Re: [AH] wanted: acid machine

From Nicholas Keller
Sent Thu, Jan 8th 2015, 20:46

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 t=
hat upgrading to a QS CPU would eliminate this slop and that the slop is act=
ually 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).=20

And I love a good curry.  I got spoiled living in the UK for a few years, no=
w I'm back in FL and it's hard to find a dish that satisfies me. =20


> On Jan 8, 2015, at 2:22 PM, Kenny Balys <> wrote:
> As soon as you are running things via midi, all bets are off for timing.
> The best Midi you will ever get will be from an MPC or something similar b=
ut its nowhere near analogue.
> Timing in the analogue domain is where everything can be rigidly synchrono=
us. Triggers, pulses, clocks all together work well because they are just a p=
recession or cascade of events happening at the slew rate of the component p=
arts. ie) Nanoseconds
> If you are not using the internal sequencer on the 303 I don't imagine a d=
ifference as far as the timing goes. I don't have a quick silver'd machine s=
o take that with a grain of salt.
> ps: saying nanoseconds always makes me want a stiff curry with some nanobr=
>> 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.
>> Nick