[sdiy] Roland's cross mod and metal sync

Chris McDowell declareupdate at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 19:47:25 CEST 2019


> In the case of the JX8P,I think I remember it was a single BJT that muted the DCO. Very cheap "cross-mod" indeed. 


Haha, woops, in your write-up even. 


Chris McDowell
ATXLED <http://www.atxled.com/>





> On Aug 27, 2019, at 12:46 PM, Chris McDowell <declareupdate at gmail.com> wrote:
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> This is a great writeup, Tom. I spent a long train ride in Japan reading about this very thing. Their economy in the design of these features is interesting, too! In the case of the JX8P,I think I remember it was a single BJT that muted the DCO. Very cheap "cross-mod" indeed. 
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> Chris McDowell
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>> On Aug 27, 2019, at 9:58 AM, Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net <mailto:tom at electricdruid.net>> wrote:
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>> I mentioned the other day that I was working on article about Roland’s "cross modulation” and “metal sync” and what they really are.
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>> It turns out there are three different generations of Roland synths that each use the “Cross mod” terminology differently. Only the second generation DCO-based instruments have the Metal Sync feature. Full details here:
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>> https://electricdruid.net/roland-cross-mod-metal-sync/ <https://electricdruid.net/roland-cross-mod-metal-sync/>
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>> Any corrections, comments, or feedback are always appreciated. I’ve only just got this into a reasonable condition, so I don’t suppose it’s perfect just yet!
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>> Thanks,
>> Tom
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