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Showing posts with label Michigan Synthworks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michigan Synthworks. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Yocto 808 Michigan Synth Works Built & Modded SN 0113

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via this auction

"These are available as kits and many people attempt to build them , screw them up, then try to sell tneir mess off on someone else.

To restate this again:

This drum machine was built by Michigan Synth Works (a very well known reputable company in the Eurorack industry).

This is a unique 1 of 1 drum Machine

Everything has been tested and works amazingly

Makes a super sequencer for a Eurorack system.

Very simple and many triggers/sequencer channels plus 2 separately devoted

Triggers (1&2)

no menu diving/no double feature but single button.

Plug it in and Jam"

Thursday, January 11, 2024

ER-301 Mannequins Black Ambient System

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via this auction

"Massive Ambient Modular System


Orthagonal Devices ER-301

Xaoc Devices Zadar

Mannequins Mangrove

Mannequins Three Sisters

Mutable Instruments Beads

Michigan Synth Works F8R (Custom Black)

Intellijel Dual VCA 1U

Intellijel Quadratt 1U

Instruo Ochd

Intellijel Ins 1U

Intellijel uMidi 1U

Intellijel Dual Stereo Outs 1U

Intellijel Pallette 104

original silver panels will be included with modules as well as most of the original boxes."

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Michigan Synthworks Introduces Xena 6 Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synth Based on MI's Ambika

Pre-Order priced at $400.00, shipping December 2023.

via Michigan Synthworks

Xena is a rework of the legendary Mutable Instruments Ambika DIY synthesizer. Now fully machine assembled with an updated layout and an improved modern power supply. Available with all ordinal 3 voice cards and compatible with 3rd part operating systems.

Xena Features:

6 voices with individual outputs.
2 digital oscillators per voice, with 36 oscillator algorithms/wavetables.
1 sub-oscillator, also configurable as a transient generator.
Pre-filter overdrive and bit-crushing effect.
Analog 4-pole filter (or 2-pole multimode filter depending on the type of voicecard used) and VCA.
3 ADSR envelopes, 3 patch-level LFOs, 1 voice-level LFO.
Modulation matrix with 14 slots and 4 modulation modifiers.
1 arpeggiator, 1 note sequencer and 2 step sequencers per part.
Flexible mapping of the 6 voices. A single patch with 6 voice-polyphony, 6 independent mono parts, 2 layered patches with 3-voices polyphony, a 3-voice unison bass line on the lower half of the keyboard with a 3-voice unison lead on the upper half... all are possible!
MicroSD storage allows the storing of a life-long of patches, programs and multis, along with the history of editing operations for undo/redo.
Easy to change voice cards

Friday, November 24, 2023

Mutable Peaks & Pico Drums & Basimilus Iteritas Alter【BPM145 BEATS】 #eurorack #modularsynth

video upload by MY FIRST SYNTH TOKYO

・Erica Synths Black Sequencer

LFO & Gate
・ALM Busy Pamela's New Workout

・Mutable Instruments Peaks
・Erica Synths Pico Drums
・Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
・Michigan Synth Works Beehive(Plaits)

Envelope & Attenuverter
・Make Noise MATHS

・Intellijel μVCA

Delay & Reverb
・ Ghost
・Mutable Instruments Beads"

Sunday, October 15, 2023

PlayFader PlayMates

video uploads by Play All Day

You might remember Play All Day from previous posts here.


1. PlayFader PlayMates
PlayFader meets @erfindungsbuero ERM Polygogo.

Headphones recommended.

Channel A:
CV - V/oct of Polygogo and multed into Natural Gate’s Control input to open up the decay time. Set to User Scale. Gate - Right-hand side Hit input on Natural Gate.

Channel B:
CV - Various modulation inputs on Polygogo. Set to 2v unquantised.
Gate - Left-hand side Hit input on Natural Gate.

Clock input, set to CV.- from @makenoisemusic Function EOC output.

PolyGogo X and Y outputs are split into separate sides of the Natural Gate so they can be independently gated. It’s all running through the @busycircuits MFX for some stereo glue and then onto the delicious Sealegs by @intellijel for delay vibes.

We start by setting each channel’s time division to different settings. Then we record a 16 step loop of both channels simultaneously, creating nice polyrhythms. Then we play around with the record arm of CV and Gate, essentially decoupling them so we can record just CV over the gate patterns in the Loop buffer. Then we overdub some different gate patterns by setting the channels to different divisions. We even play with 24ppn which is crazy fast but gives a nice effect. We overdub that again showing how you can endlessly play over your recordings. And we use Latch a lot, because we love Latch… a lot! Latch allows the CV output to be played live with the faders, over the top of the buffer contents. A quick double-tap of Latch releases the CV from the live fader position, and back to whatever’s in the Loop buffer.

Available for Pre-order now ❤️

In our next PlayMates video, PlayFader meets @noiseeng BIA & @michigan_synth_works SY0.5 - things get seriously wild..."

2. PF Clocked redux
PlayFader has dark side, don’t be fooled by all pretty colours 🙃

Our 2nd PlayMate video shows the less conventional and, frankly, crazy side of PlayFader. Hard to explain in detail what happened here but the main idea was to explore playing with the speed of the clock input. Recording patterns at slow clock rates and speeding up really fast.
Huge thanks to Paul’s Alex Bow for the idea!

Channel A is playing with BIA by Noise Engineering and Channel B is having fun with Michigan Synthworks SY0.5 and both are running into the mighty M T2D dual triode distortion by Sonocurrent.

Channel A:
CV - to the pitch and various modulation inputs on BIA via the fabulous Ochd by DivKid and Instruo.
Set to 5v un-quantised range.
Gate - BIA trigger input

Channel B:
CV - pitch input on the SY0.5
Set to 5v un-quantised range.
Gate - to trigger input of SY0.5

Hard to explain, but things go nuts. Due to the fact the looper and clock divisions are always tight, cool patterns emerge and when you speed the clock up you get interested low bit res waveforms and glitchy mayhem.

3. PlayFader PlayMates Pt2
Another little snippet of these PlayMates having fun. Slowing the clock coming into PlayFader allows you to record more into the 16 step buffer when it’s set to faster decisions. We then speed up the clock and all kinds of interesting happen.

In case you didn’t already know, we’re open for pre-orders. Link in bio. And stay tuned for more episodes of PlayMates coming soon. If you have any suggestions of friends you’d like OlayFader to meet, let us know in the comments.

And if you can’t quite figure out what PlayFader is doing, check out the PlayData manuals on our website.

Love and patches,
Play All Day ❤️

Sunday, October 08, 2023

MSW SY-1 / Pearl Syncussion Modifications

video upload by Maffez Synthmods

"Got the Syncussion recreation by Michigan Synth Werks recently and could finally go fully in with modifications, something I would have never dared to do with my old Pearl SY-1. On this page here you find a documentation of DIY modifications for this iconic drum synthesiser (including filter resonance, vco hard sync, and oscillator mode switching at audio rates):"

Friday, September 29, 2023

Don't Bore Us

video upload by Cylob Sonic Research

"The Michigan Synth Works MSW-810 is a replica of a Roland analog monosynth from 1983, a cousin of the much more famous MC-202. But it has its own distinct sound, somewhat beefy and powerful, reminiscent of even earlier Roland synths from the seventies. What will happen when the MSW-810 meets modern replicas of vintage Boss chorus pedals? Let's find out!

Putting in a cameo appearance is the Michigan Synth Works SY0.5, a eurorack adaptation of the vintage Pearl Syncussion. Everything controlled by two Launchpads together with some custom SuperCollider patches.

00:00 Intro
00:03 Setup
00:46 Noodling
03:56 Chorus
06:41 Dimension
09:58 Multitracking
11:07 Stacking the recordings
11:32 Track one
16:30 Dramatic stabs
16:53 Track two

Thumbnail typeface credit: RoyDioC @ diypedals Subreddit r/ diypedals/ comments/ ni9img/ boss_pedal_otf_font_japan_stompbox/"

Click here for additional posts featuring the Michigan Synth Works MSW-810.

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Eurorack cv presets - Traffic, Frames, Morphader, VC Transitions

video upload by John Schussler

"With the arrival of Traffic, a new module from Jasmine & Olive Trees, I find myself with several modules that do similar things around 'cv presets.'

The scenario I'm considering today is putting a single module (e.g. Basilimus Iteritas Alter from Noise Engineering) into different 'states' by simultaneously changing multiple cv inputs going to the module. This way you can get multiple 'instruments' out of a single module, in this case a variety of drums and percussion, which can then be sequenced.

There are other modules that do this as well (e.g. Endorphines Total Control), but these are the ones I happen to have. So, grain of salt and all that.

Sequencer is Pittsburgh Modular Micro Sequence. Clock source is Pam's Pro Workout.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Traffic
04:52 VC Transitions
09:08 Morphader
13:00 Plancks II"

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Syncussion Clone and the Euclidean Metronome!

video upload by Quincas Moreira Music

"I show around the Syncussion clone from Michigan Synth Works that I built recently. And then I use it for it's intended purpose! As an instrument within the drumset (been practicing drums a lot lately)
More info:"

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Michigan Synth Works Gnot

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"Quick overview of the sounds and controls of the upcoming Gnot DIY kit"

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Building the Syncussion Clone by Michigan Synth Works!

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Major project ahead! In this video I build the meticulously cloned Pearl Syncussion SY-1 kit from Michigan Synth Works. More info here:

Demo video coming soon!

My Patreon
My Website

Stay Noisy!"

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Michigan Synth Works SY-1 MIDI Demo

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"SY-1 MIDI ready to go!

Pitchbend, Mod to VCF amount, 16 levels of velocity to trigger level. Pre-orders open, boards ordered, shipping next month"

Thursday, December 29, 2022

External CV to VCF Width Demo

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"Track C is sending note info into the VCF CV input, this is an option for the MOD i/o board"

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Michigan Synth Works SY-1 DIY Clone + Bella Synth jam

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"SY1 with MOD i/o board (per channel v/oct and gate, individual outs)"

Friday, December 16, 2022

Michigan Synth Works Syncussion DIY kit vs Pearl Syncussion

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"Quick A/B comparison of the basic voice modes between the kit and a real syncussion. Parts used on the voice cards we CV Karls rare parts kit. More in depth comparisons soon"

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Michigan Synth Works Bella Jam. A reimagined Mutable Anushri

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"Bringing back an unsung classic for its 10 year anniversary. Presenting Bella based on the Mutable Anushri. Fully assembled desktop only, winter spring '23. $350 usd"

Monday, November 14, 2022

Michigan Synth Works SY-1 Syncussion kit noodles

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"Quick overview of the sounds of the SY1 replica DIY kit. Just going through the different modes. PCB Kit available know, cases later this month"

Monday, May 16, 2022

Michigan Synth Works MSW 810 Analog Synthesizer

video upload by Michael Dykehouse

"The MSW-810 is a faithful recreation of the CMU-810 Monosynth which was designed as a synth expander for the 1983 CMU-800 computer music production system. At its core however, is the tone generator of the MC-202. In this clip the MSW 810 is producing all the sounds you hear including the drums. Available currently as a kit and will be available fully assembled in the fall of 2022."

Additional Michigan Synth Works MSW 810 posts

Michigan Synth Works MSW 810 at Superbooth 2022

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"The MSW-810 is a faithful recreation of the CMU-810 Monosynth. At its core is the tone generator of the MC-202."

MSW 810 posts

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Threshold/Edges + Swiss Daisy DSP + Data Bender - No Talking

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"Threshold by Michigan Synthworks - clone of Mutable Instruments Edges
Swiss Daisy DSP by Zebra Synth
Data Bender by QU-Bit"

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