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by hsosdrum
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Entry 5U System
Replies: 39
Views: 1624

Re: Entry 5U System

For anyone considering the Dotcom Q150 ladder filter, consider that the Q150A is the same filter on a 1U chassis. The only features you give up are one CV input w/level control and the level control on the second audio input. The two filters use the same PCB, so they sound and perform identically. A...
by hsosdrum
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: front panel color of Dotcom modules
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: front panel color of Dotcom modules

This ^^^. And go here Dotcom Panel Description so you can get the text correct.
by hsosdrum
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Stasis Leak by Frequency Central
Replies: 37
Views: 3965

Re: Stasis Leak by Frequency Central

I want to confirm the expected behavior of this module at 100% wet setting. While using the delay, do you also hear the initial signal (and not just the repeats)? Mine does this, as if 100% wet really means 50% wet. Is that true for everyone else as well, and if so, does it strike you as a strange ...
by hsosdrum
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 58
Views: 4901

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

Necrobump I've done a lot of AB testing of the converters i have had on hand (DAC quality testing only, never done shootouts on the input side) and my finding is that, while there are potential differences, if the levels aren't properly matched one unit can easily sound 'night and day' compared to ...
by hsosdrum
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 58
Views: 4901

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

Necrobump I've done a lot of AB testing of the converters i have had on hand (DAC quality testing only, never done shootouts on the input side) and my finding is that, while there are potential differences, if the levels aren't properly matched one unit can easily sound 'night and day' compared to ...
by hsosdrum
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 58
Views: 4901

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

Necrobump I've done a lot of AB testing of the converters i have had on hand (DAC quality testing only, never done shootouts on the input side) and my finding is that, while there are potential differences, if the levels aren't properly matched one unit can easily sound 'night and day' compared to ...
by hsosdrum
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Any advice on a desk or table for my Studio-88 size system?
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: Any advice on a desk or table for my Studio-88 size system?

I have the same setup (44U Dotcom plus two 22U Dotcoms) sitting on a 15-year old "some assembly required" office desk purchased from Office Depot or Staples. It's roughly 58"W x 29"H x 24"D, with a built-in pull out drawer for a computer keyboard that makes a nearly ideal platform for my Dotcom keyb...
by hsosdrum
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: At long last, Salve intemerata.
Replies: 33
Views: 1394

Re: At long last, Salve intemerata.

This is an absolute masterpiece — full of emotion and (dare I say it?) soul. A stunning achievement.

:yay: :yay: :yay: :hail: :hail: :hail:
by hsosdrum
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Do you Sit or Stand?
Replies: 32
Views: 1197

Re: Do you Sit or Stand?

I sit when I play keyboard; when I patch I need to stand to reach the middle and top tiers.
by hsosdrum
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Speaker modules?
Replies: 45
Views: 2312

Re: Speaker modules?

Can anyone here please educate me as to exactly what 'portable' situations could/would benefit from a synth having built-in speakers? In any performance, rehearsal or recording situation I can think of using a portable rig, external amplification and speakers would be required (rehearsal or live pe...
by hsosdrum
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Speaker modules?
Replies: 45
Views: 2312

Re: Speaker modules?

Can anyone here please educate me as to exactly what 'portable' situations could/would benefit from a synth having built-in speakers? In any performance, rehearsal or recording situation I can think of using a portable rig, external amplification and speakers would be required (rehearsal or live per...
by hsosdrum
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Speaker modules?
Replies: 45
Views: 2312

Re: Speaker modules?

Modular synthesizer cabinet space is WAY too precious to waste on inventing speaker modules that will sound mediocre at best, and more likely will sound much worse than mediocre. Such a module (really a pair of modules) would need to include built-in amplification and DSP processing and would requir...
by hsosdrum
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Eddie Van Halen
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Eddie Van Halen

For those interested in some "Inside Baseball", here's a great story by Ted Templeman about how he signed Van Halen and recorded their first album.

https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/van- ... 9f88dpYk3E

R.I.P. EVH
by hsosdrum
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Lack of space in music
Replies: 56
Views: 3391

Re: Lack of space in music

And dumb it may be No it’s not dumb at all. What’s dumb is not seeing the value in what Miles was saying and the context he was saying it in. “It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play.” - Miles Davis I always thought this was the dumbest quote ever about music. Music results from ...
by hsosdrum
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Lack of space in music
Replies: 56
Views: 3391

Re: Lack of space in music

Now the quote of yours (that I highlighted) makes perfect sense and I agree with it 100%. Although that may well be what Miles meant in his quote, it's not at all what he said. "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is the difference between the lightning bolt and the ligh...
by hsosdrum
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Lack of space in music
Replies: 56
Views: 3391

Re: Lack of space in music

??? wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:20 pm
I think the real issue is the lack of music in space :hihi:
:lolspew:
by hsosdrum
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Lack of space in music
Replies: 56
Views: 3391

Re: Lack of space in music

“It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play.” - Miles Davis I always thought this was the dumbest quote ever about music. Music results from the choices one makes when creating it. What notes you choose to omit are never more important than the notes you choose to include, they each...
by hsosdrum
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Lack of space in music
Replies: 56
Views: 3391

Re: Lack of space in music

“It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play.” - Miles Davis I always thought this was the dumbest quote ever about music. Music results from the choices one makes when creating it. What notes you choose to omit are never more important than the notes you choose to include, they each...
by hsosdrum
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Lack of space in music
Replies: 56
Views: 3391

Re: Lack of space in music

“It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play.” - Miles Davis I always thought this was the dumbest quote ever about music. Music results from the choices one makes when creating it. What notes you choose to omit are never more important than the notes you choose to include, they each...
by hsosdrum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: most orgasmic songs
Replies: 17
Views: 732

Re: most orgasmic songs

It's been surmised that the beginning of Daphnis et Chloe Suite #2 was Ravel's intent to musically represent a series of female orgasms. The passage between 4:00 and 5:00 is unmistakably a musical orgasm.

by hsosdrum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Starting a song - what's your first track?
Replies: 21
Views: 823

Re: Starting a song - what's your first track?

Once I have an idea in my head I'll usually start by laying down a pad or two, then build from there. Bass is next, followed by live drums. Melodies and other textures follow.
by hsosdrum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Dove Audio WTF/Waveplane Expansion
Replies: 37
Views: 2011

Re: Dove Audio WTF/Waveplane Expansion

I'm just checking back in for the pictures of your wife, Dave... :mrgreen:
by hsosdrum
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What Amp / Monitors do you use in your home for Synth?
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: What Amp / Monitors do you use in your home for Synth?

A pair of 1980-vintage Klipsch Cornwall speakers (3-way: 15" woofer/mid horn/HF horn) driven by an Electron Kinetics Eagle 2A amplifier. (Portable it ain't.) FYI: Wendy Carlos uses four Cornwalls as her studio monitors.
by hsosdrum
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Post pics of your 5U format setup!
Replies: 4496
Views: 539706

Re: Post pics of your 5U format setup!

iwrs wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:33 pm
Hello everyone, I'm new here.
Here's a portrait of my baby..
5 VCO, 3VCF, 14VCA, and 4EG DotCom system featuring Manis Iteritas Magnus.
Looking to add another rack on top to house another Q119 and more envelopes.


IMG_4815.jpg
Welcome, iwrs — nice rig!
by hsosdrum
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: SSL Serge USG - NOW SHIPPING !!!
Replies: 100
Views: 10599

Re: SSL Serge USG - NOW SHIPPING !!!

Looks great, Doug, but are you certain you want to provide folks with a way to EQ a resonance at 29Hz? Sounds like a recipe for clipped power amplifiers and blown speakers... Or am I unclear on the concept... :hmm: NP. You are clear on your concept, and I can't say you are wrong in your thinking Si...

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