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Analog Multiply/Divide Chip td Mon Jan 1 11:23:10 2007
Designing new analog synthesis equipment? You might want to know about the Analog Products AD538, a precision multiplication, division and exponentiation part.
Analog Modular Synthesizers td Mon Jan 1 11:23:16 2007
A whole crop of manufacturers and homebuilders of analog modular synthesizers has mysteriously sprung up in the last couple of years. I suspect that some sort of undocumented technology advance is responsible, combined with some Empty-Nest Syndrome (meaning a little extra cash, and an unoccupied bedroom or two) on the part of people of an appropriate age to be nostalgic for these things. Here's the builders and resources I have links to
Audio Electronics Projects td Mon Jan 1 11:23:25 2007
I've built musical gadgets, both acoustic and electronic, since I was little, so it's always fun when I find out about people who are really good at it, like the authors of these construction projects:
Audio Effects td Mon Jan 1 11:23:14 2007
Here's good description of how a bunch of guitar Audio effects work, and an Audio Effects Faq with an emphasis on digital implementations.
Dewanatron td Tue Apr 5 10:07:20 2011
Brian Dewan's Dewanatrons are gorgeous-looking and sounding electronic music instruments. David Slusser pointed out especially the Swarmatron, a ribbon controlled unison-cluster synthesizer.
DX7 Battery Replacement td Mon Jan 1 11:23:09 2007
Do you have a Yamaha DX7? I do, and the battery that provides standby power for its voice memory has long ago run down. When I get around to replacing it, I'll follow these instructions.
Raymond Scott -- Manhattan Research td Mon Jan 1 11:23:11 2007
Raymond Scott was a band-leader and popular composer in the 1930's and '40s. He's best known today because his often off-beat tunes were primary source material for many of Carl Stalling's scores for Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Scott was also a techno-buff and musical instrument designer. The work of his musical R&D company, Manhattan Research, is documented in a 144 page book and a pair of CDs. (Also available in Vinyl.)
Moog announces the Moogerfooger 4'33" td Mon Jan 1 11:23:30 2007
Product announcement at Gear Junkies.
Vintage Vocoders td Mon Jan 1 11:23:08 2007
Mmm, vocoders.