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Post by flx » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:07 pm

More generative patching. Click the link for the patch notes in the video description :yay:

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Post by flx » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:14 am

Unfortunately I still haven't gotten an Ardcore Expander. The one I ordered wasn't in stock after all, so I'm on the lookout again.

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By the way, that vpme.de 6hp oscilloscope is really cool. It's tiny fore sure, but it helped me a lot to "see" what some of the module interactions were doing exactly.
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Post by flx » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:06 pm

Whoop! The Snazzy FX pedals are coming back!
https://www.matrixsynth.com/2018/04/sna ... k.html?m=1

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Post by flx » Sun May 06, 2018 2:45 pm

At Superbooth 2018 I soldered a Kitty Eyes module in the Snazzy FX DIY workshop.

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The kit also came with the necessary parts for the "slow mod", mentioned on the PCB. Dan said it's experimental and he didn't find it super useful, but because I already own a regular Kitty Eyes I did the easy mod under his supervision.

Here's a very quick waveform comparison between the slow and regular module:
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... and an XY output demo showing the slow Kitty with some mild AD envelope CV:
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... and a very slow one with random S&H CV:
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I agree that the slow Kitty Eyes probably wouldn't be a good module to sell, at least in this state. The Speed knob really only seems to work in the second half of its range and the algorithm either falls asleep very easily or becomes repetitive quickly, if it is not nudged by CV every now and then. Without an XY oscilloscope it's very hard to figure that out at first. BUT if you know all that and want a slower Chua algorithm in your rack that you can interact with, it's really fun. The "falling asleep" bit is also nice for performances, when you don't need modulation all the time. Twisting the Speed knob also works well to start it up again.

There is also a sync mod mentioned on the PCB, which I hope to be able to explore at some point.

For now though, I'm very happy with my two Kittys. Here's a new jam:
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Post by flx » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:25 am

Looks like there’s a cool 15%-off summer sale going on at Snazzy FX :nana:
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Post by flx » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:37 am

Here's a project I had planned for a long time now! An experimental travelogue with noise music from my Snazzy FX system :mrgreen:

Put on your headphones, clear 20 minutes of your time and join me on a trip from Seattle to Los Angeles!

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Post by mousegarden » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:51 am

flx wrote:Here's a project I had planned for a long time now! An experimental travelogue with noise music from my Snazzy FX system :mrgreen:

Put on your headphones, clear 20 minutes of your time and join me on a trip from Seattle to Los Angeles!

[video][/video]
Love this video, very atmospheric, just woke up watching it in bed.
What an adventure, the little scenes you describe are wonderful, I'd like to do a trip like this some day.

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Post by flx » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:43 am

mousegarden wrote: Love this video, very atmospheric, just woke up watching it in bed.
What an adventure, the little scenes you describe are wonderful, I'd like to do a trip like this some day.
Thank you very much! I really like driving long distances in the States. There is so much open land that I'm not used to as a European and so many things to discover, apart from the other toppings for one's Subway sandwich :mrgreen:.
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Post by joey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:04 am

your system looks great! and amazing sounds coming out of it too. I've got a hi gain and kitty eyes myself, Snazzy stuff is really fantastic. Need to get more!

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Post by flx » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:03 am

joey wrote:your system looks great! and amazing sounds coming out of it too. I've got a hi gain and kitty eyes myself, Snazzy stuff is really fantastic. Need to get more!
Thank you! A seemingly simple module which still surprises me is the Kick Me, which can become a huge gnarly drone or act as a CV source too. In the very last segment of the video (driving towards LA), I'm sendng the Kick into the CV input of the Dual Multiplier clean VCA, to control the amplitude of a white noise signal. Running the resulting noise sound through the spring reverb then creates some very natural sounding wet hand claps! Haha :D
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Post by joey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:47 pm

yeah thats dope. i gotta try out the kick and multiplier soon, as well as the filter! have a tidal wave on the way

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Post by mousegarden » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:47 pm

Wanna get a "Kitty Eyes"but that means getting a new case.

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Post by flx » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:15 pm

joey wrote:have a tidal wave on the way
Cool! That should take up quite a bunch of your time then. Very deep and weird module, even though it doesn't look that strange ok paper.
mousegarden wrote:Wanna get a "Kitty Eyes"but that means getting a new case.
Yeah, I know that problem too well.
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Post by flx » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:50 am

I need to downsize, so my SNAZZY FX system is up for sale or trade:
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Here's your chance to take a deep dive into the awesome chaos land! :yay:
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