Namm Modular announcements

We have a thread for each big player namm announcement. Why not modular? :slight_smile:

Look at those beauties:

ErbeVerb and Mysteron.

I guess Mysterion is the wave-guide. Will be mine…That reverb looks incredible------ly expensive…but creating room for stuff to breathe in euro format feels necessary!

There’s also the WMD switch matrix/real time audio processor/simple oscillator thing that looks fantastic

Then there’s the Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythm sequencer

Other porn

Curious to hear the waveguide stuff. I could never find a nice parameter space for it so it ended up as disjoint ‘sweet spots’ in Braids (pluk, bowd, blow, flut). What did you think it was?

Waveguide is the earliest form of physical modelling - using “tuned” delay lines modelling the propagation of waves through an instrument, with filters or non-linear elements sprinkled here and there to model a reed, a bore, a fret…

Depending on which territory it covers, this might push me to either or ditch an ongoing project…

I think the Erbeverb will be priced similar to the Echophon (effect; same size), so 400 Euro… :confused:

What’s exactly wave-guide? can’t find anything about it.

New kind of oscillator- based on some Standford PhD’s paper that theorized it…I posted that paper in the Moog Sub37 thread.

I honestly don’t even care about demos. I’m getting it haha

Something something ethic, Bourgeois modular company who can afford representation at NAMM… :slight_smile:

Bring back an acid-laced red panel QMMG FFS!

Is that a Make Noise 1U summing mixer up top in that picture? Cool…

Bourgeois? Then what’s Mutable Instruments? Street urchins and paupers?

MI is 2 cool 2 Bourge

Haha, compared to them - unfortunately yes. If Olivier sells a million Braids like MN probably did with Maths things will be golden.

Actually it’s nice to see modular vendors represented at NAMM with the big boys.

I read (what I could understand) of this

Shawn at AH told me it was “like PLUCK on steroids”.

Pluck+Steroids= SOLD

So that’s basically what the Mungo d0 can do? Wave-guide oscillation?

Well I obviously needed to read that paper more carefully (and google needs to not have that as the first thing that comes up for the topic)- I figured they took something that was suggested as a VST and made it into hardware.

But this paper was about a new form of wave-guide oscillator.

The d0 can be used to build the “delay line” part of the wave-guide, but that’s just an element. You also need the reflectors, filters, non-linear elements etc. between some portions of the wave-guide. And some exciters to set the initial conditions…

With the delay-line + a filter and a burst of noise, you get the classic Plucked sound.

Well, it’s hard to believe they aren’t samples- sometimes I get a wild delay effect out of PLUCK and now I know why!

Just such a natural decay…I don’t know how else to describe it. And it responds so convincingly to reverb (also reverb seems to add another layer of sound shaping possibilities).

The different physical modes in Braids are just various combinations of these, little filter or non-linearity here and there riding the delay line ; timbre/color moving its position on the delay line and/or some fancy parameter of the non-linearity or the filters (or combinations of them!). The thing is, it’s hard to find a single set of 4 or 5 parameters that can span all this space without finding utter crap in-between. Using dimension-reduction techniques to map curated data is the kind of stuff that only happens here… so I predict the MN stuff (if it’s waveguide and not something else!) will really focus on one or two flavours of timbres (say string, from plucked to bowed) with CV control of the parameters.

Yeah Shawn indicated as much- if its more expensive than Braids then I’ll probably just get another Braids to send diatonic sequences to- could get real pretty…

But that’s like saying “Braids is like a CS-80 in module form”. It’s not real gossip. Just enough to keep the junkie addicted =)