Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby worra » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:55 pm

dozicusmaximus wrote:Welp... Walked into work with an email about a merger. :lol: :!!!:
So I cancelled my W/ order. Hopefully they read it before they try to ship it.

Probably going to do a gear blow out on basses I never use. Do people still use Craigslist? The last time I listed some stuff I hardly got any emails. Anyone in Austin interested in some 80s Japanese basses? :p
Also will be taking a hard look at the modular stuff and see what I don't really need.



Dude, that's terrible :/

I am in Austin tho, will pm you.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby baremountain » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:23 pm

Sorry to hear about that, dozicusmaximus :( I hope things get sorted out soon & you don't have to purge too hard.

My W/ is out for delivery, I will report back w/ my findings tonight/tmrw. Really excited for this one.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Muse FTW » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:49 pm

I've spent an hour with W/ so far. It's daunting for sure, and I kinda wish it was just a little bigger, but I also kinda want 2 of them.

It's super intuitive once you get a hang of the basic principles. The combos/shortcuts are very real (and it's easy to get mixed up) but there's something inherently powerful underneath the layer of complexity.

I haven't even used the "THIS" and "THAT" jacks yet. I love the switch at the top, although it does kinda require having the module at the end of a case for unobstructed use.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Warpsmasher » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:00 pm

Warpsmasher wrote:Ordered the Trogotronic m16 mixer/vca for my other 12u rack (which is about as close to full as this one), completing the set of all the current run Trogotronic modules. Pic when it gets in.
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To finish this rack for a bit, I'm thinking Morpheus, the red Doepfer A-147-2, and the rest with pico & 2HP modules.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:03 am

worra wrote:
dozicusmaximus wrote:Welp... Walked into work with an email about a merger. :lol: :!!!:
So I cancelled my W/ order. Hopefully they read it before they try to ship it.

Probably going to do a gear blow out on basses I never use. Do people still use Craigslist? The last time I listed some stuff I hardly got any emails. Anyone in Austin interested in some 80s Japanese basses? :p
Also will be taking a hard look at the modular stuff and see what I don't really need.



Dude, that's terrible :/

I am in Austin tho, will pm you.


aw man i'm sorry. the merger for sure means you need to look for new work? urf. so rough. sorry meng!
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby baremountain » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:40 am

Okay wow, reporting back on day 1 with w/. This thing is DEEP.
Before I get started I'll say it's definitely going to take me a minute to get used to the loop-creating process & overall navigation - that seems to be this thing's weakness. However, once you orient yourself & get a string of commands going, everything starts to make sense.
The looping/delay takes place in Play mode. While Tape Delay is a thing we're all familiar with, the term 'destructive looper' kinda had me confused. So far it seems like there's some kind of envelope detector at the IN jack, which triggers some kind of erasure of existing content from the tape loop you're working on, and the amount of erasure depends on the voltage sent to THAT. Negative CV leads to tape delay (feedback drops with each playthrough while Record is active; more negative = less feedback), 0V or unplugged leads to typical sound-on-sound looping, and positive CV leads to destructive looping until you hit 5V, when it will completely overwrite what's on the tape. The destructive looper is great for creating thick blankets of sound (mainly what you'll hear on my videos). Flipping playback speed between octaves (Play+Toggle up/down) is a wonderful trick, and will probably be my go-to for quick FX with this baby.
I also messed around a little bit in Cue mode (where you send both triggers and V/Oct pitch control), but I'll have to play with that a bit more. I didn't mess with using an offset + trigger to select different cue sections or anything, but that'll be the focus of my next deep dive.

First impression is that I'm blown away at how much is packed into 2hp, and how readily I've been able to summon the delay sounds I'd been longing for. I wish it worked with clocks in a more intuitive way, but I'm sure everything will make sense in due time. Hardly any overlap with the Morphagene, too, in terms of how it makes sense to manipulate the samples. Very worthwhile if you've got 2hp unused.

Anyways, here's some sounds - finally uploaded basic ass clips to YouTube to appease DoS, I'll be adding info about each clip in the video description if you wanna read more.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:55 am

Awesome. Thanks for posting that.



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/W does not fit into the lower right side corner of a Mantis case b/c plastic molding.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby dozicusmaximus » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 am

Not sure if I'll have to look for work or not. I'm a mid level employee with a good amount of knowledge of how to use our old books. But anyone seasoned can figure that shit out.
I do know that we should be good until early 2019. That's when it's going to go down. Hard to say at this point if they'll shit can me or keep me around.

Still haven't decided whether or not to dump all the euro.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:32 am

murf. at least you have a touch of time before Perhaps Messy Times? that.... helps?

sorry meng. sending all the Happy Naked Time Founds Oooo Helllllllo Little Panda thoughts.

also, ordered a mini o_C. pretty sure i gave up on thr og sized one i had too quick. feels like i know a lot more now, hopefully can utilize her properly this time.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:48 am

Warpsmasher wrote:
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How do you like that there Noise Reap RPG? I'm a little fuzzy on how it actually works but it seems rad.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Warpsmasher » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:45 am

mr. sound boy king wrote:How do you like that there Noise Reap RPG? I'm a little fuzzy on how it actually works but it seems rad.
It's cool. Kind of like a skipmin, but also similar to yep or something along those lines. It can give and take clock, and the four gates out can be used for whatever, clocks, vca and fx activations, separate drums, etc. The refresh input keeps it randomizing, since the randomness settles into a pattern if it's not refreshed occasionally.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Ruiner » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:00 am

dozicusmaximus wrote:Not sure if I'll have to look for work or not. I'm a mid level employee with a good amount of knowledge of how to use our old books. But anyone seasoned can figure that shit out.
I do know that we should be good until early 2019. That's when it's going to go down. Hard to say at this point if they'll shit can me or keep me around.

Still haven't decided whether or not to dump all the euro.


Man sorry to hear that. I’m in Austin and the same thing just happened to me a couple weeks ago. I was the second highest paid employee and the first to go after the merger after 9 1/2 years with them. We were on track for another huge increase over last year so I definitely didn’t expect it but that’s the corporate world for you. I’m about to sell about $10k worth of gear on Reverb in the next few weeks for anyone interested (modular and guitar stuff).

Anyways, the days of Ruiner are officially over. Downsizing and focusing on specific gear moving forward (I know some of you will be happy about that part) :lol:

If anyone knows of VP of Operations or Director of Sales jobs in Austin, Colorado, Oregon or anywhere really, let me know!
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:30 am

jebus. guys. STAHP.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Jesus Was a Robot » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:32 am

Wow. That fucking sucks guys. I'm really sorry to hear both of you having job troubles. :(

At least you have gear to sell and hopefully not struggle that much.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:49 am

baremountain wrote:Okay wow, reporting back on day 1 with w/. This thing is DEEP.


I got stuck in the tutorial after layering about a billion random drums on top of Izzy. I could not escape and rage quit. Will try again tonight. Initial impressions: caused me to rage quit. RIYL: throwing your controller at the TV.
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