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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: cheap noise synth or easy 2 build kit? Reply with quote

can anyone recommend a good starting place for noisey synth w knobs on it? babybox? ataripunk console? is ther something like this thats already built and less than 200 dollars?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arturia Microbrute.

Patch the gate out trough the gate in and it will produce a continuous tone, set the LFO rate so that it's in the audio range and the filter to self-oscilate and FUCK AROUND.

Maybe run it rough a delay for double squelch bonus points.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
Arturia Microbrute.

Patch the gate out trough the gate in and it will produce a continuous tone, set the LFO rate so that it's in the audio range and the filter to self-oscilate and FUCK AROUND.

Maybe run it rough a delay for double squelch bonus points.


Haha, a designer at work just bought one of these and had it delivered to work; had a quick go, WAAAAY fun
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favourite tricks is to send LFO instructions to multiple destinations, like Filter, pitch and one of the oscillator waveforms, using this thing:



A seriously mandatory piece of kit, for anybody delving in the Eurorack/CV world.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
laterallateral wrote:
Arturia Microbrute.

Patch the gate out trough the gate in and it will produce a continuous tone, set the LFO rate so that it's in the audio range and the filter to self-oscilate and FUCK AROUND.

Maybe run it rough a delay for double squelch bonus points.


Haha, a designer at work just bought one of these and had it delivered to work; had a quick go, WAAAAY fun


just watched the youtube videos if these... I need one of these, now to see what I can sell to fund it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The microbrute is amazing for the price.

Other options are any cheap synth & use your pedals. I piss about with a old Casio sk1 & my effects for some great sounds. The flute sound and a muff is lots of fun
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Microbrute has actually replaced the MS-20 on my DO WANT list over the last few months. Being half the price has helped.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the MS-20 and MiniBrute are too different to be compared directly. The MS-20 is flat-out a way more powerful studio instrument than either of the Brutes but I'd be worried about trying to program it live, unless I was doing improv sets. The MiniBrute with it's arpeggiator and full sized keys, is much better suited to "keyboard in band" type of performance.

The MicroBrute is a bit more of a best of both worlds kind of thing. You get some limited but pretty stable modular routing options to fuck around with but you also get a little step sequencer and a few memory locations to save your patterns in.


TLDR:

MS-20 = In your studio for making horror movie soundtrack music

MiniBrute = On top of your Nord Stage for doing cool bass groves, in your indie-rock band

MicroBrute = On a folding card table, running trough a delay and a KaosPad, to play to 6 people in a basement
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
MS-20 = In your studio for making horror movie soundtrack music

MiniBrute = On top of your Nord Stage for doing cool bass groves, in your indie-rock band

MicroBrute = On a folding card table, running trough a delay and a KaosPad, to play to 6 people in a basement


Seems like a good rundown to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
I think the MS-20 and MiniBrute are too different to be compared directly. The MS-20 is flat-out a way more powerful studio instrument than either of the Brutes but I'd be worried about trying to program it live, unless I was doing improv sets. The MiniBrute with it's arpeggiator and full sized keys, is much better suited to "keyboard in band" type of performance.

The MicroBrute is a bit more of a best of both worlds kind of thing. You get some limited but pretty stable modular routing options to fuck around with but you also get a little step sequencer and a few memory locations to save your patterns in.


TLDR:

MS-20 = In your studio for making horror movie soundtrack music

MiniBrute = On top of your Nord Stage for doing cool bass groves, in your indie-rock band

MicroBrute = On a folding card table, running trough a delay and a KaosPad, to play to 6 people in a basement


ahah, i've the microbrute, is awesome and a really good way to get into synths. It's best for bass sounds and crazy stuff, not great for lead, but I don't think mono synths are great for lead. The sequencer is really cool, but i wish they had some light for step or something, like in the korg stuff.

I really played on a ms20 for 20 minutes, it's cool, but it's not a simple intuitive synth.

I would only get a minibrute over a microbrute if you really need the big keys, but since they are mono synths I don't really see the need...

If you have an ipad get the isem, imini and a midi keyboard and you'll be happy forever.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update: i bought a monotron delay since thats what i had $ for
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just the super gnarly delay in this synth makes it worth every penny.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
Just the super gnarly delay in this synth makes it worth every penny.


it gets really dirty after a few tweaks
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