Re: [LAD] Monophonic synths (was: Plugin 1/oct frequency controls)

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Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Le Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:33:19 +0000,
Fons Adriaensen a écrit :

> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 01:07:31PM -0400, David Robillard wrote:

I agree with that with a bemol. The Hammond B3 was a polyphonic synth,
but with a very unique sound. The combination of vacuum tubes, an
additive synthesis of waveforms from harmonic series made by mechanical
tonewheels that rotate in front of electromagnetic pickups, and a
leslie speaker make the sound of this organ very unique.

Due to the electro-mechanical nature of the frequencies generation, the
ratio between the frequencies was constant, but they was not exact
harmonics. Due to the vacuum tubes and the pickups, it was possible to
make some very weird effects like larsen.
Also, the keyboards and the contacts (a lot of them) was of outstanding
quality. It was 2 motors to entrain the electro-mechanical generator,
one asynchronous for the start-up, and one synchronous in order to keep
a constant tuning. It was also possible to stop the synchronous motor
and use the asynchronous one instead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_organ

Bristol give us a very good approximation of this organ. But well, the
real thing is still something else, something like a mix of an organ
and a wild electric guitar. See Emerson, Lake & Palmer
- Live Broadcasts... Collector's Rarities
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6PPoXTdQos&feature=related

For the full potential of this organ :) go around 7:30 and 21:30.

Ciao,
Dominique

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Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Jeff McClintock, (Mon Aug 20, 11:02 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Tue Aug 21, 12:50 am)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Nick Copeland, (Tue Aug 21, 8:14 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Aug 21, 9:54 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Tue Aug 21, 10:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Aug 21, 11:02 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Tue Aug 21, 11:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Thorsten Wilms, (Wed Aug 22, 8:30 am)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Wed Aug 22, 4:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Aug 22, 9:12 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Wed Aug 22, 9:32 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Aug 23, 10:56 am)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Thu Aug 23, 4:06 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Aug 23, 4:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Thu Aug 23, 5:07 pm)
Re: [LAD] Monophonic synths (was: Plugin 1/oct frequency con..., Dominique Michel, (Tue Aug 28, 5:26 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Wed Aug 22, 5:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Nick Copeland, (Wed Aug 22, 1:24 am)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Wed Aug 22, 1:57 am)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Tue Aug 21, 8:59 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Nick Copeland, (Tue Aug 21, 10:11 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), Jens M Andreasen, (Wed Aug 22, 3:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin 1/oct frequency controls (AMS/MCP/VCO), David Robillard, (Tue Aug 21, 10:52 pm)