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I <3 Hex zone!

Post by tIB » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:25 pm

Seriously... :omg:

Amazing module, not got into the CV side of things yet but the rnd function on the switch is epic. Ive not even started chaining patterns yet and Im already in semi random heaven. I mean fuck, when youre bored of it triggering things you can just shove everything into it and switch the other way around! :sb:

Pretty sure Ill be seeking out another one of these in the future... stunning.

Noises here: viewtopic.php?t=28341
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http://soundcloud.com/t18/bliphop
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Post by ignatius » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:30 pm

i wish there was a euro version. sigh.

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Post by tIB » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:49 pm

I honestly think its worth having 3U of frac for. I want more hex!

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Post by Adam-V » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:31 pm

Indeedy; 1 frac frame will hold 2 Hex Zones and a Binary Zone (another frac module many euro users seem to lust after). That's a lot of sequencer in 3U!

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Post by tIB » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:39 pm

^ the even better news is there was a binary zone in the same box! win!

Yet to figure that one out yet, just had it modulating stuff in the same way I would with a wogglebug.

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:11 pm

The Hex Zone is very shallow as the PCBs are mounted parallel to the panel.
I don't know if any changes would be needed for it to run on +/-12v,
but aside from that you could just trim the panel with a nibbler on the top and bottom, and make a power adapter cable (like the ones Mr. Mattson sells)
and you have your Euro version.

It is a really awesome module.

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Post by ignatius » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:49 pm

Cat-A-Tonic wrote:The Hex Zone is very shallow as the PCBs are mounted parallel to the panel.
I don't know if any changes would be needed for it to run on +/-12v,
but aside from that you could just trim the panel with a nibbler on the top and bottom, and make a power adapter cable (like the ones Mr. Mattson sells)
and you have your Euro version.

It is a really awesome module.
oh, now you've done it. another sequencing option. must investigate further. the sequential switching is the mother load with the hexzone i think.

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Post by fluxmonkey » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:15 pm

i've got one for sale...
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Post by Cybananna » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:21 pm

Hex Zone is great! I love it too.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:08 am

nice... very Autechre.

Been curious about these but not wanting to have to program anything. But from what I hear, it's pretty simple?

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Post by vmgas » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:27 am

extremely simple and very intuitive
very happy i have one in my system

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Post by tIB » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:42 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:nice... very Autechre.

Been curious about these but not wanting to have to program anything. But from what I hear, it's pretty simple?
Yeah its real easyand quick for the sequential programming, Im not stuck into the CV stuff yet but that seems a bit more cumbersome.... Im more into the sequential stuff personally.

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Post by wetwetsuit » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:49 pm

Hex zone is sooooo good. I hate programming and I figured mine out pretty quickly. As stated by others, the sequential switch is the real attraction for me as well. Figured out if you run a fast lfo into the switch IN it functions almost like a burst generator. Also just figured out you can divide the clock out! What!

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Post by tIB » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:16 am

Another one here: binary zone joins in too.

http://soundcloud.com/t18/outage

Fluxmonkey's hex has been bagged. :party: :sb:

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Post by ignatius » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:48 pm

i've wanted one of these forever.. and now i have one on the way to me :)

found a PSU.. gonna just put the hexzone in a little box and put on the desk or something next to my eurorack. can't wait to check it out..

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Post by rezzn8r » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:57 am

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Post by Cybananna » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:09 am

:zombie: :zombie: :zombie: :lol:


Too bad frac is so unpopular. The hex zone is one of the best sequencers ever. :hail:

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Post by rezzn8r » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:14 am

Seeing this thread made me go and patch mine up this morning.
:zombie: zombie thread wins! :zombie:
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Post by kingspill » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:21 am

This was helpful to me. Scroll down to Blacet to Doepfer Power Connector.
http://www.blacet.com/tech.html
My apologies if the link has been posted already.

I'm putting one Hexzone in a Dopefer beauty case and either redrilling the panel or mounting it on 1/2" standoffs. I haven't figured that part out yet.

I'm mostly Eurorack now but still LOVE my Frac modules, even my Paia filter.
It has it's own funk.

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Post by Ted2 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:32 pm

i have a hex zone, i dunno, i don't feel like it fits in my system well. i have a tiny 2 rack system and i think it's not the best for it. there's not enough in the system to take advantage of the triggering, and it's too cumbersome to use as a main thing for programming cv output. i feel like it would be really great for larger systems. is this the case? maybe i'm using it wrong.

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Post by rezzn8r » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:30 am

Yes, I would say that the hex zone does shine brighter in larger systems. Especially in systems that can take advantage of all the gate outputs. I didn't add a hex to my system until I was past 6 racks.
Have you played around with the random step addressing?
Ted2 wrote:i have a hex zone, i dunno, i don't feel like it fits in my system well. i have a tiny 2 rack system and i think it's not the best for it. there's not enough in the system to take advantage of the triggering, and it's too cumbersome to use as a main thing for programming cv output. i feel like it would be really great for larger systems. is this the case? maybe i'm using it wrong.
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Post by Ted2 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:26 pm

oh yeah, that is quite fun. i think i'm gonna sell it though tbh, i think something else would be more economical in that space

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Post by tIB » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:02 am

Hello old friend!

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This one has been on holiday with a view to a banana 4u conversion... will happen at some point. Meanwhile I'll manage with standalone and nana converting...

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