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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:43 pm

The bottom 3/7ths of my almost completed BugModular setup.

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Post by polyroy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:49 pm

Lovely stuff! Did you swap the jacks around yourself or is it a custom colourscheme from the Buglord?

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:52 pm

neither, that's standard BugColors.

Blue is CV in and Red is CV out

the upper three of my seven racks is mostly Yellow/Green (Audio in/out), and the middle of the seven racks is a bit of Blue/Red and a bit of Yellow/Green (it's got the envelope generators and the output mixers)

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Post by jcn7 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:02 pm

Wow! ...and I thought my 3 rack BB modular was big :doh: Very nice Muff! I'm loving my 3 rack system big time...and now it's going to have a PT delay friend to play with soon (even though I have 2 PRC1 delays in the system already)...and I'm really lovin my BB E350 Morphing Terrarium I just picked up. Great stuff! :yay:
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Post by tragedybysyntax » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:33 pm

O M G........................ lol. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
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Post by Oldstench » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:43 pm

That is something else. I really wish Señor Bugs would make some new systems so the hoi polloi can get in on it.
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Post by polyroy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:23 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote:neither, that's standard BugColors.

Blue is CV in and Red is CV out

the upper three of my seven racks is mostly Yellow/Green (Audio in/out), and the middle of the seven racks is a bit of Blue/Red and a bit of Yellow/Green (it's got the envelope generators and the output mixers)
Ah OK, I always remember seeing Bug systems with yellow and green as well as the red and blue etc, hence my question! 7 racks of Bug is hardcore though, bet it sounds amazing. Do you get it to talk with the Wiard often?

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Post by darenager » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:53 pm

That Portal panel is friggin' ace :sb:

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Post by KNYST » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:11 pm

Looks spectacular Mike! :sb:

I'll hold my breath until we get to see the full bug rig :party:
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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:18 pm

polyroy wrote:bet it sounds amazing.
it really is something special indeed. I've had so much cool synth gear and ultimately have sold off EVERYTHING to fund the completion of my BugBrand and my Wiard. I honestly can't pick a favorite between those two blue systems, I love them both equally...although they are both utterly different. Sounds amazing yes, but the thing that I like most is how FUN it is to patch with. Really fast and immediate and 'stream of consciousness' patching when you use it, so slick

polyroy wrote:Do you get it to talk with the Wiard often?
You'd think I would, and in fact I thought I would, but I don't. I find there's a real "BugVibe" when using it and bringing in stuff from outside the system slows that down, I really find it (and the Wiard) more rewarding to use as stand-alone systems, working within the limitations of function and module selection in each, instead of being distracted trying to circumvent them by connecting external gear.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:19 pm

darenager wrote:That Portal panel is friggin' ace :sb:
I agree!! I asked Qu.one at ProModular to make it for me and he pulled it off way better than I had expected or imagined. It's the icing on the cake for me.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:21 pm

KNYST wrote:I'll hold my breath until we get to see the full bug rig :party:
....patience....

i've been waiting a couple years now to finish this off! I've shown the bottom three racks because they're done now, but my 'vision' is (very close but) not quite yet comlete for the upper racks....

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Post by miditerranean » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:57 pm

Looking good Mike, I'm happy for you! So much fun to be had with all those Red & Blues. :banana: Tom is the man! :bugbrand:

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:35 pm

Upper section sneak peek

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Post by polyroy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:44 pm

Do a cover of Bobby Vinton's 'Blue Velvet' or 'Blue on Blue' (even though Royksopp sampled it for that one tune) Muff, it is your destiny!

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:08 pm

Mike............ :twisted: :nana: :twisted: :nana:
I know E X A C T L Y what you mean as far as immediacy and the insane range of sounds you can EASILY acquire. I also feel ya as far as selling everything and going for a giant cockroach! I honestly told myself this past year was a great gear year and this next one... really try to not buy much of anything. Then I had to go and somehow snag 5 bug modules and start a 2 frame... son of a bitch...... I'm infected with agent blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by solitaryzen » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:45 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote:Upper section sneak peek

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Fantastic! Hoping to get some more bug stuff myself to go with all those frac modules I got from you :)

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Post by emergencyofstate » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:54 pm

Daaang.

It's a beautiful thing ..a bug system is.

Funny, I just paired a Serge "Blue Control" with my Bug Rig. So for me it's

Blue Control - Not just for Serge Users

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Post by Fnord » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:09 pm

I've been staring at that rig for like 5 minutes now, and I'm truly at a loss for words. It's fucking hawt.
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Post by dan_p » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:21 am

Yo Mike, you got a set of LP (Gen II?) Bongos, Nice, and way better sounding than a Buchla.
I see you opted for the comfort curve rim. I have the same bongos but with standard rims, I always thought comfort rims were for lady's hands.......... :hihi:
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Post by emergencyofstate » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:28 am

Here's my disjointed, limbo-state, bug in progress. I need some new racks.

I have to say BugBrand and Serge get along amazingly

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Post by BugBrand » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:32 am

Pretty damn fine with just Blue&Reds on the lower panels.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:56 pm

dan_p wrote:Yo Mike, you got a set of LP (Gen II?) Bongos, Nice, and way better sounding than a Buchla.
I see you opted for the comfort curve rim. I have the same bongos but with standard rims, I always thought comfort rims were for lady's hands.......... :hihi:
wow, good eyes on you (and you know your Bongos!)

Yeah I love the comfort curve rim - not 'cuz I'm a baby about hurting my hands, but because it allows you to slap the edge of the shell directly and you get a nice sound that way that you can't quite get with standard rims as that (painful!) edge is in the way of slapping the rim right on the corner :)

(ok I'm just justifying not wanting to hurt my hands to be honest)

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:01 pm

BugBrand wrote:Pretty damn fine with just Blue&Reds on the lower panels.

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wait 'till you see the top panels!! :nana:

i'm so stoked on the layout i've come up with. It's slowly evolved over a couple of years of using the modules and adjusting the location of things in search of the best (for me) workflow where everything's arranged just where I want it to be. Layout and module selection have warped and warped as I try to figure out how to make the best system in the amount of space i'm using (which went through a major shift when I gave up on the three-rack system and convinced myself to expand).

You go through it all in your mind but I find the real story comes out when you sit down to patch and realize things could be arranged differently, or this module isn't needed, or another one of those is....

Anyway I've finally sorted the whole puzzle out and am just a few modules away from being there - and also gotta get the end cheeks sorted soon enough too!

But the layout that's come out of all this is not only super powerful and efficient, but also looks REALLY good. Just wait ;)

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