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Metalbox dual Wasp

Post by plord » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:28 am

...has been in house for about 2 weeks. Video demos soon, I tried today but kept being interrupted by dog/child/helicopter(?). It will be a loooong demo, as I intend to show slow sweeps and a sequence for all 4 modes, at several resonance settings, with and without distortion, for single filters AND filters in series.

But first impressions are :sb: It is definitely a different sound than I have elsewhere and there are more than a few sweet spots. The input is very hot, so unattenuated 10V p-p signals will saturate the filter completely; if you have a 777 and are familiar with what happens when you dime the gain knob on that unit, it's kind of like that, extremely wooly and warm, overwhelms the resonance circuit by quite a bit and takes all the squelch out of the LP mode.

By comparison, the distortion circuit seems to square up the signal right quick, and past the noon mark the overdrive character can eat the input signal alive; that is, whatever you send in the input, it you stack the two filters and max the distortion on the first one, you get a nasty mangled squarish howl as the input to the second. Ripe for abuse. It may be a perception thing, but extreme distortion also seems to cut bass and drop the output volume a little? You tell me when I post the video.

LP mode is very tubby with no resonance, with res will chirp nicely but not oscillate with a single filter (max res, freq to taste, input attenuated about 50%, no distortion). HP mode is very crisp, not as unstable as a Frequensteiner or the GX filter, but not all that precise either. Once I tear down the example patch I will for sure put the LP and HP onto some drums and play with that. The notch doesn't do much for me but it will do the "one pole phaser" trick.

Bandpass mode is very very nice and stacked bandpass with full res in series, complementary CVs (normal and inverted) will talk to you. I have a repeatable example of this that will definitely be in the video, I can't stop tweaking it. Weeeoooorrrrowwww. Come to think of it, this is a trick I do with the Borg's all the time but the Wasps are different!

Stay tuned for videos.

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Post by zerosum » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:45 am

Stay tuned for videos.
I'm tuned. :party:

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Re: Metalbox dual Wasp

Post by el clon » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:12 am

me too! :banana:

been wondering about this one...

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Post by toothless_wonder » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:30 am

are you teasing us now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? :hmm: :tu: :tu:

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Post by indexofmetals » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:04 am

vids pls.

I've got one on order in bugbrand banana finish, can't wait. I've got two of the cyndustries dual wasp filter but I'm hoping this can replace it and I get rid of all the mod/cyn stuff. i really like the notch in series.

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Post by plord » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:04 am

Sorry guys, I got pulled to the other two coasts (Gulf and East) and it keeps slipping. Soon.

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Post by Mood Organ » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:45 pm

Lookin forwards to the demo

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Post by Waz » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:11 pm

If you send that module my way, Ill shoot the demo on a red ( http://www.red.com/ ) camera. :hihi:

Yes I have access to one. 8_)

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Post by panda30y » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:40 pm

Waz wrote:If you send that module my way, Ill shoot the demo on a red ( http://www.red.com/ ) camera. :hihi:

Yes I have access to one. 8_)
And I'll provide the power!

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Post by D/A A/D » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:09 am

Subscribed for posterity...

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Post by plord » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:11 am

Ok, so here are two snippets of video of the Dual Wasp that don't suck :)

First is a 1min take of both bandpass filters in series. This is a deep, deep well of sounds and my favorite way to stack these filters. Full patch is:
Clockwork -> Klee (some glide) -> Wiard VCO saw -> left filter ->right filter->Blacet linear VCA
Envelator AD env pos output multed to both filters and the VCA
Sequential Switch 8 note sequence pos to left filter, neg to right, attenuated about 75%.
[video][/video]

Second is 6 minutes of LFO modulation of the LP mode of a single filter, everything from a slow sweep to audio rate FM, plus an exploration of the input overdrive, distortion, resonance, etc. Full patch is:
Wiard VCO saw -> left LP wasp -> Blacet linear VCA
Blacet Micro LFO sinewave -> CV1 of the filter and VCA
That's it! Oh, and like a doofus I'm blocking the camera in one part, but this was the best of 4 takes so...cope.

[video][/video]

I am now taking requests. What do you want to hear from this module?

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Post by panda30y » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:22 am

:yay:

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Post by D/A A/D » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:00 am

:hyper:

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Post by Waz » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:49 am

:jawdrop:

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Post by Waz » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:54 am

5m42s on the second video. Hilarious. Someone should sample that and put it in a house song.

"Yeeeeeaaaaaah!"

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Post by plord » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:51 pm

No requests?

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Post by Waz » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:55 pm

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Post by D/A A/D » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:48 pm

plord wrote:No requests?
HELL YEAH!

I would love to hear 2 similar frequency triangle waves being fed into the two separate filters then combined to see how the wasps effect the beating!!!

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Post by Waz » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:59 pm

A melodic sequence through the filter would be cool.

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Post by Kwote » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:24 am

plord wrote:Ok, so here are two snippets of video of the Dual Wasp that don't suck :)

First is a 1min take of both bandpass filters in series. This is a deep, deep well of sounds and my favorite way to stack these filters. Full patch is:
Clockwork -> Klee (some glide) -> Wiard VCO saw -> left filter ->right filter->Blacet linear VCA
Envelator AD env pos output multed to both filters and the VCA
Sequential Switch 8 note sequence pos to left filter, neg to right, attenuated about 75%.
[video][/video]

Second is 6 minutes of LFO modulation of the LP mode of a single filter, everything from a slow sweep to audio rate FM, plus an exploration of the input overdrive, distortion, resonance, etc. Full patch is:
Wiard VCO saw -> left LP wasp -> Blacet linear VCA
Blacet Micro LFO sinewave -> CV1 of the filter and VCA
That's it! Oh, and like a doofus I'm blocking the camera in one part, but this was the best of 4 takes so...cope.

[video][/video]

I am now taking requests. What do you want to hear from this module?
Mmmmmmmm... chewy! :wookie:

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