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Post by kylverstone » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:23 pm

I got a CGS Quad Slope in a trade deal a few months ago and was amazed at what you could do with it, so it got me looking at Serge for the first time. After deciding that I didn't really want to go 4u right now, I ended up at the random*source website. Big mistake, and the start of my urge to Serge!

After selling off a bunch of unused modules, I now have this mostly RS setup, and I'm absolutely loving it (although still learning it's capabilities)!

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Post by gummyboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:37 am

Hi .
My NTO outputs different vpp depending on waveforms.
Sine outputs -2.5V ~ + 2.5V but all others output 0 ~ 5V.

Is this something wrong? Or do I need calibration? I bought pre-built one.

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Post by Rudloe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:26 am

kylverstone wrote:I got a CGS Quad Slope in a trade deal a few months ago and was amazed at what you could do with it, so it got me looking at Serge for the first time. After deciding that I didn't really want to go 4u right now, I ended up at the random*source website. Big mistake, and the start of my urge to Serge!

After selling off a bunch of unused modules, I now have this mostly RS setup, and I'm absolutely loving it (although still learning it's capabilities)!

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Very nice!

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Post by Rudloe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:28 am

stickmann wrote:Here is my system:

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Obscured by light is the VCM.
How do you like the Sequencer?

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Post by Rudloe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:31 am

Here's my lot.

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Post by Demi Jon » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 pm

I've integrated a VCFQ, VCM, TWS+ and ResEQ into my mixed Euro system and loving them. I play noisy stuff where experiment and chance are welcomed, so not overly concerned with mismatched voltages for the most part.

However, if I move in DUSG territory for instance, and want to fully open a standard VCA, will a scaler like the Happy Nerding 3xMIA work? Will scaling take the 0-5v (if that's what the DUSG uses) and convert it to 0-10v, or will scaling it just move it to 5-10v?

To be clear, is 'scaling' in a module like the new MISO, the 3xMIA, etc., amplification of the signal or is it just adding an offset?

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Post by wavecircle » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:08 pm

gummyboy wrote:Hi .
My NTO outputs different vpp depending on waveforms.
Sine outputs -2.5V ~ + 2.5V but all others output 0 ~ 5V.

Is this something wrong? Or do I need calibration? I bought pre-built one.
Typically on a Serge system the black outputs are bipolar -2.5v ~ +2.5v, blue outs will be unipolar 0~5V.
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Post by Rudloe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:20 pm

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Post by gummyboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:07 pm

wavecircle wrote: Typically on a Serge system the black outputs are bipolar -2.5v ~ +2.5v, blue outs will be unipolar 0~5V.
I see... Thank you.

Do you mean white one? Mine is eurorack version and doesn't have blue one.
What about red output which is pulse output?

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Post by ludotex » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:55 am

I believe white is unipolar and red is trigger/gate/pulse
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Post by Tumulishroomaroom » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:16 pm

Instantly fell in love with the Res EQ and now I have a VQVCF on my way too ! Can you hear it ?


Ping...
Pin
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Post by phineas » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:44 pm

I did it the other way round: fell in love with the Qvcf quite some time ago but got the ResEQ only recently. It's such a great module; a glorious drone-machine.

I'm sure you'll love the Qvcf. It sounds absolutely fantastic when pinged.

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Post by Ossicle » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:33 am

So are all euro R*S modules same voltage as standard Serge, i.e. lower than most euro modules?

Say I want to use the DUSG as the heart of a small system of mostly non R*S modules. Do I need at least one dedicated attenuator and amplifier (gain) for each side of the DUSG to match the lower voltages?

Which would mean an awful lot of extra HP compared to something like Maths (which I didn't like that much).

I love my recently acquired wave multipliers but the voltage mismatch does not really seem practical in a small system of mostly non R*S modules.

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Post by Triglav » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:03 pm

The DUSG can be calibrated to a higher output voltage. I have mine set at 0-8V without a problem.

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Post by Ossicle » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:18 pm

Triglav wrote:The DUSG can be calibrated to a higher output voltage. I have mine set at 0-8V without a problem.
Thanks, that's good to know. So if you calibrate it to a wider range, I suppose it lowers the resolution of the Rise / Fall pots a bit, right?

How about the input, does it clip at 10V?

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Post by Tumulishroomaroom » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:42 am

phineas wrote:I did it the other way round: fell in love with the Qvcf quite some time ago but got the ResEQ only recently. It's such a great module; a glorious drone-machine.

I'm sure you'll love the Qvcf. It sounds absolutely fantastic when pinged.
Res EQ is absolutely fantastic. I love riding the edge of feedback when feeding it Morphagene loops; it gives so much life to short drone loops !

And I had some time to play with the VQVCF and indeed it's ping heaven. It's really nice to have the dedicated trig and v/oct input. Such a pleasant sound. I have yet to really put it through its pace as a filter though.

I've been bitten by the R*S bug and have now ordered a Wave Multiplier :)

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Post by phineas » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 am

Yeah, I absolutely love the VCFQ :love: .

Still have to explore its use as a CV processor:
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I'm sure you'll like the wave multiplier as well. The middle section is fantastic and it has a very nice VCA, too.
Plus it's waveshaping will be a great combination if you want to try the VCFQ as a "normal" filter more.

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Post by Tumulishroomaroom » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:46 am

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Post by Rudloe » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:22 pm

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Awaiting the Active-Pro/Noise/Cv-Pro

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Post by stickmann » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:19 am

Rudloe wrote:Image

Awaiting the Active-Pro/Noise/Cv-Pro
This is amazing. I love the rainbow knobs.

Do you find yourself yearning for another DUSG?

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Post by Rudloe » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:41 am

Not really, I have 2 NTO's in there and use two Cwejman CTG's as envelopes. So the DUSG is generally on VCO or FM duties. Im very happy to have this system, I love it!

stickmann wrote:
Rudloe wrote:Image

Awaiting the Active-Pro/Noise/Cv-Pro
This is amazing. I love the rainbow knobs.

Do you find yourself yearning for another DUSG?

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No answear from random Source

Post by Peouse » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:07 pm

Hi there,
I bought the PCB and PANEL for the DUAL WASP Filter almost a month ago now, and haven't received anything. I tried to contact Ralf with whom I was in contact regarding delivery address but since then, nothing, 3 emails and no answer.
My account has been debited tough...

Do you know if something happened? Anyone having some trouble communicating with them?

Thx a lot!

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Post by nomanslad » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:09 pm

I cannot wait to build a ResonantEQ, the feedback mode sounds so dense and gorgeous. Does anyone have any nice drones to share ?

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Re: No answear from random Source

Post by Peouse » Thu May 09, 2019 9:12 am

Peouse wrote:Hi there,
I bought the PCB and PANEL for the DUAL WASP Filter almost a month ago now, and haven't received anything. I tried to contact Ralf with whom I was in contact regarding delivery address but since then, nothing, 3 emails and no answer.
My account has been debited tough...

Do you know if something happened? Anyone having some trouble communicating with them?

Thx a lot!
Ok I received everything, just for anyone new here, be patient and don't expect answers I guess they are really busy :)

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Re: No answear from random Source

Post by Rudloe » Thu May 09, 2019 2:46 pm

Superbooth time.All these companies are busy with that.

I got an Active Pro few weeks ago and it came within a week.

They're usually pretty responsive :boba:

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