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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Analogue Solutions Ample Synthesizer "Percussion Jacks" Demo

video upload by Analogue Solutions

"Quick: Here's an inspiring and handy rhythm-making feature of the Ample synth!

Patch the built-in noise (snare) into one of Ample's audio-ins, adjust the pattern to taste, and then use the patch outputs (16ths) to your hats and your kick of choice (4/4).

These can be patched to other analogue synths, eurorack, or other compatible sound sources.

Having ready-to-go patterns at your fingertips is useful while using Ample with your modular or other synthesizers.

Ample combines the best elements of several of our recent products.

-The sound elements of Fusebox

-Jack patch points of Concussor Eurorack

-Patch pin matrix of Vostok

-Echo from Dr Strangelove

-Sequencer and CV touch pads of Generator

It shares all this yet still has its own sound!

Ample can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be

We have given this synth a large and diverse number of controls, that alongside the patch sockets, will give even the best and most experienced synthesist endless possibilities.

We have presented the controls in a user-friendly and familiar synth layout that, together with this manual and other resources, enables even the new user to get great sounds."

Monday, October 16, 2023

Waldorf Microwave XT Wavetable Synthesizer - 30 voices w/ New Red on Black Display

via this auction

Monday, October 09, 2023

New Batch of Synthfest UK 23 Videos

video uploads by sonicstate

Playlist: (you can use the player controls to skip around)

1. Synthfest UK 23: Sequential - Trigon 6 Desktop
At SynthFest UK 2023, we had the opportunity to chat with Chris from Sequential, a part of the Focusrite group. Chris introduced us to the Trigon 6 Desktop, the latest addition to Sequential's synthesizer lineup. This compact desktop version of the Trigon 6 packs a powerful punch, offering three oscillators and a distinctive Dave Smith ladder filter. Designed for those seeking a space-saving solution without compromising on sound quality, the Trigon 6 Desktop retains all the features of its larger sibling, including patch recall, a versatile effects section with various modulation possibilities, and the distinctive feedback control that allows you to sculpt sub-harmonic richness.

Trigon 6 Desktop Price: $2,499
2. Synthfest UK 2023: Calc And the Prophet X
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with Calc from Sequential, and he gave us the lowdown on the Prophet X. Now, you might be thinking, Prophet X? Haven't we seen that before? Well, you're right, but this hybrid instrument has been quietly making waves in the music world. It combines digital and analog elements, with digital oscillators and a unique twist in the form of multi-sample-based instruments. Yes, you heard that right, it's not just your run-of-the-mill synth; it's a full-on sampler too, boasting an impressive 50 gigabytes of memory for your custom samples. You can treat it like a rompler, a sample player, or even use those samples as oscillators, creating a whole new realm of sonic possibilities.

Plus, it's packed with stereo goodness, allowing you to explore a wide soundstage with ease. It's not your typical synth, and that's what makes its a favourute of Calc's

Looking for some more info on the Prophet X? Check out Sequential's official page:

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Machina Bristronica Set for September 30, Bristol UK

Machina Bristronica, postponed back in 2020 due to covid, is back on Saturday September 30 in Bristol, UK.

Details follow:

"A festival of Knobs, Buttons and Discussions, laid out over 4 warehouse rooms and an outdoor stage at the new Document venue in the heart of Bristol.

Machina Bristronica is back for 2023. Better, stronger, faster. We have the technology.

Join us on Saturday 30th September for a full day and evening of synthesizer stalls, panel talks, live hardware performances, DIY modular workshops, music production and performance training, Friendly Records DJ sets and the Escher Music Connection showcase.

// Flying in from all corners of the hardware galaxy a host of a amazing brands and makers are coming to show their latest creations.

Around the main exhibition hall you’ll find stacks of synthesisers, sound software, modular makers, drum machines, case builders, local projects and effects units spanning the biggest names in the game alongside plenty of unique and unusual independent designers.

Doors Open 11:30 – 18:00

// A full day of live hardware electronics, spanning a wide range of genres from club ready sonics to sprawling experimentalism. Spotlighting some of the best Bristol artists alongside a stacked lineup of special guests from far and wide on a high quality sound system. Alongside the audio there’ll be live visual artists performing all day. Accentuating it all the room will have a specially fitted audio and visual reactive lighting installation.

Live Performances 11:30 – 22:00


// “Roll up, roll up! All ye wielders of the solder wand, bedroom builders and hardware hackers – we’ve got you covered at Machina Bristronica this year! Join us in the DIY AREA where you can build top notch hardware with assistance from the designers themselves. With everything from desktop noise machines to eurorack modules and tape loop workshops.

We’ve got local workshops from Bristol Communal Modular and Beepboop Electronics; international machines by Jolin Lab, Error Instruments, Befaco and Zlob Modular ;and UK DIY heroes Thonk and Music Thing Modular linking up for a special TBA workshop with something new in the pipeline.


You can find a list of participants and additional details at

Monday, August 28, 2023

Analog Chimera : ½ ARP + ½ Moog (MachineRoom Trilobite)

video upload by Valmont

"Unconcise demo of a Trilobite triple VCO (Moog 204D) processed by an og ARP Axxe mkII (in mkI cabinet), with that often neglected 4075 VCF... which does sound exceptionally well?! This ARP is considered for sale though :) For the FM patches I plugged one of the VCOs output into the FM in of one other. And the retrig mode it's the Arp Repeat switch enabled!

0:00 - raw audio ahead
0:12 - solid PW 1
0:23 - solid PW 2
0:34 - soft 1
0:46 - soft 2
0:57 - arp PW
1:16 - soft 3
1:30 - arp triangles
1:41 - arp sawtooths
1:57 - arp FM 1
2:13 - arp FM 2
2:29 - arp FM 3
2:50 - HFO FM
3:23 - overdriven VCF

Sorry for the weird video edit with those scopes surrounding the Arp, I had a terrible mess around which I didn't consider until I finished the video... Too late ha, I only found that way to hide it x))"

via MachineRoom

"TRILOBITE is a triple saw-core oscillator analogue module inspired by the original Moog schematics and made with thru-hole components only

The module features:

– 4 octave ranges

– 3 waveforms (triangle, square, saw),

– UNISON (FINE) control with a range of +/- 12 semi-tones

– Independent LIN FM and PWM inputs with attenuators

– White noise source

Independent audio output is provided for each oscillator. A mixed output is also present featuring a level control.

We are recommend to use independent audio outputs to avoid distortion, in this case MiX output works as WHITE NOISE source with attenuator.

V/oct input of the first oscillator is normalled to all 3 oscillators, so OSC2 and OSC3 would track it too, however, connecting other signals to the other V/oct inputs make each input independent.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Electronic Audio Experiments - Sending Analog Delay

video upload by Sound Isles

"Sending - a digitally controlled analog delay (the long awaited sequel).

Introduction from the manual:
'Sending is an analog delay that melds the archaic voice of bucket brigade devices with a fully modern toolbox of digital control. It embraces the character and idiosyncrasies of the medium while delivering high quality sound and performance-friendly features worthy of the modern musician. Using two MN3005 BBDs and comprehensive analog processing techniques, Sending can delay a sound up to a full second without clock noise, and it can be pushed to even longer times for compelling sonic degradation. At the input is a discrete preamplifier capable of subtle enhancement or warm saturation that melds perfectly with the delay line. A dual-mode feedback filter can be used to shape the repeats for deep pulses or dub-style bright echoes. Its flexible LFO engine can modulate the delay time to create gentle movement or musical chaos. Conducting this analog ensemble is a 32-bit, 100MHz processor granting deep user control, preset functionality, and MIDI access to every parameter. Sending is our love letter to the antiquated yet enduring technology of analog delay.'

I'm back with a new demo using 'mostly' synths to demonstrate the new Sending by EAE. Gear used: Arturia Minifreak, Roland R70, Polyend Tracker, Gretsch Guitar, EAE - Halberd, Model Fet, Death By Audio - Disturbance, GFI System - Specular Tempus, Eurorack.

00:00 sent out to sea
00:57 control overview
02:04 bypass modes
02:50 arp clock blips
03:47 drum machine
04:32 save preset
04:47 groovebox
06:02 guitar + fx loop
07:03 flanged delay
07:40 ascend reverb
08:46 high gain mod feedback
10:06 sending chaotic messages
10:53 midi modular
12:34 sent home

Art used from the original Sending and sticker by Sarah Bogosh
#analog #delay #experiment"

Friday, July 21, 2023

Brinta granular sampler in Eurorack

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

"Proud to present BRINTA.

made whit love in Amsterdam

Developing something special together TINRS

BRINTA – golden grain circle - granular sampler

Circle of sound – spilling the Brinta – follow the white dot – banged grain.

Samples three-and-a-half seconds of audio (one moment) cuts it into thousands of pieces. Little grains of sound. You can mix the sound grains in speed and order. You re-arrangement it.

When the red dot is running around the circle it is recording. Your sample becomes the circle. Blue for high frequency, green for mid and red for low. Colours mix accordingly and when they all come together in white-light, you have white-noise. Once your sample is recorded the white dot can run around the circle, spawning little golden heads playing your sample. The size of the grain is how long your play head exists.

Record: push to start and to stop

42mA +12V

4mA -12V

5V 0

Skiff friendly

to goood PRICE 250 ex"

Also see Error Instruments & TINRS BRINTA & BUBBLES Eurorack Modules

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Patch of the Week: TRIPLE CROSS - Voltage Controlled Sound Switching with a Step Sequencer

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"The Triple Cross crossfader/panner module from AJH Synth & Tone Science makes a lot of things possible. Here it is being used as a voltage-controlled switch, to change between 4 incoming sounds, and send the chosen sound to its output. This means it can serve as a very convenient method of changing between multiple sounds, perhaps in a live performance, moving between different patches manually using the sturdy, tweaking-friendly controls. However, this behaviour can also be controlled by CV, so the process can be automated, and controlled by other modules, keyboards and sequencers.
In this patch a 4-channel/track step sequencer is being used - the excellent Erica Synths Black Sequencer. One sequencer track is used to send a melody to the VCOs and Gates to trigger the envelope generator. The other 3 tracks are controlling the 3 channels of the Triple Cross, to pan the Fade control hard left or right, like junctions on a railway track, so that the exact sound of our choosing arrives at the module's output, precisely when we want it.
Various combinations of the 3 VCOs, white noise, sub-octaves/sub-basses from the Ring SM, and animated sawtooths from the Wave Swarm are sent to 4 separate filters: The Transistor Ladder Filter, Sonic XV Diode filter, and both filters of the Gemini 2412 Dual VCF. A single Dual Contour Generator is controlling the VCA level, and the frequency of all 4 VCFs. The Sonic XV is also using its wave folder to generate a more unusual timbre from just a single triangle wave. The Triple Cross is a collaboration between AJH Synth and Ian Boddy of the Tone Science record label. It is an exceptionally useful module, being suitable for use with both audio, and control voltages, since it is DC-coupled. More videos featuring this, and other modules in the future.
Tone Science Label:

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for module 'User Guides', and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides, detailing functions/methods, and a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself."

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Synclavier Digital's Regen Gets Wider Release

video upload by Synclavier Digital

Regen Tutorials

Regen Quickies

You can find additional posts featuring demos of the Regen here.

Press Release follows:

"Synclavier Digital releases regenerated Synclavier® II trailblazer as timeless Regen desktop synthesizer bolstered by present-day DSP developments

NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA: soft-launched late last year to widespread critical acclaim at the Synthplex® synthesizer expo and electronic music festival hosted at the Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, CA, USA with pre-orders opening for fulfilment in 2023, timeless synthesis product manufacturer Synclavier Digital is proud to announce wider availability of Regen — released as a desktop synthesizer that is, in short, a real regeneration of New England Digital’s seminal Synclavier® II digital synthesizer that took the pro audio industry by storm when introduced in its initial incarnation in 1980 (evolving beyond that to blaze more technological trails with polyphonic sampling and, ultimately, DAW — Digital Audio Workstation — capabilities well before that term was invented, even), extended and enhanced to take advantage of the increased computing power available today to make it as compelling in a modern setting as the prohibitively pricey original did during its time (finding favour with top-tier film composers, record producers, and recording artists), while the considerable cost and size reductions associated with Regen’s present-day design criteria conversely position it well within reach of (almost) anyone — as of June 29…

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Introducing Roland AIRA Compact S-1 Tweak Synth

video upload by RolandChannel

[Note: you can find additional user videos futher below]

"The Roland S-1 Tweak Synth is a powerhouse micro polysynth that merges the legendary tones of the SH-101 with futuristic tools for the modern creator. Get reacquainted with the snappy bass tones and expressive leads brought to life in exquisite detail by our Analog Circuit Behavior technology. Then tap into a world of new creative possibilities with expanded four-voice polyphony and an array of innovative features, including cutting-edge wave manipulation, advanced sequencing, and unique performance features.

In this video, Dustin Good dives into the S-1 features, capabilities, sounds, and more.

0:00 – Introduction and Overview
1:32 – Sounds
2:01 – Basic Sound Design
2:35 – OSC Draw
3:13 – OSC Chop
3:44 – Riser
4:06 – Effects
4:33 – Sequencer
5:06 – Sub Steps
5:36 – Probability and Motion Recording
6:25 – Arpeggiator
6:54 - Performance Tools – Step Loop, Transpose, D-Motion
7:53 - Connectivity and Portability

Build from square, saw, sub, and noise oscillators and mono, poly, unison, and chord modes. Craft custom waveshapes with OSC Drawing. Dice sounds with OSC Chop to produce a labyrinth of overtones and metallic timbres. And use the noise oscillator as an independent riser to add sweeps and pulsing sound effects for transitions and dramatic effect.

Bring programming and performances to life with a 64-step sequencer, motion recording, and D-Motion. And humanize patterns with Probability, ratchet tones with Sub Steps, and create on-the-fly fills with Step Loop.

Sync the S-1 Tweak Synth with the rest of the AIRA Compact gang for a highly jammable micro-studio in perfect sonic symphony. Chain them together or connect with MIDI gear, computers, and music apps to expand your setup. Just power on, hit play, and go with the flow."

Press release followed by user videos:

Monday, April 03, 2023

AJH Synth Gemini 2412 SEM-Based Filter and Strymon Nightsky - Minimal Ambient by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

"An exploration on minimal ambient using only both channels of Gemini in self oscillation mode, with a nice touch of reverb by Strymon Nightsky.

Modules in use: AJH Gemini 2412 (sound generator), Joranalogue (reducing modular levels to line levels)."

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Custom Ukraine Edition (1 of 5) Black Corporation ISE-NIN Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via Perfect Circuit

"We've partnered with Black Corporation to offer a highly limited-edition ISE-NIN, featuring the colors of the Ukrainian flag with all proceeds from this sale going towards non-military charity efforts in Ukraine. This instrument is just one of five in this color way, and is sure to deliver the beloved sounds of the Roland Jupiter-8.

Not simply a clone or revival of a classic instrument, Black Corporation's ISE-NIN is a desktop-friendly analog synthesizer inspired by the legendary Roland Jupiter-8 that truly aims for the stars. Adorned with sliders and vivid orange labeling straight out of the 1980s, the ISE-NIN is true to the original with eight voices loaded up with truly analog VCOs and liquidy lowpass and highpass filters. But in true Black Corp. fashion, they're not content with conceptualizing a synth in 2021 and leaving its capabilities dampened by technology from over 40 years ago.

Dual oscillators per-voice allow for synthesists to craft the rich textures harkening back to the golden age of analog synthesizers, offering the ability to freely mix and match waveforms (or noise on VCO-2). One or both VCOs can be modulated by the LFO or one of the ADSR envelope generators, affording the implementation of vibrato or other special pitch effects into patches, while VCO-1 provides a VCO-2 cross-modulation option, and VCO-2 can sync to oscillator one. Before heading into the filters, both VCOs are summed in a crossfade level control—this approach allows, for example, one oscillator to provide the harmonic, musical bed for a patch, while the other can be dialed in to a relatively fine amount for additional grit, bite, or special effect.

Some say that the filter is what makes a synthesizer special, and if the sound of the Jupiter-8 is any indication, ISE-NIN is sure to win the hearts of many. A non-resonant highpass filter cleans up the low end frequencies, but the main attraction is certainly the lowpass VCF—selectable 12 or 24dB/Oct slope, resonance all the way up to self-oscillation, key-tracking, velocity and aftertouch control, and more provide the means to sculpt the sonic spectrum with freedom. Dual ADSR envelope generators round out the onboard modulation options, but it's the deeper menu settings and external control capabilities that really open up the ISE-NIN.

Like the other instruments from Black Corporation, ISE-NIN is MPE compatible, meaning that pairing it up with a compatible DAW or a controller like the Linnstrument or QuNexus unlocks the magic of per-note pitch bend and expression, polyphonic aftertouch, and more. But if that weren't enough, ISE-NIN can split or layer two presets at once, and while this reduces polyphony down to four voices per patch, the musical potential vastly outweighs the polyphonic limitations. Pair this with the onboard arpeggiator and extensive microtuning options compatible with ODDSound's MTS-ESP, and this is a synth that pushes analog sounds in territories never before imagined.

If you find yourself enchanted by the sounds of classic analog instruments but will only settle for the flexibility of a modern synthesizer, ISE-NIN just might be the thriller of a synth needed for your studio."

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Benjolin meets Benjolin V2 - Modular Dialog by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Module list and patch notes included in the video."

Monday, January 30, 2023

Beginner-Friendly Pad Patch with Surge in VCV 2

video upload by Omri Cohen

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Here is the patch together with the selection file you can load into your patches -

00:00 - Introduction
00:34 - First VCO
01:42 - Level control
02:20 - Envelope to control amplitude
02:54 - Midi
03:17 - Gate and envelope
06:11 - Pitch variation
06:51 - Filter
08:44 - Polyphony
09:31 - Movement to filter
11:17 - Second VCO and noise
12:59 - LFOs
17:10 - Polyphonic modulation
18:13 - LFO x EG
19:26 - LFO rate modulation
21:18 - Reverb"

Sunday, December 25, 2022

No Christmas Tree? Use Your Modular System!

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Basic sound is two sine waves created with the self oscillating filters of AJH Gemini 2412.

Used in this video: IOLabs Flux, Joranalogue Morph 4, AJH Gemini 2412, Mutable Instruments Beads, Squarp Rample, Acid Rain Maestro, Befaco Noise Plethora, SSS Vortex Generator, Mordax Data, Strymon Nightsky."

Monday, December 12, 2022

Music Generated by IOLabs Flux for Sequential Prophet 10

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Flux is an incredible rhythm generating machine, but it can also make repetitive or evolving melodies. All melodies in the video are generated in real time by Flux. I used the Befaco VCMC voltage to midi converter to translate the analog triggers and voltages generated by Flux into midi messages that the Prophet 10 can understand.

On Mordax Data’s display you can follow the note triggering, with lower notes in the upper lane and progressively higher notes showing in the other three lanes.

Some delay and reverb were added in the DAW after recording."

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Raindrops On A Familiar Face - Improvisation For Prophet 10 And Rainy Day By Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

Patch notes/video description:

"An improvisation with the Sequential Prophet 10. Everything is coming out of a single preset, by editing the sound in real time, with no pause while recording. No splits or bitimbral presets were used.

Sorry, there is no video of the recording. I was just playing and recording for fun. After 10-15 minutes I thought the recording could be worth listening, so I kept playing and forgot to lunch. :-)

There are some pops, clics and abrupt sound changes. That’s live recording! Also, no sustain pedal was connected. Consequently I couldn’t reach all the notes and edit the sound at the same time as desired. That’s the beauty of live recording!

The out of the Prophet 10 is strictly monophonic, but delay and reverb were added in the DAW in order to get some stereo movement."

Monday, November 28, 2022

Manipulating Melodies With IOLabs Flux - A Dark Christmas: Variations On The Jingle Bells Tune

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Flux is an incredible rhythm generating machine, but how good is Flux at making melodies? I have tried to answer this question in two videos. In this second part I’ll show how to manipulate melodies with Flux. Flux it not your traditional one note per step sequencer, but melodies are definitively programmable and more than just 'programmable'.

Everything you hear in the video is based on the notes of the first 4 bars of Jingle Bells.

Used in the video: Soma Pulsar 23, IOLabs Flux, 4ms Ensemble Oscillator, Spherical Sound Society Vortex Generator, Joranalogue Morph 4, and Strymon Nightsky.
Some EQ and compression were added in the DAW after recording.

Here is the first part: Making Melodies With IOLabs Flux - Is That Possible?"

Friday, November 18, 2022

Making Melodies With IOLabs Flux - Is That Possible?

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Flux is an incredible rhythm generating machine, but how good it is at making melodies? I have tried to answer this question in two videos. In this first part I explain how to program melodies with Flux. Flux it not your traditional one note per step sequencer, but melodies are definitively programmable and, as we will see in the second video, even more than just 'programmable'."

Friday, November 11, 2022

Sequential Prophet 10: The Epic Drone

video upload by Friendly Noise

"An epic drone with the Sequential Prophet 10. Reverb and delay were added in the DAW after the recording.

Sorry, there is no video of the recording. I liked what came out of the P10 and just pressed record. Then I added two mixed slow motion videos of the P10, which are kind of supportive for the sound, but without capturing the actual recording."

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