MATRIXSYNTH: A Comparison of Modular Noise Modules

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Comparison of Modular Noise Modules

American noise

"An assortment of raw noise from vintage american modular synths: Serge Modular (paperface) white noise, Serge Modular (paperface) pink noise, RA Moog Modular 903 white noise, RA Moog Modular 903-A white noise, RA Moog Modular 903-A pink noise, ARP2500 1016 white noise, ARP2500 1016 pink noise. Recorded direct to disk without amplification or attenuation. Note the difference in output levels between the systems. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.co.uk for more info and pics"

American Noise (normalised)

"Here are just the white noise recordings but this time they are all the same output level
1] Serge (paperface)
2] RA Moog 903
3] RA Moog 903-A
4] ARP2500 1016"

via http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com/2012/07/american-noise.html

The following two demos appear to have been pulled from soundcloud. Leaving the original embed code here in case they come back.

Buchla 266e & SFTMC 160 Noise Comparison

"Simple - raw noise output comparisons.

All audio signal path = 266e & 160 straight to 206 mixer, equal setting - no attenuation (the 206 worked great as it it allows switched signal muting). Then right into the computer via MOTU 8pre interface. No effects, or compression.

Quite a range of noise styles here. The output of the 160 is hotter than the 266e. The 160 1/f output has a "cycling" sound to it . . . I imagine the module needs a service, not sure ??

- Adam

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1- 266e -3db/oct
2- 266e flat
3- 266e +3db/oct
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4- 160 flat
5- 160 1/f
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6- 266e flat
7- 160 flat
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8- 266e -3db/oct
9- 160 1/f
-----------------"


266 noise

"Noise recorded directly from the 266.
+3dB/oct, Flat, -3DB/oct"

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