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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Published on Sep 27, 2016 gstormelectro
"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2016
FM Synthesis is not just for DX7 and Yamaha synths. The Oberheim Matrix-12 can do primitive FM as well, albeit a single carrier and modulator pair. Here are some tips and tricks for exploring the FM possibilities. Some of the ideas come from my Getting Started Programming FM video, so you may want to check that out too."
Published on Sep 27, 2016 kurt uenala
"Native Instruments Maschine Studio and Maschine Jam using analog hardware such as the EMS Synthi (controlled by the Maschine sequencer) and a Roland Chorus Echo (as aux send) along with the new Maschine Performance effects."
K3021 Master VCO Module Demo Published on Sep 27, 2016 KilpatrickAudio
"Check out the K3021 Master VCO module from Kilpatrick Audio. This module offers the same amazing sound and features as half of the K3020 Dual VCO in a compact and affordable module."
"Eurorack Triangle Core VCO with Waveshapers - 18HP
Built on the success of the K3020 Dual VCO, the K3021 Master VCO offers a single channel oscillator based on this famous design. Completely redesigned to replace now hard to find parts, the K3021 uses a complete new triangle core design based around discrete transistors for an amazing tone excellent stability. Useful as both your main pitch oscillator and as a complex low-frequency signal source (LFO) the K3021 Master VCO is a workhorse module great for any system.
One of the features that makes the K3021 extra special is its use of complex waveshapers and pulse width modulation circuits to create unique timbres. You can select between sine, triangle and ramp waveforms for the WAVE section. These waves then feed into the triple pulse width modulator to create very rich pulse waves that have a much more lively character than a simple single-channel PWM. Choose from one of three PULSE output combinations for unique variations.
The BLEND and PULSE outputs can be used independently, or can be combined through the use of the ultra-low distortion blend section. Smoothly fade between the WAVE and PULSE waveforms either manually or with voltage control. By using the blend circuit especially with the LFO mode engaged, very complex modulation waveforms can be easily created.
Features and Specs
Eurorack (3U) form factor - 18HP width
Master VCO with on board precision power regulation
LED indication of selected switch positions and VCO core activity
1V/octave CV input - factory trimmed for 1V/octave response
Linear FM input with level control
Fine and coarse tuning controls
Normal VCO frequency range: 2Hz to 15kHz
LFO mode switch - period approx. 60 seconds to low audio range
Temperature compensated exponential converter with matched transistors
All-new discrete triangle-core and sine wave shaper
Wave shaper with sine, triangle or ramp waveforms - switch selectable
Pulse shaper with triple pulse width modulators for complete timbres
Voltage controlled mixing between wave and pulse waveforms
High-end blend VCAs with ultra-low distortion and linear control
Sync input for hard syncing of VCO core
PWM input with level and offset controls
Blend VCA control input with level and offset controls - full deflection with 5Vpk-pk
Blend output - output from the blend VCA containing wave and/or pulse waveforms
Pulse output - dedicated output from the pulse shaper containing pulse waveform
All inputs and outputs are tolerant of +/-12V
All outputs drive 10Vp-p with 1K output impedance
Requires +12V (90mA), -12V (50mA) - 16 pin Doepfer-style power cable used - approx. 1.7W total power consumption
Designed and made in Canada using high quality parts.
Warranty: 1 year"
Published on Sep 27, 2016 Flux302 of Fluxwithit.com
"Flux interviews the Midas crew about the Behringer DeepMind 12 at Knobcon 2012"
Published on Sep 27, 2016 Chris Beckstrom
"I'm on a mission to challenge some ideas about modular synthesis:
That is has to be expensive, or that you can't build it yourself, or that it has to look pretty, that it's too complicated, that you need an electrical engineering degree to play it, or that you can't take it outside.
After all, it's a musical instrument not totally unlike a guitar. Now that I've reconfigured it a bit, why not bring it out to the back yard and play a bit?
This simple patch was inspired by the work of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. If you haven't heard her magnificent music, check it out!
There are 4 voices in this patch: The bassline, a 3-note repeated figure by saw waves, the delay of that figure, and another saw oscillator.
Published on Sep 27, 2016 Der Schlendrian
"Drums by Mutable Instruments GRIDS with Nord Drum2.
Lots of Ladik Modules here: Synare FIlter, Distortion, 6 Channel Mixer, LFO L-130, Random CV, Easy Quantizer, Gate/Tap, Clockworks, 4 and 8 Step Sequenzer with ROM Player."