I´m not sure if this is a appropriate thread in this forum, but as here are all the er301 guys i hope to get a good hint from you. (And it’s an absolute noobish question!)
A lot of people seem to be so happy about the adac manual gates module, that i think there must be something special with using manual gates with the er301. I never had the urge to use those, but i might be missing something.
I use the looper a lot, but its also ok for me to handle it with the buttons on the er301. This would be the Situation where i see myself using triggers and where it could have a nice impact.
What else comes to your mind? What do you use all these triggers for?
This is why its also interesting to me:
I have my er301 in a small nice moog 60hp case. Together with a Malekko Voltage Block, a Pico Headphone out, and the 4ms Row power. (by the way: nice to sit on the couch with these, just powered by a battery!)
heres a Screenshot:
I think your answers will help me to decide between those two:
Either a Flipanda. nice cause i would have two more offsets to use. (Mostly as standalone)
Isn’t it possible to use the Voltage Block that way anyway? Doesn’t it send a signal when you press one of the track buttons - so that you can hear what you are setting it to? You can use that like a manual gate by setting the fader past the threshold, I think!
i think that having manual control on multiple gate\triggers at a time might open up a lot of power on the 301. punching in on multiple loopers? opening\closing vcas? etc etc etc…
thanks to the abundance of loopers on this wonderful module i’m starting to look at them by an entirely new point of view. last night i was controlling multiple loopers from the gate out of rené played by hands. it was so beautiful! i was using loopers to add weird tails to my sound because there were delays with delay time controlled by envelopes triggered by the same gate, and the envelopes were also controlling density and size of clouds with the end of cycle of maths freezing the buffer. i don’t know if i can describe it but it was like loopers were only temporarily letting you listen to the last notes before sending them up in a necklace of bouncing rhythms (delays speeding up and being looped) so there was this constant background of dancing sped up fragments of sounds against which i was playing notes that a moment later will become part of that. reminded me of dmt. ooops…
I’m curious about your experiences with the ER-301 as an almost standalone device. I am looking into downsizing my rack to the bare minimum around the ER-301 (Rack redesign - Need advice) so I’m interested in the ideal company for our treasured sound computer. What controls or functions do you most miss when playing this?
the voltage block covers a lot of grounds. offset, presets, triggers (somehow), sequencer, and everything x8.
It has it flaws, very big one, but there is nothing like it. and the er301 can clock it.
what am i missing? a mixer module with pan… i know, it does not make so much sense, i can do this in the er301, but somehow i would like to mix outside…
i mostly use this, powered just by a battery, to use on the sofa. or i plan to use it on holidays.
and than safe my work, and work further with it on my bigger system…
so i don´t really miss anything.
if i just had a small system, i would miss some analog mojo. maybe some tube stuff.
if i just would be allowed to have 84hp, it would be the er 301, the VB and some metasonix modules…
so it would be some analog stuff to make sound voodoo:slight_smile:
just wanted to say how i ended this. i got the LPZW. Modules WK2. http://leipzigwest.org/?page_id=163
Its the perfect module for my case.
It has two channels, one with an attenuator, which is acting when nothing is plugged in as an offset (±10 or 5v. jumper selectable.)
The second channel has an attenuator, offset AND a slew.
And of course can also act as an offset.
The offsets are perfect if i need 2 more controls for the er301, and the attenuators are great if i use the voltage block to dial in notes… which is nearly impossible with the sliders and that its giving 0-5 volts out. so an attenuator can halp a lot.
I have the one with 18000mah. All the adaptors are included!
And yes, that’s the Moog case. 60hp. I bought it from a friend.
A bit too expensive when bought new, but I like the shape, it’s a nice case!
Good question, I would need to check… I would say long long long time. I usually just use this in the evening, and I never needed to refill this in months… but on the other side I often use the rig on normal power, so maybe that’s the reason:slight_smile: