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Friday, February 23, 2024

Making Mono Synths Polyphonic with the K.O. II


video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan walks through the process of sampling synthesizers for lo-fi grit with the Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II.

All audio was captured directly from the K.O. II, with no external processing or effects.

A pack of synth samples for use on the K.O. II can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folder...

The sample names are notated in the video when used. There are also additional samples included in the sample pack that weren't used in the video. There are 22 synth samples totaling 13.7MB.

This video is not sponsored and all featured gear was purchased at full price.

If you enjoyed this video and want to see similar content in the future, please like and subscribe.

Intro: 00:00
Chromatic Sampling... What is it?: 0:48
Why Bother?: 2:40
Tips and Tricks: 7:18
Sampling Examples: 9:52

The following synths were sampled in this video:
Moog Grandmother
Arturia MiniFreak
Korg MS-2000
DSI Mopho
Vermona Perfourmer
MSW MSW-810"

Friday, February 02, 2024

How To Prep Your K.O. II Samples for Lo-Fi Grit


video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan walks through prepping lo-fi samples for maximum grit on the Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II.

All sounds and music in this video were created using the K.O. II.

This video is not sponsored and all featured gear was purchased at full price.

If you enjoyed this review and want to see similar content in the future, please like and subscribe.

Intro: 00:00
The Theory: 1:18
The Process: 4:47
The Results: 11:03"

Friday, January 19, 2024

The K.O. II is More Than Just a Groovebox


video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan explores the Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II and its old school sampling methods.

All sounds and music in this video were created using the K.O. II.

This video is not sponsored and all featured gear was purchased at full price.

If you enjoyed this review and want to see similar content in the future, please like and subscribe.

Intro: 00:00
Quality: 1:56
Drop Test: 2:38
Concerns: 5:04
Workflow: 7:31
The Killer Feature: 13:02
Conclusion: 17:05"

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The 'Right' Sequencer | Modular Composing | Episode 02


video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Your possibilities to compose on a Modular Synth are directly related to the sequencer you're using. So picking the 'right' sequencer for your work is an important task. Your biggest challenge would be to compose or arrange a full song with beats, bass, lead and maybe even chords. I thought it would be fun to use Kraftwerk's 1976 Trans-Europe Express as a 'benchmark', but it turned out a big challenge. It has a simple rhythm (no problem), a super simple bass, a lead and the characteristic 'note ladder' that jumps 5 semitones each 1/2 note. This takes 128 regular steps and sequencers ususally stop at 16, 32 or 64 (if you're lucky). Clock divisions could take care of that. But the song transposes to a different key when the 'note stairs' plays and you'll need a powerful sequencer to transpose all voices to a new key and then turn back. Ground Control and Westlicht Performer couldn't pull it off. I had zero knowledge of NerdSeq at the beginning of this video, but it turned out to be the only sequencer I know of that can do a full song. It's an incredible sequencer/tracker, but it also has a 100+ page manual.

Sequencers roughly come in three flavors: linear, cartesian and arbitrary. The most useful sequencers can do drums, strict patterns and generative parts. I've included Five12 Vector and Eloquencer in my overview, but I have no experience with them. My 'findings' in this video are biased by my own music and workflow and I double-checked the manuals of modules I don't know. It's possible I overlooked some features. I am aware Vector can do drums, but I felt you'd need a dedicated drum pattern editor to qualify as a drum sequencer.

00:00 Song Structure
00:22 Trans-Europe Express (TEE) - Ground Control
01:45 TEE - Westlicht Performer
02:48 TEE - XOR NerdSEQ
04:54 Separation of rhythm and melody - Metron & Bloom
07:30 Linear, Cartesian and Arbitrary sequencing
08:22 Generative Sequencing - NerdSEQ
09:44 Generative Sequencing - Bloom
10:42 Generative Sequencing - Westlicht Performer
11:25 Generatice Sequencing - Rene MK2
13:17 Arbitrary Sequencing - Frap Tools USTA
14:54 Melodicer short
15:18 Metropolis Family short
16:31 Scorecards"

Thursday, January 05, 2023

The Arturia MiniFreak Has a Synth Superpower Hiding in Plain Sight!


video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's exploration of the Arturia MiniFreak's polyphonic effects."

Intro: 0:00
Polyphonic Effect Examples: 1:58
Patch Examples: 4:36
Conclusion: 8:44

"For a free MiniFreak patch bank, click here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CuyN..."

Also see Is the Arturia MiniFreak Good for Classic Style Synth Sounds?

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Is the Arturia MiniFreak Good for Classic Style Synth Sounds?


video upload by

Sounds only video below.

"Donald Jordan explores the Arturia MiniFreak to see if it's a good synth for more classic style synth sounds.

All synth sounds and music in this video were created using the MiniFreak. The synth audio was recorded direct and zero post processing or external effects were used."

Intro: 00:00
Architecture: 3:03
Oscillators: 4:28
Filters: 10:42
Modulation: 15:02
Sound Design: 20:48
Classic Style Patches: 26:45
Conclusion: 36:54

Classic Style Synth Sounds on the Arturia MiniFreak (NO TALKING)
video upload by Bloom Music

"The sounds only companion video to Donald Jordan's exploration of the Arturia MiniFreak."

Classic Style Patches: 00:00
Oscillators: 10:15
Filters: 15:06
Modulation: 19:26
Sound Design: 23:21
MiniFreak Jam: 28:43

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Instruō modules in ambient harmony | Líon, Arbhar, Lúbadh, Cruïnn, Cš-l, øchd


video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
#modular #eurorack #instruo
Made this patch while testing a new single-case configuration of my system. Here are the modules I'm using starting from
the top left:
- Expert Sleepers ES-9
- Instruō/ Divkid øchd
- Plum Audio OCP
- ALM Pam's New Workout with Dusty Clouds alternate black panel
- Malekko Varigate 8+
- Qu-bit Tone
- Qu-bit Bloom
the bottom left:
- Instruō lìon
- Instruō arbhar
- Instruō Lúbadh
- Instruō cruïnn
- Instruō Cš-l
- Passive Mult
1U row just has 2 USB powers for the external (in this case red) lights, and another light that I am not using in this patch, as well as 2 Mosaic Buffed Mults. The rest are various black blank panels.

Here are some links of mine:
https://linktr.ee/pgarbaczonek
Go follow my Patreon here:
https://www.patreon.com/pgarbaczonek?...

Perks of being a member include Patch from scratch videos, behind-the-scenes, HD pictures of gear and such, unreleased music, sample packs, and many more :)"

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Patch Diary 005: Korg MS2000


video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

The synth for today was the Korg MS2000.

The effects used were:
Mattoverse Electronics Inflection Point
Earthquaker Devices Plumes
Eventide Tricerachorus

This time, I made a Boards-y, melted cassette sound."

Sunday, September 04, 2022

Patch Diary 004: Sequential Prophet Rev 4


video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

This is a video series where I create a patch from scratch and explain it (with subtitles) along the way.

The synth for today was the Sequential Prophet Rev 4.

The effects used were:
Earthquaker Devices Plumes
Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte Lo-fi Delay

This time, I made a crunchy, resonant Prophet lead."

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Candle In The Night by Jay Wires





A new release from supporting member Jay Wires.

Available on various streaming platforms here.

On first listen, ‘Candle In The Night’ seems to present a hopeful, reassuring tone to its lyrics and synth structures. Listen closely and you find Jay Wires vividly documenting the ups and downs of life, the track being subtly divided into individual segments that reflect the changing seasons of a year. Inspired by a weekend trip to the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts in the fall of 2019, the track finds Jay reimagining the full bloom of lush summer scenery; the subtle color shifts and death of the autumn leaves; the treacherous ice and snow of the winter freeze; the melting and rebirth of spring.

This song is never static. Its lyrics rest atop a bedrock of glistening electronic tones and textures that shift gracefully as we move between the seasons, reflecting back the changes in the weather – and in life. "‘Candle In The Night’ is about being there for your partner to help guide them through the dark times we sometimes experience in life,” explains Jay. “It’s about love, dedication and trust.”

Jay Wires bio from Spotify:

"NYC-based synthesist Jay Wires dials up catchy electrosongs infused with emotion - synthpop art with a human heart. By day, Jay works for a well-known vintage synth shop, selling the finest synthesizers ever made to the world's most discerning electronic musicians. Now he's finally releasing music of his own.

“For many years I've systematically tested and played the most incredible gear”, says Jay. “This has given me a great understanding of synthesis, so dialing up unique soundscapes from scratch is 2nd nature to me. This skill's been invaluable to me as an electronic music maker, but the song always comes first."

Jay Wires will begin releasing songs from his debut EP, ‘Kaboom!’, in Aug 2022, through Yes Trigger Music.

Two years in the making, the EP contains 4 songs freighted with intense emotion and epic electronic arrangements. ‘Kaboom!’ is an expression of what Jay calls “electro-pop therapy” and was inspired by a painful break-up during the isolation and loneliness of COVID lockdown. “My songs often come out of sadness or anger or an uneasy feeling,” he reflects. “When I’m happy, I usually don’t feel the need to lock myself away in a dark room to write songs. Sometimes I don’t even understand what I’m feeling, but as the words come out, it all starts to make sense. I try to base the sound of the song not just on the feelings I had at the time, but also the environment. It’s all about painting an actual picture that takes me back to that particular place and time.”

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Plants play Modular 🪴 w/ SYMBIOTIC


video upload by Andrea Marzilli

"I’m very happy to introduce you SYMBIOTIC :)

Made by the awesome guys and girls from @spad_electronics , this is a little but powerful utility that converts plants biodata in midi or cv signal! (It also functions as a midi to cv converter). It has a sensitivity knob that you can use to choose the amount of received signal and a setting button allows you to change some interesting stuff (threshold, MIDI channel, note scale and LED brightness).In this way, you just need some cables to easily jam with your plants by just connecting SYMBIOTIC to them!

So in this simple but effective patch, my gorgeous monstera is sending a mutating trigger through SYMBIOTIC to the @qubitelectronix Bloom, who is then sending its 'always-changing' sequence to the @mutableinstruments Plaits V/oct input.
Some lfos from Stages are modulating Data Bender.
Monsoon in Clouds mode is creating the right ambient for this biometric interaction. ✨🌱

Headphones as always. 🎧"



SYMBIOTIC is available on on eBay, Tindie, and Etsy.

Diy kits symbiotic biodata sonification midisprout

generate music and listen to your plants with our new symbiotc biodata sonification board, Just attach the electrodes to the leaves of your favorite plant or your skin or any living thing and the fluctuations of the galvanic conductance will produce MIDI/cv notes. sampling the pulse widths and identifying the fluctuations will generate control messages and MIDI notes. You can set the threshold, the scale, the midi channel and the brightness of the leds. you will only need a plant, a 9v battery and a synth (hardware or software) and you are ready to listen to them. if you buy the diy kit we send you the assembly pdf"


midi sprout a biodata sonification make singing plant thank our biofeedback

video upload by Spad_Electronics

"Our new version of randomic note generator based on electro micro variation of plant is ready to go. It can send midi note and cv/gate/trigger signals at your digital or analog synthetizer"

SYMBIOTIC is available on on eBay, Tindie, and Etsy.

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Patch Diary 003: Korg MS2000


video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

This is a new video series where I create a patch from scratch and explain it (with subtitles) along the way.

The synth for today was the Korg MS2000.

The effects used were:
TC Electronics 3rd Dimension
Mattoverse Electronics Inflection Point
Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo

This time, I made a plucky, but mellow pad sound."

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Moog Mavis Synthesizer Review & Sounds


video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's review of Moog's Mavis.

Intro: 00:00
Architecture: 1:47
Oscillator: 3:11
Filter: 5:20
Wave Folder: 7:44
Modulation: 13:02
Patchbay: 16:08
Eurorack Use: 22:16
Patches: 24:03
Conclusion: 27:36

All synth sounds and music in this video were created using the Mavis."

Moog Mavis Synthesizer - Sounds Only


"The sounds only companion video to Donald Jordan's review of the Moog Mavis.

Patches: 00:00 Oscillator: 4:25
Filter: 6:35
Wave Folder: 8:57
Modulation: 12:36
Patchbay: 14:40
Mavis Jam: 18:22"

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Patch Diary 002: Sequential Prophet Rev 4


video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

This is a new video series where I create a patch from scratch and explain it (with subtitles) along the way.

The synth for today was the Sequential Prophet Rev 4.

The effects used were:
Earthquaker Devices Space Spiral
Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo

This time, I made a dreamy, phasey pad patch."

Friday, June 03, 2022

For Dave


video upload by Bloom Music

"Broken hearted today.

I didn't know what else to do to honor Dave Smith than make a tune using just the Prophet this afternoon. All synth sounds are the Prophet 5 Rev 4.

He was an absolute legend and will be missed."

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Roland JX-08 Sounds & Review


Roland JX-08 - Sounds Only video upload by Bloom Music

"The sounds only companion video to Donald Jordan's first impressions of the Roland JX-08.

If you'd like to hear my thoughts about this synth, watch here:"

Roland JX-08 First Impressions

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Patch Diary 001: Korg MS2000


video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

This is a new video series where I create a patch from scratch and explain it (with subtitles) along the way.

The synth for today was the Korg MS2000.

The effects used were:
Hungry Robot Wardenclyffe Deluxe
Mid-Fi Electronics For Parts or Repair
Ibanez Echo Shifter ES-2

This time, I made a lo-fi, Juno style patch."

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Korg MS2000 Exploration


video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's exploration of Korg's MS2000.

Intro: 0:08
Oscillators: 1:08
Filter: 9:11
Modulation: 12:46
Effects: 19:26
Patches: 20:50"

Korg MS2000 Exploration - Sounds Only

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Dreadbox Nymphes Synthesizer - Sounds Only


video upload by Bloom Music

Patches: 0:09
Oscillator: 6:49
Filters: 9:21
Modulation: 11:43
Reverb: 15:18
Voice Modes: 17:58

Dreadbox Nymphes Synthesizer Review

video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's review of Dreadbox's Nymphes.

Intro: 0:09
Architecture: 1:51
Oscillator: 3:10
Filters: 5:58
Modulation: 8:20
Reverb: 12:46
Voice Modes: 15:41
Interface: 17:43
Conclusion: 20:42

All synth sounds and music in this video were created using the Nymphes, with no external effects or processing."

Thursday, December 16, 2021

"EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE" - PIOTR GARBACZONEK (FULL LIVE PERFORMANCE AT BERKLEE)


video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thank you all so much for watching my performance!
Date: December 14th, 2021
Location: B54 at Berklee College Of Music, EPD Labs
(Electronic Production and Design)

This show was my showcase as part of my EP-491's final project for my major. Aside from finishing a 5-track EP in a semester, I also was preparing this set for a very long time along with all the music. I decided to pull in a few songs from my previous EP: Experimental EP, Vol. 01, to spice up the performance a bit. The songs included were: Conformity, as the first song after the modular-only section; Time, which was the song at the end of the set with the QR code to my social media links. Everything else was songs from the past 4 months.

All the visuals were edited beat by beat, a song by song in Adobe Premiere Pro, and then rendered and then put into an Ableton Session to be played in a specific earlier-defined order.

I divided the show into 2 sections: Ambient Experimental, and Glitch Experimental.

The first part included rhythm-free elements only and primarily played on various modular synths, up until the 13th minute, where modular synths were supporting all the songs played in order.

The second part included various drum elements, as well as glitch music and frequency spectrum bending polyrhythms.

In terms of gear used, I used my Zoom L-12 Multitrack Mixer, to record all of the individual inputs directly into Ableton. Ableton had different effects in the effects chain of each track depending on what was necessary for each one.

For all the weird clock-driven, laser-sounding fast atonal sounds, I used the CMS MR-15 Modular System based off of the ARP 2500. For some chords and mild sawtooth progressions, I used the Blue Marvin 2600, which is based on the ARP 2600 with built-in Spring Reverb. The Blue Marvin was sequenced by one of my Qu-Bit Bloom Sequencers running in the minor key.
The master clock for everything was the ALM Pamela's New Workout, and it was clocking the CMS, Blue Marvin, 2x Qu-Bit Bloom, Qu-Bit Chance, Moog Subharmonicon (which was doing all the background pads), and Mutable Instruments Rings.
There were various other sequenced sounds, including Mutable Instruments Plaits as a 32-step arpeggio in minor, as well as Mutable Instruments Rings, going through Clouds as a textured effect.
Cwejman VCO-2RM was running through Qu-Bit Tone's LPF, and directly out as a very low analog sub.
The E340 Cloud Generator was my analog Wavetable synth, which I played directly on the Arturia Keystep MIDI-Controller, by sending it pitch information only, and running it through MI Ripples, and out.
The Instruo Arbhar was running in stereo mode, and that one was doing all of the tapping and scratching noises in left and right channels. It has a built-in condenser mic, so I was tapping it on the spot to fill up some space in transitions for some ASMR effects haha.
That's pretty much it in terms of gear used.
If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to ask in the comments. I will happily answer.

Again a huge thank you to Wiggz for doing some cool action shots while I was playing.
This is his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCItL...

And thank you to Dr.B for being an amazing professor, and leading me through the last stretch of my EPD Journey, as well as opening new doors for me for the future.
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Here are some links of mine:
https://linktr.ee/pgarbaczonek
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Go follow my Patreon here:
https://www.patreon.com/pgarbaczonek?..."
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