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by Synth.builder
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Mother 32: noise still audible with dummy cable patched in ext audio
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Mother 32: noise still audible with dummy cable patched in ext audio

Inserting a cable into the socket does indeed break the normalised connection inside the socket. However, the signal connection on the tip lug is now just hanging there and will pick up stray signals. Unfortunately, the nearest stray signal is on the now disconnected normalised lug which is just a f...
by Synth.builder
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch Paraphonic Playing "style"
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Matriarch Paraphonic Playing "style"

I've tuned all my VCOs to unison, though at different octaves. Sometimes the low note gets the highest octave, vise-versa, and anything in between. Generally, for paraphonic playing all the VCOs should be adjusted to have the same settings. So waveform, octave and tune should be all the same for ea...
by Synth.builder
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Matriarch - Clipping

The Matriarch has three circuit blocks that could introduce distortion. The mixer produces hard clipping. On a scope you'll see the waveform develop obvious straight edges at the top and bottom. It's asymmetrical so one side will clip before the other. The filter has symmetrical clipping and this wi...
by Synth.builder
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Matriarch - Clipping

When playing a chord I notice there is some clipping/overdrive happening - is this normal with analogue synthesisers? Other analogue synths will be different. The Moog ladder filter is known for its rich overdriven sound, which is perfect for monophonic playing, not so good when the note intervals ...
by Synth.builder
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch "Glide Bug"
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Matriarch "Glide Bug"

Just an update on this.

Moog did get back to me today and confirmed that this is indeed a hardware issue and not something that can easily be fixed.
by Synth.builder
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Keystep Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Matriarch - Keystep Pro

Routing Pitch out to Pitch in on Matriarch's oscillators and gate to....? The gate outputs of the KSP should be set to V-trig and be plugged into both the 'trigger in' sockets of the Matriarch's envelopes. Be aware that Matriarch's keyboard sums with the pitch CV coming out of the KSP. So you can c...
by Synth.builder
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch "Glide Bug"
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Matriarch "Glide Bug"

Good luck with that, I have sent them around 10 bug reports, partly with solutions or workarounds. I have NEVER received an answer from them, so I gave up sending them anything. That is hugely disappointing. My first e-mail to tech support was replied to within 24 hours and with a usable solution t...
by Synth.builder
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch "Glide Bug"
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Matriarch "Glide Bug"

So this afternoon I have spent some more time trying to work out what this slight blip is each time a note shifts from low to high. I have found that the pitch of the VCOs take a noticeable time to move from a low frequency to a high frequency. This is essentially a small but noticeable glide that y...
by Synth.builder
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch "Glide Bug"
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Matriarch "Glide Bug"

Mine has this issue and I've been trying to work out what is the problem exactly. I think it's two things. Firstly, the envelopes are triggered slightly before the VCO frequency has changed to the new note. That is, you get to briefly hear the old note's pitch just before the new note's pitch. Norma...
by Synth.builder
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - staccato playing in paraphonic modes
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Matriarch - staccato playing in paraphonic modes

I heard back from Adam at Moog today and he confirmed the issue. They'll be looking at fixing it in a firmware update.
by Synth.builder
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - staccato playing in paraphonic modes
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Matriarch - staccato playing in paraphonic modes

I'm a bit late in my reply, but just to confirm this delay in note off timing in paraphonic mode was created with the 1.2 firmware updates. The older version, and 1.1 is still on the Moog website, does not do this and extra notes in paraphonic mode are heard as they are played and don't linger on. I...
by Synth.builder
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: What's going on with the Minitaur ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Re: What's going on with the Minitaur ?

You could buy a second hand one. They seem to be going quite cheaply these days.

And erm... I have one for sale. See link in my sig. 8)

Tony
by Synth.builder
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Standalone editor midi output channel?
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Standalone editor midi output channel?

Thank you for trying to help. You are able to change the MIDI channel in the editor in Settings - Minitaur Global Settings - MIDI Channel In/Out Yes, this works over USB but, unfortunately, it's not doing it when the editor is being used with my soundcard's midi output. The editor's midi output via ...
by Synth.builder
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Standalone editor midi output channel?
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Standalone editor midi output channel?

Are you using the latest firmware? Yes. But I don't think it is the Minitaur at fault. The problem seems to lie with the editor. It's sending midi control changes on channel 1 irrespective of what channel the Minitaur is set to. In other words I don't know how to change midi channel on the editor. ...
by Synth.builder
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Standalone editor midi output channel?
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Standalone editor midi output channel?

How do you change the midi output channel on the editor? Channel selection seems to work just fine on USB but not via midi DIN. Without USB connected, the rotary and push switch controls on the editor are sending only on midi channel 1 via midi. So that when I select the minitaur to be channel 1, it...