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Tuesday, June 04, 2024

When Forbidden Planet And Chaos Theory Meet - The Blippoo Box

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""Forbidden Planet in a box" - the Blippoo Box by the late Rob Hordijk is a wonderfully out there electronic instrument. Based on chaos theory and a love for vintage Sci-Fi it creates organic and liquid tones that keep inspiring even after a long time. Originally made in small batches and sold for about 650EUR, it became very desired among hardcore synthesizer freaks and experimental musicians. This drove prices up to the thousands even during Rob's lifetime, and even higher after. I never thought I would own one, but a lucky trade happened. In this video I tell the tale of the Third Monk (as written by Uncle Meatball), demo the Blippoo's sound and features, as well as showing modern alternatives.
Sources listed below.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:"


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 14, 2024

Introducing the Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Lab 2

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Standalone Modern Analog Synthesis Laboratory
Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers’ long-anticipated successor to the Voltage Research Laboratory is filled to the brim with interesting new inventions, such as several new wave-shaping technologies, an addictive tactile performance controller, and more…"

The New, Experimental Synthesis of the Voltage Lab 2

video upload by Jorb

0:00 Intro
2:27 Hands on Begins
4:58 Oscillator One
11:01 Oscillator Two
16:29 Quick Look at Function Generators
18:26 Quick Look at Dynamics Controllers
19:04 FX
21:02 Chance Sequencer
22:37 Touch Controller Begins
26:56 Step Conditions
28:10 Step Jump Explained

Geek Chic // Sonic Experiments from the Voltage Lab2

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Dusting the cobwebs from my vintage 1950's lab coat - it was all the rage once honest.

Going into lab rat research mode and seeing where the maze takes me..

... and here's the results.

Just a little taster while I open the lab book to record apparatus, method, results, discussion and conclusion.

0:00 Bunsen Burner Big Beats
2:15 Plucking Pipettes (no pipettes were harmed)
3:06 Test Tube Techno (it's not techno)
5:59 She's Alive
7:44 Naked Flame
10:00 Medical Skeleton (its the Bare Bones)"

Pittsburgh Modular Voltage Lab 2 - Just Jammin'

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"Fascinating new modular system from Pittsburgh with a decidedly West Coast bent. Too soon for a review, but here's half an hour of playing with the rather remarkable sequencer, the timbre of the oscillators and other bits and pieces. I added some reverb via the Chroma Console but otherwise it's all the VL2."

The Sweet Spot: Voltage Lab 2 Semi-Modular Synthesizer
video upload by HAINBACH

"As anyone who has ever tried to assemble a modular synthesizer, it is not easy to create a cohesive instrument, especially if you try to narrow it down to a portable case. In comes The Voltage Lab 2 that Pittsburgh Modular send me to play with (thanks for that!) - it is a semi-modular self contained synthesizer, and to me it hits the sweet spot between functionality and musicality."

Also see The Lab Report Episodes for audio demos.

Press release follows:

May 14th, 2024 - Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers today announced Voltage Lab 2, a standalone dual oscillator analog synthesizer synthesis laboratory with a unique integrated touch-sensitive performance controller.

Monday, May 06, 2024

HAINBACH's New Filterbank Is the Size of a Piano

video upload by HAINBACH

"German HiFi Manufacturer Teufel was getting rid of the analog system they used to design crossovers for their loudspeakers. I could not pass up the opportunity to get this piano-sized analog filterbank in my studio. Together with @LOOKMUMNOCOMPUTER I explored the musical use of this gigantic piece of obsolete technology.

Support the vinyl campaign:"

Monday, April 22, 2024

The Joy Of Feedback: Fjærlett

video upload by HAINBACH

"The Tilde Elektriske Fjærlett is a new take on turning feedback into an instrument. This instrument / effect is made in very small numbers in Norway, mine is number 74 and it took 3 and half years on the waiting list to get it. Here I am playing with it and showing what I came up with this rather pretty little feedback monster."

You can find additional Fjærlett posts here or via the Gard Osen lable below. You can find additional Leploop Multicassa posts here.

Monday, April 08, 2024

The Renaissance of a Rare Rave Classic

video upload by HAINBACH

"The Orgon Systems Enigiser was not much of hit when it came out, with only 50 to 150 units being known to exist. But over time it became a cult-classic, thanks to its excellent filter that fits perfectly into underground dance music. After decades of it being a collector's item, we are now spoiled for choice as two companies offer clones and the original creator is re-releasing the Enigiser again. I am working with the Analog Sweden Swenigiser in this video, a much enhanced version of this rave classic.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:"

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Drum Machine That Shaped Krautrock

video upload by HAINBACH

"The Elka Drummer One is no Klaus Dinger or Jaki Liebzeit, but it deserves its place in the history of Krautrock drumming. It was used by a bunch of German bands at the time, most prominently the wonderful Harmonia, a supergroup consisting of members of Neu! and Cluster (some of which where involved in a short-lived iteration of Karftwerk, too). In this video I show its functions (including a big surprise at the very end) and how @LOOKMUMNOCOMPUTER and me used it on our EP 'Pipe Dreams', out now on"

Listen to "Holta Polta" on Harmonia Live 74:

Harmonia - Live 1974 - Holta Polta

video upload by groenlandrecords

Michael Rother: guitar, el. percussion, piano & organ
Hans-Joachim Roedelius: electronic organ & piano
Dieter Moebius: synthesizer, electronic percussion

All music written, performed by Michael Rother, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius

Recording, editing and artwork by Harmonia

Recorded live in concert on 23rd March 1974 at Penny Station in Griessem Germay"

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

2024 Crumar Spirit

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this listing

"One of only 100 Crumar Spirits created this year by Crumar in Italy. Identical to the original 1980s Crumar Spirit (codesigned by Bob Moog), in every way – except this one includes MIDI.

Very rare synth. Sounds amazing. A chance to own a future-perfect Crumar Spirit. Will ship internationally at the buyer's expense if needed. I am in Continental Europe."

Video in the listing by Hainbach previously posted here.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Exploring the Ciat-Lonbarde Quatrax

video upload by HAINBACH

"The Ciat-Lonbarde Quatrax is the latest in the series of organ-style instruments created by Peter Blasser. It is the biggest and most varied sounding of them, and I got to explore a loaned instrument (thanks to Patch Point when I performed with @ensemblerecherche last February."

Sunday, March 03, 2024

HAINBACH: A Filter So Good I Kept It a Secret

video upload by HAINBACH

"For three years now I had the HP3581A Wave Analyzer in my studio, and I only told selected nerds about it. Now its time to show what this beautiful piece of test equipment can do when used for music. This and the UBM are the only pieces I got four of, simply because both are wonderful instruments.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:"

Monday, February 05, 2024

Exploring the Cosmic Beauty of the Elgam Carousel

video upload by HAINBACH

"Form changes function - the Elgam Carousel first appeared as part of a big organ. Elgam quickly realized that they could a make a standalone product out of this, for the more mobile musicians entertaining crowds at business and family functions. They set a trend - CRB and Elka followed with the Computerband 2000 and Wilgamat. These standalone keyboards can be called the first groove boxes. In this video I demo this cosmic sounding wonder and show real world applications in scoring.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:

LISTEN TO My Music:"

You can find additional posts featuring the Elgam Carousel here.

Friday, February 02, 2024

Exploring the 1st Buchla 100 Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Sarah Belle Reid

"This video is a historical, technical, and musical deep dive into the Buchla 100 Series Modular System at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music. This instrument was the first voltage controllable modular synthesizer built by Don Buchla—it was delivered to the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the mid-1960s.

In this video we’ll start with a brief historical overview of the Buchla 100 Series Modular System and the San Francisco Tape Music Center. Then, we’ll unpack everything that’s inside the instrument module by module. Finally, I’ll share some of the quirks of this particular instrument, and lots of patch examples to illustrate its unique voice and character.

As I was getting to know this instrument, I tried to keep in mind the circumstances surrounding its development—the people who contributed to it, the time in which it emerged, and the state of electronic music at the time of its invention. These thoughts greatly inspired my approach to working with the instrument and are present throughout this video.

It’s a rare opportunity to be able to work with a historical instrument like this one. I have always been super inspired by Buchla’s work in general, but like many people have had few opportunities to work with his original instruments. Instead, much of my experience has been through newer instruments inspired by his designs. Being able to work closely with this instrument was an incredibly inspiring and clarifying experience that allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of Buchla’s own creative and technical development, as well as the multitude of music, modern modules, and instruments that have been inspired by his work.

Special thank you to Mills College for letting us spend a week in the electronic music studio working with the Buchla 100; to The Buchla Archives and Ryan Gaston for helping to put this video together; and also to all of the amazing folks in my Patreon community for your support in helping to bring educational projects like this one to life!

Learn more / join the waitlist for Learning Sound and Synthesis, my online modular synthesis and sound design class:

Join my Patreon community for behind-the-scenes content, unreleased music, and extended tutorials: sarahbellereid

Thank you to:
Mills College Center for Contemporary Music
The Buchla Archives
Ryan Gaston (co-producing + filming)
Hainbach (tape slicing footage)

00:00 Historical Overview: Buchla 100 + the San Francisco Tape Music Center
7:38 Mills Buchla 100 System Overview
14:27 Timbre in the Mills Buchla 100
18:29 Chaos in the Mills Buchla 100
21:52 Voltage Control Quirks
25:00 Sequencing Tactics: Triggered Segments
30:40 Sequencing Tactics: Extended Sequences
32:06 More Patches + Sounds
32:36 Ring Modulated Reverb Patch
34:40 Keyboard Chaos Patch
36:55 Gated Voice Patch
38:29 Wonky Drum Machine Patch
38:57 Triggered Gestures Patch
39:14 Transposed FM Sequence Patch
39:48 Bell Tones Patch
40:27 Touch Controlled Ratchet Patch
41:00 Sequenced Melodic Patch

Sarah Belle Reid is a performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation."

"In the Spring of 2024, Reid spent a week at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, where she worked closely with their original Buchla 100 modular synthesizer system. This specific instrument’s historical significance can’t be overstated. It was the very first voltage controllable modular synthesizer that the now-famous artist, inventor, and electronic musical instrument designer Donald Buchla built in the mid 1960s—indeed, one of the very first modular synthesizers altogether. In its time, this specific system has been used by countless inspiring and influential musicians, such as Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnick, Suzanne Ciani, Warner Jepson, and others.

The video begins with a brief historical overview of the Buchla 100 Series Modular System and the San Francisco Tape Music Center. Then, Reid unpacks everything that’s inside the instrument module by module, with sound demos and examples. Finally, she shares some of the unique quirks of the Mills Buchla 100 instrument, and patch examples of how the instrument can be used to create a wide range of music and sounds."

Monday, January 29, 2024

How To Make a Test Equipment Drum Machine

video upload by HAINBACH

"Test Equipment was for me always an experiment: using unmusical science, medical and engineering tools for music is Dark Souls level of synthesis difficulty. Coaxing tones out of them requires dedication and patience, but is very rewarding, both in developing new skills and musical results. I tried to stay to true to the tiny test equipment music world, shunning easy solutions to make it music, like using it with regular sequencers, sampling the wall or excessive editing in post. But after a few crucial pieces died off and repair costs sky-rocketed and I decided to combine it with Eurorack modular. I was very surprised by the result.


Sunday, December 31, 2023

Krautrock Drum Machine - Elka Rhythm Machine - SAMPLE PACK -

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"The Museum Is now going to offer sample packs of its machines,
a couple of sample packs a month to help fund improvement of the running of the museum to be open more often and offer more this coming year after the refurbishment we are doing over the next few months.
Sample Pack Available here :- https://this-museum-is-not-obsolete.c...
We sampled Hainbach’s favourite Krautrock drum machine - The Elka Rhythm Machine - We ran it through our Rotating Speaker of Doom as well as some other choice effects.

Sample Pack Includes:

200+ Loops (DI, Mic’d up Roto Speaker & Effects)

All Samples are 48Khz 24bit
It is also available on the look mum no computer patreon. :-"

Saturday, December 30, 2023

The Wide-Screen Beauty Of A Cutesy Experimental Sampler

video upload by HAINBACH

"I had to support the Kickstarter of Chompi - a tape-like looping SK-1 style sampler? I need this! Problem is: will I be able to play it myself? It looks so cute my youngest already called dibs. I had to make this video quickly, so she could experiment with it herself. I was surprised into what dark experimental depths it drew me, despite its utterly charming design."

Sunday, December 10, 2023


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Don't miss 13:42. Rare ETI vocoder.

"What is this Strange #lesie #speaker. Featuring @Hainbach If you'd like to see ful videos of us recording these songs real time! and also get loads of other things whilst supporting the project check out here! :- -------------

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Elastic Melody & BramBos Hammerhead & Hainbach Fluss Ambient Session

video upload by Oliver Greschke

"In this video Elastic Melody is going into Fluss Processor, so Fluss is creating wonderful granular clouds of Elastic Melody. Additional tweaks by un/muting tracks in Elastic Melody and shifting notes in a track."

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

New Synton Fenix 2 PP Modular Synth First Patch

video upload by HAINBACH

Priced at 4999€ via Patch Point

"Patch Point is producing 100 Fénix II PP analog modular synthesizers in small batches.

The first batch is 30, and there are 14 left available.

The Fénix II PP is a direct descendant of the Fénix II in collaboration with the designer, Mr. Bert Vermuelen of the original Synton design team.

It is a fully analog synthesizer, with the same components as the original Fénix II, with some upgrades.

VCF3 - Formant Filter - a new modern design using chips instead of vactrols which allows for voltage controlled resonance and an expanded frequency range.

VCF4 - LPG - a new modern design using chips instead of vactrols which allows for an expanded frequency range, and quicker response, and more accurate control of the length parameter.

Delay - The Delay is now a dual delay with a 3rd switch position. delay 1, delay 2, or in the middle both delays mixed! with the additional jack of a second frequency parameter for the 2nd delay. You can now CV control both delays pitches with a separate jack.

3 VCO’s, 3 different VCO's ( Inputs CV, FM, PWM, Sync e.o, Output square, triagle, sawtooth and some has puls, sub, sine e.o) )

4 different VCF´s ( SVF, 24dB Lp, BPF, 12dB Lp). ( Input CV modulation, SVF has Q-CV control

3 EGR and 4 VCA’s and 5 LFO’s. (Many modules are voltage controlled)

7 Mixers ( 3 audio mixers and 4 DC-Audio mixers).

1 Phaser and 1 Delay (BDD). ( off course voltage controlled)

1 8 step analog sequencer with own clock.

1 Waveshapers, 1 wavemultiplier and 1 full wave rectifier. ( voltage controlled, except for the rectifier )

1 CPR, 1 S&H, 1 Gate delay, 1 Ringmodulator, 1 Slew limiter, 1 fixed +/- 5volt output.

1 Analog noise and 1 Digital noise. ( Digital noise voltage controlled

1 6 Banana to 3,5 mm minijack connectors.

1 Input module with trigger, gate and envelop out.

1 Stereo output module with dual panning and dual VCA. ( off course voltage controlled)"

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Hainbach - SK-1 Dreams - Full Album HD 4K

video upload by HAINBACH

"A collection of pieces I recorded in the early hours and the afternoon heat of Hydra, Greece. A reflection on leaving spaces unfilled.

Buy it here:
Bram Bos Fluss App:"

Monday, November 13, 2023

The Toy Sampler That Inspired Generations of Musicians

video upload by HAINBACH

"The Casio SK-1 was my very first electronic music instrument that allowed for some degree of experimentation. Its crunchy 8BIT sound got me hooked in a way that shaped my entire music career. 25 years later and with a bunch of SK-1 inspired instruments incoming on Kickstarter, I wanted to revisit this beautifully crappy sampler.


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