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by pricklyrobot
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 111212

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

I wonder if the CV outs are midi to CV outs... Yeah, I was wondering that as well. You'd think they'd also be hyping it as a MIDI-to-CV converter if they were, but who knows. As far as the small keyboard, which I've dealt with on my Nord Mod G1, I just wish when they did them that small they'd incl...
by pricklyrobot
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60
Replies: 50
Views: 7458

Re: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60

GuyaGuy wrote:Regarding the 5V vs 10V: It works but I'm not sure why. It's possible that it doesn't give you the whole filter sweep...
Yep, that's correct. But the CV In interacts with where the actual Cutoff knob is set. So you can get the full filter sweep if the Cutoff knob isn't set too low to start with.
by pricklyrobot
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60
Replies: 50
Views: 7458

Re: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60

...mod wheel-controlled filter sweeps by using the Moog MP-201 which you can plug into the CV in. Another budget option, if you have (fairly minimal) DIY skills is to wire a 9V battery (the P-600 CV In wants 0-10V, but it's close enough) up to a cheap volume pedal. Et voilà, smooth filter sweeps, a...
by pricklyrobot
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?

Yeah, sometimes you plug a synth straight into a pedal and it sounds cool. Certainly nothing wrong with that. I wouldn't ever advocate using excess gear for the sake of adhering to some kind of technical orthodoxy. Just suggesting a few things you can try (other than simply giving up on the particul...
by pricklyrobot
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most unique/wierd sounding Eurorack modules?
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Re: Most unique/wierd sounding Eurorack modules?

It's another filter, but the Doepfer A-124 Wasp is capable of some pretty unique, gnarly sounds. Had it patched up to the Maths the other day and it just started doing this crazy, demonic-robot, "talking" type thing. 'Twas pleasantly nutso.

And it's cheap!
by pricklyrobot
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?

Although if anyone's interested, or having noise problems, I believe (someone please chime in, for posterity, if I've got any of this wrong) the totally technically correct way to do this would be: synth > re-amp box > guitar pedal > DI box > pre-amp > mixer (or whatever your final destination is) -...
by pricklyrobot
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?

Yeah, now that I think of it, it's probably been in attempting to use guitars with line-level-only effects that I've had to stick more stuff in the signal path to keep the noise down. Not that it hurts to invest in some of that stuff (DI, Re-amp, etc.); you'll likely use it for something eventually....
by pricklyrobot
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Re: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?

When attempting interface line-level and guitar gear, in addition to possible issues with levels, you're bound to have impedance mismatches (unless you're using the proper combination of DI boxes, Re-Amps, and/or buffers). Some pedals play nice with synths without any of that, but you won't know unt...
by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: i know you hate behringer...
Replies: 29
Views: 4803

Re: i know you hate behringer...

EM600 Wow, this looks awesome! None of the stores hold EHX stuff here, this might be a nice alternative to the Memory Boy (which I'd love to get), and the price is good. Thought what I'm really looking for is one of those 80s Boss (half or whole) rack delays with modulation controls, they seem like...
by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Cleaning mouse piss off a PCB?
Replies: 14
Views: 4809

Re: Cleaning mouse piss off a PCB?

I've seen Kevin Lightner hose down ARP Odyssey PCBs in the bathtub! Can I take the same approach providing I wash and rinse well with distilled water? Opinions? I would leave it alone if it didn't smell like death... :shock: Yeah, washing them in water and perhaps a bit of dish-soap should be fine ...
by pricklyrobot
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

One thought is that anything that can be controlled via expression pedal can be controlled via CV, info on how to do it safely here: http://www.analogindustries.com/blog/entry.php?blogid=1319321991586 Neat-looking trick! Thanks for that. I'll have to give it a try with one of my Boss VF-1's (I coul...
by pricklyrobot
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

Just ordered a Plague Bearer, sounds like it should be a good gnarly friend for the Wasp.

And Stackcables are back in stock at AH. Only the yellow (50cm) ones so far, though.
by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

Ok, I see. The only cheap thing that comes to my mind then is the digital effect module from flame: http://www.schneidersladen.de/en/flame-fx-6-multieffect-module No CV though... Probably not what you're looking for in a modular... Guess that'd be cool if you're really short on space and don't just...
by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

I'm looking to FM external stuff (pretty sure the Maths can already modulate the filter at audio rates) like guitars, so I'll want something that can pitch/frequency shift the incoming audio.
by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

Hmm, looks like the Elby Mangler might be another one to look at along with the Atoner.

Any other pitch or frequency shifters (wonder why the Doepfer Freq. Shifter isn't made anymore) out there that aren't crazy money?