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  1. The recent firmware updates have been essential – this thread is a good read for anyone who wants to dig into how the ratio offsets open things up. Getting some crispy tones from the wavefolding trick a few scrolls down.
  2. Absolutely. It seems daunting, but synth designers are usually pretty generous in providing flow diagrams that show how the basic components (VCO, VCF, LFO, etc) of their designs interact with each other. If you're using something like VCV (which is completely free btw!) or the Nord it then just becomes a matter of replicating that flow of components. Even if you don't come close to an exact emulation, you'll usually hit on something interesting and will have learned a lot in the process. The Nord in particular is great for this kind of thing because the interface is dead simple, there are thousands of patches online that you can reverse engineer, and the actual machine won't crash if you hook something up the wrong way. I even made a passable emulation of my Minibrute on it because I got sick of having to clear space on my desk to set it up.
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    Just picked this up. I wish NYRB would put out more speculative/genre fiction because they do a really good job of it – the Aickman collection they put out last year was excellent.
  4. You'll have some trouble finding a pre-built alternative, especially since the Lyra-8 is so specific in its interface and method of interaction. My advice would be to study the manual and try and replicate the functions in VCV Rack – you could even fake some of the touch elements using the built-in gamepad interface in VCV.
  5. New update really opens things up, anyone had a crack at multimap yet?
  6. That's some hot shit! Great tracks. Thank you! i had (and sold) the digitakt, so can't comment much atm. but i loaded the beta testing firmware onto it to test out the DAW recording. didn't seem to make any difference to the performance of the box. ~ tested out the DAW intergration and it pretty much worked as advertised, which i found pretty impressive.. until ableton crashed. i then realised i wasn't interested in reporting bugs / beta testing at all and was more just wanting a finished working product, so stopped using it, but kept the beta firmware on the digitakt for little longer without any issues on the box itself. I've been using the Overbridge beta with the Digitone to feed audio into VCV Rack without any issues on the hardware side. Still a few things missing to make it properly usable but it works fine if all you want to do is stream tracks into the computer.
  7. Really happy with mine – can easily summon headsplitting textures from nothing. Here's two tracks I did a few weeks ago that are 100% Digitone, no edits: https://hotpissofficial.bandcamp.com/album/snake-report-2
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