Showing posts with label RYK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RYK. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

RYK Modular ALGO Quad Complex Oscillator Bank Review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"ALGO is a bank of oscillators that creates complexity through cross-modulation via uncomplicated interaction. In other words, it's four beautiful sine wave oscillators that you can warp, fold and jam into each other for some fabulously easy-going FM timbres. Here's my review.

RYK sent me the module for review, therefore I have to tick the "Paid Promotion" box, but they haven't paid me to do anything with it or have any say in the content."

First impressions - 0:00
Introduction - 3:21
Overview - 7:05
Oscillators - 14:50
Wavefolding - 21:39
Detuning and Stereo Chorus - 22:43
Panning - 23:23
Frequency fine-tuning - 24:32
Algorithms and FM - 26:21
Modulation - 33:08
Routing through a filter - 38:10
Conclusion - 43:06

Monday, June 10, 2024

Oct Tone, Plasma Voice, Algo and friends

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"I'm working towards my review of the Oct Tone and thought I'd capture this little sequence. It features the Plasma Voice and Algo competing on the melody, plus the Mandrake kick, Crust snare and something of my own fiddling with the effects."

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

PlayFader Ambient Exploration #2 Moog DFAM, RYK Vector Wave and Spectraphon

video upload by MATTHS

"Another jam with the Play All Day PlayFader exploring more ambient spaces. This time PlayFader is sequencing the @RYKModular Vector Wave with some additional filter control courtesy of the @Endorphines Square Dirty and @MoogSynthesizers DFAM. Lashing of reverb of course and of course the @MAKEN0ISEMUSIC Spectraphon and Maths thrown into the mix.


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Monday, May 20, 2024

Signal Sounds and friends at Superbooth 2024

video upload by Signal Sounds

"We caught up with a few pals old and new for a quick chat to find out what they were showing and what they liked best about Superbooth 2024. They include ALM Busy Circuits, DivKid, Instruo, Making Sound Machines, Expert Sleepers, Modbap Modular, Xaoc Devices, Worng Electronics, WMD, RYK Modular, Animal Factory Amps, Dannysound/Tobinski, Knobula, Toadstool Tech, Thonk... and watch out for a brief appearance from none other than Steve Davis!

Apologies to anyone we spoke to but didn’t include here (we had a few technical gremlins) and everyone else we missed! And big thanks to Herr Schneider and everyone else involved in organising the show - it was a belter.

Some of the featured products & brands:
ALM Busy Circuits MFX Pedal:
Apollo View & DivKid Manic:
Instruo Dail:
Xaoc Devices Berlin:
WORNG Electronics Sidecar:
RYK Modular Algo:

Making Sound Machines:
Expert Sleepers:
Modbap Modular:
Animal Factory Amps:

Music: Nano Kraft by Macleod Electronics / macleodelectronic
(Thanks Rob!)"

Sunday, May 05, 2024

Exploring RYK Modular's ALGO FM Oscillator!

video upload by The Unperson

"RYK Modular have some of the most aesthetically pleasing modules in the eurorack game, as well as some of the most interesting and innovative. Algo is a 4-voice FM oscillator with hands-on control of the parameters allowing you to create an insane breadth of sounds and experiments."

0:00 - Intro
1:42 - Overview
6:53 - Jam 1
10:39 - Jam 2
14:39 - Improv Tweaking!
21:43 - Final Thoughts
23:44 - Outro

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

ALGO Quad Complex VCO by RYK Modular

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"RYK modular did it again. ALGO is a quad complex stereo VCO that will serve both the beginner as the advanced sound explorer.
ALGO's four oscillators can be used to create complex FM or additive sound textures (chords, pads, organs). A unique Algorithm Display gives an idea of what affects what, and it looks great. In a typical 4-Operator scenario, you can use M1 to M4 CV to modulate the volume of each voice, but you can also switch to FM mode and unleash chaos.
The module uses the 'sum of sines' technique to sculpt new sounds, but you can also use Warp and Fold to do traditional waveshaping and folding.

The module offers detuning, chorus and a built in VCA."

RYK Introduces ALGO - Complex Oscillator Eurorack Module

RYK ALGO Demo - eurorack Complex Oscillator module
video upload by RYK Modular

User videos below.

"All knobs and no menus, an FM synth engine with hands-on control

Introducing ALGO, from RYK Modular

ALGO's four oscillators can be configured in series or parallel combinations, to create Complex FM or additive sound textures.
A unique Algorithm Display indicates the signal flow from one oscillator to another - easy to understand FM with pretty twinkly lights !


00:00 -- ALGO !

00:04 – The Algorithms of ALGO

00:11 – Drone with FM and Global Detune

00:36 – M185 Sequencing ALGO. Tweaking the Harmonic Frequency of the oscillators for various levels of wildness !

01:16 – Drone demo showcasing built in Chorus effect

01:30 – Alien Torture sounds ! Batumi modulating oscillator harmonics, and cross modulation amount

01:53 – Dual ALGO Dub action. RHS playing the chords with various tweaks to the amount of cross-mod and harmonics. LHS used for the bassline. Sequenced by split seq on M185, 3xFEG envelopes modulating the internal VCAs of the ALGOs

02:45 – String/Pad chord setup on ALGO. Batumi modulating Wave Warp. Gliss used for modulating cross modulation amount

03:17 – Dual ALGO Pam's sequence. Pam sequencing pitch and harmonic offsets on RHS ALGO, also slower melody notes from LHS ALGO. 3xFEG envelopes modulating the internal VCAs of the ALGOs

04:14 – Conclusion Drone !!"

"ALGO's four oscillators can be configured in series or parallel combinations, to create Complex FM or additive sound textures.

A unique Algorithm Display indicates the signal flow from one oscillator to another - easy to understand FM with pretty twinkly lights !

Each oscillator has controls for Level and Frequency, allowing easy adjustment of FM timbres, no menu diving snorkels needed.

Modulation inputs for Frequency or Level for each oscillator - patch in a couple of Envelopes, and you have an instant FM synth voice.

Bored of Sine waves ? A generous Wave Warp control bends things through Triangle to Pulse wave and back again.
Wave Warp can be applied to Carrier, Modulator or both types of oscillator.

For the more discerning mangler, Wave Folding is also available in three delicious flavours; Symmetric, Asymmetric and Soft Clip !

A Global Detune spread control with CV input is great for creating Netflix apocalypse drones that descend into the abys.

Lastly an onboard Stereo Chorus can add a vivacious 1980's shimmer to all your FM creations.

Oh, nearly forgot. It's Stereo !"

FM synths can be easy and fun: RYK ALGO Eurorack Module Demo

video upload by mylarmelodies

"This is a demo of the RYK ALGO: A 4-oscillator stereo FM eurorack synth module with waveshaping and wavefolding, stereo chorus, and with a bunch of algorithms to interconnect the VCOs with. FM & PANEL EXPLANATION: 1:55 / SOUND DEMOS: 14:06 Onwards."

00:00 A taste of what's to come
00:43 What is this?!
01:55 Algo (and FM) Explained
14:06 Jams: Fast Footwork
17:35 Aphex Bass
19:35 Plinktown
20:44 Low n Slow
23:49 Woof!
25:18 The Righteous Chord
29:13 Hellscape Acid

RYK Modular Algo improvised play with friends

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"My first play with the RYK Algo FM module. Using an 8-step loop from the Oct Tone, a bit of delay from the Milky Way, some reverb and cassette saturation from the Chroma Console. I then foolishly threw in a VCO from the Batumi II through the Sqwk Dirty filter and sequenced from the meloDICER, all of which I'm using for the first time. I'm not sure it gels all the time, but I was having a lovely time exploring."

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

4/1/24 Roland (& RYK, Lana) System 100m + Trogotronic 676 + Zerosum Inertia PLXNA2 + Lexicon PCM 70

video upload by Cfpp0

"The RYK Modular 185 sequencer for Roland System 100m sequences two 112 oscillators, which run into the 121 VCF into the 130 VCA, with an envelope from the 140. The 130 goes to the Zerosum Inertia PLXNA2, which goes to the Mackie Onyx 1640, with some Lexicon PCM 70 (Cascade BPM). The RYK 185 also sequences a Lana 212 VCO, which runs into the FM CV on the PLXNA2. This all produces the bass line melody. Another output on the right 112 VCO goes to the input on the Trogotronic 676, which creates the dissonant drone that is slowly faded in on the Mackie (with a lot more PCM 70)."

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Love Hultén Upright synth setup, RYK Vector Wave

video upload by Love Hultén

"Another recent upright setup incl RYK vector wave, Solina string ensemble, tape echo, Pico DSP and built-in speakers 👽 Made from Oak"

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Modular - complexe sequence

video upload by ALEQ Modular

"One way to build complexe sequences with modular:
- Multiple sequencers (here some Ritournelle CV Generator from LE)
- A Matrix mixer (the Attenuverter bank from LE too)
- Of course, some synth voices, here with the RYK Vector Wave.
- And to glue all together, a delay. The 4MS Dual Looping Delay

The goal is to route the sequences to the synth voices.
With the matrix, we can mix these sequences in real time. Inverting, adjusting the range etc.
And if all sequences have different clock division and number of steps, the result can be very complexe.
To stay in harmony, a quantizer is inserted between the matrix and the synth voices. here a Klavis CalTrans."

Processing sequences - using the Attenuverter Bank

video upload by LARIX ELEKTRO

"How to use the CONTROLE Attenuverter Bank to route multiple sequences into multiple synth voices.

Here, the module is used as a Matrix, with 4 sequences from RITOURNELLE CV Generator, into the 4 voices of a RYK Vector Synth."

Saturday, December 02, 2023

12/1/23 Roland (& RYK & E-licktronic) System 100m + Tapco 4400 + CXM 1978

video upload by Cfpp0

"The sequence and drum pattern are lined up differently in this take, with more emphasis on the upbeat. The E-licktronic 118a snare goes to the Roland 150 and gets a ring mod with one of the 112 oscillator outs, then that snare joins the kick in the 121 filter. The 112 oscillators are going to the other half of the 121, to the 172 phase shifter, to the 130 vca, enveloped by the 140. But the 112 oscillators also go to the 172 gate delay (thanks Alex Ball for the tip) for an extra sub oscillator layer, which goes back to the 112, but it’s not much of a feedback loop. CV from the RYK 185 and several LFOs modulate."

Friday, October 20, 2023

Jamming with the RYK Night Rider (Preview)

video upload by Maikshifter

Additional RYK Night Rider posts.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

RYK Modular Night Rider Review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

Sound demo here

"Night Rider is a Quad Sequential Resonator, or a bunch of bandpass filters in a beautifully realised interface of scanning LEDs. I'll take you through everything I found from wobbles, to sweeps, flanging to pings, formants to strikes."

Monday, October 09, 2023

RYK Modular Night Rider extended sound demo

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"No talking, just full-length experiments with the Night Rider."

New Batch of Synthfest UK 23 Videos

video uploads by sonicstate

Playlist: (you can use the player controls to skip around)

1. Synthfest UK 23: Sequential - Trigon 6 Desktop
At SynthFest UK 2023, we had the opportunity to chat with Chris from Sequential, a part of the Focusrite group. Chris introduced us to the Trigon 6 Desktop, the latest addition to Sequential's synthesizer lineup. This compact desktop version of the Trigon 6 packs a powerful punch, offering three oscillators and a distinctive Dave Smith ladder filter. Designed for those seeking a space-saving solution without compromising on sound quality, the Trigon 6 Desktop retains all the features of its larger sibling, including patch recall, a versatile effects section with various modulation possibilities, and the distinctive feedback control that allows you to sculpt sub-harmonic richness.

Trigon 6 Desktop Price: $2,499
2. Synthfest UK 2023: Calc And the Prophet X
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with Calc from Sequential, and he gave us the lowdown on the Prophet X. Now, you might be thinking, Prophet X? Haven't we seen that before? Well, you're right, but this hybrid instrument has been quietly making waves in the music world. It combines digital and analog elements, with digital oscillators and a unique twist in the form of multi-sample-based instruments. Yes, you heard that right, it's not just your run-of-the-mill synth; it's a full-on sampler too, boasting an impressive 50 gigabytes of memory for your custom samples. You can treat it like a rompler, a sample player, or even use those samples as oscillators, creating a whole new realm of sonic possibilities.

Plus, it's packed with stereo goodness, allowing you to explore a wide soundstage with ease. It's not your typical synth, and that's what makes its a favourute of Calc's

Looking for some more info on the Prophet X? Check out Sequential's official page:

Monday, September 25, 2023

RYK Night Rider vs Vector Wave - pulsing ambient phaser drone

video upload by RYK Modular

"Pulsing drone sound using the RYK Night Rider to filter the output of a Vector Wave chord setup.

Patch Details:

Vector Wave generating static 4 note Wave Warped chord.

Night Rider set to Variable Band Width Filters.

0:00 - Pam's Pro [ off camera ] SINE LFO1 modulating the Band Width of the Night Rider filters via the RES input, creating the pulsing effect.

0:25 - Pam's Pro [ off camera ] SINE LFO2 modulating the Position of the Night Rider Modulation Sequence via the POS input. This scans through the modulation sequencer, creating the Phaser style movment of the filters.

0:45 - Filter modes changed to 12db Band Pass Resonant FIlters"

Tuesday, September 05, 2023


video upload by murratti 127

bass drum • mosaic alan , pique, morcom, enigma • after later audio
roucha legio, yester versio • noise engineering
switch 4 • joranalogue
Boundary • schlappi engineering
kermit mk3 • industrial music
mimeophone, maths • make noise
night rider, M185, vector wave • ryk
passive LPG • intellijel
motion MTR • molten modular
Hope you like this video! Comments welcome!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Rainy day with Loopman

video upload by murratti 127

"Black Sequencer from erica synths controls the bass drum from mosaic, the pique from after later audio, the kermit from industrial music and chainsaw from acid rain. 0-CTRL from make noise controls the resonate from after later audio, this signal is filtered with night rider from ryk and the mimeophone is used as an effect. Other effects and voices from the Benjolin v2 from after later audio. Roucha legio and yester versio from noise engineering.

My voice from the Loopman controlled with math and soundhack with morphagene from make noise. Hope you like this video! Comments welcome!"

Thursday, August 17, 2023

flower field

video upload by murratti 127

"A piece with flower field by error instruments, amplified with listen i/o then runs through pitch from 2 hp and as a filter the night rider from ryk.
Alan from after later audio controls the bass drum of mosaic. Pique from after later audio runs as a touring machine and plays the chainsaw from acid rain, a low pass gate from disting mk4, then through the filter from noise engineering roucha legio the yester versio is used as an effect."

You can find details on Error Instruments Flower Fields previously posted here.

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