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#141

Suggestion: 1U module combining a unity mixer (or averaging mixer)/OR combiner/and inverter. Same 5x2 layout as the multiple/buff mult - first 4 jacks of top and bottom rows being the 3:1 OR combiner/mixer, with the inverter using the last two jacks.


#142

That concept sketch looks pretty good. The slide switches would have to be side-by-side and the jacks on the right would need more space but otherwise this could work.

SInce the theme of 1U is to provide always used utility (for the most part) it might be nice to add a VCA to this too so it is a combo envelope + vca for creating extra voices out of any spare sound source you might have.


#143

to fill in empty space in a practical way > 4hp (or 8 or 10?) passive toggles (or / and a simple switch for jumpers like the one by ladik, maybe configurable) would be ace. i´ve been filling all sorts of gaps with the noisereap togs. absolute favorite for live use.

just loud thinking…would it be possible to implement the jellysquashers distortion circuit into a small 1u module? like 1 in 1 out a knob plus led, done? or maybe even a small fx tile (same size as the reverb) with a micro usb port and various effects you can load onto it?

probably mentioned already > a simple (and small) envelope (one channel of quadra)

:slight_smile:


#144

Super simple switchable A/D A/R and a VCA instead of just a ADSR. (Possibility for expander?)
In dual perhaps. Or smaller and buy 2. Either way that would be a great 1U.


#145

This is of interest to me, as I was going to build exactly that. I already bought the parts to do it.
But then i saw your Pedal i/o and how it only uses half of the header.
This got me thinking:
Could you make this “direct connect 1/8th inch” module so that it is 4 X 1/8" jacks that connect to the 4 1/4" jacks BUT if you only put the module’s header on 1 side of the case pins it would only connect 2 of the 1/8" to 1/4" leaving the other 1/2 of the case header to be used for a Pedal i/o ?
So you could have a send and return and also 2 x 1/4" to be used as outputs.
If you made this, I would buy the 1st one, along with a Pedal I/O :slight_smile:


#146

I would definitely retrofit my case to take advantage of a smaller output-only module. Especially if it would also allow me to repurpose the case’s inputs as a pedal send & return. The only thing I’m not sure of is having two pots on the output module. I get that people would use this when processing the two separately, but I like having a single master volume for my case. Any left/right balancing I do before it gets there.


#147

I’m all for an EG and a VCA in 1U, but would prefer to have them as separate modules. Sometimes I would use them together for the purpose you described, but other times I would use them individually.


#148

If you moved the the yellow EOD LED and turned the switches sideways you could likely fit the switches stacked on top of each other. Adding a VCA would be cool, but another option could be to have a 1U VCA expander for a 1U ADSR :slight_smile:


#149

Sweet! Sign me up for an output module ! Oh and while we have things open I wonder how feasible it would be to be able to wire it behind the scenes to a headphone out module such that when the headphone out module has nothing plugged into it’s inputs it normalled to the output of the Output Module. So you can use it to listen to the “main mix” and then jack something into the Headphone module to preview it, and then add it into the mix. (mixing done via Mutamix of course :slight_smile:


#150

Heck ya that would be great.
that would need a whole other HP module design but that’s a great idea for v.2 of it.


#151

Maybe I missed it, but are there any plans for a digital delay module in 1u? Love my digitank/ digiverb, but it needs a buddy! :grin:


#152

I was thinking today while looking around for tuners, it would be handy if there was a 1U LED strobe, something like the Soleo Vero from Noise Engineering but in Intellijel fashion :wink: hint hint (My First Post) :blush:


#153

When I make music on my modular I like to record each track separately into my DAW and mix the tracks after. I currently use an Expert Sleepers ES-8 for this which is ok, however this module is primarily used for passing CV between the DAW and modular so the audio tracking is a little rough.

If you were to make a module that has a number of 3.5mm audio inputs (8 or 16) and brings down the signal to balanced line level, this would solve mine and a lot of others multi-tracking needs. The unique thing I think you could do is to have a number of additional output modules that can be connected on the back of the module to output the multitrack signal ie a db25 output, adat, spdif etc. Even 8/16 1/8th inch outputs on a 1u tile would be popular I think (might be quite big though)

I’m aware that modules like this already exist, nw2s, Praxis Audio snake charmer. However I think the advantage you’d have over these are as follows…

  • It’s a 1u tile freeing up 3u space
  • Various output tiles can be produced for adaptability
  • It makes more users aware of the 1u format increasing interest in your cases
  • I wont have to pay import fees and the crazy exchange rate!

Just a few thoughts, I love the work


#154

Something like these but balanced would be nice.


#155

I was thinking last night about the 1U row and then I wondered:

  • Could it be a possibility to have an extra 1/4 jack on the back of the case for headphones or pedals?

I currently have a 1u headphone, but it’s too big (only 8hp left) so it’s hanging out in the 3u row. To save space, that headphone jack could be relocated to the case itself, just Iike all of the other jacks.

I was thinking for a moment if there was a way to modify the case to add the jack myself or something so I wouldn’t need the rack space for it.

It looks like that if there was just a jack on it it could be refit for MixUp or something overall.


#156

Most definitely. I currently use a nw2s balanced io, but I’d love to ditch it in favor of a 1U solution. Technically the 1U Line Out Intellijel already has would work, but would take up a whole row and be impractical with the 1/4” cables coming off the modular. I’ve actually been debating cutting a hole in one of my 7U cases for a DB25 connector.


#157

Just to follow along with NEMESIS design concepts…

Thoughts on a MIDI - CV Polyphonic 1U module. Same concept as the Polyend Poly / Mutable Instruments Yarns, however in 1U. Allows 8 individual voices to be connected. Connected via the USB connector in the 7U Intellijel cases.


#158

Or allow the input jacks on the front…


#160

These are excellent designs. One thing to consider is, there’s only a little under an inch of space rail-to-rail for a pcb to fit.


#161

Cool Midi ideas, but they would definitely need gates as well.