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by robotmakers
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Robotmakers: Barrelhouse Shakedown (Seriously fun)
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Robotmakers: Barrelhouse Shakedown (Seriously fun)

Sincere thanks for all the kind words! The original recording of this tune had gotten stuck in my head, endlessly repeating for weeks on end whenever I went for a COVID-era mandated exercise/walk. I did try to record a modular synth-only verse, basically for you guys, but I really didn’t like the wa...
by robotmakers
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Robotmakers: Barrelhouse Shakedown (Seriously fun)
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Robotmakers: Barrelhouse Shakedown (Seriously fun)

Modest modular synth content, but seriously fun nonetheless. A Robotmakers arrangement of the Keith Emerson boogie-woogie classic from 1977. Played using the new Roland A-88 mkII controller and a variety of NI VSTs. Actual hardware Modular Moog makes appearances at 1:00, 1:15 and 1:53. Effect at 1:5...
by robotmakers
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL - MU Tsunami Poly Sample Player
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: SSL - MU Tsunami Poly Sample Player

While we’re peppering Doug with questions, I have one. What would you see as the most interesting applications of such a module? A super drum machine? A polyphonic synth? General sequenced triggering of whatever? To my eyes, the cost seems reasonable given the power, but is the demand for such a thi...
by robotmakers
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: At long last, Salve intemerata.
Replies: 33
Views: 783

Re: At long last, Salve intemerata.

What a wonderful performance! You’ve really breathed new life into the original composition, and created a delightful and unique recording.

Congratulations!

Cheers,
Roger
by robotmakers
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Polyphonic 5u Systems!
Replies: 23
Views: 1018

Re: Polyphonic 5u Systems!

Encore Expressionist is a fine poly MIDI-CV converter. I use two. Here’s a golden oldie. Four voice, Moog and other modular. Wow, super track Robotmakers! +1 for the Encore Expressionist (although to be fair I’ve never used a Kenton so couldn’t compare them) Thanks very much! That one was played li...
by robotmakers
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Polyphonic 5u Systems!
Replies: 23
Views: 1018

Re: Polyphonic 5u Systems!

Encore Expressionist is a fine poly MIDI-CV converter. I use two. Here’s a golden oldie. Four voice, Moog and other modular.

by robotmakers
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Robotmakers - These Moths Will Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Robotmakers - These Moths Will Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds

Ockeghem wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:52 pm
This was spooky and very entertaining.
Nice Hammond parts & vocals in the early seventies style.
Thanks. That was precisely the intention - we all have a soft spot for the music of our youth. The first section is even in 5/4!

Cheers,
Roger
by robotmakers
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Robotmakers - These Moths Will Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Robotmakers - These Moths Will Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds

Thanks so much for the kind encouragement! I feel we all in this community are making progress in our compositions, and striving for the best in our own ways is always fulfilling. It’s great when we can share our work and hear that it’s appreciated. Someone mentioned the vocals. My (weak) voice was ...
by robotmakers
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Robotmakers - These Moths Will Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Robotmakers - These Moths Will Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds

A prog rock fever dream that is one of our best. Play it loud and please enjoy. Modular Moog melodies in a vintage throwback idiom. I really hope you like it as it took some time to write out the music and then learn to play it!

Cheers,
Roger

by robotmakers
Thu May 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New Robotmakers Video - Within
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: New Robotmakers Video - Within

blw wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Two thumbs up, Roger! Really liked the chirpy bits in the break :42-:55-ish.
Thanks! Chirpiness courtesy of Sputnik Source of Uncertainty Buchla clone (in MU) into Moog.
by robotmakers
Thu May 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New Robotmakers Video - Within
Replies: 4
Views: 446

New Robotmakers Video - Within

Hello All, To commemorate the quarantine, we have a new Robotmakers video which features some modular Moog, among other things. The main keyboard part is actually a Kontakt instrument I made to mimic a Yamaha GX-1. I give it away on the Music Software section of Muffs. Also interesting is a computer...
by robotmakers
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: MOTM - Module Delineation (lines?) & Output Marking (nuts/washers?)
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: MOTM - Module Delineation (lines?) & Output Marking (nuts/washers?)

Not a fan of the typically careless MOTM user interface, so used colored washers to delineate what I considered to be control inputs. Here’s a crop from an old picture where you might be able to make out the blue plastic washers in some spots. Obviously just a matter of personal preference. Best reg...
by robotmakers
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Hey.
Replies: 26
Views: 2768

Best wishes and holiday greetings . . .

- Roger
by robotmakers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Synth-Werk 901A/BBB: tuning thoughts
Replies: 62
Views: 3960

I've also have added a small modification to each which means I can compensate for any 'scale' drift, from the front panel - which I have to do a few times during a live set. I get 5 octaves in tune no problem if I keep on top of it.... 8-) This is the key - it's the scaling of the 901A's that is t...
by robotmakers
Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: "Y" cables for patching...
Replies: 36
Views: 3828

Here’s my take on 8 sets of 16 way y-plugs with inline attenuators.

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=133720&sid=8d856789d09c04a2e131642e1bb

Bets wishes,
Roger
by robotmakers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Mike has passed away.
Replies: 917
Views: 114769

Shocking turn of events. A great loss and very sad milestone.

- Roger
by robotmakers
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New SW905 Reverberation Synth-Werk
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Looks reasonable to me but I'm no expert in circuit design. My only concern would be that the final output circuit might distort with 100% dry and 100% wet at the same time? :hmm: Might sound good if it does distort though! :hihi: Thanks - this all makes sense. Will report back when procrastination...
by robotmakers
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New SW905 Reverberation Synth-Werk
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

I thought I'd seen the instructions for performing the mod to get the "Emerson mode" somewhere on Muff's, but I can't find it. The standard 905 does a sort of cross-fade as you turn the knob, starting at full dry, moving to a mix of dry and wet signal, and finally to full wet with the knob fully clo...
by robotmakers
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Connecting cabinets together using trunk lines?
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

These are good ideas. A few years back I put some Moog modules along with a few Moon switching and distribution modules into two portable cabinets (built by EMWhite). I used two DB25 cables to send CV and gate signals, respectively, from cabinet to the other. It being a Moog-centric build, I used Ci...
by robotmakers
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Happy New Year and a new Robotmakers tune
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Happy New Year and a new Robotmakers tune

Happy New Year to all. Here’s a new Robotmakers tune for 2019 inspired by the discovery of a supergiant runaway star and some space imagery from NASA and elsewhere. Hope you like it even though it’s not all modular and there are no sequencers. Cheers, Roger [video]http://youtu.be/uJ4ydtgKxzM[/video]
by robotmakers
Tue May 22, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: why is 5u/MOTM so hard to get hold of??
Replies: 40
Views: 2959

I lived all of this MOTM mayhem from the start and was one of the initial customers. As a result, I have some insight into this. I don't usually comment on the practices of other manufacturer's but I believe that Paul Schreiber has been unfairly characterized in this thread for abandoning the manufa...
by robotmakers
Tue May 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: why is 5u/MOTM so hard to get hold of??
Replies: 40
Views: 2959

IMHO, the demise of MOTM is a function of a series of bad business decisions by Synthtech. It was an act of hubris to create an idiosyncratic 5U panel format and refuse early cooperation with synthesizers.com. A focus on the small DIY market didn't help long term prospects. Imagine a world where MOT...
by robotmakers
Tue May 01, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Moon Modular teaser for Superbooth and a new mixer
Replies: 31
Views: 2514

Is the 543CP already out? This teaser implies the dedicated audio mixer design by showing VU meters. The 543CP can be DC coupled for cv use and is voltage controlled. Since Moon already have a smaller single space attenuator/mixer, I would guess this to be full size (not CP) with panning but no vol...
by robotmakers
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: STG Envelope Generators visible on horizon
Replies: 54
Views: 4342

Have also received the long awaited STG EG (and sidecar). Yes, beautifully made and full of functionality. Unfortunately no time right now to install, but very psyched!

Congrats to Mr. Suit.

Cheers,
Roger
by robotmakers
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: The new Moog reissues...
Replies: 31
Views: 3504

Anyone know if the reissue 901b's use the dual-ganged wirewound pots for the frequency verniers like the originals? :deadbanana: I think I know the answer. (Obscure fact: the Don Martin 9501b's did. That's right, that shitty company made more authentic reissues than Moog Asheville...) Yeah, I have ...

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