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Alyseum Matrix II

Post by CaneMan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:32 am

OMG. Alyseum is releasing an update to their original Matrix module, and it's 4HP smaller than the original 16x16 version. :deadbanana:

Too excited to figure out how to embed. So here's a link to the web page. http://www.alyseum.com/matrix2.html

(downloads manual)

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Post by mdoudoroff » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am

Does it sum?

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Post by CaneMan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:55 am

Noooo... From the manual:
While it is possible to map one input location to several output locations (and thus have the MATRIX II act as amultiplier), it is impossible to map several inputs to the same output.
Edit: It's built around the same chip as the MS-Matrix (Analog Device AD75019). So as far as I can tell, the improvements are all in the support circuitry: smaller, needs less power, etc.

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Post by hawkfuzz » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:24 am

I literally was just thinking someone should make a eurorack pin grid and was trying to figure out how to implement it without clutter. This is great.

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Post by sir stony » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 pm

I'm somewhat surprised at that sign of life. I thought they had gone out of business...

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Post by SOPiiAC » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:37 pm

CaneMan wrote:Noooo... From the manual:
While it is possible to map one input location to several output locations (and thus have the MATRIX II act as amultiplier), it is impossible to map several inputs to the same output.
Bummer, I guess I'll stick to my plan of a SSSR Labs Matrixarchate.

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Post by flo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:30 am

The SSSR doesn't mix either...

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Post by reppiks » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:43 am

The Future Sound Systems MTX9 9x9 pin matrix module allows input summing (accurately if the buffered board option is added).

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:47 am

Owning both the Alyseum and the FSS I have to say that both have their place. Very useful units. The FSS is immediate and playful, whereas the Alyseum is more of a beast for bigger setups, or more complex situations. CV control over the save position is such a lovely thing with 16x16 grids.

I have a bunch of 3xMIAs parked next to the Alyseum for quick mixing with attenuation. Super nice combo.
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Post by CaneMan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:00 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:Owning both the Alyseum and the FSS I have to say that both have their place. Very useful units. The FSS is immediate and playful, whereas the Alyseum is more of a beast for bigger setups, or more complex situations. CV control over the save position is such a lovely thing with 16x16 grids.

I have a bunch of 3xMIAs parked next to the Alyseum for quick mixing with attenuation. Super nice combo.
I have a friend with an MS-Matrix as well. Whenever I see his case, I have so much GAS for that module. However, even as I'm getting close to filling a 12U by 84HP case, I haven't been able to convince myself that I'm ready for a 4x4 matrix, much less a 16x16. My patching skills just aren't there yet. I'll probably end up with a Doepfer A-138m matrix mixer first so that I can grow my patching skills around a more playable matrix. (Or a Maze. Or u-he's CVilization if/when it comes out.)

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Post by SOPiiAC » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:10 pm

flo wrote:The SSSR doesn't mix either...
That's not exactly true. My understanding is if you send multiple inputs to a single output, you'll get an average of the signals. I think that would be useful.

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Post by flo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:09 am

SOPiiAC wrote:I think that would be useful.
It might be useful, but it's not mixing.

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Post by mdoudoroff » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 am

I remain quite satisfied with my WMD SSM, which buffers and sums like a champ, but I applaud all innovation in switches!

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Post by mdoudoroff » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:53 am

New video demo:

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Post by davide3737 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:28 am

mdoudoroff wrote:New video demo:

[video][/video]

That's one way of using the Alyseum II. I use it to select from the 16 inputs going into the WMD performance mixer and it does that brilliantly, without any clicking.

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Post by esiom » Tue May 19, 2020 11:17 am

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Post by esiom » Tue May 19, 2020 11:22 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:47 am

I have a bunch of 3xMIAs parked next to the Alyseum for quick mixing with attenuation. Super nice combo.
Could you expand on that and you're set up please?

Like as I imagine it, when you want to mix In1 and In2 into Out A, and In1 into Out B, you'd use Stackables to keep your existing routings, (In1 into Out B) and mix what's connected to In1 and In2 thru the MIAs into In2? Is that correct?

(sorry if it's confusing)

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Re: Alyseum Matrix II

Post by ModusOp » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:33 pm

Can anyone comment on how the Matrix II handles 1v/oct pitch CV signals? Any droop? They do mention that the ins and outs are buffered in the description, but it’s always good to verify first.

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