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by luchog
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Animal - first impressions
Replies: 57
Views: 6349

Re: Re:

I would not do it after few weeks. Really. Animal is deep. I mean DEEEP. I took me few months just to realize what the possibilities actually are available on this monster. Once You realize what the multing and feedback alone could do to any patch I bet You'll stop thinking about selling and start ...
by luchog
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: sequencing a serge
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: sequencing a serge

A "format jumbler" is a very valuable piece of hardware when incorporating banana-format gear with Eurorack, 5U, etc. gear. That way you don't need a whole lot of specialty adapter cables, and the grounding issues that can result -- each cable needs it's own banana ground, and stacking these is less...
by luchog
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: R*S CROCODILE
Replies: 39
Views: 2974

Re: R*S CROCODILE

That's a very interesting panel for sure. Wouldn't mind seeing the STO as part of a 4x4 as well.
by luchog
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: help me buy a second panel!
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Re: help me buy a second panel!

Are you using a switching power supply? The WAD is stupidly sensitive to power fluctuations. It seems to need a highly stable (linear) supply at a fairly precise voltage calibration to function effectively, especially the B channel. Rex also uses single-turn trimmers to calibrate it, instead of mul...
by luchog
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: help me buy a second panel!
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Re: help me buy a second panel!

The Animate was a great panel. Having an NTO with a range switch, a DUSG, that terrific variable bandwidth filter and the all-important crossfader was a joy. The WAD could sound really outstanding, but I felt like the sword of Damocles was hanging over my head, and I worried about it all the time. ...
by luchog
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: help me buy a second panel!
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Re: help me buy a second panel!

The Animate was a great panel. Having an NTO with a range switch, a DUSG, that terrific variable bandwidth filter and the all-important crossfader was a joy. The WAD could sound really outstanding, but I felt like the sword of Damocles was hanging over my head, and I worried about it all the time. ...
by luchog
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Joranalogue GENERATE 3 - Through-Zero Multiphonic Signal Generator
Replies: 294
Views: 32532

Re: Joranalogue GENERATE 3 - Through-Zero Multiphonic Signal Generator

you want to have modulation/ Compagnon VCOs which have a sync input !! no sync input ----> imho, Go Home ! Are your oscillators synced? As Funky40 noted, sync is essential for useful FM. At the risk of seeming stupid I need to ask if someone can explain this to me. I seem to get plenty of useful TZ...
by luchog
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Curious: what things preferable in analogue modules
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: Curious: what things preferable in analogue modules

I am REALLY not interested in engaging in the analog vs. digital debate. Said immediately after starting an analog vs. digital debate. :lol: As for trying to compare playing a saxophone to using a computer, that goes well outside any concept of analog vs. digital ;) Why? Other than your self-servin...
by luchog
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: help me buy a second panel!
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Re: help me buy a second panel!

The Animate was a great panel. Having an NTO with a range switch, a DUSG, that terrific variable bandwidth filter and the all-important crossfader was a joy. The WAD could sound really outstanding, but I felt like the sword of Damocles was hanging over my head, and I worried about it all the time. ...
by luchog
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 4U Panel Colors
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: 4U Panel Colors

I'm perfectly happy with different-coloured panels, as long as they're easy on the eyes; no bright primary/secondary colours (except Metasonix yellow under special circumstances). They just too fatiguing on my crappy, abused eyes. STS white, LW black, and R*S silver are my usual preference. I cannot...
by luchog
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Folktek / Cause for concern?
Replies: 48
Views: 2869

Re: Folktek / Cause for concern?

I ordered a Mescaline when it was still in Kickstarter. I did get it; but it was so full of manufacturing defects as to be partially unusable, and it looked awful. Really amateurish production quality. When I complained to Folktek, they offered to fix one of the minor defects and ship it back to me,...
by luchog
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Curious: what things preferable in analogue modules
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: Curious: what things preferable in analogue modules

I feel like in an ideal world, each module would be a black box and musicians wouldn't care whether it was analog or digital inside. Just one of those details of implementation, like what brand of resistors was used or how many spacers separate the front panel and the circuit board. The fact that s...
by luchog
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Bubblesound VCA4p?
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Bubblesound VCA4p?

I have the black version, and I'm rather happy with it. Particularly the option to switch between linear and exponential per individual VCA. Maybe not as clean as some newer VCA types, but I like the sound.
by luchog
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Does everyone eventually have to get a Maths?
Replies: 107
Views: 3501

Re: Does everyone eventually have to get a Maths?

Right now, IMO the best updated version of the DUSG isn't Maths, it's the Joranalogue Contour 1. It does everything that the Maths slew-limiter channels do, and it does them better. Having two of these plus a separate logic module is going to take up more space than the Maths, but it'll also provid...
by luchog
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Does everyone eventually have to get a Maths?
Replies: 107
Views: 3501

Re: Does everyone eventually have to get a Maths?

Not really, no. My personal favorite is the original version, the Serge DUSG. It doesn't have the attenuvertors or mixing, but it's a much more solid, fundamental module, and generally has a better interface. For learning modular technique, it's better to go with simpler modules and avoid the more c...
by luchog
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Devices Sarajewo: Syncable Analog Delay Line SHIPPING NOW!
Replies: 282
Views: 26180

Re: Xaoc Devices Sarajewo: Syncable Analog Delay Line SHIPPING NOW!

Can someone convince me to keep the Verbos Multi Delay vs. having 2 of these? The HP savings is tempting and the sound... The Verbos is a digital delay emulating an analog delay; so not really any point to it since you can do the same thing more efficiently and cheaply in software, and it's rather ...
by luchog
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Xaoc Devices Sarajewo: Syncable Analog Delay Line SHIPPING NOW!
Replies: 282
Views: 26180

Re: Xaoc Devices Sarajewo: Syncable Analog Delay Line SHIPPING NOW!

Can someone convince me to keep the Verbos Multi Delay vs. having 2 of these? The HP savings is tempting and the sound... The Verbos is a digital delay emulating an analog delay; so not really any point to it since you can do the same thing more efficiently and cheaply in software, and it's rather ...
by luchog
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: How much spare capacity does your Eurorack PSU have
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: How much spare capacity does your Eurorack PSU have

I am currently tempted by a desk-freeing Pittsburgh Modular 12U x 86hp case, which has a beefier PSU than I will ever need . (I may go for something more sensible instead). ORLY? 😂 "Up to 5 amps of clean, filtered +12v power 5 amps of clean, filtered -12v power Up to 3 amps of clean, filtered +5v p...
by luchog
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge VCFQ? Essential!
Replies: 25
Views: 2140

Re: Serge VCFQ? Essential!

Genzo3 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:27 am
Yes, I think I will go for the VCFS and probably in the future I'll get a second VCFQ (although a second DUSG will come sooner than a second VCFQ). ;)
Also a good choice. There are few purely analog modules more flexible and powerful than a DUSG.
by luchog
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge VCFQ? Essential!
Replies: 25
Views: 2140

Hi! I started to slowly build my euro Serge system using Random * Source modules. Right now I have the DUSG, SSG, NCOM, WAVE MULTIPLIER, NTO, RESEQ, APRO and the VCFQ. I'm deciding whether to buy a second VCFQ or a VCFS. I really love the sound and experimental possibilities that the VCFQ gives me,...
by luchog
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: VCA question, linear vs exponential, and gain
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: VCA question, linear vs exponential, and gain

Something that hasn't been mentioned, but as a general rule, exponential is usually best for controlling audio volume, because that exponential curve matches how our ears respond to changes in sound volume. Linear is generally best for managing control voltage (using control voltage to control contr...
by luchog
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The modules that should exist (but don't)
Replies: 928
Views: 66113

Re: The modules that should exist (but don't)

One module I'd really like to see is a version of the Doepfer A-162 Dual Trigger Delay with voltage control of delay time, and a switch (or at least jumper) to select the delay range. how about this? https://www.modulargrid.net/e/malekko-heavy-industry-quad-gate-delay Anyone know of a bank of inver...
by luchog
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The modules that should exist (but don't)
Replies: 928
Views: 66113

Re: The modules that should exist (but don't)

One module I'd really like to see is a version of the Doepfer A-162 Dual Trigger Delay with voltage control of delay time, and a switch (or at least jumper) to select the delay range.
by luchog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: random source processing panel?
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: random source processing panel?

Rex seems to be the only person with a significant stash of the things. I think this is true - from what he said he's got quite the stash. That said, wasn't someone here working on an adaptor PCB to use MN3005's (or something like that) in place of the 1024's? I think I remember something like that...
by luchog
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: random source processing panel?
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: random source processing panel?

i keep hoping that R*S will release a soup kitchen-esque shop panel and/or some iterations of WAD and FS. anyone know if any of this is in the works? WAD is not going to happen, as it's based on the Reticon SAD1024 BBD chip, which is long out of production and NOS chips are increasingly becoming un...

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