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by ersatzplanet
Sun May 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Needs sequencer for a portable modular synth, 208hp
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Needs sequencer for a portable modular synth, 208hp

Division6 Dual Mini Sequencer. New firmware chains multiple sequences and more. Not expensive if you build it yourself. Skiff friendly.
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by ersatzplanet
Sun May 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: How to open source the easel program cards?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: How to open source the easel program cards?

The easiest way would be to design your own and open source it. The pinout of the connector should be easy enough to get and the topology of the PCB would be up to your imagination. I would think that everyone that would want one probably has their one idea of what should be on it. Coming up with a ...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: A noob question on stackcables
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: A noob question on stackcables

There is a trade show video from a few years ago where Dreadbox couldn’t show off one of the new products since someone patched it wrong and killed it. Saying that it is a myth is bad advice, imo. It's not a myth. But it's FAR overblown. And the modules still affected by it need to be discovered, c...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Stereo Triggered Sampler from 4ms
Replies: 335
Views: 33300

Re:

sorry for the dumb question, but has anybody tried using this with mutable instruements grids? Do you think it's possbile to trigger samples and also change the lenght and start point of the sample with grids? Would that make sense? Though it won't trigger the samples themselves, what you really ne...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Pitch to CV options (I know I know, but can it be DONE??)
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Pitch to CV options (I know I know, but can it be DONE??)

The big question is do you need it to do that in realtime? If not, there are lots of software solutions that can be very accurate. Even the pitch to MIDI conversion in Ableton is not bad. That is one step away from CV. Of course it is targeting note generation and not the spaces between them. It can...
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Max module depth
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Max module depth

The deepest modules I own are a pair of TipTop Z5000 efx modules that have a huge potted module on them that sticks way off the PCB in back. Only for cases, It is a tight fit in my Doepfer P6 chassis and can't be over where the supply is. Almost all the other modules I own are ones with parallel to ...
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 21, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Small standalone effects box?
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Small standalone effects box?

Look into the Axolotl. You will have to buy/build a case for it, but it cost only $80. Basically think of it as a smaller Nord Mini-Modular. You can make almost any Effects you can think of - program a patch on your computer once, download it to the Axo, unplug it and never have to re-program it aga...
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: A noob question on stackcables
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: A noob question on stackcables

There isn't a patch you can come up with that requires you to stack them more than two high. Remember they are just a wire. When a patch requires more than two connections, use the other end. Think serially instead of like a star connection. The stacking of more than 2 high puts a lot of stress on t...
by ersatzplanet
Wed May 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: HELP erased my nebulae V1 flash drive
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: HELP erased my nebulae V1 flash drive

Here is a link to my copy of the Version 1.1 factory stick if that is what you need. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m18kjlujc0v3 ... qPRea?dl=0

If you are talking about the card inside the module, you will have to get that from Qu-Bit.
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Do we not need more stereo mixer options?
Replies: 36
Views: 762

Re: Do we not need more stereo mixer options?

I personally feel that an In-Cabinet mixer is for mixing PARTS of a patch, and an External mixer is for mixing PATCHES. After saying that, sometimes I would like the convenience of a in-cabinet mixer but it would have to be stereo, small HP, and have AUX/EFX sends (and as many as possible) and I jus...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Bread and Butter Analog Oscillators in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1364

Re: Bread and Butter Analog Oscillators in 2020

I dumped almost all my VCOs for wave players and granular modules but kept the two ones I liked the most, a pair of older Analogue Systems RS-90 VCOs. I like them because they are very close to the first VCOs I ever owned, the ones on an EMS VCS3 and AKS. They have similar wave shaping, though the E...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Using the synth to mask background noise
Replies: 27
Views: 645

Re: Using the synth to mask background noise

Right out of collage I lived in a group house with a couple of bandmates. One of my housemates worked at a shift that he would get home just as I went to bed in the den right off the front room. He would watch TV and I am the type that can't turn off my ears, and particularly when there is music and...
by ersatzplanet
Sun May 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Stereo cable for patching
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Stereo cable for patching

The problem with using TRS plugs on Eurorack is dependent on the jacks and the modules themselves. Many jacks in Eurorack that use plastic bushings, have their Ground connections placed in the location of the Ring on a TRS jack. Most metal bushing made jacks rely on the bushing to conduct the Ground...
by ersatzplanet
Sun May 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: The Utility Modules for Semi-Modular Synths Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 1583

Re: The Utility Modules for Semi-Modular Synths Discussion

I have to say up front that I am biased because I make these types of modules, but I would add some controllers to your system. If you do music that evolves over time and want to control that manually, you need joysticks, slide-pot modules, programmers and the like. Maybe som controllers that will m...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Synthwerks 10th Anniversary sale begins!
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Synthwerks 10th Anniversary sale begins!

This is our 10th year in business and so we will be having sales on select products for the rest of the year. To start it off, one of our first products - The MG-1 Manual Gate Pushbutton and Multiples Module ! Contact info@synthwerks.com for ordering and info. Start mashing buttons! MG-1 Sales ad.png
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Clocking a trigger sequencer from a looping ADSR
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Clocking a trigger sequencer from a looping ADSR

Using a EG with CV control of the stages and has an End of Decay trigger out (makes a trigger or gate at the end of the envelope - usually used to loop the EG) then you are golden. The EOD trigger runs the sequencer and one rank on the sequencer controls one of the time functions on the EG (usually ...
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: LED bar displays scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: LED bar displays scanner

Go discreet. You can buy LEDs in lots of shapes. Get some large rectangular or square ones and stack them next to themselves in a single rectangular hole. KingBright and others make some nice large ones. A lot more work of course but you can design them the way you want.
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: non clicky envelope techniques?
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: non clicky envelope techniques?

I read once that the human brain needs a sound to last at least 13ms before it can even decree a pitch from it. ALL envelopes shorter than that will be clicks. Keep that in mind.
by ersatzplanet
Fri May 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Am I not creative enough or do I miss some important modules?
Replies: 32
Views: 1076

Re: Am I not creative enough or do I miss some important modules?

Get some wave player/granular modules like the Nebulae or Morphagene and make sounds with Ableton/Max and then play/modify them in different ways on your modular. I dumped all but two VCOs from my rig and went with STS, 3 Nebulae's, and a Nutella.
by ersatzplanet
Thu May 14, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: New case advise
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: New case advise

I have four of the Doepfer P6 cases and love them. Perfect form factor for stacking and laying flat. Deep enough for deeper modules but still airlines carryon friendly (though that is less of a concern lately). The have hybrid switching supplies (switchers followed fy linear regulators) for the +/11...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Is 64 steps really enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 806

Re: Is 64 steps really enough?

There is one sequencer module that can record in realtime, step mode and actually record audio. The AS RS-450 basically is a 4-Channel CV recorder that is a modern take on the EMS Synthi sequencer. It has a large memory and in record mode, it is clocked and records whatever shows up at the input in ...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Stereo filters
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: Stereo filters

If no one mentioned it..... there is a technical difference between a "dual filter" (like the SSF Dipole) and a filter with a "stereo output" (like the Rossum Morpheus). I think a dual filter that has a decent modulation layout to allow single control to run both sides equally is more of a "stereo"...
by ersatzplanet
Tue May 12, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: I’m back with a vengeance, and questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: I’m back with a vengeance, and questions.

What have I missed the last 3 or 4 years? Any must have modules that I should check out? And new brands that have taken over? Check out the Wave players and granular modules. I have replace all but two of the VCOs in my rig with them. Use the whole rig or computer to make complex tonal backgrounds ...
by ersatzplanet
Mon May 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Synthi A with external sequencers Vs AKS?
Replies: 80
Views: 5960

Re: Synthi A with external sequencers Vs AKS?

Im going with the digitana synthi CV interface and my Mc-4 Nice. Now I don't have to sell you my dusty KS. I think the AS solution that ersatzplanet suggested looks nice. And that new Makenoise is interesting but not quite the same memory wise, etc. The RS-450 is a really nice module and on my wish...
by ersatzplanet
Mon May 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: So....when does stereo REALLY matter?
Replies: 45
Views: 1408

Re: So....when does stereo REALLY matter?

I trained in old school studios back in the day (80s) and was taught that a mix needs to have clarity and separation in mono first. You can use stereo to accentuate it, for effects, etc etc, but if you were relying on that for clarity, you had some fundamentals wrong. Things have moved on of course...

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