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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Jamuary #5 (drum machine, steel tongue drum, & soft synth) | Improv 2023

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"It's the final video in my 2023 Jamuary series. I said I was going to publish a new jam every Tuesday in January and I did just that. This week's jam includes KORG Volca Beats (drum machine), Idiopan Lunabell (steel tongue drum), and Alchemy soft synth (controlled by M-Audio Oxygen25). Jamuary is always so much fun!"

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Bioelectric Skiff Project | First Hike with the Battery-operated Eurorack

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I posted a few videos about putting this battery-operated modular synth together [see here] and now I'm taking it into a TX State Park for a jam. The plant is the foreground is supplying the melody and the Sound Scaper (from Error Instruments) handles the metallic drone. Both are running off a USB power bank."

Thursday, August 24, 2023

More About the Landscape DIY HC-TT (controls & features)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

Part 1 here

"I recently built this HC-TT from Landscape and posted a video of the build. A few folks commented and said they wanted to know more. This video goes into all the features and nuances of the unit."

Intro - 0:00
Using as an audio source - 0:30
Using the preamp - 0:56
Using as an effect - 2:41
Using the touch plates - 3:32
Using the Gate jack - 4:28
Using the CV jack - 5:23
Trying another tape - 7:04
Summary - 8:19

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Jamuary #4 (small synths & a tape loop) | Improv 2023

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"My next video to celebrate Jamuary. I did a little composition with the Error Instruments Cloudbusting Organic, Error Instruments Broken Tape Simulator (BTS), KORG KO-1 Kaossilator, Korg Volca Beats, Korg Volca Bass, and a tape loop from The Void Electronics (played on my Sony TCM-200DV). There's also a couple audio files playing on the DAW to add ambience."

See more Jamuary vids here:"

Friday, January 20, 2023

Overlooked Module #13: 2HP Bell

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"For the next Overlooked Module, I take a closer look at the Bell from 2HP. This tiny little module adds a modeling synth to your rack with a mere 2hp footprint. It is capable of some beautiful sounds and even has 6 voice polyphony."

And the Overlooked Modules playlist:

Monday, January 29, 2024

Plant-based Jam (Eurorack + Flower Fields) | Jamuary Week 5 | 2024

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"To wrap up Jamuary of 2024, I decided to use the bioelectric skiff I made and pair it with a snake plant the Flower Fields (from Error Instruments). The plant interacts with the modular via the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines."

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Synido Tempo KEY K25 MIDI Controller: Unboxing & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany

"The folks at Synido sent me this MIDI controller to check out. This 25-key keyboard has a great feeling action along with mappable pads, buttons, and knobs. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better controller for the price."

Intro - 0:00
Unboxing & Overview - 0:42
Demonstration with SW Synth - 3:57
Demonstration with HW Synth - 7:38
Final Thoughts - 8:37

Synido App Download:

You can find the Synido on Amazon here.

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

What is a MIDIPan? (digital handpan/ steel tongue drum)

video upload by Musical Miscellany

"Shiela from @midi_in sent me her latest creation to check out. This is the MIDIPan which is a digital reimagining of a handpan or steel tongue drum. It's similar to her previous product, the MIDIKalimba [posted here], but feels very different to play."

Intro - 0:00
Product Overview - 1:13
Comparing to a steel tongue drum - 2:00
Using with a mobile device - 4:18
Non-handpan sounds - 4:53
Percussion mode - 6:01
Final Thoughts - 6:46

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Chorus of Glitch (Cracklebox, Sound Scaper, Jarmaggeddon, Mini-KP, Alchemy & guitar)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"This was just a random idea I had but it came out pretty well. I used the Sound Scaper from Error Instruments along with the Moffenzeef Jarmaggeddon and the Rackit Disintegrated Cracklebox. I used the KORG Mini-KP to process the Cracklebox and then overlayed drums (from the DAW) and soft synth (via Alchemy). Finally, I topped it off with some bitcrushed guitar."

Friday, March 22, 2024

What is the Pet Rock? (Eurorack temporal rhythm generator module)

video upload by Musical Miscellany

"I recently purchased a Pet Rock. Not the traditional pet rock from the 1970s, but a Eurorack module that creates rhythms based on the phases of the moon. It's a really cool concept created by Jonah Senzel and released at Knobcon 2023.

Intro & Theory - 0:00
Logistics - 1:47
Basic Rhythms & Clock Variances - 2:55
Adding Pitch Sequences - 5:25
Adding Delay - 5:57

You can purchase one here:"

Pet Rock made its first appearance on the site here.

"Pet Rock is a rogue-like rhythm generator which changes daily, with monthly modulations in style.

This 4hp Eurorack module generates a new rhythm every night at midnight that you have 24 hours to use. Pet Rock is like rhythm Wordle - everyone who owns the module gets the exact same rhythm. No internet connected needed.

Pet Rock has 2 independently clockable (gate in, gate out) 'A' and 'B' rhythms each day, so there's flexibility in how you use it/clock it. The ‘A’ and ‘B’ rhythms can be used together as one composite rhythm, split into two separate rhythms, etc.

Rhythm generation parameters change according to the real current moon phase. The overall "Mood" changes with every 30 day moon cycle to help keep things fresh. With each “Mood” change, Pet Rock switches between several custom algorithms to produce distinct styles.


Pre-orders are non-cancellable; please do not pre-order unless you are certain you want one.

synthCube is supporting Jonah’s manifesto and principle about the economics of the module as a ‘break-even’ proposition."

Introducing Pet Rock (the rogue-like moon based Eurorack Module)

video upload by Jonah Senzel

"more info at my website:

(oops moon cycles are 29.5 days, not 31 I tried editing it into the voice over and it sounded really weird so here's your only chance to learn this vital information)"

Monday, October 16, 2023

Battery-Operated Bedroom Jam (Eurorack, Volca Beats, Ukulele, & Alchemy)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"My friend @MariaCalfaDePaul often posts battery-operated jams. She'll use several battery operated synths and record to her iPad. I decided to try her method. The funny thing is... this video was just a learning experience. I wasn't intending to make a video. Regardless, I felt the need to share."

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

What Do Weeds Sound Like? | Bioelectric Skiff Project

video upload by Musical Miscellany

"At this time of year in Texas, the grass is still dormant but the weeds are not. I thought it might be kind of fun to see if the weeds had anything to "say". This lightweight battery-operated Eurorack skiff was handy to accomplish the task. I even threw in a kalimba for good measure."

Plant-based Music

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Rakit GO! Meets BitByBit Skiffy42 | battery operated Eurorack skiff

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently built this Skiffy 42 case from BitByBit Synths. My plan was to use it to build a portable bioelectric skiff. Alas, I wasn't sure how I'd power it but then I received the GO! & Sticky from Rakit. That was great timing! Stay tuned to see how this little project develops.

Overview of BitByBit Skiffy 42 - 0:00
Overview of Rakit GO! - 0:42
Overview of Synthrotek Head Out - 1:27
Fitting the Modules - 1:53
Mounting the Busboard & Modules - 3:05
Testing the Power Supply - 4:12
Conclusion - 5:00

You can learn more about the GO! here if you're interested:

And see the Skiffy 42 video here:" [posted here]

Monday, January 22, 2024

Glitch on the Floor (small synths + harp) | Jamuary Week 4 | 2024

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Continuing with my Jamuary series for 2024, I decided to do a glitchy improv using a random collection of instruments. The list includes: Error Instruments Acid Bee, Moffenzeef Jarmaggeddon, Dave Smith MoPho desktop, KORG KO-2 Kaossilator, Error Instruments Blind Noise Nano, & AKlot 15-string Harp."

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Instant Remix (jam with KORG KO-1 & Mini-KP)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"While I was sick, I decided to revisit the KORG KO-1 and Mini-KP used together. The pairing really works. I realized if you elect present 78 (on the Mini-KP) and add bass & drums (on the KO-1)... the result is an instant remix.

See more Kaossilator videos here:"

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

How To Customize the Happy Nerding FX AID Module | Bioelectric Skiff Project

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently got this FX AID module from Happy Nerding. I had read that you can customize it to your liking and wanted to give it a shot. It's actually a pretty straightforward process. I made this video to help others do the same.

Intro - 0:00
Demo w/Default Config - 0:41
Using the App - 1:24
My Custom Config - 3:09
Update Process - 3:39
Demo w/Custom Config - 5:24
Conclusion - 5:40

See the previous video here:" [posted here]

And see more FX-related vids here:"

Friday, November 17, 2023

Revisiting the Cloudbusting Organic from Error Instruments

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"After my recent Error Instrument unboxing videos, I decided to revisit the Cloudbusting Organic. I unboxed this cool little synth late last year and I've used it a few times but haven't really sat down to get to know it. It's actually a very cool device with some really interesting sounds inside. I managed to put this piece together using just the Cloudbusting Organic and a synth pad from Alchemy."

Monday, November 13, 2023

Error Instruments DIY Blind Noise Nano: Build & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Paul Tas from Error Instruments sent me this DIY Kit with my last order. It's their Blind Noise Nano drone synth. It's a cool little drone machine that responds to touch. Moving the knobs changes pitch and modulation.

Intro - 0:00
Build Process & Mods - 0:33
Sound Demo Clean - 1:40
Sound Demo w/Reverb - 3:02
Final Thoughts - 4:24"

Monday, February 27, 2023

Monotron Inception (3 KORG Monotrons in a chain)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Just for the heck of it, I decided to find out what it sounds like when you plug the KORG Monotron into the KORG Monotron Duo into the KORG Monotron Delay. It's like a Monotron inception!

See a shootout of the 3 Monotrons here:" [posted here]

Monday, April 22, 2024

Collaborating with the Pet Rock over a Weekend (temporal synthesis experiment)

video upload by Musical Miscellany

Follow-up to this post.

"I thought this might be a fun experiment. I made this simple patch and allowed the Pet Rock to determine the rhythms over a 4-day period. Each day I made small changes to modulation, bpm, scale, etc, but the patch is relatively static. It sounds quite different from day to day.

You can learn more about the Pet Rock here:"

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