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by dml
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: sleepytime white noise generators
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: sleepytime white noise generators

Arp 2600. Picked one up for $100 back in 1984. Filtered white noise with a bit of sine wave lfo - let it run all night.
by dml
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Electronic music and Minimalism
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Electronic music and Minimalism

This is a fabulous topic! Here's a link to a website that does a deep dive on Terry Riley and "In C".
https://teropa.info/blog/2017/01/23/ter ... -in-c.html

Also, check out Thomas B.Holmes "Electronic and Experimental Muisc, 6th Edition" for historical perspective.
by dml
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New to modular and Eurorack- looking for suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: New to modular and Eurorack- looking for suggestions

You might want to consider getting a semi-modular system. Take a look at the BLM 7200. Its a very complete electronic music studio in a box.
https://www.bluelanternstore.com/store/ ... st%29.html#/
by dml
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PDF Sevice Manual for Emu "Vintage Pro"
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: PDF Sevice Manual for Emu "Vintage Pro"

Thank you much! These are GREAT!!
by dml
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PDF Sevice Manual for Emu "Vintage Pro"
Replies: 3
Views: 113

PDF Sevice Manual for Emu "Vintage Pro"

Anyone have a PDF of the Service Manual for Emu's Vintage Pro (or Proteus 2000, Virtuoso 2000, Orbit 3, Tubo Phatt)? Mine decided not to power on this morning :help:
by dml
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: BLM 7200
Replies: 20
Views: 3073

Re: BLM 7200

I got mine in May. Ridiculously wonderful self-contained little machine! I couldn't be happier with my purchase and I'll probably end up buying a 2nd one before too long.
by dml
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: BEGINNERS - What have you always found to be poorly explained?
Replies: 139
Views: 6406

Re: BEGINNERS - What have you always found to be poorly explained?

As a perpetual beginner I believe the onus is on me to educate myself. If someone doesn't explain something in a way that makes sense to me I'll look for a different explanation somewhere else. In my opinion having a good library is essential. For beginners I highly recommend downloading a pdf copy...
by dml
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland SH-5 issues
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Roland SH-5 issues

Owning an analog synth of that particular vintage is like owning a Volkswagen Beetle back in the 70s: Pop the hood and get busy with the upgrades and mods!
by dml
Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do you miss patch names on synths that can't display them?
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: Do you miss patch names on synths that can't display them?

Many patches on my Xpander are named 'Oberheim' because that's the name assigned when you initialize a patch! On my Voyager lots of patches read 'Preset ## Default PROG'. It takes me awhile to come up with patch names. Not a big deal, I suppose, on instruments with not a lot of patch locations (128)...
by dml
Wed May 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How to choose/get your gear? A general retrospective.
Replies: 18
Views: 868

Re: How to choose/get your gear? A general retrospective.

Working within the limitations of a semi-modular synth for many years (ARP 2600) prepared me for what I wanted out of a modular system, basically, more of everything - more options for filtering, in particular. I began with a single cabinet (using a Moog Model 15 as inspiration) and now have a 48 sp...
by dml
Mon May 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Feedback is your friend.
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Feedback is your friend.

Fab! Feedback is the bomb! If you've got a modular system spend some time creating feedback loops!
by dml
Sun May 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7506
Views: 618137

Re: What new booty did you buy?

I've owned several ARP 2600s since the early 80s. I started collecting them at a time when folks were practically giving them away! My dream synth since my teenage years and one of my all time favorite synths. I sold my last ARP in 2006 and have, of course, regretted it. I was really excited by Korg...
by dml
Fri May 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How long do you stay patched?
Replies: 38
Views: 1689

Re: How long do you stay patched?

The larger of my two systems is 5U and I keep most of the basic CV architecture in place (midi to cv to pitch, filter cutoff, triggers to eg, eg to vca, etc.).
The smaller system (smaller, self-contained) gets mostly rewatched daily. I still keep basic CV routings in place.
by dml
Fri May 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Music of Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Modular Music of Changes

In my case there's a good deal of cross fertilization. My first synths had fixed architectures and were keyboard oriented, so I tended to write a more tonal type of music. When I began working with modular systems I, at first, spent time recreating timbres and structures I was familiar with. It wasn...
by dml
Thu May 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: TTSH vs Antonus vs KARP 2600
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: TTSH vs Antonus vs KARP 2600

As a former 2600 owner, I was really jonesing for the Korg reissue, however, $4k is a bit steep for me. While looking for affordable alternatives I discovered the BLM 7200 and recently purchased one. It is very much 'inspired' by the 2600 in terms of functionality and module compliment, but takes th...
by dml
Thu May 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Function generators with attenuation on outputs
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Function generators with attenuation on outputs

Check out Blue Lantern's
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by dml
Mon May 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Handheld Recorders for Sound Design
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: Handheld Recorders for Sound Design

I own a Zoom H5 and four H6. I teach classes in Sound Design and these are wonderful units for gathering sound. Zoom also sell a very nice wind screen that's essential for outdoor recording. Actually, I leave the wind screen on at all times.
by dml
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?

Thank you for these excellent suggestions!
by dml
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?

Is there a modern equivalent, either software or hardware) to the Oberheim Cyclone? I've owned a couple of Cyclones in the past and I loved how they worked but the build quality was pretty dreadful : (
by dml
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date
Replies: 308
Views: 21524

Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Especially considering that all of the music for "2001: A Space Odyssey" was pre-existing music Kubrick chose while editing the film. There was an original score written but never used for the film.
by dml
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: What are your 5U plans for the weekend?
Replies: 2272
Views: 94197

Re: What are your 5U plans for the weekend?

Unfortunately, I have NO 5U plans for the weekend as the University, where I have my modular housed, is shut down for the rest of the month due to the Corona virus. I'm gonna have to find contentment with my Oberheim Xpander this weekend.

~ D.
by dml
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: MS2600NG, the German 2600

You're right. I have seen and heard this instrument in live performances by the developer/builder himself. That's an amazing 2600 on 'roids, if I may say so! Were (are) you in Europe? Several performances? I've sent an email to the website requesting pricing info but haven't heard back yet. Probabl...
by dml
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: MS2600NG, the German 2600

You're right. I have seen and heard this instrument in live performances by the developer/builder himself. That's an amazing 2600 on 'roids, if I may say so! Were (are) you in Europe? Several performances? I've sent an email to the website requesting pricing info but haven't heard back yet. Probabl...
by dml
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Request: ARP 2600 Owner's Manual.
Replies: 19
Views: 1237

Re: Request: ARP 2600 Owner's Manual.

Add Sam Ecoff's "Fundamentals of Music Technology" to your collection. It's a very thorough look at the Arp 2600.
https://samecoff.com/pdfs/ARP%202600%20book.pdf

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