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  • This thread needs more bumpage. SO i GIVE IT SOME
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right">Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.</div></div>

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    • hup tup. maybe i should've posted my modular NAMM updates in here! i forget about this thread sometimes and i was all NAMMed up.



      i'll be an ass and post this video again since there's modular ins it:






      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWZWUtS9Vkc
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>-jason</b><br />
      <br />
      <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/donaldjasoncrunk/videos" target="_blank">youtube</a><br />
      <a href="http://donaldcrunk.bandcamp.com/album/history-switchboard" target="_blank">bandcamp</a><br />
      <a href="http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk" target="_blank">soundcloud</a></div>

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      • What's the tiny box you're running in front of the Monotribe?
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">lots of gear and not a computer in sight.</font></div>

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        • Do you ever have that feeling when you're just waking up and sitting on the edge of the bed and you get that little Scenic voice in your head going, "jump... jump...... juuuummpp..."?



          But I can't jump because the carpet is lava.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right">Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.</div></div>

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          • i'd post a link to the vid i snagged that sample from, it's some pretty classic anti-communist stuff from the 70s - but the Internet Archive is down to protest against SOPA/PIPA



            the lil' box is a grundig G6 radio - i'm tuning through the sidebands there, that's the oscillator sound you here. some nice telemetry noises.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>-jason</b><br />
            <br />
            <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/donaldjasoncrunk/videos" target="_blank">youtube</a><br />
            <a href="http://donaldcrunk.bandcamp.com/album/history-switchboard" target="_blank">bandcamp</a><br />
            <a href="http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk" target="_blank">soundcloud</a></div>

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            • Nice use of the radio and I'm always a sucker for cold war era videos. I have a huge collection of old A-bomb test videos and documentaries. Another cool trick with AM radio and something I still want to do, is get on or near an electric bus or commuter train and the radio will pick up tons of motor noise. I could ride the bus all day recording interference noise, but in SF I'll need at least one or two people with me to make sure no one grabs any of the gear. Damn crack heads.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">lots of gear and not a computer in sight.</font></div>

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              • good trick! i'll try it at some point definitely



                i try to incorporate as much Cold War crap into everything that i do as i can. i've studied that period in history literally my whole life, and i will shamelessly say that there are probably very few people in this part of the country that have as much on - tap expertise about soviet military hardware as myself. history like that is very fascinating to me. and i'm just a huge techno-nerd i guess.





                i have a new project that i'm working on in regards to collecting & using electronic transmissions from both the natural and artificial world and integrating it creatively into my noises. if that project works, it will hopefully be the start of something much larger. but that's in the future - for now, i'm still learning the tools i need to complete this project - namely Arduino programming, GSM telephony, and GPS tracking. i'll leave it at that for now until i'm farther along in the process - but in a few months time hopefully i'll have made some progress and be able to share and solicit more help for my goofball ideas.
                <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>-jason</b><br />
                <br />
                <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/donaldjasoncrunk/videos" target="_blank">youtube</a><br />
                <a href="http://donaldcrunk.bandcamp.com/album/history-switchboard" target="_blank">bandcamp</a><br />
                <a href="http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk" target="_blank">soundcloud</a></div>

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                • Since you're a cold war AND radio noise buff, have you done anything with numbers stations? Those broadcasts always sound so creepy to me.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right">Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.</div></div>

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                  • very much!



                    http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk/golden-fist
                    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>-jason</b><br />
                    <br />
                    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/donaldjasoncrunk/videos" target="_blank">youtube</a><br />
                    <a href="http://donaldcrunk.bandcamp.com/album/history-switchboard" target="_blank">bandcamp</a><br />
                    <a href="http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk" target="_blank">soundcloud</a></div>

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                    • So scenic, maybe you know the real story behind this mystery?



                      http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/09/ff_uvb76/all/1
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>

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                      • indeed, this numbers station is one of the driving forces behind my getting into shortwave. i think Don Solaris was the other driving force, he had one and trumped it a lot and i thank him for that.



                        anyway, i don't have any real unusual insight on this station compared to others. i still have not tuned it in myself, my level of equipment probably won't be able to do that until i own my own antenna farm (ha!) but i have of course heard the live feed online. it's one of the last Great Mysteries of that era that intrigues me. i've never seen pictures from the original Povarovo transmission site, but the article does have a nice description.



                        the favorite theory is the Dead Hand 'deadman switch' system - which is a system i believe existed in some form, but was almost certainly shut down not too long after the Cold War ended. soviet paranoia during the height of Operation Ryan during the 1980s cannot be underestimated, especially given that it and the resulting programs were driven by the deep seated institutional paranoia of the First Directorate of the KGB. they really thought that Reagan would launch a pre-emptive, surprise nuclear attack on the Rodina.



                        but Soviet and post Soviet strategic rocket command & control is still one of those enigmas that we don't know the whole story on yet. like the article says, it's a very 'sexy' theory, but such a system almost certainly no longer exists and does not explain the continued transmissions - or the relocation of the transmission site to a very LARGE antenna array in a different area of Russia (didn't see that mentioned in the article). somebody 'left the mic' on at one point in UVB-76's history, and some garbled russian everyday conversation was picked up - but that was probably just maintenance on the equipment.



                        modern russian strategic forces are directly controlled by the civilian leadership, but there exists a complex in Yamantau Mountain that we still don't know a lot about. it's easy to think of it in terms of our own Cheyenne Mountain NORAD complex, but Russia doesn't always do things that way. it is most likely a combination strategic control center and 'continuation of government' bunker, similar to our own Mount Weather. what is interesting to me as that the change in behavior of UVB-76's transmission roughly coincided with the construction/expansion of this complex. so there are secrets upon secrets - i love it!
                        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>-jason</b><br />
                        <br />
                        <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/donaldjasoncrunk/videos" target="_blank">youtube</a><br />
                        <a href="http://donaldcrunk.bandcamp.com/album/history-switchboard" target="_blank">bandcamp</a><br />
                        <a href="http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk" target="_blank">soundcloud</a></div>

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                        • time to bring the madness back this time with a PURE EURORACK VIDEO



                          six patches of madness in a short time for your pleasure.






                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNCD1isvweI









                          zip pow guuurrrrrr
                          <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>-jason</b><br />
                          <br />
                          <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/donaldjasoncrunk/videos" target="_blank">youtube</a><br />
                          <a href="http://donaldcrunk.bandcamp.com/album/history-switchboard" target="_blank">bandcamp</a><br />
                          <a href="http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk" target="_blank">soundcloud</a></div>

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                          • Moscowbuzzer
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                            <b>Give me my moog, but **** off you american techno rockstar! people in countries I've never been to do it better than you! </b><br />
                            <br />
                            <a href="http://www.computermusicguide.com" target="_blank">Computer Music Guide</a><br />
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                            • also, if anyone remembers forumite urbanscallywag, you might be interested to know his new "Patch Chord" module is up for sale.



                              http://erthenvar.com/store/euromodules/patchchord






                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxUkLa698P4





                              Erthenvar Patch Chord - a bank of 25 "Oscillator Controlled Oscillators", which can be used to generate chords in a Eurorack system.



                              The Patch Chord continously samples the cycle duration and duty cycle of the input waveform. It outputs 12 semitone steps above the input note, 12 semitone steps below the input note, and the root note itself (available from two output jacks). All outputs are pulse waveforms with continuously variable pulse width.



                              An oversized tri-color LED spans the color spectrum in each octave, so each note has a unique color! The input jack is passively multipled to an output jack so the visual effects of the LED can be had even if the module is not part of the current patch.



                              There four modulation types available, each with an input jack and a three-position switch. The switch can turn off the modulation, allow the CV value to control the parameter, or turn on the modulation. The modulation jacks are all DC coupled and respond to audio rate signals, though the tracked waveform has a lower limit of around 20 seconds per cycle.



                              The SQR modulation forces the tracked duty cycle to 50%, making all of the 25 outputs into square waves

                              The INT modulation changes the relationship between each output from a semitone step to an integer or harmonic step

                              The ZERO modulation resets all of the output counters to 0, similar to a sync function

                              The HOLD modulation stops tracking the input and keeps the last counted cycle duration and duty cycle values

                              This module requires +5V from the bus board! We offer the freelunch as a +5V solution.







                              think of the paraphonic possibilities!



                              another rad demo:






                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyG6g9LUCkk





                              seriously awesome module.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>-jason</b><br />
                              <br />
                              <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/donaldjasoncrunk/videos" target="_blank">youtube</a><br />
                              <a href="http://donaldcrunk.bandcamp.com/album/history-switchboard" target="_blank">bandcamp</a><br />
                              <a href="http://soundcloud.com/donaldcrunk" target="_blank">soundcloud</a></div>

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                              • i'm finally starting some MOTM-format projects that i've had PCBs for. speaking of shortwave, i've had one of these sitting in my entry way for the past month, haven't really used it for years. i need to take it in to have the output adjusted but it would be awesome to sample the hell out of it.



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