Showing posts with label Dove Audio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dove Audio. Show all posts

Monday, February 05, 2024

The Eternal Now

video upload by davidryle

"American Format (5U) modular synthesizer performance in real time to a stereo track in Cubase.
For an atonal wash I used the Dove Audio Waveplane and WTF vco's through an Oakley Sound Systems Ring Modulator. I then sent it through A dotcom Q150 transistor ladder filter and a Lower West Side Studio Multimode Filter/Resonator and on to a fixed filter bank and a Frequency Central Stasis Leak digital delay. This drone wash comes in at the final section and ending.
The opening reed sound and accompanying organ sounds were derived from the Synthetic Sound Labs/Mutable Instruments (Braids) Woven Spirits module.
The initial reed sound is from the AUX output of the Woven Spirits through an SSL/Ian Fritz 5 Pulser and Oakley Sound Systems State Variable Filter. The filter is stepped with a random S&H from JNP Electronics.
The secondary organ chord sound is the Main direct output of the Woven Spirits in Chord mode. The combination of both elements are sent to an Electro-Harmonix Grand Canyon in DMM mode. Feedback is applied as needed for the drone sustain throughout the piece.
The bass line comes in next with a pair of STG Soundlabs Oscillators through a Dove Audio D502 Multimode filter in -24dB LP mode. The pitch voltage is from the upper Q960 step sequencer. It's timing is from a Catgirl Synth Master Divider, clocked from a custom Dual LFO/Analog Shift Register of Ken Stone (Catgirl Synth) design. An additional tap from the STG oscillator through a Corsynth C103 Frequency Divider/Multiplier module for a sub-octave feed.
The melodic line blended into the latter section is from a pair of Q106 dotcom vco's which are pitch controlled by the lower Q960 sequencer. Each vco pitch is from a separate row of the Q960. The Q960's shift timing is from the CGS Master Divider module. The output is routed through an Empress Reverb pedal in Blue Ghost mode. Panning is from the LWSS/Yusynth Panning Mixer.
All pitch quantitization is through a Moon Modular 565 series setup.
Additional voltage modulation to the Woven Spirits module are from the STG Soundlabs voltage mini stores, and vaious LFO's etc. Timing for the additional sequencers is also managed by the Moster Divider."

Monday, May 01, 2023

The Lost Portal 2

video upload by John L Rice

Sequenced Voice:
Moon Modular: 569 sequencer, 517 VCF
Synth Tech: MOTM-300 VCO
Happy Nerding: FM AID
Oakley: Dual VCA
Krisp1: OCTO LFO

Drone Voice 1:
Dove Audio: WTF VCO
Oakley: Croglin VCF
Krisp1: OCTO LFO

Drone Voice 2:
Moon Modular: 569 sequencer
Synthetic Sound Labs: Scat Talker

Dream Cymbals: MBao tuned gongs

Strymon: BigSky and Timeline pedals
Lexicon: M400
Allen & Heaath: MixWizard 20S

Friday, October 28, 2022

3rd Wave Demo by Paula Maddox

video upload by Groove Synthesis

"Our friend Paula Maddox, founder of Dove Auto and former lead designer/engineer at Modal Electronics, shows off some of her favorite sounds on the 3rd Wave. Paula is the first 3rd Wave owner in the UK and is an amazing instrument designer and visionary — as well as a great sound designer.

Contact us: for questions or to order.

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Paula also produced the MonoWave - a one voice PPG rackmount synth.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

DoveAudio MuSeq Ratchet Demo

video upload by DoveAudio

"Quick demo of the ratchet feature on MuSeq, This is my attempt to recreate the sequence from Tangerine Dreams Burning bar from the Thief album.
4 patterns play, one regular, 1 with a double ratchet, with with a triple ratchet and one with two triple ratchets. Watch the displays on steps 3 and 6 when it's on Channel A and you'll see the gate change from "M" for medium to "2" or "3" for the number of gates on that step. I also use the second channel to bump up the filter cut off a little on those steps.
This also shows the bank play function."

Additional DoveAudio MuSeq demos

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dove Audio - D502 Multimode VCF

video upload by NOISEBUG

"The D502 Multimode filter is based on the SSI2140 VCF chip. This chip has a unique stucture and gives it a different sound to most 4 pole filters.

You are able to select which of the 4 poles is fed to the output, giving you instant access to 4pole low pass, 3 pole low pass, 2 pole low pass and 1 pole low pass at the flick of a switch!

However it doesn’t stop there, you are able to make the first two poles into high pass poles, allowing all kinds of interesting filter topologies, for example you can easily get the following filter modes.

1 pole low pass
2 pole low pass
3 pole low pass
4 pole low pass
1 pole high pass + 1 pole low pass (1 pole bandpass)
1 pole high pass + 3 pole low pass
1 pole high pass + 2 pole low pass
2 pole high pass + 1 pole low pass
2 pole high pass + 2 pole low pass (2 pole bandpass)
2 pole high pass
1 pole low pass with special resoance drive
1 pole high pass with special resoance drive + 1 pole low pass (1 pole bandpass with a gnarly sound)"

Saturday, December 04, 2021

D502 MultiMode VCF Module

video upload by DoveAudio

"Demonstration and explanation of the new D502 Multimode VCF module from Dove Audio.
The VCF has a superb sound and lets you chose your filter topology and gives you access to some unique filter modes.
It's based on the Sound Semiconductor SSI2140 VCF chip.
It has a 1V/Oct input and is temperature compentated so it won't drift.

0:00 Introduction & explanation
1:54 Fitler sweeps
8:00 Sequencer & EG driven
10:20 1V/Oct tracking
11:23 Knarly Sounds"

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Podcast 366: Paula Maddox

video upload by 20Objects

"Paula Maddox is a wonder. She’s got an amazing history of synth design, and the work continues; her current company (Dove Audio - produces modules in Euro and 5U format, featuring her unique take on wavetables-as-oscillators. We share a passion for wavetables and single-cycle waveshapes, so it was a natural that we talk.

In our discussion, we cover everything from her history in electronics, the path to synth design, and a review of many of the synths that she has had her hand into. From the infamous Monowave, through the Modal 008, 002 and 001, and into the work developing the Dove Audio products (including some exciting new designs), we get a chance to hear how it comes together and where it is going in the future.


Transcription available at

Exclusive extra content on the Patron page:"

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Novation Spotlight: Purity, integrity and Synthesizers with Paula Maddox

Paula Maddox brought us the Monowave (essentially a mono PPG Wave), Vacoloco DIY projects, Modal Electronics, and Dove Audio.

You can find the full Interview with Novation here.

"Unbridled passion drives Paula Maddox as she finds her sound through synth creations.

Captivated by the perplexing synth sounds of the 1980s and driven to recreate the beloved melodies of her favourite songs, Paula Maddox has had a fruitful career in music tech. As a synth afficionado turned designer, Paula has been at the helm of many groundbreaking synth creations, and has also founded her own synthesizer company, Dove Audio. We spoke with Paula to learn more about her career as a trans woman in music tech, and how she infuses purity, integrity and love into her work."

Check out additional Novation Spotlight posts here.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

DoveAudio MuSeq Update 2 - March 2021

video by DoveAudio

"Update for the MuSeq modular sequencer, showing the updating process working."

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Dove Audio - Waveplane Oscillator MU / Moog Format NOISEBUG Demo

video by NOISEBUG

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Dove Audio MuSeq Update March 2021

video by DoveAudio

"Update on progress with the Dove Audio MuSeq sequencer module, nearing completion."

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Distant Light - 5U Modular Synthesizer and RAW STRINGS VST

video by Ariyo Shahry

"To celebrate the release of Raw Strings VST by my friends at Sudden Audio, I worked on this piece to utilize the incredible and unique sounds you can create with this plugin. Enjoy

The base of my modular system is a System 66. Over time I've added other modules to extend my system.

Multitrack recording and drums are programed using Logic Pro X
The video is shot on Fujifilm XT3 camera body with a Fujifilm XF 56mm F/1.2, Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4, and Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 Lenses.

In this video the following are featured:
- RawStrings VST
- Moog One
- Moon Modular M 569 Quad Sequential Voltage Source
- Moon Modular M 543 Stereo Output Mixer
- Moon Modular M 564 V2: Quad Sequential Switch
- Corsynth C110 2044VCF
- Club of the knobs (COTK) C1680 Voltage Controlled Analog Delay
- Custom made Look Mum No Computer (LMNC) Safety Valve by Laurutis
- Ultra Voltage Controlled OSC (MOTM 300 in moog format) by
- FSFX 102 Granular Audio Processor (5U / MU format adaptation of the Mutable Instruments Clouds)
- FSFX 101 Macro Digital Oscillator
- Dove Audio WTF Oscillator
- CorSynth C107 Quad Linear VCA/VC Mixer
- Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter
- Q106 Oscillator (VCO)
- Q109 Envelope Generator
- Q110 Noise Source
- Maestro Acid Rain Technology"

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Dove Audio WTF Oscillator 5U DEMO

video by alternatingbitmusic

"A critical look at this digital waveform oscillator."

Sunday, December 13, 2020

First Frost


"A generative melodic project on the 5U modular synth.
A pair of Q960 step sequencers in 3rd row control of timing provide staggered phrases. Each phrase is independent clock though closely timed. The drift is important to the interaction. One phrase is eight steps and the other is five steps. A pair of LFO's set some switch modules to introduce a new loop point at random times, further diversifying the patterns.
A random gate module from Yusynth (Yves Usson design) is employed to pick when auxiliary voices will sample from the step sequencers.
The first sound is a single Q106 triangle wave to the Synthetic Sound Labs digital delay, STG Soundlabs Sea Devils filter and Oakley Sound Systems SV filter in high pass. It then is run through the SSL Tube VCA/Timbral Gate. The random gates module sets when a pitch is sampled from the Q960's.
The second sound is the bass voice from the Dove Audio WTF vco into a Q150 Ladder Filter from The same random gates module again selects when a voltage is picked from the Q960's.
The third pair of melodic lines are a pair of STG oscillators through the tube vca again. This pair are following the Q960's exactly.
A final voice is a Q106A vco with a PWM and triangle waves selected by the SSL Segwencer module before sending them to the Empress Reverb pedal. This time a pair of sequential switch outputs from the STG Switch determine which of the four outputs from the Q960's will send a voltage to a dotcom S&H then on to a Slew Generator.
Final effects were a Behringer 3rd Dimension BBD-320, a chorus delay from the TC Electronic s D-Two and a Lexicon MX200 in hall reverb state."

Friday, November 27, 2020

Canon de Coulomb


"Two Q960 step sequencers running independent, free tempos and using the 3RD ROW CONTROL OF TIMING setting. Both are duplicating the same timing voltages and the first row pitch voltages. The second row is a little different on two steps. Of course the drift between them is obvious and I am changing the reset and skip switches as they play. The oscillators are STG and they are run into a Synthetic Sound Labs 1530 Tube VCA/Timbral Gate module for tube saturation. Then run through a Sea Devils filter and tape delay.
The bass notes are from the Dove Audio WTF vco through a Q150 transistor ladder filter in 24dB slope. The "siren call" upper sound is a pair of Q106 vco's sequenced by STG Soundlabs voltage mini stores and run through a Post Lawsuit LPF. The final signal chain is a Meris Hedra and Empress Reverb."

Thursday, October 22, 2020

VacoLoco Zira Synth (Korg DW)

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via this auction

"Built by the fabulous Paula Maddox of Dove Audio and Modal synth fame.

Great little synth, 2 Oscillators that have standard waves and also some PPG style ones, plus a sub Oscillator. 2 envelopes and a nice LFO.

The VCF and VCA is the Korg 2069 chip used in the DW range and also Paulas new MU VCF.

There were not many of these built but this is just sat feeling unloved due to lack of time.

There is no PSU or manual, however there is a full tutorial online. I lost the PSU in a house move a year ago and have not replaced so can not say it is working as I can not turn on, however it was fine before my move."

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Radio Morning


"A real time recording of the Moog Subharmonicon, EH Canyon Looper, Empress Reverb, Encore Frequency Shifter, a custom RADIO module for the 5U large format modular, Dove Audio WTF VCO, Q150 filter and Echo Fix EF-X2 tape delay.
The radio module is voltage controlled by a Q119 step sequencer from It is run into the frequency shifter and a mix of several noise and stored random voltages from the Sputnik West Coast Random Source (a Buchla Source of Uncertainty clone) is modulating the frequency center. This is then run to an STG Post Lawsuit Low Pass Filter and on to an Oakley Audio state variable filter in band pass resonant mode. I am playing the center frequency of this filter and sending the signal on to the Echo Fix tape delay. The delay is voltage controlled from a Mega Ohm Audio LFO2 module from the 5U modular with a very slow rising ramp wave. As the voltage drops off the tape delay motor sweeps back down with a wonderful gliding effect.
The Subharmonicon is clocked from another Mega Ohm Audio LFO2. The output of Sequencer 2 is sent to a Dove Audio Window Transform Function VCO and gated to a Q109 Envelope Generator as well as run through the Q150 Transistor Ladder filter by
A separate instance of the Subharmonicon was previously recorded to the Electro Harmonix Canyon pedal looper. It is faded up at the last portion to add momentum to the piece. The Empress Reverb pedal is adding some nice modulated reverb to the SubH and Canyon.
What I really enjoyed was the glorious runaway feedback of the tape echo. It was fun to balance out the moving swells at the same time as playing the sub oscillators on the SubH and Oakley filter. As I moved about the antenna of the radio varied in how strong the signal picked up the AM radio stations. This lended another modulation and random aspect to the waveforms injected into the piece. A fun exercise."

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Dove Audio MuSeq Update


"It's been a while since I did an update, have had a lot going on in my life, but things are settling slowly.
Please excuse wobbly camera and less than stellar sound as I haven't quite found the rest of my video rig."

Dove Audio MuSeq posts

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Down to the Sky


"Moog Subharmonicon, Meris Hedra, Strymon Blue Sky, Tip Top Z-DSP with Valhalla Shimmer and the large format modular 5U. All levels were automated by the Q119 and two Q960 step sequencers from An additional pair of oscillators (Dove Audio WTF and Mutable Instruments Braids) are following the timing of Seq1 and Seq2 clocks of the Subharmonicon and indexing the STG Voltage Mini Stores for pitch data. Finally a rumbling and squelchy effects patch is from a frequency shifter, random voltage sources and an Arp 4072 filter."

Saturday, August 15, 2020

D501 VCF Demo (no talking)


"A quick play around with some of the features of the Dove Audio D501 VCF which is based on the NJM2069 VCF/VCA chip.
Here the Q911 drives a moon modular quantizer into two WTFs set to sawtooths for the oscillators, fed into a mixer and into the D501.
The Q119 also clocks a quad AD/AR module (schematics in my blog) and the output of the D501 goes into the corsynth QuadVCA where a little is set to the FX capacitor with a delay before going into my desk.
No EQ and recorded straight into my ID14 and my PC.

Sorry for the blurry picture, I forgot to clean my camera lens"


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