Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Evaton Technologies Link - Eurorack HDMI CV Module & Sneak Peak of Upcoming "Sonar" Module

Evaton Link Module 2-up Jam w/Morgantics Published on Apr 19, 2018 Russ Hoffman

"Morgantics stopped by to jam out on a pair of synths connected together with the new Link module coming soon from Evaton Technologies."

via Evaton Technologies:

"Link is a 4HP Eurorack synth module that enables connecting up to 18 CV/audio signals between two Eurorack cases over a single standard HDMI cable. Link is a 100% passive module, and allows signals to travel in either direction.

10 mono jacks and 14 stereo jacks combine into a single HDMI connection to another Link module in either a second Eurorack case, or simply to another place in the same case, for convenience.

The top 4 jacks are stereo, but those can each be broken out into two mono signals with an optional breakout cable, enabling up to 18 CV/audio signals to be easily connected to another synth, in just 4HP of front panel space.

Above is a quick video showing how the Link module can be used to allow a friend to stop by and you can hook your Eurorack synths together for a fun night of jamming! (There's also a sneak peek at the upcoming Evaton Technologies "Sonar" module in the video, too...)

A 5U version is also planned, which will allow easy connection between 5U and Eurorack systems, as well as within a large 5U system.

Link will be available Summer of 2018, and a pre-production prototype will be on display at Superbooth 2018.

Sonar, a module which generates CV and clocks based on ultrasonic rangefinding measurements, will be available later this year, and will also be on display as a prototype at Superbooth18. Sonar is still in development; look for an official announcement with full list of features soon."

Perfect Circuit Systems: East Coast Series

Published on Apr 19, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Perfect Circuit’s East Coast series of Eurorack systems pays tribute to the early history of analog synthesizers via the lush analog tones of 'East Coast' synthesis. Based in methods developed by Dr. Robert 'Bob' Moog, the East Coast sound was popularized by such artists as Donna Summer, Herbie Hancock, Wendy Carlos, Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream and more.

Full of beefy oscillators and colorful filters, our five East Coast series instruments are ideal for musicians looking to explore modular synthesis through the lens of classic analog sound design with sequencing and keyboard control. Assembled at a variety of pricepoints, these synths are ready to find a home in any studio.

Check out the link below for more information on our East Coast and West Coast series systems, and keep your eyes peeled for more in the near future!

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Westworld Theme (synthesizer cover)

Published on Apr 19, 2018 Julian Crisostomo

"Recorded with the Nord Lead A1, Moog Sub 37. Roland TR-8, Arturia Microbrute, and some guitar. Sequenced and applied basic reverb and EQ through Logic Pro X."

Elektron Machinedrum UW MKI SN E60205252-45

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"Machinedrum UW MKI, Fully Functional, Excellent Condition. The screen has always had a scratch-resistant protector on it.

Included in this Auction is:

-Machinedrum UW MKI
-Original 240v AC Adapter
-120v power converter
-Wooden Sides
-Metal Rack Ears
-Screws (Phillips)
-Vinyl dust cover"

Sammich FM synthesizer Un-assemble DIY kit Yamaha YMF262 OPL3 sound chip

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You can find some videos featuring the YMF262 in the archives.

"The Yamaha YMF262, also known as the OPL3 (OPL is an Acronym for FM Operator Type-L), is an Frequency modulation synthesis Sound chip released by Yamaha Corporation in 1988. It is an improved version of the Yamaha YM3812 (OPL2). It was used in a number IBM PC soundcards including Sound Blaster 16 and Pro AudioSpectrum (16bit). It adds the following features:

The YMF262 improved upon the feature-set of the YM3812, adding the following features:[1]

twice as many channels (18 instead of 9)
simple stereo (hard left, center or hard right)
4 channel sound output
4 new waveforms (alternating-sine, "camel"-sine, square and logarithmic sawtooth)
4 oscillator mode, pairing 2 channels together to create up to six 4 oscillator FM voices
reduced latency for host-register access (the OPL2 had much longer I/O access delays)
subtle differences in the sine-wave lookup table and envelope generator to YM3812 (e.g. the modulator waveform on YM3812 is delayed by one sample, whereas both carrier and modulator waveforms on OPL3 are properly synchronized)[2]
YMF262 also removed support for the little-used CSM mode, featured on YM3812 and YM3526.[2]

The YMF262's FM synthesis mode is configurable in different ways:[1]

Its basic mode provides 18 two-operator FM channels.

One setting, common to the OPL line, converts 3 of the FM channels into a 5-channel percussion set.

Another setting, introduced with this chip, causes 12 of the channels to be paired up into six four-operator channels. This trades in polyphony for more complex sound formation.

The two settings can be used separately or in conjunction, resulting in four total modes:

18 2-operator channels
15 2-operator channels + 5 drum channels (drum setting on)
6 2-operator channels + 6 4-operator channels (4-op setting on)
3 2-operator channels + 6 4-operator channels + 5 drum channels (both settings on)
Like its predecessor, the OPL3 outputs audio in digital-I/O form, requiring an external DAC chip like the YAC512."

x0xb0x Atomic Mod II un-assemble DIY kit for xoxbox synthesizer

Published on Apr 8, 2013 Jason x

The above is a playlist. You can use the player controls to flip through videos.

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Leploop Multicassa Analog Synth Module

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"This Leploop Multicassa desktop version is in pristine condition. Not a scratch, and in perfect working condition. It’s capable of extreme and earth shattering tones. It’s unique trigger architecture creates wildly unique frequencies, often large, bassy, or distorted. Its internal clock creates interesting rhythms that trigger the voices and filters."

Rare Red Yamaha CS01 Mobile Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

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"This synthesizer is a smaller portable size that uses 6X AA batteries. It is a rare Dark Red color and comes with its original box and packaging."

Note the DR sticker on the box denoting red? What does the D stand for? Design?

YAMAHA CS30 Monophonic Synthesizer

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YAMAHA CS40M Programmable Monophonic Synthesizer

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