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by rschnier
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why are Juno-106 and MKS-80 so fast for software envelopes?
Replies: 27
Views: 4389

Re: Why are Juno-106 and MKS-80 so fast for software envelop

A good book to read is "musical applications of microprocessors" by Hal chamberlain. He really explains how a CPU can be used to control an analog poly. He basically reverse engineers the Rhodes chroma in the book. There's a copy of that book on sale over on Amazon for over £1200. I suppose it's vi...
by rschnier
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ponies that can walk on their tail
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: Ponies that can walk on their tail

zoomtheline wrote:True but I could stick my c**k in a bassoon but it will still be a bassoon.
No, it would be American Pie - Band Camp. (Technically it was an english horn, but close enough for our purpose.)
by rschnier
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: loud psu
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: loud psu

Also, occasionally the varnish/resin that holds the transformer windings in place degrades over time (heat, age, etc.) and lets the windings start vibrating around, causing the buzzing. While this could theoretically be cured by rewinding the transformer and soaking in varnish/resin again, usually t...
by rschnier
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: V/hz on the cheap?
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: V/hz on the cheap?

http://www.paia.com/midi2cv.asp

Comes v/oct as configured, but the page also states that a v/Hz conversion is available.
by rschnier
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can someone explain this circuit for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Can someone explain this circuit for me?

Pin 5 on the MIDI out port needs to be able to sink (i.e., draw in) about 6 milliamps of current in order to light the LED in the other synth's MIDI in port. Some computer data interfaces (pin 12 of the UART jack) can't sink that much current, so a current amplifier (buffer) is placed in-between jus...
by rschnier
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rehoused Polymoog Resonator
Replies: 24
Views: 3381

Re: Rehoused Polymoog Resonator

Cybercardinal wrote:Build your own resonator

http://www.jhaible.de/resonator/resonator.html
As was posted in the Ebay thread, one of the out-of-production PCBs for this project happens to be currently for sale:
by rschnier
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: polysix data transfer
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: polysix data transfer

Sure -- all you would need to do is save the patches onto a tape using the tape save function (a cassette recorder was what the polysix was originally designed for), then load the saved patches from the tape into the other polysix, again using the tape load function. (Note that this will overwrite t...
by rschnier
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: PAIA modular found
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: PAIA modular found

thanks for the input.. $250 makes it more like something that i should hold onto and learn with i suppose.. i thought that maybe each 'kit' in here increased the value.. someone else told me possibly $500 - $1000 for the whole thing.. Well...obviously it's worth whatever you can get someone who wan...
by rschnier
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: PAIA modular found
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: PAIA modular found

Odd to find a few 2700 series modules among the 4700 series modules. Some of that was typical -- PAIA didn't make 4700 versions of an LFO / Noise Source or a VCA, so 2700 versions of those modules were always used. (The 4700 "balanced modulator" -- which this unit has -- could be used as a VCA but ...
by rschnier
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 294441

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Having had both an SP-12 Turbo and a Drumulator (still have the SP), I can attest that sound quality-wise the SP is way superior to the Drumulator (10x might not be exaggerating), never mind the other differences (sampling, memory, etc.). I do not recall the two having the same stock sounds either. ...
by rschnier
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 294441

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

when a seller sets a price on something that is just so clearly trying to absolutely hose a prospective buyer it is particularly irksome to me. nettlesome even (who knew 6th grade vocabulary would pay off). I understand where you're coming from, but if this is an extremely rare, hard-to-find item (...
by rschnier
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 366569

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

Yep, it doesn't have a lot of what made the DSS-1 cool like the resonant analog filters... Funny, I can't find anywhere that says it doesn't. Everyone is saying it has the same filters. Same filters but resonance control is disabled on DSM-1. More info at http://www.wiseguysynth.com/larry/dss-1/dif...
by rschnier
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: are "sawtooth" and "ramp" different terms for the same wave?
Replies: 27
Views: 12376

Re: are "sawtooth" and "ramp" different terms for the same w

Stab Frenzy wrote:In theory a perfect ramp and a perfect saw would generate the same harmonics and therefore sound the same
That is what I based my original response on... :thumbsup: