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

Friday, July 07, 2023

The module that makes complex modulation easy – Xaoc Zadar

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"Interesting modulation is what makes eurorack patches come to live. I have been using Zadar from Xaoc devices for some time now, and really enjoy it for the interesting and complex modulation signals it can create. Today we take a look at how the module works, and of course I give a series of patch examples and ideas along the way."

00:00 – Intro
01:09 – Zadar overview
04:11 – Zadar menu
06:13 – Envelopes
12:37 – Complex voltages
17:11 – Audio rate
19:55 – Expander

Monday, May 15, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Xaoc New Modules

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Xaoc announce multiple New Modules"

Pronounced "House Devices".

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Xaoc Devices - New Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Lukasz from Xaoc Devices at Superbooth 2023, where he introduced five new modules. The first one is Ostrawa, a stereo mixer with four channels with full stereo inputs, a full stereo aux loop that can change from pre-fader to post-fader, manual muting, balance control, two direct inputs, and four inputs for gates for muting the channels of Ostrava. Next we saw, Bohumin, an expander to Ostrava which adds a second stereo auxiliary loop. The third module, Deva, is an expander for Timiszoara, which is a multi-effects module that adds two analog feedback loops with CV control over the return volume and tilt filters.

The last two new modules are from the Leibniz subsystem, which includes Dresno and Rostock. Dresno is a vastly improved new version of one of the first modules released in the subsystem that features a high-grade 16-bit converter, a switch in the middle that switches the range of Fresno, and calibration for chromatic quantization. Lastly, Rostock is a binary data pipeline that is a digital shift register that can delay anything fed into it by up to 64 samples. Users can adjust the number of samples and engage the loop button to create a repeating and regular sequence.

Ostrawa, Deva and Rostock Available June 2023

Bohumin and Dresno available Autumn 2023

Prices: Ostrawa: 180 Euro, Bohumin 260 Euros, Deva 180 Euros, Dresno 2 295 Euros, Rostock 260 Euros"

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Eurorack: Malekko Richter Anti-Oscillator into Xaoc Devices Belgrad + ModBase 09 Mk2

video upload by lucafrancinimusic

"I've got a few new juicy modules today, so I've set up a little jam with all of them. The Jomox ModBase 09 Mk2 is the kick, the Anti-Oscillator is the bass which goes to Belgrad filter and to TipTop VCA. A first envelope goes to Belgrad and a second envelope from O_c goes to the VCA creating the fake sidechain for a nice pumping and separation between kick and bass.
M-32 is the synth lead and Rings the percussive part.
This video is NOT sponsored by any of the brands visible and mentioned throughout this video."


Eurorack: Malekko Anti-Oscillator into Xaoc Devices Belgrad

"Malekko Richter Anti-Oscillator as a squeaky lead into Belgrad filter and Moog Mother-32 as the bass; Rings is helping with percussion."

Friday, April 28, 2023

Eurorack: Building The Ultimate Vibe Machine

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"Vintage, analog, tape, and character galore, this is my latest eurorack system with a breakdown and of all the individual modules with sound demos. I also go into my reasoning behind them and how I made a system where the total is greater than the sum of the parts.

I was fully intending on getting out of eurorack upon the realization that nothing I had built up until that point really compared with my favorite semi modulars, the Moog Matriarch and the Korg MS-20. I had also tried to make grooveboxes, but nothing compared to my Digitakt. But after selling almost all of my excessively huge collection of modules and synths, I thought I'd give it one last ditch effort..."

00:00 Intro
03:00 Oscillators
08:52 Ring Mods
12:31 Mixer
14:45 Filters
23:25 FX
25:30 VCAs
29:00 Modulation

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Behringer Introduces Four LFO, Chaos, & Surges Eurorack Modules

Note XAOC's Batumi is still in production. It is digital, so I'm curious if Behringer's version is any different.

Mutable Instruments Marbles and Ripples are no longer in production.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

How to create pre-filter stereo patches on the modular – Zagrzeb - Xaoc devices

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Zagrzeb from Xaoc devices is a great, compact and smooth stereo filter. That makes it perfect to deal with complex stereo signals. But how to make these? In this video I go over the functions and features of Zagrzeb, but also share lot’s of ideas for pre-filter stereo patches. Both with basic synth-ingredients, as well as a couple of dedicated stereo modules.


Follow my channel @Monotrailmusic if you are interested in my music!

00:00 – Intro & sounds
01:14 – Zagrzeb overview
02:27 – Basic module patches
03:29 – Patch 2
05:03 – Patch 3
05:50 – Patch 4
06:10 – Patch 5
07:13 – Patch 6
07:51 – Patch 7
08:37 – Patch 8
09:09 – Patch 9
09:50 – Patch 10
11:08 – Patch 11
11:55 – Patch 12
12:24 – Stereo module patches
14:25 – Patch 2
16:26 – Patch 3
17:38 – Patch 4
19:31 – Zagrzeb patches
20:28 – Patch 2
21:11 – Patch 3
21:48 – Patch 4
22:35 – Patch 5"

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

IMAVAI #3 / trying out your requests / STEP 8 ODESSA / SED / ADDAC 601

video upload by BRiES

"In this I'll-make-a-video-about-it episode (I'm more and more starting to sound like a tv host) I patched up STEP 8 as an analog shift register for the 5 voices on Odessa (you need the Hel expander for that). I also run a few hot signals into the Rides In The Storm SED low pass filter to see how it behaves when it's being overdriven. The last patch is (not) a vocoder patch where I use half the tools you'd actually need to make a decent vocoder patch. Instead it just sounds interesting.

You can visit any of these links if you'd like to support my work

0:00 intro
0:06 STEP 8 (ASR) vs ODESSA
12:23 RITS SED filter
21:53 (not) a vocoder patch
31:51 thanks for watching!"

Monday, February 06, 2023

GLISS / 4MS ENSEMBLE OSCILLATOR / COSMIX PRO / eurorack generative jam

video upload by BRiES

"I started off this patch with some chords coming from the 4MS EnsOsc. Everything is sequenced and clocked by a couple of looping envelopes from Maths. I added a random (in scale) bassline, an arp (sequenced with Moskwa 2) and some vocal sounds (processed through an ADDAC 601). I'm using Orbit 3 and Filter 8 for modulation. Step 8, Soundforce DUAL LFO and Mimetic Digitalis are used for additional randomness. Herzlich Labs OMEN is 'pinging' LFOs used to modulate the sound of the chords. I used a lot of filters to shape the sounds so they don't clash too much. Cosmix Pro is handling most of the mix and I'm using the CV inputs on the stereo channels to create some extra stereo movement."

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Metunar Live Set - Fresh Paint - Track 06

video upload by Metunar

"Another track of my Modular Synthesizer Live Set from 2022.

Project = Fresh Paint
Song = Track 06
Stile = Some kind of Acidjazz/Rock.
Setup = The Dave Rossum sampler Assimil8or plays 8 loops with different length. In the modular i mix these loops live together and add some effects. On the Guitar is a lot of Frequency Shifter (XAOC Koszalin Frequency Shiftor) effect. For the Percussion i patched a 3D Panner (Pan and Filter modulated with an LFO with 90° offset). This set can also be used with a quadrophonic PA."

Xaoc Devices ERFURT / not just for counting and dividing / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"In this video I demonstrate how you can use ERFURT either standalone or in the context of the Leibniz Binary Subsystem. I talk about the clock, the inputs and outputs and show you how to extract useful signals from the module. ERFURT isn't just an ordinary counter or clock divider: it can drive the wavetables in JENA, produce sequences through DREZNO or lock the Leibniz system to the masterclock of your patch... to name just a few examples.

PS: I mention somewhere that the slowest clock is a 1/46k but it should be 1/64k. It's a simple mispronunciation because of how numbers work in the dutch language (we say the last number first - ridiculous I know).

Xaoc Devices ERFURT manual:"

Additional ERFURT posts

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Briskly Walking Off The Turkey

video upload by John L Rice

"Another post rearrangement test.

2hp: Rnd, Div, Nse, EG, LFO
Xaoc Devices: Tirana
Mutable Instruments/Tall Dog Electronics: uBraids
Happy Nerding: MMM VCF
Instruo: [1]f
Manhattan Analog: DTM
Synthrotek: EKO
4ms: Pod48x"

Monday, October 31, 2022

AT THE END OF IT / eurorack jam / chords / ODESSA & HEL

video upload by BRiES

"Voice 1 on Odessa is sequenced by a repeating pattern on STEP 8 while the other 4 voices are sequenced by Mimetic Digitalis.

The even output is split to two Ripples filters for some stereo filtering and there's some filtered noise going through ASHIKO to move it around in the stereo field.

I'm using all 6 outputs of ORBIT 3 to bring life to the filters, pitch and panning."

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A non-sequencer sequence? Polyrhythms via Strymon Magneto!

video upload by John L Rice

"I’m using the 4 clock outputs of the Strymon Magneto delay to trigger 4 random voltages from the Doepfer A-149-4 which are then sent to the Instruo Quad Performance Quantizer which sends the pitch CV and Gates to the 4 voices (Synth Tech E330 VCOs, Klavis Quadigy EG, Xaoc Praga VCA/mixer) and the Magneto provides delays and reverb of course."

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

1 Minute EDM Track? ;-)

video upload by John L Rice

"I was mainly just experimenting with my new Klavis Quadigy (quad programmable envelope generator) in my eurorack modular briefcase and this eventually grew out of it. It’s really just a 4 step sequence from a Xaoc Devices Tirana but heavily processed to turn it into four voices with some variety using a Doepfer A-149-4, Synth Tech E102, and Strymon Magneto, etc. Drums are from my new Squarp Instruments Rample module along with helper modules Rebel Technology Stoicheia and Ladin Derivator. Master clock is the Erica Synths Black VC Clock v2 and divider is the 2hp Div."

8-bit signal processing for eurorack - Drezno & Lipsk / Leibniz subsystem / Xaoc devices

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"The Leibniz subsystem from Xaoc devices is a line-up of modules that work with 8-bit conversion. It’s a unique concept that allows for a lot of interesting signal manipulation and generation. In this video I explain what 8 bit is, and how it’s implemented in this line-up, using Drezno and Lipsk. Of course, there are multiple chapters with patch ideas and audio demos as well.


Fun with Xaoc Devices Eurorack Modules

video upload by Tiefengrund

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Introduction to the Transcendent Waveform Analog Oscillator - Sofia - Xaoc Devices

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Analog oscillator Sofia from Xaoc devices was one of the modules that caught my eye during Superbooth 22. Over the last month I have been able to mess around with it and explore its sounds! In this video I explain what ripple elements are. Give an overview of the front panel with its functions and features. And then I dive into a series of patch ideas. The chapter ‘Basic patches’ has mostly simple patches with raw audio demos. And ‘Advanced patches’ has a few examples of more complex ideas with effects in a musical setting."

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Xaoc Devices LEIBNIZ #4 / POCZDAM / switching & routing / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"POCZDAM is a routing and switching utility module for the LEIBNIZ BINARY SUBSYSTEM. It hosts a lot of inputs and outputs that you can use to extract bits (gates) from the selected source or to send your own signals in to route somewhere else in your patch. POCZDAM also features a built-in clock that you manually need to connect for it to have any influence on the system.

POCZDAM is really intuitive to work with but everything really much depends on remembering what you connected to which Leibniz inputs and outputs of Poczdam. While preparing for the video there were a few of times where I was profoundly confused just because I forgot the order in which I chained the modules. As a result of this, I thought a lot about how to concisively demonstrate the functionality of the module, which is not as straightforward as it might seem because you need to know the order of every part of the chain to be able to make sense of it. I decided to just follow the patch examples that are described in the manual, as a safe-guard to make sure there's no confusion which module is routed how and what the expected result of the patches is.

POCZDAM official user manual:
POCZDAM poster/infographic:

You can support my work at (ideal for one time donations) or (ideal for monthly donations). On the support pages there's several downloads to other Leibniz documents (check the gallery on ko-fi / I'm still updating the patreon page), most of these are available for everyone. Supporters get access to exclusive videos (patch examples and breakdowns). Some videos get posted on the support pages earlier as well.

0:00 intro
0:06 hi
1:30 Poczdam features and operation
2:50 source selection
3:25 output 1 bit outputs
4:00 output 1 clock
4:30 output 2 link button
5:05 output 2 clock
5:20 built in clock generator
6:23 output 2 bit inputs
7:20 source select CV input
8:23 patch example 1
14:05 patch example 2
23:27 patch example 3
28:03 patch example 4
38:52 conclusion"

Friday, September 09, 2022

Xaoc Devices Timiszoara Eurorack DSP w/ The Patch Pals !

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Read our IN-DEPTH article :

With their long awaited entry into the effects world, Timiszoara brings the XAOC Devices flavor of DSP to your Eurorack system, containing no less than 176 effect algorithms for delays, reverbs, and more. Based on the ubiquitous Spin FV-1, Timiszoara provides fully stereo input and output and voltage control over three parameters per algorithm, as well as the dry/wet mix. But where things get exciting is through the Scan and Next inputs, which allow different algorithms to be recalled either with continuous voltages or stepped through sequentially with gate and trigger signals. Additionally, thanks to microSD slot on the front, Timiszoara is continually malleable and supports the loading of additional effects, whether its a cool algorithm found online or your own personal code. Transform time and space in your modular rig with Timiszoara."

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