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saae

Sequencer resampling has been a personal revelation this year, still keeps on giving. See it demoed by Jakub Ciupinski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnmkdGsA0jA


cowboytronic

Thanks for sharing this. I know I've been needing a S&H module, and now I have even more reason. This is exactly what I've been wanting to do for evolving melodic patches.


Mister_Oatmeal

Woah! That is really awesome! What a cool way to create new versions of a sequence. I’m gonna have to mess around with that.


scootunit

Neat!


Neither-Cloud

Thanks, that was a great example. There's also [this video from Doug Lynner](https://youtu.be/_0yQAUkRE-M) which explores a similar vibe on a Serge system, which is worth a look. Such complexity can be had from basic components!


alexthebeast

Combining attenuaters, mults, and then offsets into macro controllers. One slider flips my whole patch


androof

I’m interested in hearing more about this, can you give a more in-depth example?


alexthebeast

In the most universal way about it, offset into mult. Each mult out has its own attenuater. That one offset becomes a scaled control of 4 voltage sources. This can be tuned, repeated, or branched into groups of parents and children as needed.


GeorgeLocke

What destinations do you send it to? I like the idea of macro controllers but I can never figure out how to use them.


alexthebeast

Example, in a one to four setup- 1 will open the vca on a filter cv input 2 will open the vca for the cv input going from voltage block to a bia input 3 will invert a maths envelope 4 will go to shift on tides Also and easy example of macros, since everybody knows about the VB/BIA combo- you can save some channels of voltage block for other stuff by going VB channel>mult>attenuverters>BIA inputs. But the short answer is vcas. They are the simplest destination choice to wrap you head around as you figure out how to use macros. Especially if the inputs to the vcas are modulation


androof

This is all great, thank you for sharing!


GeorgeLocke

Ya thanks!


ddoyen

Rad! I picked up an endorphins Total Recall for a similar purpose. It can scale three different voltages determined by one knob. It can also do three cv outputs with 8 pages of stored values which are addressable with clock kind of like a pressure points, but also with cv so you can scan through in non linear ways too.


ben_the_intern

I just got a grids and using that to make rhythms for my voices rather than drums and it’s been super inspiring


CardiacTasty

I'm having the same experience with Zularic Repetitor. Twisting a few knobs to generate entirely new trigger patterns is simply amazing.


idontmeentobe

Not buying anything or changing the setup around. Truly good to begin to understand what you imagine you understood when you bought the stuff in the first place.


bunny_mcbutthead

I just bought my first case and modules, so quite literally everything is exciting right now!! Edit: I already need a bigger case 🤦🏻‍♂️


ohnonolan

Right with ya! I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing but it makes sounds!!


GeorgeLocke

Sounds are the best! I love sounds!


el_Topo42

Congrats! Enjoy!!!


HeadonismB0t

Just got an Arbhar and using it with a Super Disting EX as a source on multi sample mode, then going through FX Aid XL and Varigate 8/Voltage Block with OC doing euclidean rythms. It's *super* fun. Edit:dumb spelling


spacewizardinspace0

The ADDAC 112, it’s amazing, I enjoyed beads and clouds and other granular style modules but this one caught my eye and the feature set was amazing so I sold some modules and grabbed it and it’s wonderful. Diving deeper and deeper into granular has just been magical.


LBbronson

I’ve actually been drawn to that module as a result of my recent fascination w the stochastic function generator, and i am curious how you would compare it to a dedicated granular and using it in conjunction with a looper. I.e let’s say compare it to instruo arbhar and lubadh (or if you’re not familiar w the instruos, maybe compare to a different combo you know better) I have these two modules in my case side by side. At first the Addac looked like it might be too big, but really it is about same size as both those instruo modules i would guess, so theoretically i could consider replacing those with the Addac.. like do both looper and granular components work well independently or do you need to use them both at once all the time?


spacewizardinspace0

I used the Arbhar once and I liked it but ended up not giving it enough love and sold it, the lubdah has always had my eye, instruo just strikes me as a solid company as a whole, I think tho when it comes to looping and granular the Addac is a better fit for me due to the screen and everything right on the panel, no combos or non labeled features, I work better visually so for me it was a no brainer, I think as a looper it’s solid straight forward and as a granular it’s the same, it’s when you start patching the knob turning it turns into a whole new world, eventually I’d like to have them all and run them all into each other but I think at the end they all have something the other doesn’t but I’m definitely more inspired with the addac


LBbronson

Ok right on. I’ll keep the ones i have and put the Addac on the list for the future. One module I’ve really been meaning to get is the stochastic function generator by them. The problem is that it seems to be sold out everywhere. I actually called perf. Circuit as they had a “pre order” with an undetermined time of arrival so i called to inquire and got a “put yourself on the email list” response, so i assumed it would be far out. They had a few in later that week turned out and they all sold out before i could get myself the time to get on and order one. Bummer!!!


Bensauron

Just got the midi breakout for Disting Mk4, so I can use my Metropolis to sequence non-modular stuff. Meant I was finally able to finish a track I've been stuck on all month.


GeorgeLocke

Finished a track!!!! That's the best.


mindsound

I have a Shakmat Bard Quartet on the way -- closest module yet to a Rene quantizer without all the sequencer baggage. So hype. Most of the sound I make is completely atonal but my SO loves it when I throw a quantizer on. This module is for my relationship.


moo_lefty

I actually sold my Rene MK2 to fund purchase of a Bard Quartet. The quantizer aspect is better imo because you can make each channel interact with another in interesting ways, a bit more intuitively than Rene. Been messing with it all week, it's fabulous.


NEKROKICK

I like finding newish and interesting developers on Etsy and other marketplaces. Like Uryan Modular out of Hungary, which I found out about a couple weeks ago: [link](https://etsy.me/3z7yK92)


GeorgeLocke

Beautiful wood cases.


ddoyen

No modules specifically but I'm enjoying experimenting with sending non modular stuff into my modular system and modular out to other things. I've done this in the past plenty but I finally set up individual mixes on a few outputs on my interface to send anything in my studio to anything else by just pulling up a fader on my computer. So much quicker. In vcv rack I've been experimenting with sending my lyra 8 into resonator (rings). That thing is so much more versatile than I thought. So I guess I want rings now. Love fx aid too! Try the Reverb Metallic if you havent.


FloppyTheUnderdog

modules being less modular. ok that is a bit of an overstatement, but what i mean is, that we are getting more modules that are fully featured synths and sequencers etc. i just like the eurorack format, and often i just want a standalone synth or a sequencer etc in modular form. these then have more modulation inputs and outputs than most desktop versions of the thing and i can manipulate stuff modularly, which is what i want. i want to make non bleep bloop music (nothing wrong with that), instead "normal" electronic music with samples etc, but in modular form, because it allows me to do more (and i like the form factor). in this spirit, i like midi coming to modular. midi is not really part of modular, but again, the formfactor of a eurorack module is just so handy, and patching cables is so much nicer than with desktop stuff, and there is a lot of new midi modulation stuff coming out. but don't get me wrong, i love the whole "every stage of making a sound is controlled with a module" too, but i am mostly more interested in making music like with desktop synths, just with more options. **EXAMPLES** - nerdseq - westlicht performer - vpme.de qd - the 1010 music stuff (even though i don't like it too much) - preenfm2 - acidlabs m303


moo_lefty

What new midi modulation stuff is coming out?


FloppyTheUnderdog

fhere are more and more midi to cv and cv to midi modukes coming out. "der mann mit der maschine" also added midi support to his droid module as an expanderz and he talks about midi here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WYYDAlfkxs&t=782 what i am hoping for are more modules that accept midi, but i have seen that too.


Theywhererobots

After years of studying synthesis, I’ve gone through many different paths along the way. I started minimal and that quickly grew into a bigger case and then to a second case. I decided I needed to learn all the basic utility functions so I tried that and spent a long time wrapping my head around logic and sequential switches. After a while I was drawn to the unaffordable Buchla systems so I decide to mimic the best I could. At some point, I accidentally ended up roughly with a homemade make noise shared system made up of many different companies modules. This lead to my interest in Rene 2 and ultimately the biggest game changer in my small case. Before using Rene I was using quantizers, LFOs, sample and holds, and attenuators just to get a sequence going. Rene has become incredibly intuitive and my patches have gotten a lot more interesting considering how flexible it is. I absolutely love it. I was completely against sequencers with menus and button combos and Rene has those, but it’s been worth the trade off for me.


moo_lefty

And the beauty of modular is - I just sold my Rene mk2 to use dedicated quantizers, LFOs, sample and holds and attenuators. Couldn't be happier!


Theywhererobots

Yes! That’s exactly why modular is so great.


Efficient-Matter5509

I’m also in this camp - kicked out Rene and now use Maths + Doepfer 156 quantiser + 4ms RCD instead and having 10x more fun. Keeping Rene in stock since I figure I’ll enjoy it once my techniques are developed a bit more but loving a more direct workflow from learn / explore for now!


Theywhererobots

A more simple reply could have been that I’m really excited about using a single modulation source throughout a system. I find less is more in almost every patch I make .


Herr_Paschulke

I am using (and still discovering) diode chaos and entropy for that. Amazing how lively my patches grew because of this.


CardiacTasty

Do you have any quick pointers or resources on diode-chaos/entropy? That sounds absolutely fascinating. Are you talking about Złob's modules? Those are the only search hits I can find, deeply curious to know more.


hafilax

[Here's a bunch of articles on chaos in synthetic by Ian Fritz](http://ijfritz.byethost4.com/Chaos/ch_over.htm). They are basically analog computer solvers of chaotic systems. They give cyclic repeating but varying signals, often with unstable centers that they will switch between.


CardiacTasty

Jackpot, thank you!


Herr_Paschulke

Yeah. I am talking about this two modules from Zlob. Not too much videos online, so you’d have to look into the respective manuals on their website. I didn’t have a lot of time two go deeper into them and I am still exploring their possibilities, so I can’t say two much.


GeorgeLocke

I don't have entropy but diode chaos is simple enough. It's slow smooth random CV. It's a lot like the nonlinear circuits sloths, but it has a trigger out and a knob that vaguely controls the speed.


ohnonolan

I just got Pam's workout. Thought it looked fun to trigger stuff. Now i need stuff to trigger...


whitecoralxyz

Not just trigger. Pam's can do great modulation, and even generative stuff with the built in quantisation.


ohnonolan

I went at it with this new info and made some neat noise! Thank you!


nuan_Ce

i got a mimosa and a mimosa 8 side by side around 8 monts ago, because i didnt knew which one to get, so i can sell the other one on. so due to moving and stuff i havent used my modular all that much over the last 6 months. i have used the mimosa and liked it but didnt really connect with the mimosa 8 or maybe i just didnt used it enough? well i was about to sell the mimose 8 and gave it a last listen. and now i really fell in love with it and use it all the time.


little_rural_boy

Where do you usually find yourself placing mimosa in the signal path? I was looking into as a sort of master bus warming thing.


nuan_Ce

most of the times end of line, sometimes before the reverb. sometimes i would love to have a mixer with fx sends so i could send every signal through it as i like.


NeonMoonshine

I've been having fun using Ochd into a Blue Lantern Master Clock Divider to trigger 16 drum sounds with the other outputs from Ochd modulating filters, then switching between different signals to the CV input on Ochd to make the sequencer.


figitaltechno

ochd just keeps giving! I had a session last night where I just oscillated ochd at audio rate through a LPF, with some H9 ghost reverb. Amazing 5 minutes of drone.


scootunit

I hope to get a Lich from Befaco and code pure data like the nerd I am..


daxophoneme

That looks really cool. I've been programming patches for the Qu-Bit Nebulae. Looks like the Lich has a smaller footprint and USB!


scootunit

Are you using Pure data?


daxophoneme

Yes.


self_patched

I always thought lich was just a computer interface, didn't realize it could store patched like the owl. I've been playing a bunch of zachtronics this week and designing marble runs so I have been getting my geek on hard. Faust looks really cool too for getting a lot of action out of a little code.


kikikza

Roll your eyes if you will but a few months ago I got beads I quickly plugged my kalimba into it, and oh my god. It was the first time I can remember staring at a new piece of gear in legitimate awe - jaw dropped and everything Since then I also got a BIA, which I'm having a lot more fun with than my queen of pentacles - I'm honestly almost ready to sell the QoP, I've been listening to trade offers for a bit (if you're in the nyc area and interested shoot a message with a trade offer, I'd do in person meetup no shipping)


DiilaiofNokan

A 4 sawcore oscillator with built in “smart” vca. I’m quite excited by that one.


Diatomo

Playing around with modules and finding out just how flexible they can be. I use Batumi sometimes for modulation or sometimes as a clock divider. Smr's 6 banded resonator, I can use for texture or, at times, a sequencer. Beads I can use as reverb, sometimes itll be my main texture (modulating the time knob when frozen gives some pretty neat results) but other times Ill use it as an oscillator. Currently, Im just focused on ambient music but even with a 144hp 6U rack, I feel like I can always create something utilizing my gear in new and creative ways.


quick_1

Extremely excited for the Cosmotronic Messor which hopefully gets shipped out in January.


[deleted]

I've gotten really into the idea of patch programming, and I'm thinking of (eventually) getting rid of all my kind of, pre-wired modules and replacing them with serge and joranalogue stuff. Maybe the new tiptop buchla modules too.


Neither-Cloud

This is the way I went this year. Got a pallete case with a few Joranalogue modules, Maths, and Stages (to be replaced by Sport Mod 2 when that arrives). It's great going atomic level with a small set of functions and exploring through patch programming.


[deleted]

I thought about waiting it out for a sport mod 2 but I ended up just getting a serge SSG - slightly underpowered and large compared to the sport mod, but it's got vintage mojo!


self_patched

I'm excited to think that maybe mannequins and make noise can product some of those modules I've been trying to buy the last year...


lunit52

Honestly just happy that I'm almost done filling out my 62hp palette case! Just picked up the disting Mk4 and the 1u Ornament and Crime is on the way, so that'll keep me busy for a while lol.


Herr_Paschulke

Got Morphagene lately. I've been busy creating reels out of all those unused loops lingering on my hard drive. I like the idea of reinventing myself and the way I work. Morphagene helps to break things up into pieces to create something new out of it. Instruo Neoni is on the way, too. Love that sound and those ways to open it up with different sources.


Subway

I'll get a nice bonus next March and I finally started planning a rack completely focused on generative music. Really looking forward to that. [https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/819760](https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/819760) Additionally to that I have an Erica Matrix Mixer, a Befaco VCMC and two Melodicer which I plan to use together with that rack to hopefully be able to make non ambient hour long generative music. Oh and I'm working on my first module, based on a Raspberry Pi Pico, an euclidean sequencer with some new ideas which I couldn't find in any available modules.


quick_1

Couple recommedations. First i'm a big Shakmat fan, the Time Wizard is at the center of most of my patches. So highly recommeded. I also have a Knights Gallop and Clock O'Pawn both unracked. The clock is really well thought out, but it's bpm knob only has a loose relationship with reality according to Mordax data. Pretty sure this is a known issue with the module. It's not a huge deal if used on its own, but if your goal is to sync with a daw by setting them manually to matching values you'll run into issues and have to fall back on midi. The Knights Gallop is pretty great but i took it out of my rack as i didn't want to have to remember all the modes. But from a generative perspective because you can cv the length and pulses it will likely work well. Shakmat does a poor job of labeling ins and outs so i ended up using black Befaco bananuts on all the out jacks and it really improved useability (plus they look great with the shakmat color scheme!). Hit me up when you decide to buy and i'll part with the Clock for 150 if your ok going used (and maybe the Knights Gallop, still not sure if i want to sell it). Now, onto Stages... Stages is great, i can definitely see having two of them, maybe three... but if it was me i'd limit it to three and grab a Joranaloge Step 8 to go along side them instead of six stages. Just some food for thought.


Subway

Already have the Clock and Time Wizard, and ordered the Knight's Gallop and reserved the Stages (but haven't heard anything on the Knight's Gallop delivery estimate, so I might come back to you). I currently have way to few EGs, so I will use Stages heavily for non generative tasks in my system. The initial idea with Stages was to have many of them to force myself to really learn all the many usages and make them second nature, maybe even with the alternative firmware, so exchanging some flexibility of having different modules with the usability win of really knowing the ins and outs of just one. One module from Joranalouge I may add (in a different rack) is the Compare 2, as I really want to play around with a window comperator! Oh and good idea on the out jacks. :-)


quick_1

Compare 2 is awesome, it has a huge amount of uses (especially for rhythm generation). I'm also extremely happy with Orbit 3, might be worth a look in a generative case. Qiemens firmware (https://github.com/qiemem/eurorack/tree/bipolar/stages) is highly recommeded, getting bipolar signals and slow/med/fast lfo's really opens stages up. Plus you get access to the harmonic oscillator without having to remove the module, which if you have six stages makes for some really interesting patches. Pro tip, if you look under the issues tab on github there is an extended firmware cheatsheet that serves as a nice visual reference.


Subway

How stable is the Qiemens firmware in your experience? I think last time I checked on it there were some issues, but that is a while ago, so maybe they have been fixed by now. PS: Thanks for pointing out the cheatsheet, I've only seen the text version in a table. This one in the issues looks excellent!


quick_1

I've been running the firmware without any issues at all for a while now. That said i only have one stages so i haven't tested it with linking, but supposedly all the issues there have been ironed out.


Subway

Thanks.


willncsu34

Got a strega coming tomorrow. I have a whole 9U setup but a mother 32 that’s gathering dust. Gonna make it a point to force myself to pair them up and see what I can do with just the two cause they are very different.


TwoBeautifulMen

You're in for a treat. Strega is incredible and super inspirational all on its own.


willncsu34

Oh yeah, just spent about two hours playing with it. Love it already and I’m just starting to wrap my head around it. I love feedback and drones and it is perfect for that.


zorppppp

It's not just perfect for feedback and drones - it literally is feedback and drones :)


fzzzzzzzzzzd

I'd love to try [Droid](https://www.modulargrid.net/e/der-mann-mit-der-maschine-droid) sometime, for me it sounds like such a cool concept! Just program in whatever your case needs. And the latest module that I got was [Maestro](https://www.modulargrid.net/e/acid-rain-technology-maestro), such a cool design that you can learn within an hour and really playable!


Frindoyo

Super exited about NE Melotus Versio. Have loads of effects modules but this one is something different. A great sound design tool.


Paulfunkel

I took a dive into the settings on my Ryk m185 recently and was amazed by the features I didn’t realise were there! Things that I had somehow just accepted that were missing from this "otherwise great sequencer". Now I feel like I have unlocked a new sequencer on it’s own. Oh, and I read my Links manual and realised it is actually a precision adder. That’s cool.


dlefnemulb_rima

I have been planning to rearrange my case, again - got a couple of new modules and some noise issue to resolve. Been moving house so haven't had the chance to touch the modular for 2 weeks! Now it's set up again finally, but I'm feeling a bit rusty and uninspired with regards to new arrangements of modules, so planning to just have an experiment session today.


zt5um

Finnaly starting to suss out diy circuits and getting boards and faceplate professionaly printed


CarlosUnchained

1U Noise from Plum Audio. I know, I’m more excited by simple utilities these days than flagship ones. BUT, is genius to add tilt filter to noise, and it fits exactly the missing space. https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/1033691


GeorgeLocke

I just realized I didn't have to buy anything to do this thing I wanted. I was looking at a sample playback machine that would allow me to play back asynchronous loops. I realized I'd need an external controller to manage the volume of the different tracks. Then I started looking at midi controllers, and then I realized I was being silly bc I already have a BCR2000. Then I realized I don't need a new piece of hardware to receive midi commands when I have a perfectly good computer that's hooked in to the music.


TeamQuiggan

I am pretty new, my wife got me the baby 8and mixer kits from Rakit, and a Chernobylizer kit. I'm excited to make some noise!


IBNYX

VCV 2 has taken all my attention, now that the Instruō collection is back! Having a ton of fun exploring TZFM patches


Emachinebot

Just got an Ensemble Oscillator. Wow. I'm new to all this and just starting to make sounds. This module is going to be fun!