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Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Synplant 2 Is Here


video upload by Sonic Charge

https://soniccharge.com/synplant2

Synplant 2 is an alien good time!

video upload by Peter Kirn

"First play with the new SonicCharge weirdness. Oh, yes."



"Synplant takes a genetic twist on sound design by moving beyond traditional knob-twisting and dial-adjusting, emphasizing exploration and discovery. Here, your ears guide you through a forest of organic textures and evolving timbres.

Genopatch Technology
Genopatch crafts synth patches from audio recordings, using AI to find optimal synth settings based on your source sample. As the strands in the user interface sprout and grow, they generate patches that increasingly match the chosen audio.

Sometimes, you will get a perfect match; other times, something new and unexpected. This balance of precision and unpredictability makes Genopatch a unique tool for sound exploration.

Genopatch runs entirely on your local computer, requiring no internet connection.

Digging into the Genome
Whether you begin from a random seed, an existing patch, or a creation from Genopatch, Synplant offers many different ways to sculpt your sound. When you are ready to delve further into the core of your patch, you can crack open your sound seeds and modify their underlying genetic code.

The new intuitive DNA Editor in Synplant 2 offers a structured layout with graphical representations for settings like envelopes, oscillator types, and filters.

Performance Features
Synplant makes it easy to create organic, multi-faceted synth patches by letting you play variations of a sound using different MIDI notes and velocities. It also offers a layer mode for creating rich, multi-dimensional sounds. There are polyphonic and monophonic play modes with portamento, tempo sync and more, further contributing to deep and versatile synth patches that are a joy to play.

Making your own sounds in Synplant is easy as a breeze, but it also comes bundled with hundreds of well-designed patches, and more are available to download when you purchase."

Sunday, September 03, 2023

Introducing the Woovebox micro music workstation; pocket groovebox, synth, sequencer, sampler


video upload by Woovebox

"Discover the Woovebox; the smallest all-in-one micro music workstation on the planet."





via Woovebox

"The Woovebox is a workstation/ groovebox that does more with less. It aims to make music production simpler, cheaper and more portable by condensing a powerful music workstation/studio into a small pocket-sized device - all through aggressive hardware and software optimization. Pocketable, powerful and economical

The Woovebox was designed for those who love creating tunes away from a desk or studio; whether it's on a couch, on a bus, in a coffee shop, or in bed. No space, no hassle, no cables. Just plug in your headphones and go! And when you are ready, the Woovebox plays nice with DAW and other gear; physical MIDI and sync out, wireless MIDI in/out over Bluetooth, audio in, .WAV song and dry/wet stem export - it's all here. Featuring a variety of synthesis algorithms, filters and effects, the optimized engine - quite literally - punches far above its weight; despite weighing only 68g/2.4oz/0.15lbs, the Woovebox offers deep sound design, real-time synthesis, sonic abilities and advanced features that are absent from grooveboxes many times its size and cost.

A fast workflow that inspires

The Woovebox workflow is a rethink of song building; it is fast, it fits a compact device, and it avoids "empty DAW project" paralysis. It was built to reduce friction and make the time from 0-to-head-bobbing to your own track as short as possible. You do not have to memorize endless obscure button combinations, and menu-diving is kept to a minimum.

The workflow centers on quickly setting up and filling out distinct building blocks, where each block quickly combines to create a whole that is more than the sum of its parts. Tempo, rhythm and chord info is re-used throughout the song, interface, playback options and even the synthesis engine. This is combined with conditional triggering and conditional modification of elements and tracks. The results are complex, intricate compositions that sound refined, intentional and planned. If you wish, even just a single 16-step pattern for each of the 16 tracks, is entirely enough to make a complex song that keeps the listener's attention.

Built from scratch using close-to-the-metal programming

In hardware engineering, size restrictions mean power limitations. And power limitations mean DSP (Digital Signal Processing) limitations. Starting off as a personal challenge during the days of lockdowns by a veteran signal processing engineer, the Woovebox' DSP engine was built from scratch to be as "close to the metal" and optimized as possible.

It is a style of programming that focuses on extracting every last drop of raw performance from the hardware, at the cost of easy development. The hardware, firmware and DSP code were hand-crafted in assembly and optimized over the course of three years, to perfectly balance frugality with power, audio quality and features. As a result, your Woovebox synthesizes full, complex tracks and effects in real-time, yet the small built-in battery still lasts 10h+ on one charge. In all aspects the Woovebox project embodies doing more with less."

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Synplant 2 - Industry Game Changer


video upload by True Cuckoo

"Sonic Charge has worked hard for about a decade. Now you know why! In an interesting talk with top developer Magnus Lidström at Sonic Charge, he's taking us through his brand new and upcoming Synplant 2, and all of the insane details that took him and his neural network so long to make."

Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
02:08 Planting seeds and dragging branches
03:11 The joy of sound
03:50 Manual DNA editor
06:13 100% Backwards compatibility
06:44 Next gen modulation
08:48 Play Modes and Modulation
09:53 Smart Sync feature
10:54 The Oscillators
12:59 The Filter
14:38 The New Reverb
17:53 Panning
18:18 Clipping adjust
19:20 Introducing Artificial Intelligence
20:43 Genopatch: From Sample to Synth Patch with AI
24:18 Developing and Training the AI
28:35 Challenging the AI
32:46 Randomising branches
33:50 Testing the AI on Microtonic (Teaser)
38:39 Microtonic still going strong 20 years later
39:42 Beatspace, Patternarium and AI
42:50 The PO-32
45:19 Developing and training neural nets
55:40 When will Synplant 2 be available?

https://soniccharge.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

What's new in Synplant 2


video upload by Sonic Charge

"We are thrilled to present Synplant 2, anticipated for release in Q3 2023. This major upgrade introduces our revolutionary Genopatch technology for creating synth patches from samples. It also features a vastly improved synth engine, a new DNA editor, alternative ways to trigger branches, tempo synchronization, automatable genes, and much more.

Sign up for updates here: https://soniccharge.com/synplant2"

Friday, September 02, 2022

New flight of harmony Parasite Antifilter & Famine Eurorack Modules


video upload by flightofharmony

Overview video followed by demos. The following is the description for the overview:

"A slow walkthrough of Parasite dynamics, showing off the quirks and extreme variability.

Very simple patching (sometimes none), and just showing the more unstable end of usage: Out 2, high Feedback, etc.

It is interesting to note that the Parasite Antifilter acts like a capacitor sometimes and stores energy. Many of the sounds it generates have a charging period before they show and then run on their own like an additional source. They'll keep running until the settings are changed, and have to re-charge before they appear again.

I was going to edit this, but we left it complete to show everything, even the dead zones.

Sources: Desktop Infernal Noise Machine for tone and LFO, IMP for other.

Notable points:

04:10
04:30
06:48
9:44
10:50
12:25
13:09 - Shows the development of various tones and rhythms over the next minute or so.
15:54 through17:15 - long-cycle rhythmic evolution & sporadic distortion."



What is the Parasite Antifilter?
Well, it started out as a VC parametric equalizer, but it sucked. Really bad. I decided to trash the idea and sent the original prototype to the Great Wizard for them to play with since we had been chatting about it. The subsequent findings were completely the opposite of what I found – not about the filter part though, that still sucked. It turns out the Parasite Antifilter is a ridiculously fun and useful drone source, drum generator (especially kicks, snares, and blocks), distortion and fuzz, absolute sonic wreckage device, coloring mixer, formant generator, and so on. We keep finding more uses for it each time it’s fired up.

Ostensibly, the Parasite Antifilter is a 2nd-order cascaded parametric equalizer. Out1 is from the first stage, Out2 is from the second stage. Both can be used simultaneously for a stereo-esque signal. The Feedback knob controls amount of output fed back to the input, and the Feedback toggle chooses if it’s from Out1 or Out2.

The 'Infest' switches are wholly serendipitous and defy explanation. Just know that they are there for good reason, which is readily apparent when you use them. Infest 1 affects the first stage, Infest 2 the second.



"Welcome to Flight's Famine Fun - IMP Edition!

Having used Famine to turn two sound effect modules into sound sources, it was time to see what new possibilities could be found by using Famine on a source module - the INM IMP.

This video is goes into more detail and exploration to show how much is hidden away inside a module that just takes a little torture and suffering to bring out. Come watch!

As with the others, this is the raw audio, with no processing."



What is Famine?
Famine is a voltage-controlled power starvation module, a teasing taste of electronic death – with the ever-present threat of the real thing. Your system will squeal, stutter, fuzz, and shriek, in new ways as you torture it while discovering the sublime joys of Schadenfreude.

Famine is capable of handling 1.5A, enough for an entire busboard of modules.

All/Split:
• In the All position, positive and negative rails track together using the All/+V knob and CV input and the -V knob and CV input are ignored.
• In the Split position, positive and negative are separated and controlled from their respective knob and CV input.

Crush/Wrack:
• In the Crush position, positive and negative mirror each other, i.e., +5V & -5V, +6V & -6V.
• In the Wrack position, positive and negative track inversely, i.e., 0v & -10V, +1V & -9V, +8V & -2V, etc.

Starve/Feed:
Starve position to starve, Feed position to bypass circuit entirely.

L.E.D.s
The LEDs indicate the level of starvation and glow brightest at 0V output.

Notes:

• Most effective on analog systems. Since digital is based on the principle of either on or off, there’s not much to play with there. Systems with bootup periods are particularly annoying.
• NO RELAYS, GAUGES, MOTORS, FANS, OR OTHER INDUCTIVE SYSTEMS (see below).

Disclaimer:
Famine may destroy your system. Although commonly used, voltage starvation is a largely unstudied technique and the dangers it poses are not well known or understood, but are rumored to range from general malfunction to actual fire and catastrophic failure. Any use of this module is entirely at your own risk.

NOT RECOMMENDED with inductive or electromechanical systems. Inductive kickback has been known to be a danger to circuitry in AC power distribution systems. The currents in Eurorack are highly unlikely to cause damage, but it is a non-zero possibility.

Details, samples, updates, and discussion can be found in the Famine thread on ModWiggler.com.

https://flightofharmony.com

Pre-orders available at: https://flightofharmony.com/contact/

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Testing Waldorf M #2


video upload by Konrad Paulsen

"I started to work on my next album, and while working on my own custom presets for the M, i stumbled across these sounds, and i decided to do another short 'testing' video. Enjoy. FX are from the excellent reverb pedal "R1" from Walrus Audio. I added a few pictures from our family trip to the zoo, to keep everything fresh. The short drum sequence is from Sonic Charge Microtonic, my alltime favorite drumsynth."

Friday, July 09, 2021

Sequential Adds Patch Morphing to Pro 3 Multi-filter Mono Synth


Pro 3: Patch Morphing With J3PO video upload by

Update: added video above.


In addtion to 32 New Wavetables and 128 New Sounds, Sequential adds patch morphing to the Pro 3.

via Sequential:

San Francisco, CA—July 9, 2021—Sequential today announced a major enhancement to their acclaimed Pro 3 multi-filter mono synth — patch morphing. Users can now morph between two different sounds using one of the synthesizer’s many real-time controllers such as its mod wheel, touch slider, or key pressure. This provides many new possibilities for real-time expression and dramatic timbral variation.

To use the new feature, users will need to upgrade to version 1.2 of the Pro 3 operating system, which is currently available in pre-release or “Beta” format on the Sequential User Forum. The OS upgrade is provided free of charge to Pro 3 owners.

“The Pro 3 is already the deepest, most versatile mono synth we’ve ever designed — and we keep making it even more awesome,” said Sequential founder Dave Smith: “Now patch morphing takes live performance to a whole other planet. The sonic territory that lives between two different patches is pretty vast, and with real time control of that, users will get to places they’ve never heard before.”

A hybrid instrument, the Pro 3 features three classic analog filters (Prophet-6, OB-6, and ladder) and three oscillators (two VCOs and one wavetable oscillator) along with a 16-track sequencer, and the ability to connect with modular synths through its four control voltage ins/outs. The feature set is rounded out with a multimode arpeggiator, three LFOs, four loopable ADSR+delay envelopes, dual digital effects (delays, reverbs, and various time-based effects), tuned feedback, analog distortion, and extensive modulation possibilities. The synth is also capable of 3-voice paraphonic operation.

Sequential is offering two versions of the Pro 3, the standard edition, and the Pro 3 SE, a special edition that puts the same synthesis power into a collector-worthy design with a tilt-up control panel and premium-grade walnut trim.

The Pro 3 standard edition has a US MAP of $1,599.

The Pro 3 SE has a US MAP of $2,099.

Download the pre-release version of Pro 3 OS 1.2.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Arturia Introduces Pigments 3 - Polychrome Software Synthesizer


video by Arturia

Update: Tuturial videos added below.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

K-teck KANDI DEMO



"K-teck's Kandi circular sequencer, a Euclidean rhythm and melody fun house. This track is sequencing a Make-Noise 0-Coast thru an Instruo Athru wave folder and then to an H9 Eventide Resonator . Percussion is another instance of KANDI but in percussion mode sequencing Sonic Charge's Microtonic drum synth.

K-teck makes some really nice MAX4LIVE tools, this one, KANDI was especially interesting as the interface was intriguing. Circular, not linear. It also allows locking in 4 notes so you can get percussion drum sounds

The track used 2 instances, 1 for melody, 1 for drums , enjoy"

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Boxing Day


boxoftextures

"Recorded live in Logic Pro X

Played on a LinnStrument

Featuring:
Synplant, from Sonic Charge
Phase Plant, from Kilohearts
SynthMaster, from KV331 Audio
LuSH-101, from D16 Group

MAnalyzer and MStereoScope, from MeldaProduction"

Twitter: @selgart
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boxoftextures

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Beast-Tek Transmuter - Drum Machine and Groove Box Interface Eurorack Module

Beast-Tek

Playlist:
Beast-Tek Transmuter Volca Drum Test
Beast-Tek Transmuter VS MC-101
Beast-Tek Transmuter VS ER-1



"Transmuter is a bi-directional 8 channel MIDI to gate/trigger AND gate/trigger to MIDI packed into a single 10hp module. Transmuter was designed to get your external gear working together with your Eurorack modular so that you can expand your creativity and sonic palette without having to move to a bigger rack. Unlike most other MIDI to CV converters, Transmuter does not have a 1V/octave output for pitch which may seem weird at first .. BUT this is because Transmuter was designed to get external gear jamming alongside your modular without a DAW, instead of providing external control of your modular by a DAW, sequencer or keyboard.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

RC-808 Re-Create the 808 Official Website Update From the Makers of the Original Roland x0x Series


RC-808 Re-Create has a new home with some updates at https://rc-808.com. Click through for the new site. Note RC-808 Re-Create is from the original developers of the Roland TR-808 & x0x series. See this post for a pic of the "Analog Mafia" as they are known, along with some initial details on the project.

Regarding the new site:

"At the moment we are busy developing the VST / AU plug-in versions on Win / Mac environments. We are a very small entity with very much limited workforce, centered around Tadao Kikumoto, the project leader of the vintage TR-808. The sheer amount of parameters derived from the vast 8 partial architecture makes it a tough challenge to realize automation on DAW. Yet still, we will bring the plug-in edition to you very soon.

Again, because we are interested only in distributing our own vision of what we actually wanted the original 808 to be, and as the token of our deepest gratitude to all of our great beautiful fans of the 808, we are providing this as free of charge, still even now, as it was from the beginning of this endeavor.

The 808 is only the beginning. Create your own sonic universe, and voyage across the gulf of sound space from here.

Thank you so much for your patience.
Stay safe, stay healthy, stay cool, and please please do take good care of yourself."

https://rc-808.com/

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Desert1 by Baghead




"0-Coast sequenced with Kteck Iosofi M4Live sequencer, sound run thru Instruo Athru wave folder modulated by Moog CP351 LFO then thru MakeNoise Mimeophon.

Sonic Charge microtonic VST passing through a touch of Live's Corpus effect for drums.

Headphones or good subwoofer recommended

Enjoy"

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Sequential Adds User Wavetable Import for the Pro 3 Multi-Filter Mono/Paraphonic Synth



via Sequential

Sequential Adds User Wavetable Import to Pro 3 Multi-filter Mono Synth

San Francisco, CA—July 29, 2020—Sequential today announced a significant enhancement to their acclaimed
Pro 3 multi-filter mono synth — support for user-created wavetables. A hybrid instrument, the Pro 3 features two VCOs plus a third, digital oscillator with 32 permanent factory wavetables.

Sequential’s web-based utility Wavetable Generator allows users to convert up to 16 single-cycle waves into a Pro 3 compatible wavetable and load it into to any of the 32 user wavetable slots on the synth. This significantly expands the sound palette of the instrument. Custom wavetables are generated as SysEx files that can be archived and shared with other Pro 3 owners. To use the feature, users will need to upgrade to version 1.1 of the Pro 3 operating system, available on the Support page of Sequential’s website. Both the Wavetable Generator utility and OS upgrade are provided free of charge to Pro 3 owners.

“How do you make an awesome-sounding hybrid synth even better? By letting users import their own wavetables,” said Sequential founder Dave Smith: “It opens up a lot of new sonic territory for the Pro 3. We hope users get crazy with it.” Sequential chose to provide the utility as a web app for easy access and broad support. Added Smith: “We wanted to make getting custom waves into the Pro 3 as simple as possible. Ease of use is always a big priority on our synths.”

A hybrid instrument, the Pro 3 features three classic analog filters (Prophet-6, OB-6, and ladder) and three oscillators (two VCOs and one wavetable oscillator) along with a powerful new 16-track sequencer, and the ability to connect with modular synths through its four control voltage ins/outs. The feature set is rounded out with a multimode arpeggiator, three LFOs, four loopable ADSR+delay envelopes, dual digital effects (delays, reverbs, and various time-based effects), tuned feedback, analog distortion, and extensive modulation possibilities. The synth is also capable of 3-voice paraphonic operation.

The full-featured sequencer provides 16-track sequences of up to 64 steps, with ratcheting, variable gate and sequence lengths, multiple playback modes, and paraphonic operation. It also syncs to MIDI clock and external audio input, and inputs/outputs control voltages. In addition to notes, sequence tracks can control any parameter in the 32-slot, 171-destination modulation matrix.

Sequential is offering two versions of the Pro 3, the standard edition, and the Pro 3 SE, a special edition that puts the same synthesis power into a collector-worthy design with a tilt-up control panel and premium-grade walnut trim.

The Pro 3 standard edition has a US MAP of $1,599.

The Pro 3 SE has a US MAP of $2,099.

Sequential’s Wave Generator utility can be found at: www.sequentialwaves.com

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Vortex & JS80RMX firmware for Permut8


Published on Apr 1, 2020 Magnus Lidström

"Vortex is a generative synth for Sonic Charge Permut8 based on the 'about box easter egg' in Microtonic. Registered customers can download this and many other 'alternative firmwares' from http://soniccharge.com"

JS80RMX firmware for Permut8

Published on Apr 1, 2020

"The JS80RMX firmware lets you import songs from the JS80TRX chiptune tracker into Sonic Charge Permut8. Registered customers can download this and many other 'alternative firmwares' from http://soniccharge.com . More on JS80TRX here: https://soniccharge.com/forum/topic/1..."

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Prophet X Boasts New OS and Robust Third-Party Support


via Sequential

San Francisco, CA—Feb 13, 2020 — Sequential today announced several developments that have enhanced their flagship hybrid samples+synthesis keyboard, the Prophet X. These include a new OS, two full-featured third-party sample editing applications, and several add-on sample libraries from 8Dio and other sound developers.

The new 2.2 OS adds several user-requested features including 24 additional User Sample Groups, support for crossfades on forward-backward loops, and the capability to modulate between tempo-synced LFO values. The new features build on an already-powerful foundation of sound shaping tools and the fusion of samples and synthesis. The new OS is designed for both the Prophet X and Prophet XL and can be downloaded from the Prophet X/ XL support page on Sequential’s website.

Another significant development for the synthesizer, which supports up to 50 GB of user-created sample content, is the availability of two powerful third-party sample creation/editing tools. The first, PXToolkit, is a free application from developer ThinkerSnacks which offers drag and drop file creation with automatic extraction of pitch and loop metadata from .WAV files, as well as support for multi-sampled instruments, multiple velocity layers per key, and round-robin sample selection and playback. The software can be downloaded free of charge from the ThinkerSnack website.

The second tool, SAMPLEROBOT Pro 6.5 from Skylife, brings Prophet X support to their popular and highly-acclaimed auto-sampling and sample editing application. It supports multi-sampled instruments, multiple velocity layers per key and powerful looping and editing tools. The software is available for purchase from Skylife’s website.

Also noteworthy is the abundance of third-party add-on sample packs that can be imported into the Prophet X and manipulated as part of its hybid sound engine. The most prolific among the various sound developers creating content for the synthesizer is 8Dio, with eight Prophet X-specific products to date. These include deep-sampled versions of vintage instruments such as the Yamaha CP70, ARP 2600, Oberheim OB-X, Sequential Prophet-5 and T-8, Roland Jupiter 4, and Moog Prodigy and Minimoog Model D synths.

Add-On packs from other developers include:
- Replicants from Modulatable Synthesis (samples of the Deckard’s Dream poly synth)
- The 9000 Foot Piano from Pianobook (samples of a renowned Yamaha grand piano)
- BlueWave from Goldbaby (samples of the PPG Wave 2.2)
- VCO Pack from ThinkerSnacks VCO samples from the Neutron, OB-6, Dreadbox Erebus, and Moog Voyager)

“We’re excited about the support that the Prophet X is getting from third-party developers. Clearly they feel, as we do, that it’s a hugely powerful synth with incredible potential,” commented Dave Smith. “Having access to these new editing tools and add-on sample packs makes an already-awesome musical tool even more versatile. ”

The Prophet X has garnered critical acclaim for its sonic versatility and sound design capabilities through its substantial internal library of 150 GB of sample content as well as its ability to import up to 50 GB of additional user samples and add-on content from sound developers.

All sample content can be manipulated by the Prophet X sound engine, which powers two simultaneous sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators, with a full complement of traditional synthesis tools, all processed through analog filters. Dual digital effects and a 64-step polyphonic sequencer round out the package. In standard performance mode, the instrument provides bi-timbral, 8-voice stereo, or 16-voice mono operation. Thirty-two-voice performance mode allows paraphonic filter operation when using a single sampled instrument and oscillator.

https://www.sequential.com/updating-prophet-x-os/

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Halloween Distortion Party With Noise Engineering at Perfect Circuit & Upcoming Events


via Perfect Circuit events page

"To celebrate the release of the final module in the "distortion of the month" series Noise Engineering teamed up with us to throw together the ultimate Halloween party for all the modular synth fans in Los Angeles. Expect a demonstration of the newest module in the "Ruina" family, performances from Noise Engineering team and other artists (TBA), free drinks and pizza, and a table full of modular synth systems equipped with all the recent distortion modules from the manufacturer and more. Oh, and as usual with our events, there will be a raffle, so you may even comeback home with an honestly won module. NOTE: If you come wearing a costume, you double or maybe even triple your chances of winning the raffle."



Note Contact Microphones With Crank Sturgeon is tonight at 7PM. I a livestream post set to go live at 7PM, so check back here on MATRIXSYNTH for it on top.

"Join us for an evening with Crank Sturgeon, purveyor of some of favorite noise makers & contact mics! You will be able to learn about different uses and sonic possibilities of vocal mics, and tranducers, and contact mics followed by a short performance showcasing these concepts. Crank Sturgeon will be raffling off two new items: a Depth Charge Gamelan 3cc and 6Pinch Multi-Gator. Snacks and drinks provided!"

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Prairie Wires Modular (PWM) Modular Meet-up Set for June 14 & 15


"Brandon, Manitoba, Canada -- Hot off the heels of the successful 'Drone at the Global Market' event, Prairie Wires Modular (PWM) is set for it’s inaugural two-day Modular Meet-up. On Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 PWM will celebrate experimental electronic music with a showcase of free performances and a public open-house that all focus on modular synthesizers.

What are modular synthesizers? A modular synthesizer is a highly customizable musical instrument that can be configured and connected in an infinite variety of ways, the sonic possibilities are only limited by imagination and creativity of the user. If you are curious about how they work and what they sound like? Come by the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Town Centre) this Saturday for an up close and personal introduction to this fascinating instrument at the Prairie Wires Modular “Patch & Tell” Open House. This unique family friendly event will feature displays, demonstrations, and Q&A with some of Manitoba’s leading electronic musicians working with the Eurorack modular synthesizer format.

There are also three free performance events planned for this year’s meet-up. The opening concert at Chez Angela Bakery and Café on Friday June 14 at 6:30 p.m. will feature an electro-acoustic performance of Modular Synth and Trombone. Saturday’s program includes another free concert on the Fraser Sneath patio at 10:00 a.m. and finally “Modular on the Spot”, a free out door modular synthesizer “picnic” will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Stanley Park on Princess
(presented in conjunction with Brandon Pride).

Synthesists visiting Brandon for this event include Winnipeg ambient musicians Yoyu (Ali Khan) and Bondegi (Chris Harder) and modular duo Cactus Practice (Grant Partridge and Denys Gareau) also of Winnipeg. Prairie Wires Modular founder and Brandon-based electronic musician Moon Shape Noise (Brendon Ehinger) will also be performing. All the events are free of charge, open to the public and family friendly. Program and map information for can be found at http://prairiewires.ca/meetup"

Follow-up to this post.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ode to Vermona Synths (and friends)


Published on Oct 13, 2018 Mark Pigott

"Lead Synth is Vermona '14 midi'd to 4 Voice Vermona PerFourmer.
Backed up by organ patch (E045 Combo Organ MRP) on the Blokeys.
Drums supplied by 1 Korg Monotribe
Noise mono synth by same Korg Monotribe
midi'd Monotribe controlled by muted DSI Mopho SE

mistakes in notes and timing always free! (no charge) ROTFFL"

DnT (Drums and Tribes)

Published on Sep 27, 2018 Mark Pigott

"Just 2 sonic ingredients
2 Monotribes, low and high note with filter cutoff controlled via AT.
Built in envelropes (yes the PG-200 spelling...look it up!!) of the Tribes. Plus the Analog drums of the Akai Tom Cat.

Basically a demo of how nice, IMO, the Montribes sound.

Bog standard effects, Vermona Retroverb on the Akai Tom Cat, and HOF and Deco on the Monotribes."

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Free Pocket Operator PO-32 Tonic drum synth sounds & patterns 1 by Roikat


Published on Sep 12, 2018 Roikat

"Free sounds for the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-32 Tonic drum machine comprising a kick/bass drum bank and a synth bank in E minor.

Patterns demo 5:54
Sounds demo 7:18
Bank One data transfer 9:05
Bank Two data transfer 10:00

Free PO-32 sounds 2: https://youtu.be/bo0Gp5BgBD8
Free PO-32 sounds 3: https://youtu.be/XdRYEop_gyQ
Free PO-32 sounds 4: https://youtu.be/a8EZ3cmadwo
Free PO-32 sounds 5: https://youtu.be/bF2pQd_SSAw
Free PO-32 sounds 6: https://youtu.be/dTEeMWOQYqs
Free PO-32 sounds 7: https://youtu.be/4WNRguZIxgg

CAUTION: The PO-32 modem tones are loud, so be careful with your monitor volume. Please backup your own PO-32 sounds before proceeding with data transfer.

The PO-35 Speak can also allegedly load and play these sounds (with reduced polyphony.) If anyone has a PO-35 and wants to try it, please let me know in the comments if you can successfully load the sounds. Thanks!

The voiceover at 9:57 saying "D blues scale" should actually say "E blues scale."

All sounds programmed in Sonic Charge MicroTonic by Roikat."
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