Sent Tue, Dec 1st 1998, 05:07
Dave Trenkel wrote: > >The A-114 Dual Ring Mod is a good bargain, and does its duty without too > >much carrier bleed-through. > > Agreed. I sometimes wish it had an on-board oscillator so I didn't have to > tie up an oscillator as a carrier, but that'd be a more complex module. careful what you wish for! I believe the VC Freq Shifter has an onboard carrier. While it's one of my fav pieces I have to say it's noisy as hell and always has a high pitched whiiiine coming out due to the carrier. I've learned to deal with it but sometimes I iwsh there was an easier way... > >The A-115 Audio Divider is a nice module to have if you only have a > >couple VCOs, > I like the A-115 quite a bit, often running things other than square waves > through it for really wierd sounds. heh. I thought mine was "broken" because it cut out and sound like one note mud when i fed it the A110. Turns out I was sending it a low octave note to start with and it overloaded on the 2nd of four sub octaves! If you *really* want a nice (and VC able!) audio divider grab one of the limited run Frequency Dividers from Blacet systems. It is one of the nicest modules of any company i have ever used. really it is a *great* piece. > > > >The A-121 Multimode VCF was a disappointment. > Here I completely disagree, I LOVE the sound of the A-121, I greatly prefer > it over the A-120 moog-style filter. The nasty, screamy quality of the > self-oscillation is part of what makes it appeal to me. Dif'rent strokes. I hear ya. I like it but i think all of dave's comments are exactly how I feel. I don't wnat all that screech in a filter. At least not that exact screech. It's too clumsy in the resonance for my tastes so i usually have to keep it a bit down when using the LOWpass out. Now the Notch out I love and since it has all four I really have to say it's certainly a module to own despite it's "issues". As for cross talk I dn't hear any and mine's in a wooden box with a not-too-great ground. I *have* noticed an annoying break in the sound when patching up a complex patch and I've wondered if this is a bad cord or a miilsecond break/short along the buss or xtalk.