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Post by BugBrand » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:15 pm

Hmm, I thought I'd replied to say NICE WORK too..

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Post by tron23 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:21 am

BugBrand wrote:Hmm, I thought I'd replied to say NICE WORK too..
Same here, been listening to the examples while waiting for the DDSR. :guinness: to all the Bug family.

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Post by BananaPlug » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:12 pm

Edited with new stuff 11/13 :banana:
Self running except for a knob change on the DDSR at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30.

DDSR sample: Rhythmic 2row
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An older one: Rhythmic 2row

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Post by BananaPlug » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:48 pm

12/7
I've been rearranging modules and getting familiar with a new/old minisynth to use them as addons to my portable system. The rows in the previous post have been cut down to one. It brings the DDSR and a sound source or two to the portable's Chirper and other stuff.

Here's a short taste in which the portable is silent but provides timing signals. DDSR plays a Buggified E350 and Anushri's lovely mossy noise floor and crunchy beats keep things pulsing along.

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Another piece of the puzzle is a skiff for mixing and routing. :guinness:

12/8 EDIT:
Same basic setup with a quantizer and the DDSR might be patched differently. Has a sparse glitchy blues vibe. I think the noise that leaks into Anushri's drums helps sell the E350's organ sounds. Could use some reverb. Maybe next time.
More Sound :banana:

12/9 EDIT:
Here is a first encounter between Chirper and this rhythmic row. Rough but has moments that work. The last minute is just the groove with no Chirper.

Even More Sound

First impressions are that combining Chirper with the clocked, quantized rhythm is something like emulsifying oil and water. They don't mix but they make salad dressing. The DDSR's on/off bit outputs become useful cv to the Chirper oscillators. I'm not even going to try tuning Chirper to the steppy melody but harmony is fair game. Using effects differently helps keep these busy sounds distinct in the mix.

More to come. :banana:

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Post by batchas » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:50 am

BananaPlug wrote:First impressions are that combining Chirper with the clocked, quantized rhythm is something like emulsifying oil and water. They don't mix but they make salad dressing.
Flashback reading this.

Another music in a different kitchen.

This is the title which comes to mind. It's from a Buzzcokcs LP I bought in London when it came out.
BananaPlug wrote:More to come. :banana:
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Post by batchas » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:10 pm

batchas wrote:This is the title which comes to mind. It's from a Buzzcokcs LP I bought in London when it came out.
Pete Shelley died a few days before I wrote this post. Discovering this only today :deadbanana:
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Post by BananaPlug » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:52 pm

Back into rhythmic stuff and finding a nice balance of clocky DDSR timing with looser Chirper synced oscillators and synced LFOs.
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Post by T. Jervell » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 am

BananaPlug wrote:Back into rhythmic stuff and finding a nice balance of clocky DDSR timing with looser Chirper synced oscillators and synced LFOs.
LISTEN

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I like, very much!! Nice work, lovely wonky rhythms :nana:

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Post by knittingram » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:33 pm

Will this be a separate module or only part of the forthcoming clock box?

Excited either way.

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Post by BugBrand » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:05 am

Available as module - I have stock on the shelf currently!

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Post by knittingram » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:48 am

:hmm: :hihi: :hyper:

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Post by BananaPlug » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:50 pm

With so many interestingly related outputs, DDSR is pretty deep.
Simple building blocks spinning off to places you never expected.
Here's a tidy two row combination I came up with on the weekend and am liking a lot.
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The patch has DC mixer and Quantizer "re-volting" DDSR stairsteps. Binary Block Voltage adds some accents to vary the pattern. DRM is beating on sixes, low in the mix. There's lots of playable variation from the two interleaved voices in the SynthVoice. Just scratching the surface.
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Post by chrisdermo » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:00 am

BananaPlug wrote: :nana:
Thoroughly enjoyed that BananaPlug! Took a while to get round to listening but well worth the wait.
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Post by BananaPlug » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:47 pm

One more... LISTEN
Same two row setup as above plus Chirper based percussion from my trusty euro/frac two row system. Minimal playing here, just doling out the groove.
:drums: :nana:

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Post by BugBrand » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:26 pm

Nice bits! Does the old Quant give it that slideyness?

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Post by BananaPlug » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:01 pm

re. slideyness - There's a little bit of slope on everything but those woops do appear to come from the QNT1 (driving 3 loads doesn't help).
Here's the path:
DDSR D/A outs & CLK2A (division) outs -> mixin UTL4 DC Mixer
^That happens twice (dual modules)
The two mix outs are quantized by dual QNT1 and drive various Synth Voice 1V/o inputs.
Are there any frac builds of O&C? :hmm:

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Post by BananaPlug » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:25 am

More adventures with rhythmic stuff based on Clock divisions, DDSR and syncing Chirpers.

The left rows are my usual portable system. On the right is one row of rhythm generating frac (after lots of drop/add) and SynthVoice. The routing and mixing for use in the four row setup is still a work in progress. Thinking about other quantizers and it might be time for a standalone mixer.

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Post by hank » Sun May 12, 2019 3:38 pm

The DDSR is a lot of fun! Got mine racked up today and it's gonna take a lot more exploration to figure it out.

One half (via D/A output) controlling the VCO clocking both sides led to some interesting (one might even say BRRTing) results.

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Post by BananaPlug » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:34 pm

I've been in Chirper land for a while but am back to automatic rhythmic stuff. I'm trying to not over complicate the DDSR patch and accept that full range stepped voltages need to modulate things without a full complement of scaling, quantizing and S&H helping them along.

Today's combo is centered on the DDSR. There's a master clock an LFO and 13fu of stuff: Dual Divide, Logic, DDSR, Dual Filter, Dual Amplifier, DRM1, PRC-3A (SVF). Both sides of the DDSR have the same clock and the tap output of the left half feeds the data input of the right half but no data goes to the left half. DRM isn't doing anything fancy at all but provides sanity against two twitchier filter based voices. One of those is in series with PRC-3A for additional flavor. The wonderful new Logic module is in full use. A fantastic tool.

Here's audio minus any wiggling though there are a fair amount of reversible ways to fool around in this jam. I need to spend some time with it. Generally after changing knobs and things on the DSSR I can get back to what I had earlier but I screw up sometimes.
:ripbanana:

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The next phase is to add a Grilles and let the DDSR patterns cut across the comfortable Grilles mapped patterns or maybe run DDSR much slower, using it to control longer variations. Aiming for a best of both worlds situation and looking forward to trying the DDSR D/A outs to modulate the Grille.
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Post by BananaPlug » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:22 pm

Tough choice which thread to put this in but it's a simple application of the DDSR and I don't have many of those.
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Quick demo via the builtin mics of my little recorder.
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Post by syncretism » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:08 pm

So, I’m still trying to suss this; if I have the recirculation knob on 1, I can’t use this as a simple sample and hold, because the voltages produced aren’t what’s actually received by the “data” input?

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Post by BananaPlug » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:15 pm

Syncretism,

There's no sample and hold. For one thing there is no analog input for it. The "Data" in is compared to get a 1 or 0 bit. The four D/A outputs are binary sums of some of the bits in the shift register.

There's a block diagram and a pretty good explainer video in the first post of this thread.

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Post by syncretism » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:09 pm

Yeah, I saw the comparator and initial post, as well as the explanation that it's not meant to be an ASR; it's just not quite sinking in without actually messing with it, I suppose. I also need more s&h capabilities, so I was kind of hoping against hope for the extra feature. ;)


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Post by milak9 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:44 pm

Hi, first time posting on muff so hope this is ok to ask here. I was just wondering if these will be back in stock anywhere sometime soon? As a system or solo. Thanks!

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Post by syncretism » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:41 pm

Email Tom, if you haven't - he's always been accessible and responds quickly, in my experience. Welcome to MW, milak9!

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