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

Sunday, January 28, 2024

BAF 2024 - Prism Circuits - Quasar System


video upload by sonicstate

"At Buchla And Friends 2024, we met up with Nick from Prism Circuits who showed us their new Serge-based Quasar modular system. The system is based on the 4U standard, making it larger than Eurorack and it draws inspiration from the early electronic music circuits created by composer Serge Tcherepnin in the 1970s. The goal was to create an affordable modular synthesizer that could be customized based on individual preferences.

The Quasar system is designed for improvisation and live performances, and features a unique hieroglyphic language developed by Serge, with symbols representing different functions and outputs. Nick explained one advantage of the Prism Circuits system over Eurorack is its standardized grid format, making it convenient to navigate and locate modules quickly.

Prism Circuit's modules are handmade in the United States, using through-hole components and ensuring each instrument is crafted with care and longevity in mind, and typically cost around $2,500 per panel, but prices may vary depending on the components included."

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

A Night of Serge Modular 12/16/23


video upload by Prism Circuits

"A Night of Serge Modular took place Dec 16th, 2023 at Coaxial Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

Everyone performing in this video was using a Serge Modular system to create their live performances built by Prism Circuits.

Damon Ramirez - Custom 3 Panel System
Nick Peck - Quasar System
Jill Fraser - Custom 2 Panel System
Skyler King - Quasar System
Clifton Cameron - Custom 2 Panel System

Visit our website to view all our available products and systems.

https://prismcircuits.net/"

Monday, July 17, 2023

Prism Circuits - Spore Easel Expansion Card


video upload by Prism Circuits

"Short demo of the Spore - Easel Card Expander module.

This module is based around a cycling envelope that allows extremely long envelope times to create dramatic effects and movements within the Buchla Easel. This module also features analog noise to create textural gestures to your patches. Noise can be used as CV or audio, both on their own corresponding jack types. Beside the internal functions it also features CV control of the Buchla Easels modulation oscillator and complex oscillator, opening up more complex timbres."



via Prism Circuits

The SPORE is a Buchla Easel expansion card that extends the functionality of the Easel itself.

At its core it is an attack decay envelope that can self-cycle and be pulsed from an external source. This Envelope features full CV control over the Duration of the envelope - positive and negative, a HOLD function that will freeze the envelope at its current level, a WINDOW comparator with CV control over the width of the comparison, and EOC (end of cycle) pulse output and a pulse input to cycle the envelope at its currents slider positions. Also features an onboard cycle switch to be used as an LFO. LFO can go into audio rates.

Also onboard are a few CV parameters of the internal functions of the Easel.

M-OSC SHAPE - CV Input - Modulation Oscillator wave select

M-OSC MOD - CV Input - Modulation Destination switch

C-OSC WAVE - CV Input - Complex Oscillator Timbre select

C-OSC SHAPE - CV Input - CV over Complex Oscillator Wave knob

DECAY CV - CV Input - CV control over internal Envelope Generator Decay

This module also features a fully analog audio Noise Source, including White, Pink & Grain Noise. The Noise Source section also adds the noise sources as CV outputs to control other parameters of the Easel. The AUX Noise can be selected from 1 of the 3 onboard noise waves with the corresponding switch. Audio output can also be selected independently from the CV noise.

Last but not least! The SPORE also features a secondary Random Voltage source that is independent from the Easel's internal source.

The back of the unit features 8 color morphing LED's that adds a nice touch when performing in a low light environment.

Power Consumption
+15V - 105mA
-15V - 10mA

Thursday, July 13, 2023

2min25sec Envelope


video upload by Todd Barton

"N.B. It will get loud :-) I'm loving the long envelopes I can get with the Prism Circuit Spore Card for the Buchla Easel. Here I'm sending the envelop to the LPGs, Timbre, Mod Index and Pitch/Frequency.

My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/synthtodd"

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Prisim Circuits Spore Card


video upload by Todd Barton

"Just got this beauty. Looking forward to diving in. For now this little fun demo."

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Prism Circuits - Quasar System Patch


video upload by Prism Circuits

"The Prism Circuits Quasar System is an organic esoteric living organism. Being that this system has no sequencing capabilities it forces you to create moving compositions in the sound domain."

With Jomox T-RESONATOR II.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Prism Circuits - Meditation Patch


video upload by Prism Circuits

"In this patch we are using the Prism Circuits 8 Panel custom designed system to create a very slow moving mundane composition that has a tone that reminds us of a french horn at times or cello symphony.

This custom 8 panel design is available on our website. The system can be designed by you and built by us.

https://prismcircuits.net/products/cu..."

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Prism Circuits Synthesizer. Serge Paperface Inspired. DIY Synth With Modifications.


video upload by Kim Abrams

"The effects section of my Allen and Heath Mixer actually sounds great. I wonder if it's the karaoke digital BBD MN300X series. It's doing most of the heavy lifting here. The higher pitched 'note' is the single fifth gate opening up a section of the BI-DI router which is connecting the Osc sync of one oscillator to another."

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Prism Circuits - Morning Patch


video upload by Prism Circuits

"Prism Circuits is the leading manufacturer in the Serge format. All of our products are available in the DIY format allowing users to build their own systems and to create the music they've always wanted.

This patch was composed on a 3 panel custom system accompanied by our HYMENIUM sequencing panel to give us melodic movements and gestures. In this patch we used the Red Panda Raster & Chase Bliss Mood pedals to give us a washed out pitch shifted delays. The Send Receive modules allows any system to interface with external effects and pedals. A simple but very affective module to expand your system.

All information can be found at www.prismcircuits.net

To inquire about our products please send an email to info@prismcircuits.net"

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Prism Circuits - Return of the QUASAR SYSTEM


video upload by

"The Return of the QUASAR SYSTEM!

The QUASAR system was inspired by the unpredictable nature of black holes and exploring the thoughts of getting lost in space by immersing yourself into a system that guides you in many unknown directions, forcing one to patch in ways they never thought possible.

With no sequencer in the system, users are forced to think outside the box to create melody and patterns. Having many random voltages within the system allows this instrument to be a force of its own when it comes to generative patching techniques and moving compositions that can morph in the time domain.

qua·sar

/ˈkwāˌzär/
a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy, and typically having a starlike image in a telescope. It has been suggested that quasars contain massive black holes and may represent a stage in the evolution of some galaxies.

PATCH NOTES -

I designed this patch to show that tonal sequences can be produced on the QUASAR SYSTEM to create an abstract composition. This piece has a very microtonal feel and is quite interesting when notes begin to relate and spread from each other.

The QUASAR SYSTEM lends itself to a world of generative patching techniques that has made this system a very unique system.

Preorders are now open for the QUASAR SYSTEM and scheduled to be released December 15th! Preorder link below ~

https://prismcircuits.net/products/qu..."

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Prism Circuits - CANVAS SYSTEM


video upload by Prism Circuits

"can·vas
/ˈkanvəs/

The Canvas System is inspired by the early days of the "west coast" synthesis philosophy. Taking inspiration from the building blocks of the Buchla Music Easel and putting our spin on what that same system would look like in the paperface era. This is a full featured stand-alone

synthesizer that can hold its own against any instrument in its class.

Modules included in this system

1973 Oscillator x 2

Triple Waveshaper

1973 VCF

Noise Source

Gate x 2

Dual Mixer

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5 Step Programmer

Dual Processor

Envelope Generator x 2

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Housed in 2 Prism Circuits Slim powered boats with wood end cheeks.

All panels are handmade in California in small batches using all through-hole components to keep the authenticity true to the originals.
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Monday, October 31, 2022

SynthPlex 22: Prism Circuits Serge Kits and Systems


video upload by sonicstate

"Prism Circuits specialise in Serge format modules, remaining true to the original Serge modules. They are DIY systems and aim to bring affordable Serge to the people.
The modules are available online https://prismcircuits.net with links to the parts lists to make it simple to build. Because they are paper front panels you can print them yourself.
They are also available as prebuilt systems pre-designed or customized."

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Prism Circuits QUASAR System Now Available



Video previously posted here.

via Prism Circuits:

The QUASAR system was inspired by the unpredictable nature of black holes and exploring the thoughts of getting lost in space by immersing yourself into a system that guides you in many unknown directions to force one to patch in ways they never thought possible.

With no sequencer in the system, users are forced to think outside the box to create melody and patterns. Having a lot of random voltages within the system allows this instrument to be a force of its own when it comes to generative patching techniques and moving compositions that can morph in the time domain.

qua·sar
/ˈkwāˌzär/
a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy, and typically having a starlike image in a telescope. It has been suggested that quasars contain massive black holes and may represent a stage in the evolution of some galaxies.

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Quasar System - Beach Soundscape


video upload by Prism Circuits

"The Quasar System is an esoteric system that offers pure exploration patching styles being that no sequencer is present in the system. It forces you to think outside of the box and use modules in different ways to create melodies and “sequence like” variable cv sources.

The Quasar System is planned to be released April 9th for sale on the Prism Circuits website.

www.prismcircuits.net"

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Prism Circuits - APICULUS Panel


video upload by NOISEBUG

"The APICULUS panel is an experimental voice panel that offers deep exploration in sound and moving textures.
The following modules are included within this panel -
1973 Oscillator x 2
VC Phaser
Noise Source
Smooth & Stepped Generator
Peak & Trough
Slim Dual Mixer
24V Mean Well power supply included.

https://www.noisebug.net/products/pri..."

Friday, February 18, 2022

4ms Desktop DLD System vs Prism Circuits Serge Modular


video upload by NOISEBUG

"The 4ms Desktop DLD System was made to be a portable effect unit that can play with a wide variety of instruments. With its looping capabilities and variable delay times, this unit could be a great addition to any studio setup!

Here we’re running the Prism Circuits Serge Paperface System through the Desktop DLD System to add some synchronized delays and reverse effects. Everything is being clocks from the Serge System."

https://www.perfectcircuit.com/

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Prism Circuits demo system


video upload by NOISEBUG

"Prism Circuits has given us a 3 panel demo system for customers to come have the full Serge experience in person within a synth shop setting.

Make an appointment today to come play this exact system!"

https://www.noisebug.net/



"Here is a patch from scratch to show how the system sounds in an experimental state by freely patching to create a patch."

https://www.noisebug.net/

Monday, December 20, 2021

Serge Hybrid w/ Pelican Case

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via this auction

"I love these panels, they have been a complete joy for me to use. The paperface are from Skyler and prism circuits. He’s been incredible to deal with and a real stand up guy. One is the Canvas system inspired by buchla. The other is a custom CV based panel I ordered from him.

It all comes in a pelican 1610 case. I’m also going to include a Lowgain format changer, bananas, and the ripcords that I bought so can use the case anywhere. Let me know if you got any questions or want more pictures. Splitting up isn’t ideal for me, but I would certainly consider it Thank you for taking a look!"

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Prism Circuits - Pomona System


video upload by NOISEBUG

"Prism Circuits - Pomona System

https://www.noisebug.net/products/pri...

The Prism Circuits Pomona System is a custom layout designed by Noisebug. The intention of the Pomona System is to offer a system that is capable of creating music, soundscapes and textures by offering sequencing, random voltages, effects and routing options all in a 2 panel system.

Modules included in this system -
Top Row
1973 Oscillator x 2
1973 Filter
Envelope Generator x2
Gate x2
VC Phaser

Bottom Row
4 Stage Programmer
Programmer Output
Sequential Switch
Noise Source
Smooth and Stepped Generator
Dual Mixer

System is housed in a Prism Circuits Slim Wood Boat and comes fully powered. 24V Mean Well power supply included."

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Prism Circuits - 3 Panel System


video upload by Prism Circuits

"Percussion patch"

https://prismcircuits.net
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