Thursday, March 31, 2016

Second Synclavier has Arrived

After a yearlong wait - I gave John all the time he needed for other projects - I now have a second Synclavier. I can now link them together for 64 voices of Additive/FM synthesis. Plus, the new system has a second bin of control cards, a second set of floppy drives, and a second HD, so I now have enough spares to keep at least one system working regardless of any failures.

Sixty-four voices might sound like a lot, but it takes two voices to make a stereo patch, so that's actually thirty-two voices, and only sixteen if you want the decays to overlap, which I do. I need at least sixteen stereo voices that dovetail to realize Fuga Electronica, so I'm in beeswax.

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