Showing posts with label Synth Birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Synth Birds. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Play with roland s-1 on black sea Ukraine

video uploads by ShivaOm.DreamStream

"Play with roland s-1 on black sea / Ukraine, seagulls dance-floor ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿ˜„ "

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Peacock on a Synthesizer with the Pittsburgh Modular VRL

video upload by Erik Jourgensen

"Slight riff on 'Bird Calls' from the Voltage Lab Patch Guide."

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

BOOMBOX SYNTH 2 sound demo

video upload by the VAPE

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

TRAUTONIUM - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale.

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Friday, March 31, 2023

Letting Charlie the Conure Pick Out What Synthesizers to Jam With

video upload by Ghostfeeder

"I consult with my resident 'noise expert' to get his opinion on what synthesizers I should make a quick jam with."

More synth birds!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Penguins and the Moog Synthesizers

video upload by Joshua Ellingson

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Buchla Easel Command 208C - Orange

video upload by TheTrackdriver

"A piece of music recorded live. The two melodic stems come from the Buchla Easel Command 208C which is receiving MIDI from Steinberg Nuendo plus the internal sequencer. Some parameters are controlled by the Buchla 281 clone and the glide at the end by the 266. Chords are from the Waldorf Blofeld, bass from the Moog Sub37 and drums from the Akai Rhythm Wolf.

The blackbirds were filmed with a Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 with a Panasonic Leica DG 100-400 lens. The bird song was captured with a Rรธde VideoMic GO II."

Friday, April 22, 2022

Printed Circuit Birds by Kelly Heaton

Printed Circuit Bird (Bluejay), 2022 from Kelly Heaton on Vimeo.

My "printed circuit birds" are self-contained sound generators. The electronics are � analog: no audio recordings or software are involved. By “analog” I mean that the sound is dynamically produced by the bird’s body (aka the circuit), like a vintage synthesizer. In this video, I adjust knobs to change resistance in the circuit, thereby altering the song quality. You can think of this like adjusting neurons in a bird’s brain to alter the impulse by which it vocalizes. I am passionate about building circuits because they demonstrate the life-like qualities of electronic hardware, which is often over-looked in favor of software. I’m not sure why we abandoned analog hardware along the road to technological advancement— digital is great for what it does, but it’s not the full spectrum of creative electronics. It would require a vast amount of hardware to build a digital computer capable to execute code for birdsong like this.

Survey of my electronic songbirds from Kelly Heaton on Vimeo.

A three minute overview of some electronic songbirds I made in the past two years.

Survey of my electronic songbirds from Kelly Heaton on Vimeo.

Circuit Bird (AP 1/1) from Kelly Heaton on Vimeo.

"Circuit Bird" is a mixed media piece made with traditional printmaking techniques, laser cutting, and electrical engineering. The electronics, which are entirely analog (meaning, there is no computer, software, or audio recording involved) generate bird-like sounds that can be adjusted using knobs on the front panel of the work. Each knob controls the frequency of a single oscillator, which is a circuit element that vibrates when exposed to electricity. There are six oscillators in the entire piece, each with two knobs. The reason for the two knobs is that I have built a type of circuit called an "astable multivibrator," in which oscillation is produced by two transistors that are connected together with a combination of capacitors and resistors. The easiest way to visualize this dynamic is to think of a tennis match wherein electrons are bounced back and forth between two players in a rhythmic volley. Each transistor, aka "tennis player," hits the electronic "tennis ball" with a force that returns it to the opposite transistor (like Pong). This back and forth bouncing of electrons creates a sinusoidal waveform of rising and falling electricity: hence, creating an oscillation.

A single oscillation is not particularly interesting to see or hear; it creates a continuous pulse, such as a blinking light or beeping sound. However, things get interesting when you combine oscillators to create patterns. In my practice of creative electrical engineering, I have discovered that five or six interconnected oscillators are sufficient to produce an electronic pattern or "grammar" reminiscent of birdsong. "Circuit Bird" demonstrates the expressive potential of analog oscillators to mimic life-like behaviors. I discuss this insight in greater detail in this presentation from Fall of 2020:

Documentation of "Circuit Bird," 2021 (artist's proof 1/1). The art is made with electronic hardware, printed circuit boards, foiled chipboard, and screen-printed silk that has been laminated on a wooden frame. Dimensions are 35" tall, 23.5" wide, and 1.5" deep

Tour of the analog electronic soundscape in my studio (January, 2021) from Kelly Heaton on Vimeo.

Works shown include: Big Pretty Bird (2019), Bluebird (2020), Pretty Bird ver.CC (2019), Parrots (2020), Birds at my Feeder (2020), Electrolier / September Night (2018), Moth Electrolier (2019), and The Great Conjunction (2021). All of the lights and sounds are dynamically generated by analog electronic hardware of my own design.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Red and Black birbs listening to the synthesizer [Live archive]

video upload by Hideaki Utsumi

"This is what it looks like at my house. Be happy to everyone

๐Ÿ‘• T-shirts and goods"

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Elektron Digitakt - Ambient "Mecanic Birds" - Live @home

Published on May 28, 2020 Luc Debeck

"This is an ambient track I made , only with the Digitakt. No external effects are used, straight from the box. I made my own samples, no existing presets"


It appears we had a mini nature roll. It's interesting how this sometimes happens.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Quasimidi Sirius - Why So Sirius?

Published on Jan 23, 2019 The Free Radikal

"Quasimidi Sirius Trance"

Thursday, November 07, 2019

[ใƒฌใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผ]่ถ…ไพฟๅˆฉ!Roland GR-55 Guitar & Bass Synthesizer ใƒญใƒผใƒฉใƒณใƒ‰ ใ‚ฎใ‚ฟใƒผ&ใƒ™ใƒผใ‚น・ใ‚ทใƒณใ‚ปใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚ถใƒผ ใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใƒใ‚คใƒ‡ใƒƒใƒ‰・ใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚ขใƒƒใƒ— GK-3B ไฝฟใ„ๆ–นใจใ‚ณใƒ„

Published on Nov 6, 2019 ๅฝนใซ็ซ‹ใคใƒ™ใƒผใ‚นใฎใ“ใจ by ใ‚ฟใ‚ซใ‚ช

"[Review] Super convenient! Roland GR-55 Guitar & Bass Synthesizer Roland Guitar & Bass Synthesizer Divided Pickup GK-3B Usage and Tips"

Synth Birds

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Listen to the Shrill Sounds of the World's Loudest Bird

Published on Oct 21, 2019 Discover Magazine

Wait for it... Synthetic sounds of nature.

"Learn more: Scientists in the Amazon Have Recorded the World's Loudest Bird. It Hits a Painful 125 Decibels

(Credit: Anselmo d'Affonseca)"

Saturday, March 23, 2019

"๐™ฑ๐š’๐š›๐š๐š๐š•๐š’๐šก & ๐™ฒ๐š‘๐š’๐š•๐š•" – ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿธ๐š‘๐š™ ๐š‚๐šข๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐š–

Published on Mar 23, 2019 birdkids

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿธ๐š‘๐š™ ๐š‚๐šข๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐š–

๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ: ๐š‚๐šž๐š‹ – ๐™ฟ๐šž๐š•๐šœ๐šŽ/๐šƒ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šŽ (๐šƒ๐š‘๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘-๐š‰๐šŽ๐š›๐š˜ ๐™ผ๐š˜๐š๐šž๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—)
๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฎ: ๐™ต๐š’๐š•๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š’๐š— ๐š‚๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐™พ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— – ๐™ฟ๐šž๐š•๐šœ๐šŽ/๐š‚๐š’๐š—๐šŽ (๐™ป๐š’๐š—๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š› ๐™ต๐™ผ)
๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ: ๐š…๐šŽ๐š•๐š˜๐šŒ๐š’๐š๐šข – ๐™ฟ๐š†๐™ผ
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐˜€: ๐š…๐™ฒ๐™ต ๐š’๐š— ๐š‚๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐™พ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— – ๐š‚๐š’๐š—๐šŽ/๐šƒ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šŽ/๐™ฟ๐šž๐š•๐šœ๐šŽ (๐šƒ๐š‰๐™ต๐™ผ)

Friday, August 24, 2018

Koma Field Kit & Field Kit FX Vs. Custom Modular Synth Rig

Published on Aug 24, 2018 Ask.Audio

"Here's a sound demo comparison between the Koma Field Kit and Field Kit FX VS. a customising modular synthesiser

Monday, July 09, 2018


Published on Jul 9, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER


Friday, June 01, 2018

New Shrolca Digital Wavecycle Shruthi Synthesizer on Kickstarter

Via Kickstarter where you'll find additional videos and details.

Cool synth art below!

"The Shrolca is one of the most powerful synthesizers for it's size made today. The foundation is the Mutable Instrument's Shruthi. The Shruthi has a powerful sound engine and analog filter. This offering is no different. It has the same Digital wavecycle oscillators and sequencers and modulation matrix with a classic transistor ladder 24dB voltage controlled filter. Our other inspiration was the popular Korg line on mini synthesizers, the Volca series. We have included a touch activated MIDI keyboard that makes performances in the closet fun! The prototype featured on this campaign page has a wooden box but, the production unit will have a machined aluminum body that is less than an inch deep.

The keyboard, sequencer and arp can all transmit midi data to the midi output. Please see videos below for rundown of options and info on some of the many capabilities of the synth.

Other improvements included in the production unit will be: thicker flat black coating to the faceplate, thicker solder for the touchplates, and higher quality materials used for the faceplate. There will also be a eurorack mounting frame with cv i/o available as a separate accessory.


Risks and challenges

We have been working on this synthesizer for a little over two years, the only challenge we have left will be to have the units manufactured. These have been prototyped multiple times and we are satisfied with the results. We already have quotes and machine time reserved to manufacture and have ready to ship by October."

Postcard & poster art by Brett Marcus Cook, original quail concept by Laura L. Knowles

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"Boutique Orchestra" with Roland A-01, JP-08, JU-06, JX-03, TB-03, SH-01a, TR-09, D-05, and SE-02

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Machiwoomiapoo

"'Boutique Orchestra' with Roland A-01, JP-08, JU-06, JX-03, TB-03, SH-01a, TR-09, D-05, and SE-02
I went to the Woodland Park Zoo with Mia, Nina, and Machi back in February. That's the video in the middle. I used the TR-09 for the beat and the TB-03 for the BASS line. I had the SH-101a double a BASS like part. I used the JU-06 for some sweet swells. The JX-03 supplied that JET sound. The A-01 supplied the simple square wave part. The JP-08 did the bell part. The D-05 provided the Staccato Heaven sound. Finally, the SE-02 played the melody. Unfortunately, the TR-08 and System 8 didn't get a part in this tune. I guess I'll have to play them another time. Thanks for watching. Please subscribe, share, and leave feedback. I love hearing from all of you. Take care, Sam."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

skinnerbox: sunday ekang

Published on Oct 17, 2017 skinnerbox

"shot in mbรฉdoumou, south cameroon."

Moog Minimoog Model D, Elektron Digitakt, & some synth chickens.

As my kid would say, "what the wha...?"

Friday, September 01, 2017


Published on Sep 1, 2017 PLUCKA,S SHED

"A prototype ribbon synth with 1 osc 1lfo with envelope modulation"

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

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