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How to get an "A" in music

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Jimelectr
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Jimelectr   8/22/2010 5:50:26 AM
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Don Buchla came up with some really way-out stuff, and I understand that he used a control voltage to frequency transfer function of 1.2 V/octave as opposed to Moog's and others' 1 V/octave. Buchla's reasoning was to get 0.1 V/semitone. I guess either makes sense. Yeah, as I've said before, EE major and electronic musician is a match made in heaven! One of my former coworkers, a mechanical engineer and automobile nut (gearhead), said the same thing about his profession and hobby. Nice article, Bob!

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MikeLC   8/1/2010 5:18:15 AM
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I loved the sound of the old ARP's. The Buchla is something I don't think I ever heard though. I'm going to go research it. Thanks for the story.

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ehudt   7/26/2010 4:00:25 AM
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Good story! But in Intel you would have to bring 2 certified electricians to reverse the mains plug in the socket.....

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EzEE   7/23/2010 3:20:08 PM
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I don't remember Ellen taking that class!

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scopey1   7/22/2010 2:36:28 PM
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This is a cool story. Playing the electric guitar is what got me into analog electronics in the beginning. Its amazing how far synthesizers, sequencers and electronic music has come. Now most of the synthesis is done in software using DSP filters, opening up the sonic landscape far beyond what was possible before. Nice anecdotal story!

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Robotics Developer   7/20/2010 9:43:25 PM
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What a great story! Thanks for the walk down memory lane. It reminded me of college and the troubles that a number of students had with certain courses. In particular, the chemistry class lab was difficult to complete in the 3 to 4 hours allowed for the class and often students went in on Saturday to finish up. I delayed taking Chemistry until my Senior year (EE major) and had lab work pretty much figured out by then. It seems that having experience with many other labs made the chem lab much easier. I would typically start the lab after spending 15 min reviewing the lab instructions. Then the labs were much easier, it was a matter of understanding the whole before starting at the beginning. Oftentimes the labs were done in 1.5 to 2 hours to the amusement of the lab TA.

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