MATRIXSYNTH: 1010music

Showing posts with label 1010music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1010music. Show all posts

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Braided Orgone

video upload by X180R19

"Headphones or good speakers recommended

Playing around with sequencing the Orgone Accumulator module (Bugbrand format) and Tresses (Bugbrand format Mutable Instruments Braids). Modules built by @batchas.

Orgone Accumulator in Drum mode
Tresses in HARM mode

Korg SQ-1 sequencing.

Delay and Reverb effects from the 1010 Bluebox.

@LowGainElectronics format jumbler to get everything hooked together."

Thursday, November 30, 2023


video upload by SOUNDMIT

"Ancora un'anteprima esclusiva al Soundmit 2023 con la nuova NANOBOX TANGERINE di 1010MUSC qui rappresentata dal distributore tedesco TOMESO. Tangerine è il nuovo sampler nel collaudato formato tascabile che conosciamo già da qualche tempo, fanno parte della serie anche Razzmatazz, Lemondrop e Fireball rispettivamente FM Synth, Granular Synth e Wavetable Synth.

Another exclusive preview at Soundmit 2023 with the new NANOBOX TANGERINE by 1010music [announcement post here], presented here by the German distributor Tomeso. Tangerine is the new sampler in the proven pocket-sized format that we've been familiar with for some time. Also part of the series are Razzmatazz, Lemondrop, and Fireball, representing FM Synth, Granular Synth, and Wavetable Synth, respectively.

Une autre avant-première exclusive au Soundmit 2023 avec le nouveau NANOBOX TANGERINE de 1010music, présenté ici par le distributeur allemand Tomeso. Tangerine est le nouveau sampleur dans le format de poche éprouvé que nous connaissons depuis un certain temps. Font également partie de la série Razzmatazz, Lemondrop et Fireball, représentant respectivement FM Synth, Granular Synth et Wavetable Synth."

Sunday, November 26, 2023

„duisburg“ | minimal music | buchla tiptop 258t/292t | intellijel sealegs | bitbox micro

video upload by Elinch

"most sounds buchla tiptop 258t / 292t into sealegs. lopped with bitbox micro.

recorded live with tascam dr 100
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

if you want to support me:"

Monday, November 20, 2023

Unlocking '90s Magic: Grooving with the Roland MC-303!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"The MC-303 came out in 1996 and the Factory Patterns are are exploding with 90's flavor!

I wanted to make sure everything still works ok before putting it up for sale, and while doing so, I got inspired by the factory patterns to pair it up with my 'Dub Techno Deep Dive' sound bank for the 1010 Music Blackbox Sampler/Groovebox and make some housey nineties inspired beats.

You can check out the Dub Techno Deep Dive sound bank here:"

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Eurorack Jam with 1010 Blackbox, Erica Black Sequencer, Qu-Bit Mojave, RE-303 and Mutable Beads.

video upload by t. noise

"Just a little dawless jam, experimenting with some granular fx modules in context.

- 1010 Blackbox for Drums
- Erica Black Sequencer
- Mutable Plaits through Qu-Bit Mojave
- RE-303 trough Mutable Beads.
- Bass by Mutable Braids through Make Noise LXD"

FIVE MINUTES WITH The Tiny 1010music Tangerine Sampler

video upload by sonicstate

"The newest in the 1010music nano-box range, the Tangerine packs a lot of power into a tiny box, perhaps moreso than previous models. With 24 voices of stereo sample playback, and 8 channels of stereo disc streaming its a clip launcher, one-shot sample, multi-sample instrument solution.

Chris B from @BOOelectric takes a break from their album launch (check it out, its a goodie) to take a look.

The only downsides we can see is the limited single stereo output (two would have been fab!), and the cost - as you might want more than one of these to handle live duties if discrete outputs are required.

Tangerine is shipping November 2023, priced at $399"

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Sculpting the waves with Ritual Electronics Altar Filter!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"Exploring the Ritual Electronics 'Altar' filter module!
This variable state filter is super versatile and sounds great!
In this video, I'll show you a bunch of examples of how it sounds in many different setups!

This is an affiliate link that helps to support the channel and does not cost you any extra.

Ritual Electronics Altar Filter:

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"


Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Grainmakers Playlist

video uploads by Cinematic Laboratory

"This playlist features granular eurorack modules that all need to process the same reference sample. I hope this gives a good impression of what the modules can do for you. They're all different, they're all great."


1. Grainmakers Playlist Introduction
I've been working on a huge video over the last few days and when I reached 30 minutes I decided to break it up into a playlist. This is cool! I can make updates and add new modules as they emerge. It's not supposed to be the ultimate grain guide, but it's cool to hear all modules chew on the same sample and hear what comes out. It's easy to be impressed by a bad module with a great soundsource, or underwhelmed by an amazing module that need to process something unworthy of its grains. So it all comes down to what they have to offer. And there are no bad modules. It's great fun to hear how a standard concept can turn into completely different experiences. So this is just a short playlist introduction.
2. Mutable Instruments Beads | Grainmakers Playlist
In this episode, Beads needs to chew on a reference performance.
Beads is an effect, but it can process an internal wavetable synth on its own.
3. Qu-Bit Nebulae V2 | Grainmakers Playlist
Our next contender in the playlist is the Qu-Bit Nebulae. It may be a bit underappreciated, but wow. A unique feature is elastic audio for time stretching.
4. Qu-Bit Mojave | Grainmakers Playlist
Next, Mojave needs to chew on Sebastian Lexer's grand piano.
5. Loopers | Lubadh & Morphagene | Grainmakers Playlist
Loopers are often confused with granular synths, especially with the Morphagene. Loopers don't grain or spray, they're digital tape machines.
Sometimes, when you think you're into grains, you'd actually been looking for a looper. It's time to show the difference, so they're an important addition to the lineup.
6. 1010Music BitBox MK2 | Grainmakers Playlist
The BitBox may not seem an obvious choice for granular processing, but if this playlist were a competition, then BitBox MK2 would be the King of the Grainfields. Granular processing offers limited CV support in the current firmware, but the sheer processing power is almost an insult to the other modules. Fortunately, it can't offer the hands-on experience like dedicated modules.
7. Error Instruments x TINRS Brinta | Grainmakers Playlist

8. Melotus Versio | Grainmakers Playlist
It's a Versio. What can I say. Awkward, special, amazing and breathtaking. It's unique feature is no pitch control. While this sounds like a flaw, it's almost a musthave feature when you run notes, effects and chords through it. Don't touch the melody. Just make it grain. Top 3 module in my list. And if it doesn't fit your needs, install a different firmware! If you own a different Versio, give it a shot. Nothing creates techno atmospheres and backdrops like Melotus.
9. MISO Cornflakes | Grainmakers Playlist
This is the last one for today :). Still a few more modules to cover, but it's already a great list. Here's MISO Cornflakes chewing on the Lexer piano. Again, it's a totally different experience, because Cornflakes adds special harmonizing features and stacking of grains. No other module has it - as far as I know. It can make wonderful new sounds from something familiar.
10. Instruo Arbhar V2 | Grainmakers Playlist
I already made plenty of Arbhar videos, but this is the second V2 video. In this playlist, all granular modules in my collection need to process the same audio file so it's easy to figure out what they do. Now it's Arbhar's turn.
11. Clouds & Clones | Grainmaker Playlist
This playlist would not be complete without a tribute to Clouds, one of the first modules in Eurorack that brought grains to the case. Clouds was launched in 2015 and discontinued in 2017. But that wasn't the end of it. It's been revived and extended in many forms, making it one of the most successful modules in Eurorack even today. From a techical perspective, Clouds is no match for the modern grainmakers in this playlist. But from the perspective of production value it's still a super useful module, especially if you manage to install the Parasite firmware. It's easy to forget that granular synthesis doesn't need big buffers. Sometimes a small 1 sec buffer is exactly what you need to get that desirable classic granular stream.
12. Combinations | Grainmaker Playlist
I got a question if Lubadh and Mojave would make a good combo. I had no idea. I figured this whole playlist is still 1-dimensional. So I patched these two up and then and I just had to make this video! I am still using the reference track so you get a good idea of how big the sonic playground becomes when you combine any looper with any granular engine. Results may vary, but wow. The bottom of the Rabbit Hole simply has a doorway to the next one. And it always gets deeper than the one before.
13. ADDAC 112 | Grainmakers Playlist
I may have unintentionally kept the best for last. The 112 combines a looper and granular engine in one big module. This is the last entry in the playlist.
The 112 will return soon for a dedicated video with some carefully selected samples to play with.
14. I missed a few | Grainmakers Playlist
After finishing the 112 video I was confident I covered enough 'grainmakers' in this playlist. I doublechecked if Disting EX and Phonogene should be in it, but no. The third one definitely needs to be on it! It doesn't show up when you search for 'granular' on ModularGrid, but it immediately went to my personal top #2.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Sound On Sound SynthFest UK Videos - 10/13/2023

video uploads by Sound On Sound magazine

SynthFest UK 2023 - Yamaha FGDP50 & 30 [uploaded yesterday]
SynthFest UK 2023 - Midicake Arp
SynthFest UK 2023 - Korg Wavestate SE & Opsix SE
SynthFest 2023 Korg Wavestate MK ii
SynthFest 2023 Expert Sleepers Cicely
SynthFest 2023 AMCS WW7
SynthFest 2023 DPW Design Mix
SynthFest UK - 1010 Music, Bluebox Eurorack

See the SynthFest UK label below for more.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Introducing nanobox | tangerine

video upload by 1010music

"Get powerful sampling capabilities in the nanobox form factor. With the
sampling features of nanobox | tangerine, you can add interesting new ways
of generating sound and music to your desktop or travel rig. Trigger one
shots, play time synced loops or record live looping. The nanobox |
tangerine can use one shots to play hip rhythms, or huge multi-samples to
play soulful melodic tunes.

Sweet and Tangy Sampling
The nanobox | tangerine delivers powerful sampling in an ultra-portable form
factor. With this nanobox, you can add recording, sample playback, clip
launching, slicing, and musically intelligent looping capabilities to your
desktop or travel rig. With an intuitive touch screen interface, nanobox |
tangerine makes easy work of selecting, editing, and tweaking your samples.
You can stream large samples of up to 4 GB file size straight from the
microSD card. Interact with other musical components via MIDI. Load
multi-sample banks with over 500 samples for amazing instrument
reproduction. Tweak your configurations to get them just right, then save
them to multiple presets for future reuse."

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Synthfest UK 23 New Videos

video uploads by sonicstate


1. Synthfest UK 23: MyVolts - Nifty USB Power Solutions
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with Caroline from MyVolts, and they've added to their panoply of useful power solutions for musicians. MyVolts showcased their new product, the Alchemist power distribution hub, which harnesses the versatility of USB-C to deliver various voltages from 5V to 20V. This means you can power a range of equipment, from vintage synths to modern gear, with one device. They've also taken their USB power innovation to the next level with a step-up 12V power tip, allowing users to draw 18W from USB to power gear like the Electron Analog Four on the go. MyVolts aims to simplify power management for musicians, addressing issues like earthing and noise, and they're actively seeking input from the community to fine-tune their solutions.

In addition to the Alchemist power hub, MyVolts will be releasing their own power banks, USB-C power cables with wattage indicators, and a range of power tips compatible with various voltages. This expansion means users can power a wide range of devices efficiently and conveniently. These products are expected to be available around February or March. MyVolts encourages you to fill out their survey to help them better understand and solve the unique power challenges musicians face.

2. Synthfest UK 23: Rides In The Storm - SED CSM Synth Voice
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with Uwe from Rides In The Storm to get a glimpse of their upcoming modular synth voice module, the SED CSM. This module is a powerhouse of sound design possibilities, offering a wide range of features packed into a single unit. With two oscillator sections, three waveform options, pulse width modulation, and a wave folder, there's plenty of sonic flexibility on tap.

The SED CSM also includes a robust mixer section, a ring modulator, wave folder, noise source, and an external input, expanding its sound-shaping capabilities. Uwe demonstrated how the module can be used for lush soundscapes and dynamic modulation with its various features. SED CSM offers envelope generators with loopable modes and versatile LFOs and filter options.

SED CSM Price: around £390
3. Synthfest UK 23: Analogue Solutions - Ample Desktop Pin matrix
We returned to the Analogue Solutions booth to chat again with Tom who showed us the second synth he’s released this year, Ample. Ample is a 3 VCO synth which combines some of the greatest bits of other Analogue Solutions synths, including a patch pin matrix similar to the Vostok, a sequencer taken from the generator, an interval generator similar to that on the Fusebox, and a 24dB filter akin to that of the Pro One. It even has the same delay circuit from the new Maximus.

There are 3 types of pin for the pin matrix with resistances of 0 ohms on the black pin 10k ohms on the red one and blue giving a value of 100k, which allows for more flexibility in attenuating the signals you patch. Tom told us that Ample is particularly suited to percussion, with its snappy filter, and various clock sources available, and though Ample is in a desktop format, Tom has given us plenty of space between the controls so no accidental knob bumping can occur.

Available October 23

Ample Price: around £2000 plus vat
4. Synthfest UK 23: Expert Sleepers - Analogue Modules
At Synthfest UK 2023, we had the chance to chat with Os from Expert Sleepers, known for their versatile digital modules. However, Os has been exploring the analog side of modular synthesis and has introduced a range of eight analog modules.

Among the analog modules, Os showcased a squelchy filter, oscillators with unconventional sine wave cores, and an intriguing octave fuzz effect. He emphasized that these analog modules offer a different approach to sound generation and signal processing compared to their digital counterparts. Os also pointed out that once an analog module is designed and built, it's a finished product, offering a sense of completeness that's distinct from the continuous updates often associated with digital modules.

Expert Sleepers Analogue modules Prices: from £159
5. Synthfest UK 23: Yamaha - DM3 - Super Compact Digital Mixer
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with Chris from Yamaha to take a look at their latest offering, the DM3 digital mixer. This compact 16-input mixer packs some impressive features into a small footprint, making it suitable for a variety of applications. With a focus on pro audio and audio versatility, the DM3 boasts brand-new microphone preamps inspired by Yamaha's high-end CL and QL series, ensuring top-notch audio quality. Operating at 96 kHz, the DM3 offers pristine audio resolution. We have to admit, we're all Gassing for this one...

The DM3 boasts a touchscreen interface, complemented by touch-and-turn knobs for tactile control. This innovative combination allows users to efficiently navigate and control the mixer's parameters. The DM3 can also serve as an audio interface, providing 18 in and 18 out over USB, making it an excellent choice for recording and streaming applications. With a compact and portable design, this mixer is versatile enough for live gigs, corporate events, podcasting, and studio work.

DM3 Standard Model Price: Around £1,500

DM3 Dante-Enabled Price: Around £2,000
6. Synthfest UK 23: Tone Science - Triple Cross - Chance Delay
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with Ian Boddy from DIN Records, known for his prolific work in the electronic music scene. While DIN Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, Ian has expanded his creative endeavors with the release of two modules under the sub-label Tone Science in collaboration with AJH Synth. The Triple Cross module offers versatile signal manipulation capabilities, enabling crossfading, morphing, panning, with non-synchronous LFOs and DC-coupled outputs. The Chance Delay module introduces a unique concept of probability-driven gate delay. Musicians can control the likelihood of triggers passing through, allowing for rhythmically intricate and ever-changing sequences. These modules are designed to enhance the performative aspect of modular synthesis, providing musicians with dynamic tools for evolving soundscapes and rhythmic complexity.

Triple Cross Price: £260

Chance Delay Price: £175
7. Synthfest UK 23: 1010 Music - Bluebox Eurorack Edition
At Synthfest UK 2023, we had the opportunity to chat with Steve from 1010 Music about their latest creation, the Bluebox Eurorack Edition. This module was born out of customer demand, as users of the original Blue Box desktop unit clamored for a Eurorack-compatible version. The Bluebox Eurorack Edition packs all the power and versatility of the desktop version but with a few key differences. It offers mono inputs and outputs that can be combined into stereo, six CV inputs for mapping to various parameters, and two dedicated USB-C ports—one for MIDI and the other for USB audio. This means you can connect your Blue Box to a Mac, PC, or iPad, send and receive audio tracks, and still record all 12 tracks, plus a master track and two effects sends, separately on a micro SD card. An upcoming firmware update will also bring stereo audio in both directions to the Blue Box Desktop Edition, offering even more flexibility in routing and recording. With its compact 30 HP size and thoughtful design, the Bluebox Eurorack Edition also offers a clock output bridging the gap between hardware and software seamlessly.

Bluebox Eurorack Edition Price: $699
8. Synthfest UK 23: Nonlinear Labs - C15 - Software Updates
At Synthfest UK 2023, we had a conversation with Tim from Nonlinear Labs, the creators of the highly expressive C15 synthesizer. Tim shared some exciting updates that have recently been implemented with the inclusion of LFOs via looping envelopes providing musicians with more sonic versatility. The C15's unique concept, based on a two-operator FM synthesis engine, remains intact, but these new LFO capabilities expand its sonic palette. Tim also showcased the expanded key tracking options, which can stretch pitches to create unique tonal textures. Furthermore, he highlighted the new twin-engine feature, which allows for cascading delays and creating captivating stereo soundscapes. Tim also hinted at future developments that owners of this expressive synthesizer can look forward to.

C15 Black Price: 4,300 Euros (incl. VAT)

C15 Cherry Wood Price: 4,750 Euros (incl. VAT)
9. Synthfest UK 23: Kenton - LNDX Midi Line Driver
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with John from Kenton Electronics to check out their latest offering, the LNDX Line Driver, a handy solution for extending MIDI signals over long distances. Designed to address the challenges of maintaining stable MIDI connections in large venues and studios, the Line Driver utilizes Cat5 cables to transmit MIDI signals up to an impressive 500 meters. It's an ideal tool for live gigs in massive stadiums or situations where the control center is far from the performance area. The Line Driver features LEDs to monitor both the incoming and outgoing MIDI signals, providing essential feedback for troubleshooting and ensuring signal integrity. This straightforward and robust solution adds reliability to any MIDI setup, whether it's in the music industry, broadcasting, or even unconventional applications like flight simulators. With its opto-isolation and straightforward connectivity, the Line Driver is set to become an essential tool for professionals seeking rock-solid MIDI signal transmission over long distances.

LNDR pair Price: £127.92
10. Synthfest UK 23: Sweet Discrete - Synth Panel Restoration
At Synthfest UK 2023, we had a chat with Craig from Sweet Discrete, a company specializing in unique synth restoration and custom creations. Craig showcased their latest endeavor, which goes beyond their well-known synth overlays. Sweet Discrete has taken on the ambitious task of restoring classic synths like the Jupiter 8 to their former glory. These aren't just simple restorations; they're meticulous, artisanal processes, involving lead loading to remove rust and imperfections, followed by precise silkscreening. What's more, Sweet Discrete manufactures exact replica shells for various synth models, offering three versions for the Jupiter 8 alone. They've even delved into MIDI mods for the Jupiter 8, bringing modern convenience to these vintage gems.

Beyond their cosmetic work, Sweet Discrete is exploring the possibility of delving into electronics and design for synthesizers. With a keen focus on quality and precision, they're making a name for themselves in the world of synth restoration and custom solutions. To learn more about their offerings and explore the range of products, visit their website
See the SYNTHFEST UK label for more coverage of this year's event.

Saturday, September 09, 2023

1010music - Introducing Bluebox Eurorack Edition

video upload by 1010music

"1010music introduces bluebox Eurorack edition – the new Eurorack mixer with effects and multichannel recording/playback based on the award-winning bluebox desktop mixer. Plus the Eurorack mixer adds new features like USB-C ports for connecting external MIDI controllers and sending 2 channels of audio to your computer. Whether recording your Eurorack jams; using it to play stems as backing tracks; or a combination of both – bluebox Eurorack edition will rock your rack!

Bluebox is the elegant way to get high-quality mixing, effects and integrated recording and playback all in one super-optimized 30 hp form factor. Like all 1010music products, it uses a touchscreen with knobs to let you quickly control volume, gain, 4 band parametric EQ, pan, reverb and delay effects, mute/solo and record/play functions for each track – all with a fast, fluid, intuitive workflow.

Easily map the 3.5 mm TS inputs to 12 mono tracks or 6 stereo tracks – all with independent control for recording and playback. Connect your gear to bluebox, and route each track independently to outputs and effects sends for even more variety. Record independent tracks or the Main mix to a standard microSD card or send/receive audio to your computer via USB-C.

Bluebox is the ultimate in compact mixing/effects/recording/playback for Eurorack. Smack it in your rack and hit the road with a self-contained, electronic music powerhouse!

-| Bluebox Eurorack edition Features |-

- Mix 12 mono/6 stereo tracks of live or prerecorded sound.
- Independently route each track to any combination of outputs:
- 4 mono / 2 stereo outputs
- Stereo headphone output
- 6 CV inputs for modulation and control - clock output
- TRS MIDI input and output
- USB-C for external MIDI controllers and MIDI sync/clock
- USB-C for 2 channel audio
- microSD to record/play hours of multi-track/stereo music as 48k, 24 bit WAVs and for firmware updates

- Ability to playback pre-recorded tracks while recording new ones
- Master control of the same mixer parameter across multiple tracks for faster mixes
- Touchscreen gestures and knobs to quickly and easily tweak parameters
- Four band EQ per track with Cut/Shelf/Parametric settings for each band
- Great Reverb and Delay effects with independent sends for each track
- A built-in global compressor to maximize loudness and glue your mix together
- Save and recall Project settings including all parameters for tracks, outputs, EQ and effects

Bluebox for Eurorack is only $699 USD and will be available starting in early October via or through its fine network of dealers which you can find at For user or dealer inquiries please contact"

The Eurorack Mixer Battle Intensifies // Pros & cons for 1010Music Bluebox Eurorack Edition

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:15 The setup
2:45 Inst inputs
3:05 Returns
3:25 Ext Sends
4:20 Int Sends
4:40 Misc setup
6:05 Workflow
7:30 MIDI control
10:15 CV mods
11:30 USB
12:35 Mixer view
14:35 Track view
15:10 Main mode
15:30 EQ
16:45 Internal FX
19:35 Recording
21:10 Track takes
22:45 Punch in
24:10 Proj & tools
24:20 Compressor
25:25 Pros & cons
30:10 Outro

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Sonicware LoFi-6 Relaxing Ambient Glitch Jam

video upload by Dj Puzzle

"Sonicware Lofi-6 in the mix. As well as 1010music Razzmatazz ( the box I made presets for ), Sonicware SmplTrek, Pocket Operator Sub, and AUM on my iPad for mixing and Turnado effects."

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Harmonic halls of noise - Prismatic Spray, norns “pixels”, 1010music lemondrop and TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"The Prismatic Spray provides most of the sonic textures here. The notes it plays are controlled by a single pixel grooving along on the screen on the norns. The sound is then chopped up by the lemondrop and played back at various octaves. The Norns also provides five channels of sine wave drones. Everything is mixed in the TX-6.

You can pick up the Prismatic spray on my tindie shop:"

Saturday, August 12, 2023

The BlackBox is Buggy, But He Made a Track Anyway! (Feat. Minifreak)

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Get ready for a wild ride.. In this Dawless jam, aka a Compact Creation, the BlackBox by 1010music became a wild beast with some potential bugs? Who knows, most likely user error, haha! Don't worry, we're rolling with it and pushing forward to keep the track going! Outside of the drums, all the magic comes from the Minifreak sounds that I loop into the Blackbox. It's a bit of chaos, a dash of unexpected, but a whole lot of fun.

My Free Minifreak Patches -"

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

BOO-cast - Synth of the Month: 1010 Music nanobox Razzmatazz

video upload by Battery Operated Orchestra

"To celebrate ten years of BOO we are streaming live on YouTube, 7pm UK time on the first Monday of every month. Answering your questions, playing songs, meeting guests, talking synths and sharing stories."

Sunday, July 30, 2023

"Nobody Cares About Aliens" - Live Psytrance!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"Recording Date: 07/30/2023
Tempo: 148bpm
Key: F minor

Some years ago, I actually created the 'PSY' sound bank for the Vengeance 'Avenger' virtual synth, with 256 presets! This was a perfect opportunity to use some of those sounds to put together a quick jam. I created this jam from start to finish in under 24 hours - it was a lot of stress, but I got it done - WOOT!

(The audio is actually REALLY LOUD and super clean, YouTube keeps making me turn my volume waaaaaay down and eating the hi frequencies, so my videos always seem dull and quiet in the end, I'm trying to learn from this, but tons of research into LUFS isn't helping so far...)"


Friday, July 28, 2023

1010music nanobox | lemondrop & fireball 1.2.5 Firmware Updates

video upload by 1010music

"A short video to show off the new additions to the nanobox | lemondrop 1.2.5 firmware"

1010music nanobox | fireball firmware 1.2.5

video upload by 1010music

"A short video to show off the new additions to the nanobox | fireball 1.2.5 firmware"

Friday, July 21, 2023

Bad Gear - 1010music nanobox Fireball

video upload by AudioPilz

"Become a Patron and get access to music clips from the show, additional content, Bad Gear samples and even more AudioPilz madness

Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the 1010music nanobox Fireball wavetable synthesizer. Is this ultra-compact digital synthesizer just another lifestyle accessory or can it keep up with its big software counterparts like Serum VST? Is it a better choice than its granular (nanobox lemondrop) and FM drum machine siblings (nanobox razzmatazz). Is it too smol to be a performance synth???

Thanks to Tomeso for sending me this nanobox as a long term loan:

00:00 Intro tune
01:04 Overview Nanobox Fireball, Knobs, Touchscreen
01:59 Wavetable Oscillators
02:28 "Normal" Oscillator, PWM, Unison, Visualization
02:46 Envelopes, LFOs, Modulation Sequencer
03:05 Filter Section
03:16 FX Section (Modulation FX, Reverb, Delay, Compressor)
03:31 Card Reader (MicroSD), Wavetable Import, Recording
03:45 Performance Features (Grid Keyboard, X-Y Pad)
04:16 Presets
04:55 Limitations, Pricing, Thanks
05:25 Hate
05:48 Jam 1 (Drum'n'Bass)
06:42 Jam 2 (Electro)
07:39 Finale (Techno)
08:09 Verdict"

Friday, July 07, 2023

Live Hardware Electronic Music: Balance.Spring and Marc Barecca

video upload by Patchwerks

"This month we're happy to host the musical talents of Marc Barreca and Balance.Spring for our monthly Showroom Sessions.

As always, Showroom Sessions are a great chance to enjoy live music from our incredibly talented community and link up with friends old and new in a casual environment, connecting over a shared love of electronic music and all its devices.

Balance.Spring is the performance project of Seattle-based Brian Krall. Growing up on the iconic Casio SK-1, Brian has always been intrigued by the art of sound design and experimentation. In 2016 Brian started Balance.Spring, with an emphasis on live improvised hardware performance and experimentation. Brian is fascinated and motivated by finding where the path of technology and engineering cross with music and sound design. Brian is currently studying for a Master of Music Technology with a Game Audio Technology emphasis, where his capstone project is focused on spatial audio and developing an immersive sound and music experience in VR.

Instagram: @‌\ _balancespring _

Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s. His 1980 album, Twilight, reissued on vinyl in 2018, was one of the earliest releases on Palace of Lights. His most recent releases include the solo CDs Recordings of Failing Light, The Empty Bridge, From the Gray and the Green, Shadow Aesthetics, a double CD with K. Leimer, Drowning Guides, two CDs with Steve Peters and K. Leimer as "Three Point Circle", and a vinyl collaboration with K. Leimer, Chains of Being, on the Spanish label, Abstrakce Records. Reissues include solo work and 1970's recordings with Young Scientist on the acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture and the Cherry Red compilation of seminal U.S. electronic music. Additionally, a vinyl version of the 1983 cassette, Music Works for Industry, was reissued on the Freedom to Spend label and a vinyl version of the 1986 cassette, The Sleeper Wakes, on Scissortail Records. His work is also included in the collection of The British Library.


0:00 Balance.Spring
34:01 Marc Barecca"

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