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toneless
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Nick P.


"Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« on: April 14, 2006, 01:13:15 PM »



This is my view on Hemmoís Noise567 and Tim Escopedoís Thing Modulator.
Using 2.2 K limiting resistor allows more treble control from the pot and/or ldr.
Using a 10μF cap across the C3 timing capacitor will shift the internal vco up to the audible range and create a nice and dirty tremolo. Thereís some clicking at the background but thatís ok.
The overall quality of the sound is very impressing. A bad point is that it has a lot of bleed through from tha internal VCO but someone can get rid of it, using a buffer in front of it or a pedal with an internal buffer. The bleed through is still there but itís more suppressed. Using a buffer will make the pedal dead quiet in the bypass mode, too.

All in all quite a good ring mod for itís simplicity. Highly recommended for noisy stuff, if you are that kind...

Have fun.
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hank reynolds 3rd
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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2006, 01:27:17 PM »

EEEXXXXX---TTTEEERRMMMIIII---NNAATTTEEE!!!


(quick head for the stairwell!!)
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The Tone God
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Maggie


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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 01:54:05 PM »



Exterminate. EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!!!

(quick head for the stairwell!!)





Andrew
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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2006, 02:01:27 PM »

Before Daleks there were Kaleds.
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JimRayden
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Estonia


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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2006, 02:25:03 PM »

Wow, I haven't heard of a "tone decoder" chip before. Anyone care to explain? And how clean is that ring mod?

I guess you learn something new every day. Grin

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Maggie


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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2006, 02:25:30 PM »

Before Daleks there were Kaleds.

It depends on which history line you follow. There are a couple but since different writers have taken the helm. Some have seen it fit to make retroactive changes to the Dalek history.

The original line was that they were the fallout from a quick nuclear war between the Dal and Thal races. Later in the next history version the Dals were renamed the Kaled (anagram of Dalek) and through a very long ugly war with the Thal resulted with horrible mutations of the Dals. A mad scientist called Davros sped up and refined the mutations finally placing them into "tanks" that echoed Davor's chair design. These become the Daleks.

The difference have been explained by some as the Doctor changing the Dalek's history timeline somewhere in some adventure. I'm also working off early memory.

Also the stair issue was resolved awhile back in the late 80's/early 90's with the Daleks being able to hover. The blind spot was also solved with the center section becoming rotatable in the newer versions. The hover ability was taken good advantage of in the finally of the first season in the new series I thought.

Andrew
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Connoisseur of Distortion
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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006, 03:59:21 PM »

ughhhhh this thread reminds me... i need to get back at that string ringer... ughhhhhhhhhhh wiring...  Cry Cry Cry
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tcobretti
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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2006, 07:28:27 PM »

Not to derail the thread, but what ring modulator do you guys recommend?  I have no experience with them and have been thinking of building one.
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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2006, 10:06:16 PM »

depends what you want. for a really flexible, advanced build, go for the string ringer. it's the lovetone ring modulator.
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Unbeliever
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Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2006, 04:21:32 AM »

It depends on which history line you follow. There are a couple but since different writers have taken the helm.

I'm going on the book of the 'first Dalek episode', whatever that was. I wouldn't subscribe to any modern 'rewriting' that's for sure ... Smiley

Back to the thread .... Smiley
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gez
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Gerry Pa(r)ton


Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2006, 05:07:53 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/episodes/2006/newearth.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/video/index.shtml

(the 'confidentials' are the best things to watch)

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toneless
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Nick P.


Re: "Doctor Who", a simple ring modulator
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2006, 03:15:41 PM »

Nice Dalek history icon_eek
Anyway tcobretti "doctor who" or Tim Escopedo's Thing modulator is a nice way to start. For something really advanced and for all the ring mod stuff you'll ever need, go for the Ring Stinger.
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