Showing posts with label Modcan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modcan. Show all posts

Thursday, December 07, 2023


video upload by Memetune Studio

"Wrangling on the Serge and Modcan"

Monday, December 04, 2023

Background Modulars No.2 - Modcan A-Series

video upload by Memetune Studio

"Can't find a real vintage Modcan A-Series modular system? No worries! Just put this video on in the background (in full-screen mode), and have the next best thing 😁

Here is 10 minutes of self-playing modular synthesiser niceness. Why not put it on loop - then you can have it bubbling away in the background while you do other things

This is the second Background Modular video - the first featured the ARP2500 - [posted here]

A note on the patch: two VCOs (one of which is the Miniwave) go into the Modcan 02A LPF then to the output mixer. Various AD and ADSR envelopes control the filter cutoff coming in at various levels. The melodic notes are being chosen by sending a VC LFO into the Cyndustries Gated Comparator which is like a S&H crossed with a shift register and analog switch. It throws out notes that are semi-random. This output goes into a Quantiser to keep the notes sort of in tune. The Sequencer is used to vary the timing of the notes. A second signal path consists of the above going into the Modcan CV Recorder / Sampler which is the lower set of notes you can hear. I quite like the way its all a bit out of time and wonky. The stereo output goes into my mixer (Sony DMX-R100 with GA 1073 analogue preamps/eqs), with a bit of reverb (Lexicon Model 300)

Actually the patch is more complex than this, but it's too much to explain here - it would take my word count over the limit 🤣"

Monday, October 30, 2023

Cold Hands, Cold Heart, Cold World

video upload by John L Rice

"Something for Halloween 2023, sort of?

5U Modular Synth:
Moon 569 sequencer, 554 clock divider, 505 filter
Modcan 55B quantizer, 59B delay
SSL Tube VCA, Quad LFO
STG Envelope
Corsynth VC LFO
Marienberg Sine Phase Oscillator
Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas Magnus VCO

Additional Gear Used:
Roland A-88 keyboard controller, Integra7 synth (for piano)
Mellotron M4000D (Tangerine Dream sound effects)
Expressive-E Osmose keyboard synth
Strymon BigSky reverb, Timeline delay
Lexicon MX400
Tascam SD-20M recorder
Sony Vegas Pro 13 (for post editing)

#modularsynth #electronicmusic #halloween2023"

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Sequencer Therapy - October 17 2023

video upload by John L Rice

"I just felt like playing with a sequence for my peace of mind. Not as good as hugging a dog, but better than nothing! 🤓😁 Klee sequencer built by Megaohm Audio is shown. Off screen the usual modules: Synth Tech MOTM-300 VCOs, MOTM-380 LFO, Moon 517 VCF, Oakley/Krisp1 VCAs, STG Envelopes, Modcan 55B quantizer and 73B delay, Club Of The Knobs C969 clock, Strymon and Lexicon reverb. #modularsynth #sequencer #electronicmusic"

Saturday, October 14, 2023


video upload by Memetune Studio

"I have tidied up my Modcan cab a bit - and freed up a bit of space below the modules so I can put a keyboard under there to play it with

At the moment I have put the Roland 184 there, which can do 4-note polyphony - which is especially nice when using the arpeggiator 😁"

Saturday, September 23, 2023


video upload by Memetune Studio

"A melodic sequence on the Modcan A-Series

Some added reverb: Lexicon Model 300 and tiny bit of EMT 140 Plate"

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Seven Years Gone

video upload by John L Rice

"Thinking of my dad who passed away on this day seven years ago, August 29th 2016.

This is my small custom eurorack synth build with 4ms Pod cases attached to a PedalTrain pedal board. It has modules from Kilpatrick Audio, Noise Engineering, Rebel Technology, Mutable Instruments, Modcan, Steady State Fate, Squarp Instruments, Doepfer, Erica Synths, 4ms, and the Haken ContinuuMini on top.

#modularsynth #eurorackmodular #electronicmusic"

Sunday, June 04, 2023

Modernetics by Benge

video upload by zack dagoba

"A self-playing cybernetic patch made on the Modcan A-Series modular system

The modules have been set up so that they interact with each other using CVs and triggers generated by themselves, based upon two initial VCOs which are the source of all the sounds and also modulations. There are no Random Generators in this patch

In other words, by creating a modified feedback path between the audio outs of the VCOs and their own CV inputs, chaotic interactions occur, for both pitch and timing attributes. The modifier in this case is a VC Waveshaper

Another important part of the patch is the derivation of gate pulses from audio signals. For this, I am using a Gated Comparator module. There is also a Sample & Hold module and various other CV and timing modifiers and processors in the patch

The whole idea of cybernetics is to set up chaotic systems in a controlled and productive way, something that this Modcan synthesiser can do really well"

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Modways by Benge

video upload by zack dagoba

"A simple sequencer sketch on the Modcan A Series, using the ever-wonderful Modcan Wiard/Blacet Mini-Wave wavetable VCO"

Sunday, April 09, 2023

Expressive-E Osmose Controlled Polyphonic Modular Synth Patch

video upload by John L Rice

"The Osmose is connected via MIDI to a Synth Tech MOTM-650 interface module and is providing pitch CV and Gates with aftertouch controlling vibrato amount and velocity controlling wave shaper intensity. #modularsynth #expressiveeosmose #electronicmusic"
White Modcan system in the background.

Monday, November 07, 2022

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Beads Pack Jam

video upload by SynthAddict

"Modular impromptu jam with some provided Beads samples
loaded into my BitBox Micro and used for percussuion.

Camera has a focus issue... oh well. :-P

Too many other modules to mention... sequenced with the Keystep Pro and Modcan Touch Seq.
Some live keys."

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Unplanned Modular Noodle July 22 2022

video upload by John L Rice

"The lead sound is a combination of a @mellotronfactory M4000D and @yamahasynths_official FS1R. Modules used: @synthesistechnology MOTM-300 VCOs, MOTM-650 MIDI to CV (for transposing the sequencer only), and E102 Quad Temporal Shifter, @moonmodularhq 517 VCFs and 569 sequencer, Oakley Dual VCAs, @cluboftheknobs_synthesizer C911P poly ADSR and C969 Euclidean clock/divider, and Modcan 55B quantizers. Effects used were @strymonengineering BigSky and Timeline pedals and a @lexicon_pro MX400.

#modularsynths #mellotronm4000d #5umodular"

Monday, February 21, 2022

Sequencer Pattern Jamming

video upload by John L Rice

"Another experiment I happened to record so throwing it on my channel for anyone who might find it interesting.

Modules used:
Moon Modular - 569, 569ES, 569EG, 564, 511C
Modcan - 55B, 56B, 53B
Marienberg Devices - Sine Phase Oscillator
Synthetic Sound Labs - Tube VCA - Q125

Effects used:
Strymon Engineering - BigSky, Timeline
Lexicon - MX400

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, and commenting! 🥳 "

Friday, February 18, 2022

Modcan 55b Dual Quantizer & 18b Dual Lag MOTM 5U Modules

55b via this auction

18b via this auction

Monday, August 02, 2021

Five Filtered-Noise Patches

video upload by John L Rice

Sorry, I think this video turned out a little louder than I intended it to be, it was a rush job for fun!

0:00 Beginning
0:20 Ultrasound Cat
2:30 Caterpillar
3:51 Ten Pound Termites
6:00 Heavy Breather Cat
7:03 Crazy Cat And The Modular Couple
10:37 End

All patches used at least the noise from the Mos-Lab 923 Filters and Noise module and the Club Of The Knobs C914B Fixed Filter Bank.

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, and commenting! 🥳
Please consider "buying me a coffee" if you found this content helpful or entertaining:"

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Shift Register Shenanigans With The Synth Tech E102 And Friends

video upload by John L Rice

"A quick video of some shift register experiments for fun! And yes, the E102 is a Eurorack module temporarily mounted in my largest 5U system, one day I'll properly re-panel it! ;-)

0:00 Beginning
0:18 Frère Jacques Basics
2:48 Frère Jacques Randomized
5:00 Frère Jacques In Disguise
7:52 End

Gear Used:
Synthesis Technology - E102, MOTM-300, MOTM-380
Moon Modular - 569, 569EGB, 564, 565, 565D, 517, 592
Happy Nerding - FM AID, Super Sawtor
Oakley Sound - Dual VCA
Krisp1 - OCTO
STG Sound Labs - Envelope
Club Of The Knobs - C915
Modcan - Control 66B - Q125, Q961
Strymon - BigSky
Lexicon - MX400
Allen & Heath MixWizard 20S
Tascam SD-20M flash recorder
Canon C100 MkII camera
Canon CN-E 20mm lens
PC running Windows 10 Pro
Sony Vegas Pro 13 NLE

I recommend downloading the Synthesis Technology E102 PDF document to get a better understanding of all the fantastic features it has:

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, and commenting! 🥳
Please consider "buying me a coffee" if you found this content helpful or entertaining:"

Friday, July 23, 2021

$110,000 Modcan Model A Full 113 Module System

via this auction

"113 Modcan A Modules, 21 boxes, 7 PSUs"

Update via Peter Grenader of Plan B in the comments: "This is suspicious. These photos are Cynthia's personal system."

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Cyndustries Cynthia & Modcan Six Pack

via this auction

"Cyndustries Cynthia Six Pack, Medium Power supply, Dual ADSR x2, Modcan VCO 01A, 4075 Low-Pass 36A"

Friday, January 22, 2021


video by zack dagoba

"More Modcan madness"

zack dagoba Modcan posts

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Spiken by BENGE. Modcan A Series (self-playing patch)

zack dagoba

"A minimalist study on the Modcan A Series modular system. This is a self-playing patch which utilises two voltage controlled LFOs to generate the timing pulses, and random voltages to control pitch. There are also two audio samplers in the signal path which help generate the spikes

Shot on a JVC KY1900 analog video camera"

Patch n Tweak
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