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The Mimeophone module from Make Noise is an innovative digital stereo delay. It was developed in cooperation with Tom Erbe. It allows stereo modulation of time, space and timbre of mono or stereo sound sources. The Mimeophone is capable of modulating and morphing time scales of repeated sounds from micro-sound to note to phrase length, while simultaneously coloring and spatializing the repetitions.
The Mimeophon is a stereo delay with two inputs and two outputs. It can be used in various ways: Mono-to-Mono, Mono-to-Stereo, or Stereo-to-Stereo.
The Mix pot sets the balance between the input signals and the Repeats that will appear at the outputs, like a Dry/Wet control.
At any given time the Mimeophon is playing back Repeats from one of a number of color-coded Zones, selected by the Zone control and indicated by the color of the Zone Window. The various Zones of the Mimeophon are nested inside each other from shortest to longest: Zone 1 contains all of Zone 0, Zone 2 contains all of Zone 1, etc. The incoming sound is always being written into all the Zones, so switching from smaller Zones to larger ones will often unearth sounds from seconds or even minutes ago. Repeats in smaller Zones are also written into larger Zones.
When the Tempo input is not in use, the Rate ranges for each Zone are as follows:
- Zone 0: 1.3ms to 20.4ms
- Zone 1: 20.4ms to 81.6ms
- Zone 2: 81.6ms to 326.5ms
- Zone 3: 163.3ms to 653.1ms
- Zone 4: 326.5ms to 1.306s
- Zone 5: 653.1ms to 2.612s
- Zone 6: 1.306s to 5.225s
- Zone 7: 2.612s to 41.796s
The Rate parameter controls the frequency of Repeats, and therefore also the length of the Repeats. Pressing the SKEW Button causes it to light,and engages an alternate use for the Rate parameter that allows for the skewing and modulation of the stereo image.
Hold the Skew button to engage Ping Pong Delay. The Zone window will flash periodically..
The μ or microRate input is a dedicated doppler modulation destination.
The Color and Halo controls provide control over the timbral character of the Repeats. The response of Color is tailored for maximum range of expression, and drama when modulated. It emulates the spectral response of anything from the darkest oil-can echo, to a warm BBD, to mid-range crunch BBD, to tape echo, to a crispy clean delay, to a thin sizzling early digital delay line. Halo adds stereo depth and space to the echoes.
The Tempo input allows the Repeats to be synced to an external clock, with divisions and multiples of this tempo chosen by the Rate and Zone parameters.
Thanks to the Rate output, other modules can synchronise to the internal speed of the Mimeophon.
Once the Hold button is pressed (or a gate received at its input), the Mimeophon will ignore the input and continue to Repeat according to the Zone and Rate controls, with timbre set by the Color and Halo, until the Hold button is pressed again. While Hold is engaged, all other controls remain fully active for constant multi-dimensional manipulation of the Repeats.
The Flip button allows to reverse the Zone so it plays backwards.
- stereo delay and sound manipulator
- allows complex Echo effects, Karplus-Strong synthesis, Chorus, Flanger and Looping
- delaytimes from 1,3ms to 42s
- dry/wet control
- feedback control adjustable up to self-oscillation
- Tempo-sync; adjustable stereo-width via Halo control knob
- Rate output for syncing other modules
- Hold button freezes the current audio loop
- Skew button sets differetn delay times for left and right channel
- reverse delay function
- CV control over all parameters
|Power consumption +12V:||100|
|Power consumption -12V:||10|
Already interested in electronics at the early age of 12, Tony Rolando learned everything about circuits and musical instrument design by himself. He worked for Moog Music for a while and some sabbatical years, he founded Make Noise in 2008 in Asheville, North Carolina. By now, his reinterpretation of the Serge DUSG, Maths, is probably the most ubiquitous module in the eurorack universe ever. Make Noise continues to surprise with new and inspiring modules, including collaborations with Tom Erbe of Soundhack.