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Many of the featured sound samples were submitted by DIYers.  Credit has been given where possible.

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    9710 Triple VCA with Modulator

    9710 Triple VCA with ModulatorThis 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Electronic Projects for Musicians

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

    Scott Evans

    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.

    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.


    Growly pad with oscillators tuned by 5ths.

    Stun-c0, Stun-c1, and Stun-c2

    Filters pretty wide open.

    Arpeg1 and Arpeg2

    Arpeggio with some filter sweeps and release on the VCA.

    Pad-c1, Pad-c2, and Pad-c3

    Oscillators tuned in octaves, slow attack, run through a MidiVerb 4's chorus.

    Smack-c0 and 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. 🙂

    Mark Grocholsk

    These are from Mark Grocholski ( of MOZEPY Productions.  There are more at the mac and pc archives at AOL.

    Richard Wixner

    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.

    Melodic Weave

    Denny Genovese

    Thanks to Denny Genovese of the Southeast Just Intonation Center.

    FunkyT MP3

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