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by chrisso
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What can a Real Analog Synth Do That a Software Synth Can't?
Replies: 341
Views: 18959

But this notion of "software synths offer no tactile response" is a twenty year old stance that is no longer the truth. : I think everyone was discussing it in a simplified form, which most of us understood, and you've chosen to attack the simplified version of the discussion. I have a Softube Cons...
by chrisso
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What can a Real Analog Synth Do That a Software Synth Can't?
Replies: 341
Views: 18959

The assumptions are not false, they are simplifications made to clarify the argument. Exactly. Most hardware is MORE tactile (hands on). It is a given that there are some hardware controllers for software, and there are some synths with limited controls. But as a general rule for me, moving multipl...
by chrisso
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What can a Real Analog Synth Do That a Software Synth Can't?
Replies: 341
Views: 18959

BugBrand wrote:It always felt like you had to really work to get computers to surprise you
Exactly.
by chrisso
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What can a Real Analog Synth Do That a Software Synth Can't?
Replies: 341
Views: 18959

Yes, moving several things at once (knobs, sliders etc). There are more and more hardware controllers for software, but still, hardware outboard and synths can be more tac tile and immediate. The big thing for me is variability and happy accidents. Every aspect of software has to be designed by some...
by chrisso
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla USA announces Red Panel
Replies: 124
Views: 21747

Sensibly: I think they are self contained semi-modulars that conform to Euroack connectivity.
by chrisso
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: LEM4 or trying out "buchla" in eurorack first?
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

No one has yet mentioned the different workflow - which is a MAJOR factor in Buchla vs Eurobuchla. While true, we're talking here specifically about the LEM4... IMO that system feels like a gimmick to be able to hook a little Buchla up to your Eurorack, just to say you've got some Buchla. It became...
by chrisso
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Teenage Engineering PO Modular!
Replies: 199
Views: 19328

Yes, it reminds me very much of the old Arp education systems. Basic and simple modular building blocks. You sometimes see them on Ebay :75:
by chrisso
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Befaco Muxlicer
Replies: 142
Views: 16015

I have a problem with my Muxlicer. I use it for kick and snare. sometime I've got a single trigger but most times there was a double trigger. Same here. Seems like a bizarre issue. No matter what I do, there is a ghost (or often louder) trigger after the trigger I've selected. This is a factory mad...
by chrisso
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Beat Mangling
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Also, Schlappi Angle Grinder
by chrisso
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: LEM4 or trying out "buchla" in eurorack first?
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

No one has yet mentioned the different workflow - which is a MAJOR factor in Buchla vs Eurobuchla.
Separation of audio and voltage is important and changes the way you create sounds.
For me that's a reason to prefer Buchla to Eurobuchla - plus it is less fiddly.
by chrisso
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Beat Mangling
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

A distortion module, a comb filter, a regular multi-mode filter.....
I wouldn't choose Echophon personally.
by chrisso
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Modcan A or Serge??
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

A custom panel I sold about ten years ago is currently on Ebay USA. It contains what I consider to be the best of Serge. Soon afterwards STS stopped offering custom panels, so these odd combo panels are hard to find. I had two racks of Modern A too. Also very nice. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Serge-M...
by chrisso
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Buchla to start making Eurorack modules
Replies: 71
Views: 7708

Separately, I was really hoping they were going to reissue the 100 series in Buchla format, perhaps there's still a chance of that happening. Absolutely bang on :yay: My first thought exactly. I have no interest in the 'e' series, but some of these more raw modules in current Buchla format would be...
by chrisso
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Teenage Engineering PO Modular!
Replies: 199
Views: 19328

orbita wrote:I think they've missed a trick with those cases. They could have made the cases much more portable with handles.
From the product page:
ON THE REAR OF THE 400 YOU FIND A CONVENIENT CARRYING HANDLE. GREAT FOR TAKING YOUR MODULAR OUTSIDE AND EXPLORE SOUNDS IN THE NATURE
by chrisso
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Synton 3000 Modular
Replies: 39
Views: 7189

Awesome sounding. :yay:
by chrisso
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Teenage Engineering PO Modular!
Replies: 199
Views: 19328

They hark back to some of the first commercial synthesisers.
EMS had speakers and touchplate keyboards, as does my CBS Buchla system. Arp 2600 had speakers.
by chrisso
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Teenage Engineering PO Modular!
Replies: 199
Views: 19328

Not cheap? $29 to $100 per module.
Also, in the Sonic State video they mention the 400 Series first run is already built and sold out in one day. So I expect those deliveries to happen within the four weeks.
by chrisso
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: It's 2018... is it too much to ask for CV/Gate AND velocity?
Replies: 123
Views: 5804

euromorcego wrote: Many drummodules actually have a kind of dynamics control, such as accent or choke or strike. Some even respond to the amplitude of the trigger.
I have had quite a few and still have many. Not many have that 'dynamics control' IMO. That's all I suggested.
It's a great feature when they do.
by chrisso
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: It's 2018... is it too much to ask for CV/Gate AND velocity?
Replies: 123
Views: 5804

Oh OK, probably right. Many of my VCAs are unmarked as to what they are )(exp/lin). I will have to check, or see if I need yet another VCA.
:hihi:
Thanks
by chrisso
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: It's 2018... is it too much to ask for CV/Gate AND velocity?
Replies: 123
Views: 5804

Also, an output labeled ”velocity” would be nonsensical What about an input, especially (probably exclusively) on modules with internal VCAs, or percussive focused modules. The 'velocity' aspect of DFAM is some of the best I've heard in modular. You actually don't often hear variable velocity in mo...
by chrisso
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: It's 2018... is it too much to ask for CV/Gate AND velocity?
Replies: 123
Views: 5804

The whole point the anti-velocity crowd is trying to make is that you don't need an input or output labeled "VELOCITY" to get velocity-like effects on a modular. It can be done with a little bit of patching of a couple functions that any well-balanced system should have plenty to spare. ( BIG HINT ...
by chrisso
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: It's 2018... is it too much to ask for CV/Gate AND velocity?
Replies: 123
Views: 5804

My point was that you dont punch or press something therefor no reason to call it velocity, We're talking about music here, and velocity has become a musically useful term. It seems highly pedantic to suggest you can't have an element of velocity on a percussive module, unless it's being programmed...
by chrisso
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: It's 2018... is it too much to ask for CV/Gate AND velocity?
Replies: 123
Views: 5804

I don't see how "velocity" is relevant since you have other means of expression :roll: Velocity adds life to any part, especially percussive parts. Your definition of keyboard feature is only half of the story. Velocity is actually a feature of real instruments as it's impossible for a human to pla...
by chrisso
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: It's 2018... is it too much to ask for CV/Gate AND velocity?
Replies: 123
Views: 5804

Funny how the thread centered on sequencers. When I saw the thread title I was thinking, yeah velocity IS undervalued in Eurorack. I use cv to control velocity using a VCA all the time, but I have to say it's often a fiddly business. It seems to me like some VCAs have too broad a range of voltage sc...
by chrisso
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: TB 303 note range Roland System 500
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Yes, I have tried to send a sequence from my (new Roland) A 01 into the 500 series 1v8ve input and get sequences pitches two or three octaves up....too high to be usable. Using the Roland system with Reaktor blocks or a regular Euro sequencer is fine, so I'm not inclined to adjust anything on the ba...

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