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by galanter2
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 64010

Re: Behringer System 55

(FWIW…my taste would be to just get the 14 filters to 14 output jacks, and that's it. I might then add some quad VCAs. I'm not so worried about rack space.)
by galanter2
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 64010

Re: Behringer System 55

Good analysis @KSS. In your SFAM design, how much rework of the B914 has to be done? None. Still have to see how the theory -educated guesses, really- matches up with reality, but everything points to this answer. And is part of the choice to pursue SFAM's instead of other means to the end. Please ...
by galanter2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs
Replies: 145
Views: 16282

Re: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs

Not sure if you will be checking back here but I'd like to say just one thing and then follow with a bit of context: Thank you! At some point in the early 70's I ordered my first Electronotes publications, and at the same time I was learning synthesis at my university on an ARP 2600. Since then I've...
by galanter2
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs
Replies: 145
Views: 16282

Re: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs

I don't see how this is relevant. It's Bernie's copyright. He is free to do with it what he wants. The market value of Electronotes has nothing to do with it unless there is a suit and a violation goes to court. If he wanted a library to take it on as a collection he could donate it plus $5000 to pa...
by galanter2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs
Replies: 145
Views: 16282

Re: electronotes/musical engineer's handbook/pcc pdfs

I’m not saying this is Bernie’s motivation, but upon his death I believe the copyright would pass on to his estate just like any other property. For some that would be reason enough to protect a copyright for materials not currently in press.
by galanter2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Using Eurorack to make a crunchy hardcore-ish guitar sound
Replies: 39
Views: 1833

Re: Using Eurorack to make a crunchy hardcore-ish guitar sound

If you are recording into a DAW I think your best bet would be to buy Helix Native. For the cost of an expensive module you will get all the guitar distortion and cabs you could want, plus a ton of effects that are good on most any sound, not just guitars. Just make a plucked and sustaining pure-ish...
by galanter2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 64010

Re: Behringer System 55

Something I did decades ago for sub-audio CV,s CV in -> VCO sine -> 914 filter -> envelope follower -> CV out If CV in is a sawtooth the filter bank knobs will be in sequence CV out. A weird waveshaper for slow CV waves you can modify in performance. If you just feed CV out back to CN in it will loc...
by galanter2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 64010

Re: Behringer System 55

Yep, I wasn't expecting an LC for that price too... or solid gold faceplate. But as I've already said, Behringer shouldn't have marketed it as "an authentic reproduction", even if I guess that the word "authentic" has no legal value in any country... In fact, it's a subtle module, not very spectacu...
by galanter2
Tue May 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Harmonic Series
Replies: 28
Views: 2094

Re: Harmonic Series

One lesson from additive synthesis is that you can have several different looking results that sound the same. To approximate a sawtooth, for example, you have to get the right sine wave relationships both in frequency AND phase. Additive synthesis has a deeper history in the realm of academic compu...
by galanter2
Tue May 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: TTSH vs Antonus vs KARP 2600
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: TTSH vs Antonus vs KARP 2600

Until the BARP is released purchases in the space are pretty speculative. If the BARP turns out to be a sound-alike, demand for the others will fall. If the BARP turns out to not capture the 2600 magic, demand for the others might actually go up. A lot of people are staying on the sidelines until th...
by galanter2
Mon May 18, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Using the synth to mask background noise
Replies: 28
Views: 1487

Re: Using the synth to mask background noise

The bit about noise cancelling headphones causing or aggravating tinnitus is a myth. It simply doesn't happen. Tinnitus sounds louder in quiet surroundings. Maybe they hear their already existing tinnitus better when there is no environmental sound drowning it out. But there is no causal effect. And...
by galanter2
Sat May 16, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Behringer 3-Tier Rack Moog Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 2459

Re: New Behringer 3-Tier Rack Moog Clone

KSS wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:27 am
galanter2 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:05 am
Can the metal sides be reversed to hide the logo?
Or use a big holesaw to remove the logo and at the same time give side access for cords. 8-)
Ha! Not a bad idea actually.

Anyway, I watched the video and they printed logos on *both* sides.

grumble grumble….
by galanter2
Sat May 16, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Behringer 3-Tier Rack Moog Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 2459

Re: New Behringer 3-Tier Rack Moog Clone

Can the metal sides be reversed to hide the logo?
by galanter2
Sat May 16, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Using the synth to mask background noise
Replies: 28
Views: 1487

Re: Using the synth to mask background noise

Adding noise on top of noise can only do so much.

Might be time to order up some noise canceling headphones. They Sony's I have are pretty amazing in creating a "cone of silence." You can also use them in the studio and hear more of your music without having to turn up louder than might be healthy.
by galanter2
Sat May 16, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 64010

Re: Behringer System 55

Here's my question. For many it's the most important question, but perhaps the hardest one to answer in a satisfying way to the reader. Does this thing *sound and play like* a Moog System 55? (Right now a mini-System 55 would look very cute in my studio. But that's not enough for me. But if it sound...
by galanter2
Wed May 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!
Replies: 52
Views: 2202

Re: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!

Early on I made a strategic decision to concentrate on timbre generation in the rack, and to offload compositional control to my Mac. Thus the Expert Sleepers modules. Along the top are sound modifiers. Along the bottom are control voltage processors. (I'm into various kinds of irregular sources.) ...
by galanter2
Wed May 13, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...
Replies: 72
Views: 8492

Re: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

Found the video most amusing. Plus it was effective in that I felt like I had to check out the website. What a creative set of products!
by galanter2
Tue May 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!
Replies: 52
Views: 2202

Re: Flaunt your non-sequencer modular!

Early on I made a strategic decision to concentrate on timbre generation in the rack, and to offload compositional control to my Mac. Thus the Expert Sleepers modules. Along the top are sound modifiers. Along the bottom are control voltage processors. (I'm into various kinds of irregular sources.) A...
by galanter2
Tue May 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Strings and saw waves
Replies: 97
Views: 6006

Re: Strings and saw waves

One more…

Pay attention to the range of the natural instruments. Single voice orchestral instruments tend to only extend 4 octaves or less. If you can get 3 good sounding octaves you've done well.

Here is a chart:

https://i.redd.it/z1p2g66cyf821.jpg
by galanter2
Tue May 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Strings and saw waves
Replies: 97
Views: 6006

Re: Strings and saw waves

One more suggestion. If you really want to synthesize a timbre as close to a violin or viola etc… Have on hand some string quartet or solo recordings, preferably classical and with as little studio enhancement as possible. Go back and forth between your developing patch and a recording of the real t...
by galanter2
Tue May 12, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Strings and saw waves
Replies: 97
Views: 6006

Re: Strings and saw waves

I’ve been using a couple Spitfire string sample libraries that support multiple articulations and controllers. If the goal is to add as realistic a string section as possible you aren’t going to synthesize something better. The point of using a synth here should be to make intentionally string-LIKE ...
by galanter2
Sun May 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: RIP Dave Greenfield
Replies: 24
Views: 927

Re: RIP Dave Greenfield

The Doors also live on through Joy Division. One of Ian Curtis's obsessions.
by galanter2
Sun May 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: RIP Dave Greenfield
Replies: 24
Views: 927

Re: RIP Dave Greenfield

Here's the thing about the Doors. They have 3 kinds of things going on. The blues stuff is pretty bad. The Jim Morrison as Shamanistic Poet stuff is at times hard to take.

But the Doors as Pop/Rock singles stars are really remarkable.
by galanter2
Sun May 10, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Finite state machine module - FSM?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Finite state machine module - FSM?

At some point you are better off with something like an Arduino behind the panel with arbitrary ins, outs, and knobs, and the USB connector on the front panel. Coding such a thing would not be terribly difficult.
by galanter2
Sun May 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Fixed Filter Banks - Long-term use, same-y results?
Replies: 59
Views: 4304

Re: Fixed Filter Banks - Long-term use, same-y results?

Random note - the Behringer Moog 914 "clone" will NOT be using the same inductor based filters as the original. (It's distinctly NOT a clone.) It will, however, be very inexpensive. I'll be interested to hear one.

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