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Showing posts with label Sonic Potions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sonic Potions. Show all posts

Friday, April 26, 2024

Crafting a bass drum on the LXR-02

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The strange and diabolic art of the bass drum. The bringer of strict order and strength when tamed; the cause of untold misery and chaos when adrift.

Here I try to show what arts and potions are available on the LXR-02 to give you mastery over this wicked imp.

0:00 The Roman Empire
0:28 Kick or bass?
1:47 Initialized sound
2:30 Oscillator
4:00 Amp envelope
5:05 Slope types
5:48 Pitch envelope
10:15 Boominess
11:30 Pillow attenuation*
12:16 Filters
16:58 Transient click
21:52 Adding noise
22:35 LFO

* Yes, this an attempted humour.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

The drum machine pedalboard Ep2: Monomyth and Acidbox III

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The second episode in the series which explores different pedal and routing combinations with the LXR-02 drum machine. This time it's Joyo's Darkglass Microtubes X-Ultra clone 'Monomyth' and the Erica Synths Acidbox III. Taking just a stereo pair out, the left side goes into the Monomyth, which is a bass pre-amp with EQ; and the right side goes into the Acidbox and then to the Nemesis stereo delay.

The kits on the LXR-02 have been slightly tweaked in the panning to push the more kick-like sounds to the Monomyth. They've also been programmed with the effects on, so can sound a bit odd when dry.

Four demo tracks here which mainly speak for themselves although I should mention the last demo 'Transient' is interesting in headphones where you can pick out the big effect the Acidbox has on the transients. In hindsight it may have been better not to twiddle the knobs on that one so much, but it's hard to resist that gigantic filter knob :D

The only thing added in the DAW was a brickwall limiter to catch some of the peaks, otherwise everything is as you see it.

0:00 Talk about routing and devices
1:55 Demo 1: Scratchy
2:58 Demo 2: Fat & Thin
4:40 Demo 3: Industrial
6:33 Demo 4: Transient

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Monday, February 12, 2024

LXR 60KNOBS S-1 JAM003 #techno #acid #ambient #newage #sonicpotions #lxr #60knobs #roland #s1

video upload by rin-de Music

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Fissure 💔 (Hapax 2.0 // Perfourmer Mk2 + H9 + Pill // TR6S // LXR02 // JU06 + Deco v2)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"February 2024, back to the 2-Minute format! (well actually it was a 4:30 jam with a bridge, an outro with different chords etc. but had to justify a bit the name of the channel I think 😅)

This jam is built around a 10-step pattern from the Hapax sequencing the Perfourmer (through the H9 reverb and Pill ducking pedal, triggered by a GATE track from the Hapax). To make this 10-step pattern which drives the whole track sound a bit more complex, I made it play with 3 different voices of the Perfourmer (this is one of the main reasons I bought a Perfourmer a few years ago!). Hence each note is playing a voice with a different oscillator. So it's a 10-step sequence where the oscillators are being played in round robin mode each 3 notes. To make it even more spicy, I also used the Hapax's real-time RANDOMIZER MIDI effect which is transposing some notes randomly!

For the PERCUSSIVE parts, we are in a more classic mode with the main DRUMS being played by the TR-6S and the secondary DRUMS by the LXR-02 (both still sequenced by the Hapax).

And the BASS, is being played by the JU-06A through the DECO v2 pedal."

Friday, January 19, 2024

How much drum machine do you need? Perkons vs the LXR-02

video upload by

"To everyone who comments on my videos, sincere thanks. Comments are one of the best things about making videos. If I can use an Australian analogy, my brain is the giant flock of sheep and comments are the cattle dogs barking and nipping to keep me on track. Which is to say that this comparison video of Perkons vs the LXR-02 came from ideas in a comment thread. At first I hesitated since it seemed like an irrelevant and unfair comparison. But the comments reminded me that these are the decisions we face all the time? Will machine X satisfy or should I try for something bigger and better?

As soon as I bought Perkons I sold my old LXR-02 thinking it was redundant. Why would I bother with such a pipsqueak when the Great Blue-Green Master had arrived? But regret soon set in and the LXR-02 returned. Why? Well, that's really the essence of this somewhat chaotic comparison. It's not an analysis of kick and snare drum frequencies, rolloff curves, or about particular waveforms. I'm not trying for lab test answers. This is a collection of critical impressions of both machines, looking at some of the fundamental differences in how they're played and programmed. I hope will be of some use and interest to you.

0:00 The Big Five
0:41 Perkons is big
1:51 Analog vs digital
3:00 The interfaces
3:43 LFO modulation
8:00 Buttons
8:58 Mono vs stereo
11:05 Core sounds
17:01 Parameter locks
22:56 Pitchmod curse
24:09 Drones
25:07 More about knobs
26:26 Envelopes
28:51 Filter knob
32:42 Firmware
38:00 Conclusions

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

The drum machine pedalboard Ep1: Roger That & Future Factory

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The first episode in a new series which will explore different pedal and routing combinations with the LXR-02 drum machine. First up are two Roger That pedals from Fairfield Circuitry (for left-right stereo), a Boss GEB-7 EQ and the Future Factory stereo delay from Free the Tone. Some might recognise the pedal setup from my last video with the DB-01. I liked the stereo effect so much it seemed a shame not to swap out the DB-01 for the LXR-02 and give it a test.

0:00 Intro (the only talking)
1:12 Tippy Tap
2:34 Grinder
4:09 Industry Anthem
5:32 King Pong
7:11 Ping Kong
8:49 Rubberman
9:36 Bass Poker
10:41 Modem Dancer

All ideas for the series on combinations, routings or types of patterns are very welcome.

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
My website:"

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Create an industrial drone synth on the LXR-02

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Is it an industrial drone synth? Maybe it's an interactive FM sequencer? It's certainly droney with FM sweeps and industrial grind and that's just one variant. Here I create a single synth voice which is then fed with synced LFO modulation. What's most important here is the technique rather than the specific result. My version has a 16-step melodic pattern, but with a few tweaks you could create a retriggering playable voice, or a much slower evolving noisescape using the random LFO waveform. I'm also just using the first voice, but the snare, clap and metal engines have their own flavors and modulatable parameters as well. I was going to look into them as well as quickly creating different melodic "starter" sequences but this was already getting a bit long for something a bit niche. Let me know if you want to go there :D

Finally, from the programming you'll see how easily the LXR performs as a synth. It certainly wasn't my intention to concentrate on the "LXR as a synth" idea, but synthy things start to slip out very easily once you're in the mode.
The five drone kits demoed at the start are available on Patreon.

0:00 Drone kits demo
2:07 With lo-fi FX
2:55 Kit setup
4:55 LFO - tuning
5:40 LFO - decay
7:55 LFO - FM amount
8:55 LFO - FM fequency
10:00 Twiddlings
11:55 LFO - filter
13:10 Oscillator type
14:47 With delay

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Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Patching a basic kit from scratch on the LXR-02

video upload by Richard DeHove

"This isn't a dazzleman superkit showcase video. It's a reality ride-along as I put together a pretty standard kit discussing the various parameters, choices and interactions as we go. It's a moderately long video but then there's a lot to cover and I wanted this to be a real walkthrough of the process. Even so I didn't cover lots of interesting things like LFO sidechaining, panning, effects and velocity - that's for next time.
I put a limiter on the final output to catch a couple of spikes but otherwise there is no other processing than what you see. If listening on headphones you may notice a little noise when the mic is active. There was a lot of ambient noise outside with traffic, birds and power tools - and of course the LXR's buttons are very clicky. With those disclaimers aside I hope you find the process and explanations useful.
The resulting kit 'Clomp' is on Patreon.

0:00 Initialize kit
0:47 Hear and play
1:15 Bass drum
2:09 BD - Envelopes
4:25 BD - Add grit
5:30 BD - Transient
7:00 Low tom
8:00 LT - Slope
9:24 LT- Osc 2
10:18 LT - Highpass
11:30 Clavything
12:04 CL - Envelope
12:18 CL - Noise
13:07 CL - Velocity
13:52 CL - LFO
15:59 Snare
16:25 SN - mix
17:27 SN - envelopes
18:28 SN - transient
18:51 SN - filter
19:43 SN - LFO
24:16 Clap
25:57 CP - filter
26:24 CP - LFO
29:12 Hats
30:02 HT - filter
30:16 HT - LFO
31:15 Kit test
32:12 Save kit

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
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Friday, October 20, 2023

Create multitrack synth patterns in the LXR-02. Demo and tutorial

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Last time we looked at programming synth sounds on the LXR. This time we take a synth-heavy custom kit of four synth sounds and two drum sounds and team it up with the Midicake Arp. The Arp plays the four synth channels. Later we feed all four synths tracks into the LXR in one pass over 64 steps. While the Midicake is ideal for this you could use any sequencer or arp that can satisfy a few basic requirements: It needs to be able to send note information on different MIDI channels and be able to act as the Midi clock master - pretty basic powers. One tiny caution if you're going to use a Keystep-37: When you press the stop button for the arp or sequencer it sends a value '0' on Midi CC51 - which also happens to be the Midi command on the LXR for amp envelope decay on voice 1.

Feeding pattern data into the LXR is a good idea imo given how many options there are on the Midicake. One of the strengths of the Midicake is that it constantly saves its state as you work so there's no need to ever actively save anything. The downside is that there's no saved version to revert to in case you wander off on some promising but ultimately unsuccessful adventure. The lesson is to copy your patch to a new slot as you go. Same holds for the LXR - I've lost many interesting sounds in furious twiddles or too-confident "save kit" actions that turned out to be 'load kit' instead. Stay organized. For my honoured Patreon friends the LXR kit used here is available for download.

The synth sounds on the LXR are really starting to grow on me. They're pretty harsh and digital but respond well to effects. They're also not like your standard synth sounds so you tend to end up in odd places. It makes a good partner for the Midicake. Another obvious partner-candidate would be the Roland 4D. Not a fan of the superb blandness of Roland sounds but spec-wise it seems like a perfect fit. I only have one criticism of the Midicake Arp: They're now made in black and I've got a white one :/

As usual there is absolutely no extra effects, EQ, compression or alteration of the sound other than what you see.

0:00 Example arp
2:20 Drum pattern
2:45 Each synth sound
4:04 Midicake tracks demo
6:50 How to input data
10:02 LXR playback

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Your LXR-02 drum machine is also an unusual multitimbral synth

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Some machines will never deviate from their designated life mission. Others, like the LXR-02, can entirely reinvent themselves with just a modest push. Erica Synth's little digital drum machine is at heart a six-voice multitimbral synth. The controls are optimised for percussion but it's building blocks are entirely those of synths: Oscillators, envelopes, filters and LFOs. So you're not dressing BoBo the Smoking Chimp with rabbit ears and pretending it's the Easter Bunny. The LXR is already a capable synth.

So here I run through the construction of a couple of synth sounds, meander about through the options, get distracted, lament the poor onboard effects, and end up with a reasonable stereo bassy mid-thing. One small technical note of caution: If you're using a Keystep-37's arpeggiator to play the LXR you may need to go into the LXR's config options and filter the incoming MIDI to just be notes (a single 'N' in the display). This is because the Keystep's 'stop' command sends a CC51 message to the LXR which zeroes Voice 1's decay envelope.

If there's one area where the LXR-02 falls a bit short as a multi-track synth it's in programming and manipulating chromatic sequencer tracks. But a possible solution to that is in the next video...

0:00 Music intro
1:06 Why use it as a synth?
2:30 Which voice?
3:36 Config setup
5:08 Synth basics
7:50 Envelope shape
9:30 Second oscillator
10:20 Detune
12:00 Fiddlings
14:21 LFO
17:34 Stereo field
25:20 FX
27:47 Voice 5
29:27 Repeats
31:12 LFO & FM

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
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Eventide Riptide for Synth Heads! 5 Favorite Features!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"The Eventide Riptide sounds so good, and in this video, we'll check out how it sounds on loads of different synth gear (no guitars) and I'll also share my five favorite features with you!"

0:00 What is Riptide?
1:57 Example 1
2:50 Example 2
4:21 My 5 favorite Features!
7:23 Example 3
8:45 Example 4
9:41 Example 5
11:01 Example 6
12:18 Example 7
13:13 Example 8


Saturday, April 15, 2023

Are you ready to dance? jam

video upload by jostalmac

DSI Evolver + Erica Synths Bassline DB-01 + Erica Synths / Sonic Potions LXR-02

Sunday, April 09, 2023

A little dust by @hoofeli #shorts #synth

video upload by Synths & Machines

Sonic Potions & Erica Synths LXR & Eowave Quadrantid Swarm

Thursday, December 22, 2022

LXR by Erica Synths x Sonic Potions

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Time for a 'not so deep' dive into the LXR, but with really cool results. I've linked a video manual by Synth DIY Guy who went through all settings because I don't have the patience for walkthroughs and demos. But, wow, this drum synth is something else. When I started this video I assumed it was analog but it's certainly digital and it's a masterpiece. The point is, it doesn't sound digital unless you set the bit crusher to work.
The presets are clearly targeted to the loud and gritty genres of electronic music, but in its core, it's a six voice synth that can make amazing sounds for any genre, including ambient. I am not sure if I can post something before Christmas, so I wish you a great holiday season and I'll definitely see you again in 2023."

Friday, December 09, 2022

erica synths LXR02 / DB01 & synths

ideo uploads by jostalmac

20 videos in this set. You can use the player controls to skip around.

erica synths zen delay & lxr02 & db01
erica synths LXR02 / DB01 & synths
dsi evolver & erica's synths (space invaders)
Tec-no erica synths DB01 & LXR02
slow jam erica synths db01 & lxr02 & efects comic movie
cavern destroy erica synths db01 & lxr2
disco bass erica synths db01 & lxr02
erica synths db 01 FM mode & lxr 02
superdelay erica synths db01 & lxr02
rythm & bassline & delay
erica synths db01, lxr02 & nux duotime jam
sonic potions x erica synths LXR2 & DSI toraiz AS1 slow jam
sonic potions erica synths LXR2 & sequential prophet 6
sonic potions x Erica synths LXR 02 modular sound & dsi toraiz AS1
Erica synths LXR02 & prophet 6
sonic potions erica synths LXR 02
Erica synths LXR 02 PROJECT

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Erica Synths x Sonic Potions LXR eurorack Module with x Andrew Huang GHOST

video upload by Nightlife Electronics

"Here we have a nice little example of how nicely these two amazing modules play together. We have the LXR Eurorack module from Erica Synths x Sonic Potions; which is a 6 voice percussion synthesis module capable of some crisp, hard hitting digital timbres. This runs into GHOST from Endorphines in collaboration with Andrew Huang; a super versatile high quality sounding effects engine that can be routed in a number of unique and interesting ways.

Both modules are available at Nightlife Electronics:"

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Sonic Potions x Erica Synths LXR 02 & U-HE Repro5

video upload by DIRTY LITTLE PRESET

"First Jam with the gorgeous sounding Drumcomputer LXR 02 from Sonic Potions and Erica Synths together with U-HE Repro 5."

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Erica Synths x Sonic Potions LXR Eurorack Drum sound demo

video upload by Erica Synths

"Erica Synths x Sonic Potions LXR Eurorack Drum module is a compact percussion synthesizer based on the sound engine of the LXR-02 drum machine.

00:02 - Take 1 / building beat with accents
02:28 - Take 2 / morphing kits & modulating parameters with Joystick
03:06 - Take 3 / building new kit from the default kit
06:40 - Take 4 / processing individual outs through eurorack FX modules
07:53 - Take 5 / S&H everything! triggering and modulating everything from the Octasource which is modulated with the Joystick
08:51 - Take 6 / using voice 1 & 2 with 1v/oct tracking to create melodic synth lines
10:24 - Take 7 / jam with Leo Novus live rack"

Friday, August 26, 2022

REmindEЯ // Performance Quad Delay // Review and Demo of the RemaindeR

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A hands on demo of the weird and wonderful REmindEЯ (RemindeR) delay and mulit-effect from Enjoy Electronics. Learn to play it like an instrument to get the most from it... create whole soundscapes, textures and evolving tracks"

Monday, August 22, 2022

RemindeR Performance // Delay, Reverb & Filter // NICE.. :)

video upload by Starsky Carr

Update: video is back.

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