Thursday, September 24, 2020

flight of harmony Infernal Noise Machine (INM-E) Eurorack Module on Kickstarter

First announced in July, and featured in a few posts, flight of harmony's Infernal Noise Machine (INM-E) Eurorack Module is now on Kickstarter.

The original Infernal Noise Machine was in desktop form (pictured below) and has been featured here on MATRIXSYNTH over the years.
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails had one as seen here.

The following is some info pulled from the Kickstarter (be sure to click through for more):

"The Infernal Noise Machine is actually the first device ever created at f(h), back in 2007. Designed as a standalone, or "desktop " device. It was later released in multiple limited-run batches over the years, with all available units sold out during preorder each time."

"What is it?

The Infernal Noise Machine is a sound synthesizer, not a music synthesizer.

It was designed towards the creation of noise, sound effects, and for the general field of sound design. Having said that, the INM can create a full range of “musical” tones and sound, but that was not the primary goal. It can be used completely independently, but is intended for use with external control voltage (CV) sources to affect or modulate various parameters, which is where the INM truly comes alive.

So what can you do with it? Incidental sounds and ambiances, unholy caterwauling, soundscapes from melancholy to manic, even percussion and traditional musical sounds. The Infernal Noise Machine is particularly effective for making drones that evolve with time, with no external sources required. The internal architecture allows for a wide range of self-evolving, beat-frequency style tonal variations over an infinite range of rates. There is really no simple way to describe what the INM can do – you have to find out for yourself. This is a unique device. It requires a bit of time and patience to get a feel for how it works, but it is worth the effort."

"The new Infernal Noise Machine has the same sound, features, and potential as the original, but has been completely redesigned and refined. Each format brings its own needs and possibilities, so the system has been expanded to allow even more utility than the original, while keeping it as compact as feasible without impacting the philosophy behind the design."

Roland JX-3P or JX-8P? Smoothness Wars!

Espen Kraft

"For years these two synthesizers have divided opinions. Which one is the one to get?
The 3P with its sequencer and stylish casing or the 8P with unison and mono modes?
Do they sound the same or is it best to have them both?

Be aware that an original JX-3P has very limited MIDI functionality, it's in constant Omni-mode, and therefor cannot be in a MIDI sequencer chain without problems. It cannot receive or send MIDI sysex either.
The 8P is not 8-voice polyphonic even if the "8" should indicate that. It's 6 voices like the 3P. The 8P also have a custom fluorescent display that can be tricky to upgrade and the transformer can often become very noisy (acoustically).

The demo track that starts the video can be found here:"

Prophet 6 , Flames & Oceans , Analog Synth preset 135.

Bob I. Gomez

"Original tune for the Prophet 6 synthesizer. I use my own version of preset 135, which I call, Unknown."

The Lost Child - Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver (STEREO)

Reuben Jones

"Making the Poly Evolver sing.

PolyEvolver ➤ Molot Compressor ➤ BootEQmk II ➤ Sennheiser AMBEO Orbit ➤ Valhalla Reverb"

Hypercube VST: Reduce 100+ Synth Parameters to Just 3

Novel Insight Software

Here is an interesting program in via Novel Insight Software. In short it uses artificial intelligence to pick from all available parameters in creating a three new parameter. The three act as macro controls for the parameters selected and they can change over time. One of the thing that makes the Yamaha DX-200 and the newer Reface DX are the macro controls allowing you to morph multiple FM parameters at the same time. And of course there's the macro knob on the Yamaha MODX series.

The following is what Novel Insight Software had to say about the software:

"We have been developing a new (still beta) software which makes it easier to find new sounds from VST synths. (Novel Insight Hypercube VST).

The freeware software uses machine learning to analyze presets and reduces the number of parameters to three making it easier to find new sounds. Currently VST2 plugins are supported.

The algorithms start from a random starting points so the results are a bit different everytime parameters are calculated, especially when there are no large number of presets available (machine learning methods require large amount of data and typically the number of presets are only in hundreds meaning the results depend on a random starting points).

Software is also quite slow on laptops, it can take 10 minutes or hours to calculate parameter reduction for a single VST instrument. I’m developing GPU acceleration which should speed up calculations significantly."

And via their website where you can find the download and a few demos:

"Hypercube VST is a parameter reducer plugin for VST2 instruments. It reduces the number of synthesizer/effect parameters to just three (3) which makes it easier to find new sounds than changing 100+ parameters that may be available through the normal user interface.

In order to to do parameter reduction a VST module must have roughly more presets of good instruments/effects than there are synthesizer parameters. The existing good presets are used to find "three dimensional space of good sounds", which can be then explored by using only three parameters: X, Y and Z.

Hypercube VST currently supports only 64bit VST2 modules. Support of 64bit VST3 instruments is planned in future releases. This software requires 64bit Windows 10 (earlier versions not tested) and 64bit Java (plugin generator user interface).


Hypercube VST is free to use (freeware) but closed source."

Herb Deutsch's Moog SOB Part 2 (by Synthpro)

Part 2 added here.

Novation Supernova 2 repair Information don't buy CS4391KZ and watch this video!


Interesting. Do your research if you pan to do this yourself!

How to add Velocity and Accents in VCV Rack

Omri Cohen

Here are the patches -

You can find additional resources available from Omri Cohen at

Launchpad Pro [MK3] - Version 1.2 // Novation


"In this video, Enrique introduces you to the new v1.2 firmware update for Launchpad Pro [MK3], which brings new features that expand the creative and performance capabilities of the much-loved grid controller.

Launchpad Pro [MK3] users now get Unquantised Recording to create out-of-this-world, off-grid beats, as well as a new feature that lets you perform and record sequences with even more intricacy and nuance than before. There’s also the ability to set the threshold of the trigger pads, to tailor Launchpad Pro to your unique playing style. Lastly, Legacy Mode re-introduces the User layout of the original Launchpad Pro, which opens the door to a world of legacy applications and lightshow performances.

--- Discover the update & download the free Ableton session:

--- Check out Launchpad Pro [MK3]:"

Novation Peak Tutorial - DIY Sequencer (advanced Sound Design)

Limbic Bits

"In this Tutorial for Novation Peak you'll learn how to create your own note and mod sequencer using only Peak's Sound Engine."

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