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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"

Monday, January 23, 2023

Dreadbox Raindrops complete guide & demonstration ( Synths & Stereo )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

0:00 Intro Song
1:22 Primary controls
4:22 Secondary controls
5:44 Modulation Mode
6:42 Pitch Shift Mode
9:03 Reverb Mode
9:46 Divisions
10:47 Casio VL-1 Pitch Shifter
11:48 Digitakt
12:04 Virus Bass LFO Mode
12:42 Casio SK-1 Reverb Mode
13:24 Virus Arp Reverb Mode
14:15 Ibanez RG550 Reverb Mode
14:51 Neutron Reverb Mode

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Monday, January 02, 2023

General Midi Battle - QY100 vs SC88VL vs Super Nintendo!?

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Lets compare my Seashore track on these three midi modules.

Track 'Seashore' was written on the Dirtywave M8
The bank and program selects are set so it will work on any general midi device.

I have had this Roland SC88VL for a year or so and I use it fairly often as I don't have many poly synths and it doesn't take up much space. The QY100 is a recent addition. The super Midi pak I will feature more, it just got an update to work quietly on PAL machines.

Note seems between unplugging the audio cables from the qy100 and sc88 the Left and Right got flipped.

Midi pack is from

Link to Floyd Steinberg's @mr_floydst General Midi video" [posted here]

Monday, December 19, 2022

How to make some guitar lofi beats on the Dirtywave M8.

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Workflow for making some lofi with guitar on the Dirtywave M8


I guess this is intermediate skill level, I gloss over a few things most people familiar with the M8 should know, but feel free to ask in the comments if you need help with any of this.

My presets can be found here wowflutter (broken walkman preset) - Avrilcadabra preset packs -

The M8 ships with some of my presets but I have made a truckload since the M8 was released."

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Sandcastles ( Dirtywave M8 )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Little track made entirely on M8's wavesynth.

Hi all, made some sand castle patterns in the oscilloscope fun to sometimes when you are lacking motivation. Square waves are also cool.

Gear used. Dirtywave M8

Avrilcadabra preset packs -"

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Omx-27 now has a Grids mode

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"The little OMX-27 midi keyboard now has a port of Mutable instrument Grids.

The OMX-27 is a diy mechanical midi keyboard (sometimes you can request to have one prebuilt)

It's a chip shortage, so might be in stock, might not"

Additional Dirtywave Omx-27 demos.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Shimmer-like reverb on a Yamaha QY70 (following @Avrilcadabra 's recipe), plus update on LMN-3

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"A few days ago, @Avrilcadabra posted a rather ingenious video showing how to "fake" a shimmer reverb on the Dirtywave M8. You should watch it, it's short and to-the-point and it really deserves more views: [below]
In this video, I'm testing if the same ideas work on a Yamaha QY70 as well.
No table of contents today, but there's a demo at 4:36, and a short update on the LMN3 video at 6:00"

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How to make lush Shimmer reverb on M8

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"If there's a will there's a way.

#m8tracker #dirtywave

Sorry this video is fast, I tried to make it slow, but not slow enough, I zoom around the M8 so quick from using it so much. , so I'll explain here.

If you have the current firmware you can quickly render any bit of a song.
Hold shift and option to select what you want to render then press Edit 3 times, select OK to render, M8 will auto load a sampler instrument and add the render (how neat)

My pattern was 4 phrases long, so I make a new chain on the song screen, add new phrase, in that phrase add a c-4 note, it will be the new rendered sample.

then I add three empty FE phrases to the chain, to pad it out, so the sample plays uninterrupted for 4 phrases long.

Next we apply the time stretch method to our instrument, set LENGTH to 00, PLAY to FWD LOOP, set LFO to LOOPST, set OSC to Ramp UP, TRG to RETRIG,and finally FRQ to whatever length your sample is, mine was 4 phrases so I select 40 (help text says this is 4 phrases), if your pattern you rendered was 1 phrase long, then set FRQ to 10 for example,

Tweak LENGTH till it sounds less crap, between 2-4 usually.

Now adjust your C-4 to be C-5, shimmers are pitch shifted reverb an octave higher than the original sound. Because we have applied the time stretch technique our render will still be in time an octave higher. (if you want to make submarine reverb set it to C-3, or add another chain on song screen and have submarine and shimmer together!?) Now turn the DRY to 00 on the render, turn the reverb to A0, now we will only hear the octave up reverb tail, now to delay the reverb tail we use the FX command DEL02, to delay the render by 2 ticks. Now it will sound pretty good.

The final step is to add reverb on your original pattern, it will then blend into the octave up render reverb to create a full sounding Shimmer. I own a strymon reverb pedal, so I've made this to sound as close to that as I can."

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Turn your Dirtywave M8 into a broken Walkman

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Free tape effect instruments for the Dirty wave M8"

Monday, June 27, 2022

Omx-27 Midi Controller gets M8 Mode

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"The Omx-27 now has a dedicated M8 mode for the Dirtywave M8.

The OMX-27 is a cool open source midi controller that pairs really well with the M8 and now even more so.

Make sure your M8 has firmware 2.7.1 or higher.

I have not tested with headless version of M8, but everything but the oscilloscope mode should work (it is a hardware m8 only feature)"

Monday, June 06, 2022

Dirtywave M8 new Snapshots and Midi mutes 2.7.0 beta 3

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Lets check out some of the big features in coming in M8 2.7 firmware.

I've been testing beta for a bit and it's stable enough to show now.

2.7.0 will bring a lot of improvement and fixes but the three big things are Snapshot mode, load and save snapshots of the song state instantly from the mixer screen.

Because the M8 disk streams and Trash80 wizardry it can pretty much instantly save the song to to a temp file and recall it without interrupting playback.

This is similar to a feature on Elektron devices in which they snapshot the pattern into Ram.

The other big feature is the often requested ability to Mute and Solo tracks by sending a midi note. In the case of the omx-27 keyboard Mutes start at C-0

Also a new FM oscillator shape, the M8 FM synth doesn't just do Sines, and not it has a CLICK to help with making FM percussion.

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Korg NTS-1 with Chips 2.0 Oscillator

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Time to checkout the chiptune oscillator for the korg NTS-1

Chips 2.0 can be found here

I installed the minilogue version."

Sunday, May 08, 2022

M8 Tracker Version 2.6

video upload by Dirtywave

Timestamps: (Credit: Simon Wollwage)
0:00:00 Start
0:00:24 New Macrosynth models (Fluted, Digital Mod, Morse Noise)
0:03:39 New way of selecting samples ranges
0:06:09 Delay single shot mode (pre-delay trick)
0:08:19 Pre-order updates
0:09:19 Superbooth
0:09:54 Weekly Beats songs and tricks
0:10:44 Song #1 - Given Tides (@Trash80)
0:13:19 Song #1 - Walkthrough
0:16:14 Song #2 - Given Tides (@Trash80)
0:18:54 Song #2 - Walkthrough
0:20:59 Song #3 - Displaced (@Trash80)
0:24:04 Song #3 - Walkthrough
0:26:24 Song #4 - ??? (@Trash80)
0:26:44 Song #5 - ??? (@Trash80)
0:27:34 Song #6 - Back Home (@Trash80 & @Azuria Sky)
0:31:14 Song #7 - Galaxy (@AvrilCadabra)
0:32:39 Song #8 - Dystopiatown (@DisposablePlanet)
0:37:16 Song #9 - P_S Final!!! (@Kabar)
0:40:49 Song #10 - MUXSLZ (@KrangBae)
0:43:57 Song #11 - C WillDie (@LaserDogRob)
0:51:54 Song #12 - Pleiades (@Mikey303)
0:57:26 Song #13 - Horde (@TheBrackett)
1:02:36 Song #14 - Every Night (@Graz)

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Gameboy DMG Stock vs Pro sound mod audio examples

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Just some Audio examples of before and after pro sound mod

While gameboys are fun and completely usable for music on standard form the pro sound mod is win win.

Here is a tutorial by 8bitjunkie on doing the mod:"

How to: Original Game Boy DMG Internal Prosound Mod

video upload by 8bitjunkie

"Tools you may need:
Hakko Micro Cutter, Hakko Soldering Iron, Cheap Soldering Iron, Solder, Solder wick"

Monday, April 04, 2022

Commodore 64 + Cynthcart + Kerberos ( 6581 pure audio no talking )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Pure audio of the 6581R4AR Sid Chip.

This commodore 64 is being controlled via Midi using a Kerberos cartridge and Cynthcart 2.0 software.

The midi controller is an omx-27 running impbox firmware, it is sending CC to cynthcart to control filter etc.

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

Sunday, March 27, 2022

How to use FILL on Digitakt & Digitone

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Hi, should be all you need to know to start using FILL

There are two types of FILL in the digitakt, one has a Line and one does not, the one with the line is NOT FILL and is referred to as NOT FILL in this video, it does the opposite of the FILL, a trigger set to NOT FILL will only be active when the PAGE button is not being held.

If you want to go further than shown in this video, remember you can use FILL on anything not just notes, a more advanced thing to try would be when using trigless trigs to do modulation, you could set these to FILL so an LFO is only active when holding PAGE. "

Monday, March 21, 2022

Out of Order ( M8 & C64 & OMX-27 )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Some sounds from the past with help from the future.

This track, I wanted to make my own breakbeat from scratch and resample it, stretch it etc to make it sound old and brutal. I also sampled some pinball sounds, slowed down pinball flippers etc, lot of sample manipulation going on with the M8. The weird arps and stuff are mostly from the M8, couple from the c64. I sampled the c64 into the m8.

Hope you enjoy the artistic flair of the video for some old school aesthetic.

Gear used.
Dirtywave M8
Commodore 64c with a 6581r4ar sid chip.
Kerberos midi cart
Cynthcart c64 software.
Sony 9045qm PVM

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

Friday, March 18, 2022

Commodore 64 as a Midi Synthesizer with Cynthcart & Kerberos

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Using the legendary c64 as a synthesizer with Midi

00:00 Intro Demo
00:27 Nerd out about the c64
07:54 Direct audio Demo

Kerberos Cart info here though I don't think they are for sale since chip shortage

Cynthcart info


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

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Dreamy Sunshine Arps outside with the M8

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Enjoying some arps outside in the sun.

Been working on some more complex arp presets, you just put down one note, and off they go, lots of table modulation. So this is 2 different arp presets, and a pad that modulates its notes in a table also.

So just a C in track 1, C in track 2 and C in track 3."

Monday, February 21, 2022

DIY Dirtywave M8 headless using a Teensy 4.1 microcomputer

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Want to try a #Dirtywave #M8 tracker but don't want to wait until July of '22? Build one yourself, then, using a #Teensy 4.1 microcomputer and the M8 firmware. Table of contents:

00:00 hello
00:05 shoutout to @Avrilcadabra
00:36 required hardware
00:55 how to get the firmware and software
01:49 installing, configuration
03:17 navigating the M8
03:39 create a drum track...
04:39 create another instrument
05:09 adding another track
05:44 using effects for one note
06:09 adding a subtractive synth track, sound design
07:09 adding an fm synth lead, improvisation
07:56 conclusion, important considerations

Dirtywave M8 headless setup instructions:
Teensy: [DE:] [US:]
ReWASD (for mapping your game controller to keyboard keys)"

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Time for some Sonicware XFM and 8bit ambient

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Some generative ambient on the Sonicware XFM and 8bit warps"

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