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Showing posts with label ALM. Show all posts

Friday, March 01, 2024

POLARITY - MODULAR SYNTHESIZER LIVE PATCH EXPLAINED


video upload by A Last Picture From Voyager

"Recently I received a clone of the 'rings' from mutable instruments to replace my 'telharmonics', and an 'MFX' multi effect from ALM. After a few test patches I dove into a melody that swept me away. And from a melody, I made a complete piece to which I just had to add a bass line to bring depth. As always, I tried to explain this patch with some subtitles. The way I use the filter for this patch is well explained (with other techniques) inside a XAOC Zagrzeb dedicated video from @MonotrailTechTalk Don’t hesitate to ask for more in the comments."

Friday, February 16, 2024

Motto Akemie Presets - 6 Voice FM Drum Synth Plugin


video upload by ALM TV

"Demoing some of the factory presets included with ‘Motto Akemie’ - our new 6 Voice FM drum synth and step sequencer for your DAW."

See the announcement post here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Introducing Motto Akemie - 6 Voice FM Drum Synth Plugin


video upload by ALM TV

"'Motto Akemie' is a 6 Voice FM drum synth and step sequencer for your DAW.

Each voice is based on our renowned ’Akemie’s Taiko’ Eurorack module featuring similar controls and playful FM sounds from pure sinusoidal oscillations to mega clonks to chaotic self-feedbacking enveloped noise. The built in multitrack step sequencer allows for quick polyrhythmic pattern creation with step modulation of all parameters, randomisation and Pam style scaling across storable pattern banks and presets. Voices can also be played and controlled via MIDI with support for MTS-ESP microtuning.

Motto Akemie is available now to download for macOS and Windows for $40 with an optional fully functional 7 day free trial.

More info & download here: https://busycircuits.com/motto-akemie

CHAPTERS
0:00 - Intro
0:42 - Kick sound
1:22 - Snare sound
1:47 - Hi Hat sound
2:30 - Basic sequencer modulation
2:55 - Rimshot sound
3:37 - Tom sound
4:41 - Bass line
5:49 - Copying a pattern
5:58 - Further sequencer modulation
7:14 - Performing changes
7:40 - Outro"

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Interlocking hands: Minimalist generative piano (Qu-bit Bloom, Disting EX)


video upload by Electrum Modular

"Recently I’ve been playing minimalist pieces on the piano (Phillip Glass, Howard Skempton) that involve both polyrhythms and overlapping hands.
For this video, I transferred the idea to my modular system, splitting an F minor sixth chord across two sequencer channels, and clocking the channels at different rates (x2, x3).
The sequencer (Qu-bit Bloom) generates 64 variations on this pattern, a stage sequencer selects 12 of them, and a multisample player (Disting EX) performs them. Further details in the patch notes.

Other modules used:
Disting mk4
Dnipro Metamorph
ALM’s Pamela’s New Workout
Doepfer sequential switch"

Monday, January 29, 2024

Pam PRO Sync Guide


video upload by ALM TV

"Here we take a look at numerous ways to sync Pamela's PRO Workout with other hardware and software including syncing two Pams, external Din Sync, MIDI clock, LFO BPM modulation, the Pam Sync DAW plugin, and finally syncing the virtual Pam PRO in VCV Rack.

In general most forms of sync expect a standard 24PPQN clock and Run 'Din Sync' type signal set for the Clk and Run inputs. These settings can be changed from Pam's BPM menu to accomodate other common clock PPQN speeds and Run or Reset signals to align with the sync signals produced by other hardware devices."

Saturday, January 20, 2024

HOW TO MAKE A MINI MODULAR DRUM MACHINE


video upload by Lido Pigeon

"Making a mini modular drum machine with the @EricaSynths @MoritzKlein0 EDU Kick and Hats, @2hpmodular913 snare, @tonalaxis LK delay, @busycircuits Pam's Pro, Mutable Grids and Music Thing Twin Drive@tonalaxis"

Friday, January 19, 2024

Introducing ALM MEGA MILTON - Compact Utilities


video upload by ALM TV

"The 'MEGA MILTON' is a smorgasbord of handy all analog utilities in just 8HP that will greatly extend the functionality of your Eurorack system.

It includes a stereo line input converter for incorporating line level external sources into a Eurorack system, a fixed 4 input mixer with breakout attenuator for combining signals, a gated slew limiter for adding slides to sequences, a sample and hold with analog white noise with a myriad of uses such as generative melodies or producing percussive textures and finally a buffered mult for droop free signal distribution with handy LEDs to monitor.

All sections are normalised to help with typical use cases such as generating random CV from the sample & hold section, a smooth random source from the slew output and breaking out a standalone attenuator from the fourth mixer input.

The 'MEGA MILTON' provides essential classic synthesizer building blocks for patching in any Eurorack system. In this video we take a look at all of its features."

Check with dealers on the right for availability.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Ambient jam with the Sequential Prophet Rev2, Eurorack, Sloër, and Soma Cosmos


video upload by Jay Hosking

"Please support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jayhosking
A live, semi-improvised synthesizer jam performed entirely on hardware.

I went to the store to try out the Sequential Prophet Rev2 for fun, but they didn't have it set up on the floor.

"You should just take it home," the rep said. "Bring it back within 30 days if you don't want it."

So here we are, with the Prophet Rev2 at home. I love having so many voices that so easily can be panned into a binaural sound. The keybed and layout are fantastic and I just like playing it. The sound is great except when it isn't; something about the full-open filter or resonance is displeasing in a mix, though I often don't mind it on its own. Here, I made a binaural patch, with the same synth sound hard panned to left and right sides, but slight variation in the DCOs and "slop" (terrible word) leading to a very rich stereo feeling. One of those rare beautiful things you can do with only some polysynths (and software, of course).

In short, the Prophet Rev2 is a wonderful synth to explore with something of a frumpy sound, for better and for worse.

I was noodling on some chords and wanted accompaniment, so I started with the Cosmos (for some asymmetrical looping), and then took out my melodic eurorack skiff. It's been a while since I had it on the table, so it was nice just to hear these sounds again. Eurorack just leads me to places and sounds I might not otherwise find.

Ultimately, this jam came together in a day, and I'm always a little worried about those ones, because you might not like them as much the next day. So far, though, I'm pretty happy with it.

Thanks for listening.

Sequential Prophet Rev2 - pads
Walrus Sloër - reverb for Rev2
Soma Cosmos - looping for Rev2
Eurorack:
Qu-Bit Chord V2 through Endorphines Squawk Dirty to Me - organ sort of sound
Frequency Central Product - droning analog voice
4ms Ensemble Oscillator through Make Noise QPAS - hyperspace organ
Effects are described in the video, and include Happy Nerding FX Aid XL, Noise Engineering Melotus Versio and Desmodus Versio, Intellijel Multi-FX 1U
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout - modulation for all the voices

Performed and recorded live, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master.

https://jayhosking.bandcamp.com"

Friday, December 29, 2023

ALM VCV Patches


video upload by ALM TV

"Here we demo the full lineup of ALM VCV modules including Pamela’s PRO Workout, Tyso Daiko, MFX and our bundle of free modules in a variety of different patches.

All modules featured are available now to purchase from the VCV Rack store, including the Pam PRO, MFX and Tyso Daiko alongside our FREE collection that includes the MCO, Pip Slope, Beast’s Chalkboard, Tangle Quartet and O/A/x2.

Create simple clocked triggers, complex rhythmic waveforms, quantized melodic patterns or random chaos with the Pamela's PRO Workout, access a multitude of classic hardware effects processors with the MFX, and generate classic 12-bit digital wavetable drum voices via the ‘Tyso Daiko’.

Download the latest update of the VCV Pam PRO to share and back up banks with the hardware version. The new context menu options ‘Export backup’ and ‘Import backup’ act like the standard presets in VCV but can be loaded from a hardware Pamela’s PRO Workout.

For more info please visit: https://busycircuits.com/vcv/ To purchase visit: https://library.vcvrack.com/?brand=AL..."

Friday, December 22, 2023

Flip your arps! Generating complex arpeggios with soft sync


video upload by Electrum Modular

"To begin phasing out my Behringer Neutron (the first piece of electronic gear I ever bought, back in 2018), I’ve just acquired two new oscillators: Intellijel’s Dixie II+ and Shakmat’s Banshee Reach. Both feature a 'soft sync' option, whereas Neutron has only hard sync. Oscillator sync is generally touted for its distinctive timbral effects. I’ve never seen any discussion of its use at lower (sub-audio) frequencies. But looking at its effect on the waveform, I reckoned soft sync might generate some interesting arpeggios. Here are the results of my experiments!

NOTE: the folded shape of these arpeggios led me to also experiment with using a wavefolder (Intellijel’s Bifold). This worked – and has the advantage of preserving the period/frequency of the arpeggio, and thus the time signature. But as you increase the fold, the arpeggio begins to sound too chaotic. I guess there is a sweet spot (or range) between a bog-standard arpeggio and a formless sequence of notes.

Other modules used:
Make Noise's Maths
Intellijel's Scales
Mutable Instruments' Plaits
Expert Sleepers' Disting EX
ALM's Pamela's New Workout
Low Gain's Short Bus
Alright Instruments' Chronoblob"

Friday, November 24, 2023

ALM Introduces MFD - DJ Crossfader & Stereo VCA


video upload by ALM TV

"The MFD is a 2-channel stereo crossfader designed for live DJ-style mixing and jamming in Eurorack. Two mono or stereo inputs are mixed to a single stereo output via direct or voltage control. Additional Cue controls provide preview monitoring of either input pre-mix via dedicated Cue switches and an output.

Voltage control over the crossfade and DC coupling allow for further creative uses such as a high quality stereo VCA or as a mix processor for either stereo audio signals or CV.

The MFD is designed to have very low noise and cross bleed and employs equal power crossfading for smooth constant level blending between signal sources."

Mutable Peaks & Pico Drums & Basimilus Iteritas Alter【BPM145 BEATS】 #eurorack #modularsynth


video upload by MY FIRST SYNTH TOKYO

"【Ingredients】
Sequencer&Quantizer
・Erica Synths Black Sequencer

LFO & Gate
・ALM Busy Pamela's New Workout

Oscillator
・Mutable Instruments Peaks
・Erica Synths Pico Drums
・Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
・Michigan Synth Works Beehive(Plaits)

Envelope & Attenuverter
・Make Noise MATHS

VCA
・Intellijel μVCA

Delay & Reverb
・Endorphin.es Ghost
・Mutable Instruments Beads"

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Worng Electronics MidSide+ is AMAZING!


video upload by Signal Sounds

"MidSide+ is an advancement of the LRMSMSLR MidSide stereo processor, offering all the functionality of the original as well as an advanced voltage-controlled through-zero width processor and a switchable HPF on the side signal. This gives you not only advanced control of the width of your stereo signals, but also the ability to create new stereo signals from mono using MS processing and then use CV to control the width of the resulting signal.

The addition of a VCA on the Mid return and a 4 Quadrant Multiplier on the Side gives you complete control of the width from Mono, through Stereo and on to Super-wide Stereo, as well as being able to reverse the stereo image and then go on to Super-wide Reverse Stereo. All processing is 100% analogue and responds at audio rate, allowing you to create thick stereo sideband signals when using an audio-rate modulation source like a VCO. The switchable HPF has minimal phase shift in the pass band and ensures mono compatibility in the low end by removing any out of phase low frequency material from your signal when engaged, letting you get as wild as you want in the stereo field.

Like all WORNG Electronics modules the interface is ergonomically designed and doesn't skimp on attenuvertors for modulation inputs.

For more info head on over to: https://www.worngelectronics.com/ or https://www.signalsounds.com/

0:00 - Intro
1:17 - Mastering Full Mixes!
5:26 - Stereo Ring Mod
9:32 - Faux Stereo
12:43 - Outro"

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

VCV Pamela's PRO Workout DAW Sync Setup


video upload by ALM TV

"Here we take a look at the simple setup process for syncing the VCV version of Pamela's PRO Workout to a DAW via our free Pam Sync Plugin or VCV's built in MIDI to CV module.

This process should work with any DAW but requires the pro version of VCV Rack for use as a plugin within your DAW.

*Note the sample rate must match between both VCV and the DAW for sync to work properly.

Pam Sync is a FREE simple ‘just works’ DAW plugin for syncing Pam to your DAWs clock via low latency audio signals. It uses 2 audio (i.e. stereo) channels to provide a ‘DIN sync’ type signal consisting of a clock and a run signal to be patched into the Pam’s ‘Clk’ and ‘Run’ inputs. Once connected Pam will stop and start with your DAW and match the tempo.

The plugin should work with any DAW that supports VST or Audio Units. See the README.txt in the download for more setup documentation.

Pam Sync is available now as a free download for both Windows and Mac. Get it here: busycircuits.com/almpg001"

CHAPTERS
0:00 - Intro
0:02 - Sync via Pam Sync Plugin
1:29 - Sync via VCV MIDI to CV
2:25 - Outro

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

MFX Basics: Ensembles Ensemble


video upload by ALM TV

"This video is part of our series of tutorials covering the various MFX effects engines. Subscribe to stay up to date with future episodes.

The MFX's ‘Ensembles Ensemble’ is a collection of chorus/ensemble effects based on classic circuits from the 70s and 80s. It includes 8 different modes plus a built in 2 octave pitch shifter. In this video we take a deeper look at all of its features while processing bass, chord and drum sounds via the direct outs and FX send of the MEGA-TANG.

The MFX is a compact 6HP Eurorack stereo digital audio multi effects processor. It offers 18 different full featured effects programs plus a number of metering utilities."

CHAPTERS
0:00 - Intro
0:20 - Modes - Processing Bass
1:53 - Modes - Processing Chords
4:20 - Pitch Shifter - Processing Bass
5:31 - Pitch Shifter - Processing Drums
6:28 - Pitch Shifter - Processing Chords
7:26 - Outro

Thanks for watching!

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: https://bit.ly/3Qf3gqr

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

Electronisounds:
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Sunday, October 22, 2023

PlayFader Playmates - ALM Bust Circuits Akemie's Castle


video upload by Play All Day

"Next episode in our PlayMates series is a mellow improvised jam. PlayFader plays with Akemie's Castle by @busycircuits fed through @RabidElephant Natural Gate and then @strymon El Capistan V2.

Using both channels pf PlayFader set to the User Scale and fed into both VCOs of Akemie's to create two separate melodic lines. Channel A plays a steady pulse for most of the session while Channel B improvises and loops and dances around B using different triplet timings selected in the ratchet clock divider menu. Later on you'll see Latch being used where the recorded contents of the loop buffer are overridden by the live fader position. A nice way to improvise and drop back into a recognisable pattern. We love Latch ❤️

Clock is running internally set at 74 bpm and the clock out is set to Midi which is driving El Capistan via @ChaseBlissAudio Midi Box."

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Rubberland


video upload by Memetune Studio

"I just LOVE the vintage Roland sound - and it was there right from the start in these mid-70s beauties:

Roland System 100 (101 & 102)
SH5
RE201 Space Echo
Behringer 184 sequencers x 2 + Doepfer Sequential Switch, Mixer and Clock Divider
ALM ASQ1 (used as Quantiser)

Enjoy the rubbery squidges!"

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Pamela's PRO Workout: External CV Part 2 - Macros, Probabilistic Cross Fader, Acid Basslines


video upload by ALM TV

"Pamela's PRO Workout includes up to 4 built in (8 with AXON) freely assignable CV inputs that can control any and all of its parameters. This powerful feature allows for endless expressivity and complex modulation possibilities. Here we take a look at a few examples of how external CV can be used to broaden Pam's functionality even further, including the creation of a 'macro' modulation depth control, probabilistic rhythmic cross fader, and a 303 inspired acid bassline."

Additional Pamela's PRO Workout posts

Friday, October 13, 2023

ALM in VCV Rack - Software Modules - PAMELA'S PRO WORKOUT Comes to VCV Rack


video upload by ALM TV

"Full ‘virtual’ software versions of popular ALM Busy Circuits modules are now available for VCV Rack, the virtual modular platform based on Eurorack modular synthesisers. Here we quickly demo a variety of patches in VCV.

Create simple clocked triggers, complex rhythmic waveforms, quantized melodic patterns or random chaos with the Pamela's PRO Workout, access a multitude of classic hardware effects processors with the MFX, and generate classic 12-bit digital wavetable drum voices via the ‘Tyso Daiko’.

All modules featured are available to purchase now from the VCV Rack Store alongside a selection of free modules.

For full specs please visit: https://busycircuits.com/vcv/
To purchase visit: https://library.vcvrack.com/?brand=AL..."

And a press release for PAMELA'S PRO WORKOUT FOR VCV RACK:


The ubiquitous clocked modulator Eurorack module Pamela’s PRO Workout is now available virtualised as a software plug in for VCV Rack - a free popular cross platform software based virtual modular synthesiser.

It’s array of must have clocking and modulation capabilities are now accessible from within VCV. Add a powerful essential tool to your VCV Rack or simply audition its feature set before acquiring the physical module.

VCV Pamela’s PRO Workout provides 8 highly editable outputs producing various control voltage signals, all correlated and synced to a BPM based master clock.

Each output can produce anything from simple clocked triggers to complex rhythmic waveforms, quanitsed melodic patterns or random chaos with many parameters controllable directly or via assigned external CV. These features, combined with a proven, easy to use and quick user interface provide almost limitless synced modulation possibilities in a tiny amount of space.

VCV Pamela's PRO Workout plugin runs the exact same core DSP and user interface code as the physical Eurorack module. It includes the

‘AXON-2’ CV expander and offers additional features such as support for multiple instances plus keyboard and mouse control shortcuts.

Available now from the VCV Rack Store for $20

Launched alongside VCV PAM PRO are two new freely available modules; the popular MCO & Pip Slope (mkII) both available now alongside a selection of other useful free ALM VCV modules:

• VCV Beast’s Chalkboard: Octave Switcher & More • VCV O/A/x2: Dual Offset & Attenuverter

• VCV Tangle Quartet: Quad Linear VCA & Mixer

• VCV MCO: Compact Digital VCO

• VCV Pip Slope (mk II): Compact Envelope Generator

Other software versions of popular ALM Busy Circuits modules are also available for VCV

Rack including:

VCV MFX: a compact stereo digital audio multi effects processor offering 16 different full

featured effects programs plus a number of metering utilities. Available now for $20

VCV Tyso Daiko: a dual 12-bit wavetable drum voice that features a wide ranging pitch sweep section, tilt EQ, digital wavefolder, unique surface control, and CV control over all parameters. Available now for $15"
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