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by Gizmo
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Polyphonic 5u Systems!
Replies: 23
Views: 1037

Re: Polyphonic 5u Systems!

CV.OCD works for me. I had an MU panel made after tiring of converter cables. My system is fairly robust and can do three voices nicely, four is a stretch without sharing some processing. Haven't seriously needed four anyway. My post describing the panel And yes, I agree a true poly synthesizer is t...
by Gizmo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Obsessing about MIDI latency and jitter
Replies: 42
Views: 3011

Re: Obsessing about MIDI latency and jitter

OT maybe, but related: How to define, and measure, latency with precision? Seriously; measurement being a first step to remediation.
by Gizmo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Polyphonic MIDI->CV converters (for MU)?
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Polyphonic MIDI->CV converters (for MU)?

CV.OCD with custom MU panel. Works for me. You'd need a second unit for 4-channel velocity.
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewt ... 2#p3129892
by Gizmo
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: I like my knobs...
Replies: 41
Views: 2754

Re: I like my knobs...

I prefer the "standard" 1-inch knobs along with decent clearance for patching. These were factors in my choosing MU in the first place. The smaller formats would just drive me batty. Cabinet space is a consideration but not an overriding one. I tried the dotcom Q107A (SVF) 1U conversion and actually...
by Gizmo
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: getting old in front of the modular.
Replies: 126
Views: 13455

. . . Staying healthy is important. Don't let yourself go, it's so very easy. . . . . . had I known I was gonna live this long I'da taken better care of myself when I was younger! Reminds me of this thoughtful challenge: "Are you strong enough to grow old?" . . . or leer at young women. WHAT?!?! RE...
by Gizmo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: MU Panel for CV.OCD
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Finished panel

Finished this a while back but forgot to update this post. I settled on this layout and it has worked out well. Note that (1) the four CV outputs are doubled as a convenience (to reduce multiples) and (2) gates 9-12 are omitted. The CV.OCD board (only) is mounted on the panel and powered by a stomp ...
by Gizmo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Millennials prefer music from 20th century?
Replies: 59
Views: 4247

Interesting chart compiled by the Wall Street Journal, showing the migration of popular genres over several decades. (Fair use, I hope, consistent with the discussion here.) https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-albums-the-stairway-to-heaven-goes-via-ticket-sales-11565343003 https://www.muffwiggler.com/f...
by Gizmo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Piano lessons destroying electronic music life
Replies: 45
Views: 2314

The "playing" (keys in my case) is everything IMHO. For me, synthesizers have fullest life when played. Synthesizers are integral to my setup, are valuable and important, but the keyboards are central.
by Gizmo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Patching for multitimbral behavior or one big patch?
Replies: 25
Views: 1969

My modular is part of a synth studio with several other synths, a hardware mixer, and a DAW, and the setup is optimized for 'old school' multitrack recording and mixdown. Basically just replacing a 24 track tape recorder with the DAW. So the modular usually gets used to create one big patch at a ti...
by Gizmo
Mon May 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: cv control of knobs in effects pedals
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: cv control of knobs in effects pedals

How can I control meris mercury 7 knobs from the level of a modular synth? You should clarify your objectives here. First, do you mean that your modular will provide control voltages that you want to use to control the Mercury7? I assume this is what you have in mind (but you confusingly mention th...
by Gizmo
Fri May 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: NEW - Noddy's Puncture, Hoedown, Barbarian, Karn Evil 9
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

noddyspuncture wrote:using the big Moog....
How do you manage the modular patch changes (but I think you have already described this elsewhere?)
by Gizmo
Thu May 23, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gongs, because they rule! Let's talk about gongs!
Replies: 86
Views: 4318

Stir fried Rice?
by Gizmo
Thu May 23, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gongs, because they rule! Let's talk about gongs!
Replies: 86
Views: 4318

Just amazing.
by Gizmo
Wed May 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Anyone still using the old beatstep?
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Not often needed, but the most novel use I have for it is with my CV.OCD for remote control of modular parameters. I have a CV.OCD configuration that uses the "left half" of the Beatstep for 4 voltage outputs (knobs 9-12), 4 momentary gates (pads 1-4) and 4 toggle gates (pads 9-12).
by Gizmo
Wed May 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What are the Best Sounding Analog Filters?
Replies: 60
Views: 8664

Tony Algood's COTA VCF. For making music.
by Gizmo
Sat May 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: krisp1 TZ VCO
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

Thank you for the clarification and the nicely informative detailed explanation.
by Gizmo
Fri May 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: krisp1 TZ VCO
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

unless I have memory bleach.. valgamaa Designed the Krisp TZ .. so he may know a little.. :) I hope he will comment. If I have a defective module, I'd like to confirm in some way. quiet lad... possibly these kind of posts ?.. :) :) I don't understand. Taking your comment in the most positive light....
by Gizmo
Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: krisp1 TZ VCO
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

josaka wrote: unless I have memory bleach.. valgamaa Designed the Krisp TZ .. so he may know a little.. :)
I hope he will comment. If I have a defective module, I'd like to confirm in some way.
by Gizmo
Fri May 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: krisp1 TZ VCO
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

But, what is Through Zero? As it happens, the Krisp1 TZ oscillator responds appropriately to linear FM pitch control BUT does not produce an inverted waveform from negative control voltages. (This usually has no audible impact.) Wrong. The VCO, like all TZ-VCO's reverses the waveform when zero-freq...
by Gizmo
Tue May 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New game: control room or modular synth jam?
Replies: 14
Views: 1411

The wooden cabinets and control surfaces are very unique.. I like the low angle and drawers. Might be great for a built-in modular synth piece of studio furniture Handy when you have a sudden inspiration. Convenient while cooking. https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/18531_synthindrawer1_1.jpg
by Gizmo
Tue May 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New game: control room or modular synth jam?
Replies: 14
Views: 1411

morgulbee wrote:They're obviously making pepperoni pizza. They're wearing chefs outfits and the plans are along the top.
You nailed it. PEPPERONI for sure.
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by Gizmo
Tue May 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New game: control room or modular synth jam?
Replies: 14
Views: 1411

revtor wrote:The wooden cabinets and control surfaces are very unique.. I like the low angle and drawers. Might be great for a built-in modular synth piece of studio furniture
Yes, furniture is often used to make music.
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by Gizmo
Sun May 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New game: control room or modular synth jam?
Replies: 14
Views: 1411

It's a gargantuan prototype synth. The lab coats give it away.

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