Can we talk about modular synths?



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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:31 pm

so, mebbe just me but i thought i would LOVE 1u stuff and i really, REALLY don't. the idea of moving utility/occasional use stuff to a dedicated tiny footprint row APPEALS, but.... i hate using them. super fiddly and options are VERY limited. cool that Plum is finally offering SOME interesting 1u stuff, but. yeah. i dunno.

i'm actually ordering a 12u MDLR case this weekend to switch to.

but yeah. i think you can Ugly Mount Intellijel stuff in STANDARD ORIGINAL FORMAT.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby doommeow » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:00 pm

behndy wrote:so, mebbe just me but i thought i would LOVE 1u stuff and i really, REALLY don't. the idea of moving utility/occasional use stuff to a dedicated tiny footprint row APPEALS, but.... i hate using them. super fiddly and options are VERY limited. cool that Plum is finally offering SOME interesting 1u stuff, but. yeah. i dunno.

i'm actually ordering a 12u MDLR case this weekend to switch to.

but yeah. i think you can Ugly Mount Intellijel stuff in STANDARD ORIGINAL FORMAT.



That's what I needed to hear. :)

I totally get why 1U might not be for everyone - don't know if it's for me yet, but I think it might be. For minimal investment I can replace my Doepfer 138d which I'm always using as my output to my mixer with a couple of tiles, and swap my 3u Peaks for the 1u Plum version. And if I swap my current 84hp rails for 94hp, I can take my Rast from this:

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where I only have two hp left to spare, to this :

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Room for erbe verb, plus 18 hp of 1u & 3u to play with. Plenty of options to keep me from going nuts and cutting my Rast in half and going to a 12-14U setup... :picard:

Anyway, it's worth the experiment.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 pm

Personally, I really like 1U for random utilities that I don't like taking up real rack space. Especially I/O modules. I'm keeping to the Intellijel format because I really like their case and the quality of their modules. I also haven't seen too many others out there that I really love.

I've currently got the Pedal I/O (specifically to interface Mood with modular and synths), Audio I/O (bring either Mono Station or Digitakt into modular for processing and a dedicated output), Quadratt (amazing for mixing CV sources or just straight forward attenuverting signals), and USB power (to power 16n). I also have a Zeroscope that sadly no longer fits, but I am planning on swapping the Audio I/O for one Line In and two Line Outs, which will be essentially the same functionality in less space. I also have to switch my setup so the 1U row is on the bottom; it's really annoying having instrument cables hanging down in front of the modular
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:01 pm

oh Jeezits (that's what secular people call Christ Flavored Communion wafers. or what they SHOUL call them.). that's the other thing that bugs the dangle tickle bits off of me. Pulp 1u stuff is always a multiple of 6. most tiles are either 6 or 12. furking Intellijels are..... whatever the fuck size felt good to them that day apparently.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby MrNovember » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:52 am

Yeah I get that. I've got like several 16hp, an 8hp, a 22hp and a 28hp from Intellijel
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:59 am

yeahhhhh. that's not okay.

and it's weird. they seem like SUPER NICE PEOPLE at Intellijel. but.... it was kinda.... i dunno. anybody else i'd say it's a dick move trying to make a proprietary format to force people to stay in their brand if you buy their cases.... and. you know. no one else makes 1u loot in Intellijel size, always Pulp.

there's a practical consideration as well. Plum Guy has said there wasn't room to fit the uo_C into Intellijel size, but the screen jussssst fit into Pulp.

lol. Plum Mans hasssss started to make 1u not /6 size hp though. which. ugh.

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:02 pm

holy butts SWN new update is BOSS.

"I'd like to announce that we've implemented some much-anticipated features in a new firmware version.

-CV/Gate Mode: Designed for use with a CV/Gate keyboard or sequencer, up to 7 channels (6 channels + 1 global).
The CV jacks at the bottom act as gate/trigger inputs to fire each channel's envelope.
Each CV jack converts to a gate jack when the associated channel's 1V/oct jack is patched (and the channel is in CV/Gate mode),
so you can still use the jacks for CV control if you're willing to control less than 6 channels at a time. Also, there is a global CV/Gate
jack pair so you can keep all the CV jacks and just use the entire SWN as a single voice."

helllllo independent sequences/melody lines per channel.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:25 pm

Just Friends and Shifty showed up today and the power is out. A kick in the dick, folks.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:36 pm

awwwww! poor Shifted Into Friendzone Dick!

oof. that SUCKS. 'm sorry meng.

did order that 12u from MDLR. WOOT. super excited. i LOVE the 7u i have of his. solid as butts construction, so many damn headers, no weird things like spots that are too shallow to 2hp loots. HAPPY.

and he said he had one ret to go, just had to swap in rails with 3mm square nuts. because YES Slideys > Drilleds.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby worra » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:52 am

behndy wrote: just had to swap in rails with 3mm square nuts. because YES Slideys > Drilleds.



This is the worst take. I hate sliding nuts with the fire of 1000 suns.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:06 am

lol. but. but. SPACES. spaces between MODULES.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Slideys FOREVER.

TEAM SLIPPERY ASS.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:21 pm

also, YESH. new MDLR case paid down, he said it should ship this Thursday.

WITH SLIDEY NUTS. TAKE THAT WORRA-SEXY-PANTS.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:57 pm

behndy wrote:also, YESH. new MDLR case paid down, he said it should ship this Thursday.

WITH SLIDEY NUTS. TAKE THAT WORRA-SEXY-PANTS.


Wot case you got? This one? https://www.mdlrcase.com/product/12104h ... er-series/

One day I'd like to upgrade to something like that --- currently running a Mantis + 2 Make Noise skiffs.
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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby behndy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:27 pm

mr. sound boy king wrote:
behndy wrote:also, YESH. new MDLR case paid down, he said it should ship this Thursday.

WITH SLIDEY NUTS. TAKE THAT WORRA-SEXY-PANTS.


Wot case you got? This one? https://www.mdlrcase.com/product/12104h ... er-series/

One day I'd like to upgrade to something like that --- currently running a Mantis + 2 Make Noise skiffs.


close! the Performer PRO (OOOOO!) version.

https://www.mdlrcase.com/product/12104h ... eries-pro/

lol. i'm not even totally sure on the difference between the two models, but the Pro is what my 7u is, and i adoreeeee it.

yah. i've been using the 7u as All The Loots, then a MN skiff for mixer and effects, have that Generator coming in, seemed silly to have TWO MN skiffers to lug around, and i don't play out often but i DETEST the idea of having to patch to the mixer and controller whilst setting up.

so. trying a 12u from a case builder guy i loooooveeee to have all in one options.

trying this -

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Re: Can we talk about modular synths?

Postby mr. sound boy king » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:19 am

^^^Nice. That's a lot of sequencers. Where's the drums?! Assimil8or?

Got to play Just Friends last night. I do not get it yet, like, AT ALL. I got some drone boys out of it and some interesting click patterns but without understanding. I do not get it...

Got to play Intellijel Shifty. That makes sense and rules.

Got to play Rung Divisions. I fed it regular signals and got pretty regular signals out. Some fun grooves came out of it, though. Thread on muffs suggests a few different use cases which I'll try tonight.
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