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I can’t find a Mimeophon, what should I get instead?

Post by flything » Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:32 pm

I’m kinda holding out for a mimeophone to replace my Qu-bit Prism and finally complete my rack (haha) but none to be found anywhere, should I wait or should I get something else?
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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by Spectra » Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:42 pm

Is there something like this in software that I can mess around with before buying a module?

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by void23 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:49 pm

flything wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:32 pm
I’m kinda holding out for a mimeophone to replace my Qu-bit Prism and finally complete my rack (haha) but none to be found anywhere, should I wait or should I get something else?
First, if you haven't heard of it, https://wigglehunt.com/ can be helpful in tracking down hard to find modules. That said, you're right ... sold out everywhere. Looks like there's a new batch coming out very soon so I'd just be patient and get a pre-order in.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by Soledad_Gaspara » Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:09 pm

void23 wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:49 pm
flything wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:32 pm
I’m kinda holding out for a mimeophone to replace my Qu-bit Prism and finally complete my rack (haha) but none to be found anywhere, should I wait or should I get something else?
First, if you haven't heard of it, https://wigglehunt.com/ can be helpful in tracking down hard to find modules. That said, you're right ... sold out everywhere. Looks like there's a new batch coming out very soon so I'd just be patient and get a pre-order in.
Wo - this site is amazing. This is the first time I hear about it (Thanks for sharing!)

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by GuyaGuy » Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:29 pm

There might be something out there but I’ve not seen anything that does the Zones thing like the Mimeophon. And Zones are what the Mimeophon are all about.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by texturerama » Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:26 pm

Soledad_Gaspara wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:09 pm
void23 wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:49 pm
flything wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:32 pm
I’m kinda holding out for a mimeophone to replace my Qu-bit Prism and finally complete my rack (haha) but none to be found anywhere, should I wait or should I get something else?
First, if you haven't heard of it, https://wigglehunt.com/ can be helpful in tracking down hard to find modules. That said, you're right ... sold out everywhere. Looks like there's a new batch coming out very soon so I'd just be patient and get a pre-order in.
Wo - this site is amazing. This is the first time I hear about it (Thanks for sharing!)
I was just about to link this site!

It doesn't pick up sick at Detroit modular, though. So it's worth checking there, too

Control is taking preorders for the mimeophone right now, by the way!

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by BananaPlug » Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:45 pm

Yeah, I got mine by preorder from Control. That was in April and it took about three weeks.
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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by texturerama » Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:00 pm

While it doesn't have anywhere near the range of the mimeophone's longer delay times and capacities as a looper, the new Strymon StarLab does have quite a bit of overlap when it comes to karplus strong-style harmonic comb filter type delay processing which can be clocked externally. And, of course, it's reverb controls far outmatch the mimeophone's halo controls.

It's somewhere further afield of the mimeophone, more towards the Erbe-Verb.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by Dogma » Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:51 pm

Reflex live looper - add the midi module and it’ll get you other places you didn’t think possible :)

Seriously I’ve had it for about 5 years or more and I just sold my mimeophone, sds more than covers it…
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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by Xinod » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:52 am

Wait, if that’s the module you want. I’ve been waiting for months, trying to understand if I wanted to settle with something different and perhaps even cheaper like Beads. This week I found a used Mimeophon and took the risk, no regrets and worth every minute I waited.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by boat dares » Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:17 am

I'd say Mimeophon is worth waiting for. I lucked out and got a used one a few months ago and can't imagine ever replacing it.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by omega8870 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:20 am

Honestly, just hit up some notifications for some of your favorite modular shops and be patient.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by boat dares » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:20 am

I just saw a used one pop up in a modular sales group I’m in

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by blaythe.steuer » Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:33 am

yep just wait for mimeophon

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by Jumbuktu » Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:42 am

It's actually Mimeophon, not -phone, even though the MakeNoise guys pronounce it as '-fone'. Just like the Echophon.

I don't have one. Your choice while you wait for one to become available might be to try another delay module. You can always sell it when the Mimeophon arrives.

I don't think you will find anything even close to equivalent, but there are some other interesting delays around. Maybe an Echophon? Or maybe a second-hand Clouds, which are cheap now? Not a delay, but is stereo and can act like a delay plus has a reverb in it.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by mosorensen » Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:52 am

Just to echo the above sentiment, I do have a Mimeophon along with a number of the suggested "alternatives", and I agree that the Mimeophon is special and that it would be pretty much impossible to get something similar with other modules (however great these other modules may be on their own). I am sure more Mimeophones will show up eventually, and I would just wait for it. It is worth it.
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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by flything » Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:37 pm

Yeah, sorry about the spelling, and thanks for the suggestions, Reflex Live Looper looks interesting but I think I’ll wait. I’m in the uk and can’t see any preorders with indicative dates so will keep searching and hope for a restock soon.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by lukemodular » Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:40 pm

Valhalla delay in the meantime I would say

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by banjofox » Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:08 pm

When I clicked into this thread I was pretty sure that Mimeophon was pretty much a unicorn.
My -ONE- gripe/concern, having never seen one IRL, is the layout. I get that Make Noise pretty much throws stuff all over the panel, but jeebus I can see myself getting lost in in the jungle especially when cabling everything up.

Was sorta hoping to find a Mimeoclone with a "cleaner" control layout.

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WiggleHunt is going to save me loads of time in the future haha :D

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by tl3ss » Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:29 pm

banjofox wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:08 pm
When I clicked into this thread I was pretty sure that Mimeophon was pretty much a unicorn.
My -ONE- gripe/concern, having never seen one IRL, is the layout. I get that Make Noise pretty much throws stuff all over the panel, but jeebus I can see myself getting lost in in the jungle especially when cabling everything up.

Was sorta hoping to find a Mimeoclone with a "cleaner" control layout.

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WiggleHunt is going to save me loads of time in the future haha :D
Just get a grayscale panel for it. :hyper:

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by banjofox » Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:52 pm

tl3ss wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:29 pm
banjofox wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:08 pm
When I clicked into this thread I was pretty sure that Mimeophon was pretty much a unicorn.
My -ONE- gripe/concern, having never seen one IRL, is the layout. I get that Make Noise pretty much throws stuff all over the panel, but jeebus I can see myself getting lost in in the jungle especially when cabling everything up.

Was sorta hoping to find a Mimeoclone with a "cleaner" control layout.

p.s.
WiggleHunt is going to save me loads of time in the future haha :D
Just get a grayscale panel for it. :hyper:
I mean... I would LOVE to have something LESS black :P (hell I'd swap knobs too) but swapping panels wont fix the chaotic layout of knobs/jacks strewn about like confetti :D

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by tl3ss » Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:51 pm

banjofox wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:52 pm
tl3ss wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:29 pm
banjofox wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:08 pm
When I clicked into this thread I was pretty sure that Mimeophon was pretty much a unicorn.
My -ONE- gripe/concern, having never seen one IRL, is the layout. I get that Make Noise pretty much throws stuff all over the panel, but jeebus I can see myself getting lost in in the jungle especially when cabling everything up.

Was sorta hoping to find a Mimeoclone with a "cleaner" control layout.

p.s.
WiggleHunt is going to save me loads of time in the future haha :D
Just get a grayscale panel for it. :hyper:
I mean... I would LOVE to have something LESS black :P (hell I'd swap knobs too) but swapping panels wont fix the chaotic layout of knobs/jacks strewn about like confetti :D
I find the layout is not chaotic at all and is easy to use, once I replaced the panel.

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/grayscale ... inum-panel

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by optiprime8 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:01 pm

There’s one on eBay uk at the moment, not mine.

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by Xinod » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:21 pm

optiprime8 wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:01 pm
There’s one on eBay uk at the moment, not mine.
Came here to say the same. Also I came across another one the other day, ebay uk again

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Re: I can’t find a Mimeophone, what should I get instead?

Post by natureclubcassettes » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:58 pm

if you "just" want a delay that can be clocked....

clouds parasite (mine is stuck in looping delay pretty much all the time)
versio
DLD
chronoblob 2
echophon
sarajewo

I'm sure I missed a bunch

of course most of these do a ton of other stuff as well. but like others said, if you really want a mimeophon I'm sure you can find it somewhere

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