Showing posts with label Blippoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blippoo. Show all posts

Monday, July 08, 2024

It's a Rungle outthere | Cybernetics EP02 | From Benjolin to Blippoo Box

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"The Benjolin is a powerful module. For many, it's a chaotic noise source, which was exactly the point of the design. The Blippoo Box is less chaotic, more musical and designed as an experimental instrument. It's more a Pandora's Box. Both have the Rungler in common. It refers to a shift register circuit, but also to the 5U module that includes two VCO's and is not unlike the Benjolin's chaotic core. I do not own a Blippoo Box for obvious reasons (it's now priceless) but I do love my Benjolin. It's going to be a noisy video where I'll try the Rungler concept on Marbles and XAOC Leibniz.
Marbles is a cool extension to the Benjolin, and the Benjolin can also be a great conventional complex VCO.

Rob Hordijk designed the Rungler module (and circuit) to cover the space between a fundamental sinewave and the total chaos of white noise. A creative source of designer noise to enrich your patch. And wow, what a designer he was."

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

When Forbidden Planet And Chaos Theory Meet - The Blippoo Box

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""Forbidden Planet in a box" - the Blippoo Box by the late Rob Hordijk is a wonderfully out there electronic instrument. Based on chaos theory and a love for vintage Sci-Fi it creates organic and liquid tones that keep inspiring even after a long time. Originally made in small batches and sold for about 650EUR, it became very desired among hardcore synthesizer freaks and experimental musicians. This drove prices up to the thousands even during Rob's lifetime, and even higher after. I never thought I would own one, but a lucky trade happened. In this video I tell the tale of the Third Monk (as written by Uncle Meatball), demo the Blippoo's sound and features, as well as showing modern alternatives.
Sources listed below.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:"


Thursday, September 28, 2023

Soundscape #045 Spiral of Flow (Monome, Ciat-Lonbarde, Blippoo, GND-1, Daxophone, Drymba, Guitar)

video upload by Shirato_Noise

"Sketch of Sound Experiments."

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Wingie Blippoo + TouchOSC

video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"Quick runout for the alternative Wingie firmware, inspired by Rob Hordijk's original box of controlled chaos.

Control of the beastie is greatly enhanced by the superb TouchOSC template created by Mod Wiggler member bcomnes

Here I'm running the Wingipoo out through Lancet Retroverb spring reverb for extra metal drippiness.

This video is often loud and has a very wide frequency range so choose your playback device accordingly"

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Meng Qi Wingie 2 // Blippoo Box New Firmware Demo

video upload by Dexba

"What a fantastic addition!
As a beautiful homage to Rob Hordijk's legacy, Meng Qi has just released a new firmware, featuring a recreation of the Blippoo Box.
It sounds incredible, it will provide hours of sonic exploration in the ultra-compact, battery-powered Wingie form factor, what could we ask for more?
Can't wait to see what other firmware will come for the Wingie platform!!!
In this video, you will find a bit of a demo and a rough tutorial.
Hope you'll find it useful! 🧡"

Blippoo for Wingie: a Wingie2's alternative firmware

video upload by Meng Qi

"Blippoo for Wingie is an alternative firmware for Wingie2. The new firmware is inspired by Blippoo Box, a genius instrument created by Rob Hordijk (1958-2022), who contributed a lot to synthesizer design. May his spirit lives on in his instrument designs, thoughts, and influences.

get it:

The new firmware could turn your Wingie2 into a self-contained instrument capable of producing a variety of sounds and patterns. As a great companion, it will help you in your music-making practice especially when you want to applicate controlled chaos to your music."

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Noise Sketch #288 Husky Chirping (Papa Srapa, Death By Audio Fuzz Screamer)

video upload by Shirato_Noise

This appears to be the first post to feature Papa Srapa's designs. More info on him below.

Noise Sketch #285 Uranus (Papa Srapa, Knas Moisturizer, Blippoo Box, Death by Audio TSA2)

And a live recording by Eduard 'Papa Srapa' Srapionovvia

"Live recording by Eduard 'Papa Srapa' Srapionov (b. 1961), an innovative and eccentric Russian experimental/noise sound artist from Rostov-on-Don, primarily known as a designer and creator of peculiar DIY synthesizers, electroacoustic instruments, and various music/non-music interactive objects and sculptures, often built from junk, cheap toys, household items, etc.

Srapionov began his career in the eighties as an audio/light engineer and stage technician for Valery Posidelov's band Day and Evening («День и Вечер»), as well as a bassist for several jazz ensembles and rock groups – most notably, Zazerkalje. Since the early 2000s, Papa Srapa began performing solo with an array of unique self-built electroacoustic instruments, synthesizers, drum machines, effects processors, heavily modified turntable with prepared records, and various unidentifiable sound objects.

Most of his recordings are self-released on CDr – often each copy has a unique handmade artwork and cover design. Papa Srapa also released a few limited edition albums on Ginjoha (Japan), Kotä and Nazlo Records (Russia)."

You can find additional pics and releases by Papa Srapa on Discogs.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Beware of the BLIPPOO BOX !

Published on Oct 1, 2019 ] mxbdpln [

"This are the sounds of an already classic synth : Rob Hordijk's Blippoo Box, version 2018. Still a very unique analog synthesizer, at first looking completely chaotic, but then when you dig deeper you can find the sweetest spots... This video a just a short demonstration of what you can get after tweaking the knobs a bit.

From Rob Hordijk :

The 2018 version of the Blippoo has a couple of changes in respect to previous versions:

1 The range of the oscillators is extended at the low end. Cycles can now
take up to minutes.

2 CV outputs are +/- 1V/Oct compatible over an eight octave range.

3 The S&H circuit is improved and has a switch to choose between two signals to sample: either Triangle B or the mix of the two Rungler signals.

4 The Resonator has a crossfader on its input to fade between the internal PWM pulse signal or an external signal that should be roughly at audio line level. Without an external input signal it can act as a volume/mute control.

5 The audio output signal is slightly hotter, in cases up to 4V pp.

6 The FRQ CV IN affects Rate A only."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kozepz and Weinglas at Noodlefest

Published on Oct 17, 2017 Wein Glas

"After an earlier collaboration this year, their album FRNDS, Weinglas and Kozepz got the opportunity to perform a live set together for the very first time at Noodlefest 2017, V2, Rotterdam.

Part 04 - phases and tines (stay tuned for more!)

In these times of often unwanted changes it is good to have something steady: Like friends all over the world. So what can be better than two friends from the Netherlands and Germany collaborating to make international noises for one world. Noisemakers kozepz and weinglas are making the world a better place! Even if this means that we all have to listen to their dark soundscapes and aural pollutions first."

Update on the gear used: "Kozepz and Weinglas making noises with Cocoquantus, Plumbutter, two Hordijk Blippoo boxes, some samples, and a Tetrax!"

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Analog Heat

Published on Jul 2, 2017 Cray

"Elektron Analog Heat being used on Double Knot, Blippoo Box and my euro system"

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING experiments with tools of chaos


Published on May 16, 2017 thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - experiments with tools of chaos - Landscape STEREO FIELD - Rob Hordijk BLIPPOO BOX - Lorre-Mill DOUBLE KNOT and an Eventide SPACE reverb - for more noiz:

an adventure with tools of chaos...

STEREO FIELD is one instrument with three uses. It is simultaneously a stereo/quad modular touch plate synthesizer, a stereo/quad audio processor and a pressure sensitive chaotic CV controller.

The Blippoo is a unconventional analogue synthesizer with a unique implementation of twin digital shift registers known as Runglers made by Rob Hordijk from The Hague in Holland.

Double Knot is an all analog synthesizer which is both sequencer and voice. It can be thought of as something of an indeterministic "groovebox". A stereo instrument with two identical voices that can give different rhythms, melodies or cross timbral slaps. The idea of this instrument is to invite reconciliation of linear and nonlinear systems, and to encourage the building of multiple-feedback synthesis architectures."

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Blippoo Box & Serge TKB

Published on May 1, 2016 Chris David

"First vid of the combo Blippoo Box & Serge TKB.

Blippoo Box is clocking the TKB. TKB sequences the osc's of the Blippoo Box. Audio is processed by the Strymon BigSky."

Blippoo Box & Serge TKB [2]

Published on May 1, 2016

"Second vid of the combo Blippoo Box & Serge TKB.

Blippoo Box is clocking the TKB. TKB sequences the osc's of the Blippoo Box. Audio is processed by the Strymon BigSky."

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Blippoo Box Demos by Cray

Published on Apr 24, 2016 Cray

Blippoo 2

Blippoo 4

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Moog Mother 32 does a Blippoo Dance.

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Derek Morton

"Moog Mother 32, Epoch Modular Benjolin & Twin Peak Filter do the Blippoo dance. An XAOC Batumi keeps it interesting and/or annoying? Enjoy the noise.... its a long one."
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blippoo Box & RE301 jam

Published on Feb 25, 2016 Chris David

"Some jamming with the Blippoo Box, Node procs, Moon M569 and RE301. Using the control inputs on the RE301 gathered some interesting results. The kickdrum sound was made by gating the Sound on sound input."

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Serge modular & Blippoo Box meditation

Published on Feb 14, 2016 Chris David

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Serge Videos by Chris David

Serge Animal, Quadslope, ASR, TKB & Strymon BigSky
Serge modular ambient drone
Serge modular, TR909, RE301, RE501 & BigSky
Serge modular & Blippoo Box live noodle
Serge modular & RE301 ethereal patch
Serge modular & RE301 soundscape
Serge modular & RE301 soothing patch
OSC1899 Live@Kuru Plirr - "Vid of my gig at Kuru Plirr festival in Estonia this year.

Setup: Roland TR808, Serge modular, Strymon BigSky, Roland SP404sx, Korg Microsampler. The sequences were build up based on Bladerunner movie samples. On the fly I improvised on the sample I played from the SP404sx."

Blippoo Box drone

Published on Jul 5, 2015 Chris David

"Drone made with Rob Hordijk's Blippoo Box (banana version) and the Strymon BigSky reverb pedal. For the Strymon I used the Cloud reverb.

Video was shot with a Sony FDR-AX100 camcorder. Audio was captured with a Tascam DR60D-mkll."

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Blippoo Joy

Published on Dec 17, 2015 Todd Barton

"a little demo of the Hordijk Blippoo Box being controlled by a Djangosfire 121D joystick."

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Easel Blippoo Ambient

Published on Dec 16, 2015 Todd Barton

"live sonic sculpting of a Buchla Easel and Hordijk Blippoo Box. For better audio of same:"

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