Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby greyscales » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:33 pm

Dudes I wish FLXS and O_c appealed to me but I'm not a fan of programming sequences like those. And menus give me creative block.


Korg just needs to make a euro version of the SQ-1 with a bunch of cv control and 16 steps. I'd be all over that.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:48 pm

have you looked at the Noise Engineering Mimetic Digitalis? thing is BAD. ASS.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:51 pm

greyscales wrote:Dudes I wish FLXS and O_c appealed to me but I'm not a fan of programming sequences like those. And menus give me creative block.


Korg just needs to make a euro version of the SQ-1 with a bunch of cv control and 16 steps. I'd be all over that.

Get a bunch of Xaoc Tirana's or a couple of Moskwa's. Super simple and immediate sequencers that can still get fairly deep. You'd likely need a quantizer as well though
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby greyscales » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:08 pm

Could definitely see Tirana being a cool secondary sequencer, especially for modal shifting on Plaits or modulating another sequencer. Just not worth it to have multiple with a quantizer, y'know? Not quite powerful enough on its own in a small rack. But it'll go into future research. Good recommendation.

I... don't get the MD, behndy. Reading the manual makes my brain hurt a little. Kinda seems like René a little with the X and Y thing but sacrifices immediacy for size? Could be wrong, didn't watch demos. Using one encoder to program a sequence seems slow to me.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:19 pm

yah. i rarely sit down and program out a whole sequence with the knob. which you CAN do. but i have the last 3 set up as C major, C minor, C minor pentatonic scales. and i either copy one of those as a starting point and change up notes or just go with different X/Y/Rando CV progressions.

or Shred (randomize) the whole out, or Octave Shred (random, but constrained to one octave) one or more outs.

i love that it's as fun to use as a melodic sequencer as it is to use as a modulation sequencer.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Deltaphoenix » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:39 am

https://soundcloud.com/heragicctor/buchla-is-back

A little Buchla noise. Not really a composition even though I work through 4 presets I made.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:31 am

hawtness suh. cool stuff in thar.

is it mostly the presets that makes you dig the Buchla more than Euro?

also, DOES ANYBODY HAVE A SINC ITER. I GOTS KNNNNNOB POSSSSST QUESTIONSSSSS.

well. one.

also also, i can NOT get the efx Mackie12FX i picked up for live use. but there's one verb algorithm that's decent. easier just to use that.

but mixer question - when i take 1/4 outs from the mixer main outs into a pair of channels on my home desk mixer, it cuts hellza bass unless i go into one of the channels that has a preamp. still plugging into the Instrument In, what's the difference?
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Deltaphoenix » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:29 am

Thanks, Ben.

Presets are a big part of the power of the 200e. Beyond having different sounds and/or sequences by pressing a button, it becomes a performance tool. One can tweak the knobs and explore, then snap back to the preset. Right now, I really have control of knob settings via preset control (which offers a lot of control) but when I have $, I will move the touch controller out of the case and fill that space with 3 modules, 1 of which will be the matrix mixer. With that, I can reroute Audio and CV in addition to change knob settings with the preset control.

What else I love is the density of the modules as well as the UI. For that jam I recorded I used:
1/2 of a dual analog oscillator
1/4 of a digital oscillator (1 voice of a 4 voice)
3 of 4 AD Envelopes, EOD Pulses from 2 of them
1 of 4 LPGs
1 of 2 Bandpass Filters
1 of 6 channels of CV processing
Minimal functionality from the touch controller
2 of 6 channels in the CVable mixer

Due to design, I have multi outs from each voice of each audio source so that allows a lot of FMing and variations of a sound due to different processing etc.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:29 am

niiiiice. thanks for the summation pimpers!

and i'm an idjit. is Buchla a different sized format? i don't think i would ever go 5u, but i see the appeaaaal of more room on modules.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Inconuucl » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:14 pm

I keep looking at this thread knowing that the gas will hurt me. It's a masochistic love. :lol:


I'll get knob wiggling soon. :cry:
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Deltaphoenix » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:41 pm

behndy wrote:niiiiice. thanks for the summation pimpers!

and i'm an idjit. is Buchla a different sized format? i don't think i would ever go 5u, but i see the appeaaaal of more room on modules.


They are 4u high and each "space" is 20hp wide. I have a 12 space case which is set up as 3 rows of 4 spaces, basically equivalent to a 9u 84hp sized case...BUT WAY SEXIER. I will put a pic up of the Buchla later today.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:12 pm

nice suh. very nice. PICS PLEASE.

ooooo! Befaco Burst looks TITS. except for Marbles, i don't know another bursty/ratcheting/rush module that will tempo lock?



just kits available right now, so orderrrrred one for Erukus to build up for me. along with the 2hp version of the Quadra Expander he's doing for me. NEAT.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:56 am

behndy wrote:nice suh. very nice. PICS PLEASE.
i don't know another bursty/ratcheting/rush module that will tempo lock?


Nonlinear Circuits FF Chaos is chaotic bursty boi with a tempo sync. NLC Numberwang, too.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:21 pm

nice! will look thems up too. i mean. i've always meant to look at the second because IT'S FUCKING CALLED THE NUMBERWANG, but i really dig the feature set of the Burst and the price is niiiiiiceeeee.

AB/ing the Even VCO and MiniMod VCO through different VCAs and LPGs today. if the Even stays salty yummers enough the way i usually use the MiniMod i would noooot mind the extea hp.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Derelict78 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:34 pm

behndy wrote:nice suh. very nice. PICS PLEASE.

ooooo! Befaco Burst looks TITS. except for Marbles, i don't know another bursty/ratcheting/rush module that will tempo lock?



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This looks like hours of silly fun :animal:
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