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Post by Brooks » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:27 am

It's cool to see the Befaco Hexmix mutes section put into its own module.

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Post by ben_hex » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:31 am

Brooks yeah exactly. Was entertaining a few things with this prior to the Hexmix then saw that and realised that's what the module wanting to be. With the added buffering for normalisations.
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Post by jamos » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:09 am

Duplicate post
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Post by talfred » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:19 pm

It’s a Mute-able Instrument

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Post by shoottofill » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:31 pm

(pre)ordered.
I was looking at getting a switched multiple but i'm betting this is going to be the better option for me.

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Post by stamppotwortel » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:13 pm

Nice little module. Already curious about your next one.

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Post by ben_hex » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:25 pm

talfred I see what you did there ;)


me too stamppotwortel, funnily just got off the phone about that.
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Post by cackland » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:47 pm

Nice module Ben. Simplicity at its best :tu:

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Post by strawberry » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:50 pm

First of many I hope 8-)

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Post by ersatzplanet » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:12 pm

BananaPlug wrote:
but I suppose I can mount it upside down
Exactly. I do that a lot and this module’s the perfect candidate. For modules with knobs that point, I turn the knobs around too.
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Hey Ben - next rev just make the panel graphics mirrored. You can use symbols for the numbers if needed (like I do on my slide pot modules). I see this more useful in a skiff with the jacks on top away from the hands. Of course it can be flipped anyway, but it would be neat if the graphics were not upside down when that was done. It is also an excuse to have your logo on there twice!
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Post by Vckingpin » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:28 pm

Congrats on the release. Love the performance capabilities of this, very effective demo vid as well, great work!

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Post by subbasshead » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:09 pm

re mounting the module upside down, shoutout to FOH Choices module which was designed with this in mind. No additional cost, just great forethought
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Post by ben_hex » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:53 pm

Good call ersatzplanet small logos could work. A DivKid head on both sides could work. I'll have a think. Considering a second run but of course going to see how it goes first before sinknig anything into it.

With this I did feel it was simple enough that mounting upside down wouldn't bother anyone. It's certainly simple enough for any performing or that's serious about the performance aspect / placement to just flip it upside anyway. But of course upside graphics would bug me (and others) so all noted. :tu:

Choices subbasshead is great for that. As are the Synthwerks modules.
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Post by diode_destroyer » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:18 pm

Are you going to release a schematic? That's the coolest thing about Befaco modules...the available schematics!

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Post by Seaweed Sound » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:42 pm

Cool module, congrats!

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Post by stickman » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:07 pm

Congrats looks v cool!

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Post by MindMachine » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:31 pm

Was leaning toward the Noise Engineering Muta Jovis (has 'cascaded' input function) but the momentary switches on the BenHex/Befaco are very usable.

These are like the Serge C/M switches - very useful.

I currently use a Plan B Model 9 Switched Mixer/Attenuator, two each Studio Electronics Boomstar Bi-Directional Routers and an EMW Switch Interface 1 in Euro.

I love some performance style switching since I record 'live' with many voices and functions at once. I have my white patch cables exclusively for signals running through switches. Makes it easy to remember what is what.

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Post by latigid on » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:20 am

Cool idea; congrats!

Just curious: did you consider switches that operate up/down rather than left/right? Seems like it might be more ergonomic. Of course, there could be mechanical reasons like panel space etc. that make more sense the way you've done it.

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Post by ben_hex » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:15 am

diode_destroyer that could be possible. As I have little time for DIY it hadn't really crossed my mind, but I wanted to make sure DIY was available for friends that are into it and the DIY scene is a key part of the whole modular thing so nice to have that option for people.
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Post by ben_hex » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:15 am

latigid on yeah up and down is nice but the switches are too close for that unfortunately.
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Post by iheartmodular » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:42 am

ben_hex wrote:diode_destroyer that could be possible. As I have little time for DIY it hadn't really crossed my mind, but I wanted to make sure DIY was available for friends that are into it and the DIY scene is a key part of the whole modular thing so nice to have that option for people.
coolest of all would be to make the whole thing open source :tu:

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Post by cackland » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:12 am

diode_destroyer wrote:Are you going to release a schematic? That's the coolest thing about Befaco modules...the available schematics!
yes schematic would be great

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Post by wiperactive » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:22 am

latigid on wrote:Cool idea; congrats!

Just curious: did you consider switches that operate up/down rather than left/right? Seems like it might be more ergonomic. Of course, there could be mechanical reasons like panel space etc. that make more sense the way you've done it.
Not a major issue, but I think I prefer the existing left/right throw action as it's slightly more natural for the hand and fingers. It's also why I prefer, say, a Roland bender lever over a wheel for rapid control changes.

On reflection though, as I write, I can see that perhaps up/down might come more instinctively on this module as the positioning of in-out-jacks may coax the hand into that kind of alignment... maybe, as some have suggested, having the turn-around option of the jacks above could help with this for a more unobstructed left/right switching access if its typically placed into a lower shallow angled/horizontal panel. This is minor stuff though, it's a great little module to have on board and I look forward to other ideas from Ben.

I'll also congratulate Thonk on getting a full kit to my door within 24 hours of my first knowledge of this module. Saw the promo vid late yesterday morning, ordered the kit at lunchtime and it arrived through the letter box this mid-morning!

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Post by Jalopy » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:19 pm

Hail Sir Divward Kiddery.

To clarify, best place for DIY stateside is Modular Addict?

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Post by Heliophile » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:20 am

I had actually hoped that the default (middle) position would let the signal through and that you could (temporarily) mute the signal using the switch. Is this a possible modification when building the kit?
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