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Monday, July 15, 2024

A GUIDE TO MANIC & voltages, synthesis and modular sound design in general // DivKid & Apollo View

video upload by DivKid

"In this 'guide to Manic' video I've taken the approach of not just showcasing the capabilities (and how to use them) of the DivKid & Apollo View Modular Eurorack module 'Manic' ... but rather to step back, look at how these functions work and make a tutorial that's applicable to lots of other gear, modules, hardware, software etc.

These are voltages, sounds, it's how sound design and synthesis comes together from these building blocks. So if you have, or are curious about, VCAs, Ring Modulation, Wavefolders, Clippers, Distortion, Bipolar TZAM ... join us for this video and I hope it inspires some new sounds and patching with Manic or other gear.

*Manic is out now in all good modular stores*"

Check with dealers on the right for availability.

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Joranalogue on Eurorack Design Philosophy + Analog Modular Techno! // Machina Bristronica 2023

video upload by DivKid

"In this video Joran discusses his history, birth, design philosophy and Joranalogue modular range while Boris gives us a banging hit of analog modular techno to round things off. This was part of the DivKid Discussion stage from Machina Bristronica 2023.

The 2024 Machina Bristronica event is coming on October 12th and 13th and we'll have new talks and discussions at this years event. Tickets and information here //"

Sunday, July 07, 2024

Your Sounds in the OAM Time Machine // COMMUNITY PROJECT

video upload by DivKid

Follow-up to this post.

"For the upcoming fulsome demo of the OAM Time Machine we’re opening up the patch cables to include your sounds and music patched into the Time Machine multi tap delay module. I’ll be making the demo as usual but with added musical and sonic interludes with YOUR AUDIO. Letting you hear the module on your work while also adding a wider range of examples to the video with full credit to those that send in their files.

*WANT TO JOIN US FOR THE FUTURE VIDEO?* Information on how to get involved here - . NOTE you need to be a Patreon supporter to take part, join for as little as $1 a month and gain access to the community and plenty more."

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Modular is better when it's dynamic! // 3 patches with Impulse Dynamics by Steady State Fate (SSF)

video upload by DivKid

"In this 3 patches* video we look at the Impulse Dynamics by Steady State Fate, a 6HP Eurorack module that generates pulses and envelopes and controls them (or external signals) dynamically. Which is to say it can vary the level of them over time. There's some clever digital VCA zero cross tech in the design for syncing audio and modulation sources and the ability to process modulation or audio while also doing the thing I love which is adding dynamics (think velocity, or level changes) to envelopes and envelope decays over time.

*3 patches is my shorter demo series that distills what I typically make (longer in depth fulsome affairs) into a trio of patches and ideas. It's also more exploratory in pace, so I hope you enjoy and follow along!"

00:00 Hello & previews
00:35 What is the Impulse Dynamics?
01:23 Feature & panel run down
02:46 Adding groove to beats & funk to synth lines
06:36 Audio wave shaping - PWM & retracting exponential saws
08:41 S&H modulated VCA processed modulation

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

A Delightfully Lo Fi Eurorack Time Machine (Modular FX) // 3 patches with DRADD by Pladask Elektrisk

video upload by DivKid

"Here we have DRADD from Pladask Elektrisk. A Eurorack module that builds upon the Pladask pedal line, specifically the Fabrikat pedal, with 3 FX algorithms that in their own ways bend, stretch and invert time. We have highly modulate-able (plenty of CV - yay!) and characterfully lo fi granular time stretching, tapped delay networks into diffused reverbs and a digital tape style sampler for octave and playback direction shifts. Good fun and good sounds!

This video is part of my "3 patches" video series that is literally just 3 example patches. We take a look at DRADD, run down the features and take a exploratory paced looked at what the module can do."

See the Pladask Elektrisk label below for more.

Pulsar Synthesis | A Microsound recipe by Curtis Roads

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Before anything else I'd like to stress that this video was triggered by the Plume from Hieroglyphic, but doesn't feature it. It's NOT intended as click-bait, it's an educational video. If you took the bait, go watch DivKid [posted here] or Tom Churchill's walkthrough [posted here].

The concept is from Curtis Roads Microsound book. I read about the subject and tried to patch a few experiments with various results. Some good, some bad, and some turned out to be amazing. This video also fits my goals for 2024, where it's not always necessary to get yourself a new module when your existing modules still have plenty to offer. Happy patching!"

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Vostok Instruments Interview + Atlas Filter Design & Demo // Machina Bristronica 2023

video upload by DivKid

"With Machina Bristronica 2024 not that far around the corner and with it having a whole DivKid stage again with several discussions lets take a look at the talks from 2023.

In this video Jose from Vostok Instruments joins me to discuss his origins, getting into Eurorack personally, building up the company and modules before getting into his latest module Atlas. There's a lot of filter love, design chat and sound demos.

Thanks to Jose and the whole team at Machina Bristronica for a fantastic time, can't wait for the next one, tickets and info for that here //

00:00 Intro
00:40 Personal Eurorack journey
03:21 Vostok origins
04:40 Multi channel design philosophy
06:04 Atlas & a love of filters
07:46 The sound of Atlas
09:00 Choosing filter slopes and poles
10:33 Normalling inputs across channels
12:28 Choosing secondary CV inputs
14:33 Interpolating scanner
16:49 Quad filter modulated drones
17:25 Filter pings
18:53 Adding click and punch to pings
19:29 Clean click free low end booms
21:40 Playful spacing and needing multiple filters
21:43 Complex patches from simple things + needing “more of the same”

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Roland Synths History by Year

video upload by

"All Roland Synths in Chronological Order.

Why did I get left out (comment if there is more):
1. JDXA (1996)

Comment for future video suggestions

Music by:
Deep Mind - Jeremy Black
Digifunk - DivKid
Fugitive FSM Team feat e s c p"

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Quick, Fun & Musical! Triple Eurorack Filter with Snapshots // Etna by Patching Panda

video upload by DivKid

"Here's Etna, an advanced morphing self animating and sequenced triple multimode analogue filter from Patching Panda. While Etna has all your standard filter controls and modulation inputs it comes with a simple to use, quick and fun ... and musical! ... snapshot control. It's always capturing and saving your slider movements ready to recall or sequence through with clocks or CV control."


00:00 Hello & patch previews
01:24 What is Etna? Feature run down
04:35 Raw sound demo - filter sweeps
06:24 Triple filters are lovely (even without snapshots!)
06:55 Techno riff machine! Quick, fun, musical snapshot action
08:20 Creative FX send routings & modulations
10:32 Live enhanced percussion lines - engaging percussion from boring sources
13:10 Fascinating dynamic audio rate modulation
15:21 Triple pinged filter action
16:16 Clock dividing snapshot sequencing
18:23 Gliding formant filtering
20:22 Weaving across 3 synth lines with scene changes
23:35 Get funky with snapshot rhythms - reset and length mod + FQ3 out
25:49 Auto panning - ping pong harmonics & voice layering
26:52 Ping pong ANY delay! + sequenced filter echo spaces
29:06 Slow gliding filter shifts - amazing for ambient work

**THIS VIDEO IS SPONSORED BY PATCHING PANDA** they have funded the creation of this demo video.

"Etna is an advanced triple control analog multimode morphing filter, meticulously designed for precise and dynamic sound shaping. It allows for rapid or smooth transitions between diverse filter settings, known as snapshots.

Each snapshot comprehensively defines all of the filter’s parameters, which can be adjusted either swiftly or gradually. These transitions are controlled through an applied voltage or clock and triggers, with the flexibility to use up to eight distinct stages for creating complex filtering effects in a variety of audio applications.

In addition to its morphing capabilities, Etna incorporates analog controls that enable real-time, expressive modifications to the parameters of each saved snapshot. This enhancement not only enriches the morphing process but also provides a tactile, live experience that adds significant depth and nuance to the audio output, making it a powerful tool for both studio and live performance settings."

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Flexible Eurorack Quantizing, Slew, Transposition, Precision Adders & MIDI // dail from Instruo

video upload by DivKid

"Is multi-octave quantising a world first? Serious question without trying to sound clickbaity, I haven't seen that before and it's a fantastic idea! Multi-octave quantising is having the ability to quantise to different notes in different octaves, which we do here in the video with dail ... anyway onto the video ...

Dail is the new Instruo 4HP Eurorack quantiser that not happy with it's already highly flexible nature decides to throw in (as if it's sentient!) multi-octave quantising, equal and natural note distributions, MIDI note selection, MIDI to CV, slew and both an analogue precision adder input AND on board quantised precision adding and transposing. All in a simple interface that feels performative easy to use."

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The fascinating world of PULSAR SYNTHESIS with Plume from hieroglyphic

video upload by DivKid

"Have you heard of Pulsar Synthesis? If not come and learn along about what it is and how to use it and if you have then here's a refresher and some patch examples with Plume.

Plume is a new pulsar synthesis oscillator, think of it like a micro sound oscillator or modulator from new company hieroglyphic. Pulsar Synthesis is like granular synthesis but with synthesised waveforms treat as individual pulses rather than using samples like granular synthesis does. Any questions leave them in the comments.

This is one of my "3 patches with" style demos that distills things down to just 3 patches for a more condensed video. If you'd like to see something more in depth, or further patch examples, let us know in the comments."

"A fully-featured pulsar synthesizer for the Eurorack modular system. Using principles adopted from the Curtis Roads white-paper Sound Composition with Pulsars, Plume presents an approach to sound and rhythm that is somewhere between oscillator, granulator, and clock generator.

·96kHz/24-bit stereo outputs.

·Range switch (HI/LO) for use as VCO, LFO, or both.

·Formant and Cluster controls for complex output spectra.

·Continuously variable output wave shapes.

·West-Coast style wave folder.

·2 types of output masking for advanced spatialisation.

·Continuously variable pulsar window shape and amount.

Friday, May 24, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: SoundForce Samples II - and SFC-OB Controller

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Nicolas from Soundforce at Superbooth 2024 about their latest releases. The first product he showcased was the Samples II module, a versatile sampler module offering five channels of playback at 16 bits, 44.1 kilohertz. With a USB connector for memory sticks, users can easily load and play back a variety of sounds with minimal latency. The Samples 2 module features various playback options, such as drum type playback, start and pause playback, and random sound selection, all accessible through a single switch interface. Additionally, the module includes a mix out option and the ability to change playback speed on one channel using the trigger input of the next one.

In addition to the Samples 2 module, Nicolas also demonstrated the *SFC-OB *Oberheim MIDI controller, designed for controlling Oberheim plugins with customizable plugin modes. This MIDI controller offers two-way communication with Arturia plugins, allowing for seamless preset and track switching. Users can have up to 10 tracks with their Oberheim plugins, with the controller automatically updating to match the selected plugin.

For more information on these products, including a 30-minute DivKid demo for the Samples II module, visit the Soundforce website for details."

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Best Synthesizer Patch Tips from Superbooth 2024 // ELEVATE YOUR SOUND DESIGN

video upload by DivKid

"Elevate your sound design and improve your synthesizer patching with these 24 patch tips from Superbooth 2024. Grab the free (or pay what you want to support) PDF document of tips too. You can try these ideas on anything you already have, they're non gear specific and apply to hardware, software, analogue, digital, modular etc.

While at Superbooth 2024 in Berlin I asked people for their best patch tips and these are the tips they gave me. Timing index below to skip around, give them a go and let us know how you get on in the comments.

a great bunch of guys, a lovely bunch of fellows, buy your gear from them! :)
Signal Sounds //
Thonk //

@tombola2004 @atovproject @StarskyCarr U.D.O @ModbapModular @TomChurchill @WMDevices @mylarmelodies @ExpertSleepersLtd @danwahlbeck2621 @jamielidell @instruo @Stazma @Five12 Anti Kulture @RedMeansRecording @SCHLAPPIENGINEERING @FrapTools @Hainbach Konstantine @TheUnperson @westonprecisionaudio @Chevytravelleruk @noiselabsweden9102

If you'd like to support work like this and the wider range of what I do, considering heading over to Patreon at and supporting for as little as $1 a month to gain access to the DivKid Discord community, plus lots of exclusives such as PDF patchbooks, videos and more."

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

mylarmelodies' weird video about Superbooth 2024

video upload by mylarmelodies

Synth rat at :26.

"Superbooth 2024 was amazing. This is a collage of all the strange, profound, interesting or funny moments I filmed as they happened to me. Includes some famous faces, and even some music gear! If you didn't make it this year, I hope this makes you feel like you did! Support on Patreon: / mylarmelodies

Watch out - it also contains the odd swear word!

@sonicstate @HANGINGOUTWITHAUDIOPHILES @RedMeansRecording @BoBeats @DivKid @tombola2004 @ArturiaOfficial @AshunSoundMachines @MoogSynthesizers @BodySynths @signalsounds7867 @Elevator-Sound @KorgOfficial @Befacosynth @melbourneinstruments @FredsLab @somasynths @enjoyelectronics6070 @NovationTV @busycircuits and many more.

00:00 Travel with me
01:10 Korg PS-3300
01:47 Heading Outside
03:08 Befaco Oneroi
03:50 Red Means Jamie Lidell
05:05 Melbourne Delia Poly
05:48 PolyBrute 12
06:16 Vlad Demos Soma Flux
07:43 Novation PolyBasstation 2
08:37 SoundForce, Mad Custom Mixer
09:33 Dinner & Drinks
10:17 Day 2 Begins
10:44 DINSYNC Jam
11:17 ALM, Freds Lab, Tubbutec, LPZW
13:39 Currywurst Moment
14:15 Moog Spectravox
14:50 MSL Drop = fun!!
16:00 Plinky Bib 1U Stereo FX!
16:54 Nick Batt's New Sticker, Beer with Steve
17:25 Lambda PolyPulse & Silver Troberg
18:00 Cuckoo Looking Beautiful
18:37 Street Beerz with Jeremy
19:07 Day 3: PWM Mantis
19:49 Gyros with Jason & Tom & Matths
20:04 Body Synths Metal Fetishist & Norand Mono 2
20:56 Youtube Meetup, Microrack, Wiggler
22:02 Korg Berlin Acoustic Phase8
23:29 Schlappi & the RetroKits Raffle
24:39 Enjoy Electronics Defeel
25:29 A final wander, a sound coffin
27:18 Eowaves Quadrantid Acoustic Vibes
28:06 Buchla in the woods vibes
29:15 UDO Super8 UberBliss Drones
30:06 Jason's Error Gift & Marco's Kiss
31:42 Finish our beers and go
32:27 It's been a long day
32:49 Sunday Morning in Berlin.
33:08 The afterparty
34:25 Let's go home."

Monday, May 20, 2024

Signal Sounds and friends at Superbooth 2024

video upload by Signal Sounds

"We caught up with a few pals old and new for a quick chat to find out what they were showing and what they liked best about Superbooth 2024. They include ALM Busy Circuits, DivKid, Instruo, Making Sound Machines, Expert Sleepers, Modbap Modular, Xaoc Devices, Worng Electronics, WMD, RYK Modular, Animal Factory Amps, Dannysound/Tobinski, Knobula, Toadstool Tech, Thonk... and watch out for a brief appearance from none other than Steve Davis!

Apologies to anyone we spoke to but didn’t include here (we had a few technical gremlins) and everyone else we missed! And big thanks to Herr Schneider and everyone else involved in organising the show - it was a belter.

Some of the featured products & brands:
ALM Busy Circuits MFX Pedal:
Apollo View & DivKid Manic:
Instruo Dail:
Xaoc Devices Berlin:
WORNG Electronics Sidecar:
RYK Modular Algo:

Making Sound Machines:
Expert Sleepers:
Modbap Modular:
Animal Factory Amps:

Music: Nano Kraft by Macleod Electronics / macleodelectronic
(Thanks Rob!)"

Friday, May 17, 2024

Superbooth 2024 Day 2: The Coolest Gear From Arturia, Modbap, 4MS, Reason & Way More!

video upload by Reverb

"On Day 2 of Superbooth, Fess checks out new gear from Polyend, Arturia, Modbap, Dreadbox, 4MS, UDO, Apollo View Modular, Reason, and ALM/Busy Circuits.

Check out all the latest Superbooth announcements [here].

0:00-0:22- Intro
0:23-7:21 - Polyend Tracker+
7:22-11:00 - Apollo View/DivKid Manic
11:01-14:16 - Arturia Polybrute 12
14:17-17:11 - Modbap CLRS
17:12-20:51 - Dreadbox Murmur
20:52-23:00 - 4MS Meta Module
23:01-25:01 - UDO Super 8
25:02-31:19 - Reason 13 New Synth, Delay and More
31:20- ALM/Busy Circuits Pedal MFX"

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Apollo View - Manic

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, a new modular module collaboration between DivKid and Apollo View Modular was showcased in a video featuring Ben and Jon-Mark Hampson. The highlight of the demonstration was the Manic module, designed to give VCA's superpowers with precision dual VCA, input, modulation, and output features. Manic offers unique capabilities such as unipolar and bipolar VCA modes, ring modulation, four quadrant multiplication, wave shaping circuits, and more. The module allows for mono to stereo, true stereo, and dual mono configurations, providing a range of creative possibilities for musical experimentation.

With a strong emphasis on stereo wave shaping and innovative VCA design, Manic offers a versatile tool for producers and musicians looking to enhance their modular setup. The collaboration between DivKid and Apollo View Modular has yielded a module that promises to inspire a new wave of sonic exploration in the modular synthesis community. For more information on the Manic module and other products mentioned in the video, you can visit the respective websites of DivKid and *Apollo View Modular*.

Manic Price: 333 GBP"

See the announcement post here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

MEET MANIC! // VCAs with SUPERPOWERS! - New Eurorack module from DivKid & Apollo View Modular

video upload by DivKid

"MEET MANIC! The new DivKid & Apollo View Modular Eurorack module. Designed to be a precise and flexible VCA with SUPERPOWERS!

Manic is built for stereo at it’s core, crossing VCA, ring modulation, wavefolding (in both Serge and Buchla variants), and saturation (TanH soft clipping and hard clipping) with a host of features in a compact 8HP interface ready to ignite your audio and CV patching and processing.

Manic is out now in all good modular stores.

Manic manual and links on the DivKid website //"

An Apollo View Modular & DivKid collaboration

Manic introduces an exploration of dual channel mono, mono to stereo or true stereo modulation and sound shaping within a sleek 8HP module designed for both creative freedom and technical precision. Each channel offers precision linear VCA functionality with traditional unipolar amplitude control or bipolar behaviour for complex ring modulation effects. While we all need more VCAs! The secret sauce lies in the post VCA shape outputs.

The Shape1 output features TanH soft clipping and Serge-style wavefolding, while Shape2 boasts hard clipping alongside a Buchla-style wavefolder. The contrasting topologies between the left and right channels unlock dynamic stereo widening effects, making the stereo image both expansive and mesmerising. While the circuits are different they have been tweaked to provide variance for creating stereo images from mono sources while also working with stereo inputs for a balanced, yet enhanced stereo spread.

Designed to excel with both audio and CV signals, Manic effortlessly processes incoming signals for a broad spectrum of uses. The intuitive layout ensures immediate hands on control making it ideal for live performance and studio experimentation.


A collaborative design from both DivKid & Apollo View Modular
Selectable unipolar or bipolar VCA circuitry per channel
Three distinct shape outputs per channel: Inverted, Clipped, and Wavefolding
TanH soft clipping & hard clipping
Serge style wavefolding & Buchla style wavefolding
Stereo operation with perfectly matched gains for the clipping and wavefolding circuits, creating a stunning stereo widening effect.
DC-coupled signal path for processing both audio and CV signals.
Input and modulation normalisations for simple mono to stereo operation
Flexible signal flow allows for creative combinations, such as ring modulation into clipping or wavefolding.


30mm depth
+12V 180mA -12V 135mA

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Go beyond Eurorack! Modular synth + Pedal & rack FX & instrument input // DPW Design Pedal Interface

video upload by DivKid

"I've always enjoyed integrating other gear beyond the realms of the Eurorack case. Synths and FX, guitar into modular, rack gear processing beats ... it's a great thing to explore, to find unique tones and new sounds.

The new Pedal Interface from DPW Design is a 4HP stereo or dual mono pedal/instrument input and output module. While it couldn't be simpler on the interface this was designed to address two issues and to improve working with the varied signals. DPW made sure to properly impedance balance so you're not sucking out the tone and brilliance in the signal and sought to address transient handling and add a tube inspired gain structure above the clean gain structure for adding tube like compression and saturation FX ... something we exploit for great distortion in the video!"


00:00 Hello & previews
00:56 What are we doing here?
01:38 Two improved design features with Dan from DPW

03:54 Simple pedal integration for characterful ambient FX
05:27 Handling transients with character (line level inputs)
06:28 #SockTone guitar & bass direct input
07:50 Patch it wrong for sonic treats! (Eurorack level saturation)
09:26 Integrating rack gear for parallel processing
11:16 Using pedals at the start of the signal chain (oscillator processing

P1, Pedal I/O

The P1 is a dual channel pedal interface. It can be used for pedal or line level in and out or as a guitar or bass input as the pedal in is a high-Z input that will not suck the life out of the tone of your instrument as low impedance inputs can do.

The module is designed to have more than 100kHz bandwidth in both directions to give you a very clean interface with in and out impedance to work well with pedals.

The two halves of the module are independent. You can use it as a dual mono or as a stereo interface.

Eurorack to pedal level is attenuating -18dB and pedal to Eurorack level is amplifying 18dB.

There is soft controlled symmetrical clipping in both directions through the module so if you are driving the inputs hard it will not sound harsh. You can use this as a creative effect.

The unit is AC coupled to be able to isolate your Eurorack from whatever you connect on the pedal side.

Sunday, May 05, 2024

Powerful but Simple Eurorack Multichannel Sample Player // Samples 2 by SoundForce

video upload by DivKid

Video timeline below.

"Wow what an impressively powerful yet somehow simple use of 4HP! The new Samples 2 from SoundForce is a multichannel sample player with loads of features offering lots of musical approaches to working with samples, mono or stereo use, on board mixing, simple sample and settings file set up and more than I'm going to write out here. Watch the video, I hope you're as impressed with it as I am."


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