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Inside a Waldorf Pulse and Moog Voyager - Transitor Array Filters

There was some discussion on the Waldorf list regarding this video on the Waldorf MicroWave 1 compared to the MicroWave 2. The discussion digressed to the analog filter types used in Waldorf Synths. Till "Qwave" Kopper sent in the following bit of information that I though was interesting and deserving of a post: "in the Pulse there is a CA3046 transistor array in the filter. (last picture, and my fingers shown too)(remember Boele taking these pictures at my home, Georg?)

The Moog Source also uses this transistor array. And if you don't know the sound of the Pulse, but the sound of the Moog Source, you will know it has big balls soundwise.

The Moog Voyager also uses a filter array like this, but the type CA3086 (again last picture).

So even if you know the specs inside, it is still the sound thatmatters."

A fun side note: you might recognize the names Boele (SCD), George (swissdoc) and Till (Qwave) from this post, this post and others (just do a search for them on the top left of this site). They do not work for Waldorf but have definitely been experts in all things Waldorf for as long as I can remember. They all beta test Waldorf gear and they offer great non-official support on the Waldorf list on their own time. All great guys in my book.






-Ichabod- Construction and Module List


Be sure to click on the image for the full effect.

"Cabinets:
Ichabod consists of an assembly of 9 separate cabinets interlocked together.

The cabinets were constructed out of 3/8” African Padauk, sanded to 600 grit and oiled with Linseed oil. Paste wax was applied and hand buffed as a sealer and protector. The color was originally as orange as the graphics but, the linseed oil and exposure to UV has darkened the wood to a dazzling deep reddish-orange.

The cabinets are all mitered at the corners and the 13 Ga. steel module mounting frames are embedded into a ¼” deep groove, 1” back from the front edge.

The 4X wide main cabinets (qty=3) contain two Condor power supplies, one for each pair of panels. There are connectors on the back for connecting the satellite cabinets to the main cabinet DC power bus. Four El-Pac external power supplies were supplied for the satellite cabinets if they were to be utilized independently, separate from the main system.

The four satellite cabinets and the two cable caddies are stock MMM cabinets. The cable caddies were modified with an orange electro-luminescent light strip and inverters to light the strips. A reverse light mask with the name “Ichabod” was manufactured and placed over the EL strip.

Modules:
The modules were distributed to provide a left-to-right signal flow per each 2-panel section. The 4X cabinets have two identical left and right layouts and the satellites are identical pairs. A few redundant modules were added to the left and right satellite cabinets in order to provide a fully functioning stand-alone system.

The full Ichabod module list as delivered is as follows:
16 OV1-J VCO’s Jacked version
16 OV1-S VCO’s Switched version
7 NS1 Noise sources (1 per cabinet)
16 EG1 ADSR Envelope generators
16 AV1 VCA’s
16 JPVCF1 VC Filters
14 MX1 4X Mixers
10 DLFO1 Dual LFO’s
8 PE/MIDI 2-wide MIDI controller with V 2.0 software
8 AF1 Amplitude Followers (Envelope Followers)
8 GD1 4X Gate delays
8 BF1 4X buffers/signal distribution
8 VCM1 4X Voltage controlled mixers
5 SH1 Sample and Holds
5 LP1 Lag processors/ Glide
2 UT1 Utility modules/ clock/ divider/ manual voltage source

Coming soon:
2 SQ1 3-wide 8X3 sequencer

Module descriptions can be found on our WIKI site: http://mmm.sevcom.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Or, by going to the main web site http://www.mattsonminimodular.com/ And clicking on the WIKI link."






Korg Polysix | demo by syntezatory.prv.pl

YouTube via Jexus
"Demo of 1981 Korg Polysix. Triggered & synchronised with the use of Korg KR-55B and Roland TR-707. All sounds programmed by WC Olo Garb. Video editing by WC Olo Garb. ||| Syntezatory.prv.pl Videos: showing you not what a synthesizer can do, but what a man can do with a synthesizer."






POLYFUSE - No One Will Come to Save Us

Click here for an experiment in analog sound by POLYFUSE. The tracks feature a x0xb0x (with bass boost mod and the EvilX0X custom firmware), 808, guitar pedals + shortwave radio. Be sure to check out the rest of the site for more.

POLYFUSE is Justin McGrath of TRASH_AUDIO.






Native Instruments Introduces DISCOVERY SERIES: BALINESE GAMELAN

"Berlin, September 24th, 2009 - Native Instruments today introduced BALINESE GAMELAN, a new KONTAKT-Powered instrument that marks the second entry in the "Discovery Series". Created in collaboration with the renowned sound-design house Soniccouture, BALINESE GAMELAN offers a versatile assortment of ethnic instruments that represent the rich sonic heritage of classic Indonesian music, for use in film scoring, electronic music production and traditional compositions.

BALINESE GAMELAN faithfully recreates the charismatic sounds of the traditional Balinese orchestra with its diverse combinations of instruments. Three essential elements of the larger Gamelan ensemble are included; the melodic core instruments which comprise the Jegog, the Calung, and the Penyacah; the "Gangsa" which consists of the Ugal, Pemadé, and Kantilan metallophones; and the kettle gongs which include the Trompong and the Reyong. All instruments have been carefully recorded from the London Symphonic Orchestra's own "Semara Dana Gamelan Ensemble" in full detail, resulting in 2 GByte of studio-quality samples that are brought to life through the unrivaled power of the KONTAKT sampling engine.

BALINESE GAMELAN can be used both with the free KONTAKT PLAYER and with the full-featured KONTAKT sampler, and makes extensive use of the advanced sound shaping and articulation features of the platform. Users can switch between original gamelan tuning as well as a western-oriented "concert" tuning, and an optional "Synth" version allows to creatively tweak the sound of individual instruments beyond their natural tonality. A "Jammer" function creates rhythmic patterns, while the typical detuned doubling of the Gangsa and other gamelan instruments can be conveniently controlled via dedicated parameters of the software.

BALINESE GAMELAN is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for $79 / 69 EUR.

More information on BALINESE GAMELAN including audio demos can be found at
http://www.native-instruments.com/balinesegamelan.info

About Native Instruments:

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based music production and performance. The company's mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike."






JUNOST-1122 Synth Organ

via this auction

"EMI Unost' - 1122 (Muromskiys Factory, the same factory that made LEGENDARY AELITA MONSTER MONOSYNTH) The new model has been added to the collection of EMI Unost'. This new model has more possibilities than other instruments of this series. It has a broad audible range.

Some new noiseless blocks have been used in this unstrument to improve sounding. It has become quite portable, that's why it looks very attractive. Unost' - 1122 plays string and wind instruments. It can be used for solo and accompaniment in professional ensembles. One can change sounding during playing according to one's taste. It is possible to extract bass part or accompaniment in volume.

One can record a composition without any microphone. It's possible to listen to that record by the use of the main telephones.
The keyboard is very mobile. A power amplifier with the acoustic systems should be used to play this instrument.

JUNOST'-1122 HAS STRONG METALLIC BODY, 5-OCT POLYPHONIC RANGE AND FULL SIZE KEYS, SWITCHERS AND SLIDERS ON THE FRONT PANEL, STAND FOR NOTES. IT HAS VERY ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE SOUNDS - FROM CLASSIC OLD ORGANS, FARFISA TYPE TIMBRES, PADS TO SYNTH SOUNDS. USING FILTER, RESONANCE, ENVELOPES, MODULATIONS ETC. YOU CAN GET THE SOUND WHICH IS VERY WARM AND WIDE, FAT AND PUNCHY! IT'S AWESOME IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS OLD SCHOOL OR FOR MODERN EXPERIMENTS!

Specifications:
— Number of octaves:
— in the musical range 8 (possibilty to increase to 9)
— in the keyboard 5
— Number of keys 60
— Number of registers 4(16';8';4';2')
— Mains voltage, V 220, 50Hz
— Power consumption, W 35
— Dimensions: 125х400х860 mm (4.92'x15.74'x33.85')
— Weight: 14 kg (approx. 30.8 pounds)"


Samples:
1) filtbass.mp3 (218 KB)
2) fullorg.mp3 (187 KB)
3) lfomod.mp3 (145 KB)
4) modsaw.mp3 (97 KB)
5) oldorg1.mp3 (111 KB)
6) modsaw.mp3 (97 KB)
7) persolo.mp3 (197 KB)
8) rezbass.mp3 (121 KB)
9) smoot.mp3 (309 KB)
10) sustorg.mp3 (148 KB)
11) swepad.mp3 (439 KB)
12) texture.mp3 (270 KB)
13) vintpad.mp3 (315 KB)






Early ARP 2600 with Tonos Logo

via this auction

"VERY OLD ARP 2600. ONE OF THE OLDEST PHIL SCIRROCCO HAD SEEN WHEN HE WENT THROUGH IT AND MADE IT NEW AGAIN. TONUS LOGO... DIMENSIONS: 32" x 18" x 9x WEIGHT: 58 Ibs. THATS WITHOUT PACKAGING."






Treat Yourself :)

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