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

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KVRAF
6770 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Mon May 17, 2021 4:38 pm

And very smart... It seems obvious now, but it didn't click when reading YT comments.

Someone was asking how to make it playback the whole loop after setting splices, which you can't do without removing the markers. The solution was to just duplicate and remove from one, which seemed like a waste. It didn't occur to me until seeing your breakbeat reel that you can just double the loop and leave that as a single splice.

KVRAF
6513 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Mon May 17, 2021 4:40 pm

elxsound wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Morphagene arrived and I've come up with a plan to make Pod #2 make sense. Pamela's New Workout -> Morphagene -> Data Blender -> XOH.

It'll work by itself as much as it can work with Pod #1 and the make-noise desktop bits, plus XOH allows for A/B of stereo inputs.

The only problem is that it looks like Pamela is hard to come by.

I'm hopeful Data Bender gets here this week... and I may have found a XOH new, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
WooHoo! Really coming together nicely. 8)

{btw. I answered your inquiry: "For Function... Is there something that can't be replicated with Maths (and I probably should include combined with the Slope of 0-Coast)?"on pg. 52}
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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KVRAF
1955 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Mon May 17, 2021 5:09 pm

gave in and ordered a Morphagene.
my euro setup kinda looks like this and kinda doesn’t.
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/884342
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

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KVRAF
6770 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Mon May 17, 2021 5:32 pm

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 4:40 pm
elxsound wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Morphagene arrived and I've come up with a plan to make Pod #2 make sense. Pamela's New Workout -> Morphagene -> Data Blender -> XOH.

It'll work by itself as much as it can work with Pod #1 and the make-noise desktop bits, plus XOH allows for A/B of stereo inputs.

The only problem is that it looks like Pamela is hard to come by.

I'm hopeful Data Bender gets here this week... and I may have found a XOH new, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
WooHoo! Really coming together nicely. 8)

{btw. I answered your inquiry: "For Function... Is there something that can't be replicated with Maths (and I probably should include combined with the Slope of 0-Coast)?"on pg. 52}
Sorry, your response actually sent me down a path of heavy doses of Maths videos that got me piecing together 6U of 104hp.

I didn't purchase the Dynamix yet (and I hope it stays in stock) because *if* I got Maths I could still side-chain minus the lowpass gate, plus I like the option of using it as a mixer too. Side-chaining with the lowpass gate (on Dynamix) is definitely a major plus though.

The Dynamics on 0-Coast has been interesting to get used to, but it's definitely musical.

I'm hoping to figure it out soon because I'd like to avoid buying/selling too much, but I'm leaning towards the idea of Function with lag as it will definitely still be useful even if I end up with Maths at a later point.

The nice thing is that helped me decide that I'd like to start off with Pamela and decide later on Functions vs Maths for either Pod 3, or a full-on 6U vs 7U of 104hp rack.

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KVRAF
6770 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Mon May 17, 2021 5:32 pm

werp wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:09 pm
gave in and ordered a Morphagene.
my euro setup kinda looks like this and kinda doesn’t.
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/884342
:love: Nice rack!

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KVRAF
11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon May 17, 2021 6:24 pm

There is a relatively simple but super useful modulation source that I like a lot, it’s the WMD/SSF ModBox. 2 LFOs, a noise source and S&H in 6HP. I have two of them. The LFOs can be synced to a clock or not. Voltage control of rate and shape of the second LFOs.
Something like PNW offers more stuff but it’s nice to have some modulators with more hands-on control.

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KVRAF
6770 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Mon May 17, 2021 6:50 pm

justin3am wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:24 pm
There is a relatively simple but super useful modulation source that I like a lot, it’s the WMD/SSF ModBox. 2 LFOs, a noise source and S&H in 6HP. I have two of them. The LFOs can be synced to a clock or not. Voltage control of rate and shape of the second LFOs.
Something like PNW offers more stuff but it’s nice to have some modulators with more hands-on control.
Definitely! Lack of immediate hands-on control was my biggest hesitation since it's one-button navigation, but the options in this size were hard to match.

I'm going to plug these into the 6U mockup. It's been the wide-open seas for browsing dedicated LFO modules so far.

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KVRAF
1955 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Mon May 17, 2021 11:34 pm

elxsound wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:32 pm
werp wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:09 pm
gave in and ordered a Morphagene.
my euro setup kinda looks like this and kinda doesn’t.
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/884342
:love: Nice rack!
Thanks! here’s the last photo of the real deal. The nerdseq has since departed, My brain really couldn’t cope with that tracker business:
https://ibb.co/nCpTQsb
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

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KVRAF
5751 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Tue May 18, 2021 4:20 am

Picked up an Antimatter Brain Seed. People keep saying they're hard to find because they were discontinued, but there were three used ones on Reverb for decent prices.

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KVRAF
6770 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Tue May 18, 2021 5:54 am

werp wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 11:34 pm
elxsound wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:32 pm
werp wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:09 pm
gave in and ordered a Morphagene.
my euro setup kinda looks like this and kinda doesn’t.
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/884342
:love: Nice rack!
Thanks! here’s the last photo of the real deal. The nerdseq has since departed, My brain really couldn’t cope with that tracker business:
https://ibb.co/nCpTQsb
Yeah, I could never do the tracker stuff. There's a gorgeous (IMO) desktop Polyend Tracker that makes me wish I had the patience for it, but I know I never will.

Do you use the rack like that, or does it prop up? Sorry, it's the distant sports injuries that make my back hurt seeing it lay flat.

KVRAF
6513 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Tue May 18, 2021 9:09 am

elxsound wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:50 pm
I'm going to plug these into the 6U mockup. It's been the wide-open seas for browsing dedicated LFO modules so far.
... :borg:
...
E355.jpg

https://synthtech.com/eurorack/E355/
John l. Rice "I'm actually just using the LFO by itself as the oscillator and changing settings by hand, no CV used at all."
https://youtu.be/Jbds3dX2yAc?list=RDBHaxLDAtd80
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addled muppet weed
79189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 18, 2021 9:59 am

i have several basic doepfer, including some with cv control.
alongside other modulation like plaits and marbles and maths, using either boring doepfer mixer or exciting cvlization or maths to combine and mess up signals :band:

oh and the komas have bits too.

i do ocassionally think about more complex shape lfos and oscillators, but i think im more old school when it comes to "analogue synthesis" enjoying the challenge of making the complexity from basics.

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KVRAF
6770 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:05 am

Have you guys bought from Elevator Sound before? It's the only place I could find Pamela and it still has a decent price even with the exchange rate and shipping overseas.

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addled muppet weed
79189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:07 am

elxsound wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 10:05 am
Have you guys bought from Elevator Sound before? It's the only place I could find Pamela and it still has a decent price even with the exchange rate and shipping overseas.
yup :tu:
got mimeophone from them actually :)

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addled muppet weed
79189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:09 am

nice service as well, prices are good from what i looked at, but it is the little things for me, like the handwritten thank you on the back of their sticker 8)
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