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by narrowcaster
Tue May 04, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Little Phatty vs. Voyager: With one should I buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 11565

Re: Little Phatty vs. Voyager: With one should I buy?

Personally, I went with the LP not because I couldn't afford the Voyager (I could), but because I liked it better. Yes, the feature set is more limited, but it still does much more than my old Model D used to do (although I wouldn't be happy with it if I didn't also have a CP-251). And I find that m...
by narrowcaster
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Little Phatty stage 2 vs Taurus 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Another way to look at it ... you're only going to buy one right now, but in the future you might still want both. Since the Taurus is likely to be much less available than the LP as time goes by, I'd get that now since you will still have lots of LP options later on, but probably not vice-versa. Al...
by narrowcaster
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Alternative or Eastern Tunings for synths
Replies: 6
Views: 734

In the mean time, you might also want to experiment with the Scala software:

http://www.huygens-fokker.org/scala/

One of its features is the ability to send real-time MIDI pitch-bend data in order to get various scales out of any MIDI keyboard. I haven't used it for that, but people say it works.
by narrowcaster
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Alternative or Eastern Tunings for synths
Replies: 6
Views: 734

I would guess that doing various non-12 equal temperments (like quarter-tone which is 24-TET) would be fairly straightforward since you're still dealing with equal logarithmic increments. Doing just temperaments or other scales with unequal steps might be trickier, but this is something I'd love to ...
by narrowcaster
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: A REAL Moog
Replies: 147
Views: 10639

Just speaking in terms of my own feelings and priorities, the point is moot. What I value about older Moog instruments is that, through whatever means, they achieved a certain level of quality and interactivity. Instruments of the future which have similar properties would be similarly valuable to m...
by narrowcaster
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: That Moog look..
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

I like the look of the Blofeld. Access synths have always looked good to me as well.
by narrowcaster
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: full cost of cv upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Thanks...
by narrowcaster
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: full cost of cv upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Hey Amos -- please do keep us posted on the Toronto L+M angle. I've pretty much given up on Montreal (unless there's something new to report there), but a drive to Toronto would be possible. Thanks...
by narrowcaster
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Future Retro Orb and MIDI-CV question
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Thanks...
by narrowcaster
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Future Retro Orb and MIDI-CV question
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Future Retro Orb and MIDI-CV question

I'm thinking of getting a Future Retro Orb to use with my Little Phatty and Moogerfoogers. So the question -- does the Orb's MIDI-CV function work well with Moogerfoogers? What I'm thinking of is using the LP MIDI out and converting it to CV with the Orb to control things like the Freqbox frequency ...
by narrowcaster
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Point to point vs PCB/ AC vs Batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Also a side note (might be important in some contexts). In the guitar world it's common to hear people say PTP when they really mean "connected up on a board but with wires rather than printed traces." Strictly speaking, PTP means there is no circuit board at all.
by narrowcaster
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Point to point vs PCB/ AC vs Batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

+1 to Just Me's remarks on PTP wiring. I think in an amp it can sometimes make sense, but in a pedal I doubt it's ever an advantage. And even in amps, a well-designed circuit board can give you the same design features with the added benefit of mechanical soundness. IMO, the very best design is a we...
by narrowcaster
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: Who has the new CV mod?
Replies: 18
Views: 3184

Back in August I was corresponding a bit with SF Marketing in Montreal, since I got their name from Moog as a service center that could probably do the work. This stalled because they hadn't heard of the mod yet, and said they had to wait for information from Moog before they could set pricing. The ...
by narrowcaster
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Moogerfooger Forum
Topic: Moogerfoogers as instruments??
Replies: 22
Views: 5568

I use the Moogerfoogers fairly often to generate free-running drones and other textures (especially wind type things using the CP-251 noise and modulating the Lowpass cutoff in various ways). Another thing I like is setting the Lowpass resonance right on the edge of self-oscillation, and then using ...
by narrowcaster
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: LP with PD?
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Thanks for the reply Boognish. To be honest, in the time this thread's been dormant my attention's wandered away from PD. I wrote a small step sequencer, and doing that reminded me that working with computer music languages is fun but takes up more time than I have these days. Still, the monome look...