[sdiy] DSP 808 new demo

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Thu Jul 25 11:34:21 CEST 2013

On 25 Jul 2013, at 00:27, Adam Inglis <21pointy at tpg.com.au> wrote:

> On 25/07/2013, at 8:03 AM, Mattias Rickardsson wrote:
>> On 24 July 2013 22:48, Richie Burnett <rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> As a TR808 owner for over 20 years, I was a little embarassed to only
>>>> discover recently the source of the Egyptian Lover "zap" sound - you simply
>>>> take the 14 volt trigger output from the "Accent Out" and plug  it in to
>>>> your mixer (making sure you turn down the trim!) Doh! And I  always thought
>>>> it was a high Q filter sweep!
>>> My unit currently doesn't model this "gate pulse heard as audio" sound. It
>>> could easily be added as an alternative "zap" instrument if you think it's
>>> worthwhile though.
>> Interesting, must try it. In a studio context I'm sure that the EQ of
>> a mixer could transform this spike into something that rings and has
>> much more character than the raw spike. All signals are worth
>> listening to! :-)
> If anyone is interested in sampling or auditioning this sound I've put a short  AIF file of some zap examples up here:
> http://www.adambaby.com/tempdownloads
> The first two are 808, the third is Prophet 5 rev 3 filter sweeps.

Very interesting. The Prophet 5 filter sweep has an audibly longer envelope, with a much more obvious "sweep" as a result. This is one time that differences between 0.3ms, 0.5ms, 1ms, and 2ms envelope times actually show up. How short does the Prophet go?


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