Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:05 pm

JereFuzz wrote:Sucks nobody makes a big V/oct to Hz/V / Hz/V to V/oct converter box. The market is screaming for this considering how many Korg ms-XXs are out there. I’m talking ROWS of converters.

Doesn't the Disting have a convert like that in it?

ThurberMingus wrote:So far my most hated thing about modular is the sheer number of modules and trying to learn about them and how they interact. Moreover - the lack of simple examples of only two modules patched together.

I know it’s all going to make sense when I get my hands on some stuff and start figuring it out myself, but frick the barrier of entry is high as fuck.

This is kind of what has led me to sell a lot of my euro and focus more on semi-modular stuff.

Also, No Coast and Rings videos may have to wait until sometime next week. This weekend has been busy. I just finished building a privacy fence and am going to a concert tonight. Maybe I'll have time tomorrow
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:39 pm

MrNovember wrote:
JereFuzz wrote:Sucks nobody makes a big V/oct to Hz/V / Hz/V to V/oct converter box. The market is screaming for this considering how many Korg ms-XXs are out there. I’m talking ROWS of converters.

Doesn't the Disting have a convert like that in it?

ThurberMingus wrote:So far my most hated thing about modular is the sheer number of modules and trying to learn about them and how they interact. Moreover - the lack of simple examples of only two modules patched together.

I know it’s all going to make sense when I get my hands on some stuff and start figuring it out myself, but frick the barrier of entry is high as fuck.

This is kind of what has led me to sell a lot of my euro and focus more on semi-modular stuff.

Also, No Coast and Rings videos may have to wait until sometime next week. This weekend has been busy. I just finished building a privacy fence and am going to a concert tonight. Maybe I'll have time tomorrow


I realize modules are available for conversions but I want a stand alone box so I don’t have to buy the iron case, etc
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:25 pm

ThurberMingus, I recorded a couple of clips of No Coast and Rings jams. Sorry for the phone quality. Also might want to listen on headphones

This first one is based on the No Coast Krell patch and I'm using Rings to process the results. Also some FMing going on between the Rings and No Coast. There's no other external processing going on; just No Coast through Rings to the mixer:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj2YBBpAl79/

This one is a quick rhythmic patch I put together using a bunch of different modulations from No Coast to Rings. The background drone is No Coast FM'd by Rings:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj2ZD8ogo1Z/
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby JereFuzz » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:37 pm

MrNovember wrote:ThurberMingus, I recorded a couple of clips of No Coast and Rings jams. Sorry for the phone quality. Also might want to listen on headphones

This first one is based on the No Coast Krell patch and I'm using Rings to process the results. Also some FMing going on between the Rings and No Coast. There's no other external processing going on; just No Coast through Rings to the mixer:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj2YBBpAl79/

This one is a quick rhythmic patch I put together using a bunch of different modulations from No Coast to Rings. The background drone is No Coast FM'd by Rings:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj2ZD8ogo1Z/


Very nice sounds like a big dirty marimba ...
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:06 pm

i always thought rhythm generators were kinda silly but i've beeb having a BLAST with the Marbles Grids and really adore everything i've had from NoiseEng soooooo...... got a Numeric Repeater en route. woot.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Chankgeez » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:12 pm

I just posted this in Nora's thread, but'll post it here too :hobbes: :



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:16 pm

that.... is so freaking beautiful. i love you.

also, yeah. i want to do way more variation next time i make noise live. this is how the Cherry Poppins turned out -

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby oscillateur » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:21 pm

Hahah, that cat eats a bit too much but awesome video :).

From the video description :
"The signal path: Poes rings the service Bell for food, the microphone picks up the sound, which then goes through a stereo volume pedal (it's for attenuating the chewing sounds). The key module in the patch is the Make Noise Maths, it acts as an envelope follower, and controls the filter sweep and the sound of the Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO."
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Chankgeez » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:34 pm

behndy wrote:that.... is so freaking beautiful. i love you.


oscillateur wrote:Hahah, that cat eats a bit too much but awesome video :).


Yeah, that cat's gonna get fat if that guy keeps feeding her like that. :lol: :idk: :snax:
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:46 am

wooooooit. have 3 new NoiseEng modulars coming in as soon as the black panels hit them, so been playing with Just NE results (i mean, with BitBox for drum samples and Comb/Sonveskañ on the drums) -

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby greyscales » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:38 am

What is everybody using for quantizing?

I'm thinking a Disting could be a decent choice for me because I don't necessarily always need a quantizer and it would be nice to have something versatile in my skiff.
But I could also see just snatching a 2hp in a pinch. Just not a fan of their panel layouts (some labels are above the jacks, some below).
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby worra » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:18 am

I tried an ADDAC but it was too complex for me. Right now I'm just using Marbles and Rene which have quant built in but I wouldn't mind grabbing something small so that I could use more voltage sources for pitch.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 am

I use both the O_C and Disting mk1 for pretty much the same reason; when I need a quantizer, I've got one available, but when I don't there's tons of other modes available.

greyscales wrote:Just not a fan of their panel layouts (some labels are above the jacks, some below).

I didn't even notice how much this drove me nuts until I kept plugging into the wrong jack on the Mother 32 (insert naughty joke here). All the knob labels are below the knobs, but jack labels are above the jack. I don't know why but that messes with my head too much
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby kbit » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 pm

greyscales wrote:What is everybody using for quantizing?


Outside of Rene, I built a Penrose from Sonic Potions and I like it a lot. Having buttons in a keyboard layout to select intervals is so much easier than remembering preset scales, easy to change on the fly, and I can't tell you how useful it is to only have 2-4 notes selected rather than a whole scale.

It also has a sample and hold built in, and the gate out still fires a gate every time a note changes when you don't have a anything in the trigger input, useful for generative melodies. Sometimes I need to double press a button and the LEDs can be difficult to see in the sunlight, but those are my only gripes and they're pretty minor.

Relatively easy build, too. I thought I had an issue with the LEDs at first but it was because I forget to solder a row of the push-buttons :facepalm:
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