Mannequins Three Sisters


#82

I absolutely love using my 3 Sisters as a drum voice. Patching some gates/trigs in to low/centre/high with Tempi or something of the like is fantastic. Span starts giving you all sorts of movement variations as well.


#83

I’d love to hear what you’re doing, sounds spot on!


#84

Not the greatest clip but here’s a sample. Snare is plaits but all the other stuff is 3 sisters:


#85

A little recording I made with a self fming three sisters as the sound source. There’s also delay from the chronoblob and what not :slight_smile:


#86

Are the sisters running through a vca or are you pinging the inputs? Pinging resonance?


#87

You’re hearing the low output through optomix (a low pass gate). Resonance was set to max :slight_smile:


#88

Me and the sisters are now joining the party. So stoked!


#89

I’m not so stoked anymore. It’s broken and must have been busted in the mail. I don’t know if this fits in the good wrapping category?

Edit: Obviously I bought this second hand


#90

Ugh, the worst feeling. Hope you get it sorted soon. I’d say that does NOT fit in the “well wrapped” category if that’s all it came wrapped in!


#91

I revisited this delightful patch today and was able to recreate it basically identically to your dry version using a DPO sine (may post clip tomorrow).

I really think the only difference is how I’m setting JF, the timing/notes of the sequence itself, and of course the effects. The whole approach of this patch made me think of JF and sisters differently in a very fun way so thank you again Dan :metal:

regardless I still want six sisters someday :joy: seems like so many quirky and beautiful patches could be opened up by that combo.


#92

hell. yes. this is very exciting to hear + I’m glad sharing that stuff helped! happy to do anything to keep you creating, nick – very much looking forward to more of your work :slight_smile:

general q for folks: in Less concepts: an album + cellular automata MIDI sequencer (software), we’re talking about 3Sis as a primary oscillator. I’m only getting about an octave and a half of accurate tracking, which is totally fine for my pingy monophonic explorations (also, it’s not temperature-compensated, so definitely understandable), but I’m curious how well it performs as a voice in a larger system.

I’ve never re-calibrated from when I got it new a year ago and will tackle that tomorrow – but I’m wondering what others have experienced while using 3Sis as a primary voice alongside other oscillators?


#93

I was wondering , is there a setting on 3sis where the filter would be inactive and 3 sources could be mixed without filtering and slight filtering dialed in? Or is there always a frequency alteration? I think so but thought i ask


#94

there’s always a frequency alteration.


#95

You can minimize it by dialing zero on both quality and span, but yes as @alanza says there is still colouring. Formant will also make it a bit flatter than crossover as it’s three bandpass instead of lo mid hi.


#96

Yes a slight coloring is fine. Thanks!
But i wondered if low, band and high will cut away frequencies allready at the input like a fixed filter, so a bass in high would be thinned for example.


#97

Yes it does kind of work like that, in the three different inputs. Even frequency fully clockwise, and span and quality anticlockwise low input will still dull some high frequencies.


#98

Will test with that. Thanks
A bit dulling i dont mind…more worried about thinning :smiley:


#99

Not in the lovely world of quality analog filters! Try one and see :wink:


#100

Christ on a cracker can someone please tell me what size of screw driver I need to get at the trim pot on this thing? I tried every object from my house that had a chance of doing the job last night and nothing worked. Planning to head to the hardware store after work tonight and pick up a proper screw driver, but I’m not going to take my module there and I want to make sure I get one that is going to fit.


#101

Get a small driver set. It will have more drivers than you will probably ever need but you’ll be set.

Nothing special about this one but I got it and have been very happy with it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FGQ1G6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_BMyaCb7GF5TS5