I realize this module won’t be for everyone–or most anyone–but speaking as someone with a major interest in fixed filter banks, and as someone who loves Verbos’ scanning function, and given the depth of possibilities of this thing, this is a major wow module; a beast.
I’m glad I held off on the ADDAC fixed filter bank. That’s already an expensive module, and this one is even more expensive, but I could see this being near the heart of a pretty wild system.
I won’t be picking it up for a while, but…I can just imagine the complex fun this thing might engender.
Yeah, I believe it worked by feeding white noise into the inputs and using your CV sources to set the levels of each frequency band. Then you’d record the sum. To recover your original CV you’d play the mix back into the filter and use the envelope follower outputs.
Man. He is just so good. Having owned a few verbos modules, I have to say, I’m super envious of those who have an all verbos system. There is a very large part of me that wants to end up someday with a system that’s just Verbos and Mannequins/Monome (but replacing the Verbos CO with my beloved Furthrrrr Generator), and maybe a few Make Noise tossed in for good measure.
Yeah, I sure would love a Verbos Composition system, but I just can’t really justify it. I’ve got enough stuff as it is, with at least three major modules still to go (Teletype, Rossum Morpheus, and probably a Rossum Assimil8or).
I know the red knobs and paint scheme are aesthetically polarizing for a lot of people, and while red isn’t my go-to for anything, the aesthetics of the Verbos Composition System, with those cases, are just sublime I think.
Agreed. I’m lucky, I guess, in that I’m very okay with a Frankenstein system when it comes to manufacturers and aesthetics…I’m also one of those goons who still plasters stickers all over computers, so I guess I haven’t grown out of that just yet!
Curious to see what rig you’ve got? I’d honestly replace a lot of kit with the verbos stuff, such that it could live peacefully amongst itself. I feel like I’ve seen videos from Worwell (amazing youtube channel, and is on Muffs sometimes as well, I think, though I don’t go there as much of late!) where he’s got a self-contained verbos section.
Have you guys seen the Fumuna by Frapp? I was just about to grab a Bark but then this was announced and ive been talking to the designer - 16 (!) 48db dual band spectral processor with some nifty features and amazingly good specs…its a but more pricey at $1000
Yup, I’ve been following the development of Fumana very closely, and I should have one as soon as it will be available (it should ship to retailers next week). It’s the best specced one and if it’s half as good as the Sapèl it’s going to be awesome. http://frap.tools/products/fumana/
Thank you for the heads up about this module- seems like it has more control as well as more filter and spectral processing capabilities yah?
I’m sure people will be doing comparisons in the coming months when it ships and starts being used.
One thing I’m curious about is the Bark scale compared to the scaling of frequencies on the Fumana. It’s refreshing for me that an instrument maker consciously integrates psycho-acoustics into their design. Maybe the extra four bands on the Fumana makes up for a possible discrepancy in this regard.