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Subject: Re: more module ideas to ponder

From: DAVEVOSH@...
Date: 1999-10-31

In a message dated 99-10-31 02:42:19 EST, you write:

<< With one control
voltage, the module can sweep through 4 out of phase triangle ramps that are
used to control the Voltage Controlled Mixer CVs. That way, 4 audio inputs
into the VC Mixer can faded in and out, one after another with just one
control voltage. >>

just to play "devils advocate" ( forgive me!!! ), might this not be a scaled
down version of a shepard function module ? i`m not familiar with theirs from
using one but i had a paia one in my last modular/homebrew machine and used
it for just this sort of thing along with out of phase multi
vibrato/modulation in a single "voice"/patch. i never had 8 of anything to
try the actual shepard function ( well, not quite true but..... )! i saw it
as a source of strange modulation control voltages. i don`t know. if they
ripped off the guy`s design, at the very least, uncredited, then as i said
before, thats ABSOLUTELY WRONG. BUT, we also need to be sure of what mud we
are slinging and at whom. if true, i wouldn`t buy the module on principle but
with so much "in the air" in terms of ideas ( which aren`t copyrightable,
only implementations ) we should try to be careful. i don`t advocate piracy
but i do advocate innovation.