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by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Stereo vs. Mono
Replies: 19
Views: 2331

You should read up on some basic audio theory first before further attempting to coax something out of your modular that you don't understand. Once you know the basics, and there's not a lot of them really, it's as easy as buttering bread, and that will last you a lifetime - for just a few hours or ...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Production game changers!
Replies: 81
Views: 13265

Playing programmed/ sequenced stuff by hand for comparison.

Some musicians/ produces may want to avoid that deliberately, in order to not interrupt the "machine-y" feel of what they do and what they want to express. But for me, I feel it has always made my sequences better.
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: what is this vocal cut up effect/sound?
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: what is this vocal cut up effect/sound?

I think the Múm track is maybe a better example of what Im going for. Not sure whether it might be a tremelo effect, or maybe a vocal take cut up and then put onto a drum machine Múm remixed - start at 58s in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP446kkAFm0 It simply sounds like the vocals are run thro...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Mixing dance music in mono?
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Please *release* some music in mono... 90s mono techno was best, love my Missile records & stuff.
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Have you ever envisioned your own sound synthesis?
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Have you ever envisioned your own sound synthesis?

"Quadrant-controlled oscillator" I'm curious. Can you elaborate? If it's interesting enough, maybe I can figure out how to do it with actual electrons and such. Okay. Imagine a waveform on a xy coordinate system. Crest is in 1st quadrant, trough is in 4th, zero crossing is at (0,0). For any paramet...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Deliberately avoiding popular products.
Replies: 142
Views: 8289

All guitars basically sound the same. It is how you treat, or mis-treat them that gives the differences that sets apart every rock genre from each other and from folk and country and every other type of music that uses guitars. Everyone with a Stratocaster sound the same? Everyone with a Les Paul? ...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Delia Derbyshire
Replies: 56
Views: 7913

How can you hear something that's not done yet? He isn't asking to get paid per note...

Thanks for posting the link! Glad that there is still interest in her work.
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Neptune Towers (Space synth project of Fenris of Darkthrone)
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Here Fenriz says that everything was played live, not programmed. https://www.metal.de/interviews/darkthrone-36982/ I hazard a guess that it may have been recorded with the same recording (not synth) equipment that he recorded Transilanian Hunger and Panzerfaust into all on his own except for the vo...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 3047
Views: 115304

The new Gas LP. The Mike Schommer EP that came out last year is pretty great. Some of the Radius releases on Echospace are very nice and lo-fi. Vainqueur ‎– Reductions 1995-1997 is essential. Indeed! Chain Reaction and Wolfgang Voigt - good taste in music! NP: the sound of my computer's fan going c...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Alternative Sequantizer
Replies: 22
Views: 2490

But most everyone who has tried it has been pretty perplexed by the "pandora's box" style jackfields and the uniform arrangement of the controls making it difficult to learn to first actually use the modules at all, and then learn to do things in intuitive "eyes closed" mode. I've found it pretty h...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Alternative Sequantizer
Replies: 22
Views: 2490

I'd have thought Wiard could be one of the few formats (as lovely complete ecosystems) that can survive on a small scale. Not what the job centre told me today about my business... :cry: Ahem. Various different manufacturers over the years and decades have approached their module building business ...
by addendum
Sat May 26, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Avoiding the thump on sequences (also ROMs)
Replies: 1
Views: 1713

A general hint first: the Envelator has no ADSR mode, only an output that's labelled ADSR and that actually provides a pseudo-ADSR approach by crossfading the single envelopes, which you ideally set to AD and AR, respectively, and you have to fiddle with the individual times to get as close to a rea...
by addendum
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Expanding Korg ms 20
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Well you had mentioned MIDI2CV yourself. Not sure if I'm following. If you want to avoid any conversion though, maybe you can find some Hz/V modules to control from your MS 20 and process its output. I think Metasonix has a few such modules?
by addendum
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Sequencers - holding you back? propping you up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

First off, that patch with the SSL V-Gates is fantastic. Currently available sequencers with VC stage selection (that I know of!) are Buchla 248e and Wiard Sequantizer. The latter has individual per-stage pulse outputs, so funnily you can use it for the same trick as the V-Gates while it already has...
by addendum
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Sequencers - holding you back? propping you up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Good point concerning the size variant addendum but even the quintessential 960 has non-linear stage selection, with an external gate or trigger of course. That's great but not the same as a CV input, which can turn the sequencer into a quantizer/ waveshaper. I'm positive this didn't exist before t...
by addendum
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Specific Tangerine Dream The KEEP synth/sound
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Very interesting but hard to reproduce i think. prety sure it's a vocoder too. Did they had a ROland VP330? or only the EMS? Well, a vocoder, which has been mentioned from the start as a main suspect here, does pretty much what I described - "mismatching" the formants of the input signal unless bot...
by addendum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Expanding Korg ms 20
Replies: 9
Views: 842

This may help? https://www.modulargrid.net/e/ladik-u-201-hz-v-to-v-oct-converter But IMO the way to go is not aiming to use the MS 20 keyboard to control other synths, but to use a master controller with a MIDI2CV device that has both V/oct and Hz/V outs. For example Kenton have made several of thes...
by addendum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Specific Tangerine Dream The KEEP synth/sound
Replies: 17
Views: 725

I'd also say vocoder based, but more in terms of technique, I know some years back I got close to this sound by filtering narrow pulse waves several times in series with some distortion inbetween and of course medium to high res settings on the filters. The reason is that (in practical terms) PWM pr...
by addendum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Motherboard Patch theories
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

PS
Uh, not to mention the 17A Sequencer, Cynthia Gate Sequencer, CV Recorder and Cynthia Gate Programmer IN the main system frame below the large sequencers. Just saw those on the MG page. That is certainly enough to create some simple but complete tracks.
by addendum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Motherboard Patch theories
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Could you link to or specify that interview? I did some searches and dind't find it. I wouldn't be surprised if the press "edited" or "summarized" a statement like "we didn't use a DAW for sequencing, we just let the modular run by itself and tweaked parameters by hand" (meaning: while the modular p...
by addendum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Easel: saw wave vs. spikey thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Glad I found this. I was wondering, too, and it was in fact one of my reasons not to buy the BEMI Easel when it was new. Can you maybe post a pic? A quick photo would do, but if your scope is digital, a screen cap would be fantastic. (And would nicely complement this: http://buchlatech.blogspot.com/...
by addendum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Sequencers - holding you back? propping you up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

I don't own a 5U system but read this thread because I was interested if the cliché holds true that 5U users tend to use sequencers only for "Berlin style" linear note arrays (I don't dare say "melodies" or "riffs"). In that case I wouldn't bother, like some said here. But in other formats, sequence...
by addendum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Minimoog Voyager XL: is there an option?
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Reason I never bought the XL was because I knew I'd have such a hard time letting it go once I'd have it. It's just so such a great mix of modular and performance. Like an MS 20 on steroids (I guess this phrase has been coined before...). It doesn't really fill in a special niche sound-wise, but in...
by addendum
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: Help me get this sound from Pan Sonic
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

To me it sounds like a vocal sample made to sound "metallic" by time stretching or a short delay with lots of feedback. I'm pretty sure that's where the "metal" comes from and that it's not any type of cymbal.
by addendum
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Minimoog Voyager XL: is there an option?
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Reason I never bought the XL was because I knew I'd have such a hard time letting it go once I'd have it. It's just so such a great mix of modular and performance. Like an MS 20 on steroids (I guess this phrase has been coined before...). It doesn't really fill in a special niche sound-wise, but in ...

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