Do you have enough vca for yourself in the rack or are you using some other way out the box? I’m just questioning if 2 just friends is to much in 104 hp
at the moment, probably the make noise mult, ears, one of the just friends, and mangrove.
Zadar I have pre-ordered with more of a try-it-out-and-see approach- I try to limit the screens as much as possible but we’ll see how that goes and if it has the power/flexibility to oust a JF for modulation and/or envelope purposes.
QPAS I’m pretty thoroughly convinced has staying power in the case, potentally replacing sisters just because of the small case, we’ll see, but for now I’m thinking of keeping sisters in to experiment with how the two play along.
I’d say in general I still haven’t made my mind up about DPO v 2Mangroves. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. The mangroves have such a unique quality that I’m still wrestling with fitting into my music- they are so full of character but oftentimes lacking in weight/body. The DPO is trickier to get straightforward two-voice stuff out of, but for some indescribable reason it just brings me so much joy aesthetically and to play around with outside of “making music.”
I’d say the same about Morphagene vs W/, though that’s maybe even a little bit more apples to oranges. I love how instant and immediate the Morphagene is compared to w/, but man it is big, expensive, and the auto-leveling kind of drives me crazy…what I wouldn’t give for just a little minipot level control over the input gain, rather than the auto-leveling implementation that for me always seems to result in either inescapable clipping or TONS of noise. W/ I need more time with (ha jokes), it’s so insanely powerful and sounds great but I swear it would be a no brainer slam dunk if it were just 4-6 hp instead of 2 and had a knob or something on it to cut back on the button combinations.
if using one JF as a sound source and one as a modulator then I say go for it, but two as modulators or two as a sound source I think would be a bit much in 104hp depending on what else is there.
Run me through the left case and top skiff if you don’t mind…
Sure thing! The left case is a Sputnik 25S Dual Oscillator (a 259 clone in one space), a 257r Voltage Processor, a 281r Quad Envelope Generator, and a 292c Quad Lo Pass Gate and 248r Multiple Arbitrary Function Generator (a really great sequencer that can do a large number of things). The skiff is all 200e stuff: 206e preset manager and mixer, 261e Dual Oscillator, 267e Uncertainly Source/Dual Filter, 281e and 292e.
That’s what all’s in there; lemme know if you wanna know about the patch
here’s my current instrument:
there’s some things that are changing though - trying to figure out how to fit in a DLD and Cold Mac
@huron that is a very well-designed case. I’m always shocked at how balanced and reasonable people’s 7U cases are, when mine feels mostly like a careless mess lol
Very nice! I’m building a somewhat similar box. What power supply are you using?
CV bus case came today- feels really nice. Sadly I didn’t realize it needs M2.5 screws and all I have are M3 and there aren’t any brick and mortar stores near me who sell them, so loosey goosey patching for a couple days!
still shuffling the modules around (Mangrove currently for sale), looking at add an Erbe-Verb, not sure after that.
ooh looks fun how do you like zadar? also, i guess this means ultimately dpo won your heart over 2 mangroves (I think I’m remembering correctly that it was you that had this dilemma?) PS i love love love stroke of blue, been listening to it repeatedly the last few weeks – i’ve just been leaving the bandcamp tab open that reminds me i need to finally log into bandcamp and buy some of the great lines music i’ve been listening to…
thanks so much for the kind words
I’ve decided to go in the direction of basically a make noise shared system with a few twists, so settled on the DPO. I do love the mangroves but at the moment I can’t afford to keep everything around, just looking to hone in on a focused system.
After downsizing due to redundancy this is the state I’m in, and I have to tell you I’m more in love with this thing that I ever was before.
If you look through this thread you’ll see that this has changed quite a few times, but always towards getting smaller. What my personal journey in the modular world has taught me is that working with less is more. I don’t mean that in the traditional sense either. I mean that by utilizing modules with lots of functionality one can have more with less while still benefitting from all that modular has to offer. With this particular setup I believe all things sonically are possible. And because of the way it is setup it will just continue grow like a sponge. My next picture in here should include some monome stuff.
For anyone interested, the roli blocks are plugged in via midi bud (midi over bluetooth) to the SSP, and the Continuum is plugged into the FH-2. The inverse is also possible. the A4 and Rtym are all fed into the Octatrack. Midi from the Qu-nexus is fed into the octatrack which is then passing it on to the Rtym and A4. The Continuum is plugged into the SSP, and becomes part of the modular’s sound, which is then fed into the octatrack. I’m thinking of switching that up and having the Octatrack run into the SSP, and then the final out be the modular.
I finally took the time last night to rebuild my case using the rail brackets I got. The added width means the case is even uglier than it was before, but the modules all fit properly now. And having the 1u row in the middle is SO much better than at the top. All the knobs and sliders on that top row will finally be unobstructed!
back in one case, rearranging stuff and selling modules
So great to see everyone’s setups here! I’m guessing I’m at that point of Eurorack expansion that happens after a year or so, before paring everything down to the beautiful, minimal pods I’m seeing in this thread?
Here’s where I’m at for now, I went from a Pittsburgh 208 to a 360 to accommodate a mixer, I really wanted to have this instrument be self-contained. Recently added a popcorn which I’m loving, plus an Erbe-verb which I can’t believe I’ve done without for so long.
FYI I funded my Eurorack by liquidating a bunch of recording studio gear I wasn’t using. I also sold a very nice guitar to fund my Buchla 208r last November. Hope to someday get a cheap 218 and build out a little Easel setup.