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New Video: Nyle playing the Synthasystem
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: New Video: Nyle playing the Synthasystem Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

New video on the YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJBlT5zd0To

Nyle is playing the Synthasystem. Good stuff.

David

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great video, I like the bit where he's playing it by tapping on the jack.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

slacker wrote:
Great video, I like the bit where he's playing it by tapping on the jack.


Thanks, I'll pass it on to Nyle, too.

I'll have to ask Nyle, but I think he is taking the cable and feeding it into the Input Amplifier, then into the Peak Selector which generates a trigger which is fed into the Sample & Hold/Random Voltage module. So, pretty much he is touching the jack to generate a trigger.

I think he is using the Input Amplifier as a buffer to get a high impedance output to feed into the Peak Selector.

The Dual Sample & Hold has a random voltage source built in, so it can either sample an input signal or use its internal random source which Nyle is using here i believe.

From the Synthasystem owners manual,

"The peak selector will provide an output trigger at output jacks whenever a signal input or DC level input fed into the input jack exceeds a preset level controlled (set) with the threshold knob on the front panel.

"The duration of the trigger lasts as long as the signal or DC voltage stays above the threshold level, but has a minimum duration of approximately 30 milliseconds. A red light on the FP indicates when the peak selector has been triggered and stays on for the duration of the trigger.

"A few typical uses of this module include: Triggering the synthesizer in sync from sounds (or "Ticks") already recorded on a tape recorder.

"Production of triggers by blowing into an amplified microphone fed into the peak selector.

"Production of triggers by human touch. Simply attach a metal pad to the hot conductor of a shielded cable and feed directly into peak selector. when body touches pad, it feeds in stray 60 Hz A.C. hum (which triggers the peak selector). the input amplifier may be necessary in some locations where low levels of A.C. fields are present."

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have to say I really like that video! Congrats on such a great system David!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi David...

Your video of Nyle playing the modular just blew my mind!

Nyle is my uncle and it has been so many years since I've seen him work with a modular. It was great to see and hear it! I didn't even know about your project until seeing that vid.

It is so exciting that you are doing this project!

I called up Nyle today and spoke for a long time about it. He really speaks highly of you and is very happy about this work you are doing.

I play keyboard and EVI and also am very much into the analog side of things. I've for a while been looking into finally starting up a modular and looking toward a Doepfer system. But seeing this now is making me have other ideas of course!

Right now I am mainly using a Clavia G2 modular, Alesis Andromeda and a Doepfer MS 404 (and always playing my EVI which is an older one of a kind with midi and analog module with cv outs. Lately I've been CV driving the Andromeda with it's 2 CV inputs using the EVI and Ms 404.

Just incredible work you are doing and what cool news out of nowhere to see Nyle's modular get resurrected.

Keep up the great work! Excited to hear more!

Mark Steiner
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