Showing posts with label Dirtywave. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dirtywave. Show all posts

Friday, May 12, 2023

Destroy the Earth ( Dirtywave M8)

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Whipped up this track yesterday, Might to a break down video as it's probably interesting.

Had no motivation to be creative lately, just been waiting for A.I to take over and end it all. My laptop died, and some other b.s. This video is filmed on my phone as I just didn't feel like doing the whole DSLR and syncing today. Hope thats ok.

The track has some commodore 64 speech thats being live mangled, some samples from a foreign station (maybe it isn't I don't understand it) that seems to be illegally broadcasting on airport frequencies. A snippet of my eternal ambient space ship sleep drone that I will one day post. If you have a sub this should have some good bass. There some lofi krell stuff going on in here, and managed to get hypesynth feedbacking like a guitar amp. other weird techniques, lot of generative stuff in this.

Still don't have OBS etc working again on this second hand laptop so it has been a bit of a set back."

Monday, April 17, 2023

Clockwork Infinite Deep-space Rhythms - Great Conjunction, Wingie MKii & Dirtywave M8

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Development of the Great Conjunction hit a rough spot about a week ago when I changed microcontrollers from Promicro to Teensy 4.0. I had to rewire many pins on the board, but I think I’ve sorted most of it out, and I actually got MIDI running earlier this evening.

The M8 is primarily a mixer here, adding reverb and random delay. It’s also controlling the Wingie with a couple of LFO‘s set to vary the mix and decay rate of the resonators.

The Great Conjunction is the primary sound source. It’s producing FM sounds with three sequencers running.

This is my second M8 + Wingie jam with the Great Conjunction. This one’s a little more straightforward(?).

I’m still having some trouble locking the eight parameter knobs down when changing screens, so that’s on my to do list this week, along with sorting out a huge number of MIDI controls."

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Smooth flowing rivers of beats w/ Great Conjunction FM fragment synth & M8 tracker

video upload by Arman Bohn

"M8 Tracker on the left is playing some soft pads underneath the constantly evolving Great Conjunction.

This is an early prototype of the YM2413 based synth which runs three sequencers concurrently (one pseudo random & 2 Euclidean).

There is no programming of specific notes. What control you have over specific sounds quickly yields to the motifs of interactions and conjunctions between the sequencers."

Thursday, March 30, 2023

M8 Tracker Discord Meetup (Version 3.0)

video upload by Dirtywave

Long overdue Discord meet-up to go over the new firmware version 3.0

Timestamps: (Credit: Simon Wollwage)
0:00:00 Start
0:00:20 Pre-order updates
0:01:20 Firmware 3.0
0:02:40 Random name generator
0:03:20 Song preview in song browser
0:04:00 UI updates
0:04:30 Mixer screen updates

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Hypersynth on Dirtywave M8 with new ADSR envelopes in 3.0

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This is in the soon to be released Firmware 3.0 for the M8

This was filmed on Beta 0, 16 beta's later we got to RC1 and it should be ready for full release soon.
Uploaded from my phone (direct audio though) but I will post a bigger video on 3.0 soon with better audio and video.

This is the new Synth engine, it is called Hypersynth, it is a 13 saw engine, 12 saws and 1 sub.

It is designed as a chord engine, the saws can be split in stereo pairs across 6 pitches to make 6 note chords in a single track.

also now ADSR envelopes are in the M8. Which makes playing with a keyboard a lot of fun. So here we have 8 instances of hype synth (104 saws 8 notes were held on midi keyboard)

Thought it would be amusing to use the virus to control it."

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Chill generative synthwave beats w/ Roland J-6 and M8 tracker

video upload by Arman Bohn

"This week’s generative jumble has more of a beat than the last few weeks. Trying to pick up a little energy for the approaching spring.

The M8 is in charge here … sending MIDI note data to the J-6 which is supplying the backup chords."

Monday, March 13, 2023

Dirtywave M8 generative into Hainbach's Wires by Audio Thing

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Checking out Wires on ios."

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Making a M8 Hypersynth preset in 60 seconds

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Making some presets today, so decided to film making one.

This is from the M8 v3.0 Beta 7, anything can and may change, this preset may not even work on full release. Just wanted to put out a quick video while testing."

Dirtywave M8 Squarepusher Tutorial - Beta Testing New OS

video upload by Digiphex Electronics

Monday, February 27, 2023

70s electric piano jazz lofi beats simulation - Meng Qi Wingie MKii, M8 tracker and Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Stumbled into some lofi retro electric piano jazz this week when sending MIDI and audio from the M8 to the Wingie. Phantasmal Force doing some channel mutes and sending transport commands. 30 or so hours of this going at work last week.

Feelin’ all right."

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

That One Time ( Dirtywave M8 ) + bonus DEFMON version

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This ones a bit of an emotional chiptune pop song

When I was studying a lot of music theory last year this one one of the tracks I wrote. I recently was trying to port it to the C64 on DEFMON so figured I'd post them both.

No bandcamp release as of yet as well I have to make an Album cover which is the bane of my existence lately and I don't want to use A.I to do it. As usual if you would like it see it on bandcamp comment below and I'll make it happen, thank you.

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Monday, February 13, 2023

Chaotic ambient ramblings w/ Meebleeps freaq fm + Dirtywave m8 + Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Testing out a newly built @Meebleeps freaq fm synced to the m8 tracker. Mutes on the m8 are being handled by the Phantasmal Force.

Not sure if this setup will make it onto the soundtrack EP I’m working on for @bradkerr6376 … but there is something here……

I need to dig a little deeper into the manual for the freaq.

Loving the matrix led display. I was trying to incorporate one one those into my next project but couldn’t tame the noise for the multiplexed output.

Beep boop.

#diy #midicontroller #arduino #synth #generativemusic #tinystudio #ambient #ambientmusic #electronicmusic #fmsynthesis"

Monday, February 06, 2023

Air Waves ambient generative drones to roll dice to w/ Dirtywave M8 & Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Going towards some ambient background music for a friend’s fantasy rpg module. Four different pieces. Four different areas. This one really gets cooking about four minutes in. And by 'cooking' I mean I’m loving some of the chords coming out of the M8.

The Phantasmal Force is sending transport and mute controls to the M8."

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Generative M8 with Milkdrop and Raindrops

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Generative music from the Dirtywave M8 with winamp visualizer

Hi everyone, if you caught my last stream I had this track running, but here is a proper video of it. I try to find a balance between random and musical.

#dirtywave #milkdrop

So random pitches are locked to scaled and lots of use of the SNG command to jump between islands of chains on the song screen. USB from the m8 is driving old school winamps milkydrop 2 visualizer.

I had the M8 audio going through raindrops bypassed, but turned it on and it sounded nice, so theres some sweetening from raindrops, was just set to 50ms delay so very short.

Here is an affiliate link to perfect circuit for the raindrops Dreadbox Raindrops -
I have recently done a full review of demo of you should watch first if you are interested.

I have not put this generative track (I dont even have a name for it) on bandcamp, but if someone wants me to just drop a comment and I'll get onto it.

I am also on"

Monday, January 02, 2023

General Midi Battle - QY100 vs SC88VL vs Super Nintendo!?

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Lets compare my Seashore track on these three midi modules.

Track 'Seashore' was written on the Dirtywave M8
The bank and program selects are set so it will work on any general midi device.

I have had this Roland SC88VL for a year or so and I use it fairly often as I don't have many poly synths and it doesn't take up much space. The QY100 is a recent addition. The super Midi pak I will feature more, it just got an update to work quietly on PAL machines.

Note seems between unplugging the audio cables from the qy100 and sc88 the Left and Right got flipped.

Midi pack is from

Link to Floyd Steinberg's @mr_floydst General Midi video" [posted here]

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Phantasmal Force MIDI controller + monome norns ambient bubbles across stripes

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Phantasmal Force MIDI controller controlling my script 'pixels' on the monome norns. The Phantasmal Force has 16 buttons that can be configured to send pretty much any MIDI message. You can save 26 configurations and you can configure everything ON THE DEVICE. No editors, browsers or software required. First batch available soon. #ambient #ambientmusic #midi #diy #3dprinting #tinysynth #tinystudio #jamuary2023 #midicontroller #arduino"

Phantasmal Force micro midi controller synthetic generative krautrock w/ M8 Tracker & Roland J6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"New device design.

Phantasmal Force micro 16 button MIDI controller. Each button can be configured to do just about anything in the midi world (cc toggling & momentary, note, chords, play, stop and program change). Save & load configs. Randomly generated teeth on startup. USB-C and TRS-A out.

Why so small? I don’t know.

Synthetic generative krautrock from the M8 tracker and Roland J-6. "

Monday, December 19, 2022

How to make some guitar lofi beats on the Dirtywave M8.

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Workflow for making some lofi with guitar on the Dirtywave M8


I guess this is intermediate skill level, I gloss over a few things most people familiar with the M8 should know, but feel free to ask in the comments if you need help with any of this.

My presets can be found here wowflutter (broken walkman preset) - Avrilcadabra preset packs -

The M8 ships with some of my presets but I have made a truckload since the M8 was released."

Friday, December 09, 2022

Obsolescence (Liveset Recorded 12/5/2022)

video upload by Space Town

"(EPILEPSY WARNING: contains flashing rhythmic lights)

it's been a while

finally managed to get around to recording this liveset - nothing was prearranged as per usual, and it was recorded in two takes because of my camera's recording limit (it can't go past 24-ish minutes without stopping)

bandcamp link here:

hardware seen: dirtywave m8 x 2, midi fighter twister
hardware unseen: polyend play (handling MIDI for the lights), TE TX-6 (for recording)"

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Sandcastles ( Dirtywave M8 )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Little track made entirely on M8's wavesynth.

Hi all, made some sand castle patterns in the oscilloscope fun to sometimes when you are lacking motivation. Square waves are also cool.

Gear used. Dirtywave M8

Avrilcadabra preset packs -"

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Dirtywave M8 + Bastl Softpop 2 Jam (Recorded 6/6/22)

video upload by Space Town

"hey everyone! been a minute - we have been very busy with work and travel so I haven't had much time to make videos lately and we are a few days away from leaving for chicago for a few weeks so I wanted to get this lil' jam with the dirtywave m8 and the bastl softpop 2 out quick before we left

i'm still learning the softpop 2! it's my first semi-modular with such an involved patchbay so instead of patching my own stuff I basically stole a patch from soffter demonstrated in the video here:"

Softpop 2 : Secret Waveform Synthesis : Internal Overdrive and More - sofft Ideas

video upload by soffter


Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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