January 12, 2007

Open Thread: An experiment...

by Chris Randall

One of the blogs I read on a daily basis has an Open Thread every day (several, actually) where people can just discuss what's on their mind. I thought I'd give that a whirl here. It remains to be seen whether or not it'll work, but here 'tis. Obviously, we should stay within the general realm of topics normally discussed here. Have at it.


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Jan.12.2007 @ 1:28 PM

I was only joking about the sample CD thing. Can you share what your homemade sampler is from?

Jan.12.2007 @ 1:49 PM
I've considered the Adrenalinn before, but just something about never sat right with me. But I don't really need something with a digital filter.

My main thing is that I've been considering getting a little table top filter, something along the lines of the eowave sci-fi bug, but it occurred to me it would be handy to have something like that with a delay on it.


Jan.12.2007 @ 3:24 PM
Since this is an open forum today, let me pose this question:

Whats the over/under on any of these instruments Waldorf will be announcing at NAMM?

link [www.amazona.de]">link [www.amazona.de]


Jan.12.2007 @ 4:05 PM
I meant to say the over/under of any of these hitting the market.. oops

Jan.12.2007 @ 4:36 PM
Rex, get a DSI evolver. You can find them used for around 375, and they are perfect for sampling. IMO the best bang for the buck.

Jan.12.2007 @ 4:40 PM
<i>Can you share what your homemade sampler is from?</i>

It is based on a chipcorder sampling chip. It has 6 buttons, that are pressed as a chord, in order to address the sample (in binary code), and a button as trigger. In itself the design is not that interesting, but because it is so noisy, and the buttons are not debounced, and it is prone to malfunction, it has a very glitchy sound to it.

I based it on the circuit found on the following page (with very minor modifications):
link [www.scary-terry.co...]">link [www.scary-terry.co...]

I was planning on building a better one, and then documenting it and putting it up on a website, but these things have caught my interest and will probably be the basis of any future homemade projects:

link [www.parallax.co...]">link [www.parallax.co...]
link [www.critterandgri.co...]">link [www.critterandgri.co...]


Jan.12.2007 @ 4:43 PM
<i>You don't want knob twiddling, but you want versatility in making a sound?</i>

I want to be able to program a sound in minute detail, but I don't need to modify it in realtime. Therefore, I don't need knobs or sliders or realtime control. I am looking for something purely for sound design. A DX style interface is fix.


Jan.12.2007 @ 4:51 PM
Thanks, Rex! Sounds cool. I wondered if it was a chipcorder....

Jan.12.2007 @ 6:25 PM
What does the home made sampler sound like?

And wasn't everybody expecting something vaguely exciting from Waldorf Reborn? I have to admit I'm underwhelmed.


Jan.12.2007 @ 6:58 PM
Jupiter 6 Repair? In detroit.

Hey all, Thought this would be a great spot for this. I have a Jupiter that has been developing a few small ticks lately. The PWM does not work it seems and some of the presets are the same no matter what I do to them. also, sometimes the split mode produces some buzzing. Anybody know of anyone in the area who could clean this baby up for me?



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