SSM2020 VCA->what is "seque"?

gstopp at gstopp at
Fri Apr 12 19:33:51 CEST 1996

     Much like the way that the word "pan" came from the movies, so did the 
     word "segue" (pronounced "say-gway"). I think there's a "g" in it, 
     rather than a "q". Somebody correct me. A pan is a sideways movement, 
     and a segue is a fade out of one thing while another fades in. So 
     applied to a pair of VCA's, a segue would be what is today called a 
     "crossfade" - one sound fades out at the same time another fades in to 
     replace it.
     - Gene
     gstopp at

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Subject: SSM2020 VCA->what is "seque"?
Author:  chaosumb at at ccrelayout
Date:    4/12/96 9:15 AM

I've been working with the SSM2020 chip for about a month now , on and off, 
trying to find a good schematic to put it to justice. First I built the one 
in Barry Kleins book but it had a couple of problems like signal 
feedthrough, unmatched CV levels and stuff since I tweaked the initial 
design a bit too far. Then I got all excited about putting CV inverters 
with a +5V offset on the inverted ADSR so that I could use the dual-VCA 
feature as a voltage controlled panner; but alas I found  an Electronote 
design around issue 120 i think which is a much better design since it 
allows VCpanning on both VCA1 and VCA2; each SSM2020 VCA has 2 inputs and 
two outputs. One is the VCAx-input and the other gets inverted 
(VCAy-input). Then a left and right output (times2). I'm building this now 
and I'll let everyone know how it goes. One thing I couldn't figure out is 
the term "seque" as pertaining to panning in VCA's??? What's that?

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