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Monday, February 05, 2024

Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 - Overview and Sound Design

video upload by Andre Bregegere

"The MicroMonsta 2 is a small-but-mighty desktop synthesizer by @audiothingies . In this video, I give a brief overview of the device's functionality and user interface, then explore factory presets, make a patch from scratch, and look at my own user presets.

This video is an overview, and is in no way meant as an exhaustive review—I left a lot of more advanced features unaddressed (e.g., MPE, Wavetables, PWM, Filter Mod, Bitimbral/Combi modes).

Also, Please not that I bought this device with my own funds, and bear no relation whatsoever with the manufacturer (Audiothingies). The opinions expressed in this video are mine.


0:00 Intro
01:07 Device Overview
01:51 Menus
02:35 Effects
02:56 Submenus
05:15 Plugging it in!
05:53 Quick Edit Menu
07:57 Factory Presets
09:54 Patch From Scratch
26:16 Saving a Patch
27:00 User Preset: GrayGin
27:39 User Preset: PolarEra
29:34 User Preset: ResFltr (Self-oscillating Filter)
31:01 User Preset: DueBuff (FM)
33:13 User Preset: LitTrick (Arp)
34:00 User Preset: TEST01 (Sine)
34:57 Conclusion, pros and cons"

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Audiothingies Micromonsta

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Audiothingies Micromonsta 2

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via this auction

Sunday, May 14, 2023

"You Will Find Yourself" (Very, Very Chilled Downtempo Track) 😴

video upload by

Recording Date: 05/14/2023
Tempo: 60bpm
Key: C minor

I sampled the vocals from a random guided meditation video on YouTube.

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


Friday, May 05, 2023

05 05 23 Impro with Scrotum Lab's Eurocase

video upload by batchas

"Improvisation with my Scrotum Lab Eurocase.
External effects: Eventide H9, Hologram Microcosm, Audiothingies Doctor A."

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Mood jam w/ Oxi One, MiniFreak, MicroMonsta 2, Model D, Tetra, Polymoon, Echosystem, and eurorack

video upload by Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised synth jam performed entirely on hardware.

Big thanks to Michael at Capra Design for making custom stands for so many of these pieces of hardware. Go check them out!:

I picked up the Oxi One not so long ago and have been excited to finally get it on the table. It didn't disappoint! Here, I'm using four different types of sequencing (monophonic, polyphonic, generative, and chord) for the four different synth instruments, all on the same sequencer. On top of that, the Oxi One's diatonic transposition (called "HARMON" scale mode) has the chord sequencer controlling the transposition of two of the other sequencers, so that the bass and melody play along with the chords. It's a fast and fun sequencer that also feels physically sturdy and great (except for the larger pad buttons for me). Plus it's battery powered! Definitely a sequencer that works for me.

A few other notes on gear here:

The MiniFreak and MicroMonsta 2 continue to be great, and can play a few types of roles in a setup while also being compact.

I got the Tetra in a trade, because I was curious, and I actually think it'll be a great multi-timbral solution for setups with the Octatrack or other sequencers. More with it soon, hopefully!

The Ghost is really working for me. Moments after I recorded this video, they released a firmware update that greatly improves the filter, plus adds signal-rate- and bit- reduction, which sound great and are super useful. It's a great all-in-one effects unit.

Oxi One - Melodic Sequencing
Arturia MiniFreak (using only its internal effects) - pad
Audiothingies Micromonsta 2 (using only its internal effects) - generative plucks
Blackout Model D through Meris Polymoon - bass
Sequential Tetra through Empress Echosystem - melody
Kenton Audio Thru - MIDI thru box
Eurorack drums:
- Intellijel Steppy 1U - drum sequencing
- Mystic Circuits IDUM - extra drum sequencing colour
- Prok Kick, Tiptop 808 Snare, Prok Hats, WMD Fracture - drum voices
- Intellijel Mixup - mixer
- Intellijel FSR 1U - performance pad for extending perc decay
- Ghost - filter, delay, reverb, compression

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

Thanks for listening."

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Audiothingies P6

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video upload by No Nag

"A demo of the now discontinued Audiothingies P6. A cheap DIY VA-synth with a load of features, great sound and a small form factor. I use it a lot. It has some rolandish quality to its sound, at least I think so. The build took only 2 evenings."

Black model via this auction

Audiothingies pre Micromonsta synth.

"A DIY 6-voice polyphonic synth | chorder | arp with 16-step pattern sequencer | FX’s

With 2 oscillators, 1 sub-oscillator, an 8-mode resonant filter, 3 envelopes and 3 LFOs per voice, the P6 is capable of producing a large array of classic analog-like sounds, pads, strings, brasses, organs, leads, basses, arpeggios, fx’s and even drum sounds. It’s also fun to play with is integrated chorder and arp pattern sequencer.

Thanks to the easy to use interface with 6 encoders and 9 buttons, you will find yourself creating sounds in no time. Housed in a compact and stylish laser cut enclosure (several colors available), the P6 is a small-in-size but powerful-in-sound addition to your music rig."

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Audiothingies MicroMonsta 8-Voice Polyphonic Synth

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"Audiothingies MicroMonsta 8-Voice Polyphonic Synth, tested in great working condition. Includes USB cable."

Sunday, September 18, 2022

No Talking - Synthstrom Deluge, Two Vermona Perfourmers, UDS Marsch, Empress Zoia Dawless Jam

video upload by Krzysztof Steplowski

"Enjoy! :) Get my Synth Presets:

I've created this song using:

@Synthstrom Audible Deluge (kick, MIDI and CC messages)
@vermonagear Vermona Perfourmer MK2 x 2 (main theme, bass, lead, melodies)
@audiothingies Doctor A (reverb and delay)
@Empress Effects ZOIA (granular effects)
UDS Marsch (clicks and drums)"

Friday, May 20, 2022

Micromonsta 2 demonstration - Mojo presets

video upload by Soundsauca

"Mojo is a brand new sound bank for the awesome pint size synth that is Micromonsta 2. Whilst the rest of the synth world rejoices in micro gadgets from “Brand-X”, this little Monsta delivers a fully loaded response. It’s lean, mean and crucially possesses a cutting edge sound engine to back it up with. In fact, I love it!

Find out more here:
– @audiothingies

The video shows off 50 sounds in the bank but there's an extra 50 included."

Friday, December 17, 2021

"Penetrate" by Mister 1-2-3-4

video upload by Mister 1-2-3-4

New track from supporting member, Mister 1-2-3-4.

"There are some who seek to penetrate the secrets of our world...

Dedicated to Sumuru."

"Parts breakdown:

Kick, snare, and hi hat from a Vermona DRM1 Mark III. One of the DRM1's 'Drum' voices also created the 'woo-woo-woo' sound that comes in at about the 3-minute mark.

The stern, crunchy stabs are from an Arturia Minibrute running through a Boss XT-2 Xtortion pedal.

The warm pad that kicks off the track and then begins to pulse rhythmically comes from a Prophet 600 going through Arturia's 'Filter Mini' plugin, with the step sequencer modulating the cutoff frequency.

The house-y vamp, bassline, sine wave synth, and various other stabs and bleats are all from Korg's Minilogue.

Delays: Moogerfooger MF-104Z Analog Delay, Boss RE-20 Space Echo pedal, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Boss PS-3 Pitch Shifter/Delay pedal

Reverbs: Vermona Retroverb and Tech 21 Boost R.V.B. pedal.

I also used Audio Thing's 'Speakers' plug-in to send the whole mix through a 60s telephone for a couple of measures.

Vocals by Sumuru.

Happy Holidays!
Mister 1-2-3-4"

Monday, November 15, 2021

Audiothingies Micromonsta 2 (2020)

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via this auction

"Micromonsta 2 is a compact and powerful little poly-synth, an evolution of the acclaimed Micromonsta.

Features include:
2 x 6 voices of polyphony
3 oscillators, 1 multimode filter, 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 10 modulation slots and 2 operators per voice (lag and mult)
12 « analog » oscillator types + 4 FM-able oscillators for OSC1
12 « analog » oscillator types + 8 multisampled wavetables for OSC2 and OSC3 (FM source)
8 filter types with FM
Per voice and per oscillator detuning options for analog character
Deep modulation matrix
Delay + reverb (per program)
USB powered
This unit is in mint condition and ships with original packaging."

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

AudioThingies MicroMonsta w/ Blue Screen

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via this auction

"This is a limited edition Blue LED/Display of the MicroMonsta mk1. It’s in great condition and lives in a smoke free environment. It’s functionally no different from the standard unit. It comes with the power unit and a USB cord. I unfortunately no longer have the original box."

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

String King: Sequential OB-6, Alesis MIDIVerb II X 2, QuadraVerb, Audiothingies Doctor A, CME XKey

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"Exploring the softer side of the OB-6, this time with the CME XKey 37 for polyphonic aftertouch. Most of the reverb is coming from the Alesis vintage rack stack: MV II Preset 28 (XLarge Warm 5s), MVII Preset 29 (XLarge Warm 15s), QV Preset 75 (Taj Mahal). The Audiothingies Doctor A adds some modulated delay and a small touch of concert hall reverb. The polyphonic aftertouch on the CME XKey is very difficult to control, and I've got the sensitivity turned all the way down. The cool thing is that any chords played on the XKey will have a natural chorus effect, as it's impossible to play all the notes with the same amount of downward pressure. Flaws (and lack of ability) aside, the results with the XKey can be stunning, so I'm keeping it for now."

Saturday, August 28, 2021

OB SuperVerb XVI: Sequential OB-6 + 2 X Alesis MIDIVerb II + QuadraVerb Plus + Audiothingies Dr. A

video upload by thesrabbit

"This is similar to my last vid, titled 'OB SuperVerb' [posted here], but now I've added the QuadraVerb Plus to the Alesis reverb stack. So, here we've got a MIDIVerb II on preset 28 (XLarge Warm 5 seconds) fed into a MIDIVerb II on preset 29 (XLarge Warm 15 seconds) fed into a QuadraVerb Plus on preset 75 (Taj Mahal). I've only tweaked a couple things on the QV, but it's very close to the stock preset sound.

In addition, I've got the Audiothingies Dr. A running in parallel, with my favorite go-to modulated plate reverb setting. This smoothes things out a bit as the Alesis stack on its own can get borderline clangerous, if that's a word. However, sometimes that clangy, feedback-like tone is just the ticket. I couldn't really decide on which version I like best, so I put them all here, including the "dry" OB-6 only version, which just has the internal FX. (DDL and BBD, with different delay times)

Which version is your favorite?

0:00 Full Stack Developer Version (2 x MIDIVerb II + QuadraVerb with Dr. A plate reverb in parallel)
5:08 Alesis Reverb Stack Only (2 x MIDIVerb II + QuadraVerb)
10:15 Dr. A Only (Plate Algorithm)
15:21 OB-6 Only (No External FX)"

Thursday, August 26, 2021

OB SuperVerb: Sequential OB-6, 2 X Alesis MIDIVERB II, Audiothingies Dr. A

video upload by thesrabbit

"I recently picked up a second Alesis MIDIVERB II to go with my existing one. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try stacking these wonderfully lo-fi 80's machines. Signal chain is an aux send from Logic to the first MVII, which is on preset 28 (XLarge Warm 5 seconds), with the mix at 100% wet. Then from there it goes into the second MVII, which is on preset 29 (XLarge Warm 15 seconds), and the mix is up about half way, maybe a little more. The input level on the second unit is fairly low. If you turn it up, it's instant overdrive that sounds like out of control feedback. Sometimes that could be the exact sound you want. However, in this video I wanted to explore the softer side of the OB-6, so it's a delicate balancing act of wandering up to the edge of overdrive and feedback, and then backing away before it gets out of hand. You really need to react to the reverb as you're playing, and for this reason, I feel that the reverb itself becomes a part of the instrument.

The OB-6's effects are turned off. The only other effects used are from the Audiothingies Dr. A. There's some stereo delay to get a little more width and let some of those harmonics open up and shine. There's also a little bit of plate reverb to smooth things out. I think these units together in parallel are a great combo.

0:00 Intro and Main Performance
5:50 Demo 2 (Chords from “On Hold”)
14:08 Demo 3 (Vintage Synth Brass)
15:08 Demo 4 (FM bandpass pad with high resonance)"

Monday, August 23, 2021

Synthsmoker: Generative 2-string Modular Drone Patch from the "Hypergolic" EP (Isolated Track)

video upload by thesrabbit

"Isolated track from 'Synthsmoker' from the 'Hypergolic' EP. You can stream and download the EP for free on bandcamp:

'Synthsmoker' begins with a drone that's inspired by the Soma Labs Dvina, which is a 2-stringed, bowed instrument. I don't have a Dvina, but if and when I get one, I'm sure it will take years of practice to make good sounds with it. Until then, I thought I would find ways to make interesting 2-string bowed sounds. This isn't an emulation of the sound itself, but rather an emulation of the feeling, if that makes sense.

I apologize for the shaky video. This footage is from a patch diary that I made for myself, in case I ever want to re-create it. I never intended to share the video, but I think the patch is cool and interesting, so here it is. Just close your eyes if you'd rather listen to the track in peace and without distraction.

The patch consists of 2 parts: a continuously droning E flat, and a melody over the top. Imagine the drone sound as the low string, left open. The melody is then played on the high string.

The drone is made up of two oscillators, the Erica Synths Fusion VCO2, and the Synthesis Technologies e352 morphing wavetable oscillator. There is some FM applied to VCO2 as well as a little tube overdrive, sub-oscillator, and detune (which is like chorus). On the e352, all three axes (X, Y, Z) are being modulated by the same LFO, but with varying amounts of mod depth for each. The resulting sound is vaguely similar to something you might hear in "The Matrix". Each oscillator runs through a different filter. VCO2 runs through the G-Storm Electro XaVCF (OB-Xa clone), and the e352 runs through the Doepfer SEM. An LFO opens the XaVCF while closing the SEM, and then the reverse happens. This is easy to achieve as the SEM has an inverted input, so as voltage is high, the cutoff decreases, but when voltage is low it increases. This provides some additional movement/animation for that droning note.

The melody is just a single sawtooth output of a Roland System-500 512 VCO. Varying degrees of vibrato are applied via a modulated LFO. The melody is generated by random voltage being quantized to a particular scale by the Ladik Q-010. It's fed by the System-500 555 Sample and Hold circuit. The output of the quantizer is slewed by the 555's lag processor before being fed to the oscillator. The amount of slew is also being modulated by another LFO. Depending on the timing of all these variables, the result is either quite beautiful and musical, or sometimes it's a bit off or 'pitchy'. That's what makes it great, IMO. It has life to it. The output of the 512 then runs through the System-500 521 LPF, a personal favorite filter of mine.

There is a little analog delay and spring reverb on the melody, but most of the effects you hear are from the Audiothingies Dr. A desktop reverb and delay unit. I use it on pretty much everything.

I guess this is the only thing I've recorded with my modular setup that you could call a 'generative' patch. If I turn off the rig and turn it back on an hour later, it will continue to play by itself in the same manner as before. Tough it'll probably be out of tune. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it."

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2

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via this auction

"Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 dual polyphonic (bi-timbral) synthesizer (+ MPE)."

Monday, July 26, 2021

Alesis AirSynth and Doctor A - short performance demo (5 presets)

video upload by SynthAddict

0:00 Intro/Preset 01+reverb Android Choir
1:01 Preset 03+delay FM
2:23 Preset 05+reverb Oberon Swell
3:28 Preset 09+delay Air-amin
4:20 Preset 02+delay Beat Machine

"The Alesis AirSynth is a fun, rare and expressive unit to create synths sounds, drum/perc bits, and FX. the aXYZ Dome controller (a fancier version of the Roland D-beam) allows careful and wild control of various sounds. The AirSynth only has 50 presets but you get quite a variety of patches and variation with the dome controller. Add some FX and it really shines.

The companion AirFX unit (blue) has the same basic function an layout, but it’s purely an effect unit. I’ll post a demo of that one soon.

The only drawback is it’s the typical Alesis AC-AC adapter power (not AC-DC), so for mobile use you have to use an AC inverter and a DC power bank (I’ve done it many times). It’s just more bulky.

Unit has 50 Factory Presets - Synths/Drums/FX"

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Audiothingies MicroMonsta 2 Demo Sounds & Downloads HQ no talking

video upload by js-sound

In the information below the video there you will find links to HQ MP3 examples of synthesizer sounds from Audiothingies MicroMonsta2.

You can listen to examples from this synthesizer here, in the file name if I did not take the effects from it, I wrote the names of the pedals that I used for this example. In all other cases, except for 3 files, all sounds without external processing are from this synthesizer.

MicroMonsta 2 is a small synthesizer with a big sound, good reverb and delay, chorus, many great filters, easy to use, with a big fan factor and a small price.

Made in France and you can buy it here.

00:00 Intro
00:06 Information
00:12 Demo Start"

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