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Showing posts with label Strange Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Strange Science. Show all posts

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Strange Science Instruments F-1: Stereo Lowpass Filter / Dual Moog Ladder action in Eurorack

Published on Dec 6, 2018

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** Here's the stereo (linked operation) or dual Moog style transistor ladder low pass filter eurorack module from Strange Science Instruments. The F-1 gives you two filters with 2, 3 or 4 pole operation, options to link filters for more extreme filtering (up to 48dB per octave response), formant FX, audio rate modulation is lovely and I also show you how to make a high pass filter out of a low pass filter.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Strange Science Instruments M-4 Advanced Stereo Mixer ... and why you can't have enough VCAs!

Published on Nov 21, 2018 DivKidVideo

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** Here I've had the pleasure of working with the very high quality, great feeling, great sounding M-4 Advanced Stereo Mixer from Strange Science Instruments. Each channel serves as a great channel high end mixer style VCA with soft colour and then distortion that glues that mix bus/summing together really nicely. You can use the channels and break them out of the mix, CV over volume and pan is great from slow modulation right through audio rates, feedback is very cool and the stereo pass through is a nice way to get 6 channels going.


00:15 Patch previews

00:50 Features / sound and a 6 channel mix with volume and pan CV

02:53 Creating an FX send & return.

05:54 AM synthesis, audio rate VCA/amplitude control. With “modulating modulators” for dynamic tonal changes.

10:06 Distortion! Soft/gluey “colour” from the channels and more full on distortion.

14:29 CV mixing / modulating - a unique stereo panning modulation hub.

16:53 “sound design” patch from the manual. With inputs modulating themselves over volume and pan

19:22 FEEDBACK!!! This is totally ace, patching it back on itself for wave shaping, feedback and oscillations."

Monday, October 08, 2018

Strange Science Modules With Omiindustriies Shift Register

Published on Oct 8, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"This Video uses the Strange Science Instruments M4 mixer to combine all of the sounds and as VCAs, with their F1 stereo filter being used as two filters for two synth lines. The F1 is two transistor ladder filters with saturating inputs and stereo and dual mono operation modes. We also used the Omiindustriies Dual Digital Shift Register for some sequencing and triggering in this patch.

Strange Science Instruments available here:
Omiindustriies available here:"

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

How to Solder Surface Mount parts (it's easy!)

Published on Sep 6, 2018 LeoMakes

"Learn how to do surface mount soldering (sometimes called "SMT" or "SMD") by watching Leo make an amazing Elektrosluch 3 device!

Explained in an easy step-by-step guide with lots of detailed closeup shots and great tips for beginners and advanced viewers alike. Hope you like it!

This product is TOTALLY AWESOME. It's made by LOM Instruments:

Strange Science Instruments (my own company!):"

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Strange Science Instruments: We made our own Eurorack modules. From scratch!

Published on Aug 14, 2018 LeoMakes

"At last! I can finally share this story! It has taken two years to get here.

Have you ever wondered how a Eurorack module gets made? In this special episode, we go step-by-step through how Strange Science Instruments (my startup) built its first two products, completely from scratch!"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

How to build a Spring Reverb Module

Published on Apr 3, 2018 LeoMakes

0:22 - The build (and my thoughts on it)
4:50 - Digital "Brick" vs. traditional reverb "Tank". An explanation.
7:12 - Hear the Spring Reverb in action

First episode! Watch Leo make a Music Thing Modular Spring Reverb module, explain how a spring reverb works, and play some cool sounds through the finished build.

Where I bought the Spring Reverb kit:

Link to Music Thing Modular (maker of this kit):

Strange Science Instruments (my own company!):

Strange Science M-4: Advanced Stereo Mixer Eurorack Module

via Strange Science.

"You have 2 ears. You hear in stereo. You mix music in stereo. So why do most modular setups output all that glorious sound in mono? Our first product, the M-4: Advanced Stereo Mixer brings glorious stereo sound to your modular synth! Just plug in your oscillators, filters, and other sources and control everything using the onboard knobs or with any CV/audio source. Enjoy the newfound space and motion!

The Details:

At its core, M-4 is a ridiculously low-noise 4-input stereo mixer but it goes much further than that. Unlike most other stereo mixers on the market, M-4 gives you CV control of volume and pan on all channels.

In addition to this, each channel has a "normalled" Direct Output that lets you send your chosen channel off to other modules for additional processing. Plugging something into this jack "breaks off" that channel and you no longer hear that input in the master output. This effectively converts that channel into a high-grade VCA and opens up a world of creative mixing and routing possibilities.

The volume and pan CV inputs support two ranges, +/- 5V and +/- 10V, which can be switched on a per-channel basis. In conjunction with their corresponding knobs, these inputs can accommodate all types of control inputs, for example LFOs or ADSR envelopes. What’s more, in addition to standard LFO/ADSR inputs, these CV inputs also accept audio rate signals. This means you can modulate the volume and pan position of incoming signal with other audio signals. This can open up tons of possibilities for modulation/distortion effects!

The "Response" switch lets you set the response characteristics of the CV inputs for each channel. “Linear” will modulate the gain of the channel in a linear fashion - suitable for modulating audio signals with LFOs or ADSRs. In “dB” mode, the channel's gain has a constant dB/V response, which is great for detailed volume control.

The Pass-Thru inputs route a stereo pair of inputs straight to the Master Output knob. This lets you daisy-chain multiple mixers or easily play along with any line-level stereo source (synths, drum machines, iPhone/iPad apps, your computer, etc.)

Finally, the large Master Out knob sets the output level of the mixer. M-4's low noise circuitry means you'll have silent operation even if you have cranked up the Channel Volume and Master Output knobs.

Key Features:

4-input, stereo output mixer module
Ultra-low noise circuitry
CV control of Volume and Pan on each channel
"Response" switch sets CV input response curve to Linear or dB
Direct Output lets you send channels off to other modules
63mm depth (rail-to-back) will fit most cases and skiffs
Rear cards secured with screws. Will not vibrate or shake loose.
CNC machined, infilled aluminium front panel (no silk-screen)
28HP and fully compliant with the Eurorack standard
Made in the USA and Sweden"


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