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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, it also depends on the location of the listener in relation to the speakers. Most people in a live music venue would probably not be in the “sweet spot”, on the center line in front of the speakers.

But I’m not saying that you shouldn’t give it a try. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I know that Howard did experiment with it on stage ... so hopefully he will chime in.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, Clavia has been hiding a secret about the Nord Modular synths all along Twisted Evil , that the stereo headphones outputs can pass DC signal levels Exclamation So, you don’t have to modify your G1 or G2 to get at least two channels of DC CV output. This discovery about the G1 was posted here:

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-60892.html

Gracias Nacho thumb up

I tested and verified that the G2 headphones output can also pass DC signal levels.

The G2 synth headphones output can provide two CV outputs; the left channel output (heaphones plug tip) is connected to the Output 1 signal bus and the right channel (heaphones plug ring) is connected to the Output 2 signal bus.

The polarity of the headphones output signal is inverted in relation to the G2 patch signal, so if you want the polarity of the signals to match, you will need to add a Level Converter module set to Bipolar Invert mode and connect the signal through that just before the Output module in the CV generator patch.

The maximum G2 headphones output range is greater than -8 to +8 VDC. With both the Master Level and Patch Level set to maximum (and without signal polarity inversion), a gain of 8 times the Clavia unit level of +64 will produce a DC voltage of about -8.33 volts, and a gain of 8 times -64 units equals about +8.33 volts. To achieve this maximum gain, use an Amplifier module set to a gain of 4 to amplify any +/- 64 Clavia unit signal to the maximum patch level of +/- 256 units. Then set the pad switch on the Output module to +6dB for an added gain of 2 onto the output bus. Patch signal levels much greater than these values will begin to clip.

[EDIT: to correct spelling, add details, and for clarification]

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wow !!! very nice share. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Holy Moly ! This is fantastic news ! The G2 still has secrets to reveal !
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the info Varice!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That's great! Thanks Varice!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is fantastic news. Looking forward to trying this out with some eurorack tonight.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

grimley wrote:
This is fantastic news. Looking forward to trying this out with some eurorack tonight.

Cool Please post and let us know what you plan to do along with your results.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

varice wrote:
the stereo headphone outputs can pass DC signal levels


wow!

Thanks for sharing this. It will make a lotta people very happy.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

gift

Impressive!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Back on 31MAR2007, Sven (3phase) replied to this topic to state that he had done the DC CV output modification. Here is part of what he wrote:

3phase wrote:
So.. ive done it now.. 2 outputs on the G2, NM1 and my hammerfall multiface...

...Btw:
Initially i wanted to modify the headphone out of the multiface but i havent found caps there... by chance its DC enabled by default... i will check that later

wow! He gave us a hint Exclamation But I never picked up the clue. The light bulb did not light up over my head. I didn’t get that spark of inspiration (like Nacho did) to suspect that the headphone outputs of the Nord Modulars might also be able to pass a DC signal. Rolling Eyes

Oh well… At least now we know. Very Happy

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