Show us your modular system


#798

Are you using Vector Space without a joystick, to get variations from other modulation sources? interesting idea…


#799

Yep, I feed it VCOs, LFOs, three René CV outputs, envelopes, in various combinations. It’s become central to most of the patching I do these days.


#800

The system you are planning looks extremely fun and playable.

Is the Sound Stage as intuitive as it looks? I am taking the jack placement in the representation of the room very literally - the further the sound is from center stage will be its place in the stereo image and sounds farther back will be quieter than sounds up front.


#801

Soundstage isn’t available yet so I can’t speak from personal experience. More info in the Worng Electronics thread:


#802

For the soundstage, left/right is indeed for stereo placement (similar to Nearness in that regard). Up/down jacks placement changes some filtering, so it’s more about frequencies than volume.


#803


#804

Maybe a silly question since I don’t suspect it’s the star of the case, but anything notable—good or bad—about the VCA4p?

I’ve never had anything by Bubblesound, and I don’t see them discussed much in these parts. Trying to decide between this, the ever-popular Tangle Quartet (which lacks the expo mode), and the Qauttro Figaro, which while 2hp more, has some other fun bells & whistles.


#805

I just picked it up, but it feels very similar to the tangle quartet. Haven’t played with the exponential mode much, but it’s definitely a bonus!


#806

How are you liking Falistri?


#807

The guys at CTRL always have good things to say about Bubblesound, they appear to be a really great value. I’d say a safe bet. I’ve owned the 6 channel mixer and dig it, only reason I sold it was I realized for something I tweak that much I’m not a fan of the smaller knobs.


#808


#809

I’ve only had it a few days, but it’s taken a bit for me to wrap my head around. Still not completely there (especially with the bottom two sections).


#810

Also got a Falistri this week. I will say that, as a former owner of Sapel, I have found Falistri to be more intuitive than Sapel, which I always struggled with, and eventually sold.

(I got the Sapel right around the time that Marbles came out, which couldn’t have helped Sapel’s case either :sweat_smile:)


#811

Had a look at the Falistri after seeing your post. It looks mega. Can you offer any insights as compared to Maths / Just Friends / Cold Mac / similar mad swiss army knives?


#812

I’ve had Falistri for about a week now and think it great. It’s a little slimmer than Maths. I like the horizontal layout of the function generators rather than the vertical maths and the knobs have more resistance than Maths knob which I found rather loose. The linear vs exponential rise/fall changes don’t affect overall function length which is an improvement on maths IMO. I also like having the little attenuverters on the function out. The bottom half of falistri adds functions that maths doesn’t have but loses some of the mixing/complexity of maths. This is fine by me because I always had a difficult time controlling the maths contortions (I think I needed an oscilloscope). The multi frequency divider, Ring Mod/VCA, and slew limiter are easy to use tools that don’t give me the cold mac headaches.


#813

Here’s my current setup. Increasingly converging on a Black and Gold System analog.


#814


My mish mosh of a modular synth. Sometimes I feel like the goal is to build the most un-thought out system and then patch as many cords in as possible and try and make something that is still sounds like it could be “music” in quotes because I think the sound of whales talking is music.


#815

100 :100: percent ‘whales’


#816

Emptiness


#817

This picture is after some recent changes towards making a more playable/enjoyable system, which for me mainly involved getting rid of mini pots and menu screens.

I also find I approach patching much differently when I have the Tempi/Rene skiff in front of my system vs when I don’t, so it’s nice having it as an optional add-on type thing.