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Many of the featured sound samples were submitted by DIYers. Credit has been given where possible. Thanks for the submissions and keep them coming!

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9710 FracRak 9710 Triple VCA with Modulator

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  • 9710 Demo 1 (WAV)
    This is a classic snare drum mix; the triangle provides the "strike tone", which is the sound of the drumstick striking the drum head, and the noise provides the sound of the snares. The only thing missing is adding an Envelope with percussion dynamics. With most module sets this would mean another couple of modules and some patch cords but with the 9710 it's simply a matter of dialing in fast Attack and moderate Release times on the ADSR and listening to the A output rather L+R. The rhythmic pattern is produced by manually toggling the ADSR / Cycle switch. [ View panel image ]

  • 9710 Demo 2 (WAV)
    In this sample, you hear the L+R output as the pan control is rotated from full R where you hear only the triangle to full L where you hear only the Noise Source that is normalled to the "L" input. As Pan is returned to a mid postion you again hear a mix of the two signals. [ View panel image ]

  • 9710 Four Quadrant Muliplier (WAV)
    The 9710's "A" VCA is a highly linear 1496 type Balanced Modulator chip.Plugging an external signal into the CVa Mod input disables the expo converter allowing the 9710 to be used as a true four-quadrant multiplier (Balanced Modulator). In this sample the Carrier input is held at a constant 1kHz while the frequency of the Modulation source is swept quickly from 1 kHz to 100Hz then slowly back to 1kHz. [ View panel image ]

  • 9710 Chime Tones (WAV)
    You might think that since you've used the "A" VCA as a Balanced Modulator you're now stuck with no way to add the percussion dynamics needed to turn the raw timbre above into a chime or gong voice, but that's not the case - you can also patch the "R" or "L" VCAs for ADSR modulation.In the illustration, one patch cord routes the Balanced Modulator audio output to the input of the "R" VCA and another connects the ADSR Output to the CVR input ("R" Control Voltage). Adding fast attack and slower decay dynamics to the balanced modulator output produces these Chime Tones.
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9730 Dual VCF

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Electronic Projects for Musicians

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  • Bass Fuzz Sample [ .wav ]
  • Ring Modulator [ .wav ]
  • Phase Shifter [ .wav ]
  • Tube Sound Fuzz [ .wav ]
  • Envelope Follower [ .wav ]
    (In this sample the Envelope Follower is controlling the CA-21 phase shifter)

FatMan

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Newly submitted samples include four tracks by the PAiA Crisco Duck FatMan project found here.

These sounds are by Scott Evans on the FatMan page of his MusicMachines website. All are 22kHz mono WAV files, except the 3 "pad" samples, which are 22kHz stereo WAVs.

  • fifth - Growly pad with oscillators tuned by 5ths.
  • stun-c0, stun-c1, stun-c2 - Filters pretty wide open.
  • arepeg1, arepeg2 - Arpeggio with some filter sweeps and release on the VCA.
  • pad-c1, pad-c2, pad-c3 - Oscillators tuned in octaves, slow attack, run through a MidiVerb 4's chorus.
  • smack-c0, smack-c1 - Created by turning the glide to about 25%, playing a very high note, letting it die, and playing a low note. Pretty punchy, but only useful if you have a sampler. :)

These are from Mark Grocholski (mozepy@earthlink.net) of MOZEPY Productions. There are more at the mac and pc archives at AOL.

Theremax

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Richard Wixner's work with the PAiA Theremax demonstrates the rich tone of the Theremax, and the limitless possibilities of the instrument as a sound source for creative production work.

Julie Knows
Melodic Wave

Thanks to Denny Genovese of the Southeast Just Intonation Center