A little help needed completing my rack


#1

Hi everyone. I was here a few months back trying to get some advice about building a rack.
So now I’m nearing the end and have this rack but need to get it finished.
It’s a bit of a mutable make noise hybrid and I am enjoying using it but sometimes feel that perhaps it eras a little too much oh the chaotic side of things.
I am thinking about perhaps making some changes.
One thought is to lose the wogglebug and that frees up space for more vcas and a filter. Another idea is maybe to get a quantiser to bring the wogglebug under control.


I love rings and if I had the space I’d probably add a clouds but as I’m using an octatrack at the start and end of the chain and outboard reverb I don’t think I need a clouds .
Any thoughts or ideas? One wayward thought I had was to sell the dpo and get a mother 32, thus freeing up room in the modular for more modulation etc.
Any thoughts?


#2

Clouds does a lot more than reverb, so don’t dismiss it so quickly.

a|x


#3

Actually, it doesn’t really do reverb at all, unless you install the Parasites alt. firmware.

a|x


#4

I’m not dismissing it, I borrowed it from a friend for a little while and really liked it but it takes up a lot of room and I can also do resampling and granular stuff with the OT


#5

It is quite wide, that’s true.

a|x


#6

Maybe a 2HP Tune and a XAOC Tallin(when released) could do the trick.


#7

Yes Clouds is really big but thats good for handling. Don´t forget to add 6 HP for Shades, or any attenuverter module - super important - you get really great sounds from it with attenuating modulations and CV-control.


#8

Or you could go for that small snazzy random because some random in the rack is very useful.


#9

I have to say , I’m very impressed with this. Its exactly the kind of thing I was after in terms of this build, an I get to keep the random!
Excellent choices. I don’t know much about the tallin but it looks pretty good from what I can work out on modular grid.
Thanks for this advice. (And I get another mutable module too! Ripples was on my potential list)


#10

@NuclearWhale you´re very welcome. I love thinking about small racks and finding solutions.

Tallin VCA is not available now but maybe they will come for the cold days :slight_smile:


#11

I have just got a 2hp quantizer for the same purpose , bringing the WBug under control , The WB is one of those modules you would not use much but miss it when it’s not there. I haven’t installed it yet , and may need a magnifying glass to read the panel , but looking forward to some results.

Also got an attenuator module and yet to use that too.

I have a M N shared system with clouds replacing the phonogene , it is about 3 months old and surplus to requirements, I may consider selling that. My other cases are mostly Mutable stuff , Elements , peaks shelves veils And the clouds is in the M N rack instead of the Phonogene. I am thinking about getting a Rings and streams but need advice as to whether I am duplicating the Elements by getting the Rings.

Any advice would be welcome.

John Horrobin UK Lincolnshire.


#12

They sure have some overlap, but Rings also has the two string physical modelling modes, and polyphony to a certain degree, which Elements lacks. It does not have the reverb though, but that’s easily added in the signal chain.


#13

Papernoise,

Tks for the reply, I can see from videos and the review by Divkid , there are some features that are in Rings worth having, I think I will get it , I have seen it at a good price,
cheers

Mistysdad.