Showing posts with label DivKid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DivKid. Show all posts

Friday, May 17, 2024

Superbooth 2024 Day 2: The Coolest Gear From Arturia, Modbap, 4MS, Reason & Way More!

video upload by Reverb

"On Day 2 of Superbooth, Fess checks out new gear from Polyend, Arturia, Modbap, Dreadbox, 4MS, UDO, Apollo View Modular, Reason, and ALM/Busy Circuits.

Check out all the latest Superbooth announcements [here].

0:00-0:22- Intro
0:23-7:21 - Polyend Tracker+
7:22-11:00 - Apollo View/DivKid Manic
11:01-14:16 - Arturia Polybrute 12
14:17-17:11 - Modbap CLRS
17:12-20:51 - Dreadbox Murmur
20:52-23:00 - 4MS Meta Module
23:01-25:01 - UDO Super 8
25:02-31:19 - Reason 13 New Synth, Delay and More
31:20- ALM/Busy Circuits Pedal MFX"

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Apollo View - Manic

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, a new modular module collaboration between DivKid and Apollo View Modular was showcased in a video featuring Ben and Jon-Mark Hampson. The highlight of the demonstration was the Manic module, designed to give VCA's superpowers with precision dual VCA, input, modulation, and output features. Manic offers unique capabilities such as unipolar and bipolar VCA modes, ring modulation, four quadrant multiplication, wave shaping circuits, and more. The module allows for mono to stereo, true stereo, and dual mono configurations, providing a range of creative possibilities for musical experimentation.

With a strong emphasis on stereo wave shaping and innovative VCA design, Manic offers a versatile tool for producers and musicians looking to enhance their modular setup. The collaboration between DivKid and Apollo View Modular has yielded a module that promises to inspire a new wave of sonic exploration in the modular synthesis community. For more information on the Manic module and other products mentioned in the video, you can visit the respective websites of DivKid and *Apollo View Modular*.

Manic Price: 333 GBP"

See the announcement post here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

MEET MANIC! // VCAs with SUPERPOWERS! - New Eurorack module from DivKid & Apollo View Modular

video upload by DivKid

"MEET MANIC! The new DivKid & Apollo View Modular Eurorack module. Designed to be a precise and flexible VCA with SUPERPOWERS!

Manic is built for stereo at it’s core, crossing VCA, ring modulation, wavefolding (in both Serge and Buchla variants), and saturation (TanH soft clipping and hard clipping) with a host of features in a compact 8HP interface ready to ignite your audio and CV patching and processing.

Manic is out now in all good modular stores.

Manic manual and links on the DivKid website //"

An Apollo View Modular & DivKid collaboration

Manic introduces an exploration of dual channel mono, mono to stereo or true stereo modulation and sound shaping within a sleek 8HP module designed for both creative freedom and technical precision. Each channel offers precision linear VCA functionality with traditional unipolar amplitude control or bipolar behaviour for complex ring modulation effects. While we all need more VCAs! The secret sauce lies in the post VCA shape outputs.

The Shape1 output features TanH soft clipping and Serge-style wavefolding, while Shape2 boasts hard clipping alongside a Buchla-style wavefolder. The contrasting topologies between the left and right channels unlock dynamic stereo widening effects, making the stereo image both expansive and mesmerising. While the circuits are different they have been tweaked to provide variance for creating stereo images from mono sources while also working with stereo inputs for a balanced, yet enhanced stereo spread.

Designed to excel with both audio and CV signals, Manic effortlessly processes incoming signals for a broad spectrum of uses. The intuitive layout ensures immediate hands on control making it ideal for live performance and studio experimentation.


A collaborative design from both DivKid & Apollo View Modular
Selectable unipolar or bipolar VCA circuitry per channel
Three distinct shape outputs per channel: Inverted, Clipped, and Wavefolding
TanH soft clipping & hard clipping
Serge style wavefolding & Buchla style wavefolding
Stereo operation with perfectly matched gains for the clipping and wavefolding circuits, creating a stunning stereo widening effect.
DC-coupled signal path for processing both audio and CV signals.
Input and modulation normalisations for simple mono to stereo operation
Flexible signal flow allows for creative combinations, such as ring modulation into clipping or wavefolding.


30mm depth
+12V 180mA -12V 135mA

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"

Sunday, March 03, 2024

Patch Tips & Tricks for Improving Basic Waveforms!

video upload by The Unperson

"In today's video I explore some synthesis techniques and patching tricks for getting the most out of basic waveforms. I had a big list of ideas for this video but I'm not great at being concise so here is half of them, and the other half will be released in a part 2 video out next week! Hope you enjoy.



#synthesis #eurorack #modular #patch #synth

0:00 - Intro/Vibrato
4:09 - PWM
6:36 - Wavefolding
9:51 - Glissando
12:17 - HP Filter
15:24 - LPG
18:11 - Outro"

Thursday, February 29, 2024

A Eurorack Mix & Output Problem Solver // The NEW! Output Bus from DivKid & Befaco

video upload by DivKid

"Introducing the new OUTPUT BUS module from me (DivKid) and Befaco. It's an 8HP summing mixer, output stage, soft clip limiter, line level integrator, LED meter visualiser, headphone monitor and more ... it has many features that aimed to solve typical mix and output problems you'll find yourself working with in a Eurorack modular system."

A 5 minute rave on the Divkid Output Bus.

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Weirdly Ben has made almost exactly the module I need right now, as I'm building a modular mixer in my latest live system, and I need to sum and 'vibe up' the Roland TR-8. My pal Ben @DivKid sent me one for free - so here's me starting to use it! (Video update on this case coming soon!) 🙌 "

via DivKid

"The Output Bus is your ultimate output module: Presented by DivKid and Befaco, meant to be the last link in your modular chain!

Inspired by pro audio and studio summing units the Output Bus allows for summing style mixing, external gear integration, soft clip limiting, flexible output types, headphone monitoring and level visualization.

The module works great mixing all your other mixers in your setup, to return mono or stereo FX into the master bus and for bringing in external stereo line level gear with ease. All of this in just 8HP while also being able to visualize your final levels, output appropriate signals on the right cable type and monitor in headphones.


Six stereo inputs.

Line/synth selector in input six.

Modular level minijack out.

6,5” Jack balanced out.

3.5mm and 1/4″ headphone outs.

Led VU-meter.

Soft clipping circuit at main output."

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

ØCHD-OBER-FEST (live event) with DivKid, Instruo & Signal Sounds // ochd expander launch party

video upload by DivKid

"In case you missed the live stream at the time, made it but would like to watch again, or were even at the in person event itself and wish to relive the beer, pretzel and modulation good times... here's a fresh 4k HD edited version of the OCHD-OBER-FEST event that myself (DivKid), Instruo and Signal Sounds had back in October 2023 to launch the new ochd expander.

I've also just put up a new video with the case and patch that I set up for this event. This was filmed more long form and in detail when I got back home. It's a polyphonic, generative ambient piece that makes use of lots of ochd and it's expander. Check it out here // [below]

ochd expander video (a must watch!) // [posted here]

If you'd like to support work like this and the wider range of what I do, considering heading over to Patreon at and supporting for as little as $1 a month to gain access to the DivKid Discord community, plus lots of exclusives such as PDF patchbooks, videos and more.


00:00 What are we doing here?
01:12 Event introduction
02:56 How did the ochd expander came to be
05:44 Expander feature run down
10:17 Jason's demo patch
25:00 Q&A
32:00 Ben's demo patch
39:16 Q&A ideas, design, chatter, giveaways"

The patch that launched the OCHD EXPANDER // Polyphonic Generative Ambient Eurorack Modular

video upload by DivKid

"Here we have a detailed run down of the patch that launched the expander. I brought this case and exact patch back from my journey up to Glasgow for the OCHD-OBER-FEST live event with Instruo in Signal Sounds. We launched the ochd expander at that event and this patch was my demo for that event. Note - you can check out the live event re uploaded and editing in 4k below.

This is patch is a 4 voice, polyphonic generative ambient piece that uses 4 wavetable oscillators into 4 VCAs for heavily modulated chordal sound sources. That is then tone, drive and level modulated before feeding two FX with a novel patch routing. It's highly dynamic, from near silent quiet sections to loud sections. All that dynamism comes from ochd and the ochd expander."

Wednesday, January 03, 2024


video upload by Lido Pigeon

Drums: Erica Synths DIY Kick, 2HP Snare
Bass: Roland 510
FX: Intellijel multi-fx, Music Thing Modular Twin Drive
Modulation: DivKid OCHD, Instro Ceis
Mixing, attenuation: Intellijel Quadratt, Mixup
Midi to CV: Noise Engineering Univer Inter
Filter: 2HP MMF
Pads, FX: Elektron Digitone

Monday, November 13, 2023

DivKid Showcase | Mutes | Ochd | Rnd Step | Ochd Expander | Ochd + Ochd + Expander

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"One of the first voices I heard when I started modular in 2018 was Ben DivKid Wilson's and it's been my goto channel for learning a new module ever since. The DivKid modules are simple, affordable and small, but offer something that wasn't there before they were released. I used them in almost all my patches, often off-screen or underexposed. In my first Ochd video (January 2020) it doesn't even show. With the release of the Ochd expander I realized how important these modules are for my case. This DivKid Show is a contribution to the contributions Ben already made to the modular community. For those who are new to modular it's cool to have all modules in one video (except Stereo Strip, I don't have it). The shots from his videos are used without kind permission but I am sure it's OK. As always I am not affiliated with anyone or anything.

The opening music is an adapted remix of one of Ben's youtube music library tracks (empty moons of Jupiter), free for everyone to use on videos."

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Div Kid's Stereo Strip! Build and sound demo

video upload by Quincas Moreira Music

"A very quick and easy build for a very useful and fun module!"

Friday, April 28, 2023

Make Noise & Mood

video upload by Aleatoric Machine

"An ambient-ish eurorack modular synthesizer patch (with pedals!), featuring:
Make Noise 0-Control, XPO, QPAS, Mimeophon, Maths, modDemix, LxD & XOH
DivKid/Instruo øchd
Strymon AA.1
Chase Bliss MOOD mkII & Dark World

All of the sounds in this patch originate from a single VCO — the XPO — sequenced by the 0-Control. The percussive voice is the stereo square wave output into into the QPAS, then the Mimeophon. The filter envelope comes from the envelope output on the 0-Control. The gate output for the last step in the sequence on the 0-Control strikes the !!¡¡ input on the QPAS. The XPO and QPAS are modulated by different LFOs from the øchd. The smooth voice is the mono sawtooth output into the the 12 dB filter of the LxD, then the LxD’s 6dB filter, then the AA.1 to interface with the MOOD and Dark World pedals. The 12dB filter envelope comes from Maths, triggered by the gate output from the 0-Control. The 6dB filter is controlled manually with an offset from Maths. Both voices go through the XOH directly into my camera (listening to the final mix, it could have used a limiter, but oh well).

I start with the MOOD 100% dry and the 6dB LxD filter completely closed, so all you hear is the square wave and delay from the Mimeophon. I slowly open up the 6dB LxD filter and increase the amplitude of the filter envelope on the QPAS. Then I bring in the wet channel of the MOOD in reverse slip mode, tuned up a fifth, which introduces some harmony and counterpoint. I play around with the MOOD mix and the filters for a while, then turn up the clock on the MOOD before bringing in the loop channel, also in reverse, for more harmony and polymeter. Then I start bringing the filters back down, while increasing the mix of the MOOD. I turn the clock back down and turn the filters down and the mix all the way up until all you hear is the backward loop from the MOOD. That’s it!"

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Synth East 2023 Highlights

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Here's a roundup of what happened at Synth East 2023 at the Norwich Arts Centre."

Synth East - Show Report

video upload by sonicstate

"@GazWilliams was at Syntheast this weekend - organised by @MoltenMusicTech it was the first held at Norwich Arts Centre in the UK. With a daytime session and evening performance session the event was sold out, by all accounts a lot of fun.

Gaz Williams talks to Steve Davis, @DivKid , @MoltenMusicTech , @LOOKMUMNOCOMPUTER and others."

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Waves // Beads as a wavetable synth through the Instruo Lubadh

video upload by Mega Modularis

"For this week’s video I tried using the Mutable Instruments Beads as the only sound source, with nothing plugged in Beads becomes a wavetable synth, which I then modulated and fed into the @instruo Lubadh, before manipulating those recordings and feeding them back into Beads and Monsoon by Big T Music, as well as my trusty @MAKEN0ISEMUSIC Mimeophon delay. This resulted in a pretty interesting ambient patch I think, with some nice use of the time control on the Lubadh, and that lovely reverb-rich granulation of Beads and Monsoon, what do you think? Anyway sit back and enjoy! MM.

Patch Notes:

Voice: Mutable Beads, Instruo Lubadh
Modulation: ALM Pam’s, @DivKid Ochd
Audio FX & Processing: Instruo Lubadh, Mutable Beads & the Big T Music Monsoon"

Monday, June 20, 2022

Warps & øchd as complex oscilator

video upload by Meska

"Quick audio demo of warps & øchd as complex oscilator, you have many mode to explore, cross modulation ,juste put a filter vca after , you allready have many lfo ^^

Thank you fwor watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly 'dark and expérimental' music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.
i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Saturday, May 14, 2022

SUPERBOOTH 2022 DivKid Stereo Strip

video upload by sonicstate

"DivKid Ben introduces us to Stereo Strip his new stereo processing module with Befaco.

Ben has re-imagined the Hex Mix system creating a stereo module with DC-coupled inputs and outputs that handle audio or CV. Being a stereo strip, you’ll find amplification, EQ, panning and level control, but with added voltage control for increased functionality within the Eurorack modular synthesiser
environment. At the bottom of it all is a reassuringly large level knob.

Available now. Price: 223.85 euros"

Thursday, April 28, 2022

New Divkid Stereo Strip - A Channel Strip For Eurorack

STEREO STRIP // Stereo processing for Eurorack with EQ, CV pan, VCA and more

NEW DIVKID MODULE!!! video upload by DivKidVideo

"I’m proud to present to you STEREO STRIP. My next module made in collaboration with Befaco. Stereo Strip is a stereo EQ, VCA, panner, distortion, mute & line level input and/or output interface for external gear.

Stereo Strip builds upon the well trodden paths of studio channel strips expanding them for musical and creative modular use with voltage control. Simply try swapping out simple VCAs for Stereo Strip to enhance your patches with EQ and voltage controlled panning. Or get creative and check out the patches below for highly shapeable distortion hacks, mind bending stereo ring modulation, CV routing, feedback waveshaping and more."

Divkid Stereo Strip - A Channel Strip For Eurorack
video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Matthew (aka EZBOT) shares an overview and demo of the Divkid and Befaco collaboration, Stereo Strip.

Stereo Strip takes the idea of a channel strip and makes it modular. We hope that by bringing this long-established component of the audio engineering world into the Eurorack environment and by adding CV control over its key parameters that you will find new, creative ways to use it in your patches!

It features stereo inputs and outputs for audio or CV with EQ, voltage controlled panning, stereo VCA, performable mute and input/output level switching for Eurorack or line level uses. Abusing the input level switching allows for some musical, modulate-able and highly shapeable distortion sounds too.

Stereo Strip was designed to be a creative part of a modular patch. Creating
stereo images from mono sources, shaping and modulating existing stereo
images, synthesising stereo pseudo ring modulation, sweetening FX with EQ or drastically wave shaping your oscillators, creating send FX routings with benefits or it can simply be used as a channel strip at the end of chain in a patch.

Learn more about the Stereo Strip here:
Demo by : Matthew Piecora
Video by: Matthew Piecora ( EZBOT) and Steven Ly (Project 32)"

DivKid Stereo Strip - fun with panning, EQ and distortion

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Stereo Strip takes the idea of a channel strip and makes it modular. We hope that by bringing this long-established component of the audio engineering world into the Eurorack environment and by adding CV control over its key parameters that you will find new, creative ways to use it in your patches!

It features stereo inputs and outputs for audio or CV with EQ, voltage controlled panning, stereo VCA, performable mute and input/output level switching for Eurorack or line level uses. Abusing the input level switching allows for some musical, modulate-able and highly shapeable distortion sounds too.

Stereo Strip was designed to be a creative part of a modular patch. Creating stereo images from mono sources, shaping and modulating existing stereo images, synthesising stereo pseudo ring modulation, sweetening FX with EQ or drastically wave shaping your oscillators, creating send FX routings with benefits or it can simply be used as a channel strip at the end of chain in a patch.

The addition of line level gain boosting (for the input) or reduction (for the output) allow it to work as a stereo input or output interface for external gear with the advantage of the VCA, panning and the EQ to shape the sound. Experiment with bringing external gear into the Eurorack format and then shape and modulate those sounds them on the way in!

Try patching Stereo Strip anywhere you would place a VCA in a system and/or explore its EQ and voltage controlled panning, which are rarer additions to the sound sculpting options for the Eurorack format.

- 6HP
- 33mm deep including power connector
- 63mA +12V and 63mA -12V current draw."

Monday, December 20, 2021

Deckard's Voice and Surface S&H jam

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Improvisation using The Mosaic Quantizer as an arpeggiator into the Qu-Bit Surface while grabbing a note via the DivKid RND Step Sample & Hold module and pumping that into the Deckard's Voice. Meanwhile I brought a sequence into the Ona oscillator running through the Grit filter supported by Pico Drums and Noise Plethora through a Percall run by the 6quencer."

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Frap Tools Usta, Rossum Assimil8or, Instruo & Divkid ØCHD | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

video by Baséput

"Here is a live performance in the deep rainforest of Central Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia, featured two songs called "Astungkara" and "Topolaui" where you can buy them on my Bandcamp.

Here are the modules:
- 4MS Row Power 45
- Instruo & Divkid ØCHD
- Frap Tools Usta
- Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or
- Milky Way
- Knob Farm Ooots
Housed in VVOLTT skiff and Tendrils cable connects everything.
Recorded to Zoom H4N Pro. I hope you enjoy it."

Monday, June 15, 2020

DivKid / SSF Rnd Step Eurorack Module Jam and Patch Walkthrough

Perfect Circuit

"DivKid teamed up with SSF to make the RND STEP module. We used the RND STEP to modulate parameters on both of the voice modules in this patch. The RND STEP is basically six noise generators going into six sample and holds with some clever normalization so you can generate six random modulations with one trigger.

In this patch we used the SSF Entity Percussion module to generate all of the drum sounds and the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter as a voice sequenced by the Make Noise 0-CTRL. The XAOC Batumi and ALM Pam's New Workout clock everything. We used the Future Sound Systems Gristleizer Filter to add some screeching resonance that can be switched in and out with the Afrorack and Ali Modular OR Switch. Everything is mixed together with the Cockpit.


00:00 - Intro
00:07 - Jam
01:10 - Patch Walkthrough Part 1
02:14 - Quick RND STEP Overview
02:30 - Patch Walkthrough Part 2
03:53 - More Jam
04:34 - Outro

RND STEP available here:"

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Divkid's RND STEP overview and demo at Patchwerks!

Patchwerks Seattle

"RND STEP is a high performance, 3 channel sample and hold module, comprising of 6 unique sample and hold circuits in just 4HP.

Each channel features two internal analogue pink noise generators, and two sample and hold circuits split across unipolar and bipolar outputs.The unipolar output always samples its own noise source for a stepped random voltage between 0-5V. The bipolar output by default samples it’s own noise source (for -5V to +5V stepped random). However, you can override that connection with the sample input. This allows for sampling external audio or CV signals, and it can sample voltages anywhere between -10V and +10V with the sample input.

RND STEP will operate at slow trigger rates with highly extended hold times, ensuring it holds the voltage with minimal droop, but it will also operate up through audio rates for destructive downsampling FX for audio. When triggered at audio rates RND STEP outputs downsampled and clocked noise tones from the internal pink noise generators. These can then be used for modulation, percussion or sound FX.

Trigger input 1 will normalize across all 3 channels, meaning a single trigger can give 6 unique random voltages, of which 3 are bipolar and 3 are unipolar. The combination of both ensures you have the right voltages in the correct ranges for the sources you wish to modulate.

Order here:

Demo by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

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