Post by dizzeesatchel on Dec 9, 2023 16:40:26 GMT
This was discussed a bit on Discord so seemed sensible to get the conversation flowing in a place with a bit more permanence.
Loathe as we are to put more work on Robert's plate he has mentioned some of the older modules getting revisions, so let's collate our suggestions here.
Things we know about:
- SAWVOX: currently unavailable; new revision has been teased for a while
- FMOS: as above
- MASTER: maybe with more comprehensive midi capabilities?
- HMAMP/POWER: Robert has mentioned some improvement to headphone audio quality
- Not specific to one module, but black panels will be default
Some thoughts from my perspective...
AE has a lot more digital modules available now, way beyond the system's original scope! Two knock-on effects of this: noise (digital circuits are hard to keep quiet!) and power draw.
I believe the current master module is good for about 800ma, i don't know whether there's scope for (or value in) increasing this. Big modules like Cirrus and Rains are drawing around 100ma each and some people have experienced power droops here and there.
On the noise front i've pretty much abandoned using in-rack headphone amps, they handle modules with OLEDs not too well whereas sending line out into an external device - i've been using a Field Kit - has a really low noise floor on headphones, even with known very noisy modules in the mix (my attempt to build a Daisy Seed host module is proving to be a buzzy nightmare...)
Ornament & Crime! It looks like the original firmware will be ported to Teensy 4.0 so maybe this one can return, also in the meantime there's S&C firmware which runs on original hardware with a T4 dropped in, if TW would consider selling it that way?
VCO: i haven't noticed this much but others have mentioned the module as it stands has poor tracking, so maybe that's due an upgrade.
Please add your thoughts on existing modules which could use a touch-up