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Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 2 of 2)

Part 2: It’s an ill wind that blows no good Part 1 offered simplified theory of why most stock synthesizer patches don’t work well with a wind controller, and summarized a few guidelines for making a patch wind-friendly. Part 2 … Continue reading

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Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 1 of 2)

Part 1: It’s an ill wind that blows no good So…, you just returned from a musician’s yard sale where you scored a MIDI gadget that looks like Darth Vader’s clarinet. You plug it into your keyboard synth, select your … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Guy Zumpetta

Editor’s note:  This is another in our recurring series of musician’s stories.  Some are biographies, others are specific events in a musican’s life.  We hope you will enjoy reading these original stories, as told by the musicians themselves. Guy Zumpetta’s … Continue reading

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Amplifier Loudness vs. Knobs

Regarding ArtW’s post “Babbling About Amplifiers”: I was going to include a note that even the resistance taper on volume controls can give the impression an amp is really hot, or a slug. I once had an Ampeg bass amp … Continue reading

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Adventures in VL70m Voice Editing for Wind Control

I re-un-mothballed the VL70-m at the end of October and hauled out the old Mac. It’s a Mac Performa 6360 with OS8.x I bought around 2007-2008 from a local guy. I intended to use the Mac to run the VL … Continue reading

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