Nov 30, 2009 Gear
Posted by irfon
My new 48″ patch cords for the synthesizers.com modular arrived with me last night. Prior to this, I had only 12″, 24″ and 36″. Since filling the 22-space chassis, those are not long enough to reach from the modules at one end to the modules at the other. We’ll see if the new cables help with that.
If so, they’ll enable a lot of interesting new patches, both by freeing up cables and allowing me to route signals more flexibly, but also by freeing up modules (mostly the signal processor, occasionally envelope generators) that I’ve been using as “extension cords,” to splice shorter cables together.
I’d ordered the new cables, but they were omitted from my shipment by accident. The replacements arrived quite quickly and they also tossed in an extra for my trouble. That’s especially pleasing because I’d recently begun to wonder if I’d ordered enough. (I’d ordered three, but four makes more sense, since often I want to route things both to and from the two voltage mini stores, which are way off on one end.)
It’s interesting how sometimes it all comes down to the little details like having the right length of cable handy.
(About my previous dilemma, I still haven’t come up with a good Sync24 solution, but I’ve been having fun nonetheless driving the sequencing modules from a pulse coming over the MIDI interface. I’ve found that I can even use it to drive multiple different time-based events by using the trigger and velocity outputs, with the velocity of some or most of the notes set below the appropriate threshold. That’s turned out to be useful for, for example, advancing the sequencers each quarter note yet hard-syncing a low-frequency oscillator every bar. That still leaves the Pitch output free for modulating the pitch of the sequence, if desired.)