2021: A Year in Gear (What You've Bought or Want to Buy in 2021)

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KVRAF
11459 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sat May 08, 2021 12:31 am

That looks like a great FX unit. There are a lot of ways to patch it, so lots of territory to explore.
ModDemix is super useful.

You can ping the QPAS with the Mimeophone's clock out, then process QPAS's outputs with the ModDemix and Mimeophone, so you can use that set up as a complete voice.

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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 2:31 am

elxsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 8:42 pm
So possibly new plan...

I was thinking of now using the 48Hp for Mimeophone, ModDemix, QPAS and Rosie.

Keeping in mind this is to supplement 0-Coast, Stega... Is there any downside to adding on ModDemix? I know Strega can do ring mod too, but I really like adding the extra VCA here. I could be wrong, but I think it also ticks off the box as a module that can do more than just 1 thing.

This is what I was thinking (but silver moddemix):

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looks like a nice supplement to the 0s and strega :tu:
the moddemix is a cool module, very useful for a few things.
the qpas i don't have, but have heard great things about, is tempting but so are so many things :lol: i may have a little more space than you, but it's not infinite :cry:
mimeophone, well, no words, just this... (mimeophone/clouds/rene)
http://www.viablehybrid.com/vurt/testtu ... s%2001.mp3

and a bit longer (morphagene playing ni the giant into mimeohone)...
http://www.viablehybrid.com/vurt/testtu ... o%2001.mp3

KVRAF
6713 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Sat May 08, 2021 3:52 am

elxsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:42 pm
@Shabdahbriah I missed your 1-3...
Well, that's probably because I was editing it when you were posting, to include the 48hp stuff which occurred to me when you first posted your "micro set-up" way back on page 31, but I kept forgetting to point out/bring up. :oops:

I can't help but try to 'organize' things to avoid visual overload/confusion (a traumatic brain injury related thing, on top of being profoundly dyslexic/OCD-ish), and the two meris peddles looked about the same width as the Strega, and almost as 'tall', so a two tier rack with those next to one of the MN desktop items, and the other two on another row, would be functional and tidy, and then adding side-by-side 48hp PODs on top or below, would give you a LOT of sound mangling potential.
elxsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:42 pm
I started playing around with 2x104hp based on the same Make Noise case in the video. I’m not married to the idea yet, but I’m trying get a feel of what I’d want to add in.
Yeah, I missed that bit. I'm reevaluating the width of my set-up. I built it at 9U/126hp to have all my Aria Fx's modules lined up in one row, but I am feeling that I should cut back to 104-106hp, and build UP instead. WAY too much having to turn my head just to see it all, and map-out what I want to do.
elxsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:42 pm
For the OCD, another 48hp pod would definitely be a proper fit, but I keep running out space with it too quickly. I’ll take more time on that (I hope).
Maximizing the utility of two 48's, is why I recommended the 'Function' and 'Dynamix', also meant to add the 'Contour'. There are of course hundreds of modules out there, but having a fairly well rounded and versatile "system" going into it, will go a long, long way, towards a gratifying rather than frustrating experience. These three are 6hp wider than one Maths, at 26hp, and bring a lot to the table. Particularly in light of what you already have, and/or intend to acquire.
elxsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:28 pm
@Shabdahbriah, That’s a great video. I’ve read the specs and it didn’t click about the bipolar/through 0 modulation. All I knew was that it could be used as a VCA with “colored” or clean sound (depending who was writing about it) and that it could do ring mod.


Exposure to different "presenters" is kinda vital in this Euro-zoo. Helps with making 'informed' choices. I find a lot of the Make Noise 'produced' videos are very wogglebug , tempi, and overly maths dependent, as well as annoyingly moving their hands back and forth constantly while flipping knobs way too quickly, and tapping pressure points spasmodically. If the viewer doesn't have Maths or Wogglebug or Rene', and/or know of alternatives/options, a lot can get lost in the translation.
elxsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:42 pm
Rosie is on the way soon. I blame Vurt and Justin for mimeophon... which should be on the way soon too.
Yeeeeeeeah, that sounds legit. :tu:

(refrains from mentioning the true source of countless mimeophon video posts in "whatareyouwatchingnow", and m.a.y.b.e., here to) :scared:

... Those rascals.
elxsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:42 pm
I was blissfully ignorant until I saw it being used to trigger morphagene.
That's the cool part! :hyper: ... as there are "functions" which make so many of these 'utility' and 'character' modules, far more than they appear. :wink:

ergo: Contours, "End of Cycle, and End of Onset". Functions, "End of Rise and End of Cycle Pulses. Dynamixs "Mixing, Side-chaining/ducking"... etc. enjoy. :borg:

https://youtu.be/qLmgzIiPrxY

https://youtu.be/lSB44tgY9yw

https://youtu.be/e0juSC1In8M?list=PL0jG ... Tja4Rwr0hX

check this out if you really think you 'must' have an X-pan. (not saying you don't. just saying)

https://youtu.be/lNZVcn0E1P4?list=PL0jG ... Tja4Rwr0hX

Function:

https://youtu.be/waftYaBkrcQ
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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 3:56 am

yup, was you got me hooked on mimeophone :lol:

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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 3:57 am

and data bender :hihi:

KVRAF
6713 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Sat May 08, 2021 4:05 am

vurt wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 3:56 am
yup, was you got me hooked on mimeophone :lol:
did not.

did to.

did not.

did to.

Oooh.k. ... {you're welcome} :D ... :hug:
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 4:15 am

no complaints! i thank you!
id somehow missed it's existence :o

KVRAF
6713 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Sat May 08, 2021 4:20 am

vurt wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 3:57 am
and data bender :hihi:
Yeeeah, well... there's 'that', {to}. :lol:

The deal with Data Bender was, in that "what does it DO, that I don't already have the ability/capability to do", thing. I have stuff that does a lot if not 'most' of what it does, 2x Aria Scooper, 2x Phonogene, and 2x Echophon. But, the effect it had on (as you pointed out as well) the "melodic" stuff (and several other cool tricks), took it into its own 'must-have' space. (or two). :D 8)

Diggin' the tracks you posted up there ^^^ mimeophone is just so awesome. glad you are enjoying it/inspired by it. Me too. :tu:
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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 4:28 am

cheers, just quick "test" runs with mimeohone, getting to see what modulation gets what fx n stuff.

was sat listening to the karplus strong for hours last night :love: very nice indeed!

data bender, i don't really have anything aside from the freeze buffer in prism, which is a bit more limited, also doesn't have a mix function so that will be handy too, not having to take up mixer slots for wet dry stuttering, as well as a greater range of play and bigger by magnitudes buffer

i mean, i could do it in software, but real knobs and buttons...
and of course clocking together with the patch is likely to get better results than post.

KVRAF
6713 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Sat May 08, 2021 4:50 am

vurt wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 4:28 am
i mean, i could do it in software, but real knobs and buttons...
and of course clocking together with the patch is likely to get better results than post.
Indeed. 8)
vurt wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 4:28 am
cheers, just quick "test" runs with mimeohone, getting to see what modulation gets what fx n stuff.

was sat listening to the karplus strong for hours last night :love: very nice indeed!
I (tbth), only really ever do "test runs", and love getting lost for hours just listening to the dance of nuances, while making subtle adjustments. :wink:

(speaking of prodding the unwary with modulations) ... I was just watching this again. :love:

JUST GO TO ZONE SEVEN

https://youtu.be/nDaj18q1X4I?list=RDnDaj18q1X4I
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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 5:10 am

ah "time travel" mode :hihi:
not played with it much yet, but did notice a bit of it when id finished the piano one.

lots to explore: including something elx mentioned "mimeophone triggering morphagene".
im assuming clock out to one of the trigger options? definitely try some of that later :tu:

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KVRAF
4005 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat May 08, 2021 5:12 am

For some reason I have yet to be sold on the Mimeophon. I think maybe I am tired of delays, even the fancy analog BBD delays that have been and are coming up lately. Not really doing anything for me. I like filters and unusual stuff. I do like the comb effects, but the Chronoblob 2 can do that very well for me.

Still, it's super cool and my disinterest in it is disappointing somehow. :shrug:

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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 8:06 am

pekbro wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 5:12 am
For some reason I have yet to be sold on the Mimeophon. I think maybe I am tired of delays, even the fancy analog BBD delays that have been and are coming up lately. Not really doing anything for me. I like filters and unusual stuff. I do like the comb effects, but the Chronoblob 2 can do that very well for me.

Still, it's super cool and my disinterest in it is disappointing somehow. :shrug:
it's understandable really, depending on what you have/wish to achieve, there are so many cool modules, it's easy to have things covered.
there's loads i feel i should want, the magnetophone whyterabbyt posted about, totally up my alley, even made a similar thing years back from an old walkman (thank you hand made electronic music book).
but there's only so much space in a rack :hihi:

the diy puts me off these days too, was never great at it, but with my nerves now, not sure if i trust myself soldering :scared:

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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 08, 2021 8:07 am

i mentioned prism having no wet/dry...
i should then also mention, rosie does come in very useful for that :tu:

KVRAF
1729 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Sat May 08, 2021 8:38 am

While we're talking Eurorack, I just ordered components for four Nonlinearcircuits modules :hyper:

There was a lot of double-checking but I expect I'll still have messed up something :ud:

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