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Showing posts with label kNoB Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kNoB Technology. Show all posts

Monday, December 25, 2023

Assembling the SGR1806-20 Drum Voice Eurorack Module.


video upload by kNoB Technology

"I've been asked for a while to make a video of how I solder modules, and to be honest, it's a bit embellished. Typically, I assemble modules in batches, but I pulled out one SGR to build it individually. Also, I've created a fresh demo track where all percussion sounds and some synth sounds are synthesized using it."

Monday, August 28, 2023

kNoB technology SGR1806-20 Drum voice Demo and Tutorial


video upload by kNoB Technology

"First Long SGR1806-20 Module Demo about the synthesis of percussion sounds"

See this post for an additional demo and info.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

kNoB technology Presents SGR1806-20


video upload by kNoB Technology

"SGR1806-20 eurorack module
First mini demo, line recording
More news coming soon"

via Wikipedia:

"SGR 1806−20 is a magnetar, a type of neutron star with a very powerful magnetic field, that was discovered in 1979 and identified as a soft gamma repeater. SGR 1806−20 is located about 13 kiloparsecs (42,000 light-years)[1] from Earth on the far side of the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. It has a diameter of no more than 20 kilometres (12 mi) and rotates on its axis every 7.5 seconds (30,000 kilometres per hour (19,000 mph) rotation speed at the surface). As of 2016, SGR 1806-20 is the most highly magnetized object ever observed, with a magnetic field over 1015 gauss (G) (1011 tesla) in intensity[2] (compared to the Sun's 1–5 G and Earth's 0.25–0.65 G)."

Friday, January 13, 2023

Eurorack low pass gates - session 5 (ish)


video upload by John Schussler

Note this is the first post to feature BeepBoop.

"I can't stop collecting low pass gates. There's GAS, and then there's LPG GAS. Don't know what the deal is there.

Here's the latest batch. Most of them are small and passive, but some are bigger and powered and covered in knobs and sliders and stuff. So it's really a sound comparison, not a full module comparison.

Sound source: Befaco Pony square wave. Sequencer: Stochastic IG.
No envelopes, just gates out of the SIG.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Agogo
00:48 BeepBoop v1
02:32 BeepBoop v2
04:05 kNoB
05:18 Abyss
06:49 Herzlich
09:29 EAR
12:38 SSF
16:16 Rabid Elephant
19:11 EAR plus attenuator
20:57 Fast gates w/atten"

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

ARLPG Demo and tutorial


video upload by kNoB Technology

Also see: New kNoB technology ARLPG active resonant LPG Eurorack Module

"This is an active resonant filter 12db\oct based on vactrols.
When creating it, I had a goal to make a compact and powerful tool for filtering signals.
First thing - I tried to keep the bouncy sound of great-grandfather in the face 292, the second thing is to add a completely new resonance circuit, also driven by vactrols, in which the resonance would have a large amplitude at medium and low frequencies and decrease towards high frequencies, in order to avoid the frequent case of uneven auditory perception of a high level of resonance.

The REG (regeneration) knob was also added, which gives additional functions, at the minimum value of this knob, the filter does not color the signal, and works like a VCA, as well as reducing the attenuation of vactrols, at intermediate values it reduces low frequencies in the resonance circuit and allows you to finetune both the character of the resonance and the sound of the filter.

The filter has two operating modes HP and LP. (HP mode 6db/oct)

Time sections:
00:00​ Intro
00:04​ Manual control LP
01:09​ Regeneration function (REG knob)
01:32 VCA
01:52 REG+ Resonance
02:44​ HP Mode
04:11 CV control (Gate signals)
05:43​ CV control (Seq)
07:43 Test of work with different frequencies"

Monday, October 31, 2022

New kNoB technology ARLPG active resonant LPG Eurorack Module


Demo track video upload by kNoB Technology

"ARLPG is an active resonant LPG of the dream
This is just a little music demo, the bass part is based on the sound of the ARLPG
SAW wave from VCO + ARLPG and sidechain in the track.

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/knob-technology-arlpg"



Active Resonant Low Pass Gate

ARLPG is an active resonant LPG of the dream
This is an active resonant filter 12db\oct based on vactrols.

When creating it, I had a goal to make a compact and powerful tool for filtering signals. First thing - I tried to keep the bouncy sound of great-grandfather in the face 292, the second thing is to add a completely new resonance circuit, also driven by vactrols, in which the resonance would have a large amplitude at medium and low frequencies and decrease towards high frequencies, in order to avoid the frequent case of uneven auditory perception of a high level of resonance.

The REG (regeneration) knob was also added, which gives additional functions, at the minimum value of this knob, the filter does not color the signal, and works like a VCA, as well as reducing the attenuation of vactrols, at intermediate values it reduces low frequencies in the resonance circuit and allows you to finetune both the character of the resonance and the sound of the filter.

The filter has two operating modes HP and LP.
By voltage, you can control the cutoff frequency and resonance.
Like any good LPG, ARLPG is very friendly to gate signal management, since vactrols have their own natural release, which depends on the time and duration of exposure.

Device inputs and outputs
IN - audio signal input in ARLPG
OUT - audio signal output from ARLPG
Freq - CV input for filter cutoff frequency control
Res- CV input for filter resonance contro

Monday, May 02, 2022

kNoB technology η Carinae Review and Tutorial


video upload by kNoB Technology

"kNoB technology VCO eurorack module η Carinae
Our ray of light during a dark time
* Two-level waveforming
* 4 basic waves and white noise with vactrol LP filter
* Wave folding for sine and triangle waves
* Smooth saw ramp shaper (Rise to Fall)
* PWM
* Two SUB OSC f/2 + f/4
* Hard and Soft sync
* LFO mode
* Pure analog design in every part of the module

Time sections:
00:00​ Hello
00:20​ Review of controls
00:39​ WAVE and PWM|S + waveshaping
02:28​ WAVE and PWM|S + modulations
03:55 SUB OSC
05:23 FM modulation
05:59 LFO mode
06:57​ Sync
08:24 Inputs
08:40​ Outputs
09:55​ Touchpads
10:24 Adding sequence and modulation
13:37 Self-patching for dummies
16:16 ​Self-patching and complex waveshaping"



ηCarinae

kNoB technology introduce new VCO eurorack module η Carinae
Our ray of light during a dark time
* Two-level waveforming
* 4 basic waves and white noise with vactrol LP filter
* Wave folding for sine and triangle waves
* Smooth saw ramp shaper (Rise to Fall)
* PWM
* Two SUB OSC f/2 + f/4
* Hard and Soft sync
* LFO mode
* Pure analog design in every part of the module

User manual in PDF link - https://vk.cc/cd46ZN

Thursday, April 08, 2021

kNoB technology Dragon-FLY revision 1.5 Demo


video by kNoB Technology

"Revision 1.5
In the new revision, we have reworked the filter core:
-significantly improved work at low frequencies
The operation of the bandpass filter has changed:
-Q factor is directly related to the resonance level
Some changes:
-control voltage range for cutoff frequency and resonance level shifted from 0-10v to 0-5v for better control
All filters of revision 1.0 can be upgraded to version 1.5, for instructions write to us knobtechnology@gmail.com

Time sections:
00:00​​ LP
01:58​​ LP + CV Freq
02:56​​ LP + CV Res
04:03​​ BP
04:42​​ HP"

Also see this post.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

kNoB technology AGNI (VCA, Wavefolder, Distortion, Tone, Feedback, Eurorack) Demo and tutorial


video by kNoB Technology

Follow-up to this post.

"AGNI - is our pride, this is a complex signal processing device that includes: voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) combined with a Wavefolder, then the signal goes to the Distortion section, which amplifies and distorts the signal, then the signal is filtered by a passive filter and goes to the output amplifier, AGNI also has a feedback unit which provides an output signal to the input of the device.

Time sections:
00:00​​ Intro
00:24​​ Hello and block structure
01:18​​ VCA/Wavefolder
02:24​​ Distortion
03:04​​ Tone
03:27​​ Feedback
04:46​ CV control
06:54​​ Self-oscillation
09:27​​ Square: phase rotation
10:45​​ Sawtooth: waveshaper and folding
11:22​​ Triangle: all like as sine
11:40​​ External sound processing: Drums
12:41​​ External sound processing: Long sounds
13:35​​ External sound processing: Plucked sounds
14:38​​ Thick distorted bass patch"

Monday, February 22, 2021

kNoB technology presents AGNI


video by kNoB Technology

"Our new 2HP module AGNI
VCA, Wavefolder, Distortion, EQ, Feedback
In this track, the bass is formed from a sine wave and AGNI
Drums and keys are also AGNI processed"

Thursday, January 14, 2021

kNoB technology DPLPG DALPG Demo and Comparison


kNoB Technology

"Test, demo, and comparison of our new LPG's
DPLPG - passive classic version with 3 modes
DALPG - active version without voltage threshold
Time sections:
00:00 Hello
00:04 DPLPG demo
03:46 DPLPG vs DALPG
06:02 DPLPG CV threshold and response
07:16 DALPG demo"

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

kNoB technology presents eurorack Dual Passive Low Pass Gate DPLPG


kNoB Technology

"Our new 2hp modules DPLPG and DALPG with 3 modes and advanced features"

Monday, December 07, 2020

kNoB technology AndOrNorXor Self Patchable Eurorack Boolean Logic Module Demo


kNoB Technology

"Andornorxor is a combined boolean logic device, consisting of logical elements AND OR NOR XOR and NOT (analog), as well as a small passive signal splitter, where each logic gate compares the voltages at its inputs and gives at the output the result of a mathematical equation, corresponding to the type of logical gates. The device is designed so, that the signal can be sent to all inputs on the AB, A, and B lines, or separately on each logical gate, the device independently connects certain signal paths, depending on which connectors are used at a given time.

Using this module, you can create sequences based on a variety of signals, process sounds, and create auto-generative patches
8HP 3U skiff friendly
Price 100$+ shipping
To buy write to us on knobtechnology@gmail.com

Time sections:
00:00 Hello
00:05 Block structure
00:16 Signal multiplication and sending
00:51 Inverting the gate signal
01:20 AND gate
02:00 OR gate
02:23 NOR gate
02:40 XOR gate
03:04 Adding more input signals
03:32 Logic gate transformation
05:03 Audio processing
06:30 Logic noise
07:28 White noise"

Saturday, August 15, 2020

kNoB technology Dragon-FLY Stereo Frequency Scanner and Vca Eurorack Filter Demonstration


kNoB Technology

"Demonstration of our new eurorack module. Only raw sound.
Input signals random sequence and saw vco.
Voltage controlled stereo frequency scanner Dragon-FLY fully analog
I wanted to create a flexible and powerful tool,
which can mix a large number of signals and process them.
Inside:
- two multi-mode diode based Sallen-Key 12db/oct filters with constantly available inputs of different types of cut and input attenuators
- two classic ota VCA with lin and log characteristics
- voltage can control the cutoff frequency, resonance level, VCA gain, pan
- both filters can be controlled by one knob with different modes

Time sections:
00:00 Hello and Block structure
00:11 Lowpass test
04:10 Highpass test
07:13 Bandpass test
10:07 Allpass test
13:32 Frequency scanner test (different types of signals)
17:40 Frequency scanner test (drone sounds of different frequencies)
20:05 VCA test
20:23 Hybrid Input\output I\O test
21:04 ADSR controls VCA
22:20 X CV dual work mono test (signal-VCF1 LP-VCF2 LP-out)
23:32 X CV dual work mono test (signal-VCF1 LP-VCF2 BP-out)
24:38 X CV dual work mono test (signal-VCF1 LP-VCF2 HP-out)
27:10 Mono to stereo test (Lowpass)
28:42 Mono to stereo test (Bandpass)
29:30 Mono to stereo test (Highpass)
30:14 Mono to stereo test (highpass left/ lowpass right)
30:29 Stereo PAN VCA (-0+ PAN)
31:07 Touchpads test"

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Knob Technology Muscarin

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via this auction

"You may know or not know this one. This is the rare Muscarin by Knob Technology.
Crazy experimental synth. Great condition.

You can rack it or keep it in the original case it came with but I would recommend putting it in your own rack. It works in the case that it shipped with but that case looks to be kind of a DIY. You will see in the photos. It takes up 48HP. Solid module build."

You can find demos of the Muscarin in the archives here.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Muscarin Synthesizer demo (playing only)


Published on Apr 16, 2020 Phaneronaut

Since recording this video I've released a whole album built around the Muscarin. You can get it for free at https://phaneronaut.bandcamp.com/albu... But beware, it's strange.

This is a kind of demo of the new(ish) Muscarin drone and noise synthesizer by kNoB technology. I tried to feature some of the functionality of the synth in the improvisation. But as I only got this a day ago, I haven't explored the machine even close to fully, in fact there are some parts of the architecture that I don't quite understand yet."

Muscarin Synth & Moog DFAM

Published on Apr 16, 2020 Phaneronaut

"Another (kind of) demo of the new(ish) Muscarin semi-modular drone and noise synthesizer by kNoB technology, this time pairing it with the Moog DFAM percussion synthesizer. The DFAM sequences and gates (via its trigger out) oscillator 1 of the the Muscarin. The DFAM also triggers Muscarin's envelope. There's a little bit of reverb added, no other effects."

Friday, November 01, 2019

Two Muscarin synths work as functional generator


Published on Nov 1, 2019 kNoB Technology

"Dear friends! It has been a long and difficult time, it is time to take stock ... and we are back.
After successfully completing the campaign on indiegogo.
I seriously improved Muscarin and started production.
There were difficulties and mistakes, but fortunately all obligations have been met.
and the question arises: what's next?
All summer I building and sent devices to backers, and there were no news or updates.
But now I have time, and I started working on new demos

it's important
Today 01.11.2019 starts a new pre-order a small batch 10pcs
Estimated time for sending synthesizers is January 2020.
The cost of the desktop version is 380$ + shipping.
Eurorack version only module 350$ + shipping.
To start working we need 4 devices confirmed by payment.
Important! I already have boards and a third of parts, this should coolly reduce the manufacturing time."

knobtechnology@gmail.com

Monday, May 13, 2019

Muscarin first scream


Published on May 13, 2019 kNoB Technology

Muscarin

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Test new Muscarin VCF


Published on Jan 3, 2019 kNoB Technology

"Midi to CV to Muscarin 1x VCO to New VCF
WNoise to New VCF"

You can find previous Muscarin posts here.

Monday, November 26, 2018

New Muscarin VC LFO test


Published on Nov 26, 2018 kNoB Technology
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