daren ager) and his assistant (tibs)and bought a populated 9u case, which was fun and then I started reading up about other modules , so decided I needed a 12u case( matthews in the end) and then decided to start my own little business producing cases for you guys, and Im now just about to make myself a 15u 128hp wide case ooops damn you eurocrack and your plentiful toys of fun and frolics


damn you I say Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana Dead Banana


It starts innocently enough with a couple of modules and a product with the darkly comedic name of "Happy Ending". Then you just need another VCO/Filter/Mixer/etc. and you'll be "done."

That's just denial, of course, and all your friends start to whisper among themselves about interventions as you blithely claim you can "stop whenever I want." But you're only fooling yourself.

Before long you're turning tricks to support your habit (building Eurocrack switch modules, fancy hardwood cases, etc.) and becoming a supplier to more innocents. Friends and family, if you still have any that don't also wiggle (or enablers like my wife), have long given up on you having a "normal" life. You've long since stopped caring: you're so far down the rabbit hole that you listen for subtle differences between different modules' white noise outputs.

(I built and shipped 3 switch modules today, pray for me. Nutter! )


I bought one of those... and will probably buy at least one more! Pray for ME - I got nothing to sell or make to support my habit. It all comes straight from my kids mouth (just kididng of course).

I enjoy the whole "addiction". It's WAY better than spending money partying and doing some shit street drugs - or whatever the kids are doing now-a-days at dem Skrillex raves. Damn ravers. At the end of a drug binge (addictive or not), you just have exhaustion and poor health. At the end of a modular binge it's beautiful music and the ability to go to sleep (unless you're rack planning, then you can't get to sleep as easily)... Rack planning is the difficult part. Once you get your basic core system in your hands, then it's a fun habit to have. Granted... you gotta give yourself a huge budget for the year, each year...

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