MATRIXSYNTH: Ginko Synthese

Showing posts with label Ginko Synthese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ginko Synthese. Show all posts

Friday, October 06, 2023

Modular Day Barcelona #10 - 2023

video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar."

0:25 Xor Electronics
20:26 Making Sound Machines
36:06 Tesseract
51:56 AVID
1:11:47 Body Synths
1:26:27 Jolin Lab
1:39:38 Jonaralogue
2:04:42 Ginko Synthese
2:30:03 Befaco

Modular Day Barcelona #10 Concerts
video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar.

We are thrilled to present these artists and friends of our event."

7:00 - Preassure: Ambre Laparra Blumenfeld and Marlène Jöbstl
34:06 (Intermission)
40:33 - Hara
1:07:41 (Intermission)
1:20:59 - Thëm
1:58:38 (Intermission)
2:11:22 - f.l.i.t.d
2:48:17 (Intermission)
2:55:24 - Espinoza Espinoza

Modular Day Barcelona 2023 after party - HRTL

video upload by Befacosynth

"There are few in the Czech electronic music culture with a background as storied as HRTL, the performing alias of Prague-based synthesiser musician Leoš Hort. Iconically performing from the centre of the dancefloor, HRTL is a force of the wildest nature on his instruments of choice, a carefully curated setup of modular synthesisers and tabletop instruments. Infamously electrifying and always improvised, each of his live club performances is quite literally one-of-a-kind; generative breakbeat rhythms meet with liquefying acid, and synths sliced from the utmost peaks of euphoria."

Monday, March 06, 2023

Seeds2 DEMO by Kassen

video upload by Jw Hagenbeek

"The Seeds2 explained to Erik by Kassen (the programmer of the firmware)
#eurorack #ginkosynthese #modular #modularsynth #arp2600"

DIY Kits will be available via SynthCube.

This is the first small batch of assembled SEEDS2! The SEEDS2 is not officially released yet.

The assembling of this first batch is done to create a building manual and tells me what to move around on the PCB to make assembling asier. This means that these first modules will be available far before the real release and you will be the first to have this module in your rack!

The SEEDS2 is a powerfull 8 bit synth voice that gives you a lot of different sounds in a small package!

The sounds range from razor sharp FM basslines to commodore style bleebs and from soft flutes to nasty noises.

More detailed video's and a manual will be available when the module is officially released.

The SEEDS2 is a highly upgraded version of the SEEDS.
There are many new new sounds.
The interface has more knobs to control your sounds and all have their own CV input.
The MOD control is upgraded with a cv attenuator.
The filter section is upgraded and has its own modulation input.
The output stage has been redesigned and has a smoother sound.

-- there may be easter eggs for you to discover too... --

Thursday, August 18, 2022

MAGMA diode compressor - Demo and Build

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Ducking effects, hard hitting compression and more with this amazing new compressor by Ginkosynthese!
Demo first, then build, follow the index below!

My Patreon:
My Website:

Stay Noisy!


00:00 Demo
27:35 Build"

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Ginko Synthese Seeds - v1.2 Firmware update

video upload by John Schussler

"1.2 is now available, and adds four new modes:

- Wavefolded sine wave
- FM flute
- Chord organ
- Old school game

Addtionally I now understand how to switch it to drone mode so you can use it with an external VCA, which is helpful.

So here's an update. If you want more detail on the original modes, see my previous Seeds video, linked above and below.

00:00 Intro
00:42 v1.0 firmware presets
04:09 New mode 1: wavefolded sine wave
05:18 New mode 2: FM flute
06:22 New mode 3: chord organ
09:12 New mode 4: old school game
11:48 Drone mode
21:48 Onboard low pass filter"

Friday, January 14, 2022

Ginko Synthese - Seeds VCO

video upload by John Schussler

"There don't seem to be many videos on the Ginko Synthese Seeds VCO, so
I figured I'd do a general overview.

It's not fancy. With an underpowered CPU (8 bit, 16 MHz Arduino Nano), it's not high fidelity. But what it lacks in crystal clear sound it makes up for in character.

There are 9 modes. In theory it can run as either a free-running VCO with an
external gate/VCA, or as a voice with its own internal gate/VCA. I built this one, and apparently screwed something up because it doesn't do the free-running mode. I'll have to ask about that.

Nothing else here but the Seeds and a little reverb at the end. Except for the last part where I add some chorus and filtering to try and tame the noise….

00:00 Intro
00:20 0: The original "Grains" formant peaks
02:14 1: Tri wave w/ asymmetrical wave-wrapping
03:42 2: Super-saw with PWM
05:10 3: Classic FM
07:20 4: Saw-wave with hard sync
08:30 5: Phase-distortion
09:56 6: Tuned noise
11:11 7: Square wave with PWM
12:30 8: Ring mod
14:00 With chorus and some filtering"

Wednesday, February 10, 2021


video by Jw Hagenbeek

Ginkosynthese BATTLE (XF modulated by TTLFO)
"The GINKOSYNTHESE BATTLE makes playing the modular a different experience. A journey into synthablism. I have to master a new instrument now.
The BATTLE is modulated via the XF CV-input from the TTLFO."

* 2 mono channel audio inputs
* CV controllable crossfader
* Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA)
* CV controllable BASS/TREBLE eq
* CV output from the crossfader
* Gate outputs detected from crossfader
* Adjustable crossfader curve
* FX loop on both channels

* goldplated RCA inputs
* PHONO/LINE select
* RIAA equalization
* GND connection
* MONO and STEREO output on modular level

Note these were announced back in October. They are available in KIT form from SynthCube, and Thonk.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ginko Synthese - Sample Slicer mk2 & Mic input *FIRST PATCH*

Published on Jun 11, 2018 DivKidVideo


Here's the mk2 new and improved Sample Slicer from Ginko Synthese. I also have it's little friend (new from GS) the 2hp Mic input that comes with this cute little lofi mic (although it works with other inputs too). The first patch takes a clocked synth sequence and samples that live before pitch, sample length (amount of slices from 1-16) and sample start position are modulated. You can really hear that great 12 bit SP-1200 style quality which is nostalgic and full of character. I then move onto talking into the little mic and manipulating my voice over some basic beats. The Sample Slicer is all about live sampling and manipulation, fun and inspiring it omits sample storage or recall in favour of working in the moment."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Published on May 15, 2018 paul tas

"The 'TOUCH' is a double capacitive sensing gate with momentary or latching switch.
Use it for triggering envelopes, drums, gating LPG’s etc…

design ginko / error

collaboration with ginko"

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Error Instruments Grains standalone or eurorack module

Published on Jan 23, 2018 paul tas

Cool Ginko Synthese side panels. Looks like it's powered by a 9V battery.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An Interview with ERRORINSTRUMENTS' Paul Tas & New Product Announcements

The following is a fascinating look at the man behind ERRORINSTRUMENTS, Paul Tas. Note the questions are not mine, but were sent in with the full interview by inmar lsbtv grtz sleep good.

So how did all start? What was your life before "error instruments"?

- my life before error instruments can be described as a life of an artist in making sculptures and paintings. I was making sculptures from robots, called "the beeb" collection. It is a wooden robot with the concept that in the 50's, we have thought that robots will replace our jobs. However, with the influence of the media, and the medicines we take against emotions, figuratively we can say that we are the robot, and we get programmed by commercials and news. This robot has been a big succes due to the fact that it has been bought by numerous art collectors from different countries such as Japan and the United States. Furthermore, the collections had been sold also at auctions houses Christie's. Later on, I have started to work more in fashion and art and making moveable sculptures with electronics, I made also a traditional Dutch blue sculptures, big horse heads with the intention of giving a controversial thoughts and ideas. Moreover, sculptures about religion, which was a mix between Jesus and the corporate companies in the world with the meaning behind it, that they use the same propaganda to control people's mindset. I was also threatened by religious groups from Germany and Belgium during the time of exposition, not only me, but also the other people in the gallery. This situation has got to a point where i had to go to the court, but in the end I was free to go. Later i have done a project for Damian Hurst and made some installations together with BitMove for the "Love of God" exposition in the "RijksMuseum Amsterdam". As a result, more and more technical and electrical equipments got involved.

When did you have the idea for error instruments and what did the first steps look like?

- First of all, it is important that you know that as a child, i was not able to read, thus it was difficult to go to a normal school, and i have attended a special school, which allowed me to use my creativity, furthermore my writing was always full of mistakes and because in the 80's we used "Commodore 64", and every time i was writing something, a text appeared " Syntax ERROR". Therefore, the kids at my school, gave a nickname to me , called "Error". As a result, i got a fascination about the things that go wrong with machines, such as glitches or accidentally algoritmes and of course the sound of noises. By exploring the art of circuit bending and hardware hacking, i have found out that many people miss this, because the commercial products were created as a mainstream products, with a result for mainstream music. Thus, with the money that i have earned from art, I have started the shop, "ERROR INSTRUMENTS".

Do you have artistic projects beside error instruments?

- Yes, I perform under the name "ERROR EMPIRE", on several festivals. I have also some conceptional sound projects, called "Pink data". The idea of "Pink Data" is that is not controlled by humans, thus all the music is created by accidental algoritmes. I also make sculptures, with acoustic and electronic purposes. Furthermore, I am busy working on the modelar synthesizer and exploring control voltage. design eurorack modules for and special audience

What is the error philosophy?

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Amen Break jam on a Modular Synthesizer

Published on Aug 1, 2017

- DIY Ginkosynthese Grains running Framen (Amen break) firmware
- DIY Music Thing Modular Radio Music running Chord firmware
- MI Veils Quad VCA
- DIY Befaco Rampage

Monday, April 24, 2017

Superbooth 2017 - Sounds from Grp, FrapTools, Ginko, Behringer

Published on Apr 24, 2017 AudioCentralMagazine

"In a very few moments, with our gnarly camera, we have capture some sounds from Superbooth 2017 in Berlin. On this small video, sounds and noises from FrappTools spectral processor, Ginko Modular, Grp EuroRack Modules & A2 Synthesizer. Sadly, too little spare time to crawl into Superbooth..."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Superbooth 2017 - Ginkosynthese Sequencer & Tool DIY

Published on Apr 23, 2017 Thonk Synth DIY

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Modular Monthly: Creative sampling with the Ginko Synthese Sampleslicer

Published on Jan 19, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"In this video, we use Ginko Synthese's Sampleslicer module to creatively chop and mangle a variety of audio sources on-the-fly. Grab yourself an audio source and get mangling!"

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Synth Bike - In Depth

Published on Dec 8, 2016 sonicstate

Follow-up to this post.

Sunday, November 06, 2016


Published on Nov 6, 2016 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"FINALLY SYNTH BIKE 2.0 for riding around and jamming.
set the video to HD with the cog on the bottom right of the video.
Its a 1973 raleigh chopper with a drum machine/sampler/analog synth built into it in the front panel and top of the frame. tempo can be controlled by a built in clock tempo, or the front wheel, so the faster or slower you go the faster or slower the music goes.
shoutout to Johnny Goddard for helping us film this bad boy in victoria park."


Synth Bike - In Depth

Published on Dec 8, 2016 sonicstate

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mangling Donald Trump with a Ginkosynthese Sampleslicer and Music Thing Modular Radio Music

Published on Aug 17, 2016 Vykaar Tones

"Ginkosynthese Sampleslicer and Music Thing Modular Radio Music chopping up Donald Trump"

Sweat dreams....

Friday, August 12, 2016

Sampleslicer beat slices 1

Published on Jan 15, 2015 Jw Hagenbeek

"this video is recorded without any effects directly with the internal mic of the camera.
The beat is sampled from an electribe er-1. The sampleslicer is designed to work on modular audio level so it's best to use an external audio input module to get the audio on the right level."

via @thonk_synth

"The perfect partner for a @musicthing Radio Music? The Ginkosynthese Sampleslicer ---"

Monday, August 01, 2016

Gingoko Grains-With RZ-1 Drums Firmware

Published on Aug 1, 2016 Ben Francis

"Just Uploaded The RZ-1 drums-(Firmware) V2.2 PCB v2 (updated user code by JGB; input 3 is trigger input. I could not find anything online to hear it here it is ."

Grains is a DIY kit from Ginko Synthese. The RZ-1 is of course the Casio RZ-1.

via Ginko Synthese:

Interesting codes to upload in your Grains:

Grains V1 PCB v1 (basic code for PCB v1)
Grains V2 PCB v2 (basic code for PCB v2)
Fresh PCB v1 (user code By Rob Bothof)
KALLE STRAM PCB v1 (user code by Kalle Govertz H. Christensen)
Patternrain V1 PCB v1 (user code by JGB; input 3 needs a clock input to work)
Patternrain V2 PCB v2 (user code by JGB; input 3 needs a clock input to work)
Grainsring V1 PCB v1 (user code by JGB; input 3 needs a clock input to work)
Grainsring V2 PCB v2 (user code by JGB; input 3 needs a clock input to work)
RZ-1 drums V1 PCB v1 (user code by JGB; input 2 is trigger input)
RZ-1 drums V2 PCB v2 (user code by JGB; input 3 is trigger input)
RZ-1 drums V2.2 PCB v2 (updated user code by JGB; input 3 is trigger input)
Wave V1 PCB v1 (user code by JGB)
Wave V2 PCB v2 (user code by JGB)
Cereals V1 PCB v1 (user code by HRTL)
Cereals V2 PCB v2 (user code by HRTL)
falafel-raps-changed-v2 PCB v2 (user code by Falafular)
Resonance-like feedback (coming soon)
Short-wave radio-like warbles and whistles (coming soon)

"The sound is a PWM output routed via an (optional) low-pass filter and a 100uF capacitor – so no external DAC is required. The low-pass filter on the PCB can be bypassed if you want. Bypassing the filter provides more clarity and a slightly louder output but more artifacts in the sound.

Not bored yet?
Here comes more information about the synthesis technique on the basic code and you will understand why I called this module “Grains”.
The “Grains” code provided on your module is based on FOF synthesis or formant synthesis. FOF synthesis is closely related to synchronous granular synthesis. It uses two simple triangle-shaped grains. The grains are separated by the same amount of time. With granular synthesis, the spacing within the grains radically change the texture that is created. The FOF grains have very little parameters: pitch and decay. In the basic “Grains” code the 2 decay values are fixed to most musical sounding and can not be altered via potentiometers. So only the pitch of the two grains can be altered via pots (or the cv inputs) and the overall grains repetition which provides the pitch of the output."

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

RELOAD Modular Trip 02

Published on Jun 1, 2016 RELOAD

"New patch, with modular synthesizer and TR606 modified by Alienized
Verbos Harmonic Oscillator, Complex Oscillator, Amplitude Tone Controller, Hexinverter Mutant Machine
Make Noise MMG, Otpomix, René, Echophon, Erbeverb, RxMx
4MS VCA Matrix, RCD, QCD
Random Source Resonant Eq, Ginkosynthese Sample Slicer
Turing Machine, ModCan Phaser, QuBit NanoRand, Zularic Repetitor and Numeric Repetitor, TipTopAudio VCF and more
No computer, no external effects, modular only"

Patch n Tweak
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