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by KSS
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Creating separate gate signals for selected pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Creating separate gate signals for selected pitch?

Why not keep it all in firmware? You're already making a MIDI-to-output transition there. You just want the outputs to behave dufferently. Find an open source MIDI2Cv with enough jacks and write -or have written- the code to do what you want. I am a huge comparators in synthesis fan, but wouldn't go...
by KSS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What does rock solid build quality mean to You?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

What does rock solid build quality mean to You?

Subject says it. Am not looking for yet another favorite makers thread. So be specific . What is it that leads you to declare a certain module is of high build quality? It's inevitable that makers will be mentioned, and that's fine. But this is *not* about who makes the best modules. It's asking wha...
by KSS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Audio mixer and running signal through pots
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Audio mixer and running signal through pots

Thanks for the answers folks! I guess this was verging into stupid-question territory --- but good to know nevertheless. I will build my next DIY mixer module with confidence Not at all a stupid question. In fact, a very good question. Because the answer can go either way depending upon things brou...
by KSS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 874
Views: 24618

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

1) I don't really give a damn about them "using" other people's tech/ aesthetic. At this point, they aren't "stealing" anyone's code and reselling it - if they started using Mutable code and selling $89 clones, I'd feel differently Why? This is completely within the rules Emilie has set for MI clon...
by KSS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 874
Views: 24618

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

I had the thought last night that Behringer is ultimately trying to compete against software plug-in's with the price point their synths, not other hardware manufacturers. Nah. Behringer is simply applying the modern marketing-business strategies Amazon pioneered (or re-imagined, loss leader has al...
by KSS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 874
Views: 24618

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Ha the whole point of the MI comment was in response to the Arturia/MI comment but it’s been so buried in nonsense it’s irrelevant now. What you call nonsense is incredibly important to some. and there's historical precedence. People have been saying Wendy Carlos for a really long time when talking...
by KSS
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Audio mixer and running signal through pots
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Audio mixer and running signal through pots

From a carbon track potentiometer mfr catalog. "In applications where a direct current is allowed to flow through the pot's sliding arm, there could be a problem of anodic oxidation because of an unusual increase in resistance value. In such case, we recommend to connect the negative line to the res...
by KSS
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Quick Ray Wilson Schematic Question!
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Quick Ray Wilson Schematic Question!

While we’re here, can anyone help me decide why two CV inputs are useful on a VCA? One for Exponential control and one for linear. Vastly more useful than a single jack with a lin-expo select switch. 2600 has the former, 2500 the latter. IMO the best VCAs have a minimum of 6 jacks. Inverting Audio ...
by KSS
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Arp 2600

Could you change the topic to something like "Korg ARP2600 delivery?" ? Thank you. Only ones I've seen arrived so far have been n Japan. Dealer reported arrival dates have been all over the calendar, From Late Jan to Late May. Even some of the earliest buyers have reported having their arrival date ...
by KSS
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY - Elektor Vocoder - General Build Thread
Replies: 332
Views: 15612

Re: DIY - Elektor Vocoder - General Build Thread

Yes KSS, if i had done that reversal 78xx/79xx, regulators would have burned out. I didn't say anything about reversal. I said if there is contact between the tabs of 78xx and 79xx, weird results can and do show up. And this does not necessarily blow the Vregs. It's as much a reminder warning for a...
by KSS
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY - Elektor Vocoder - General Build Thread
Replies: 332
Views: 15612

Re: DIY - Elektor Vocoder - General Build Thread

Verify that you actually have a 7905 regulator and not a 7915? And that you don't make the common mistake of thinking the tab/back of 79xx is GND. It is on the the 78xx, so these cannot touch each other -typically through shared H/S- or wierd things can happen. Keep your 78xx isolated from any 79xx.
by KSS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: It shouldn´t sound, but...
Replies: 26
Views: 588

Re: It shouldn´t sound, but...

I´ll pick out a few modules that will make a difference, some with a little more power consumtion than others. You may still be missing the point. It's *not* about power consumption. It *is* about interaction between modules through the power distribution. One thing, though, it´s not every time the...
by KSS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 874
Views: 24618

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

While I completely agree with you about patents, they are *not* the only form of IP. There are also copyright, trade secrets and trade dress. The latter two also do not factor for ARP, as there is no "ARP" to hurt with trade dress, and AFAIK no unknown ARP trade secrets. The issue of copyright is p...
by KSS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Eurodesk-Z Desktop Equipment Stands
Replies: 27
Views: 1007

Re: New Eurodesk-Z Desktop Equipment Stands

If you could design this so there was space to run cables under the stand it would be insta-buy for me because not only would it eliminate that problem, it could also work as a quasi cable organizer. Flip the bottom piece and break its assembly tab into two tabs. Still a single press bend. Re-desig...
by KSS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: WANT: PAiA VOCODER in Eurorack!
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: WANT: PAiA VOCODER in Eurorack!

The Scott Lee clarifier mod is a must do for the PAIA Vocoder.
by KSS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: It shouldn´t sound, but...
Replies: 26
Views: 588

Re: It shouldn´t sound, but...

i´m still thinking, though, that I should try the more aggressive approach. Bye another module, then another, and do so to see if the problem gets worse! Fight fire with matches? It's generally best to fight fire with additional clear space. In this case, that would suggest removal of modules to se...
by KSS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Speechless: Different By Design. PBS Newshour synthspotted
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Speechless: Different By Design. PBS Newshour synthspotted

There's an interactive Art exhibition currently at Dallas Museum of Art -next headed to North Carolina- which was profiled by PBS Newshour today. It contains a multimedia light-sound interactive sculptural exhibit, and the Newshour briefly showed a picture of the "small gizmo controlling it all". Wh...
by KSS
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: WANT: PAiA VOCODER in Eurorack!
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: WANT: PAiA VOCODER in Eurorack!

What would you have its panel look like? Drawing preferred, text description sufficient.

And if you're up for it, Same question for the quadrafuzz?

edit: At least two PAIA vocoders were put into 5U. Believe one was Larry Hendry, and the othere was either Dave Brown, or Pugix, AKA Richard Brewster.
by KSS
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 6Hz at 130dB. We all threw up and cracked a warehouse wall
Replies: 44
Views: 1639

Re: 6Hz at 130dB. We all threw up and cracked a warehouse wall

I wonder if there are any effects from working, fighting -from and under- and in general being around helicopter operations? Helicopter sounds being often synthesized and part of classic presets too. And while much of the thread is focusing on the personal physical and psychic aspects, there's also ...
by KSS
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 6Hz at 130dB. We all threw up and cracked a warehouse wall
Replies: 44
Views: 1639

Re: 6Hz at 130dB. We all threw up and cracked a warehouse wall

from A Puzzlement (from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I)

And it puzzle me to learn
That tho' a man may be in doubt of what he know
Very quickly he will fight
He'll fight to prove that what he does not know is so!

(spoken)
But... is a puzzlement!
by KSS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Vocoder
Replies: 51
Views: 1915

Re: Moog Vocoder

I can't imagine they are planning on making loads of these. This is probably aimed more towards Lawyers and Dentists than working musicians. And studios. One way for commercial studios to remain relevent in todays bedroom music era, is to have devices available thebedroom folks cannot afford. I adm...
by KSS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Vocoder
Replies: 51
Views: 1915

Re: Moog Vocoder

Bob Moog tried to create innovative and affordable synths (the original purpose of the Minimoog) You really have no clue about this do you? The minimoog was developed -by Bill Hemseth- against Bob's wishes . Bob was dragged 'kicking and screaming' to its release. He wanted to continue the company's...
by KSS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Vocoder
Replies: 51
Views: 1915

Re: Moog Vocoder

The Club of the Knobs "C 914B Fixed Filter Bank/C 914E Channel Enhancer/C 998B Audio Spectral Modulator" combination is also a patchable vocoder. Does patchability make a vocoder "better"? I don't personally think so, especially since few people are going to experiment with it beyond what a pre-pat...
by KSS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Replacement switch Cwejman S1 mkII
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Replacement switch Cwejman S1 mkII

It's a sub- miniature, based on photo comparison. The hole in the CV2 jack is 0.138" and a subminiature bushing is 0.188". Miniature toggle bushings are 0.235", so that would appear to be larger in comparison to the jack hole than what we see with the double-D hole here. upon closer inspection, it d...
by KSS
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Vocoder
Replies: 51
Views: 1915

Re: Moog Vocoder

We have to just assume that the company's restructuring into a pseudo-worker's cooperative (which they constantly promote as an inherent good) could not have any effect upon their business decisions? Seems you're the one making assumptions here. We don't have to assume anything. We can agree that t...

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