[sdiy] Hammond VS300 - uses for top note generators in place of top octave generators?

cheater cheater cheater00 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 16:15:55 CEST 2012

So basically the difference that Anthony is trying to make is
top-octave gen in a single chip vs. as several oscillators?


On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Bob Weigel <sounddoctorin at imt.net> wrote:
> On 10/25/2012 1:31 PM, Bob Weigel wrote:
>> On 10/25/2012 6:26 AM, cheater cheater wrote:
>>> Hi Anthony,
>>> What are top note generators?
>>> TOG is a chip that develops a high octave of notes from a single input
>>> signal.  The Russian organ we're looking at works the same way. Then
>>> dividers halve the frequences multiple times to make all the lower octaves.
>>> I assume that's what he's talking about and the 12 are just the notes coming
>>> out of it.
> Obviously earlier units use discrete oscillators for the top
> octave...usually when I see 'what are top note generators' though I'm
> thinking of an all in one unit.  Discrete oscillators are found in
> *Most combo organs before 1970 ish.
> * Rolands early electric pianos
> * Freeman string machine has two banks of them plus a tos chip to get
> discrete vibrato control on each.
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