NLC Triple Sloth

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Post by magneteyez » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:32 am

retoid wrote:Triple Sloths is such a great module! Andrew, thanks for creating this awesome module! :tu:
+1 love mine. Thanks Andrew.

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Post by SavageMessiah » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:18 pm

sloth713 wrote:SavageMessiah I have not tried either the hyperchaos deluxe or hypster, but i have used a Snazzy FX Dreamboat and it seems to me that meet the qualities you are looking. Both NLC and Snazzy FX are awesome so you can't lose either way.
Never really looked at Snazzy FX modules before, I'll take a look, thanks.
andrewF wrote:Hypster will range from an orbit every 5 minutes or so right up to 3-4kHz, by far the most wide ranging chaos module available (and all credit for the design goes to Ian Fritz, I just did the PCB)
That's.. quite a range.

Also, I never thought of running sloths through a wavefolder. I really need to break the mental image of those as an audio effect.

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Post by srogers » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:58 pm

Thinking about grabbing one of these in lieu of Batumi. I mostly use Batumi's random waveforms (slow and heavily attenuated) and I could really use the extra 2hp. Has anyone compared the two?

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Post by arthurdent » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:59 pm

srogers wrote:Thinking about grabbing one of these in lieu of Batumi. I mostly use Batumi's random waveforms (slow and heavily attenuated) and I could really use the extra 2hp. Has anyone compared the two?
I own both of them, IMO they're different beasts. Batumi provides four separate random waveforms. Sloth has three "channels" that move at three different "speeds"; each channel has three different outputs that are "somewhat" related. In addition, there are two other outputs that kinda tie the three channels together. So, with Sloth, you have 11 outputs instead of just 4 but there is some interrelation between/among them - if that makes any sense.

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Post by SavageMessiah » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:22 am

srogers wrote:Thinking about grabbing one of these in lieu of Batumi. I mostly use Batumi's random waveforms (slow and heavily attenuated) and I could really use the extra 2hp. Has anyone compared the two?
I used to use Batumi's random waveforms in the way you do and I'm considering switching back to the standard firmware since sloths does what I wanted much better. If you were really only using Batumi for 4 channels of slow unpredictable change, I think Sloths will please you. arthurdent's point about the outputs being related is important though.

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Post by srogers » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:09 pm

Thanks for the input! I think I’m gonna give it a shot.

It doesn’t make a big difference to me either way, but re: the outs beving related - is that perceptible? My goal here is mostly to modulate a few parameters on Clouds and just to liven up some other modules as needed.

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Post by arthurdent » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:00 pm

srogers wrote: the outs beving related - is that perceptible?
If you get enough things going in your patch, I don't think you'll notice - IMHO. FWIW, if you haven't seen this before, here's Andrew's explanation of how the module works:

This module contains 3 Sloth chaos circuits. Each one runs at a different rate.
Torpor takes approx. 15-30 seconds to travel around 2 strange attractors.
Apathy takes 60-90 seconds and Inertia takes 30-40 minutes.
There are no controls for Inertia, it does what it wants.

The pots for Apathy and Torpor do not specifically alter the frequencies, rather the weight of the outputs. Various settings will cause the signals to spend more time travelling around one strange attractor rather than the other.

Apathy and Torpor also have CV inputs. Sometimes the CV signals are injected onto the chaotic signals but depending upon conditions may cause windows of periodicity or voltage jumps. Generally the results are good.

The X, Y & Z outputs for each Sloth are taken from different stages of the circuit and are all different to each other, although Z is simply the inverted version of Y. The three Z outputs are also fed into a Difference Rectifier and the results of this are available from the + and – outputs at the bottom of the panel.

The Difference Rectifier outputs are (ignoring diode voltage drops):
out + = VApathy +VInertia - VTorpor If greater than 0, otherwise 0
out - = VApathy +VInertia - VTorpor If less than 0, otherwise 0

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Post by NeolithicElectrophones » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:28 pm

This and the hyperchaos deluxe are a match made in heaven!

Thank you Andrew, my rack is quickly filling up with mostly NLC.

Your work is genius!

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Post by MoogCloud » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:44 pm

srogers wrote:Thinking about grabbing one of these in lieu of Batumi. I mostly use Batumi's random waveforms (slow and heavily attenuated) and I could really use the extra 2hp. Has anyone compared the two?
I have the Batumi and will never relinquish it, but one week after my first triple sloths arrived I got another one. It is absolutely stunning how it will take Braids or Plaits and work it’s magic. :banana:
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Post by retoid » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 pm

Cross posting this from the all black panel thread :)

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knobs arriving soon, pretty happy with how this turned out.

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Post by sleepmute » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:19 pm

That’s pretty. Where’d ya get it from?

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Post by retoid » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:58 pm

Thank you, bought the PCB's from Andrew and built it up and made the panel in a PCB. I've put it up on Modular Grid if you're interested.

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Post by Virusinstaller » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:24 am

I have this modular & seriously isenit all the time. It just gives everything that nice little tickle of movement a patch needs to animate it subtlety.
Also the black panel is flipping sweet.

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Post by tau_seti » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 am

Who needs LFOs? Also add a Worng Electronics Vector Space and a Maths and you have globs of chaotic voltage in your face. Globs! Love it.

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Post by MG374 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:44 pm

Any info on it's depth in mm? Looks pretty thicc

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Post by MG374 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:24 pm

Moerder wrote:40mm - get it anyway, it's great :D

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/nonlinear ... lack-panel
Great! 40mm fits!
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Post by medium Rob » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:10 pm

To be clear, re: Apathy, Inertia, & Torpor - the outputs are arranged (separated) in vertical columns, from left to right?

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Post by chilllwinston » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:19 pm

medium Rob wrote:To be clear, re: Apathy, Inertia, & Torpor - the outputs are arranged (separated) in vertical columns, from left to right?
Yes

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Post by andrewF » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:11 pm

tau_seti wrote:Who needs LFOs? Also add a Worng Electronics Vector Space and a Maths and you have globs of chaotic voltage in your face. Globs! Love it.
I haven't tried but I imagine the Triple Sloth would be great with the Worng Vector Space.
One use I really like is Triple Sloth into Let's Splosh along with other more regular CVs from EGs and sequencers.

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Post by Accent » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:28 pm

andrewF wrote: I haven't tried but I imagine the Triple Sloth would be great with the Worng Vector Space.

I'm a big, big fan of that combo. :sb:

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Post by Phitar » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:22 pm

andrewF wrote:One use I really like is Triple Sloth into Let's Splosh along with other more regular CVs from EGs and sequencers.
Recently finished building Let's Splosh and agree that it and Sloths make a great pair!
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Post by cane creek » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:41 pm

That impressed with Triple Sloths that I've started building another two :hail:


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Re: NLC Triple Sloth

Post by BaloErets » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:07 pm

I have one for about a month now, and it shows up in every patch. I absolutely love it!
One thing that feel it could benefit from would be knobs with attenuation given the amount of outputs. Even 1 knob for each of the X, Y, and Z outputs would be so nice.

All of those outputs are so useful, but often their range needs to be calmed, and they eat up my utilities like candy in a patch.

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Re: NLC Triple Sloth

Post by gnsk » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:35 am

Triple Sloth, made with point-to-point
6hp repack
added cv-in attenuator.

THANK YOU! andrewF
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