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by don h
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Mods in the 200e?
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: Mods in the 200e?

Yasi Perera loaned me a firmware card that had an early incarnation of the 259e twisted version. It came about following my response to his post asking folks preferred their waveshape functions. He noticed I liked the more noisier banks. Once I was used to the instrument, I was often wanting to have...
by don h
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Ciat-Lonbarde
Topic: The Ciat-Lonbarde Family Jams
Replies: 1958
Views: 116689

by don h
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 259e 'a' bank. Dynamic?
Replies: 9
Views: 589

I think I recall reading somewhere Ezra writing that scanned data used for the waveshape transfer function table in 678 included areas of memory that held parameter settings of the twisted 259e version, which then I think that if being pointed to, would produce a table that, depending on the paramet...
by don h
Sat May 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS mods
Replies: 54
Views: 6480

thanks - a whole lot of EMS is there :)... I wonder if that bit of variation in filter type could actually be an interesting thing to toggle? Whether push pull or toggle switch, the filter slew mod is really nice as it allows the filter to be more responsive to audio rate fm, especially nice when u...
by don h
Sun May 04, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Ciat-Lonbarde
Topic: Can't get into programming the shnth
Replies: 176
Views: 22152

You can use jump or bend:
(jump (minor 1 )) - minor 1 incrementing by 1
(bend (corp 1 1 )) - corp advancing through sort of continuously. I think...
Bend is cool and weird and selects patches less distinctly, jump is nice as it steps through clearly.
by don h
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Konk Pack dates in the US... Any details?
Replies: 4
Views: 539

previous location that I announced was incorrect, updating for Birmingham, this Saturday the 12th at 7:00 pm it is at a place called Parkside, 4036 5th Ave South 35222, Alabama.



On the 11th, they will still be at Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga.
by don h
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 2013 Synthi
Replies: 83
Views: 8331

chamomileshark wrote: Care to say anything about the un slew on the filter - like I have no clue what that means?
The un slew allows the filter to respond to higher rates of frequency modulation like the VCOs, which is especially nice when using it as extra oscillator.
by don h
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: Presenting your music without 'performing'
Replies: 37
Views: 3500

I have always been attracted to this idea, if partially because recognizing my inabilities as musical performer, but also finding that the circuitry was much more interesting than any of my ideas anyway. To that end, I found non stage situations to be much more comfortable. My first was a patch play...
by don h
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Motion sensor to CV conversion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

You might look at microwave sensors too, here's one:
http://www.openimpulse.com/blog/product ... or-module/
by don h
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: speakers for sound installation in museum?
Replies: 12
Views: 2777

I would also look at using installation grade amplifier and passive speakers, it may be easier to set up, and provide more speaker options. I have had good luck with Stewart amps:
http://www.stewartaudio.com/index.php
by don h
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: 259e Twisted Waveform Generator
Replies: 52
Views: 6761

The original 259e wave shaper functions generated tones that were mostly harmonically related save for aliasing, in theory I think. A few of the functions could produce some wilder things. The functions were some Chebyshevs on the green side, and some hand drains on the red, if I remember.. These fu...
by don h
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Live performance in 5.1 - suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

I wonder if it might be possible to find someone with a Kyma system in the area for hire at an easy enough cost. Kyma does this kind of thing really well. Ideally, they could set the patch up for and see if you could run with an iPad. Maybe view the Kyma as a surround mixer with you sending what sou...
by don h
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: video glitch art
Replies: 0
Views: 728

video glitch art

Probably old news to many, but I was reminded how amazingly cool code bending can be after spending a few hours at rhizome.org Here's some fun stuff: yearoftheglitch.tumblr.com glitch-hop.tumblr.com glitchgifs.tumblr.com compressionerrors.tumblr.com And a really excellent entry into the process if y...
by don h
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: Handheld or smallish video recorder WITH stereo audio input?
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

The Olympus LS20M might be something to look at, it has a nice low cost.
Also responding to
viewtopic.php?t=60862&start=0&postdays= ... highlight=
by don h
Sat May 26, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: non-oblique strategies for composition
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Showing the amazing work of Kate Armstrong and Michael Tippett in response:
http://www.turbulence.org/Works/dynamo/
By the way, this I learned by way of very excellent eu-gene list,
http://www.generative.net/mailman/listinfo/eu-gene
by don h
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

Robin indicated plans for VCS3 production to begin this summer. Other things such as the DK keyboard, pitch to voltage, random generator, phase frequency shifter, and the fixed filter bank are being planned, . Thanks Don. Good news about the VCS3! Re the "phase frequency shifter" - I've never quite...
by don h
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

Don H. Nice track/s I remember Robin telling me that after A's/VCS3's were finished he was going to unveil a new portable synth design. But that was several years ago. so nice to see more of the A's hit the streets. Oh, thanks! He has mentioned the idea of an expanded Synthi, which could be very in...
by don h
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

If someone in the UK could make that phone call for updates, we'd all love to know how things are progressing so that we can have some real information and stop obsessively speculating. Or at least turn our obsessive speculations to other details. :) I think it is becoming evident that Synthi produ...
by don h
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

very nice Don. When do we get to hear both together? Now, I guess? http://soundcloud.com/don-hassler/sets/a-fine-pair-of-synthis Have you got two Synthis ,a old and a newer?Did you notice some sound differences? Yes, yes, and maybe just a little. I think I found the new to be cleaner, it is clearly...
by don h
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

indexofmetals wrote:very nice Don. When do we get to hear both together?
Now, I guess?
http://soundcloud.com/don-hassler/sets/ ... of-synthis
by don h
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

The filter only has the unslew mod, there is also the attack time increase, one of the mic inputs has been repurposed to an external gate input, and last, the matrix arrangement is an mk 1, which I don't know if it is a regularly offered change, I don't recall it being listed.
by don h
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

It is new, arrived last week. I do not know my list number, never asked. I think I've been on that list since 2001, or earlier, I don't recall actually.
by don h
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Photos of the EMS (Cornwall) Synthi A 2011
Replies: 429
Views: 69166

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by don h
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: RIP Richard Lainhart
Replies: 114
Views: 7260

I'm very sorry to hear this. Richard in addition to being a really outstanding musician, was also an extremely warm, helpful, and down to earth person. Like so many others, I will be missing his presence.
by don h
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Famous Modular Systems
Replies: 316
Views: 58678

Morley wrote:
pas wrote:Image
Who belongs to this?
I believe that was Ivan Tcherepnin's, and I'm guessing he or his family gave it to Harvard. Another photo:
http://huseac.fas.harvard.edu/2-vitals/ ... ities.html

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