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Showing posts with label Mystic Circuits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mystic Circuits. Show all posts

Friday, May 03, 2024

ANA 2 - What it Do?

video upload by Mystic Circuits

"Here is our admittedly super long ANA video manual. Doing the overview video for ANA was kind of tough because it is sort of like doing a demo for 9 different modules and they all work in a bunch of different contexts. As a result, we decided to focus this video on the absolute basics of the module to hopefully give you the fundamental understanding needed to use it. There will be another, hopefully shorter, video following this one showing some actual musical patch examples using ANA.

For the written manual and to order go to our website here:

Here is a link to the awesome replacement IDUM panel that I forgot the name of in this video. To be fair "nkurence" is not an easy word to remember:

00:00 Intro
02:54 Boolean Basics
07:46 ANA 2 Changes
15:19 Input Section
18:52 Output Overview
29:33 Processing Gates
39:34 Processing Modulation
1:00:40 Processing Note Sequences
1:15:53 Processing Audio
1:42:14 Patch Example"

Friday, April 19, 2024

Mystic Circuits ANA 2 - the ultimate analog logic module

video upload by Mystic Circuits

"ANA 2 is a cross modulation powerhouse that derives nine different analog logic operations in tandem from two input signals. Each input channel features a processing section that attenuverts, adds, or multiplies up to six inputs before being sent to the cross modulation circuits. ANA 2 performs a wide variety of functions including mixing, boolean logic, rectifying, cross-fading, voltage sampling, ring modulating, gate converting, bizarre wave shaping and much more. While you may have seen these functions in individual modules before, ANA 2 combines them all into one place with all of these functions available simultaneously to give you a Swiss army knife utility that is capable of happy accidents.‍"

You can find additional posts featuring ANA 2 here.

Tuesday, February 06, 2024


video upload by Mystic Circuits

"At long last IDUM is back! IDUM is our multi-effect processor for gates, allowing anything from a little variation to absolute insanity. Here is a little jam showing off using IDUM's new features - split mode and the improved looper.

We have a two IDUM system here with one controlling the VPME quad drum and a second controlling a set of SSF percussion modules as well as a voice made with the Schlappi Engineering Three Body and Boundary. We are also controlling our Tree/ Leaves combo module which is doing the main sequencing duties. The entire patch is mixed using our 3DVCA modules and our upcoming Ana v2 modules are acting as a macro controller, allowing us to change the whole patch with just four knobs. The main sequencer is the amazing Westlicht Performer.

In this jam I am focusing on showing how much variation you can get out of IDUM without changing the source sequence at all. This means that the same trigger sequence is driving IDUM the entire time and the note sequencer is not changed at all either, all of the variation you hear is either from manipulating IDUM or from changing some of the timbre settings of the drums.

If you would like to learn more about IDUM go to our website here:"

"‍IDUM is a gate processing effect that turns its input effortlessly into IDM. Making complex electronic music with the modular usually requires meticulous sequencing done in advance or a large ecosystem of modules. Unfortunately, the level of expertise needed to accomplish this is not accessible to the average modular user. IDUM aims to make this process easier and put Intelligent Dance Music, also known as IDM, into the hands of people with average intelligence. IDUM does not require much knowledge to get immediate and compelling results; but with some extra familiarity, this module can enable innovative music making techniques. Instead of generating musical patterns on its own, IDUM acts like an effects processor for the sequences that run through it. For example, a filter or a delay allows the user to alter their sound by twisting the knobs or modulating the parameters. Similarly, IDUM manipulates the actual gates and sequences of connected modules, but with a level of playability normally inaccessible to a sequencer. IDUM can vary carefully crafted sequences or turn your music into an onslaught of controlled chaos. Its open source code and hardware based on the beginner friendly Arduino Nano Every encourage users to tweak their modules to taste or to add new features all while ensuring future improvements as IDUM makes its way into the wild."

Monday, January 29, 2024

BAF 2024: Mystic Circuits - Idum - Ana 2

video upload by sonicstate

"At Buchla And Friends 2024, Eli from Mystic Circuits showed us some of their new modules. They announced that Idum, a gate effect proccesor which had been out of stock for a long time, is back and redesigned. Idum now has a new firmware update that adds requested features such as the ability to put on more than one mode at once. They also demonstrated improvements to the behavior of the looper, allowing for more flexibility in capturing inputs. Eli then revealed their upcoming module, Ana 2. This module is an analog logic module that offers various combinations of signals for ring mod-type effects. The new version of Ana now includes LED indicators, a multiply input with a bipolar VCA on both inputs, and additional output options such as the cut output and swap output.

Idum Price: 295 USD
Ana 2 Price: TBC"

Friday, January 26, 2024

IDUM Firmware Update 3 - Split Mode, Improved Looper, and Much More!

video upload by Mystic Circuits

"This video covers the basics of the newest IDUM firmware as well as some news about IDUM restocks, the new hardware redesigns etc. If you have either a red or pink LED stay on while your IDUM boots up you have an old firmware version, you should definitely upgrade to the latest version!

Instructions on how to do the actual update can be found here:

If you want to grab the files for the most recent IDUM firmware go here:

This firmware implements a number of bug fixes and stability improvements but there are two new features that are the most noteworthy:

Split Mode - this option allows for the decision on whether to activate a modification to be done separately per channel. This means that rather than having a ratchet modification perform a ratcheting effect to all of the channels at once, each channel makes it's own decision about whether or not it will engage a ratchet whenever a clock is received. A nice bonus of doing things like this is that we can finally have different modes active on each channel. The active mode is sampled whenever a clock is received so if the mode is either being changed quickly or modulated and the length slider is above 1 then different channels will activate whatever mode is currently selected when the decision to start a modification is made.

Looper Improvements - the looper has gone through a number of changes but the most impactful one is that the trigger inputs are now recorded four times per clock instead of only once. This not only means that the looper can now differentiate triggers and gates but also it can record multiple lengths of triggers and also capture ratchets that are twice as fast as the clock fairly accurately. Captured ratchets will also be multiplied or divided along with the speed of the loop being changed by altering the param knob. On top of this, the looper now remembers the mode that was active before the looper was engaged so that the looper always starts in time with the input pattern. Finally the modification code has been changed so that the captured modifications now more consistently reflect their behavior during the loop recording and also can capture different parameters per channel when split mode is active.

Finally check out the "super secret options" page that has been added to make the secret options easier to find. It's full of different bits that can be easily modified to change the behavior of your IDUM.

IDUMs will be back in stock in the next few weeks!"

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Mystic Circuits - Knobcon 2023 - Midiverse - TV

video upload by Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! In this video we're at Knobcon 2023, at the Mystic Circuits booth checking out some new Eurorack Modules. Let's have a look!"


video upload by Vulture Culture

"Put on your 3D glasses and get ready to go on a journey 👁️ Thank you to Eli for showing us 3DVCA, a Quad monophonic crossfader, Dual stereo crossfader, Stereo balancer, Stereo VCA, Mono to stereo panner, Unity mixer with up to eight inputs, Quadraphonic panner and so much more!"

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Mystic Circuits - Audio and Lofi Visual Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"We met up with Ely from Mystic Circuits and he introduced us to their new modules. First we saw the 3D VCA, a quad vca in a 6hp space. Ely told us that they managed to cram it into a smaller space by using macro controls over the VCAs rather than independent controls. This design also offers interesting routing possibilities.

We also got a look at ANA 2, an updated version of their analogue logic module, with an attenuverter, multiplier providing thru-zero multiplication and Cut, which Ely described as a bizarre non linear waveshaper.

3DVCA Shipping June 2023. Price: 225 USD

ANA 2 Available soon. Price TBC"

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Hypnotic jam with Arturia MiniFreak, Dreadbox Erebus, Mystic Circuits IDUM, and other eurorack drums

video upload by Jay Hosking

"Please support my work on Patreon:
A live, semi-improvised synth jam performed entirely on hardware.

I had the MiniFreak and Erebus set up for an exploratory livestream on my Patreon, and totally stumbled across this combination of MiniFreak drone and Erebus bass with fifths. I'd also been tinkering with modifications to my eurorack drum setup, so I decided to quickly integrate the two together and capture something loose and fun. This came together extremely fast and I love how easy it was to get into the flow.

The MiniFreak and new Erebus are both brand new to me, and early impressions with both have extremely positive. I try a lot of gear and expect that I won't connect with much of it, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself saying, "Oh, yeah, this is great" for both of them.

The MiniFreak shines in its oscillators (especially those from Noise Engineering!) and its robust effects section, with three effects slots and far better sound than most integrated effects on big fancy flagship synths. There are so many bread and butter sounds the MiniFreak can give you, but it can also give you some wonderfully weird and warbly unique sounds that I haven't been able to get from a hardware synth.

The Erebus is exactly what I want in a desktop mono synth: small profile, huge sound, what-you-see-is-what-you-get settings, flexibility in sound design, great bass, and fun to explore. This one seems like a no-brainer if you're on the market for a desktop mono synth for a hardware setup, especially if you need something to contrast against Moog monos. Thanks so much to Michael for building this Erebus for me! (They have/had both DIY and pre-built kits.)

And then there's my eurorack drum machine, which continues to be my favourite way to add drums to a track. Two recent additions include the Mystic Circuits IDUM (to add a lot of hectic variety to the drum sequence) and the WMD Fracture (which is my new favourite clap/perc module). Really liking where this drum machine is going, though I'm going to try at least one more configuration.

All in all, this one really captured a moment in time and was a blast to explore. I may leave this setup on the table for a little more exploration.

Thanks for listening.

Arturia MiniFreak - Drone pad
Dreadbox Erebus with Source Audio Ventris - bass
Eurorack drums:
- ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout - clock and many LFOs
- Prok drums (3) - kick, snare, hats
- WMD Fracture - clap/perc
- Mutable Instruments Grids - drum sequencing
- Mystic Circuits IDUM - drum sequencing spice/character/glitch
- Intellijel Mixup and Duatt - drum mixing
- Happy Nerding FX Aid XL - drum colour/compression
- Golden Master 1U - compression & EQ
- Intellijel Mixer 1U - final drum mix out

Performed and recorded live, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master."

Friday, December 03, 2021

Organic Synthesis with Trees and Leaves Featuring Eli of Mystic Circuits!

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"LEAVES modules!

Tree is an incredibly powerful bi-directional switch with the capability to expand it's functionality with multiple Leaves modules. The result is a versatile platform for controlling and routing voltage throughout an entire system.

Find out more about Mystic Circuits here :
Here :
(we love the purple panels and rainbow lights ;] )"

Monday, October 12, 2020

Mystic Circuits Panels Are Purple Now & Using Ana for Note Sequences

Mystic Circuits

"Here is a little announcement about something we have had in the works for awhile now. All of our modules will have Purple and Silver PCB Panels going forward with limited runs of black panels every once in awhile. Let us know what you think, we hope you like the new panels as much as we do."

Using Ana for Note Sequences
Mystic Circuits

"Today we have another instructional video on how to get the most out of Ana with this episode focusing on how to use Ana to process note sequences. Unlike normal logic processing modules Ana also works with variable voltages which allows us to do all sorts of fun non-linear processes to instantly transform a melody with the twist of a knob. When it comes to note sequences Ana is capable of a lot of handy tricks either processing a single sequence or combining multiple sequences and always providing multiple outputs for quickly manipulating polyphonic note information."

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Mystic Circuits ANA Processing Gates and Triggers

Published on May 14, 2020 Mystic Circuits

"We at Mystic Circuits have been hard at work improving the overall quality and style of our videos. Im an engineer, not a Youtuber, so it has been quite a process. Hopefully the work is worth it and the new demos will be more enjoyable and easier to follow.

This demo is on using ANA to process gates and triggers for manipulating rhythms either with the twist of a knob or with voltage control. Unlike most logic processors ANA computes analog logic so variable and negative voltages can also be processed. This adds a ton of flexibility even when processing static unipolar signals like gates and triggers. Many complex logic functions are possible with some creative patching.

For more info on ANA and how it works check out our first ANA demo:" [posted here]

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Mystic Circuits Portal - Wave Wrapping Distortion

Published on Aug 1, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"Portal is a wave wrapping distortion from another dimension. Similar to a wavefolder, Portal multiplies the harmonics of a signal going through it. However, instead of the output wave being folded over on itself once the input hits a certain threshold voltage the output will jump back to zero, creating a sharp transition almost like the wave has traveled through a Portal.

With three different simultaneously available flavors of distortion and four control voltage inputs, Portal is ready to transform just about anything into a perverse distortion of its previous form. From crunchy lows to piercing hisses and unparalleled squelch, the Mystic Circuits Portal is what you need to add intensity to your musical palette."

Monday, July 01, 2019

Semi Modular Madness Ep.2 - 0HP Moog DFAM

Published on Jul 1, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"Want to expand the scope of your new semi modular stand alone synthesizer but don't have the dough for a full case? Mystic Circuits has the solution - 0HP Modules! Using our state of the art passive circuitry and carefully designed floating form factor, you no longer have to make a huge investment in a full size Eurorack case to enhance the functionality of your synthesizer.

This is the second episode in a series of videos that will tackle different semi modular synths and ways that we use the Mystic Circuits 0HP modules with them. This episode goes over the wonderful Moog DFAM, which has a lot of modulation inputs and outputs to interact with various 0HP Modules."

Friday, April 05, 2019

Mystic Circuits TREE // Next level bidirectional sequential switch

Published on Apr 5, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here's a lovely little thing in the form of TREE from Mystic Circuits. It takes basic sequential switching up a gear with the addition of CV addressed direction, reset and 3 additional binary inputs to jump around the pattern creatively. It's been an interesting and inspiring piece of kit allowing you to perform with patching for cable led patch programmed functionality (that's a mouthful) to manipulate the switching and patterns you can create. In the video we distribute one sound to multiple FX, switch and re-route rhythms and modulation, explore audio rate functions, create Casio CZ style multi-cycle-waveforms, build a CV sequencer and more. Fun times.


00:00 hello and patch previews
00:57 Feature run down
02:28 Switching rhythmic patterns
04:09 Modulation routing and switching
06:22 Routing to multiple FX processors
07:48 Tree as a gate sequencer
09:47 Building a CV sequencer
12:38 Audio rate modulation and synthesis
15:24 Multi-cycle-waveforms for new audio oscillations
18:32 Multi-cycle-waveforms for new LFO shapes & patterns
21:40 Self patching & pattern generation/manipulation"

Mystic Circuits TREE

Monday, April 01, 2019

Mystic Circuits Pfrsilator LoFi Video Oscillator SYNTHPLEX 2019

Published on Apr 1, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Mystic Circuits is working on a new lofi and glitchy video oscillator called the Pfrsilator that made all of these beautiful color patterns in this video. The sounds in the video also feature Mystic Circuit modules including the new Portal which is a wave wrapping distortion/waveshaper.

Mystic Circuit modules available here:"

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Mystic Circuits Tree - Advanced Sequential Switch

Published on Mar 12, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"Tree is all about possibilities. A sequential switch with 8 positions that yields limitless paths between them, driving Tree with multiple clock sources can automatically create new sequences not easily made by hand. The clock, reset and backwards inputs drive Tree like a normal sequential switch with control over the direction of the sequence, whereas the “shift” inputs perform binary addressing of the steps with all 6 clock inputs available for simultaneous use. Featuring bidirectional inputs and outputs, when the common node is unplugged it is normalled to a high voltage allowing Tree to be used as a gate sequencer. The Turing Machine expansion port in the back allows for future expansion of Tree’s capabilities, including the ability to be used as a note sequencer."

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

0HP Semi Modular Madness Ep.1 - Make Noise 0-coast

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"Want to expand the scope of your new semi modular stand alone synthesizer but don't have the dough for a full case? Mystic Circuits has the solution - 0HP Modules! Using our state of the art passive circuitry and carefully designed floating form factor, you no longer have to make a huge investment in a full size Eurorack case to enhance the functionality of your synthesizer.

This is the first episode in a series of videos that will tackle different semi modular synths and ways that we use the Mystic Circuits 0HP modules with them. Our first synth, the Make Noise 0-coast, is particularly well suited to 0HP integration due to its variety of modulation sources and flexible voltage control processor."

Monday, February 04, 2019

ANA as a soft clipper

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"In this video we show off using ANA as a soft clipper, specifically in the feedback loop of a delay."

Mystic Circuits ANA

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New Mystic Circuits 0HP Envelope

Published on Jan 15, 2019 Mystic Circuits

"Dont let the name fool you, this module is quite a bit more than just an envelope. Patch in a gate and your output will behave as a normal sustain- release envelope, staying high while the gate is high and slowly decaying once it goes low. Patch in audio and you have an envelope follower, extracting amplitude data from whatever signal is coming in. Patch in any positive control voltage and you have a slew, adding glide whenever the incoming voltage falls. All three modes boast voltage control over the release/ response time and can use the on board input mult to either daisy chain multiple envelopes or to extract amplitude data from an audio input and then send the audio somewhere else. Possibly our most useful 0HP module yet."

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