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by Dirk
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What misconceptions about your synths drive you nuts?
Replies: 210
Views: 14705

'The Mono/Poly is thin sounding' I was one of the people who made this statement, and listening to a friends new mono/poly I have to make adjustments to this statement: There are 2 versions of the mono/poly. The first/old ones have a much lower signal level into the filter, this doesn't give nice f...
by Dirk
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 VCF Replacement Chip
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Chip replacement for Juno 106:
http://www.analoguerenaissance.com/D80017/
by Dirk
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I tried out a TB-303 yesterday
Replies: 83
Views: 6696

Dirk, I was referring to the way the CPU lags/jitters to give it little quirks in timing and the diodes I meant to reference as the filter construction. The jitter of a DA converter is only dependant on the clock that feeds the DA converter. In the case of a 303 that will be the DIN sync signal. An...
by Dirk
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I tried out a TB-303 yesterday
Replies: 83
Views: 6696

By that logic, you would need the same NEC microcontroller with the same burned in program, the same diode matched(and unmatched) pairs of the same generation, and the same BA662 VCA IC's, which haven't been made by rohm for over 20 years. No they are not the same component by component. You can st...
by Dirk
Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I tried out a TB-303 yesterday
Replies: 83
Views: 6696

Is there really a big difference if you use a very good clone (say, a FR Revolution) and a real 303? Are subtle differences really that important though? And what musical needs absolutely must have the real thing? The Revolution falls short with that 303 growl which you get at full resonance, accen...
by Dirk
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I tried out a TB-303 yesterday
Replies: 83
Views: 6696

Re: So I tried out a TB-303 yesterday

But for what it's worth, nothing does 303 better than a 303 :!: There is something that does it better. The Devilfish! Everything the TB should have been. To describe it with the fantastic modders own words: Dark, destructive, delicate, languid, undulating, exquisitely detailed, throbbing, luscious...
by Dirk
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I tried out a TB-303 yesterday
Replies: 83
Views: 6696

michael stein wrote: IMO the best use of the TB-303 was by kraftwerk and I never even realized it was one for about 2 years.
I didn't know kraftwerk had ever used a 303, what tunes did they use it on?
by Dirk
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I tried out a TB-303 yesterday
Replies: 83
Views: 6696

[brag mode on]I have 2 tb-303's and 2 system 100's.[/bragmode off] Because there are lots of internal ajustments to be made inside the 303, there's little chance 2 303's will sound exactly the same. I think my 303's sound a bit different, but not much. I sure as h**l wouldn't bet my life on it to pi...
by Dirk
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: basic (aka stupid) question about oscillator sync
Replies: 15
Views: 2296

insky wrote:I'm not exactly sure how Roland did it but it's still (semi) analog.
See previous post.

:mumum:
by Dirk
Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: basic (aka stupid) question about oscillator sync
Replies: 15
Views: 2296

No analog oscillator ever came with a softsync input. Only hardsync. The oscillators on the Serge Modular do softsync only . (Hardsync-type sounds must be achieved via Wave Multipliers or DSG syncing.) It's an eazy mod to hardsync them. Read the quote from my previous post. PAiA's 9720 VCO has soft...
by Dirk
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: basic (aka stupid) question about oscillator sync
Replies: 15
Views: 2296

Here's heavy theory on the subject of soft and hard sync: http://www.clavia.se/nordmodular/Modularzone/Theory%20and%20history.html No analog oscillator ever came with a softsync input. Only hardsync. Soft sync must be created using other tricks. You can generally say that soft sync sounds less roug...
by Dirk
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: poly 800 super mod
Replies: 29
Views: 1533

Detuned unison would be a great feature.

But I don't want to pay 100 bucks for the upgrade.
by Dirk
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: basic (aka stupid) question about oscillator sync
Replies: 15
Views: 2296

I could be wrong, but I think this is the difference: In hard sync the slave oscillator is set to restart when the master finishes its cycle. In soft sync the slave oscillator's waveform is inverted when the master finishes its cycle. Exactly right. The result is that with hardsync the synced ocsil...
by Dirk
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What misconceptions about your synths drive you nuts?
Replies: 210
Views: 14705

Hardware synths are difficult to intergate in daw's. Probably never heard of midi. My computer has heard of MIDI, just not of CV/Gate ;). Plus, with integration it's usually not note on/off - full control is very nice to have. Thing is, you need several editors and c**p for it to work. There are mi...
by Dirk
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What misconceptions about your synths drive you nuts?
Replies: 210
Views: 14705

Hardware synths are difficult to intergate in daw's.
Probably never heard of midi.