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Best discontinued modules

Post by wiresandstraps » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:36 pm

Curious... what discontinued or unavailable modules do you guys covet, and why?

With all the awesome new stuff coming out, are there modules that are no longer commercially available that you still feel hunger pangs for?

Which modules did folks new to modular miss out on?

Cmon, grandpa. Tell me about the good old days. ;)

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by PolarIceCaves » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:49 pm

Clouds

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by DukeOfPrunes » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:51 pm

Clouds, Braids, Peaks, Dynamix, MMG

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Post by chysn » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:58 pm

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by Peng33 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:03 pm

I am not nearly an expert in modularland, as I just jumped in feet-first this year, but I found an Antimatter Brain Seed on Reverb a while back, so I did some quick research, and scooped it up before it was gone.

Ever since then, I keep seeing that module's name pop up in threads here and how it does a lot in very few HP, but that it is not available, and pop up only rarely in the used market. So I guess that is my answer.

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by DearDeparted » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:04 pm

Pittsburgh Timetable
Intellijel µMod (4hp mk1)
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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by B0bcat » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:05 pm

Spock and OG Dixie :)
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Post by ATW » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:06 pm

Modcan FMDVO, Dual delay, Quad LFO (they’re done, right?)

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by PompeiiRuler » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:06 pm

RxMx, Mysteron , MMG

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Post by Naenyn » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:15 pm

Not positive, but I think SSF discontinued the Ultra-Random Analog..?
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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by B0bcat » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:17 pm

Also Sport Modulator
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Post by Chaos215bar2 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:20 pm

Naenyn wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Not positive, but I think SSF discontinued the Ultra-Random Analog..?
Bought one of the last new ones out there just a couple months ago. Great module!

I'd really love to have an Oscillographic Block, but those are pretty much impossible to find at this point. Oh, and add me to the Mysteron list as well.
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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by GUM » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:22 pm

Mysteron, no doubt.

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by Lokua » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:37 pm

And now Quadra

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by BlinkyLights » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:43 pm

+1 for Ultra Random Analog

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by target_destroyed » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:02 pm

The entire MK1 Harvestman line.

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Post by batch » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:03 pm

Surprised we got this far and no one mentioned QMMG
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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by hawkfuzz » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:22 pm

Rxmx
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Post by funeralcake » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:25 pm

Please don't start a run on discontinued modules. It's bad enough already with people panic-buying guitar pedals because "JHS-guy made a video about it on youtube". It just gets worse and worse all the time.

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by ignatius » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:28 pm

modcan's site is down. i don't know how long it's been down but it's sad. so many great modules. A+ people too.

anyway.. as for mutable stuff.. is any of that really discontinued? i mean.. you can still get clones and also uClones of braids, clouds etc..

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Post by megarat » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:59 pm

NE just discontinued the Ataraxic Translatron. Long live the AT. It's a love-it or hate-it module, and I happen to love it.

I also have a soft spot for a lot of discontinued Intellijel modules, because they accomplished a lot in a small footprint, and sometimes I prefer a smaller version without all the capabilities of their fuller-featured successors. The Dixie II nailed the sweet spot between functionality and size, and the original uMod was also pretty great.

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by DukeOfPrunes » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:00 pm

batch wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:03 pm
Surprised we got this far and no one mentioned QMMG
I thought of adding QMMG to my list, but wasn't sure it qualified given the limited run not that long ago. Given the scarcity and environmental unfriendliness of vactrols, one can only assume that LxD and Optomix will be discontinued at some point.

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by suboptimal » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:57 pm

target_destroyed wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:02 pm
The entire MK1 Harvestman line.
A very good answer. Of that era, the QMMG gets the most attention, but the Harvestman modules of the same timeframe have a special sauce.

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by thetwlo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:12 am

Doepfer Vocoder series.

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Re: Best discontinued modules

Post by thetwlo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:21 am

DukeOfPrunes wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:00 pm
batch wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:03 pm
Surprised we got this far and no one mentioned QMMG
. Given the scarcity and environmental unfriendliness of vactrols, one can only assume that LxD and Optomix will be discontinued at some point.
what makes them unfriendly to the environment more than other chips? It's an an LED and an LDR, or two.
Not saying you are wrong, just not sure what they were "dinged" I thought it was Mercury, but why do they need that?
trying to understand. Guessing vactrols didn't make enough $$ , so capitalism.

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