MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index
 FAQ & Terms of UseFAQ & Terms Of Use   Wiggler RadioMW Radio   Muff Wiggler TwitterTwitter   Support the site @ PatreonPatreon 
 SearchSearch   RegisterSign up   Log inLog in 
WIGGLING 'LITE' IN GUEST MODE

PlagueBearer R4
MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Flight of Harmony  
Author PlagueBearer R4
Umcorps
http://www.stromkult.com/?p=1641

I've seen the PB described as lots of things, but I think thats the first time I've seen it compared to a Sherman Filterbank.
theabsent
Ordered! lol
Umcorps
Great. That means you can be first up with a demo video. w00t
reppiks
i don't see any info anywhere on the R4 being ready or available yet? the schneiders link from that article is for the current version...

hope i'm wrong and that R4 will be available imminently
MikeHulme
Nice. I've been waiting for PB's to come back in stock at Post Modular. Hopefully the next shipment will be V4's! I've emailed PM to ask.
krunkleKick
I have also been waiting patiently for anyone in the EU to get them in! I'm sure they were in stock pretty much until I decided I wanted one lol
MikeHulme
krunkleKick wrote:
I have also been waiting patiently for anyone in the EU to get them in! I'm sure they were in stock pretty much until I decided I wanted one lol


Yeah, same thing happened with me! Let's hope the next wave over the EU is a 'plague' of V4's.
zvukoprocessor
I was on a fence for a week to buy or not to buy the old version from e-bay, good that i didn't, looking forward for the new version.
artisokka
PB R4 is now on my shopping list.

My Sherman FB 2 is now for sale. hihi
HeWhoWantsJeans
Umcorps wrote:

I've seen the PB described as lots of things, but I think thats the first time I've seen it compared to a Sherman Filterbank.

lol

I love my damn 'Bearers, but I would never compare it to a Filterbank. Whoever cast that stone was cray-cray.

Sidenote: I'd be curious to see how R4 is mounted - if it's parallel and if the limiter is worth it, I'm wondering if I could squeeze it behind my PB2E panel. Regardless, I refuse to let go of my bloody 'Bearers.
MikeHulme
Any official word from Flight on this yet? ETA?
Control
I have one a version two and two of version three. Looks like I need to get at least one of these if not two.
Control
Anyone know when they will be available in the states?
artisokka
Control wrote:
Anyone know when they will be available in
Europe? hihi
Lama
artisokka wrote:
Control wrote:
Anyone know when they will be available in
Europe? hihi


I have ordered a big bunch of these to escapefromnoise.com and hope to get them as soon as they are done.

Don´t know when to expect them, but pretty soon I hope.
flight
It's true, the Plague Bearer r4 is in production right now and will be available in about a month. PCBs are on their way and the assembly shop is ready, so they should be ready to ship to the dealers in about 3 weeks.

The r4 panel:


Changes:
  • Fixed the jack layout, with multiples for each I/O.
  • Input attenuator switch (so you no longer need to use an external VCA to prevent overdriving the input).
  • Output limited to ±5V(±0.2V) with a "soft knee" before fully clipping. For those that prefer the rather hot output potential of the older versions, the limiting can be disabled via a jumper on the PCB.
  • Parallel (or "sandwich") construction to reduce the depth to 1.1875" / 30mm mounting depth including the power cable.
  • List price of US$95.00.


Two other products are in production and should be available at the same time as the PBr4, both are case/PSU related:

1-6-13: PSU distribution board (drawing attached).
Upgrade from the standard Doepfer A-100 bus: 13 shrouded 16-pin headers, only 10.2" long. Features:
  • Complementary over-current and reverse-voltage protection: Left and right half independently protected with Polyfuses (±12V @ 0.75A, +5V @ 0.5A). PSU connectors are unprotected so downstream boards are unaffected
  • Three sets of indicator LEDs to indicate status of: left side, right side, PSU input.
  • Dual PSU Input connectors, mounted in the middle of the board for proper "star" distribution scheme.
  • Central header configured to accept 5x5 plug-in adapter module (see next).
  • List price of US$55.00.


5x5 plug-in module: A +5V plug-in module, similar in concept to the Doepfer A100 AD5 but greatly improved:

  • Supplies up to 500mA from the +12V rail.
  • Pass-through design so the header it is placed on can still be used for a module.
  • Narrow enough to fit between any set of headers, anywhere on the standard Doepfer-spaced boards.
  • List price of US$35.00.


So you can see why I've been so quiet lately. smile
target_destroyed
This is great news. I've been eyeballing one of these since I first started thinking about building a modular but was sad to see them temporarily go away. Definitely going to pick up the new r4. It's peanut butter jelly time!
Rhythm Active Australia
Sensational!
Cat-A-Tonic
flight wrote:
1-6-13: PSU distribution board (drawing attached).
Upgrade from the standard Doepfer A-100 bus: 13 shrouded 16-pin headers, only 10.2" long. Features:
  • Complementary over-current and reverse-voltage protection: Left and right half independently protected with Polyfuses (±12V @ 0.75A, +5V @ 0.5A). PSU connectors are unprotected so downstream boards are unaffected
  • Three sets of indicator LEDs to indicate status of: left side, right side, PSU input.
  • Dual PSU Input connectors, mounted in the middle of the board for proper "star" distribution scheme.
  • Central header configured to accept 5x5 plug-in adapter module (see next).
  • List price of US$55.00.


This deserves its own thread and pics.
It is about damn time Euro had some proper power distribution.
flight
Cat-A-Tonic wrote:

This deserves its own thread and pics.
It is about damn time Euro had some proper power distribution.
Thanks! I'll try to get to this as soon as possible. I'm gonna get some sleep first though.
Cybananna
SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger! SlayerBadger!
computer controlled
hihi
reignbear
Cat-A-Tonic wrote:
flight wrote:
1-6-13: PSU distribution board (drawing attached).
Upgrade from the standard Doepfer A-100 bus: 13 shrouded 16-pin headers, only 10.2" long. Features:
  • Complementary over-current and reverse-voltage protection: Left and right half independently protected with Polyfuses (±12V @ 0.75A, +5V @ 0.5A). PSU connectors are unprotected so downstream boards are unaffected
  • Three sets of indicator LEDs to indicate status of: left side, right side, PSU input.
  • Dual PSU Input connectors, mounted in the middle of the board for proper "star" distribution scheme.
  • Central header configured to accept 5x5 plug-in adapter module (see next).
  • List price of US$55.00.


This deserves its own thread and pics.
It is about damn time Euro had some proper power distribution.

we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy
computer controlled
Video coming soon...
computer controlled
OK, here ya go. I have a prototype of the r4 here. I've been running my R-70 through it, so i thought i'd make a video. The Limiter i think really makes a difference.

nrdvrgr
applause
MikeHulme
Thanks for the video, sounds filthy! I'm sold on this one smile
artisokka
Thanks for the video. The limiter seems love .
mckenic
flight wrote:

[*]Input attenuator switch (so you no longer need to use an external VCA to prevent overdriving the input).
[*]Output limited to ±5V(±0.2V) with a "soft knee" before fully clipping.


Piff!

You dont try tame the Plague! You strap yourself in and feel the burn!

hihi

Good to see things ramping up again Flight! Congrats! Please make more new stuff that will make my ears bleed!
numan7
we're not worthy hey Flight, are there any pictures you could you post (or link to) of the plug-in module?

cheers,
7n7
maxheadwound
AWESOME.
reppiks
Is this available yet? AH still has the v3 pic up...
?
wwbjd
I'm patiently waiting for one as well!
suboptimal
Thinking I want to add another couple PBs to my system.

Also thinking Bump!
reppiks
In production now (info from FoH's twitter)
lorenzovektor
Im ready to buy one as soon they're available at the stores............
MikeHulme
VIA Twitter:

MikeHulme
@flightofharmony Can we haz a Plague Bearer R4 please? smile

flightofharmony
@MikeHulme Almost there. The assembly house should be done next week, then I box them up and send 'em out to dealers. smile

w00t!!
Robert Moob
great new. SlayerBadger! can't wait much longer... It's motherfucking bacon yo
Nelson Baboon
will there also be a stand alone (quad) unit available?
antimatteraudio
Awesome! w00t
lorenzovektor
I've been waiting for this smile
active
oh shnap!!!!!!!! so ready for this! any barebones packs? that's what i'm most interested in!
computer controlled
construct09
here they come...and jag...and dixie...and cry
target_destroyed
Can't wait! MY ASS IS BLEEDING
HeWhoWantsJeans
Awesome. I dig on the limiter and the attenuator. Glad to see these babies hit the ground running.

thumbs up
computer controlled
All i have to say is you fuckers better appreciate the packaging!

angry
infradead
computer controlled wrote:
All i have to say is you fuckers better appreciate the packaging!

angry


lol
Lama
computer controlled wrote:
All i have to say is you fuckers better appreciate the packaging!

angry


The packaging was FANTASTIC! we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy
computer controlled
You got one? Cool. That was some crazy packaging i had to do. But it looked cool, so it was worth it =o]
Lama
computer controlled wrote:
You got one? Cool. That was some crazy packaging i had to do. But it looked cool, so it was worth it =o]


One? I got 25. smile

I´m Ulf from Escape from Noise btw.
Got the box yesterday and nicked two for myself right away. Haven´t tried the modules, but if they are anything like the packaging...
computer controlled
Ahhh... that makes sense =o] Glad they're getting out in the wild now.
GeoffC
Are these at any US distributors?

GeoffC
apfEID
They are in stock at analog haven, I ordered one today.
GeoffC
Thank for the info apfEID - I ordered one and should have it Monday!

GeoffC
goab
Ordered a PB R4. Can't wait to try it out!
apfEID
mine arrived tonight, it's straight up MENTAL.

got a feeling I'll be getting a second one sometime.
GeoffC
@apfEID thanks for the info about AH; just got mine.

Seems really cool. And yep I may end up with two too. smile

GeoffC
JJ
Loving my Plague Bearer v4!

Posted a brief demo using it and the IMP here, for those who are interested:
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=653371#653371

Thank You Flight of Harmony! Tackar Escape from Noise! applause
wavehead
Probably not possible, but I have two unbuilt pb kits (the last version) and I really want the limiter function. Could I send them in to get modded?
computer controlled
Its a whole new PCB design.
Robert Moob
PB R4 is awesome! my new favourite filter... Guinness ftw!
vav
Mine should arrive this week!!! It's motherfucking bacon yo
computer controlled
twisted
Boelie035
Packaging is superb!

Great unit for a great price! Thx CC
Bolaman
Simply superb Rockin' Banana!
computer controlled
Boelie035 wrote:
Packaging is superb!

Great unit for a great price! Thx CC


thumbs up
Johnisfaster
Ive been considering selling my older PB and getting the new one but Im not sure the cost will be worth the difference. Anyone done this?
oisin
just picked up a 2nd hand (unbuilt) bare bones of the PB and looking for some tips - especially regarding:

- those AMP connectors - ive never dealt with these before - it seems like there must be a nice n easy way to get wires in there without soldering?

- i assume either power connections can be used - the AMP connection or the 10 point doepfer size one (which would be + GND GND GND - right?)

- to get the multiple ins/outs of the non-BB version could i just hook up a second jack to the signal path of the gain cv (for example)?

i think ill send a mail to FOH with these questions too.. but looking to get this one up and running tomorrow if possible, so thanks for any help.
UMBRA77
I cant wait to get my hands on a couple of these!!
flight
UMBRA77 wrote:
I cant wait to get my hands on a couple of these!!
They are on their way to dealers right now.
UMBRA77
The Plague Bearer is by far one of my favorite filter's. I love the way they make everything sound!!! I think Im going to get a couple more....Maybe I should just go quad....Also really love the attenuation options on my new PB!!!
jabeoo1
I just did the wise thing and ordered 2 (thanks to this thread)......Lets just say I can't wait for these beasts to rear their ugly heads hihi

This module has intrigued me since day one, before I bought anything and was just 'looking' at euro rack stuff. It was one of the first modules I read up on and listened to demos on.....Bring them on hyper
jabeoo1
Wow these are great. After a day with them yesterday they have really lived up to my expectation. applause

Loving the percussive sounds you can get from these beasts.

Noted a great BD kick, industrial snares etc.

Anyone else firing pulse/triggers at Plague bearers for an industrial drum kit setup? hmmm.....
e.vil
I have one mk3 I think. I love it so much that I'll probably pick up a 4 as well. thumbs up
dowhilex
I now own three.

Two of them exist in this little guy and the other lives in my main rig.


8_)
e.vil
dowhilex wrote:
I now own three.

Two of them exist in this little guy and the other lives in my main rig.


8_)


awesome man!! SlayerBadger!
arbito
dowhilex wrote:
I now own three.

Two of them exist in this little guy and the other lives in my main rig.


8_)


Wonderful little breakout box!
electronicmusicdotcom
I want a build it yourself version but can't see an option for ordering one on the dealer site. Maybe that's only available when ordering directly from flight??
HeWhoWantsJeans
electronicmusicdotcom wrote:
I want a build it yourself version but can't see an option for ordering one on the dealer site. Maybe that's only available when ordering directly from flight??

I'm sorry to say that as of a few months ago, we discontinued the Barebones Kits from production. As far as I know, Flight doesn't have any stock on-hand of any Barebones kits.

Addenum: I just contacted Flight, he's totally out of stock as well. If you've contacted the dealers listed on the f(h) page, I'm sorry to say that your best bet it via the second-hand market (like here on Muffs).
MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Flight of Harmony  
Page 1 of 4
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group