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MAM RS3 Resonator

MAM RS3 Resonator

This rack effects unit accepts a mono input only but subsequent processing using three Vactrol based resonant band pass filters produces a stereo out. A vactrol is like a voltage controlled resistor - there's a photo-sensitive resistor and an LED encapsulated in a package. There are two LFOs whose rate is determined by a single control with the second LFO rate running 30% faster than the first. There's also a three band envelope follower also getting in on the act and three modes of LFO to filter control.

Block Diagram

MAM RS3 Resonator
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Demos

This demo features my JX-10 using a patch with Osc sync for loads of harmonics. I start off with no effect and it's very obvious when the resonator is switched in :)

This demo features my JX-10 being sequenced by an MSQ-700 using a bass patch and a strings patch for that classic vintage sound. Uneffected sequence first and towards the end I switch it out too.

This demo features a Chamberlin violin sample from my Emulator IIIXP and has a Mysterious Semblance to the Tangerine Dream track Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares on their Phaedra album. Perhaps Edgar Froese had an RS3 back in 1974?

This demo features the Chamberlin violin sample from my Emulator IIIXP again but with a less aggressive use of the RS3.

This demo features the Chamberlin brass sample from my Emulator IIIXP.

This demo features the Chamberlin flute sample from my Emulator IIIXP.

This demo features the Chamberlin choir sample from my Emulator IIIXP.

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