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Showing posts with label Mutable Instruments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mutable Instruments. Show all posts

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Elmyra 2 // cLFO // Microcell // Cosmos // Poly 2

video upload by Lesjamusic

"Following Thursday’s fun playing the Elmyra directly, I wanted to try triggering a sequence. I’m using the Polyend Poly 2 to split the midi from Keystep over 4 CV/gate outputs - hence the spaghetti of wires dangling from the big case. Atovproject’s excellent cLFO is modulating various parameters on Elmyra, keeping the drone evolving. Microcell and Cosmos for texture.

Off screen, CXM 1978 and OTO Boum finish things.

00:00 Don’t melt my face
01:45 OK then melt my face"

Friday, June 21, 2024


video upload by A Last Picture From Voyager

"Nano Module ONA and Mutable Rings go really well together. I took some time to explore these two modules in their basic characteristics, they are the last to be included in my configuration, and I hope to be able to exploit them in more depth in the future. Here, Mutable PLAITS adds a layer of drone to ONA, they evolve together in a semi-polyphony directed by the HERMOD sequencer. And Make Noise MATHS advances the sequence randomly, to create something alive."

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Music For Clouds with Mutable Instruments Rings and Beads

video upload by Mega Modularis

"Hello There! This is a generative ambient piece I made recently, which is primarily Rings (Rangoon by Big T Music) fed into I think the ​⁠ Mimeophon before going into Beads, with some gentle modulation from my two beloved ​⁠ Ochds! Enjoy! I didn’t actually film the making of the patch or anything, but I had this nice mesmeric cloud footage, and I thought they went well together, I’ve always thought of Rings + Clouds (and/or Beads) as ‘Cloud Music’ What do you think? Let me know If i should share more stuff like this? Longer musical pieces without any commentary.

All the footage I shot myself on my Fuji X-E4 in my backyard!

Enjoy, MM."

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

u-he CVilization Mode I: Musical demo (no talking)

video upload by u-he

"Here's a jam featuring our CVilization module in Mode I (4 x 4 Matrix Mixer). We're exploring the musical possibilities of the mysterious Matrix Rotation [posted here]. 4 different oscillator signals are routed through CVilization's matrix and distributed to various other modules. CVilization now rotates its inputs and outputs, creating ever-changing mixes of these oscillator signals. CVilization's sidekick Wiretap also joins the game with two of its outputs hooked up, creating some funky alternating envelopes.

modules in this patch:
u-he CVilization
u-he Wiretap
u-he Prototype Cascade Filter
ALM Pamela's Workout
Mutable Instruments Links
Mutable Instruments Plaids
Mutable Instruments Shades
Happy Nerding FX Aid
Happy Nerding MMM VCF
Intellijel µScale
Intellijel Dubmix
AJH Synths Next Phase
Dave Smith Instruments Curtis Filter
Xaoc Instruments Batumi
Xaoc Instruments Tallinn
Tiptop Audio Z8000
Instruo tòna
Make Noise Mimeophon

00:00 - Patch overview
02:44 - Jam"

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bring back Rings! PlayFader Ambient Exploration

video upload by MATTHS

"Bring back rings! Yes, you know 'those ambient rings jams'! This is something new for me, moving away from my hard techno background, I wanted to explore the more ambient world once again. Armed with the Play All Day PlayFader (which is awesome) and has been so much fun to play with, I decided to build and dedicate a small case for more ambient noodles.

Here the PlayFader is sequencing everything.
MIDI is going to the Knobula Pianophonic while CV and Gate is going to Mutable Instrument Rings. Im playing with the Fun ability of the PlayFader to make more interesting loops within loops and there is lashing of reverb of course.


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Sunday, May 26, 2024

ESK - Akai MPC X Delay Looping

video upload by Metunar

"Looping session with an Erica Synths Bullfrog, Mutable Instruments Ambika, Behringer VC-340, Guitar and an Akai MPC X Sampler.

Every Instrument had his Delay Line in the MPC X for Looping. If you keep the Tempo above 120 BPM you can use Delays which are 2 Bars long.
With mastering."

Saturday, May 25, 2024

25th May Drone Day Part One

video upload by Ebotronix

25th May Drone Day Part Two

Mutable Instruments System
Yarns, Marbles.Grids, Blinds, Kings, Streams, Shelves,
Elements,Edges,Frames,Streams,Clouds,3x Warps,
2x Links,2x Rings , 2x Braids, 2x Beads, 3x Ripples V1, 3x Tides V1, 3x Tides V2,
3x Blades, 6x Shades, 8x Ripples V 2, 6x Stages, 8x Veils V 2,12x Plaits, Sheep,
Eurorack to DMX Light by Sound Machines SY1 Synesthesia to
Fun Generation LED BARbara 24
Tunefish Modular µYarns, 2x Monsoon, 4x Shades,
5x Ornament and Crime Bhairav Scale. number of notes: 7
notes (in cents): 0, 89.8, 385.9, 497.7, 702.3, 792.2, 1088.3
Doepfer A 174-2, A 185-2
Befaco ST Mix
Roland 2x 531 Mixer
Flame Q Slider
video # 2379

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Nonlinearcircuits VCO Demo

video upload by Randy Piscione

"This is a demo of an older Nonlinearcircuits VCO, based on a Mikulic/Electronotes core with phase sync and pan-pulse circuitry from the Aries AR-338.

The video starts with a sequence, and scope shots of four of the five waveforms the VCO puts out. I didn’t bother with the triangle, but there is a pulse, then saw, then pan pulse and processed saw. These are eventually blended together, and then the left side VCO is faded in. This one is hard synced to another VCO. The equipment list is at the bottom of the description.

The PCB is not designed for Eurorack so I built a dual version to fit them behind a double panel. I originally built it in 2015, made a new panel in 2018, and it stopped working shortly after that. Each VCO required 50 hookups, so 100 wires, 200 solder joints. Ouch!

When it failed, for no apparent reason, I removed all of the point-to-point wiring, couldn’t figure out what happened, and put it aside for quite a few years. If only I had known then what I know now, the failure was a simple IC problem. I had purchased TL074s from eBay that turned out to be pirate versions. It would’ve been a one minute fix. I decided to tackle it again recently, and re-soldered all of the wires. Unfortunately, I used crap wire, so off those came, and I did it again! Still had some issues but with substantial help from John at PM Foundations, we were able to bring it back to life.

Sequence – Pamela’s Workout, Analogue Solutions Oberkorn, NLC VCO, PM Foundations 3080 VCO, Doepfer A-143-2 Quad ADSR, Bastl A B C (X2), Frequency Central Waverunner (X2), ALM Pip Slope, d:Machinery Red LFO, PM Foundations Mod+

Drums – PM Foundations ER-808 (TB-808 tribute)

Bass – PM Foundations SEM tribute modules (8080 VCO, 3080 VCF, ADSR-D, etc.)

String-ish thing – PM Foundations resemble (X4), Full Bucket FB-3300 VST, Full Bucket Modul Air VST

Lead – Mutable Instruments Anushri

Cameo pad – Roland Juno 60

I think that’s it."

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Buchla Music Easel in Eurorack!

video upload by Electrum Modular

"Unveiling of the Easel-esque system! Demonstration includes three patches, with notes on each."

ST Modular SHIKENSA (1st post to feature one)
Intellijel Scales
ALM Pip Slope
ALM Pamela's Workout
Intellijel Dixie II+
Shakmat Banshee Reach
Intellijel Bifold
Make Noise Optomix
Synthrotek MIXIV
ART Junction (1st post to feature one)
Mutable Instruments Beads
Doboz Touch Plate Controller & Gliss
Expert Sleepers Disting

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Morbus Legio | The filthy beauty of Engineered Noise.

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"It's always cool to try a new Noise Engineering firmware. But I had my doubts with this one, because it's just a Noise generator and it will not have a dedicated hardware module. It's a freebee. But that's not all, because Morbus means 'disease' in Latin, hopefully in the context of it being a 'sick' firmware.

My doubts were confirmed at first patch. It accepts external sounds, but only to wavefold them in three different levels of destruction. The noise itself has colored noise, covering the rainbow between black- and white noise, but it also allows you to reduce the sample rate, producing something we'd all want to avoid. Who'd want a module with a digital noisefloor of 0 dB?

But they call themselves Noise Engineering for a reason, and Morbus turned out to be an amazing asset to any Eurorack setup. If you love an occasional dark ambient heavy industrial tour, this module will be a lot of fun. However, you'll need to spend some time with it to find all the sweet spots, and try as many of external sources as you can. Wavefolders work best with simple waveforms, and will trash the more complex ones.

I couldn't help thinking of Mordor while patching it. And then, patching a Mutable Rings was just meant to be. Inevitable. Precious. We all love Rings into Clouds. But it belongs in Mordor."

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Building a Buchla 248 MARF with Stages, Stages, Stages and Marbles

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Sorry about that title. The MARF is short for the Multiple ARbitrary Function generator, a huge Buchla design carrying the model number 248, and is part of the 200 series. It's not easy to compare it with anything, but you could see it as a 16 step 0-CTRL, a Rossum Control Forge and maybe even the 250e circular Dual Arbitrary Function generator (DARF) like Frap Tools USTA. I contacted Todd Barton (thanks so much!) to be able to study a few MARF images. The sliders made me think of Mutable Stages, and the control section reminded me of Marbles. While getting lost on the way, I finally got a patch that sounded similar: 'music that sounds like dancing butterflies'.
The recipe involves variable timing, notes, a quantizer, and a transpose. You may also need a trigger or gate when a segment runs or finishes. There's a lot to explore here, and I don't think you can find a MARF in a single eurorack solution. I tried to approximate it, but I also needed Maths to do envelopes and gate extraction. It took a while to make this video and I wasn't sure about the results until the very end. Then suddenly, it worked.

You'll need a lot of stuff to do it, but there may be smaller solutions. I'll revisit this idea when my Control Forge arrives and I'll be able to combine USTA with the CF.

This is a complex video so I hope it will make a bit of sense. It would have been better to figure all this out and then make a video. But you'd be missing the fun of exploration. There are plenty of useful examples of how 'factory' Stages can be used, but I installed the Qiemem firmware for max flexibility. In the end I only used its 'random segment' feature in this video, but it doesn't play a role in the MARF patch. You can do this with factory Stages but it still requires a chain of 2 or 3. You can use any sequencer with a clock input for this. A DFAM will also help you to cover the time/level sequence.

Installation requires playing a .WAV into the module which can be bit of a drag. I recommend using a eurorack sample player like the BitBox for a high success ratio. Using a phone, PC or pad can be a nightmare. Also, I am not sure if the firmware works on a clone, please comment if you tried it.

I am still trying to wrap my head around it. Even though Stages and Marbles are now discontinued, they're easy to find as fully functional clones. With Eurorack, we have the 'power' to build our own synths, or get inspired by designs which are still amazing and modern after +50 years. I hope it inspires you too."

Friday, April 19, 2024

Byte //Debel/Basimilus/Manis/Cursus/Pizza/Rings/Plaits//

video upload by Aleatoric Machine

"Back to Eurorack after a bit of a Buchla break! Jamming with:
Noise Engineering Debel, Basimilus & Manis Iteritas Alia, Cursus Iteritas Percido, Lacrima Versio, Numeric Repetitor, Pons Asinorum, Pura Ruina
Bastl Pizza, Ikarie
Mutable Instruments Rings, Plaits, Stages
Acid Rain Constellation, Maestro
Div Kid Ochd, RND Step
Nerd Engineering FX Aid Pro, FX Aid XL
ALM Pamela’s Pro Workout
Winter Modular Eloquencer
Malekko Voltage Block
BoredBrain Xcelon
Endorphines Cockpit
WMD MSCL, Overseer"

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

TubeOhm Jeannie DIY Synthesizer New Firmware V

video upload by Andre' Laska

"Sound examples of the DIY synthesiser Jeannie with the new firmware V
You already know Jeannie from previous videos. New is now the firmware version V . for Jeannie
This includes various new oscillator models, e.g. from Braids , Shruthi / Phoenix and Ambika ."

Monday, April 15, 2024

Fun with Envelope Followers // Arbhar // Nautilus // Data Bender // Mutable Ears

video upload by LesjaMusic

"Trying out a new format. The first 4 minutes or so is the patch, the last minute is a quick patch explanation by yours truly.

Organelle into Mutable Ears. Ears envelope out into Nautilus resolution. Ears audio out into Arbhar scan input. Arbhar out into Data Bender and Nautilus then Vortices. Norns l_ll__l_ with some ambience.

0:00 Patch
3:51 Patch Explanation"

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Five12 QV-L Quad Variable LFO

video upload by Steve Turner

"Vector Sequencer, QV-L, nRings, Weston Precision Audio SF1, 4MS DLD

So really I am testing the ATEM MINI PRO and headset mic here. I think I got it close but when I started dialing the grit in using the LEVEL on the SF1 you can really hear it pushing (which is a good thing, but less good for video levels). This is fun."

FREE RUN for GATES on the Five12 Vector Sequencer

video upload by Steve Turner

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Ambient for Inner Peace /Poly Effects Hector (Plaits Marbles Clone) Beads Echoz Ensemble Oscillator

video upload by Wac- Lounge

"Thank you for watching!
Here are the simple patch notes, a list of the gear, and more information.


Granular ambient voice = Hector(Plaits clone) processed by Beads sequenced by Hector(Marbles clone)
Echoed random sequencing voice = Hector(Plaits) processed by Hector(LP filter+Delay) modulation & sequenced by Hector(Marbles + ADSR)
Percussive voice = Hector(Plaits) processed by Echoz modulation & sequenced by Hector(Marbles+ADSR)
Synth lead voice = Hector(Plaits) processed by Hector(Delay) slew limiter & sequenced by Hector(Note sequencer triggered by Steppy)
Strings synth voice = Ensemble Oscillator modulation & sequenced by MATHS
Reverse piano loop voice = Disting triggered by Steppy
Master clock = Hector(divided by Steppy)

Saturday, April 06, 2024

quad optomix strikes

video upload by Ebotronix

4ms QCD with Expander.
Intellijel 3x Planar 2
Make Noise 2x Optomix, 2x Mimeophone.
MengQiMusic DPLPG.
Jouranalogue Filter 8
Tunefish Modular 4x µ Braids with Renaissance alternate firmware,
2x µ Peaks, 2x µVeil,Kings, Sheep (Tides V1)
2x Ornament and Crime , #2 with Teensy 4.0! Dorian Scale.
Mutable Instruments Shades, 4x Ripples.
Verbos Scan and Pan.
Shakmat Aeolus Seeds.
16n AtoVproject Faderbank
2x Strymon Cloudburst ~ Midi CC by 16n Faderbank!
video # 2361

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Spring Chill Ambient / Plaits Echoz 2hp Arp Volca Sample Beads Disting Ensemble Oscillator

video upload by Wac- Lounge

"Thank you for watching!
Here are the simple patch notes, a list of the gear, and more information.


/ wac_lounge

The list of the gear
Mutable Instruments

Make Noise

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Nostalgia Unwound / Reel to Reel + Beads / Ensemble Oscillator Rings Echoz Mob of Emus

video upload by Wac- Lounge

"Thank you for watching!
Here are the simple patch notes, a list of the gear, and more information.


/ wac_lounge

Reverse piano voice = Reel to reel(SONY TC-4860)
Echoed Piano voice = Reel to reel processed by Beads
Synth lead voice = Ensemble Oscillator modulation & sequenced by Flame C-3mk2
Sine wave lead voice = Mob of Emus CH1 sequenced by Mob of Emus CH3 triggered by Steppy slew limiter = MATHS
Sine wave voice loop = Mob of Emus CH2 processed by Disting(delay clocked by Steppy) sequenced by Mob of Emus CH4 triggered by Steppy
Echoed pitch bending voice = Rings processed by A-120VCF1 & Echoz sequenced by 2hp Arp triggered by Steppy modulation & enveloped by MATHS & Mob of Emus CH5
Master clock = Mob of Emus CH6 (divided by Steppy)

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Exploring Effects in the Eurorack World!

video upload by The Unperson

"In today's video I'm exploring the wonderful world of effects. Modular effects can be more creative than guitar pedals due to the ability control, clock, and modulate the parameters. In the video I explore some creative patch techniques using effects and making make some tunes with some of my favourite modules!

0:00 - Intro
1:27 - Chorus
3:09 - Reverb
6:05 - Modulate Reverb
8:45 - Clocked Delays
11:50 - Beads!
14:39 - Combining Effects
18:28 - Outro"

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