Hi to all, for my question I have think a long time in my mind. I've been thinking of making a database / program to make building analog circuits easier. I wanted to make sure there isn't anything else like this that I can contribute to instead of going through the effort of creating something from scratch. Lets see if I can describe what I am thinking about in my head in words:

With this program or database you would be able to select a type of circuit block and enter the desired specifications of the circuit. The solver would then automatically determine the resistor values, capacitor values and components necessary to meet the specifications set.

How about an example? Let's say that I want to design a BJT http://www.kynix.com/Search/BJT.html common emitter amplifier like the one:
https://i.stack.imgur.com/ji1aR.gif
When designing an amplifier like this I really only care about a few things and don't always want to go through and calculate everything every-time. I would input the maximum AC voltage in, the output impedance of the previous stage, the positive and negative rail voltages, and the desired voltage gain / current gain. In turn, it would be able to solve for the resistors & capacitor values needed and if it was REALLY cool, suggest a few transistors that would work for it.

Disclaimer - I'm sure I missed something...

Now with a simple circuit like this you may think, "Is this really necessary?" My answer to this is, not really. But imagine if you could now select these blocks, connect them together and design entire circuits. I have been thinking about using Falstad circuit simulator or circuit lab and some html scripting for this. There are many other things in my head right now about this, but I will keep them to myself to keep this post simple.

So, my overall questions are: Is there anything else out there like this that I can contribute to? Is this completely impractical? Would anyone else be interested in having a tool like this?
Thanks all guys.


looks like ~24hp not 16hp ?


I'm building this as an FX send / insert initially. Processing wise I'd like to add Clouds and at a later date something like the Belgrad filter. Modulation wise I'm thinking Function or Maths.

Anything else that would help get the most out of the modules in there already?

Thanks

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Heippa. Tämä on ehdotusten pohjalta koottu järjestelmä. Voit kommentoida kokonaisuutta alle tai lähettää spostia Viktorille/Eerolle.


Hello, I´ve been trying to find bit more rare module without success for quite a few months now. So my question is what additional places would recommend to check out other than Muff, ModularGrid and Ebay? Thanks in advance!


Thanks for the input, I'm years away from ever getting as far as a build like this, which is why I'm putting in the hours now researching and learning as much as possible. By the time I get to looking at even a 2 x 104 I hope I should know what I'm doing.
Keep Patching.
-- ReactivOrchestraoftheBark

Hey Reactiv,

I write Psy-trance and have built up this small rack which I use in pair with my productions.

I'm way off ever having a psy track purely from the mod, but this has been great to get some super nice leads, especially a harsh but silky FM that resulted in messing around with the Maths for hours... wish I could remember how I'd patched it! :P

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Hi folks,

First time poster/noob, here.

I'm building my first rack (literally still assembling things into my case) and was wondering if anyone has suggestions for some creative patches I can pull off with the few modules I have, while I work on getting my hands on some additional modules (have my eye on Maths at the moment as my next grab).

I have Rene, Wogglebug, Braids, and a Wasp Filter. I also have an 0-Coast (my gateway drug into this whole thing). Planning to clock Rene w/ a combo of Wogglebug and 0-Coast, and maybe utilize the Braids internal envelope.

Any suggestions/advice would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Torph


You have to enter the correct width of the pedal. Everything else will be resized automatically.
-- modulargrid

That's what I do. I go to the pedal company's website to get the dimensions, but the image still won't be the right size. It'll be too small. It happens no matter what pedal I'm trying to add. :/


@kmusik great communication, great packaging, perfect dealer !!


i dont know if there is a hotkey or what i did to change the currency display on my computer.
the modules used to be listed in USD for me and are now listed as Euros.

can anyone tell me how to fix this?

thanks


3U Option 1: White Whale, Nano Rand, Quadra, Akemie's Castle, Discrete SVVCF, ER-301
3U Option 2: Metropolis, G8, Peaks, Atlantis, Optomix, LoFiJunkie

If we go the 6U route, afterwards we could:

Keep: 40hp (78 if we keep Akemie)

  • White Whale / Earthsea (12hp) to swap with Meadowphysics / Kria
  • Belgrad (14hp) to swap with Discrete SVVCF
  • Nano Rand / LoFi Junkie (14hp) to swap with Ripples / Flux
  • Frames which is in Canada with Aaron

Sell: ~$1200 or $1500 w/ Move 208

  • Move 208 ($300?)
  • O/A/x2 ($50)
  • O'Tool+ ($250)
  • Chronoblob ($150)
  • Braids ($200)
  • Morphing Terrarium ($200)
  • Arpitecht ($250)

New design adds: Akemie's, Peaks, Shades, Optomix, Quadra to the sell pile (for ~$1000).
Would also need to buy: Metropolis, Atlantis, Streams, Mantis case. Ornament & Crime?


I'm thinking about buying a module (Bastl Ski's) that utilizes jumpers on the back which affect various operations. I have a general question about jumpers: how do they work? I mean this on a pragmatic level, not a circuitry level. Do they have a switch? Do you remove them to affect the functionality? Do you patch them to something? Hope this isn't a dumb question. I looked all over the place. I found lots of information about what specific jumpers do on specific modules, but nothing about how you actually use them in general.

Chuck


@darmklacht is a good dealer, nice communication, really fast and very good packaging as well. Thanks!


Gotta say... this is a fun module, but has A LOT of hype around "the gate trick". Owned it for a while, and despite the fun factor, it sounded brittle/digital/harsh in many applications. That may make it perfect for you... but it became an interesting and expensive trick for me. Had to move on. May buy again one day... but not missing it much.


Braids is running custom firmware which makes it so that when TSRC is EXT, it requires a trigger to update the quantizer. Quantizer is set to pentatonic. I like this with the FOLD wave, which is my favorite by far. I also use the internal VCA for this but it isn't necessary.

Pressure Points rows 1 and 2 let me make rhythmic timbre choices. Row 3 lets me scale the range of CV that's being fed into Braids's quantizer.

Function in Cycle mode. The knobs let me adjust the tempo and rhythmic feel. If not using Braids's internal VCA, increasing Rise adds blips to the beginning of notes. An alternative is to mult the EOC output to Brains and Braids's trigger

Envelope animates timbre changes. Can be triggered or used in free running cycle mode.

Tides is in PLL mode. Its controls let me vary the melodic loop.


Dito!

But the problem is, that MG doesn't know how a submitted "module" is just a alternative panel.

A lot of these alternate panels are submitted as manufacturer "Other/unknown". In that case you can use the checkbox in the search options to filter those out. In that case of course you loose potentially interesting real modules, too.

The best solution IMHO for integration into MG would be, that there should be a new "function" (or tag) that is "alternative panel". As a result the already existing modules would have to be retagged (no that of a big deal, I guess. If the module is "manufacturer approved"/locked, it has to be done by the creator of course).
In that case there would have to be another new filter option in the module search that explicitely excludes a certain "function".

EDIT:
Regarding the OP's issue and the fast-growing number of modules another function would be on my wishlist: A blacklist in the user-settings in which I can exclude manufacturers to be shown in the module search. For me that would be manufacturers that:
-merely produce spin-offs from other modules
-make modules that can't actually be buyed or built (fantasy products, pre alpha state)
-aren't active anymore
-generally not my thing, design-wise/function-wise


@bj_gzp is a very fine dealer, friendly fast and reliable!


Thread: First system

Hey, skwidsoundz, that's really good to hear. And you are welcome! Would love to know what you found helpful and useful.

abs / lexi000
-- lexi000

Hey lexi000,

I'm about 6 months into working on my rack, although I have a long experience with using VST's and some hardware - I came into this pretty lost! Your signal flow break down was the most helpful, and also your encouragement to get a MATHS (although I've had quite a few people furiously encourage me ;) ) - was also helpful.

I ended up with a Maths 2 a couple of weeks ago and am loving the functionality it's added to my Rack.

Here it is below if you're interested, and thanks again.

ModularGrid Rack


Does every module really need to be duplicated as a "Grey Greyscale Panel" or "Black Greyscale Panel"?

How far does this go? "Pink", "Red", "White", "Green"... it's making the rack planner more difficult to use and cluttering everything up.

I would love to be able to filter out all alternate panels when I'm searching for modules.


Thread: Request

Got it. What would be cool is if you could connect the review and the rating like Amazon does. I mean some people rate things badly, but they are not necessarily looking for the same things. Given this always find the reviews useful for understanding why someone rated something the way they did.

Maybe a simple thing to do might be to change the label from "comments" to "reviews" and then post into the forum using the module title and into a review category.


Clown gefrühstückt!


Thread: Request

Firstly, I general access the site from my iPhone 7+. I can't for the life of me figure out how to rate the modules I own using this interface. It would be good to make the ratings more visible as well.

Rating is not working on mobile devices. I have the feeling when I build that feature mobile phones were tiny. Have to reevaluate :)

Second, could we get written reviews too? Ratings are useful, but written reviews give context to the rating. We don't all create the same music, and we all have different preferences for UI, menu diving etc.

It is possible already in theory. On a module page you can Post in a new thread. What you put there will be displayed on the (underused) MG forum but also on the module detail page itself! This would be a perfect place for reviews but it is always difficult to get these things startet.


Was issn hier dran funny?


You have to enter the correct width of the pedal. Everything else will be resized automatically.


@brianemo is good trader, just received three serge modules, everything went pretty nice and quick


Thank to @KNYST for beeing quik and nice to write with - thumps up for this buy!

Building a sidebox "Virgil" for Dreadbox Nyx and Hades.
I want to build in an Axoloti as a programmable router.
All controled by Roland A-300PRO

Thread: First system

Hey, skwidsoundz, that's really good to hear. And you are welcome! Would love to know what you found helpful and useful.

abs / lexi000


Thread: Polyphonic

what do you think ? i need opinion about this one


Eurorack modules are capable of much higher output levels than line level gear. You can send eurorack signals directly into line level gear if you are very careful, but a mistake could damage the line level gear. It's a lot safer to have an interface module. Also, although line levels going into eurorack gear can't damage anything, the level does need to be boosted or it will be very quiet. I have the Audio Interface II and am quite happy with it.


Update to firmware changes one of the outs to signal song start to drive resets on seq's.


Thread: Patch#01

・シーケンサーはBeatStepPro。
・各CV INにLFOを入力して展開する。
・サンプラーは波形の違う同音色を11個程メモリーしてランダムLFOでファイル選択。音色を変更する場合はSDカードごと。
・VCAの後はSTRYMONを挟む。シマーなど。


Thread: Request

Hi! Can you please add the name of a manufacturer of Buchla format modules?
Keen Association

Our Model 220 keyboard is officially released more than for half of a year and further modules are coming, so we would appreciate appearing on the manufacturer list.
Thanks,
Dmitry.


Dependent on 3U control skiff for sequencing but damn if this isn't basically everything else I want besides filters in one case.

Swap:
* Akemie's Castle for STO/STO/Peaks/Tides
* Discrete SVVCF for Belgrad
* Peaks for Ripples or Optomix or O'Tool+
* Maaaaybe Just Friends for Chance so we can do cool Teletype/JF games

Sideline:
* Belgrad
* Discrete SVVCF
* Ripples
* Peaks
* Optomix
* O'Tool+

Sell:
* Clouds
* Braids
* Varigate 8+
* Arpitecht
* Morphing Terrarium
* Cursus Iteritas
* Basimilus Iteritas
* Chronoblob
* O/A/x2

Maybe sell:
* Nano Rand
* Quadra
* LoFi Junkie


Thread: Aemit VCO II

Now with linear FM !

Aemit Eurorack modules.
VCO II.
Variphase VCO.
Partials.
aemit7@protonmail.ch

There's an FAQ thread about this, which says that in most cases you need to have three modules available and then you should private-message the admins: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/forum/posts/index/801
I myself just today released my third module ( https://www.modulargrid.net/e/other-unknown-msk-007-leapfrog-vcf ) and will shortly contact them to see if I make the grade, but I'm waiting until after I finish the other launch-related stuff because I have a lot of other places to contact first.
EDIT: And congratulations on your new module!

North Coast Synthesis Ltd. (https://northcoastsynthesis.com/ ) - fine handcrafted modules and kits
Latest Web log entry: Totally tubular (https://northcoastsynthesis.com/blogs/news/totally-tubular )

I like quad VCAs that have a "separate" sum/mix output like the Doepfer A-135-1 (if you have the room) and the Bubblesound VCA4p (crowded panel but still patchable even with right angle cables!)

Many quad VCAs have a mix output on channel 4 but channels are subtracted from the mix as you patch into them. I like to run all 4 VCA outputs to separate channels on a stereo mixer for panning and then run the separate VCA mix output to processing modules like delay, reverb, Rings, etc


Thread: rwcmd ideal

out
1 vcadsr
1 slew
1 LPG

in
1 maths
1 µscale
1 switch


I had nothing but great trades here with:
@AW198
@hallmar
@mindmachines33 (my first sell)
@RTFM
@bots
@Home_Surgery
@synthetictheory
@SLOTH
@Supervillain
@PinPinKula
@mqldng
@batudal
@Endorfinity

These people make me believe in a better humanity possible.


This could use some more envelopes/modulation but needs VCAs like crazy.

Getting a Maths and a Dynamix in here and dropping Chronoblob or LoFi Junkie might be the ticket.


Hello to the administrators,

I'm design new module that will hit the market next year. I've added the module with an "other/unknown" manufacturer, but of course would like to remedy that. Can I get my company added to the list of manufacturers on the site here? I prefer lower case "humble audio", thanks! Here it is on the site right now:

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/other-unknown-quad-operator-bank

And more information for those curious about the module can be found on my instragram. More is coming down the line!

https://www.instagram.com/humbleaudio_synths/

Take care,
Will

Maker of Humble Audio modules
http://humble.audio
FB: humbleaudio
IG: humbleaudio_synths
TW: humble_audio

Smooth transaction with seller @zannielzynga !


Alternately:
* Metropolis, Circuit Abbey G8, Peaks, Atlantis, Optomix, LoFi Junkie

Can swap Arpitecht/Shades for:
* Ornament and Crime/O/A/x2

Can swap Arpitecht/Clouds for:
* ER-301


Thread: alhambra

Lol I live in Alhambra! random


Excellent experience with @synthdaddy! Very prompt and engaging fellow who got my packaged shipped to me MUCH faster than I expected!


Had a perfect transaction with @vendenperros!


Thread: Request

This is a really great site. One thing I think that would make it better is making the user ratings and reviews more accessible.

Firstly, I general access the site from my iPhone 7+. I can't for the life of me figure out how to rate the modules I own using this interface. It would be good to make the ratings more visible as well. They are really buried, which is a shame as feedback from other users is one of the things that really helps me decide in a purchase or not.

Second, could we get written reviews too? Ratings are useful, but written reviews give context to the rating. We don't all create the same music, and we all have different preferences for UI, menu diving etc.

This is a great site and am happy to support, but really do think this would make the site better for the community.


Thread: Request

This is a really great site. One thing I think that would make it better is making the user ratings and reviews more accessible.

Firstly, I general access the site from my iPhone 7+. I can't for the life of me figure out how to rate the modules I own using this interface. It would be good to make the ratings more visible as well. They are really buried, which is a shame as feedback from other users is one of the things that really helps me decide in a purchase or not.

Second, could we get written reviews too? Ratings are useful, but written reviews give context to the rating. We don't all create the same music, and we all have different preferences for UI, menu diving etc.

This is a great site and am happy to support, but really do think this would make the site better for the community.


I had a good buying experience with @Euxine


Once you've found a picture of the pedal you want to add, how do you get it to the size it's supposed to be? I tried to add a pedal, but I could tell by comparing it to other pedals on my board that it wasn't the right size. Can someone please walk me through how you get the pedals sized properly?

Thanks in advance! :)


Thank you so much!