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#221

Greetings from Boris then!


#222

Isn’t tomorrow the Chinese new year?

2d


#223

Um, thought it was yesterday :joy:

I guess it doesn’t matter too much hehe!


#224

So I have a Loquelic Iteritas incoming. I’m kind of nervous – I’m not really a harsh noise type of guy. Most of the LI demos are that, but I have seen a few that made me intrigued enough to go ahead and believe in beauty with the LI. :slight_smile:

So the following weeks will be me coaxing beautiful, fragile, broken sounds out of the module – or failing miserably.


#225

Along with the Manis, it’s the grumpiest, angriest, knarliest module I’ve used. :sunny:


#226

Hehe, doesn’t bode well… Still keeping the faith! I’m figuring moderation is key when modulating this. It can be, of course, that I’ll end up hating it :slight_smile: But with the 301 in the rack, there’s no real point to getting a simple, bread-and-butter oscillator, IMHO – I’d rather diversify.


#227

I don’t have it but kinda keep eyeing it up, but I have Harvestman…

Filters are your friends!

Actually I really like MI Shelves, proper modulatable EQ which is essentially a low pass, two parametric eqs (which are of course filters) and a high pass filter, with nice overdrive!


#228

I have one and rarely use it for the over-the-top harsh stuff, believe it or not! Hope you find it useful :slight_smile:


#229

Likewise, I have one, but use it for much more subtle stuff than it’s generally known for.


#230

I’ve been teaching a synthesis night school course at a local college and have been hauling in some modular. Today, I brought in a KB37 with the 301 to demo some basic sampling and granular processing.

They all thought the 301 was the coolest.

One student made an observation: “It’s like… from the future, but looks like a soviet nuclear reactor control panel from the 60’s!” :smile:

I’ve always thought of it the same way… it’s like describing a Neve console
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#231

Absolutely. I went with the original gray panel to maximize the nuclear reactorness :smiley:


#232

Indoctrinating the unsuspecting youths I see. Have mercy and let them pay off their school loans first!


#233

School Loans…Modular debt… they’re doomed! :smiley:


#234

I’m resisting showing my friends son the modular stuff because I know (and my friend confirms) he would go absolutely crazy for it… I feel bad for not showing him it, but I’d feel even worse for the inevitable disaster that would happen if I did!

What do I do?


#235

You show him and simultaneously explain how serious the cost of such a hobby is. But with VCV Rack he can play with a surrogate all the while learning the incredible complexity that helps train the mind to see and explore patterns in a profound way. What modular can add to our processing and analysis potential is too important to shield him from because he might become addicted.


#236

It’s not that he would become addicted, that’s pretty much a given, it’s that it would put him in a position of wanting but being completely unable to fulfil the desire with even a small system - there’s part of me that thinks that’s just cruel - hehe!

I thought of VCVRack - that is coming on in leaps and bounds and is probably what I will do :smile:


#237

if it’s between drugs, booze and modular… I’d opt for the modular. Japanese Whiskey as a #2 maybe :wink:


#238

Weather gone a bit crazy here in the UK, I am right up on the tops so really getting the brunt of it all, it’s literally blizzard conditions, but still… I managed to take some photos in-between the flurries of snow! The sculpting b the wind is beautiful:

:snowflake:


#239

Beautiful! We only have about 1inch in the South West at the moment, but it is drifting and forecast looks pretty blizzardy.


#240

It’s amazing!!

Pretty tough going out here, toilet (I have an outdoor toilet!) and water supply frozen, gas bottle frozen so no gas and having to burn a lot of wood to keep warm and make the wood burner hot enough to cook on :smiley: