Showing posts with label eurorack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eurorack. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2024

Elektron Digitakt II + Syntakt + Octatrack + Analog Heat+FX + Modular Synth Techno Jam

video upload by Group Technologies Australasia

"With the new Digitakt II, Octatrack, Syntakt, Analogue Heat+FX and a small modular synth rack for extra spice, we've assembled a powerful Elektron performance rig. This configuration demonstrates the Digitakt II and Octatrack's sampling capabilities and how well they work together. With 12 tracks of digital and analogue machinery, the Syntakt is just as capable of producing rocking beats and synth work. Not to be overlooked is the Analogue Heat + FX, the sonic processing palette that glues everything together. This is a live, improvisational jam that was captured in one take without any additional post-production or processing.

Set-up details:
Octatrack: master clock, mixer, resampling and providing some performance effects for the Syntakt and modular synth.
Digitak II: main drums and rhythmic loops.
Syntakt: additional percussion and minimal synth sounds.
Modular Synth: percussive bleeps and atonal sounds from voices LIP and SY0.5.
Analog Heat +FX: end of chain audio processing. Also some filtering and reverb effects.

Audio Routing:
Modular synth into external input on Syntakt
Digitakt II and Syntakt running into the Octatrack.
Octatrack output (stereo) into Analog Heat +FX.

MIDI Routing and Sequencing:
Octatrack is the master clock, sending MIDI clock to all other boxes. Internal sequencers on each box are in use, no external sequencing."

Introducing Ohmicide — Stereo Distortion Eurorack Module from Ohm Force

video upload by OhmForceSoftware

Press release follows:

Bagài and 411: Two new Frap Tools modules!

video upload by Frap Tools

"We'll showcase two new modules this week at Superbooth 2024. Bagài is an analog S&H/bitcrusher/downsampler/random voltage and clock. 411 is a quadruple linear VCA, mixer, and multiple for audio and CV. They are ready and we'll ship them to our resellers next week as we'll be back!" 00:00 Introduction
00:23 Bagài
00:35 Sample and hold
00:56 8-bit quantizer
01:16 Random clocks
01:32 Clock bursts
01:51 Fluctuating random voltages
02:11 30 kHz audio downsampler
02:42 Audio bitcrusher
02:56 411 Quadruple VCA
03:13 Fake sequential switch
03:22 Modulating and mixing multiple signals
03:46 Unpatched output
04:23 -6 dB switches
04:36 Outro

Multipurpose Thingamabob

bagài / baˈgaːi / s.m. [modenese dialect, from a late Latin bagagium ‘baggage’, formed after the late Latin baga, deriving presumably from the Anglo-Saxon bag (see ancient French bague, Provençal bàgua, ‘bundle’), whose root may be traced down to the Indo-European *pac, ‘to tie,’ from which also ‘package,’ ‘pact’] – ‘thing,’ ‘thingamabob.’ A term used when the actual name of a thing or a person does not come to mind.

A module that is at the same time a clock burst, S&H, audio bitcrush, or fluctuating random voltage generator is indeed a bit elusive to describe in a single word. Even if one tries, some aspects will always be missing.

Why bother, then? Let us just call it “that thingamabob,” or better, “that bagài.”

The 411 is a quadruple linear VCA, mixer, and multiple for audio and CV.

It consists of four linear VCAs with semi-normalled inputs and CV inputs, −6 dB attenuation switches, a mixed output, and an unpatched output.

The 411’s architecture allows to use it in many ways, for example:
processing four signals independently;
modulating one signal with four CVS and sending it to four different destinations;
mixing up to four signals and modulating them with the same CV;
mixing two audio signals and modulating them with a modulated CV…

Typhoon looping delay algorithm sound demo

video upload by Meska

"Quick sound demo of typhoon looping delay

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)

The last Eurorack sequencer you might ever buy: DROID Moto Kit Demo

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Imagine you could buy an uber-hands-on 4-track performance sequencer with haptic motorised faders, but you could modify or totally redesign how it works - as your interests change? The "DROID Moto Kit" (running the included Motor Fader Performer Sequencer patch) is that thing. It's 'done', and powerful...AND it can be changed. In this video I'll introduce the DROID system, explain basic track creation 5:41, and then jam from 14:57 onwards.

Thanks for Der Mann mit Der Maschine for hiring me to demo the Moto Kit. Given that this was designed by someone who actually plays live, you might expect that my next step is to try this as my live case sequencer."

00:00 What is Droid & The Moto Kit?!
03:12 Sequencer Intro/Overview
05:41 Let's Make a Track!
14:57 Jams: Meet the Quartet
18:27 Electro Aceed O'Clock
20:41 Electro Variation
23:26 Forlorn Acid
26:49 Stinson Acid
33:54 Endless Noodles
35:02 AFX Bass
36:17 Accumulator Jam
39:33 Arpeggiator Explained
43:06 Compose Mode Jam
45:30 Octave Shifting Melodies
49:04 Divided and Multiplied Melodies
51:33 Reprise Funk
53:36 Kosmiche Arpeggiator Jam

Update: press release and pics follow.

U-He Rehearsal for SUPERBOOTH24

video upload by u-he

"Urs and Seb rehearsing for their SUPERBOOTH24 Gig on (May 16th / 14.30h)."

Spectral Processors - 296t vs Sputnik vs Fumana vs Bark Filter

video upload by Stazma

"This is a BIG one. I will try to compare the four main big Buchla inspired "Spectral Processor" modules:
The Buchla & Tiptop 296t, the Sputnik Spectral Processor, the Verbos Electronics Bark Filter and the Frap Tools Fumana.
You will see they all sound and behave quite diferently and this is why I guess this video might of some interest.

Have fun!"

00:00 Intro
01:54 What is a spectral processor
05:12 Graphic EQ style patch
09:55 CV control tests
16:28 Sequences
20:07 Audio rate modulation
23:33 Voice vocoding
33:54 Breakbeat vocodoing
37:00 Final shootout and end talk

Introducing: SetonixSynth Shaka-8 and Shaka-4 VC Stereo Matrix Mixer for Eurorack

video upload by SetonixSynth

"We are proud to announce the new Shaka-8 and Shaka-4! This demo contains a feature rundown and brief performance demo of these powerful modules.

The Shaka-8 is a Voltage-Controlled Stereo Matrix Mixer with an all-analog signal path. While it is similar in function to other Stereo Matrix Mixers, the Shaka-8 uses high quality audio VCAs to enable voltage control over each matrix patch point, i.e. the send level of each L/R pair of inputs to each L/R pair of outputs.

In addition to the 4 input and 2 output channels on the Shaka-8, the Matrix may be expanded to a 4x3, 4x4 or more matrix mixer by chaining Shaka-4 Stereo Matrix Expanders to the main unit via a 12-pin connector on the back of the Shaka-8. The Shaka-4 cannot be used without a main Shaka-4 unit.

The Shaka-8 and Shaka-4 operate in much the same way as a typical stereo audio matrix mixer, with the send level of each input to each output controlled by the corresponding knob, and the resulting “mix” being a sum of the knob settings in each column, added to the CV input corresponding to each knob.

For Eurorack users hungry for interesting new ways to route stereo or mono filters, oscillators, and effects, the Shaka-8 and Shaka-4 are sure to provide an affordable, flexible, and highly useful patching ecosystem to explore.

Available summer 2024 from SetonixSynth!"

Xaoc Devices Berlin

video upload by Xaoc Devices

Xaoc Devices Berlin: the oscillator that opens up the Leibniz Binary Subsystem

video upload by Tom Churchill

"On the surface, Xaoc Devices Berlin is a simple compact VCO offering square and saw waves with hard sync, FM input and octave switching. The most interesting part lies behind the panel and that is the Leibniz Binary Subsystem interface, namely LBZ out and LBZ in. The frontpanel LBZ LINK button and its corresponding gate input switch between the default saw wave and a signal that has been passed through any Leibniz module (or a combination of Leibniz modules) connected to Berlin. Add Xaoc Devices Jena for wave processing and the output is no longer a simple saw wave – you now have a vintage-style wavetable oscillator with a penchant for the experimental due to its open, hackable nature. Berlin operates in a way similar to the classic PPG Wave and Fairlight CMI synths and employs a variable sample rate of an extremely widerange internal clock. As the sample rate changes with the oscillator frequency, Berlin's internal square and saw waves exhibit no aliasing effect. The whole frequency range spans from 30 seconds in LFO mode up to 250 kHz (!) with the clock reaching an astounding 20 MHz. Add to that voltage control over all parameters and the result is a highly versatile module capable of creating a significantly diverse palette of unusual waveforms.

Xaoc Devices Berlin notable features:

– wide-range VCO with LFO mode (over 20 octaves of tracking);
– Leibniz Binary Subsystem interface;
– extremely widerange clock source;
– manual and voltage control over all parameters (including octave switching and LBZ LINK!);
– simultaneous Square and Saw/Leibniz wave outputs;
– extensive waveshaping potential when combined with Xaoc Devices Leibniz Subsystem modules, e.g., Jena or Rostock"

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Hans Zimmer 'RadioPhonic' Synth @ Superbooth 24 w/ AJH Synth

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"Hans Zimmer's 'RadioPhonic' Synth from AJH Synth @ Superbooth 24 - This monster MiniMod Eurorack modular system was commissioned by Hans himself, and he was kind enough to allow us to build a limited number of exact replicas which will be individually built to order by AJHSynth. Full details of the system, along with an interview with Hans Zimmer about his use of the MiniMod system, can be found at
We will have one such RadioPhonic system on display in our bungalow at Superbooth 24, along with a MinMod Keyz, a 9U full system, and a huge monster case full of AJH modules.
Richard Quirk, and Wayne Taylor (DreamsOfWires/Tomorrow the cure) will also be there representing AJH with Allan J Hall himself. We'd be glad to chat about the modules and demonstrate some in action, so feel free to pop by.

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.
Official website page:"

Update: press release and pics follow:

Sibilla v1.3: introducing the LFO Settings Mode

video upload by Clatters Machines

"Sibilla v1.3 is here and brings in a new LFO setting mode in which you can modify the LFO waveforms affecting the internal stereophony and movement of harmonics and subharmonics.

What's new?

Entering the new LFO Settings Mode allows you to choose LFO waves other than the default and classic sinusoidal waveform such as:
- Ramp Up;
- Ramp Down;
- Sine+Oct;
- Sine+3rd;

In addition to this, a new Freeze Mode has been added to allow the user to freeze the stereophony movement to his favourite sweet spot for steady tones, ideal for arpeggios and melodies.

How to

You can get access to the LFO Settings Page by double-clicking the Boost button: the Boost LED will now start blinking to confirm this new mode has been entered.
Now a single click on the center button allows to navigate through the different available option.

Each click lets you switch to the next option and cycle back to the first once the sixth and last mode (Freeze Mode) has been selected.
While in LFO Settings Mode, all the other parameters of Sibilla are still working so that instant changes can be heard.
Once you're done, double-click again the Boost button to exit the LFO Settings Page

Freeze Mode
In this configuration the two LFO are freezed and so the stereophony of the module. The LFO knob and the LFO CV input now act as balancers and they can be used to scan across the freezed stereo spectrum."

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Basimilus Iteritas Alia jam with tons of CV modulation and muting

video upload by Noise Engineering

"This is an extended version of the jam used for the official Basimilus Iteritas Alia demo. [posted here]

Our Ambassador to the Stars, Patrick O’Brien, features the BIA in this all-Noise Engineering case.

Triggers come from the Bin Seq, and CV modulation comes from the Mimetic Digitalis stepped sequencer. The Muta Jovis switches off/on the CV, going into the BIA's inputs throughout the patch. The BIA is then sent to Roucha Legio, our stereo filter, which is activated with the gate coming from one of the Horologic Solum channels into the Bypass input.

More on the BIA here:

Manis provides a nice, bright melodic splash throughout the jam, and Virt Iter Legio provides stereo bass drone sounds.

The BIA is a parameterized digital drum voice with its roots in the analog world. At its heart, the BIA is a simple six-oscillator additive and FM synthesizer with waveform, harmonic spread, and envelope controls. An adjustable noise oscillator and an extreme take on a wavefolder round out its synthesis abilities. Its straightforward controls make sound design fun and performable: create sub-shaking kicks, snares, hats, and unique drum hits with just a few tweaks.

• A go-to for percussion synthesis
• Also excellent at leads and basses
• Additive/FM digital synth with root and inspiration in the analog world.
• CV over every parameter
• Dedicated envelope output
• Encoder tuning

Basimilus Iteritas Alia is the successor to the original Basimilus Iteritas Alter. It was developed to sound nearly identical, with added features and new firmware-swapping capabilities."

Modbap CLRS Demo # 2

video upload by Modbap Modular

Follow-up to this post.

The Lab Report Episode 3: Hands-On Sound

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"This Lab Report explores the touch controller of the Voltage Lab 2.

The Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Lab 2 is a cutting edge synthesis laboratory that offers a new palette of analog textures and waveforms to sonic researchers. Newly developed wave shaping capabilities paired with powerful synthesis tools, and a deep, performance oriented controller join together to create a complete sound design laboratory. This instrument has a very physical sound. The tones it creates feel natural and alive, with traditional waveforms becoming the seeds of unique new shapes and sounds that shift between analog physical modeling and more unfamiliar, abstract timbres."

Friday, May 10, 2024

Innerclock Systems 3LX and Multi-Split solution

video upload by Steve Turner

"Innerclock Systems 3LX and Multi-Split solution for all your clocking needs."

Intellijel Dubmix Gangeshwari ~ Strymon Cloudburst

video upload by Ebotronix

Intellijel Designs System
Dubmix with Mini Expander, Azimuth 2 , Quadrax,
Shapeshifter , 2x Amps , 4x Planar 2 , 2x Polaris Multi Mode Filter,
4x Dixie II +, 2x Plonk , 2x Multi FX 1u, 2x Mixup, 2x Tangrams,
2x Quadratt 1u, 2x passive LPG, Dr. Octature 1 & 2, Steppy,
Scales, Bifold, Flurry (master clock), Quad VCA,
Sealegs, Quad Inverter, µMod V1 , ADSR,
Cylonix - Cyclebox II with expander,
ARC Serge TKB,
Tunefish Temps Utile and
2x Ornament and Crime Gangeshwari Scale number of notes: 6
notes (in cents): 0, 385.9, 497.7, 702.3, 792.2, 996.1
Mutable Instruments Ripples 1
Ritual Electronics 2x Flexibilite´
4ms Peg
XAOC Batumi
Strymon Cloudburst (2x) Midi CC ( 8 channels) by 16n Faderbank AtoVproject
Drums : Kick by Dixie, Snare by Plonk, Hihat by Plonk to Azimuth2.
video # 2372

Small Case Jam Sessions - excerpt #10

video upload by FL3SHB4CK

"small case 4U 50hp jam sessions, excerpt #9
recorded live into Syntakt reverb and delay"

Delay Pedal Under $50 - Does It Stack Up?

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0:00 Intro
0:38 Music Example 1
2:34 Music Example 2
5:40 Music Example 3
6:55 Music Example 4
9:13 Music Example 5
10:13 Music Example 6
13:22 Final Thoughts
14:45 Music Example 7

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Thursday, May 09, 2024

Synthetic Sound Labs Announces 2655 Geo-Gruvn EUCLIDEAN EURORACK SEQUENCER

Press release follows:

"SSL’s new 2655 Geo-Gruvn is a six channel, 16 step Euclidean rhythm / gate sequencer for Eurorack modular synths in only 6 HP.

Geo-Gruvn is inspired by the brilliant efforts of Japanese designer Hagiwo, and produced by SSL with kind permission. SSL has also significantly enhanced the hardware and software leading to better performance and improved functionality.

Each of the six output channels allow adjustment of:

Hits – The number of outputs generated, with Euclidean spacing. Offset – Changes the starting point for the Euclidean sequence. Length – The number of steps for this channel before resetting. Mute – Turns on/off all outputs of the selected channel.

A single rotary encoder allows uncomplicated selection of channels and functions with simple visual feedback provided by a bright blue OLED display.

In addition to its extensive Clock / Sequencing related duties, Geo-Gruvn can respond to Clock inputs well into the audio range, making it a convenient 6-channel frequency divider.

A Pattern Memory screen allows non-volatile storage for up to 8 pattern sequences. Page 1 of 5

The Geo-Gruvn features a bright OLED display, clock and reset inputs, 6 gate / trigger outputs, a rotary encoder for selecting functions, and an eight Pattern non-volatile memory. All inputs and outputs are standard 3.5mm phone jacks with an associated LED panel indicator.

Power is supplied by standard 10 pin Eurorack power header.

Quality, solder masked, fiberglass-epoxy printed circuit boards and meticulous hand- crafted assembly assure years of trouble-free service.

Synthetic Sound Labs has been in the analog synthesizer business since 1973. The 2655 Geo-Gruvn is the newest in SSL’s continuing line of outstanding analog synthesizer devices.

Pricing is $179.95 US and is available off-the-shelf from SSL and Distributors Worldwide."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Bastl Instruments Crust - HARD-HITTING DRUM & BEYOND

video upload by Bastl Instruments

CRUST is a hard-hitting drum module reimagined for fast playability and immediate creative drum inspiration. It is not just one sound; it is a full drum kit and a drummer hidden in 8hp that you can command with CV for precise control & shaping, or you can let it loose and draw inspiration from its vast sound palette.

Crust is a full drum voice going way beyond drum territory. It consists of two layers - the NOISE source and dual oscillator TONE generator. Hard-hitting drums need a lot of transient attention and CRUST has you covered with the combination of pitch envelope, layer mixing, FM envelope, and transient shaper with hard-clipping.

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