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Post by Naive Teen Idol » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:06 am

I'm in Boston and was hoping to get this for a session this weekend ... but just realized that while I thought I was ordering this from Control in Brooklyn, NY I *actually* ordered it from Control Voltage in Portland, OR. :despair:

Spread the wealth, I guess!

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Post by buzzbuzz » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:13 am

Collected my pre order from Control last night!

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Post by starthief » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:19 am

buzzbuzz wrote:Collected my pre order from Control last night!
Cool, that means mine should be shipping shortly :hyper:

EDIT: yup, just got a notification :banana:
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Post by pinkflag16 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:51 am

buzzbuzz wrote:Collected my pre order from Control last night!
Me too! #57. Unfortunately I'm in the middle of tearing my apartment to pieces, so my modular is tucked away temporarily. Hopefully I can plug it in tonight. I did play it in the store the other day, and was VERY happy.

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Post by buzzbuzz » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:32 pm

#46! I hope everyone who pre ordered gets theirs by the weekend.
I managed to get it racked up towards the end of last night and had a fiddle about for a bit and I am very happy indeed.

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Post by slidearind » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:40 pm

The manual is up on the makenoise website.

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Post by starthief » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:06 pm

"Not suitable for laboratory use" Well there goes my mad science world domination plot. :doh:

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Post by Skilling » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:44 am

slidearind wrote:The manual is up on the makenoise website.
Yey! :bananaguitar:

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Post by ludotex » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 am

This is super cool. I am so happy Stereo is getting more love in eurorack :love:
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Post by liquidsn » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:37 am

Started playing around with it last night. Ohhhh boyyyy. This stereo business is no joke. Good thing I have a WMD Mixer. :nana:
Just having a counter trig seq going into the !!!! just makes it all musical.

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Post by man_hands » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:05 pm

Has anyone gotten theirs or had theirs ship from Perfect Circuit yet?

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Post by Naive Teen Idol » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Naive Teen Idol wrote:I'm in Boston and was hoping to get this for a session this weekend ... but just realized that while I thought I was ordering this from Control in Brooklyn, NY I *actually* ordered it from Control Voltage in Portland, OR. :despair:

Spread the wealth, I guess!
Quick follow-up: Control Voltage were awesome with me and helped expedite this so I could maybe still get this by the weekend. Happy accidents!

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Post by insoul8 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:17 pm

Mine shipped from DM. I’m hopeful I might get it by Friday!

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Post by makenoise » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:54 pm

Strange Patching: QPAS Gong

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Post by radin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:52 pm

who doesn't like gongs? I received a shipping notification from Detroit Modular but may not receive until early next week...errrrrrrr

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Post by art decadence » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:26 pm

Just ordered one from DM as well. Naively told myself I was "done" buying euro modules :despair:

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Post by 12eightyfive » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:57 pm

man_hands wrote:Has anyone gotten theirs or had theirs ship from Perfect Circuit yet?
Not yet. Was definitely an early pre-order, put it in before they sent the email announcing. If MN shipped early this week 'll bet they get their shipment today or Monday and it'll take maybe 3-5 business days for it to get where it goes, be surprised (though pleasantly!) if I have it before next weekend.

Seems like maybe DM or Control is the place to pre-order from in the future!

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Post by starthief » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:16 pm

liquidsn wrote:Ohhhh boyyyy. This stereo business is no joke.
For sure... I just got mine this morning and was mostly unimpressed until I realized I had the input channel set to mono in my DAW :doh: It was like that moment in The Wizard of Oz where the movie switches from black & white to color.

I'm really not a filter junkie and I was kind of doubting whether getting QPAS was the right move for me... but after playing with it a bit I kept finding all these amazing sweet spots with it.

12eightyfive wrote:Seems like maybe DM or Control is the place to pre-order from in the future!
Control has always been really good with preorders in my experience. I've given up on Perfect Circuit preorders a couple of times now in frustration and I basically only buy stuff from them if it's in stock and on sale.

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Post by insoul8 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:44 pm

I got mine yesterday and holy moly do I love this thing already. Such a fantastic filter for experimentation. I’ve barely scratched the surface and I think it might already be my favorite filter. Putting the vca first was a great design idea. I’m loving the ability to ping it and let it ring out. I’ve paired it with my Rainmaker and it seems like a match made in heaven.

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Post by brandonlogic » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:02 pm

pinkflag16 wrote:
lud wrote:
pinkflag16 wrote:Just pre-ordered, as I was thinking of getting a Twin Peak anyway.
Is it that similar /better than the Twinpeak?
Interested to compare this to the Klangbau - particularly ping wise!
For my purposes, they cover similar territory. A side by side is definitely warranted at some point to get into the details.
As owner of klangbau twin peak and a qpas now, I can say for sure that qpas is not better for ping sounds than twin peak. Qpas is nice for this no doubt, but Twin peak pings are much bolder/thicker sounding and the internal envelope followers give you so much control of the shape of the pings, round to sharp sounds.

Having both klangbau tp versions plus r*s vcfq I think qpas will be used for stereo filtering more the being used as a ping voice for me.

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Post by starthief » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:15 pm

To me the Twinpeak wins for "traditional" pinging but the QPAS has a lot of... alternative pinging, I guess.

The QPAS is not all sweet spots -- I don't much like sweeping its LP or BP with moderate to high Q with most material -- but the sweet spots it has are astonishing. There's a lot to explore and discover with it.

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Post by nihilicious » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:16 am

I've had QPAS since Friday. There's some overlap with Three Sisters but I'll be keeping both, they sound quite different to me. Similar to the comment about the Twinpeak filter, I also feel that Three Sisters is better at pinging, though you don't get the same linked stereo fun.

Below is a short clip heavily modulating QPAS with Marbles. There's a Verbos Multi Delay in there too. I think QPAS has provided the most consistent fun of any module I've owned so far.

https://soundcloud.com/nihilicious/aez_lith

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Post by spinalbeatz » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:02 pm

Received mine today. Shout out to Control for that Valentines Day sale. This filter is simply incredible. Been sitting here for hours just jamming with it. Here's a simple sequence with some modulation on the Radiate inputs from Zadar.

https://soundcloud.com/tr666/qpas-test-1

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Post by The Junglechrist » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:38 am

Mine is pre-ordered but I think us european still have to wait a little. Can't wait to try it out for sure.
I don't remeber who said it reminded him of the Fenix filter, but it is true I watched a lot Fenix related content recently and there is this vocal / liquid quality to it that is reminicent of it.


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Post by ben_hex » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:10 pm

Hello all, I figured best to share my demo here rather than start a new thread.



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"So here's "the ultimate guide to QPAS" ... a mega tutorial, uber overview or any other silly name you'd like to title this with. Silliness aside, the QPAS has been great offering a lot of stereo filter tones with the quad filter cores and simple controls for a wide range of animation. The tone of the filter is hard to pin down as Tony of Make Noise designed the core (rather than cloning an old one) for the filter and the option to saturate the input VCA stage provides further tonal options. I hope this video is useful for currently QPAS owners, potential QPAS owners but more importantly I hope the video serves to demonstrate techniques and provide ideas for any modules you own. I always try to make these useful for those with or without the module.

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00:00 hello and patch previews (what’s to come)

02:22 What is QPAS? Feature and control run down

04:53 Raw sounds and sweeps

07:22 Audio rate talking filter vibes

08:02 QPAS & Morphagene Patch #1

09:51 Creating stereo images from mono sources and how to make an “opto auto pan” effect

10:43 QPAS in a delay feedback path and how to turn stale digital delays in awesome-sauce

12:54 Distorted bass sound design - looking at driving resonant peaks into distortion for hard electro, industrial and film/game like sound design

15:24 4 THINGS PATCH
15:37 Sweeping HP over full mixes
17:00 Bass boosts with the HP and high Q
17:55 Imparting chordal overtones
18:30 Envelope follower modulation for ‘auto filter’ sounds
19:05 Smile Pass phaser sounds over a mix

19:36 Phaser FX

20:18 QPAS & Morphagene Patch #2

21:14 best sound EVER

21:26 AM Synthesis tutorial with the QPAS + bonus LPG like patching

24:26 Emulating LPG / low pass gates with the QPAS

26:06 How to make a 4 pole 24dB octave response out of the QPAS’ 12dB 2 pole response

27:35 Making a “unique” band pass with self patching

27:55 4 mono peaks, 2 peaks filtering the other 2 peaks with self patching

28:52 Noise as a modulation source. Percussion, noise, new sounds and groove box action!

29:49 Shaping basic electronic percussion sounds

30:31 Imparting chord tones over your audio

31:06 Dynamics and expression with the input VCA

31:53 QPAS & Morphagene Patch #3

33:07 Random techno pings

33:32 LP BP HP SP multi output drone

34:36 Weird acid & layering modulation

36:12 Synthesising percussion sounds - KICKS

37:50 Synthesis more percussion - SNARES CLAPS + MORE

38:55 Tony Rolando’s “fake echo” patch with the wildcard input

40:53 Complex synth voices with Scanned & QPAS and lots of modulation."
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