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Old 4 weeks ago
  #1771
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Re: the video thing, you can do a lot via software. While it's not quite the same as the video synthesis
stuff by LZX, you can easily generate video that can be directly driven and modified by your audio.

I use Viz by echobit, it's one of the Unfiltered Audio Guys and his partner. Tho some of the code
is borrowed from UA. You can choreograph it with your DAW calling changes
and whatnot with your DAW's modulation system and timeline. It does require
some programming ability to get the most out of it, as shaders are written in GLSL.
It's pretty easy to hack existing shaders to work in Viz from games and whatnot though.
Viz is just a vst you load into your DAW like any other.

Echobit Viz

One caveat: it's meant for live use, so it does'nt export video, you have to capture it if you
want to record it.

Heres a cool example if anyone tries it, just a hack I made from a shader at this site:http://glslsandbox.com
it's pretty cool, careful if you have epilepsy (no joke)

Code:
#ifdef GL_ES
precision mediump float;
#endif

#extension GL_OES_standard_derivatives : enable

uniform float time;
uniform vec2 mouse;
uniform vec2 resolution;
  
    const int octaves = 8;
    const float seed = 43758.5453123;
    const float seed2 = 73156.8473192;
  
    float random(float val) {
      return fract(sin(val) * seed);
    }
  
    vec2 random2(vec2 st, float seed){
        st = vec2( dot(st,vec2(127.1,311.7)),
                  dot(st,vec2(269.5,183.3)) );
        return -1.0 + 2.0*fract(sin(st)*seed);
    }
  
    float random2d(vec2 uv) {
      return fract(
                sin(
                  dot( uv.xy, vec2(12.9898, 78.233) )
                ) * seed);
    }
  
    // Value Noise by Inigo Quilez - iq/2013
    // https://www.shadertoy.com/view/lsf3WH
    float v_noise(vec2 st, float seed) {
        vec2 i = floor(st);
        vec2 f = fract(st);

        vec2 u = f*f*(3.0-2.0*f);

        return mix( mix( dot( random2(i + vec2(0.0,0.0), seed ), f - vec2(0.0,0.0) ), 
                         dot( random2(i + vec2(1.0,0.0), seed ), f - vec2(1.0,0.0) ), u.x),
                    mix( dot( random2(i + vec2(0.0,1.0), seed ), f - vec2(0.0,1.0) ), 
                         dot( random2(i + vec2(1.0,1.0), seed ), f - vec2(1.0,1.0) ), u.x), u.y);
    }
  // Simplex 2D v_noise
  //
  vec3 permute(vec3 x) { return mod(((x*34.0)+1.0)*x, 289.0); }

  float sv_noise(vec2 v){
    const vec4 C = vec4(0.211324865405187, 0.366025403784439,
             -0.577350269189626, 0.024390243902439);
    vec2 i  = floor(v + dot(v, C.yy) );
    vec2 x0 = v -   i + dot(i, C.xx);
    vec2 i1;
    i1 = (x0.x > x0.y) ? vec2(1.0, 0.0) : vec2(0.0, 1.0);
    vec4 x12 = x0.xyxy + C.xxzz;
    x12.xy -= i1;
    i = mod(i, 289.0);
    vec3 p = permute( permute( i.y + vec3(0.0, i1.y, 1.0 ))
    + i.x + vec3(0.0, i1.x, 1.0 ));
    vec3 m = max(0.5 - vec3(dot(x0,x0), dot(x12.xy,x12.xy),
      dot(x12.zw,x12.zw)), 0.0);
    m = m*m ;
    m = m*m ;
    vec3 x = 2.0 * fract(p * C.www) - 1.0;
    vec3 h = abs(x) - 0.5;
    vec3 ox = floor(x + 0.5);
    vec3 a0 = x - ox;
    m *= 1.79284291400159 - 0.85373472095314 * ( a0*a0 + h*h );
    vec3 g;
    g.x  = a0.x  * x0.x  + h.x  * x0.y;
    g.yz = a0.yz * x12.xz + h.yz * x12.yw;
    return 130.0 * dot(m, g);
  }
  
    vec3 plotCircle(vec2 pos, vec2 uv, float size) {
      return vec3(smoothstep(size, size + 0.05, length(uv - pos)));
    }
  
    float fbm (in vec2 st, float seed) {
      // Initial values
      float value = 0.0;
      float amplitude = amp;
      float frequency = freq;
      //
      // Loop of octaves
      for (int i = octaves; i > 0; i--) {
          value += amplitude * abs(v_noise(st, seed));
          st *= 2.;
          amplitude *= 1.;
      }
      return value;
  }
    float fbm1(in vec2 _st, float seed) {
      float v = 0.0;
      float a = 0.5;
      vec2 shift = vec2(100.0);
      // Rotate to reduce axial bias
      mat2 rot = mat2(cos(0.5), sin(0.5),
                      -sin(0.5), cos(0.50));
      for (int i = 0; i < octaves; ++i) {
          v += a * v_noise(_st, seed);
          _st = rot * _st * 2.0 + shift;
          a *= 0.4;
      }
      return v;
  }
  
  float pattern(vec2 uv, float seed, float time, inout vec2 q, inout vec2 r) {
    
    q = vec2( fbm1( uv + vec2(0.0,0.0), seed ),
                   fbm1( uv + vec2(5.2,1.3), seed ) );

    r = vec2( fbm1( uv + 4.0*q + vec2(1.7 - time / 2.,9.2), seed ),
                   fbm1( uv + 4.0*q + vec2(8.3 - time / 2.,2.8), seed ) );

    vec2 s = vec2( fbm1( uv + 4.0*r + vec2(21.7 - time / 2.,90.2), seed ),
                   fbm1( uv + 4.0*r + vec2(80.3 - time / 2.,20.8), seed ) );

    vec2 t = vec2( fbm1( uv + 4.0*s + vec2(121.7 - time / 2.,90.2), seed ),
                   fbm1( uv + 4.0*s + vec2(180.3 - time / 2.,20.8), seed ) );
    
    float rtn = fbm1( uv + 4.0*t, seed );
    
   rtn = clamp(rtn, 0., .5); // This **** is magic!
    
    return rtn;
  }
  
  vec3 hsv2rgb(vec3 c) {
    vec4 K = vec4(1.0, 2.0 / 3.0, 1.0 / 3.0, 3.0);
    vec3 p = abs(fract(c.xxx + K.xyz) * 6.0 - K.www);
    return c.z * mix(K.xxx, clamp(p - K.xxx, 0.0, 1.0), c.y);
  }

    void main() {
      vec2 uv = (gl_FragCoord.xy - 0.7 * resolution.xy) / resolution.y;
      uv *= 1. + dot(uv, uv)*.3;
    
     
      mat2 rot = mat2(cos(time), sin(time),
                      -sin(time), cos(time));
      uv = rot * uv;
      uv *= 1.4 + sin(time) * .3;
      uv.x -= amp;
      
      vec2 q = vec2(0.,0.);
      vec2 r = vec2(0.,0.);
      
      vec3 colour = vec3(pattern(uv, seed, time, q, r));
      float QR = clamp(dot(q, r), -1., 1.);
      colour += vec3(
        (q.x + q.y) + QR * 10., 
        QR * 15., 
        r.x * r.y + QR * 5.
      );
      colour /= slider1;
      colour.r += brightness;
	  colour.g += noise;
	  colour.b += freq;
      colour = clamp(colour, amp, 1.);
      gl_FragColor = vec4(colour + (log(colour) * seq1), 1.);
    }
Old 4 weeks ago
  #1772
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I just added a Cš-L to my Instruō, getting me one step closer to my goal of completing this system by the end of the year. The remaining 42hp are reserved for an arbahr and Lúbadh which I'm hoping will become available soon.

It's probably got more oscillators than are necessary for such a small system, but I'm in this one for the long haul. It's only a matter of time before it expands into a new case, I'm sure.

About the Cš-L, there's not much to say really that hasn't already been said. It's simply incredible. It's the best designed, most ingeniously thought-out module I've ever owned.

One downside to Instruō modules, though, it that sometimes aesthetics take precedence over practical layout of the jacks and controls, making it awkward to get around when things are patched. Cables can hinder access to sliders, knobs and buttons. I was forced to move SCÍON to the lower level for this reason. Having unencumbered access to the Leaf, buttons and knobs is important while playing.

This is one reason I decided to purchase a second [2]f dual fader to place on the edge of case. Anyway, it's something I can live with because I find these modules beautiful despite the occasional awkwardness.




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Old 4 weeks ago
  #1773
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Steadily growing...
the photo's don't do it justice, with this ****ty phone of mine, it's like i'm trying to put some kind of nostalgic filter on, but, nope that's just the horrible quality.

still, no lack of quality in my rig. Filter 8 is great, so versatile and very musical,
even as a soundsource with resonance mod, feedback and fm.

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Old 4 weeks ago
  #1774
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I needed some of these:



So I ordered this as well:



Sorry @ Derp I think the EMW Analog Drum Synth is moving to the overflow rack, and might get the axe. It’s super cool, but also huge and I just don’t use it enough due to the lower output. Hoping the Entity Percussion will fill in those spaces and then some better for my needs.
Old 4 weeks ago
  #1775
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While technically not a new purchase, this arrived last Friday...

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Unfortunately it was faulty and yesterday I took it back. Since I was at my dealer and in need of a pick-me-up I had to buy another module. I was tossing up between a Disting mk4 and a Plaits, with no real desire for either.. So I bought a second Rings.

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Old 3 weeks ago
  #1776
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I was tossing up between a Disting mk4 and a Plaits, with no real desire for either.. So I bought a second Rings.
You filthy slut!
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1777
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Sorry @ Derp I think the EMW Analog Drum Synth is moving to the overflow rack, and might get the axe. It’s super cool, but also huge and I just don’t use it enough due to the lower output. Hoping the Entity Percussion will fill in those spaces and then some better for my needs.
No worries. You're allowed to have your own opinion, even if it is wrong.

Truth is I kinda feel you. EMW is a jack of all trades, but a total master of none. Plus I keep reaching for the TT909 modules lately.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1778
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Who wants to sell their EMW analog drum.synth the most? Holla....

Rack rash is encouraged

Old 3 weeks ago
  #1779
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The Natural Gate... yeah it was worth it!
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BASSBONG.mp3 (9.34 MB, 740 views)

FASTBONG.mp3 (6.04 MB, 715 views)

Old 3 weeks ago
  #1780
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Clumsy View Post
While technically not a new purchase, this arrived last Friday...



Unfortunately it was faulty and yesterday I took it back. Since I was at my dealer and in need of a pick-me-up I had to buy another module. I was tossing up between a Disting mk4 and a Plaits, with no real desire for either.. So I bought a second Rings.

Man, what a bunmer (defective unit). Will you get another and try it again? It seems like a fascinating controller.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1781
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Man, what a bunmer (defective unit). Will you get another and try it again?
Yes I'm getting a replacement but I don't know how long I'll have to wait.

Quote:
It seems like a fascinating controller.
Obviously I agree, and I feel it's exactly what I need to make the the sort of music that I want to make (or at least to help me get there)
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1782
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I bought 90x black braided patch cables today from Modular Addict.

And I snagged a few used modules at bargain prices, too:





Old 3 weeks ago
  #1783
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This guy turned up today after a bit of delay (had to ship through MyUS as the bastards didn't ship outside of the US) and my first impressions are that it's fairly cool as a feedback module although I need to spend more time finding the sweet spots but it's downright awesome as a hihat module with the triggered noise in combination with the filter and feedback. The only annoying thing is not having CV on the attack and decay which would have made it perfect for this purpose but, for my purposes, I'm happy with manually wiggle the decay while recording.

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Also rebought the DSM01 last week as it was cheap (not quite as cheap as the DSM03) and was instantly reminded why I shouldn't have sold my first one. I know it's an acquired taste but it has a character I love which no other filter has.
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Old 3 weeks ago
  #1784
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Also rebought the DSM01 last week as it was cheap (not quite as cheap as the DSM03) and was instantly reminded why I shouldn't have sold my first one. I know it's an acquired taste but it has a character I love which no other filter has.
I think it sounds pretty good myself. The only thing I don't like is that it's kinda quiet, but it lends itself to good strings and pads.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1785
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I think it sounds pretty good myself. The only thing I don't like is that it's kinda quiet, but it lends itself to good strings and pads.
Yeah, it is quiet, particularly when using the VCA and that's why I originally sold it. I've got ways of amplifying it now though so it's not a massive issue and the main filter I use (Belgrad) is pretty quiet too.
Old 3 weeks ago
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The other day I started thinking if I’m going to have four oscillators in such a small system, maybe I should add a harmonàig.

Little did I know that I would be making one of the best decisions of my modular life.

What a stunningly beautiful and ingenious device. Apart from these words, I'm speechless.

Attached Files

Instruō harmonàig.mp3 (6.59 MB, 442 views)

Old 3 weeks ago
  #1787
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Here’s another clip using the harmonàig, this time in performance mode using the keyboard buttons to alter the root while playing around with the chord inversion and voicing knobs.

Instant Debussy!
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Old 3 weeks ago
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What a stunningly beautiful and ingenious device. Apart from these words, I'm speechless.

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Instant Debussy!
Wow. Those were breathtaking. They're so beautiful to listen to.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1789
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Quote:
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The other day I started thinking if I’m going to have four oscillators in such a small system, maybe I should add a harmonàig.

Little did I know that I would be making one of the best decisions of my modular life.

What a stunningly beautiful and ingenious device. Apart from these words, I'm speechless.
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Here’s another clip using the harmonàig, this time in performance mode using the keyboard buttons to alter the root while playing around with the chord inversion and voicing knobs.

Instant Debussy!
Wow. Those were breathtaking. They're so beautiful to listen to.
Very enjoyable! I can only begin to imagine the possibilities. Love that Instruō rack too.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1790
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Very enjoyable! I can only begin to imagine the possibilities. Love that Instruō rack too.
Thanks!

I’m pretty blown away, I have to say. Those recordings are only scratching the surface, too, using the harmonàig in a most basic way to create harmonies.

Two misconceptions held me off from getting one earlier—first, that I would find equal-tempered quantization too limiting and second, that its main purpose was to help people who don’t know much music theory harmonize sequences.

I couldn’t have been more wrong on both counts.

Regarding equal temperament, it’s true the quantizations are equal tempered. BUT, you can get around this to some degree by how you tune the oscillators. Instead of first tuning the oscillators to unision prior to creating a chord (the suggested method), you tune them by ear while a chord is already sounding. It's more difficult to tune like this, but at least it can give you the chord quality you want for a few important tonal positions within the scale.

As for music theory, the more you know, the cooler this thing becomes. It’s not merely a crutch or a tool for musical hacks. It’s truly inspirational.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1791
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I’m pretty blown away, I have to say. Those recordings are only scratching the surface, too, using the harmonàig in a most basic way to create harmonies.
Those tracks are really nice. I had a similar response to the Chord V2, which is a similar concept I guess, except that you're stuck with the in-built voices. A Hamonaig was on my wish list until a friend alerted me to the Sinfonion (which was an Instruo project at first). I think I entered eurorack at an interesting time when more and more makers are thinking about polyphony and ways of implementing traditional harmony.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1792
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Those tracks are really nice. I had a similar response to the Chord V2, which is a similar concept I guess, except that you're stuck with the in-built voices. A Hamonaig was on my wish list until a friend alerted me to the Sinfonion (which was an Instruo project at first).
Thanks!

The Sinfonion looks amazing. It’s like a next level harmonàig.

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I think I entered eurorack at an interesting time when more and more makers are thinking about polyphony and ways of implementing traditional harmony.
What’s funny is that one of the reasons I got into modular was to get away from it.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #1793
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really nice that Harmonaig! its something im trying to do, as you said, maybe with 4oscs. This could be a great addition. Ill wait with going poly until I got my first voice chain in the way i want. This topic is great for this kind of inspiration ?
Old 2 weeks ago
  #1794
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I question the wisdom of spending a significant amount of money on a module that does nothing but produce noise. Anyway. it's done.

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Old 2 weeks ago
  #1795
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I question the wisdom of spending a significant amount of money on a module that does nothing but produce noise. Anyway. it's done.

i made the decision to get this as well, except i cant find it easily. Or it is on backorder. How is it?


edit; Doesn’t matter anymore. I ordered the SSF from Thonk UK as DIY module. Also added the River Synths Marble (tilt eq). My blan is to use a attenuvator for a ‘superwide’ stereo effect, which is a bunch of fx is series like short delay, m/s processing etc. The tilt eq is a reasonable unique eq, and it has some character when overloaded.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Analog Phaser for my Groovebox case:

Old 2 weeks ago
  #1797
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Got a Metasonix R56 some time ago and a RK3 last month. Very amusing to me that I’ve shunned Metasonix gear for many years (long before I got into eurorack) and it turns out that I was wrong in my assumptions all along. It has loads of (deranged) personality but can sound cordial too. That range makes it really interesting and pleasing to work with.



I did this patch the other day, some kind of softcore industrial ambient. SSF Entity Percussion triggered by a simple square wave LFO being sent to Metasonix RK3, ALM MCO out also going to tho the RK3 while the wave table is being modulated by a simple triangle LFO. The RK3 output is sent to the XAOC Belgrad set to the first mode and getting cutoff and balance modulated by simple triangle LFOs. The output from Belgrad is sent to Metasonix R56 and that's it.

Old 2 weeks ago
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Got a Metasonix R56 some time ago and a RK3 last month. Very amusing to me that I’ve shunned Metasonix gear for many years (long before I got into eurorack) and it turns out that I was wrong in my assumptions all along. It has loads of (deranged) personality but can sound cordial too. That range makes it really interesting and pleasing to work with.



I did this patch the other day, some kind of softcore industrial ambient. SSF Entity Percussion triggered by a simple square wave LFO being sent to Metasonix RK3, ALM MCO out also going to tho the RK3 while the wave table is being modulated by a simple triangle LFO. The RK3 output is sent to the XAOC Belgrad set to the first mode and getting cutoff and balance modulated by simple triangle LFOs. The output from Belgrad is sent to Metasonix R56 and that's it.

I don't know what's cooler, those scritchy-scratchy sounds or the creepy-cool video with the hand that appears around the 1min mark.

Love it.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Three Lazy [email protected]



PS Looks like APATHY needs fixing on two of them
Old 2 weeks ago
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PS Looks like APATHY needs fixing on two of them
Take them to your local shrink?
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