01.
Genome Jazz
2020 Aug 31st

Genome Jazz

The COVID-19 pandemic has made everybody interested in virology, and molecular biology more generally, and one of the cool things about living in the Future is that genome sequences have become accessible. Where it used to be the work of a person's entire career to maybe obtain just a fragment of the code for a single gene, now there are machines that can obtain a complete sequence for a sam…

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02.
MSK 013 release
2020 Jul 13th

MSK 013 release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Complex VCO takes the harmonious path TORONTO, Ontario - July 13, 2020 - North Coast Synthesis Ltd., Toronto-based manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, has combined through-zero phase modulation, wavefolding, and stereo image generation in its new complex voltage-controlled oscillator for Eurorack synthesizers. The module, called the Middle Path VCO for…

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03.
Logic, before ICs
2020 Jun 19th

Logic, before ICs

So, you want a simple digital logic function in a synthesizer. Maybe it's an AND gate, or a couple of XORs, maybe as much as a shift register. How will you build it? Today it often makes sense to just throw in a microcontroller chip. They're cheap and versatile. The same microcontroller can be programmed to serve many different purposes, so you can keep just a few types of them in stoc…

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