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by ATW
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Favourite Disting mk4 algorhythm
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Favourite Disting mk4 algorhythm

The ones I return to the most, and the starred ones are my faves of these: A6 Quantizer — simple and handy *B4 Clockable Delay D1 DJ Filter F5 Shift Register (random cvs) — convenient to have built-in slew H2 Dual S&H *I7 Dual Sample Player *K1 Wavetable VCO (and curious to try the other wavetable a...
by ATW
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Generative modules for 7u 104hp
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Generative modules for 7u 104hp

If you had a really tiny case, the desert island generative module would probably be Sample & Hold. There’s just so many creative ways to patch up cool things with S&H. But ultimately, my advice for generative is that no matter what you pick, choose the modules with the most voltage control. The mo...
by ATW
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Your unusual approach to modular!
Replies: 48
Views: 2054

Re: Your unusual approach to modular!

My approach to modular is pretty open-ended, and the gear is set up to promote that: Make it easy to reconfigure everything. Opt for multiple, smaller cases that can be self-contained, and work well with the others. Use Knurlies or similar to make it easy to swap modules around. Have more ribbon cab...
by ATW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: U-He CVlization
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: U-He CVlization

The demos have me intrigued on this one, along with Starthief’s experiences he’s shared so far. I am getting my feet wet with a A-138m (on its way)—down the road (once my head is a bit more wrapped around matrix mixing) I could see diving deeper with a multimode matrix module the CVIization. Looks f...
by ATW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Looking for crappy music
Replies: 33
Views: 417

Re: Looking for crappy music

Not crappy by any stretch - but definitely creatively mixed. Love this track - absolutely detonates heads on a big system:) https://youtu.be/rtBAtsbFbOY Great track, that saturated distortion bass whomping is super satisfying. A few more artists that stand out for me, with crappy-ish aspects of pro...
by ATW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 924
Views: 104104

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

I have experienced occasional clicks in the past while using the Mimeophon near the end of the chain. Not sure I can identify a pattern (with my particular module). I have noticed it a couple of times when there were clock/trigs sent to the Flip and/or Hold inputs. It had been racked next to a Dist...
by ATW
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: MakeNoise Mimeophon
Replies: 924
Views: 104104

Re: MakeNoise Mimeophon

I have experienced occasional clicks in the past while using the Mimeophon near the end of the chain. Not sure I can identify a pattern (with my particular module). I have noticed it a couple of times when there were clock/trigs sent to the Flip and/or Hold inputs. It had been racked next to a Disti...
by ATW
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Beginner Skiff Set-Up Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Beginner Skiff Set-Up Advice

Generally looks like a pretty good starting point overall, and I agree with Shakespeare on trading Rings for Pamela’s New Workout. Maths and Plaits and Pam’s are a great trio. You could start there (plus a vca) and have plenty to work with for awhile. I would also echo the advice of having a cascadi...
by ATW
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Looking for crappy music
Replies: 33
Views: 417

Re: Looking for crappy music

Hype Williams (the band), black dice, matrix metals. This guy nacho marty on YouTube does some great synth demo tracks that have an ineffable lo fi mystique I find really compelling. Hmm. I'll try to think of more Hype Williams (Dean Blunt / Inga Copeland) for sure. It always sounds so crappily goo...
by ATW
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Gooey sticky fuzzy distortion
Replies: 35
Views: 710

Re: Gooey sticky fuzzy distortion

I’m far from a distortion connoisseur, but “gooey” makes me think of filters, and distortion+filter makes me think of WMD TRSHMSTR. Which is a great a pretty versatile module. Same here, currently getting in this sonic ballpark when routing audio through an overdriven VCA > Belgrad > Stereo FX modu...
by ATW
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Alternative to Make Noise Blued Steel Stand?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Alternative to Make Noise Blued Steel Stand?

The on-stage mix400 mixer stand has been working pretty well on my end, it fits up to 104hp wide, and 6u. I might be able to do 9u but not exactly sure. This may not be right for you, but it is a bit cheaper than the blue steel stand and likely easier to find in stock.
by ATW
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Patching question (ambient)
Replies: 29
Views: 450

Re: Patching question (ambient)

It's up to you whether LFOs follow a clock or run free. Try both out and see what works best for any given patch. LFOs *are* oscillators, just below audio rate, and behave exactly the same. They be free-running, clocked, and triggered (reset), depending on the features of a given module. Attached a ...
by ATW
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: VCV Rack patches
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: VCV Rack patches

Lots of fundamental patches to complement the book Patch & Tweak: http://patchandtweak.com/patches/
by ATW
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Sequencer less than 30hp?
Replies: 69
Views: 1398

Re: Sequencer less than 30hp?

Voltage block is awesome in being 8 channels of 16 steps in 20hp and is rather simplistic overall. However I find fiddling with it on the sliders for adjusting the notes is pretty annoying for dialing in sequences, and generally use it for CV modulation (which is primarily what I intended with it a...
by ATW
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Patching question (ambient)
Replies: 29
Views: 450

Re: Patching question (ambient)

It sounds like you're interested in patching subtle/evolving modulation as a means to bring some animation to a sound — that about right? There are many ways to do this. Mixing multiple, slow LFOs is one way. ochd is a module that is designed with this (among others) in mind. Triple Sloths, too. Bas...
by ATW
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?
Replies: 160
Views: 4538

Re: What is the most random, random-generator still in production?

. . . For me personally, by the time I've constrained randomness enough to find the results musical, any difference is completely overwhelmed by the constraints, the use of repetition to make random sound intentional and meaningful (and not random any more), quantisation etc... Pure randomness is l...
by ATW
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1741

Re: Modern Cassette Recorders

I had reasonably good luck with a basic, still-functioning (and recording) Technics deck via ebay. Moving forward—and factoring cost inflation—I’d be more likely to get a deck that has been serviced recently, either directly from a used stereo equipment store or from a specialist/tech seller on Reve...
by ATW
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Cosmotronic Thru Zero Complex Oscillator - Teaser
Replies: 52
Views: 1668

Re: Cosmotronic Thru Zero Complex Oscillator - Teaser

Very nice panel layout + UI — looks like a quick study and hearing lots of interesting sound design possibilities. For a name—I wonder if the two VCOs each having a distinct personality (vs pre-configured in car/mod relationship) might lead somewhere. One idea that popped up is the idea of two plane...
by ATW
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?
Replies: 961
Views: 128756

Re: Self generating patches....tips and ideas ?

Thanks for sharing that patch, Luke, I think I'll go back and try adding in a S&H. I did a quick patch based on this and got some semi-random, semi-farty pulse chaos happening. By patching the high-passed square wave back into the oscillator's v/oct input, and multing the square wave to the exponent...
by ATW
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How did you pick your sequencer?
Replies: 180
Views: 7371

Re: How did you pick your sequencer?

I bought a Varigate 4+ because I watched a video of how it worked and i thought it was very intuitive and i liked how it operated. I planned to use the 2 CV outs for melodies/basslines, and 2 of the Gate outs for drums. I just learned that for the sequencer to work properly, you need to patch CV in...
by ATW
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: RIP MF DOOM
Replies: 30
Views: 701

Re: RIP MF Doom

Ah this really sucks. Truly amazing producer and lyricist, what a loss. RIP
by ATW
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: euro minimal breaks
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: euro minimal breaks

I dig it!
by ATW
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Seeking oddish timbres
Replies: 48
Views: 1246

Re: Seeking oddish timbres

Lots of good feedback shared above. I’d add one more way to explore timbres (akin to crossfaders and matrix mixers) is with a joystick controller (or other gestural/macro controllers). Map it to a handful of disparate parameters in the patch—particularly ones that are multed to several other destina...
by ATW
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What are your favourite Doepfer modules ?
Replies: 95
Views: 7476

Re: What are your favourite Doepfer modules ?

A-110-4 QZVCO — enjoying this in particular for percussive sounds and rubbery, staccato, atonal melodic patterns. Bonus points for the charming blue panel with white/blue LEDs.

A-151 Quad sequential switch — incredibly useful, compact, expands any patch.
by ATW
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Synth Drone
Topic: What is drone?
Replies: 53
Views: 1297

Re: What is drone?

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