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Pitch to CV conversion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by sprag, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. sprag

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    I am thinking of using an analogue systems rs 35 to convert my bass pickup signal to control voltage, allowing me to drive a synth such as a minitaur.

    Done some research and found that compressing and filtering the signal first improves tracking. just wondering if there are any other things I should be looking at to condition the signal to improve tracking (such as pre amplification, gating, etc,) and what are the good ones to go for.

    Thanks
  2. Skrogh

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    Technique.
    Play very cleanly, do not let any other note, than the one you are playing ring trough.
    -Use your fingers close to the neck
    -Play up the neck (no open strings) and if your d-string has a dead-spot - avoid it.
    -Do not expect 100% perfect or fast tracking.

    Iv'e not tried that exact solution, but this is what goes for most analog trackers.

    :)
  3. autopilot

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    +1000
  4. sprag

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    Thanks Skrough & Auto. I left out the crucial bit... most of what I could find researching was that it tracked guitar well but couldn't find anything on bass... I was more after info on will that translate to bass and still sound acceptable, as I'm sure I can't be the first person to try it. Thanks for the pm D, exactly the info I was after.

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