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by freq_divider
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Learning about composition from photographers
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Learning about composition from photographers

For my work i had to buy a new camera, so one thing led to another and suddenly i found myself watching lots of fast talking youtubers who know a lot about photography. What amazed me was how many principles that are used in photography can also be applied to music. This is especially true for 'rule...
by freq_divider
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Memes
Replies: 1751
Views: 353146

we're not alone.. shooting photo's ain't easy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfPHPGxrN2U "If you follow the instant gratification monkey you might get short term bursts of excitement or fun, but ultimately it will lead to feelings of guilt and feelings of emptiness and ultimately I think this en...
by freq_divider
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Generative techniques and microtonality. Compatible?
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

I was basically just hoping for a few pointers from those with more experience in this area on how to make the best use of alternate tunings in the context of generative and aleatoric systems, and which tuning systems had worked best for them (as well as a basic confirmation that it was a fruitful ...
by freq_divider
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: µTune - Micro Tonal midi cv converter, quantizer, editor
Replies: 465
Views: 41404

tubbutec wrote:Interview on Superbooth, showing a little bit of the µTune:
that prototype looks great! i even like the color :mrgreen:
by freq_divider
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Scales with asymmetric divisions?
Replies: 37
Views: 2392

On a related note, does anyone know of any published scales based on the 43 note microtonal octaval tuning popularised by Harry Partch? Ideally scales using just 16 or fewer of the 43 notes in the scale? No, I didn't think so... oh well. Hey Timmy, i asked around and the consensus seems to be that ...
by freq_divider
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Scales with asymmetric divisions?
Replies: 37
Views: 2392

OK. I'm now adding support for both octave and tritave harmonic series scales, based on the excellent resource files provided with the Xen-Arts microtonal VSTi plug-in (and marked as "for researchers and developers"). After that I'll add a few more scales from the Xen-Arts world music resource pack...
by freq_divider
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Scales with asymmetric divisions?
Replies: 37
Views: 2392

If you share them somewhere and provide permission to re-use them, I'll include them in the official firmware (or at least in the source code). Sure. Coming soon. For non-octaval scales, you need to use a scaling factor. I've added the scaling factors for the Carlos alpha, beta and gamma scales and...
by freq_divider
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Scales with asymmetric divisions?
Replies: 37
Views: 2392

Here's a very dull video illustrating support for the Bohlen-Pierce tritave macrotonal scale in Ornament &a Crime (at least in a forthcoming firmware release). Great! I got my O+C this week. First thing i did was upload my own scales, everything perfect, altho it seems unwise to change the first 5 ...
by freq_divider
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ornament + Crime
Replies: 2512
Views: 209904

Is there a master scale list anywhere? I'd love a basic chart that listed each scale + what "notes" are in it (i.e. its idiosyncratic O+C numerical note designations). I have just been trying scales out and googling them to learn more about them and it feels disjointed and alienating. Not complaini...
by freq_divider
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Invitation: submit tracks for Modular Dub sampler
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Invitation: submit tracks for Modular Dub sampler

Hi everybody, A couple of years ago, we released an album on the Dubbhism netlabel titled "Strictly analog dub" [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/2009903" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" hei...
by freq_divider
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Deep reverberating metallic sounds.
Replies: 33
Views: 1731

I got some fairly realistic oil tank drums using the (horrible sounding) mini spring reverb that doepfer provides with the A-199 :tu:
by freq_divider
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Scales with asymmetric divisions?
Replies: 37
Views: 2392

The alpha, beta, and gamma scales are easy because all the steps are the same distance apart (I'd say they are very symmetric, not asymmetric) and the step distance is less than 100 cents. You can generate the note CVs by putting the output of an ordinary semitone quantizer through an attenuator. W...
by freq_divider
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Scales with asymmetric divisions?
Replies: 37
Views: 2392

But hard-coded support for the better-known alternative microtonal and other scales, such as the Carlos and BP scales, will be the first step. Great news. On the topic of non-octave scales, see also http://sevish.com/music-resources/ look for the 'no octaves pack' on the top of the page. some non-o...
by freq_divider
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ornament + Crime
Replies: 2512
Views: 209904

One caveat with Tymoczko's theories is that he uses them to compose his own music, and it sounds bloody awful. But the theory and the maths is pretty - so pretty that there must be something in it. I like yor straighforward comment :D I never read the book to be honest. I also remember there was a ...
by freq_divider
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ornament + Crime
Replies: 2512
Views: 209904

By the way... have you checked out Chord Geometries software?

See http://dmitri.mycpanel.princeton.edu/Ch ... tries.html

And some more theory - that's not on wikipedia ;-) http://dmitri.tymoczko.com/sciencearticle.html
by freq_divider
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ornament + Crime
Replies: 2512
Views: 209904

Yes. There has been a bit of a pause for thought about how to specify chords. What both Max and I know about music theory can be written with a felt-tip pen on the back of a postage stamp (but we each know what we like, right?), and as a result, we've been reading up on chords (using Wikipedia, of ...
by freq_divider
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: ADDAC System
Topic: ADDAC207 - New Firmware: Issues / Reports
Replies: 64
Views: 11087

Just did the firmware update K 3 via windows using the update kit that's available now on the ADDAC website. The very modestly priced kit got shipped in no time at all, updating was smooth, everything fine, thanx Andre!
by freq_divider
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: µTune - Micro Tonal midi cv converter, quantizer, editor
Replies: 465
Views: 41404

tubbutec wrote: Manual VCO calibration
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Configuration menu
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There are many more pages and features....
Impressive! The calibration options are certainly very useful!
by freq_divider
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Shiny sparkly production
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Ha! Just tell him he's the best.

His way of arranging those single short quantized sounds, and the way he adds reggae into his beats is an inspiration, great voice and vocals too. To me he's like the Donald Fagen of electronic pop or something like that.
by freq_divider
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 4ms SCM question
Replies: 10
Views: 694

artisan wrote:
Could be, but I might go blind from the insanely bright LED's constantly strobing me before I have a chance to use it that way. Is there any other way to mute it without the expander?
by freq_divider
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Any point in having two ring modulators?
Replies: 29
Views: 1818

Different designs can also sound pretty different from each other. +1 And not only can they sound different, they can perform differently for DC and LFO applications. For example, imho, the MOTM-110 is a much better VCA for envelopes than an MOTM-190. Compare a Moogerfooger ring modulator to a Verm...
by freq_divider
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Fine tune knob size rant
Replies: 31
Views: 1411

I got confused by that too. I'm currently looking at both of my A110s, and I am certain they have fine tune knobs. :hmm: Bigger knobs, dual coarse/fine or precision pots (typically seen in AS VCOs) would be nice. Sorry for the confusion, i was comparing the A-110 to the A-111, which has super fine ...
by freq_divider
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Shiny sparkly production
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

What a great idea! Two of my favourite albums. :miley: Hi Green!! To my ears, super sharp attacks, super short sounds/stabs with lots of high frequencies and dead straight quantizing are the most important stylistic aspect. I'd guess that the sharp attacks in the synths are a combination of 'snappy ...
by freq_divider
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Small sampler with 1v/oct tracking?
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Cool! I hadn't thought of that, thanx!
by freq_divider
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Small sampler with 1v/oct tracking?
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Small sampler with 1v/oct tracking?

Hi, A lot of people will be very happy with the Tiptop Audio One, but personally i need an 1v/oct cv input for pitch, which the One doesn't have. A Doepfer a-112 does have an 1v/oct input, but i was hoping to find a smaller (as in hp) basic sampling module for the same kind of price. I can't seem to...

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