Showing posts with label Free State FX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free State FX. Show all posts

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Taking This Little 5U Modular Synth For A Spin

video upload by John L Rice

"While intended for processing external sounds this little synth can make great sounds all by itself! The modules are from left to right:

STG Soundlabs - Envelope
Modcan - Digital Delay 59B
Encore Electronics - Universal Event Generator (UEG)
Modcan - Envelope Follower 45B
Free State FX - Supra Resonator (Mutable Instruments - Rings)"

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

2/6/24 SSL 1660 The Matrix (x2) + Free State FX 103 LPG + STG MooSonics Vanilla Envelope + CXM 1978

video upload by Cfpp0

"Recently found a used Free State FX (FSFX) 103 Lopass Gate, so this is a first try, using the STG MooSonics Vanilla Envelope module to fire the LPG. One SSL 1660 goes into the LPG (the left SSL 1660, playing the bass line) and the other goes into the VCA on the Vanilla Envelope (the right SSL 1660, playing the higher, pluckier layer). So the same envelope affects both the LPG and VCA, but pretty differently. Vactrol!"

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Monster Man - Forbidden Places, Forbidden Friends

video upload by John L Rice

"A quick synthesizer doodle with video collage.

Modular Synth:
SSL - Scat-Talker
Modcan - Touch Sequencer 72B
Free State FX - Supra Resonator

Expressive E - Osmose
Roland - A-88, Integra7
Strymon - BigSky, Timeline
Lexicon - MX400
Allen & Heath - Mix Wizard 20S
Tascam - SD-20M

#modularsynth #electronicmusic #experimentalmusic"

Sunday, January 07, 2024

JLR's Modular Synthesizers - System Breakdown #8 -

video upload by John L Rice

John L Rice System Breakdown posts

"This is my eighth video breakdown/rundown, this time for my custom folding 5U system. Please subscribe to my channel and click the 'bell' button to be notified when I post new videos! (because as you may know, I post inconsistently and change the schedule at random! 😒😊)

0:00 Beginning
0:20 Introduction
1:14 Contents Rundown
4:26 Module and System Modifications
14:17 Shirt
14:52 Gig Bag and Additional Power Supply Talk
17:12 Final Words
17:42 Demo 1 - Simple Drone
18:49 Demo 2 - Four Voice Polyphonic
20:55 Demo 3 - Two Voice Polyphonic
22:10 Demo 4 - Percussive Rhythms
24:04 Demo 5 - Simple Sequence
28:03 Demo 6 - Another Drone
31:55 Demo 7 - The Final Noodle
35:20 End

List of the modules in this system:
Martin Jan Koehler - Tidal Modulator
Grove Audio - GMS-742 MIDI To CV, GMS-714 Quad VCA
Soundtronics/M2Synth - Sequencer 192
Synthetic Soundlabs - 1600 YuSynth Triple Clock Divider, 1660 The Matrix Algorithmic Composer
Free State FX - Digital Utilities, Dual Trigger Processor x 2
Noise Engineering - Basimilus Iteritas Magnus (or Dove Audio WTF VCO)
Moon Modular - 501D Dual VCO x2, 501M Oscillator Mixer x 2
Happy Nerding - Fun VCF x 2

You can see details of the modules on my ModularGrid page:

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, subscribing, and commenting! 🥳 If you found the content of this video helpful, interesting, or entertaining, please consider showing your support so I can stay stocked up on coffee and cookies. 😋"

Monday, December 11, 2023

Yes, He Lied, Just One More Test Of This Folding Modular Synth!

video upload by John L Rice

"The only sound source is the Dove Audio WTF oscillator and it’s being controlled by an SSL The Matrix sequencer, SSL Clock Divider, Free State FX Digital Utilities, and Martin Jan Koehler Tidal Modulator. The two outputs of the WTF each go to voicing patch consisting of a Happy Nerding Fun VCF, Free State FX Dual Trigger Processor, and one channel of a Grove Audio G714 Quad VCA. Reverb is from the Yamaha MG10XU mixing board."

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Modular Synth Test - 12/01/2023

video upload by John L Rice

"Same as last time: modules featured are from Martin Jan Koehler, Synthetic Sound Labs, Noise Engineering, Free State FX, Moon Modular, Happy Nerding, Grove Audio, cases from, and Tendrils Cables. #modularsynth #electronicmusic #5UModular"

Friday, December 01, 2023

Folding 5U Modular Synth Is Fully Powered Again!

video upload by John L Rice

"Modules featured are from Synthetic Sound Labs, Martin Jan Koehler, Noise Engineering, Free State FX, Moon Modular, Happy Nerding, Grove Audio, cases from, and Tendrils Cables. #modularsynth #electronicmusic #5UModular"

Thursday, November 02, 2023

Ornament And Crime: That slew is not a bug, it’s a feature! ;-)

video upload by John L Rice

"I got this Free State FX 5U version of the versatile Ornament And Crime module and while everything seems to work, the fourth output has a slew/lag/portamento to it! Doesn’t matter what app or CV input is used. Could it be a calibration issue? I’m thinking that maybe a wrong value capacitor got accidentally placed in the channel 4 output circuit? I actually like the effect a lot but wish it could be turned on and off and be timing adjustable for all channels! 😅 #modularsynth #electronicmusic #modularsynthesizer"

Saturday, August 12, 2023

A Quick Little Ditty With Custom Folding Modular Synth

video upload by John L Rice

Soundtronics Sequencer 192
Synthetic Soundlabs The Matrix, Quad LFO, Clock Divider
Moon Modular 565 quantizer, 501d VCOs,
Happy Nerding Fun VCFs,
Free State FX Dual Trigger Processors
Grove Audio quad VCA customized Box11 cases
Tendrils Cables

Monday, December 12, 2022

A Quick Crunchy Lament For The Closing Of Mutable Instruments

video upload by John L Rice

"A quick iPhone recording of this small 5U system that has some MI clones in it. Emilie’s brilliant designs will live on and we wish her well as she moves on to new ventures and adventures!

Mutable Instruments clones in this system:
Plaits by Chrutil
Plaits by Martin Jan Koehler
Peaks by Free State FX"


Also see Mutable Instruments Tribute Jam... from Cables For Clouds posted back in May when the news of Mutable Instruments shutting down was first mentioned. The Mutable Instruments website has recently been updated with the following:

"The production of all modules has halted and Mutable Instruments will permanently shut down in December 2022.

You can still contact us for support and repairs until June 2023."

Mutable Insturments just recently announced an update for Plaits. See Patchwerks recent demo here.

This is the 1947th post to get the Mutable Instruments lable.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

FSFX 5U Eventide DDL Module

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via this auction

"This is an MU port of the Euro modular Eventide DDL digital delay. The conversion was done by FSFX, who specialize in converting these. The original module was used but the FSFX faceplate and associated connections are essentially brand new as I've realized it's not what I need."

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Custom MU Module - EQD Hizumitas / Elk Sustainar / Big Muff Pi

video upload by freestatefx

"Quick sound demo of a famous fuzz ported over to MU. Considering a small limited edition run. Sounds too good not to make more IMO. Please let us know what you think!"

Monday, February 21, 2022

Aries Modular Synthesizer and FSFX Granular Audio Processor

video upload by Ramón Amezcua

SC Drumtraks Drum Machine and SE Engine Sequencer

video upload by Ramón Amezcua

SC Drumtraks Drum Machine
SE Engine Sequencer
FSFX Granular Audio Processor

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Noisebug - Analog Drum System

video upload by NOISEBUG

"This Noisebug exclusive system us a fully analog voiced drum machine with onboard sequencing and mixing. The possibilities of what this simple drum machine can do are truly endless as you can see in this demo. The patch stayed the same throughout this video to show the variety of sounds that can be created from one single patch."


"The Analog Drum System voices are fully analog, offering a classic sounding drum machine in the 5U format. This system is a self-contained plug and play drum machine that can operate on completely on it's own or integrate into a larger system to add a full percussion section to your studio. The system can be clocked externally allowing it to blend seamlessly into any setup.

System Modules

Free State FX - FSFX110 Topographic Drum Sequencer

Corsynth - DR-01 Bass Drum

Corsynth - DR-02 Snare Drum

Corsynth - DR-03 Hi-hats

Corsynth - C111 Multimode Contour Generator

Moon - 526 Reversible Mixer

Moon - M500-T10 Case"

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

JLR's Modular Synthesizers - System Breakdown #2 -

video upload by John L Rice

JLR's Modular Synthesizers System Breakdown posts

"This is the second video breakdown/rundown for one of my modular synth systems, this time a small 5U one. Next time I'll do one of my Euroracck systems.

0:00 Beginning
0:19 Introduction
0:32 Modules and Modifications Overview
6:26 Modification Details
9:33 Miscellaneous Items and Final Words
11:30 Wrong Side Of The Jacks
12:02 It's A Jaaaack Celebration
13:09 Jack Frost Patching With His Toes
14:50 Release The JACKEN!
16:14 Your Jack-Jokes Have Become Tiresome
20:10 End

List of the modules in this system:
Moon Modular - 526 Reversible Mixer
YuSynth - Quadrature LFO
FreeState FX - 116 Dual Trigger Processor
Chrutil - MU version of Plaits Macro Oscillator
Martin Jan Koehler - Macro Oscillator based on Plaits - Q171 Quantizer Bank - Q172 Quantizer Aid - Q157 SH++ Utilities
Synthetic Sound Labs - Mini Sequencer II Model 1651

You can see details of the modules on my ModularGrid page:

Also part of the system: - Box11 Case - Right Angle 'A' Series Patch Cables
Gator Cases - padded utility bag model G-MULTIFX-2411
TC Electronic - Hall Of Fame, Flashback, and MojoMojo pedals
Analog Craftsman - acBUS power distribution board

Check out Aaron Kraten's wonderful artwork at

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, subscribing, and commenting! 🥳 Please consider "buying me a coffee" if you found the content of this video helpful, interesting, or entertaining."

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Noisebug - Digital Drum System

video by NOISEBUG

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"

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Topographic Drum Sequencer (GRIDS) 5U demo (+ Tanzmaus fill)


"A percussion-based demo using GRIDS along with a couple of extra sounds via an external drum machine."

Friday, January 01, 2021

Grooving the GRID


"My first performance video featuring the Topographic Drum Sequencer by FreestateFX (GRIDS adaptation for 5U). The main trigger outlet for the sequencer is the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Magnus. This performance also features the Acidlab DRUMATIX (606 clone)."

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