Showing posts with label Video Synths. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video Synths. Show all posts

Friday, September 22, 2023

SILHOUETTE eins: 7 new sounds

video upload by Pit Przygodda

"This video shows the audiovisual synthesizer 'SILHOUETTE eins' in 7 situations that push the creative use with the visual sources in new directions.
Some of the picture files where made by the internal 'Vimpler' function (visual samples made from audio samples) and some where special designed for audiovisual transformation. The transport of a movie file is jumping wildly back and forth. A mobilée swings and is building a physical audiovisual installation with SILHOUETTE eins. Fotos from templates on the lighttable were taken and mixed."

triPLLe VGO - AV eurorack module

video upload by

"What is it?:

- audio -video (VGA) eurorack module;

- based on 3 x PLL (phase locked loop/cd4046) and Arduino (for generating vertical and horizontal oscillators);

- frequency of the oscillators directly corresponds to the displayed lines;

- outputs: 3 square wave Voltage Controlled Oscillators & VGA (compatible with most of the projectors & LCD screens);

- each VCO contains an attenuator;

- each VCO can be either synced to vertical oscillator (left position of the toggle switch) or horizontal oscillator (right position of the switch), or can run freely (middle position of the toggle switch);

- each VCO contains two Control Voltage inputs;

- horizontal and vertical oscillators can be synced with external inputs and /or CVs;

!!! you can play around with feedback loops between VCOs by patching one output to another input and vice-versa!!!

- high frequency (above audible; CAN BE UNPLEASANT ) = vertical lines; lower frequency= horizontal lines"

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Color Fantastic

video upload by

"Another study in color and sound. Adding more texture manipulation to the @cycling74com jitter patch, then creating a quick soundscape with Vital, @madrona-labs Aalto and @NewfangledAudio Generate in Bitwig."

Friday, August 11, 2023

Fan of Color

video upload by nbor

"A very low key meditation on color and sinusoids. A complex surface is rendered from sine waves, accompanied by a downtempo track. Graphics generated in @cycling74com Jitter. Audio uses @AudioDamageInc Continua and @madrona-labs Aalto."

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Optotronics - mini eurorack AV system

video upload by e j

"modules include:
-power module
-PT2399 Delay
- AV VGA module (3 VCOs)

runs on 15V 2A power supply which is not included.

more info here (including detailed PDFs with schematics+ description) :"

Friday, June 16, 2023


video upload by e j

"Triangle VGA sequencer is an unorthodox audio-video synthesiser. It consists of arduino for generating VGA signal, bunch of CMOS chips like: shift registers, frequency dividers, bilateral switches and phase locked loops. It’s noisy, unpredictable and very glitchy! It also contains envelope follower, so you can plug in an external input. There are no rules in playing the triangle – the surface is magnetic, which allows you to combine variety of patterns via placing the magnets, create feedbacks between each colour/oscillator and unstable sequences. It contains two outputs – red and green, while blue controls the overall pitch of the sequencer. It has on / of toggle switches for each colour/oscillator as well as for their frequency range and three sliders for their frequency and controls for vertical and horizontal sync and clock oscillator. It has VGA output and runs on USB mini. What you see is what you hear ! It’s brute, it’s rude. it’s contingent and crude!"

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Mystic Circuits - Audio and Lofi Visual Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"We met up with Ely from Mystic Circuits and he introduced us to their new modules. First we saw the 3D VCA, a quad vca in a 6hp space. Ely told us that they managed to cram it into a smaller space by using macro controls over the VCAs rather than independent controls. This design also offers interesting routing possibilities.

We also got a look at ANA 2, an updated version of their analogue logic module, with an attenuverter, multiplier providing thru-zero multiplication and Cut, which Ely described as a bizarre non linear waveshaper.

3DVCA Shipping June 2023. Price: 225 USD

ANA 2 Available soon. Price TBC"

Friday, May 12, 2023

Mezzz by Sleepy Circuits Superbooth (2023) @SleepyCircuits

video upload by DECIMA1

"In this video I chat to @SleepyCircuits about Mezzz at Superbooth."

Monday, April 17, 2023

Strokes Multi Out Beta with Imaginando VS

video upload by BoBSwanS

"Just a quick test of 5 tracks using the latest beta of Cong Burn 'Strokes'
Multi outs from Strokes into Ableton, Using Strokes Receiver to pump Midi into VS Visual Synth"


Sequencer, Sampler, Synthesizer & Groovebox

Runs on Windows 10/11, MacOS 10.11 & iOS 11 (or later)

Supports Intel Macs and runs natively on Apple Silicon

Quickstart guides for Ableton Live, Bitwig, VCV Rack, Cubase, FL Studio & Logic

On iOS, runs as an AUv3 inside a host, or as a standalone application

Strokes is an all-in-one, cross-platform workstation for sequencing, sampling and synthesis.

"Strokes is an amazing device for rhythmic inspiration. Its a lot of fun to play with and can lead to some very cool unexpected patterns and combinations" - Tom Rowlands [Chemical Brothers]

Thursday, March 02, 2023

Synth Rorschach #84

What is it?

See the video below.

Note the patch points appear to be mini pins in to banana plug type sockets.

P.S. Akai gets a label for this one.

Friday, February 03, 2023

LoFi Future - VGA FX Experimenter - Desktop VGA to RCA adapter

video upload by LoFiFuture

"The first batch of 30 will be ready to ship mid march, available to pre-order here:

This demo features the prototype PCBs of the VGA FX EXPERIMENTER (with the misspelling, oops!) this has been fixed for the production PCBs.

The VGA FX EXPERIMENTER is a desktop utility module that allows you to process HD VGA signals (or HDMI with some cheap converters) through your existing standard definition composite analog glitch processors.

Each channel features:

- level control

-momentary button that maxes out the level with just a press (great performance tool)

- a FX bypass switch (to bypass the FX box you have connected to that channel)

- a link button (these can link any of the RGB channels together to create interesting colour effects)

- a CV input that responds to positive CV or gate inputs to lower or mute that channel (the higher the CV signal, the lower the channel level)

Its a great way to experiment with analog HD video, just grab a couple of VGA / HDMI converter boxes and you can process HDMI video as analog signals and then convert them back to HDMI for convenience.

No need for a TBC what so ever! The sync signals on VGA are isolated on their own wires and not effected by this device at all. You can glitch as heavy as you want and it will come out as a valid signal. A game changer for VJs and live glitch artists who dont want to lug around a big video mixer, TBC or even a CRT and a Camera. All of which I have lugged in an out of taxis enough to yearn for a better solution!"

Friday, December 02, 2022

Best Synth Gear of the Year : Perfect Circuit Staff Picks

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Read all about our staff's picks here :

It's almost a wrap on 2022, the end of another monumental year in synthesizers and pro-audio.
We live for music gear here at Perfect Circuit, so we talked to our staff about their FAVORITE gear of the year !

Softpop 2 :
J-6 :
H90 :
Syntonie Video Synths :
Syntakt :
XPO :"

Thursday, October 13, 2022

SynthFest UK 2022 - New Product Launches

video uploads by

Use the player controls to skip around. See the SynthFest UK label below for additional posts.

SynthFest 2022 - Steve Levine
SynthFest UK 2022 - Yamaha MODX+ Range
SynthFest UK 2022 - Bjooks Roland & Korg Book Titles
SynthFest UK 2022 - Korg Drumlogue
SynthFest UK 2022 - Digisound Full Modular Range
SynthFest 2022 - Imaginando Visual Synthesizer
SynthFest UK 2022 - AJH Synth Minimod System
SynthFest UK 2022 - Studio Fabrications Prototype Instrument
SynthFest UK 2022 - IK Multimedia iLoud Precision Range
SynthFest UK 2022 - Enjoy Electronics The Godfather
SynthFest UK 2022 - Soundtronics Full Synth & Module Range
SynthFest UK 2022 - Tileyard North

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Silhouette eins - 7 sounds (08/2022)

video upload by Pit Przygodda

""SILHOUETTE eins" is a multimedia synthesizer system using visual sources (pics, movs, cam) to create music and audiovisual works by artist Pit Przygodda. This video presents 7 sound examples.
For more details visit the demo-video: [posted here, additional posts here]
and the website:"

Monday, August 08, 2022

TMP-05 Vintage Synth TV Series from Benge

video upload by zack dagoba

Additional Vintage Synth TV episodes by Benge

00:00 Opening Titles
00:33 Introduction
01:09 Switched On Digital Synths Part 2
16:08 Synthesiser Club
18:16 Commercial Break
20:07 Patching Today
35:15 Video Lab
40:45 Outro/Coming Up Next Time


Penultimate episode in Benge's synthesiser series, made at his Memetune Electronic Music Studio

Benge explores his passion for vintage synthesiser instruments and studio gear and how he uses them on his productions and collaborations


It is divided into the following sections:

SWITCHED ON - Featuring in-depth discussions about the history and development of the synthesiser over the years, including demonstrations and feature guides of many classic and iconic instruments

SYNTHESISER CLUB - A short musical demonstration of a synthesiser classic or two

PATCHING TODAY - A deep-dive into vintage modular systems and how to set up a patch on them, starting from scratch

VIDEO LAB - A look at old video equipment and how to create experimental visuals


In THIS episode:

SWITCHED ON DIGITAL SYNTHS part two - Wavetable Synths of the 80s and 90s, and Physical Modelling instruments from Yamaha and Technics

SYNTHESISER CLUB - Korg Mini Pops, 800DV and Polyphonic Ensemble

PATCHING TODAY - Serge Paperface Modular synthesiser

VIDEO LAB - Chromakey effects overview


Benge's Studio Blog:
Memetune Studio Instagram:
Benge on Bandcamp:

Oblong album:

John Foxx and The Maths album:


The MemeTune Programme Credits:
Everything in this video was created by B D Edwards (Benge)
All music, design, writing, filming and production completed at Memetune Studios, UK, 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022

LS8 Computerized Light Synthesizer

via this auction

"LS8 Computerized Light Synthesizer 'Visual Music' Magazine Advertisement Ad. In great condition. This is a one page ad."

Saturday, April 16, 2022

CBM 8032 AV - Telex - Budapest 26.2.2022

CBM 8032 AV - Telex - Budapest 26.2.2022 from Robert Henke on Vimeo.

"The CBM 8032 AV performance is running on five iconic Commodore CBM 8032 computers from 1980, connected together to form an audiovisual instrument, played by the artist on stage.

These computers from the beginning of the personal computer age can only produce simple green low resolution graphics and they need custom hardware to create sound. Low level programming in assembler is necessary to achieve the real time audio and video signals, but these limitations also inspire a very specific and unique aesthetic, which defines the identity of this project.

Three computers create sound, the signals are calculated directly by the CPU (6502, 8bit, 1Mhz) and sent to a 8bit DA converter. Sound is further processed using a Publison DHM 89 pitch shifter from 1978 and a AMS RMX 16 reverb unit. Video is created by a forth computer, also calculated directly by the CPU, written to 2kByte screen memory. A fifth computer controls the other machines via a custom sequencer. The entire project runs on our own software.

This recording is an excerpt from a concert in Budapest, February 26th 2022.

All hardware extensions, computer networking technology and software development by Studio Robert Henke 2016 - 2022

More info about the project and lots of technical details:"

Monday, February 21, 2022

Video Synthesis is easy with EYESY by Critter and Guitari

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Nick Bigelow shares a demo and overview of the Critter and Guitari EYESY, a fun and programmable video synthesizer.

Welcome to the world of the EYESY™ - Critter & Guitari's video synthesizer! The EYESY reacts to your music to create endlessly mesmerizing visuals. Simply plug it in and start creating. But don't be fooled by the simplicity of the EYESY, there are many features and goodies hidden inside. Whether you are creating live visuals, working on a music video, or want to program your own graphics, the EYESY will become an indispensable tool.

Order the Critter and Guitari EYSE here: Demo by: Nick Bigelow
Video by: Matthew Piecora"

Saturday, February 12, 2022

LoFi Future CMX-7000 Rack Mount Glitch Video Mixer Workstation Demo

video upload by LoFiFuture

"An overview of what is probably my most involved build to date. This one admittedly took way longer than it should have and was an insane amount of effort but it was so worth it!"

Friday, November 19, 2021

synth#boi - interactive visualizer

video upload by Love Hultén


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

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