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Subject: Re: MIDI-CV Converters

From: "Eric S. Crawley" <esc@...
Date: 1999-11-04

It depends on what you mean by "other-than-equal tempered tuning". The
Expressionist has a scaling control that can certainly squish and stretch
an octave, just like the scale knob on Moog 952 keyboard, but it wouldn't
be something very musically useful, at least to me ;)

I guess you could try to find a Moog 952 with a Scale programmer (60 knobs,
one for the voltage on each key!) but that won't work via MIDI...

The jacks in back don't bother me for my setup. I run all the CV and Gate
outputs to a patch panel and normal them to trunks going to the synths.
The trunks either come out on a synth panel or as a set of patch cords by
the synth so they can easily be applied to whatever needs MIDI'd CVs. If
the jacks were on the front of the Expressionist, I would have to patch
them into the trunks anyway since the Expressionist can't be right next to
every synth...


At 09:06 AM 11/3/99 -0500, Tkacs, Ken wrote:
>From: "Tkacs, Ken" <Ken.Tkacs@...>
>Do the Kenton units, Expressionist, etc. provide for other-than-equal
>tempered tuning by any chance? It seems a natural (to me, anyway), but I've
>seen no mention of it.
>I also wonder why units like that put all the jacks on the back. I mean,
>you're interfacing with an analog synth, right? Constant patching is the
>name of the game! Oh well.