hey all (again),
i recently built a small system (Tiptop HEK) to make noisy / percussive / tonally varied / free-form sounds, drones, etc. Before going with the HEK, i grabbed a Rubicon (mk1) from Analogue Haven, at a healthy discount. i was thinking that i might go with a Mantis case, so module size wasn’t an issue. now that it (space) is an issue, i’ve been looking at smaller voice modules, and am thinking about trading the Rubicon for a Loquelic Iteritas, which can get quite noisy and extreme-sounding, quickly. while i do like some of the timbres, i’m wondering if it can be reined in a bit, possibly achieving more tenuous / delicate sounds (in the upper register), and still be aggressive / extreme etc. for gnarly, lively drones. I do like its immediacy, or what i perceive it to be – immediate, hands-on, characterful, etc.
alternately, could I (should I) hold on to the Rubicon and learn how to patch it creatively, to get more characterful sounds–like woody / reedy chirps, dirty bell sounds, and (possibly?) gnarly-esque, FM-ish blazing, peeling, metallic timbres (?) – i’m modulating with Plaits, Wogglebug, Batumi, 0’coast, etc. - all of which i’m in love with (except for Wogglebug, so far)
would there be much overlap between Plaits and Loquelic Iteritas, both being digital voice modules? would it be worthwhile to tough it out with the Rubicon, and learn its potential–learn how to patch it effectively, etc? is the Loquelic Iteritas very deep/varied, sound design-wise, or is it possibly more one-dimensional than the Rubicon? i’m not really going for extreme / harsh / excessive sounds (most of the time), but i don’t mind its potential for full-bore nastiness. i like that the LI is more compact, which would open up some options. anyone care to chime in? my apologies for the long-winded inquiry. cheers, everybody