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Showing posts with label music thing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music thing. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Modular Generative Ambient Music - CubuSynth Modular

video upload by CubuSynth Modular

"11 minutes of a Generative Ambient Patch.
Made with CubuSynth Modules and Prototypes.
+ MusicThing Turing Machine
+ Grayscale Supercell"

Saturday, January 20, 2024


video upload by Lido Pigeon

"Making a mini modular drum machine with the @EricaSynths @MoritzKlein0 EDU Kick and Hats, @2hpmodular913 snare, @tonalaxis LK delay, @busycircuits Pam's Pro, Mutable Grids and Music Thing Twin Drive@tonalaxis"

Wednesday, January 03, 2024


video upload by Lido Pigeon

Drums: Erica Synths DIY Kick, 2HP Snare
Bass: Roland 510
FX: Intellijel multi-fx, Music Thing Modular Twin Drive
Modulation: DivKid OCHD, Instro Ceis
Mixing, attenuation: Intellijel Quadratt, Mixup
Midi to CV: Noise Engineering Univer Inter
Filter: 2HP MMF
Pads, FX: Elektron Digitone

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Talking With Tom Whitwell - Part 2 (Music Thing Modular)

Part 2 has been added to this post.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Talking With Tom Whitwell (Music Thing Modular)

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Talking With Tom Whitwell - Part 2 (Music Thing Modular)

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Sunday, November 05, 2023

'Dark Energy' Mini Synth, AJH Chance Delay, Penrose, Vox Digitalis, Radio Music sample/wav player

video upload by DreamsOfWires

"Melodic Eurorack performance with Doepfer A111-5 Mini Synthesizer Voice, the new AJH Synth Chance Delay probability/gate delay, Sonic Potions Penrose quantizer, Music Thing Modular Radio Music wav/sample player, Doepfer A118-2 Noise Random S&H, Noise Engineering Vox Digitalis sequencer, Happy Nerding FX Aid XL, Cosmotronic Cosmix, Expert Sleepers Disting Mk4 as wav/audio recorder, Happy Nerding Isolator headphone/audio output.

A small 84hp rig in a DIY case with 4MS power. I created the sample loops in Audacity from some choir music. FX Aid algorithm is delay into reverb. LFO2 from the Mini Synth triggers the sample & hold clock, this sends random voltages to the quantiser, which converts them into the chosen notes on it's keyboard.

LFO2 also triggers the Chance Delay, which is using the Length control to convert the incoming LFO pulses (square wave) to very long gates - each gate will be completed before it responds to another incoming pulse, meaning it can be used as a clock divider with continuous control, rather than simple preset divisions.

The Chance function determines the probability of the module outputting a gate signal - here I'm using it as a switch to trigger the Vox Digitalis, so with Chance at zero it won't advance the sequencer, whilst at full/100% it will trigger it on every gate it generates. Since those gates are a division of the incoming pulse rate, this means the sequencer will change samples on the Radio Music at a much slower speed than the notes produced by the Mini Synth, which is runs at the same rate as LFO2 and the sample & hold.

Mini Synthesizer Voice is the Eurorack version of the Dark Energy standalone synth.
More Dark Energy here: [posted here]
Performance using Chance Delay: [posted here]
My music can be found here:"

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Strung Along - Jam #50 - Ambient Plaits into Monsoon [Modular]

video upload by Beast of Burden Music

"Fiftieth Jam! I'll celebrate by treating myself to a synth jam.

For this, I wanted to use the string sound in plaits with a random sequence to simulate some varying fingerpicking sounds. In the end the strings sounded more metallic and percussive, almost like a hammered dulcimer.

I programmed one random trigger in temps utile and kept this as the steady picking rhythm. I then programmed a second trigger which is much faster. I then ran both into a sequential switch and had a third random trigger flick between the two. I play around with the multiplication of the second sequence to bring the rapid notes in and out. With more modulation sources, I’d have looked to modulate this element but I like having something to play around with.

Turing machine quantised by O&C to a Japanese scale for pitch.

Shallow LFO modulating the harmonics to bring in the more classic string synth sounds.

To round things out I used Monsoon as a delay and added quite a bit of reverb for ambience."

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

Thursday, December 29, 2022

10+ ways to use & abuse distortion in Eurorack // London, Twin & Mini Drive from Music Thing Modular

video upload by DivKid

"Here’s the new London Drive and Twin Drive Eurorack modules from Music Thing Modular alongside the original Mini Drive. They are simple, small, affordable and beginner friendly DIY kits that all provide a range of tones from more subtle to more aggressive distortion. The Mini Drive and Twin Drive are based on the external input stage of the classic Minimoog Model D where as the London Drive is based on the input stage of the EMS VCS3 and Synthi AKS.

This video goes through 10+ ways to get creative using and abusing distortion from adding weight and warmth, dynamic thickening to more aggressive fuzziness and feedback patching. There’s also CV tricks such as mixing AC and DC to make PWM like FX in the clipping itself - which sounds fantastic with these. Try out the patches and let me know which patch is your favourite.

Here’s the routing graphic from the final patch //

All 3 Drive modules can be found here from Thonk
Mini Drive //
London Drive //
Twin Drive //"

Thonk - Music Thing Modular - MOVE

video upload by Thonk Synth DIY

"Motion detecting module – Limited Edition of 100 full diy kits only"

Available at Thonk

Friday, October 21, 2022

Music Thing Modular - Easel PROTO | Easel Clock

video upload by Thonk Synth DIY

Music Thing Modular - Easel Clock

"Buy Music Thing Modular products for the Buchla Music Easel here -"

Friday, October 07, 2022

Music Thing Modular - CONTROL

video upload by Thonk Synth DIY


Control is four big finger-friendly knobs for precise & playable tweaking from Music Thing Modular designed by Tom Whitwell, he writes:

After spending a lot of time working on smaller and smaller projects, I realised that many Eurorack synths were missing something critical: controls that are big enough to be fun.

Control is an absurdly simple module: Four big knobs that output voltages. Connect those voltages to modules, and you have high-precision, intuitive control. Connect those voltages to several modules, and you have interesting, repeatable confusion.

The first two channels (top two knobs) are also attenuators if something is plugged into the leftmost sockets.

The voltage on each channel can be 0–5v (middle), 0–10v (up), or -5v to +5v (down). When using a channel as an attenuator, keep it in 0–5v or you’ll get weird gain or offset (which you may want).

There are two extra outputs. Change outputs just the changes as they happen. If a knob is turned quickly to the right, it will output a little burst of positive voltage. If a four-handed performer turns all four knobs quickly anti-clockwise, it will output a chunky pulse of negative voltage. Patching Change into an input creates a primitive clock.

Diff is a difference rectifier, inspired by NonlinearCircuits, but with a slightly different circuit. It compares the difference between 1&2, and between 3&4, and finally outputs the difference between those two differences. The aim was to create a bumpy, unpredictable voltage between 0 and 10v. It’s not random, but it’s not easily predictable, either.

Each knob has its own bi-colour LED to provide visual feedback on how much voltage is being output. There are also LED indicators for the Change and Diff outputs.

And that's just about it. The circuit isn't designed to be super precise. It works best when you patch into a bunch of points in a complex patch, then just sit back, listen, and make small (or big) movements with the knobs.

The pots themselves are a bit special: high quality TT Electronics P260T – as used in SynthTech modules.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

08 09 22 K├ęsako Reverb - Feedback

video upload by batchas

"Using camera mic to record audio.
Reverb is based on an open source project called Spring Reverb MK2 which was originally made by Tom Whitwell (Music Thing)."

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Music Thing Turing Machine (Plus All Expanders!) Demo/Mega Tutorial

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Sit back and let me show you one of my favourite modules: The Music Thing Turing Machine Eurorack Module. It'll be practical, philosophical, and we'll try all its expanders: Voltages, Volts, Pulses, Vactrol Mix and more!"

▶️ Buy Music Thing module kits:
▶️ Music Thing's Site:

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Inspiring Modulation (a mindful tutorial)

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Being a (hopefully) thought-provoking video to explain modulation and inspiration strategies for modular, emphasis on the mighty Music Thing Turing Machine. I saved the most important point for last. Support on Patreon yea?

Also features Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Turing Machine Expanders, VCAs, LFOs, Envelopes from Mutable Instruments Stages, Sophie, Elektron Machines, DFAM, and more."

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Wide Ambient Modular Piece (with a lot of granular synthesis)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Made this little piece featuring my recent DIY Builds: Music Thing Modular Mikrophonie and the Electro-Smith 2114 4-Pole LPF.
Full Patch Notes are available on my Patreon. Cheers!

Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

Sunday, February 20, 2022

DIY Build #1: Music Thing Modular Mikrophonie

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Decided to start a new series on this channel, in which I will be building some cool synths, and then in the background of the timelapse, music will be playing featuring that piece of gear that I was building in the video. Let me know in the comments what you all this of this. I am planning on doing some more in the upcoming weeks so don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss those.
I am a noob in DIY synth building, so I decided to start with this basic kit from Music Thing Modular, which all in all took me about 2.5 hours to build, which is quite some time, but I wasn't in rush:) -
Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

Sunday, November 28, 2021

11 27 21 Buchla Modular System

vides by batchas

"2 x KESAKO „Player & Reverb“ sent to 288v for effect processing. No filtering. 288v trig outs are controlling 1979 MSV and Buchla 261e.
No filtering, no EQ or post-processing.
KESAKO „Player & Reverb“ is an adaptation for the Buchla system of Radio Music (Music Thing)."

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Music Thing Modular - Mini Drive - How to patch it!

video upload by Thonk Synth DIY

Buy Mini Drive HERE -

Additional Mini Drive posts

Friday, September 24, 2021

channel directions - & music with Numeric Repetitor & XTk

video upload by junklight

"I'm wanting to move on from just videos of me playing music and start exploring music & creativity (rather than gear) a bit more. However need to start with baby steps- learning to make better videos....."

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