First three patches on my new Easel-esque system! Patch notes included:

alias subdomain for MG? is now an alternative domain for It uses Cloudflare so it might be even a bit faster.

Beep, Bopp, Bleep:

Is there an eurorack module similar to the Avalanche Run ?


Ah ok! That's more easy. Thanks

This isn't a Befaco product, but was designed (a bit cheekily) to look like one.

ok, have fun now, that should fix

"This would get me the instrument (with more capability, but less keyboard?) for about $3,000 less!"

I'd say if you have 3,000 just get the Easel.

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I've long fanatasized owning a Buchla Easel but with some surplus gear, have been thinking of a filling a spare Rackbrute to achieve maybe the same thing, just without the keyboard.

What do you think? The big difference is the spectral processor but other than that, I already have the Sport Mod (pulsar), Maths (envelope generator + more), the NLC is based on the Easel's wavefolder (this could also be the 208 Timbre DIY but its not on Modgrid yet), URA (for multi-randoms on the Easel). Disting is just there because of leftover space and well, Disting's are amazing...

This would get me the instrument (with more capability, but less keyboard?) for about $3,000 less!

Thanks a lot!
Actually a lot of the graphics are generated using using math that is happening in the module.

Glad you like it.

Thanks, that's a very good advise but I have a doubt... The ribbon is a 10 pin to 16 pin so the 12 and 13 pin are free...
Have you a pic of the welded resistance on your brick? I have the bus board of Doepfer. I think the best and easiest way is to weld the resistance behind the bus board but this will fix the position of the module. Should pins 12 and 13 corrispond to the opposite side from red line of ribbon cable?
I notice that the background noise is quite typical for effects modules.

No, it's just on the power supply for the brick.

Numbering of pins on the brick, as it sits moounted in the module, start at 1 at the top.
Last two pins at the bottom are 12 & 13.

I use a ceramic 10u which is perfect. If you have an electrolytic check voltages for orientation.
(I forget, but if you get stuck I'll check)

as far as I can work out, it's the brick that generates the noise, and this gets out into the analog circuitry of the module.

Thread: Rippling

When I created my video Murmuration, I thought: "This patch would totally work as a generative ambient track." So I decided to try it out. I changed a few things in the arrangement, used a lot of modulation, used a different reverb and slowed it down a lot. I really liked the result so I decided to record it and post it on my channel. Please enjoy the music


is this will reduce the volume in output? Could you show me the pin 12 and 13 mentioned? thanks

10u capacitor from pin 12 to pin 13 of the brick.
Noise fixed.

i purchased a module from @sugarfreedaddy about a month ago.

several days after payment he sent a message, telling me he had an accident and will ship the module with some delay.
Several weeks later no news.

i asked for a refund. no reply in several weeks.

he still has several ads online. I advise everyone to stay away for now...

I'll edit this post if something changes.

Thread: System XZ

-- the Instruo Arbhar is majorly weakened for only having Mono Input, so I skipped.

Just a note on this: the Arbhar has a Stereo Input mode. Hold Shift + Capture and Turn the Intensity pot to the right for Stereo Input (In = L, Onset = R) : )

Thread: System XZ

System XZ (tentative name) has 2 primary purposes:
1) a beefed up Paraphonic Synth inspired by Roland SH-101
2) a live audio & sampler mangler intended for ambient drone synthesis

Ideas for Modifying System:
More generative focused system with organic randomizers such as adding 10HP Wogglebug...but remove what? And Pam's Workout takes on Random pretty well, but not "organic" to program or mod. Additionally, the Instruo Scion definitely has my attention with using biometrics for randomization in CV, but I'm curious if it's more gimicky and a tax on 14HP rather than providing completely refreshing results.

Modify the Filter Section and add Shakmat Stereo Filter (Dual Dagger). Intent would be to filter stereo signals and more flexible with both primary purporses of System XZ; however, DXG may currently fit this void well enough. To replace WMD/SSF Pole Zero Filter means losing MOSFET Saturation which is distinctly cool. Replacing Filter from Doepfer A-103 means losing classic 303 Bass Sound...also distinctly cool. ...always opportunity cost when sticking to a budget/case size.

3) MONO vs PARA vs POLY in Eurorack:
Paraphonic synth seems like the sweet spot. I can't justify replacing 16HP for Doepfer Polyphonic Modules such as A-105-4 Quad Poly SSI VCF & the A-135-2 Quad VCA / Mixer.
Especially for Paraphonic synthesis, 2 mono filters are more useful to me than 1 stereo filter.

DivKid Stereo Strip & MN Moddemix both take on Ring Modulation...waste of 6HP or is it worth keeping the Moddemix for more versatility in Ring Mod? I'd argue that Stereo Strip & Moddemix do different types of Ring Mod via Mono in Moddemix & stereo Ring Mod in the Stereo Strip.

It was a very tough choice between Nebulae V2 & the Make Noise Morphagene, but in the end the Nebulae V2. I've tried the Instruo Lubadh in a past case before, & I didn't vibe with it well. And maybe I faulted, but the Instruo Arbhar is majorly weakened for only having Mono Input, so I skipped. After a week with the Nebulae V2 module, the audio quality is excellent & loading of alternate instruments is very easy. The playfullness of the granular is fun, but not as in depth as a granular processor. It's a middle ground between looper & granular processor, which is perfect. Plus the Nebulae V2 is a DSP Platform, so it's extremely versatile in 2024 with many alternate instruments. That being said I do have an issue with some .Wav files not being properly added to the USB drive, so I emailed Qu-Bit...tbd.
Adding the Ritual Electronics Guillotine & Stereo Stereo Strip may add a foundation for running electric Guitar through the case.

I'd start with the Vhikk X and build my system around that.

Looks pretty good to me. Maybe throw a mult in the 2hp spot (or get a couple of those 0hp splitter type things that are outside the rack).

I took a little of everyone's ideas...

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I don't have my heart set on the Cizzle, maybe if I replaced it with a different synth voice or some smaller footprint modules (Bastl? the Waver I think is an essential after looking at it) that'd work too

to answer Zachsname, I'm aiming for as full a combination of little squiggles of noise and tonality as I can get in a small collection that feels "playable" like its own instrument

The amplitude of Valmorification will follow the incoming gate/trigger level. You could use the TM to modulate gate levels going into Valmorification (and further down the patch a filter, vca or anything...). Mix it with some random with the A * B + C etc ect... I'd add another utility mixer like the Acid Rain Junction to this setup.

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I would say Noise Engineering, Doepfer and Intellijel since they have a clean approach with lots of creative modulation options and easy to learn functions and great support. As much as I love Make Noise, the challenge with Make Noise is their quirky labels and functions that do multiple things at once.

A 8 step sequencer from Synthrotek. Has some interesting output routing, and works reasonably well.
It is a wide beast, if you’re tight on rack space you may want to get a narrower one, even if it’s less capable.
Did have some missing parts again, and this time (a week and a half after I emailed) I haven’t heard back from them.
Assembly is straightforward, and it is a fine unit.

Yes as wishbonebrewery wrote, try to use is as a dynamic modulation source for filters/envelopes/VCAs. You can also try to control the Turing Machine via CV by using an LFO or better yet one of the sloths. Controling the Turing Machine via CV is not easy IMHO but when you get it right it's a lot of fun.

TM -> S/H can also be fun.

After so much actual music, I feel the need to be in a noise project.
This was a collab I did with another michigan local, Bridal Creeper.
Hes a harsh noise guy and basically demolished my ambient modular tracks for this project.
But also, my video eurorack made the video loop. A Chroma Cauldron Mainbow running through a Kam Klomp dirty mixer.

My best Answer to this is Grone 2 by Maneco Labs. It always just leaves this subtle texture in the background. None of the CV ins and outs seem to act predictably. It always leaves me with the eary background vibe I want though.

Second to that, I would say Moskwa 2 if it counts as opinionated. Such a fun way to make sequences, and havent seen much else like it.

Normally, having more than one oscillator in a small case is a but much, but for drones it's good to have an oscillator for FM usage or just running them together and getting contrasts from them. In a drone synth, at least two oscillators that can interact with one another will go a long way.

A filter might be a good addition as well. Make sure it's ergonomic for you.

There are a variety of good dedicated drone modules/synths, ranging from the Grendel Drone Commander 2 to the Eowaves Weather Drones to something standalone like the Stylophone GS-2. Even a synth not necessarily sold as a drone synth like a Moog Mavis (which can be both racked or kept in its own case) or other all-in-one device can be the basis of a great drone setup, and they have the benefit of combining a bunch of obvious tools in a smaller form factor so you can focus the rest of your case on more personal choices.

Overall, a "drone synth" is one of those things that really comes down to what you want. Can you think of examples of the sorts of sounds you have in mind? Drones can take many forms.

By this small casesize maybe only one envelope/Lfo-combo, just stages or tides?

Maybe drop the Milton for a Pams and a 3x MIA?
Something like a Mimeophon or Nautilus?
Or Beads?

SGR-20 from Know Technology = Drone-Noise-Drum-Percussion-Mayhem. + It´s analog
Error Instruments red teleblender = chaotic + bubbly cvs and also noise

What about something like that?
Just a impulse
(Would have no chords)
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I would like this one:

(With Mimeo even darker)

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Some effects?

Enjoy your spare HP, don't rush to fill every last space, this is not like filling sticker books. Resist the urge to 'complete' your rack, its never complete so just relax.

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is there anything I can add/swap that would be conducive to making a self contained system focused on drones and noise? I just have the case at the moment

ssuming that you have no other gear doing sequencing, you have a couple of options:

Actually I also have the SQ1. And thanks!

assuming that you have no other gear doing sequencing, you have a couple of options:

Use the Edu sequencer as the main Triggers and Pitch sequencing.
Use the Turing Machine to send CV to control theFrequency on one of your Filters.

Or do the opposite ;-)

Enjoy your spare HP, don't rush to fill every last space, this is not like filling sticker books. Resist the urge to 'complete' your rack, its never complete so just relax.

Hello, looking for some patch ideas for the Turing Machine based on my setup. I can't seem to get anything very dynamic with it. I have followed some things I have seen online, but most patch ideas seem to involve very specific modules. I have tried to keep my rack as generic as possible. Would love any advice based on my weirdly random setup.

One thing I would appreciate:

In pedalmode when yo create a pedalboard-rack - the possibility to add own created eurorack-racks as part of the pedalboard.

Like adding a small 60 or 84 hp 3u case as part of a hybrid live setup with pedals and synths.



It would be great to have categories added for Spectral and Granular to the Function drop-down

I've had the pleasure to interract with 2 great guys recently:

@Fungus sold me 2 modules in perfect state, carefully package for shipping, and he kept an eye on the shipping even while travelling to another continent. Super trustworthy and a great buying experience overall.

@KitKatAndy sold me a hard-to-get module for a very decent price and it arrived in minth state, not even a speck of dust. He was super patient with me when I asked a thousand questions, and offered quality advice. I definitely would trust him again with a purchase, and good to note, he can build you the entire NLC catalog amongst other things ;-)

Thank you both again !

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Good transaction with @Gorsky
Good communication, shipped quicky, module is working great, recommended seller!

So, I have launched FlatSix Modular, and my first offering is the 'Slight Of Hand'. A play on words of the phrase "Sleight of hand" due to its "slight" footprint, Slight Of Hand is a 1u (Intellijel format) Eurorack module that functions as a monophonic CV keyboard. Designed to be extremely playable with responsive, light-touch, tactile switches for keys, a wide portamento/slew range which is adjustable in real-time, as well as octave up and down buttons, it's a perfect way to get hands on with your live performances.

I intend to open-source it on my GitHub in the future (probably by September 2024) to give back to the DIY community who have been so amazing to me over the years.

I am now happy with the VCV oscilloscope. I pulled a 4 channel and can do exactly what I want with it. I just use the zoom from the view. However, it is also a mystery to me why such a thing does not exist as a screen-filling standalone version. For a programmer, this should be a coffee night to realize something like this - and for a modular, an incredibly useful visual tool for understanding his nerdy envelopes inspired.

Listen on the VCA output.

This extends the basick Kick Drum patch by adding some variation in frequency and gate pattern. With a smaller range coming out of Rene's CV out, it can give some subtle variation. With a larger range, it can sound more like kick drums mixed with toms and possibly snares.

Ensure that the Envelope is long enough to hear, but short enough that it finishes before the next clock pulse.

Experiment with

  • Gate pattern on Rene's X channel
  • CV (knobs) on Rene's X channel
  • If you are having trouble noticing any changes to CV or Gate pattern, try using a shorter sequence by selecting the active steps on the Access page of Rene.
  • Envelope fall time
  • FM depth on VCO (oscillator), by adjusting the FM attenuator on the VCO. Try in both the positive and negative. direction
  • Frequency of VCO


  • On the Quant page of Rene's X channel, experiment with the CV voltage range. This is set by the top row. Step 1 is 1V, Step 2 is 2V, Step 3 is 3V, Step 4 is 5V. Play with the CV/knob values, and then try each voltage setting, to see how it affects the kick drum frequency.

Listen on the VCA output.

The envelope opens up the VCA, and at the same time is used to FM the VCO

Experiment with:
- envelope fall time
- FM depth on VCO (oscillator), by adjusting the FM attenuator on the VCO. Try in both the positive and negative. direction
- Frequency of VCO

i heard this fluctuating & autopanning distortion in a video, and even tho its a tutorial i could not tell what made that sound.
Id love to be able to replicate this.

id appreciate any pointers

timestamp at 17:17

Thanks for doing this!

Unfortunately, I have to report back with negative opinions: none of the oscilloscopes linked above are, IMO, suitable for monitoring signals like a Mordax DATA or VCV's Scope can do, they are like most VST oscilloscopes I've tried, focused on monitoring audio waveforms specifically.
I'm reverting back to VCV, until someone finally comes along and makes a better one. If I'm desperate enough, I might pull the VCV code and see if I can make my own version that allows zooming...

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Thanks for the tip! I will test the links. Cool also with the VCV rack - I didn't get it :) Whether full screen or not, it's already a start.

Merged a lot of duplicates today and added over 30 missing brands.

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