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by indigoid
Sun May 09, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Simple Analog vs Slightly More Complex for a rookie
Replies: 34
Views: 731

Re: Simple Analog vs Slightly More Complex for a rookie

MindMachine wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 2:41 am
I'd say that STO is a great choice but needs 4hp Doepfer A-183-2 Offset/Att. to make the Shape work proper.
That Doepfer module would be a useful addition to just about any rack, regardless of VCO choice.
by indigoid
Fri May 07, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Simple Analog vs Slightly More Complex for a rookie
Replies: 34
Views: 731

Re: Simple Analog vs Slightly More Complex for a rookie

some random notes re: posts in this thread: * you can still do full-range sweeps of VCOs that have octave switches, you just need a voltage source, like the middle channels of Maths, to patch into the 1V/oct input * if you go for something with an octave switch and a finetune knob, or separate coars...
by indigoid
Sat May 01, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: No Ctrl alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 791

Re: No Ctrl alternatives

Noct wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:52 pm
I’m putting together almost the exact system you’re describing. Make Noise Powered Skiff, Strega, 2xPressure Points, Brains, Teleplexer, and OCHD.
add another Brains?

my #1 wishlist item for the Make Noise system is a revised Brains that lets you switch between 8 steps or 2x4 steps
by indigoid
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?
Replies: 38
Views: 1179

Re: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?

Another question for you all-- How do you feel about graphics? Patch diagrams sure, but do you get anything from pictures of waveforms and spectra? yes yes yes — all three things you mentioned! I was reminded yet again of just how well Roland nailed the 100m panel designs when I acquired a copy of ...
by indigoid
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Last Three Modules Purchased
Replies: 160
Views: 3935

Re: Last Three Modules Purchased

the Pittsburgh safari set — Giraffe, Gibbon & Crow.

Going to install them in a corner of my B&G shared system, replacing a Noise Reap "Lola" (also a lovely filter! will put it in another case) and 2hp of empty space.
by indigoid
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Ridiculous question! Easel, or Shared System Plus?
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Ridiculous question! Easel, or Shared System Plus?

i've had a b&g shared system with added tempi, brains and 2nd pressure points for a few years. mine has rene v1. the things i love in it are echophon and erbeverb. in my opinion it should have shipped with an extra optomix to be a truly flexible instrument in its own right. i get tony rolando's dist...
by indigoid
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?
Replies: 38
Views: 1179

Re: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?

I've been trying to figure out how to answer this. Because what i see missing -in actual practice- isn't what I'd call advanced, but in the present environment, it's seemingly not well understood. Or used. Things like why a VCA with differential inputs and *three* CV jacks beats a 3 hole type. How ...
by indigoid
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?
Replies: 38
Views: 1179

Re: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?

it's probably worth re-covering some of the subject matter covered in the older "classics" as some of them are getting pretty hard to find and "reassuringly expensive" — the Allen Strange book and Roland's wonderful "The Synthesizer" 4-volume set are good examples I'm not sure whether to wait and se...
by indigoid
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?
Replies: 38
Views: 1179

Re: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?

I've read a few books, and I still don't really understand the diversity of outcomes people get from their setups (presuming said setups are not utterly enormous). People talk about leaving a patch up for a few days to get the most out of it, and then "killing their darling" (I forgot the exact aph...
by indigoid
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?
Replies: 38
Views: 1179

Re: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?

regarding filter pole mixing: David Moylan recently shared this creation on the SDIY list: https://expeditionelectronics.com/Diy/Polemixing
by indigoid
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?
Replies: 38
Views: 1179

Re: What would you like in an advanced synthesis book?

Super keen to read more about actual sound stuff, and maybe a little chaos as explored by Ian Fritz and andrewF. I've been enjoying Notes on Modular Synthesizers! would love to see a deep dive on advanced generative techniques. Could not disagree more. There's already been eleventy billion forum thr...
by indigoid
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Is there a problem with really wide Cases?
Replies: 37
Views: 1223

Re: Is there a problem with really wide Cases?

do 300hp rails reliably arrive in non-bent condition? seems like something that would be tricky to safely ship
by indigoid
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Your Eurorack experience over the years.
Replies: 30
Views: 1810

Re: Your Eurorack experience over the years.

stk wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:44 am
The following years saw me using the modular less, to the point where I sold off half of it, and sent the rest on an extended holiday to a friend in another state
I note you didn't mention getting that other half back from its extended holiday... What happened to it?
by indigoid
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of splitting a system into specialized units?
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Advantages of splitting a system into specialized units?

I've tried both, and in fact concurrently have both, including several of the cases I mentioned in my post above, and more that I didn't ^^^, they are 1008hp, 504hp, 208hp, 168hp, 104hp, 96hp, 84hp, 84hp, 64hp, 64hp, 60hp, 60hp, 54hp, ... honestly, except for the first two, it's a ridiculous mess th...
by indigoid
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: getting old in front of the modular.
Replies: 146
Views: 15430

Re: Re:

Manila airport remains the only place in the world where I've seen whitegoods available in the duty-free section. Are you sure it was Manila? Maybe it was a long time ago. Pre lockdown I would fly in an out of that airport twice a month and I've never seen that. Circa 2013, yeah. Unless I'm mixed u...
by indigoid
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of splitting a system into specialized units?
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Advantages of splitting a system into specialized units?

Yeah, I'm just going around and around at the moment. A compromise I'm considering is just getting one of those little pods, maybe 34hp and putting the "drum essentials" in it. what percentage of a decent big case is that? checking a local store: (AU $, but I'm sure similar trends apply in other pl...
by indigoid
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Is there a problem with really wide Cases?
Replies: 37
Views: 1223

Re: Is there a problem with really wide Cases?

I have a Doepfer monster base + 12u monster case here (so 18u/168hp), with a 14u/126hp MDLRcase case next to it. So 294hp wide, plus maybe 8hp of space in between the two cases. The longest patch cables I use are the purple 150cm Stackables from Tiptop. I rarely patch between the Doepfer and MDLR ca...
by indigoid
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: getting old in front of the modular.
Replies: 146
Views: 15430

Re:

( as an addendum to getting old ...last year I went on a trip for 6 months to Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Phillipines and Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (to lie on various beaches) and while sitting at the boat bar in Sihanoukville, just ordered the first of my nightly Mai Tais , I had the first sip and...
by indigoid
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCAs with 2 (or more) CV inputs - discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1736

Re: VCAs with 2 (or more) CV inputs - discussion

In addition to the XAOC Tallin, The River Creative Tech Crux is also interesting in that it has unipolar and bipolar CV inputs, one for envelope and one for modulation. isn't that entirely normal? eg. if you have * CV1 at +5V * CV2 at -2.5V * VCA bias control (knob) at +1V your summed CV would be +...
by indigoid
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCAs with 2 (or more) CV inputs - discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1736

Re: VCAs with 2 (or more) CV inputs - discussion

also, unrelated to my fanboying over 100m designs — I was reading one of my synth books recently and in the section about VCAs, it mentioned patching your pitch CV into a VCA CV input to compensate somewhat for the human ear not perceiving frequencies at equal "loudness". So, even in a "boring" mono...
by indigoid
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCAs with 2 (or more) CV inputs - discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1736

Re: VCAs with 2 (or more) CV inputs - discussion

the -IMO misguided- desire for micro-modules. it really is misguided. I have enough modular now that I rarely lust after more of it, but that Roland/Malekko System 500 is calling to me. So very functional, like its 100m ancestor and, relevant to this thread, the 530 dual VCA has not only 3 CV input...
by indigoid
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What's the most expensive module you ever bought ... and was it worth it ?
Replies: 88
Views: 3312

Re: What's the most expensive module you ever bought ... and was it worth it ?

NLC cellF "voice" and "action" panels. They are also the last ones I would ever sell, if it came to that. 880USD each in 2017, according to my old emails. I also acquired an NLC Cluster at the same time
by indigoid
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Your Eurorack experience over the years.
Replies: 30
Views: 1810

Re: Your Eurorack experience over the years.

think I could summarise my experience as "fun but ever-increasingly disillusioned". Some ups and downs: * down: modules (often but definitely not exclusively the tiny ones) with fucking terrible user interfaces * down: the frequently-masturbatory glorification of complexity in forum posts, especiall...
by indigoid
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Roland "The Synthesizer" Books
Replies: 26
Views: 4310

Re: Roland "The Synthesizer" Books

Just snapped up a copy of the 2nd edition of "The Synthesizer" via Abebooks. Wasn't cheap but the books look and feel like they'd never been touched, and even the slip-case is in great shape. Quite amazing for something printed in 1979! Anyway they are full of interesting content. The 100m panels su...
by indigoid
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: alternate applications of reverb modules?
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: alternate applications of reverb modules?

I would love to see that bowed string patch, regardless of who the manufacturer is it can be applied to anything. it's in the Intellijel Springray (v1) manual. A pretty simple one and a great place to start exploring too Here's something I like to do with a spring reverb. Take one vco, patch a slig...

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