Your "Ah-Hah" moment with modular

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Your "Ah-Hah" moment with modular

Post by stike » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:28 am

Call it an "Ah-Hah" moment or conceptual breakthrough, but it is a pretty good feeling to realize you are no longer :bang:

I had one last night - not a big one, just confirmation that different gate lengths add so much life to sequences and that I knew where in my current patch to control it. I actually learn the most when I start unpatching, while the patch is running.

If you have similar tales of the veil being lifted concerning modular, post them here.
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Post by Igor Berlin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:37 am

when I realised how to use VCAs for CVs instead of audio.
some audio, please.... or it never happened!

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Post by Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:41 am

My moment of Ah Hah was that I didn't have to have all my level knobs in Spinal Tap mode.
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Post by ETP » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:10 am

when i got my first clock divider. now there are four of them

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Post by craigie77 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:28 am

when i realised you could use stackables to mix triggers

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Post by Flohr » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:34 am

Learning what offset is for. Then getting an Invy.

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Post by silvano » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:36 am

Some yeras ago, when for the fist time I finnally understood the utility for doepfer clock divider/clock sequencer

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Post by audiohack » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:42 am

More of an oh-oh moment. It came within minutes of powering up my first three modules and realizing that everything I had ever read about the money-sucking power of modular was true. Completely addictive. Four months later, my case was full and I had enough "extra" modules to fill another.

The ah-hah moment came several days later when I realized I didn't plan for enough VCAs or Attenuators to control my signals. They may not always be sexy, but man are they important for really controlling your modular.

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Post by peripatitis » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:00 pm

when i bought my first proper sequencer and realized that all those ideas about controlling the system from midi and or max etc where rubish. Much more fun from within...

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Post by eole » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:38 pm

One of them : trying to apply mixed CVs from two sequencers running at a different speed to an oscillator.
Very simple, but...

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Post by jenamu6 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:44 pm

When I realised, that more modulars and modules doesn't equal more music productivity.

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Post by EarlJemmings » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:45 pm

Audio and cv feedback :drunkhomer:

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Post by Sittidae » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:08 pm

This is a great thread. I never use VCAs for CV. Why not? I don't know, but I'm going to try it right now. Epiphany!

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Post by ben_hex » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:20 pm

Patching the livewire AFG into the malekko Borg 2 filter and twiddling the cut off knob. Hooked since.
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Post by botstein » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:44 pm

craigie77 wrote:when i realised you could use stackables to mix triggers
I was recently instructed not to do this as it's apparently possible to break stuff this way.

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Post by Summa » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:45 pm

realizing that I can use pretty much anything to modulate anything in eurorack. Sending CV through reverbs, delays, filters or whatever..

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Post by ben_hex » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:14 pm

botstein wrote:
craigie77 wrote:when i realised you could use stackables to mix triggers
I was recently instructed not to do this as it's apparently possible to break stuff this way.
You can break stuff. General rule, no outputs sent to outputs and if. Trigger goes down a stackcables and back to other trigger outs that's not good. Some module are reverse signal protected (pressure points, RYO trig xpamder etc) which do allow you to do that though.
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Post by Dogma » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:19 pm

What CV ADSr's are there? Only one I know I found out about last night l1's
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Post by Soundifferent » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:20 pm

...when I discovered logic modules! :hail:
Then, some years later, when I got my PLOG and used it with audio sources! :woah:
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Post by Dstone » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:32 pm

Less is more.. Cv, modules,effect, everything! :doh: :nana:

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Post by orangehexagon » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:32 pm

Summa wrote:realizing that I can use pretty much anything to modulate anything in eurorack. Sending CV through reverbs, delays, filters or whatever..
:banana: :party:

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Post by echoplex » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:04 pm

Honestly I had my AHH-moment when I bought Maths.
I had no idea what it was but everyone has it in their racks so I thought I need it and it could be useful.
After I was thrown in the deep end with Maths and wiggled around for some weeks I began to understand this..
Understanding the Maths opend up a whole new perspective on the modular and took me a large step further. :party:

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Post by Nantonos » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:11 pm

Realizing that the fundamental frequency and the perceived pitch may be related, but are not the same.
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Post by Gregiz » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:13 pm

Soundifferent wrote:...when I discovered logic modules! :hail:
Then, some years later, when I got my PLOG and used it with audio sources! :woah:
My interest is peaked! I am borrowing a spock, wonder if similar :woah:-ness can be acheived

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Post by DwellerOnTheThreshold » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:53 pm

When I found out what a quantizer did, and was finally able to use the turing machine I bought on impulse... :doh:
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