SH-101 "mating call" thread question

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SH-101 "mating call" thread question

Post by BlackGnosis » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:14 pm

I remember a while ago some one posted about the random blurbs and noises a idling SH-101 makes, and even brought up the possibilities of this being from other sh-101 in the area [at first I thought that might be a joke, but later found out many analogue synths when they idle make noises randomly sometimes, strange no?]

Who posted it cause I'd like to chat with that person and learn more about it.
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Post by Synthaholic » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:27 pm

Leave two SH-101s alone in a room and see what happens. ;)

As for random noises, they could be caused by a number of things. RF interference, electrical noise, or flaky/out of tune circuits in the synth. For example, a balky VCA could let sound through when no keys are being played. A scratchy pot or switch could cause strange sounds too.

Or the synth could have a ghost. ;)
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Post by BlackGnosis » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:36 pm

Synthaholic wrote:Leave two SH-101s alone in a room and see what happens. ;)
I heard if you leave a TB-303 and a SH-101 together long enough you'll find a MC-202 after a couple of months...

but still, I have the MP3 file of the sounds still and I find them very interesting and have wondered if they were the real or jsut the guy pulling our legs.
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Post by Synthaholic » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:36 pm

Post the MP3, I'd like to hear it.
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Post by BlackGnosis » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:34 am

actually thats one of the reasons why this is up, I'd like the guys permission to post it and maybe pull a couple samples off it =)
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Post by hageir » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:36 am

it was my fellow icelandic buddy (lives in holland)
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Post by Sexor » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:19 pm

hehey! just saw this! :D

I'll try to find the link.... give me a moment.
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Post by BlackGnosis » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:42 pm

Sexor wrote:hehey! just saw this! :D

I'll try to find the link.... give me a moment.
Lemme save ya some webspace.

it sounds cool though!

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Post by Sexor » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:46 pm

Ok, the link is lost somewhere in the depths of the internet....

It was just some noodling on the SH-101.... I don't even know why I posted it but is was a (not so funny) joke.

However... on the subject of synths making ghost sounds.... many analog synths do make ghost sounds when the output is amplified way out of what is considered normal.

I hooked the 101 to an amplifier once.... I turned the amp as loud as possible, so loud that I didn't dare to touch the keys :shock: and having done so, I could hear some creepy sawtooth sounds that seemed to follow the 101's LFO speed, even though nothing was being played.

These ghost sounds are nothing to worry about though... their level is way below audible levels, even when playing loud. As for being a problem in a recording studio, the level is so low that the dynamic range between the ghost sounds and the softest played synth part is way more than any AD converter will ever pick up.

so... there you have it
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Post by Sexor » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:49 pm

oh there it is.... nice :D
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Post by BlackGnosis » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:52 pm

Thank you for your permissions =)
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Post by Shleed » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:07 am

My modular sometimes picks up radio stations, but none of my synths seem to show any signs of these "ghostly sounds".

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Post by Dr. Sound » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:36 am

Sounds like you have your power leads too close to your audio leads.
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Post by jayman » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am

sounds weird, but anything can trigger it.
not kidding, when i first got my arp ody, and it still had the failed filter i was able to get sound out of it.. BY DISCONNECTING THE OUTPUT!.. i was amazed and had to show someone else just to prove to myself i wasn't imagining it..
i totally dig how our ears can hear all this s**t and and we don't even do like half of it with normal instruments, and then all we gotta do is hook a speaker up to some circuits and move those circuits around and we can push our hearing to it's limits

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