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by CJ Miller
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Ciat-Lonbarde
Topic: Rollzer available for purchase
Replies: 22
Views: 2667

Wow, that is a lot of Rollz! I'm building a Meng Qi Rollz-5. I prototyped the Rollz circuits to see how they behave and found that the 3 and 5-Rollz only oscillate ultrasonic (100 Khz), no matter what capacitor is used. In P.B. the 3-Rollz obviously do work LFO (and are voltage-controlled). I'm rea...
by CJ Miller
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Is "Muff Wiggler" offensive?
Replies: 1160
Views: 123620

Most women/queer/trans people who frequent this forum pretty openly acknowledge that they do so incognito, masking their gender in order to feel protected. Publicly "outing" yourself (claiming your gender) in these spaces is a calculated risk. Protected from what? I have been on the forum here for ...
by CJ Miller
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: J.Haible's Living VCO for Eurorack [Build Thread]
Replies: 644
Views: 54287

I eagerly look forward to starting on mine, but I need to wait to order the SMT caps. My 1206s are too large to fit, and I am too desperately broke to order parts anything soon. It drives me nuts to hold off building for a dollars worth of parts.
by CJ Miller
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: I need a price check on a QMMG
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: I need a price check on a QMMG

Waz wrote:I'd like to know how much it's worth to put things into perspective.
What sort of perspective are you looking for? If you aren't offering your for sale, it doesn't have a price. So it's worth whatever you think it is.
by CJ Miller
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Is "Muff Wiggler" offensive?
Replies: 1160
Views: 123620

And yes it is absolutely safe to assume that this is a space dominated by hetero men. Get your head of the sand. Pretending there isn't a problem does nothing to actually solve it. Why do you consider any space dominated by hetero men to be a "problem"? Are spaces that are dominated by feminist wom...
by CJ Miller
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Is "Muff Wiggler" offensive?
Replies: 1160
Views: 123620

I think the name invites and reinforces a certain dialogue/culture. It's definitely not inclusive or inviting to anyone outside of that presumed culture. I think the dismissiveness towards anyone who disagrees is problematic. Nice way to stack a one-sided argument there. You posit some "certain" cu...
by CJ Miller
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doubling up, what euro do you own more than one of?
Replies: 116
Views: 7592

There's more than one of everything.
by CJ Miller
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Max 6.1.8 comes with Gen, Max 7 announcement
Replies: 71
Views: 6933

Arg... It's finally here - and I can't use it! My main box has major problems right now, and uses MacOS 10.6.8. When I can afford a new drive I will upgrade it with 10.8 and a fresh 10.6 (for Rosetta), but for now I am stuck. It's inconvenient doing work piecemeal on lots of old computers for now.
by CJ Miller
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Something similar to Ableton Live on Linux?
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

I say that as someone who had to painfully recompile 2.4.0 kernel in my virgin days of linux. If you've recompiled your kernel, you've hit the acid test of linux. Guess I failed (even though I did get the machine working). You think that's an asspain? Compare how much effort it takes to recompile y...
by CJ Miller
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Best Aphex Twin interview for us ardcore soundheadz
Replies: 48
Views: 7941

tron23 wrote:Analogue Internet :hihi:
Would have been great to dissolve it BBD style, letting the pages bit rot over a month or so, turning to noise.
by CJ Miller
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Aphex Twin - Modular Tracks
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

I don't know what happened to them, but some people saved them. I found some by searching for track names mentioned in the interview. Such as: buchla 200e xy MARF.mp3 buchla 200e 31 patches.mp3 buchla 200 quad eg,fm osc fb network edit master edit+3.mp3 quik easel.mp3 nqz2 edit+6.mp3 nqz3 singing ch...
by CJ Miller
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Schmitt trigger won't trigger for schmitt (CGS58)
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Have you tried carefully testing the board while touching the pads with your fingers? This usually works for me if I am worried about lifted pads or broken traces. If you touch it there, the circuit might work intermittently. Continuity can be restored by jumpering connections with a length of wire....
by CJ Miller
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Mark Verbos "The Techno Synthesist" Workshop
Replies: 58
Views: 7072

dubonaire wrote:Man Parrish released an electro track called Techno Trax in 1982. Winner? :nana:
Charanjit Singh's record was in 1982 also.

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by CJ Miller
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Has eurorack satisfied yr modular ambitions?
Replies: 65
Views: 6267

I had almost forgotten! Since the subject of this whole topic has changed, I also have a different answer for it. It is *I* who satisfy my modular ambitions. I certainly could do so with Eurorack, if necessary. But it is not. I use Euro mostly for small (4-8hp) utility modules. Eurorack is actually ...
by CJ Miller
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Has eurorack satisfied yr modular ambitions?
Replies: 65
Views: 6267

Lol CJ, ok then. I think you've missed the point while also jumping to some conclusions. Perhaps. It is easy enough to say that this may be the case. I would not be adverse to some specific examples. Of course, it could also be that I understand your point but disagree. I think it is self evident t...
by CJ Miller
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Waves Codex: Granular Wavetable Synth
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

I kind of have my doubts about it as a granular synth. No windowing options? No spread or synchronization controls? If I had to guess, I'd suppose that they just used some basic granular tech to implement a regular wavetable synth. Not anything I need, but it's nice to see more options out there wit...
by CJ Miller
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Has eurorack satisfied yr modular ambitions?
Replies: 65
Views: 6267

My point is that the innovation that would historically be associated with particular formats is no longer format specific. The advantage of euro is not that it has any quality differences from other formats. So? If there is no difference, then why are you trying to make a big deal of it? It has si...
by CJ Miller
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Has eurorack satisfied yr modular ambitions?
Replies: 65
Views: 6267

Many, if not all, Buchla and Serge ideas have been incorporated into euro by now. This is exactly what I warned about a few pages back. Euro, Frac, and Mu are all formats. Serge and Buchla are specific companies. It is fair to compare, for instance, Buchla VS MakeNoise, Buchla VS TipTop, etc. But t...
by CJ Miller
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with the innability to recall your patches?
Replies: 33
Views: 2368

I just think about what I am doing before, during, and after the patch. It's not unlike cooking - if you know the food, how it cooks, how the flavors mix, etc - then you can improvise recipes according to certain criteria, and reliably reproduce them, if you want. Because you understand why you made...
by CJ Miller
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: pop IC's in place before or after cable soldering?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

I usually prefer to test the voltages of everything once wiring is done, before putting the ICs in. It also depends upon what kind of wiring and how accessible the sockets are. A few months ago I tested a few VCOs which I just knew would be fine, and installed all of the ICs first except for the 308...
by CJ Miller
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Euro build quality
Replies: 99
Views: 8878

If you don't like a companies "quality", don't buy it. There's a bit more to it than that. People should be most critical of what they already have, because they know it better. Also, prospective buyers might wonder about long-term use and service. That's like comparing the price of wheat flour to ...
by CJ Miller
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Euro build quality
Replies: 99
Views: 8878

I think I follow and mostly agree with your point but your last sentence confuses me. Are you referring to the modular synth business as being "mere wishful thinking" or business in general? A little clarification if you don't mind. I meant that business in general tends to be based around wishful ...
by CJ Miller
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Euro build quality
Replies: 99
Views: 8878

For those who like a history lesson, modular synths are cheaper now and more plentiful than they have ever been. Most of the build-quality problems I think tend to be caused by modern trends in electronics manufacturing. These can be worked around to make systems which would be more bomb-proof. But ...
by CJ Miller
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: IRCAMAX Collection 1 - MAXforLive device pack
Replies: 22
Views: 3340

they make plug ins as well. spendy plug ins. check their site. http://ircamtools.com The company FLUX:: makes those plugins for Ircam. They just bundle the same kinds of algorithms with a slick interface. Personally, I think a few hundred $/E for the Forum package is a better buy. The Forum deal ge...
by CJ Miller
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Has eurorack satisfied yr modular ambitions?
Replies: 65
Views: 6267

Formats are IMO not very relevant. They tend to be inter-operable, for the most part. I lump them together based upon rack space: 3U (Euro, Frac, Vector, etc), 4U (Serge. Buchla, Kilpatrick, etc) and 5U (MOTM, .COM, Moon, etc). What I think must be distinguished is comparing formats to other formats...

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