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Cwejman, Livewire, TipTop Audio, Doepfer etc... Get your euro on!

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Post by theantiroman » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:23 pm

Throw up some of your smallest systems, little units of modules or assorted tiny/portable euro equipment for all to see.

On my mind currently is starting places, I have a lot of assorted gear and I want to start with tiny euro stuff...

Anyone who wants to share I would be greatful... even just ideas, I'll start...

Planning on the tiptop H.E. containing:

maths
wogglebug
format jumbler
viLFO
simple attenuator for output to Behringer mixer/ guitar amps...

this will be coupled with Little boy blue from flower electronics/ whatever I can plug into it...

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Post by SOFTWIRE » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:37 pm

this is my smallest system :lol: :nana:



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Post by wetterberg » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:42 pm

Cwejman BLD. Small enough?

Naturally, @700 usd it's still more expensive than all but a few other modules in eurorack world.

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Post by theantiroman » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:46 pm

Oh see I was thinking more just fun weirdo combinations of small amounts of modules that you all would like to see in a little 3 U rack.

@SOFTWIRE :sb:
I'd hate to see a huge one then...

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Post by Jason Brock » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:16 pm

Here's where I'm at right now:

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And I'm sort of having a modular crisis. I'm thinking to myself that I've spent over $1600 so far in the past year and a half (I'm cheap and it takes me a while to save up for modules) and I'm playing the "I could have had a ____ instead" game. For example, I could have had a Serge Creature instead (well, almost...PSU and case would be extra). Seriously, Serge is calling my name while I sleep. It's a little creepy.

Euro gets expensive and big faster than you think.
I don't ever want to wind up with 12U of Euro at this price (I've even avoided the expensive modules) so I'm seriously contemplating hitting the rewind button and selling it all. Wait, what was your question again? Sorry. :deadbanana:

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Post by theantiroman » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:27 pm

@ Jason:

That is the question, I am cheap too, or soon will be forced to be because I will be in school and on a stipend so I am wondering what a you all,

people who have been messing with simple patches that produce a lot of non linear effects/ patches that don't need to be sequenced to be interesting,

find to be interesting in terms of mini-systems.

This is more theoretical, for instance I am into the MATHS because it looks like it can be programmed to do a bunch of different crap. I am into the wogglebug because it has multi-functionality... combine those two with a VCO or two and it seems like interesting things could be afoot.

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Post by johnnywoods » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:42 pm

I could see this being fun:

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Post by monroe » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:06 pm

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Post by nrdvrgr » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:13 pm

Someone here posted a picture of a beautycase containing a Tyme Sefari+TSOT and a Wogglebug a long time ago.

That must be the PERFECT mini setup.

I have been haunted by that idea for a long time, but never tried it myself... hmmm... need another TS...

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Post by berfmurret » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:18 pm

johnnywoods wrote:I could see this being fun:

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add a maths to that and we are getting a very serious small system, imho... if you are going for a synthesis-only route..

i like the FSU aspect of my modular too much..

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Post by Rod Serling Fan Club » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:39 pm

If I only had 3U/90hp to work with and can include a couple yet to be released modules. I would probably do something like this:
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Post by Repeater » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:44 pm

johnnywoods wrote:I could see this being fun:

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I like the way you talk.

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Post by Repeater » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:02 pm

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this is where i'm heading. add in a dual vca and fun times will be had.

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Post by Nuuj » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:01 pm

Doepfer ribbon or FOH joystick
Maths
Cyclebox or Piston Honda or Morphing Terarium or Hertz Donut or AFG or Anti-Osc.
Dual VCA.
Stackables.

Or many just a Piston Honda and nothing else.
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Post by Scaff » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:42 pm

HD,Maths,QMMG
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Post by sb » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:44 pm

This is my current 84hp laptop modular....designed for couch usage when the big modular is in lockdown (big modular is located in the nursery ).

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Post by lukas412 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:45 pm

SOFTWIRE wrote:this is my smallest system :lol: :nana:



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Damn that is sweet. What case is that?

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Post by rydan » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:35 am

Scaff wrote:HD,Maths,QMMG
That was actually my first thought as well... ;o)

The Maths-QMMG combination is ridiculously powerful in a small system (or, well, in any system really, but in a small system the flexibility that gives you is just great)

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Post by hawklord2112 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:11 am

here's two setups that look fun in 84HP
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the first row, all the modules cost £70 or under. no idea what it would sound like but it would be fun playing.

the second one- well i'm sure that someone's tried that setup (although probably with ModDeMods rather than ModDeMixes). the only thing its missing is a Filter or two though...[/img]
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Post by theantiroman » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:28 am

hawklord2112

The symmetry on the bottom case is pretty interesting. I actually had thoughts about that, building something symmetrical that would almost play itself.

@ Scaff and Rydan:

What is the HD? and how impossible is it to get a QMMG, it seems like everyone on this board raves about them, not sure why MN wouldn't want to make more...

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Post by Scaff » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:33 am

HD= The Harvestman HertzDonut
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Post by reignbear » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:39 am

HD= harvestman hertz donut. I feel like a used Qmmg pops up just about every week, but tend to get snagged within minutes of being posted. Word on the street is that it was too time consuming/expensive to produce since every unit had vactrols with matched responses yielding lots of rejects. So now we are getting the timbremixer a 2 channel lpg and then a separate makenoise filter.

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Post by theantiroman » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:39 am

Scaff

Ah, easy enough. Yeah that looks like a good little set-up, the choices are sort of limitless, it is a little daunting.

For instance, that Doepfer case that hawklord put up, it looks super simple, and it is all doepfer modules but I can envision some of the noise that would come out of it.


I know I mightbe barking up the wrong tree here but part of what started this is the little boy blue's particular compactness of functionality. It is a totally tiny box, and simple on top of that, but it is just filled with sounds. Hoping I can limit myself in euro and find an experience like that.

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Post by SOFTWIRE » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:40 am

@lukas412
Damn that is sweet. What case is that?
it is one i built using some roadcase parts, 30" vector t struts, and power one supplies. Some day it will be full in like 3-5 years :lol:

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Post by Scaff » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:55 am

This is my little live-case.

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