Hexinverter Mindphaser - Complex Oscillator

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_cyberAnalog_ wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:35 pm Perhaps you find my list of bookmarked videos about the Mindphaser useful.
I do indeed, thank you :guinness:
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_cyberAnalog_ wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:35 pm
ronnieb wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:35 amMindphaser patches/tips they want to share?
Perhaps you find my list of bookmarked videos about the Mindphaser useful.
I also did! Thank you.


I've been exploring Eurorack's world of complex oscillators recently. I see Frap Tools Brenso and Endorph.se Furthrrr Generator mentioned as worthy competitors.
Now I was able to pick up an Furthrrrr Generator from my local shop to give a try with.

However, I would like to hear if anyone has compared the Mindphaser with say, Intellijel's DixieIIP+Rubicon2+BiFold combo. Or even more niche, Feedback Modular's Two59 combo (3 DIY modules, 2 vcos and a shaper).

I need to spend more time with the FG, but I have a feeling I will return it.
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omega8870 wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:59 am [...] I've been exploring Eurorack's world of complex oscillators recently. I see Frap Tools Brenso and Endorph.se Furthrrr Generator mentioned as worthy competitors. [...]
I am also still unsure and fluctuate in my decision between the Mindphaser and the Cosmotronic Vortex, which is not yet available for sale.
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What's the range for tracking before drift? I was searching but didn't find an answer.
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hawkfuzz wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:55 am What's the range for tracking before drift? I was searching but didn't find an answer.
I think it tracks pretty well, at least no drift over 5 octaves when I measured.
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It seems I have a possibility to pick one of these up used. It has been on my list for a while, but stopped looking for information about it as it seems to be unobtainable, but now I'd like to find out more.

It seems there is still no manual, is that true? Also, how is the quality after half a year of use? Seeing that there was some discussion here about build quality, I'd like to know how well these modules are holding up and if it's worth picking up a used one.
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Bascule wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:13 am It seems I have a possibility to pick one of these up used. It has been on my list for a while, but stopped looking for information about it as it seems to be unobtainable, but now I'd like to find out more.

It seems there is still no manual, is that true? Also, how is the quality after half a year of use? Seeing that there was some discussion here about build quality, I'd like to know how well these modules are holding up and if it's worth picking up a used one.
Quality is great, everything feels solid, all the pots are smooth and lights work. I'd say yes, Mindphaser is absolutely worth picking up if you have the chance. I believe Hexinverter will be making more once parts are available, but that could take all year, possibly until 2023. A quick search of sold listing on Reverb show that they're not selling for crazy markups and some even below list, which is very fortunate for you. As for a manual, I've never seen a printed manual, but Hexinverter did a YouTube video that was made to serve as a manual, so that's available. Mindphaser is a great oscillator with an extremely wide range of sounds inside; highly recommended.
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Yes, no problem with build quality on mine either. A manual was supposed to be in the works, but then it all went very quite on the hexinverter forum, hopefully it will still happen. Still, it sounds great.
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I’ll third that build quality is top notch
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Bascule wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:13 am It seems there is still no manual, is that true?
There are a couple of videos online that serve a manual function (not my preference but they do exist at least) but the graphic on the Mindphaser page really explains everything you need - white arrows are internal normalizations for the mod bus.
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omega8870 wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:59 am I've been exploring Eurorack's world of complex oscillators recently. I see Frap Tools Brenso and Endorph.se Furthrrr Generator mentioned as worthy competitors.
Now I was able to pick up an Furthrrrr Generator from my local shop to give a try with.


I need to spend more time with the FG, but I have a feeling I will return it.
The Furthrrr Generator is super awesome!!!!
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I like mine. I may let it go later this year but it may be hard to get myself to do that since they’re not easy to recoup. Lucky to have one if you have one.

I don’t have experience with a DPO or Further G or other COs to compare it against. But MP is always fun to use. The build quality seems very good to me. And it looks great. I like the layout and knob placement. Fun stuff.
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everydaycurry wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:39 pm
Bascule wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:13 am It seems there is still no manual, is that true?
There are a couple of videos online that serve a manual function (not my preference but they do exist at least) but the graphic on the Mindphaser page really explains everything you need - white arrows are internal normalizations for the mod bus.
Honestly, I find the module pretty straightforward in both layout and use. Manual might be handy if it gave patch ideas, but use wise, it’s really not that complicated.

There are no special button presses or combos or anything of the sort.
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omega8870 wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:59 am However, I would like to hear if anyone has compared the Mindphaser with say, Intellijel's DixieIIP+Rubicon2+BiFold combo.
I didn't have a Bifold, but I had Rubicon / Dixie2+ / NLC Timbre, which is similar.

The Rubicon combo is a good one, but doesn't really compare directly with a 'all-in-one' Complex Oscillator. Technically you can do most of the same things, but in practice since you have to patch everything up you are less likely to do the things that come naturally to a true CO. This is one of Don Buchla's design qualities, that he designed systems that just seem to easily produce interesting sounds. Rubicon does have through-zero linear FM, which MP doesn't but MP has phase modulation, which Rubicon doesn't.

As far as build quality goes, I don't have any problem with the MP. If you study the earlier parts of this thread, you will see that the discussion was more about those features that separate 'outstanding' from 'good or excellent'.

Before the MP, the only CO I ever had was the Verbos CO, which I scored reasonably cheaply on the used market. I ended up reselling it, as I didn't get the quantum leap of sound that I was expecting.

The MP definitely delivers in terms of the range of different sounds it can make. If I have any criticism, it is slight - the panel is pretty cramped, and could have done with an even wider HP space. And the range of things that connect to the modulation bus is so big that you have to think your way through the knobs if you want to get results in line with expectations. The Buchla and Verbos mod bus is much simpler in concept. Of course, the main reason is that the MP can do so many more things via the mod bus.

In terms of a manual, what exactly do people want? The one-pager on the Hexinverter website is fine, and similar to the Verbos CO 'manual'.
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noisewreck wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:33 pm I’ll third that build quality is top notch
Thanks everyone for the quick feedback. I think I'll go for it.
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sacguy71 wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:00 pm
omega8870 wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:59 am I've been exploring Eurorack's world of complex oscillators recently. I see Frap Tools Brenso and Endorph.se Furthrrr Generator mentioned as worthy competitors.
Now I was able to pick up an Furthrrrr Generator from my local shop to give a try with.


I need to spend more time with the FG, but I have a feeling I will return it.
The Furthrrr Generator is super awesome!!!!
I like the sound of FG and will probably get it to complement MP, but the knobs on MP feel much nicer.
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Yeah the knobs are a bit loose and wobbly on the FG but sound amazing.
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I'm very happy with my Mindphaser. It's not an all sweet spots kind of oscillator, you have to work a bit for it but when you do you get gold back. It's been my main workhorse for almost a year now and I still feel like I'm only scratching the surface. The one complaint I have is that one of the trimmers is a bit wobbly and turns with barely no resistance at all. It doesn't affect the sound or the function of the module but I'm worried it will need servicing in a year or two.
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Anybody knows how the calibration procedure is on the Mindphaser? The modulation oscillator on mine needs to be tweaked a bit, couldnt find an answer anywhere on the Hexinverter forum. Thanks.
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everforever wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:36 am Anybody knows how the calibration procedure is on the Mindphaser? The modulation oscillator on mine needs to be tweaked a bit, couldnt find an answer anywhere on the Hexinverter forum. Thanks.
You should email them directly. I had an issue when I first got my MP and they were very helpful with sending me pages from their calibration manual and giving me instructions to fix the problem. Btw I think the email form on their homepage might
be broken so try to mail them directly.
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Thanks Skinpop, but I cant seem to find a email address to contact them directly, the support section of their website just links to the forum, where i have posted my question.
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everforever wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:26 am Thanks Skinpop, but I cant seem to find a email address to contact them directly, the support section of their website just links to the forum, where i have posted my question.
Try this one support@hexinverter.freshdesk.com
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Thanks!
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