Showing posts with label Erica Synths. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Erica Synths. Show all posts

Friday, March 01, 2024

Raining Friday Jam - Sequential pro 3 - Prophet 10 - Perkons HD01 - Deluge

video upload by Makis Zeg

ESK - Soundscape Improvisation

video upload by Metunar

"Soundscape improvisation in the art of an old science-fiction movie with an Erica Synths Bullfrog, Infradeep PVX-800 + GRP V22 Vocoder, Vermona Perfourmer + MXR pitch transposer and a Melbourne Instruments Nina Synthesizer. All recorded live, with soft mastering."

Thursday, February 29, 2024

The drum machine pedalboard Ep2: Monomyth and Acidbox III

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The second episode in the series which explores different pedal and routing combinations with the LXR-02 drum machine. This time it's Joyo's Darkglass Microtubes X-Ultra clone 'Monomyth' and the Erica Synths Acidbox III. Taking just a stereo pair out, the left side goes into the Monomyth, which is a bass pre-amp with EQ; and the right side goes into the Acidbox and then to the Nemesis stereo delay.

The kits on the LXR-02 have been slightly tweaked in the panning to push the more kick-like sounds to the Monomyth. They've also been programmed with the effects on, so can sound a bit odd when dry.

Four demo tracks here which mainly speak for themselves although I should mention the last demo 'Transient' is interesting in headphones where you can pick out the big effect the Acidbox has on the transients. In hindsight it may have been better not to twiddle the knobs on that one so much, but it's hard to resist that gigantic filter knob :D

The only thing added in the DAW was a brickwall limiter to catch some of the peaks, otherwise everything is as you see it.

0:00 Talk about routing and devices
1:55 Demo 1: Scratchy
2:58 Demo 2: Fat & Thin
4:40 Demo 3: Industrial
6:33 Demo 4: Transient

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Acid sketch - Sequential Pro3 + Friends

video upload by MIDI MINION

"Acid/ house? sketch i put together a couple of months back.
pro3 - main acid line
typhon - second acod line
erica db01 - main bass line
fm bass - korg opsix
sample playback and sequencing- roland mc707
drums - roland tr8s"

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

DB-01 does the DFAM

video upload by Richard DeHove

"What do you get with a full parameter randomization and an LFO modulating FM? Played in the usual way you're almost certain to get a dog's breakfast. But with some careful step arpeggiation it can start to come together in a very DFAM-like way. If you're particularly lucky you may even be able to get the equivalent of four or five progressive sections from a single pattern.

The setup is a little bit involved so if you're impatient to see whether the DFAM sound is achieved just skip to the demo chunks at the end. My favorite is the DAF demo. These were named after creating them - don't think for a moment you can decide what you want ahead of time :D As usual the Gods will deliver to you what they see fit.

The Zen delay is proving a little "smoothing" and rhythmic coherence but other wise what you see is what you get. There's no further processing. Some of the demo tracks are slightly chopped since it's very easy to wander off the path into techno-Gristle land. Visually there's a few sections where the waveform display is missing, so my apologies, in the excitement of twiddling I forgot to switch it on :(

0:00 A mild example
0:42 LFO setup
1:56 Randomizer
2:40 Arp settings
3:42 Set scale
4:25 Roll the dice!
5:45 FM LFO issue
7:11 Demo 1: Warm Featherette
8:00 Demo 2: Funky Gabber
8:34 Demo 3: Bandpassed
10:10 Demo 4: DAF
10:42 Demo 5: Noisetown

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Essential guide to the DB-01 Bassline (2024 edition)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"This guide is meant for new users and is ordered to present the information you need as you start to explore the machine. So if you've just got your machine, plug it in and follow along, and by the end of the video you'll know 95% of the functions and be happily creating, saving and tweaking patterns. The DB-01 really is an amazingly well-balanced machine that can do much more than mere basslines.

My original guide to the DB-01 was published back in 2020 and although it's one of my most popular videos it was done on a crusty camera and onboard mic. So after dozens of videos about this sturdy little machine, I thought it deserved a redo.

If, at the end, there are areas where you want more detail, there's sure to be a video about it in my DB-01 playlist. Please have a look. If not, ask in the comments, I try to answer every question.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Short Flight Through Space

video upload by John L Rice

"I was initially going to add a couple extra keyboard parts to this and maybe even several percussion tracks but the more I listened to it the more I liked it as-is! ;-)

Modules Used:
2hp: Div
4ms: WAV Recorder, Row Power 40 x 2
Circuit Abbey: Unify, Unify Input Expander
Doepfer: A-182-1 (modified)
Erica Synths: VC Clock V2
Insrtruo: QPQ, kbd
Klavis: Quadigy
Modcan: Quad LFO
Mutable Instruments: Yarns
Strymon Engineering: Magneto
Synth Tech: E102, E330 x 4
Vermona: meloDICER, MEX3 T43
Xaoc Devices: Praga"

Short live impro with Solar-42, Pulsar-23 and Ornament-8

video upload by Napotronix

"The Elta Music Solar-42 came in last Friday so had to take it for a spin :) Here it's hooked up to the Soma Synths Pulsar-23, Soma Laboratory Ornament-8 and with some external delay from the Erica Synths Zen Delay. All amazing devices!"

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Tortured DB-01 filter harmonics soothed with a Big Sky (no talk, possibly no music)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"I like melody. Looking back at when I played synth-punk live back in the day, the music then probably had too much melody. Well, I'm making up for it here. It's just playing with sweet-spot harmonics made bearable by the newly-bought Big Sky. Too nuanced? Too nerdy? Not even music? Maybe, but look at them harmonic peaks :D

In my recent post asking whether I should send back this glowing blue reverb cliche a sizable group voted for "Make some videos and we'll let you know". It's got to be some praise for the Big Sky that these droning harmonics suddenly became sweet to my ears. In fact I didn't intend to make a video about this at all. I was just booting up the new Big Sky to make sure it worked (after my sad experience of a DOA Line6 DL4), got to preset number 2, tweaked it, twiddled the DB-01's filter knob, and here we are.

So there's some hesitation in posting this since it seems incredibly obscure. Five minutes of resonant squeals? Yet I found it strangely hypnotic and satisfying. The only other filter I've come across which was even close to the Polivoks in twiddle-fun was the classic Moog ladder on my now long-departed Sub-37. It is also fun to discover separate tones with tiny filter movements. OTOH maybe it's just the Big Sky doing all the work?

Perhaps it's best to look on this as you would a dreamy session on a Lyra-8: It's not so much music as a brainwave meditation session. And that's not bad at all for a little mono bassline synth.

As usual there is absolutely no processing other than what you see: A DB-01 and the Big Sky (plus the old sci-fi samples).

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Erica Synths SYNTRX w/ New Knobs

via this auction

"Erica Synths SYNTRX purchased new about a year ago - used sparingly in my home studio. I replaced the drab MXR style knobs with very high quality Sifam collet knobs (as seen on Buchla 200e) in an EMS Synthi style color scheme. Original knobs included as well as original box and power adapter."

Wednesday, February 07, 2024


video upload by SOVAGE ENGINEERING

"Using 3 BINOMES you can make a really cool 4 tracks drum machine ! Its raw its sovage ! No treatment, direct stereo out !
More to come What is your favorite jam out of the 9?

TRACK 1: LE BINOME #1 - Standalone
Utilizing white noise from BOUCAN into its Channel 2 for kick attack.
MIX output feeding into LE BRASIER, with EG 1 modulating its distortion CV input for distorted attack, then into BAGARRE Channel 1.
TRACK 2: LE BINOME #2 - Standalone
MIX output feeding into FAILLE TEMPORELLE and TEINTE for EQ, then into BAGARRE Channel 2.
TRACK 3: LE BINOME #3 - Channel 1
With COLORED noise from BOUCAN
into Left input of BAGARRE Channel 3
TRACK 4: LE BINOME #3 - Channel 2
With ROCKET noise from BOUCAN
into Right input of BAGARRE Channel 3
LE BINOME #3 has some PINK noise
from BOUCAN in its main input
PARESSEUX serves as the primary modulation source.

03:33 3 - TECHNO HEAVY
06:28 6 - BEAT LAZY
08:04 8 - TEXTURZ
09:13 MAWR DIRTY TECHNO (-.-)"

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Erica Synths - Hexinverter Mutant Machine

video upload by Erica Synths

You might recall Erica Synths was set to resume production of Hexinverter modules.

"The Mutant Machine began as a quest to create a rich-sounding eurorack snare drum synthesis module to complement the existing Mutant Drums. The project quickly became too large and costly to justify the module being capable only of snare drum sounds. So, the decision was made to learn from the architecture of the TR-909’s snare and kick circuits, to develop a module capable of generating multiple forms of analog percussion, and various other effects. Even though it can create alien sounds, it still can deliver those classic 909 house snares and kicks if you want them. There are no microcontrollers in the Machine. The signals and waveforms are all generated by discrete components and ICs, for a distinctly analog sound, and user experience. Now redesigned by Erica Synths in collaboration with Hexinverter Electronique.

00:02 - Jam 1 / Sequenced and modulated with Black Sequencer
01:57 - Manually triggering and designing a sound
02:59 - Jam 2 / Sequenced and modulated with Black Sequencer
04:33 - Jam 3 / Triggered with Drum Sequencer (with accents)
05:58 - Self patched Mutant Machine
06:58 - Triggered with the Drum Sequencer and modulated with the Drum Modulator"

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Fissure 💔 (Hapax 2.0 // Perfourmer Mk2 + H9 + Pill // TR6S // LXR02 // JU06 + Deco v2)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"February 2024, back to the 2-Minute format! (well actually it was a 4:30 jam with a bridge, an outro with different chords etc. but had to justify a bit the name of the channel I think 😅)

This jam is built around a 10-step pattern from the Hapax sequencing the Perfourmer (through the H9 reverb and Pill ducking pedal, triggered by a GATE track from the Hapax). To make this 10-step pattern which drives the whole track sound a bit more complex, I made it play with 3 different voices of the Perfourmer (this is one of the main reasons I bought a Perfourmer a few years ago!). Hence each note is playing a voice with a different oscillator. So it's a 10-step sequence where the oscillators are being played in round robin mode each 3 notes. To make it even more spicy, I also used the Hapax's real-time RANDOMIZER MIDI effect which is transposing some notes randomly!

For the PERCUSSIVE parts, we are in a more classic mode with the main DRUMS being played by the TR-6S and the secondary DRUMS by the LXR-02 (both still sequenced by the Hapax).

And the BASS, is being played by the JU-06A through the DECO v2 pedal."

Saturday, February 03, 2024

DB-01 reunited with the Zen delay - "It's not you it's me"

video upload by

"The trusty DB-01 teamed again with the Zen delay. What you see is what you hear - there's no other sound processing of the music, not even a final limiter. Nor is there any volume tweaking of different parts. It was all recorded in one pass although it was cut down from about 5 minutes to three. The vocal samples are from a 1958 sci-fi movie 'The Day the Sky Exploded' about a swarm of asteroids threatening the Earth and the world uniting to destroy them.

The silly title 'It's not you it's me' refers to me having bought the Zen delay for the third time - a new record in the cycle of GAS and regret. But I'm reasonably confident I've finally accepted what I don't like about the Zen and the fact that I will never find the perfect delay - the 'Zen' name adding a final dollop of irony to the whole thing.

The re-buy was also helped along by the sad story of my new 'blackout' Line6 DL-4 delay. Imported it from Thomann in Germany and it was dead on arrival. Well, not quite dead, it would work for anywhere between 30 seconds and two minutes and then freeze. A shame because it sounded pretty good from the little previews I managed to hear.

You may notice I added another cable to the DB-01 rear from the clock out to the gate in. It adds little sixteenth note clicks. The waveform displays the interesting left-right variation created by the Zen.

In other news, it may be time to create a DB-01 'masters' school. Your rank will be determined by how much text from your interface has been rubbed away. At least with my two machines I can tell which one I bought first.

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
My website:"

Beasty commisson synth

video upload by Love Hultén


Binson Echorec

My inspiration for this one was the beautiful Syn-ket(1963)

Also see the ATOM-IC SYNTH by Love Hultén

Thursday, February 01, 2024

BUCHLA and Friends 2024: Erica Synths Perkons Sounds Only

video upload by sonicstate

"The Erica Synths Perkons HD-01 is Erica Synths' Drum machine - MATTHS reviewed it for SonicLAB when it came out. [posted here]

At the Buchla & Friends event just up the road from NAMM, Jim Heywood from @EarmonkeyMusic spent some time with it to get us a sounds only video.

Erica Synths Perkons HD-01 is available again in March priced at €1700 and can be pre-ordered directly from Erica Synths"

Sunday, January 28, 2024

"I'll Have The Kebab, Please!" - Arabic Themed Adventure

video upload by

"This piece came about from the Hardware Jams Facebook Group's pretty epic challenge this week, which was:

'Good night out, just got back from that your favourite music gig. You're in the kebaby drooling over that spit of Donner meat (chicken or falafel options available), contemplating if you're pissed/stupid/both enough to steal that spit of meat/falafel and run it home and a song comes on the radio that stops you. Make that song!'

I used the Ableton Push 3, some samples sourced from Loopcloud, the Erica Synths Perkons drum machine and the Roland TR8s drum machine to create this.

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!

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Saturday, January 20, 2024


video upload by Lido Pigeon

"Making a mini modular drum machine with the @EricaSynths @MoritzKlein0 EDU Kick and Hats, @2hpmodular913 snare, @tonalaxis LK delay, @busycircuits Pam's Pro, Mutable Grids and Music Thing Twin Drive@tonalaxis"

Friday, January 19, 2024

How much drum machine do you need? Perkons vs the LXR-02

video upload by

"To everyone who comments on my videos, sincere thanks. Comments are one of the best things about making videos. If I can use an Australian analogy, my brain is the giant flock of sheep and comments are the cattle dogs barking and nipping to keep me on track. Which is to say that this comparison video of Perkons vs the LXR-02 came from ideas in a comment thread. At first I hesitated since it seemed like an irrelevant and unfair comparison. But the comments reminded me that these are the decisions we face all the time? Will machine X satisfy or should I try for something bigger and better?

As soon as I bought Perkons I sold my old LXR-02 thinking it was redundant. Why would I bother with such a pipsqueak when the Great Blue-Green Master had arrived? But regret soon set in and the LXR-02 returned. Why? Well, that's really the essence of this somewhat chaotic comparison. It's not an analysis of kick and snare drum frequencies, rolloff curves, or about particular waveforms. I'm not trying for lab test answers. This is a collection of critical impressions of both machines, looking at some of the fundamental differences in how they're played and programmed. I hope will be of some use and interest to you.

0:00 The Big Five
0:41 Perkons is big
1:51 Analog vs digital
3:00 The interfaces
3:43 LFO modulation
8:00 Buttons
8:58 Mono vs stereo
11:05 Core sounds
17:01 Parameter locks
22:56 Pitchmod curse
24:09 Drones
25:07 More about knobs
26:26 Envelopes
28:51 Filter knob
32:42 Firmware
38:00 Conclusions

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
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My website:"

Thursday, January 18, 2024

"One Love" - Very Laid Back Dub Techno ❤️

video upload by

"One Love means universal love and respect expressed for all people regardless of race, creed or color. One love is an expression of unity and inclusion.

Chillin' and Dubbin with the Polyend Tracker Mini and samples from my "Dub Spectrum" sound bank.

I've also loaded extra samples from the bank into a couple of Erica Synths Drum Sample modules so I could use my favorite Erica Synths filters on them live, and added the Erica Synths Perkons drum machine into the track as well. (Yes, I am an Erica Synths fanboy if you couldn't tell... Hahaha)

Check out the "Dub Spectrum" sound bank here if you need some fresh new Dub Techno sounds:

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!

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