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Showing posts with label Fairfield Circuitry. Show all posts

Friday, February 23, 2024

Writing space; Reading time πŸ“ΊProphet 10 Ambient & pedals

video upload by Postmodern Machine

"🌿It would mean so much if you follow me on Bandcamp!🌱
This track can be purchased on bandcamp!

A journey into nothingness. In August I performed two jams with the Sequential Prophet 10, Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water, Catalinbread Belle Epoch, and Chase Bliss CXM-1978. One was improvisational and the other sequenced. This is the improvisational piece, which feels spacious and contemplative. 🌌

I used this pedal setup for some gigs this fall, with my new friend David Lacalamita. I swapped the bulkier P10 for the OB6, with it's onboard effects, seq/arp and other features. The improvisations turned out pretty awesome. ⛅

I hope you enjoy the broad journey of this piece πŸŒ„

David Lacalamita:"

Saturday, January 13, 2024

The drum machine pedalboard Ep1: Roger That & Future Factory

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The first episode in a new series which will explore different pedal and routing combinations with the LXR-02 drum machine. First up are two Roger That pedals from Fairfield Circuitry (for left-right stereo), a Boss GEB-7 EQ and the Future Factory stereo delay from Free the Tone. Some might recognise the pedal setup from my last video with the DB-01. I liked the stereo effect so much it seemed a shame not to swap out the DB-01 for the LXR-02 and give it a test.

0:00 Intro (the only talking)
1:12 Tippy Tap
2:34 Grinder
4:09 Industry Anthem
5:32 King Pong
7:11 Ping Kong
8:49 Rubberman
9:36 Bass Poker
10:41 Modem Dancer

All ideas for the series on combinations, routings or types of patterns are very welcome.

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Two "Roger That" pedals & the joy of dirty bass in stereo (no talk)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Any discussion about an interesting mono pedal will eventually devolve to: 'If only pedal X was in stereo'. To which some production savant will quickly reply "Just buy two!". Can it really be so simple?

Here we have a DB-01 running through the most excellent Boss GEB-7 bass EQ, then into a simple line splitter for the left and right "Roger That" pedals from Fairfield Circuitry, and finally into the Future Factory stereo delay from Free the Tone. No DAW audio processing.

There are 10 short audio examples. Each to their own but I'm now a convert to dirty stereo bass. Even when the two units are closely matched there are differences which no mono-only modulation can give.
Next time I'll try the two Rogers on some drums :)

0:00 Machine bass
1:22 Acid runner
2:33 Doom keys
3:37 Industrial drone
4:11 Fuzzy square
6:34 Poker echo
7:02 Sharpy arp
7:42 Two step
8:40 Fully rogered
9:12 The Scraper

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
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Saturday, December 09, 2023

Ambient and fuzz sounds with Yamaha YC-25D and effects pedals

video upload by Benjamin Dehli

"Yamaha YC-25D combo organ with Shallow Water from@FairfieldCircuitry, PLASMA Pedal and LIGHT Pedal from@GamechangerAudio and CXM 1978 from @ChaseBlissAudio and @MerisUs.

- Yamaha YC-25D

- Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water
- Gamechanger Audio PLASMA Pedal
- Gamechanger Audio LIGHT Pedal.
- Chase Bliss Audio & Meris CXM 1978

00:00 Evolving Pad
04:13 Ambient Fuzz Bass
05:25 Fuzz Bass
06:44 Ambient Lead
09:47 Ambient Lead and Bass 1
11:34 Ambient Lead and Bass 2
12:58 Ambient Bass
14:09 Ambient Chords and Bass
15:58 Ambient Lead, Chords and Bass
18:11 Broken Fuzz Blues


Sunday, November 26, 2023

Luminous Trilogy & A CATALOGUE OF FM MATERIALS by Element433 ( a.k.a. Pere Villez)

via Element433 (Pere Villez)

"When I made the popular YouTube series 'FM Catalogue of Materials', many viewers commented that they would love to see some more of the 'music tech as cinema' style created in the videos.

My new project 'Luminous Trilogy' release, does exactly that. In part 1 'WTD', synths and synth technical diagrams, together with Pure Data/Max patches, become casual parts of the film's environment, which is set in an alt near future. Part 1 was realised with analogue modular, whereas Part 2 "Breath" was scored using binaural audio, VCV rack and live Indian tablas. Part 3 'Contrails' uses physical models, Samplicity's Berlin Studios and vintage FM hardware."

Update: Element433 has made the VCV patch and assets used in the film "Breath" below a free download. You can find instructions on downloading the patch and setting it up here:

Luminous Trilogy

video uploads by Element433 ( a.k.a. Pere Villez)

"Three music shorts around the theme of light, from incandescent urban folklore set in the near future, electric neon glowing medussae to impossible skies, all to the sound of dark ambient and techno-world music"


Walking The Dulzaina - Luminous Trilogy - Part 1
Walking The Dulzaina is an edited one-shot music film which details the manic walkthrough time-lapse of an imaginary synthesised dulzaina (Spanish folkloric instrument) being taken for a walk through the "Las Vegas" like dressed streets of a small village festive celebration set somewhere in the near future.

The visuals are nods to the Bladerunner, Lynch, Weirdcore and Kubrick where the glow of transparent neon CRTs, display technical diagrams with a music technology theme. Some suddenly slide up from the ground, while others cross from one side of the street to another.

The music is inspired by minimalism, industrial techno synth-folk where Steve Reich and Techno meet Raymond Scott and 1960's BBC radiophonic.

Musical Equipment Detail:

Intro: Moog Subharmonicon through Fairfield Randy's Revenge ring modular - into two crunchy Elby Systems stereo valve preamps and out into a stereo pair of Doepfer A-199 spring tanks).

Dulzainas: Buchla Easel Command sometimes untreated and sometimes solo through a J.H. 'Son of a Storm Tide' stereo analogue studio flanger (built by Van Daal Electronics (second dulzainas and very low transition whoooses). Buchla and Subharmonicon sync locked and clock divided by Ornaments and Crime clock divider.

Final wormhole sequence: Subharmonicon through stereo A-199 Doepfer spring reverbs and Paulstretched.

This work is not sponsored by any the manufacturers mentioned. They are personally purchased pieces of equipment.


Friday, November 10, 2023

Perfect Circuit Artist Picks: Best Music Gear of 2023 Part 1

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Part 2 here

"2023 is soon drawing to a close—so, we're taking a look back at the year, and taking account of all of the weird and wonderful instruments that gave us some inspiration this year. Synthesizers, drum machines, and Eurorack modules to samplers and effects, this year had no shortage of inspiring instruments.

So, we reached out to some of our friends and content creators to fill us in on their year, asking one simple question: what was the coolest piece of gear you got this year? For some, that meant brand new releases, but for others, it meant sitting down and digging into classic instruments.

In this video, we hear from:
0:00 Mylarmelodies on the Nord Micro Modular
4:14 Sarah Belle Reid on the Fairfield Circuitry Roger That
8:07 Molten Music Tech on the Blukać Endless Processor
14:04 Liam Killen on the OXI One
17:24 Oora on the Meris MercuryX

Read more about all of this gear on our blog, Signal:"

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

7/18/23 Roland 104 (for sale) sequences UH-lectronics telephone synth + Fairfield Circuitry + D-TWO

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video upload by Cfpp0

"Fairfield Circuitry’s Unpleasant Surprise pedal eats a telephone-cum-synthesizer created by UH-lectronics, which is being sequenced by a Roland 104 sequencer from the legendary System 100. Some T.C. Electronics D-TWO too. The 104 sequencer was refurbished in 2020 by the very meticulous Tone Tweakers in NYC, which is reflected in the price at Christopher’s Boutique 489 on Reverb where it is for sale." Link below.

Update: two more videos:

7/18/23 Roland 104 sequences Metasonix RK-7 (x2), R-54 (x2), R-53, RK-2 + CXM 1978

7/18/23 Swamp Blues: Roland 104 sequences Metasonix (R-52 is a creature) + CXM 1978

via this auction

"Ergonomics are not just for the elderly! If all that Eurorack wiggling and tweaking is giving you arthritis, get yourself a vintage sequencer with big knobs made for a human hand, but fitted with with the ubiquitous 3.5mm output and input jacks.

This 104 sequencer was created as part of Roland’s classic System 100, but it is very useful with other synthesizers. I have used it on Roland’s SH 101, but mostly on Roland’s System 100m. The 104 and the 100m get along very well.

The 104 produces CV and gate, has an internal clock, and can be externally stepped. Two CV channels. Series outputs and parallel outputs. 2.5v, 5v, 10v selectable per channel. CV in on the clock! End pulse output. Plus the Step button—handy for getting your sequence to the right step before starting up the master clock, or for punching in 1/8th notes when you overdub on a song you recorded to tape, but the tape stretched and you can’t clock the sequence you wanna drop so you go manual and tap that step button.

This 104 has been fully serviced by Tone Tweakers. They call it “future-proofing” but their servicing really means it works and is dependable because they fix anything wrong with it and preemptively replace parts known to fail."

Thursday, March 23, 2023

How to make guitar feedback - on a synth

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Who doesn't like a bit of guitar feedback squeal? A great sound which has no easy synth equivalent. Yet maybe here we come close. An Erica Synths DB-01 goes to an EHX Oceans 11 reverb which gives the required feedback starter sound, which is then torn up and given bite by a Fairfield Circuitry Roger That, and at the end for a different flavor, a Dark Glass B3K. With some careful twiddlings the ear-splitting awfulness is quite playable and ready for friends, family to enjoy.

0:00 Guitar examples
0:40 Synthy things
2:05 Reverb starter
2:48 Feedback squeal
4:20 Ear killing highs
4:50 Darker & dirtier
7:20 B3K playable filth

Guitar clips at the start are from the Dead Kennedys and The Partisans.

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

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Transforming Any Sound with the Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water Pedal | KadDemo #9

video upload by KadiMusic

"Let's have a look at the versatile sound of the Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water Pedal, a unique guitar pedal that I recently purchased and have been experimenting with. Known for its ethereal modulated delay effects, this pedal seems interesting for sound transformation and experimental music production.

We'll be looking at the Shallow Water Pedal with various instruments including the #ProphetRev2, the xylophone and tongue drum to hear how it can transform any sound into something unexpected. With its lo-fi sound, in my opinion this pedal adds an interesting touch of melancholic nostalgia to the music.

Also check the #Wavesfactory #Cassette plugin. You can download the demo version.
From what I was able to test lately it seems pretty interesting at an affordable price. Link below.


00:00 Intro and quick unboxing
00:47 The pedal
01:12 Prophet Rev2 Pads
02:41 Prophet Rev2 Synth Organ
03:29 Moog Mother32 Baseline
05:27 Xylophone
06:52 Tongue Drum
08:20 Conclusion and thoughts

Thank you for watching, and I hope you find this video helpful in your music production journey."

Friday, February 17, 2023

KadImprov #20 | ProphetRev2 | Mother32 | Fairfield Circuitry Shallow water | Ambient

video upload by KadiMusic

"Title: 'Pensive State'

I recently bought the Fairfield Circuitry #ShallowWater pedal and this was the perfect opportunity to experiment with it. For this one I wanted to bring a dynamic element with the arpeggio on the #Mother32. While keeping some simple chords on the #ProphetRev2 passing through the pedal.

Let me know what you think about it. Do you hear the pedal's effect?
I’ll share more about the Shallow Water pedal in my next demo. Stay tuned.

Thank you so much for watching. Have a great weekend πŸ‘‹

#Moog #Mother32:
#Valhalla #Supermassive for the reverb:

Friday, February 03, 2023

Fairfield Circuitry Roger That - probing for sounds on synth (no talk)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Not many pedals are designed to be played. Usually you just dial in a sound and then play or tweak something else. The Fairfield Circuitry 'Roger That' wants to be tweaked. Its controls can be very sensitive for something so brutal. Here I don't try to give a "showcase" of sound but more a feeling of what it's like to tweak the pedal. Sometimes tiny movements give drastic changes, other times you sweep a knob and nothing much happens. I was initially very excited for the CV input but it often seemed to have little effect. OTOH an external LFO (or perhaps Schlappi Engineering's similarly conceived Interstellar Radio) would probably be a much better CV source.

There's no nice stuff here, it's all grinding tones and noise and it gets worse (better?) as it goes along until it ends with a Throbbing Gristle style tribute. But I like the Roger That. It's hardcore distortion generated in a new way and without the high noisefloor which usually comes with traditional distortion. Good raw material for sampling and looping. Roger That was bought by me with my own money at full price. Fairfield did include a handwritten postcard though so that was nice.

And by the way, you know the (British) slang meaning of "Roger That" don't you? :D

0:00 Mild tweaking
2:15 With CV
3:10 Slow sequence
3:56 FM drone
5:45 Robot gas
7:51 Slow sequence 2
9:16 Random awfulness
11:20 Gristle time

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

Monday, January 30, 2023

6 ways you can use the Hors D'Oeuvre by Fairfield Circuitry w/ Synthesizers & Drum Machines

video upload by Stazma

00:00 Intro
01:47 The input color w/ MC-202
03:00 Why did I bought this pedal? w/ Snazzy FX Wow & Flutter
06:02 Adding stuff in the feedback loop w/ Special Cranker
09:05 Feedback is your friend
13:00 Parallel distortion on Drum Machine w/ Kulk Grizzly & System80 880
15:17 Feedback as ducking drone bass
17:18 Turn Chorus into Flanger w/ Polyend Tracker SE & Bass DC-2w
19:31 Same thing with wavetable synth sounds
22:06 The noisy pedal band improvisation
24:41 Home made Space Echo part.1 w/ Moog MF-101, TC Echobrain & Light Pedal
29:42 Home made Space Echo part.1 aka signal flow matter
32:00 Some other uses for your Hors D'Oeuvre
33:00 Why I love this thing and end talk

Thursday, January 05, 2023

How your synth would sound in the post-apocalypse [Fairfield Circuitry Roger That]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Fairfield Circuitry sent me their new pedal, Roger That to check out, and it's really......something. After the initial shock and urge to burry it in my backyard wore off, I started to think of actual ways I could tame it. The results were surprising (hint: a Moog Matriarch always helps).

FREE Basics of Synthesis Workshop:

0:00 - initial excitement/surprise
0:50 - oh ok
1:48 - feature explanation and raw sounds
6:37 - today's setup
8:48 - taming it with Matriarch
10:38 - arps with bad reception
12:57 - stereo filter sweeps with bad reception
13:53 - pad swells with....well, you know"

Fairfield Circuitry Roger That

video upload by Matt Lowery

"An exploration of Fairfield Circuitry's newest release: Roger That. Roger That is a crazy little modulator/demodulator pedal that can be subtle or can tear a hole in the fabric of the universe.

HEALTH DISCLAIMER: This demo gets pretty loud and will expose you to some intense upper-spectrum audio. Please listen at a safe and reasonable volume and take breaks if needed."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

"Fully embracing sputtery and bizarre artifacts, Fairfield Circuitry's Roger That is a distortion pedal inspired by FM radio transmitters and receivers—and all of the noise that comes along with them. The core of Roger That is a simple JFET preamp, but by then including an FM modulator and demodulator circuit, the pedal becomes an interactive sonic playground with a wide range of sounds to be uncovered in every corner. The basic controls include Dry and Wet levels, Drive for the preamp circuit, and a Tune control for dialing in the FM character. Roger That is highly responsive to audio input, so different sources will yield very different results. For more variety you can explore Shift to destablize the tracking of Tune, select between two different Tuning ranges via the R switch, or apply a bandpass filter with F. Tune also features a CV input to be externally controlled by modular synthesizers or other control voltage sources. Get into the noisier side of life with Fairfield's Roger That.


Distortion pedal inspired by FM radio
Dry and Wet signal level controls
Drive for JFET preamp
Tune control sweeps through frequencies of internal FM modulator/demodulator scheme
Shift modifies the accuracy of tuning
Extended Tune range available via R switch
Voice filter applied with F—bandpass filter from 300Hz-3kHz
CV input for Tune"

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Autumn Dusk / Featuring Novation Peak / Ambient Music

video upload by Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

"Recording Date : 9.30.2022
Sounds and Movie by Takeyuki Hakozaki

Novation Peak
Oto BAM, Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water, Chase Bliss Audio Habit.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Sequential Prophet 10 Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water & Meet Maude

video upload by crime_wav corp

Saturday, July 16, 2022

🌍Brittany Spheres 🌐 - Juno 60 / Shallow Water / CXM 1978

video upload by Postmodern Machine

"Hi 🌊

I'm jamming with the Chase Bliss/Meris CXM 1978 & Fairfield Shallow Water while bringing some of my tools out into the light of day for a dust off. 🌀 These pedals are fairly new to me and I'm liking them so far. What do you think? 🌿

The mighty Juno 60 is patched into the Shallow Water in mono, then straight into the CXM and then to my Fuji X-T30 which is recording both the audio and video.

I'm using the arp on the Juno to keep my hands more free for tweaking.

This is mixed in reaper through my standard mixbus and a small amount of additional compression/eq/saturation was added.

πŸ“Ί Check out my current music releases πŸŒ—

Roland Juno 60 / Fairfield Shallow Water / Chase Bliss - Meris CXM 1978 / Fuji X-T30 / Reaper / Kush Audio"

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

M.A.S.F POSSESSED, Shallow Water and Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha


Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water

4ms Company Spherical Wavetable Navigator

Otomachines BAM

Monday, January 24, 2022

Vermona Perfourmer MK2 with (iOS) Fugue Machine and Other Desert Cities

video upload by Thoow

"This is one patch I wanted to setup months before I finally got hold of a Vermona Perfourmer: I use the beautiful Fugue Machine to play a very easy sequence. Each playhead feeds one of the four Midi channels of the perfourmer. The audio is recorded into Ableton, where I add the Other Desert Cities plugin by Audiodamage with the Sky Valley Granular Delay algorithms for some additional granular pitch-shifting chaos."

Vermona Perfourmer MK2, Dr. Chaos and lots of reverb & delay

"My first contribution to this years Jamuary challenge. Todays topic is 'A jam that transports you to another world'. The only instrument used is the Vermona Perfourmer MK2. Sequenced from Ableton Live, using the Dr. Chaos module from the probabilty pack.

Lots of reverb delay and all the other good stuff added for further pleasure. Enjoy."

Vermona Perfourmer MK2 with Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water

"First performance with my new Vermona Perfourmer. This is the first device, that I immediately felt very comfortable with. Such a joy to play and wiggle all the knobs. For this take I send one of the VCOs directly through the Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water pedal to add some additional warmth and motion. The piece is sequenced from Ableton live and multi track recorded. I added some additional effects via VSTs."

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Pedals We Love : Fairfield Circuitry's ~900 Four Knob Fuzz (on 808 Drum Machine & Strandberg Guitar)

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"On today's episode of Pedals We Love the Pals take a look at the @FairfieldCircuitry ~900 Four Knob Fuzz, (that's pronounced "about nine-hundred")

It's a ferocious distortion with a character like no other, so take a quick listen and check out our full write up below!

Read our full coverage on the ~900 here :"

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Hors d'Oeuvre serves up the dirtiest DB-01 (no talking)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The Fairfield Circuitry Hors d'Oeuvre pedal is a feedback device. It will act as a sort of distortion by itself but where it shines is with another pedal in its send and return loop. Here I have an MXR Phase-95 followed by a Vahlbruch delay in the loop. The DB-01 is initially running through the Boss GEB-7 EQ pedal, then into the Hors d'Oeuvre.

There are no other effects or processing other than a limiter on the output and a little volume balancing to avoid anyone having to ride the volume knob. The Hors d'Oeuvre is quite sensitive and small adjustments in feedback or phase position can make a big difference to the sound.

I teamed the Hors d'Oeuvre with a couple of other pedals but it definitely seemed to work better with analog devices. For example, a cheap digital reverb I tried gave nothing but painful squeals.

0:00 Dry
0:05 Engaged
0:37 Noodlings
2:00 Squeals
2:18 Delay
4:00 Drone
4:32 Pattern 2
4:55 Keyboard mode

All the devices shown were bought by me at full price.
My site:
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