MATRIXSYNTH: Arman Bohn

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Showing posts with label Arman Bohn. Show all posts

Friday, December 08, 2023

Hologram Chroma Console + Great Conjunction generative synth - every effect isolated NO TALKING shhh


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Just giving some love to a brand new Hologram Chroma Console. My Great Conjunction prototype just came in today, and I decided to set up a simple, generative patch and play with each effect on the chroma console.

I didn’t get into too many of the shift menus. Just a brief exploration of what each effect does in the context of a pretty, basic synth sound.

This thing really shines when you start adding the effects together and get into some of the deeper features of motion capture.

I may even dust off the guitar and plug it in, who knows!

I sell my synths/devices over here:

https://www.tindie.com/stores/distrop..."

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Prismatic Spray bytebeat synth - looping tutorial


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Let's talk about some features of the Prismatic Spray bytebeat synth including playing notes via a MIDI source, MIDI equation reset, and looping bytebeats."

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Prismatic Spray + Hologram Microcosm jam #1


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Prismatic Spray on sale now for 20% off!

Through 11/27/23!

https://www.tindie.com/products/distr...

Finally took a minute to just run my Prismatic Spray through my microcosm. They’re not tempo synced, but it is such chaos it doesn’t really matter.  the Prismatic Spray provides the core of the sound and the microcosm adds a layer of magic."

Sunday, November 12, 2023

MIDI out test Great Conjunction prototype into the Prismatic Spray through Hologram Microcom


video upload by Arman Bohn

"It’s been a while. I’m back. Here is yet another in the seemingly endless prototypes of the Great Conjunction. I’m testing the out from the sequencers of the GC, feeding the output of the first sequencer via MIDI into the Prismatic Spray. All of this is getting beautified by the Hologram Microcosm."

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Crushing it with the HEX LAG + pikocore + Prismatic Spray + Great Conjunction prototype


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Here is some noise.

The triangle thingie is the hex lag. A live input bit crusher mangler delay thing that I just received.

What does it sound like?

#noise #electronicmusic #lofimusic #bytebeat"

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:

https://www.tindie.com/products/distr..."

Friday, June 30, 2023

Meditative infinite reflection pool - 1010music Lemondrop, TX-6, Monome norns “pixels”


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Floating in the ether. My script 'pixels' sends out some vibes in G Phrygian. The notes being determined by the graphics. The 1010music Lemondrop granulates the live input from the norns. The TX-6 mixes it all.

I’ve really enjoyed the lemondrop more lately. That’s great it turning things into swirly soundscapes."

Monday, June 26, 2023

Incidental music for an imaginary exploratory game Great Conjunction, 1010music Lemondrop, TE TX-6


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Just sit back and enjoy this one. This combo produced many haunting chords, and rhythms over the last week. I’m not sure if this pass captured all the possible magic that I heard but I think you can fill in the blanks.

I recently signed up with a distribution service, and I think this particular set up might actually produce my first ambient track/release.

The great conjunction is creating all the tonal and percussive information, which is being fed into the lemondrop, which slices and dices the grains of sound, and plays them back rhythmically.

It gets a little intense sometimes, and then there’s some sparseness that reminds me of breath of the wild when you’re just standing there, looking at something beautiful."

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Working out a new audio circuit for the Great Conjunction 2op FM Fragment Synth


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Every week the wonderfully purple, Great Conjunction, gets a little tiny bit closer to being completed. No major breakthroughs on the software front but I did squash a few bugs and probably created a few more. I spent a good deal of time reworking the PCB to incorporate a new audio output circuit. I’ve ordered up most of the parts that I’ll need for the next batch of five prototypes, and I hope to order of the prototypes within a week."

Pseudo random chill FM beats Great Conjunction, Dirtywave M8, TX-6, Phantasmal Force


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Every week the wonderfully purple Great Conjunction, gets a little tiny bit closer to being completed. No major breakthroughs on the software front but I did squash a few bugs and probably created a few more. I spent a good deal of time reworking the PCB to incorporate a new audio output circuit. I’ve ordered up most of the parts that I’ll need for the next batch of five prototypes, and I hope to order of the prototypes within a week.

The GC provides most of the melodic and chordal work here, with key changes coming from the M8. The Phantasmal Force is simply controlling the volume levels on the M8, which is itself providing the bass and drums."

Monday, June 12, 2023

A spot on the beach at night - Phantasmal Force, Dirtywave M8, Great Conjunction, TX-6


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Almost summer. Microscopic particles of pollen. Aliased waves hit an 8-bit shore.

 Sometimes things come together.

Phantasmal Force controls, mute on the M8. The Great Conjunction produces generative rhythms, and bleeps."

Friday, June 02, 2023

Prismatic Spray - rotary control overview


video upload by Arman Bohn

"In this video I go over the general function of each of the nine knobs on the Prismatic Spray.

The Prismatic Spray is available for purchase here:

https://www.tindie.com/products/distr..."

Monday, May 15, 2023

Great Conjunction FM fragment synth development - polyphonic MIDI note mode


video upload by Arman Bohn

"An update on the development of the Great Conjunction 2op FM synth based on the YM2413 sound chip from the 1908s.

I’ve been working on a new mode where any or all of the three sequencers can respond to meeting notes on specific channels. Sequencer one and sequencer two are both monophonic, but sequencer three has seven notes of polyphony.

Playing in MIDI note mode sounds pretty bizarre when running against some of the sequencers. I’m pretty much trying this for the first time here so the sounds are abrasive and weird, but I’m sure with some fine-tuning the sequencers can become incredible modulators."

Monday, May 08, 2023

Prismatic Spray firmware 1.3


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Here we discuss Prismatic Spray firmware version 1.3.

Prismatic Spray firmware 1.3 includes the following features:

1) improved knob precision
2) preset save confirmation
3) now responds to MIDI CC 123 “ALL NOTES OFF”

Firmware updates can be found here:
https://armanbohn.com/blog/support/"

Saturday, May 06, 2023

Chill synthetic synthwave Great Conjunction, Bluebox and OMX27


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Starting to get MIDI sorted out on the Great Conjunction. The OMX27 is sending notes and each of the three sequencers is set to receive them on the same channel, essentially coordinating key changes in the generative pattern. 

The bluebox is doing some heavy lifting here, with a very thick reverb and slight delay.

Two of the sequencers are set to instrument 77, while one of them has a more dramatic flute like tone going on.

I have almost all of the parameters of the Great Conjunction connected to MIDI CC. Next, I’m going to work out some kind of mode where you can actually play the synth directly via a keyboard."

Monday, May 01, 2023

Great Conjunction - random musings about Euclidean sequencing and other stuff


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Just talking about some of the features of the Great Conjunction FM synth I’ve been working on for about six months. I end up talking about the Euclidean sequencer and touching on how the descent can evolve parameters. #fmsynthesis #synth #electronicmusic #generativemusic #tinystudio #diy #walkthrough"

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Euclidean sequencing on the Great Conjunction FM synth - quick demo


video upload by Arman Bohn

The Great Conjunction FM synth is based on the YM2413 chip.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Clockwork Infinite Deep-space Rhythms - Great Conjunction, Wingie MKii & Dirtywave M8


video upload by Arman Bohn

"Development of the Great Conjunction hit a rough spot about a week ago when I changed microcontrollers from Promicro to Teensy 4.0. I had to rewire many pins on the board, but I think I’ve sorted most of it out, and I actually got MIDI running earlier this evening.

The M8 is primarily a mixer here, adding reverb and random delay. It’s also controlling the Wingie with a couple of LFO‘s set to vary the mix and decay rate of the resonators.

The Great Conjunction is the primary sound source. It’s producing FM sounds with three sequencers running.

This is my second M8 + Wingie jam with the Great Conjunction. This one’s a little more straightforward(?).

I’m still having some trouble locking the eight parameter knobs down when changing screens, so that’s on my to do list this week, along with sorting out a huge number of MIDI controls."

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Great Conjunction FM Fragment Synth Prototype


video upload by Arman Bohn

Great Conjunction FM synth prototype - it’s working! #synthwave #chillwave


"This is one of my favorite pieces I’ve made for a long time. I had it running for around 40 hours this week. The Norns is running my 'pixels' script, which is generating some sine wave blips. It is also sending mini note data to the Prismatic Spray which Casts a haunting melody over the top. Everything is running through the lemondrop, which chops and slices and dices."
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