Showing posts with label Cre8audio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cre8audio. Show all posts

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Stylophone Beat, East Beast, Kawai K1m Jam

video upload by ChrisLody

"Full Disclosure: I occasionally take on freelance work at Dubreq (they make Stylophones) on an hourly rate producing video content. This video wasn't paid for directly but as a result of my work with Dubreq it is marked as Paid Promotion

Right time for a weird jam! I've been ridiculously busy recently with my day job and music related work so can barely justify taking time off to make this (this is product endorsement which is about as close as I can get to time off at the moment 😅), but I risk my channel turning into wall to wall Sonicware news (more of that to come) so I'm trying to find time for a bit of silliness like this!

Dubreq sent me the Stylophone Beat a few weeks back and I've been having some fun with it. For such an inexpensive machine it has surprisingly features. It can play 4 different kits, 4 different bass sound, 4x 32 step patterns, has some realtime playback effects like a filter sweep and pattern length (think stutter mode), patterns can be copied, elements muted etc, the stock sounds are well chosen, really quite good. There are limitations of course, the volume of each sound is fixed, there's no sync capability (although technically the LED flashes at 1ppq so it could be hacked) and the memory is wiped when it's powered down so make sure you record you work. One saving grace in that regard is that it goes into standby quite quickly so this Beat was left on all night with my rhythm programmed in so was still there the next day for me to continue work on. One small caveat is that the drum sequencer supports 16th note resolution but it seems the bass sequencer doesn't, you'll get 8th note recordings. It does support glide though as you may be able to tell from what I've made here. So all in all a fun little machine!

I also bought a Cre8audio East Beast recently and haven't had the chance to use it, so here it is used in the laziest way imaginable with the Stylophone Gen X-1 as a delay effect. It's a very capable little semi modular but I'm not using those features here. I also bought a Kawai K1 which used to belong to former Sonicware staff member Evan Sirchuk, so here's that too playing one of it's presets. That's a really bright sounding bit of kit and I wasn't sure what to use it for at first but it fits in nicely here. I don't even think I've used that Korg NanoKEY2 for anything yet either and I've had that for years!

Anyway, I don't know how I ended making such an odd sounding jam 😁"

Friday, September 29, 2023

Don't Sleep On This Incredibly Affordable Analog Oscillator

video upload by Patchwerks

"In today's stream we are going to take a brief look at the Capt'n BIG-O, an all analog oscillator from Cre8audio.

Capt'n BIG-O is a meticulously crafted module designed for those with a deep appreciation for the raw beauty of analog waveforms. This module offers a pure analog signal path, eschewing chip-based oscillators to deliver a pristine and warm sonic experience.

In a collaborative effort with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers, we embarked on a mission to encapsulate the essence of massive analog sound within a voltage-controlled oscillator module. This endeavor was met with initial skepticism, but Pittsburgh Modular eventually recognized the value of our vision.

Key Features of Capt'n BIG-O:
- Pure Analog, Original Design: This module boasts a fully analog signal path, ensuring the authenticity and warmth of your sound.
-Diverse Waveforms: Capt'n BIG-O offers a selection of essential waveforms, including sine, triangle, saw, and square, allowing for versatile sound sculpting.
- Flexible Wave Folding: The wave folder/waveshaper is thoughtfully designed to default to sine but can be patched to any waveform or external source, granting you creative control.
- High-Intensity Drive Circuit: Experience a robust 75x overdriven VCA with a potent 5V output, providing dynamic sonic possibilities.
- Linear and Exponential Frequency Modulation (FM): Explore a range of modulation options with both linear and exponential FM capabilities.
- Hard Sync: Achieve precise synchronization of your waveforms for tight and controlled audio synthesis.
- Pulsewidth Modulation: Fine-tune your wave's pulsewidth to attain nuanced tonal variations.

Capt'n BIG-O is your gateway to the world of analog audio exploration. Immerse yourself in the pure, unadulterated world of analog waveforms and elevate your sound to new heights. It's analog synthesis, redefined.

Get yourself a Capt'n BIG-O here:

Erica Synths Black Low Pass VCF:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka @EZBOT_ )"

Friday, September 08, 2023

Musicalizing Brontë: West Pest, Solaria, and More

video upload by the machine in the botanical garden

"Join me on a musical journey through the poignant musicalization of Emily Brontë's poem titled 'Between Distress and Pleasure'. At the heart of this interpretation lies the semi-modular analog synthesizer, West Pest, a creation by cre8audio, breathing life into the sounds that complement this unique experience.

Vocal interpretation is handled by Solaria (Eclipsed Sounds & Dreamtonics), who harmonizes with my electric guitars, a string quartet, percussion, and trombones, all working in tandem with the machine's sequence.

Throughout this journey, you'll be delighted by simple animated depictions of the instruments, enriching the visual experience to complement the music.

This performance is part of my second album, within the project 'The Machine in the Botanical Garden', where we explore the fusion of human creativity with cutting-edge technology, blending the new with the traditional.

I hope you enjoy this musical voyage as much as I did creating it. Feel free to leave your comments and share your thoughts! Your participation is invaluable to me."

Monday, September 04, 2023

Patching East Beast/West Pest with Commentary

video uploads by Bata

"Talking a bit as I patch something up on the cre8audio East Beast and West Pest."

Friday, September 01, 2023

Bad Gear - cre8audio West Pest

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the cre8audio West Pest. Is this affordable semi modular analog synthesizer and hommage to Don Buchla 's West Coast synthesis The Pest? Can it keep up with competitors like the Korg Volca Modular, is it worth it without adding even more Eurorack modules and can it create the strange sounds of the antithesis to Bob Moog 's East Coast synthesis? Should I get the cre8audio East Beast instead?"

00:00 Intro tune
00:52 Overview cre8audio West Pest
01:36 Oscillator
01:53 FM
02:03 Wave Folder
02:23 Dynamics Controller (Buchla Low Pass Gate)
02:48 LFO
03:02 Arpeggiator, Sequencer, Midi
04:00 UI Quirks and Limitations, Multi-Function Modulation Generator
04:25 4 Bit "Display"
04:35 What else??? Pricing, Thanks
05:02 Hate
05:27 Jam 1 (Techno)
06:16 Jam 2 (More Techno)
07:18 Finale (Drum'n'Bass)
07:50 Verdict

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

♫ Jamming With a Bunch of Synths ♫ ----- (19)

video upload by

5U Modular ( Soundlabs/Synthetic Sound Labs)
Akai MPC X
Behringer 2600 (ARP 2600 clone)
Behringer Pro-1 (Sequential Circuits Pro One clone)
Behringer TD-3-MO (Devilfish modded Roland TB-303 clone)
Boss HC-2 Hand Clapper
Clavia Nord Wave
cre8audio East Beast
cre8audio West Pest
Frostwave Fat Controller (Sequencer)
Ladyada Xoxbox (Roland TB-303 clone)
Korg Delta
Korg Mono/Poly
Korg SQ-1 (Sequencer)
Moog Source
Simmons SDS-V
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 mk1
Yamaha CS-15
Yamaha TX-802 (rackmount DX-7ii)

Sunday, August 13, 2023

East Beast Patching With Bata

video uploads by Bata

"Grabbed the West Pest a few weeks ago and was quite happy with it so decided to try it's sibling as well. Overall I think it's good although the way some of the knobs are scaled is a little peculiar and hard to use. Setting the right amount of vibrato or a subtle attack amount can be quite tricky even for experienced synth rats. The filter, oscillator, and VCA all sound really good though. Audio-rate modulation of the VCO pulse width and vca level sound particularly good on this synth."

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

♫ Jamming With a Bunch of Synths ♫ ----- (9)

video upload by Bata

5U Modular ( , STG Soundlabs , Synthetic Sound Labs)
Akai MPC X
Behringer 2600 (ARP 2600 clone)
Behringer Pro-1 (Sequential Circuits Pro One clone)
Behringer TD-3-MO (Devilfish modded Roland TB-303 clone)
Boss HC-2 Handclapper
Clavia Nord Wave
cre8audio West Pest
Ladyada Xoxbox (Roland TB-303 clone)
Korg Delta
Korg Mono/Poly
Moog Source
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 mk1
Yamaha CS-15

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Self-Patched West Pest

video upload by Bata

"A video using the cre8audio West Pest by itself with no external sequencing or modulation. Most of this video is using the Pest in it's unpatched state but I decide to use 1 cable near the end of the video."

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."

Patching the West Pest with Commentary

video upload by Bata

"I'm still learning the synth so there are a few nasty sounds in this I should have maybe mixed a few of them down so apologies if I hurt your ears. I went over my phones 10 minutes time limit so the video abruptly ends. Not sure if I will do more of these but there are quite a few interesting things this synth can do on it's own or with a bit of help from external CV."

Saturday, July 08, 2023

Cre8audio West Pest Semi-modular Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Docs

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cre8audio West Pest Semi-Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Bata

"Picked up a little semi-modular west coasty type thing from cre8audio in collaboration with Pittsburgh Modular. Neat little synth I mostly grabbed to help out with modulation duties for the other synths and for the patchable wavefolder. Pretty impressed after the first day. Will probably post a couple patches and jams if they turn out decent."

Sunday, June 11, 2023

MiniMod Keyz User Guide - Basics: Patching the modules together, keyboard functions, LFO modulation

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"First part of our User Guide for the MiniMod Keyz - A full Minimoog-based analogue Eurorack modular synth and Cre8audio NiftyKeyz package available from AJH Synth. This part covers the basics for someone who may be new to the world of modular - how to patch the modules together to produce a typical monosynth sound, and the most important functions of the keyboard you'll need to understand so that you can start your musical journey. Later videos will go into more details about the modules and some of the other controller features.

This is a complete ready-to-go Eurorack synthesizer system, with additional Moog CP-3-style mixer, dual sub-bass/sub-octave generator, 3 input analog ring modulator based on the EMS Synthi/VCS3, voltage-controlled high pass filter, and a powerful multi-function, clockable LFO complete with random modes. Couple these high-end, vintage-voiced, and generously-featured modules with the extensive capabilities of the Nifty Keyz, and you've got one powerful monosynth."

Video by @DreamsOfWires

NiftyKEYZ Video User Guide

video upload by Cre8audio

"An in-depth video guide to NiftyKEYZ

Learn more about NiftyKEYZ at

Video contents:
0:00 - intro
0:09 - NiftyKEYZ Anatomy - cv/gate
0:32 - NiftyKEYZ Anatomy - modulation
1:15 - NiftyKEYZ Anatomy - clock, reset & expression 2:00 - NiftyKEYZ Anatomy - multiples
2:15 - NiftyKEYZ Anatomy - to out jacks
2:50 - NiftyKEYZ Anatomy - control panel
04:32 - NiftyKEYZ Anatomy - back connections
05:15 - Function mode - intro
06:04 - Function mode - local on/off
06:41 - Function mode - MIDI channels
07:34 - Function mode - clock modes (internal / external) 07:55 - Function mode - gate retriggering
08:11 - Function mode - panic
08:24 - Function mode - factory reset
08:33 - Function mode - glide modes
09:01 - Function mode - exp / vel / at / mod voltages ranges 09:17 - Function mode - reset modes
09:42 - Function mode - mod wheel / lfo
10:10 - Function mode - lfo waveforms
10:42 - Function mode - clock division
10:52 - Arp - enable/disable 11:16 Arp - modes
11:26 - Arp - sequencer mode
11:58 - Voicing - splitting
12:24 - Voicing - 1 voice mode
12:43 - Voicing - 2 voice mode
13:16 - Voicing - 3 voice mode
14:14 - Voicing - 4 voice mode
14:36 - Auto-chord
15:11 - Firmware Updating"

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Pittsburgh Modular & Cre8 Audio: Working Together to Bring us Nice Synths!

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Pittsburgh Modular and Cre8 Audio work closely together, but what’s behind the collaboration and where does one start and the other end? What is this mysterious relationship that works in the shadows and makes amazing value superb little synths?

Richard Nichol from Pittsburgh was more than happy to explain when we met up at @superboothberlin"

Friday, April 21, 2023

5 Ways To Waveshape w/ the Taiga From Pittsburgh Modular

video upload by Reverb

"Combining the best of East and West Coast designs, the Taiga includes Buchla-style wave shapers that are a blast to play with and incredibly useful in crafting unique tones."

Friday, February 24, 2023

Sampling This Incredibly Affordable Fully Featured Analog Oscillator: Capt'n BIG-O

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this stream we will be sampling the Cre8audio Capt'n BIG-O into the Elektron Octatrack.

- 100% analog, original design (not an oscillator on a chip)
- Waveforms - sine, triangle, saw, and square
- Wave folder/waveshaper - routed by default to sine but patchable to any waveform or external source
- Drive circuit - essentially a 75x overdriven VCA (5V output)
- Linear and exponential frequency modulation (FM)
- Hard sync
- Pulsewidth modulation

Learn more about Capt'n BIG-O here: Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Monday, February 13, 2023

Cre8audio East Beast Overlays by OVERSYNTH

"Whitephase" & "Blackphase" overlays for the Cre8Audio EastBeast.


"This is an aftermarket overlay that you place over the front panel faceplate of your Cre8audio East Beast synthesizer.

The overlay's artwork uses high contrast graphics and large fonts for easy viewing in low light.

To install the overlay, simply remove all the front panel knobs from your synthesizer, then remove the backing from the included adhesive tabs on the underside of the overlay. Place the overlay over your synthesizer and press down to make sure the adhesive is holding. The adhesive is low-tack to allow for easy removel. Next, re-install all of the knobs.

The overlay is printed on a highly durable, waterproof, and 100% recyclable polyester sheet (not vinyl, fiber, or plant-based). The matte finish is designed to minimize reflections from ambient light for maximum readability.

If the overlay becomes dirty, we recommend gently wiping it down with a soft cloth that is dry or slightly moistened with water. We do not recommend cleaning the overlay with isopropyl alcohol as this may damage the artwork. Based on our testing, the following substances will severely damage the artwork if left on the surface for an extended period of time: tea tree oil, acetone, nail polish remover, bleach, household cleaners, and hand sanitizer.

Our products are custom manufactured in small batches based on customer demand.

This product is made in the USA and ships from Portland, Oregon. International customers are responsible for paying all import duty and custom clearance fees for their country.

This is an aftermarket product. The product includes the overlay only and does not include a Cre8audio East Beast synthesizer. Oversynth is in no way affiliated with Cre8audio."

Saturday, December 10, 2022

West Pest - Cre8audio || Sound Demo || First Impressions || Unboxing

video upload by Braintree56 - Music With Synthesizers

"I just got the West Pest by Cre8audio. Here are my first experiments and investigations. I came up with some great sequences and colorful sounds.

West Pest is a fully analog West Coast Style semi-modular synthesizer."

Mother-32 / West Pest / Drumbrute - No Talking - Synth Jam

video upload by Braintree56 - Music With Synthesizers

"Jam with the Moog Mother-32, Cre8Audio West Pest, and Arturia Drumbrute Impact."

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