[sdiy] patch panel normalizing sanity check

cheater cheater cheater00social at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 08:31:09 CEST 2021


Yes, you want the selection on the inputs.

This is important because you want some CVs to be normalled to multiple places.

For example, this is really important for Pitch CV.

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 7:55 AM Neil Harper via Synth-diy
<synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>
> the last few months I've been designing a patch panel for the little 2
> osc synth that I've been building. I've spent a lot of time getting the
> layout "right" but only recently did I start thinking about how I've
> normalized things.
>
> Initially I designed it so that the connections "break" when cords are
> plugged into CV outputs. The idea being that if I'm plugging into that
> output, it's because I want it to now go somewhere else instead.
>
> But after checking out the manual for the 2600, and a few contemporary
> synths with patching (the Minibrute 2 and the Moog Matriarch), I noticed
> that they all do the "break" when things are plugged into the input. The
> idea there being that if I'm plugging something into that input, it's
> because I have a new thing to control it with instead of what it is
> currently connected to.
>
> I guess I need a sanity check here because both make sense to me, and
> the first way ("break" on output) came to me first because it felt more
> intuitive. But is the "break" on input way (like the 2600, Minibrute 2,
> Matriarch) pretty much standardized across all synths and does that
> scheme offer any advantages?
>
>
>
> --
> /// Neil Harper
> /// Every Wave is New Until it Breaks
>
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