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Re: Manual hangover.

Here's a copy of Kim's previous instructions. It's a
part of my "keeper" file, along with the selected
writings of Dave Coffin.


--- "Lanpheer, James" <James.Lanpheer@cai.com> wrote:
> So, i'm trying to read up on these 'SUS' mode
> functions right?  And usually
> you'd go to the manual right?  Well, i started
> digging into my Echoplex
> manual, and the damn thing drove me to drinking...
> Dat's right, before a
> half hour had gone by i had my bottle of Absolut
> Mandarin (mmmmmm...
> Mmmandarin...) out on the table and was well on my
> way to oblivion.  Driven
> to drink by a badly-written manual.....
> Is there anyplace on the website (or anywhere else
> online) that i can read
> about the granular functionality of the EDP?  Maybe
> i missed it?
> Cheers!
> Jim.

         Tue, 20 Apr 1999 17:39:27 -0700
         Kim Flint <kflint@atitech.com>  | Block
         Re: EVENTIDE/Granular

At 05:07 PM 4/20/99 -0800, Mark Landman wrote:

>Kim, you folks came up with the last word in long
delay times with the
>Echoplex, any thoughts about the ultra short delay
times of granular

set record mode to SUS, set Overdub mode to SUS, Set
Insert mode to RPL
(replace). Then all these functions work in the
"sustain" mode, where
are only on while the button is held. What this lets
you do is tap the
button very lightly, to get the function on for a very
short period of
So you can record micro-length loops, overdub
micro-sized bits, replace
micro-sized bits. (rumor has it there might be a
similar feature for
and Multiply some day, and rumor has it that it's even
more fun....) I
easily get the record lengths below 10ms with
Record=SUS, where the
repetition rate is an audible frequency. I'm not sure
if this is
what you are looking for, but it does seem a bit like
a real-time
to granular synthesis. And its damn fun!! You can make
some very cool
textures this way. Take some loop, sustain some new
sound, tap replace
and/or overdub over it a whole bunch of times, repeat
with different
.....you'll lose a weekend, I guarantee it.


John Tidwell

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