01.
Ambient chord progressions
2019 Dec 20th

Ambient chord progressions

I get a lot of questions about ambient chord progressions. Actually, I don't get any questions about ambient chord progressions. What I get is search engine traffic from people who were looking for that on the Net, and end up reading my old article about fractal chord progressions, which may or may not be much help to them. Part of the issue, and maybe part of the reason people are searchi…

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02.
Toronto Sound Festival
2019 Nov 22nd

Toronto Sound Festival

The Toronto Sound Festival starts tomorrow, November 22, 2019, at "Beverley Halls" (aka the Polish Combatants Association).  I'll be there as a vendor, with demos and sales of all my modules and kits.  There will also be a lot of other interesting stuff, with other vendors, talks and panel discussions, a "synthesizer petting zoo," a DIY workshop, and a big concert.  There'll be a…

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03.
What's the deal with phase reversal?
2019 Nov 18th

What's the deal with phase reversal?

Alternate title: "This Dad put -10V into a TL074 and here's what happened to his liver!"Most everybody knows that it's a bad idea to bring the inputs of the common TL074 op amp to a voltage more negative than about 4V above the negative power rail; that is, around -8V in the Eurorack environment where the negative power rail is -12V. When you do that, the output may suddenly head for the op…

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