First computer with real-time clock?

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Mon Aug 2 12:03:39 2004

On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> Hi
> It has been shown that if you loosely couple three oscillators
> they will produce chaotic periods. I've also seen that when
> a zener diode is around 7.2V it is especially noisy. This
> has been used to produce many types of random noise, including
> white and pink noise for special purposes. Most silicon transistors
> will zener in this region if back biased, base to emitter. I
> ones made a wave sound simulator using both the zener and
> the oscillator principles.
> Dwight

   I have tuned up various modules on a Moog 55 IIIC+ modular synthesiser
and (finally)obtained the classic bifurcation plot. Somehow I can't get
the ARP 2600 to do this yet, but it's probably a simultaneous lack of
patience and precision calibration.

  I have the 'flickering neon candle lamp' device hooked up now to trigger
the ARP, also I derive a MIDI signal from it and feed that into Reaktor, a
software modular synth of fairly extensive capability.

   But we're getting out near the Bounds of Topic, I theenk.


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