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Post by aux.tech » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:27 pm

So what's up with this new module? All I've seen is what was posted on Matrix Synth...

"Among them was the RK2 XSVCA. It’s not just a VCA, but has distortion, feedback and out-of-phase outputs among other features. The marketing material is everything we have come to know and love from Metasonix."

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Post by Yes Powder » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:32 pm

HORSECOCK

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Post by aux.tech » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:36 pm

ElectricNoises wrote:HORSECOCK
My bad, only looked at that topic when it first came out. Horsecock it is!

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Post by HypatiasAngst » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:26 am

I messed with it briefly at NAMM. It's angry.
You know they had 2 at NAMM I'm regretting not begging them to let me run them in series.

I need 2 of them.

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Post by KNYST » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:48 am

Interesting module.

current draw?
depth behind panel?
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Post by KNYST » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:23 pm

A demo would be sweet... Just saying... :agonizer:
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Post by metasonix » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:11 pm

sorry i have been traveling for the past 2 weeks and too busy. gave the prototypes to Big City and Analogue Haven so don't have one finished yet. Please try to be patient.

(Did I mention that one of my board stuffers is dying of cancer? Well, he is. And it is delaying everything. Sorry.)

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Post by KNYST » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:36 am

I see. Looking forward to hear it in action, whenever it's ready.

No need for an apology - that's terrible news about your employee. :(
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Post by metasonix » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:31 pm

FINALLY today we had time to make a couple of demos of the RK2 processing various signals.

https://soundcloud.com/metasonix/rk2demowithkaossilator

https://soundcloud.com/metasonix/rk2demor54seq-drummach

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Post by metasonix » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:41 pm

From the April issue of Electronic Musician. No cock or horse.
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Post by thefutureeaters » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:19 am

Sounds awesome. Got a spot ready for it!

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Post by snakejaw » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:49 pm

Looks great! I love my R-51. Pondering my next Metasonix purchase. Eric, how does the RK2 differ from one of the channels in the R-57?

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Post by metasonix » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:25 pm

snakejaw wrote:Eric, how does the RK2 differ from one of the channels in the R-57?
Totally different. R57 has a lot more gain, RK2 has stereo out and bizarre distortion effects.

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Post by snakejaw » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:31 pm

Thanks! Decisions, decisions...

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Post by snakejaw » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:34 pm

Sorry! One more question. How much max power does the RK2 need?

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Post by metasonix » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:48 pm

snakejaw wrote:Sorry! One more question. How much max power does the RK2 need?
300 mA from +12, very little from -12. All that juice runs the tube heater.

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Post by starf » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:19 am

Will this fit in a Doepfer travel case (P6 / P9) with lid closed? :hmm:
The tube seems quite long.

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Post by metasonix » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:45 pm

starf wrote:Will this fit in a Doepfer travel case (P6 / P9) with lid closed?
No idea. Tube is about 60mm from front panel to tip (varies from sample to sample). Ask Doepfer how high their lids are. You can always pull the tube out of the socket to close the lid.

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Post by snakejaw » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:09 pm

Has anyone bought an rk2 and had a chance to test it? If so, any impressions? Thanks!

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Post by HypatiasAngst » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:50 pm

snakejaw wrote:Has anyone bought an rk2 and had a chance to test it? If so, any impressions? Thanks!
I played it at NAMM with an s2000 I think. It gets angry. I'll check if I have an IG post of it.

rough vid from NAMM


I don't think this sells it though haha. I'll find out if I took another. NAMM was loud

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Post by HypatiasAngst » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:00 am

snakejaw wrote:Has anyone bought an rk2 and had a chance to test it? If so, any impressions? Thanks!
The Offset is neat. It lets you open up the filter all the way, so you get the massive gain and let's you try out the distortion knob.

Still screwing with input volume, but it is as what it sounds like. And with all metasonix stuff, I recommend playing around with it until it works for your sound. (Lower input volume is more of the hiss which has. A neat stereo effect)

Which leads me two the twin outputs. Had it running hard panned left and right, you get some really nice stereo field warping as you adjust the distortion knob.

As for driving the CV I jacked in a Korg sq-1. Set to 5v on the range. Still deciding which range I like the most, but this was most immediately workable.

Haven't tried with audio inputs other than a critter&guitari bolsa bass (to see how it worked fully open). And then I had a repeating open / close pattern on the sq-1 when I had it running on my electro Faustus drone thing (6 channel osc).

Biggest take away. It's LOUD (clipping my recording interface) I might put something in front of it to bring it down... However I also don't care :) . Distortion is nice. Need to try it with more than straight pitches. And the stereo field is going to be fun to mess with.

When I get a chance. Snare rolls are the next thing to get smashed.

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Post by metasonix » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:14 pm

More demos from Mr. Angst:
There's more coming but here are 2 percussion tests. :)

Doing my synths later today, then i'll hit guitars/basses when i sort out my envelope follower situation.

Percussion Test + Out of sync Gate signal..
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xi23gguqw34zu ... M.aif?dl=0

L/R channel are the outputs from the RK2
Center channel is the source signal from 0:00-0:06, and 0:39-0:49 to show stacking with the effect.
Between 0:28-0:50 I have a gate signal coming from my Future Retro Mobius (not set to the same steps as the drum machine), running into the Moog CP-251, lag processor set to 0/0 respectively, then into the attenuator at about +2.5-3 V.

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Percussion Test #2 + Out of Sync Gate Signal
https://www.dropbox.com/s/be8alcpns9dm0 ... M.aif?dl=0

L/R channels are out the outputs from the RK2
Center Channel is the source signal from 0:00-0:06, 0:11-0:16, 0:25-0:28, 0:35-0:39,
Between 0:16-0:28 same chopped up set of gate CVs,
Then this is the fun one. From 0:40 - 1:14 this bounced the rk2 to a cassette deck and back to show compression.

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Post by HypatiasAngst » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:06 pm

12 tracks up. More coming, i'll update the thread as i add them in groups.
Still on my todo list is to set up my kenton pro solo, to my microKorg, and use my tm-3 as a keyboard. i'll contrast it with the tm-1 as a vca, for science.

https://soundcloud.com/anatoliasfinest/ ... -vca-horse

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Post by aux.tech » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:25 pm

Thanks for the variety of demos.

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Post by HypatiasAngst » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:33 pm

aux.tech wrote:Thanks for the variety of demos.
Gladly there's going to be more stuff coming. Haha and someone is working on a dance remix of one of them already, I'll get that posted too when it's mixed so you can hear the RK2 in a mix.

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