Thoughts on the 189-1 Bit Cruncher?

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Thoughts on the 189-1 Bit Cruncher?

Post by Soy Sos » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:40 pm

Anyone else using this module?
Favorite uses, tricks, tips, samples, likes, dislikes, questions?

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:36 pm

erhm, I just want to say that it will be my next purchase, no doubt. ... erhm. yeah, that's it, really.

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Post by zerosum » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:05 pm

Its cheap, and one of my favorite most overused effects,
I will get one when I start a Euro setup, even though I don't "need" it :lol:

I will also get a malgorithm to sit next to it.
Beat me to it, but check this out:
http://noisesource.blogspot.com/2008/09 ... pdate.html

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Post by Soy Sos » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:13 pm

Nice review Noisesouce!
Does it seem to anyone that most of the interesting effect of the module is happening at the highest sample and bit rates? It feels like as more CV is applied and as the effect dips down into the lower ranges it very quickly becomes a glitchy, grindy mud. Mostly not interesting or usable to my ears. I'm not sure if my module is calibrated differently because it's a trade show demo. I asked Deiter on the Doepfer group, but haven't heard back yet.

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:53 pm

Soy Sos wrote:Nice review Noisesouce!
Does it seem to anyone that most of the interesting effect of the module is happening at the highest sample and bit rates? It feels like as more CV is applied and as the effect dips down into the lower ranges it very quickly becomes a glitchy, grindy mud. Mostly not interesting or usable to my ears. I'm not sure if my module is calibrated differently because it's a trade show demo. I asked Deiter on the Doepfer group, but haven't heard back yet.
Yeah, I thought the same thing, but then again it may occasionally be useful to trek back and forth from the analog highlands to the digital swamp. ...Or maybe the glitchy mud could be an interesting CV source; like personalized digital noise!

We shouldn't forget about all the other modules that have some bit crushing ability; like the Mini-Wave,
or as demonstrated in the review: Logic can be an interesting source of mangling/bit reduction.
Sometimes I use the MetalBox Divider & Logic like this. It is really designed for sequencing gates and triggers, but it is always fun to 'misuse' modules for other functions. Combining different audio signals in Logic leads to some interesting timbral variations.

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Post by zerosum » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:27 pm

Anyone running guitars through this yet?
:guitar: :nuke: :flamey:

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Post by Soy Sos » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:36 pm

I've done some guitars. Maybe I'll try to run some and put some samples up
in the next couple of days.........................

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Post by zerosum » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:17 pm

:sb: :mrgreen:

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Post by Soy Sos » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:52 pm

Zerosum, you asked for a demo with guitar.

http://share.ovi.com/media/SoySos.public/SoySos.10015

Guitar through DIY pre-amp into Doepfer A-189-1. Stepping
through modes 1-16. No modulation used, please excuse the
cheezy guitar playing!
:bananaguitar: Now I have an excuse to use this guitar playing banana!

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Post by zerosum » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:28 pm

Thanks for posting that :yay:
Feels good doesn it :mrgreen:

I love how sample reducers can make ring mod sounds.

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Post by wetterberg » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:34 pm

Soy Sos wrote:Zerosum, you asked for a demo with guitar.

http://share.ovi.com/media/SoySos.public/SoySos.10015
awesome, although 3:20=Spongebob


That module just has to be mine.

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Post by Soy Sos » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:02 pm

3:20=Spongebob ?

Some goofy melody from the cartoon? haha, I didn't notice.

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:31 am

no, but my cunningly trained daddy-ear did.

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