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Greetings, fellow residents of 2020! Welcome back to the show. We’re days away from kicking this yr to the curb, and in a yr as mind-breaking as this one, psychedelics may be one of many few issues to make clear-eyed sense of it. I haven’t got any acid this yr, however taking LSD on New 12 months’s is usually a good way to finish a yr and start a brand new one. You need to all the time take acid in a controlled space (let the acid itself go uncontrolled for you) and an excellent electronics trick to study for acid consumption is filling a room with stroboscopic sound, which is automated panning that may make the room really feel prefer it’s shifting in a round twirl. You may make this swirl slowly and likewise change instructions. This week I am going to display this technique. I take advantage of a Moog Unit Q148, however the impact can be very straightforward to attain with some easy digital modules. You’ll be able to even do it manually with two separate amplifiers (or an analog mixer) and two individuals working the stability knobs.
Talking in eurorack phrases: You mainly want two separate VCAs that may open and shut quickly with management voltage. Ship your sound into each VCAs and set off them each open and closed with totally different strobes of CV (triangle waves work greatest) – Ship one VCA to a left channel and the opposite to the correct. You may discover the room shifting alongside wildly with the sound. Easy sound sources like radio static work very well. You’ll be able to gradual the panning by slowing the management voltage charge. That is even simpler with a CV mixer, when you have a constructive and unfavorable CV out, ship one one VCA and the opposite to the opposite VCA, they are going to flip in sync. You probably have a big room, you possibly can obtain this in quadrophonic phrases with a mixer and a few experimentation. (The not in manufacturing Koma Poltergeist is perfect)
When it comes to nonetheless accessible off-the-shelf merchandise, Knas makes a beguiling quadrophonic VCA panner that I would like to hold in the marketplace. This factor has intrigued me for years. (nice write up by Great Synthesizers.) You probably have a room to fill with strobing audio panning, it seems to be powerful to beat. The Knas Quad Massager demo describes audio panning effectively:
For this week’s present, we display the best way to merge quite a lot of sounds into transient soundscapes that work great will hallucinogens. Following that, with social distancing nonetheless in vogue, our aspect A observe for the week is a mix of varied LSD-intended concepts, with “Awake in the Freezer Aisle of the All-Night Grocery, Peaking Happily and Alone.”
Thanks and have an excellent New 12 months, Ethan