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intellijel Rainmaker

Post by jjclark » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:56 pm

OK, here is a thread for the intellijel/Cylonix Rainmaker module.

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Post by jjclark » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:59 pm

The Rainmaker was designed and developed by Jim Clark (FPGA firmware, front panel board electronics), Danjel van Tijn (pcb layouts, display board electronics, front panel, great ideas on features), and Kamal Kisiel (display board firmware).

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Post by jjclark » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:00 pm

The main features of the Rainmaker are:

• Stereo delay line with 16-taps
• Each of the 16 taps has its own set of audio processors:
o 2nd order resonant multi-mode filter (LP,BP,HP) with adjustable cutoff frequency and resonance
o Level and Balance setting, with quick mute capabillity
o +/- 1 octave granular pitch shifter (1,2 or 4 grains with adjustable grain size)
• Delay line feedback can be taken from any of the 16 taps (pre-filter) or from the sum of the 16 taps (post-filter)
• Delay line feedback has its own pitch shifter and 1st-order tone filter
• Global delay time can be set either by manual entry with the encoder, or by an external clock (with adjustable clock divider), or by tap tempo button.
• Individual tap delays are set according to one of 16 preset patterns (grooves)
• Global delay time modulation by an LFO with 8 selectable waveforms
• Delay times range from 0.1 millisecond to 20 seconds.
• Delay buffer freeze and reverse
• Taps can be piled on top of each other to give complex filtering and chord effects
• Global pitch shift control which transposes the delay line output by +/- 1 octave

• Stereo multi-tap comb resonator
• Comb can have between 1 and 64 taps allowing for complex resonances
• Three different nonlinear comb feedback structures for spectral shaping
• Comb is pingable to give physically-modeled guitar, sitar, clarinet(ish) types of sounds
• 16 different comb tap spacing patterns
• Global comb time can be set either by manual entry with the encoder, or by an external clock (with adjustable clock divider), or by a 1v/oct control voltage.
• Global comb time modulation by an LFO with 8 selectable waveforms
• Comb times range from 0.1 millisecond to 20 seconds.

• 96KHz, 24-bit (32-bit internal) signal processing
• Most parameters are controllable by external control voltages, either directly or through the two auxiliary modulation inputs (MODA, MODB)
• 128 Factory preset and 128 User preset storage
• (audio-rate) randomization of all parameters, or selectable subsets

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Post by FrankMurder » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:03 pm

I have been drooling over how I imagine using this thing for a few days now...

Only thing I can think to say is SEXY...

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Post by Innerself2007 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:03 pm

Looking forward to a preorder announcement!

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Post by pieter » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:07 pm

I have absolutely no intuition on how this works. :hmm:

From the feature list it looks like it's more than a delay. A demo vid would be greatly appreciated!

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Post by Funky40 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:56 pm

Thank you JJ !

My special request:
A piano played thru the rainmaker. .......yes, from recording is fine....loop is fine.........then playing with the delay section in a meaningful musical way,
as you did in your last demo with the two tap delay setting IIRC.
ask maybe Dave Dixon for a recording :hihi: ...ohh, or satie would be a cool source.....etc. etc.

( yes, i for my one can absolutely imagine what all can be donne with the delay section.
i used to experiment ALOTs with delay-pitchshifter combinations and have several hardware units at hand ( stimpbox and modular),
But then, those are just not thaaaaaaaaat capable as the rainmaker might be ;)
I really wonder how it comes on a piano, and if i should save up for one just alone for the piano ( rompler) alone.......
edit: others might think the same in regards to guitar ;)
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Post by LeFreq » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:57 pm

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Post by Funky40 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:00 pm

this one AND the 4ms dual looping delay.
Dan and Gary have also donne a tremendous good of a job. ........and so far the better demoing ;)
For sale / reduced prices ( swiss (we are NON-EU)/ in case it makes sense_ EU/WW)(CHF +- = $):
lowered prices: Dotcom Q960: 650.- / Q119: 420 / ( i also have one or much likely two 19" Frames)
ATV A-Frame incl. Accu and Bag: 830.-, like new, quasi unused.

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Post by Ras Thavas » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:16 pm

Certainly didn't expect anything like this. Adventurous, deep, idiosyncratic, and "Eventide-ish" in euro.

I'm curious about the quality of the individual stereo pitch shifters on each tap, if I set them for a nice four voice seventh chord will it sound well intonated, or somewhat "off", like many pitch shifters often sound doing intervals other than octaves and fifths?

Good demos will be important, and I'm sure they're coming.
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Post by wirelesswine » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:17 pm

I can't wait for release - in about a month?

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Post by taylor12k » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:58 pm

so nice.....

so, can it be used as a looper? it says the buffer can be frozen... so can you freeze the full 20 second buffer? thus making a 20 second loop?

can individual delay bands be frozen? or only the entire delay path as a whole?

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Post by spacenoodle » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:00 pm

Rainmaker is certainly a playground for bizarre effects. It also looks like it could provide many simpler effects I've been hoping to get in the Dubmix send/return paths. I'm curious how well it can handle a chorus, phaser/flanger types of things, or even a passable reverb.

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Post by Dcramer » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:19 pm

I'm interested to know about the routing?
Can you route straight to the resonator and out?
Can you do series and parallel ?

I'm so confused :75:

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Post by jjclark » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:37 pm

taylor12k wrote:so nice.....

so, can it be used as a looper? it says the buffer can be frozen... so can you freeze the full 20 second buffer? thus making a 20 second loop?

can individual delay bands be frozen? or only the entire delay path as a whole?
It's the input buffer which is frozen, so no you can't freeze individual channels. We thought of putting in proper looping functionality but Danjel decided to keep that for a future product :-)

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Post by jjclark » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:38 pm

Dcramer wrote:I'm interested to know about the routing?
Can you route straight to the resonator and out?
Can you do series and parallel ?

I'm so confused :75:
Yes, and yes. You can do:
delay -> comb
comb -> delay
comb and delay in parallel (mono
delay alone
comb alone

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Post by mapmap » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:42 pm

jjclark wrote:
taylor12k wrote:so nice.....

so, can it be used as a looper? it says the buffer can be frozen... so can you freeze the full 20 second buffer? thus making a 20 second loop?
It's the input buffer which is frozen, so no you can't freeze individual channels. We thought of putting in proper looping functionality but Danjel decided to keep that for a future product :-)
damn. I was hoping it could be used as a looper too.
I guess that would have been too good to be true.

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Post by Upright » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:34 am

I think I need this! :D :bananaguitar: :yay:

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Post by TrondC » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:49 am

Looks and seems like something Elektron could have pulled off this one :) Seems immensly powerful, but like a few others I am slightly put off by what looks like more of a "programmers module" rather than a "performance module".. That said I surely wouldn't mind having one :)

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Post by MRoyce » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:12 am

This is really entering Eventide territory with all the pitchshifting delay and filters, which is lovely. Looking forward to the first tutorials on this, it looks like it can really do a whole lot.

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Post by Upright » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:47 am

Can't wait to hear it

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Post by insula » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:01 am

:sb: :sb:

looks amazing!! let see demos. :nana:

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Post by READYdot » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:06 am

I was totally in for this. But looking at it and trying to put my head around this, it seems this has so many options I have no idea what they do or what their purpose it. Seems to me like one of those pricey esoteric boutique studio effects, that only sound-engineers can put to good use. What totally killed it for me, is when in the NAMM demo video he shows how with pushing the trigger button it randomly changes settings. This somehow is not what I want from an expensive module, pushing one button until I get something I like, because I have no idea what all the other buttons do. I just seems like too much. I mean a lot of features are ok, but trying to make every single option available somehow kills usability... I don't know, I might be overreacting, but this doesn't seem like an "ease-of-use" candidate.

It's a bit like the Shapeshifter, I ended up selling, because I couldn't tame all its options..

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Post by Dogma » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:19 am

Any idea of price on this?
look up!

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Post by taylor12k » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:51 am

i think they said around $639 +/-

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