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by cbmuir
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why doesn't every digital synth have a digital output?
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: Why doesn't every digital synth have a digital output?

One issue is that mixing multiple digital source that aren't slaved to the same word clock is somewhat problematic. There would need to be sample rate conversion on each input, which add cost and could degrade the audio if not done well.
by cbmuir
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI -> CV Interface
Replies: 53
Views: 5685

Buchla 225e:

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-Chris
by cbmuir
Mon May 12, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

...if they were more about selling individual modules I'd be looking at starting one, but as it is, the lump-sum/packaged nature of them means that I'll have to see how far I can get with PlanB and Livewire until I get a real job :) As near as I can tell, the main excitement around the Serge M-seri...
by cbmuir
Mon May 12, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

carbon111 wrote:It doesn't have to be ;)
You can certainly get a starter system from Serge cheaper than a starter system from Buchla, but by the time I specify a system I might actually like to use the gap closes quite a bit.

-C
by cbmuir
Sat May 10, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

Re: West Coast vs West Coast

Any format can be conventional or experimental depending on how you patch it. That's more or less what I meant by citing the programming adage "You can write bad Fortran in any language." (although I guess that you have to be a computer geek to get that joke) That said, I do think that some systems...
by cbmuir
Thu May 08, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

West Coast / East Coast

As far as the whole West-Coast / East-Coast thing, this is paraphrased from things I said on Analog Heaven: I'm not sure I agree with these distinctions, but attributes of the two different styles seems to be: West Coast: emphasis on creating complex waveforms at the oscillator more exotic control v...
by cbmuir
Thu May 08, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

note the Serge was largely based on the Buchla, although thankfully not the price. Have you priced Serge lately? The days of it being a "poor man's Buchla" are long gone. Now it's firmly in the "I can almost afford a Buchla" camp. the "west coast" idea is irrelevant these days, but the SF bay/silic...
by cbmuir
Fri May 02, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

Re: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?

Besides the new 200E which is very expensive, are there any modular companies that are making modules similar in function and sound to the 200 series? The 200e isn't really more expensive than vintage 200 series. I was lucky enough to be able to use a 200 system in college, and I currently have a 2...
by cbmuir
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anybody checked the Moog site lately?
Replies: 23
Views: 1753

The Moog guitar is reportedly a polyphonic sustainer guitar, which is cool but not earth shaking.

The think that really confuses me about it is the is supposedly does not have a 13 pin hex out to drive MIDI interfaces, or hex processors.
by cbmuir
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Casio VZ-10m. Are you man enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

I have a CZ-1 and a VZ-10M. While the VZ has way more features, I think that the CZ-1 sounds better.
by cbmuir
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Name that synth: EXPERT EDITION!
Replies: 13
Views: 3304

  The reason for the "strange" connector between the Voice 400 and the Keyboard was that, in addition to pitch CV, Gate, and some CVs from the joystick, the keyboard had a keypad just like the one on the Voice that could access the presets on the Voice remotely. There was also some redundant power c...
by cbmuir
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Announcing the Mattson Mini Modular!
Replies: 56
Views: 4513

Sorry Chris, my apologies! I completely misread your post ...I'm pretty bleary. No worries. Tone, in this textual medium, can be hard to read, particularly when hopped up on decongestant. :) I really do wish MMM & George, and by extension you, Matrix, and whomever else was involved early, the best ...
by cbmuir
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Announcing the Mattson Mini Modular!
Replies: 56
Views: 4513

I did find it a touch ironic that you chose an oblique diss at someone elses hard work as your first post but I suppose I can't fault you for your own opinion though I know its not based on any first-hand experience. How hurtful do you think that is? A lot of people have been saying awful things ou...
by cbmuir
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Announcing the Mattson Mini Modular!
Replies: 56
Views: 4513

before the MMM you had to have a Synthi, an ARP2600 (semi-) or a modded, custom monosynth in order to have a portable/suitcase modular. Are you forgetting the Doepfer suitcase? It's been available for a while, and is more or less as portable as the MMM. Dude, you created an account just to say that...
by cbmuir
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Announcing the Mattson Mini Modular!
Replies: 56
Views: 4513

shaft9000 wrote:before the MMM you had to have a Synthi, an ARP2600 (semi-) or a modded, custom monosynth in order to have a portable/suitcase modular.
Are you forgetting the Doepfer suitcase? It's been available for a while, and is more or less as portable as the MMM.

-C