Chirper!

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lud
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Re: Chirper!

Post by lud » Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:31 pm

BugBrand wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:54 pm
lud wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:45 pm
A mini chirper blue module in the style of the old weevil module would be :goo: :goo: :goo: :party:
Yeah, I've definitely thought around such areas.
Hope with CV starve? :sb:

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Re: Chirper!

Post by BugBrand » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:04 am

Nope - starve hasn't had much of a sniff in modular-land &, frankly, never felt right in the modular Weevil - it didn't in any way capture the true starve chaos of the simple CMOS weevils.

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Re: Chirper!

Post by chrisdermo » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:08 am

I miss that weird slew-y sound of a 'stable' starved boardweevil2012. Time to get it out of the cupboard 😊
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Re: Chirper!

Post by nrrrd » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:48 pm

Is there any chance you could offer PCBs of the board chirper and / or 2015 weevil?
Or open source the layouts?

No worries if not, but I though it might be a nice way for these synths to continue.

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Re: Chirper!

Post by BugBrand » Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:14 am

Oh, I do wonder about open-source sometimes but then time gets the better of me.
BChirpers are still in production though - I just haven't had them built / in-stock of late.

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Re: Chirper!

Post by northerntao » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:11 pm

There is one on Reverb right now for $872.06 in USD. Twice retail - a little high for my budget.

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Re: Chirper!

Post by freakynorth » Sat May 01, 2021 8:20 am

It sold for that too!
People are really after em’!
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Re: Chirper!

Post by BananaPlug » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:46 pm

Chirpers are chameleons. Here's a recording pairing a drone with some rhythmic elements. One Chirper is the simple bass sound and its second oscillator sometimes triggers Dual Filters to make higher plinky percussive sounds. The other Chirper is the drone. A DDSR and various cyclic CV sources provide note by note variation. There's a Grilles with a minimal drum kit laying down an unobtrusive beat. I'm flying the drone, mixing and tweaking.

This is live improvisation on a predominantly BugBrand system (two frac rows, one euro row). Live-ness is one constraint and keeping the system small is another. I think a key factor is to keep some looseness in it.

Beats&DroneMeditation (10:42)
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Re: Chirper!

Post by kosta » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:13 am

Nice one, BananaPlug. Sounds great.

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