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I skimmed the video and didnt really understand what it was at first.

Basically its just a little programmable music computer, you can load effects/synth pathes or build them yourself. 

I kinda want one and 499 dolla isnt that much really.
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  • Looks awesome!
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 451
    Looks like the sort of thing that disappears a weekend with no discernible outcome!

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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 7775
    $499 not a lot??????? I want to live in your world.
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  • hugbothugbot Frets: 1523
    edited June 2016
    Compared to say, the amount people spend on a strymon reverb or something, which is nice but ultimately just makes reverb.

    Or to buying a laptop and interfaces to make music on.
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 7775
    hugbot said:
    Compared to say, the amount people spend on a strymon reverb or something, which is nice but ultimately just makes reverb.

    Or to buying a laptop and interfaces to make music on.
    Yeah but in all fairness you can do a million other things with a laptop!
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1238
    axisus said:
    hugbot said:
    Compared to say, the amount people spend on a strymon reverb or something, which is nice but ultimately just makes reverb.

    Or to buying a laptop and interfaces to make music on.
    Yeah but in all fairness you can do a million other things with a laptop!
    I think the Organelle looks like really good value for what it is for just under £400.  (made in the USA too)

    It's a sampler/synth/effects unit. The closest thing I can think of in comparison to it is the Teenage Engineering OP-1, which is almost twice the price.  

    If you think how much an Eventide H9 is, the Organelle IMO is a bargain. 
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  • lasermonkeylasermonkey Frets: 767
    I like that. I like that a lot.
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    I said maybe.....
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  • toescantalktoescantalk Frets: 70
    edited June 2016
    I've added a video of a patch on the Organelle showing it's effect potential.


    Let me know if you've got any questions as I've had the Organelle a few months now and I think I'm getting the hang of it now :)
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1238
    I've added a video of a patch on the Organelle showing it's effect potential.


    Let me know if you've got any questions as I've had the Organelle a few months now and I think I'm getting the hang of it now :)
    Nice!  Thanks for posting it. 

    How have you found the Organelle's learning curve?  Are the stock patches decent enough? How tricky is it to use PD to programme your own patches?  What's the build quality like as well? 

    If I can cobble together some pennies I might try to get one before the end of the year. 
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  • How have you found the Organelle's learning curve?  
    Pure Data is really cool language as you can easily nick other people's stuff and just edit it initially and then start adding more stuff as you get to grips with it. Putting a few effects and stuff even in help patches in PD can lead to stuff like posted above.

    I've been using for several months and really like the wooden keys. Only niggle is slight noise plugging guitar directly in (but I did wire this guitar myself!) and can't hear it when playing so hasn't held me back.

    Another option to this is getting a Raspberry Pi and putting Pure Data on it. But you need an interface, keyboard etc and wouldn't be as compact or easy to use as this.

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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1238
    I've been using for several months and really like the wooden keys. Only niggle is slight noise plugging guitar directly in (but I did wire this guitar myself!) and can't hear it when playing so hasn't held me back.

    Another option to this is getting a Raspberry Pi and putting Pure Data on it. But you need an interface, keyboard etc and wouldn't be as compact or easy to use as this.

    Cheers for the info. 

    No inclinations to use a computer for music making!  I'm intrigued by the Organelle's sampling and synth abilities, I really like the sounds which Knobs made in the video.  If I can make that kind of stuff I'd be happy! 
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  • I really like the sounds which Knobs made in the video.  If I can make that kind of stuff I'd be happy!  
    3 of the user patches on that are my faffing around in pure data. Cool to see them being used in a Knobs video!

    The list of patches you can just upload are on Critter & Guitari site as well as user ones on patchstorage.com. I might do some more lesser quality videos at some point just to show what some of the patches can do.
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  • Resurrection shuffle!

    I'm sorely tempted by this. I was looking at one or two effect pedals as a "Xmas / stop drinking to save money" present, but DV247 have these with 18 months interest-free finance.

    How does this go in the effects loop of my guitar amp? Via one of the 1/4" outs, and does it matter which one? Or via the 1/8" stereo into a 1/4" summed mono type thing, if such a thing is possible?

    Cheers!
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  • Sounds interesting - there are other granular samplers out there to check out though that don't require you to learn a programming language to use them, http://www.bastl-instruments.com/instruments/microgranny/ for example. I'm tempted to buy one just because of the name! Personally I use the ipad app Samplr for fucking up samples, it's great fun and is touch tastic - and doesn't cost much...
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  • Interesting. Funnily enough, I wasn't sure how much I'd use the Organelle as a synth, so that microgranny looks like a contender.
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