Showing posts with label BugBrand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BugBrand. Show all posts

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Braided Orgone

video upload by X180R19

"Headphones or good speakers recommended

Playing around with sequencing the Orgone Accumulator module (Bugbrand format) and Tresses (Bugbrand format Mutable Instruments Braids). Modules built by @batchas.

Orgone Accumulator in Drum mode
Tresses in HARM mode

Korg SQ-1 sequencing.

Delay and Reverb effects from the 1010 Bluebox.

@LowGainElectronics format jumbler to get everything hooked together."

Saturday, October 14, 2023

4 beats with the Bugbrand Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Modern Fate


video upload by Modern Fate

"All sounds from the Bugbrand modular, additional stereo processing, reverb and mixing in Ableton."

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

New Bugbrand NSH - Noise, Sample & Hold & Red Phase Shifter Modules

via Bugbrand

"NSH stands for Noise, Sample & Hold – a module which features analogue Noise and a pair of Sample & Hold processors.

The Sample & Hold circuits are identical, each with Input, Output & Clock input (with internal comparator, trigger level c.+1V). The Source Input can be set to either an external signal or takes the White Noise source direct. The S&H can be run at audio rates for ‘bug-crushing’ (analogue sample-rate reduction – NOT bit-crushing).

The Noise section is standard transistor-based White Noise, with a second Filtered output which passes through a simple tilt filter around 1kHz cutoff."

via Bugbrand

"The Phase is a 6 pole, analogue Phase Shifter designed for hands-on sonic thickening. Made up of 12 All-Pass Filter stages, it features fully balanced Input/Outputs, Feedback, and Modulation from an internal LFO and/or external sources. All in a very playable design, stemming very much from the blue Phaser module.

Check the Block Diagram image. The main Input is designed for typical line level signals with variable gain up to 20dB and soft-clipping so you can add some overdrive if desired. The Feedback input stage is similar but without the variable gain – it is normalised from the Phase output & plugging a jack plug in breaks this normalisation. The buffered input signal is split off to the Phasing stages and the dry signal also passes on to the output mixer where it mixes with the Phase stage outputs. The Phase stages is also buffered to provide a pure wet output.

The magic of All-Pass Filter stages, here built around three of the ever versatile 2164 quad-VCA chips, is that they alter the phase of signals at their filtering frequency while preserving their amplitude. (With a pure sine-wave, this would look like the waveform being shifted in phase from the input – but you’ll rarely be putting in a pure sine!). When you mix together the dry & processed paths, frequencies cancel each other out to create peaks & troughs in the frequency response. The main Phase control, combined with any modulation, sets the centre frequency for the filtering and covers the whole audio spectrum.

Dialing in Feedback passes the phase-stage output back around to its input (via a normalised jack connection – allowing experimentation with further external processing) which emphasises the filtering up to the edge of resonance. The Add/Subtract switch inverts the phase output & the feedback input to give two different response modes and there is also an internal jumper that allows some subtle behavioural differences by putting the feedback into either the first or second filter stage (set as standard to 2nd stage, down position, but… experiment!).

Static filtering (ie. without modulation) can be used to highlight particular frequencies, but bringing in modulation is perhaps the more readily audible approach – give it some movement! The internal sine-wave Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) covers traditional sweep modulation (range approx 0.08-10Hz), but more interesting usage can be found with external sources such as sequencers etc. Note that when switched on initially, if the LFO Rate is set low then the oscillations will take some time to build up to full strength, so you may want to turn the control up full until the LED indicator is clearly blinking. The LFO also has a banana output jack (+/-5V). The External Modulation input takes a CV input (typically 10V peak-to-peak) and has a convenient polarity/mute switch. See the Understanding signals & voltages and Interfacing with Bananas pages for further technical details."

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Spring tour 2023 pt. 3/4 // Patch Point, Hanse 3 - Dresden, Synthesizers

video upload by Kristoffer Lislegaard

"Studio session at Patch Point and playing live in Dresden"

Wall of Ciat-Lonbarde, Bug Brand & Serge systems.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

dawless techno/acid garden sessions 2023 - 1

video upload by Peter Maas

"Took the gear out for a bit of fresh air doing a little techno/acid jamming. Sorry for the tilt on the GoPRO... more garden then gear I guess ;-)

* Beats from the Digitakt
* Small system 100m case with RYK M185 sequencer
* DINSYNC RE-303 Clone
* Moog 104M Delay
* BugBrand PT Delay
* Eela S50 mixer"

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

25 02 17 BugBrand, Euronana & Machinedrum [02]

video upload by batchas

"I found this video from Februrary 2017 unpublished on my channel this morning.

Quite repetitive I admit."

Sunday, April 02, 2023

dawless noise bass techno with the Roland System 100m and TR707 and Juno 6 and 106

video upload by Peter Maas

"Went a bit heavier today:

* Doepfer MAQ 16/3 sequencing the main bassline on the System 100m with some processing of the bugbrand PTDelay and TC 2290
* Heavy processed (KLT1176, BBD Delay and TTSH) TR707 on beat
* Juno 106 through SBF on sirens
* Juno 6 on lead (played during the recording)
* Heavy compressing on the main mix using the Bugbrand stereo compressor"

Sunday, March 12, 2023

RARE Bugbrand Spring Tanker

via this auction

The Spring Tanker, a compact Spring Reverb Tank combined with Voltage Controlled elements, further extends the processing dimensions of the current red BugBrand designs. The Electro-Mechanical process massages any audio it is fed – the springs are exposed for (gentle) mechanical disturbance and the VC parameters of Amp and Filter tie the machine into your analogue studio flow.

Have a look at the Block Diagram image [linked here] to see the internal signal flow. An Input Preamp with gain brings the mono signal input up to suitable internal levels before the signal splits to the Output Mixer (Dry) and the Reverb Drive VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier).

This Linear VCA sets the level feeding into the Reverb Core and can be controlled by the Level dial combined with Control Voltage (CV) Modulation from the Polarising Depth control. A Feedback path, again VCA controlled, takes the Reverb output (normalised) and sums it back in to the input of the Reverb Core (do treat this path with care – it can scream!). Of course, an external processor can be inserted within this feedback loop via the Send (Reverb) / Return (Feedback) sockets.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Bugbrand DRM2 w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

"In Mint pingable condition, as in pictures.

Lights (red/green) function perfectly (at audio rate for pics - red).

The DRM2 includes power supply (USA) and its original packaging."

Sunday, February 05, 2023

BugBrand Modular (Lots of Rarities - DRM1X + Scrotum Labs & more)

via this auction

"3 Frames of mostly Blues (have rack ears on frame): Scrotum Labs: Tresses (Braids), Radio Music x 2, Orgone Accumulator, Le Seq, Grilles (Grids). Bugs: DRM2, DDSR, diode director, dual divide, DRM1X, LPG & Dual Mixing x 2.

I am optionally including a set of clear acrylic end cheeks (5 frames). If you have a 2 frame synth voice going from Tom, these 3 frames will super charge your modular and you will be making dope beats, etc in no time!"

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Bugbrand DRM2

via this auction

You can find a demo of the BugBrand DRM2 here.

Pic of the back below.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

BugBrand 2-Panel with Rare ScrotumLabs Modules

via this auction

module list:
Dual Envelope
Compact VCO
2130 VCO
Dual Filter
Dual Amplifier
Dual Mixing
Le Seq
Le Seq expander
Radio Music with card
Grilles (Mutable Grids)
Binary Block Voltage
Penrose quantizer
Dual Preamp

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Practice session for liveset / techno - TR808, Oberheim SEM and RE-303

video upload by

"More practicing for a live set. Have been playing around with the equipment:

* Beats: TR808 through Bugbrand EQ, Moog DFAM
* Synths: DinSync RE-303 through KGB Fuzz, Oberheim SEM through Boss Chorus and Novation Peak
* Samples: Elektron Digitakt
* Mixers: Boss KM60 and Eela S50
* Effects: Strymon El Capistan stereo delay, Merris Mercury stereo reverb
* Compression: Bugbrand stereo compression, Eela built-in limiter.
* Sequencing: Future Retro Mobius, Arturia Keystep"

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Live electro/acid/techno jam using tr808 and re-303

video upload by Peter Maas

"Practicing with the setup I have been building for a live performance. Everything feeds to the boss KM60, TR-808 on beats, through bugbrand EQ, RE-303 for acid lines, Oberheim SEM for bass.... Novation Peak for pads and Moog DFAM voor zaps."

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

10 10 22 Scrotum Lab - Jam with Mini-System

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

BugBrand Chirper

via this auction

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Bugbrand 2Frame SynthVoice+ Analog Modular Synth

via this auction

"Bugbrand 2Frame SynthVoice+ Analog Modular Synthesizer --- In excellent condition. Comes with the original power supply, pack of 10 Bugbrand patch cables and stickers!! This is an incredible sounding/well thought out system from Bugbrand."

Sunday, September 11, 2022

BugBrand 5Frame System

via this auction

"Full 5Frame bugbrand system. Incredibly fun banana frac format.

In the frames (top to bottom):
drm1x (drm1 and expander)
attenuverters (mi shades, blue panel included)

2x 2130 vco
4x cvco
dual mixing

dual env
dual filter
2x dual amp
dc mix
dual preamp

dual divide
cv wrangler (mi kinks)
2x pt delay

dual divide
(all 3 connected via clk bus)

Not in frames:
2x penrose quantizer
yusynth ring modulator

Friday, July 29, 2022

3am - Damp Grid

video upload by justin3am

"Another piece centered around shift registers. This time used as sound sources and as part of the visuals. All of the noisy percussion sounds come from the Dual Digital Shift Register (kinda Rungler-like patch) and Cascading Shift Register (used as and LFSR)."

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Bugbrand Board Chirper

via this auction

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