Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Thu May 30, 2019 1:34 pm

Ghost Hip wrote:talkin' bout xpan


hey, Nice. X-PAN sounds like an interesting module.

I've remained staunchly pro-mono with my eurorack set-up because simplicity but could see myself going stereo hardcore if I got the right (eurorack) mixer.

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby codetocontra » Thu May 30, 2019 11:08 pm

X-Pan is pretty nice. I've just been ducking up outputs from QPAS in fun ways. Nice that I can finally combine some stereo signals from Magneto and Morphagene.

Mimeophone gas struck me hard. Might have to put together a bastardized stereo Shared System.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby kbit » Thu May 30, 2019 11:47 pm

Good to hear the X-pan is as nice as it seems. That updated system concrete Make Noise had at Superbooth seems like a wonderful stereo instrument, would love to play with one sometime.

I've been on a stereo kick recently which has been based on using Nearness for fixed panning into a LRMSMSLR to process the stereo field with different filters.
Sometimes Cold Mac for animated stereo panning. Simple and fun. Sometimes it sounds like this:

https://soundcloud.com/slackcavity/silksoul



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby oscillateur » Fri May 31, 2019 5:34 am

Nearness is great. Very smart design and super rewarding when patching.

I don't have much time to do "me" things these days, so not much music making time but I've been focusing on using my case as a texture and structure generator, texture being the sounds themselves, with a lot of feedback and overdriving, and structure with Teletype. I also don't have much disposable income for music things these days, and it's actually good because I'm not thinking about what could replace what. I just want to sell a few modules I don't use and get a matrix mixer (and probably a tanh3 at some point) and then the instrument should basically remain as it is.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Fri May 31, 2019 10:10 am

I want to fuck around with a Rainmaker pretty badly but do not produce ambient music or anything resembling ambient music.

Would you decide Rainmaker is pointless unless one chooses to produce ambient? I don't plan to use Rainmaker as an end-of-chain effect but rather as a WTF textural effect.

I am on the fence because it's an expensive module. I don't sweat space so much anymore and have a pile of modules hanging out in case I feel like swapping things around.

I am not interested in most other eurorack delays because they do not have that sweet, sweet randomize function or that sweet, sweet comb filter.

I could maybe be talked into a eurorack delay + comb filter combo (prob. costs about the same as a Rainmaker). I especially feel curious about the Modor Comb Filter if I choose this route but don't know too much about other delays.

Already, I own an Echophon so maybe I should shut up and just use that.

Thank you for reading my thoughts about maybe buying a Rainmaker later today.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Fri May 31, 2019 9:26 pm

Around The Sound Boy Toy - check ya emails SON.

huh. accidentally ended up in trade talks, got a DFAM on the way.

woot?
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Dark Barn » Fri May 31, 2019 9:59 pm

I was going to ignore the Crucible, assuming it was the same type of module as the Chimera, so thank ILF guys for making me take a second look. I’ve been doing only sampled drums for quite a long time and I’m excited to have some drum modules back on tap (sold a few things to make room and also picked up a BIA!) So Crucible and BIA plus a few bucks leftover in my PayPal, really want to try the Stereo Dipole or the Qpas but gonna wait for money. I broke my leg 6 weeks ago, it was expensive so I gotta stay within a 0 sum budget for a while.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby greyscales » Fri May 31, 2019 10:49 pm

Got the Doepfer SEM Filter in today, sounds great after an hour and a half of messing around. Already got a couple recordings going with it. The resonance is beautiful and it can get just as gritty as the Wasp Filter. Definitely underrated.


I've also been rediscovering DFAM as a kick monster. FM-ing oscillator 1 to oscillator 2 with some pitch decay on both is so tasty. It can go from a normal 808-ish kick to a proper punchy acoustic-y kick to a gritty, rubbery mess. I got a Tiptop One just for kick samples but the DFAM is just more interesting and fun to play with.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:27 am

yesssss. give me ALL THE DAFM ADVICES.

GIVE.

MEEEEEEEEEEEE.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:56 pm

huh. and. apparently. have a Mother 32 on the way too. woot?
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby doommeow » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:42 pm

Patch o the day.

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The smarter long term move is to TRY to avoid the black hole money sink of expansion and instead focus on using the ES-8. The idea of which is what started me down the rabbit hole and of course I haven’t used it since I got it.


But it’s the logical next step. I feel like my modulation game isn’t on point - vcv can help fix that, Peaks should as well. And for the first time in years, longer, I’m at the point where I want to start sketching with some of the sounds I’m working up - at least recording some basic samples for reference to return to later, and ultimately figuring out what I’m doing with a DAW or looper or whatnot to get some sort of repeatable and controllable structures going.


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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:57 pm

There were three standalone Grendel's on Muffs recently. Looks like they still have one FS: https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=217851
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby baremountain » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:07 pm

Glad to hear I'm not the only one stoked on the Mimeophone. After the announce videos, I decided to drop the ErbeVerb from my system and I'm probably gonna hop on the Mimeophone preorder if it's up come 4th of July sales. I'm also swapping some other business out for an XPan. That said, Erbe is up in the FS page for anyone who wants it.
I've got a kind of in-between setup at this point, since I've moved my Plaits, and have already taken the Erbe out. I'm not patching as much as I'd like these days, but I'm working much more on keyed synth & programming on a DX11, and both have been teaching me some new things i'm excited to bring back to the modular.

That said, I'm also thinking of swapping my DPO for a pair of Mangroves and a Cold Mac (already got one Mangrove and the Mac), so if anyone has interest in getting rid of a Mangrove (either sale or trade towards DPO) gimme a holler, I'd love to work something out! I'll also take cash on the DPO but not til I can score a Mangrove at MSRP or lower, so I guess you can call in a hold on that.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:20 pm

baremountain wrote:I'm working much more on keyed synth & programming on a DX11, and both have been teaching me some new things i'm excited to bring back to the modular.

Learning to program the DX7 actually taught me a lot about synth techniques. Mainly about how to build up a sound with different sonic components and why you can never have enough VCAs. The DX7 is definitely one of my favourite synths now.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby Dark Barn » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:21 pm

Jonesing for an Akemie’s Taiko, also a Tiptop Hats808... anyone have a hi hats that they really love that isn’t too big? I’ve caught the drum module bug.
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