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You won't regret it. Absolute must for the price. Cycles plus the new Dreadbox synth would make a really nice portable setup.
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wuff_miggler wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:00 am sure you're using the modular on that sc example? Sounds like music to me :P Really great job!
Thanks, I start out trying to make stuff that sounds more "modular" but I keep repatching until it sounds more melodic and structured. I'll try harder next time not to try harder :hihi:
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Gribs wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup and 6 chickens. I sold my Microwave XT and bought the Cycles, perhaps I can use the money left to buy a Typhon, or more chickens.
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Liddlepud wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 am
Gribs wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup and 6 chickens. I sold my Microwave XT and bought the Cycles, perhaps I can use the money left to buy a Typhon, or more chickens.
Chickens might actually be more entertaining than synthesizers IMO.
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booger wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:26 am
Liddlepud wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 am
Gribs wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup and 6 chickens. I sold my Microwave XT and bought the Cycles, perhaps I can use the money left to buy a Typhon, or more chickens.
Chickens might actually be more entertaining than synthesizers IMO.
most definitely at times. they're hilarious to watch scratching around the yard, especially once you've had them for a bit and learn their pecking order, or know who's getting broody because they're running around screaming for no reason.
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dooj88 wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:32 am
booger wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:26 am
Liddlepud wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 am
Gribs wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup and 6 chickens. I sold my Microwave XT and bought the Cycles, perhaps I can use the money left to buy a Typhon, or more chickens.
Chickens might actually be more entertaining than synthesizers IMO.
most definitely at times. they're hilarious to watch scratching around the yard, especially once you've had them for a bit and learn their pecking order, or know who's getting broody because they're running around screaming for no reason.
But do chickens have polyphonic aftertouch? If not, it's a dealbreaker for me.
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electricfence wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:21 am
dooj88 wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:32 am
booger wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:26 am
Liddlepud wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 am
Gribs wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup and 6 chickens. I sold my Microwave XT and bought the Cycles, perhaps I can use the money left to buy a Typhon, or more chickens.
Chickens might actually be more entertaining than synthesizers IMO.
most definitely at times. they're hilarious to watch scratching around the yard, especially once you've had them for a bit and learn their pecking order, or know who's getting broody because they're running around screaming for no reason.
But do chickens have polyphonic aftertouch? If not, it's a dealbreaker for me.
why yes, in fact.. and the best thing about it is you can assign them to any duty: scrambled eggs, cakes, omelettes, hard boiled.. even feedback loops when the girls eat eggshells as calcium supplements!
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dooj88 wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:32 am
booger wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:26 am
Liddlepud wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 am
Gribs wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup and 6 chickens. I sold my Microwave XT and bought the Cycles, perhaps I can use the money left to buy a Typhon, or more chickens.
Chickens might actually be more entertaining than synthesizers IMO.
most definitely at times. they're hilarious to watch scratching around the yard, especially once you've had them for a bit and learn their pecking order, or know who's getting broody because they're running around screaming for no reason.
We’ve put two hammocks up in the trees next to the run and spend most evenings up there watching them scratch about. One of them is broody at the moment, even though we’ve not got a cockerel, and we have to lift her out of the coop a couple of times a day and feed her. They are hilarious at times although don’t go in there with crocs, they thought my toes were worms and tried to peck them.
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Liddlepud wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 am
Gribs wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup and 6 chickens. I sold my Microwave XT and bought the Cycles, perhaps I can use the money left to buy a Typhon, or more chickens.
My cousin’s wife just got a couple of chicks a while ago and now has junior chickens. They are already starting to scratch out little places to nestle down as if making a nest. They bonded to her and are her buddies. My mentor at work has five acres in the sticks East of Milpitas (Bay Area). She thinks she has about a hundred chickens but is not sure of the exact number at any given time. She also has peacocks, ducks, and some other farm animals including a sheep that wandered up to her fence and she let in. I think she tried to find the owners but nobody recognizes it or wants it or something.
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Made this about a month ago using the Cyclical MC Patch Pack

https://soundcloud.com/inoperabledata/m ... s8Jf0APyff


Model Cycles drums and fm clang hook.
A4 for string pad only.
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Nothing fancy, just a draft I may use live or develop into more some day.

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wildfrontiers wrote:Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:16 pm I wonder if we'll see an update where we'll get access to some of the deeper FM stuff. Maybe through an editor. Since it's FM, it should be capable of most of the same sounds Digitone could do (depending on the algo). If we got access to internal FM envelopes, ratios, and the like, that would be pretty awesome.
These are great points. Waiting for firmware updates can be nerve-racking... I remember the Digitakt firmware rollercoaster ride. Has anyone written or discovered a model:cycles patch editor?
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Mekohler made an editor for MC and MS.
It’s called Tensor and it runs on iPad.
Randomize facilities as well.
Most use it as a randomizer first but it also works as a standard editor.

It does not edit the lower level parameters beneath the macros, as Elektron has said that is a special sauce they won’t be sharing.

https://www.elektronauts.com/t/ios-tens ... ine/125870
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AdamJay wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 pm Mekohler made an editor for MC and MS.
It’s called Tensor and it runs on iPad.
Randomize facilities as well.
Most use it as a randomizer first but it also works as a standard editor.

It does not edit the lower level parameters beneath the macros, as Elektron has said that is a special sauce they won’t be sharing.

https://www.elektronauts.com/t/ios-tens ... ine/125870
That looks pretty cool, I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting
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Could not resist. Sometimes all you need is just a randomly plucked sinewaves. M:C is very good at it.
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kxx303 wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:21 pm Could not resist. Sometimes all you need is just a randomly plucked sinewaves. M:C is very good at it.
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Shrigg wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:52 am
AdamJay wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 pm Mekohler made an editor for MC and MS.
It’s called Tensor and it runs on iPad.
Randomize facilities as well.
Most use it as a randomizer first but it also works as a standard editor.

It does not edit the lower level parameters beneath the macros, as Elektron has said that is a special sauce they won’t be sharing.

https://www.elektronauts.com/t/ios-tens ... ine/125870
That looks pretty cool, I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting
I'm almost done with the iPhone version of Tensor, just need to do some final tests over the weekend...the app will then be a Universal app :]
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AdamJay wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:34 pm Lovely
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mekohler wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Shrigg wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:52 am
AdamJay wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 pm Mekohler made an editor for MC and MS.
It’s called Tensor and it runs on iPad.
Randomize facilities as well.
Most use it as a randomizer first but it also works as a standard editor.

It does not edit the lower level parameters beneath the macros, as Elektron has said that is a special sauce they won’t be sharing.

https://www.elektronauts.com/t/ios-tens ... ine/125870
That looks pretty cool, I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting
I'm almost done with the iPhone version of Tensor, just need to do some final tests over the weekend...the app will then be a Universal app :]
Awesome! Thank you @mekohler
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sooooooo... been moving a ton of loots and lucked into a trade for a Digitone Keys. i liked the Digitakt, but the mild menu diving/not a lot of dedicated Knob Per Function'ness of the design killed any desire for a Digitone. love the Cycles and how she has dedicated knobs for most functions. the Keys, with the extra 8 knobs and the mod/pitch wheel being user assignable looks like a nice bridge of the two design philosophies. i am GEEKED.

i have room for the Cycles still, think it's going to be almost exclusively a drum machine box.
which i looooove it for.

with a Heat incoming as well, excited about exploring Overbridge.

annnnny word on if Cycles will have Overbridge support any time soon?
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I don't think overbridge is planned for it or M:S
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The iPhone version of Tensor is out!
You can read more about the app here: https://www.elektronauts.com/t/ios-tens ... ine/125870
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GeneralBigBag wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:30 pm I don't think overbridge is planned for it or M:S
yurps. from Elektron Support -

"The Model series does not have the necessary hardware for Overbridge so that's not possible, unfortunately."

which, really, at the price point, i am ECSTATIC with the little bugger.
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I’ve had the cycles for a day and really impressed with how much fun and versatile it is
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it's such a fun, IMMEDIATE little buggeriboo. love mines.

also, i actually dig the color of the case, but have it smashed in with 5 or 6 synths that are black. would noooooot mind if someone, Elektron preferably, offered a black case for it.
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Cycles on morose ambient duty in this track I released a few weeks ago:

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