Choice Sound Modules for the (Euro)Rack

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Post 02 Oct 2019

I think I have to double-back for all things Mutable....

I haven't gotten Braids yet, but every sound example sounds the business. Peaks, Tides V2, Shades, and Ears so far

Please, post pics of your Builds. I am very impressed by such things, and hope to join the club next year.
No rush, though.

I really want to try ELEMENTS.... :ugeek:
Catblack wrote:
02 Oct 2019
O1B wrote:
02 Oct 2019
Mutable Instruments BRAIDS... Synthesis Models Series #35



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I've been considering building a UBraids 2. Though those redesigns get really dense and hard to build. And also I'm liking the less crowded layouts on the original models.

(I've got several Piques to finish, they are so dense! But then I'm going to build some Shades, Veils and Blinds next. I'm building a case too so I really don't need to worry about HP.)

It's nice to play with Braids in VCV though!

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Post 07 Oct 2019

Hysteria Performance VCO, by Dreadbox.

Nice approach to 'Tuning', and Waveform Selection via CV.

Analog VCO with range from 16Hz up to 32.000Hz
Variable Voltage Controlled Wave Shaper
Advanced pitch control with Voltage Controlled Quantizer, so it is always in tune
Hard Sync Input
Separate Pulse Output, for use as a clock or to sync other oscillators

https://www.dreadbox-fx.com/hysteria/
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Post 08 Jan 2020

Introducing the Behringer CAT.

...very Minibrutish with the sliders per voices... but- with that noice Digi sound, imo

- VCO 1 and VCO 2 with sliders per 'Shape'
- CAT Filter w Self-Rez
- LFO
- 2 ENV Generators
- Sample and Hold
- Duophonic or Poly-chainable to 16 Voices

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Post 08 Jan 2020

O1B wrote:
08 Jan 2020
Introducing the Behringer CAT.

...very Minibrutish with the sliders per voices... but- with that noice Digi sound, imo

- VCO 1 and VCO 2 with sliders per 'Shape'
- CAT Filter w Self-Rez
- LFO
- 2 ENV Generators
- Sample and Hold
- Duophonic or Poly-chainable to 16 Voices
Always loved the original CAT - spent countless hours with one at my local music store back in high school but haven't seen one in person in years. Will have to check this out and see if it evokes any memories - remembering it was a more aggressive Odyssey IIRC…
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Post 08 Jan 2020

I sold my Model D for the one with Keys..

I want to try the MS-20 Clone, too.
But, this seems a nicely Digital. I Love the "Beverly Hills Cop" riff, too.
selig wrote:
08 Jan 2020

Always loved the original CAT - spent countless hours with one at my local music store back in high school but haven't seen one in person in years. Will have to check this out and see if it evokes any memories - remembering it was a more aggressive Odyssey IIRC…

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Post 09 Jan 2020

selig wrote:
08 Jan 2020
O1B wrote:
08 Jan 2020
Introducing the Behringer CAT.

...very Minibrutish with the sliders per voices... but- with that noice Digi sound, imo

- VCO 1 and VCO 2 with sliders per 'Shape'
- CAT Filter w Self-Rez
- LFO
- 2 ENV Generators
- Sample and Hold
- Duophonic or Poly-chainable to 16 Voices
Always loved the original CAT - spent countless hours with one at my local music store back in high school but haven't seen one in person in years. Will have to check this out and see if it evokes any memories - remembering it was a more aggressive Odyssey IIRC…


I'm not so sure I want to support Behringer. I'll consider some of their new line used maybe down the line. I'm seeing a lot of talk (and some evidence) that the engineers over there are stealing designs without attribution from the community of enthusiasts who have reverse engineered the old synths and created designs using modern parts. I suspect (just my opinion, this) that Uli himself is driving his engineers to produce quickly and they are just turning to the community to steal designs instead of coming up with reverse engineered designs on their own. (Lots of complaints on Glassdoor about Uli from ex employees, way more than you'd expect.)

Which is why I won't support them directly. I'd probably buy these things used anyhow -- that's just my ethos and economy anyway -- but in Behringer's case I don't want to directly support the design stealing behemoth.
If you ain't hip to the rare Housequake, shut up already.

Damn.

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Post 09 Jan 2020

I've totally held off from all things Behringer for many years now. I'm not 100% how I feel about what they're doing because there is an up side (more folks able to work with these amazing synths) and a down side (cheeper construction which would only matter over time, a race to the bottom on prices especially if/when they get into Eurorack modules, etc.).
I remember when plugins first came out in the late 1990s, and something like AutoTune was around $600. Now if you're not under $100 for any plugin you're "overpriced" and "gauging". I can see similar things happening in the hardware world to some degree… ;(
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