A great selection of modules so far.
What have you got planned for the rest of it?
A great selection of modules so far.
Still needs some tweaking, but see below. The 1u blanks will be some passive switches and such. Essentially a Doepfer system, but the Zlob Push VCA is (hopefully) going to be too useful to leave out.
Open to ideas!
Yeah, it’s so pleasing. I have a Zlob Push VCA to build and add in, half-considering sanding off the panel to get to the bare aluminium!
I’d be inclined to go for the 1024 stage Doepfer BBD module over the 2048. I think the 1024 gives you good flexibility in being able to do reasonable Karplus type stuff and also clock noise mayhem!
Ah, nice one. Yeah, I wasn’t too sure which one to go for!
Mangrove is high on my (short) list. I’ve looked at Dixie and STO or really anything at that size and price. for when i actually buy something again bleh
This was a really great thread. I just read most everything from the top.
I’m not sure 4 U 104 hp racks fit the spirit of the topic. That said the topic title could probably clarify the intent with 3 U 104 inspiration.
That aside my real question is: what modules make up a good 104 hp rack?
Obviously this is going to be different things to different people. What if we abstracted and listed the essentials. for example the MN Cartesian system is a great system that fits this topic, and appears in this thread a couple times. It’s made of:
- Osciallator: STO
- Oscillator: Telharmonic
- Rene: Sequencer
- Analog Voltage utility: Maths
- Other utility functions
- Random Voltage: Wogglebug
- Low Pass Gate: LxD
- Ring Mod: ModDemix
- Output: Rosie
So that’s more abstractly:
- Random source
- Ring Mod/Wav Folder/Other
- Output mixer
This seems like a really solid arrangement that looks a lot like classics. Other racks trade in the sequencer for other modules like a sampler (phonohene/morphogene etc.) many added a delay.
I like looking at the 104 hp grouping in these terms it’s fun to see the tools that people pull in to their systems like brushes or color palettes.
- random source
I’d rather have more ideas shared in one place than a lot of fragmented topics, myself. 4U 104hp is a lot more constrained than a 6U 208hp case.
Is my Structure EP-96 allowed to play?
Can’t upload current state of the case because my phone does not love Modulargrid
- touch/tactile input
- granular delay reverb?
- Squiggles / LFO / noises
- Dusty noises
- Functions / oscillations
- Oscillations / functions / VCAs
- Filter / mixing / hair
- Sequencer / touch control / CV memory
- Pulses / bouncing balls
@soggybag I guess broadly speaking this fits the System Cartesian model, with some “redundancy” between Just Friends and either Maths or the Mangroves (although, like, in actual fact no redundancy).
- uhhh, everything you can dream up / sequencer
- sequencer (well, with LFOs if I get an Arc)
- pure bliss
- calculus class, also envelopes
- “spice in your modular melange” / meta-modulation
- persistence / futurenows / loopers / delays / samplers
Would love ergonomics suggestions, though! currently I’ve got it as below, which works really well, the Clouds provides a good amount of cushion room for playing w/ W/. I suspect that the LxD would do so as well.
You could free up some hp with a uclouds…
ergonomics is brutal but i’ve definitely but X in “location” as a blocker for Y. when i rack Elements is a like a big field between interface components.
of course i only know what’s going to be a problem after a playable patch is together
ergonomics thing you might want to try: i flipped my w/s upside down and they feel far more playable - something about key presses with my index/middle/ring fingers and flicking the toggle with my thumb/index really opens it up for me.
ooooh, thanks for the tip! I can see that being more comfortable
Ok pals, some suggestions would be welcome! I was planning on an 84hp setup, but a 104hp Intellijel case came up at a good price so I grabbed it. I have 17hp left in this sketch, what would you add? More VCAs? Fixed filter bank? Envelopes? Etc?
Example of current setup (below image minus VCS, A-198, A-136, and using A-118 instead of Noise Tools): https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZcevs7Zkbje9cXTUrk5AltEmyp2gjAMLwKV
@philmaguire You might consider a dual low-pass gate, for some percussive options, and yes more VCAs and envelopes would give a lot more flexibility. Envelopes can also be LFOs of course. I would also miss delay, something that can be CV’d for more fun, perhaps a Chronoblob or something small…