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by nostalghia
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: center negative vs center positive
Replies: 26
Views: 351

Re: center negative vs center positive

fac wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:25 pm
Moogerfoogers are center positive. Don't know about minifoogers but I imagine they are as well.
Just checked my Minifooger (Drive) pedal. It’s center negative. Wonder why the difference vs the foogers? Nice to be able to use it on same pedalboard running off same power supply as my others though.
by nostalghia
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: clock module with midi in and out?
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: clock module with midi in and out?

Not sure it will give you everything you need, but I like the Erica Synths Midi to Clock v2. Has one midi port (5 pin din), but can convert midi clock to modular (voltage pulse) clock or vice versa (modular to midi clock)-just not both directions at once, which shouldn’t be an issue in most applicat...
by nostalghia
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: First hardware compressor recs
Replies: 49
Views: 1130

Re: First hardware compressor recs

If I was in the market for a hardware compressor for a home studio type of application, I'd take a look at the RNC (Real Nice Compressor) from FMR Audio. Very transparent in "Super Nice" mode, but can also be used to punch up drums or bass in regular mode. Around $185 at US dealers, but compares fav...
by nostalghia
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Minikey keyboards with many octaves
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Minikey keyboards with many octaves

Re Microstation:
https://reverb.com/item/36770432-korg-m ... -case-nice

Not cheap, but seems to be in good condition, includes everything and seller has good rating. Might try making an offer.
by nostalghia
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Minikey keyboards with many octaves
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Minikey keyboards with many octaves

Micro-KEY 61 + Kenton Midi USB Host: https://kentonuk.com/product/midi-usb-host-mkii/
by nostalghia
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pre-amp for line signal into modular samples?
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Pre-amp for line signal into modular samples?

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/erica-synths-pico-input Cheaper and smaller than an external preamp, and it’s stereo in/out. Most external preamps on the market don’t output modular level, they are designed to boost microphone or guitar inputs up to line level, or for turntable/phono cartridge inputs ...
by nostalghia
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Anything similar to frames?
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Anything similar to frames?

Catalyst can do some similar things, 2 hp less than Frames.
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/emblemati ... s-catalyst
On sale currently at Perfect Circuit.
by nostalghia
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainty in Euro?
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainty in Euro?

Qu-Bit Chance
https://www.qubitelectronix.com/shop/chance

Has smooth and stepped (“discrete”) random outs, plus wavetable and “blend”, which can be used for a second smooth or stepped out, or morph between the types.
Burst and random rhythmic trigger/gate outputs. Flexible but simple to use.
by nostalghia
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Nord Drum 3p
Replies: 48
Views: 4539

Re: Nord Drum 3p

If you already have a cv to midi device in your rack, I’d imagine that would work just as well? Or is there some issue I’m missing? Midi to cv modules are fairly common and widely available, the opposite (cv to midi) much less so. Likely that few people have those in their racks. And converting vol...
by nostalghia
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Nord Drum 3p
Replies: 48
Views: 4539

Re: Nord Drum 3p

The trig31 module from vpme.de converts up to 8 trigger inputs to Midi, or various combinations of note triggers and accents (for velocity if desired). Only 4 hp, around $165 USD. Setup is mildly painful due to lack of a display, lots of button pushing involved. Can store presets though so you only ...
by nostalghia
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: They say you can never have enough VCAs...
Replies: 74
Views: 2740

Re: They say you can never have enough VCAs...

Here's a great VCA for anyone interested in adding more VCA channels to their system for the purpose of "modulating the modulator" (controlling CV routings with other CV sources). 8 channels in only 6hp, around $100. Sum outputs on the bottom row are a nice touch. https://www.modulargrid.net/e/doepf...
by nostalghia
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential Pro 3
Replies: 269
Views: 22668

Re: Sequential Pro 3

I can confirm the assumption-answer is yes. I just tried it with my Pro 3, since I realized I had never actually done that in the time I've had it, as I use my Kawai K5000S as the primary controller to play midi rack modules polyphonically. Played some chords on a Yamaha Motif rack from the Pro 3 ke...
by nostalghia
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arturia keystep controller
Replies: 354
Views: 68357

Re: Arturia keystep controller

i haven't had time to try this, but can the keystep record midi in to the sequencer? i'm thinking about hooking up a nord drum to it so i can play the pads and have it act as a midi looper while i jam over it. Nope. See page 31 of the manual (“What it does not record”): https://downloads.arturia.co...
by nostalghia
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Multi-track cassette recording help!
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Multi-track cassette recording help!

You would record with the same tracks 1 and 2 before and after flipping. Thank you, shows what I know lol. Would someone with a cassette deck be able to play the A and B side even if I didn't do a mixdown to a cassette master? Will it still be in stereo? I think the tape speed might be too fast on ...
by nostalghia
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Fume extractor - Smoke absorbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Fume extractor - Smoke absorbers?

Haven’t tried it, but here’s a similar benchtop unit (needs to be close to the work) for $35, has good user reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Absorber-Remover-Extractor-Prevention-Soldering/dp/B07VWDN29F/ref=sr_1_20_sspa?crid=1A27L1K76TSTZ&dchild=1&keywords=benchtop+fume+extractor&qid=1608608901&spref...
by nostalghia
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Is there no virtual Serge modular?
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Is there no virtual Serge modular?

If you do decide to give in to the hardware urge at some point, cheapest way to go is probably the Euro Serge modules from Elby Designs-especially if you can solder and get the kit versions rather than assembled. No idea how close the sound is, and you’d need lots of mults or stack type cables to si...
by nostalghia
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Is there no virtual Serge modular?
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Is there no virtual Serge modular?

This guy has emulations of the Serge Creature and Animal (with 3 panels) in the Reaktor user library. Found them by googling “Reaktor Serge”.
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... ll/125374/
by nostalghia
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander
Replies: 1054
Views: 130424

Re: Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander

Does XAOC have a repair facility in the US, or will I need to send it to Poland? Start by sending an email to support. They are usually quick and will walk you through troubleshooting tips. I don’t know about out of warranty repairs but for the two times I’ve needed warranty fixes they had me send ...
by nostalghia
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander
Replies: 1054
Views: 130424

Re: Xaoc Zadar, Quadruple Envelope Generator + Nin expander

I've had my Zadar for over a year now, luckily haven't had encoder issues, but the display screen no longer comes on when it powers up (buttons light and unit functions, just can't see what I am selecting/editing). I recall someone with that issue mentioning in this thread that they were able to get...
by nostalghia
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Klaus Schulze-like musicians
Replies: 29
Views: 872

Re: Klaus Schulze-like musicians

Yeah, I like some of the Redshift stuff, but I think among the newer “Berlin school” artists, the Node guys are a lot closer to the Klaus Schulze style on several of their tracks, for example this one:

by nostalghia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Dumb question regarding Elekton Model:Samples
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Dumb question regarding Elekton Model:Samples

What would you all recommend for syncing the Model:Samples to a Eurorack? I currently have Intellijel uMIDI, which has 5-pin input, but I don't know if that input works simultaneously with computer-USB input, which is my primary reason for owning the uMIDI. I'm trying to avoid a situation where a n...
by nostalghia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Harold Budd
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: R.I.P. Harold Budd

by nostalghia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Harold Budd
Replies: 21
Views: 710

R.I.P. Harold Budd

I’m extremely saddened to have just heard that Harold Budd has died today, from Covid-19 complications at age 84. I absolutely love his music and iconic piano style. One of his collaborations with Brian Eno, “The Pearl” has an assured place in my all time favorite albums. He also made some beautiful...
by nostalghia
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1424
Views: 157273

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

Also, I think you would need a pedal that can output up to 12v to get the full delay time range, so the DOD or other true cv pedal with 9v supply would likely only get into low end of the range.
by nostalghia
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1424
Views: 157273

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

See my added note. Maybe one of the other Lyra owners can suggest a pedal they have found to work. I haven’t used the cv ins on mine yet. Edit: you might look for a used DOD FX-17 pedal. Multi function pedal that has an internal 9v battery and can output 0-5 volts apparently. Saw several under $100 ...

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