Showing posts with label Schlappi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Schlappi. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

SCHLAPPI ENGINEERING Introduces BTMX Rhythmic Logic Module

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"The Nibbler is a hands on logic module for controlling and manipulating gates and rhythms in real time."

00:00 Intro
01:01 Patch Description
02:26 Logic Functions: OR
03:52 Logic Functions: AND
04:58 Logic Functions: XOR
06:08 Logic Functions: ADD
07:08 Logic Functions Summary
07:45 Tips and tricks
09:43 Just Jamming

BTMX by Schlappi Engineering - Demo

video upload by Stazma

"Today I'll show you some stuff with the new module by Schlappi Engineering, the BTMIX!
Lot's of fun stuff do with this one when it comes to control or loose control of your rhythms and create weird stepped voltages patterns. From gate hub to audio rate mangling."

"BTMX (BitMix) gives hands on control over logic and rhythmic gate signals with a switch for every input and 4 different logic functions.

It is a 4 channel selectable logic function module, with each channel having two inputs. All channels share the same logic function and the gate outs are summed with binary weights to create a stepped voltage to generate melodic or modulation signals from the outputs.

It pairs well with the Nibbler, other 4 bit logic modules, or any modules that generates gates (such as clock dividers and sequencers) and can also be used at audio rates.


8 switched inputs
4 dual input logic functions (AND, OR, ADD, XOR)
4 gate outputs
1 stepped output
LED indication for every input and output
Works at LFO and audio rate
8 HP
Current consumption: +12v 26mA, -12V 10mA"

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Saw & CoSaw | Schlappy Patching


"Today I'll show you some sounds that can be made with phase modulation and the Saw / CoSaw outputs of the center oscillator of the Three Body, and how I like to process these inside the system.

Have fun watching!"

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Phase Modulation | Schlappy Patching


"Episode 10 for Schlappy Patching!
Today I'll take the time to make you listen how the phase modulation part of the Three Body can be used for waveshaping (in stereo)!

Have fun watching!"

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Ratio & Frequency Division | Schlappy Patching


"Episode 9 for Schlappy Patching!
Today I'll show you two ways you can make melodic sequences without the use of a quantizer. First the Ratio sequencing with the Three Body and sub-harmonic division with Boundary.

Have fun watching!"

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Three Body & Nibbler Live Patching


"Schlappy Jamming EP.1

This is a new serie that is not going to be regular as the Schlappy Patching, but it's going to be fun nonetheless! This one is an exploration of live patching with mostly the Three Body and Nibblers, lot's of weird FM tones, in a ambient / drone fashion, bathed in shimmer reverb (Strymon BlueSky if you ask).

Have fun watching!"

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Nibbler Quantized | Schlappy Patching with Stazma


"Episode 8 for Schlappy Patching!
Since I got the Nibblers I want to try using their stepped voltages and gates to create melodic patterns using a quantizer and it turned out the folks at Shakmat Modular sent me a Bard Quartet to try, so here we go!"

00:00 Intro
01:31 Nibbler without quantizer
03:18 Nibbler and a quantizer
07:08 Let's go multi channel quantizing
12:07 Create melodies out of gates

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Talking Filters | Schlappy Patching with Stazma


"Episode 6 for Schlappy Patching!
Do you know how to make filters talk? It’s fun and one of my favorite patches to do with modular synthesizer, because of the amount of control you can have on the talking.

In this new episode of Schlappy Patching I’ll give it a go with the 100 Grit and Angle Grinder, the two filters of the Schlappi Engineering echo system.

Do you have a favorite talking filter?
Have fun watching!"

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Nibbler Bassline | Schlappy Patching with Stazma


"Episode 5 for Schlappy Patching!
In this one I'm going to show you how to use the "clock divider" patch from the Nibbler manual, but at audio rate, to generate some funky basslines that are always in tune with your main VCO!
I'm also going to patch a big fat kick drum and a sidechain circuit using Interstellar Radio, 100 Grit and a few Boundary to go with these basslines.

It's going to be fun!"

00:00 Intro
00:51 Nibbler science
02:20 Let's patch the bassline
08:00 Let's patch a kick drum
09:53 Let's patch a sidechain (and jam)
12:47 Let's make the bassline an arpeggio
13:35 End tlak and more jam

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Schlappi LowPass Gate | Schlappy Patching with Stazma


"Episode 4 for Schlappy Patching!
In this one I'm going to explain to you what a Low Pass Gate is with a little bit of history and show how we can sort of fake one using Schlappi Engineering modules. We'ill talk about the Tiptop Audio & Buchla 292t for reference and we will also use the Make Noise LxD to guide us in our experiments. It's going to be fun!

Support Stazma & get some samples from this session on his Patreon"

Schlappy Patching with Stazma

Monday, March 04, 2024

NibbleKnotOne / I watched a video on the Lorre-Mill Double Knot and I shouldn't have / NIBBLER

video upload by BRiES

"Have you heard of this device? It combines a double shift register with some west-coast (lpg?) features to create simple but mesmerizing sequences of blips and bloops. I watched an Instagram reel by Sam Prekop that sounded way too nice, so I had a go at creating something similar in eurorack using Schlappi Engineering's NIBBLERS and THREE BODY.

I don't think I got anywhere close to what a Double Knot can do but these kinds of patches either end up being interesting in their own right or are the stepping stone for incremental understanding of a (new) technique."

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Big Mono Synth Pacth | Schlappy Patching with Stazma


Schlappy Patching with Stazma

"Here we go for another episode of Schlappi Patching I'll try to patch up a Minimoog style voice with my Schlappi system, and it will of course get out of hand. It's also a first try on my side for the yet to come Dual Vector Foil module."

00:00 Intro
00:50 Minimoog style patch
07:21 Sequence jam
08:46 Let's go weird
11:28 End jam

Patch From Scratch | Schlappy Patching with Stazma


"Episode 3 for Schlappy Patching!
I just got a new 6U, 98HP case to make a proper Schlappi System (with some additional modules from other brands) and this is the celebration of that, my very patch on it, a first dialog with the 'machine'.
Not the most musical but quite a fun journey."

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Schlappi Engineering NIBBLER / first patch / binary for the people

video upload by BRiES

"Nibbler is used for just about everything in this patch (sequencing melodies, triggering drums and providing stepped modulation). Everything else that needs to be said is right there in the video. I kindly suggest (if you have the time and the energy) you just watch/listen first and then do a rewatch while reading the captions to get to grips with what's happening. This is just a basic patch using only the most basic functionality of both NIBBLERS but nonetheless it can get a 'bit' confusing.

Thanks to the wonderful people at Schlappi Engineering for their trust and support.

PS: Spielberg please make it happen.
PS2: Federico if you're reading this: I'll start working on the SINGOLI video soon
PS3: if you're into LPGs, you should really have a look at what Herzlich Labs is doing."

Additional NIBBLER posts

Friday, January 26, 2024

Nibbler Rungler | Schlappy Patching with Stazma EP.1


Schlappy Patching with Stazma

"For this first episode of an hopefully long serie of Shlappy Patching (with Stazma) we will have a go at 'rungling'. Support Stazma & get some samples from this session on his Patreon:

The Nibbler is available at respectable synthesizer retailers everywhere [see shops on the right]

00:00 Intro
01:08 'Rungler Variant' patch from the manual
09:18 Stazma's weirdo rungling
12:51 Let's sync this to a clock"

Sunday, January 07, 2024

Nibbler Rhythms


"Getting a little more into detail about ways the Nibbler can be used for generating rhythms and what happens when you modulate it with a clock divider.

0:00 Intro
0:57 Modules used and patch description
1:39 Triggering the drum brain and Async/Sync explanation
2:44 Patching up the clock divider
3:50 Simplest Nibbler Rhythm (disco?)
4:55 Combining clocked Nibbler and clock divider
8:41 adding the second Nibbler
10:55 Let's speed it up again...

The Nibbler overview video should probably be watched first (though there is some overlap)"

Nibbler Overview

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"The Nibbler is a module about exploring the musicality of counting in binary."

Monday, December 11, 2023

SCHLAPPI ENGINEERING Introduces Nibbler Four Bit Digital Accumulator Module

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"The Nibbler is a module about exploring the musicality of counting in binary."

Meet the Nibbler by Schlappi Engineering

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An introduction to the Nibbler by Schlappi Engineering

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"**This is technically a preorder but modules should ship by the end of the year, we should also have pictures of the silver version by Dec 18th**

The Nibbler is a four bit digital accumulator based on CMOS logic. This means that it counts in binary from zero to fifteen, with inputs and outputs for individual bits as well as stepped voltage outputs (digital to analog converters). It does this with individual logic chips instead of a CPU.

The concept here is that counting in binary (and its expression in bits) is inherently musical, and with slow clock speeds we can use it to create both rhythms and modulation voltages (or melodies). At audio rate we can generate subharmonics and modem-like sounds (or noise).


5 rhythmically related gate outputs (or audio rate square waves)
2 stepped voltage outputs
Second stepped voltage has selectable phase offset
Cherry MX Brown switch for reset
4 gate inputs for modulation
Chainable using carry in and out
Reset input can be used as hard sync at audio rate
Subtract input can add variation to sequences
Synchronous and asynchronous output modes
Shift register functionality
CMOS logic deisgn
12 HP
Skiff friendly 28mm depth (35mm including cables)
POWER DRAW: +12V 37mA, -12V 17mA"

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Schlappi Engineering THREE BODY / extensive playthrough / extremely versatile complex vco

video upload by BRiES

"In this video about Schlappi Engineering's THREE BODY I try to explain and demonstrate the multitude of functions, modulation options, inputs and outputs. There's sound examples scattered throughout the video to break up the monotony of me talking all the time.

THREE BODY is so very versatile and due to it's precise logic based core functionality it's very straightforward to dial in precise FM or PM tones that are usually quite impossible to achieve with regular analog vcos. If you want the dirt of waves bulking and crashing into each other (regular 'free' fm and pm), it's just a flick of a switch and you're there.

Because it's a very long video please have a look at the chapter markers at the bottom of this description box. Those should make it easier for modern crowds to navigate the video. You can of course go retro and just sit back and enjoy the show, but you might have to pause the video halfway to fetch drinks and icecream (and possibly for a bathroom break).

I hope you enjoy this extensive playthrough."

Also see Schlappi Engineering's Three Body Hardware Design and Why I Used an FPGA

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Eric Schlappi and Bastien Lavaud - Orbital Mirrors


"Part of an improvisational audiovisual jam session between Eric Schlappi and Bastien Lavaud on August 26th in Grenoble, France, lightly edited afterwards.

Audio is Eric Schlappi using a prototype of the Nibbler as a crude sequencer and another Nibbler at audio rate dividing down the lead synths frequency to create the bassline. The lead is a Three Body and the Kick is formed with the Angle Grinder and Boundary modules. There are also some overdubbed blasts of noise using a Nibbler at audio rate with the shift register functionality.

Video is Bastien Lavaud using a mix of @syntonie1487 (including the upcoming Solaire and Seuils modules) and @lzxindustries video modules as well as some video feedback through a camera.

Please watch in the highest available quality as compression is quite harsh on the video synthesis methods used.

Eric Schlappi

Schlappi Engineering"

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Schlappi Engineering THREE BODY / 'ratio locked' modulation madness ft. Xaoc KOSZALIN

video upload by BRiES

"Here i'm running the outputs of all the vcos into a mixer. There's a lot of stepped modulation going of for the FM and phase indexes (indices?).

After a while I add left and right outputs of Koszalin which is processing a multed output of the mix of waves coming from Three Body.

I didn't know what to expect from a frequency shifter but it sounds like a mix between a very unique chorus and 2000 era talkbox synths (Boys Noize)."

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!

Thursday, August 24, 2023

TRANSPHAZED / another phase mod jam with Schlappi's THREE BODY featuring the Joranalogue system

video upload by BRiES

"There's chords hiding in THREE BODY. Having exact ratios makes for such a rewarding fm/pm experience. I do love a distorted dirty fm tone like the ones you get from analog oscillators like Generate 3, but it's nice to be able to make cleaner fm/pm sounds.

In this clip I used self-patched phase modulation with modulators modulating the indices to create dynamically changing (dare I say modulated) timbres."

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