Sent Thu, Sep 19th 1996, 21:00
I didn't believe my eyes, when I received the latest KEYs issue. Now, this happens every now and then, but this time they just hit the jackpot. There is a statement by Mr. Doepfer printed, where he claims that there is no real difference between a Minimoog filter and a TB-303 filter, at least no more than component tolerances! To "proove" this, they show details of both, the Minimoog and the TB-303 schematics - closeups of the filter circuits. The funny thing is: The difference is clearly visible, the transistors connected as diodes in the 303 filter. It's just the text beneath the pictures that says: Look, exactly the same thing. I am ready to doubt that this is really Dieter Doepfer's statement - I am quite sure he knows better ! God knows what KEYs have mixed up this time ... and how stupid do they think their readers are !? See, I don't have problems with a bit of misinformation now and then - nobody is perfect. But they make a large feature on filters, as opposed to the various "myths"(how they call it) around, and then they write this bloody nonsense. I called Mr. Doepfer, but I didn't get him on the phone yet. As soon as I hear from him, I'll inform you again. Now, let me make a wild guess what KEYs will present us in the next issue: A closeup picture of a Pitch Bend Wheel, and a Roland style Lever, and look, we found an expert who prooves there is no difference at all (;->) JH.