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Thursday, June 06, 2024

Boredbrain Xcelon - Extensive Patch & Demo by @redstripedown

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Our modular buddy Cory Sterling (aka. Redstripedown) asked if he could make a demo video featuring Xcelon, and of course we said yes!

In this video Cory jams on an intricate musical patch, using Xcelon for hands-on mixing and dynamic effects routing. He then walks through all of Xcelon's primary features as a central audio mixer for eurorack systems, and explores these features further by deconstructing his patch one channel at a time. Toward the end of the demo, Cory goes on to explain all of the expander connections on the back of the module, as well as the three different settings which are configured with jumpers."

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Boredbrain DB25, TRS, and IO brief introduction (Xcelon direct output expanders)

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Adam gives us a quick rundown of the three new eurorack modules for direct multi-channel audio. DB25, TRS, and IO provide direct output to the Xcelon mixer and XP3 channel expander, but also pair up together to give any system a multitude of balanced audio outputs."

Update: press release follows:

ASHLAND, VA, USA: interesting I/O and utility device specialist Boredbrain Music is proud to expand its Xcelon true stereo voltage-controlled Eurorack mixer’s creative capabilities by announcing availability of DB25, TRS, and IO — introduced as the latest additions to its Direct Multi-Channel Series of modules that interconnect to provide a multitude of audio outputs for expanding Eurorack systems — as of May 7…

As a 24-channel D-SUB direct output module occupying only 8HP of Eurorack space, DB25 can interface with its new-found IO sibling — to provide 24 balanced audio outputs — and/or the modular mixing powerhouse that is Xcelon — already available as a 48HP-wide, critically acclaimed, all-analogue, six-channel stereo audio mixer module made for Eurorack modular systems, its interface designed for immediate hands-on control and visual feedback while also allowing for extensive CV (Control Voltage) connectivity and expandability, enabling operation as a powerful mixing tool for both performance and production purposes — to provide 12 stereo direct outputs. On the front of DB25 are three 25-pin D-SUB connectors, each output offering eight channels of balanced line-level audio. As such, the — 1-8, 9-16, and 17-24 — channel numbers next to each of those D-SUB connectors correspond to the four — INPUT 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, and 19-24 — ports at the rear, each of which accept signals from compatible Boredbrain Music modules using the supplied 8-pin ribbon cables. Connected to IO, those ports accept groups of six individual input signals. Similarly, when connected to Xcelon or Xcelon XP3 ( — the latter already available as a 22HP-wide, three-channel stereo expander module for its bigger brother — those ports accept three stereo mixer channels for direct output, and can be mixed and matched in any order, while both pre- and post-fader direct outputs for a bank of Xcelon channels can be used simultaneously.

The TRS 12-channel direct output module, meanwhile, can also interface with its new-found IO sibling to provide 12 balanced audio outputs (or up to 24 balanced audio outputs if using two TRS modules). Indeed, its 8HP-wide front panel features 12 TRS jacks, each outputting balanced line-level audio signals, while the — OUT 1 through to OUT 12 — channel numbers above them correspond to those on the two — INPUT 1-6 and 7-12 — ports at the rear, each of which accept signals from compatible Boredbrain Music modules using the supplied 8-pin ribbon cables. Connect TRS to IO and those ports accept groups of six individual input signals. Similarly, connect it to Xcelon or Xcelon XP3 and those ports also accept banks of three stereo mixer channels for direct output. And, again, those ports can be mixed and matched in any order, while both pre- and post-fader direct outputs for a bank of Xcelon channels can be used simultaneously.

As a 30-channel direct input/output module, IO can be used as signal inputs for its new-found DB25 and TRS siblings, or, alternatively, to provide Xcelon with up to 15 stereo direct (Eurorack level) outputs. On the front of this 8HP-wide module are 27 3.5mm jacks — 1 through to 24 being mono, while 25/26, 27/28, and 29/30 are stereo — serving as either inputs or outputs, depending on how the rear ports are connected. Correspondingly, five — IN/OUT 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24, and 25-30 — connection ports on IO’s rear can each send or receive six signals to or from compatible Boredbrain Music modules using the supplied 8-pin ribbon cables. Connect those ports to DB25 or TRS and IO’s jacks act as signal inputs for those modules; alternatively, connect to Xcelon or Xcelon XP3 — pre- or post-fader, or both — and those jacks act as Eurorack-level direct outputs for the stereo mixer channels. Connections to those ports can be mixed and matched in any order, with compatible modules connecting to any of the ports.

Anyone attending SUPERBOOTH24, May 16-18, FEZ-Berlin, Germany is invited to swing by Booth Z060 where Boredbrain Music will be exhibiting its new DB25, TRS, and IO modules alongside its entire Eurorack range, as well as offering comprehensive Xcelon demos — and a warm welcome, of course, to all.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Byte //Debel/Basimilus/Manis/Cursus/Pizza/Rings/Plaits//

video upload by Aleatoric Machine

"Back to Eurorack after a bit of a Buchla break! Jamming with:
Noise Engineering Debel, Basimilus & Manis Iteritas Alia, Cursus Iteritas Percido, Lacrima Versio, Numeric Repetitor, Pons Asinorum, Pura Ruina
Bastl Pizza, Ikarie
Mutable Instruments Rings, Plaits, Stages
Acid Rain Constellation, Maestro
Div Kid Ochd, RND Step
Nerd Engineering FX Aid Pro, FX Aid XL
ALM Pamela’s Pro Workout
Winter Modular Eloquencer
Malekko Voltage Block
BoredBrain Xcelon
Endorphines Cockpit
WMD MSCL, Overseer"

Friday, February 23, 2024

Boredbrain EQx5: Dynamic Equalization with Control Voltage Modulation

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"This is a deep-dive into the dynamic movement that EQx5, an experimental five-band equalizer module, can have on a eurorack patch when modulated with control voltages. Thanks to our friend and electronic musician, Galen Bundy, for creating these unique demonstrations."

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Boredbrain Xcelon: Analog Eurorack Mixer Demo

video upload by Matt Lowery

"Today we're spending some time with the Boredbrain Xcelon, a six channel, stereo euro rack mixer. We'll do a quick tour and then a patch from scratch in order to get a feel for Xcelon's feature set and advantages."

00:00 Setup/Overview
07:00 Patch From Scratch

Monday, November 20, 2023

Boredbrain Xcelon and XP3 brief introduction

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"It’s finally here! Adam briefly introduces Xcelon, a new fully-featured eurorack mixer from Boredbrain, along with its companion the XP3 channel expander.

Xcelon is an all-analog six-channel stereo audio mixer for eurorack modular systems. With an interface designed for immediate hands-on control and visual feedback, plus extensive CV and expandability, the module is a powerful mixing tool for both performance and production.

- Six stereo/dual-mono channels with low-noise analog circuitry
- Two stereo FX sends and two dedicated FX returns
- Two stereo output mix busses selectable per-channel
- Variable input gain for both modular and line-level sources
- Long-travel volume faders with responsive LED indicators
- Balance controls with pan law curve and dual-mono crossfade mode
- Clickless mutes and VU meters on all channels
- Twenty-six discrete control voltage inputs
- Configurable jumpers for pre/post-fader FX and meters, plus volume VCA mode
- Expansion ports for channel expanders, direct outputs, and more"

Thursday, September 14, 2023

XCELON Modular Stereo Mixer | Boredbrain Music ๐ŸŒŒ KNOBCON 2023 ๐ŸŒ†

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Knobcon 2023 seems to be the year of modular mixers and this one might just be the best. XCELON from Boredbrain Music is a 6 channel stereo / dual mono mixer. Dual mono is great because you can route your kick and snare to the same channel, and I love that you can see the CV control via the LED on the huge 45 mm faders! With 26 CV inputs in 48 HP this is one serious piece of gear!"

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Boredbrain Patchulator Pro: Experiments with Analog Drums, FM Synth, and Guitar Pedal Effects

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Three musical experiments are improvised using a static setup of instruments and effects connected to PATCHULATOR PRO, an evolution of Boredbrain’s iconic desktop and pedalboard patchbay. Thanks to our friend and electronic musician, Galen Bundy, for creating these unique demonstrations.

Patch #1 'Astroknot' features an upbeat pattern from the Arturia Drumbrute patched into the Meris Ottobit for glitch-style effects, while a dreamy bell-like vibe from the Volca FM is patched through three effects: Dr. Scientist Atmosphere Reverb, Demedash T-120 Echo, and Dr. Scientist Dusk Analog Filter. As the drums are using Patchulator Pro's dedicated instrument channel, it is then switched to an alternate effects chain consisting of the Alexander Marshmallow Pitched Octave and onto the Defender Overdrive for a tonal distorted rhythm.

Patch #2 'Mobius Strings' is a bit different. Starting with some string-like chords from the FM synth, the signal makes its way through the Mojo Swim Team Chorus, then the aforementioned Octave, Echo, and Reverb for a modulated and total washed effect. The rhythmically contrasting "spastic" drum pattern is patched out of the Drum machine and through the Defender Overdrive, the Rainger FX EchoX, the Ottobit and ultimately the Dusk filter. This creates a complimentary lo-fi tone to the somewhat ominous strings.

Patch #3 'Bored of Canada' is a down-tempo improvisation directed by a simple delayed synth melody from Volca FM. The far-out tone is created by sending the signal through the T-120 Echo, Marshmallow Octave, Atmosphere Reverb, then finally the Swim Team Chorus at the end of the chain. The Analog Drums continue with their routing from the previous patch, with some fun tweaking of the EchoX.

Thanks for watching, now get patching!


Patchulator Pro is an evolution of Boredbrain’s iconic desktop and pedalboard patchbay, purpose-built for experimental signal routing of guitar pedals, effects, synths and more. The patchbay has ten individual effects channels, plus a main instrument channel capable of switching between two parallel effects chains or bypassing them entirely.

Effects on Patch
Patchulator Pro’s ten numbered channels are primarily used for pedals or effects processors, and allow chains of effects to be created on-the-fly using a few mini patch cables. First, the inputs and outputs of pedals and effects are connected to the send (gray) and return (black) 1/4-inch jacks on the rear of the patchbay. Then using the top 3.5 mm jacks labeled SND and RCV, signals can be routed freely through the effects channels to make a chain.

Alternatively, instrument sources (and destinations) can also connect to any of these ten channels for direct patch access if the dedicated MAIN I/O instrument channel is not enough.

Selectable FX Chain
A new and useful feature of Patchulator Pro is its dedicated instrument channel, which allows for quick access to one of two effects chains.

The 1/4-inch jacks labeled MAIN I/O are the instrument channel’s external input (black) and output (gray). Once connected, the input signal is available on top at both RCV patch points (multiples) within the instrument channel section. These copies can be used to create separate effects chains. Using the included patch cables, each chain is routed through any combination of the ten effects channels, then returned to its respective SND patch point.

The OUTPUT SOURCE switch is used to select which chain is sent to the instrument channel’s main output. Simply slide it all the way to the left or right. With the 3-way switch in the center BYPASS position, the instrument input is sent directly to the output, effectively bypassing both effects chains. This selection is useful to A/B an affected signal against the “dry” signal, and is a foolproof way to avoid pops while patching.

NOTE: Pops can also be avoided while patching by selecting the other chain, as long as the internal jumpers remain in their default OFF state (see Circuit Configuration).

Expert Interconnection
Patchulator Pro is purposefully configured with TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) connections throughout to maximize compatibility with a range of gear and setups. All of the connections, circuitry, and the included patch cables are capable of carrying unbalanced mono, stereo, and/or balanced audio signals.

A single patch cable can carry two signals, thus eliminating the need to use two channels for a stereo patch. A single patch cable can also carry balanced audio signals like those typical of rack compressors, equalizers, and studio effects processors.

Each Patchulator Pro comes ready-to-patch with twelve premium Boredbrain patch cables, enough to use every patch point. The 10-inch cables of two colors (green and black) are customized to reach the full width of the patchbay and to differentiate between the two effects chains.

Ten discrete send and return channels for effects and instruments
Additional main instrument channel switchable between two effects chains
TRS connections support stereo, mono, and balanced audio signals
Includes twelve custom 10-inch mini patch cables (TRS)
Passive design for routing all types of signals

Friday, April 21, 2023

Boredbrain Injectr with Electric Piano, Drums, and Contact Mic

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Several musical experiments are performed with the help of INJECTR, a comprehensive electric instrument interface for eurorack systems. Many thanks to our friend and electronic musician, Galen Bundy, for creating these unique demonstrations.

First, a Rhodes piano is injected into a band-pass filter then patched into the Qu-Bit Nautilus for pitched delay effects. Both envelope and gate control voltages derived by Injectr from the piano signal are used to modulate multiple parameters in real-time.

Next, a drum signal from the Arturia Drumbrute Impact is directly injected into the eurorack system and affected in various ways by Injectr's smooth soft-clipping overdrive and amp simulator circuits. The instrument signal is then patched into the plague driver distortion with oscillator modulation controlled by the envelope and gate signals from Injectr.

Lastly, Injectr is used to amplify and extract voltages from a simple contact microphone, from which the signal is passed through pedals and other modules for some deviant ambience and organic sound effects."

Boredbrain Injectr

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Boredbrain Spdf, Xport, and Mimix brief introduction

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Three new eurorack modules in the Boredbrain lineup: Spdf, Xport and Mimix are briefly explained by Boredbrain's founder Adam Harding."

See the dealers on the right for availablility.



Encodes 2 analog inputs into a S/PDIF digital signal
Decodes a S/PDIF digital signal into 2 analog outputs
DC-coupled inputs and outputs support both CV and audio signals
Selectable 44.1/48 kHz internal sample clock or external sync
Digital coaxial cable connectors for S/PDIF signals (RCA)

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Boredbrain Music INTRFX V1 & Patchulator 8000 w/ Original Box

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via these auctions

You can find an overview video of the INTRFX here and Patchulator 8000 here.

See the Bored Brain Music label below for additional posts.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Neptunian Storms with a #eurorack Radikal Technologies Delta Cep A #synthesizer

video upload by Paul Casper (Frore)

"Explorations of a 1950's Sci-Fi patch using the Radikal Technologies Delta Cep A along with A Radikal Technologies RT-1701 Effects Processor and a RT-451 Filter. #DeltaCepA #scifi #eurorack #eurorackmodular #synthesizer @Jรถrg Schaaf"

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

New Boredbrain Monitr, UniFX, and Xchangr Brief Introduction & User Demos

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Three new eurorack modules focused on interconnectivity: Monitr, UniFX and Xchangr are briefly explained by Boredbrain's founder Adam Harding."

Boredbrain Music: Unifx, Exchangr, and Monitr overview and demo

video upload by Matt Lowery

"Today we're taking a look at three stellar modules by boredbrain music. We'll talk about the feature set of each, and look at some use cases as well.

00:00 Intro
00:45 unifx Overview and Uses
02:44 Feedback Looping
04:35 Processing Desktop Instruments
05:20 xchangr overview/uses
07:15 monitr overview"

The EASIEST way to start your Eurorack journey (Boredbrain Unifx, Xchangr, and Monitr)

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Eurorack modular can be a daunting thing to get into - both figuratively and literally. These three new modules from Boredbrain will make your transition into eurorack a smooth one, as they make sure your rack plays nice with all the gear you already own.

0:00 - why eurorack is hard to get into
0:55 - how I chose to begin the journey
1:25 - very professional explanation of output levels
1:53 - the solutions
2:42 - Unifx makes your pedals modular
3:25 - Unifx sound examples and CV control
5:13 - CV control for the Gamechanger Light Pedal
6:15 - creating feedback fx loops with Unifx
8:00 - Xchangr for noise-free stereo effects
9:45 - GR-1 granular goodness through Xchanger
10:51 - Monitr is a mixer/output and has VCAs
12:10 - putting the VCAs to work with Planar2
14:29 - a little about the eqx5 and why it's so cool
15:06 - have these organ samples for FREE
16:05 - all together now"



2-channel stereo VCA mixer with CV per channel
Master volume control and dual 5-segment VU meter
Headphone amp with level and 3-way selectable cue source
System mute switch for convenient output silencing
Low-noise balanced pro line-level outputs at +4 dBu



Single-channel effects loop with bi-directional level conversion
Routes eurorack thru pedals or instrument thru eurorack
Effects mix crossfader with CV input
Feedback capable and functional as VCA



Ultra-low noise buffered level scaling designed for stereo effects pedals
Two stereo sends with selectable -12/-18 dB attenuation
One stereo receive with selectable +12/+18 dB amplification
Functional as auxiliary line-level audio input and output

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Using Guitar Effects Pedals with Eurorack (Boredbrain Injectr)

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"This eurorack module makes getting guitar effects pedals into a eurorack modular synth easy. The Boredbrain Injectr has loads of additional functionality to make your patches more interesting including a gate extractor and envelope follower. Let's see how we can put those features to use as well."

0:00 - the premise and routing
1:18 - the original sound
1:40 - getting it into the eurorack
2:22 - the effects pedals
3:33 - Knifonium into Injectr (pedals bypassed)
4:23 - CV control for pedals
4:55 - Knifonium into Meet Maude into Injectr
5:36 - Knifonium into Meet Maude into Randy's Revenge
6:48 - Injectr's gate extractr
7:50 - triggering other oscillators with the gate extractr
8:34 - Intellijel Planar for stereo movement
9:42 - layering the two signals
11:49 - improvisation
14:31 - endscreen videos

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Quick Tips : Contact Mics, External Inputs, and Instruments Without Outputs!

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Today's quick tip comes from our pals Wes and Brian and goes into using contact microphones, also known as Piezos, to pick up the harmonics of a Sitar.

This process effectively adds an output to an instrument that lacks one, and can be used for all sorts of interesting and experimental techniques, try this tip on any flat surface or strange membrane!

If you'd like to grab a contact mic we've got tons here :

We used the BoredBrain Injectr as our input, and character source, it's cab simulator sounds absolutely awesome with contact mics, check it out here:"

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Borebrain EQX5

video upload by

"Sequential Prophet 10 Rev 4 through Boredbrain Injectr and EQX5. Sequence from Cirklon. Envelopes from Radar. Delay and reverb from Mimeophon and Desmodus Versio. Drums from Analog Rytm."

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

optx, injectr, & eqx5 by Boredbrain Music

optx by Boredbrain Music: Overview and Demo
video upload by Matt Lowery

Update: new videos added below.

"Come check out optx- a new ADAT Eurorack module that connects your modular synth to your computer.

In this video I give a brief overview of the module, and a few use cases for how I use it in my studio. I'm a huge fan of what Boredbrain has put together here, and can wholeheartedly recommend the module for those who like working with Eurorack in the DAW."

injectr by Boredbrain Music: Overview and Demo

"Injectr makes it super simple to bring guitar (or any other ¼ inch instrument) into your modular system for processing, and also to derive useful control voltage from your signal via its envelope follower and gate generator.

In this video, I give a brief overview of the module, and then demonstrate its incredible musical value. I really love this thing."

eqx5 by Boredbrain Music: Overview and Demo

"This is eqx5, by Boredbrain music. Eqx5 is a five band equalizer, offering 12 decibels of boost or cut per frequency band, at a slope of 6 db/oct. It features stereo input and output, a handy summing output, as well as control over the master volume level and stereo image.

Eqx5 offers cv control over parameter on the module, and allows the artist to push into deeply creative territory by sending control rate or audio rate modulation into some or all of its cv inputs."

Boredbrain Injectr and EQx5 - Guitar and Modular

video upload by Sound Isles

"New from Boredbrain: the Injectr an instrument interface for eurorack and the EQx5 a 5-band stereo equalizer. Two incredibly powerful tools for sound shaping and creation.

Gear / modules used:
Gretsch electric guitar, Thermae - Chase Bliss Audio, Arturia Microfreak, Injectr, EQx5, Rings, Data Bender - Qu-Bit Electronix, FX Aid XL - Happy Nerding, Instruo - ochd, Intellijel Buff Mult, Monsoon. Happy Nerding OUT.

The two video clips of the falls/cliff with forest and the salmon run were shot by my friend while in B.C. Canada. All other videos were captured by me and were not found online."

Boredbrain OPTX ADAT Interface module review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"OPTX offers 8 analogue inputs and outputs to and from ADAT. It could be a perfect way of expanding your audio interface into your modular for audio and CV shenanigans provided you have ADAT ports. Want to know more? Then watch this video.

I'll be using Bitwig Studio running on a Microsoft Surface Pro and an Arturia Audiofuse to show what the OPTX can do.

Index - 0:00
Intro - 0:00
Patch breakdown - 6:39
Back to basics - 13:26
Bitwig CV output - 14:23
Getting sound back into Bitwig - 18:51
Modulating from Bitwig - 19:46
This is awesome - 23:05
Sequencing modular from Bitwig - 25:00
Triggering drum modules with the Bitwig Drum Machine - 31:30
Adding software effects over the modular - 36:57
Multitrack recording - 38:30
Modulating synths in Bitwig from your modular - 42:14
PolyGrid to modular - 45:49
Conclusions - 45:49"

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Eurorack with Guitar Pedals: Using the BoardBrain INTRFX

Published on Dec 28, 2019 Mitch Lantz

"I like guitar petals and I like Eurorack so this is how I combine them!"

Follow-up to this post.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

TEST SERIES Chaotic No Input Feedback Textures with Guitar Pedals

Published on Oct 3, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"No Input Feedback with guitar pedals. Bored Brain Patchulator. Boss Metal Core, Flanger, and Harmonist pedals. EH Pog2. T Rex Whirly Verb. Strymon Timeline. Zvex Fuzz Factory.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Boredbrain Transmutron with Plasma Drive & Ring Modulator on Organ

Published on Sep 19, 2019 Boredbrain Music

"Transmutron is at it again in three new experiments! This time it’s splitting a thick organ tone in two, and sending it thru the Plasma Drive and Ring Modulator. The Splitpoint is also controlled by the LFO from the ringmod, in both Fission (Crossover) and Fallout (Notch Filter) modes!

The following gear is used in this video: Boredbrain Transmutron Dual FX Loop Crossover Filter, Korg CX-3 Organ, Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal, Moog Music Moogerfooger Ring Modulator, and Boss RE-20 Space Echo."

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