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Re: Nord Modular question
At 1:27 PM -0700 5/14/01, Mark Pulver wrote:
>Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) (12:51 PM 05/14/01) wrote:
>>One of the things I'm thinking of here is to have a sequence or the
>>output of a delay going into the Nord. The basic sound would be a steady
>>state 'drone' modifying the input signal (filter, volume control, or
>>effect) and outputting it. I would then program a sequence of MIDI keys
>>to each apply an envelope which would affect one of the effects. So (e.
>>hitting a particular MIDI note might cause an Lfo to be applied to the
>>filter while the key is down).
>You can definitely do this with the Nord Modular (the Micro Modular as
>You can separate MIDI data coming into the machine as GATE and NOTE.
>So, to do what you're looking for, you would run a line from the
>GATE input to an Envelope Generator; an LFO into a "VCA", then the
>VCA to a filter. When you hit a key, or otherwise send MIDI note
>data, the GATE will fire the EG, which will open the VCA, which will
>modulate the filter.
>There is also a note detector/splitter module which you can use to
>set up different things to happen on different notes.
>I think that you'd have a lot of fun with the machine Doc.
Probably I would. I used to have a badly homebuild analog modular
system that I dumped because I was tired of fixing bad solder joints,
and because it couldn't save anything.
My concern is that how do I prevent the incoming midi note data from
retriggering the note. e. g. I set up a one octave monophonic drone
from C3 to C4, then I want B2 to trigger an envelope that changes the
filtering of the drone. I don.t want to retrigger or otherwise change
the pitch of the existing drone. Its not clear from me from the docs
that I can do this.
>>Have any of you tried anything like this. Probably I should post this to
>>one of the users's forums.
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