Showing posts with label Metalbox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Metalbox. Show all posts

Friday, May 08, 2020

Metalbox Psycho LFO Frac Module

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"A modulation source as unique as it's name. Four square wave oscillators are mixed together to create a pseudo-random voltage sequence. A built in slew processor allows the Psycho LFO to produce both stepped and smooth voltages. Very useful when you need another hand or just want to add a little mayhem to a patch.


Rate - determines rate of one of the onboard oscillators
Glide - controls smoothness of output voltage from stepped to smooth
Range - determined overall output level of Psycho LFO

Output - outputs a random voltage from 0 to approx 10v
Frac spaces: 1

Current draw: 15ma

NOTE: this is a Frac Rack module (not a eurorack module)... It needs +-15V power supply"

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mixed Frac Rack Format Modular System w/ Rare Modules

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

iNDEX05 - Compilation Featuring Parallel Worlds, Dave Bessell & Self Oscillate

MATRIXSYNTH Member, Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds participates with 4 collab tracks in this compilation: 2 tracks by PW & Dave Bessell and 2 tracks by PW & Self Oscillate.

iNDEX05 - Compilation
DiN50 | 2016 | Limited to 1,000 copies
Release date June 24th 2016
info here:

"iNDEX05 is the fifth DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN41 - 49. The artists on show this time are Ian Boddy, Node, ARC, Dave Bessell (one of the members of Node) and collaborations between Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell, Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter, Erik Wøllo & Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate.

As with the previous four DiN samplers DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums featured on the release but presents an exciting and varied title in its own right. It also highlights the varied and intriguing music that the DiN label offers on its releases from deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra flap which just adds to the value and collectibility of this release.

This compilation edited from the original tracks by Ian Boddy - January 2016"

Gear: Doepfer, A100, Analogue Systems, RS Integrator, Analogue Solutions, Concussor, Blacet, Metalbox, CGS, Serge, Buchla, Technosaurus, Selector, Moon, Synthesis Technology, MOTM, Dotcom, etc.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Studio Pics from Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds

A ton of synth pics in via Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds. Enjoy! Be sure to click on each for the full size version.

You can find Parallel Worlds latest release Parallel Worlds and Self Oscillate - World Adapter (DiN48) here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DiN48, Parallel Worlds and Self Oscillate - 'World adapter'

"Ingo Zobel (Self Oscillate) and Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) first started collaborating via the internet in 2004. Their first album, “Current Flow”, under the project name “Interconnected”, was released in 2010 on the Belgian VU-US label. Following this a vinyl EP of ambient tracks called “Mechanic Environments” was released in 2013 on the Dohkonul record label.

For 'World Adapter', their second full collaborative album, Ingo and Bakis are using their more widely known aliases of Self Oscillate and Parallel Worlds respectively. Four years in the making this album is redolent with the sounds and textures of modular analogue synthesisers which both musicians are well known for employing in their music. Ingo uses a large Doepfer / Eurorack system whereas Bakis creates his complex sonic textures with Doepfer, Serge and Buchla systems as employed on his previous DiN releases (Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26), Shade (DiN32), Exit Strategy with Ian Boddy (DiN37) and Morphogenic with Dave Bessell (DiN41)).
Once their modular improvisations are recorded they are micro-edited in Ableton Live to form the ten tracks that make up “World Adapter”. On the track “Legend Silence” they collaborate with the Polish singer/composer India Czajkowska whose ethereal voice adds a distinctive flavour to this composition. The album has an IDM flavour, full of complex modulations and intricate rhythms. The duo then hang beguiling, simple melodies around these structures to create another intriguing quality release from the DiN label.

Machines used:
Doepfer, Euro, Serge, Buchla, MOTM, Moon, Blacet, Metalbox, RS-Integrator, Technosaurus & modulars.
Oberheim Xpander & OB-Mx.
Korg PE1000, MS20, Mono/Poly & Z1.
Clavia Nord Modular, Nordrack2 & Nordrack3.
Ableton Live & NI Reaktor software.
Roland System-100, Waldorf Microwave and various other string machines, analogue keyboards, tape echoes, reverbs, CV modifiers and generators."

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wayne Joness - Roland GR-300 Filter LFO Modulation Custom Upgrade Analog Synthesizer

Published on Jun 18, 2015 WayneJoness


A Roland GR-300 is modified that the LFO can modulate both the pitch (standard) and the Low Pass Filter (VCF). This mode was originally suggested my Mike at, and was posted on the vintage Roland guitar synth forum in August 2013."

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Alio Die | Parallel Worlds 'Elusive Metaphor' Studio Pics

You'll find two pics of Parallel Worlds' massive modular studio below. The systems were used in the upcoming release 'Elusive Metaphor'. Click through for a listen.

"Parallel Worlds detailed gear used in this album: Doepfer A100, Euro, Serge, Buchla, AS Integrator, Metalbox/CGS modulars, MOTM, Moon, Dotcom modulars, String Machines, Tape Echoes, VCS3, OB-8, Tone, CV Generators & modifiers"

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Bananalogue ARP 4075 with Animodule, Medic Sequencer & Psycho LFO

Published on May 24, 2014 Ritchie DeCarlo·6 videos

"Medic Modules Variant Sequencer to 2 Animodule VCO Square Waves to bananalogue LPFA frac 'junior' Filter FM controlled by Metalbox Psycho LFO & output to a ADSR Envelope with the Megaohm VCA mod"

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Published on Jan 18, 2014 rezzn8r·47 videos

"SynthTech Cloud Gen to Livewire Frequensteiner to Bugbrand LPG to Blacet Time Machine with a Blacet DAD actuating the LPG, a Noisering modulating the VCF and a Klee sequencing the VCO and triggering the Metalbox 8008 BD"

Friday, January 10, 2014


Published on Jan 10, 2014 rezzn8r·46 videos

"A percussive patch on my Frac format modular synthesizer using modules from Oakley, Bugbrand, Blacet, Synthcube, Livewire, Flight of Harmony, Wiard, STG, Metalbox/CGS, and Encore Electronics"

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Metalbox ChaQuO Wiard 300 Format Analog Modular Synth Module

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"This is one of two custom built Metalbox Ian Fritz ChaQuO quadrature oscillator/chaos generators in Wiard 300 format.

The main function of this module is a versatile chaotic signal generator (cg). chaotic signals are signals that have varying degrees of interesting irregularity without actually becoming random. The Chaos Generator is an analog electronic simulation of the classical driven double potential-well problem, with the addition of extra gain in the circuit loop, and an extra cross-coupling path to extend the range of chaotic patterns available.

The double-well system is a "second-order" system and therefore requires an external driving signal. This is provided by the second part of the module, a sinusoidal quadrature oscillator (qo). The two parts of the module may be used together or separately. The Chaos Generator may be driven by any output of the built-in Quadrature Oscillator or by any external oscillator. The oscillator may drive the Chaos Generator or be used independently as a four phase oscillator for the usual spatial modulation and other applications. Both parts of the module are manually controlled. The Quadrature Oscillator has a frequency span of ~0.03 hz to ~3 khz in two overlapping ranges.

The module has a maximum current draw of 45ma..."

Thursday, January 03, 2013

MetalBox CGS Ken Stone Wave Multiplier

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Folds manual and CV attenuator - sets amount of harmonic folding
Offset manual and CV attenuator - adds a DC offset prior to folding
Pulsewidth manual and CV attenuator - controls pulsewidth of pulse output
Grinder drive - Grinder input level
Grinder lag - alters harmonic content
Lockhart input level - determines level into Lockhart folder


Inputs 1-2 - inputs to primary Wave Multiplier
Folds CV input - VC control of wave folding
Pulsewidth CV input - set PWM level
Offset CV input - add an external DC offset or another waveform
Folds output - primary Wave Multiplier output
Pulse outputs - squared up version of primary output
Grinder I/O - in and out to Grinder section
Lockhart I/O - in and outs of Lockhart section

Frac spaces: 3

Current draw: 50ma

Three independent Wave Multipliers that add intense harmonics to static waveforms. The primary multipler has voltage control over the amount of folding, waveform offset, and pulse width modulation. With two inputs, a huge array of sounds can be had. The Grinder adds "ringing" harmonics to any input, sometimes reminiscent to digital aliasing. The Lockhart folder is designed to warp a sine into harmonically rich waveforms. Think of these three Wave Multipliers as "anti-filters" dramatically adding harmonics rather than reducing them. Whilst the primary and Lochart multipliers are designed for use with raw waveforms, the Grinder is particularily effective on complex inputs such as drum machines."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bugbrand Metalbox Blacet Frac Modular Synthesizer

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"BugBrand/Metal box/Blacet 6U Minijack Frac system

Weevil Triple Osc !!
SV Filter
Dual VCA
Dual LPG

Mini Wave
Hex Zone

Metal Box/CGS=
Burst Generator
Matrix Mixer

In Frac rack w/Power.
Only rack and power included no case and no cables."

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Unintended melody

Unintended melody from Christopher Jon on Vimeo.
Originally uploaded to Flickr on May 11, 2011

"Blacet Binary Zone into Miniwave (as scale quantizer) into Modcan VCDO into Super Delay. Metalbox Dual AD provides envelopes for FM index and VCA level. Happened on this nice melody bit by chance."

Friday, July 13, 2012

Metalbox CGS Psycho LFO banana frac module

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"This is a Metalbox built CGS Psycho LFO in Frac format with a banana jack output. Panel is an engraved PAIA blank with white text and is from the original 2002 run of these modules. All other components are brand new. Module includes power cable and mounting screws..."

Monday, May 21, 2012

CGS / Metalbox Wave Multiplier Modular Synthesizer

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"This is a wave multiplier / grinder synth module (CGS 29 rev 2) , built by Metalbox I believe. Excellent for waveshaping and complex distortion under voltage control. Comes with cable for connecting to a Blacet/Paia power supply (+/- 15v) and screws for attaching to a frac rack."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Metalbox / CGS Burst Generator

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"Metalbox / CGS Burst Generator modified by Mike @ Metalbox to work in the Eurorack standard. Great for percussion.

...The module has a depth of 104mm so is not skiff friendly but fit in my Doepfer P6 case perfectly."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Metalbox CGS Cynare Drum Synthesizer - Frac Rack

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"The monster percussion synthesizer. Features a complex architecture allowing for a wide range of hi-hat, cymbal and snare drum sounds. Six independently tunable oscillators are ring modulated together and mixed with a variable amount of white noise. This is fed through a multimode filter selectable for LP/BP/HP operation and then through a VCA. A complete synthesizer in a module.

Envelope decay - sets decay of envelope
Envelope damper - controls envelope damper
Balance - mixes noise and oscillator section
Impact level - determines level of attack impact
Filter frequency - sets intial frequency of filter
Filter resonance - controls filter resonance
Filter envelope- sets amount of envelope sent to filter frequency from negative to null to positive
Filter LPF/BPF/HPF switch - determines filter response
Filter mod- level of external CV to VCF
Oscillator 1-6 frequencies - set frequencies of oscillator section

Trigger input - triggers Cynare
Sustain input - triggers envelope damper
Filter CV input - external filter frequency input
Mix output - pre-VCF/VCA Noise/Osc output
Filter audio I/O - filter in and out normalled to Mix out and VCA respectively
VCA input- input normalled to VCF output
VCA output - primary output"

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Carpentier Juan

YouTube Uploaded by dudeohyeahable on Sep 17, 2011


Sunday, August 28, 2011

5 Frac synth modules with power supply in custom case

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"2 Blacet LFO 2430s-one (kit-$99) one (assembled-$139.00)
1 Metalbox/CGS digital noise (assembled $135)
1 Blacet Dual Lin VCA 2410 (assembled $129)
1 Blacet Multiatten 3010- (kit $30)
1 Blacet power supply ($129)
1 Blacet 9 slot distribution board ($29)
1 custom case ($100)
Total $790" BIN is $400


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