Showing posts with label New Makers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Makers. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Liwaco LW-610 - Casio VL-1 VL-TONE Clone w/ Original Box

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via this listing

"Made in Japan Liwaco LW-610 mini keyboard synth 80s.

Instrument de Musique Electronique!

I guess Liwaco is a French electronic gadgets/toy company, and they had comissioned Casio to do their own brand models, equal to original Casios but with different colour schemes and of course printed in French!!

This is the good old Casio VL-1 VL-TONE , only sexier (than it already is ) with the futuristic bordeaux colour and with French words spread all over :)


No issues, works excellent, all OK.

Comes in original box and the users manual booklet (of course in French)"

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Vangoa S55 MIDI saxophone / EWI review

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a look at the Vangoa S55 EWI / MIDI Saxophone, which was sent to me for review. (Amazon DE | Amazon US ).

Some demos of the internal synth 6:36, using it as a MIDI controller for software plugins 8:20 and a Novation PEAK hardware synthesizer 9:40. Please excuse my lame attempt at humour. ;-)

5% exclusive discount code: 05FloydS55

Official Website:


Vangoa S55 digital wind instrument built-in 13 Tones, including alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, morin khuur, clarinet, flute, hulusi, suona, trumpet, violin, ocarina, bamboo flute, erhu and recorder. MIDI connects to Android, IOS, macOS Windows using APP and DAW to extend endless tones

Electric wind instrument includes 2*removable and washable silicone nozzles, 1*USB cable, and 1* portable cloth case, easy to carry and ready to use, perfect Christmas and birthday gift

Portable digital wind instruments include a speaker output, so you get the same playing experience as traditional instruments, and the headphone connection can ensure a better sound experience, so you don't worry about disturbing others

The mini electronic wind instrument has a built-in 800 mAh rechargeable battery, which allows you to enjoy 4 hours of playing after a full charge, and the compact and portable body ensures you can practice or perform without the restrictions of the venue

The electronic wind instrument is equipped two fingerstyle playing, and the electronic touch sound hole can better capture your playing changes, 3 kinds of adjustable blowing sensitivity, bringing better sound dynamics

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Flowfal Motion Control For Ableton

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Sonic State had the opportunity to speak with Simon *from *Flowfal about their new application that enables music performance using movement data from your phone. The app sends data over Wi-Fi to Ableton Live, where it interacts with Max for Live plugins, allowing users to trigger sounds, manipulate VST parameters, and even control external equipment with effortless movement. Flowfal supports iPhones, Android phones, and soon, Apple Watches, making it accessible to a wide range of users without the need for extra hardware.

For more information and to try Flowfal for yourself, visit their website for a 30-day free trial."

Saturday, May 18, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Modular Audio Tools - MAT 16X8 Audio Interface

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Sonic State caught up with Martin from Modular Audio Tools to take a closer look at his latest creation - MAT 16X8 a 16 channel analog audio interface designed for portable use. This innovative interface boasts 16 in and out channels, 8 channels in stereo mini jacks, and is bus powered for ultimate convenience. Martin explained that he was inspired to create this compact interface after struggling to find a small-sized audio interface with multiple channels on the market.

The interface offers high-quality audio and MIDI capabilities, with the outputs being DC coupled for potential CV control. Martin hinted at future plans to expand the interface to support up to 32 channels and potentially offer a Eurorack-compatible version. While the interface is still in the prototype stage, Martin is optimistic about pricing, aiming to offer it below 500 Euros and possibly even as low as 400 Euros with enough demand. With its class-compliant 2.0 technology, this interface promises plug-and-play compatibility with various platforms and DAWs, making it a versatile option for musicians on the go."

MAT 16X8
World's most portable 16.8 channel audio interface.
24bit at 96kHz sampling rate.
Latency down to 3.7 ms round trip*.
Small and lightweight: 23 x 6 x 1 cm
USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant.
Bus powered.
High quality ADCs with 110dB headroom
Low noise floor.
16 in channels (8 stereo mini jacks)
8 out channels (4 stereo mini jacks)
Headphone amp. Pre-listening to ch 1/2 or 3/4.
Modular expandable to 32 in and 16 out channels**.
Midi in and out (doubled)
Optimized for usage with iOS.
* Tested on iPad Air (M1) with 24bit, 96kHz sampling rate and 32 sample buffer size
** Due to bandwidth limitations of USB 2.0, the maximum sampling rate will be 48kHz.

SUPERBOOTH 2024: BlacknBlu - Quad VCF Quad VCA

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Sonic State caught up with Adam from BlacknBlu to discuss the latest offerings from their modular range. The focus was on the quad VCF and quad VCA modules, both offering a range of unique features. The quad VCF boasts four identical channels with switchable filter types, allowing for versatile sound shaping. The AUX CV control provides additional flexibility, with the ability to drive resonance and create stereo effects. The quad VCA follows a similar concept, with four channels that can be mixed onto two internal buses for sub mixing or used individually. Overdrive modes add a touch of warmth and distortion for added character to your sound.

Quad VCA Price 299 GBP

Quad VCF Price 299 GBP"

Friday, May 17, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Song Athletics - OSS One Shot Sampler

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Sonic State had the chance to catch up with Will from Song Athletics to discuss their latest release, the OSS (One Shot Sampler). Song Athletics is a company that focusses on samples, multi-sample libraries, plugins, and even some hardware experiments. The *OSS *aims to provide quick and easy access to navigate through samples, allowing users to audition and select one-shots rapidly. The key feature of the OSS is the ability to pick a one-shot and navigate through different sounds quickly, reminiscent of browsing through hardware synths, and all with a cusomisable interface.

OSS New Price: 10 GBP"

Thursday, May 16, 2024

First Love FM Synth: SUPERBOOTH 24

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

via Love Synthesizers

The FIRST LOVE synthesizer has an engaging interactive interface on a 7" touchscreen with real-time graphics as well as hardware controls that shape the output of its sound generating module. It gives unprecedented real-time control over the intricate variables of an FM synthesizer in a fast-flowing user friendly manner.

New Horizon Synth Analog Ecosystem for Sound and Gesture

video upload by 合成少数派 Synthesis Minority

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Microrack - DIY Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, we met Leo from Microrack to talk about their new concept of modular synthesis in a compact format. These innovative modular synths aim to be the most accessible on the market, providing a powerful and musical sound for beginners and experienced users alike. The setup showcased at the event included three VCOs and a filter module, demonstrating the potential for creative sound manipulation and experimentation. Leo explained that the self-contained unit is portable and can be powered by a power bank, allowing users to create music on the go.

In addition to the modular synth setup, Microrack *also introduced *DIY modules that enable users to customize their own synth on a breadboard platform. The small jumper wires used for patching are flexible and durable, enhancing the user experience and offering a diverse range of creative possibilities. Leo highlighted the educational aspect of the project, emphasizing the importance of making modular synthesis accessible to users of all skill levels. The Microrack products are set to launch on Kickstarter in June, with the aim of providing educational materials alongside the hardware for a comprehensive user experience. For more information on *Micro Rack* products and their upcoming Kickstarter launch, visit their website."

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Center for Haptic Audio Interaction Research Introduces Analog Waveguide Eurorack Module

video uploads by The Center for Haptic Audio Interaction Research

'The Center for Haptic Audio Interaction Research presents the Analog Waveguide, a Eurorack module for physical modelling synthesis."

"Analog Waveguide is versatile stereo reverberation effect that feeds the signals into a rotation matrix. The matrix can be set to any angle. Its signal path is fully analog, and the delay lines are implemented with bucket brigade delays. The design was described in a concept by Michael Gerzon from 1971, but was only implemented digitally in 2011 by Miller Puckette. Our interpretation re-implements and extends the original concept as an Eurorack module with an analog signal path. The resulting resonator is an analog waveguide for vivid physical modeling sound synthesis . The integrated display shows the two signals in a Cartesian coordinate system. The resulting image visualizes the complex oscillating signal in the resonator. The wide range of forms and movements is mesmerizing to watch and allows for a synaesthetic experience of the instrument. The visual representation of the signal also assists the experienced user to remember and recreate parameter settings for specific sounds."

Monday, May 13, 2024

NanoSeq-9 Sequencer Synth

video upload by

"A four frequency/note sequencer/rhythm synthesizer.
Four frequency adjustment controls, note pattern changer, Low Pass Filter effect, tempo control.
You can get many different sounds and pulsing beats from the NanoSeq-9.
Standard 1/4" audio output jack, 2.1mm power adapter jack for external 7-9V power supply or 9V battery.

Please see more info at"

Another Demo of the NanoSeq-9:

Synthium in Solarium. NanoSeq-9 is a Sequencer Synthesizer in Blue Light Theremin

video upload by TroniCraft Instruments

"This is an improvised demo of some of the things the NanoSeq-9 can do. It has two photo sensors that modify the frequencies.

The NanoSeq-9 is a digital sequencer inspired by LoFi, chip music, circuit-bending and retro video game sounds."

Update: pics via this listing on eBay.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

box of uncertainty

video upload by studio snippets

"A new unit from a brilliant new designer – exclusive to Soundgas – we absolutely love this wild and unpredictable box which can create stunning sounds and rhythms from pretty much anything.

The BOU is a characterful and unpredictable audio sampler, designed for experimentation and improvisation. please feed it a wide variety of sound sources including but not limited to field recordings and household objects, acoustic instruments, synthesizers and electronic equipment, songs by your favourite recording artist (or your least favourite…).

There are no menus, sub-patches, presets or save functions. The BOU is immediate and imperfect.

Please note that these are handbuilt and hand-finished units; some imperfections to the finish and knobs is to be expected.

The user manual can be found here


The capture button records for the length that it’s pressed for (maximum 3 seconds), recording from the built-in microphone, unless a line input is connected on the back in which case that source is captured. the looped sample begins to play back immediately.


There is no overall volume control for the BOU. both of the playback samplers have their own level control, as does the fragment space and occult emanation parameters which are routed as pre-fade effects.


There are two sample players which behave differently: particle and fragment. each has a control for length, speed and level.

There is additional control for pitch and direction of particle, whilst fragment can be sent to space.

Occult emanation should be used liberally with caution.

Power supply:

Requires a 9v centre positive supply (not included).

External measurements (including knobs):
24 x 18 x 8 cm"

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Introducing the Hexajam! - 3-in-1 Musical Instrument

video upload by Kyle Fakhoury

via Hexajam

"The Hexajam is a musical instrument design for maximizing improvisation and collaboration. It is simple, yet endless fun for musicians of all ages and skill levels. Learn more about it at:"

The Hexajam is perfect for beginners of any age. ​

Each instrument is intuitive and requires no prior knowledge or technical skill to start making music. ​

Three instruments in one unit creates an instantly fun and collaborative musical experience.

Each instrument module has 6 unique tone settings so players can explore and combine different sounds.

There is a universal switch to select a scale such as major, minor, lydian, and blues. Within the selected scale, there are no "wrong notes," and the keyboard and bass are always synced.

INDIVIDUAL HEADPHONES + AUX Three headphone outputs allow multiple Hexajams to be in the same room.

This feature is ideal for an education environment because it allows different groups of students to simultaneously explore their own musical worlds.

The Hexajam can also be played from an amp or PA system."

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Wear & Tear - Blown Away

video upload by Ampersand Ampersand

Wear & Tear Eurorack Synthesizer Effect Overview

"Ampersand Ampersand is excited to announce the launch of Wear & Tear, our inaugural Eurorack module that masterfully recreates the characterful imperfections of vintage tape machines.

Dive into the heart of sonic nostalgia with your own personal time machine to the golden age of lo-fi soundscapes. Drawing inspiration from the classic charm of cassette recorders, Wear & Tear is your key to unlocking a treasure chest of degraded magic. Designed for modern musicians who crave that elusive lo-fi sound, Wear & Tear offers a versatile range of effects from subtle saturation to complete sonic transformation. Experience everything from the gentle flutter of tape warble to the gritty charm of sounds that seem rescued from a forgotten attic tape collection. Wear & Tear brings the quintessential lo-fi aesthetic right at your fingertips, blending the raw beauty of vintage imperfections with the precision of modern control. As you weave dense ambient textures, embark on a journey through sound where the only limit is your imagination, and discover the boundless possibilities of lo-fi weirdness and beyond.

Key Features Include:

Tape Saturation: From just a touch of warmth to hard clipping, the tape saturation algorithm delivers a spectrum of overdriven options
Wow & Flutter: Adds a dynamic layer of movement to your sound, which can be tempo synced for musical cohesion.
Stereo Low Pass & High Pass filters: Tame your saturation, or push it to the limit with additional resonance.
Noise generator: A pure white noise generator that can crackle and pop, an added envelope follower allows you to push the noise volume or duck it with incoming audio.
Crinkles: Sporadic dropouts add to the authenticity of cassette emulation
Age: A shifting non-resonant filter transforming incoming audio to the sounds of yesteryear.
Dust: A macro control to add chaos to all other settings.
One-Knob Compression: Simplifies the often complex process of compression into a single user-friendly knob, adjusting threshold and ratio together for immediate sonic impact.
Dual-Function Knobs: Each knob supports a primary and an alternate setting, enabling complex configurations and interactions between effects.

Head to the site:"

Great Memorex intro.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Typhoon pitch shifter algorithm sound demo

video upload by Meska

"Here a quick demo of the algorithm 2 in typhon super parasit : pitch shifter

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Sunday, April 28, 2024

The Wavy Industries Monkey is the tiniest MIDI master keyboard

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"The Wavy Industries Monkey ( ) is a tiny 2 octave #midikeyboard that comes with a 16 track #sequencer /looper, #arpeggiator with different styles, and a lot of built in MIDI effects (delay, stutter...). This video is a short walkthrough and also a rant on the state of bluetooth midi on Windows and Linux

00:00 demo 1
00:27 hi
00:58 bluetooth MIDI on Windows - oh well
02:32 hardware walkthrough
06:45 call for papers ;-)
07:07 16 track sequencer demo / jam
10:45 verdict
11:26 extra: playing a hardware synth, and bluetooth MIDI on Linux - oh well
13:59 bye-bye

Wavy Industries Monkey
Mini PC [Amazon DE], [Amazon US]
Bluetooth MIDI on Raspberry PI:
Linux Bluetooth Basics


"Monkey is a pocket sized Bluetooth MIDI keyboard. It has several built in unique MIDI effects, a drum machine and a looper. Each of the effects is equiped with 10 different algorithms. Monkey is optimised for low latency and low power consumption, enabling several months of usage without changing the battery. It connects to lots of hosts including macOS, OP-1F, ipadOS, Windows and Android.

We believe Bluetooth has great unutilized potential. But we can not tap into this without making Bluetooth very easy and practical to use, and providing high reliability. Monkey is our first product which taps into this. From our perspective we don't see a bunch of Bluetooth-centric MIDI devices on the market. This is the core idea from where Monkey originates from: lets make a device which only connects via Bluetooth and explore which new form factors and workflows spores out of this idea."

Friday, April 26, 2024

Testing Nakst Integrate - Classic Hardstyle Lead

video upload by Eyezer Productionz | Synths & Audio

Note Nakst was first introduced a year go.

"Introduction (from the manual):

As technology has improved, it has become possible for manufacturers to produce increasingly complex synthesizers. This has led to the creation of synths that trade off easeof-use for maximum sound design potential, spreading hundreds upon hundreds of options and parameters throughout dizzying interfaces, full of tabs and menus. They provide oscillators and filters with such immense algorithmic precision that any soul or character is stripped away before it has a chance to flourish in the sound. Integrate is not like that.

Integrate has been designed with the goal of creating an old-school virtual analog that has just as much personality as any of the classics, paired with a fantastic user interface that makes exploring the sonic possibilities an effortless pleasure. It cannot do everything, but this is intentional; limitations breed creativity. No longer will you spend hours scrolling through lists of wavetables, paralyzed by the impossible task of deciding which is the best to use – a question that has no right answer. Instead, Integrate has a simple two-page layout where every parameter has been selected for its unique axis of inspiration. Every dial, slider and button is waiting to delight you as you delve into a world of aural possibilities.

Many thanks to fdigl for providing me a NFR license for this plugin! Next video will feature some custom patches made by me."

video upload by nakst

Integrate — Factory ROM Demo (unscripted, no talking)

video upload by nakst

00:00 — Arps
01:17 — Basses
04:00 — Drums
04:30 — Effects
05:16 — Keys
06:40 — Leads
14:42 — Organs
15:15 — Pads
18:32 — Plucks
19:34 — Synths
23:08 — Trancegates

"The old-school virtual analog synthesizer: reimagined and perfected, optimized for creativity. Integrate follows in the footsteps of the virtual analog classics we still love today, bringing together a straightforward user interface with an intricate and colorful sound engine."

"The old-school virtual analog synthesizer: reimagined and perfected.

A synthesizer optimized for creativity.

Integrate follows in the footsteps of the virtual analog classics we still love today, bringing together a straightforward user interface with an intricate and colorful sound engine.

Four mighty oscillators.
The four main oscillators come equipped with a selection of 74 waveforms and a flexible noise generator.
The traditional waveforms (sine, sawtooth, square and triangle) all have a specially chosen parameter that can be modulated, allowing you to creating evolving sounds. The noise generator has tweakable color, and it also supports key tracking for an effect reminiscent of early game consoles.
Also featuring FM, RM and hard sync, there's a world of possibilities waiting to be unlocked in these oscillators.
There's also a sub oscillator sporting three waveforms, ready to quickly beef up your patch.

Have it your way.
Integrate lets you configure the character of the oscillators, giving you the power to shape the sound of your patches from the very start of the signal path.

Pick between the “Clean” rendering mode for a modern touch, or the “Digital” mode to add a gritty punch to your sound.

Make anything super.
Oscillators A and B both sport a unison section, letting you turn a simple waveform into a 7 voice beast. Configure the detune and mix, or enable “Stereo” to spread the voices across the channels. You'll soon discover how much of a monster Integrate is at fat, anthemic sounds, perfect for mesmerizing listeners of any genre.

The latest technology.
Integrate is available in the new CLAP plugin format, boasting advanced features like non-destructive polyphonic parameter modulation and note stacking. We're proud to join its community of developers who are pioneering the latest in audio technology.

Information, only when you need it.
To keep the interface compact and free from distractions, Integrate keeps extra information about parameters neatly tucked away in popups that only show when you're interacting with the relevant controls.

Waveforms, envelopes, frequency spectrums all pop up as soon as you need them, and then instantly hide away once you're done with them.

Explore new territory.
Integrate isn't an emulation of an existing synth. Instead, it's a brand new design, waiting for you to explore what it's capable of. Dive into a world of characterful oscillators, screaming filters, chaotic LFOs, and dreamy reverbs. There's bound to be something that'll captivate your imagination.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


video upload by zcarlos zc

"ESP32 drum synth Lofi machine.
Sound demo of my DIY drum (or noise) machine.

- Lolin S2 Mini (ESP32 S2)
- PCM5102A I2s dac
- 24 push buttons (8x3)
- Rotary encoder
- OLED display I2c
- 32 LED WS2812B

Synth engine:
- Wavetable synthesizer based on DZL Arduino library "The Synth" (
- 16 sound polyphony
- Sound parameters: Table, Length, Envelope, Pitch, Modulation, + Volume, Pan and Filter.
* Filter (LowPassFilter) comes from Mozzy library (

16 step/pattern editor and random generators (pattern, sound parameters and notes)

Soon schematics and code."



video upload by zcarlos zc 5 years ago in 2019

2 MPR121 modules (24 keys)
4 potentiometer (i2c ADC ADS1115)
RGB neopixel style leds

More info:"


video upload by zcarlos zc also 5 years ago in 2019

2X MPR121 modules
1 MAX7219 module
24 Green/Red LEDS

More info:

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Modular Multi-Tap Delays // OAM Time Machine (FIRST PATCH EXPLORATION)

video upload by DivKid

"Here's my raw, unedited and literal first patch and experience with the Time Machine Eurorack module from OAM (Olivia Artz Modular). I've been excited for this one since I first saw it, I'm a huge delay fan and a multi-tap delay with loads of control was bound to have me interested!"

via OAM

Time Machine is a tactile interface for mixing together 8 delay lines with an input signal. At least that was the plan. We made a prototype and got like 300% funded on kickstarter, so we got to work.

As the DSP engine was refined a sonic character emerged that howls like guitar feedback while granulizing like the grey goo at the end of the universe. We leaned into this. The resulting module can create clocked rhythmic glitch effects, reverbs, chaos, and ego-death.

22 HP
25 mm deep
122 mA +12V, 8 mA -12V
24-bit audio in/out (-5V to +5V)
16-bit CV control (-5V to +5V)

Easyplay 1s - a toy piano with ambitions!

video upload by

"Summertones' #easyplay 1s (currently in it's Kickstarter phase ) looks and sounds like a #toypiano at first, but there may be more to it than it seems at first. If one specific feature was added before release, this could be a rather useful thing to have... Table of contents:

00:00 hi
00:14 hardware overview
01:47 demo #1
02:03 demo #2 (the kids vs floyd jam)
02:19 patch overview
03:22 multitimbral?
03:40 midi?
04:17 multitimbral demo
05:01 velocity sensitivity when using external controllers
05:37 bluetooth
05:50 conclusion
07:01 ambient jam with Source Audio collider
10:17 bye-bye

Easyplay 1s facts
10 preset patches (release version will have more) | MIDI support|Bluetooth speaker & MIDI|25-key 3x5 keyboard layout, C3-C8 (with semitones)
More information: #midicontroller


Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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