got 6550-99 today, made track, felt good

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got 6550-99 today, made track, felt good

Post by John_Chowning » Tue May 20, 2014 2:22 pm

Wow. My ZI Thyratron Oscillator arrived today. Naturally I don't even know how to use it yet, not really, not deeply, but I had to record the sounds that came out of it. Here it is, filtered by a Dotcom Q107 and accompanied by a Monotribe (which is being run through an overdriven tube amp)

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
https://soundcloud.com/user3860819/484- ... cruftworld
:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Just scratching the surface, really. I feel so lucky to be able to buy and install this module in my system. We are living in a wonderful age, a future age. An age of tubes. Tubes are the future. Someday all the world's supercomputers will run on tubes.

You should all get all the ZI you can.

It's a sunny day. I am going out for a walk now.

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Post by Kent » Tue May 20, 2014 4:11 pm

That is a nasty and nasally sounding bitch you've got there. I do enjoy how it farts out around 02:47.

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Post by zerosum » Tue May 20, 2014 5:30 pm

:w00t: :loves:
WOW! I'm speechless!
Thank you so much for showing us your adventures with the module!
I love it when I get to hear how people use the module(s). :party:

Thank you for your interest and your purchase.
Thanks for supporting the Muff store too :party:
It's good that I(and everyone else) can run their modules through the shop and have it support the forum at the same time. :party:

My internet connectivity is going to be spotty for the next few days,
but I'll try to write some more about the module and it's possibilities when I get a chance.

If you have any questions or weird patches I need to try, drop a line.
:party: 8_)
Someday all the world's supercomputers will run on tubes.
Once upon a time they did ;)

6AS6/5725 has been used in computers for logic functions.

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Post by weinglas » Wed May 21, 2014 2:56 pm

That sounds so great! Really special :yay:
Album with Kozepz:"FRNDS"
"All Tubes"
"Game Over!"
mirarimusic wrote:... This fucking blows away Beyonces release today as well!!!!
dan_p wrote: I'll still be listening to this one in years to come. best thing I've heard for ages
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Post by John_Chowning » Sat May 24, 2014 7:39 pm

i was away from the internets for a few days. thanks all for your positive, non-oscillating feedback.

at the risk of becoming that guy who posts links to his own stuff, here's one more track based around the ZI 6550-99.

https://soundcloud.com/user3860819/485- ... cruftworld

The melody line comes from the 6550-99, the bassline and percussion from an overdriven Monotribe. What I find most surprising is how well the 6550-99 stays in tune - the ZI "manual" thread says not to mess with the instability switch or the interference knob (that might not be the official name - I mean the middle one, directly below the smaller tube) if you want it to stay in tune. But I'm messing with both of them in this track and when I drift back to the 'normal' end of that knob, tuning is still really close (I corrected by ear at one point during this track)...

definitely an oscillator that rewards slow tweaking and drifting between pitch and weirdness....

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Post by zerosum » Sun May 25, 2014 1:04 am

at the risk of becoming that guy who posts links to his own stuff, here's one more track based around the ZI 6550-99.
I like the guy that posts links to his musical adventures ;)
It's hard to translate the experience into a recording since the journey is usually the destination.

I wish my studio and speakers were setup so I could properly hear this,
but so far I love what I am hearing on my treble blaster speakers in the laptop!
:lol:

not to mess with the instability switch or the interference knob (that might not be the official name - I mean the middle one, directly below the smaller tube) if you want it to stay in tune. But I'm messing with both of them in this track and when I drift back to the 'normal' end of that knob, tuning is still really close
It's annoying when looking at a tuner! :lol:
It drifts and twitches all over the place, but eventually all synth masters find a way to make it work.
Thanks for sharing your experience. :party:

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Post by weinglas » Sun May 25, 2014 6:24 am

The second one is an amazing track! :yay:

Love the sound of Brian's new oscillator :love: That really is the first time in my life that I am thinking about a small 5U system :bang:
Album with Kozepz:"FRNDS"
"All Tubes"
"Game Over!"
mirarimusic wrote:... This fucking blows away Beyonces release today as well!!!!
dan_p wrote: I'll still be listening to this one in years to come. best thing I've heard for ages
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