Showing posts with label XAOC Devices. Show all posts
Showing posts with label XAOC Devices. Show all posts

Sunday, March 03, 2024

XAOC Sopot | Magic Duct Tape for your audio puzzles (w. MakeNoise RxMx, Plaits & Frames)

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"I got Sopot a few weeks ago, but got focused on the Leibniz modules and forgot about it a bit. It almost never made it to a case because space is limited and I had to make choices. Yesterday I checked out the manual, tried some patches and a wealth of new ideas just popped up. This is a simple 6HP utility, costing around 90 euro, but it can solve a fortune of mixing challenges when a big fancy mixer is not an option.

In short, Sopot is a summing mixer with four stereo inputs (!) four mono inputs (!!) and mid/side outputs, or mono/stereo if you wish. The mono inputs are normalled to the center, but can be panned 50%/50% with a little center spread. This design is amazing. Highly recommended."

Friday, March 01, 2024

XAOC Leibniz Binary Subsystem

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"In episode 1 [posted here], it was fun to dive in. Then I found out that the system isn't just a matter of putting all modules in a case, wiring up the I/O on the back and get to work. It's modular (duh) so it's more a matter of recipes where the order of modules isn't fixed. Having all modules in a case doesn't exactly help to understand them either, there's just too many variables and it's extremely easy to make a wrong connection with the 'pale pink stripe' down or up on the LBZ ribbon cables. You really need to double check and then again. XAOC, make them red. Please.

In this episode I tried to get the Rostock module to work. It's a bucket brigade 'delay' with 64 memory locations. Or a shift register. Anyway, it allows you to accumulate values from the bus and store them so you can loop it. However, with a clock running at 2 mHz you don't hear 64 bytes when millions come by. If it's even audible it's in the nanosecond range. I had to slow down to actually see the module work.

XAOC has provided cool patch examples in the manual and I focused on delaying/looping rhythms with Rostock, Lipsk (bit inverter) and Poczdam (router/binary output). I am also using Odessa in the video, which is a truly amazing VCO which also has a Leibniz header on the back to control partials with bitmaps. I absolutely LOVE this system and can't wait to get started on episode 03."

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

XAOC Leibniz Binary Subsystem | Episode 01 | Intro & Drezno II

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"My first ignorant impression was 'it's a fancy bitcrusher' which may be 10% right. It's about musical applications with binary logic. Thanks to Bries and Tom Churchil for their masterclasses so I may be able to figure out the other 90%.

As always, I am not sponsored by XAOC. I wish, but it's too late now. I have Lipsk in backorder and that will probably conclude my case.

Dear XAOC if you feel thankful while this series progresses, I still have a short wishlist like Odessa, Batumi, Samara, Belgrad and a mixer. But I am already happy you made these modules!"

Monday, February 12, 2024

Short Flight Through Space

video upload by John L Rice

"I was initially going to add a couple extra keyboard parts to this and maybe even several percussion tracks but the more I listened to it the more I liked it as-is! ;-)

Modules Used:
2hp: Div
4ms: WAV Recorder, Row Power 40 x 2
Circuit Abbey: Unify, Unify Input Expander
Doepfer: A-182-1 (modified)
Erica Synths: VC Clock V2
Insrtruo: QPQ, kbd
Klavis: Quadigy
Modcan: Quad LFO
Mutable Instruments: Yarns
Strymon Engineering: Magneto
Synth Tech: E102, E330 x 4
Vermona: meloDICER, MEX3 T43
Xaoc Devices: Praga"

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Eurorack Phasers

volume 3 video upload by John Schussler

"I got a Pittsburgh Modular Toad not long ago, and realized I'd not compared the WMD Orion to anything either. Figured I'd put them both together, and throw in the G-Storm Polychrome to help join this video with earlier comparisons of eurorack phasers.

The Orion is now discontinued, and the Toad is a limited edition that will sell out. Only the Polychrome is in continued production. Not that there aren't other phasers, mind you, just saying if you like these....

VCO is a Befaco Pony. Little bit of reverb to make it not so harsh, but not too much. That's about it. Enjoy.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Drone
11:32 Sequence"

Eurorack Phasers - Take 2

video upload by John Schussler

"(This is a 'headphones required' video. You won't hear half of what's going on if you don't listen in headphones.)

This is my second attempt at a video on eurorack Phasers. The first (linked here but not otherwise listed in my channel: Eurorack Phasers) contained a number of mistakes. I'm keeping it around because I actually find those mistakes interesting, and want to be able to remind myself.

In particular, I didn't understand a couple things:

1) The SynthTech E560 input isn't set up for Eurorack levels, it's set up for line levels. If you don't attenuate the input, it distorts rather badly.
2) You have to use BOTH outputs of any module (that has them) if you want to hear stereo phasing. It's the contrast between the source audio and the phased audio that makes the effect, and you need two outputs to make that happen.

So. Once again into the breach, I attempt to compare some eurorack phasers. I think somewhat more successfully this time.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Next Phase
08:19 E560
17:15 Kamieniec"

Previously posted: Eurorack phasers - two new additions

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Self Playing Eurorack Pipe Organ Patch

video upload by John L Rice

"A relatively simple and mostly self playing eurorack patch that sounds somewhat like a church pipe organ performance? A single Synth Tech Circuit Bent VCO "played" by the Vermona meloDICER pattern generator sequencer with the Strymon Megneto delay in the Pitch Shift setting giving it size and magic as I manually adjust the Wet and Repeats knobs. Additional modules used: Erica Synths Octasource LFO, Happy Nerding MMM VCF, Klavis Quadigy EG, Xaoc Devices Praga VCA/mixer, Circuit Abbey Unify mixer, ADDAC ADDAC812A meter.

#modularsynth #eurorack #pipeorganmusic"

Thursday, January 11, 2024

ER-301 Mannequins Black Ambient System

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

via this auction

"Massive Ambient Modular System


Orthagonal Devices ER-301

Xaoc Devices Zadar

Mannequins Mangrove

Mannequins Three Sisters

Mutable Instruments Beads

Michigan Synth Works F8R (Custom Black)

Intellijel Dual VCA 1U

Intellijel Quadratt 1U

Instruo Ochd

Intellijel Ins 1U

Intellijel uMidi 1U

Intellijel Dual Stereo Outs 1U

Intellijel Pallette 104

original silver panels will be included with modules as well as most of the original boxes."

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Xaoc Devices LEIBNIZ #6 / ROSTOCK / delay and loop 8 bits of information / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"'ROSTOCK by Xaoc Devices should not be taken lightly' is what I figured out while making this video. ROSTOCK can be easily mistaken for just being a delay, but the patch ideas (provided in the manual of ROSTOCK) prove that with some creative insight you can use ROSTOCK for much more somewhat unexpected and useful things.

This video is a slow burn. I start of by proving that high-fidelity audio rate delay is probably not the strongpoint of ROSTOCK, but just like me there will probably be a lot of people hoping that they can still get away with using it as such. That's why I spend a generous amount of time showcasing this feature of the module. I demonstrate and explain how the clock works on ROSTOCK and how to use the seperate clock inputs, as well as exploring the loop and scramble features of the module. Afterwards I go into detail about the patches provided in the manual of ROSTOCK and you'll soon see that this is where ROSTOCK really shines: auto-generative waveforms, patching up a trigger/gate sequencer or 1-bit multi-tap delay, creating chaos and looping melodies, ... ."

0:00 intro
0:24 a few sounds
1:24 introduction to ROSTOCK
6:03 thank you Xaoc Devices
7:10 summary of the video
8:22 explaining audio delay (intro patch)
15:55 modulating length CV
19:27 modulating the clock
22:50 no clue about Leibniz?
25:30 clocks
27:40 conveyer belt analogy
31:08 loop and scramble
48:18 P.I.1 audio delay and feedback
1:00:49 P.I.2 JENA chaos loop
1:11:37 P.I.3 LIPSK gate sequencer
1:22:34 P.I.4. POCZDAM multi-tap
1:28:10 P.I.5 Turing Machine bonus
1:44:04 thank you for watching!

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

DISTINCT / Xaoc Devices JENA wavetable / eery soundscape / not a tutorial

video upload by BRiES

"Playing around with bank 7 on JENA. The output of DREZNO is going through FILTER 8 (PS output) to be able to add some fm to the timbre. I really enjoyed making this edit."

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Xaoc Devices ROSTOCK / trying out a phaser and chorus patch / DREZNO / POCZDAM

video upload by BRiES

"I'm just trying out things with ROSTOCK to get a feel for it. This is a patch where I used it to create a phase-shifting or pitch modulation effect (depending on the speed of the modulation). By mixing in the original sound you can get phase cancellation in mono (comb-filtering?) or chorus in stereo."

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Ornament and Crime ~ Locrian Copier Maschine ~ Shift Register

video upload by Ebotronix

"Tunefish Modular 4x Braids , 2x µVeils,
2x Ornament and Crime (Locrian Scale)
Mutable Instruments Ears, 5x Ripples, 2x Warps.
2x XAOC Batumi.
Happy Nerding Super Sawtor
Danny Sound Timbre
Verbos Scan & Pan, Harmonic Oscillator,
Jouranalogue Filter 8 Octature LFO
Make Noise Wogglebug
video # 2296"

Monday, November 06, 2023

Xaoc Devices strikes back with Batumi II

Update via Xaoc Devices: "Unfortunately, we had made an error in the Batumi II description you received suggesting the assign waveform selection was performed on a per-channel basis even without the Poti II expander. That is not the case."

Updated press release follows:

Xaoc Devices presents Batumi II – a greatly improved and enhanced new iteration of the modern day classic that is/was the original Batumi, preserving its layout and form factor. The premise remains the same: four LFO’s with individual outputs for sine, assign and rectangle waves. The channels can operate independently or they can be linked – phase shifted, divided or multiplied (new mode alert) with regard to the first channel. Multiple major and minor improvements have been implemented, e.g. when synced to an external clock source, each channel’s frequency slider selects a clock division for that channel’s outputs.

We have managed to incorporate the features of the original expander into Batumi II (sync mode switching and assign waveform selection) without changing the size of the module which opened up new possibilities for the new optional expander. The Poti II expander for Batumi II adds multi destination inputs for sine wavefolding, assign output waveform selection or rectangle pulse modulation with the destination set for each channel independently. Poti II also features frequency input attenuation as well as sine and assign output attenuation. All adjustments may be performed separately for each individual channel or for all channels simultaneously.

The Batumi II software has been rewritten from scratch to ensure best performance. The hardware has also been updated to allow for V/oct tracking and stable operation up to audio rates (more powerful CPU, precise, wideband converters, antialiased waveforms).

Batumi II notable features:

– 4 LFO’s
– redesigned from scratch – both the hardware and software
– new waveforms for the assign output (including random)
– new frequency multiplication mode
– all features of the Poti expander incorporated into the main module
– very wide frequency range well into audio rate
– 1V/oct tracking = so can be used as 4 VCO’s
– in the Phase/Divide/Mult modes the random waves at the ASGN output follow the values available in the master/A channel
– 10HP
– +90/-50mA


Poti II expander notable features:
– per-channel input and output attenuation for the SINE and ASSGN outputs
– per-channel shape modulation with switchable destination (wave folding, shape switching, PWM)
– stores settings during a power cycle
– LED indication of the discrepancy between the stored setting and current pot position
– 4HP
– +10/-0mA from Batumi II


Friday, October 06, 2023

Mutable Instruments Warps Symbiote Firmware Reverbs

video upload by Ebotronix

"Mutable Instruments Warps with Symbiote 0.2.0 Firmware Reverbs
Elements sound source, Veils
Intellijel Planar 2
4ms Peg
XAOC Batumi (2x)
Tunefish Modular Ornament and Crime
video # 2280"

Monday, October 02, 2023

Xaoc Devices Rostock & Drezno II: new patch ideas for the Leibniz Binary Subsystem

video upload by Tom Churchill

"In this video, I’m taking another look at the Leibniz Binary Subsystem from Xaoc Devices. This is a set of Eurorack modules that let you convert analogue audio and CV into 8-bit digital signals and then process them in all sorts of unique and interesting ways. Using various combinations of Leibniz modules, you can do everything from waveshaping and bitcrushing to sequencing and drum pattern generation.

Xaoc Devices recently sent over the latest modules in the system for me to check out. Drezno II is a new and improved version of their original analogue to digital and digital to analogue converter module which acts as the main front-end for the system. And Rostock is a binary data pipeline, or digital shift register, which lets you delay, loop, scramble and reclock the 8-bit data stream. In the video, I build a few patches that explore some of the musical applications of these tools."

00:00 Intro & patch previews
03:22 Drezno II / Leibniz 101
07:22 Rostock overview
10:33 Complex stepped modulation
16:56 Sequence canons
21:52 Digital chorus and flanging
27:13 Looping drum patterns
32:18 Clock-based destruction
36:20 Generative sequencing

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Schlappi Engineering THREE BODY / 'ratio locked' modulation madness ft. Xaoc KOSZALIN

video upload by BRiES

"Here i'm running the outputs of all the vcos into a mixer. There's a lot of stepped modulation going of for the FM and phase indexes (indices?).

After a while I add left and right outputs of Koszalin which is processing a multed output of the mix of waves coming from Three Body.

I didn't know what to expect from a frequency shifter but it sounds like a mix between a very unique chorus and 2000 era talkbox synths (Boys Noize)."

Sunday, August 20, 2023

XAOC Koszalin | 1964 Stereo VC Frequency Shiftor

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"'Amazing module this is'
- Yoda"

You can find additional Koszalin posts here.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Doepfer A 101-8 Photo Phasing test ॐ

video upload by Ebotronix

"I had the original Schulte phaser in the 70's. 50 years later it comes as a 4HP Eurorack version from Doepfer. it has no internal LFO, but with the CV input you can feed it with all modulation signals. Many thanks, Mr. Dieter Doepfer, will order a second A 101-4 module....
used moduls....
Doepfer R2m , A 101-8, A111-4, A 110-4, A 126-2, A 171-4, A 177-2 (3x)
After Later Audio Ornament and Crime
XAOC Batumi (2x)
Mutable Instruments Shades , Ripples V2, Kings
Tunefish Modular Links ,uVeils, u Peaks
Verbos Scan and Pan
Moogerfooger Freqbox ( 2x), MF 101 Filter
Strymon 2x Cloudburst
G harmonic minor scale
vid # 2258"

Monday, July 17, 2023

Top 3 Favorite Eurorack Oscillators Picked by Our Pals ALX-106, SURCO, and BRiES

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our pals have seen their fair share of oscillators in their time—and now they share some of their favorites.

In this video, our pals ALX-106, SURCO, and BRiES talk about their favorite Eurorack sound sources: the Xaoc Devices Odessa, OXI Coral, and Joranalogue Generate 3. Covering everything from additive synthesis, polyphonic sound generation, and thru-zero modulation potential, this is quite the trio of sound generators...each offering something unique to the Eurorack modular synth format.

Check out these rad oscillators here:
Xaoc Odessa:
OXI Coral:
Joranalogue Generate 3:"

Sunday, July 16, 2023

LEBAB / (not) a generative patch / Xaoc MOSKWA 2 / Joranalogue Audio Design system

video upload by BRiES

"I was going for a patch that I could caption with 'you don't need a lot of modules to make a great patch, but you do need a sh*tload of cables!'. Unfortunately I'm really bad at keeping things simple.
Honorable mentions: Soundforce CHORUS 6 and Xaoc Koszalin for stereo movement of the voices/hats.
Outboard effects: Lexicon tap delay, Alesis Quadraverb."

Sunday, July 09, 2023

Xaoc Devices Odessa: full guide and fresh patch ideas using additive synthesis

video upload by Tom Churchill

"Odessa, by Xaoc Devices, is one of my favourite modular sound sources. At the time of recording, it’s been available for well over three years, but as far as I can see it’s still pretty much the only Eurorack voice of its type - a one-knob-per-function, five-voice paraphonic, digital additive oscillator - and I think it’s often still a bit misunderstood.

So I thought now might be a good time to take a fresh look at Odessa and see how it stacks up in 2023. If you’re an owner who hasn’t used it for a while, I hope it inspires you to dig in again, and either way, I hope you just enjoy some of the sounds and maybe learn a bit about additive synthesis in the process.

Note: I’ve done a few videos in collaboration with Xaoc Devices recently, but this isn’t one of them. I bought Odessa with my own hard-earned cash last year, so it’s not sponsored - I’m making this purely as a fanboy and I have no other agenda.

00:00 Introduction
02:05 Patch previews
03:33 Odessa 101
16:20 Simple sequencing
19:00 Mixing modulation
21:13 Dirtied-up techno loops
24:38 Deep house chord stabs
29:00 Synthetic percussion effects
32:09 Animating Harmonic Factor
36:42 Through-zero FM tones
39:01 Sequencing paraphonic chords"

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