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by plord
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How many "voices" do you have in your modular?
Replies: 50
Views: 1487

Re: How many "voices" do you have in your modular?

If I *insist* that every voice have at least one envelope, a VCA, and a sequencing source, and all voices have a filter of some kind, no West-ish complex osc no-filter voices, then...15. I would need to take over every input on the patch bay to sum all those voices to the main studio mixer, but it's...
by plord
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Unreleased Richter Designs - Pulse Farm
Replies: 34
Views: 4771

Re: Unreleased Richter Designs - Pulse Farm

Me too!
by plord
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Unreleased Richter Designs - Pulse Farm
Replies: 34
Views: 4771

Re: Unreleased Richter Designs - Pulse Farm

Say more about this experimental hardware design :)
by plord
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Site Migration Completed
Replies: 346
Views: 18073

Re: Site Migration Completed

Thanks for the support and migration Rob!
by plord
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Wogglebug: I kinda don't get the point....
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

I have three Wogglebugs. In an all-Wiard 300 system they provide a few awesome but non-obvious functions: * The LFO out is a handy clock source, it will trigger the envelator just fine. If you run a joystick through an attenuator (or not) and send it to Rate then you have a variable clock. * For max...
by plord
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: John Blacet has passed away.
Replies: 76
Views: 7243

Oh no. RIP John. My Blacet system used to run to 6 rows before I started swapping things out to get (more) Wiard. John was fantastic to deal with, for purchases, repairs, you name it. His VCO design is a classic (octave input! waveform CV!) and there is STILL, IN 20-freaking-19, no module in any for...
by plord
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: First Things First
Replies: 28
Views: 4794

Just popping in to confirm that 14" is a good depth for standard-issue Wiard modules. That will give you room for the metal-box-what-holds-the-gizmo, plus the 5 pin DIN power supply cable (think the business end of a MIDI cable including healthy strain relief), plus a little finger room for the grab...
by plord
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Kawai K5000
Replies: 45
Views: 6428

The K5000 should go down as a digital classic. Few things sound like it, and sweet jesus that keyboard was sliiiiiiiiiiiiiick.

I had an S, sold it to get some Wiard. Then I had an R...and I sold it to get some Wiard.

Sometimes priorities suck.
by plord
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Electro-Harmonix 22500 Two track Looper
Replies: 35
Views: 8946

Although I hated the friggin pedal (got rid of it long ago), but seems that a Boss RC30 would be perfect for this - holds hours and hours of loops (something like five or six hours), in 99 different banks. And the switches are way far apart - easy access. Every version of the Boss/Roland loopers fa...
by plord
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Electro-Harmonix 22500 Two track Looper
Replies: 35
Views: 8946

Looks like a Pigtronix Infinity with a different set of compromises. I'll keep the Infinity. Update: stop me if you've heard this one before, but now I have both. The Infinity is still my go to for realtime layering/jamming and especially time sync. But I got a gig playing solo jazz in a small cafe...
by plord
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Klee in Wiard Style
Replies: 28
Views: 4219

Thanks for the clarification Cary. I have a Wiard Klee using Mono-Poly's design, but possibly slightly tweaked? All of the sliders are mounted on a sub-panel that connects to the front via the 32 switch jacks. Mine also lacks independent, non-slewed outputs, a mistake I would not make again. If ther...
by plord
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Your favourite labels
Replies: 88
Views: 4875

I've been re-ripping everything to lossless lately, and noticed two things: * Astralwerks has a really high batting average. There's a good chance this is selection bias on my part, but still, it surprised me to see no duffers in that group. * I have long claimed that Waveform Records has a perfect ...
by plord
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: So, are we going to talk about these new Pittsburgh cases?
Replies: 484
Views: 48167

Wait, they use switching supplies?

C'mon, man.

I thought Linear was "modular power 101".
by plord
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Utilities/modules to accompany the Klee
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Did you build yours in Frac, and if so, is there any sort of Frac panel/daughterboard available? Ah, Frac in this case just means 15V power; mine is in a whole-row 19" x 3U panel. I made some choices for mine that you might disagree with, (no un-glide-outputs for example) but they make good startin...
by plord
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Utilities/modules to accompany the Klee
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Plenty of folks have built 3.5mm Klees in Euro and Frac; I have mine in a 3U rack mount panel with a daughter-panel for the sliders ("Krunkus method"), and with 15V power to go with the rest of the Frac. If you build Frac: you can add a Binary Zone to get clock AND +/- voltage stairstep patterns, pl...
by plord
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: If you had to give up most of your synth gear...
Replies: 140
Views: 8081

Waldorf Q, FR777, MPC1000 :p

That's assuming that the Wiard 300, or a subset thereof, doesn't count as the Mono.
by plord
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 6968
Views: 553276

No pix, but I picked up a pair of Jensen Jet Tornado 8 ohm 12" neodymium speakers for my Ampeg Reverberocket amp, which shaved a good 12 pounds off the weight compared to the A Brown hempconed Vintage 30s I had in there previously. This weight savings is important to me, because I am old and soft an...
by plord
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: A case for Jasper
Replies: 385
Views: 34025

Put me down for the default case, speakers and batteries and portable fun version. Thanks!
by plord
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Small Blacet system around 2x Mini Wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

Nice, I think I'll definitely go this route, DIY! It is also seems like a pretty good excuse to finally buy myself a drill press... :tu: If you have second thoughts about the cost and space requirements of a drill press (they are REALLY HEAVY for what it's worth), may I humbly suggest a Roper-Whitn...
by plord
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Small Blacet system around 2x Mini Wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

Replace the Window Comparator with a Binary Zone. Trust me. I know things. Consider replacing the Dual Freq Divider with a Metalbox Gated Comparator. Blacet pot and jack spacing is plenty roomy, and the Panasonic pots he ships with the kits are stiffer than a lot of other varieties so you are unlike...
by plord
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: For new explorers of 70s-90s ambient.
Replies: 43
Views: 3780

I don't think these have been listed yet? Seefeel _Quique_ Irresistable Force _Global Chillage_ Steve Hillage _Rainbow Dome Musick_ Heavenly Music Corporation _Consciousness III_ All of the "From Here to Tranquility" compilations Anyone else remember _Themes from Vapourspace_?? All of the Higher Int...
by plord
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Wogglebug: I kinda don't get the point....
Replies: 9
Views: 2785

Can wobble bug be used as a pseudo noise source? great for percussion and such. Abso-damn-lutely. Smooth and Woggle range to max; Woggle time at minimum. Cluster and Rate to taste (or clock it externally). The main output is now a hi-hat sound with random whalesong bursts. Send that through a HP fi...
by plord
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: A Long, Meandering Question About Filters
Replies: 43
Views: 1811

Re: A Long, Meandering Question About Filters

- 2x Doepfer Wasp. Cheap, skinny enough, screamy, warm, multimode. Haven't heard them in series, though. Anyone try that? REALLY love the sound of this one by itself. Why yes, yes I have, but using the Metalbox/CGS version of the Wasp, not the Doepfer one. Quick Vid: [video]http://www.youtube.com/w...
by plord
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Wogglebug: I kinda don't get the point....
Replies: 9
Views: 2785

Thanks. I guess I'm stil not operating from a more-modular mindset. Sounds like I need to try it. Like any Wiard module, it is much deeper than it appears. Using one CV output to open a VCA that routes a separate CV output to modulate some audio path element; cross modulating the two sides to creat...
by plord
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: pedal signal flow (OD->looper / looper->OD?)
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Yeah, looper as late in the chain as you can. For a while I even had it in the pre/post loop of my amp. The more variety of things you can put BEFORE the loop, the better, it increases the depth you can stack things by varying the tone.

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