MATRIXSYNTH: Phantasmal Force

Showing posts with label Phantasmal Force. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Phantasmal Force. Show all posts

Monday, August 07, 2023

guided mumbles - Roland j-6, Dirtywave M8, MT32-pi, Phantasmal Force, TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"More noises. Chord sequencing the J-6 via the M8. The J-6 passes the notes to the MT32. Phantasmal Force for the mutes. TX-6 for the mix."

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Pseudo random chill FM beats Great Conjunction, Dirtywave M8, TX-6, Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Every week the wonderfully purple Great Conjunction, gets a little tiny bit closer to being completed. No major breakthroughs on the software front but I did squash a few bugs and probably created a few more. I spent a good deal of time reworking the PCB to incorporate a new audio output circuit. I’ve ordered up most of the parts that I’ll need for the next batch of five prototypes, and I hope to order of the prototypes within a week.

The GC provides most of the melodic and chordal work here, with key changes coming from the M8. The Phantasmal Force is simply controlling the volume levels on the M8, which is itself providing the bass and drums."

Monday, June 12, 2023

A spot on the beach at night - Phantasmal Force, Dirtywave M8, Great Conjunction, TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Almost summer. Microscopic particles of pollen. Aliased waves hit an 8-bit shore.

 Sometimes things come together.

Phantasmal Force controls, mute on the M8. The Great Conjunction produces generative rhythms, and bleeps."

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Chill granular meditation music w/ Prismatic Spray, monome norns, Phantasmal Force, 1010 lemondrop

video upload by Arman Bohn

"This is one of my favorite pieces I’ve made for a long time. I had it running for around 40 hours this week. The Norns is running my “pixels” script, which is generating some sine wave blips. It is also sending MIDI note data to the Prismatic Spray which casts a haunting melody over the top. Everything is running through the lemondrop, which chops and slices and dices."

Friday, March 10, 2023

Phantasmal Force - micro MIDI controller - Now Available!

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Available here:

Phantasmal Force is a 16 button, 1 knob, micro (reeeaaally small) MIDI controller that sends messages via USB-C and TRS-A. It can be completely customized from the device itself (no external editor required).

Want to send 16 different CC messages with random values? Fine.

Want to send different chords with the top eight buttons and single notes with the bottom eight? Okay!

Need a little DAW controller to throw in your bag that send PLAY/STOP and some Program Change messages? Why not?

The CLICKY tactile buttons are NOT velocity sensitive, but can be configured to send random values between specific ranges. For example you can send a MIDI note randomized between a velocity of 70-90 to give the notes a more human feel. Or maybe send some random CC values to your synth's filter and then reach up and turn the knob to dial it back to a specific value.


- 16 programmable, clicky, tactile switches
- 1 programmable knob (functions based on the last button pressed)
- OLED display
- Note, Chord, CC, Transport, Program Change via MIDI
- MIDI out over USB C and TRS-A
- 26 save slots
- Configurable default settings
- RGB LED status indicator
- A complete, printed Users Manual"

See the Phantasmal Force label below for more.

Saturday, March 04, 2023

Great Conjunction 2op FM generative synth prototype. Sega Master System (Japan) chip

video upload by Arman Bohn

Monday, February 27, 2023

70s electric piano jazz lofi beats simulation - Meng Qi Wingie MKii, M8 tracker and Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Stumbled into some lofi retro electric piano jazz this week when sending MIDI and audio from the M8 to the Wingie. Phantasmal Force doing some channel mutes and sending transport commands. 30 or so hours of this going at work last week.

Feelin’ all right."

Monday, February 13, 2023

Chaotic ambient ramblings w/ Meebleeps freaq fm + Dirtywave m8 + Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Testing out a newly built @Meebleeps freaq fm synced to the m8 tracker. Mutes on the m8 are being handled by the Phantasmal Force.

Not sure if this setup will make it onto the soundtrack EP I’m working on for @bradkerr6376 … but there is something here……

I need to dig a little deeper into the manual for the freaq.

Loving the matrix led display. I was trying to incorporate one one those into my next project but couldn’t tame the noise for the multiplexed output.

Beep boop.

#diy #midicontroller #arduino #synth #generativemusic #tinystudio #ambient #ambientmusic #electronicmusic #fmsynthesis"

Monday, February 06, 2023

Air Waves ambient generative drones to roll dice to w/ Dirtywave M8 & Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Going towards some ambient background music for a friend’s fantasy rpg module. Four different pieces. Four different areas. This one really gets cooking about four minutes in. And by 'cooking' I mean I’m loving some of the chords coming out of the M8.

The Phantasmal Force is sending transport and mute controls to the M8."

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Drone vibes w/ monome norns (pixels), Prismatic Spray, Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Crushin’ drone vibes with the Phantasmal Force MIDI controller guiding the norns running my script 'pixels' which in turn is blasting sine waves and sending MIDI notes to the Prismatic Spray. The Bluebox provides epic reverb walls."

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Rhythmic Pulses w/ Mengqi Wingie MKii + Bastl Kastle Drum & Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Another exploratory resonant jam sendingbthe @bastlinstruments Kastle into the @mengqimusic Wingie MKii. Everything sounds good through the Wingie. Chords for the left and right resonant filters are once again being sent from the Phantasmal Force controller I’m finishing up. I just realized the chords offset wasn’t saving to presets on the Phantasmal Force. Fixed it but there is still more to double check."

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Suspenseful beats w/ Great Conjunction FM + Phantasmal Force MIDI controller and Mengqi Wingie MKii

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Resonant suspense.

The Great Conjunction (pile of parts in the middle) is sending FM drums, bass, and synths through the 1010bluebox to the Wingie MKii which mixes in some tonal resonance. The Phantasmal Force is controlling the notes of the resonance by sending chords on MIDI channels 1&2."

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Phantasmal Force micro MIDI controller + kasser arcade + bastl kastle drum + 1010 Bluebox

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Phantasmal Force micro MIDI controller triggering chords on the kasser arcade FM synth with the little kastle spitting out drum noise. The Phantasmal Force sent the MIDI program change message to load a custom sound off of the SD card in the arcade before I started the video. Pretty helpful and simple way to send PC messages.

Program changes light up red on the Phantasmal Force. Notes are blue, CCs yellow and transport messages are green.

#diy #synth #arduino #electronicmusic #noise #jamuary2023 #midicontroller #tinystudio #tinysynth"

Monday, January 02, 2023

Phantasmal Force micro MIDI controller + Bastl Kastle Drum & 1010music lemondrop bells in locomotion

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Phantasmal Force micro MIDI controller with the @1010_music lemondrop and the @bastlinstruments Kastl drum. The Kastl kicks it off with a little loop (just started learning this little guy). The Phantasmal Force is sending chords to the lemondrop. The chords were generated randomly by the Phantasmal Force and I’m just noodling around with them. In chord mode, the knob raises or lowers the chord on the button up to one octave. Each button can send a different three note chord. The notes of the chord are adjustable, so you can make your own chords. Still working on tuning the randomness of the chords to sound more musical … #diy #synth #midicontroller #granularsynthesis #tinysynth #tinystudio #jamuary2023"

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Phantasmal Force MIDI controller + monome norns ambient bubbles across stripes

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Phantasmal Force MIDI controller controlling my script 'pixels' on the monome norns. The Phantasmal Force has 16 buttons that can be configured to send pretty much any MIDI message. You can save 26 configurations and you can configure everything ON THE DEVICE. No editors, browsers or software required. First batch available soon. #ambient #ambientmusic #midi #diy #3dprinting #tinysynth #tinystudio #jamuary2023 #midicontroller #arduino"

Phantasmal Force micro midi controller synthetic generative krautrock w/ M8 Tracker & Roland J6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"New device design.

Phantasmal Force micro 16 button MIDI controller. Each button can be configured to do just about anything in the midi world (cc toggling & momentary, note, chords, play, stop and program change). Save & load configs. Randomly generated teeth on startup. USB-C and TRS-A out.

Why so small? I don’t know.

Synthetic generative krautrock from the M8 tracker and Roland J-6. "

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