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by Savage
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Koyaanisqatsi on cable TV tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Koyaanisqatsi on cable TV tonight

I didn't see this anywhere else, so... The non-narrative documentary, Koyaanisqatsi , with music by Philip Glass is airing tonight on the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) cable channel at 10pm ET. One of the better known Glass pieces heard in the documentary is "The Grid". Set your DVR's accordingly. If ...
by Savage
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: What upgrades for a regular new guitar?
Replies: 21
Views: 1274

Re: What upgrades for a regular new guitar?

Is this a brand-spanking new guitar we're talking about? One thing I'd check is whether the truss rod in the neck is adjusted correctly. I bought a Rickenbacker from a friend who played it for a number of years in Byrds cover bands, and when he sold it to me, he told me he didn't like the action and...
by Savage
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New module HW-01 [ NOW AVAILABLE ]
Replies: 26
Views: 2115

Wow! An idea like this just makes my head spin!
by Savage
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: advice on buying a lap steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1944

Thanks, bitflip . I do write professionally, sort of. I'm in IT, and I frequently have to do technical writing describing procedures. Here, I write too much. I should keep my posts shorter. But I don't come here so often anymore, preferring to play music rather than talk about it. MindMachine , if y...
by Savage
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: advice on buying a lap steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1944

Thanks for the info on the scales/tuning. I usually end up with the CEGACE on my six, and basically the same with extra steps on my 8. Mainly because it's an easy tuning to remember for me. My dual Fender Steel String Singer, I go nuts and use E13 (I think it was E13, been a while and I can't remeb...
by Savage
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: advice on buying a lap steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1944

Well, it's not exactly a lap steel, but a 'console non-pedal steel'... https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/8694_national_grand_console_tripleneck_steel_guitar_02_2.jpg It's a 1957 National 'Grand Console', and it has three 8-strings. And don't let the legs fool you. It's not a 'pedal steel', ...
by Savage
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Piano bench causing swollen feet/ankles?
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

I have a nasty spinal condition that causes constant moderate to severe pain, and an office chair helps me a lot. Since I play various instruments -- keyboards, 'the knobs' on modular synth, guitar, etc. -- the arms would've just gotten in the way. So I left them off. This worked out for me serendip...
by Savage
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Post pics of your 5U format setup!
Replies: 4372
Views: 493004

@ JohnLRice No, John, it's not "Popcorn", although that's not a bad one to consider tackling! I won't keep you in suspense (like you're losing sleep over it); it's the one Brian Eno said was going to change the world forever -- "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer and Georgio Moroder. Moroder used a Moog m...
by Savage
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Three or four oscillators
Replies: 20
Views: 1627

Oh, and I agree with kindredlost et al. regarding using additional VCO's tuned to a fifth, an octave, etc. as well as the idea of mixing up waveforms, with a mixer. It's an idea that's hundreds of years old. Adding stops on an organ, or pulling drawbars on something like a Hammond, can add not only ...
by Savage
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Post pics of your 5U format setup!
Replies: 4372
Views: 493004

I was going to wait until I had a photo of 'The Pillars of Heracles' when it was all lit up. But I logged on for another post, and I don't come here very often. (I've been too busy playing music!) I haven't posted a photo of it since Page 128, I think, and I've added a few modules to it. I'll have t...
by Savage
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Three or four oscillators
Replies: 20
Views: 1627

EPTC wrote:
one single oscillator, beautifully whistling on its own.

Fixed it for you. Now it's haiku.
by Savage
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: DOTCOM Q182-RP20 Ribbon and Pressure Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 1964

I have an RP-20, and I love it. I have had it mounted on top of my keyboard, but I enjoy using most by putting a guitar strap on it and slinging it over my shoulder. It plays more like a 'musical instrument' that way for me.
by Savage
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: With a little help from my friends...
Replies: 41
Views: 4286

Dave, I don't visit here as much as I used to, and I'm sorry I haven't responded until now. But I'm really glad to see the EDIT to your original post. It's truly amazing what love, support, and a positive outlook can do.
by Savage
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Roger is looking for interest in new module Q170
Replies: 50
Views: 4268

When I first saw this module, I thought, "What would I do with something like that ?" Then within thirty seconds, it hit me like a bolt of lightning. Order placed. And Suit , I think you're right. It is kind of a Buchla concept, or even a Serge. But, as you also say, it's cool. Dunno if it's polypho...
by Savage
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Q148
Replies: 54
Views: 4510

I've had a Q148 for ten months now, and I just love it. I use it in nearly every patch and find the Headphones output especially useful. As to the phase question, maybe someone has mentioned it already, but if you look at the block diagram in the data sheet, you will see a section that seems to indi...
by Savage
Thu May 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Post pics of your 5U format setup!
Replies: 4372
Views: 493004

"Cowbell... the symbol of unbridled passion."
Frank Zappa
by Savage
Mon May 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How to synthesize a human scream?
Replies: 20
Views: 1991

If I tried it (and I might now that you brought it up), I'd approach it with formant filtering to get a nice "Ahhhhh!" sound. You could use the formant frequencies of around 550Hz, 900Hz, and 1,400Hz to start. (Dialing in formant frequencies is a bit like tuning multiple carburetors, if you remember...
by Savage
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Unknown synth on eBay
Replies: 78
Views: 11621

@ Astrolabe23 That does look like a keyed switch on the front panel, unless it's a mechanical access key to the front panel, although that would be a weird position for one. Also, I don't know if it will be an issue since there are photos of the cabinet opened up, but there is a keyhole on the back ...
by Savage
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Pattern Bussing with out Q963 on Moog 960
Replies: 49
Views: 3698

@analog music Perhaps it would also be useful if you knew what Allen Strange himself had to say about it, which I provide here for educational purposes... "...With pulse address, each increment will have an accompanying pulse input. When a trigger is set to an increment's pulse address input, the s...
by Savage
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Pattern Bussing with out Q963 on Moog 960
Replies: 49
Views: 3698

@analog music I think this is correct and will work as depicted, but don't hold me to it. Rather, think of it as a starting point for experimentation into the realm of 'Strange Pattern Bussing'. https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/8694_savage_strange_pulse_address_bussing_2_1.jpg Some explan...
by Savage
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: If you could pick any two musicians to collaborate…
Replies: 113
Views: 8260

@ mckenic Now I understand what you meant by your post! Cool! @ lud Interesting suggestion. You wouldn't happen to be anywhere in or near the Southeastern U.S., by any chance, would you? EDIT: Sorry, lud . I finally rubbed two brain cells together to get a spark, looked at your avatar, and saw that ...
by Savage
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Any Lap Steel or Pedal Steel players here?
Replies: 34
Views: 5603

dkcg , welcome to the world of steel guitar! I got into steel guitar when I saw Jerry Douglas play dobro with Bela Fleck on banjo and couldn't believe the amount of sound coming from those two guys. I already played banjo, but that show made me determined to learn the dobro and later the steel guit...
by Savage
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Some Interesting problems with some modules
Replies: 27
Views: 1490

Ditto on the recommendation from kindredlost for the Q172 Quantizer Aid module. The Q171 had only been out a little less than a month and I got both. When I found out that the Q172 was programmable and able to store three user scales, that was it for me. I typically keep a whole-tone scale and a Phr...
by Savage
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MIDI Y-cable : truth and myth, please throw some light
Replies: 28
Views: 2111

Something that works 99% of the time isn't really working. Exactly. I've told people this I don't know how many times. If something "works 99% of the time", that initially sounds great. But if it performs its function 3,000 times a second, that's thirty times a second it may not work. I may just be...
by Savage
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What drew you to your modular format(s) of choice?
Replies: 83
Views: 3590

My choice was the same as hsosdrum : love at first sight. My first sight was on the cover of Switched On Bach in 1969 when I was thirteen. For obvious economic reasons, I never got the chance to own a Moog back then, and when the market ended in 1985, and not knowing that systems were to be had if y...

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