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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:59 pm

Martin Walker wrote:...everything in my tiny studio can produce at least some sounds that are unique to me ;)

Mrs R tells me that I make a range of sounds unique to me, too... :oops: :lol:
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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Arpangel » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:07 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:...everything in my tiny studio can produce at least some sounds that are unique to me ;)

Mrs R tells me that I make a range of sounds unique to me, too... :oops: :lol:

That’s an issue with modular, shrugging off the image of them as fart machines.

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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Arpangel » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:25 am

PS, recorded an interesting track yesterday, using the modular/Grandmother combo, very dark, in fact, even by my standards it’s disturbing, I’ll post it on Self Promotion ASAP.
It’s a reflection of the times I’m/we're going through.
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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:36 pm

To spend all that money and patching time - they had better do stupendous farts!
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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Arpangel » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:25 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:To spend all that money and patching time - they had better do stupendous farts!

The challenge is not to spend much money, or patching time, the real challenge is to digest and create, not the other way around.
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My rack overfloweth...

Postby zenguitar » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:16 am

I had a mere 8hp to fill to complete my rack. I'd found something perfect but the shop was off-line due to an ice storm. And when I checked today the shop was back on-line.

So far, so good. But in that shop I found the Eurorack mixer I'd been looking for but had only found potential compromises for.

Oh well, I ordered them both. :angel: :headbang:

And now I've just ordered a 6U 104hp rack to accommodate the overflow, and a couple of extra modules to start filling the remaining unused hp's.

Andy :beamup:
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Re: My rack overfloweth...

Postby Arpangel » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:08 am

zenguitar wrote:I had a mere 8hp to fill to complete my rack. I'd found something perfect but the shop was off-line due to an ice storm. And when I checked today the shop was back on-line.

So far, so good. But in that shop I found the Eurorack mixer I'd been looking for but had only found potential compromises for.

Oh well, I ordered them both. :angel: :headbang:

And now I've just ordered a 6U 104hp rack to accommodate the overflow, and a couple of extra modules to start filling the remaining unused hp's.

Andy :beamup:

Be careful... :!:

I must admit, I may be "forced" to expand my set-up :)
My partner loves Theremins, and I’ve said that I’ll build her one, out of Eurorack, so it only makes sense to get a bigger rack, I can use the extra space to buy a few extra modules for yours truly. It’ll be cheaper than buying her the Clara Rockmore special Moog are making.
I need two Doepfer Theremin modules, a VCA, and a sine wave oscillator, on which I’m not decided yet.
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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Stratman57 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:24 pm

Why don't you get her a Theremini?

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Re: My rack overfloweth...

Postby Ben Asaro » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:55 pm

zenguitar wrote:I had a mere 8hp to fill to complete my rack. I'd found something perfect but the shop was off-line due to an ice storm. And when I checked today the shop was back on-line.

So far, so good. But in that shop I found the Eurorack mixer I'd been looking for but had only found potential compromises for.

Oh well, I ordered them both. :angel: :headbang:

And now I've just ordered a 6U 104hp rack to accommodate the overflow, and a couple of extra modules to start filling the remaining unused hp's.

Andy :beamup:
I have found that a small 60 or 84hp skiff is great for handling overflow. The largest expense is powering it ...
Which mixer did you get? I’m using the WORNG Sound Stage, and love it.
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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby zenguitar » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:12 pm

Next time I promise I will buy a small overflow skiff :mrgreen:

Here's the mixer...

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/g-storm-electro-infusor-x

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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Ben Asaro » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:19 pm

Oh, that’s beautiful! I have a couple of Intellijel Mixups that I use for submixing prior to the Sound Stage because it doesn’t allow balancing of levels... though I’ve recently discovered that attenuating the CV input of my Quad VCA acts like a level control!
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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Arpangel » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:17 am

Stratman57 wrote:Why don't you get her a Theremini?

Regards, Simon.

I thought about it, but it’s not very attractive, looks a bit plasticky, the Etherwave is cool though.
The Theremin is a very visual instrument, the whole package, seeing Clara Rockmore with her large valve Theremin, and those amazing triangular speakers, dressed the way she did, it’s a complete magical experience. A little white plastic box would invite a few smirks, I’m sure, especially when you’re learning, like playing a little plastic violin.

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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Stratman57 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:24 am

You could always get an exotic hardwood custom made box to put it in, with holes for the controls, outputs and antennae. :D

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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby ManFromGlass » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:44 pm

I bet there is a steampunk fella here who could build you the most amazing looking one off. One that Clara would be envious of.
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Re: My rack, is full.

Postby Arpangel » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:03 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:I bet there is a steampunk fella here who could build you the most amazing looking one off. One that Clara would be envious of.

Yes there is, a guy called Ron Arad, he designed the Rover Chair, I commissioned him to build us a platform bed, in the 80’s, it was truly beyond, just beyond, he had a shop in Neal Street in London, that was beyond too.
He collaborated with a synthesiser guy, they could turn your whole apartment into a sound generator.
I tried to ring him, but he’s not about right now, big shame, he’d be perfect for the job.
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