From Doug Masla
Sent Thu, Nov 20th 1997, 15:11
At 3:53 PM +0100 11/19/97, THOMAS PONS wrote: >Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 15:36:21 +0100 (MET) >From: THOMAS PONS <email@example.com> >Subject: A standard for modulars? >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Message-id: <D14ICT3D5TG*/R=A1A1CLP1/R=CLSRES/U=PONS_T/@MHS> >MIME-version: 1.0 >Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII >Delivery-date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 15:36:00 +0100 (MET) >Posting-date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 15:36:22 +0100 (MET) >Importance: normal >Sensitivity: Company-Confidential >A1-type: MAIL > > Just a little question I often ask myself: > >- Why is there no "standard" for modules ? This standard will allow companies >to produce compatible products (VCO's, filters, VCA's etc.). You could use a >filter from XXX with an EG from YYY etc. This standard also implies a size >compatibility, like U unit for racks. >- The benefits will be obvious: you can build a modular system by >selecting the >manufacturers you like in each fields, PLUS you're not tied anymore to a >single >company future and price policy... > >Any opinions? > > >thomas (de paris) Thomas There is a standard 1 volt per octave/+5volt gate& trigger... though the signal levels differ from brand to brand Doepfer,Arp,Serge/STS,Moog(except for the s-trig,polyfusion,Roland...are all usable together as are many I did not mention. I had my Synthi AKS modified by Kevin Lightner for 1vpo/gate responce..I also cross patch my PS3300 korg(linear) with my serge,roland and doepfer modulars for more audio processing.(lets not leave out the Boss stomp boxes)...... Cheers Doug M.