antto wrote:i'm sorry, i get very angry when someone talks about the 303 like he really knows what he's talking about
about 2 years ago when i started gathering information about the 303.. there was so much info on all kinds of websites
and by following the details i figured something is not right.. they were wrong? very wrong!? extremely wrong!? complete bullsh*t!
starting from the wikipedia article (which afterwards got a little fixed now)
there were things like "The oscillator has two waveforms: Sawtooth and Triangle wave" sometimes Sine wave
lots of weird things said about the slide (which actually is very simple)
"the accented notes modify/increase the filter resonance and vca"
"the square wave is produced by inverting every other cycle of the sawtooth"
i wasn't so familiar with analog gear back then (not that i am very familiar now but..)
i had no real clue how this thing works and i wanted to mimick the sound of it, so i searched and searched and watched videos, listened to recordings..
now i know more about the 303 (and i have a x0xb0x)
but i had to waste my time with all the bullsh*t written everywhere (and i believed it at first)
in fact, there is very little bits of true told about this synth
so now when someone writes stuff about the 303 that sounds like he is the 303 guru and knows what he's talking about but he's just interpreting another crap-article he's read before.. i just get very angry.. that's me
EDIT: i mean.. one should be responsible for the words he writes on forums or web articles, other people will be reading it eventually, some might follow it
antto, do yourself a favor, stay away from high-end audio and "audiophile" forums!
For example: You will run into some of those guys who will SWEAR that a plain piece of wire conducts current better in one direction than another. As in, that cable doesn't sound very good, are you sure you don't have it plugged in backwards? (They totally forget that audio signals are AC!)
The sad thing is, that's not the craziest stuff I've seen those guys come up with! Then again, there is the sometimes really crazy sounding stuff that actually DOES make a difference. Of course, I'm a natural skeptic, if I read or hear about some kind of crazy claim, I'll go grab one of whatever they are talking about (assuming I can afford it!) and try it out.
This reminds me, got to make a couple recordings to post in the other thread to go along with the scope screen shots...