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by UltraViolet
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Any dangers to turning on modular equipment left in storage?
Replies: 27
Views: 624

Re: Any dangers to turning on modular equipment left in storage?

I routinely stored various pieces of equipment for several years at my university lab. The record was an Aries modular that spent 20 years in Gordon Mumma’s garage. None of it suffered any serious ill effects. A few faders needed lubrication, that’s all. It would depend on where you store it. You h...
by UltraViolet
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: When are you gonna make REAL music? .. AND GET A DANGED HAIRCUT!!
Replies: 96
Views: 2366

Re: When are you gonna make REAL music? .. AND GET A DANGED HAIRCUT!!

In a way it is a complement because people don't know that you really aren't good enough to make a hit record. The casual guitar player doesn't have the same problem because anyone who listens to them knows that they aren't that good. However, they have no idea what is good and bad in the world of s...
by UltraViolet
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Any dangers to turning on modular equipment left in storage?
Replies: 27
Views: 624

Re: Any dangers to turning on modular equipment left in storage?

A quick look inside to check for insect or mice damage would be a good idea. You are probably fine, but better to be safe.
by UltraViolet
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: C++ Programming for Sound
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: C++ Programming for Sound

Supercollider uses C++ too https://supercollider.github.io/ Sort of. It is mostly in C. The STK is in C++: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/software/stk/ Surprised someone hasn't mentioned Pirkle's books: https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Software-Synthesizer-Plug-Ins-RackAFX/dp/1138787078/ref=pd_bxgy_2/1...
by UltraViolet
Fri May 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 3.5 mm patch cables
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: 3.5 mm patch cables

All Electronics has a few sizes for cheap:

https://www.allelectronics.com/category ... les/1.html
by UltraViolet
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

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

VZvision wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:07 pm
I made it to page 16...I have to say this thread is a dumpster fire. :deadbanana:
More like a dumpster inferno, but hey its Behringer, everyone's favorite to dump on.
by UltraViolet
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: 2 oscillators into 1 filter?
Replies: 26
Views: 1637

Re: 2 oscillators into 1 filter?

You could run each oscillator output into a separate VCA with envelope gated by the gate for the respective oscillator's note. A simple resistive mixer could be used to tie the two VCA outputs into the filter input. Basically just two 100K resistors between the VCA outputs and the filter input.
by UltraViolet
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

Re: The Sky is Falling!

Behringer just put out a youtube video on using their Eurorack modules to expand their semi-modular synths. ... After seeing that video it seems to me the marked they're are going for are the really young beginners to synthesis. It felt he was talking to me like I'm a child, — not just ignorant. Of...
by UltraViolet
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

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. I think in a way that is true. Thinking back to when I was a kid and my family didn't have a lot of money, in today's dollars $...
by UltraViolet
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

Re: The Sky is Falling!

naos wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:07 am
VCV is even cheaper than cheap.
VCV is inexpensive (free), but it certainly isn't "cheap". Andrew has created an outstanding product. :yay:
by UltraViolet
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

The Sky is Falling!

Behringer just put out a youtube video on using their Eurorack modules to expand their semi-modular synths. This probably means that their Eurorack modules are actually going to happen and be on sale soon. I hope this ends up actually leading to a larger modular market rather than a major disaster f...
by UltraViolet
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

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

Thanks to KSS and KL1982 for a fair discussion of this. Good points well said. Many among us get very emotional about the threat of Behringer. However, love them or hate them, they are not going away.
by UltraViolet
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

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

It is also important to remember that part of the patent agreement that gives exclusive rights for a period of years also makes the idea free for anyone to use after the patent period expires. If Behringer copies something with an expired patent (like the Model D) then that is totally legit. However...
by UltraViolet
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Harmonic Filtering software?
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Harmonic Filtering software?

There are ways to convert a signal into its spectra (harmonics) in real-time, process it to remove harmonics, and convert it back into a signal. However, they are not perfect and will introduce some distortion.
by UltraViolet
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8493

Re: Open source being used commercially

Different mindset, I guess. I would just be happy someone else found it useful. I think that different mindset says it well. I think that if you use someone else's work as a building block then you should give them credit somewhere. Along the lines of what you said above, if you give a gift only in...
by UltraViolet
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 79936

Re: The ethics, morals and legitimacy of musical equipment and its manufacturers.

Although most of what Big B is selling is clones of older gear, the Neutron is a legitimately new product. Yes, it copies little bits and such here and there, but pretty much all others do that as well. If anyone else had created it it would likely be praised and not bashed along with everything els...
by UltraViolet
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8493

Re: Open source being used commercially

You other comments about visual studio and linux dev tools make me think you do not have a very broad experience in software engineering. Actually I've been writing software (and lots of it) for everything from tiny embedded systems to large business applications for the past 40 years. The last job...
by UltraViolet
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8493

Re: Open source being used commercially

Yeah, Luke is on point here. Code isn't a natural resource that people are fencing off, it's something that they're are putting time, effort and knowledge into creating and maintaining. And if you're the person whose time and effort it is, it's really up to you whether your goal is to try to create...
by UltraViolet
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8493

Re: Open source being used commercially

It requires release of source code . That is not complete. Yes, I didn't post the complete text of the license. But to say that it "precludes" or even just "pretty much" precludes commercial use, is actively misleading. Not wanting to mislead anyone, but it is best to be cautious with GNU open sour...
by UltraViolet
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8493

Re: Open source being used commercially

It requires release of source code . That is not complete. "It requires the release of source code OF ALL SOFTWARE LINKED TO IT!" That is the gotcha and where I think it overreaches. Requiring that you release the source code of your changes is fine and very reasonable, but taking rights to other s...
by UltraViolet
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8493

Re: Open source being used commercially

What Behringer is doing is legal. They know, and they have no plans to change. They shamelessly copy Yamaha, Roland, etc. They would not be doing that if there was a legal liability. I wouldn't expect them to give two hoots about doing the same to smaller parties. The GNU license is another story. ...
by UltraViolet
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8493

Re: Open source being used commercially

If you create software and release it under an open license then you should expect that people will use it for both commercial and non-commercial uses. Giving credit to the original developer is a courtesy that should always be done, but it is not always required by the license and may be impractica...
by UltraViolet
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Site Migration Completed
Replies: 346
Views: 26977

Re: Site Migration Completed

Thanks for all your work, Rob. Best Christmas present ever!
by UltraViolet
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Percussa SSP: wavetable, granular, sampling, fx processor...
Replies: 292
Views: 28051

Re: Percussa SSP: wavetable, granular, sampling, fx processor...

:bump: I came in at the end when the first kickstarter was failing. I will be glad to buy one if a second attempt is made.
by UltraViolet
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Percussa SSP: wavetable, granular, sampling, fx processor...
Replies: 292
Views: 28051

Bump. You can put me down as interested in buying a MSSP if a new kickstarter is launched. I share cackland's concern that something must be done differently in order for the kickstarter succeed. Wigglers can offer suggestions and ideas, but it is Percussa's product and only they can decide what the...

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