1979 Stereo Microsound Processor vs Star Trek Cassette

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1979 Stereo Microsound Processor vs Star Trek Cassette

Post by @green » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:26 am

This is the raw sound of a Star Trek TV Series Sound Effects cassette tape being fed into the 1979 Stereo Microsound Processor. This allows us to manipulate these cosmic tape sounds at a granular level. The SMP is based on Mutable Instruments’ Clouds Eurorack module. According to Émilie Gillet who designed Clouds, this module is focused on the realtime granularization of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures. This patch simply involves running the cassette tape into the input of the module while I manually automate some of the parameters such as Position, Pitch, Density, Grain Size, Shape, and Feedback. The recording buffer resolution is set to the 8 bit mono position. At times I would hit the Freeze button that captures the current audio buffer and allows for manipulating the buffer rather than the continuously changing input signal.

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Post by Dcramer » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:43 am

Sweet :love: that’s such a nice build.

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Post by Pailo » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:03 pm

I totally want this thing and have no space!

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Post by @green » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:24 pm

Pailo wrote:I totally want this thing and have no space!
Yeah, I had to sell to make room. I have some stuff out for repair so there is the illusion of space in my case...

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Post by deltaphoenix » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:53 pm

That is awesome. I was going to try and resist these 1979 modules but I am know I would love the Clouds and Rings. Dual Braids...I will have to think about.

There really is a bunch of new life in this format. I have been staying only with modules that have preset recall (Buchla and Keen Association) but I am going to have look at adding some of these other modules selectively or in a specific case.

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Post by @green » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:50 pm

deltaphoenix wrote:That is awesome. I was going to try and resist these 1979 modules but I am know I would love the Clouds and Rings. Dual Braids...I will have to think about.

There really is a bunch of new life in this format. I have been staying only with modules that have preset recall (Buchla and Keen Association) but I am going to have look at adding some of these other modules selectively or in a specific case.
Yes, I will say that all three are a perfect complement to my Easel. I have never gotten used to being able to save/recall. DR (Rings) is especially magical and is really fun to control using the same CV tools I have grown to love on the easel.

DAO is a blast feeding the MO in Balanced Modulation mode.

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Post by gaslampmusehog » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:45 pm

Don’t forget studioH, I believe they are also preset manager compatible.

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Post by deltaphoenix » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:31 pm

Yup, I forgot mention Studio H but have the DPO. I want the matrix mixer too.

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Post by gaslampmusehog » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:44 pm

As do I!

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Post by MindMachine » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:58 pm

The band Ed Hall used these sounds on some of their otherworldly, abduction tunes from Motherscratcher 1993. Heavy, heavy, heavy shit. Power trio. Lead, molten, heavy. No speedball required.
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Post by @green » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:32 am

MindMachine wrote:The band Ed Hall used these sounds on some of their otherworldly, abduction tunes from Motherscratcher 1993. Heavy, heavy, heavy shit. Power trio. Lead, molten, heavy. No speedball required.
Right on, I will check it out. thanks for the recommendation.

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Post by vgermuse » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:24 pm

SMP video
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also working on some sounds...

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