[sdiy] DSP 808 new demo

Altitude altitude at optrand.com
Wed Jul 24 05:21:17 CEST 2013

I suggest you farm out some quotes and consider offering stuffed SMD PCBs,
you will be amazed at the capabilities of modern (and local) fab places.  I
went through this recently for my day job and ALL the quotes I got back were
a fraction of what we were paying to stuff boards in house.  I'm talking $20
USD each for a turn key board in 200 pcs quantities where you just send them
gerbers and that's it..  There will be some up front setup prices but once
you are past that, it's less head ache than getting bare boards fabbed and
getting whatever quantity you need is one email away

-----Original Message-----
From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl
[mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of
rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:57 AM
To: cheater00 .
Cc: synth-diy
Subject: Re: [sdiy] DSP 808 new demo

Hi Damian,

Thanks for the kind words.

> Are you planning to release the code?

I'm not going to be releasing the source-code or HEX files.  This would just
provide a quick route for someone else to knock out a product and make money
out of my years of work.  It's also an open invite for a load of grief when
people struggle to get it to run.  However, my long term view is to develop
this, (and maybe other models I have,) into high quality pro-audio products.

> Are you going to make analog versions of your finger-snap, tambourine 
> and laser-zap?

LOL!  I did breadboard an analogue tambourine and finger snap sound.  
The tambourine sound was actually modelled on the tambourine in one of the
versions of Van Morrison's song "Brown Eyed Girl."  It's most prominent at
about 2:45 only accompanied by bass guitar so was easy to isolate and
analyse.  It's got two prominent formants at about 6kHz and 8kHz, so all you
need to do is pass white noise through two bandpass filters at about 6kHz
and 8kHz with _really_ high Q factors, and apply an amplitude envelope.
It's actually easier to get well behaved high-Q digital filters than
analogue ones because of component tolerances and drift.  You can also alter
the tuning of the digital filters to take the formants up higher and get a
polite sounding "miniature" tambourine sound, or lower them to get very
festive sounding sleighbells!

Similarly the finger-snap has two prominent formants that are modelled by
passing a few impulses through two bandpass filters.  Enveloped white noise
is also passed through the filters to mimmic the lavish reverberation that
normally accompanies this sound!

The zap sound is just a self-oscillating filter being swept downwards in
frequency _really_ rapidly.  I tuned this sound based on what I heard in old
electro hits from the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Beasties, Egyptian Lover,
etc, and what I could produce using my Roland SH-09.

Best regards,

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