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Metasonix R-51 verdicts?
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Audio Resistance
Just curious what people are thinking after the dust has cleared a bit.

I have some back-ordered module shipping from AH tomorrow and I am thinking of adding the R-51 as well.

I have a TM-1 and a TM-2 that I adore but they are racked away from my modular for Machinedrum and Moog Voyager destruction.

Does this have any of the impedance issues like the TM-1?

Cheers,
Rob
Cybananna
No, it plays very nicely with the modular. It's not nearly as flexible or extreme like the TM-1. Totally different thing.

I like it and i'm glad I have it. It's a tube distortion and a VCA, like it says. It's not a TM-1, TX-1, or TX-2. it's not that kind of distortion.

Makes a sine into all sorts of mutated variations of a square!
A Dingleberry Monstrosity
I dont think its supposed to be a TM1 replacement, I think thats the R-53?
Kent
I played with the R51 extensively at the Schneider's Super Booth. I was incredibly impressed. I am going to cover that in my little blog (see sig. file) at some point. It's more like a TM-5 in a Eurorack. The VCA component of the module works really well.

If you are considering one, and you want smoothly controllable distortion, go for it.
Jari Jokinen
It should be noted, that for normal VCA duties the R-51 has noticeable bleed. It can adjusted but not eliminated with the Trim setting.

It may be relative, but I wouln't it say it can do subtle distortion. EDIT: "Smooth", yes.

I sold mine for a too low price.
theabsent
Jari Jokinen wrote:
I sold mine for a too low price.


And I thank thee for doing that. I'll buy you a Guinness ftw! if you are nearby!
Audio Resistance
I did not think it was supposed to be a TM-1 , I was thinking it was more like a Scrotum Smasher. Which I do not have. Tombstone waah

I was looking for nasty gut churning diarrhea distortion.

Really though, I should not buy shit. I owe 6.5 K to the Feds for taxes but it has been 40 days since my last module purchase and I am as itchy as a crack whore.
Jari Jokinen
I forgot to mention bleed is normal feature of the design, as verified by Metasonix.
thermionicjunky
Jari Jokinen wrote:
I forgot to mention bleed is normal feature of the design, as verified by Metasonix.


And the bleed seems better than the TM-2 and S-1000. I think that one could make the R-51 gut-churning by patching in a bit of a feedback loop. It seems like it is successful enough that it will continue to be available. Everyone, pay your taxes, or all your shit will get taken away!
Audio Resistance
I am surprised there is not alot of people jumping in here saying it is a great module.

I am putting this one on the backburner for now.

Not to fear for my modular dryspell, I have ordered a Cwejman ADSR, Wogglebug, and a Choices in it's place.

Take that IRS. f u












ps...Dear IRS,

I was just kidding, you will be paid in full on the 15.
dougcl
It's a great module, but I don't want to just get on here hyping all the time. I've posted demos elsewhere, but here they are summarized for your convenience in new better than cloudsound quality:



(levels are higher on these so turn your speakers down)
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10011
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10010
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10008

(levels are lower on these so turn your speakers up)
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10005
wetterberg
Audio Resistance wrote:
I am surprised there is not alot of people jumping in here saying it is a great module.
I don't think a lot of people have it yet... and I think some, uh, like myself, are waiting for the r-53 w00t
Audio Resistance
dougcl wrote:
It's a great module, but I don't want to just get on here hyping all the time. I've posted demos elsewhere, but here they are summarized for your convenience in new better than cloudsound quality:



(levels are higher on these so turn your speakers down)
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10011
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10010
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10008

(levels are lower on these so turn your speakers up)
http://share.ovi.com/media/dougcl.sounds/dougcl.10005


Thanks, those are what I was looking for, with drum samples to boot.

Not really balls out in sound to me, but I will probably get it at a later date. You would think a Scrotum Smasher in Euro would have come out first the way that thing was flying off the shelf. At least that was what I thought this was going to be. Maybe I am just being to nit-picky about it.
Kent
Guys, I dunno about y'all but I think that the R51 is one of the more useful modules that Metasonix has done. Definitely on my list. Again, I used it a lot at the Schneider's Booth and it was precisely what I was looking for in a distortion.
Cybananna
Kent wrote:
Guys, I dunno about y'all but I think that the R51 is one of the more useful modules that Metasonix has done. Definitely on my list. Again, I used it a lot at the Schneider's Booth and it was precisely what I was looking for in a distortion.


That's exactly true. It's what it says it is, a distortion and VCA. I use it all the time.

With things like the TX-1, TX-2 and TM-7, most people probably wouldn't have a need for that level of insanity a lot. (I do!)

The R-51 would be useful for most people much of the time I think.

Anyone who's ever wondered about the less destructive / subtle use of Metasonix stuff needs this module. It works very well and is very useful.
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