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Showing posts with label Gristleizer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gristleizer. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Gristleizer for Modular Synthesizers - Demo (revised version).

video upload by EdEditz

"The original Gristleizer project on my website had a tiny mistake in it which has now been corrected and the Gristleizer works soooo much better now so here is the revised demo showing what you can expect from it. Of course I only demoed it with a sawtooth wave. More and different effects can be achieved with other sound sources such as the human voice or other synthesizers or a guitar even. You can find complete build instructions for this project on my website here:"

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Endangered Audio Research Gristleizer, desktop with CV in/out

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via this auction

See this post for history on the Gristleizer. The demo in the listing was previously posted here. You can find additional demos here, and posts in order of relavence here. Finally you can check the Gristleizer label for all posts in most recent post order.

"Get ready to go THROBBING ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡
EAR Gristleizer, desktop version. Similar to their stompbox model but with the inclusion of CV in and out! Also has input for frequency modulation.

Synth, bass, guitar, vocals: anything you can get up to line level it works with
Putting the freq knob past 2 o'clock gets you into audio rates, you can really throw some crazy LFOs into your synths for FM
Freq and depth knobs work with both audio and CV out
4 waves available: saw, reverse saw, triangle, square
Bias and level control work in tandem to squeeze the signal or open it up
Comes with power supply, 18vAC"

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Patch Notes: Finlay Shakespeare

video upload by FACTmagazine

"Finlay Shakespeare is an artist that operates in two worlds of electronic music. As the founder of Future Sound Systems, Shakespeare engineers Eurorack modules (including a series based on Chris Carter’s device, The Gristleizer) and standalone synths such as the Brunswick. As an artist, he makes gritty, ’80s-leaning synth pop that sits somewhere between Factory Floor and Depeche Mode.

On this Patch Notes session, the Bristol-based artist performs live with an array of vintage and analog gear, including an ARP 2600. Shakespeare’s two recent albums for Editions Mego, 2019’s Domestic Economy and 2020’s Solemnities, are available now. Find more music by Shakespeare at Bandcamp.

Finlay Shakespeare:"

Monday, December 16, 2019

Future Sound Systems Eurorack Modules (Including Gristleizer)

Published on Dec 16, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Future Sound Systems modules have all of your distortion and signal destruction needs covered. FSS worked with Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle to turn the Gristleizer effect into multiple modules with more features and CV controls that the original Gristleizer. The OSC1 and FIL3 are an oscillator with interesting wave shaping controls and a wild dual filter reminiscent of an MS20.

FSS also has a collection of routing and utility modules including a 9X9 pin matrix module, 6 channel muting module with both momentary and switched muting. The MAKROW macro control outputs 6 CVs by turning one knob or from a single CV control.

Future Sound System modules available here:"

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Future Sound Systems TG2 Gristleizer // LFO, VCO, weird rhythms + modulation in Eurorack

Published on Jun 25, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here's the TG2 Generator from Future Sound Systems which is made with Roy Gwinn and Chris Carter (of Throbbing Gristle) as part of the new Eurorack Gristleizer range. It's an LFO that goes into audio range with points for external modulation, internal wave folding, different/unique pulse and PWM like audio options and it's also a totally weird rhythm generator. Skip around with the timings below and leave a comment


00:10 previews

00:42 Intro, features etc

02:05 LFO, modulator functions

04:24 Oscillator audio rate functions, LOVELY bass tones. Audio rate modulation, FM, sync etc.

07:27 ULTIMATE GRISTLE! TG2 with the TG3 + TG4

08:33 Sequenced oscillator, pitch range demo, warm “woody” folded tones.

10:27 Meet your new favourite weird rhythm generator

13:21 Modulated modulation

Thank you to Future Sound Systems for their sponsorship of this video. Their sponsorship made this demo video happen, however they had no control of what I said, patched or the sounds I made."

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Daniel Miller Mute Records Modules 'Stumm' and 'Makrow' with FSS // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 18, 2019 DivKidVideo

"It was delighted to hear that Future Sound Systems ( FSS ) would be collaborating and working with Daniel Miller of Mute Records. Their two new Eurorack modules Stumm and Makrow presented at Superbooth provide performance friendly ways to mute, group, shift and morph pretty much anything in a modular system. That's always excited, fresh and welcome and I'm really looking forward to trying these out in my own system."

Friday, November 23, 2018

Elements - d0 - AFG - A-101-1 - Gristleizer

Published on Nov 23, 2018 isvisible isinvisible

Let this one develop. The start of this one reminded me of Joy Division. I read that Ian Curtis was a big fan of Throbbing Gristle no less.

As always, the video description off of YouTube:

Bass & Snare - Sound Master SR-88
Cymbal - Wurlitzer Swingin' Rhythm
(drums mixed, then a touch of gain added by the Gristleizer Pre-Amp (TG-5)

Picked String(ish) Sound:
Mutable Instruments Elements into Mungo d0 delay

Mutable Instruments Rings into Shimmer card in Z-DSP

Livewire AFG

Fuzz Bass:
Future Sound Systems Gristleizer

Acidic Bass:
Livewire AFG into Doepfer A-101-1 Vactoral Filter

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Gristleizer - Sid Guts Deluxe - Akemie's Taiko - Rings - Edges - Elements

Published on Nov 20, 2018 isvisible isinvisible

"Complex-ish, Abstract-ish melodies with a fuzzy lead-ish provided by the Sid Guts Deluxe being rammed through the Gristleizer.

Drums: Soundmaster 'SR-88' into TipTop Audio 'Z-DSP' reverb
Bass: Mutable Instruments 'Rings'
Organ-ish: Mutable Instruments 'Edges' into Doepfer 'A-188-2 Tapped Delay'
Plinky plonks: ALM 'Akemie's Taiko' into Mungo 'd0'
Percussive sounds: Mutable Instruments 'Braids'
More Percussive sounds: Mutable Instruments 'Elements'
Fuzzy lead: ALM 'Sid Guts Deluxe' into ZVEX 'Instant Lo-Fi Junky' into Future Sound Systems 'Gristleizer' into Modcan 'Dual Delay'

Music Thing 'Turing Machine'
Doepfer 'A-155'
Electro-Music 'Klee'
Plus lots of switches etc."

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Chris Carter Chemistry Lesson on Studio Hardware

Uploaded on Mar 19, 2018 Mute

"Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Volume One - Out now:"


Hmm, where do I recognize that most awesome T-Shirt from? You know, the ultimate synth T in the world?! Thank you Chris! :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Superbooth 2018: Shakespeare's Synth - from Future Sound Systems

Published on May 8, 2018 sonicstate

"Finlay Shakespeare shows us various modules from the Gristleizer stable, and a couple of brand new modules too."

Monday, January 15, 2018

TG-ONE: Techno Scetch #2

TG-ONE: Techno Scetch #2 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Throbbing Gristle samples played by two regular Tiptop ONE modules


Tiptop BD909, SD909, HATS909, CP909, TOMS909, CYMBL909

FX: Z-DSP: Hydra, Z-DSP: Halls Of Valhalla, Erica Synths Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble, Alright Devices Chronoblob + WMD high pass and Tiptop Z2040 low pass filters

a bunch of stuff is also going through Toppobrillo Multifilter (hi pass) and Tiptop Z2040.

Sequenced with Tiptop Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, Shakmat Modular Knight's Gallop and Antimatter Audio Launch Codes."

Monday, January 08, 2018

TG-ONE: Techno Scetch #1

TG-ONE: Techno Scetch #1 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Throbbing Gristle samples played by two regular Tiptop ONE modules


Tiptop BD909, SD909, HATS909, CP909, TOMS909

FX: Z-DSP: Hydra, Z-DSP: Halls Of Valhalla, Erica Synths Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble, Alright Devices Chronoblob + WMD high pass and Tiptop Z2040 low pass filters

a bunch of stuff is also going through Toppobrillo Multifilter (hi pass) and Tiptop Z2040.

Sequenced with Tiptop Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, Shakmat Modular Knight's Gallop and Antimatter Audio Launch Codes."

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Future Sound Systems Gristleizer - TG4 Modulator - Chris Cater, Roy Gwinn and Finlay Shakespeare

Published on Dec 7, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's the first in a series of a few videos on the new Eurorack Modular Synth modules based on the Gristleizer as used by Chris Carter from Throbbing Gristle. Roy Gwinn (who designed the original circuit in 1970s) and Chris Carter have worked with Finlay Shakespeare of Future Sound Systems to update and expand on the original Gristleizer with many updates and extras for the modular format.

This video is on the TG4 Modulator, which is the VCA in the series. But it's a highly characterful, drive, saturation and distortion module as well."

Friday, October 27, 2017

Throbbing Gristle Tiptop Audio Event

via Throbbing Gristle

"Throbbing Gristle in association with Industrial Records, Mute, Tiptop Audio and Rough Trade are pleased to announce a TG 40th Anniversary Q&A + signing + live TG modular performance by Chris Carter on Wednesday, 1st November 2017, from 7:00pm at Rough Trade East, London.

Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti from Throbbing Gristle will be appearing in person at the Rough Trade East to celebrate the vinyl release of the 40th Anniversary edition of their debut album The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle, released 3rd November on Mute.

Chris Carter will be starting the evening off with a performance using the forthcoming special edition TG-ONE Eurorack Module, created by Tiptop Audio and featuring sound libraries on cards newly created by Chris.

Chris Carter will be starting the evening off with an improvised performance using a modular setup consisting of prototypes of a brand new collaboration with Tiptop Audio. Chris has been working with Tiptop Audio on the forthcoming special edition TG-ONE Eurorack module, which includes two exclusive cards of Throbbing Gristle samples. Chris Carter has curated the sounds from his personal sonic archive that spans some 40 years. Card one consists of 128 percussive sounds and audio snippets with a second card of 128 longer samples, pads and loops. The sounds have been reworked and revised, modified and mangled by Carter to give the user a unique Throbbing Gristle sounding palette to work wonders with. In addition to the TG themed front panel graphics, the module features customised code developed in collaboration with Chris Carter.

The performance will be followed by an ‘in conversation’ and Q&A session with Daniel Miller, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter. A signing session will end the evening.

The new Throbbing Gristle releases of The Taste Of TG on red vinyl, the seminal 20 Jazz Funk Greats on green vinyl and the 40th Anniversary edition The Second Annual Report (see below) on white vinyl will be available to pre-order or in store, as well as the re-released CD versions.

6.15pm Doors // 7.00pm Event Starts // 9.00pm Finish."

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Gristleizer Modules presented by Future Sound Systems & Roy Gwinn // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Published on Sep 28, 2017 DivKidVideo

"What an absolute pleasure to have Finlay of Future Sound Systems and Roy Gwinn present the new Gristleizer modules at Modular Meets Leeds 2017. Unfortunately Chris Carter couldn't be with us on the Sunday (although links to his performance and interview below) but Roy shared his stories of the original unit created when he was only 15 years old, revisions, ideas, googling his own name and Finlay then took us through a series of killer audio demos with Mutable Instruments Braids through the modules, electric guitar and beats from a Korg Volca. I feel honoured to have people like this involved with Modular Meets so thanks to all involved! "

#3modulechallenge Future Sound Systems // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Published on Sep 20, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's a great noisy and experimental #3modulechallenge from Finlay at Future Sound Systems. He's using the FSS Pin Matrix as well as two of the new Gristleizer modules from FSS in collaboration with Chris Carter and Roy Gwinn."

Also see: Chris Carter Performance // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Chris Carter Performance // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Published on Sep 11, 2017 DivKidVideo

"We're absolutely over the moon that Chris Carter came to Modular Meets Leeds 2017 to not only show off his new Gristleizer modules with Roy Gwinn and Finlay at Future Sound Systems but to perform with the new euro rack modules as well. Check out the rig rundown video linked above to check out Chris' approach, the gear he was using and a little chat with Roy and Finlay at the end too. This performance was crunchy, chewing, driven and gritty in all the right ways. Very Throbbing Gristle :)"

Chris Carter Rig Rundown // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Gristleizer Eurorack modules as a synthesizer voice

Published on Aug 27, 2017 Future Sound Systems

"A quick and dirty demo of the Gristleizer Eurorack modules working as a synthesizer voice, using the TG2 Generator, TG3 Filter and TG4 Modulator in a VCO-VCF-VCA chain.

Sequencing comes from the Korg SQ1.
Envelope comes from the Frequency Central System X Envelope.
Extra modulation comes from the Doepfer A-145 LFO.

Audio only demo available here:"

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Future Sound Systems Introduces Gristleizer Based Eurorack Modules

via Future Sound Systems

"FSS is proud to announce a new series of Eurorack modules based around The Gristleizer, a coveted effects unit used and adapted by Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle. Originally based around Roy Gwinn's "Guitar Effects Pedal" design, as published in the July 1975 issue of "Practical Electronics" magazine, The Gristleizer was used throughout Throbbing Gristle's recorded and live catalogue, and is seen as a vital component of their pioneering sound.

Four decades on, after several calls from the Eurorack community, FSS met with Chris Carter and Roy Gwinn to discuss the potential of an updated Gristleizer circuit. From one module came four; the oscillator, filter and VCA sections of the original "Guitar Effects Pedal" circuit have become their own distinct modules, whilst a pre-amplifier inspired by Jonny Reckless' discrete FET-based designs has been added to the line-up. The Gristleizer series, therefore, not only presents the sound of the original effects units, but also additional features which ensure optimum compatibility with modern Eurorack systems and artistic workflows. This has all been made possible through Roy Gwinn's meticulous attention to detail, coupled with Chris Carter's expertise as a pioneering electronic artist.

Further information on each module is available below. FSS is now taking pre-orders for the four individual modules for release and shipping in November 2017.

"TG2 Gristleizer Generator

The Gristleizer Generator has been designed to replicate the original functionality of the Gristleizer's oscillator section, but with many new additions. With a brand new design from Roy Gwinn, the TG2 Generator is far more stable than its predecessor, featuring 1V/Oct tracking amongst other features. However, as with its original, the TG2 spans from low frequency ranges into the audible range, and makes for a killer bass oscillator as well as a fully featured LFO.

The core of the oscillator is based around a shape-variable ramp generator, with similar functionality to that found in the Korg MS Modulation Generators. Here, the Shape control takes the Ramp output from a descending sawtooth, through triangle, to an ascending sawtooth shape. This varying ramp waveform is then input to a wave-folder, which outputs both Fold and Pulse waveforms, based on how the Gain and Offset controls are set. Lastly, the original ramp waveform is fed into a comparator for the Clock output, the pulsewidth of which is variable using the Shape control.

The Gain and Offset of the TG2's wave-folder are both voltage controllable, as well as its Frequency via an attenuated control input and a 1V/Oct control input. The TG2 can also be reset by external sources via the Sync input.

Price: £200.00 + shipping"

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Spectravibe Pre-Order Update - Clockable Tap Tempo LFO

Published on Feb 2, 2017 Endangered Audio Research Video

"This is an overview of the custom-made clockable LFO that's making its way into the new Endangered Audio Research Spectravibe analog multi-effects pedal. More sound samples coming soon!

Pre-order yours now at Century Sound Labs with an AD4096 mk2 analog delay and save $50."

"The Endangered Audio Research Spectravibe is an all-analog multi-effect pedal that is about to become your pedalboard's new secret weapon. Based off the retired Gristleizer stompbox, the Spectravibe is a new evolution in modulation and distortion that is destined to become the pulsating heart of your rig."

Initial details and demo video captured in this previous post.

Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Use The Gristleizer CV Inputs for Eurorack

Published on Jul 18, 2016 Bimini Road

"This video demonstrates several different ways to use the CV inputs of The Gristleizer Eurorack module by Endangered Audio Research. For more information about The Gristleizer, visit:

To sign up for the AD4096 Analog Delay waiting list, visit:"

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