Post pics of your frac setup!

Blacet, Metalbox, Synthasonic, PAiA and the rest.... a frac frenzy!

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Post by scozbor » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:10 am

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:36 am

^Awesome panel aesthetic,
and OTT kalimba.
Let us hear them combined on recording.

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Post by scozbor » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:25 pm

Cat-A-Tonic wrote:^Awesome panel aesthetic,
and OTT kalimba.
Let us hear them combined on recording.
Cheers!
It's an Array Mbira. I've had it for ages but never really got into it. It has taken me a while to find a setup for it which works. I have been getting lots of noise and ground hum. I'm getting close but still not 100% happy with the results. There is some amazing ambience on the way from this thing though!! :zen:

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Post by e-tron » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:07 pm

Shitty pic of Frac in action. Live music for theatre.

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Post by hellohihowareyou » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:07 am

Moog$FooL$ : is that an analogics sequencer in there?

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:37 am

hellohihowareyou wrote:Moog$FooL$ : is that an analogics sequencer in there?
weird.... do you mean e-tron?

the pic just above your post.

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Post by odempress » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:28 am

these setups are insane!

i'll have to post once i build a proper box.

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Post by odempress » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:35 am

Is there a case building thread?

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Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:09 pm

This week we voted on the 26th Modular Pic of the Week... The contest lasts 30 weeks so there are now just 4 more chances for your photos to be considered. Time to get those photos in if you haven't already! Contest details below...

http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/10/i-drea ... esent.html

No Frac pics at all so far!?!

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Post by dadek » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:19 pm

muff's frac setup was pretty impressive in it's day...

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Post by scozbor » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:27 pm

new camera! still trying to work out how to use it. no more crappy iphone pics :sb:

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Post by e-tron » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:46 pm

^^^
Woah! What is that?

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Post by scozbor » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:09 am

e-tron wrote:^^^
Woah! What is that?
my DIY frac-ness!

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:37 pm

scozbor wrote:
e-tron wrote:^^^
Woah! What is that?
my DIY frac-ness!
oh come on now...... wont u please show & tell a little more than that. :bang: :bang: :bang: :waah:

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Post by Adam-V » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:48 pm

scozbor wrote:new camera! still trying to work out how to use it. no more crappy iphone pics :sb:

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We want full frontal shots you cheeky little tease!

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Post by scozbor » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:18 pm

:lol: there are a few pictures on the last few pages of this thread - but only crappy Iphone pics. I won't have the good camera for a few days now, but will post some more shots soon - including the juicy (messy!) bits.

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Post by tIB » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:03 am

Fracdrum is complete!

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Obviously it isn't really- Im on the lookout for a doepfer A189-1 again for bitcrushing, thoough that's not frac. The big panel below is an 8 way attenuator/amplifier module, distorts nicely. There's some rack stuff under that too- compressor, digital effects... really happy to have squeezed the QMMG in as I was real light on filtering figuring that out.

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Post by parasitk » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:40 pm

tIB wrote:Im on the lookout for a doepfer A189-1 again for bitcrushing, thoough that's not frac.
How about a Socket Rocket ROM for the MiniWave? It can do some interesting bit stuffs.

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Post by tIB » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:42 am

^ not a bad idea that, Im tempted for a second miniwave but I think unless I find a euro conversion Im just out of space.

I do like that doepfer thing though, aside from the spring verb its probably my favourite doepfer module. The A112 8bit sampler thingy might be a good/better shout for that config too... Ill keep my eyes out.

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Post by vmgas » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:21 am

here are some shitty blurry pictures of my current and revised setup

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Post by xonetacular » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:33 am

Forgive my ignorance and no offense to the frac guys but I can't help but notice just how ugly frac is as a format. :razz:

Not sure if it's just the modules and rough paint or the rails thrown into ghetto looking racks or what- maybe it's part of the appeal and fun I don't know but just very different looking from some of the classy and clean setups in other formats.

Seems like being thrown into a falling apart particle board rack shoved in a bassment is a requirement for a frac system. That said still looks fun. :tu:

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Post by Babaluma » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:41 am

I can't help but notice just how ugly frac is as a format
i think it looks way more stylish than most euro rigs i see. but it's personal preference right?

do you think this looks ugly, for example?

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or this?

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Post by tIB » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:00 am

Mine is definitely a case of substance over form. The blacet stuff is fugly, my encore freq shifter is the worst looking module I've seen... function wise they are fantastic though.

I love the look of metalbox stuff and if you count bugbrand as frac then I don't think you will find much better looking stuff than that.

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Post by scozbor » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:48 am

xonetacular wrote:Forgive my ignorance and no offense to the frac guys but I can't help but notice just how ugly frac is as a format. :razz:

Not sure if it's just the modules and rough paint or the rails thrown into ghetto looking racks or what- maybe it's part of the appeal and fun I don't know but just very different looking from some of the classy and clean setups in other formats.

Seems like being thrown into a falling apart particle board rack shoved in a bassment is a requirement for a frac system. That said still looks fun. :tu:
frac cares not for euro hipsters either :twisted: :party:

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Post by SYN7HOR » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:35 am

I agree with poster saying many frac systems are ugly (I only use euro, so I'm obviously "biased"), but the second one posted above looks great, at least function-wise. Love the symmetry. The fonts used are horrible though.

Also, I wouldn't mind some built-in attenuators and multipliers in my Doepfer cases.

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