modular synths on the installment plan

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I did! Haven't released a record since.

Love it to pieces for real tho. I spend a few hours almost every night. They're not cheap (before you even consider GAS – the gear acquisition syndrome it causes) but for me has been worth every penny.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 26 January 2014 04:02 (seven years ago) link

three years pass...

hows that mn shared system, still have it?

am0n, Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:51 (three years ago) link

this looks/sounds cool - http://tiptopaudio.com/tg-one/

am0n, Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:52 (three years ago) link

i know this is the wrong thread for this, but from the description of the ONE module:

Working with long time beta-tester Chris Carter, the Tiptop R&D tweaked the ONE firmware creating two new modes: the first a random file selection on each trigger input; and the second, looping playback that randomly seeks in a sound file with each trigger. Both of these functions take TG ONE into new sonic territory.

does anyone of a similar piece of equipment that could trigger video clips? i've slowly been teaching myself python/linux/raspberryPi to try to do it myself, but i am awful and kind of wish i could just buy what i'm trying to make.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:17 (three years ago) link

isn't max/msp the go-to for that

am0n, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:50 (three years ago) link

or max/jitter: https://docs.cycling74.com/max7/tutorials/jitindex

am0n, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:54 (three years ago) link

yeah, i keep dreading it because i haven't dived into max/msp before. i should just take the plunge. but also, at the end, i want something that doesn't have a cord connected to an open laptop. i just want a display and a cord to a much smaller device, non-laptop.

sorry to bring it up here, i probably just need to invest some serious time googling all this shit

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:54 (three years ago) link

like, ideally i could something like max/jitter running on a discreet tiny raspberry pi, but i don't think little guy is powerful enough to run it

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:55 (three years ago) link

not sure this fits yr bill but more on topic is there are modular video things popping up but some of it seems more about shapes and colors
https://www.lzxindustries.net/
http://www.jonesvideo.com/

this looks like it played video clips but no longer in production
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=133640

am0n, Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:50 (three years ago) link

yeah, i'm realizing video synth is probably the wrong path to head down. i probably just need something like either max/msp or pure data+processing. really i'm just looking for a way to automatically trigger video clips based off of sensors. i actually made a good deal of progress on this over in the raspberry pi thread a few months back, and then i hit a weird bug that i couldn't fix after several hours, and then i compleeeetely dropped the whole thing. now i'm trying to crawl my way back.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:53 (three years ago) link

hows that mn shared system, still have it?

Yep! It’s almost a perfect instrument – this ingenious marriage of East and West Coast sensibilities. You can do amazing Buchla bongo sounds w the vactrols. You can play scales or atonal stuff. You can sample on it. You can run external sounds through it. The Maths module allows you to do incredible control things like subdivided rhythms or completely random things with the Wogglebug.

Unlike most modular owners, I actually haven’t bought a single other module for it because I’m worried I will throw it out of balance and start using it more conventionally.

Here are a couple of tracks I’ve done:

https://soundcloud.com/the-me/bip-bop
https://soundcloud.com/the-me/turkish-coffee

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 17 November 2017 03:16 (three years ago) link

nice, 2nd one sounds like raymond scott! considering the b&g one w/ morphagene/verb

am0n, Friday, 17 November 2017 05:02 (three years ago) link

Thanks, first one is running some samples of my Midimini Moog clone through the Phonogene, the precursor to the Morphogene.

It’s an incredible machine. I keep finding new ways to use it in my (ever expanding) setup. The black and gold edition is a little more advanced than what I have (it has the bus, the ErbeVerb and three or four redesigned modules) but seems great as well.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 17 November 2017 16:26 (three years ago) link


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