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Thursday, November 16, 2023

TiNRS - NextTuesday

video upload by NOISEBUG

"TiNRS - NextTuesday Procedural Sequencer"

Friday, November 10, 2023

NextTuesday | by This is Not Rocketscience (TiNRS)

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Tuesday was a procedural sequencer, introduced around 2017. It was forced into history because of the Covid-19 part shortage. Fortunately TiNRS decided to revive it because it's a super handy 'patch buddy' when time is short and you're facing a composer's block. NextTuesday is faithful to the original but adds a root knob and a second quantized 'mod' output.

Procedural sequencing means it's a bit like a jukebox or radio station. It has 14 built in algorithms and each algorithm can 'walk' a map of melodies like Mutable Grids did for rhythm. You can use X/Y coordinates to navigate the map and ! controls the note density. There's clock/reset to sync other gear, and master 'ticks' for ticks, beats and end of loop. These are super useful as masterclocks and triggers (e.g. synced delay, etc).

Procedural sequences may give you the impression that you're stuck with factory melodies. And that's true. But it's fun to accept the limitations and expand from there. After all, it's modular, and Tuesday is a great day for patching."

Additional NextTuesday posts.

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Next Tuesday eurorack. Explain in children language.;)

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

via Error Instruments

"This is a really interesting sequencer like instant music like the grids for melodies. 😉 grtz team error


Tuesday the procedural sequencer was our very first TiNRS module. Now we bring you our next Tuesday.
NextTuesday is still creating melodies based on several algorithms and your input. We extended this Tuesday with a ROOT knob, we added more algorithms and we changed the LEDs.

The orginal Tuesday came around with live performance in mind. You can be noodling line over line and always return to the melody you make with NextTuesday. You can sync NextTuesday – full on or in division – with an external clock source up to 24 PPQN or set the beat manually between 20 and 240 bpm.


NextTuesday shapes melodies based on mathematical procedures better known as algorithms. We dove into music and came up with a number of ideas of how notes could be held in sequence. We now have 14 of them and a test pattern. The knobs and inputs give you hands-on control over various parameters, the dynamics of probability and timing. You design the sound while the melody continues.

The X and Y knobs let you tweak the parameters of every algorithm, changing the dimensions of the melody and giving you a vast mathematical space to play with.

You can change these pleasant arrangements of notes. You might modulate a range of octaves or the relative distance between the occurrence of notes, you can build melody decorations or walks and riffs that keep going. And this modulation might all change again when you select a different algorithm.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

This Is Not Rocket Science Procedural Sequencer Launch

video upload by This Is Not Rocket Science

"It's Tuesday time! Finally our procedural sequencer is relaunched
NextTuesday is here
our beloved melody making module
We will demo and play and answer any questions you might have"

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Grainmakers Playlist

video uploads by Cinematic Laboratory

"This playlist features granular eurorack modules that all need to process the same reference sample. I hope this gives a good impression of what the modules can do for you. They're all different, they're all great."


1. Grainmakers Playlist Introduction
I've been working on a huge video over the last few days and when I reached 30 minutes I decided to break it up into a playlist. This is cool! I can make updates and add new modules as they emerge. It's not supposed to be the ultimate grain guide, but it's cool to hear all modules chew on the same sample and hear what comes out. It's easy to be impressed by a bad module with a great soundsource, or underwhelmed by an amazing module that need to process something unworthy of its grains. So it all comes down to what they have to offer. And there are no bad modules. It's great fun to hear how a standard concept can turn into completely different experiences. So this is just a short playlist introduction.
2. Mutable Instruments Beads | Grainmakers Playlist
In this episode, Beads needs to chew on a reference performance.
Beads is an effect, but it can process an internal wavetable synth on its own.
3. Qu-Bit Nebulae V2 | Grainmakers Playlist
Our next contender in the playlist is the Qu-Bit Nebulae. It may be a bit underappreciated, but wow. A unique feature is elastic audio for time stretching.
4. Qu-Bit Mojave | Grainmakers Playlist
Next, Mojave needs to chew on Sebastian Lexer's grand piano.
5. Loopers | Lubadh & Morphagene | Grainmakers Playlist
Loopers are often confused with granular synths, especially with the Morphagene. Loopers don't grain or spray, they're digital tape machines.
Sometimes, when you think you're into grains, you'd actually been looking for a looper. It's time to show the difference, so they're an important addition to the lineup.
6. 1010Music BitBox MK2 | Grainmakers Playlist
The BitBox may not seem an obvious choice for granular processing, but if this playlist were a competition, then BitBox MK2 would be the King of the Grainfields. Granular processing offers limited CV support in the current firmware, but the sheer processing power is almost an insult to the other modules. Fortunately, it can't offer the hands-on experience like dedicated modules.
7. Error Instruments x TINRS Brinta | Grainmakers Playlist

8. Melotus Versio | Grainmakers Playlist
It's a Versio. What can I say. Awkward, special, amazing and breathtaking. It's unique feature is no pitch control. While this sounds like a flaw, it's almost a musthave feature when you run notes, effects and chords through it. Don't touch the melody. Just make it grain. Top 3 module in my list. And if it doesn't fit your needs, install a different firmware! If you own a different Versio, give it a shot. Nothing creates techno atmospheres and backdrops like Melotus.
9. MISO Cornflakes | Grainmakers Playlist
This is the last one for today :). Still a few more modules to cover, but it's already a great list. Here's MISO Cornflakes chewing on the Lexer piano. Again, it's a totally different experience, because Cornflakes adds special harmonizing features and stacking of grains. No other module has it - as far as I know. It can make wonderful new sounds from something familiar.
10. Instruo Arbhar V2 | Grainmakers Playlist
I already made plenty of Arbhar videos, but this is the second V2 video. In this playlist, all granular modules in my collection need to process the same audio file so it's easy to figure out what they do. Now it's Arbhar's turn.
11. Clouds & Clones | Grainmaker Playlist
This playlist would not be complete without a tribute to Clouds, one of the first modules in Eurorack that brought grains to the case. Clouds was launched in 2015 and discontinued in 2017. But that wasn't the end of it. It's been revived and extended in many forms, making it one of the most successful modules in Eurorack even today. From a techical perspective, Clouds is no match for the modern grainmakers in this playlist. But from the perspective of production value it's still a super useful module, especially if you manage to install the Parasite firmware. It's easy to forget that granular synthesis doesn't need big buffers. Sometimes a small 1 sec buffer is exactly what you need to get that desirable classic granular stream.
12. Combinations | Grainmaker Playlist
I got a question if Lubadh and Mojave would make a good combo. I had no idea. I figured this whole playlist is still 1-dimensional. So I patched these two up and then and I just had to make this video! I am still using the reference track so you get a good idea of how big the sonic playground becomes when you combine any looper with any granular engine. Results may vary, but wow. The bottom of the Rabbit Hole simply has a doorway to the next one. And it always gets deeper than the one before.
13. ADDAC 112 | Grainmakers Playlist
I may have unintentionally kept the best for last. The 112 combines a looper and granular engine in one big module. This is the last entry in the playlist.
The 112 will return soon for a dedicated video with some carefully selected samples to play with.
14. I missed a few | Grainmakers Playlist
After finishing the 112 video I was confident I covered enough 'grainmakers' in this playlist. I doublechecked if Disting EX and Phonogene should be in it, but no. The third one definitely needs to be on it! It doesn't show up when you search for 'granular' on ModularGrid, but it immediately went to my personal top #2.

Friday, October 06, 2023

TINRS Synton Fenix IV Modular Synth

via this auction

"TINRS / Synton Fenix IV Modular Synthesizer - in excellent to new condition. Comes with everything that they came with new: bamboo stand, power supply, all patch cables, bamboo 1/8" to banana jack converter boat, rack ears for rack mounting, certificate and pin, and the bag/backpack."

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Machina Bristronica 2023

videos uploads by sonicstate

Bristronica 2023: DPW Design - Mix
Bristronica 2023: Bela - GLISS
Bristronica 2023: U-He - Civilisation - Wiretap - Sloopy
Bristronica 2023: Node Audio - Entonal Studio
Bristronica 2023: Enjoy Electronics - The Godfather
Bristronica 2023: Knobula - Pianophonic Sample and Wavetable module
Bristronica 2023: Vaski Embedded - VU and Oscilloscope Modules
Bristronica 2023: Sonocurrent - MT2D Dual Triode Distortion
Bristronica 2023: Kiviak Instruments - Wofi - SK1 Inspired
Bristronica 2023: Per-Sonal - Polynator - play TR8-S and Digitakt in Poly
Bristronica 2023: Georgie Ward Back From Dua Lipa World Tour
Bristronica 2023: Erica Synths - Bullfrog 1st Look
Bristronica 2023: Modular Perfection - Eurorack Cases
Bristronica 2023: Isotonik - Arpex Worlds 1st MPE Arpeggiator on Push 3
Bristronica 2023: Erica Synths - Hexinverter Mindphaser
Bristronica 2023 Bastl - tiny ARP
Bristronica 2023: OXI Instruments - OXI One - Coral
Bristronica 2023: Play All Day - Playfader
Bristronica 2023: Midicake - 4 Way ARP And Some
Bristronica 2023: Archaea - Exchange Motion Controller
Bristronica 2023: TipTop Audio - 1 Cable Art System
Bristronica 2023: UDO - Super Gemini News and Sounds
Bristronica 23: TINRS Brinta - Granular Sampler With a mesmerising display

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Brinta | Grain Circle Granular Sampler | by Error x TiNRS

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Brinta marks the second collaboration module between Error Instruments and This Is Not RocketScience - with more to come. The name 'Brinta' comes from a classic Dutch oatmeal breakfast (a nightmare when I was young expecially when it cooled down and it tasted like concrete or plaster). But it obviously refers to granular synthesis. It's been done before in Eurorack but it has its own distinct sound and the 'grain circle' is a functional beauty.
For most of us, just one is more than enough. But I just had to test with two of them."

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Error Instruments & TINRS BRINTA & BUBBLES Eurorack Modules

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

"BRINTA . GRAIN circle GRANULA sampler of errorinstruments / TINRS.

This model will be released in the beginning of September for interest, and make a reservation email
Under subject BRINTA reservation
More information"

BUBBLES experimental filter

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

"This experimental filter made by TINRS and errorinstruments  will be in pre-sale for interest contac
And September available"

Sunday, June 25, 2023

TINRS Fenix IV Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"This extremely rare TINRS Fenix IV is in immaculate shape, the cable bag was just opened recently. It comes with bamboo legs, a ton of 1/8" TINRS cables, cool padded bag, OG power supply and hours upon hours of exploration."

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

LFOs, Drums & Craziness! Wobbler2 from This Is Not Rocket Science

video upload by DivKid

"This video was meant to be a quick exploration of the new drum mode but then you get making music and that inspires more music and then you find some fairly crazy interesting behaviour and well … you have to dive in right? Well I do!

So here we have a fulsome look at the Wobbler2 from This Is Not Rocket Science which has all the same LFO features as the original Wobbler (see my original Wobbler video below for a thorough run down of all things wibbly wobble LFO) plus a whole new drum mode. The video comes in four parts (see the chapter markings below) with a quick exploration of the LFO mode, then a deep look at both the drum synthesis and sample playback then we get into beat making and pushing the drum modes before delving into a wild world of drum drones, weird filters (not a filter, but you can think of it like one), hard sync VCO like behaviours and wavetable style tonal morphs!"

Original Wobbler LFO Video

Friday, May 12, 2023

Superbooth 2023: This Is Not Rocket Science - Bopp And Steve

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Stijn from This Is Not Rocket Science at Superbooth 2023, who showed us their new flagship module called Bopp and Steve Deconstructed Spatial Effect. The module is a combination of a reverb, delay, pitch shifter, and diffuser, all mixable and matchable to create a customized reverb. The signal input hits a diffuser for early reflections, a delay for pre-delay, and a reverb tail for a glossy reverb with a shimmer effect. There's also a chord pitch shifter which can be controlled with polyphonic MIDI pitch shifting for playing chords with reverb tails.

Although it is still currently in development, Bopp and Steve is already festooned with 16 knobs, a bunch of CVs, and promises more effects to come, including more reverb tail types.

Available: Winter 2023. Price: around 440 Euros"

"Bopp & Steve Space Effect

With this module every sound is bigger on the inside and we can finally know how many angels fit on a pin-header. Between the input and the output your soundwave is shot through space and changes occur. BOPP & STEVE let you in at different points to tweak and trim their spatial effects until you find the exact place in the universe you were looking for. BOPP & STEVE reverberates, diffuses, delays and shifts pitch of whatever you send into it. Based on a deconstructed audio path and intricate DSP these fabulous sounds come alive. We connected the virtual with physical reality. Making an instrument by giving you tangible parameters, connecting your fingers to bits floating in space.

Pitch modes let you shift pitch chromatically (regular) three notes at time (chord) or detuned and unquantized (free). The chord mode is unique as far as we can tell. All modes are CV and Midi controllable. This is where we stuck all the angels on the pin-header. Following the note of your input a choir of harmonious notes will start sounding. Instant etherealness. With Pitch Point you select a point in the audio path where the pitch gets shifted. Pressing the Pitch Point LED button you will see little LEDs turn on (and off) at the wet input point, the diffuse point, the delay point, the tail point, wet output and dry output point or even on the feedback of the delay point. Transpose lets you set how far you transpose from -2 octaves to +2 octaves. Control gives you control over something else for every pitch mode. In Regular mode it lets you control inertia, in Chord mode it lets you control chord type and in Free mode it controls detune.

The audio path in BOPP & STEVE is input – diffuse – delay – tail – output. Diffuse smears your sound over time which seems to change the shape of the space you are in – and has its own Flavour setting you can tweak. Delay holds your sound over time which seems to make the space you are in bigger. In the Tail the diffuse and delay of your sound merge together and travels into infinity. A Main knob lets you set the wet/dry mix of all these spatial effects on your output. The Envelope of the dry audio path has its own tracker output that you can invert with the knob besides it. For the Delay effect you can choose between bouncing between left/right (pingpong), a supershort Karplus-Strong physical model (waveguide) or staccato repetition (multitap). You can tweak the Length, Feedback and Pattern of these delay modes. The tail can be smoothly tapering off (dense), coming and going (float) or choppy and granular with space in between (sparse). You can tweak the Length, Chorality and Temprature of the different tails. Freeze holds the sound in the Delay and the Tail so they become infinite.

The heritage of BOPP & STEVE starts with a reverb that Stijn has been working on since the 2000s. A version of it is in the Fenix IV Dual Delay as the Reverb mode with a “chunky shimmer and a phat detune”. Stijn has further deconstructed their Early Reflections into two parts (Delay and Diffuse) and created three types of Tail (Dense, Sparse, Float). At Superbooth23 we are presenting a prototype. The hardware is 99% settled, the software is mostly functional but not yet feature-complete and not all glooped together yet. We expect to produce modules before the end of the year so everyone can have BOPP & STEVE for Christmas.

Sales price will be 440 EUR inc tax."


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

White Rabbit | by Error Instruments & This is not RocketScience

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"I noticed a White Rabbit PCB when I visited TiNRS HQ in Amsterdam (and space orbit) a few months ago and found out it was an Error Instruments FX module with a TiNRS engine. A week later, I saw Paul Tas (Error) perform with it at a SAW performance. (SAW is a brand new modular channel dedicated to modular artists performing in an industrial setting - opening soon - and the Lab is a 'sponsor'). He was playing a powertool, processed by the Rabbit. In short, it's a Delay/Reverb FX unit in 8 HP, and it has some nice algorithms that will blow a fresh hurricane through your rack - or add a beautiful glow to your ambient fluffy bunny patch.

This video features imaginary quotes by A.I. generated US presidents. They are not real. They're just proof we're going down the rabbit hole very fast. I can't show you what the Matrix is. You'll have to see it for yourself."

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

White Rabbit 🐇 sing down the rabbit hole

video upload by This Is Not Rocket Science

"Our fabulous collab with @paultasbeeb White Rabbit 🐇 spatial effects module
Dry voice patched into White Rabbit only"

Sunday, March 19, 2023

TiNRS Wobbler2 jam with Mandrake and Pony VCO

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"A bit of a play on the This is Not Rocket Science Wobbler2 with the Malstrom Mandrake on kick and the Pony VCO making tunes through the British Noise Engineering Grit filter."

Saturday, March 11, 2023

This Is Not RocketScience | Fenix IV Jam | Wobbler2 First Patch

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Stijn & Priscilla from TiNRS. They hide their company secrets in plain sight, so they're not easy to find between all modules made by Stijn for personal use. The Wobbler2 was on the verge of release, there's a collab between TiNRS and Making Sound Machines (a Looper) and a collab with Error Instruments (White Rabbit). There's also a reverb on the way and I hope they follow my suggestion to have a reverse reverb on it. But that seems to be true rocketscience...
I had a lot of fun making this video.

The Fenix IV is better than I could ever guess, but unfortunately it's sold out forever. Let's hope some of its 31+ components make it to eurorack. The Wobbler2 is a good start!

00:00 Introduction
01:33 Fenix IV jam with Stijn (and me)
03:07 Spy-cam revelations
06:03 Wobbler2 Advanced LFO
10:04 Wobbler2 Drum Synthesizer

This video is sponsored by the Cinematic Laboratory and not the other way around."

Friday, March 10, 2023

This Is Not Rocket Science Wobbler² launch! Demo and Q&A

video upload by This Is Not Rocket Science

"Join us to send out our new Wobbler² with love.
We will demo our LFO & drumsynth module and answer any questions you may have.
Livestreaming from 19:00-20:00 Amsterdam time
and then we go have cake 💋"

Sunday, March 05, 2023

Designing the Fenix! // This is Not Rocket Science, Stijn Kuipers // Synth Design Podcast

video upload by Synthux Academy

"Synth Design Podcast face to face with This is Not Rocket Science in Amsterdam! This is a super special edition, after a long break (and lots of learnings on my end!).

Join me as I go into Stijn and Priscilla's home in Amsterdam, where they brought the Fenix IV to life. Sunday 5th, at 19:30 CET (Amsterdam time), we'll premiere this episode with live chat with the TiNRS team. See you there!

02:58 - Workshop tour
15:09 - The Story Behind The Fenix Synthesizer
25:30 - Studying Acoustic Instruments
33:17 - Building Tools For Synth Building
34:46 - Making the Fenix
54:22 - Where Ideas Come From
01:00:38 - Stijn's Background
01:02:40 - Early Works
01:08:00 - Design Philosophy
01:22:40 - Synthesizer Design Process
01:25:23 - sDFM (Synth Design for Manufacturing)
01:28:56 - Streamlining Product Testing
01:32:52 - Synthesizer Interface Design
01:35:51 - Synthesizer Visual Design
01:41:00 - Answering Community Questions
01:54:03 - Budgeting and Pricing Synthesizers

Ending music by Teunis Marseille. Check out his work here:"

Thursday, March 02, 2023

TiNRS Wobbler 2 Complex LFO, Apollo View Allscillator and Prototype FX

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"Finally carving out some time to play with a couple of brand new eurorack synth modules that have arrived at our doorstep!

Our friends at This is Not Rocket Science have finished their Wobbler 2, successor to their original Wobbler complex LFO, and it's a module that keeps on giving. It lets you seamlessly morph between a number of inventive waveforms, like self-phasing, twang and pendulum, and shape, attenuate and invert the result on two outputs.

And equally exciting is Apollo View Modular’s awesome Allscillator, a great sounding analog oscillator that offers a number of cool waveshapes like Shark fin and PWM Saw, and modulation options like soft sync. Best of all it's available as a DIY kit from Thonk which means with some soldering skills you can build your own!

We took the opportunity to test both modules with prototype circuits of some of our upcoming modules, a line of analogue shaping, saturation and distortion FX modules that will be available prebuilt and as DIY kits - more on that soon!

In this patch, we use our Stolperbeats drum sequencer to sync TiNRS Wobbler 2 to a septuplet shuffle. It is delivering triggers to a prototype of our drum voice on kick and snare, as well as Befaco's Burst for a sneaky delayed upbeat into a zap, all with some crunchy proto FX for good measure.

Allscillator provides the waveforms patched through This is Not Rocket Science's Switch utility. From there the audio is routed into our prototype FX, modulated by Wobbler 2's self-phasing LFO and phase shifted to produce the stereo effect. Finally, we use TiNRS' Ardabil to scale and offset CV for some extra frequency control.

#TiNRS #Wobbler #eurorack

This is Not Rocket Science - @thisisnotrocketscience3942"

Friday, January 06, 2023


video upload by Peter Grenader

"The first demo of the additions and patch changes for the Toolbox to be used by Danny Carey in upcoming Tool shows. This is the first time he has seen/heard the system since it was reconfigured, outlined in this video posted a few months back:" [posted here]

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

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