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by astroman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?

kensuguro wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:36 am
WHOA!! Thanks astroman! I haven't heard these in 5-6 years!
you're welcome, Ken - it's just a tiny compensation for all the great ideas and music you shared over all these years 8)
(in fact I only had it on that particular CD, which survived by pure chance...) :D
by astroman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box

yes, that's a reasonable decision :) That transformers story was a rare exception, though and only driven by plain desperation: drove me nuts that it soundded so great with headphones on and none of this magic could be recorded ??? The Pikatrons were a cheap purchase (spares from another project) an...
by astroman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Does anyone still have my Finland show tracks?

probably refers to this post... ages ago
http://forums.scopeusers.com/viewtopic. ... and#p33966
at least there's a list of mp3 filenames
I remember some CDs in a box labeled 'planetz' as candidats... will look... found them, see below
(impressive work) 8)
by astroman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Minimax vs Behringer Model D MP3 guess who is who!
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Minimax vs Behringer Model D MP3 guess who is who!

For myself Minimax is a single mono voice without effects, never used it poly or with those bells and whistles...
and Earinger is totally out of bounds :evil: :D
by astroman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: A16 Ultra VS 2496 IO Box

The A16 Ultra features 16 converters that are all synced to the same clock signal. You can set sensitivity and output level per channel. A balanced studio setup will deliver a better signal to noise ratio and prevent interference between devices. You may need to balance external devices by transform...
by astroman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: A communication error with Pulsar2 (brd 0) has occured.
Replies: 27
Views: 4941

Re: A communication error with Pulsar2 (brd 0) has occured.

I'd rather suspect the S/TDM connection
iirc you live on the coast of Croatia, salty air is nice to breathe, but quite aggressive to metal components ;)
did you check the offending Pulsar 2 as the only card ?
by astroman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Harmonizer or vocoder? Live vocal harmonies
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Harmonizer or vocoder? Live vocal harmonies

Vocodizer is one of the best live vocoders and very close to top analog gear in this domain (imho) :8 You can mix it with your 'regular' voice and achieve some harmonic effect, but the modulated wave heritage will always be obvious. For vocal harmonization you need formant shifting added to the pitc...
by astroman
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: PCI Overflow Problem
Replies: 75
Views: 1932

Re: PCI Overflow Problem

that was a neat explanation @valis 8)
by astroman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Modular Talk
Topic: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?

It's probably the access to controls and how they act/interact on the VCS surface. I just switched to the iVCS3 (as I'm typing on the tablet) and within minutes I had something similiar to the Pink Floyd sequence running and could dial it into a Canned Heat like Blues Shuffle just by osc3 slipped in...
by astroman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: B3 Plugins
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: B3 Plugins

I've got an original CD on the Native Instruments B4 (first version) that actually got only a short test use.
Bought my Pulsar One soon after and never needed the B4 :D
Don't think it's worth selling, so you can have it or trade something or whatever...
by astroman
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: B3 Plugins
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: B3 Plugins

why not get a 2nd hand Pulsar/Scope card and plug it into your live rig ? (unless the latter is a laptop...)
by astroman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Modular Talk
Topic: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?

yes, that's the one I had in mind... but I never compared the two... :oops:
by astroman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Modular Talk
Topic: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Anyone got a VCS3 patch for Modular ?

there is a modular patch called Synthi (or similiar) based on the architecture of the VCS3. I like the iPad version a lot, which captures the bizarre internals of the thing in a well respected way. (and recently got a significant update of the filter) It's one of the best synth apps in IOS, a consta...
by astroman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: I gave up giving up scope and come back, keep the faith!
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: I gave up giving up scope and come back, keep the faith!

Nice summary :)
Tbh the only VSTs I use on a regular base are the Vahallas plus (non-VST) SAW Studio Reverb and Levelizer.
by astroman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: 6 dsp pulsar 2 don't start :(
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: 6 dsp pulsar 2 don't start :(

yes, it's about those caps you marked, but the 2 right above may be considered as well. (in the old design those were a row of 4 at the very bottom) You may inspect the solder pads with a magnifier glas for cracks, as none of them has fallen off yet. There may be leakage at the bottom (which is invi...
by astroman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: 6 dsp pulsar 2 don't start :(
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: 6 dsp pulsar 2 don't start :(

I guess one of the bottom 2 left of the voltage regulator (bottom right of the board) fell off.
(had the same error with my Pulsar One)
by astroman
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: New Wood Rack for my A16
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: New Wood Rack for my A16

If Adat isn't available, analog pathes can be very useful with software synths from a bunch of systems ;) I have Scope, PT TDM, a MacMini G4 and 2 iPads as generators/processors. But there's also some hardware (TX-7, Kawai XD-5, Lexicon Vortex, Intellifex, Boss ME-5 pedal) that's cool to colaborate ...
by astroman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PCI Latency Timer setting?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: PCI Latency Timer setting?

iirc PCI latency timer defines the maximum amount of clock cycles that a card can claim the bus for itself and lock out other cards. Default values are usually ok and it's not even relevant if you fill all your PCI slots with Scope cards. (in contrary to running a PCI Raid controller on the same bus...
by astroman
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PCI-e to PCI extender for Scope ( experiment going to be a solution :) )
Replies: 57
Views: 3955

Re: An Experiment with 3 scope cards ( seems to be working)

It just entered my mind (never checked it myself): if you add Masterverbs, the Async load in the DSP meter should increase with every item added (it's about stuff that travels between PCI bus and computer memory within a certain time frame) So if that figure doesn't increase anymore, only the contro...
by astroman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PCI-e to PCI extender for Scope ( experiment going to be a solution :) )
Replies: 57
Views: 3955

Re: An Experiment with 3 scope cards ( seems to be working)

I don't know how Masterverbs perform at insert position - they may not be 'engaged' at all while zhe channel is inactive. The usual test is to just load them into the project and they are activated even without anything connected to them. But that test can be misleading (you can load Masterverb afte...