Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:41 pm

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This case looks super-dope! So many sweet drum modules @ hi-density. I'll have to look into what the Metron does. I'm pretty committed to the Trigger Riot / Amoeba combo but wouldn't mind having an x0x-style sequencer in modular at some point to bring me back to the halcyon days of my youth when the Elektron Machinedrum was my 1 and only.

Here is where I'm at currently for a drums / bass / noise groove box monster --- so... much... space... My next goal is to incorporate some prettier textural elements. Not sure if Morphagene or Just Friends or what. Will continue to pore over tomes of modular lore.

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that is some solid, solid loots.

do the KARP and DU-KRPLS sound way different from each other?

Amoeba is a more glitchy, Beat-Tek take on MI Grids?

still want just a huge rack on Non Linear Circuits stuff, no idea what it's doing or what to do with it, just HAPPY WITH THE PRETTY WEIRDIES.

also also, in addition to the Mother 32, going to list my Monome Arcs. super neat, but i can't find another Ansible and want to focus on learning Grids.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 pm

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that is some solid, solid loots.

do the KARP and DU-KRPLS sound way different from each other?

Amoeba is a more glitchy, Beat-Tek take on MI Grids?

still want just a huge rack on Non Linear Circuits stuff, no idea what it's doing or what to do with it, just HAPPY WITH THE PRETTY WEIRDIES.

also also, in addition to the Mother 32, going to list my Monome Arcs. super neat, but i can't find another Ansible and want to focus on learning Grids.



KARP gets better snare sounds and DU-KRPLS gets better hat sounds. Both can become digital fuck-hounds but I use them for noisy snare + hats.

Amoeba can be glitchy or normal or cellular automata or mathematics. But yeah, it's Grids chewing five gum at once. I love it.

Nonlinear Circuits stuff is powerful juju. I have a bunch of modules un-racked and I'm not ashamed to say I basically collect them at this point, whenever I see a good deal. The Numberwang and Let's Splosh make sense when you use them (unlike Squid Axon and, and, and...) - they chop up trigs (Numberwang) and CV / audio (Splosh). The Splosh is so useful when you run a few Dixie LFO outputs into it... you end up with subtly tweaked LFO parameter for making good on your promise to cause modules to howl / feel good.

Monome things are so elegant and minimal and lifestyle but the Arc never made any goddamn sense to me. It's... very expensive encoders? Grid I can see as a multifarious intuitive polymorphous interface but Arc is just some spins, homey. Good luck with the sale.

behndy, did you Norns yourself? I am highly curious but also not a computer program man.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:40 pm

lol. had Norns, never did anything without because i realized it was YET ANOTHER DEEP YET DISTINCT INTERFACE. had some amazing built in apps though?

yah. Arcs looks SO good with pc integration, super limited with just modular/Ansible. chatting with someone that's interested in grabbing Arcy and the Mother.

which.... means.... TALK ME OUT OF GRABBING AN ANALOGUE SOLUTIONS GENERATOR.

and or an Amoeba.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:47 pm

behndy wrote: ANALOGUE SOLUTIONS GENERATOR.


Wow, had not heard of this WTF machine. Looks extremely dope and price point not even that bad (?!).
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:54 pm

yeah. it looks amazebutts. doing more reading but.... might grab one.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby worra » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:00 pm

mr. sound boy king wrote:
behndy wrote:
mr. sound boy king wrote:
behndy wrote:
that is some solid, solid loots.

do the KARP and DU-KRPLS sound way different from each other?

Amoeba is a more glitchy, Beat-Tek take on MI Grids?

still want just a huge rack on Non Linear Circuits stuff, no idea what it's doing or what to do with it, just HAPPY WITH THE PRETTY WEIRDIES.

also also, in addition to the Mother 32, going to list my Monome Arcs. super neat, but i can't find another Ansible and want to focus on learning Grids.



KARP gets better snare sounds and DU-KRPLS gets better hat sounds. Both can become digital fuck-hounds but I use them for noisy snare + hats.

Amoeba can be glitchy or normal or cellular automata or mathematics. But yeah, it's Grids chewing five gum at once. I love it.

Nonlinear Circuits stuff is powerful juju. I have a bunch of modules un-racked and I'm not ashamed to say I basically collect them at this point, whenever I see a good deal. The Numberwang and Let's Splosh make sense when you use them (unlike Squid Axon and, and, and...) - they chop up trigs (Numberwang) and CV / audio (Splosh). The Splosh is so useful when you run a few Dixie LFO outputs into it... you end up with subtly tweaked LFO parameter for making good on your promise to cause modules to howl / feel good.

Monome things are so elegant and minimal and lifestyle but the Arc never made any goddamn sense to me. It's... very expensive encoders? Grid I can see as a multifarious intuitive polymorphous interface but Arc is just some spins, homey. Good luck with the sale.

behndy, did you Norns yourself? I am highly curious but also not a computer program man.



I bought behndy's Norns and I couldn't be happier with it. It does so much, yet I found it pretty easy to just dive in and start exploring. The community is also awesome, and is making some really cool stuff.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:20 pm

lol. it went to a VERY GOOD HOME.

yah. it's awesome. just not what i'm looking to roll with right now.


blurf. after reading a bunch the Generator looks neaaaat, but not really what i want to dive into now. i get the whole analogue approach, but.... no quantizing would annoy me. and it's more desk space than i'd want to give up.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:26 pm

worra wrote: Norns community .


Rad.

I'm holding back because I had an Organelle and just couldn't... program it or anything and Norns seems even more obscure. I also don't use computer for music. Also, some of the apps on there look like hot fire.

Hey, funny story. So when I sold the Organelle this woman got in touch with me saying "My husband birthday in two days can you send Organelle right away" and I said "yes" and sprung for infinity fast shipping as a good-karma-protection thing. The next day, this guy eMails me like "is there still Organelle?" and I said "NO!" - Well, the following day the same guy eMails me like "I got your Organelle anyway, man." And that is my favorite selling-gear story.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:15 pm

mr. sound boy king wrote:
worra wrote: Norns community .


Rad.

I'm holding back because I had an Organelle and just couldn't... program it or anything and Norns seems even more obscure. I also don't use computer for music. Also, some of the apps on there look like hot fire.

Hey, funny story. So when I sold the Organelle this woman got in touch with me saying "My husband birthday in two days can you send Organelle right away" and I said "yes" and sprung for infinity fast shipping as a good-karma-protection thing. The next day, this guy eMails me like "is there still Organelle?" and I said "NO!" - Well, the following day the same guy eMails me like "I got your Organelle anyway, man." And that is my favorite selling-gear story.

That's awesome! I like when stuff like that happens.

I was in the same boat with the Organelle. It was just a ton of option paralysis and a user interface that I just didn't love.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:40 pm

that is beautiful beyond words.

and Option Paralysis is a WONDERFUL descriptor.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Dark Barn » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:11 pm

Analogue Haven came through for my Mangrove yen with a big 15% sale. Hot fire!
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:22 am

Dark Barn wrote:Analogue Haven came through for my Mangrove yen with a big 15% sale. Hot fire!


Doink. Thanks for the heads-up. Just Friends ordered and on the way. I also nabbed a cheap Intellijel Shifty (from muffs) so I can rotate my kicks and shit. Stoked.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:39 pm

murrrrrf. would love to TAKE ADVANTAGE, but they're in LA, so i get hit with 10% tax, so it's noooot really worth Spontaneous Purchasing.

however. i keep going back and forth on that AnalSol Generator. i have my cred cards paid off, all Responsible Spending taken care of, 3 day trip to San Diego next weekend and her bday trip to Cabo in October paid down...... and a g plus floating in my PayPal from moving Mother and Arc 4.

DILEMMA.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:08 am

lol. and fuck it. ordered a Generator.

it DOES have a quantized out. goes in semi tones, no scales, but will probably use it with the Intellijel quantizer.

set up and dived into the Grid, it's not for me. gonna list that and my Ansible.

edit - lol. annnnnd apparently an ADAC 207 (the INTUITIVE) Quad Quantizer as well. looks like the main 3 CV outs on the Genny are unquantized, just the touch pad CVs are quantized to semi-tones.

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby doommeow » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:33 pm

Anyone a master of the 1u kungfu?? I’m thinking of going down that road and want to make sure I’ve got the gist.

Intellijel vs everyone else? If I base my rail spacing on “standard” 1u measurements - say using something like https://amzn.to/2Nnc68w - I can use both/all types of 1u tiles, right? The Intellijel tiles will only be able to be screwed in on one rail due to their odd/narrow spacing, but I can still use tiles from a variety of manufacturers on the same 84hp row.

I think?

I know I want to pickup some of the Intellijel stuff to replace and upgrade my current I/O/crossfade/fxloop module, might get their noise module as well. But I also want to get the Plum Apex 1u Peaks. Those plus one other change should give me enough room to add the erbe verb :joy: without losing any functionality, moving into a new case, or trying to swap my drone commander for the desktop euro version.

So tldr - standard 1u spacing is wide enough for all tiles, but some tiles (Intelijel) are sometimes too narrow to take up the entire height. Yes? :hug:
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