Showing posts with label MOTU. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MOTU. Show all posts

Sunday, December 29, 2019


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via this auction

"An excellent resource to have if you have more than 2 or 3 synths in your setup."

This is a supporting member listing.

Update via NoiseTheorem in the comments: "It should be noted that the management software is still supported and updated by MOTU. In fact, they just released a version compatible with MacOS Cortana. Mine has been an absolute workhorse over the years."

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CVquencer for iOS

Published on Dec 12, 2019 3AlanC

"CVquencer controlling a Pittburgh Modular system via an Expert Sleepers ES-8 DC-coupled audio interface."

Published on Dec 11, 2019 3AlanC

"Using CVquencer to play some classic sequences."

CVquencer calibrating an analog synthesizer

Published on Dec 17, 2019 3AlanC

"CVquencer is using a MOTU UltraLite Mk4 to control a Dreadbox Erebus with CV/Gate. Two outputs from the UltraLite are connected to the CV and Gate inputs of the Erebus and the audio output from the Erebus is connected to one of the UltraLite's inputs. The Erebus is set to play a basic triangle wave from a single oscillator to give the best result during calibration. CVquencer generates a series of control voltages and measures the frequencies the Erebus produces: it uses this information to create a tuning table that allows it to output accurate control voltages."

Available on the App Store here for $9.99.

"CVquencer is a step sequencer that can control analog synthesizers using CV/Gate via a suitable audio interface, output MIDI to external instruments, control synthesizer apps running on your iPad, or run stand-alone using its internal sample-based synthesizer.

CVquencer has four layers, each consisting of 16 steps. Each step has an eight stage gate sequencer controlling how it will repeat: individual repeats can be set to a rest, a note or tied to the next repeat. Note length, timing, velocity, modulation, playback probability and glide can all be set per step.

Each layer has its own clock divider and playback direction. Combined with the step repeats this allows CVquencer to create patterns that are far more complex than a typical step sequencer.

• To use CV/Gate an appropriate DC-coupled audio interface and suitable cables are required.
• CVquencer does not function as an Audio Unit plugin since it requires multi-channel access to an audio interface when generating CV/Gate signals."

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

TS Music Unboxing Videos

Published on Aug 6, 2019 TS Music

Playlist at the time of this post:
Intellijel Atlantis / synthesizer voice (Roland sh-101)
Assimil8or sampler (Rossum Electro-Music) unboxing
Trident multi-synchronic Oscillator (Rossum Electro) unboxing
Winter Modular Eloquencer silver (Eurorack Sequenzer)
Winter Modular Eloquencer black (Eurorack Sequenzer) unboxing
Endorphines BLCK _ Noir (Drum Modul / Eurorack) unboxing
Motu Track 16 audio interface / unboxing
Roland A-300 Midi Keybord Controller / unboxing
Akai MPK 249 midi Keybord controller / unboxing
Steinberg UR44 music audio interface / unboxing
Yamaha Reface CS analog modeling synth / unboxing
Arturia Keystep midi controller Keyboard / unboxing
Unboxing / Befaco Knurlies M3 for synthesizer modules

The remaining videos in the playlist are not unboxing videos. :)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hybrid modular - The one must-have module: bridging Eurorack and VCV Rack, Softube (ES-8 and MOTU)

Published on Feb 16, 2018 loopop

"NOTE: If you're going to use a DC Coupled interface use a floating ring TRS cable and not the one show in the video - see more info below.

Here's what this clip is about: Going modular is a lot of fun but can get very expensive, very fast. But there's a way put together a hybrid modular synth in a gradual, focused way, by only getting the modules you need in hardware form, and integrating others using software.

After experimenting a lot with creating a hybrid VCV/Eurorack - I can say it works really nicely. If anyone asks me what's my one must have Eurorack module, it's definitely one which will let you bridge between virtual modules and real ones.

In this video I review the ES-8 from Expert Sleepers and the 8A from MOTU, check out their pros and cons, and how well they integrate with virtual eurorack from VCV, Softube and other software."

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank On Sale

"MOTU just announced that it will offer the Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank at a special price of $49 (reduced from $99) from November 27th-December 4th. The Soundbank features 29 composers and sound designers using an impressive array of vintage synthesizers and keyboards. You can read more about this one-of-a-kind collection here!"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

MOTU Adds Artist Demos to Encore Soundbank to Benefit the Bob Moog Foundation

"MOTU's Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank has never sounded better! Electronic music powerhouses Suzanne Ciani, Larry Fast, and Amin Bhatia have created a wonderfully diverse set of demos featuring the breadth and power of this collection.

Listen to the demos here

Proceeds from the Encore Soundbank benefit our hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and our Archive Preservation Initiative.

You can purchase the soundbank here

Many thanks to Suzanne, Larry, and Amin for their stellar contributions to this project. We are grateful to have the support of this highly esteemed trio of talented musicians, all of whom Bob held in high regard. Our ongoing thanks to MOTU for their support of the Bob Moog Foundation!"

Monday, July 13, 2015

John L Rice - Return To See

Published on Jul 13, 2015 John L Rice

"A super quick one because . . . I start to go crazy if I feel the need to do some music but don't! ;-) Just a repeating sequence with a bit of unrehearsed noodling over the top. Large 5U modular and drum sounds from an Alesis DM5 (controlled from the modular)"

Here is the patch:
M-Audio KeyStation 88 ->
MOTU MIDI Timepiece AV ->
MOTM-650 MIDI to CV converter ->
Moon Modular 501D (CV), custom dual MOTM-800 EG and Moon 511c EG (Gate)

Two 501D saw wave outputs ->
Happy Nerding Super Sawtor ->
Happy Nerding Fun VCF and Grove Audio G294A VCF ->
MOTM-190 dual VCA

Dual MOTM-800 EG ->
MOTM-190 dual VCA

Moon 511c EG ->
Fun VCF and G294A VCF

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Perfect Circuit Audio Burbank Grand Opening w John Tejada, Kid 606, M. Geddes Gengras & More!

MATRIXSYNTH Sponsor, Perfect Circuit Audio is having a free event Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT), to celebrate the grand opening of their new brick and mortar store in Burbank, CA.

There will be live performances, a raffle for free gear and two free tacos! Beer & wine will be available for purchase.

The event is supported by Moog, Roland, Elektron, Ableton, Focal, MOTU, and Arturia.

You will be able to check out Perfect Circuit Audio's new shop at the event.

Full details including address and registration info here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MOTU MegaSynth™ Turn your guitar into a synthesizer & MicroB & MicroG Poly Octave Generators

Published on Jun 23, 2015 motuTV

"MegaSynth combines polyphonic octave generation with flexible signal routing, envelopes, LFOS, a pattern generator and macros. Input your guitar — or any signal — and let the synthesis mayhem begin!"

MicroB™ Polyphonic octave generator for bass

Published on Jun 23, 2015

"Tuned for bass guitar, MicroB lets you get your Funkadelic on, with that classic bass sound from the 70's made popular by Parliament. But that's just the beginning with this synth processor."

MicroG™ Polyphonic octave generator for guitar

Published on Jun 23, 2015

"MicroG is a subtractive synth processor that emulates polyphonic octave generators (POGs) streamlined for guitar. Try it on vocals, instruments or any type of signal for truly unique effects!"

MOTU MX4™ Mega MultiSynth with new EDM soundbank

Published on Jun 23, 2015 motuTV

"Meet the 64-bit instrument plug-in powerhouse for your Digital Performer desktop. Inspired by legendary subtractive synthesizers, MX4 combines several core synthesis techniques in a unified, hybrid synthesis engine that delivers fresh and vintage sounds alike. As you explore its many banks and hundreds of presets, you'll soon rely on MX4 as your "go-to" instrument. Fat basses, nasty leads, analog pads, vintage electronica — it's all at your fingertips and conveniently saved with your DP projects for instant recall."

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MOTU Releases The Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank

via The Bob Moog Foundation:

"Cambridge, MA - May 19, 2015...

MOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation announce the release of the Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank, a new and exciting collection of instrument and percussion sounds produced in commemoration of Bob Moog's 81st Birthday, coming up on May 23rd. In a charitable effort to raise funds for the foundation, over twenty legendary synthesists and renowned sound designers donated original samples to assist with the creation of the sound library, which offers over 2 GB of material. Now available for purchase from the MOTU website (, the library is fully compatible with any host software on Mac or Windows that supports virtual instruments, including popular DAW software such as Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools, Cockos Reaper, and MOTU Digital Performer. All proceeds from the sale of the Encore Soundbank will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

The library ships in the form of a UVI soundbank that can be loaded into the cross-platform, universally compatible UVI Workstation virtual instrument player, available for free download from The library can also be loaded into MOTU's MachFive 3 sampler for side-by-side integration with other MachFive-compatible soundbanks. Most of the 200+ Encore Soundbank presets are scripted to include vintage Moog-style filter and envelope controls.

MOTU is proud to support the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog and the Bob Moog Foundation's educational and historic preservation work through the funding generated by the sales of the Encore Soundbank. The following artists generously contributed to this project: Vince Clark, Al Kooper, Jordan Rudess, Suzanne Ciani, Larry Fast, Tangerine Dream (Edgar Froese / Thorsten Quaeschning), Goldfrapp (Will Gregory), Kevin Antunes, Adam Holzman, Erik Norlander, Peter Gorges, Amin Bhatia, CJ Vanston, Drew Neumann, Kevin Lamb, Dave Spiers, Jack Hotop, Jerry Kovarsky, Kent Spong, Klaus Peter Rausch, Taiho Yamada, Michael Koehler, Chris Cox, 'Magic' Dave Roberts, Marty Cutler, Marc Doty and I Monster (Dean Honer / Jerrod Gosling).

The soundbank is released in special remembrance of Edgar Froese, who enthusiastically donated sounds for the project, but passed away suddenly on January 20, 2015. His contribution to the Encore Soundbank was one of his last musical endeavors. We are deeply grateful for his generous contribution to this project. He is greatly missed.

Sounds included in the library were created using classic instruments including various Moog modulars and Minimoogs, Buchla modular, EMS Synthi A and VCS3, Yamaha CS-80, Alesis Andromeda, Sequential Circuits Prophets, Hammond B3 organ, classic Korg synths, rare Russian Polivoks, multiple theremins and effects pedals, a rare and exotic Ondioline, and an extremely rare Moog Apollo, plus much more.*

'Bob Moog's legacy touches each and every one of us every day,' said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU. 'Here at MOTU, we were inspired by the milestone of his 81st birthday, to pay tribute to his lasting effect on music. What better way than with kids, and supporting the work of the Bob Moog Foundation to educate and inspire them through his life's work.'

Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, notes, 'The Foundation is tremendously grateful to MOTU and the contributing artists who have made the Encore Soundbank an extraordinary resource for musicians across genres. The funding generated from this product will allow us to expand our educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and to inspire even more children through the intersection of science, music, and technology.'

The Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank is now available for purchase from the MOTU web site for $99 ( All proceeds will be donated to the Bob Moog Foundation.

MOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation would like to extend special thanks and recognition to Erik Norlander, Arnaud Sicard, and the team at for their invaluable assistance in producing this project, as well as to producer Nate Donmoyer who created the audio samples for the product."

Sunday, February 02, 2014

iPad Running Cassini and Sunrizer with the Bitstream 3X and MKS-80

Published on Nov 30, 2013

"In the video I have focused on illustrating how one might use two iPad synthesizer apps and a hardware synthesizer together including Cassini, Sunrizer, and the MKS-80. The BS3X is used as both the iPad interface and MKS-80 controller. No computer is required, but a simple change of cable allows for a computer to be integrated into this setup because the MOTU UltraLite interface and standalone mixer has MIDI I/O. In other words two MIDI interfaces are still necessary with a computer, but prior to this experiment I was only using the BS3X as a controller for the MKS-80 and bypassing the class compliant USB MIDI interface functionality. Since the USB hub was required I also added the QuNexus to the setup. This was dedicated to feeding notes into the arpeggiator in Cassini. The keyboard controller was split so that in the low end I could play the MKS-80 effect then tweak it with the BS3X knobs and sliders as it decayed. In the upper end of the same keyboard I played a lead sound programmed in Sunrizer.

See more at:"

iTunes: CASSINI Synth for iPad - iceWorks, Inc. | Sunrizer synth - BeepStreet

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Doepfer Diy Synth, Silent way, Ableton Live.

Doepfer Diy Synth, Silent way, Ableton Live. from keram on Vimeo.

My Doepfer DIY Synth.
I am using [Expert Sleepers] Silent Way( Step LFO) in Ableton with some drum loops, with Motu Ultralite , using Y cable. One side( tip) of the cable Y cable is driving the CV of the oscillator another(ring) is modulating the cut of of the frequency of the filter.
It is a first video using Sony HDR XR-500 camera using camera build in microphone.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Gear Porn: Summer 2012 - Muzik 4 Machines

YouTube Published on Jun 25, 2012 by muzik4machines
Gear list below.

"the song is just a demo of a new song
International Booking Agent: Luc De Bouvries 514-983-4457 S.L. Feldman & Associates

gear shown

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Buchla 250e as a MIDI Sequencer via Expert Sleepers

YouTube Published on May 17, 2012 by rollerskater

"expert sleepers' ES-2-2 and Silent Way plugins process Buchla 250e control voltages to MIDI note output.

250e to Format Jumbler to ES-2-2 to MOTU 828 to Mac running DP with Silent Way CV Input to Silent Way CV to MIDI, then MOTU MTP AV to DSI PolyEvolver"

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Howard Jones Live Rig Rundown Bristol O2 Academy

YouTube Published on Apr 12, 2012 by sonicstate

"A look at the compact and highly technical setup for the Howard Jones Humans Lib / Dream Into Action Tour from Bristol O2 Academy. Robbie Bronniman musical director, Jonathan Akstinson drums"

Simmons electronic drums were provided by SIMMONSMUSEUM.COM in Germany.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

MOTU Volta with 8 patch cables

via this auction

"MOTU Volta, virtual instrument plug-in that turns an audio interface with DC-coupled outputs into a voltage control interface.

MOTU audio interfaces are balanced and what you want is an unbalanced CV signal.
To be safe, it is recommended that you use TRS->TS cables.

The patch cables are 1.5 meter long.

The iLok USB-Dongle is still unregistered.
After the auction I will transfer the license to your iLok account.

✔ Control external modular synths or other CV-equipped gear from your computer
✔ 24 control outputs per plug-in instance
✔ Converts MIDI track data to control voltages
✔ Sample-accurate MIDI playback with supporting host software
✔ Provides one-click pitch and octave calibration per oscillator
✔ Arpeggiators and other clock destinations with independent PPQ resolution for each device
✔ for MAC OSX (10.4 or higher)
✔ AU/MAS Plugin Format
✔ incl. iLok"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


YouTube Uploaded by pNORTNAOMI on Nov 16, 2011

"Disfigured seemingly random beats made from a midi sequencer created in Touch Designer and Motu Machfive 3 with particle manipulated wireframe feedback. Each box is triggered via a midi note which is also being sent out to Flstudio and Machfive 3 and the animations get disfigured and warped over time until they turn into a particle storm. 3 Lfo's are used as sequencers. I also added a vocodex. The patch in Machfive 3 is made up of Drum , Synth and granular modules."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gear porn 2011 - Muzik 4 Machines

YouTube Uploaded by muzik4machines on Oct 21, 2011

"New spaceship!
Music is from the new album, microprocessors for mammals, on iTunes now
International Booking Agent: Luc De Bouvries 514-983-4457 S.L. Feldman & Associates

gear used

AKAI APC40: Ableton live control
Ableton Live on MaccBook Pro 1.1: Sequencing and Mixing
MOTU Traveler+ADA8000: Mixer
Korg ESX1: Drums
Yamaha TX81z: Reverby/Pumpy Sawtooth Bass (chain:TX81z-Boss V-Wha-Akai MFC42-DBX266 ch2 (Compression/distortion)-Alesis Nanoverb-DBX266 ch1 (pump)--Mixer)
Roland MKS50: Hoover/Saw/Lead/Pumpy Synth (Chain MKS50-DBX266-Boss SL20-Zoom RFX2200-Mixer)
Clavia Nord Micro Modular: Synth, bass, arpegios, pads, chords
Electro Harmonix V256: Vocoder and talkbox (with MXR Dist+ and danelectro Rocky Road on the synth signal line)
Korg Kaoss pad 2: Tempo Delay
Korg Kaoss Pad 3: Loops, Looper(snare rolls), Grainshifter
Korg Kaossilator: Noise Sweeps (path: K01-Mini KP(Delay))
Korg ER1: LEFT: Distorted Beatbox AND sidechain signal (Chain: left out-ProCo Turbo Rat-V Wha-compressor-DD5)
RIGHT: Compressor Sidechain Signal
DX200: LEFT: Fm E-piano, pads, 303-esque sequences, etc (Chain: Left Out-Boss DD5 delay-Mixer)
MOTU MIDI Mixer 7s: Drums Submixer
MOTU Midi Time Piece 2: Clock and MIDI routing"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Space F!ght @ York 29.08.11

"Recently Space F!ght performed surround audio-visual concert on 4 screens and 32 speakers in new space - 3Sixty in Ron Cooke Hub on new campus of University of York, UK.

List of gear:

- Elektron Monomachine
- Elektron Machinedrum
- Sherman Filterbank 2
- Jomox T-Resonator
- Macbook Pro
- Ableton
- Motu Ultralite
- Korg nanoKontrol
- Kenton Control Freak

Space F!ght is currently looking for similar spaces. if you can think of similar venues with unusual setup feel free to post your suggestions in the comments.
Space F!ght album:

Radek Rudnicki (live electronics):
Jakub Hader (visuals):
Tom Adams (guitar):
James Mainwaring (sax):"

Vimeo description:

"Space Fight!

It is collective work of musicians, sound and visual artists. Performance shows interaction between improvised and composed music, communication between acoustic (sax, trumpet) and electronic (electric guitar, drum machine, groove box) instruments. Musicians are being processed live with analogue and digital effects that emphasize their idiosyncrasies.

Polish Electronica

Tom Adams - shredding guitar
James Mainwaring - filthy sax
Radek Rudnicki - bass banger on electronics and devices
Jakub Hader - vvvvisuals, video edit

follow us @​spcfght
album :"

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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