Showing posts with label Seattle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seattle. Show all posts

Friday, September 20, 2019

VELOCITY SYNTH MEET Coming to Seattle October 5th

Details here:



4ms Company offers alternatives to traditional instruments with our poly-rhythmic clock modules that create evolving complex mathematical beat patterns, a resonator that can cast pop music into micro-tonal keys, a multi-channel wavetable oscillator, a routing matrix that's played like an instrument, and many more innovative devices. Rather than replicate concepts from the past, we strive to turn unique ideas into playable musical tools that expand the possibilities of music. We also offer Do-It-Yourself kits, and many of our designs are open-source.

Acid Rain Technology

Acid Rain Technology is a manufacturer of music hardware out of Seattle, WA. We believe hardware instruments enable a unique connection between human and machine, and seek to improve this interaction through interface design for maximum playability.

After Later Audio

After Later Audio is a boutique audio company located in Seattle, Washington. We make high quality Eurorack modules at accessible prices and we pride ourselves on responsive customer service. You can find our products for sale on our website, at various synth shops (Patchwerks, London Modular, Chuck Levin’s, and Modular 8), and on all of the major ecommerce sites.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

John L Rice: MOTS At Lusio, A Night To Awaken

Published on Aug 31, 2019 John L Rice

"As per my usual, I didn't have any idea of what I was going to perform until the day before the performance, but for what it's worth, here it is! ;-) I had fun none the less and a big thank you to Mollie, Bradley, Chris, Philip, Justin, James, Kevin, everyone else who helped out, all the other great performers , and big hugs to the wonderful members of the audience!

If you want to know more about MOTS (Modular On The Spot) and Modular Nights shows, to either be part of the audience or to perform yourself, contact Modular Seattle:

Learn more about Lusio here:

As per the MOTS tradition, I only used a modular synthesizer, you can get a good look at it at 2:35. I had three stereo patches on the modular, a sequenced background and then two different lead voices I controlled with an Arturia KeyStep keyboard and Mutable Instruments Yarns MIDI to CV/Gate module:

1) The background patch was the most complex, it was a four voice shift registered sequence featuring an Erica Synths Black Clock, a Division6 SQ816 sequencer, a VPME T43 precision adder, a Synth Tech E102 shift register, an Instruo Quad Performance Quantizer with micro keyboard, 4 Synth Tech E330 VCOs, a Modcan Quad LFO, a 2hp clock divider/multiplier, a Doepfer quad envelop generator, a Xaoc Devices stereo mixer, and a Strymon Engineering Magneto delay/reverb.

2) The rich fat typical synth voice was a Modcan Triple VCO into a Synth Tech E440 low pass filter along with an Erica Synths EG and VCA for voicing and an Audio Damage reverb module and then finally to a Circuit Abbey mixer.

3) The plucky voice was simply a Mutable Instruments Rings into Clouds and then to a second Circuit Abbey mixer. I had the patch set up in stereo where the output switched sides every time I played a note but unfortunately there was a problem with one of the cables so only every other note was heard! Whoopsie! ;-)"

Thursday, October 04, 2018

KNOBSENSCHITT - Seattle Synth Meet Hosted by Patchwerks October 28, 2018

Patchwerks Presents:
October 28, 2018
Melrose Market Studios
1532 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
1-6 PM

Join us Sunday October 28, 2018 from 1-6 PM at Melrose Market Studios for an afternoon of exploration and networking with fellow synthesizer enthusiasts. Try out some vintage gear, check out the latest new products from leading manufacturers, and share ideas and techniques for creating exciting new sounds. We will have a large space for tables and exciting product demonstrations for this event, so feel free to reserve a table if you would like to bring some gear to demo. Everyone is welcome!

For those of you bringing gear, feel free to arrive between noon and 1 PM for setup. Headphones or a small set of speakers are recommended. Also we will provide a single power source for your setup but it would be great if everyone could bring their own power strip. We will have someone at the front door to check you in. Click the link below and enter your information to reserve your table!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the event!

Signup for a table here:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

JLR Live On KSER 90.7 FM Radio

Published on Sep 11, 2018

"Stream live and find out more about KSER FM and The Tunnel at:

List of gear used for this performance (right to left in picture):
* Yamaha MSP3 (for monitoring and Kazooka feedback)
* Kazooka
* Vermona PerFOURmer MkII
* PedalTrain - novo 24 (contents listed left to right / top to bottom)
Micronta - Dual Timer
Strymon - Ojai (and Ojai R30 underneath)
TC Electronic - Ditto (not used)
John L Rice - custom pedal patch bay
Mackie - 802-VLZ3
Retro Mechanical Labs - Custom Fuzz
Strymon - DIG
Meris - Mercury7
Caroline Guitar Company - Météore
JHS Pedals - Firefly
Electro-Harmonix - Mel9 (not used)
Montreal Assembly - Count To Five
* Mellotron - Micro
* Novation - Ultranova
* 5U modular - Moon Modular 569 and 552 used out of it
* Eurorack modular - (for second piece if needed - not used at all)
* Yamaha MSP3 (for monitoring and Kazooka feedback)

Original audio recording by
Post production by John L Rice using Sony Vegas Pro 13
Video clips provided by

Find out about synthesizers and electronic music at the following:

Thanks for watching/listening/commenting/subscribing! :-)"

Modular on the Spot Seattle.

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