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Monday, February 05, 2024

The Eternal Now

video upload by davidryle

"American Format (5U) modular synthesizer performance in real time to a stereo track in Cubase.
For an atonal wash I used the Dove Audio Waveplane and WTF vco's through an Oakley Sound Systems Ring Modulator. I then sent it through A dotcom Q150 transistor ladder filter and a Lower West Side Studio Multimode Filter/Resonator and on to a fixed filter bank and a Frequency Central Stasis Leak digital delay. This drone wash comes in at the final section and ending.
The opening reed sound and accompanying organ sounds were derived from the Synthetic Sound Labs/Mutable Instruments (Braids) Woven Spirits module.
The initial reed sound is from the AUX output of the Woven Spirits through an SSL/Ian Fritz 5 Pulser and Oakley Sound Systems State Variable Filter. The filter is stepped with a random S&H from JNP Electronics.
The secondary organ chord sound is the Main direct output of the Woven Spirits in Chord mode. The combination of both elements are sent to an Electro-Harmonix Grand Canyon in DMM mode. Feedback is applied as needed for the drone sustain throughout the piece.
The bass line comes in next with a pair of STG Soundlabs Oscillators through a Dove Audio D502 Multimode filter in -24dB LP mode. The pitch voltage is from the upper Q960 step sequencer. It's timing is from a Catgirl Synth Master Divider, clocked from a custom Dual LFO/Analog Shift Register of Ken Stone (Catgirl Synth) design. An additional tap from the STG oscillator through a Corsynth C103 Frequency Divider/Multiplier module for a sub-octave feed.
The melodic line blended into the latter section is from a pair of Q106 dotcom vco's which are pitch controlled by the lower Q960 sequencer. Each vco pitch is from a separate row of the Q960. The Q960's shift timing is from the CGS Master Divider module. The output is routed through an Empress Reverb pedal in Blue Ghost mode. Panning is from the LWSS/Yusynth Panning Mixer.
All pitch quantitization is through a Moon Modular 565 series setup.
Additional voltage modulation to the Woven Spirits module are from the STG Soundlabs voltage mini stores, and vaious LFO's etc. Timing for the additional sequencers is also managed by the Moster Divider."

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Custom Mixed Module Box11 Modular Synthesizer System

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via this auction

"MU format modular synth in Box 11 case powered by QPS4 power supply.

Includes the following modules:

Electro-Smith 3340 VCO (3) Q114 Mixer ++
Electro-Smith 2144 LPF filter (2)
Lower West Side Studio Oakley Modular Dual LFO (sticks out of case slightly due to deep pcb board)
Analog Craftsman 5 channel attenuator Q109 envelope generator (2)
Corsynth C108 Dual VCA"

Thursday, October 26, 2023

M140 Clock Divider / Universal Logic Block Beat

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"Quick patch using the Lower West Side Studio M140 Clock Divider / Universal Logic Block.

The patch clock is an Oakley Dual LFO. From the LFO the signal is divided by an M122 Master Divider and passed to the M140 Clock Divider / ULB.

Gates have been created using the M712 Sequencer Sidecar which will be used in an accent portion of the beat.

The 'hi-hat' is a Hexinverter Jupiter Storm (modulated) through a Journeymen VCF (dual Oakley Journeyman).

Drum sounds are all produced with Barton BMC018 Analog Drum Modules along with a LWSS Duo-Bop (2 x BMC018)"

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

M700 Complex Resettable Address Programmer - raw footage

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"First test of the M700 Complex Resettable Address Programmer. This is and advanced new sequencer designed by Hale and adapted for MU with Lower West Side Studio."

Wednesday, March 08, 2023


March 8, 2023, Kingston, New York In conjunction with International Women's Day March 8, 2023, we are happy to announce a new music release featuring all-new works by Lisa Bella Donna (multi-instrumentalist and Sorceress of Synthesis) with Alan's daughter Dina Pearlman-Ifil (keyboardist and bassist.) All proceeds to benefit the Alan R Pearlman Foundation

Systers in Synths / Medusa was recorded in Lisa's Appalachian Mountain studio over the weekend of July 29-30th, 2022. This full-length album features one composition by Lisa Bella Donna, and two collaborations between Lisa and Dina. The instruments used in recording and production are almost entirely ARP vintage or ARP inspired instruments and reissues including the ARP 2600 (original and Korg), ARP String Ensemble, ARP Odyssey, Antonus Step Brother, Moog Sequencers, ARP Omni, and a Multimode filter by Lower West Side Studio.

To purchase, go to the Foundation’s BandCamp Page (all proceeds go to the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation)

For more information about the Foundation, visit


Monday, February 20, 2023


video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Pursuit - A poem by Stephen Dobyns

Reading and performance by Just The 5"

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator 5U First Impressions...

video upload by Rhythmicons

"These are just a few snippets messing around with the DUSG for the first time.
DUSG & DSI Tempest to STG Mixer.

This module was built by Rich at Lower West Side Studio from Ken Stone's Catgirl Synth PCB."

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Lisa Bella Donna's hidden sonic sanctuary

video upload by EarthQuakerDevices

"Join us as we take a detailed tour of Lisa Bella Donna's legendary home studio, Appalachian Recordings, deep in the Appalachian mountains of the eastern United States. Lisa is a longtime friend of Jamie Stillman’s since before the inception of EarthQuaker Devices in the early 90s, when they would play punk house shows together. Lisa is a renowned recording artist, composer, sound designer, modular synthesist and educator.

In this incredible episode of Show Us Your Junk, Lisa talks about her early inspirations that led her to start playing music, and eventually using electronic synthesis to craft the unique voice that she envisioned. After hearing Black Sabbath's “Paranoid” and Wendy Carlos's “Switched on Bach” and “Sonic Seasons,” it became clear that music was her destiny. Her stories include recording and editing commercial jingles in the 80s, selling her car to put a down payment on an Arp 2600 synthesizer, and discovering the rich characteristics of recording to 8-track tape.

While this studio packs in a ton of rare gear, Lisa claims she doesn’t consider herself a collector. “My choices are very utilitarian; pretty much everything in here is here for a purpose, and it’s part of the big picture - the great stream of what my albums become,” she says. Some of her staple instruments include the ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey, ARP Omni, Mini Moog, and Fender Rhodes. EQD pedals she frequently uses include the Rainbow Machine, Arpanoid, and Grand Orbiter, but her favorite EQD pedal is the Avalanche Run. She loves it so much that she had a custom rack mount version built, which is patched directly to her main console. “It's one of my favorite reverbs still - one of my most used for sure.”

Lisa has an interesting perspective when it comes to connecting music to visual concepts in nature and her environment. “When I compose music, I see it just as much as I hear it. I look at my arrangements as landscapes or deep woods mountain paths with all the textures and colors of the elements that surround it,” she says. This all makes sense when you see the picturesque plot of land in which she chose to settle down to build her studio and raise her daughter.

Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France, David Whited, Dannesh Moosa
Edited by David Whited
Additional footage shot by Tristan Whitney Weary
Music by Lisa Bella Donna, EYE, Deadsea

Music Provided by Lisa Bella Donna
'Turning Points'
'Twi Spirit, One Life'
'Emerald's Run'
'Pure Stereo Time Machine'
'Falling Leaves'

Special thanks to:
Moog Music Inc.
Waves Audio
Antonus Synthesizers
Hologram Electronics
Lower West Side Studio / Canada
Behind The Sky Records
SFI Records

Check out more of Lisa Bella Donna's work:"

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Wogglebug Wind and Noise Demo

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Here the Wiard Wogglebug, built in MU format by Lower West Side Studio, is being used to modulate wind and rain sounds generated by 2 noise sources and filtered by 2 separate voltage controlled filters.

Modules used in this patch include;
Wiard Wogglebug
Yusynth Sample & Hold
LWSS M401 Multimode Filter / Resonator Q110
Yusynth ARP VCF
Yusynth Quad LFO
CGS114 Dual Universal Slope Generator
Yusynth VC Panning Mixer

For more information visit"

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Wogglebug in MU Format

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"The Wiard Wogglebug is a random voltage generator designed by Grant Richter and inspired by the Buchla 265 / 266 Source of Uncertainty module.

The module features multiple simultaneous random audio and control voltage signals. It can be used to create the most incredible other-worldly sounds.

The patch in this video features the following modules;
- The Wogglebug
- Oakley Croglin VCF
- MFOS VC Echo
- Oakley Classic VCA
- FCUK System X ADSR
- Tellun Doomsday Machine (for LFO modulation)
- Yusynth VC Panning Mixer

For more information visit"

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

CGS49 VCF Spread Demo

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Short video of the Cat Girl Synthesizers CGS49 Dual Wasp Filter

For more information visit"

Friday, October 21, 2022

TLN-712 Doomsday Machine Demo # 3

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Tellun TLN-712 Doomsday Machine from Lower West Side Studio.

Self-resonating Oakley Discrete Ladder Filter output fed into TLN-712 and modulated.


Monday, October 17, 2022

Bat Modular

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"In this small tribute to my favourite Batman, the late Adam West, I really used up my clock dividers and counting modules.

Multiple sequencers play their part in this piece that will give no peace to the OCD listener : )

Whap - Biff - Ooof!


Thursday, September 29, 2022

Lo Rez - A Modular Mez

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Early morning patch inspired by strong coffee and the desire to patch some of my favourite filters; CGS49 Dual Wasp, M401 Multimode Filter / Resonator, SEM VCF, Discrete Ladder Filter and ARP 4072 clone. Oh, and a TLN-442.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TLN-712 Doomsday Machine Demo # 2

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Short demo of this versatile and powerful quad LFO and waveshaper module.

For more information visit"

Demo 1 posted here

Monday, September 05, 2022

TLN 712 Doomsday Machine

Demo # 1 video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Demonstration of the Tellun Corporation TLN-712 Doomsday Machine module. This version of the TLN-712 is in MU format and is built by Lower West Side Studio.

The TLN-712 is a wave shaping module containing 4 voltage controlled LFOs and 2 separate wave shapers. It can enhance, modify and destroy sound.

In this video 2 triangle waves are fed into the Cascading Biogenic Pulse section of the module. It's quite awesome.

For more information visit Lower West Side Studio - https://richsstudioproject.wpcomstagi..."

The TLN-712 Doomsday Machine designed by The Tellun Corporation combines 4 voltage controlled Low Frequency Oscillators with 2 Waveform Animators. Combined together this incredible module can produce or mangle waveforms allowing you to create some incredible audible experiences.

The TLN-712 Doomsday Machine is a voltage controlled waveform animator for modular synthesizers.

Originally conceived as two separate modules, the TLN-712 comprises two different animation circuits and four voltage-controlled LFOs (low frequency oscillators).

The first animator (Thalaran Radiation Emitter) is based on the Multi-Phase Waveform Animator by Bernie Hutchins.

The second animator (Cascading Biogenic Pulse) is based on the Pulse Width Multiplier by Craig Anderton. Both circuits require several modulation sources in order to generate their animation effect.

The four built-in LFOs provide the necessary modulation without the need for external modules. Patch points are included for external modulation, if desired.


Four modulation sources. Each source has an OFFSET pot to set the initial modulation point, a MOD input jack with attenuator to allow for external control of modulation, and an internal LFO. All four modulation sources are internally connected to both animators.

Each internal LFO has a RATE pot, an LED to provide visual indication of the rate, and a DEPTH pot to set the amount of LFO fed to the animators. Each LFO has a 10 Vpp triangle wave output that is available for external use. Internally, each LFO provides a sine wave to the two animators.

The rate and depth of all LFOs can be changed en masse using the EXT RATE and EXT DEPTH jacks and attenuators. Use these with your keyboard control voltage, modulation wheel, or foot pedal to control the speed and depth of animation.

The Thalaran Radiation Emitter has one input jack (IN A) and three output jacks (SAW, TRI, STEP). A sawtooth wave is normally applied to IN A, but sine or triangle waves can also be used (almost any waveform except pulse waves will produce some kind of useful output). With a sawtooth input, the SAW output comprises the input signal plus four phase shifted versions of the input signal (sounds like five sawtooth waves). The phase shift is controlled by the four modulation sources. The TRI output provides a similar effect but with five triangle waves. The STEP output is a bizarre staircase waveform where the depth of each step is controlled by the four modulation sources.

The Cascading Biogenic Pulse has two input jacks (IN B and AUX) and four output jacks (PULSE 1-4). A triangle wave is normally applied to IN B, but sine or sawtooth waves can also be used (almost any waveform except pulse waves will work). The four PULSE outputs produce an intense pulse width modulation (PWM) effect with single, double, triple, and quadruple pulses appearing at outputs 1-4 respectively. Think of it as PWM on steroids. The PWM effect is controlled by the four modulation sources. The AUX input can be used to provide an additional level of animation, or to cascade two TLN-712s to get even more intense PWM, or to provide a cross-product effect.

All inputs and outputs are DC-coupled. Either animator can be used to produce strangely wonderful waveforms for modulating other signals. The Cascading Biogenic Pulse can even be used to generate rhythmic gates and triggers.

All inputs and outputs handle 10 Vpp audio signals and 5 volt control voltage signals (modular standard).

You can find previous incarnations of the TLN 712 Doomsday Machine in previous posts here.

Friday, August 05, 2022

MultiMix Pro Demo 2

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Lower West Side Studio demonstrates switching the MultiMix Pro mixer between Stooge and Standard (Summing) modes.

For more information visit https://richsstudioproject.wpcomstagi..."

"Mixers are one of the most useful utility modules available to the modular synthesizer performer and versatility makes them all the more useful. Enter the Oakley Multimix Pro from Lower West Side Studio. The Multimix Pro is a 4 channel mixer for both audio and control voltages and features switchable potentiometer modes available on 3 channels."

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Lower West Side Studio MultiMix Pro Prototype

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Lower West Side Studio tests its prototype Oakley MultiMix Pro.

The module features a new switch per channel with allows the channel to function as either a standard attenuator or a reversible attenuator.

This is extremely useful for mixing both audio and CV signals"

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

LED Replacement for MU Panels

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"When switching components from one panel to another we are sometimes faced with moving and LED.

This video shows the technique for removing and re-installing an LED and mounting components.

These type of LEDs are often found in MU format modules like those by (and of course Lower West Side Studio : )"

Monday, June 13, 2022

Yusynth Quad LFO Demo

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Lower West Side Studio demonstrates the cycle time of the Yusynth Quadrature LFO. This versatile LFO goes from approximately 1 minute and 15 seconds of cycle time into the audible range.

For more information visit https://richsstudioproject.wpcomstagi..."

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