Saturday, August 30, 2008

Plan B Blacet Miniwave Euro Kits

Just got back from Noisebug with the two kits I ordered.

They come with the bare faceplate, the power adapter & a power cable.

The units are 10hp & even have the protective plastic still attached for those (like myself) who won't be installing them right away. Its gonna be a little more work to squeeze them into the monster case than just replacing the faceplate.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gnomes are not Elves

Took in two Plan B M-37 ELF LFO's this weekend.

I have to admit I was a tad skeptical during the procurement. In swapping out my trusty Doepfer A-145's "what will I do without my sine and inverted saw outputs?" crossed my mind. And then reason kicked in, thats what slew limiters and inverters are for, buddy.

These are definitely the widest ranged LFOs I've had experience with so far. (I don't get much time to use any Serge panels around these here parts) But what surprised me the most was its functionality as a sparse but more than adequate oscillator, just twist the attenuation knob for the VC Freq fully clockwise for the input to track at 1v/o.  Lets take that one step further and say as an oscillator synced to another oscillator, even another M-37 for all intensive purposes. 

Anyone wishing to add an additional oscillator but are hesitant or restricted due to price and/or your personal modular real estate should consider these units as viable options.

I didn't take the time to tune properly but I'm sure you get the gist of things from that.

Oh, by the way Peter. Thats a Gnome on your site, not an Elf. ;) 

Keep up the good work, incorrectly classified fictional humanoid races and all. Because if thats all I have to complain about thats more than fine by me.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Flux Capacitor jumpers, say what?!

Well isn't that neat.

For those of you who obtained an AFG (or several) you'll have not doubt noticed the multiple connection points on the back for the future expansion modules. Regarding this post I'm focusing on the Flux Capacitor pin set. The one with the pair of jumpers located at the top and bottom of the connection point.

These have to do with the resulting ANTI-MATTER waveforms. When you switch from their factory setting of 1&5 you'll obtain different (and sometimes not) versions of the anti-matter setting. 2&5 varied in portions of the cycle minus the square wave. I had little luck with 3&5 and have not yet tried any other combinations.

you can try other combinations yourself and see what you get.  :)