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Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB STICK

Post by faxinadu » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:36 am

Buy the USB stick here:
https://faxinadu.bandcamp.com/merch/fax ... 16-version

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This is a collection of patches for Creamware's Modular 4 system and Adern Flexor 3 extention, by Yaron Eshkar aka Faxi Nadu / Ocean Star Empire / Elmooht.

* YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PACK FOR FREE!
http://www.faxinadu.net/files/faxi_nadu ... n_2016.zip

* this product is for the usb flash drive version with bonuses that is sent by post mail!

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Full content of your 8GB USB stick with INCLUDED BONUSES -
- Ultime Scope Modular Jan 2016 Version -1132 Patches / 1.3GB
- Faxi's Sample Stash Samplepack - 1728 files / 1.34GB
- Faxi's Formula Two Samplepack - 1449 files /1.91GB
- Faxi Nadu - The Way Back (2014 album)
- Ocean Star Empire - Stasis Yoga Producer Edition (project and album) - 1.5GB

Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular
Various patches from starter templates and simple tools, to full fledged synths , noodles and fx racks - form a solid platform for quick synthesis and processing with modular. These patches contain no preset files. Feel free to use these patches as you see fit.

Latest Version: Jan 2016
1132 Patches / 1.3GB

Requires:
Sonic Core Scope Project PCI System or Sonic Core X-ite and above
Modoular IV http://sonic-core.net/
Adern Flexor III http://www.adern.com
3rd party modules (avaialble at scopeusers http://forums.scopeusers.com/)

Optional:
Zarg Music RedDwarf modules http://www.zargmusic.com
Mod1 http://www.modularsynth.co.uk

Includes patches from the follwing former packs:
- Four Corners Mod Pack
- One Tree Modular Pack
- Faxi The Third
- United Faxi Planets Modular Pack
- Faxi Modular 2015 Pack

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Included folders:
- drum seqs
- drums
- fx
- granular
- lo fi
- mod 1
- modular insert
- noise
- noodles
- pedal boards
- red dwarf
- starters
- switch and matrix
- synths
- teacher
- tools
- toys

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:37 am

Additional notes:

- The pack is basically a re-pack of all older faxi nadu packs from the last ten years with an additional 100 or so patches from 2015 into one big package. Take into consideration that these patches come from different "eras" in my way of thinking and the available tools. Some patches are just modular 3, some are modular 3 and flexor, some are modular 4, some use third party modules. To get the most out of it and not run into missing modules all the time you need at least modular 4 and flexor 3. The same goes for the methodology and naming conventions of the patches, at different times i had different methods.

- Most patches, i would say 99%, are complete and working well, but there could always be the possibility you will find a patch that i was experimenting with and didn't arrive at a complete idea or made a connection mistake somewhere.

- You will often find patches that have multiple versions. For example x_synth_A , x_synth_B , x_synth_C and so on. Usually what it means is that "A" would be the first realisation of a basic idea, and the next versions would elaborate on it. This doesn't mean the latest version is the best, as it will both consume more dsp and sometimes be way too overkill next to the basic idea and job the patch does, so I encourage you to try out various versions of a patch. If you are low on DSP always load the simpler versions of course. Also, I tried to save all the patches on 1-voice setting, but if you load a modest patch and it is killing your dsp glance over at the voice settings and see if perhaps it is set to high polyphony.

It is FREE to download, but guys, over 1000 patches! Feel free to show support and grab the USB stick version with all the additional bonus content! You get the pack, a bunch of my (scope based too!) samplepacks, some faxi nadu music and a plug-n-play remix project to one of the best Ocean Star Empire tracks.

Again, here are the links:

USB STICK:
https://faxinadu.bandcamp.com/merch/fax ... 16-version

Free digital download:
http://www.faxinadu.net/files/faxi_nadu ... n_2016.zip
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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:48 am

For many of the patches you will need the Faxi Nadu logo modules. The patches should run without them but they will give you an error message on loading if you don't have the modules. to eliminate that just download the modules and place them in your modules directory in any sub-folder you like.

The logo modules are located here:
http://www.faxinadu.net/files/faxi_nadu ... odules.zip

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by dubcotics » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:47 am

What a shame, I don't have the Adern Flexor 3 modular :-? Anyway, I'm thankful to you, I've learned a great deal with your tutorials.

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by petal » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:03 am

It's a quite impressive package there - thanks :)

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:10 am

thanks to you both!

btw to those who don't have modular iv and/or flexor yet, all i can stay is stay tuned just a few more hours.... something is cooking ;)

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by jksuperstar » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:06 pm

Really awesome collection!

Thanks Faxi. The amount of time put into in these patches leaves me awestruck.

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by Bud Weiser » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:32 pm

faxinadu wrote: btw to those who don't have modular iv and/or flexor yet, all i can stay is stay tuned just a few more hours.... something is cooking ;)
Hmmm,- I don´t have Flexor III, but have Modular II / III & IV ...

I also have RedDwarf EX 3.0,- did the required modules come w/ that device or would that be a special request requireing additional keys from Zarg/John Bowen ?

Which specific 3rd party modules from PlanetZ (Scopeusers) do you mean ?

What´s Mod1 from "modularsynth.co.uk" ? Couldn´t find ...

Additional questions:

Would a single 15DSP card be enough to run your patches ?

Was Flexor III ever optimized for XITE-1 ?

Do your patches run better on PCI card or on XITE-1 or doesn´t it make any difference ?

When separating into a different folder or removing all the patches using Flexor III,- how many running w/ Modular IV and all the other 3rd party modules (except Flexor III) mentioned above would be left over ?

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by catscratch » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:12 pm

faxinadu wrote:thanks to you both!

btw to those who don't have modular iv and/or flexor yet, all i can stay is stay tuned just a few more hours.... something is cooking ;)

Hark... is that the sound of a Christmas special I hear?

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:51 pm

hey bud! i'll answer as best as i can :)

as far as pure dsp power 15 dsp is for sure enough to run every single one of the patches. i have at the moment 19 dsp myself. you will only come close to maxing stuff out if you go with high polyphony, i think even on the craziest biggest patchs ( check star synths in synths folder for some serious overkill :) )

as far as modular 1 - it has been available online to download at modularsynth uk, if you can not find it no big deal, there is one folder that includes some patches using it. you won't miss anything special if you can't find it.

as far as the third party free modules - it is really hard for me to recal what i used and how often, especially on older patches. I think though that overal maybe 5-10% if even that use 3rd party. i remember using alfonso's unison6 module in a few patches (now kinda obselete since we have unision with mvcC). There was also some drum patches with the blue series drum modules and maybe a few additional ones.

as far as red dwarf there is only one tiny folder i used it with, didn't get deep with red dwarf so it is also not a huge deal here.

as far as flexor, for this pack it is a must have. almost every patch uses it i would say, at least 90%.

i am not sure flexor was optimised for xite, as the last release was before xite came out. i have a pal with flexor on xite and he hasn't run into problems running patches i send him but i can't promise every patch will work, i know xite is a lot pickier than the pci. i know for a fact everything runs awesome on pci and i'm sure for the most part at the very least the less ambitious patches will run fine on xite, and really most of the "huge" patches are total overkill, the simple ones are really the best and smoothest ones to me.

so bottom line, if you got mod4 and flexor then maybe you will run into something missing but it will be rare and you can just skip to the next patch.
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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:58 pm

guys really, if you don't have modular4 and/or flexor you really must take the plunge if you can afford it! especially flexor's filters, oscs, lfos, granular and switch stuff and saturations are something that take the whole scope to another level. it is a must have and the one product on scope that has a totally different tone to all other scope products. if you gonna buy just one thing for scope it should be flexor imo :)

if you want your modular to do amazing va style fm, if you want filters that scream like a 303 more than a 303, if you want really long syncable lfos for really special evolving sounds, if you want grit and warmth....

not everything about flexor is flawless, for example i prefer the stock modular envelopes over flexor ones these days, but for the life it will breath into your scope there is no chance of regretting an investment in flexor :)

i play a lot of games these days so for an analogy think of flexor as story-related dlc :) you need it to tell the complete story :)

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:48 pm

This track showcases Sonic Core's Modular IV system and the Adern Flexor extentions. There are also no vst effects in the track. Synthesis and recording effects also come from the Scope platform and as you can see on the mixer the only mix effects used were built in logic machines, mostly eq and compression.

The video is straight from the DAW with the track in mixed down more or less finished condition.

The only sounds not coming from the Scope are the kick sample and crash sample. That's it! The rest is pure Scope!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL8DHwP ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by tlaskows » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:59 am

Amazing collection!

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by Bud Weiser » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:30 am

faxinadu wrote:
as far as pure dsp power 15 dsp is for sure enough to run every single one of the patches. i have at the moment 19 dsp myself. you will only come close to maxing stuff out if you go with high polyphony, i think even on the craziest biggest patchs ...
Hi Faxi, thx for reply,- sounds good.
What do you call "high polyphony",- 16, 8 or 4 ?
faxinadu wrote: as far as modular 1 ...
Ooops, my mistake.
Didn´t recognize you mean old Creamware Modular 1 when using the term Mod1 in your post above.
No biggie,- found all @ModularCorner now.
faxinadu wrote: as far as the third party free modules - it is really hard for me to recal ...
Well, don´t mind, I think I have most of ´em and find the others when needed.
faxinadu wrote: as far as flexor, for this pack it is a must have. almost every patch uses it i would say, at least 90%.
O.k., that´s what I feared, so I´d have to buy Flexor III 1st before usage of your modular patches makes sense.
faxinadu wrote: i am not sure flexor was optimised for xite, as the last release was before xite came out.
Well, I visit Adern webpage from time to time because I was interested in these modules always.
A friend of mine uses these on his DSP-PCI cards and recommended these to me too.
But I also heard Flexor is monophonic only and sometimes very DSP intensive.
I´d really like to see these modules being upgraded or updated for XITE.
faxinadu wrote: i have a pal with flexor on xite and he hasn't run into problems running patches i send him but i can't promise every patch will work, i know xite is a lot pickier than the pci.
Yes, w/ XITE-1 it´s possibly not easy always (see complex mod-routings inside big ZARG synths).
It can also be system dependent sometimes, with some computers/mobos/chipsets, the PCIe data throughput is better than w/ others.
faxinadu wrote: so bottom line, if you got mod4 and flexor then maybe you will run into something missing but it will be rare and you can just skip to the next patch.
Well actually I have Mod4 on XITE-1 but not on PCI and no Flexor III at all,- not the best preconditions I fear.
Let´s see what S|C x-mas deal offers,- if there will be one at all ...

b.t.w., I enjoyed your vid linked above.
Is that Logic 5.5 on PC ?

thx again and all the best

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:10 am

hey again bud,

yes it is logic 5.5 :D still stuck in daw limbo since apple killed emagic :/ it is almost THE TIME though, going to get a new pc and move to i guess either cubase or studio one in the next month or two.

flexor being monophonic is not exactly accurate. The modules have a max poly count, with some letting you do a lot of poly and some going down to just 3 poly. I don't use that much polyphony myself and frankly almsot never encounter a situation where i wish it had more poly. most of the times where i hit these limitations it is due to getting greedy with the unison voices using the mvcC in patches that have flexor :) also, a lot of the flexor stuff is very useful in modular in polyphonic patches AFTER the poly out, for example the very good hp8-knife filter and warm saturation combo i have on many of my patches after the poly out and just before the output stage.

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by jksuperstar » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:33 am

Bud, I've been using Flexor III for a few years on XITE, and never had issues. The polyphony that is reported on the cwmodular website has far more voices on xite.

Also, the SHARC DSPs that are used in the XITE are completely backward compatible with the SHARCs in the older cards. The code that runs does not incur worse behavior on XITE and the Flexor modules are based on more simple concepts rather than in-depth large FFTs or other specialized commands provided by the newer DSP generations, so there is very little to no optimization that *could* be done in my opinion. The optimization was already done by Analog Devices in the hardware architecture. The way inter-chip communication is handled across all 18 chips is a different story, but is not a good indicator of what happens inside the DSPs. The most complex of Flexor is the Granular modules, which use memory, and the newer chips have much more memory on-chip than the older generation anyways. They work great.

New modules could take advantage of new features of the XITE, like FFT and IIR automation, expanded memory, single instruction/mulitple data commands (stereo processing without any overhead?!). But that's not typical of nearly any modules we have in SCOPE Modular.

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Post by JoPo » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:18 am

Hi, Faxi...

First, thanks a lot for sharing all those patch / sounds !

I've been watching some of your modular video and I'm wondering why you never use BCmodular or CWmodules ? Those collections have a lot of modules you won't find in legacy ones and you can have them for free !
BCmodular takes S|C modular to a new level : Shark invented a new way to build a patch : knobs/fader are outside of modules and allow much more possibilities & accuracy. And there is much more !

I'm downloading your stuff to check if you use them ! :D It's very nice to have all those patch to play with !
> > > > > > > > > > > > --- Musica --> here ! ---< < < < < < < < < < < <

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by Bud Weiser » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:35 am

faxinadu wrote: flexor being monophonic is not exactly accurate. The modules have a max poly count, with some letting you do a lot of poly and some going down to just 3 poly.
Hello Faxi !

Might have been some misinfo from my friend or I have mistaken the info.
Can be he meant, every Flexor-module striktly goes to 1 DSP chip only,- and because he´s using a PCI card system, there´s the limitation in DSP cycles of the old chips vs the newer SHARCs in XITE boxes.

OTOH, I investigated more myself and found at least 1 filter module being monophonic only, so when using between poly-out and output stage of modular, you can create a paraphonic synth at least which might be good enough for block chords, stabs and plain poly-pads.
faxinadu wrote: I don't use that much polyphony myself and frankly almost never encounter a situation where i wish it had more poly. most of the times where i hit these limitations it is due to getting greedy with the unison voices using the mvcC in patches that have flexor :) also, a lot of the flexor stuff is very useful in modular in polyphonic patches AFTER the poly out, for example the very good hp8-knife filter and warm saturation combo i have on many of my patches after the poly out and just before the output stage.
Well, it depends on the task ...
Availablility of 4 or 5 fully independent voices incl. individual OSCs, filters and VCAs is great for doubling and fatten up real instrument tracks (p.ex. small string section) or even sampled ones.
In hardware you could do that w/ help of the Roland MPU-101 MIDI(CV interface and any V/oct based analog modular when you had enough modules.
The MPU-101 (which I still own) allowed picking up MIDI and have 4 independent voices on 4 independent MIDI channels,- and it worked also great w/ the Oberheim SEMs and/or several Minimoogs or combination of these creating a multitimbral device.

With SCOPE modular modules, I like to re-create that functionality to some degree and the sound of Flexor III modules is very tempting.

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by Bud Weiser » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:53 am

jksuperstar wrote:Bud, I've been using Flexor III for a few years on XITE, and never had issues. The polyphony that is reported on the cwmodular website has far more voices on xite.
Jks,- thx for that info !
jksuperstar wrote: Also, the SHARC DSPs that are used in the XITE are completely backward compatible with the SHARCs in the older cards. The code that runs does not incur worse behavior on XITE and the Flexor modules are based on more simple concepts rather than in-depth large FFTs or other specialized commands provided by the newer DSP generations, so there is very little to no optimization that *could* be done in my opinion. The optimization was already done by Analog Devices in the hardware architecture. The way inter-chip communication is handled across all 18 chips is a different story, but is not a good indicator of what happens inside the DSPs. The most complex of Flexor is the Granular modules, which use memory, and the newer chips have much more memory on-chip than the older generation anyways. They work great.
Well, when any Flexor III module goes to only one DSP chip on a PCI card, is that the same w/ XITE where a single DSP chip comes w/ about 5-6x DSP power compared to a single 60MHz DSP chip on the cards ?

So, in theory and when I use a 15 DSP card, I can theoretically use up to 15 (?) FlexorIII modules on PCI,- and on XITE only 12,- because the old chips are mainly for communication, MIDI, ASIO, WAVE, VDat and hardware connections ?

Or go several Flexor III modules on a single DSP chip in XITE-1 now ?

That´s an important question for me because I´m unsure if I should order FlexorIII for my PCI card or for XITE-1 hardware.
In fact I´d prefer it for XITE-1 because the box will survive longer that the card and because XITE is the actual S|C hardware being supported in future.

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Re: Faxi's Ultimate Scope Modular - Jan 2016 Version - USB S

Post by faxinadu » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:57 pm

hey bud good question, i would say for future-proof reasons get it for the xite but maybe there are other considerations? someone?

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