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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"

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Error Instruments Flower Field: Unboxing & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"The Flower Field from Error Instruments is a small drone box with several touch plates. Touching them causes the drones to change is timbre, pitch, or volume. It's a lot of fun.

Intro - 0:00
Unboxing & Overview - 1:02
Sound Clips - 2:29
Conclusion - 4:59"

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."

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:"

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Counting Sheep (a sleepy Eurorack composition)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Since I'm sick with COVID again, I decided to build a patch on the Eurorack modular synth. This one reminded me of sheep jumping over a fence so I added the counting audio track and suddenly... it became this. It was a fun little experiment and it helped pass the time (and it made me sleepy)."

Friday, September 22, 2023

Calculus Chronicle #1 | self-playing modular synth patch | unquantized generative soundscape

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I created this patch before going to bed. I wasn't crazy about it at the time. When I woke up the next morning, I made a small tweak and all of a sudden... the patch came to life. Literally. It sounds almost like a living thing. The musical notes are unquantized and the rhythm is a result of evolving voltages. However, all the oscillators are tuned to a reference pitch so it sounds dissonant yet harmonious."

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Jamming with the Landscape HC-TT

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I posted a few videos about the HC-TT from Landscape and now I decided to do a jam with it. Instead of using glitchy synths and the like, I decided to try it with "traditional" instruments. I'm pretty happy with the way this came out."

Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios) Landscape posts

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."

Sunday, August 27, 2023

RIP Barry Schmetter aka Resonant_Space

The following is in via Supporting member, Poorness Studios.

"I have some more bad news. My friend Barry Schmetter passed away earlier in the week. He died of a heart attack in his home. It's hitting me really hard so I just can't find the energy to sing a Sunday Song this week, but I will play a snippet from one of Barry's art installations."

Curium (a tribute to Barry Schmetter)
video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Resonant_Space, aka Barry Schmetter is a Washington DC-based artist creating ambient and experimental electronic music using modular synthesizers and field recordings. He also creates sound and video installations, and video art."

The following is a playlist of Barry's synth related videos followed by his works on SoundCloud.

video uploads by resonant_space

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, August 22, 2023

Landscape DIY HC-TT: Build & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

Part 2 here

"I decided to build one of the Human Controlled Tape Transport (HC-TT) kits from Landscape. It's exactly what it sounds like, a tape machine powered by you. I fist saw one of these at Knobcon circa 2017 and I've wanted one ever since. I am looking forward to using this in some of my recordings. It's really cool."

Intro - 0:00
Build - 0:56
Clean Demo - 1:40
Demo w/Effects - 3:06
Final Thoughts - 4:19

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

This is How To Do MIDI Sync in the Studio (E-RM Midiclock)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"When I posted the recent studio tour video, I received a lot of questions about my MIDI setup. I thought I'd just do a video to explain it. The MIDI master clock I use is called the Midiclock. I use it to send MIDI to the synths and then use an Erica module to convert MIDI to Euro clock.

It's available here:"

Friday, August 11, 2023

A Quick Studio Tour (2023) w/ Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"The move is more or less complete and the studio is really coming together. I just wanted to share this video and give everyone a quick tour. There's still some work to do but I really like the way it's shaping up."

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

What the Heck is No Input Mixing??? (my first try at making sounds with just a mixer)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I've seen several videos about no input mixing but this video was my first time trying it. It's actually really fun. You're basically just using the mixer to create feedback and then tuning that feedback to musically pleasing tones.

0:00 - Intro & Explanation
1:16 - Demonstration
6:10 - Conclusion"

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:"

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The Bioelectric Skiff Project is Really Coming Along! (Battery-Operated Eurorack System)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I've been working on this 42HP battery-operated bioelectric Eurorack skiff for a while. It's nice to see it taking shape. In this video, I talk about the modules I chose and do a few patch examples. Keep your eyes peeled for more videos with this fun setup.

Intro - 0:00
Case Overview - 0:58
Installing the FX Aid - 3:03
Side Modules - 4:36
Powering Up - 5:00
A Few Patch Examples - 5:24
Conclusion - 7:36

See the case video here: [posted here]

And the power supply video here: [posted here]"

Thursday, July 06, 2023

How to Make a Light-up Patch Cable (simple DIY project)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently discovered these flexible filament LEDs and decided to see if I could make a light-up patch cable with them. It's actually a very simple project that just requires some basic soldering skills.

Parts Needed:
2 x 1/8" Mono Plugs
2 x 300mm Filament LEDs
1 x 1k Ω Resistor
1 x Piece of Wire (about 12")
1 x Piece of 1/4" Heat Shrink Tubing (about 12")

See more of my Musical DIY Projects here:"

Monday, June 26, 2023

Getting Started with Eurorack (Modular Synth 101 | Part 10)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"This is the final episode in this 101 series. This one focuses on getting started in Eurorack. If you want to start experimenting with modular, follow these 6 easy steps...

Intro - 0:00
1) Get a Semi-modular Synths - 0:24
2) Understand Cases & Power - 1:11
3) Use - 3:00
4) Build Your System - 3:57
5) Avoid 1U Modules - 4:55
6) Have Fun - 5:46"

Additional posts in the series: Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios) Modular Synth 101

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Yet Another Happy (Eurorack) Accident

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently found this 0HP Low Pass Gate from Mystic Circuits in a drawer and decided to build a patch around it. To be honest, I'm not 100% sure what I did but I really liked the result so I decided to share it with my subscribers. I made a couple similar videos a few years ago. There are a lot of happy accidents that happen with modular synthesizers."


Another Happy (Eurorack) Accident

"I was testing out my new IME (The Harvestman) Polivoks ADSR/VCA module (I bought it used from eBay) and somehow it evolved into this generative patch. I just recorded a couple minutes pf audio but I thought it was worth sharing.

It reminded me of this video I did back in 2016:

A Happy (Eurorack) Accident

"I rearranged my Eurorack case recently. After I was done, I tested all the modules and along the way, I came up with this patch accidentally."

Monday, June 19, 2023

What is Modulation? (Modular Synth 101 | Part 9)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"For the next episode in this introduction to modular synth, I take a closer look at modulation. Everyone always talks about it, but what is it? Modulation is simply using a signal to control another signal. It's a simple concept but it puts the fun in modular synthesis."

Additional posts in the series: Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios) Modular Synth 101

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