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Subject: RE: [motm] MOTM compatible module

From: "Tony Karavidas" <tony@...>
Date: 2000-08-21

Hi Eric,

The TCV is a "Time Control Voltage." It can shrink or stretch the envelope,
while keeping the relationship of the 15 knobs.

The switch with the waveforms controls how the unit progresses from one
stage to the next. It is either linear, exponential, or stepped.

The top switch (you didn't ask, but I thought I'd explain anyway) controls
the major mode of the module. "Loop only" (as someone guessed) configures it
as a complex LFO. In "One shot" mode, the stages will progress once only;
the gate will not hold it in any sustain pattern but rather trigger the
module. The "Gated loop" is more like a standard gated ADSR, but the sustain
portion can have a complex loop anywhere between stages 2 through 4 and 5
through 7. The "End gate" switch controls the behavior when the gate is
released. If the switch is up, the module will complete all stages in the
loop, otherwise it will immediately go to the final release time stage.

Yes I agree about the minimum attack time. A goal is to get the attack under

Paul and I use different graphics tools and I know the font he uses, but I
don't have the exact one. I'm trying to make it look very close so when it's
in a system, it's a natural addition. The knobs are smaller versions of the
ones he uses, but the mounting of the board is completely different. There
is no information on cost or kit availability yet.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: alt-mode [mailto:alt_mode@...]
> Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 6:21 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [motm] MOTM compatible module
> Tony,
> Very cool indeed! Here's my comments:
> - It is kinda tightly packed. I'd be willing to go for 6 stages
> to get more room.
> - I do like the pairing of the time and level controls
> - I don't think the individual stage LEDs are very useful. If
> you need a LED, put
> one on the output so it brightens in proportion to the signal.
> - I didn't get the TCV input. What's that?
> - I also don't get the switch on the lower right. I initially
> thought it was for
> exponential vs. linear but I don't get the relationship between
> the three choices.
> Maybe this is because I haven't used Casios...
> - The numbers around the knobs are OK but as I said above,
> reducing the number of
> stages might make it look neater.
> - An absolutely crucial element for such an EG is the minimum
> attack time. I hope
> this is in the very few ms range!
> - Are you planning to use the same mechanical stuff as Paul (e.g.
> panels, paint,
> graphics, etc.)?
> It would be nice to see the high quality MOTM form factor used in
> more compatible
> modules. It would be a nice to have high quality competition to the
> Doepfer/Analogue Systems/Analogue Solutions and
> Paia/Wiard/Blacet/FracRac stuff. I
> hope there are others out there, either offered through Paul or otherwise!
> Eric
> --- Tony Karavidas <tony@...> wrote:
> > Hi group,
> >
> > It seems like this is "sneak peek" week, but it truly is a
> coincidence. This
> > image is my first graphic attempt and I was interested in your feedback.
> >
> >
> >
> > It has 5 toggle switches along the right side (which aren't
> drawn in, there
> > are just white holes in place). They perform various functions
> and I'm not
> > going to explain them in hopes the text and graphics can do it
> for me. If a
> > majority of you ask "what's that do" then I guess the image WILL need
> > further explanation. I'm looking for feedback regarding the
> numbers around
> > the pots, the missing numbers, and if it looks ok without them,
> the lack of
> > the stage indication (I thought there were too many numbers
> cluttering up
> > the panel as it is). Maybe there should be no numbers around
> the pots, but
> > SHOULD be numbers for each of the stages. Is the graphic near the bottom
> > useful? Is it in the way? Stuff like that.
> >
> > Anyway, this module is quite real, and I think will be a good
> addition to
> > Paul's lineup. A 4 stage ADSR is not enough for me.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Tony Karavidas
> > Encore Electronics
> >
> >
> >
> > Designers of "The best MIDI to CV converter on the planet."
> -Keyboard Oct.
> > 1997
> >
> >
> >
> >
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