Showing posts with label Acid Rain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Acid Rain. Show all posts

Friday, April 19, 2024

Byte //Debel/Basimilus/Manis/Cursus/Pizza/Rings/Plaits//

video upload by Aleatoric Machine

"Back to Eurorack after a bit of a Buchla break! Jamming with:
Noise Engineering Debel, Basimilus & Manis Iteritas Alia, Cursus Iteritas Percido, Lacrima Versio, Numeric Repetitor, Pons Asinorum, Pura Ruina
Bastl Pizza, Ikarie
Mutable Instruments Rings, Plaits, Stages
Acid Rain Constellation, Maestro
Div Kid Ochd, RND Step
Nerd Engineering FX Aid Pro, FX Aid XL
ALM Pamela’s Pro Workout
Winter Modular Eloquencer
Malekko Voltage Block
BoredBrain Xcelon
Endorphines Cockpit
WMD MSCL, Overseer"

Monday, November 14, 2022

TB-303 redux: GeoSync TB Super-O vs. Acid Rain Chainsaw

video upload by John Schussler

Update: video re-uploaded.

"I got ahold of a couple modules from GeoSync recently, the TB Super-O triple VCO and the TB-EFA filter/VCA. I also have an Acid Rain Chainsaw, and it occurred to me to wonder how the Chainsaw would do as a 303 source for the TB-EFA. How different might they be?

Of course they're different, but y'know, how exactly?

As with so many of my videos, this is just me trying to answer a random question of comparison between two modules.

Sequence from Stochastic IG. Envelope from Zadar.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Super-O saw
03:32 Chainsaw saw
05:06 Square waves
06:57 Drive control
10:00 With Godeater"

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Muster //XPO/QPAS/Mimeophon/STO/Mother32/Tides/Magneto//

video upload by Aleatoric Machine

"An ambient eurorack modular synth patch featuring:
Make Noise XPO, QPAS, Mimeophon, STO, Rene 2, Maths, Contour, Mod Demix
Moog Mother 32
Mutable Instruments Tides, Stages
Mosaic 1u drum tiles
Strymon Magneto
Acid Rain Constellation, Maestro
Malekko Voltage Block Doepfer Dual ADSR, Stereo Mixer 2hp Verb Chase Bliss Mood, Generation Loss ALM Pamela's New Workout Intellijel 1u utility tiles

Tuesday, September 20, 2022


video upload by Red Means Recording

"Wow. Pretty lights and two cameras. Must be a video about ripping a hole in the fabric of spacetime with modular.

This video features Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas through The Endorphines x Andrew Huang Ghost with a ton of modulation from the Acid Rain Maestro.

00:00 intro
02:04 sequence start
03:09 beat start and ghost
04:10 modulation start
05:46 complex modulation start
06:29 jam
07:23 faster modulation start
09:37 parting words
09:48 jam"

Monday, June 20, 2022

The Ultimate Pattern Generator: Acid Rain Technology's Constellation w/ Ryan Hume

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Acid Rain Technology co-owner Ryan Hume gives us a thorough presentation on the incredibly versatile, performative, and fun pattern generator: Constellation.

Learn more about the Constellation here:

Constellation is all about rhythm. It is an 8-channel pattern generator that works by combining multiple dense and sparse patterns to create long, complex and musically interesting trigger and gate rhythms. Constellation takes a 'parametric' approach to rhythm - there is no explicit step sequencing on the module, rather the rhythms are defined by euclidean (and more) parameters that build the rhythm mathematically.

Constellation aims to evolve the concept of euclidean rhythms far beyond the useful but repetitive patterns we often think of when we hear the term "euclidean rhythm". We accomplish this by combining up to 8 individual euclidean patterns of different lengths and density. Each pattern may provide only a small component of the final output, but together create immensely musical and varied rhythmic material over a very long time frame - up to 999 steps! If each of those steps are 1/16 note in length at 120 bpm, that's a full 2 minutes of explicitly defined, yet non repeating rhythmic material.

In addition, Constellation's parametric approach allows any of these parameters to be modulated with CV through one of 8 freely assignable CV inputs. CV modulation introduces further ability for Constellation's rhythmic output to vary over time. Paired with a Maestro or Navigators, hours of interesting morphing rhythms are possible without the need for tons of step programming or the uncontrollable chaos of a purely generative approach.

When writing music, rhythmic interest is often built through the combination of repeating and non repeating elements that work together to anchor the overall feel but also keep the ear free from boredom over the duration of the piece. We feel that Constellation provides a unique set of tools to accomplish this goal and achieve rhythms that are intentional, unexpected and exciting to use as the foundation of your compositions.
Demo by: Ryan Hume of Acid Rain Technology
Video by: Matthew Piecora ( EZBOT) and Steven Ly (Project 32)"

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Acid Rain Technology Constellation: Euclid Gone Wild

video upload by Red Means Recording

This video is sponsored by Patchwerks. Get your synth on:

"The Acid Rain Technology Constellation is an algorithmic rhythm sequencer that creates gates and trigger patterns by stacking Euclidian patterns coupled with logic and chance. It's fun as hell to use and can create wonderfully complex patterns that aren't possible on other sequencers. Let's give it a go.

glitch module:

00:00 introduction
02:01 understanding euclidian patterns
04:55 stacking patterns
06:16 rotation and fills with snare
08:00 boom-bap kick drums
09:13 divide and ratchet
10:53 recap
11:07 live mode
12:16 why samples
12:44 chord sequencing
14:04 bassline
16:16 flop, width
18:16 future jeremy explains the flow of the constellation
20:42 modulating inputs
25:20 add time
26:10 beat from scratch
27:28 outro

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

How Trovarsi Syncs Her Eurorack Rig With Ableton in Her Hybrid Synth System | Patch Work Ep.2

video upload by Reverb

"How can you combine a Eurorack system with Ableton Live? LA-based modular artist Trovarsi demonstrates how she combines the best of hardware and software synthesis. In our second episode of Patch Work, she walks through her current rig with our host Fess Grandiose."

Reverb Patch Work Episodes

Monday, February 07, 2022

Marble Jam //Marbles/Subharmonicon/Mother 32/STO/Rings/Tides/Magneto/Maestro/Voltage Block//

video upload by Aleatoric Machine

"I’ve wanted to try this for a while. The two channels from Mutable Instruments Marbles are playing the two channels of Moog Subharmonicon, with a sound that reminds me of a Fender Rhodes, through Strymon Magneto. A couple different clocked LFOs from Acid Rain Maestro cause the pitches from Marbles to keep gravitating back to the tonic, with some jamming in between. Mutable Instruments Rings repeats a single note in a Euclidean rhythm coming from ALM Pamela’s New Workout, but modulating the structure causes the ringing to drift up and down from a fifth to an octave. Moog Mother 32 and Make Noise STO double on the bass line. When the melody finally comes it, it is Mutable Instruments Tides through Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl, Mood, and Dark World. Malekko Voltage Block handles the mix scenes, with Mutable Instruments Stages providing slew in between."

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Eurorack jam featuring Metropolix, Manis Iteritas, Prok Drums, Zen Delay, and electric guitar

video upload by

"A live, semi-improvised modular performance performed entirely on hardware, with one guitar overdub.

This jam started with a simple exploration of the Intellijel Metropolix, a neat sequencer that helps you stumble into inspiration, along with two voices (the Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas and the Acid Rain Chainsaw). My ambitions were no more than "play guitar with eurorack". But as the song found itself, and more and more was added to the table, it became clear I'd have to add guitar after the the fact.

A big highlight here is the Prok Drum modules being sequenced by the Mutable Instruments Grids. Not only is Grids fast and inspiring, but its modulation allows you to add performability (like the snare rolls I add via a touch pad here) and variety (through its chaos and frequency controls). Special thanks to Michael, a good human and also a member of my Patreon community, for allowing me to commission him to build the Prok modules! You're the best, Michael.

And of course, the Erica Synths Zen Delay works its magic again. Here, it runs everywhere from flanger to filter to gonzo delay, and I just love what it adds to a jam.

The patches would take a very long time to explain, but here are the modules:

- Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas
- Squarp Rample
- Acid Rain Chainsaw
- Qu-Bit Chord
- Frequency Central Product
- Prok drum modules

Monday, December 27, 2021

Acid Rain Technology Chainsaw Polyphonic Oscillator

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"Chainsaw is a powerful digital oscillator designed to bring polyphony to your rack in a compact and playable interface. We were inspired by the super-saw; a mainstay of electronic music production, and a waveform rich with harmonics for filters and effects to chew on. Chainsaw features 3 voices of 7 waves, with individual pitch control per voice. All waves morph from super saw to super square for giant hollow basslines and more."

You can find demos in previous posts here.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Acid Rain Technology Talks In-Depth About Maestro and Modular Synthesis

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Matthew Piecora of Patchwerks and Ryan Hume from Acid Rain Technology sit down to talk in-depth about their hit module Maestro and Modular Synthesis.

Maestro is a 6 channel clocked modulation controller inspired by the automation lanes found in digital audio workstation software, brought into eurorack and made playable and performable. Maestro will push and pull the parameters of your other modules with rapid or slowly evolving voltages, always in perfect sync with each other and the rest of your system.

Order the Maestro here:
Demo by: Ryan Hume (Acid Rain Technology)
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Quick Tips : Spooky Synthesizer Sounds!

video upload by

"We take a quick look at making two spoOo0ky sounds for the Halloween season.

The first, a growling bass, uses a stereo oscillator's unique stereo field to create evolving and animated filter movements and behavior.

The second, a classic Theremin sound, uses slight vibrato and reverb to create a warbled and eerie sound!

What other iconic spooky sounds would you like to hear this October? let us know in the comments below!

Grab the gear we used here :"

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Polyphony in Eurorack with The Patch Pals

video by Perfect Circuit

"If you’ve ever thought about exploring polyphony in Eurorack, chances are you might have felt some level of intimidation in terms of which method of generating 'chords' and 'harmony' works best. But in reality, there’s no one right way to go about it, and in this video our Patch Pals Wes and Jacob share a few of their favorite ways to make polyphonic patches without too much fuss.

A modular synthesizer’s open-ended patching workflow encourages new ways to think about creating sounds, and polyphony is no different. From Supercritical Synthesizers’ MIDI-controllable Demon Core oscillator to a chord or multi-note oscillator such as the 4ms Ensemble Oscillator, or even making use of loopers or other effects to approximate polyphony, there’s no shortage of creative ideas waiting to be explored.

Read the article here:

Modules Featured in this video:
- Demon Core:
- Chainsaw:
- Morphagene:
- Mimeophon:
- Ensemble Oscillator:


00:00 - intro
01:30 - overview
02:21 - super saw oscillators
03:43 - polyphony or paraphony
04:30 - Demon Core
05:37 - Chainsaw
09:00 - approximating polyphony
09:59 - looper (Morphagene)
11:00 - delay (Mimeophon)
12:18 - chord oscillators (Ensemble Oscillator)
14:51 - outro"

Monday, January 11, 2021

A Friendly Chat with Ryan Hume (Acid Rain Technology)

Red Means Recording

"Let's chat with Ryan Hume of Acid Rain Technology! They make Eurorack modules like Chainsaw, Maestro, Navigator, and more."

Monday, December 21, 2020

Acid Rain Maestro is Bomb Diggity

Red Means Recording

"The Acid Rain Maestro is a six-channel cv modulation module for your eurorack system. It can create complex chains of timed modulation, mute and unmute individual tracks or full tracks, save and load banks. It's super performative and quick to respond and absolutely has the ability to be the conductor of your entire eurorack system. In this video, we'll walk through how it works."

Also see this video by EZBOT.

Thursday, December 03, 2020

EZBOT: My new favorite modulation source! ~ Acid Rain's Maestro


"In this video we take a deep dive into Acid Rain Technology's newest module the Maestro! The Maestro quickly became a favorite for me due to it's performative nature and easy to understand interface. With save and load features, long smooth modulation sources, LFO chains, and one shot envelopes it's a dream for a live performer.

From Acid Rain Technology:
'Maestro is a 6 channel clocked modulation controller inspired by the automation lanes found in digital audio workstation software, brought into eurorack and made playable and performable. Maestro will push and pull the parameters of your other modules with rapid or slowly evolving voltages, always in perfect sync with each other and the rest of your system.'

Interested in getting a Maestro for yourself? Why not support my local synth shop Patchwerks and order one right here:"

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Chainsaw VCOs through Moon Phase Filter

Precarious333 Music

"Just a little test of Acid Rain Chainsaw stereo supersaw VCOs used with Patching Panda Moon Phase. Both are stereo so seems a good fit. All 3 voices of Chainsaw are being sequenced separately by 3 channels of Industrial Music Electronics Stillson Hammer mkII with the 4th sequencing Erica Synths Pico Voice in acid bassline mode through G-Storm Electro 101-VCF and into 2hp Delay. It's a pretty rich sound for so few modules. It helps that Moon Phase allows for enhancement of the stereo field, and I begin to apply detune to Chainsaw's VCOs at the 01:20 mark. Recorded into Ableton as 1 stereo and 1 mono track. Reverb, compression, and EQ added in post."

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Chainsaw Symphony - Acid Rain Chainsaw meets InstruĊ Harmonaig

Published on Dec 12, 2019 Precarious333 Music

"Wow, a match made in heaven. Never thought I'd get such beautiful harmonies so easily on modular. Just received Acid Rain Technology Chainsaw today. This is the first patch. Chainsaw is an amazingly powerful 4hp module capable of producing 3 voices of 7 detuned waves. I'm already in love with this thing. Coupled with Harmonaig, which produces chords, and I'm in heaven.

Recorded as a stereo track into Ableton. EQ to tame the lows and a little compression.

Signal path is three pitch CVs from Harmonaig into Chainsaw. Chainsaw stereo out into two VCAs of Erogenous Tones VC8 controlled by envelopes from Erogenous Tones RADAR, stereo signal into Qu-Bit Electronix Prism (as a stereo filter with no resonance) opened by another RADAR ENV, into Milky Way's creamy big reverb. Very simple patch."

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Acid Rain Technology Chainsaw // A stereo 21 oscillator swarm in 4HP (Eurorack demo)

Published on Dec 3, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the 4HP wide 21 oscillator stereo oscillator - Chainsaw from Acid Rain Technology. This is 3 voices of 7 oscillators each that are spread across the stereo image with controls for detune and blending between saw and square waves. Huge super saws and super squares are easy to fine tune and tuning is simple with an elegant encoder for coarse semitone tuning and then a button press for fine tune. It's a simple to use module that just pushed my enjoyment of making music and patches so there's lots of examples in the video. As always skip around with the timing index and sections listed below.

00:00 Hello & video previews
01:18 What is chainsaw? Feature rundown
02:58 Basic sound demo
04:03 DNB with open jazz voiced chords
05:16 Pulsing chords
06:24 Deep space drones
07:17 Creating wider stereo images & droning chord tones
09:08 NASTY techno
09:58 Percussion synthesis
11:00 Thickening musical lines with octaves
12:09 Aggressive noise oscillator vibes with FM
13:20 BEAUTIFUL cinematic chords"

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Switching, supersaws, kicks & more from Acid Rain Technology // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 12, 2019 DivKidVideo

"It was a pleasure to meet Acid Rain Technology and hear about their Switchblade utility module that switches, mutes and mixes Eurorack signals. The new Chainsaw, Jackhammer & Navigator offer more CV utilities, supersaws and super pulses and Simmons style drum synthesis modules all to come later this year."

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