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Showing posts with label Clatters Machines. Show all posts

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Sibilla v1.3: introducing the LFO Settings Mode


video upload by Clatters Machines

"Sibilla v1.3 is here and brings in a new LFO setting mode in which you can modify the LFO waveforms affecting the internal stereophony and movement of harmonics and subharmonics.

What's new?

Entering the new LFO Settings Mode allows you to choose LFO waves other than the default and classic sinusoidal waveform such as:
- Ramp Up;
- Ramp Down;
- Sine+Oct;
- Sine+3rd;

In addition to this, a new Freeze Mode has been added to allow the user to freeze the stereophony movement to his favourite sweet spot for steady tones, ideal for arpeggios and melodies.

How to

You can get access to the LFO Settings Page by double-clicking the Boost button: the Boost LED will now start blinking to confirm this new mode has been entered.
Now a single click on the center button allows to navigate through the different available option.

Each click lets you switch to the next option and cycle back to the first once the sixth and last mode (Freeze Mode) has been selected.
While in LFO Settings Mode, all the other parameters of Sibilla are still working so that instant changes can be heard.
Once you're done, double-click again the Boost button to exit the LFO Settings Page

Freeze Mode
In this configuration the two LFO are freezed and so the stereophony of the module. The LFO knob and the LFO CV input now act as balancers and they can be used to scan across the freezed stereo spectrum."

Monday, January 29, 2024

Plant-based Jam (Eurorack + Flower Fields) | Jamuary Week 5 | 2024


video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"To wrap up Jamuary of 2024, I decided to use the bioelectric skiff I made and pair it with a snake plant the Flower Fields (from Error Instruments). The plant interacts with the modular via the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines."

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

SOUNDMIT 2023 - IL MONDO DELL'EURORACK SEMPRE PIÙ OPEN SOURCE CON CLATTERS MACHINES


video upload by SOUNDMIT

You can use the CD or gear options on the bottom right of the player to enable captions in your language of choice.

"Michelangelo e Carolina, insieme @clattersmachines, hanno presentato al Soundmit 2023 il nuovo modulo #sibilla, interessante oscillatore stereo dalla molteplici sfaccettature sonore e anche un nuovo prototipo (con tecnologia @Arduino) di interfaccia touch, sempre in formato Eurorack, che intendono rilasciare al mondo con la filosofia dell'open-source.

LINKS
CLATTERS MACHINES su Soundmit: https://soundmit.com/en/exhibitor/cla...
CLATTERS MACHINES Website: https://clattersmachines.com

Michelangelo and Carolina, together with @clattersmachines, presented the new #sibilla module at Soundmit 2023. It is an intriguing stereo oscillator with multiple sonic facets. They also introduced a new prototype (featuring @Arduino technology) of a touch interface, still in Eurorack format. They plan to release it to the world with an open-source philosophy.

Michelangelo et Carolina, avec @clattersmachines, ont présenté le nouveau module #sibilla lors du Soundmit 2023. Il s'agit d'un oscillateur stéréo intrigant aux multiples facettes sonores. Ils ont également dévoilé un nouveau prototype (intégrant la technologie @Arduino) d'une interface tactile, toujours au format Eurorack. Ils prévoient de le rendre accessible au monde avec une philosophie open source.

Michelangelo y Carolina, junto con @clattersmachines, presentaron el nuevo módulo #sibilla en Soundmit 2023. Se trata de un intrigante oscilador estéreo con múltiples facetas sonoras. También introdujeron un nuevo prototipo (con tecnología @Arduino) de una interfaz táctil, aún en formato Eurorack. Tienen la intención de lanzarlo al mundo con la filosofía de código abierto.

Si ringraziano per il video @pvmlab6423 - Max Esposito e Gabriele Guarnieri
#soundmit #arduino #clattersmachines #eurorack #touch #torino"

Saturday, April 15, 2023

New Sibilla Stereo Digital Oscillator Eurorack Module from Clatters Machines


video upload by Clatters Machines



"Clatters Machines moves mountains with Sibilla stereo digital oscillator module acting as an ever-evolving sound machine for soundscapes, melodies, and drones

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, ITALY: small town lovers of music and electronic instruments Clatters Machines is proud to announce (website-only) availability of its Sibilla stereo digital oscillator — translating the beauty and harshness of a semi-barren mountain into a 10HP Eurorack module that sculpts sound with various saw and sine waves running through intricate delay networks altered by LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) and white noise to create constructive and destructive interferences, enabling ever-evolving soundscapes that can be both droning and/or melodic in nature — as of April 15…

Inspired by a mountain, designed by the sea. So few words, with so much meaning; those eight words that so subtly make an appearance on the Sibilla module’s rear represent its backstory, what inspired its creators, and where they are based. But, for clarity’s sake, the company collectively calls it: An ever-evolving sound machine for soundscapes, melodies, and drones.

It is fair to say, though, that there is more to that Sibilla backstory than meets the eye. “Living by the sea can be peaceful and inspiring, but also quite stressful as the tourist season reaches its peak and, all of a sudden, a small town doubles its number of citizens,” continues Clatters Machines Co-founder, engineer, electronic designer Michelangelo Nasso. “Those are the moments in which we’re constantly looking for air and a new space that is able to inspire us while calming our nerves! Luckily, we live in a weird region in which a 40-minute drive means the difference between swimming in the sea and hiking at 2000m above sea level, surrounded by semi-barren lands which actually make you forget for a moment that you’re still on planet Earth. One of those magical places is called Monte Sibilla — Sibella Mountain, and our new module tries to pay tribute to it.”

As a stereo digital oscillator, Sibilla’s L/M (left/mono) and R (right) channels are the output stages of two audio feedback loops, each of which is made up of a main sub-sinusoidal wave oscillator and two saw and sine waves with frequencies affected by the generation of (right-channel) harmonics and (left-channel) sub-harmonics. Saying that, though, all of those waves have different phases with respective offsets constantly affected by minor variations created by two pairs of GRAINS randomly fluctuating within the waves’ amplitude spectrum and being sampled at a certain speed.

Thereafter, the waves meet each other at a so-called ‘common point’ — where everything happens and changes continuously — together with two white noise sources, creating constructive and destructive interferences that are affected constantly by two LFO movements. Moreover, such interferences are then run into a resonant low-pass filter and distributed to four different delay lines from where they are finally fed back into the audio loops at different time intervals, depending on the GRAINS movement.

Making it to Sibilla’s summit as an ever-evolving sound machine for soundscapes, melodies, and drones translated from the beauty and harshness of a semi-barren mountain is destined to be a long-lasting musical journey that is as adventurous as it is inspirational in and of itself."

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ghosts of Spring (bioelectric composition #6)


video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Last fall, I made a bioelectric composition as these lilies were withering. Now that spring has arrived and they've broken through the ground, I thought it would be fun to do another one with the same plants. Both setups use the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines to interface the synth with the lilies.

See the first video here"

Friday, December 16, 2022

Ambient Aloe Vera (bioelectric composition #5)


video upload by Poorness Studios

"Continuing with the plant music experiments I've been doing... I let this aloe vera plant interact with the modular synthesizer via the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines. This plant seems to be in a very mellow mood. It's somewhat mesmerizing."

Poorness Studios bioelectric compositions

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Succulent Sonata (bioelectric composition #4)


video upload by Poorness Studios

"I'm doing some more experimenting with the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines. In this video, a small succulent is used to control the modular synthesizer. I used a combination of quantized (via a sequencer controlled by the plant's trigger) and unquantified pitch signals.

See more videos made with plants here:"

Friday, November 25, 2022

Withering Lucifer (bioelectric composition #2)


video upload by Poorness Studios

"I'm continuing to experiment with the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines. This time I took the modular synth outside and let it interact with a Lucifer Canna Lilly in my backyard. This time of year, these plants go dormant so it's interactions were rather interesting.

See more videos made with plants here:"

Friday, November 18, 2022

Who Knew a Snake Plant Could Sing? (bioelectric composition #1)


video upload by Poorness Studios

"The Garden Listener from Clatters Machines is the heart of this patch. The snake plant is producing all of the CV in this patch aside from a few free-running LFOs. Think of it as a musical composition made by a plant.

See more videos made with plants here:"

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

[SOUNDMIT 2022] CLATTERSMACHINE POCKET GARDEN LISTENER - Transducteur musical de plantes vertes


video upload by

"Michelangelo nous parle de son transducteur pour plantes vertes, qui permet de transformer les signaux biologiques d'une plante verte en des notes MIDI. Plus d'infos : https://clattersmachines.com/prodotto..."

"Michelangelo tells us about his transducer for green plants, which transforms the biological signals of a green plant into MIDI notes. More info: https://clattersmachines.com/prodotto..."



"The Pocket Garden Listener is a portable random control messages generator from biometric signals and it’s meant to be the compact and desktop version of our Garden Listener eurorack module.

It detects conductivity variations on living beings’ surface and transforms them into MIDI notes, ranging from C-1 to C8, and CV signals (0 – 5V). Its behavior can be tamed through the one-knob menu from which you can choose and modify:

probes’ sensitivity (making it more or less sensitive to current variations);
scale (chromatic, major, minor, indian and arabic);
MIDI channel (1 – 16);
LEDs’ brightness.
USB powered.

MIDI data are simultaneously transferred:

via USB, to control DAW plugins and sequences;
via TRS, to control any other gear with a MIDI port;
Equipped with Trigger, Gate and Control Voltage to control modular and semi-modular gear.

Conductivity variations are detected by the Probes Input and converted into MIDI notes in real time according to the Main menu settings. Each MIDI note exits through the MIDI output and the USB, allowing you to take advantage of the sound of either any synthesizer equipped with a MIDI port or any VST in your DAW, and gets converted into an analog signal.

Trigger and Gate are fired every time a new note is generated (5V).

All the MIDI notes are converted into variable voltages (0 – 5V) depending on their pitch and exit through the CV output (1V/oct)."

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Can Plants Make Music? (Clatters Machines Garden Listener Demo)


video upload by Poorness Studios

"I found this really cool Eurorack module which is designed to interact with plants. The Garden Listener from Clatters Machines creates bioelectric gate, trigger, and CV (pitch) signals from any living organism. In this video, I test it out with a pothos plant.

Intro - 0:00
History & Overview - 0:17
Hooking up the Plant - 1:51
MIDI Test w/Volca - 2:33
CV Test w/Modular Synth - 3:26
Final Thoughts - 6:09

You can find out more about the Garden Listener here: https://clattersmachines.com/prodotto...

See the podcast I referenced during the video here: https://www.synthux.academy/blog/desi..."



"The Garden Listener is a random control messages generator from biometric signals. It detects conductivity variations on living beings’ surface and transforms them into MIDI notes, ranging from C-1 to C8, and CV signals (0 – 5V). Its behavior can be tamed through the one-knob menu from which you can choose and modify:

probes’ sensitivity (making it more or less sensitive to current variations);
scale (chromatic, major, minor, indian and arabic);
MIDI channel (from 1 up to 16);
LEDs’ brightness.
Conductivity variations are detected by the Probes Input and converted into MIDI notes in real time according to the Main menu settings. Each MIDI note exits through the MIDI output, allowing you to take advantage of the sound of either any synthesizer equipped with a MIDI port or any VST in your DAW, and gets converted into an analog signal.

Trigger and Gate are fired every time a new note is generated, their voltage output can be modified with the respective attenuator (0 – 5V).

All the MIDI notes are converted into variable voltages (0 – 5V) depending on their pitch and exit through the CV output (1V/oct).

The CV output behavior can be modified via the Octave Selector which acts as a “CV equalizer” from which you can choose to generate CV only if the respective MIDI note lies within a certain octave range.

For once, leave those LFOs alone, and let any living conductive being modulate your signals.

The module comes with 3.5mm white probes and a set of snap-on adhesive reusable electrode pads. A MIDI-TRS type A adapter (not included) is required for the MIDI output.

The module requires calibration for a proper 1V/oct output."
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