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can you explain this one jules?


looks like it says "the end"..?



pretty sure it says thank you in exai typography

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i dont like the color, it looks like when you highlight text/pictures, my brain is telling me to click away from it to unhighlight it.

don't you freeze in headlights?


what are you referring to?

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Kcinsu, mcbpete and a few others I think you were interested in their response to the physical modeling question. apparently they answered it but i never saw it and the answer is brilliant (but still oblique)




lot of loaded questions here tbh but i'll say this

we've been blagging sounds for years, way way before we heard anyone using the term physical modelling

even just using a 202 you can make really mad 'bonk' sounds by tuning the resonance and using the res env a certain way (think of voodoo ray by gerald)


not implying we were the first at all obviously, wendy carlos and tomita were running rings round anything we did before we even knew what music was

but like, there are literally tons of ways you can make fake things out of other things. this idea that physmod is only a few techniques is a bit of a new thing really. but i guess describing those things an non-linear processes is a bit much for some people


you can make a wide array of vowel sounds using a combination of pwm and fm, but it's only considered formant synthesis is you're using a collection of bpf's


the actual list of techniques that you're supposed to learn is weirdly limited and doesn't really cover what's possible. in a lot of ways things were more interesting before it all got formalised

that's why wendy carlos and tomita are so good, cos they didn't have that list of techniques getting in the way, they found most of it thru trial and error

i like that response a lot

Thank you, I missed that response.


To Sean and Rob: I cannot thank you enough for doing this.


To Joyrex: ditto!

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almost 150 pages and still no love for..






Valance Drakes


Q: any thoughts on Bitwig?

hahah yeah these SC spams go straight into reading list, so all is not lost
Holy shit.. Rob if you haven't checked Qebrus and Valance Drakes out yet, you're in for a treat!


Thanks Ae for this AAA, truly mindblaeing.

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