Showing posts with label SoundForce. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SoundForce. Show all posts

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Soundforce Dual LFO - Tempo synced goodness!

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"A nice long exploration of this instant classic!
With cameos from the uVCF6 and the DCO, (which is a digitally controlled oscillator, but the waves are analog! Sorry I called it a digital oscillator!)"

Thursday, September 16, 2021

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - Soundforce - Juno 60 Oscillator

video upload by sonicstate

Sunday, September 12, 2021


video upload by mylarmelodies

"Being an acid test of the Juno 106/6/60 inspired SoundForce VCF/VCA 6 Eurorack Filter Module, joined by SoundForce's DCO, Dual ADSR, controlled by the mighty RYK M185 sequencer!"

Soundforce DCO posts

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Soundforce SFC-60 Review // Does it make sense to buy a MIDI controller dedicated to a plugin synth?

0:00 Intro
1:05 Disclosure
1:25 Overview
1:45 TAL integration
3:10 Shift control
3:55 Panel mode
4:15 Hardware
4:55 Editor
5:50 Other plugins
7:25 Testing iOS
9:00 Pros & cons
12:45 Outro...

Sunday, December 13, 2020

SoundForce Introduces New SFC-60 V3 TAL-U-NO-LX Juno-60 Hardware Controller

"The SoundForce SFC-60 V3 is a boutique class-compliant USB-MIDI controller dedicated to the fantastic TAL-U-NO-LX Juno-60 emulation. The original SFC-60 was the first SoundForce product to come out. I have come a long way since 2014 and this new version is based on all the lessons learned from several years of designing and manufacturing similar products. With a solid sheet metal case, colorful front panel and new software integration, it's my favourite controller so far. It is usable with any MIDI-mappable software or hardware but has special integrations with the TAL-U-NO-LX.

In collaboration with Patrick from TAL, special features have been implemented to improve the user experience and the hardware/software integration. Finally, all the LED-based physical switches can update their states when a preset is changed in the plugin. Also when switching instances on different tracks, the plugin can sync the controller and update the switches as well. It works a bit differently in each DAW, more details and videos on that coming soon. For the sliders/faders, the pick-up or scaling modes (similar to the Takeover modes in Ableton Live) can help avoiding "jumping" parameters. Those features require the latest version of the plugin. I would like to thank Patrick for his time and his contribution on this project.

Build quality
The controller is assembled in The Netherlands with parts from Europe and Asia. The enclosure is made of 100% sheet metal and is manufactured by Grawart ( The case is made of bent steel and powder coated in black. The front panel is aluminum, also powder coated and screen printed with scratch-proof white, blue and red inks. Walnut wood side panels of 8mm thickness are fitted to both sides of the controller. The sides are made in Amsterdam by Rob Gould (

Pricing and Availability
The SFC-60 V3 is available on the SoundForce webshop for 349 euros incl VAT in the EU and 288 euros for customers outside the EU. In the US, Perfect Circuit is distributing the full SoundForce product line. US price is still to be announced."

Monday, July 13, 2020

SoundForce SAMPLES // 6x 808 drum sounds in a 4HP Eurorack module


"Here’s the Eurorack module SAMPLES from SoundForce which is a sample player with 6 voices. You have a simple trigger in and sound output for 6 one shot drum samples taken from a Roland TR-808 drum machine. Claves, Rimshot, Maracas, Handclap Cowbell and Closed Hi Hat sounds allow you to flesh out your modular drum simple with additional 808 drum sounds that also take well to further processing and mangling as we’ll explore in this video. Bit crushing, AM, filtering and modulated FX chains help bring the sounds to life as well as audio triggering for creating “drum drones”. Skip around with the timing index below and check out the other linked demos too.

*** PLEASE NOTE - the audio samples are baked-in and cannot be changed

00:00 Hello and patch previews
00:39 Feature run down and raw sound demo
01:23 SAMPLES in a drum groove
01:47 Patching new sounds with processing
03:07 Drums as Vocoder food
03:33 Audio rate triggering to create drum drones
04:26 Pitch sequencing drum sounds
04:42 Ambient stereo drum drone
05:20 Stereo mixing & AM crushed drum sounds
06:10 Adding FX to turn simple patches into full tracks"

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

SoundForce Dual ADSR // Heavily expanded JUNO 106 style envelopes with LFOs & CV over everything!

Published on Apr 7, 2020 DivKidVideo

"Here's the new Dual ADSR Eurorack module from SoundForce which at it's base state recreates the response, curves and feel of the classic Roland JUNO 106 envelopes but expands way beyond that. The envelopes can be re-triggered, they cycle with constant or gate cycling behaviour, CV over all stages of the envelopes, inverted out, end of outputs and multiple time/response switches.

00:00 Hello and video previews
01:07 What is the Dual ADSR? Feature run down.
03:07 Roland JUNO 106 envelope behaviour
03:53 A basic way to add velocity or dynamics to your envelopes
05:04 One modulated ADSR and one LFO at the same time
07:19 Envelope based stereo panning techniques
08:57 Cycling envelopes - LFO behaviour
10:57 Ratchet / cycling burst accents
11:56 Expression, dynamics and heavy modulation!
13:36 Hot noise mess! with added “modulation depth” trick.
14:52 ‘End of’ output explanation
16:18 ‘End of’ chained envelopes & FX hits
16:57 Adding groove and making wonky beats with gate delays"

"The SoundForce Dual ADSR is a feature-rich envelope generator with full CV control of each stage.
High performance digital module:

The Dual ADSR is powered by a 120Mhz ARM Cortex-M micro-controller with a built-in DAC. This modern chip allows for extremely smooth envelopes curves even at high frequencies. Thanks to digital technology, the implementation of CV control in software makes the hardware more simple thus economical, and allows for different time ranges and 2 curve responses (LIN/EXP).

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

SoundForce SFC-5 MIDI Controller for U-he Repro-5 and the Arturia Prophet V

via SoundForce, available at Perfect Circuit in the US.

"SoundForce is announcing the release of the SFC-5 V2 MIDI controller. The SFC-5 is a boutique MIDI controller for Prophet-5 virtual instruments such as the Arturia Prophet V and the U-he Repro-5. The 2020 V2 model offers fantastic upgrades compared to the original V1 model: 100% sheet metal case, wobble-free metal shaft pots and walnut side panels.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Soundforce SFC-1 Pro One VST MIDI Controller

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

Sunday, January 12, 2020

sound force sfc-1 + licence repro 1/repro 5 (pro-one and prophet5)

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via this auction

"It comes with box and manual, and licence to U-he repro-1 and repro-5"

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Soundforce Dual Filter // "affordable" dual LP or HP OTA based filter in Eurorack

Published on Dec 21, 2019 DivKidVideo

Available at Signal Sounds for £129.00.

"Here we have the new Dual Filter Eurorack module from Soundforce. It’s an OTA based design that has it’s routes in the later updated Korg MS-20 filter cores. The Dual Filter is a dual independent mono filter where each of the filters can be set to low pass or high pass filter modes with jumpers on the back of the module. Patching one side into the other we can make HP-LP series processing chains, patch in dual mono, stereo or parallel processing and we can also make band pass filters by using both sides.

00:00 Hello & video previews
01:20 What is the Dual Filter? Features explained.
02:34 Raw sound demo, LP + HP sweeps
03:50 A quick note about signal levels
04:56 Stereo dual low pass filter
06:03 Stereo dual high pass filter + bass post low end tricks
08:23 Patch your own a band pass filter (crusty ambient)
10:34 Further band pass demonstration and bandwidth fading tricks
13:36 A note about affordability
14:56 Oscillating filter tricks - kick drum synthesis + filter pings
17:07 Dual oscillator filter quirky techno
17:23 Audio rate modulation - new overtones, vocal tones, formant & glottal harmonics
19:00 Musical audio rate modulation sequences for FM synthesis and phase modulation style sounds
20:35 Bandwidth adjusting drones
22:12 Swirling ambiences"

"The SoundForce Dual Filter is a 2-stage cascaded OTA design based on the late MS-20. The design has been fine-tuned with extended resonance control as well as a resonance CV input. Each filter can be either a 12dB/oct low-pass or 6dB/oct high-pass. To keep the module HPs on the low side, the filter mode setting is located on the back of the module. The module was designed to be a very affordable full-featured modern filter.

Highly efficient design:
This design attracted me very particularly due to its beautiful simplicity. With only 2 poles, it uses a total of 3 OTA ICs and 4 OP-AMP ICs for both filters even with the added resonance voltage control. Early on, efficiency and part counts were a focus during testing and development. In combination with automated manufacturing and a very short supply chain, the module has a very high quality standard at a very affordable price. The module uses only A-brand ICs and passive and no costs were cut during purchasing."

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Soundforce DCO // Thick & rich analogue oscillator & mixer for Eurorack Modular Synths

Published on Oct 17, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the DCO Eurorack module from Soundforce. It's an analogue mixer based on DCO technologies of yesterday with a much higher quality modern take on the digital control element of the circuit. We get saw and square waves with lovely PWM and then two subs a noise source a mixed output with sliders to mix and blend the waves onto the mixed output. I've tried to make sure the video demonstrates the sound and functions but also really dive into some more creative and advanced patching for things like layered multiple outputs for fully realised musical pieces and also making a DCO drum kit out of the one oscillator. Skip around with the timing index below and let's chat in the comments.


00:00 Hello and patch previews

00:51 What is the DCO? Feature run down & sound demo

02:44 DCO in context - analogue subtractive patching with mixed waveforms, noise + subs.

04:09 PWM - Pulse Width Modulation - both “standard” and audio rate.

05:55 Creative layered patching for full musical pieces from one oscillator

08:00 Sync - sync demo and patch

09:14 DCO DRUM KIT! Really love this patch turning the DCO module into 5 percussion parts to build up a modular drum kit.

11:57 FM - you don’t often see FM on DCOs but there’s some interesting noisy character in this.

13:42 Phasing layered drones."

Saturday, September 21, 2019

From the JUNO with love - DCOs and new products from Soundforce // Modular Day Barcelona #6

Published on Sep 21, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Having had a play around with the new Soundforce DCO (full video demo coming soon) I was excited to get the chance to meet Nicolas and have the chance to sit and chat on camera about his love of the Roland Juno series, DCOs in general, his new modules and more."

Check out the Soundforce DCO here.

Monday, May 06, 2019

New SoundForce DCO Eurorack Module

SoundForce DCO - short demo video Published on May 6, 2019 SoundForce

"SoundForce introduces a digitally controlled oscillator module for Eurorack

The SoundForce DCO is an oscillator for Eurorack based on the architecture of the Juno-60/106 oscillator section. It is a modern homage to that sound using technology from the future. It provides true analog waveforms with digital stability.

Some tech-talk:
A DCO is not an all-analog VCO but also not a digital oscillator. It’s an hybrid design that combines the best of both. Similarly to some VCO’s, the DCO generates its core waveform, the saw wave, by charging a capacitor in an op-amp integrator configuration. A VCO will restart the waveform cycle when the signal has reached its maximum amplitude. But the DCO starts an new cycle when a micro-controller, a small computer chip, commands it to. The micro-controller also controls the rate at which the capacitor is charging, hence the frequency of the oscillator. As with a digital oscillator, the DCO acquires the CV input voltages and turns them into numbers that will later set the frequency of the oscillator. This is done inside the micro-controller using 16 bits sigma-delta analog to digital converters. All signals are true analog signals: the PULSE wave is derived from the SAW wave using a comparator and the SUB oscillators are generated using a flip-flop IC. Furthermore, the use of a very modern micro-controller with built-in 32 bits timers have improved the frequency accuracy a lot compared to the original design.

If you want to dive deeper in the technicalities of DCOs, check out this video from GOLT! [posted here]

The SoundForce DCO features 10 slide pots (faders) reminiscent of the vintage Roland synths. 5 sound sources are available: SAW, PULSE, SUB1 (1 octave lower), SUB2 (2 octaves lower) and NOISE. The built-in mixer allows you to mix them together using the faders and the MIX output jack. The PULSE has manual pulse width control, as well as PWM with a CV input and an attenuator. An FM input is also available with an attenuator. The oscillator can be hard synced to another oscillator using the SYNC input.

– 16HP
– Frequency range : 20Hz – 14kHz
– Depth: 24mm (+ power connector)
– Power: +12V 82mA, -12V 26mA
– V/OCT input range -3 to 7V
– FM input range -5V to 5V
– PWM input range -5V to 5V

Price and availability:
The module will be shown on the SoundForce booth this week at Superbooth (booth O501) along with some more upcoming modules. It’s available right now to pre-order at 229 euros incl. VAT (189 euros outside of Europe) on the SoundForce webshop. It will be shipping in June."


Interesting side note: this is post 180,000 on the site.

Monday, April 01, 2019

SoundForce introduces MIDI controller for u-he’s Repro-1 plugin

via SoundForce:

"SoundForce presents a new model to its dedicated USB-MIDI controllers product line: the SFC-1, a controller especially designed for the fantastic u-he’s Repro-1 plugin.

With a whopping total of 51 pots, 41 slide switches and 6 tactile switches, you can control every single MIDI-mappable parameter of the plugin in analog fashion. The awesome effect chain is also fully-covered on the bottom section of the controller.

Every control is assigned to a default CC number, but that can be changed using our control panel app in Google Chrome. A shift button unlocks an alternative channel for each pot, allowing you to control potentially 51 extra parameters. Even more user-specific controls are possible with the extra set of user-assignable switches and pots.

Build quality
The enclosure is made of 100% sheet metal. The case is made of bent steel and powder coated in black. The front panel is aluminium, also powder coated and screen printed with scratch-proof white ink. Please note that the final product will have a plain black powder coat, not structured like the pictures are showing. Discrete and minimalistic wooden pieces of 6 mm thickness are added to the sides. Dimensions are: 380 mm x 173 mm x 55 mm (Length x Width x Height).

The SFC-1 is a boutique controller manufactured in small batches in the Netherlands. A lot of operations are still performed by hand and automation is used when possible to improve quality and processes.

Shipping & pricing
The controller will start to ship in June. You can come check it out at Prolight+Sound/Musikmesse in Frankfurt (on Thursday and Friday only, in Hall 8 Booth B10 - Audio Maker Square) and Superbooth in Berlin (Booth O501). 100 pieces will be made in the first batch. The price will be 329 euros including VAT for EU-customers and 271 euros outside the EU. Pre-order now on the webshop:

3 other SoundForce MIDI controllers are still currently available : SFC-Mini (for Minimoog plugins), SFC-60 (for the TAL Juno 60 emulation plugin) and SFC-5 (for the P5 plugins)."

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New SoundForce STM32DUINO Dual Trigger to CV

Published on Jun 27, 2018 SoundForce


SoundForce - STM32DUINO Dual Trigger to CV - LFO firmware demo
SoundForce - STM32DUINO Dual Trigger to CV - Schematics explained
SoundForce - STM32DUINO Dual Trigger to CV - LFO firmware explained
SoundForce - STM32DUINO Dual Trigger to CV - How to program

Sunday, May 13, 2018

[SUPERBOOTH 2018] Controleurs MIDI SOUNDFORCE pour instruments VST

Published on May 13, 2018 Les Sondiers

"Nicolas, CEO de SoundForce, nous parle de ses contrôleurs MIDI custom pour instruments VST, au Superbooth 2018 à Berlin.

Plus d'infos :

Musique : Seven Twenty de Diamond Ortiz"

See the SoundForce label below for more.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SoundForce 2018 controllers screenprinting

Published on Apr 25, 2018 SoundForce

"Thanks to Duotone in Hengelo, The Netherlands!"

Monday, June 13, 2016

SoundForce SFC-101 Jam

Published on Jun 13, 2016 SoundForce

"In june available for only 185 euros (152 euros for customers outside the EU)"

Sunday, March 20, 2016

SFC-60 & SFC-101 DIY Kits Now Available

Published on Mar 20, 2016 SoundForce

"SoundForce MIDI controllers for vintage synth plugins now available as DIY kits! Check :"

Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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