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  1. #76
    Actually...pedals are the one place where guitarists/bassists/synth jockeys can all come together and agree on things

    There's this killer place in Falls Church here in VA called Action Music. They have a wall that is nothing but pedals, everything from your basic Boss gadgets to some serious novelty items (both used and new). All three of us in the band (drummer sits it out, ha ha) go in there and just drool over some of the effects.

    Case in point: The Voyager allows you to do an "insert" between the VCO and VCF, so I have the oscillators passing through a Pigtronix Disnortion which gives some of my leads a wonderfully-biting edge. And just recently I picked up this trippy boutique pedal called an Industrialectric RM-1N that combines reverb and distortion into a single pedal, allowing for massive SUNN 0))) drones and chaos. Not exactly required in all settings but DAMN does it create some wonderful walls of noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Actually...pedals are the one place where guitarists/bassists/synth jockeys can all come together and agree on things

    There's this killer place in Falls Church here in VA called Action Music. They have a wall that is nothing but pedals, everything from your basic Boss gadgets to some serious novelty items (both used and new). All three of us in the band (drummer sits it out, ha ha) go in there and just drool over some of the effects.

    Case in point: The Voyager allows you to do an "insert" between the VCO and VCF, so I have the oscillators passing through a Pigtronix Disnortion which gives some of my leads a wonderfully-biting edge. And just recently I picked up this trippy boutique pedal called an Industrialectric RM-1N that combines reverb and distortion into a single pedal, allowing for massive SUNN 0))) drones and chaos. Not exactly required in all settings but DAMN does it create some wonderful walls of noise.
    Sounds like a great place. Falls Church is a very cool community.

    If you want a real "secret sauce" pedal try out the Hungry Robot "The Wash" pedal. Ambient reverb/delays in one pedal. Makes anything sound sublime!
    http://www.hungryrobotpedals.com/the-wash

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    Oh WOW...that is lovely. Instant Hammock-style grooves

    Thank you! I might just have to be reckless and add to the board...
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Oh WOW...that is lovely. Instant Hammock-style grooves

    Thank you! I might just have to be reckless and add to the board...
    And it is not just marketing speak. I have several great DD's and reverbs and combining multiples of them can be great or very terrible. The Wash make it simple to sound great.
    I call it "Eno in a tin."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Was it really? I always thought the Minimoog Model D and the Prophet-5 were the most beloved synths.
    Well, note that I said “of its era,” i.e.: the early polyphonic era. The reason keyboardists loved the CS-80 so much was that it was the first synthesizer that could be as expressive as a piano, what with its eight voices of polyphony, velocity sensitivity and that extremely cool pitch-bend ribbon. Apart from being a lot cheaper (presumably why it was embraced by “new wave” acts), the Prophet-5’s only real advantage was its much more intelligent and better-implemented storage system.

    Sequential Circuits tried to go after that high-end market with the Prophet-10, but Rev. 1 was such a bust it had to be withdrawn, and Rev. 2 was something of a beast. They got it right with the Prophet t-8, a real boutique synth with a fully weighted, touch-sensitive keyboard, but by that point everyone was going digital.

    A shame, because the t-8 was a real beauty!

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  6. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    suggestions for you:

    I am a huge MakeNoise nut, and just about anything they put out is at least worthy of note. Based on your above, you might consider looking into their Optomix dual lowpass gate or LxD (which is kind of like the Optomix without the front controls, but also has some resonance that usually isn't present). Their Modemix is also lovely and if you have any interest in a west coast synthesis approach, the Wobblebug is absolutely essential. And in terms of bang for the buck in a small space, the Telharmonic almost rivals the DPO for versatility and cool sounds.

    I also love the Maths module so much I bought a second one...but, they aren't the cheapest of modules. As close to a true "swiss army knife" Eurorack modules as I've come across, though.
    Yeah, the Wogglebug is on my short list of modules I'm after, along with the MMG (which seems to be calling my name more so than either the Optomix or the LxD) and the Function. I know everyone says you have to have a Maths, but at the moment I've got just the one rack, 84 hp, and 6+1U of space, so I'm looking for modules that take up the least amount of real estate as possible. But yeah, the Maths does look impressive.

    I have quite a few Intellijel modules as well, but with the Atlantis you probably have most of those bases covered already
    I was planning on getting a Springray until I heard they were planning on releasing a new version in a couple months, so I'm waiting for that. I'm also thinking about getting a μFold II, though really I'm leaning more toward the Doepfer A-137-1. There's a great video on Youtube of the A-137-1 being used to process a CV signal that has me intrigued.
    One kind of fun one that doesn't always get mentioned is the Moskwa from Xaoc Devices.
    Yeah, I saw that one on Modular Grid, it does look interesting. There's several different sequencers, I'm kind of thinking about, including the Make Noise Rene and the Intellijel Metropolis.

    Do you know anything about Sputnik modules? They have a touch keyboard that I'm also kind of looking at, though I'd have to get a new case for that, since it's an 84hp module.

    Right now, I basically have a decent mono East Coast style synth, but I want to add some West Coast style modules, something to bring it more into the Buchla/Serge field of things.

    Eurorack is an awesome (and dangerously addictive) thing
    No kidding. The thing about it is, most of the modules are relatively inexpensive. Once you get yourself a case and a power supply, it's really easy to do the "impulse buy" thing, and get too much stuff. That's kind of how I ended up buying the three Blue Lantern modules I have, because I was looking for extravagant as a b-day present to myself, and I'd been looking at those for a long time now. That one exception, I've basically been buying one module at a time. I was trying to get one every month or two, but that kinda fell apart when "adult responsibilities" got in the way. But I'm hoping to buy something within the next couple months, probably the A-137-1 is next.

    I also want to get one of those effects loop modules, so I can try patching my pedals into the middle of a patch, say putting a flanger or a reverb pedal before a filter module.
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  7. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Apart from being a lot cheaper (presumably why it was embraced by “new wave” acts), the Prophet-5’s only real advantage was its much more intelligent and better-implemented storage system.
    It was also a lot lighter I believe. The CS-80, I believe, was one of those things where you need to have Teamsters on the payroll to move. The Prophet-5, by contrast could be moved reasonably easily by one person.
    Sequential Circuits tried to go after that high-end market with the Prophet-10, but Rev. 1 was such a bust it had to be withdrawn, and Rev. 2 was something of a beast. They got it right with the Prophet t-8, a real boutique synth with a fully weighted, touch-sensitive keyboard, but by that point everyone was going digital.
    As I recall, the original Prophet-10 was a single manual, visually identical to the Rev 1 Prophet-5. But I'm seem to recall there were a gaggle of tech issues with the Rev 1 Prophet-10. Reputedly, when it became apparent that "everyone had to own" a Prophet-5, they started taking some of the Prophet-10's that had been sent back for servicing, removed half the voice cards, and changed the product logo, and shipping them out to meet the demand.

    I gather there were tech issues also with both the Rev 1 and Rev 2 Prophet-5's. That's why they changed the IC's on the Rev 3, which is also apparently why they theoretically don't sound as good as the Rev 1 or Rev 2 models.

    As for the Prophet T-8, yeah, I remember when that came out, there was an ad in one of the music magazines (actually probably in several of them) showing the Prophet T-8 with a Prophet 600 sitting on top of it (because the two came out at the same time). I thought that looked really cool, and for awhile, I wanted that setup.

    Then the Matrix 12 came out and I wanted one of those. lol

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  9. #84
    Just for saying...I have the MMG and it *is* nice, but I almost always use the Intellijel uVCF or the LxD first. Both of those also use fewer HP than the MMG.

    The Richter Dual Borg is cool too, and can do both the resonant filtration as well as the vactrol sound.

    Sputnik sounds familiar but I can't place the context.

    Rene is utterly amazing and has a deep feature set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Just for saying...I have the MMG and it *is* nice, but I almost always use the Intellijel uVCF or the LxD first. Both of those also use fewer HP than the MMG.
    The Richter Dual Borg is cool too, and can do both the resonant filtration as well as the vactrol sound.
    Yeah, the Borg filters I've also been curious to check out too. I'm basically looking for something that can give me the percussion sounds that you hear on some of the Morton Subotnick records, which I was given to believe the MMG is good at.

    The thing about the LxD is, it doesn't look it's very versatile. Yeah, it's way less hp, but even still, I'm not sure if it's quite what I'm looking for, judging from the videos I saw on Youtube. At any rate, I think it'll be awhile before I start worrying about getting any more filters. Right now, I'm interested in getting other things, like I said, reverb, wavefolder, more modulation options, before I start getting more filters.

    Rene is utterly amazing and has a deep feature set.
    Yeah, I need to spend more time watching some of the videos on Youtube for that one. It looks like it might be what I want, but I'm still not sure.

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    I was close to buying a T8 from Wine Country in the early 90s as it looked like the apex of analog polysynths! However I had the chance to test one at a studio gig - sure it felt great (the best ever maybe) but I was disappointed with the synth engine itself which was the same (IMHO) inferior solution as in the 600, Max, Sixtrack etc synths of the Sequential dying days... A sheep in wolf clothes
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  12. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Yeah, the Borg filters I've also been curious to check out too. I'm basically looking for something that can give me the percussion sounds that you hear on some of the Morton Subotnick records, which I was given to believe the MMG is good at.

    The thing about the LxD is, it doesn't look it's very versatile. Yeah, it's way less hp, but even still, I'm not sure if it's quite what I'm looking for, judging from the videos I saw on Youtube. At any rate, I think it'll be awhile before I start worrying about getting any more filters. Right now, I'm interested in getting other things, like I said, reverb, wavefolder, more modulation options, before I start getting more filters.



    Yeah, I need to spend more time watching some of the videos on Youtube for that one. It looks like it might be what I want, but I'm still not sure.
    Any of the Make Noise family can easily do the "ping" via their strike CV input, which uses a gate signal to briefly open the lowpass gate. So you don't need to "waste" an ASDR/ADR module to make it happen which is awesome. The Optomix is probably THE best for that, although the LxD does it well.

    The MMG does that really well too, it's true; plus, it has the strike inputs for both the filter AND resonance. My only complaint is that the resonant filter aspects of the MMG aren't quite what I was looking for. It doesn't scream easily like the Borg or the Intellijel. But that's more of a personal thing...it sounds like it might well be the right call for you

    The difference between the Rene and a sequencer like the Moskwa is that the latter is a true sequencer: that is what it does. It's almost easier to think of the Rene as a 16-way CV matrix. It can be a sequencer, but it can also be a 16-pad interface almost like drum pads.

    It is incredibly versatile, which also means it isn't always as intuitive; for example, if you want to traverse all 16 positions in a normal sequence you'd have to do one of two things:

    * Send a gate signal to the X input, and then a DIFFERENT gate multiplied to 4x to the Y input. That gives you horizontal kind of travel.
    * Enter the Rene's menu system and set the 'Snake' mode to on via the X or Y 'Fun' page.

    At first, those menus can be a little daunting, but once you get familiar with them (and you're right, Make Noise does GREAT YouTube videos for all their products...I refer to them more than the manuals sometimes), I honestly think the Rene is incredible. Definitely worth the price.

    Looking at modulargrid.net now...oh yeah, I remember Sputnick. I was looking at them when investigating into stereo mixes with CV-controlled panning. They look solid

    Oh yeah, another pretty handy module is the Intellijel Quadra. It can either be 4 AR/ASR envelopes OR 4 LFOs in a fairly small package. I like experimenting with auto-generated music in my modular rig, and LFOs are super handy (along with the mighty Wogglebug of course!). I can never have too many of them.

    Another cool module is something like the Doepfer A138d which basically allows you to incorporate an FX loop into your system. For example, I already own a WMD Geiger Counter pedal so rather than buy the Eurorack version as well, I can just loop the pedal into the system and use it as a modulator. Also good for adding certain effects like reverb and delay that you *may* not need as closely controlled by CV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post

    The MMG does that really well too, it's true; plus, it has the strike inputs for both the filter AND resonance. My only complaint is that the resonant filter aspects of the MMG aren't quite what I was looking for. It doesn't scream easily like the Borg or the Intellijel. But that's more of a personal thing...it sounds like it might well be the right call for you
    Well, if things end up going the way I want them to, I may end up owning all of them, eventually. Actually, I'd like to keep this under control, keep it to where it's still relatively portable (which is why I went for the Synthrotek case, because it's easy to transport, say if I needed to transport to someone else's "studio" or or I were to have a chance to use it in live performance).
    The difference between the Rene and a sequencer like the Moskwa is that the latter is a true sequencer: that is what it does. It's almost easier to think of the Rene as a 16-way CV matrix. It can be a sequencer, but it can also be a 16-pad interface almost like drum pads.
    Something that isn't made clear from the videos I've watched on Rene, but I get the impression that you can program in any sequence you want, ie instead of having the stages running, let's say 1, 2, 3, 4, etc, or 1, 3, 5, 7 etc, you can tap in any order you want for the stages, eg 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, etc, or whatever. Something tells me it can't be that easy, but it would definitely swing me in it's favor if it did.

    The other thing I'm wondering is does it have an onboard quantizer? One of the reasons I was thinking about the Metropolis was it has a quantizer built in. If you wanted to transpose a sequence, you can have it so the quantizer keeps in whichever key or scale or whatever the original sequence was in. I kinda have the idea of using a sample and hold feeding the tranpose input, but having transpose every seven steps, so that you never actually hear the full 8 step sequence before it transposes. The idea I have is that will give the impression that one is running a much longer sequence than just 8 steps.

    The other thing that has me looking at the Metropolis is the skip buttons, as well as the switches that allow you to program how long each stage sounds for, or to insert rests. That seems interesting to me, again in the quest to give the impression you're wondering a more complicated sequence than you really are. Can the Rene do that as well?

    Really, one of my goals with the sequencer is to do something like Eno's Discreet Music, where the synth is feeding a loop device.

    It is incredibly versatile, which also means it isn't always as intuitive; for example, if you want to traverse all 16 positions in a normal sequence you'd have to do one of two things:

    * Send a gate signal to the X input, and then a DIFFERENT gate multiplied to 4x to the Y input. That gives you horizontal kind of travel.
    * Enter the Rene's menu system and set the 'Snake' mode to on via the X or Y 'Fun' page.

    At first, those menus can be a little daunting, but once you get familiar with them (and you're right, Make Noise does GREAT YouTube videos for all their products...I refer to them more than the manuals sometimes), I honestly think the Rene is incredible. Definitely worth the price.
    Well, I'm less intrigued by things with things that are "less intuitive" and make use of menus, but I think with the Rene it might be worth learning how to navigate such matters.

    Oh yeah, another pretty handy module is the Intellijel Quadra. It can either be 4 AR/ASR envelopes OR 4 LFOs in a fairly small package. I like experimenting with auto-generated music in my modular rig, and LFOs are super handy (along with the mighty Wogglebug of course!). I can never have too many of them.
    Yeah, I was reading on Muff Wiggler about how apparently nobody has them in stock at the moment. It seems Intellijel might be preparing to launch a new version,b ut yeah, I think that's one of the modules I looked that I was interested in.

    On a similar theme, Doepfer has a couple quad Envelope generator modules that I've also been looking at. The ADSR one has four envelopes, with "end of" outs for each stage, and you can patch the whole thing as one big envelope or LFO, or you can break it into combination you like. And they've got another that is four AD envelopes, which seems to have even more options.

    And on the topic of envelopes, another one that I want to check out is the WMD envelope, which is an ADSR, but you can vary the response curve for each stage independently of the others, so the attack can be exponential, the decay linear, etc. And instead of using a toggle switch as is done on some modules, you have continuously variable controls for each one.


    Another cool module is something like the Doepfer A138d which basically allows you to incorporate an FX loop into your system. For example, I already own a WMD Geiger Counter pedal so rather than buy the Eurorack version as well, I can just loop the pedal into the system and use it as a modulator. Also good for adding certain effects like reverb and delay that you *may* not need as closely controlled by CV.
    Right, that's another one I want to get. I've got a few effects pedals, and also I was advised by the guy at Synth Nerd (I spent about an hour there the last time I was in Chicago) told me that if you want to use reverb, you're better off using some kind of outboard gear, like the Eventide Space or whatever, because it's not worth taking up room in your rack with something like that. So the effects loop module seems like a good direction to go in, and the Doepfer was the very one I was thinking about getting.

    When I mentioned I had it in mind to get a Springray, he says, "Oh, well spring reverb is different". Of course one o fthe things I want to do with the Springray is to keep the reverb tank somewhere that will allow me to abuse the springs, doing the kind of stuff Emerson and Lord used to do with their Hammond organs.

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    Well...with the Rene you can change the X and Y changes independently, which means you can get some very interesting jumps...for example, all of these are possible "out of the box" without anything special:

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 (horizontal snake)
    1 5 9 13 2 6 10 14 3 7 11 15 4 8 12 16 (vertical snake)
    1 5 9 13 14 15 16 12 8 4 3 2 6 10 11 7 (inward spiral)
    1 5 2 3 6 9 13 10 7 4 8 11 14 15 12 16 (diagonals)

    You can of course manually program these and many others directly, but there is also a CV input & attenuator where you can switch between the preset patterns quickly/easily. Even just varying the preset patterns can radically alter the sound of a sequence. There are also modes for logic like and/or/xor that you can apply to the X and Y inputs in conjunction with additional CV inputs; so, you could put an "and" on the Y input and a second CV, which could allow you to quickly create syncopation.

    There's also a very cool "freeze" feature where, while the Rene is playing you can touch any number of pads, hit a special "button" near the top and it will travel only through those specific pads until you unfreeze. Very cool if you have a sub-pattern that you want to grab and loop for a bit before proceeding.

    And yes: the Rene has both a normal CV output *and* a quantized CV output. And you are able to use the menus to change which chromatic notes you want available via each knob (for example, you could set them to a D minor scale and no matter where you swing the knob, it'll be in "tune"). You can also independently "mute" either the CV or the gate signals for each pad.

    For me, the Rene is the best of both worlds: when I just want to plug in a gate signal and go all "Tangerine Dream" style, I can make that happen very, very quickly. And if I have a hankering to go for something more "self-generating" the Rene gives me a lot of flexibility and options for all sorts of fascinating feedback loops.

    To my knowledge, no you can't just tap in any pattern you want...but truthfully, it's pretty easy to get crazy fast.

    This video uses several other modules that you may not have, but at the core it does demonstrate the Rene as well as the Wogglebug (and to a lesser degree, Maths) rather nicely:

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    Another great Rene video that may illustrate some of what I described:

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Another great Rene video that may illustrate some of what I described:
    Thanks for posting that! I don't think I had seen that video before, and it does explain some things that are already putting interesting ideas in my head. One thing I had seen someone describe on Muff Wiggler was using the Brains/Pressure Points sequencer combo, with a sequential switch to change rows, but triggering the sequential switch so that you changed rows every 3rd (if you were using one PP) or 7th (if you're using two PP's) beat. That way, it creates the illusion that you've got a longer sequence running.

    So hear, I thikn you could do something similar, but instead of adding a sequential switch, you might use a clock divider or multiplier (like the ones 4MS make) so that one of the clock inputs gets one clock, and the other is multiplied or divided by let's say 3, so it goes something like 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,13 (I think I got those numbers calculated right). And if you want to really be a smart ass, you could have the clocks on either or both inputs swapping periodically, to create different note patterns. And that doesn't even take into what options are opened by using the quantized CV in!

    So yeah, there's a lot of things to consider there.

    And speaking of 4MS, have you tried the Spectral Multiband Filter or whatever it's called? That was one of the modules that was demonstrated to me at Synth Nerd in Chicago. The guy says, "It turns everything into glass", and since then I've watched a couple videos on Youtube that definitely make it look like something I want to try. I'm particularly interested in finding out what it does when you run, say a guitar or voice through it. Oh, did I mention I'm interested in being able to use the synth as a signal processor, too?

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    Oh yeah, I've heard the Spectral Multiband Resonator, very nice little module. Actually, not AS little which is why I haven't stuffed one into my setup just yet

    One of the great things about the Make Noise videos is that beyond just selling their particular modules, they really explain concepts that are common across many different modules. For example, check out this awesome video on creating a sequence WITHOUT a Rene or any other actual sequencer...



    I definitely use my system for "external" signal processing. I have this little battery-powered Bastl BitGranny (I think that's what it's called) that is great for capturing little bits here and there. For our new album I recorded myself reciting a short poem and then sent the resulting signal into the MoDemix and the Intellijel uVCF to create this wonderfully crushed sound that was just perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Oh yeah, I've heard the Spectral Multiband Resonator, very nice little module. Actually, not AS little which is why I haven't stuffed one into my setup just yet
    I hear you. I considered it for my b-day purchase last month, but for some reason decided a mixer, an envelope and an LFO would be more useful. I guess. I don't remember why I decided to back burner the SMR for the time being. But I do want one. But then there's dozens of modules I want.

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    Personally? I think you made the right choice. They aren't as "sexy" as a spectral multiband filter, but those utilities are super essential. Especially since you have another filter already.

    Just for chuckles...these are my two systems:

    https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/269135
    https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/152640

    I got the black Shared System first, a few years ago. It's since been enhanced with a few small boosts, like the Brains and Tempi. It doesn't have a resonant filter but otherwise it pretty much can do a zillion things.

    The silver box was something I just started building for kicks, mainly to fill those few gaps like a resonant filter and some other utilities like MIDI. It ended up growing into a beast of its own.

    Late last year I supported this killer Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ic-workstation including the pledge with a Eurorack panel. So, I'm thinking of building a small 104 HP case around the Field Kit, maybe move the Bastl GrandPa into that one and create a "Musique Concrete" system for fun.

    At some point I want to expand into a stereo operation as well (technically the Shared System and Erbe-Verb are both stereo but everything else is mono), ideally something like DubMix that would allow CV control over panning as well as volume. Then I could move forward with my diabolical plan to form a "Silver Apples of the Moon" tribute act

    Long live Eurorack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Long live Eurorack!
    OMG, I've opened Pandora's Box!!
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    Another question, about the Wogglebug:

    What exactly does the burst output do? Is that like some sort of random gate thing, or what?

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    More or less, yeah: it generates "bursts" or if you prefer, swarms of gate signals. It is interesting to inject some randomness into various things, but it also gets out of hand quickly so I usually keep it at VERY low settings (many devices that accept/expect gates expect a gate of a certain length, so if the bursts are too fast it actually won't trigger much).

    I use it with things like the Optomix or other lowpass gates, to create very random percussive clusters. In truth though, I use the stepped & smooth CV outputs more frequently because they tend to have a wider spectrum of "usable" values, if that makes sense.
    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/

    Also, Ephemeral Sun: it's a thing and we like making things that might be your thing: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    So, speaking of guilty indulgences...picked up an Alesis Andromeda on eBay, arrived on Wednesday. It's not a CS-80, but I've heard it called the "Son of the CS-80" and it was roughly eight times cheaper (and fours times lighter!). Gonna need some TLC to keep in peak shape, but I'm excited about the potential for sure.
    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/

    Also, Ephemeral Sun: it's a thing and we like making things that might be your thing: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    So, speaking of guilty indulgences...picked up an Alesis Andromeda on eBay, arrived on Wednesday. It's not a CS-80, but I've heard it called the "Son of the CS-80" and it was roughly eight times cheaper (and fours times lighter!). Gonna need some TLC to keep in peak shape, but I'm excited about the potential for sure.


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