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by drogoff
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Noisy By Nature LA synth meetup today!
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Noisy By Nature LA synth meetup today!

Kevin Lightner wrote:An announcement on the same day as the event?
Um.. ok.
I wish them well.
Seriously...
by drogoff
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: OptoKey Minimoog D contacts now in production
Replies: 74
Views: 9587

Re: OptoKey Minimoog D contacts now in production

I always thought the Ensoniq contacts were capacitive, not inductive. Either way, they too had their problems sometimes. Kurzweil MIDIboard had a capacitance contact system. Ensoniq was inductive. Both lent themselves to a cost efficient poylphonic aftertouch system. Are you sure? I thought it used...
by drogoff
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Thermin live with orchestra yesterday!
Replies: 0
Views: 934

Thermin live with orchestra yesterday!

Didn't anyone else catch the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday - either in person or from their live video-cast online? They performed David del Tredici's "Final Alice", a wild and amazing piece based on "Alice in Wonderland" that features a full orchestra plus banjo...
by drogoff
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog 960 Pictures
Replies: 17
Views: 2854

Re: Moog 960 Pictures

You could save a bunch of time and just get a synthesizers.com Q960. Clone of the 960. At $800+ for a Q960, he's going to save a lot of money by doing it himself. But it is going to take a lot of efforts and time, I'll grant you that! Yes, if you go with cheap pots, knobs, swtiches, and jacks. I co...
by drogoff
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Macbeth MicroMac
Replies: 22
Views: 7105

Re: Macbeth MicroMac

re: SEM VCO Freq knobs, they were not problematic or poor design from a failure perspective, it's just that Tom (apparently) didn't like them which is why he opted to go with two controls per VCO. At least that's what he said at the Red Bull lecture he did in Boston in 2009. I think his gripe was t...
by drogoff
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Macbeth MicroMac
Replies: 22
Views: 7105

Re: Macbeth MicroMac

re: SEM VCO Freq knobs, they were not problematic or poor design from a failure perspective, it's just that Tom (apparently) didn't like them which is why he opted to go with two controls per VCO. At least that's what he said at the Red Bull lecture he did in Boston in 2009. I think his gripe was t...
by drogoff
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Macbeth MicroMac
Replies: 22
Views: 7105

Re: Macbeth MicroMac

I think the best of both worlds was the concentric, geared knobs on the Oberheim SEM for VCO pitch. The outer knob let you sweep the whole audio spectrum while the inner gave fine control. I was pretty disappointed that that was about the only real change on the new SEMs. I guess Tom couldn't find ...
by drogoff
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Macbeth MicroMac
Replies: 22
Views: 7105

Re: Macbeth MicroMac

Now can somebody explain the combination lock control and a not I saw somewhere about a pot that takes multiple full revolutions to reach the full range? Those are 10-turn pots, meaning that they spin around completely 10 times before hitting the bottom or top range. The idea is that this makes fin...
by drogoff
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Synth repair in Los Angeles?????!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 9294

Re: Synth repair in Los Angeles?????!!!

Kevin just did a full refurb on my IIP. He is THE MAN! Highly recommended. Yes indeed, Kevin is a great meticulous tech. But you might be one of his last lucky customer to benefit from his huge knowledge and experience, after reading his worrisome, and very true, reflections on the state of the syn...
by drogoff
Mon May 09, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Theremin on "The Simpsons" 2011-05-08
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Theremin on "The Simpsons" 2011-05-08

No one has mentioned the Theremin scene on last nights "The Simpsons"??? It's about halfway through the episode when played by Milhouse to accompany his love song to Lisa. You can't buy that kind of publicity :)
by drogoff
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Are Moog and Gibson sharing engineering resources?
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Are Moog and Gibson sharing engineering resources?

Robot Guitar - Les would have loved this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atKD-lNB27U& I have to wonder if there is some Iso Directional Induction Oscillator Technology applied to drive those tuner motors. It's been out for a couple of years now - maybe more. It's amazing technology for specific...
by drogoff
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: where is the poly stacked SP video/demo?
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: where is the poly stacked SP video/demo?

The problem w/ a multitimbral MIDI polyphonic setup is because the voice allocation is through MIDI (which is a serial interface), if you play the same chord twice, the order of the notes sent to the units in the setup might be different. If the sounds/patches were different, then one note of the c...
by drogoff
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Minimoog Electrolytic Cap replacement tolerance?
Replies: 8
Views: 2970

Re: Minimoog Electrolytic Cap replacement tolerance?

If these are power-supply caps, which it looks like, and which almost all electrolytics will be, the exact value doesn't matter. These caps are must better quality and smaller than they were back when the Mini was built. You could probably put in a cap twice the value in the same space, which would ...
by drogoff
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: The Moog Guitar Forum
Topic: Some additional thoughts on the Moog guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 3894

Re: Some additional thoughts on the Moog guitar

3. GK3 connector! Definitely not for me, though I could see it as an option. I had a guitar with a GK3 before and it never felt immediate enough. I was thinking of this for a VG-99, not for MIDI, so the delay shouldn't be an issue. 4. Gibson robot tuner Not really a feature I'd desire. Yeah - this ...
by drogoff
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: The Moog Guitar Forum
Topic: Some additional thoughts on the Moog guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 3894

Re: Some additional thoughts on the Moog guitar

Bryan T wrote:I've been thinking about what else I'd like for the Moog guitar to offer.
3. GK3 connector!
4. Gibson robot tuner