Thread: First system

Hello again Lexi, Sorry for being gone for so long, Lots of stuff happened recently, travelling etc. And at one point I totally forgot this website even exists haha!

I wanted to tell that since last time, Ive finally got KORG Minilogue and it has been alot of fun and just week ago I discovered software called VCV Rack, if you are not aware, it is software modular synthesizer and its completely free with 3rd parties developing new modules all the time, Ive had a blast with it and if you havent already, I suggest giving it a go too! Now that I have VCV Rack, I dont think I have to buy harware modular synth anytime soon, also because Im saving up for new guitar and microphone at the moment, But definitely someday in upcoming years I have to get some Eurorack going! (maybe if i get employed for few months, I could afford it too)

I havent really moved forward with electronics stuff, because ive been travelling around since like start of september and finally got back home 2 days ago with no further plans except just chilling at home for the rest of the year haha. Ill see after guitar and mic if I start to save up for cheapo soldering iron and some basic components to start some DIY projects with, maybe some guitar pedals for now.

Cheers!


concept one


Thread: I am jinxed.

its just bad luck. at least you have redress with the manufacturer. they give you warranty and thats what warranty is for. however you should try building some kit yourself, its great fun and the satisfaction you get from troubleshooting is huge. AJLindsay, you're funny.


thats a great little tune. i particularly enjoyed the pads and chord sequence. how did you produce the pads?
-- joncharliefeathers
Thanks!

The pads was added after the track was recorded. I felt it needed something extra. Korg Minilogue is the culprit.


Hi, i am only about two weeks into modular planning my first steps and are looking for tips regarding my little project. I thought about a subtractive synthesizer with only a handful, not to complicated modules (except maybe the dpo) as a good starting point.
I already got a squarp pyramid as sequencer in combination with a midi to cv interface, which supplies 4x cv (0-8v) and 12 gate outputs (5v), few synths, pedals and a mac with cubase as daw.
I am not quite shure if I am missing something for the beginning, e.g. modules which multiply the fun or more suitable modules than i have chosen.
I really like to have a model d clone in the future, that´s why i put the minimod modules by ajh synth in my rack. My plan is that the vca, vcos, glide of that system will come later.

I am thankful for every helpful comment!


Thread: New Start.

hey joe welcome to modular. you're gonna need a bigger box!

seriously though, you will fill that space and want to expand.

i started in modular, last year, and you start by going through the modules listings in modular grid, reading about the different devices and watching alot of videos that are posted with them. you start to see the potential and make judgement calls based on instinct, trust your instinct. for complex beats you want triggers and for expansive soundscapes you want rich vco's and effects/signal processing. good luck and happy travels amigo


bought a Z-DSP from @iridite. The transaction was first class. I would recommend with confidence if you were considering any of the modules available here.


Fun video! :-)

Here's a short video on Instagram of some basic Instruro QPQ usafe:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYO02-CgAVT/

-- JohnLRice

very clever. i wonder if i can do that midi conversion of chords through the disting mk4?


thats a great little tune. i particularly enjoyed the pads and chord sequence. how did you produce the pads?


Fantastic!


I added some "pedals" that are just images of plug/connector bodies so that I can more easily see if things will fit with actual use. It works pretty well with the system as-is, here's my initial test:
https://www.modulargrid.net/p/pedalboards/view/520895

I added a straight round metal plug, a right angle round metal plug, a right angle flat metal plug, and a simple straight coupler.

I've had several thoughts about it since I tried it though:
* should some special parameter(s) or a category for "plugs' be created?
* There are MANY different sizes and shapes of plugs out there, lots of work to add them for little benefit?
* Maybe just a series of generic black or chrome rectangles that are the approximate size of plugs could be used?
* To get the images of plugs to look correct certain ones need many versions, right-angle plugs in particular! Even with the handy rotate feature it still puts the body pointing a direction that might not make sense. So to do it so all scenarios are covered a right angle plug needs a right-hand version, a left-hand version, and a top-down version for when the body is pointed down through certain pedal boards that have open slots (like PedalTrain etc). I suppose if the rotate feature had additional angles like flip/mirror and top-down etc but it probably isn't worth the programming effort since I can't see that of being any use for actual pedals?
* due to their small size these plug-pedals are hard to position because the info, rotate and trash icons often cover the entire image. I didn't have a problem dragging them by the Info icon but not being able to see exactly where I was putting the plug required many re-position "guesses" and became tedious. Not sure of the value but either a button to turn off the icons or maybe just make them 1/2 or 1/4 translucent when dragging?
* I was going to add DC power and MIDI connectors but I had already spent too much time on this! ;-)


Had a very good transaction (local pick up) with @filipl. Very recommended.


Fun video! :-)

Here's a short video on Instagram of some basic Instruro QPQ usafe:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYO02-CgAVT/


Yum, that module looks sweet.

Here's a video for instigted squin:


I had a quite nice & responsive communication and smooth transaction with @LightsOfCeres. Highly recommended.


I'm never quite sure how to measure a guitar pedal when adding or correcting one. Should I measure:
A) just the box itself?
B) or include the jacks?

Measuring between the jacks can add 5 to 10 mm or more to a dimension which would help to better gauge placement and available space but might distort the image of the pedal? Of course spacing is going to be dependent on what type of plugs are used so . . .OH! Idea! ("plug" module idea removed from this thread and I'll start a separate thread for it)


Excellent trades with @zannielzynga and @owenjay , well packed and great communication.


Ahh, that's a good, if not critical, feature! I have the Instruo quad performance quantizer now and it does this also. :-)


Thanks!

Disting MK4. It sends trigs each time the note changes which I really like.


Baller!


Great transaction with @annxia - arrived quickly and well packaged, works perfectly as described. Recommended.


euro needs more multi fx boxes! nice work!


@KaOsphere sold me an Intellijel Shapeshifter in really nice condition. Secure packaging and really quick shipping plus very friendly contact - I can absolutely recommend him for trades.


Hey that was great! I particularly liked the beginning third with the quantized envelope sweeps! What quantizer were you using?


Thread: New Start.

Hi,
So I am really a Bass player at heart but since moving to a new area and leaving playing in bands for a while I have found myself addicted to watching various Modular/synth vids tuning into Sonicstalk etc generally wanting to try/setup my own electronic performance/ Gig type rig.
I have jumped in at the deep end with a couple of bits but could do with some advice on where to go next.
Firstly I purchased a Synthstrom Audio Deluge which I'm currently trying to learn how to use (new to sampling also) but I saw it as a good control centre for the setup or some of it.
Next I have ordered a case 84HP x2 with a Doepfer A100 power supply and have won a couple of pitsburg modules as a start point and also won a couple of modules a Pittsburg Waveforms and Mixmult.
I'm open to many styles of music but my aim is to eventually perform with it as a standalone rig and currently love big expansive soundscapes and complex beats.

Any help would be great thanks.

Joe (TheDirtyLow)


Oops :)


I'm pretty sure this isn't made by 2hp...............lol


hi


Thanks @yrn1 for what was possibly the fastest ever transaction on mg: Posted to paid in like 7 minutes. I recommend him for your trading needs. Straight up guy with exc comms and fast turnaround. Thank you!


When I decided to get into eurorack I fantasised about quantizers. The idea that you can use CV signals not "meant" for melody to create melody really spurred me.

The melodic, plucking sound that's part of the beat was created by mixing two function generators and putting the resulting signal through a quantizer before it went on to Rings. All the melodies are combinations of a sequenced line and a random CV.

Do tell me what you think! Praise or criticism, equally appreciated.


Excellent. Thanks for the insight.


thanks @rean1mator for the single vco. good seller


@damir501

A very good seller, thanks!


When you edit a module and upload a new photo, will that replace the existing panel photo, or add an additional one? There are a few I think I could upload, but I didn't want to replace anything that's currently out there.

When you upload a new photo it will replace the old one, but the old one still is not lost.
For every upload a new version is added.
Other people who have set their module image to HEAD version (default) will see your newly uploaded image.
HEAD means: always show the newest image.
If they switch to an older version it will stick there, newly uploaded images will not affect their racks.

On a related note, why are there so many alternate panel photos that are exactly the same image?

When you click on those arrow buttons technically you browse through the versions. But a new version is also added if someone just edits a spec like depth and does not change the image at all. The Panel Selector function was added to ModularGrid lately and is more a hack to make different images possible. It's not a well designed feature but a compromise.

-- js213

Knut


Excellent transaction with @exper and packaging was superior. Hope we'll do more biz. Thanks.


When you edit a module and upload a new photo, will that replace the existing panel photo, or add an additional one? There are a few I think I could upload, but I didn't want to replace anything that's currently out there.

On a related note, why are there so many alternate panel photos that are exactly the same image?

Thanks,
Jeff


The final decision about my rack. I hope... Feedback is welcome!
ModularGrid Rack


Hate to read a negative note, but for $4k+....Shhhhhoooooooot. That'd buy a lot of standalone gear, some very cool FX plus drum machine(s). Is modular just for the wealthy? Go....


used alongside my Arturia Microbrute, its main function is providing more modulation sources for the modulators on the Brute Oszillator.


Try using it for filter modulation - instead of a smooth change with a sine wave you get steps in the filter cutoff. Or use it to switch modes, for example on MI Warps have it plugged into the algorithm cv control; I've also used it to do something similar on my Flame FC16 CV to switch effect modes.


Thread: Bubbles
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@Tall-Dog Electronics
Hello, your uBraids version looks great and smartly made.
Gongrats ! Any plan to offer Panel/PCB set for DIY fellows ?
Thanks.
-- Hathorm

Thanks very much, Hathorm. It is indeed a possibility. The caveats are that it is an extremely dense board, and requires a) lots of previous experience with SMD, b) either a reflow oven or stellar soldering expertise, c) JTAG or serial/FDTI programming experience and tools, and d) the understanding that we cannot offer DIY support for anyone's DIY build. Given that, let me know if you are still interested, and I will get back to you ASAP. All best, MWG

-- mwgilbert

Challenge accepted.
Just Pm'd you :)


@Tall-Dog Electronics
Hello, your uBraids version looks great and smartly made.
Gongrats ! Any plan to offer Panel/PCB set for DIY fellows ?
Thanks.
-- Hathorm

Thanks very much, Hathorm. It is indeed a possibility. The caveats are that it is an extremely dense board, and requires a) lots of previous experience with SMD, b) either a reflow oven or stellar soldering expertise, c) JTAG or serial/FDTI programming experience and tools, and d) the understanding that we cannot offer DIY support for anyone's DIY build. Given that, let me know if you are still interested, and I will get back to you ASAP. All best, MWG


@Tall-Dog Electronics
Hello, your uBraids version looks great and smartly made.
Gongrats ! Any plan to offer Panel/PCB set for DIY fellows ?
Thanks.


THIS... is a mature name on a module;€
-- HEK-

It is indeed :D


for passive multiplication i would never waste rackspace but use things like http://www.upbeat.ch/shop/media/images/org/mult-patched.jpg instead.

maybe add some vca to be able to modulate things?

attenuverters are also always nice to have.



hahaha my god


I can't belive someone actually use this machine for eurorack ... besides me. Do you got any sounds out on the net?

Lärm ist die Musik des Wohlstandes.

Stuff like this should really be marked as private, unless there are plans to offer them commercially.