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Erica Synths Plasma Drive?

Post by uniquepersonno2 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 pm

This just popped up on Erica Synth's instagram story. I don't think I've seen anything about it before, perhaps a new fusion module in the works?

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Post by burnn_out! » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:54 pm

Looks like it might be a port of this pedal that's coming soon

http://www.perfectcircuit.com/gamechang ... lasma.html
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Post by NoLegs » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:07 pm

The pedals been out for awhile and I almost picked one up. I saw they were in Riga with Erica so I was hoping they would make a Fusion module with it.

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Post by FarmerPhilip » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:27 pm

That looks so cool I don't CARE what it does: I want one in EVERY corner of my rack!!!

PLASMA!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by anselmi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:24 pm

oh, no! just purchased the pedal 2 weeks ago... :doh:

here is it... :deadbanana:




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Post by myworstenemy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:06 pm

Saw this. Leaked onto IG. :love:

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Post by codetocontra » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:18 am

It is a pretty rad pedal for guitar and drum machines. Will be tempted to get a module too.

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Post by Esgal » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:56 pm

Like I said on the Erica IG post...

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Post by ben_hex » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:41 am

Very excited about this.
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Post by NoLegs » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:43 am

ben_hex wrote:Very excited about this.
I hope you do a video on it, your videos on the Fusion modules were some of my favorites, and I ended up buying all of the Fusion modules. You owe me like $2000 now :mad:

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Post by MARK27 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:39 pm

I was hoping to not feel compelled to buy anything for a while, but I HAVE TO HAVE a eurorack plasma drive. There is no way around it.

Hafta.

There goes my money.

Eurorack is killing me.
I live for eurorack.

dammit.

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Post by defalut » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:25 am

"Oooh shiny!"

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Post by MindMachine » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 am

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Post by Yes Powder » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:26 am

I like that people here are seeming more receptive to this idea.
When Gamechanger released the plasma pedal, guitarists on comments sections all over Youtube were going, “It doesn’t sound like a Tubesscreamer or Marshall stack? HARUMPH!”
Like, when did electric guitarists become such a circlejerk of tradition-obsessed squares?

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Post by anselmi » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:02 pm

Yes Powder wrote:I like that people here are seeming more receptive to this idea.
When Gamechanger released the plasma pedal, guitarists on comments sections all over Youtube were going, “It doesn’t sound like a Tubesscreamer or Marshall stack? HARUMPH!”
Like, when did electric guitarists become such a circlejerk of tradition-obsessed squares?
it has mixed opinions...a lot of people thinks it´s crap and there´s many others that loves it

In my case (I´m a traditional producer) I´m working with different guitarists and when I showed them the pedal they all loved it. Then there´s the part of using it in a real situation, instead of just jam and play riffs in a random way. In some cases the sound was too much, and tended to dominate the mix. In others it added exactly what the track needed and was the perfect addition to it.
So in practice it´s just like any other fuzz pedal: sometimes they works sometimes they not.

I think that CV it´s great in the modular context (maybe overkill for most guitarists) so I´m tempted to switch to this version too...or maybe keep both

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Post by MARK27 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:00 pm

I love distortion: fuzz, diode, led, tube rectified screamy-do's, whatever. They are all different distortions and I want all of them on my palette. They all have their different characteristics.

The guitarists that don't like it because it doesn't [do something that some old thing did] are the same ones that condemned Chuck Berry for abusing his amplifier. Whatever, man.

The more colors and variations, the better. This is modular, after all, innit?
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Post by Esgal » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 pm

Anyone have a guess on HP? Gotta save room lol

Edit: 16 maybe? Looks like a telharmonic above it
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Post by uniquepersonno2 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 pm

Esgal wrote:Anyone have a guess on HP? Gotta save room lol
Looks around 14

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Post by Bob Borries » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 pm

This is a shocking development

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Post by red » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:40 pm

plasma rocks!


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Post by Esgal » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:16 pm

AAAAAHHHHHH!!! VIDEO!

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Post by FarmerPhilip » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:19 pm

Esgal wrote:AAAAAHHHHHH!!! VIDEO!

Did I say I wanted four of those????
No.

Every other module in my cases needs to be THAT!!!

I still don't care what it does - as long as ir wiggles to the sounds...

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Post by Rex Coil 7 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:51 am

I probably could stand to expose myself to more demonstrations of this technology for audio processing. However what I've heard so far has not impressed me. The sound it creates is nothing that cannot be done with $5.00 or $10.00 worth of jfets or a few other transistors arranged as fuzz circuits.

I've designed one or two ~~cough~~ of my own circuits over a couple of years, a few of them focused on the fuzz species. That said, I'm not hearing anything out of these "plasma" circuits that could not be very easily produced with a small handful of transistors, and perhaps an IC, or a few clipping diode combinations. In fact, the first one I heard in use was so limited that unless the musician used intervals restricted to an octave or a perfect fifth, the sound was totally useless as a musical sound, and completely unplayable when used to process a guitar. As long as the player stayed fenced in to using octaves or perfect fifths it was usable ... just barely. It was also very "gated" without offering any response to use of dynamic range by the player. If you played lightly, it simply gated out (like a noise gate). So the player is limited to bangin' the shit out of the strings with the volume knob maxed out, and sticking to perfect fifths and octaves.

Beyond that, it's a blinky light.

If blinky lights are your bag, fine. Get out your wallet, dig deep, and consume.

But I cannot agree with any claims of "newly developed sound" being produced with this combination of components. If one is buying with their ears ... save your money. If one is buying with their eyes, then bust out the big credit card, bang the BUY button, and be merry.

I didn't post in this thread to purposely shit in the punch bowl, but I feel the need to bring a little sobriety to the party. Even that demo video on Instagram linked in this thread demonstrates this device's limits. It's the chick with the great body that has absolutely no other redeeming qualities who purposely exploits the weaknesses of shallow boys to get her way by wearing revealing clothing.

Keep in mind these are just my opinions (which is 100% of why we belong to memberships of this ilk ... to share our opinions).

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Post by red » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 am

p l a s m a !

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Post by anselmi » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:32 am

Rex Coil 7 wrote:I probably could stand to expose myself to more demonstrations of this technology for audio processing. However what I've heard so far has not impressed me. The sound it creates is nothing that cannot be done with $5.00 or $10.00 worth of jfets or a few other transistors arranged as fuzz circuits.

I've designed one or two ~~cough~~ of my own circuits over a couple of years, a few of them focused on the fuzz species. That said, I'm not hearing anything out of these "plasma" circuits that could not be very easily produced with a small handful of transistors, and perhaps an IC, or a few clipping diode combinations. In fact, the first one I heard in use was so limited that unless the musician used intervals restricted to an octave or a perfect fifth, the sound was totally useless as a musical sound, and completely unplayable when used to process a guitar. As long as the player stayed fenced in to using octaves or perfect fifths it was usable ... just barely. It was also very "gated" without offering any response to use of dynamic range by the player. If you played lightly, it simply gated out (like a noise gate). So the player is limited to bangin' the shit out of the strings with the volume knob maxed out, and sticking to perfect fifths and octaves.

Beyond that, it's a blinky light.

If blinky lights are your bag, fine. Get out your wallet, dig deep, and consume.

But I cannot agree with any claims of "newly developed sound" being produced with this combination of components. If one is buying with their ears ... save your money. If one is buying with their eyes, then bust out the big credit card, bang the BUY button, and be merry.

I didn't post in this thread to purposely shit in the punch bowl, but I feel the need to bring a little sobriety to the party. Even that demo video on Instagram linked in this thread demonstrates this device's limits. It's the chick with the great body that has absolutely no other redeeming qualities who purposely exploits the weaknesses of shallow boys to get her way by wearing revealing clothing.

Keep in mind these are just my opinions (which is 100% of why we belong to memberships of this ilk ... to share our opinions).

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it´s much more interesting and unique sounding in the flesh
I was dubious after seeing the first videos, but then there was black friday and I got it for a very good deal :75:

the construction is top notch, the knobs feels solid and it´s very responsive...the tone is really different to the other fuzzes that I own/owned, and it has some great extras like the build-in wet/dry knob, the low/hi EQ (that is great on its own) and the switch to use the EQ on the dry signal too. Also, if you crunk the volume knob you got another degree of saturation at the output stage that sounds great too! So even without using the plasma section you have a very good EQ and saturation
And about the plasma: it´s alive, man...it´s really add something to the sound that (for me) sounds more organic than most fuzzes.
When you rise the EQ levels too much it tends to lack a bit of mids, but since I like to combine it with other pedals that have plenty of mids (like the fuzz factory) it´s like a scoop feature or something

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