Marbles


#122

in this patch, I used Marbles to randomized René’s sequence


#125

@aroom - This is great! It sounds like early Vini Reilly or Robin Guthrie. What’s the sound source?


#126

hi.

the sound sources are Rings, Mangrove and a pinged Three Sisters, iirc.

the arpeggios came from René, being clocked by an URA, being FM’ed by Stages.

I was inspired by this track : https://soundcloud.com/the-february-thaw/rings-demo-1?in=the-february-thaw/sets/mutable-instruments-rings-demos. But I don’t have Math, so I try to recreate the patch with my modules.


#127

@pichenettes Pardon the ping, but is there an estimate on when we might see more Marbles becoming available?


#128

Unfortunately no. Shit happened in the world’s supply of capacitors, and there is no longer any reliable estimate. I can repeat you the dates I get from the component distributors, but they have already been postponed twice, so at this point they no longer mean anything.


#129

Whoa… what’s happened to all the capacitors…?


#130

From what I understood: consumer electronics / cellphone manufacturers bullying passive component manufacturer into handling their orders first. And thus there’s a large backlog of orders for standard parts not being processed - and distributors like Mouser/Digikey/Farnell are running dry.

Even for things like a 25V 0603 100nF you start seeing shortages and huge delays:
https://www.mouser.fr/ProductDetail/KEMET/C0603C104J3RACTU?qs=EHsFn6hSx4W0Oy0I8JUofQ==
https://www.mouser.fr/ProductDetail/Yageo/CC0603JRX7R8BB104?qs=5q%2bqlK8CmJTEpQNLR3WZPw==

Sometimes equivalent can be found and this leads to another problem: contract manufacturers being overloaded with requests for equivalents and BOM modifications.