A bit of fun that reminds me of a piece that Jeff Diamond introduced me to a long time ago called “Come Out To Show Them”. This is from a text-to-speech app that I was testing for a talking greeting card project I was involved with several years ago. It is so relentless that you just have to laugh!
Maytag mode on the Sputterizer and now on the Spankulator (under development) is a versatile and fun effect. Here is an example using the Spankulator that has the parameters set as follows:
- Longest Pulse Length: 20ms
- Delay: 785ms
- #Pulses: 12
Here’s a scope capture of the Gate output (yellow) and the CV output (purple).
Here’s what it sounds like when you hook the CV output to the Moog Mother-32 VCO 1V/OCT input, the Gate output to the VCO LIN FM input and the Toggle output to the VCF RES input. I added a couple of other subtle modulations and sent the whole thing through the TipTop EchoZ.
The first 17 seconds is the Moog Mother-32 left alone to throb. Then I turn on the Sputterizer and let it go wild with the User sequence of DUSUUDS using all default settings. After about a minute, I start fiddling with the knobs on the M-32. Enjoy!
As the Sputterizer and EyeBall beta-test results come in, some new ideas are brewing. As cool as the Selector display is, I can see a future for products using a more compact and capable display.
Here is the first foray into this realm.
Eurorack synthesizer modules the Sputterizer and the EyeBall are now in Beta-Test!
The response has been great and from all over the world. The Sputterizer and the EyeBall are now in places like Sweden, South Africa, Quebec and Oakland California.
There’s already been some good feedback and the next iteration of the designs are well under way. Thanks to all the testers!
And even though we have enough testers for now, we’d still love to hear from you. Use the Contact page and when the next round of testing starts, we will contact you.
For those who wonder what a Sputter looks like, here’s a photo of one. It is a simple Sputter, composed of a Down Sput followed by an Up Sput. The top trace is the Digital output and the bottom trace is the Analog output.
The Sputterizer is now in the Beta phase of development. Greenface Labs is seeking Beta testers to explore and evaluate Sputterizers. Please use the contact form if you are interested.