The Secret Life of the TipTop Z-DSP

Most of you will be familiar with the TipTop Z-DSP effects module. It’s a great module which offers some excellent reverb, echo and sound mangling apps. These apps are distributed on a little Game Boy card. The Valhalla reverb and DragonFly echo are included and they will not let you down. But this is not about the Z-DSP’s standard facilities, it’s about the Clock CV input. Many of you may

Soundstage

One of the most underestimated aspects of music production is creating a soundstage. We’re all familar with left, right and center, but it doesn’t end there. There’s also front and back. We can create an illusion of a 3D space by playing with volume, EQ, echo and reverb. A near sound is bright, clear and easy to pinpoint in the L/R/Center field. The sound will be reflected in the soundstage.

Tuesday

TINRS Tuesday Yes I know. It’s a weird name for a module. It’s manufactured by TINRS, an acronym for This Is Not Rocket Science. Tuesday is a sequencer, but it does its melodies through algorithms instead of programming steps. It looks stunning. It has X, Y and I inputs which influence the notes and intervals of the melody. It has outputs for note, gate, accent and velocity. Accent allows you