Thread: Bug Report

I still get all the module shops / offers in the "Buy Online"-bar from Canada, US and Japan despite being in EU.

Tried wiping the browser cookies and cache clean, switching the currency to € and listing the offers only from EU and cross-checking with another browser and in private mode, but this behaviour persists. My VPN is set to EU as well so it shouldn't mess with geolocation if there's such. Also tried completely turning off VPN to see if it affects the functionality.

Is there a setting somewhere or is this a bug am seeing here?

-- pkkkkknn

I am not sure what's going on, I never heard of this problems. But I agree there should be a simple option to set the location, so this feature will come.



Disting F6 parameters

  • not much to report, other than Z knob is manipulated throughout the recording to either open or freeze the shift register pattern, which is set to 8 steps long

M32 parameters

  • sequence is a saved set of pitches, mostly C's and G's in different octaves
  • sequence length alternates throughout the recording between 1, 3, 5, and 8 steps

Overview

  • Ears receives audio from M32, which is being driven by its' own internal sequencer
  • M32 is also given a direct out which is summed at the Mix3 to a single mono output
  • Rings receives audio input from M32 via buff mult, but has its own pitch information coming in the form of random quantized cv's produced by the Disting F6 algorithm, which advances every time it receives a gate from Ears (aka every time M32 input audio goes above the 4V threshold, highly Gain knob dependent)
  • 2 AD envelopes from Peaks in Split mode handle various modulation tasks in Rings and in Maths
  • ADM10 Kompressor, first use of the ADM10 as an ACTUAL compressor without Makeup Gain, works great

bought a Midi to Clock V2 from @Slocap ... all good. arrived in good condition and good communication with seller. thanks!


Thread: Bug Report

I still get all the module shops / offers in the "Buy Online"-bar from Canada, US and Japan despite being in EU.

Tried wiping the browser cookies and cache clean, switching the currency to € and listing the offers only from EU and cross-checking with another browser and in private mode, but this behaviour persists. My VPN is set to EU as well so it shouldn't mess with geolocation if there's such. Also tried completely turning off VPN to see if it affects the functionality.

Is there a setting somewhere or is this a bug am seeing here?


Ableton: Many Firsts

  • Haven't multitracked this many inputs before (6)
  • Used Ableton to clock the KeyStep via MIDI Out from 18i8
  • Used Transient Shaping for most tracks to either add or subtract "front end" from each
  • Grouped Dry and Delayed Rings signals and applied compression and/or EQ to the Group tracks (sometimes in addition to the individual tracks)
  • Panned everything between 35 and 5 away from C

Colour Scheme

Rings
Yellow

Disting
Red

BIA
Blue

Tempi
Green

Ears/Blofeld
Black


Overview

Disting - Used C4 (Clockable Ping Pong (Z Input Pan)) algo instead of B4 and sent only delayed signal out of A and B
Routing - Sent Dry and Delayed signals of both ODD and EVEN Outputs on Rings, for a total of 6 tracks recorded at once (Blofeld Dry, Rings ODD Dry, Rings EVEN Dry, Rings ODD Delayed, Rings EVEN Delayed, and BIA)
Rings - Used Modal Resonator instead of Sympathetic Strings, which didn't turn out terribly interestingly
Ears - Sent GATE Into Mod Input instead of State Select Input, sent ENV into Rings Position & Damping as well as BIA Fold, sent audio OUT into M32 Buff Mult to free up space on ADDAC200B for Rings copies
Tempi - Modded Channels 1, 2, and 3 of State #1 and kept it on State #1 as opposed to last Home Improvement patch
Blofeld - Used B043 Marimboid with a bit of Sustain on the Amp ENV so it was a cross between a percussion and a bowed sound


Tyme Sefari? Makes sense...it can do that grit-fi sound, and even give you stereo with the Sound of Thunder expander, which is optimized for circuit-bent noisemaking.


What's the impedance of the preamp input? I found nothing on the webpage and in the manual.


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Thread: Excessive?

I am not sure I want too much random, so that’s deliberate. But I could see use for a probability based gate signal from the sequencer. Hence I have the Antumbra Cara and a logic module.
I might add a Turing machine and quantizer at some point.


Thread: Excessive?

Excessive???? Never! The journey is the destination.

You seem light on random. How about ADDAC 506?


bought a Mordax DATA from @groovar .... all good!


Thread: Excessive?

I’m spending too much time on modulargrid, too much on gear, and I still have fun.

Any thoughts on omissions additions?

https://cdn.modulargrid.net/img/racks/modulargrid_843250.jpg



A lot of the key to that, IMHO, would be in your filter selections. You'll want some LPGs (I suggest Make Noise's Optomix) to add that plucked, woody Buchla-oid sound alongside the 2s's Steiner-Parker-derived VCF. For the other, given space and cost, I doubt you could do better than G-Storm's Tonus VCF, a copy of the tried-and-true ARP 4012 "pre-lawsuit" VCF. And in both cases, you get two-input mixers thrown in for good measure, which cuts out some of the need for mixers for your VCOs.

As for a replacement for the Shapeshifter, you might consider a pair of Mutable's Plaits...two morphable digital VCOs for less than the other, in 24 hp, still saving you 2 hp for something else. And for reverb, look at Purrtronics' Purrvrrb...a mono-to-stereo digital spring (the classic modular reverb) emulator in 8 hp for only $130, then you can also add a delay like the Chronoblob II for $250, giving you stereo reverb and delay in the same space as the Erbe-verb while coming out over $100 ahead.


As long as you only use the square and pulse waves, and never turn up the VCF's resonance, sure!


Hey guys, thanks for the replies,
I'll consider getting the 6U rack, I think it's the sensible choice just in case I need more space in the future. Regarding the modules sizes, I guess the shapeshifter and the erbe-verb are the guilty ones, can you suggest smaller replacements for them?

I've watched a couple of videos about the Expert Sleepers Disting suggested by Laupellim, it seems a very powerful module, however, at this point I'm not sure I would know how to use it or how to patch it with the 2s, there's a lot I still need to learn. Right now I lean towards something that can produce smooth and soft sounds, as the 2s can already pretty harsh.


Designed this version of a Casio Sk-1 (my first sampler at age 10), around a Doepfer A-112 module in a Happy Ending kit.

What do you think?


Bought Marbles from @yrn1. Arrived after 4 days, perfect conditions as described. Recommended!


Lugia> Thank you for your advice. I was intend to use Pico Drum as just tiny sample player not only for drum. Yes, it seems godd idea to replace with DSP for stereo out.
Power supply, I have changed rack configuration and put a uZeus now.


Yeah...not quite sure how much you can "help" if you can't punctuate and/or separate sentences properly..........spam-bot.


The PICO Drums seems like a poor choice to me, especially if you have drums on some of your other devices (like the Elektron gear). It would make a lot more sense to have gone with a PICO DSP so that you can have mono-to-stereo FX as part of the build. This would leave 1 hp (like it does now) which I'd suggest you fill with a Konstant Labs Power Checker...probably the smartest thing anyone can put in a 1 hp 'hole'.

The other thing I'm puzzling over is that if this is in a Happy Ending mounting and not something with a powered cab, where's your power supply?


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Not sure about that. I managed to fit an ADDAC812VU which is 35 mm deep, with no problems.
-- ParanormalPatroler hhhmmmm, weird. I measured mine with fairly decent digital caliper.


Not sure about that. I managed to fit an ADDAC812VU which is 35 mm deep, with no problems.

All rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.

Ideally, with those 4ms pods, could a mismatch in depth be highlighted?
-- liquid_air

Unfortunately the data here cannot be fully trusted. I run into such an issue where the depth info both in MG and in the manufacturer's manual is not true, which made me purchase a module which ought to fit in a Pod but didn't. 2hp Rnd v1 still has depth set as 34mm last time I checked and I had to reach out to manufacturer for a change. Real depth is 45mm with power cable, 40mm without. Both are too deep for a Pod and I have no idea why they don't state the real depth.
-- ParanormalPatroler I know! I bought a 2hp NSE and it's deeper then stated and wont fit in a Pod.

Also 4ms seems to have over stated the Pod depth at 34.1mm, from my measurements 32mm and under will fit, under 33mm might fit, and over 33mm probably wont fit. Maybe their prototypes and/or manufacturing proofs were 34.1mm deep but the production copies ended up a little shallower?


Ideally, with those 4ms pods, could a mismatch in depth be highlighted?
-- liquid_air

Unfortunately the data here cannot be fully trusted. I run into such an issue where the depth info both in MG and in the manufacturer's manual is not true, which made me purchase a module which ought to fit in a Pod but didn't. 2hp Rnd v1 still has depth set as 34mm last time I checked and I had to reach out to manufacturer for a change. Real depth is 45mm with power cable, 40mm without. Both are too deep for a Pod and I have no idea why they don't state the real depth.

All rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.

Is there a way to have different rows to have different widths to plan module arrangements across different cases in one convenient location?
Say four rows 3U 88HP with an Intellijel 7U 104HP case.
-- liquid_air

You could just make one big case with many rows and then fill in the "shorter rows" with blind panels?


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Is there a way to have different rows to have different widths to plan module arrangements across different cases in one convenient location?

Say four rows 3U 88HP with an Intellijel 7U 104HP case.

no, that is not possible

Ideally, with those 4ms pods, could a mismatch in depth be highlighted?
-- liquid_air

In the Data Sheets view of your rack you see the deepest modules like in a spreadsheet view.


Thread: waves

Hello What to you thinks about this modular ?


This is my first modular synth rack on Tiptop Audio Happy Ending Kit.
Currently I only have left three modules, Plaits, Rings and Marbles.
I also have Moog32, DFAM, 0-coast beside this, and some other synths, microKorg, microbrute, Rocket and Elektron boxes.
I am going to control via Keystep and SQ1. May also connect with Analog four.


I agree with Lugia— I have a MB 2 and a MB 2S and the 3U rack can feel very limiting. (Currently working with one 6u and one 3u rack now.) Perhaps you might want to try a smaller module like Expert Sleepers Disting which would add a lot of functionality. Also echoing the thoughts regarding filter — adding Polaris to my rack made a lot of new sounds possible. Finally, you may find the clock limiting on the 2S. A small clock divider/multiplier is really handy. 4ms makes a quad clock distributor that would allow you to trigger events at different rates. Good luck!


Tempi Parameters

Uses the default 16 States, except State 1 uses Channel 1 @ 2x multiplication (other 5 channels are 1x as default)


BIA Parameter Changes

  • musical effects achieved by varying
    Attack (from 12 o'clock to added noise and back),
    Decay (from CCW to a bit, rhythmically),
    Fold

Blofeld Parameters

Saved into B037 as "Home Improvement" it is an edited version of "House HS", maintains the interval relationships (for now) and basic waveshapes, but the user varies the Filter Env and Amp Env. There is also 50% keytracking on the filter cutoff
- can experiment with applying the LFO at varying speeds to Pitch and/or FM


Overview

The name comes from both an edited version of the "House HS" preset on the Waldorf Blofeld, but also a feeling that with this patch i've achieved a new layer of complexity and sonic interest.

Some key components here (some of which having not been used before):
1. KeyStep Sequencer Overdub Recording: where changing tempos of notes inputted changes the tempo on the Tempi (takes KS Gate Out as Leading Tempo)
2. KeyStep varying gate lengths, with interplay between KS gate lengths and Rings Damping length
3. Ears Contact Mic with Blofeld audio in
4. Ears Gate Out (dependent on both key press velocity (because Blofeld interprets it from Keystep), and Blofeld Amp/Filter Envelope values)
5. Disting B4 Clockable Delay/Echo including changing the Z Knob Feedback for different experiences of the delay
6. Tempi, Channels 1 and 2 dictating Disting's Delay Speed (CH. 1) and BIA's Trigger In (CH. 2)
7. Rings in Sympathetic Strings Mode


Yes and no. Like you note, this current build is really limited. I'm presuming you'll be relying solely on the 2S's filter which is...OK, up to a point, but you could try and add something small here. The overall problem you'll be facing in a 3U Rackbrute is space, so going with large widths on your modules is a bad idea. Consider smaller alternatives or, perhaps more sensibly, go with the 6U version which would then open up another 88 hp for additional modules with which you can work in the Rackbrute or use them to alter the 2S's functions. But even then, I still suggest you keep the module sizes small...you want as much functionality as you can get in that tight a cab.


Is there a way to have different rows to have different widths to plan module arrangements across different cases in one convenient location?

Say four rows 3U 88HP with an Intellijel 7U 104HP case.

Ideally, with those 4ms pods, could a mismatch in depth be highlighted?


Should be working again.


Hi there!

I recently got a drumbrute impact and a minibrute 2s and I'm now planing to expand it with some modules. I'm a complete noob and I'd like to make sure if this setup makes any sense at all or I'm getting it completely wrong.

I wouldn't get all the modules at once - this modular thing is quite expensive - so I'd buy one at a time starting with the shapeshifter, which I could patch with the minibrute 2s sequencer and VCA. From there I think it makes sense to get more VCAs and envelope generators before getting the erbe-verb, otherwise my patches are going to be very limited.

Does this rack make any sense to expand on the minibrute 2s?

ModularGrid Rack


It’s a wonderful day for wavetables! Just added the super expressive Waldorf NW1 module to the rack.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bte2c42lSyx/


All of a sudden this morning it stopped displaying modules. I am signed in but my rack is but a shell. Internet Explorer 11




Thread: Change Log

TrueGrid is back

TrueGrid is a modular synth that runs in the browser. It was a very ambitious project in 2013 and for that reason never matured to a stable version. In times of VCV Rack I thought it does not make any sense anymore so I disabled it last year. (Though it was always kind of available if you had mad haxor skillz.)

But what the heck , some people like it, so it is back again. I have fixed a lot of small annoying bugs and added an Audio Enable/Suspend button. That is required for Chrome, because that browser does not allow to blast audio on page load anymore.

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/synth