Showing posts with label Koehler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Koehler. Show all posts

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. 😋"

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"

Monday, September 18, 2023

Test after moving the Noise Engineering BIM VCO into this folding modular case. I like it!

video upload by John L Rice

"The gate out of the SSL The Matrix sequencer is patched to the SSL/YuSynth clock divider with one output going to the Basimilus Iteritas Magnus and the other two outputs triggering State FX Dual Trigger Processor (5U Mutable Instruments Peaks) envelopes that are modulating the audio out of The Matrix via a Happy Nerding Fun VCF and Grove Audio quad VCA. (the audio out of the Matrix also goes to the quad VCA and its level is just manually controlled) All four outputs of the Martin Jan Koehler Tidal Modulator (5U Mutable Instruments Tides) go to a Moon Modular 525 quandary attenuator and then to various inputs of the Noise Engineering BIM to vary the sound. #modularsynth #sequencer #electronicmusic"

Thursday, September 07, 2023

The Room Outside Of Time

video upload by John L Rice

"Similar to several of the recent sequencer demos I've posted, but different.

The 569 sequencer is again in 2x16 mode and using the same tuning as the last few videos. The difference this time is I patched two gate outputs from the 569EGB rows 1 and 2 into the two 564 sequential switches and then patched all 8 outputs, 4 each, from the 564 switches into rows 1 and 2 of the 569ES. The 564 switches are shifted by the 554 Octal Clock divider, which is normal'd to the Corsynth C102 LFO which is the master clock and also is shifting the 569.

The sequenced voice is a single Martin Jan Koehler VCO, the Tidal Modulator, which is a 5U version of Mutable Instruments Tides module. All four outputs get voiced separately but at the same time with 1/2 of a Moon 517 VCF, 1/2 of an Oakely Dual VCA, and 1/5 of a Club Of The Knobs C911P poly EG. Each voice goes to a separate input of the Allen & Heath MixWizard and panned evenly across the stereo field. A Krisp1 OCTO LFO modulates 4 of the Tidal Modulator's parameters.

The solo voice is a Roland Integra7 played via a Roland A-88 keyboard.

Effects used are the usual Strymon BigSky and Timeline pedals and the Lexicon MX400."

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time Is Our Master, Be Like Water

video upload by John L Rice

"Another quick one for fun, thanks for watching! :-)

Gear used:
Martin Jan Koehler: Tidal Modulator (mutable Instruments Tides clone)
Krisp1: OCTO LFO
Moon Modular: two 526 mixers and two 517 VCFs
Yamaha: FS1R
Mellotron: M4000D Rack
Roland: Integra7 and A-88
Strymon: BigSky and Timeline
Lexicon: MX400
Allen & Heath: MixWizard 20S
Canon: C100 MkII camera and CNE 20mm lense"

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, December 22, 2021

Hark! The Synthesizer Sings - A Christmas Card

video upload by Scott Ampleford

"Best wishes of the season to all of you at home! It's been another odd year, but we've made it through and can only go charging into the next one. See you there!

A little tune by Mendelssohn, arranged and performed by yours truly, on my MU/5U Modular Synthesizer. Featuring modules from, STG Soundlabs, Martin Jan Koehler & Moon Modular."

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

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