Showing posts with label Befaco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Befaco. Show all posts

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Creative & Musical Uses of Precision Adders, Offset Voltages & Transposing // BEFACO VOLTIO

video upload by DivKid

"In this video we explore creative and musical uses of offset voltages and precision adders. Using the Befaco Voltio we explore creating chord intervals both statically and with offsetting musical sequences, we get creative with adding asymmetrical behaviours to waveshapers, we lock in FM ratios with analogue VCOs and plenty more.

The Befaco Voltio is a musical voltage source with 0-10V or -5/+5V octave offsets alongside semitone offsets, perfect for dealing in chord intervals. It features 2mm banana outputs that work with probes and it is a very accurate voltage that they designed for testing, building and calibrating modules. As well as generating voltages it's features a sum input, allowing this to work as a precision adder for adding or subtracting CV offset values from both sub audio CV signals and from audio sources."


00:00 Hello & patch previews
0:55 What is Voltio and what are these musical offsets?
02:16 Octave & Semitone Shifting
02:57 Offsetting Sequences for Duophonic Fun
04:11 From Bipolar to Unipolar - offsetting LFOs from -5/+5V to 0/10V
05:17 Asymmetrical Waveshaping - Add Symmetry Control to Folders & Distortion
06:48 Switched LFO Rates - Performance Wibble Wobbles!
07:28 FM Ratios - Switchable, Musically Useful FM Intervals with Analog VCOs
08:33 Gates made from Switched Voltages

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Befaco Introduces VOLTIO voltage source and precision adder eurorack module

video upload by Befacosynth

"An accurate voltage source and precision adder. Voltio fits somewhere between a music tool and a piece of electronics lab gear.It generates voltages equivalent to all the notes on the 12-tone equal temperament scale throughout a ten-octave range, with an intuitive two-knob interface.The Precision Adder In, lets you sum Voltio’s Out with external voltages.Additionally, the front panel banana connectors let you plug standard multimeter probes for hands-free operation on electronics lab.Use it to transpose Oscillators and sequences in a musical way or as a reference to calibrate your analog gear.

Available in assembled and DIY Kit versions.

Easily adjust your oscillators in known intervals.
Transpose Musical phrases from sequencers, arpeggiators, or any other notes source.
Calibrate oscillators and filters on your DIY projects or during analog gear maintenance.

Current needs: +12V: 35mA, -12V: 15mA
Width: 6 HP
Depth: 30mm including power connector
Designed, kits prepared and assembled in Barcelona."

via Befaco

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Trolley Bus assembled - Set up

video upload by Befacosynth

"Ready to feed the most modern and power-hungry modules.
A 5A power solution, 28 slots powered by four high-quality DC-DC converters.
ON/OFF 4HP – 3U module with 2 USB-A charging ports and a Power Button.
Friendly Plug and Play, tools are not required."

Monday, October 30, 2023

Befaco FX Boy demo (no talking)

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"I ran a couple of different sources through the FX Boy cartridges to give you an idea of what they do."

Qu-Bit Surface - 0:00
Pico Drums - 10:00
Sequenced bass line - 18:49

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Instruō - Befaco FX Boy - microPhaser cartridge | All-pass filter tutorial

video upload by Instruō

"Here's something a bit different!

Befaco ( have launched this very cool module which uses the "game boy" cartridge form factor as a means of hot swapping analogue and/or digital circuitry as effects processors.

I caught up with Manu and Diego at Superbooth23 and learned of this mad idea. I very quickly asked how I could get involved and contribute a cartridge design.

Time was a bit of a crunch.
I set the target of a month following return from Berlin as a timeframe for getting a cartridge production ready.
Challenge accepted!
I believe I had the first two (heavily circuit bent) prototype cartridges in the mail to Barcelona in just over a fortnight.
The last 5 minutes of this video shows a bit of this process designing the first prototypes.

The FX Boy ships with 7 carts in total designed by a wonderful range of creative developers.
I'm very excited to be part of this project.

This video goes through some of the capabilities of my microPhaser effect and ends with some behind the scenes recordings of the rapid development of the circuitry.

00:00 Instruōduction
00:59 What is it?
03:21 microPhaser
04:23 All-Pass Filtering
07:06 Interference patterns
08:50 Phase Modulation
10:59 That's not a Sawtooth wave...
14:18 It's (not) just a phase
15:37 Winston interrupts
16:01 Complex Audio
19:57 Feedback/Resonance
25:16 Back in time (2023-05-12)
25:33 Making the microPhaser
27:58 Winston walk time
29:08 Circuit Bends
30:23 Testing the prototype"

Befaco FX BOY // Gameboy based Eurorack FX with CV controlled EQ, Drives, Modulation, Delay & more!

video upload by DivKid

"Eurorack FX in Gameboy style cartridges that are hot swappable into a module with CV controlled parameters and a four band fully CV controlled EQ … YES PLEASE, WHAT A CONCEPT!

Beyond the obvious nostalgia hit of the Gameboy cartridges I’ve long been a fan of swappable FX platforms that allow a module to be used in a wider range of patches. FX BOY comes with 7 ‘founders pack’ cartridges with the Making Sound Machines Analog Wavefolder, FEEDBACK modules Flanger, XOR Electronics Delay & Granular FX, Instruo microPhaser, Befaco TRASH distortion, TouellSkouarn Noise & Feedback Fuzz and Tesseract Modular AVMA downsampled & ring modulator. It’s a wide range of FX all with two CV controlled parameters, plus CV over dry wet for parallel blends and modulation.

In this video I chose to give each cartridge it’s own patch, letting them shine on different patches with different use cases, as that’s how I’ll end up using the module going forward. However each cartridge easily warrants it’s own demo video going through a range of patches as these circuits have proven to be great on a range of sources. So I’m already thinking about future videos … leave a comment about what you’d like to see more of.

FX BOY is an open source platform for people to develop their own cartridge circuit FX, so who knows where this will go, whether Befaco release more cards, companies sell them on their own or whether it spawns some interest DIY ideas along the way."

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Friday, October 06, 2023

Modular Day Barcelona #10 - 2023

video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar."

0:25 Xor Electronics
20:26 Making Sound Machines
36:06 Tesseract
51:56 AVID
1:11:47 Body Synths
1:26:27 Jolin Lab
1:39:38 Jonaralogue
2:04:42 Ginko Synthese
2:30:03 Befaco

Modular Day Barcelona #10 Concerts
video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar.

We are thrilled to present these artists and friends of our event."

7:00 - Preassure: Ambre Laparra Blumenfeld and Marlène Jöbstl
34:06 (Intermission)
40:33 - Hara
1:07:41 (Intermission)
1:20:59 - Thëm
1:58:38 (Intermission)
2:11:22 - f.l.i.t.d
2:48:17 (Intermission)
2:55:24 - Espinoza Espinoza

Modular Day Barcelona 2023 after party - HRTL

video upload by Befacosynth

"There are few in the Czech electronic music culture with a background as storied as HRTL, the performing alias of Prague-based synthesiser musician Leoš Hort. Iconically performing from the centre of the dancefloor, HRTL is a force of the wildest nature on his instruments of choice, a carefully curated setup of modular synthesisers and tabletop instruments. Infamously electrifying and always improvised, each of his live club performances is quite literally one-of-a-kind; generative breakbeat rhythms meet with liquefying acid, and synths sliced from the utmost peaks of euphoria."

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Befaco - FX Boy

video upload by Befacosynth

"A Multi FX module based on game carts!

FxBoy is a multi-FX module designed in collaboration with several talented manufacturers.

This is an effect unit with CV control over the parameters and Dry/wet control, with a Built-in CV controllable four bands EQ.

Each effect is physically hosted in a hot-swappable game cart and designed by a different manufacturer: Touell Skouarn with Skuara a harsh fuzz with overdrive, Instruo with micro Phaser, a two-flavoured Phaser, Feedback modules with a vintage Flanger, XOR with FX-Girl, a digital double effect module: Delay + Granularizer, Making sound machines with an analog Wave folder, Tesseract with a bit crusher and Befaco Trash distortion"

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Cosmos Quencer Live Example1

video upload by centrevillage

"Two Cosmos Quencers controlled by a joystick (Doepfer A-174-4).

Cosmos Quencer has external cv / gate / mod inputs.
So you can modulate the internal sequence by the external cv/gate signal.

It's so fun!


Doepfer A-174-4
centrevillage Cosmos Quencer x 2 (left: bass seq, right: pluck seq)
centrevillage Trigger HaCker
centrevillage SiO x 6
centrevillage BiMix x 2
centrevillage AB3
centrevillage CLKM
centrevillage Conduct Machina
centrevillage Saw
centrevillage ShiftV
centrevillage Sprout x 2
centrevillage AMP ATT
Erica Synths Sample Drum
Erica Synths MOD
Erica Synths VCF1
Pittsburgh FLTR
Intellijel Quadratt 1U
Circuit Abbey Gozouta
Malekko MIX
Malekko MULT
Mutable Instruments Veils x 2
Mutable Instruments Rings
Mutable Instruments Beads
Befaco Morphader"

Friday, September 22, 2023

Befaco FXBoy - Analog FX for Eurorack on a Gameboy Cartridge

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"Happy and excited to be part of @modulardaybarcelona tomorrow - it's a super nice #modular #meet in Barcelona, Spain, with DIY #workshops, lots of great #synth makers and performances. We will be showing our #Stolperbeats drum trigger sequencer as well as the #Befaco FXboy, a #collab module between @Befacosynth @tesseractmodular3149 @MakingSoundMachines @touellskouarn6916 @xorelectronics @instruo and @feedbackmodules9902.

The module has a slot that takes cartridges in the same form factor as the @NintendoJP #gameboy, but with an #audio #effect circuit on it. This allows you to hot-swap #fx #circuits on you eurorack #modular #synth on the go, taking one cartridge out and replacing it with another as you jam. Our cart has an #analog #waveshaper on it, and provides you with #visual #feedback on the incoming CV with #colorful #LEDs shining through the translucent case.

Today's video is a little jam that happened when packing for Modular Day! Stolperbeats is seen here sequencing the #CycloneAnalogic TT-78, a drum machine inspired by the #classic #Roland CR-78 analog drum synth. The individual outputs are processed with the #FXboy, as well as our Farbhighpass transistor ladder highpass filter.

If you've been eyeing one of our #eurorack #DIY #kits and you want to build it together with us, Modular Day will be the the #perfect #opportunity! Hang out with us and build a Farbfolder, Farbshaper, Farbhighpass or TausenddB and Multiplikand with us.

Modular Day Barcelona
September 23rd 2023
Hangar, Carrer Emilia Coranty, 8-16
08018 Barcelona

DIY workshops, exhibition, show-and-tell 10:30 - 18:00h
Concerts starting at 19:30"

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Clank Thererec 2-channel eurorack cv motion recorder

video upload by John Schussler

Announcement post with pic here.

"There are quite a few cv recorders available in eurorack, including a few that use motion or pressure to indicate gestures. Clank has now released Thererec, which uses proximity sensors to sense your finger motions, and coupled that with recording functionality to loop your gestures.

The name is derived from its inspiration, the theremin, bonded to a recorder.

Where it gets more interesting is in the ability to change the range and speed of the looped gestures, plus a reset jack for syncing to a clock.

Source audio is a Befaco Pony VCO.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Manual
01:35 Recording
03:19 Reset"

Sunday, September 10, 2023

ATOM-IC SYNTH by Love Hultén

video upload by Love Hultén

"Commissioned setup incl

Syntrx2, LXR-02 and Fusion Delay from Erica Synths + Moog Theremini + Arturia Keystep + T-Rex Replicator + Befaco Spring Reverb"

See more of Love Hultén's creations here.

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Eurorack cv presets - Traffic, Frames, Morphader, VC Transitions

video upload by John Schussler

"With the arrival of Traffic, a new module from Jasmine & Olive Trees, I find myself with several modules that do similar things around 'cv presets.'

The scenario I'm considering today is putting a single module (e.g. Basilimus Iteritas Alter from Noise Engineering) into different 'states' by simultaneously changing multiple cv inputs going to the module. This way you can get multiple 'instruments' out of a single module, in this case a variety of drums and percussion, which can then be sequenced.

There are other modules that do this as well (e.g. Endorphines Total Control), but these are the ones I happen to have. So, grain of salt and all that.

Sequencer is Pittsburgh Modular Micro Sequence. Clock source is Pam's Pro Workout.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Traffic
04:52 VC Transitions
09:08 Morphader
13:00 Plancks II"

Saturday, July 22, 2023

miRack Meets Eurorack - Worlds Are Colliding!

video upload by

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


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Kermit Mk3 and his friends

video upload by murratti 127

"completely self-running

Echeveria gibbiflora plays the scion,
Instruo Scion • Øchd, Industrial Music Kermit Mk3, Make Noise Tape & Microsound Machine • XPO • 0-CTRL, erica synths black sequencer • sample drum, stmix befaco, after later audio Resonate • Benjolin V2, noise engineering melotus Versio • Roucha Legio, cre8audio EastBeast, Rolant aira T8."

Friday, May 12, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Befaco - FXBOY

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2023, we spoke to Diego from Befaco about their new FX module, FXBoy. This module allows users to change effects via cartridges, which are designed by different manufacturers. These cartridges can be easily swapped out to change the effect on the fly. The distortions are analog, but some digital options are available as well. Effects Boy will come with a bundle of cartridges, but more may be released in the future.

Befaco is also presenting their new case, a 7U case with multiple connections, including USB hosts, USB devices, and MIDI. The inputs and outputs are color-coded, and the case features a web editor to customize outputs to be gates, oscillators, envelopes, and more. Befaco is preparing a 1U version without a display and the cases will come with a lid cover and are expected to be available at the end of June.

Befaco hopes to have FXBoy available in a couple of months for under $400."

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Befaco Introduces New Midi Thing 2 Eurorack Module at SUPERBOOTH

via Befaco

"After a long time since we released our MIDI to CV converter, we are now releasing a new, sexier and more powerful version of our MID thing.

A 12 channel fully configurable converter in just 6 HP. With MIDI DIN, USB host and MIDI device connectivity and a OLED screen to configure the ports as you like. Also, with a compact 1u version!

Module will be featuring monophonic and polyphonic modes, with built-in ADSR, LFOs and Oscillators. As well as all MIDI messages to be converted to CV.

The module will have a configuration Website as well as a bridge mode for VCV rack!

Module will be available during Summer 2023 at around 300€ tax included."

Befaco Introduces the Fx Boy CV Controllable EQ Eurorack Module

via Befaco

"Following, our most special project till date: Fx Boy

Fx Boy is a 12 HP multi FX module with CV controllable EQ and Dry wet, with the peculiarity that each FX is built into a Gameboy cart! Yes, you read right, a Gameboy cart!!

And this is not just it, we have gathered a group of fellow Eurorack manufacturers to design a cart. So we will have 6 carts included in the module from: Feedback modules, Making sound Machines, Tesseract, Touel Skouarn, XOR electronics and Befaco!

It has been a great pleasure and BIG FUN to collaborate with these mega talented designers in these projects! You can expect old fashioned flangers, aggressive folders, dirty bitcrushers, fuzz galore and trashy distortions!

Module will be released in summer 2023 both assembled and DIY and pricing is still to be decided."

Friday, May 05, 2023

Befaco 7U Case: DIY Build

video upload by Molten Music Technology

See this post for additional details on the Befaco 7U case.

"Let's slowly meander through the building of the new Befaco 7U Eurorack Case. You get to build the TrolleyBus power supply, the I/O board and then bring it all together into a fabulous case that can be mounted on a modular arm.

Index - 0:00
The case - 1:21
What's in the kit? - 3:41
Building the Trolley Bus - 5:49
IDC Connectors a.k.a. black boxes - 7:25
Trolley Bus Resistors and LEDs - 19:54
2 x 3 Molex Connector and terminal block - 23:45
Power regulators - 25:33
I/O Board - 27:46
I/O Board Resistors - 29:06
I/O Board Mini Switch - 30:15
I/O Board IDC Connectors and other headers - 31:29
I/O Board Molex Connector - 35:49
JST Connectors - 36:18
I/O Board Back Panel Hardware - 40:43
Power Switch Cable - 53:35
Assembling the case - 58:52
Installing power switch - 59:03
Installing I/O board - 59:51
Mounting the TrolleyBus - 1:06:16
Installing the rails - 1:10:30
Feet - 1:24:06
Testing the TrolleyBus Power - 1:24:45
Conclusions and monitor mount - 1:28:36

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Thursday, May 04, 2023

Befaco Introduces 7u Case & Trolleybus Power Supply DIY Kit

via Befaco

"Following the path of 1u we have designed our 7u Case following our own needs for a kick ass case. Our non-stop pursue for the ultimate weapon we have packed in this one the following:

- 7u 104 HP, with the possibility to place 1u row either on top or center.

- Power hungry modules? suffer no more: 5A @12v, 2.5A @-12v and 4A @ 5V.

- Six 6,5" jack connectors (with color coded nuts), two USB A ports (enabled for charging and USB host duties), MIDI IN, OUT and Thru and USB type B for device.

- Internal connectors compatible with your favorite 1u Canadian manufacturer.

- Vesa connector compatible: Step up your studio space!

- Kensington lock.

- Plastic cover included.

- 150W wallwart adapter included.

The case will be available assembled and as a DIY Kit. Selling at 650€/550€ Tax included. Available end of June.

Also , we will be releasing this case power supply both assembled and DIY kit for sale: codename Trolleybus.

Available end of june Assembled and DIY kit. Selling at 260€/190€"

Update: Additional pics added below.  

Click on them for the full-size shots.


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