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Thursday, May 02, 2019


Published on Jun 1, 2018 Trübüla


FUMANA EXPLORATION #1 (Spectral Krell #1)
A Classic Todd Barton's Krell Patch. The voice is the Make Noise DPO. The Sputnik Dual Oscillator Generator A in LFO provide the modulation voice. Parameters are modulated by Frap Tools Sapèl with Maths as primary and erratic clock source.
FUMANA EXPLORATION #5 (Kinda Hammond Tone)
A kind Hammond Tone. The 2 voices are the Make Noise DPO and Sputnik Dual Oscillator. Parameters are modulated by Frap Tools Sapèl with Maths as primary and erratic clock source.
Maybe some Pink Floyd have take controls of the Fumana. The 2 voices are the Make Noise DPO and Sputnik Dual Oscillator. Parameters are modulated by Frap Tools Sapèl. The Fumana's VCAs Envelope are primary provided by Pamela's New Workout.
A NO INPUT Patch. Basically the ALL OUT is patched in the IN forcing feedback .... and a lot of reverb!
Only the DPO this time. The pulsating Bass Drum Like sound is the DPO's generator A in LFO mode. Around 1'45" the original DPO sound is coming.
(Waves of) Demented Avengers
All is started with a sample of an old voice mail cassette.

In the beginning the sound are coming from the Frap Tools Fumana in feedback.

The melodic line is played by Frap Tools Sapèl quantize with the Ornament & Crime Quantermain Program on the Doepfer A-110-4

The effects on the Arturia DrumBrute are by Ableton Live 10.
Just That Dawn
First path with the Frap Tools Falistri as Movement Manager :) The Sputnik Dual Oscillator and the Make Noise DPO are spectral processed with the Frap Tools Fumana. Bowed sound by Braids. Random by Frap Tools Sapèl. Reverb and Delay on Ableton (Eventide Black Hole and Ableton Echo)

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Programming the bass sound of West End Girls on a Frap setup was a tough challenge (but we did it)

video upload by Frap Tools

"So we were asked to remake the bass sound of West End Girls by @officialpetshopboys with only Frap modules, and here's how we did it! It's not completely there but still seems like a fair approximation. Got other ideas? Let us know in the comments!

Interview with Stephen Hague:

Modules used (all of them...)

00:00 Introduction and original patch breakdown by Stephen Hague
01:21 The FM 'thump' on the BRENSO
03:31 The Jupiter 6 sound on the CUNSA
05:37 The Emulator II kick drum on the CUNSA
07:59 Adding variation through the Ping input and decluttering the patch
09:23 Changing the envelope fall through the USTA sequencer
10:34 Balancing the resonance with USTA's COMBO mode
11:06 Adding an extra sawtooth to the Jupiter 6 sound through FALISTRI
15:14 Final result and closing remarks"

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Frap Tools SAPÈL: Demo + Tutorials From Learning Modular

Learning Modular
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"For more details about using the SAPÈL (as well as other modules I’ve made videos for), I encourage you to join the Learning Modular Patreon Tribe: For more on the Learning Modular Synthesis Eurorack Expansion Project for those exploring what module to add to their system next, visit"

Frap Tools SAPÈL 1/4: Demo + Overview (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)
Frap Tools SAPÈL 2/4: Quantized Random Voltages (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)
Frap Tools SAPÈL 3/4: Fluctuating Voltages + Probability Distribution (LMS Eurorack Expansion)
Frap Tools SAPÈL 4/4: Gates & Clocks (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Frap Tools Falistri Dual Movement Manager Overview by Learning Modular

Published on Jan 7, 2020 Learning Modular

"The Falistri Movement Manager is loosely based on a Buchla-style function generator – but it goes far beyond that, including the addition of a pair of flip-flops (frequency dividers), a four-quadrant (balanced, or “ring”) modulator, and linear slew generator that can be used by the function generators in the module or external modules.

I cover the Falistri in four movies: a basic overview, advanced envelope generator tricks, using it as an LFO, and using it as a VCO.

My Patreon supporters will have access to additional posts further discussing these features:
This movie is also part of the extended Eurorack Expansion course available through Learning Modular:"


Friday, February 16, 2018

Frap Tools - Fumana - Parametric Scanning

Published on Feb 16, 2018 DivKidVideo

1. Frap Tools - Fumana - Parametric Scanning
"After my first patch video here's the next in the #FumanaFridays series of videos with the Frap Tools Fumana. Here I go in depth with the parametric scanning options with single inputs, stereo inputs (going left to odd band input and right to even band input), mono outputs (all out), stereo outputs (not really stereo but hard panning the odd and even band outputs), modulating amplification or attenuation of one of several bands depending on the frequency and Q/width settings. It's a gorgeously smooth and buttery sounding unit that makes complex tonal shifts and sounds really easy."

2. Frap Tools - Fumana *First Patch*
"God this Fumana is gorgeous! It's several bands of fixed filter banks (band pass filters) that isolate the sound and let you pan, scan, morph and tilt your way around the filters beautifully. It's got a great set of fixed frequencies that really make basic waves speak very vocal and formant like. Enjoy my literal first patch with just an AJH Synth MiniMod VCO saw wave into it and some LFOs modulate through the bands. Full demo in the near future. Cheers!"

Frap Tools DivKidVideo

Thursday, March 28, 2019

MEFF Modular Synthesizer Exhibition Fair Set for April 6th & 7th 2019

Tiptop Audio, Lattexplus & Synth Café present MEFF Modular Synthesizer Exhibition Fair

April 6th & 7th 2019 Impact Hub Florence, Italy



Modular synthesizer fair, workshops and performances with the best manufacturers and artists in the industry.

The press release:

March 2019, Italy - Tiptop Audio, the Californian modular synthesizer brand, in partnership with Lattexplus leading event organisation in Florence since 2010 and Synth Café the Italian synth web community are proud to announce the third edition of MEFF at the Impact Hub Florence and BUH! Circolo culturale urbano on the 6th and 7th of April 2019. The fair will involve more than 30 International synthesizer brands and distributors with workshops and performances in an event free to the public.

MEFF returns to Impact Hub coworking in Florence and BUH! Circolo culturale urbano to set up its event, which will include an Exhibitor area where attendees can explore, learn, interact, demo and purchase instruments. The Performance area, called the Auditorium, part of BUH! Circolo culturale urbano is a room acoustically designed by the sound designer and engineer Donato Masci. In the evenings, the location will host workshop and performances including a soldering workshop by Brno brand BASTL Instruments.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Frap Tools Falistri & Instruo CS-L West Coast Eurorack Setup

Published on Feb 20, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"This eurorack setup is full of West Coast Serge and Buchla inspired modules. Frap Tools Falistri is a dual function generator that can be used as envelopes, oscillators, slews and more. It also includes a VCA/ring modulator. The second half of the video shows the Falistri as a dual oscillator and ring modulator.

The oscillator is the Instruo CS-L complex oscillator which is a dual oscillator with tons of modulation and wave-folding options built in for both oscillators. We used a Random Source Seq8 XL for sequencing.

Instruo CS-L available here:

Frap Tools Falistri available here:"

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The legend of BRENSO’s pulse-width modulation

video upload by Frap Tools

"PWM is a huge part of everyday electronics, but it is also a classic synth sound, to the point it reached a cult (if not meme) status.

A Eurorack oscillator like BRENSO wouldn't have been completed without a PWM section, and today we're exploring it in detail. It might not be the most obvious feature, since it is nestled into the timbre modulation section, but it is capable of wild timbers.

Check also this PWM patch: [video below]

Timbre and Amplitude modulation:
BRENSO Waveforms: [posted here]
Overtones: [video below]

00:00 Overview
02:36 What is a comparator and why it's important for pulse-width modulation?
03:36 The difference between BRENSO's square waves.
04:37 Modulating the comparator threshold to change the pulse width.
05:04 What are the harmonics of a pulse wave?
06:09 How to fake more oscillators through PWM.
07:15 Pulse wave symmetry and phase.
09:51 Feeding BRENSO's comparator with the triangle shaper

Pulse-Width Modulation and Sync with BRENSO | East Coast Sounds 1 | Frap Ideas

video upload by Frap Tools

"A recent article on @PerfectCircuit’s blog inspired this exploration beyond the label of "West Coast" synthesis. We thus focused on two techniques for the BRENSO oscillator that go beyond the classic complex oscillator's palette: PWM and sync."

Ryan Gaston’s articles:

00:00 Introduction: East Coast and West Coast?
02:20 Pulse-width modulation (PWM) on the BRENSO
13:29 The "AAAAAH" moment
14:05 Flip Sync

What are overtones and why they might be more important than you imagine

video upload by Frap Tools

"Today's topic ties together notes, harmony, tuning, timbre, and even more. It's the overtones, and this is our introduction!"

00:00 Introduction
00:22 What is a note?
02:11 What are overtones?
04:06 Harmonic and inharmonic overtones
06:24 Electronic waveforms and overtones: triangle, square, sawtooth
09:42 Isolate waveform partials through CUNSA bandpass filters
12:56 Create a complex wave through harmonics in analog
15:04 From the harmonic series to the dominant chord: closing remarks

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Clock processing with USTA and FALISTRI | Frap Ideas

video upload by Frap Tools

"Today we'll see how to use FALISTRI as a clock divid... Dela... Multipl... Well let's say clock PROCESSOR. Check out this cross-patching technique with the USTA sequencer!


00:00 Introduction and patch description
01:07 Using FALISTRI as a clock
02:20 Clock delay / clock divider / wacky clock multiplier
04:52 Modulating the clock with the USTA"

Saturday, January 18, 2020

NAMM 2020: Frap Tools Brenso Complex Oscillator Sounds & Interview

Published on Jan 18, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Simone from Frap Tools gave us a walkthrough of the new Brenso complex oscillator—and entangled set of sound sources based on classic Buchla concepts.

Like many complex oscillators, Brenso is comprised of two oscillators with wave shaping and several options for internal modulation. Where Brenso differs is in its uncommon open-endedness: while most complex oscillators have relatively closed signal paths and surface only a few potential ways of interacting with each section, Brenso allows for lower-level, more entangled means of interacting with sound.

Frap Tools modules available here:"

Friday, June 26, 2020

Frap Tools Brenso & 1010 BitBox Micro Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Jam

Perfect Circuit

"In this jam we used the new Brenso oscillator from Frap Tools as the main synth voice, the 1010 Music Bitbox Micro is providing the drum samples and the sequencing is provided by the Make Noise 0-CTRL and ALM Pam’s New Workout.

The Brenso is a dual oscillator capable of frequency and amplitude modulation as well as the ability to sync the oscillators to each other. There is also a built in wave shaper that allows you to dynamically control harmonics. The wave shaper section can also be used as a VCA, this allows you to just add an envelope generator and have a complete synth voice. In this video we used the Frap Tools Falistri to generate envelopes to modulate the amplitude and FM amount. One of the patches uses a little bit of filtering from the new version of the Mutable Instruments Ripples. Using a sequencer like the 0-CTRL for this type of synth voice works well since you can control the pitch as well as other parameters. We also added some modulation with the XAOC Batumi quad LFO.

The drum sounds are all samples from the new 1010 Music Bitbox Micro which is a smaller version of the original Bitbox, even though it is smaller it still has 8 channels and is a good option to add sampling to your eurorack modular. The drums are sequenced by the Pam’s New Workout used as a clock divider.

Brenso available here:

Bitbox Micro available here:"

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Frap Tools: We used our CUNSA quad multimode filter as a phaser.

video upload by Frap Tools

"Is it a phaser? No! Will this stop us from using it as a phaser? Also no!


Today we take advantage of the phase rotations introduced by four 12-dB/oct filters to create a fake analog phaser with surprising effects."

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

The wonderful world of gain staging, or: how to balance your Eurorack signals

video upload by Frap Tools

"Today we'll introduce the topic of gain staging because yes. We'll explore the concepts of gain versus volume, headroom, and saturation. We'll also do some examples, like how to interface a modular synth with guitar pedals and how to interface a guitar with a modular synthesizer. At the end, a bonus tip on saturation.

00:00 Introduction: unity gain, saturation, gain, volume
03:11 Example 1: modular synthesizer through guitar pedals
05:36 Example 2: guitar through modular synthesizer
06:57 What is headroom? A demonstration with the Frap Tools CGM Eurorack mixer
13:13 Headroom and saturation when mixing multiple sources
15:53 "Wrong" mixing: feedback and no-input mixing board (bonus tips)"

Friday, May 04, 2018

Caterina Barbieri presenting FRAP TOOLS @SUPERBOOTH18

Caterina Barbieri presenting FRAP TOOLS @SUPERBOOTH18 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"Simone from Frap Tools gives a short introduction to his philosophy of building unique modules for the eurorack format modular system. Caterina Barbieri is then presenting what can be done with these fine instruments."

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

16 output CV & gate sequencer 'USTA' from Frap Tools // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 22, 2019 DivKidVideo

"USTA is the new sequencer from Frap Tools that offers 4 channels and 4 outputs per channel. Those 4 outputs are 2 CVs (definable pitch or unquantised voltage) and 2 gates (triggers, gates, ratchets etc). It looks like a simple interface for potential complex and musical patterns, chain patterns, variations, musical random with probability and variance control ... it looks great! Frap Tools call it the "voltage score" and with musical notation examples on the site I'm excited to see this unit out in the wild."

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

ANimALOGICA Bologna Synth Meeting | SYNTHPOSIUM - Frap Tools

Published on Dec 29, 2015 Noctivaga Musica

"ANimALOGICA Bologna Synth Meeting | SYNTHPOSIUM Frap Tools

Il brand italiano Frap Tools specializzato in case per modulari in formato eurorack, presenta in anteprima le magnifiche novità che saranno presto disponibili.

ANimALOGICA dal 2009 è il primo evento in Italia dedicato alla liuteria elettronica."

Monday, February 04, 2019

Frap Tools - Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Published on Feb 4, 2019 SchneidersLaden

"Simone Fabbri from Frap Tools gave this wonderful workshop on his mighty Fumana filter bank module in 2018. We also learn about the history of the company, how it all started and where the ideas for their modules came from. From an early modular-case-prototype to the complex filterbank Fumana - Frap Tools has established itself as a high quality modular brand a short time."

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Frap Tools FALISTRI Workout Episodes

FALISTRI Workout ep. 1: Four-Quadrant Multipliers
video upload by Frap Tools

"Wanna get the most out of your FALISTRI? Join today's workout on four-quadrant multipliers! No other modules allowed for extreme FALISTRI focus. Drink a lot of water and join us for this HIIT training!"

FALISTRI Workout ep. 2: Gates
video upload by Frap Tools

"Another HIIT session with two FALISTRI, this time we even managed to get some dynamic timbre modulation! Wanna see how? Join the workout, drink a lot of water and follow a healthy diet."

FALISTRI Workout episodes

Friday, January 26, 2018

NAMM 2018 Frap Tools Fumana Filter Bank

Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

"Very flexible 16 fixed filter bank module from Frap Tools - the Fumana has a huge number of applications for tuned filtering."

See this post for additional details on the Frap Tools Fumana.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Frap Tools 321 Scale + Flip + Shift + Combine (LMS: Eurorack Expansion)

Published on Jan 5, 2018 Learning Modular

"This video is demonstrates three applications for a utility mixer - mixing waveforms, offsetting a looping envelope to act more like an LFO, and level matching Eurorack modules to Serge and Buchla designs that expect a lower audio level - using the very flexible, brilliantly designed Frap Tools 321.

The video breaks down like this:
00:00 Frap Tools 321 features
01:51 saturation & the Moog Mother-32
02:44 mixing waveforms (including level, phase, & offset)
06:42 offsetting control voltages (envelope/LFO application)
09:46 level matching (using the R*S Serge Wave Multipliers)"

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