Showing posts with label synthCube. Show all posts
Showing posts with label synthCube. Show all posts

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Music From Outer Space and synthCube Announce Noise Toaster Project Contest!

via synthCube

"Win cash prizes, store credit and merchandise by showing off your Noise Toaster

synthCube has organized a 'Show Off Your Build' contest to celebrate the most popular MFOS project of all time-- the Noise Toaster-and the companion how-to book Make:Analog Synthesizers by Ray Wilson, the founder of MFOS.

If you've built a Noise Toaster, enter the contest to show off your project and tell its story-or build a new Noise Toaster in order to enter the 'New Build' categories!

Noise Toaster desktop analog synthesizers come in all shapes and sizes-and the contest will award prizes for different categories- see the contest landing page for details and prizes!

Prizes include VISA gift cards, store credit vouchers, MFOS merchandise and MFOS synthesizer kits.

To enter the contest check out the details at

Also check out the dedicated Noise Toaster Support Threads at Modwiggler and Facebook.

More info contact"

Thursday, July 21, 2022

New England Synth Fest Set For August 11 at the Boston Museum of Science

via New England Synth Fest

"New England Synth Fest presents live music, immersive visuals, and exhibitors at the Museum of Science in Boston. Performances in the Planetarium by Bob Familiar with visuals by cskonopka, LIMBC with visuals by Solid State Entity, and Asha Tamirisa.

Plus more performances on the Lobby Stage by Bill T Miller, Vizzie & Oxalis, and Build.

Plus lobby exhibits with our friends Stompbox Sonic,, synthCube, Pirx Modular, Circuit Happy, Alan R. Pearlman Foundation, The Record Co., CopperSound Pedals, and more.

Second show added at 9:30pm. June and July were SOLD OUT. The 7:30pm show on August 11 is already SOLD OUT. Get tickets for 9:30pm show on August 11."

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Small Bear Electronics to Continue Serving Audio DIY Customers after Acquisition by synthCube

via SynthCube

"Small Bear is excited to announce that it’s been acquired by synthCube and will continue to serve customers.

The Small Bear webstore will re-open for purchases as soon as synthCube organizes the inventory and readies it for shipping. Low-stock and out-of-stock items will be re-ordered where possible in order to maintain the Small Bear catalog.

Tthe combination of Small Bear and synthCube will provide expanded parts selection for DIY audio enthusiasts, including makers of stompboxes, modular synths, amps and more.

The combined company will continue to serve both hobbyists and commercial accounts. Small to mid-size stompbox, modular synth and DIY audio companies will continue to find deep inventory and competitive prices for components purchased in bulk, with a particular focus on analog and digital components specific to audio DIY.

For inquiries please contact synthCube at the following email address:"

Friday, February 11, 2022

The Human Comparator synthCube Kit TTSH MiniMeanie Arp 2600 + 1601 + Keyboard in Mahagony Case

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via this auction

"Amazing complete ARP 2600 Clone Set

The set contains following components:

1. Human Comparator TTSH, ARP2600 clone incl. Gate Booster (kit from synthCube)

2. 1601 Sequenzer clone (kit from synthCube)

3. DIY Keyboard based on a Fatar Studio 49 with:

MST '07 Buffered Multiple Kit
RIB MST Ribbon Controller

4. Patch cables"

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Alien Jazz (Volca Beats, Volca Bass, & Alien Screamer)

video by poorness studios

"For the next Weird Week video, I decided to use my KORG Volca Beats, KORG Volca Bass, and the super cool Alien Screamer from MFOS. I'm using the modulation oscillator to control the pitch of the Alien Screamer and then constantly changing the waveshaper settings.

You can see the Alien Screamer build video here:" [posted here]

The kit can be purchased from SynthCube:

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Universal Power Plate - A Modular Synthesizer Power Supply Build

video by John L Rice

"I needed to upgrade a power supply for my large format modular synth so I thought I'd document most of the process I typically go through.

0:00​​ Introduction
1:28​ Safety Warning
1:56​ Parts Description
3:50​ Power Inlet Install
5:23​ Main Unit Install
7:13​ Banana Jack Install
8:23​ Distribution Board Build
11:58​ Distribution Board Install
13:03​ AC Wiring
17:13​ DC Wiring
19:56​ Done, Comparison, and Thanks Richard Brewster
20:49​ Image Of PSU Installed (improvised music starts)
21:09​ Bonus Section - Building Cables (no talking)
22:50​ (music continues with random video clips)
25:28​​ End

The main parts I used:
JLR UPP custom rack panel from
Qualtek 864-03/001 AC inlet, filter, fuse, switch
Bel Power HAA-0.8-AG linear power supply
MOTM-900 power distribution board from

Video gear: Canon C100 MkII camera and Canon EFS 10-18mm lens
Voiceover gear: Neumann TLM-193 mic and John Hardy M-1 preamp
Music gear: Modular synthesizer, Mellotron M4000D, Yamaha FS1R, Strymon pedals

Richard Brewster's blog page that got me started making rackmount power supplies:

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, and commenting! 🥳
Please consider "buying me a coffee" if you found this content helpful or entertaining:"

Monday, February 22, 2021

Uglysound Build Challenge: Can Paul build six modules in less than five hours?

video by Uglysound

"In this episode Matt challenges Paul to build six modules in under five hours!

Paul chose to build six synthCube kits, all Pharmasonic System 700 clones in eurorack format.

Find those kits (and many other great projects) here:"

Monday, August 17, 2020

New Translucent Slider Caps from synthCube

via synthCube

"synthCube is pleased to announce availability of new custom translucent caps for synthesizer LED slider pots.

These are now in stock--- amazing LED slider caps for synth modules---- these are a dark smoky translucent gray. You'll see your LED shine diffused through the top and sides, then it'll be full bright when viewed head-on through the gap on the face... originally designed for the TTSH v4 project, these have a great look and feel to them -- and will enhance most modules that make use of LED sliders-- enjoy!!

More details on our webstore - contact us for information on samples and wholesale quantity purchases."

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Blacet Time Machine Delay TM2050 Dotcom / MU Modular Synthesizer SN 10000126

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via this auction

"Incredible Analog Delay converted to Dotcom / MU format by Synthcube.

Bought new in January 2015.

Carefully used for a year and then kept in storage for the last 3."

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Soundtronics MFOS Soundlab MIDI Ultimate with Arturia Keystep in Wooden Case

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Published on Jul 6, 2019 Torsten Spiller

"A very first demonstration of the Soundtronics Midi Ultimate which is based on the MFOS Soundlab Ultimate. I made a special version of my DCASE that the Midi Ultimates fits in."

via this auction

"The MIDI Ultimate project is a fully-featured analogue synth with a performance comparable to many commercially available instruments. The MIDI Ultimate is an evolution of the (MFOS) Sound Lab Ultimate design by the late Ray Wilson who is credited for much of the design which has been reproduced with kind permission of in the US.

Synth Features
Three Musically Accurate Voltage Controller Oscillators (VCOs) with sawtooth and variable width pulse wave forms, pulse width modulation, hard-sync, log CV inputs.
Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter (VCF) 12db/Oct doubles as a sine wave oscillator
Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA)with log response
White Noise Generator
Active 8 Channel Mixer for all VCO waveforms, noise and external input
Two Attack, Decay, Sustain & Release Envelope Generators (ADSR)
Two Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO) with square, ramp, triangle and sawtooth waveforms
Repeat Gate Generator that can also double as another square wave LFO)
Sample & Hold (S&H) with variable sample rate and glide
Toggle Switch Patching with potentiometer mixing
Echo Effect Sound Processor
MIDI to CV Interface with 1-16 channel selector switch, responds to all 128 MIDI note keys
Headphones and Line output
Integral +/- 12Vdc Power supply Regulator (needs external 12Vac 500mA plug top adaptor)
DIY Construction with through hole components
Single board design with PCB mounted pots and switches eliminates panel wiring"

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sinulator - some knob twiddling!

Published on Mar 24, 2019 openmusiclabs

"OML and WOMS (West Oakland Music Systems) teamed up to make the Sinulator. here it is doing some phase modulation, with a sequenced tone used as the modulator. the depth of modulation is adjusted manually through the video, and there is a drum back beat. it can also be used as a wavefolder and sinewave shaper.

currently availabe via Perfect Circuit and soon at Synthcube."

Note this is the first post to feature West Oakland Music Systems.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

STG Soundlabs modular plus DIY rarities

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via this auction

"The case is made of curly oak top/front and ash sides/back (they match up really well) and has a couple STG Busboards with a Power One PSU that's really overbuilt for the case size. The modules are all in decent shape save for occasional rack rash that you don't see when screws are in place or some light scratches here or there from a patch lead, which is to be expected with an instrument that's frequently patched and used and nothing out of the ordinary. This system new with a case would cost well over $7,000 so this is a serious deal. Comes with a nice pile of hosa colored patch cables in 1.5 and 3ft lengths.

All modules are professionally built, even the DIY/synthcube modules so you know you'll be getting something to depend on for years to come...

Here's the module list:

STG Soundlabs
trigger mini store x 3
shift manager
Time buffer
digital attenuators
Time divider
wave folder
pulse matrix
attenuator (x2)
Dotcom Pedal Interface
dotcom spring reverb q115
synthcube blacet time machine
synthcube Galilean moons designed by Hex Inverter
synthcube jupiter storm designed by Hex Inverter
synthcube source of uncertainty designed by Roman F aka Sputnik
synthcube seiner micron
megaohm MA20 filter
CGS serge resonant eq
ssl sequencer"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

DIY Project #6: MFOS Alien Screamer

Published on Oct 23, 2017 poorness studios

"For my latest DIY project, I built the Music From Outer Space Alien Screamer kit. I made a couple mods to it as well. This is by far the most complicated thing I've built so far.

The kit can be purchased from SynthCube:"

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Music From Outer Space Eurorack Module Series—Coming Autumn 2017

We have some exciting news in via SynthCube. You should all be familiar with Ray Wilson's Music From Outer Space synth DIY. His contributions have helped launch a number of synth makers and synth DIY enthusiasts. Aside from running his site, Ray was also the author of Make: Electronic Synthesizers.

"Music From Outer Space is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Ray Wilson’s Music From Outer Space modules adapted to the eurorack modular format.

Beginning with the core modules, each of Ray’s modular analog designs are being re-released in the eurorack format using redesigned and updated SMT PCBs. The initial release- scheduled for Autumn 2017—will include the VCO, VCLFO, Dual VCA, Phaser, Noise, Mixer, LP VCF, AR EG, and ADSR EG. Widths range from 6hp to 14hp in 2hp increments.

Consistent with the philosophy of Ray Wilson (founder of MFOS), the modules are designed in a way to introduce new users to analog modular synthesis, with each module designed to provide one of the ‘core elements’ of subtractive synthesis. In addition, this range of modules has been designed using DIY-friendly SMT components, to further encourage synth DIY enthusiasts to consider SMT as an alternative to through-hole designs. Experienced eurorack synth users will enjoy the opportunity to include one or more of these ‘pure’ analog designs in their existing setups.

All modules will be available as assembled units, full SMT kits, partial SMT kits (SMT PCB parts pre-populated,) panel+pcb bundles and standalone PCBs. Technical and functional details will be released with each module. Pricing is being finalized, but will be consistent with comparable eurorack assembled modules and kits.
For further information, please contact us at:

Dealers, please inquire for information on trade discounts, POS display, demo modules/systems, pre-order availability."

Friday, April 21, 2017

JunkieXL: The Modular Wall - Studio Time: S2E3

Published on Apr 21, 2017 junkiexlofficial

"An introduction to my modular synth wall! What's in there, where it comes from, and most importantly - why I have it."

Sunday, January 22, 2017

West Coast Woggle

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Autotross

"A self modulating patch based around the Corsynth Dual Looping Envelope. The output of each envelope affects the rise/fall of the other.

Envelope 1 controls the Synthcube SEM filter and the VCA, while envelope 2 controls the timbre of the Braids module.

The combined output of Envelopes 1 + 2 along with a randomized LFO modulates the delay time of the Strymon El Capistan pedal.

Random sample and hold CV is applied to the Braids module affecting the pitch and harmonic ratio.

And spring reverb from the TC Hall of Fame pedal.

No wogglebug required!"

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Lower West Side Studio 5U Demo Videos

Published on Jun 24, 2016 Lower West Side Studio

These were spotted and sent my way via John L Rice. Thank you John!


1. Stroh Dual Gene Splicer

"Demonstration of the Stroh Dual Gene Splicer MU Module from
Details on the DIY build can be found here"

2. Frequency Central System X ADSR Fast / Slow Envelope Demo

"Frequency Central's System X ADSR - Demonstration of Fast versus Slow Envelope switch setting
Details on the DIY build can be found here"

3. Cat Girl Synthesizer CGS01 Sub Oscillator Demo

"Cat Girl CGS01 Sub Oscillator / Harmonic Sequencer Demonstration
Details on the DIY build can be found here"

4. PAiA MIDI2CV8 Duo Mode Demo

"PAiA MIDI2CV8 9700S Duophonic Mode Demonstration
FRAC module converted to MU format (+/-15V) with version 3.0 ROM and Switch 8 modification"

5. MIDI2CV8 DIN Sync - External MIDI Clock Control

"Demonstration of the PAiA MIDI2CV8 DIN Sync Mode - MIDI Clock to Control Voltage
Moog Sub 37 clock used to control arpeggiator"

6. BMC018 Analog Drum Demo

"Demonstration of Barton Musical Circuit's BMC018 Analog Drum Module. This module was built in MU format for a +/-15 volt power supply system."

Saturday, October 22, 2016

SynthCube Acquires and Continues Music From Outer Space

As many of you know, Ray Wilson of Music From Outer Space passed away on July 21. There has been some speculation as to what would happen to MFOS. Ray Wilson's projects and website have been an incredible resource to the DIY community, and those looking to introduce themselves to the world of synth DIY. Well, I am happy to announce that SynthCube will be keeping the world of MFOS alive.

"SynthCube is delighted to announce the acquisition of Music From Outer Space. In cooperation with Ray Wilson's surviving spouse Debra, the 'Maiden of MFOS,' we are developing plans to extend Ray's work indefinitely. The MFOS website will remain in place, with all of its great content, humor and documentation. Plans are underway to continue to make the MFOS pcbs, panels etc available via our synthCube webstore, as well as other authorized MFOS stores and websites who choose to stock those items. Not only will the website and product line continue, plans are to extend it. Full kits, panel mount pcbs, reduced size euro-friendly boards, panels, pre-built products... all possibilities are on the table. More details to follow!

In honor of Ray Wilson, we will be establishing a memorial scholarship fund to support education in the areas of electrical engineering, audio, electronic music etc. We are also exploring avenues to use Ray's designs to supplement STEM teaching and training in a number of venues.

Existing MFOS inventory is available now via Plans are underway to restock any unavailable items.

Please refer any questions to us via the synthCube contact form or email."

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cave Birds (Modular Synth Soundscape)

Published on Oct 21, 2016 Autotross

"This patch started with my wife and I creating some bird calls as a learning exercise.

The Q960 sequencer is triggered with a key press and does a little 3-step chirp - some random pitch sample and hold is also added in. More randomness is added to the Corsynth Dual Loopable Envelope's attack & decay, which controls the Synthcube SEM filter.

We then added some white noise wind filtered by the Corsynth Lowpass Filter, which is swept randomly by the same sample and hold (with a bit of slew).

Finally, rainy drip-drops come straight out of the Mutable Instruments Braids (MU version by FSFX) via the Particle algorithm.

And that's it, Cave Birds. Enjoy!"

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ghost of Jordan Levitt (MU modular synth jam)

Published on Oct 1, 2016 Autotross

"Giving the new Synthcube/Moogah SEM filter a workout - it really starts to shine at the 3 minute mark.

Both parts sequenced by the Q960. Drums from Roland TR-8.

Strymon El Capistan and TC Hall of Fame used for delay and reverb."

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