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Thursday, January 25, 2024

NAMM 2024 - Sound-Machines - Arches - T Line Modules

video upload by sonicstate

"At NAMM 2024, Sonic State caught up with Davide from Sound Machines who introduced the firmware update for their universal tactile interface, Arches. Arches features numerous performance tools including sequencers, arpeggiators, customizable keyboards, and pressure-sensitive controls. The Arches can output via MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI, and CV, making it a powerful tool for musicians. Sound Machines has also introduced a new PC-based web browser programmer for Arches, allowing users to easily program and customize its functionalities.

Davide also introduced T-Line, a series of touch-based modules. The first four modules of the T-Line include a formant filter, a spectrum processor, an attenuverter and Generator - which is a complex oscillator, and all include the lightstrip capacitive interface for hands-on manipulation, but can also accept cv modulation inputs.

Arches Available now. Price: 750 Euros

T-Line Modules Available Spring 2024. Price: Around 200 Euros"

Check with dealers on the right for availability.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Roland Introduces GALAXIAS Super Instrument

video upload by RolandChannel

Press release follows.

Fifty Years of Legendary Roland Synths and Drum Machines and Thousands of Iconic Sounds in One Powerful Super Instrument, Available Exclusively on Roland Cloud

Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 14, 2023 — Roland introduces GALAXIAS, a powerful new software-based musical instrument available exclusively on Roland Cloud. Roland has been a pioneer in music technology for over half a century, delivering a continuous stream of influential instruments and effects that have fueled countless hits, defined genres, and driven cultural trends. With GALAXIAS, musicians and producers can explore and experience them all in one creative environment.

GALAXIAS runs as a standalone application on macOS and Windows. It will also be available in VST3 and AU plug-in formats for DAW music production soon after the initial release. Within GALAXIAS, users can work with any instrument on Roland Cloud and instantly access a vast searchable library with over 20,000 ready-to-play sounds. From historic icons such as the JUPITER-8, TR-808, and D-50 to modern instruments like ZENOLOGY and SYSTEM-8, GALAXIAS harnesses Roland's evolving sonic legacy into a single “Super Instrument” with infinite creative possibilities.

GALAXIAS provides the ability to layer up to four instruments and create massive sonic superclusters called Scenes. Every layer has its own key range, transpose, and MIDI input settings, plus a dedicated arpeggiator. Convenient learn and drag functionality makes it fast and easy to build intricate sounds that are deeply engaging and demand attention. Ultra-powerful macro controls offer a new level of expression with simultaneous operation of up to 128 parameters via internal LFOs or an external MIDI controller. Scenes can be organized in Setlists for live performances, complete with gapless transitions for a seamless stage experience.

In addition to the formidable effects within each individual instrument, GALAXIAS provides two insert effects per layer and two global send effects. A growing collection of authentic Roland and BOSS effects are on hand, and it’s possible to route layers to various external destinations for further processing.

The inspiring GALAXIAS interface has been carefully forged for rapid creativity and instant satisfaction. Everything is logically organized, making it simple to go deep and quickly translate ideas into great-sounding tracks. Users can delve into a single instrument layer, tweak the complete set of parameters, and get the experience of using the original hardware with Roland’s classic instrument plug-ins. With the full-screen Immersive View, the focus can be toggled between the entire Scene and an individual instrument or effect using a single click or key command.

Included with Roland Cloud Ultimate membership, GALAXIAS is a rapidly evolving platform instrument that will continue to improve with new sounds and capabilities added regularly. A 30-day free Ultimate trial provides access to GALAXIAS and everything Roland Cloud offers, including software versions of vintage Roland instruments, ZENOLOGY, Sound Packs, Wave Expansions, Zenbeats, and much more.

Availability & Pricing
Roland GALAXIAS is available now in the U.S. exclusively with the Roland Cloud Ultimate membership, which is $199 annually or $19.99 monthly.

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Introducing the e25 Remix Edition // Limited run of Digitakt, Digitone, & Syntakt

video upload by Elektron

"Introducing a ripple of both past and present. The e25 Remix Edition is a limited run of silver-faced Digitakt, Digitone, and Syntakt machines; a time hack to disorientate, reorientate, and deliver you to bliss. Inspired by yesteryear, these boxes are hell-bent on pulling your sounds through the veil of possibility and into reality. In recognition of a quarter century of Elektron existence, and to celebrate everyone we’ve met along the way, we have included a number of special additions to accompany this extra-special edition."

via Elektron

Introducing a time hack to disorientate, reorientate, and deliver you to bliss. In recognition of a quarter century of existence, we have dreamt up the e25 Remix Edition: a limited run of silver-faced units, spread across Digitakt, Digitone, and Syntakt. Inspired by yesteryear, and hell-bent on pulling your sounds through the veil of possibility and into reality.

The e25 Remix Editions don't just come with special versions of already unique music-making machines. We have included a number of other special additions to accompany your extra-special edition.

The instruments themselves are hand-built in stainless steel, individually numbered and bearing laser-etched logos. The box too is unique in its design and build, containing e25 poster versions, and a multiple decade-covering/greatest hits sticker sheet. And the e-shaped cherry on top is a special Remix Edition cassette tape featuring an hour of original and eclectic music from the Elektron Team.

Released in 2017, Digitakt splashed down as a compact sampling drum machine capable of summoning monstrous beats or delicately layered sample-scapes, breaking your creative boundaries wide open. Since then, we have added a succession of new and exciting features to its repertoire, making it even more super-powered year after year.

Digitone followed on the heels of its sibling in 2018, continuing the Digi line with its innovative and accessible take on FM synthesis, and as a prime source of new sounds and timbres. With it, you can create rich and enchanting tones with ease, diving from jagged chaos to mellow sonic suppleness, seemingly emanating from a parallel universe. Regular creativity and performance-focused feature additions have continued Digitone's sonic trajectory.

Coming in 2022, Syntakt may be the youngest of the three but it’s jam-packed with possibilities and loaded with powerful sound-exploring tools. Analog and Digital synthesis. Drum and melody. They're here in full fusion. Syntakt’s various percussive and melodic machines make for an adventurous playground, and even though it’s only been out a little over a year, more machines have already arrived. And more will follow.

All instruments have been handcrafted in stainless steel here in Sverige. The faceplates have been brushed to give them their own unique finish, with no two units identical in appearance, while the logo and limited edition number on the front panel are laser-etched. Each box is adorned with silver foil highlights, created with vintage machinery in the very capable hands of local printers.

We also have a specially produced T-shirt to clothe yourselves in e25 Remix Edition goodness. It’s limited numbers for a limited edition. And available exclusively from our webshop."

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Befaco FX BOY // Gameboy based Eurorack FX with CV controlled EQ, Drives, Modulation, Delay & more!

video upload by DivKid

"Eurorack FX in Gameboy style cartridges that are hot swappable into a module with CV controlled parameters and a four band fully CV controlled EQ … YES PLEASE, WHAT A CONCEPT!

Beyond the obvious nostalgia hit of the Gameboy cartridges I’ve long been a fan of swappable FX platforms that allow a module to be used in a wider range of patches. FX BOY comes with 7 ‘founders pack’ cartridges with the Making Sound Machines Analog Wavefolder, FEEDBACK modules Flanger, XOR Electronics Delay & Granular FX, Instruo microPhaser, Befaco TRASH distortion, TouellSkouarn Noise & Feedback Fuzz and Tesseract Modular AVMA downsampled & ring modulator. It’s a wide range of FX all with two CV controlled parameters, plus CV over dry wet for parallel blends and modulation.

In this video I chose to give each cartridge it’s own patch, letting them shine on different patches with different use cases, as that’s how I’ll end up using the module going forward. However each cartridge easily warrants it’s own demo video going through a range of patches as these circuits have proven to be great on a range of sources. So I’m already thinking about future videos … leave a comment about what you’d like to see more of.

FX BOY is an open source platform for people to develop their own cartridge circuit FX, so who knows where this will go, whether Befaco release more cards, companies sell them on their own or whether it spawns some interest DIY ideas along the way."

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Waldorf Introduces Iridium Core - Smaller Quantum / Iridium Based Desktop Synthesizer

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

"Iridium Core" introduced by Panic Girl

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

JakoJako about integrating the new "Iridium Core" into her modular setup

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

Iridium Core - Sound Demo

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

The Core

Iridium Core provides the core synthesis engine of the Quantum / Iridium platform. It is the heart of Waldorf's most advanced hardware-based synthesis. The essence of forward-looking sound. The Core.

Sonic Explorer

Iridium Core contains 5 synthesis engines: Wavetable, Multi- & Granular-Sampling, Waveform, Kernel FM and Resonator. Combined with a broad selection of digital filter and processing options Iridium Core lets you explore a huge sonic universe of electronic sound. Iridium Core's intuitive and easy graphical interface helps you to keep your flow of creativity.

Wave Traveller

The compact form factor makes Iridium Core an ideal companion to travel with you to all your sonic explorations and performances. It fits well into laptop size bags and in carry on-baggage it leaves enough space to all your other devices you need for your performances.

Driven by Inspiration

Iridium Core comes with a huge collection of more than 1700 factory presets and samples to drive your sonic Wanderlust. Get inspired what the broad and diverse array of sound designers have created to fuel your musical endeavours.

Team Player

Iridium Core integrates into various live performance and studio setups. Its connects with your modular synths, drum machines, sequencers and computers. The compact form factor fits well into your tabletop or space limited setups.

Family Member

Iridium Core shares the same software platform like Quantum, Iridium Desktop & Iridium Keyboard. All instruments are powered by the Waldorf synthesiser OS and will receive joint updates. Thus, the whole family participates from future enhancements and developments.

Press Release follows:

Waldorf genuinely gets right to the heart of its Iridium synthesizer product line by introducing Iridium Core as small form factor variant

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:

How to side chain w Machinedrums unofficial firmware

video upload by Meska

"Hi quick demo of the Sidechain fonctiunality of the unofficial firmware MDX for machindrums.
NFX machines doc (RTFM) :
DL MDX0.9 :

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Yamaha Half-Rack Series Set: EMT-1 FM Expander Synth, EMT-10 PCM Synth, EMR-1 Digital Rhythm Box

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via this auction

"welcome to strange, bizarre, obscure and unknown equipment rubric.

today I’ll be introducing you this extremely rare set.

includes all three sound making machines made by Yamaha in the late 80s. (1988 approximately).

it’s a pack with very cool vintage sound and convenient features.

set includes:

• Yamaha EMT-1

8-voice poly synth. based on Yamaha famous FM chip, and using them for sound generation. this is basically like Yamaha DX-21 or something similar, having most of the most famous presets here, and allowing slight variations towards them, and lots of different multi-timbral options. also allows to control some parameters via SysEx.

• Yamaha EMT-10

8-voice polyphonic pcm based sound generation. but in a good way. sounds are multi-sampled, and sound extremely realistic, and very vintage. has slight variation options over the sounds, and few simple multi-timbral options.

• Yamaha EMR-1

digital rhythm box. has fancy preset rhythms, very reminiscent of some great tunes. also can be fully midi controlled, and each sound can be individually sequenced externally via midi.

also has this great led-display showing measures progression, and a display showing bpm and measure counter information.

very nice feature is that all three machines feature power supply in and out sockets, which means that all three can be powered just from one power adapter, and connected together using dc-dc cables.

also all three feature line out, but also Aux In. so all three can be mixed together and their outputs can be daisy chained connected, to have just one stereo pair in the end, which will produce stereo outputs of all of the three devices.

and they also can be daisy chained by midi! each features midi thru socket.

so fully daisy chainable, very well connectable vintage pack.

be special, choose something weird and unknown instead of these other boring famous things everyone else has. choose character."

Friday, October 06, 2023

Modular Day Barcelona #10 - 2023

video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar."

0:25 Xor Electronics
20:26 Making Sound Machines
36:06 Tesseract
51:56 AVID
1:11:47 Body Synths
1:26:27 Jolin Lab
1:39:38 Jonaralogue
2:04:42 Ginko Synthese
2:30:03 Befaco

Modular Day Barcelona #10 Concerts
video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar.

We are thrilled to present these artists and friends of our event."

7:00 - Preassure: Ambre Laparra Blumenfeld and Marlène Jöbstl
34:06 (Intermission)
40:33 - Hara
1:07:41 (Intermission)
1:20:59 - Thëm
1:58:38 (Intermission)
2:11:22 - f.l.i.t.d
2:48:17 (Intermission)
2:55:24 - Espinoza Espinoza

Modular Day Barcelona 2023 after party - HRTL

video upload by Befacosynth

"There are few in the Czech electronic music culture with a background as storied as HRTL, the performing alias of Prague-based synthesiser musician Leoš Hort. Iconically performing from the centre of the dancefloor, HRTL is a force of the wildest nature on his instruments of choice, a carefully curated setup of modular synthesisers and tabletop instruments. Infamously electrifying and always improvised, each of his live club performances is quite literally one-of-a-kind; generative breakbeat rhythms meet with liquefying acid, and synths sliced from the utmost peaks of euphoria."

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Befaco - FX Boy

video upload by Befacosynth

"A Multi FX module based on game carts!

FxBoy is a multi-FX module designed in collaboration with several talented manufacturers.

This is an effect unit with CV control over the parameters and Dry/wet control, with a Built-in CV controllable four bands EQ.

Each effect is physically hosted in a hot-swappable game cart and designed by a different manufacturer: Touell Skouarn with Skuara a harsh fuzz with overdrive, Instruo with micro Phaser, a two-flavoured Phaser, Feedback modules with a vintage Flanger, XOR with FX-Girl, a digital double effect module: Delay + Granularizer, Making sound machines with an analog Wave folder, Tesseract with a bit crusher and Befaco Trash distortion"

Friday, September 22, 2023

Befaco FXBoy - Analog FX for Eurorack on a Gameboy Cartridge

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"Happy and excited to be part of @modulardaybarcelona tomorrow - it's a super nice #modular #meet in Barcelona, Spain, with DIY #workshops, lots of great #synth makers and performances. We will be showing our #Stolperbeats drum trigger sequencer as well as the #Befaco FXboy, a #collab module between @Befacosynth @tesseractmodular3149 @MakingSoundMachines @touellskouarn6916 @xorelectronics @instruo and @feedbackmodules9902.

The module has a slot that takes cartridges in the same form factor as the @NintendoJP #gameboy, but with an #audio #effect circuit on it. This allows you to hot-swap #fx #circuits on you eurorack #modular #synth on the go, taking one cartridge out and replacing it with another as you jam. Our cart has an #analog #waveshaper on it, and provides you with #visual #feedback on the incoming CV with #colorful #LEDs shining through the translucent case.

Today's video is a little jam that happened when packing for Modular Day! Stolperbeats is seen here sequencing the #CycloneAnalogic TT-78, a drum machine inspired by the #classic #Roland CR-78 analog drum synth. The individual outputs are processed with the #FXboy, as well as our Farbhighpass transistor ladder highpass filter.

If you've been eyeing one of our #eurorack #DIY #kits and you want to build it together with us, Modular Day will be the the #perfect #opportunity! Hang out with us and build a Farbfolder, Farbshaper, Farbhighpass or TausenddB and Multiplikand with us.

Modular Day Barcelona
September 23rd 2023
Hangar, Carrer Emilia Coranty, 8-16
08018 Barcelona

DIY workshops, exhibition, show-and-tell 10:30 - 18:00h
Concerts starting at 19:30"

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Making Sound Machines - Farbshaper

video upload by John Schussler

"I covered the Making Sound Machines Farbfolder in a previous vid: [below]

The Farbshaper is similar, but not such a standard wavefolder design. It has a gain circuit that's unusually responsive to the amplitude of the input signal, giving it a very organic sound and variety of timbres you don't get on other folders.

The input signal is all sine wave from the Befaco Pony VCO.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Source audio
00:45 Sweeps
02:50 Sequence"

Making Sound Machines Farbfolder vs. Joranalogue Fold 6

"Just got the new Farbfolder in from and put it together (it's an easy build, just knobs and jacks). I must admit the sexy color LEDs at the top caught my eye. They've 3D printed a light guide and used a transparent panel, so it gives you an excellent show of das blinkenlights. (Die? Das? I've forgotten what little German I had.)

But of course there's always the real question, how does it sound? And how does it compare to others at its size? I figured I'd pair it against the Fold 6 from Joranalogue, which is also 4hp, for a head-to-head.

Source audio is a Befaco Pony VCO sine wave. Envelope from Zadar.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Farbfolder
08:19 Fold 6"

Sunday, September 10, 2023

A history of synthesizers with Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio | Art Works

video upload by ABC Arts

"Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) holds the largest collection of electronic instruments in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s home to 1400 synthesizers, drum machines and other electronic making equipment.

We zeroed in on two synthesizers in particular, the ARP 2600, which provided the iconic voice of R2-D2 in Star Wars, and the Fairlight CMI, which was made in Australia and changed synthesizer history."

You can find additional posts featuring the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio here.

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Modular Percussion: Rings, Elements and Stolperbeats

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"Super excited to be part of Dutch Modular Fest @dutchmodularfest4609 today - a super nice one day modular meet in Utrecht NL with workshops, lots of great synth makers and concerts. We will be showing our #Stolperbeats drum trigger sequencer and a handful of rare unreleased prototypes.

If you've been eyeing one of our Eurorack DIY kits and you want to build it together with us, today is the perfect opportunity! Hang out with us and build a Farbfolder, Farbshaper, Farbhighpass or TausenddB and Multiplikand with us.

Our friends Stijn and Priscilla from TiNRS @thisisnotrocketscience3942 will be showing their awesome new collaborations with Paul Error Instruments@paultasbeeb: Brinta, a lovely granular module for live recording and processing audio, and White Rabbit, a fantastic reverb and delay ranging from etheral to glitchy.

Lauri @vaski will show off his beautiful new 2HP Lights Stereo Visualizer audio visualisation module and a handful of other incredibly clever utilities like the ECS-4 Triggered Switch and his AM-3/3 Triple Attenuverter Matrix.

We've been playing with prototypes of these modules for a while and it's super exciting to see them being released now!

Today's video is a little jam that happened when packing for Dutch Modular Fest. Stolperbeats is seen here sequencing Mutable Instruments awesome physical modelling synths #Elements as well as #Rings through their Streams dual dynamics gate with percussion from our own secret modular drum prototype.

The reverb in this sketch is @Befacosynth Lich, a great programmable multi-function module based on the @RebelTechnologies OWL platform. If you are into PureData, Max or Faust, you should give this one a whirl!

Dutch Modular Fest
Pieter Baan Centrum
Gansstraat 164
Utrecht (NL)

Market and Workshops from 11:00
Music program from 15:00 - 23:00"

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Vaski Introduces ECS-4 Triggered Switch & AM-3/3 Triple Attenuverter Matrix Eurorack Modules

video upload by Vaski Embedded

"Vaski ECS-4 Triggered switch is a Eurorack electronic switch for CV signals.

ECS-4 can create presets for other modules and lets you play with those in a performance. You can connect a trigger sequencer (as done here) to the Select inputs. Or construct new melodies piecewise from different pitch CV sequences.

In this trailer a Making Sound Machines Stolperbeats is playing 6 different percussive sounds on a single TINRS Wobbler2.

Available in May 2023 at"

Vaski MUX ECS-4 prototype

"Prototype 10HP precision triggered 4x CV switch

Gate input or tap on a button selects one out of multiple sets of CVs. 4 CV channels with a combined gate output. Analog CV inputs have attenuverters.
Two or more modules can be linked together to extend the switch."

ECS-4 Triggered Switch

Get two tones out of that kick synth. Add both a modulating LFO and an envelope, but alternate between them on triggers. Switch between melody phrases or modulations with a trigger sequencer. ECS-4 has two analog CV groups with attenuverters. Trigger input or button press activates one of them. Output row repeats the selected four CV inputs and its trigger, switching always to the active input group.

Two or more ECS-4 modules can be connected together to make 4, 6, 8, 10… different triggered CV groups. Connecting flat cable included.

10 HP, skiff-friendly

AM-3/3 Triple Attenuverter Matrix

Three 1-into-3 buffered multiples with attenuverters on every output. Summing outputs make it a capable CV matrix mixer. Leds show input and output activity.

Distribute a sequencer velocity output to modules that lack CV attenuator knobs. Mix modulations in pitch CV sequences. Or just use the nine +/- 5V outputs as additional static CV knobs.

12 HP, skiff-friendly

Befaco Introduces the Fx Boy CV Controllable EQ Eurorack Module

via Befaco

"Following, our most special project till date: Fx Boy

Fx Boy is a 12 HP multi FX module with CV controllable EQ and Dry wet, with the peculiarity that each FX is built into a Gameboy cart! Yes, you read right, a Gameboy cart!!

And this is not just it, we have gathered a group of fellow Eurorack manufacturers to design a cart. So we will have 6 carts included in the module from: Feedback modules, Making sound Machines, Tesseract, Touel Skouarn, XOR electronics and Befaco!

It has been a great pleasure and BIG FUN to collaborate with these mega talented designers in these projects! You can expect old fashioned flangers, aggressive folders, dirty bitcrushers, fuzz galore and trashy distortions!

Module will be released in summer 2023 both assembled and DIY and pricing is still to be decided."

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Taste the Analog Rainbow! // An intro to the Farbfilters from Making Sound Machines

video upload by DivKid


Anyone ever wish their bright coloured teeth rotting treats were actually lovely characterful analog flavours of audio processing for you Eurorack system? Just me?

Here we have the Farbfilter series of modules from Making Sound Machines. The range includes the Farbfilter (Moog LPF + overdrive), Farbfolder (west coast classic wavefolding), Farbshaper (an absolute character machine) and the Farb Highpass (Moog style HPF + tilt EQ).

This video is an introduction to the range with a patch on each modules and some good fun bum wiggling patching with them create a thick and animated stereo image at the end.

As this is an introduction to the modules and we have plans for a future in depth demo (in my usual styley) you have the chance to ask questions, make requests and comments to say what you’d like to see and hear in the demo. Leave a comment below to get involved.

Manuals, info and less rainbow ramble //"

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Farbfilter and Stolperbeats in 7/8 time - Transistor Ladder Lowpass with Drive

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"For this one we channelled our inner Radiohead and made a beat with a 7/8 rhythm.

Come to @superboothberlin 11-13 May 2023 to chat to us and test our modules - we'll be in a beach tent together with all our friends @thisisnotrocketscience3942 @paultasbeeb @knobula6211 @apolloview9305 @vaskiembedded and Swampflux!! We are going to have a really good time and you are all invited to come and play!

Plus they are all debuting new modules we are really excited about!

In this video we are using #Farbfilter, an analog transistor ladder filter for Eurorack with a wicked overdrive stage and CV controlled resonance. We're still putting the finishing touches on this one, tweaking a resistor value here or there and taming the ranges a bit, but we love how it sounds already. A huge thankyou to @DivKid and @SynthDad for providing feedback on this one!

In this patch, #Stolperbeats is sending a MIDI sequence to the @WeAreElektron Model:Samples, playing Samples from the @GoldbabySamples Silverdrum Machinedrum pack for modelsamples. The bass is a PWM saw wave from Apollo View Modular's Allscillator complex VCO.

Both signals are filtered using the Farbfilter, with Stolperbeats sending a CV ramp to the filter cutoff of one lowpass filter and @Befacosynth Rampage being triggered to modulate the other. Enrica is controlling the offset for cutoff and attenuating the incoming resonance modulation. Kits will become available after Superbooth via our friends at @ThonkSynthDIY and @explodingshed5542.

Join our #superbooth workshop to solder with us:

Saturday 13.05.2023,
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Superbooth DIY Area

Or join us on Sunday for the DIY afterparty:

Sunday 14.05.2023,
ca 5:00 pm
DIY Kit Day

@berlinmodularsociety will be playing modular synthesizer tracks live!"

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

New Module: Farb Highpass - Analog Transistor Highpass Ladder Filter with Tilt EQ

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"Here's another neat little jam with a module from our brand new Farbfilter series!

This time introducing Farb Highpass - an #analog transistor ladder highpass filter, with a few tricks up its sleeve! It is a lovely sounding eastcoast subtractive synthesis filter topography that is often somehwhat overlooked and distinct from the classic lowpass ladder circuit.

We tweaked the #circuit and added CV controlled resonance to the feedback path. We also added a Tilt EQ. It lets you either bring some of the warmth back in, or double down on the #highpass effect and go all sizzly.

In this patch, we're using Stolperbeats to sequence the @WeAreElektron modelcycles, its audio processed through the left #FarbHighpass. The module receives resonance CV from Stolperbeats' envelope out, generating a pulse whenever the kick drum is playing. You can hear the filter's lovely self-resonance kick in with the sweep at the start of the video.

The bass is a Sharktooth wave from @apolloview9305 awesome #Allscillator complex VCO (kits available from Thonk). Its output is folded using the right hand Farb Highpass, with Stolperbeats sending a CV ramp to the filter cutoff with every bass drum. With CV patched, the cutoff knob becomes an offset for the incoming voltage.

At the drop, the voltage controlled resonance is expertly wobbled using @Befacosynth Rampage, good news! We have a small batch of DIY kits packed - you can solder the DIY version with our lead #engineer Enrica and be the first to get your hands on one of these modules! If you can't make it, the kits will become available after Superbooth via our friends at @ThonkSynthDIY and @explodingshed5542 .

Find out more about the modules here:

More info on the workshop at #Superbooth 2023:

Saturday 13.05.2023,
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Superbooth DIY Area

Monday, April 24, 2023

New Module: Making Sound Machines - Farbshaper. Classic Analog Waveshaper in 4HP

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"Getting ready for #superbooth 2023! Really excited to see all our friends and fellow makers again!

This year, we will be introducing our brand new Farbfilter series, and the best thing is, we have a small batch of DIY kits packed! If you join our workshop at @superboothberlin, you can solder the DIY version with our lead engineer Enrica and be the first to get your hands on one of these modules!

In this video, Enrica is playing the #Farbshaper - a classic westcoast analog #waveshaper for Eurorack, designed to add overtones with two CV controlled stages. This module is a non-linear shaper, and it's perfect for electronic and acoustic sounds, ranging from gentle timbral transformation to colourful wavefolding in 4HP.

In this patch, we're sending a MIDI sequence from Stolperbeats to the @WeAreElektron Model:Cycles, with the audio from Model:Cycles processed through the left Farbshaper. The module gets some extra CV modulation from Stolperbeats' envelope out, generating velocity curves from the drum pattern.

The bassline is a pulse wave from @apolloview9305's fabulous Allscillator complex VCO (kits available from @ThonkSynthDIY ), its pitch sequenced with This is Not Rocket Science's @thisisnotrocketscience3942 Tuesday procedural sequencer - a fantastic module that keeps on cropping up in @DivKid clips. The pulse wave is folded using the righthand Farbshaper, with CV input from TiNRS Tuesday's velocity and accent out.

Enrica is tweaking Farbshaper's Gain, Fold and Pleat parameters. With CV patched, Farbshapers knobs become attenuators for the incoming voltage. The little oscilloscope is the awesome battery-driven Korg NTS-2, which came with a lovely book by @BJOOKS on @KorgOfficial synthesizers.

The Model:Cycles sounds are derived from a factory patch, so shout out to @sm0hm and the Elektron team for the lovely and inspiring FM synth they created and also check out Ess' awesome new max4live stuff at @ForsFM!

Find out more about the modules here:

More info on the workshop:

Saturday 13.05.2023,
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Superbooth DIY Area

Or join us on Sunday for the DIY afterparty:

Sunday 14.05.2023,
ca 5:00 pm
DIY Kit Day

Farbfilter is a classic analog transistor ladder lowpass filter for Eurorack. It is a staple of subtractive synthesis and famous for its rich warm sound. We enhanced its palette with a colourful drive and CV controlled resonance.


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