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Post by helmet_lampshade » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:47 am

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Post by VM » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:46 am

Lean, mean, powerdrone machine.

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Post by Rollerbones » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:11 am

"Inherited" and newb.
No idea what to purchase since this was given to me as-is but will read and learn I guess.

I have a Akai Force that I will sell and purchase more modules as soon as I figure out what I need/want. :)

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Post by lisa » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:53 am

Rollerbones: Not a bad start! I'd like to have a dual channel sequencer and a quad LFO or such to really be able to make the most out of it but there's already a lot of possibilities in that setup.
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Post by Rollerbones » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:30 am

Thanks, will mess around a bit and add on (when I actually have time!)
Guess I will sell the Force... (Neve play with that anyhow)
lisa wrote:Rollerbones: Not a bad start! I'd like to have a dual channel sequencer and a quad LFO or such to really be able to make the most out of it but there's already a lot of possibilities in that setup.

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Post by Shledge » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 pm

All blank areas filled, looking a lot nicer than my old haphazard 3-case setup.

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Post by khakifridge » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:15 am

^^ That's a very cool transformation. The "after" looks stunning. 8-)

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Post by naturligfunktion » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:17 am

iamkory wrote:Moved a few months ago, but this was in the middle of being neck deep in sloppy, sloppy cables before packing it up to move. Haven’t gotten fully set up in the new house yet, though :(
I absolutely love your setup mate! Very bright and open, really nice!

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Post by lisa » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:46 pm

My dual case setup. It’s nice to be able to start a patch even if I have one going. :goo:

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Post by Datum » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:40 pm

I thought the hanging lampshade was part of the couch for a moment haha :goo:

Lovely setup, so nice and open.

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Post by MindMachine » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:39 pm

lisa - love your aesthetic and that table is waaay cool. Especially for a small table. :sun:
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Post by naturligfunktion » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:25 am

lisa very nice setup! Where are your monitors tho?

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Post by lisa » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:40 pm

Datum wrote:I thought the hanging lampshade was part of the couch for a moment haha :goo:
Hehe. :hihi:
Lovely setup, so nice and open.
Thanks! But to be honest I had to clean up and remove some shit before I took the photo. Life with two tiny kids is quite cluttered most of the time, I’ve come to notice.
MindMachine wrote:lisa - love your aesthetic and that table is waaay cool. Especially for a small table. :sun:
I don’t know much about small tables myself but thanks! ;)
naturligfunktion wrote:lisa very nice setup! Where are your monitors tho?
Thanks! My speakers are to the left of me when I’m talking the picture. I move around the room a lot when I’m working on a patch so it really doesn’t matter where they are placed.
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Post by joeTron » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:25 pm

Just one more piece of gear and I swear I'm done! :confused:

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Automated improvisational accompaniment

Post by somanyknobs » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:30 pm

First modular system, not my first instrument: the concept is Automated Jazz Accompaniment. I play tenor sax phrases at the synth. Those get crunched into CV(RS-35), shifted into a circular buffer(Turing Machine), and played back(Plaits) after a slight delay(DFAM) with semi-random changes to pitch, key, or meter(Scales and Marbles). Ideally, someday, many $$$ from now, it'll respond with jazz improvisation or counterpoint. I know that's ambitious and success is not guaranteed.
However, it's already a nice ambient generative plonker, dystopic siren, and robot voice box, so once I get the Bladerunner/DrWho themes working I'll have all the fundamentals.

If anyone's done or seen anything like this, more than the basic "electric guitar playing a synth" RS-35 demo, I'd love to hear about it, especially with woodwinds/brass as the input.

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Post by docile fossil » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:52 pm

hello nerds! taking my very first steps into modular this week, leaning on the neutron and 2hp pluck as the jumping-off point. my first mistake was staining the doepfer case. i’ll live with it.

it's been a heck of a week; pardon the bad photos.

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(unrelated but part of the family)

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being new, the allure of rings into clouds is strong, but there’s plenty to play with for the time being. i’ve got an ornament & crime (from fellow wiggler Useful Noise) and tangle quartet en route, and the roland se02 will be on sequencer duty. not sure where i'll head next just yet! and also i've spent far too much this month, so it's gonna be Quality Patching Time for a while (though a buff mult is probably a good idea).

the sound goal i have in mind is something in the area of the fun years / tim hecker / some flavor of 0pn, all through a generative/modular filter, so to speak. my camera was nearby so i recorded a terrible video of a nice drone section from last night. first steps have been really inspiring!


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Post by StrangeAttraction » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:45 pm

How do people solve the issue of wanting to have both the modular and computer screen in the same spot, smack bang between monitor speakers?
My modular is on the side wall at the moment, which drives me nuts. But I need my laptop between monitors during arranging/mixing/mastering. hmm..

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Post by fac » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:44 pm

StrangeAttraction wrote:How do people solve the issue of wanting to have both the modular and computer screen in the same spot, smack bang between monitor speakers?
My modular is on the side wall at the moment, which drives me nuts. But I need my laptop between monitors during arranging/mixing/mastering. hmm..
Two solutions:

1) Use a software modular environment.

2) Build a screen module for your modular.

You're welcome :)

(I'm kidding, of course. I feel your pain.)

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Post by DCDanno » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:28 am

Hey docile fossil, is that a wooden hand holding cables? Looks cool. Where'd you get it?
docile fossil wrote:hello nerds! taking my very first steps into modular this week, leaning on the neutron and 2hp pluck as the jumping-off point. my first mistake was staining the doepfer case. i’ll live with it.

it's been a heck of a week; pardon the bad photos.

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Post by docile fossil » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:51 pm

DCDanno wrote:Hey docile fossil, is that a wooden hand holding cables? Looks cool. Where'd you get it?
yeah! dick blick or most other larger art supply chains should have some reference hands. it's terrible with modular addict's skinny cables, but otherwise works alright. 10" sounded kinda big so i ended up with this smaller one.

e2: for future people — don't do it. it looks cool and should work but it's more trouble than it's worth.

\/ i love the CT5! :mrgreen:
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Post by MindMachine » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:01 am

Hey docile fossil did you count to five while that pedal was in the air?


Sorry.


Great pedal though!
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Post by DCDanno » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:26 am

docile fossil wrote:smaller one.

\/ i love the CT5! :mrgreen:
Nice! Thanks for the link.

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Post by kai-sur » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:40 pm

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Post by Sleipnir » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:36 pm

fac wrote:
StrangeAttraction wrote:How do people solve the issue of wanting to have both the modular and computer screen in the same spot, smack bang between monitor speakers?
My modular is on the side wall at the moment, which drives me nuts. But I need my laptop between monitors during arranging/mixing/mastering. hmm..
Two solutions:
1) Use a software modular environment.
2) Build a screen module for your modular.
You're welcome :)
(I'm kidding, of course. I feel your pain.)
The obvious one is... get more monitors. My interface has enough outputs to have switchable paths, so I can have the (older crappier) monitors at the modular, or the (nice, accurate) ones at the desk for critical listening etc..
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