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by starthief
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Best module to make explosions?
Replies: 21
Views: 495

Re: Best module to make explosions?

For 80s video game explosions, an LFSR is perfect. Zorlon Cannon does them perfectly, with the help of a function generator of some kind to sweep the clock speed.
by starthief
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Repeatability of patch
Replies: 30
Views: 504

Re: Repeatability of patch

Riffing on what others have said, patches can't be repeated, but techniques can. That's a good way to put it. One of the biggest arguments some people have against hardware modular, or 100% analog synths, is a lack of patch recall. For me that's just not something I have any interest in. I understa...
by starthief
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Mystic Circuits ANA - Purple Friday Sale
Replies: 37
Views: 3206

Re: Mystic Circuits ANA - New Purple Panels

windspirit wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Also only one Black Portal left.
Not anymore :zen: Temptation has struck.
by starthief
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Disapointing Modules
Replies: 1487
Views: 174454

Re: Disapointing Modules

My only complaint about ENOSC, and it's minor, is it deserves built in attenuators. I also think the modest size sets deceptively modest expectations ;)
by starthief
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Shapeshifter wavetables - burning in your own
Replies: 30
Views: 2320

Re: Shapeshifter wavetables - burning in your own

Honestly I don't see wavetables as Shifter's strong point even if it were easier to upload custom ones. Aren't there just 8 waves per bank and the rest is interpolated? Quite often I have both oscillators on the basic bank and use all the other features to get a wide variety of great sounds out of it.
by starthief
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Disapointing Modules
Replies: 1487
Views: 174454

Re: Disapointing Modules

Re plaits vs 4MS Ens Ocs : I mean that I can't see the 4MS filling plaits boots due to the fact that the 4MS has a main function, whereas the plaits has many. I'm not sure how I would get a complex drum pattern going, or particle noise sound design etc. Would love to have my mind changed - I'm just...
by starthief
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Function Generator for V/Oct Tracking?
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Function Generator for V/Oct Tracking?

what i have in mind is some sort of function generator that has an oscillator mode where you set the period/frequency and then change the ratio between the rise and fall times. i'd like it to still have your usual envelope/slew mode too though. Tides and Just Friends do that, except they can't slew...
by starthief
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Mutable Instruments' Stages, or time to get a "real" function-generator?
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Mutable Instruments' Stages, or time to get a "real" function-generator?

I have a Stages and a Maths, and find them both excellent for different reasons despite the overlap. There are no wrong choices here, even when you already have a Quadrax. That said, I favor sticking to the official firmware at least for the first several months, because there is a ton of stuff you ...
by starthief
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm
Replies: 251
Views: 17432

Re: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm

I have no issues with the build quality. Granted, the ones I have are all from the 2nd/3rd gen product line. From what I've read, the early ones were a bit more random. I had the first generation TherapSID and AY3, and they were a bit rough around the edges, yeah. I think the AY3 either had firmwar...
by starthief
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 0-Coast Breakdown
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: 0-Coast Breakdown

MIDI to CV converter, if you want it. Wogglebug is a bit more heavy duty than the clock and stepped random output on the 0-Coast, but it's a good choice anyway. Any offset/attenuator/mixer. I like Shades personally. Any triangle-core oscillator with linear FM input. A wavefolder... Make Noise does n...
by starthief
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm
Replies: 251
Views: 17432

Re: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm

The only disappointing element for me so far is the kind of zippering, non uniform nature of the tail with long release times - I guess this is the nature of the chips though and so I’ll need to concentrate on more organ type sounds rather than pads, or get to better understand how to deal with the...
by starthief
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Make Noise 0-Ctrl
Replies: 435
Views: 32847

Re: Make Noise 0-Ctrl

The time row/CV input affect the internal clock rate. The internal clock rate, in turn, always affects the dynamic gate length and envelope decay time, even when you're clocking the sequence externally only.
by starthief
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Do you Sit or Stand?
Replies: 21
Views: 355

Re: Do you Sit or Stand?

One of my self-imposed limitations is i have to be able to reach everything while seated. That way I can't just surround myself with 18U+ racks...
by starthief
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module Recommendations for Clicky Percussion
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Module Recommendations for Clicky Percussion

I already have a Morphagene. Correct my if I'm wrong but is the Phonogene not the earlier, less robust version of the Morphagene? Pretty much. Phonogene is a bit more lo-fi (which kind of works for this usage, but isn't necessary I guess) and simpler and cheaper, which is why I wound up choosing it...
by starthief
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module Recommendations for Clicky Percussion
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Module Recommendations for Clicky Percussion

Yeah, I would also say sampling is the way for stuff like this. Phonogene will do it :)
by starthief
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?
Replies: 24
Views: 647

Re: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?

I'm having trouble picturing this. Are you assuming already the existence of a PLL module? Nope! Leader oscillator output -> VCA input Follower oscillator output -> VCA CV input (or reverse those two) VCA output -> follower oscillator V/OCT or expo FM input It's literally that simple. Although the ...
by starthief
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?
Replies: 24
Views: 647

Re: Oscillator Sync. How Complex Do You Like It?

To patch a PLL from scratch is a pain, it requires a number of modules -- which is why it's better to have all this functionality inside the oscillator. If you're just tracking an oscillator with a simple shape, you honestly can patch a PLL with a unipolar VCA -- albeit not a very good one. A bipol...
by starthief
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: VCO Pulse as clock signal, getting double triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: VCO Pulse as clock signal, getting double triggers

Do you have an oscilloscope? The square might have kinks.
by starthief
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: +12v/-12v from 5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: +12v/-12v from 5v?

I have a similar situation, and asked the same question a while back. But I eventually found the data sheets for my PSUs, and found that the -12V current rating isn't a maximum, and is safe to exceed as long as the total current is below (some number way above what I'm using). I still try not to exc...
by starthief
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: NE Desmodus Versio
Replies: 166
Views: 11903

Re: NE Desmodus Versio

https://www.noiseengineering.us/shop/imitor-versio things are getting...wild. I wonder how soon it'll be before NE offers an Omnia Versio system that's 26 different Versios in a case. :lol: I feel like a small expander might be useful to allow flashing the firmware without unracking the module... o...
by starthief
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Kasser DAFM Synth Genesis
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Kasser DAFM Synth Genesis

DAFM Synth - Genesis YM2612 / YM3438 2020-07-05T15_56_23.848Z-DSC_0251.jpg I chose this because it's cheaper and smaller than the MegaFM, and was curious how I'd like it given the screen and Etch-a-Sketch style interface. Which... isn't bad! There are a couple of quirks but you get used to it prett...
by starthief
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?
Replies: 88
Views: 3738

Re: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?

Have you used the Sport Modulator? Your post had me looking into the SSG more closely than I have previously, and I'm kind of intrigued, but Sport Modulator also looks like a fun option (which I've considered before). Nope-- I think they were pretty much unavailable around the time I started expand...
by starthief
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Trim Pot Toppers
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Re: Trim Pot Toppers

Mine arrived, and I think they're brilliant. 20201119_162135-01.jpeg It's a HUGE improvement for Harvestman modules where the attenuverters have a center detent but no pointer stripe! I also put dark gray ones on my Natural Gate, and that's a bit less of a win since those shafts are shorter, but it ...
by starthief
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?
Replies: 88
Views: 3738

Re: Module which unexpectedly blew you away?

Smooth/Stepped Generator is probably the biggest surprise for me. I knew of its patch programmability, but I didn't realize how much it could do, how good it sounds, how the two sides and comparator work together, etc. It's excellent and I am always finding new ways to use it or small differences i...
by starthief
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Do you use only Eurorack or a mix?
Replies: 53
Views: 1062

Re: Do you use only Eurorack or a mix?

No one else thinks it's very time consuming to "get gud" with... everything? ...or are you happy to know stuff more vaguely? It can be time consuming, but I put in the time. It's a rare day that I don't at least jam for 20 minutes or so, if not dig in for 5 hours. I don't have kids, don't watch muc...

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