ADDAC 300 power starvation works well with EKO

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ADDAC 300 power starvation works well with EKO

Post by Mercutio » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:30 pm

So Eko is (un)powered by the Power starvation !

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Drums = Maschine (Based on Voyal kit)

SEQ = Korg SQ-1
Lead = Basimilus Iteritas (best synth module ?)
FX = EKO (glitched by Addac power starvation)
FX 2 = Ladik M-330 (Room 2)

I just change note with left hands on my SQ -1 and tweak the knobs +12v and -12v on addac power starvation with my other hand ! ....
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Post by T. Jervell » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:36 pm

Nice! Really like it :nana: Seems that the soundcloud link didn't get embedded though.

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Post by Mercutio » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:46 pm

I just fixed (Word press enabled) !

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Post by Summa » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:19 pm

Sounds very interesting, I wonder what happens when you starve a digital module like Clouds?

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Post by VanEck » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:09 pm

Very cool. I love voltage starvation in regards to circuit bending and such... had no idea there was a module dedicated to achieving it in Euro.
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Post by RecycleYourPets » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:36 pm

ive been curious about this module! Does it have some power jumpers on the back to hook up to other modules or does it starve the rail or something?

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Post by Smais » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:41 pm

Awesome. I really want one of these, but I'm not sure what modules would sound best starved.

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Post by Mercutio » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:51 am

There are two power connector on the back and can drive ....two (max 90 or 150 ma, depends of your version )! I never tried digital module !

Switches and knobs are not easily twekable because the module is really tiny and doesn't offer cv input.

I had result with hh909, ufold, d-lfo, Maths, Alex and June, and eko.

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Post by EarlJemmings » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:17 am

I believe most digital modules like Braids will simply shut down when the voltage gets too low. But wouldn't hurt to try 8-)

I'd really like to hook one of these up to a couple Plague Bearers, that'd be some good fun.

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Post by xenosapien » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:44 am

I´m super confused... and super intrigued. Sounds really different!

Can somebody explain the basic principle of power starvation (i.e. what happens when you do it), like I´m 5 years old? ^^

Or link to a relevant (=audio related) Wiki thing or something - thanks! :)

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Post by cold_fashioned » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:03 am

Wow! Great stuff - thanks for sharing. I dig the groove from the start, and then all the work with the eko just adds some dirty weirdness! What exactly does the basimilus iteritas do? Is it a drum module, or ??

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Post by ben_hex » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:48 am

xenosapien to my knowledge is simply lets less power through. So with +12 and -12 for the eurorack power it can scale that down to say provide only +4V and say -8V (as they're on separate controls) making the circuit react differently as it's underpowered. It's like having a dying 9V battery in a guitar pedal. So get some tremendous sounds from underpowered circuits and this let's you do that (safely I presume, don't know much about it) to modules.

Nice audio demo, like the dying EKO sound and even more so starving it's power! :)
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Post by T. Jervell » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:56 am

ben_hex wrote:(safely I presume, don't know much about it)
Well the descpription on the Addac site states: "Use at your own risk", so I guess this means that there is a possibility that somthing "bad" might happen to your powerstarved module?
Dunno, like the sound of it though, and the concept 8-)

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Post by Smais » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:56 am

I don't know the science of it, but have done a lot of power starving with guitar pedals in the past. The sound it tends to produce is a sort of buzzy, tearing, breaking apart, stuttering type of effect; it's pretty distinctive. Some distortions/modules even have built in starve controls like the Dwarfcraft Great Destoryer. There's some pretty good examples of starve sounds in the demo video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJhYxLwhtcE

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Post by matcsat » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:00 pm

T. Jervell wrote:
ben_hex wrote:(safely I presume, don't know much about it)
Well the descpription on the Addac site states: "Use at your own risk"...
The entire quote is "Not advised for modules above 150mA!
Use at your own risk."

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Post by smilinggoat » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:01 pm

That demo track sounds great. Nice work!

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Post by T. Jervell » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:23 pm

matcsat wrote:
T. Jervell wrote:
ben_hex wrote:(safely I presume, don't know much about it)
Well the descpription on the Addac site states: "Use at your own risk"...
The entire quote is "Not advised for modules above 150mA!
Use at your own risk."

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Ahh I see, my bad!

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Post by maltemark » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:16 pm

Well, this was interesting!

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Post by xenosapien » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:12 am

ben_hex wrote:xenosapien to my knowledge is simply lets less power through. So with +12 and -12 for the eurorack power it can scale that down to say provide only +4V and say -8V (as they're on separate controls) making the circuit react differently as it's underpowered. It's like having a dying 9V battery in a guitar pedal. So get some tremendous sounds from underpowered circuits and this let's you do that (safely I presume, don't know much about it) to modules.

Nice audio demo, like the dying EKO sound and even more so starving it's power! :)
aaah, thanks - the "dying battery" thing makes sense to me, as I know how that sounds.

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