Re: [AH] wanted: acid machine

From Kenneth Balys
Sent Thu, Jan 8th 2015, 20:59

I guess the CPU is involved in the sync clock on the 303 so that makes 
it do wierd things -or rather- gives it character :) So its not 
technically an analogue sync which could simply be described as an 
oscillator.

Slaving it off a really tight master sync clock should pull it all in.

The sound of total synchronization is really nice to my ears. Like beat 
detective... without the daw, in realtime


On 08-01-2015 7:46 PM, Nicholas Keller wrote:
> I thought you were saying that the original machines had a unique sloppiness to their clocks which is often not replicated successfully in clones, and that upgrading to a QS CPU would eliminate this slop and that the slop is actually preferable.  I can testify that the 707 I used to have was terrible as a master clock.  Now I have a TB and a 606, sometimes run by themselves and sometimes synced to a midi master with either a Doepfer MSY-2 or MCV24 (and soon, a TR-9090).
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> And I love a good curry.  I got spoiled living in the UK for a few years, now I'm back in FL and it's hard to find a dish that satisfies me.
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> Nick
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>> On Jan 8, 2015, at 2:22 PM, Kenny Balys <kenny@beatkamp.com> wrote:
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>> As soon as you are running things via midi, all bets are off for timing.
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>> The best Midi you will ever get will be from an MPC or something similar but its nowhere near analogue.
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>> Timing in the analogue domain is where everything can be rigidly synchronous. Triggers, pulses, clocks all together work well because they are just a precession or cascade of events happening at the slew rate of the component parts. ie) Nanoseconds
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>> If you are not using the internal sequencer on the 303 I don't imagine a difference as far as the timing goes. I don't have a quick silver'd machine so take that with a grain of salt.
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>> ps: saying nanoseconds always makes me want a stiff curry with some nanobread
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>>> On 08-01-2015 7:01 PM, Nicholas Keller wrote:
>>> This sequencer stiffness you mention... If you ran the TB from a
>>> MIDI->Sync converter, wouldn't you also lose some of the TB's
>>> fl-acid-ity?  I was thinking about getting the Quicksilver upgrade at
>>> some point, so I wonder what difference it will make if I rarely use the
>>> TB with its own internal clock.
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>>> Nick
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