The unofficial, half-assed, Muffs Book of Bad Ideas

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The unofficial, half-assed, Muffs Book of Bad Ideas

Post by HIMA » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:31 am

replicating this post here cause i know most of you never visit the general forum...

As someone who came at modulars from the world of soft synths, I felt a bit lost 'cause of the lack of tutorial videos around modular techniques. Luckily, there are a handful of people who generously produce module walk throughs in video format and there is some printed material around as well. But without doubt, the very best resource is Muffs.

I took the time to surf the 80 pages of topics in the Modular Synth General Discussion sub-board. And every time I encountered a topic that hinted at the idea it might contain non-module-specific knowledge, I dived it. Pretty soon I realized two things:

1. People tend to ask the same things over and over. In some instances this
goes on for years…
2. There is enough info in there for a book.

Then I got the idea to share my learnings with the community. Sadly it happened too late in the process to think to credit the individual contributors. But everything is copied verbatim, so if you'd like to know who said what, just do a search.

Download The Book of Bad Ideas here: http://bit.ly/1oz2zaI

Hopefully you find this useful. At this point I'm thinking to continue updating the document. I'll try improve the format, structure and design when time allows. If you have something you'd like to directly contribute (ideas to improve the booklet or techniques), send it my way or better yet, post it at muffs!
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Post by tiny333 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:38 am

Great thanks for that :)

Yes we cat

Ha ha

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Post by richard » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:39 am

thanks for sharing this but you should know that doubling posting is considered a really bad idea here
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Post by HIMA » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:43 am

my bad. just wanted to try help out as many as possible.

Moderator? hello, please delete from the Euro sub-forum.
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Post by tiny333 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:56 am

Na leave it hes right folk seldom stray lol

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Post by Matos » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:02 am

This is great! It won't stop people from asking the same questions week after week, but it's a heroic effort non the less :nana:

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Post by Noise for Fiction » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:04 am

Great,thanks :yay:

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Post by z3r01 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:20 am

Great effort, HIMA! Thanks for taking the time to compile all these. :tu:

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Post by oootini » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:26 am

great! i have a folder of notes on my phone that i keep with exactly the same kind of patch tips. this is really great. kudos. :guinness: :guinness:

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Post by HIMA » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:31 am

oootini wrote:great! i have a folder of notes on my phone that i keep with exactly the same kind of patch tips. this is really great. kudos. :guinness: :guinness:
it would be great if you could share, then i can incorporate them into v1.2. i'm bound to have missed stuff. anyway, i'll start trawling the euro board soon to get moving on the next edition. but first i have to try everything in the PDF! :bananaguitar:
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Post by Protofrangiste » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:33 am

Wow! Great job HIMA, thank you for that!
Very useful!

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Post by AsceticUnderground » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:37 am

Great stuff HIMA, thanks for putting that together

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Post by Kalerne » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:48 am

thanks ! Image

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Post by karmadelic » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:25 am

nice one … :-)

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Post by kimu » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:34 am

thanks HIMA !!!!

great job !!!!

deserve to be sticky!
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Post by nf » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:41 am

Really nice! Thank you.

I can imagine this being really useful when stuck for ideas.

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Post by Prunesquallor » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:57 am

This is brilliant!

Of course, everyone will be expecting you to rifle the Eurorack and 5U subforums as well, when you've got time. No pressure... :whistle:

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Post by myecholalia » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:07 am

Great stuff, HIMA! When you mentioned this on Sunday, I wasn't expecting something this elaborate. Fantastic job.

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Post by Ekofisk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:43 am

Great job! Thanks a lot!

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Post by doctorvague » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:55 am

Great job!!

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Post by oberkorn » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:01 am

WOW a most awesome contribution. much appreciated!
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Post by Entrainer » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:06 am

so, what is the best filter?
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Post by bodo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:07 am

Great work, thanks for sharing this! :yay:

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Post by transistor logic » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:13 am

great job !!

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Post by jhindsight » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:19 am

As i'm Mr Noobington of 1 Begginer Street in Cluelessville i appreciate this pdf greatly.

Thanks

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