Showing posts with label Folktek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Folktek. Show all posts

Friday, June 14, 2024

"Bagpipe Free Jazz" - Resonant Garden w/ Synesthesia CV

video upload by Folktek

"Settings shown at the end. The pdf settings sheet for this is available @"

Friday, May 24, 2024

Folktek Resonant Garden :: How to, with settings 1-2-7. Infinite Looping Reverb w/ Glitch

video upload by Folktek

"This is how to set up the Resonant Garden for an infinite looping effect, and variations on that theme.

The PDF settings diagram for this example can be found on our website @"

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Folktek Alter 1 Effects Processor, Effect 2: Notated Granular Delay + Sawtooth Wave

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"An exploration into what is possible when combining a sawtooth wave with the Folktek Alter 1 Effects Processor, Effect 2: Notated Granular Delay"

Monday, April 29, 2024

Folktek Alter 1, Effect 5: Distortion Multi-Filter

video upload by Folktek

"Playing around with an arpeggiated sequence through the Alter 1, Effect 5: Distortion Multi-Filter."

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Folktek Alter 1 Effects Processor, Effect 1: Long Delay + Sawtooth Wave

video upload by Folktek

"An exploration into what is possible when combining a sawtooth wave with the Folktek Alter 1 Effects Processor, Effect 1: Long Delay"

Friday, April 12, 2024

Folktek - Resonant Garden :: How-To Example Settings #1 - Shimmering Choir

video upload by Folktek

"This video explains how to set up the Resonant Garden from scratch to achieve a shimmering choir sound. The PDF settings diagram for this example can be found on our website @"

Monday, January 29, 2024

NAMM 2024: Folktek Resonant Garden

video upload by sonicstate

"At NAMM 2024, Sonic State had the opportunity to explore Folktek's latest creation, the Resonant Garden. Jeff demonstrated the electro-acoustic resonating instrument which boasts an intuitive design that encourages tactile interaction. Users can tap anywhere on the instrument to generate sound, and the Resonant Garden sends it through three effects processors. Each processor features seven distinct effects, providing a diverse sonic palette. The effects can be seamlessly changed by tapping on the hexagon interface, allowing for real-time experimentation.

Jeff talked to us about Folktek's recent developments, with the revelation that the company has undergone some company changes, and Resonant Garden represents a flagship product in Folktek's reintroduction to the market under new management. The instrument promises not only the revival of some classic designs but also the introduction of newer models that were previously unreleased.

Resonant Garden Price: 959 GBP"

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Folktek Mescaline eurorack modular synthesizer and sequencer

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Folktek :: Alter 1 - Effect 1 - Long Delay

video upload by Folktek

"Folktek :: Alter 1 Effect 1 - Long Delay
A Brief exploration.

Input :: Arturia Keystep -- Moog Mother-32 -- Alter"

Sunday, September 03, 2023

September 3, 2023

video upload by Richard Devine

"@folktek Dual Resonant Gardens are quite the combo! 👽"

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Coming Soon - the New Noisebug Showroom

video upload by NOISEBUG

"9/13/2023 - noisebug showroom and magic theatre will be open. Stay tuned for more info"

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Folktek Resonant Garden [jam sesh]

video upload by Folktek

"The Folktek Resonant Garden is an electro-acoustic instrument capable of producing an incredible range of sounds, from highly delicate drone/ambient moods, to full-throttle walls of glitchy, distorted, yet delicious noise. It can be used stand-alone, as shown here, or in collaboration with standard Eurorack gear. Now available at"

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Folktek ALTER X & Y Now Available

Available via Noisebug

You can find demos and additional pics in previous posts here.

Alter Y is the pedal version of Alter 2 eurorack module featuring four 1/4" jacks in addition to 1/8" as well as buffered switching that allows for trails.

Though it functions the same as other pedals, this pedal is a little different. Most pedals are made for guitars and then artists may choose to use them in different ways. We made this pedal to work with either standard ¼” jacks (for both input and output) or 1/8” (3.5mm) jacks for use with anything else. For those who like to use CV (control voltage) for any eurorack format, cv keyboard, or pedals which output cv (eg. expression or sequencing), all four of the main knobs have cv inputs (mix, x, y, filter) so you can control your knobs without touching if the desire strikes you.

These pedals accept guitar, line or eurorack levels.

The enclosure is very thick, gold plated PCB (it’s very, very tough).

Included power is standard for most pedals (2.1mm, -tip)

We wanted a broad array of effects in each X and Y pedal so each is a mashup of effects which we thought complimented one another when used together. Running X into Y or vis versa creates some powerful changes.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

FolkTek Alter X & Alter Y Effect Pedals - All the patches

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00:00 Intro

Part one
A quick run through all the algorithms the FolkTek Alter X & y
01:00 Alter X Algorithms
03:03 Alter Y Algorithms

Part Two
Long take of each algorithm with knob tweaking (without prior preparation)
04:55 Alter X 1 - long delay
11:42 Alter X 2 - tight, notated granular delay
15:00 Alter X 3 - huge plate reverb
20:03 Alter X 4 - shimmering reverb
24:14 Alter X 5 - distortion and multi-filter
27:39 Alter X 6 - pitch delay
33:15 Alter X 7 - stutter glitch

36:12 Alter Y 1 - analog delay
39:46 Alter Y 2 - reverb with infinite capture and LP + HP filters
43:13 Alter Y 3 - choral reverb
35:57 Alter Y 4 - palindrome reverse delay - backward/forward repeat
48:23 Alter Y 5 - time stretch
50:21 Alter Y 6 - pitch shift (notated semi-tones)
53:18 Alter Y 7 - time stretch glitch

55:40 outro

"This is a quick edit from an hour-long session of me going through all the presets/Algorithms of the FolkTek Alte X & Y one by one and tweaking their knobs. I made it primarily for me to be able to easily find an Algorithm. Each Algorithm/Patch is identified by the position of the light and up to this point I was counting the presses from preset 1.
Used my trusty Korg Monotribe with a simple pattern that does not change throughout the video. Had to change its output volume on one of the patches.
I am sure I will have more videos with these pedals that show more of what they can do and make use of their CV inputs. Hope you find it useful and if you have a FolkTek Alte X & Y would love to hear how you are getting on and any tips quirks to watch out for."

Sunday, June 04, 2023

Folktek Alter X & Y meets the Korg Monotribe - Techno Jam

video upload by While We Were Sleeping

"Recorded some videos covering all the alter X and Y algorithms and than had a couple of quick jams with both This was a quick post. Will edit one soon covering all the effects soon but initial impressions are that this are amazing sounding and creative boxes although the Folktek Alters build feels a little cheap.l but hopefully not an issue for a desktop effect"

Thursday, May 11, 2023

FolkTek Alter X & Alter Y first go with FolkTek Mescaline

video upload by While We Were Sleeping

"I backed the Folktek Alter Guitar pedals & desktop effects XY Indiegogo campaign more than two years ago and just received it. It was a long wait but I did not mind. I had this picture in my head of pairing it with the FolkTek Mescaline for the two years I have waited but as soon as I started playing I realised this is probably not the best approach as the Mescaline has a full and rich sound that lives less room for the Alters to express themselves. I can do with something more basic to get to experience the Alters's capabilities. I had fun just messing about it and will soon have more sensible paring that will allow me to explore it better. In this video, the Folktek Mescaline goes into the Folktek Alter Y in mono and the Y goes into the Alter X in stereo. No additional processing.

For more details on the pedals checkout the original campaign and the site."

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


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"If you're checking this out you probably know a little about it, if not here's some info from the site

These became really popular after this video of Trent Reznor using a similar instrument by Folktek [posted here] I'd say you can get the same sort of results from the Resonant Garden as Trent is getting in this video.

Disclaimer: I have used this instrument and while I thought it was very cool I didn't really understand it. From what I can tell, it works as intended, but it basically makes strange and unpredictable sounds so I can't say if it is working 'right'. I doubt it's very complex internally so if there was a problem it wouldnt take much to tweak it. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, its just that since it's basically a chaos device I can't vouch for what it's supposed to do."

Trent Reznor with Folktek's Luminist Garden

Gone Girl OST behind the scenes-Trent making a beat.

video upload by DevilDagger

"Instrument in use:"

Thursday, April 13, 2023

WWWS live with Folktek Mescaline & LepLoop Multicassa SPLITTING THE ATOM LXI

video upload by While We Were Sleeping

"I have taken two of my favourite experimental instruments the Folktek Mescaline & LepLoop Multicassa to play at the long-running event Splitting the Atom a Lost Property and Club Zygotic’s bi-monthly showcase of aural oddities, held in the strange gloom of The Green Door Store in Brighton UK.

Setup Detail
Sound sources:
* Folktek Mescaline V1 - Used for otherworldly sound textures, noise ,cosmic growls & glitchy vibes
* LepLoop Multicassa - Hartbeat and hypnotic organic rhythms
* DIY Soup tin microphone - Don’t trust any words that go through it.

Audio processing:
* Strymon Volante Magnetic Echo Machine - In looper mode. I love this pedal
* Empress Reverb - The world's greatest reverb (at least in my opinion the best I ever played)
* Chase Bliss Generation Loss MKII VHS Duplicator - a small task for a mighty pedal. It set before the reverb to create movement in the sound. Each time a kick from the Multicassa hit the reverb it caused a different reaction of the reverb.

I did not have much video footage of my set so used other acts that played on the day and from the previous event as those were both a pleasure to the ears and the eyes."

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Preview: While We Were Sleeping @ SPLITTING THE ATOM LXI - Brighton UK experimental/free/noise event

video upload by While We Were Sleeping

"A a preview of my next live set at the Green Door Store Brighton.
Its a experimental/free/noise alldayer and I am supper exited.

Going to bring two of my favourite experimental instruments:
The Multicassa from LepLoop and the Folktek Mescaline + pedals, fun boxes and a recycled can of soap.

If you are in Brighton hope you can make it.

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