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Showing posts with label Befaco. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Befaco Oneiroi meet Octatrack


video upload by Befacosynth

"Patch notes: The audio outputs from the Octatrack are processed by the Oneiroi, recorded by the Looper and the MIDI outputs go to our Midithing V2 which synchronises the clock and sends CV to the Oneiroi resonator.

Oneiroi is an ambient and drone-like soundscapes full voice.

At his core, there is a Wavetable/Supersaw, Sine Wave Oscillator and a joyful Looper. This is followed by an FX section featuring a Multimode filter, a Resonator, a Delay, and a Reverb.
Its randomizer creates instant patches at the touch of a button.
The Looper can record the external input or the output for 'Sound On Sound' looping.

A full-stereo synthesizer that easily creates dense atmospheres for hypnotic music or cinematic sound design. Featuring three oscillators, four effects, a looper, modulation with complex routing, and a randomizer."

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Why We Bleep Podcast with Manu of BEFACO


video upload by mylarmelodies

"Talking about the difficulties of being a modular synth brand, humble beginnings and getting out of your comfort zone with the wonderful Manu Retamero of Befaco."

https://www.signalsounds.com/

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Befaco Oneiroi - Guitar + Looper


video upload by Befacosynth

"Patch notes: Guitar goes to Befaco Instrument Interface, then audio to Oneiroi Input.
Recording of a guitar loop and mangle it with reproduction speed, starting point and length. Then apply effects.

Oneiroi is an ambient and drone-like soundscapes full voice.

At his core, there is a Wavetable/Supersaw, Sine Wave Oscillator and a joyful Looper. This is followed by an FX section featuring a Multimode filter, a Resonator, a Delay, and a Reverb.
Its randomizer creates instant patches at the touch of a button.
The Looper can record the external input or the output for 'Sound On Sound' looping.

A full-stereo synthesizer that easily creates dense atmospheres for hypnotic music or cinematic sound design.
Featuring three oscillators, four effects, a looper, modulation with complex routing, and a randomizer."

Saturday, May 18, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Befaco - Oneiroi Ambient Drone Synth


video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Manu from Befaco showcased the Oneiroi ambient drone voice module. Designed for creating soundscapes, pads, and drones, the Oneiroi features a range of oscillators, filters, resonators, delays, and reverbs all in series for a unique sound design experience. With features like a looper for sound on sound overlay and CV control over volumes and parameters, the Oneiroi offers a versatile tool for creating cinematic landscapes and experimental music.

Scheduled for release in July, the Oneiroi will be available for $475 assembled or $330 as a kit, making it an affordable option for drone and ambient musicians."

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Oneiroi Jam - Befaco


video upload by Befacosynth

"Oneiroi is an ambient and drone-like soundscapes full voice.

At his core, there is a Wavetable/Supersaw, Sine Wave Oscillator and a joyful Looper. This is followed by an FX section featuring a Multimode filter, a Resonator, a Delay, and a Reverb.
Its randomizer creates instant patches at the touch of a button.
The Looper can record the external input or the output for 'Sound On Sound' looping.

A full-stereo synthesizer that easily creates dense atmospheres for hypnotic music or cinematic sound design. Featuring three oscillators, four effects, a looper, modulation with complex routing, and a randomizer."

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Oneiroi - Random instant hypnotic pads


video upload by Befacosynth

"Oneiroi is an ambient and drone-like soundscapes full voice.

At his core, there is a Wavetable/Supersaw, Sine Wave Oscillator and a joyful Looper. This is followed by an FX section featuring a Multimode filter, a Resonator, a Delay, and a Reverb.
Its randomizer creates instant patches at the touch of a button.
The Looper can record the external input or the output for 'Sound On Sound' looping.

A full-stereo synthesizer that easily creates dense atmospheres for hypnotic music or cinematic sound design. Featuring three oscillators, four effects, a looper, modulation with complex routing, and a randomizer."

See the Oneiroi announcement post here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Befaco Introduces Oneiroi


video upload by Befacosynth



Details follows:

According to Greek mythology, the Oneiroi are dark-winged creatures that each night emerge from their cave to deliver dreams and nightmares.

Oneiroi is a live performance-oriented, multi-functional self-contained experimental digital synth focused on ambient pads and drone-like soundscapes.

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Befaco MIDI Thing V2 - Web Editor


video upload by Befacosynth

"MIDI Thing V2 is a flexible MIDI to CV converter. Allowing polyphonic notes handling, envelope and LFO generation as well as all available MIDI messages to be converted into CV.
This is a huge upgrade from our previous beloved MIDI Thing, which adds a screen for easy configuration, 12 assignable ports, TRS, USB Host and Device, MIDI merge OUT, a web configuration tool, and a VCV rack bridge counterpart."

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Befaco MIDI Thing V2 features + VCV Rack Bridge


video upload by Befacosynth

00:34 Controls
01:08 Global menu
01:47 New Voice
02:26 Add a clock
03:28 Add to Voice
03:41 Control Chance (CCs)
04:55 Adding Gates
05:32 Drum Voices
06:33 Internal Oscilator
08:49 USB Host for external controllers
09:45 VCV Rack Bridge



"MIDI Thing V2 is a flexible MIDI to CV converter. Allowing polyphonic notes handling, envelope and LFO generation as well as all available MIDI messages to be converted into CV.

This is a huge upgrade from our previous beloved MIDI Thing, which adds a screen for easy configuration, 12 assignable ports, TRS, USB Host and Device, MIDI merge OUT, a web configuration tool, and a VCV rack bridge counterpart."

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Befaco Pony VCF Demo


video upload by Stazma

"Today I'll show you some fun patches with the new, small HP, all analog VFC by Befaco: the Pony VCF Don't be fooled by it's size, this little thing is a strong sounding 24dB/oct lowpass filter, but also a 3 channels mixer and VCA.
Great at both clean and dirty things."

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Befaco's Octaves VCO Demo


video upload by Stazma

"It's a very playful and 'retro' sounding oscillator in the sens that it's only square waves, so it will scream chiptune anthem instantly.

Have fun!"

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Befaco - Pony VCF


video upload by Befacosynth

"Space-conscious lowpass filter and volume processor.
A combination of VCF + VCA + Mixer that lets you mix three different sound sources, and shape their tone, and levels in a breeze.
The Pony Filter is built around the SSI2144 FATKEYS™ Chip. Has the elegant sound of the classic transistor filter without the associated distortions, due to Dave Rossum’s 'improved ladder' topology."

Update:

Also see DivKid's video here, and mylarmelody's Molten Music Technology video here.

Befaco - Octaves VCO


video upload by Befacosynth

"A harsh and funky take of an additive Oscillator.
Pile up multiplications of your frequency to get a lo-fi-retro wall of squared sound!
You get six doubled frequency pulses, or octaves, with common PWM and volume control for each of them.
The output of each is cascaded to the next one, so you can either have one output with all frequencies or break the chain and get several sums and modulate each independently!"

Update: and video from Divkid directly below. Also see mylarmelodies' Molten Music Technology video here.

A harsh & funky take on an additive oscillator // Octaves VCO from Befaco

video upload by DivKid

"Here we have what Befaco say is "a harsh and funky take on an additive oscillator" as it has individual harmonics or partials and VCAs to modulate them. However the idea of harmonics here is replaced with 6 octaves of square waves. It's an analog design with a triangle core oscillator that through frequency doublers give 6 octaves to work with, each turned into squares that respond to PWM. An onboard mixer allows for blending these squares, you can break out into new tones with self patching, or make multi-layered wide frequency spanning voices from the individual outs."

*TIMING INDEX // CHAPTERS*
00:00 Hello & patch previews
01:10 Feature run down
02:44 Raw sound demo
03:43 Polymetric percussive octave riffs! (my favourite thing)
06:05 Self patched additive synth style sounds
08:13 Huge stereo drones
10:11 PWM at audiorate - tearing additive octaves
11:51 Exploring sync tones + upper octave overtones
13:42 Sub octaves, not just higher octaves
16:01 Noisy FM percussion
18:09 Randomised additives - modulating octave blends per note
19:24 Alarms, pacman & phone chirps - Octaves VCO as a modulator

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

A compact yet fully featured Eurorack filter // Pony VCF by Befaco


video upload by DivKid

"Here's the new PONY VCF from Befaco. It's a compact yet fully featured Eurorack filter that's 6HP with good hands on control and modulation. It's a Dave Rossum based filter design (the SSI FATKEYS chip), 3 channel mixer (with feedback) and VCA. An impressive trio of functions for many uses in Eurorack ... as usual I will explore lots of this in the video."

**TIMING INDEX // CHAPTERS**
00:00 Hello & patch previews
01:07 Pony VCF feature run down
02:27 Raw sound demo - filter sweeps and feedback
03:39 Dancing filters with mixed modulation - Moog inspired!
05:11 Audiorate overtones for a DNB ditty
07:16 A simple Pony voice
08:47 A mixer/processor for beats
- high end excitement, VCA compressor & feedback saturation
11:07 Beautiful feedback loops
13:18 LPPGs - low pass pony gates
15:23 Pony kick drums
16:31 Two voice paraphonic articulation - fun times!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Befaco Octaves VCO Jam with Turing and Pony VCO, VCF


video upload by Molten Music Technology

"I gave Befaco's new Octaves VCO a bit of a run, pairing it through the Pony VCF and playing along with the Pony VCO and friends."

See the launch party posted earlier today.



Octaves VCO via Befaco

A harsh and funky take of an additive Oscillator.

Pile up multiplications of your frequency to get a lo-fi-retro wall of squared sound!

You get six doubled frequency pulses, or octaves, with common PWM and volume control for each of them.

The output of each is cascaded to the next one, so you can either have one output with all frequencies or break the chain and get several sums and modulate each independently!

FEATURES

Six bands, multiple of the base frequency.

Square wave oscillator with Octaves selector PWM control and sync.

Range control for Tune pot.

Volume CV control and individual output for each band

Cascaded summing outputs.

SPECS

Current needs: +12V: 110mA, -12V: 84mA

Width: 12 HP

Depth: 22mm (assembled and DIY), including power connector

Aluminium, heat-treated front panel

Designed, kits prepared and completed modules assembled in Barcelona



PONY VCF via Befaco

Space-conscious lowpass filter and volume processor.

A combination of VCF + VCA + Mixer that lets you mix three different sound sources, and shape their tone, and levels in a breeze.

The Pony Filter is built around the SSI2144 FATKEYS™ Chip. Has the elegant sound of the classic transistor filter without the associated distortions, due to Dave Rossum’s “improved ladder” topology.

FEATURES

3 Channel Mixer (Out normalized to channel three for feedback)

Temperature-compensated Q and frequency.

Compensated Volume VS Resonance

2 Cuttof CV INs.

CV 1 Selectable routing Cut-Off or Cut-Off+VCA

Voltage controlled Q

Two Segment Peak Meter

SPECS

Four-pole, 24 dB/octave

Current needs: +12V=50mA, -12V=45mA

Width: 6 HP

Depth Assembled Version: 22mm

Depth DIY Kit Version: 35 mm

Designed, kits prepared and assembled in Barcelona.

New Befaco Modules Launch Party! // Live from Elevator Sound EU (Barcelona)


video upload by DivKid

"Join us on Saturday the 23rd of March at 4pm CET (Spain) for the launch party with 3 new Befaco modules on show at the EU Elevator Sound store in Barcelona.

I'll be in person with Befaco to talk about new modules, patch, make music and sounds and hangout both in the stream and in person for the event."

Thursday, March 21, 2024

cars on planet earth


video upload by Jörg Schaaf

"Befaco Rampage & EFFEXX & Valhalla Vintage Reverb at post processing. I recorded 10 minutes of noise and took snippets out of it to arrange them in a kind of collage in Logic. Some of these sounds received a special sonic character by adding some Valhalla reverb effects."

https://joergschaaf.bandcamp.com

Jörg Schaaf is the man behind Radikal Technologies, and previously Quasimidi.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

A Eurorack Mix & Output Problem Solver // The NEW! Output Bus from DivKid & Befaco


video upload by DivKid

"Introducing the new OUTPUT BUS module from me (DivKid) and Befaco. It's an 8HP summing mixer, output stage, soft clip limiter, line level integrator, LED meter visualiser, headphone monitor and more ... it has many features that aimed to solve typical mix and output problems you'll find yourself working with in a Eurorack modular system."

A 5 minute rave on the Divkid Output Bus.

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Weirdly Ben has made almost exactly the module I need right now, as I'm building a modular mixer in my latest live system, and I need to sum and 'vibe up' the Roland TR-8. My pal Ben @DivKid sent me one for free - so here's me starting to use it! (Video update on this case coming soon!) 🙌 "



via DivKid

"The Output Bus is your ultimate output module: Presented by DivKid and Befaco, meant to be the last link in your modular chain!

Inspired by pro audio and studio summing units the Output Bus allows for summing style mixing, external gear integration, soft clip limiting, flexible output types, headphone monitoring and level visualization.

The module works great mixing all your other mixers in your setup, to return mono or stereo FX into the master bus and for bringing in external stereo line level gear with ease. All of this in just 8HP while also being able to visualize your final levels, output appropriate signals on the right cable type and monitor in headphones.

FEATURES

Six stereo inputs.

Line/synth selector in input six.

Modular level minijack out.

6,5” Jack balanced out.

3.5mm and 1/4″ headphone outs.

Led VU-meter.

Soft clipping circuit at main output."

Friday, February 09, 2024

Befaco FX Boy + Guitar = Fun, Fuzz, Vintage Echoes & More (no talking)


video upload by DivKid

"Straight to the point here, no talking, waffle and ramble ... right into the thick of it with playing guitar into the Befaco FX Boy.

Here's I'm just playing around and letting the sounds dictate what I play. Good fun and good sounds. This is the second FX Boy Fridays video which gives further examples of the FX Boy in different contexts.

If you haven't seen it before see the full demo here" [posted here]

Friday, February 02, 2024

Hot swapping FX circuits with the Befaco FX Boy // CAUTION - there's utter filth in here!


video upload by DivKid

"I really enjoyed making the FX Boy demo for Befaco and have enjoyed using the module since, so as further ideas for the FX Boy came to mind I decided to make FX Boy Fridays (anything for a catchy hashtag! #FxBoyFridays). For now this will be a pair of videos with some extra ideas, starting here with making one riff-y complex modular bass patch and drum beat thing and hot swapping the cards to see what they offer that sound. Short simple and there's some UTTER FILTH in there.

Fulsome FX Boy Demo, give it a watch //" [posted here]
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