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Friday, June 07, 2024

What Tomorrow Brings ( M8 Model 02 )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Hi everyone, new M8, new Track.

So had the new model 02 M8 for a week now, it's slick, I love the model 01.

enjoy the 4k, focus sorts itself out little bit into the video.

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Tales from the Bin ( Dirtywave M8 )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"I wrote a track using a guitar from a bin."

Friday, December 29, 2023

Endless Sands ( Commodore 64 & Sid Factory II )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Hi here is a SiD track I made using Sid Factory II.

listen to this on Deepsid

download the sid from drop box

Learn about Sid Factory II

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Therapsid - why to love the 6581 sid chip

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Such an amazing filter.

Hi , I was just practicing writing on Sid Factory II (testing ASID don't think this build is live yet), which is controlling the Therapsid via an elektron TM-1 midi interface (didnt have turbo on here), Therapsid was provided by Twisted Electrons many moons ago.

I Think this sort of thing is why Sid chips in particular the 6581's are so hard to emulate or make replacements of."

Sunday, December 10, 2023

picoTracker - 8 tracks of audio and MIDI for under $50.

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"picoTracker ( is a new, lightweight 8 voice audio and midi tracker. Intro by @avrilcadabra ! ( , Table of contents:

00:00 intro tune
01:00 hi
01:38 unboxing
02:12 building
05:21 hardware overview
06:11 tutorial: creating a song and transfering samples
06:49 navigating the editors, key functions
07:23 song screen
07:38 chain screen
07:50 phrase screen
08:00 instrument screen, selecting samples
08:24 adding notes to a phrase
08:54 adding a second instrument
09:17 changing the instrument of a note
09:32 adding another instrument...
10:00 adjusting song tempo
10:35 important things to consider!
11:06 adding a bass track
12:19 listening to both tracks
12:34 creating a progression
13:23 using midi instruments (short demo)
15:26 verdict - a powerful box for small money, but ...
16:17 support the developers, please
16:25 conclusion

picoTracker development story


Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Therapsid mk3 (multitimbral sequencing)

video upload by

"Hi this a track I converted to sequence the Therapsid.

Disclaimer this Therapsid was sent to me by Twisted Electrons and I spent so long working with them to get the firmware all working nicely so it worked as expected from someone that uses c64's as well as synths, I'm going to mark it as a paid promotion anyway though.

The track is called 'There's still time' , I originally made it on a Digitakt using samples. Here it is being sequenced by a Dirtywave M8.

I have quite a few clips of the Therapsid on my instagram if you would like to see them as the firmware progressed to where it is today.

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Monday, October 09, 2023

M8 RMX Flex and MetroGradeGoods skin

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Link to metrogradegoods

Not affiliated or sponsored with / by metro

I have wanted the ability the have coloured m8's for years had reached to companies but was never able to make it work so happy to recommend metro who just did it on their own. minimum you need is the acrylic plate, the screws available on the site are slightly longer than the screws the m8 comes with but you can reuse the stock screws. Then you need the print bit which is laser cut and quite delicate.

The dyed caps seems to be the most expensive option, don't tighten the screws much as you don't want to crack the acrylic.

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Touch screen drums ( M8 bundle in description )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Want to try this on your M8 you can.

Just messing with wavesynth and touch screen to manipulate parameters in a musical way.

Here is the link"

Monday, May 22, 2023

Dirtywave M8 big font mode

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This is the new optional accessibility UI for the M8

to help with those with vision issues to enjoy the M8.

*Please note this is a Beta, potentially something could change."

Friday, May 12, 2023

Destroy the Earth ( Dirtywave M8)

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Whipped up this track yesterday, Might to a break down video as it's probably interesting.

Had no motivation to be creative lately, just been waiting for A.I to take over and end it all. My laptop died, and some other b.s. This video is filmed on my phone as I just didn't feel like doing the whole DSLR and syncing today. Hope thats ok.

The track has some commodore 64 speech thats being live mangled, some samples from a foreign station (maybe it isn't I don't understand it) that seems to be illegally broadcasting on airport frequencies. A snippet of my eternal ambient space ship sleep drone that I will one day post. If you have a sub this should have some good bass. There some lofi krell stuff going on in here, and managed to get hypesynth feedbacking like a guitar amp. other weird techniques, lot of generative stuff in this.

Still don't have OBS etc working again on this second hand laptop so it has been a bit of a set back."

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Therapsid hard synced PWM 6581

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This is a Therapsid from Twisted Electrons which was sent to me to make a demonstration video (this is not that video) as there are very few videos on it and I love sid chips and c64's I'm like Bane except I was born into Sid pulse width modulation instead of darkness. I have had it for over a month now and have been working hard testing pretty much every day to make sure it does everything it is suppose to do and everything a c64 fan might expect it to do. Some issues are still present as of this video but are being worked on. It is open source and I suggest anyone considering one go and read the issues section on Twisted Electrons github to see what bugs remain and what future enhancements might be coming.

while this works as just a very nice retro sounding hands on synth for those that are not commodore die hards it can be sequenced multitimbrally as shown here and controlled with cc's. As of this video I am still waiting for glide to be fixed to work multitimbrally (each voice glides independently and works fine in the main mode in

This is just a test day I filmed. without any care to video quality. Expect a full demonstration of this synth in the near future.

In this video the Therapsid is being sequenced by the Dirtywave M8. I'm pointing to the individual voices as the m8 turns them on."

Saturday, April 01, 2023

MSSIAH Bassline (C64 303)

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"I got a new C64c that looks like the other one!

this one is an 8580r5 made in 1990 so I finally got to hear MSSIAH bassline as intended.

the M8 is sending clock to the c64 over midi. Omx-27 is in M8 mode to mute / solo the drum tracks on the M8.

The box with pots I built. Basically it is just 4 pots (think I used half the value off the actual paddle pots as like half the range did nothing with actual paddles)

and a toggle switch because cynthcarts filter is backwards.

took many years of collecting things and building things and study to make this 60 second video. hopefully someone enjoys it."

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Hypersynth on Dirtywave M8 with new ADSR envelopes in 3.0

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This is in the soon to be released Firmware 3.0 for the M8

This was filmed on Beta 0, 16 beta's later we got to RC1 and it should be ready for full release soon.
Uploaded from my phone (direct audio though) but I will post a bigger video on 3.0 soon with better audio and video.

This is the new Synth engine, it is called Hypersynth, it is a 13 saw engine, 12 saws and 1 sub.

It is designed as a chord engine, the saws can be split in stereo pairs across 6 pitches to make 6 note chords in a single track.

also now ADSR envelopes are in the M8. Which makes playing with a keyboard a lot of fun. So here we have 8 instances of hype synth (104 saws 8 notes were held on midi keyboard)

Thought it would be amusing to use the virus to control it."

Sunday, March 19, 2023

ASID player using real C64 (Ode to 64 by Søren Lund) Station64

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This is not my music. Though this video needs to be on the internet.

lot of this stuff is so niche or lost it just doesn't exist on youtube. it's not really what I usually do on this channel but if not me who else is going to do it.

So what's going on here. The Software on the Laptop is from Elektron's download page for the SID station. it is an ASID player. Basically you load a sid file into it and it sends that data via midi cables (not midi protocol)

so the Sidstation..Midibox sid. (I think Hardsid) can support ASID. probably others. DJ Indikator wanted a way for a real commodore 64 to be compatible with ASID so in recent years they made Station64 which is a full midi native c64 software but it amazing supports ASID.

The Elektron software doesn't know what it is sending to. So the c64 is playing it on its 6581r4ar into my mixer. into the little M8 tracker which is being an audio interface for my phone so this video has direct audio.

I was so happy to get this working. had to share. Also more people that hear Ode to 64 the better."

Monday, March 13, 2023

Dirtywave M8 generative into Hainbach's Wires by Audio Thing

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Checking out Wires on ios."

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Making a M8 Hypersynth preset in 60 seconds

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Making some presets today, so decided to film making one.

This is from the M8 v3.0 Beta 7, anything can and may change, this preset may not even work on full release. Just wanted to put out a quick video while testing."

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Access Virus C vs DSP56300Emu

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"I wanted to test this for myself since I couldn't find any comparison. The volumes are not exact. I am not a scientist. youtubes compression probably made it worse.

the point is they are pretty much the same. the virus control panel is even mapped correctly by default except the softknobs dont change the vst.

the vst also seems unable to load banks correctly (only loads 16 presets from a bank) so I am showing some stock presets here. Maybe I will say which was which a bit later."

See the DSP56300 label below for more.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

That One Time ( Dirtywave M8 ) + bonus DEFMON version

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This ones a bit of an emotional chiptune pop song

When I was studying a lot of music theory last year this one one of the tracks I wrote. I recently was trying to port it to the C64 on DEFMON so figured I'd post them both.

No bandcamp release as of yet as well I have to make an Album cover which is the bane of my existence lately and I don't want to use A.I to do it. As usual if you would like it see it on bandcamp comment below and I'll make it happen, thank you.

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Deflemask ios doing commodore 64

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Deflemask is a tracker that supports quite a few chips.

Being a C64 fanatic that's what I tried first but no luck with getting the finished files to run on a real C64."

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Generative M8 with Milkdrop and Raindrops

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Generative music from the Dirtywave M8 with winamp visualizer

Hi everyone, if you caught my last stream I had this track running, but here is a proper video of it. I try to find a balance between random and musical.

#dirtywave #milkdrop

So random pitches are locked to scaled and lots of use of the SNG command to jump between islands of chains on the song screen. USB from the m8 is driving old school winamps milkydrop 2 visualizer.

I had the M8 audio going through raindrops bypassed, but turned it on and it sounded nice, so theres some sweetening from raindrops, was just set to 50ms delay so very short.

Here is an affiliate link to perfect circuit for the raindrops Dreadbox Raindrops -
I have recently done a full review of demo of you should watch first if you are interested.

I have not put this generative track (I dont even have a name for it) on bandcamp, but if someone wants me to just drop a comment and I'll get onto it.

I am also on"

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