Sequencer 1978

...and how to do so...
AnX
KVRAF
5051 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:47 pm

Found a magazine called 'Hifi for Pleasure' from Feb 1978. It contains instructions for an analogue seq. ( i think from a series about building a synth). Some photos below. If anyone is interested, i can do HQ scans and upload...

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AnX
KVRAF
5051 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Sequencer 1978

Post Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:10 pm

Bump

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GaryG
KVRAF
5771 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Kent, UK

Re: Sequencer 1978

Post Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:05 pm

That could be interesting, worth scanning if you have the time if only for archival reasons. Maybe crosspost to reddits r/synthdiy subreddit, sure people there would be grateful.

Now I'm curious about the HFP Synthesiser, don't remember seeing one of them mentioned anywhere before.
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Pytchblend
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565 posts since 4 Jul, 2011 from UK

Re: Sequencer 1978

Post Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:28 am

Hello AnX - I'm really interested to read the article. I can just about read the photo of page 30 (the last image you posted above), but not the others. I'd love to see some higher res images please.

AnX
KVRAF
5051 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Sequencer 1978

Post Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:20 am

OK, i'll scan them and upload with links here. If i havent done it by say Weds, give me a bump :wink:

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KVRAF
5051 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Sequencer 1978

Post Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:22 am

GaryG wrote:
Now I'm curious about the HFP Synthesiser, don't remember seeing one of them mentioned anywhere before.

I did try and track down other copies of the mag to see the actual synth, but no luck

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: Sequencer 1978

Post Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:31 am

GaryG wrote:Now I'm curious about the HFP Synthesiser, don't remember seeing one of them mentioned anywhere before.
+1 Would be interesting to know about that to.

Full marks to the OP, this kind of historical material is very interesting. I can imagine artists like Martyn Ware building their own equipment in this way back in the '70s.

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justin3am
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10787 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: Sequencer 1978

Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:06 pm

Those 4000 series CMOS ICs are lots of fun and very easy to use. More about the different types here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_4 ... d_circuits

The 4046 PLL is one of my favorites. Or the 4060. They are pretty powerful and dosn't require a lot of supporting circuitry to get interesting stuff from them.

I also recommend checking out Electronotes. An enormous resource for music applications of electronic circuits. To this day, synth designers find inspiration from Bernie Hutchins' work.

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