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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by Delepathy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:12 am

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Does anyone out there have the slighest interest in a Serge/RS dual thyratron vco?
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

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Please define shid and fard.
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by albiedamned » Sat May 02, 2020 1:36 am

I did something! I got my RK7 today. After skimming the manual, which called me an incel and told me not to piss on it or stick it up my ass, I plugged it in and played for a few hours. I used a traditional VCO (WMD/SSF Spectrum) square wave into the RK7 pitch input to control it, and I was able to get very good tracking. It was easy. I really like how it sounds.

I recorded a little demo, in two parts:

1) RK7 pure audio. It's going into a VCA (ALM Tangle Quartet) with an envelope from Intellijel Quadra. There's a little Delay and Reverb from Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run.

2) Same as previous, but the RK7 goes into an R53 and then into an R54 (being used as a filter) before going to the VCA. The envelope is multed and attenuated and sent into the R54 to animate the filter a little bit.

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by Chartreuse-J » Sat May 23, 2020 11:21 pm

Sounds like hot crap*, good job Eric! :party:

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by EPTC » Mon May 25, 2020 2:47 pm

Heck I love the 'crap sound' myth and even the joke, but the RK7 is incredible. Brought life to my R55, which I already loved - but wow, with them paired. Amazing sounding!

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by albiedamned » Mon May 25, 2020 4:53 pm

How did it bring your R55 to life? Are you patching them into each other in some way?
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by EPTC » Mon May 25, 2020 7:50 pm

albiedamned wrote:
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How did it bring your R55 to life? Are you patching them into each other in some way?
Hey - fun question - Let me try to answer that: They're both receiving the same hz/volt converter, as I only have one, so it's a synced two voice piece now instead of a single R55. And a lot of this is likely because I'd never had two R55's, let alone an R55 and and RK7 - The harmonic content of the two waveforms hitting the same 'notes' at the same time is ghostly because of phase shifting and drift and is just insane to let drone. It's way more different than 'fattening' up a synth voice with a moog or oberheim. It improves the sound to have two separate voices. It's way too tempting to listen to them with headphones and it makes your mind feel a little distorted. The R55 by itself, or being a single voice, was fun in a distorted waveform sound, but this is just musical and psychedelic.

I'd say the sinewave switch of the RK7 makes it into a subharmonic voice with the R55 too.

Just a really love two-voice synth now. I'm reminded of that Big City Music video of the R55 arpeggios. But this is wilder. If Eric won't mind the term, just very pleasant. Beautiful sound!

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by albiedamned » Mon May 25, 2020 9:16 pm

Nice!
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by Delepathy » Tue May 26, 2020 12:23 am

EPTC wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 7:50 pm
albiedamned wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:53 pm
How did it bring your R55 to life? Are you patching them into each other in some way?
Hey - fun question - Let me try to answer that: They're both receiving the same hz/volt converter, as I only have one, so it's a synced two voice piece now instead of a single R55. And a lot of this is likely because I'd never had two R55's, let alone an R55 and and RK7 - The harmonic content of the two waveforms hitting the same 'notes' at the same time is ghostly because of phase shifting and drift and is just insane to let drone. It's way more different than 'fattening' up a synth voice with a moog or oberheim. It improves the sound to have two separate voices. It's way too tempting to listen to them with headphones and it makes your mind feel a little distorted. The R55 by itself, or being a single voice, was fun in a distorted waveform sound, but this is just musical and psychedelic.

I'd say the sinewave switch of the RK7 makes it into a subharmonic voice with the R55 too.

Just a really love two-voice synth now. I'm reminded of that Big City Music video of the R55 arpeggios. But this is wilder. If Eric won't mind the term, just very pleasant. Beautiful sound!
From one Ethan to another, can you please record this? :hail: ;)

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by musicaespressiva » Tue May 26, 2020 4:23 am

Yes Powder wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 7:13 pm
albiedamned wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:55 pm
Please define shid and fard.
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by EPTC » Tue May 26, 2020 11:34 am

Delepathy wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:23 am
From one Ethan to another, can you please record this?
Yeah, man, absolutely! Will do so this week. Thanks for askin'!

Also, a praising comment to Yes Powder. How the heck did he know to find that comic panel shid fard reference!

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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

Post by Yes Powder » Wed May 27, 2020 1:42 pm

EPTC wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:34 am
Also, a praising comment to Yes Powder. How the heck did he know to find that comic panel shid fard reference!
I had it saved on my hard drive. Along with a couple other variations.
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

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Delete it with one of those utilities that completely scrambles your data. You don't want the FBI finding that when they confiscate your computer
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Re: Just a Metasonix RK7 Tube VCO module

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