Choice Sound Modules for the (Euro)Rack

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O1B
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Post 04 Feb 2019

It took a little time to get past Utilities and VCFs... but ... finally....

Sound Modules.
Feel free to add your faves/ thoughts/ etc/

If it's not a module, but fits in this world, bring it on.

First up! Mutable Instruments Peaks. Plenty modules to start with, but this is a Crowd Favorite:

Do-all... excuse me... DUAL
- LFO (SHAPES),
- ENV (AD/ADSR) ,
- TAP Tempo, and
- Drum Module ( Kick, Snare, Tom, Hat - Pick 2.. or build a Kit) Tough to beat in 8HP

Take it away, DivKid! Easy Instructions...


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Post 05 Feb 2019

Noise Engineering - Basimilus Iteritas

I'll keep it going with "Percussive" modules. I went with another option for now - but, I do want one.
No more "Thuds!" Only Tuned, precisely "Pitched" Percussion. Love "dissonance." Loathe "out of tune."

Specs: https://www.noiseengineering.us/shop/ba ... itas-alter
- "a simple six-oscillator additive synthesizer with adjustable waveform, harmonic spread and decay. "
- "Adjustable attack including a noise oscillator is also included. "
- "These are summed and fed into an infinifolder for crunch and variety."
" Basimilus Iteritas Alter is an improved version of the discontinued Basimilus Iteritas." BIA is
- 2HP smaller,
- includes CV of switches,
- adds an third mode, and pitch range and knobs NOW offset rather than attenuate. (Sadly, a "new concept") :shock: :roll:

But, it sounds Proper.
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Post 02 Mar 2019

The Harvertman Piston Honda:


- Dual wavetable oscillator
- Preset manager
- Integrated oscilloscope display; selectable for either oscillator
- 128x32 OLED display provides indication of frequency, current preset, and wave selection
- Voltage-controlled preset manager with space for 8 presets
- Three banks of 8 16-bit waveforms
- Menu editing executable via rotary encoder
- Osc 2's frequency controls can be slaved to Osc 1
- Each oscillator features a slaved unison detune oscillator
- FM input of each oscillator doubles as audio input for nonlinear waveshaper
- Waveform banks consist of additive harmonic formations, LFSR progressions, and waveforms derrived from renowned synthesizers
- Micro-SD slot on front panel for loading custom waveforms
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Post 02 Mar 2019

Pittsburgh Modular Primary Oscillator

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True analog innovation, the Lifeforms Primary Oscillator was designed to stretch the boundaries of pure sonic sculpting. The Primary Oscillator uses unique cascading waveform processing to create increasingly complex, fully modulatable waveforms. Through the use of multiple interwoven waveshapers, a simple waveform can quickly mutate into something deeply dynamic and harmonically rich.

Custom waveshapers include a harmonic sine wave; a sine processed to add just enough harmonics to give a resonant filter something to dig into. Next, the included blade wave processor is an evolution of our custom modulation circuit, creating modulatable ramp and pulse waves. The fragments generator is an analog downsampler capable of crushing waveforms to dust without ever sounding thin or cold. Also included, the timbre wave folder enables deep spectral change by repeatedly folding the waveform in on itself until the original waveform is unrecognizable.

The Primary Oscillator is not meant to be a clean oscillator that produces perfect waveforms. Controlled signal interactions and the unique set of cascading waveshapers at the heart of the Primary Oscillator allow for a uniquely musical approach to experimenting with a wide array of interesting sounds. Instead of relying only on the standard set of simple wave shapes, the Primary Oscillator builds on the basics to offer a powerful palate of infinitely variable waveforms. No other analog oscillator offers such a creative and deep set of audio processing tools.

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Post 02 Mar 2019

Mannequins Mangrove

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MANGROVE
Formant Oscillator for instrumental spectrum shaping

Mangrove holds the essence of an instrument in the form of an oscillator. Sounds are defined not only by pitch but by spectra. As the earth shakes under foot, a whistle blows on the wind.

FORMANT represents the timbral structure of the instrument, defined independent of its pitch. Waves shift across the range, bringing to life a series of undertones. There is quicksand between these divisions – tiny moments of uncertainty – where multiphonics reside. These underbranches fold melodies onto themselves far down into microtones.

Frequency modulation feels altogether different, with a pair making the most corporeal of complex oscillators. With integral FM indexing, a cross-modulated duo will unleash a snarling Bunyip. With SYNChronicity they will sing the same tongue through their own voice. Self-patched tones open another box of uncertainty. Divided FORMANTS to control frequency; shapeless SQUARES modulating AIR pressure.

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Post 03 Mar 2019

I am going to build two MI peaks and two MI ripples for my eurorack. Got the pcbs v cheap, ordering parts later today. I figure if I'm building one, I might as well do another right beside it.

I'll look over my spreadsheet later for modules off my wish list.
If you ain't hip to the rare Housequake, shut up already.

Damn.

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Post 04 Mar 2019

If you haven't built a Peaks, I'd recommend reading up on those Tap Tempo Buttons.
They are not the easiest 'things' to DIY correctly.
The DIY model I bought was trash. the TAP buttons fell off. Quabbidy-Assuance.

Genuine MI Peaks.... $150.
Catblack wrote:
03 Mar 2019
I am going to build two MI peaks and two MI ripples for my eurorack. Got the pcbs v cheap, ordering parts later today. I figure if I'm building one, I might as well do another right beside it.

I'll look over my spreadsheet later for modules off my wish list.

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Post 04 Mar 2019

Well that's the difference in our philosophy. I'd prefer to spend that money on parts, at least this month, probably next month, too. Or I'll buy used. Maybe in a month I'll know if I suck as a builder or not. But I've got 7 boards slated for this month, and at least 8 more next month. I'm loving the builder community so far. Already planning on building a much bigger rack by May.

But thanks for the advice. I'm sourcing my parts very carefully.
O1B wrote:
04 Mar 2019
If you haven't built a Peaks, I'd recommend reading up on those Tap Tempo Buttons.
They are not the easiest 'things' to DIY correctly.
The DIY model I bought was trash. the TAP buttons fell off. Quabbidy-Assuance.

Genuine MI Peaks.... $150.
Catblack wrote:
03 Mar 2019
I am going to build two MI peaks and two MI ripples for my eurorack. Got the pcbs v cheap, ordering parts later today. I figure if I'm building one, I might as well do another right beside it.

I'll look over my spreadsheet later for modules off my wish list.
If you ain't hip to the rare Housequake, shut up already.

Damn.

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Post 04 Mar 2019

Going back to the subject of this thread:

Ginko Synthese - Sample Slicer mk2



I wish the Neutron rack extension did this.
If you ain't hip to the rare Housequake, shut up already.

Damn.

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Post 04 Mar 2019

And also this one:

Neutron Sound - Orgone Accumulator

If you ain't hip to the rare Housequake, shut up already.

Damn.

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Post 04 Mar 2019

Maybe there's a difference in our philo. I dunno. Let me know when you start.
I like the idea of Building. I also understand what it means to do something like this - the first time.

I bought someone's 'first time' Peaks. I sent it back. Just a little FYI to you, on your road to Building.
Like I said, a TAP TEMPO knob is something to ask about in the 'community.'

You're welcome. And, I am interested in how well it comes out.

I'm Diggin' that Orgone mod, btw.

Catblack wrote:
04 Mar 2019
Well that's the difference in our philosophy. I'd prefer to spend that money on parts, at least this month, probably next month, too. Or I'll buy used. Maybe in a month I'll know if I suck as a builder or not. But I've got 7 boards slated for this month, and at least 8 more next month. I'm loving the builder community so far. Already planning on building a much bigger rack by May.

But thanks for the advice. I'm sourcing my parts very carefully.
O1B wrote:
04 Mar 2019
If you haven't built a Peaks, I'd recommend reading up on those Tap Tempo Buttons.
They are not the easiest 'things' to DIY correctly.
The DIY model I bought was trash. the TAP buttons fell off. Quabbidy-Assuance.

Genuine MI Peaks.... $150.


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Post 07 Mar 2019

Instruo... the Cs-L....

What a fantastic design.
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Sawtooth core voltage controlled oscillator (Oscillator A - Top)
Waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Pulse, wavefold final
Triangle core voltage controlled oscillator (Oscillator B - Bottom)
Waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Square/Sub, double pulse, wavefold final
1V/octave, Coarse and Fine pitch controls per oscillator
Frequency modulation input per oscillator, linear or exponential response, with attenuators


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