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Monday, December 04, 2023

xr1 fm (dexed)

video upload by sonic sand castles

"simple test demonstrating fm on the xr1 using dexed / dx7 voice emulation"

See the Audio Enjoyer label below for more.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

xr-1 and MSW-810m

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

"xr-1 sending CV and gate to the MSW-810m"

xr-1 looping test

"Step based parameter changes with sample looping"

You can find info on the XR-1 here.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

New Sonic Sand Castles' Audio Enjoyer XR-1 Groovebox Sneak Peak

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

"A test jam with the xr-1 groovebox"

xr-1 909 groove test

"Testing applying a 909-style groove/swing in varying amounts on the xr-1"

via Reddit 2 days ago:

"Hey all, this is a prototype of the xr-1, a digital drum machine, sampler, and synthesizer. It’s powered by the Teensy 4.1 microcontroller.

It’s a 909 style sequencer (a step can be off, on, or accented), with 16 banks, 16 patterns per bank, 16 tracks per pattern, and a max of 64 steps per track.

There are 4 performance modes (tap, mute, solo, ratchet) and a song arrangement mode.

It has stereo in/out (usb audio in the future). It has 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O, 4 pairs of CV/gate outputs (really 8x CV outs with 0V to +10V range).

A micro SD card is used to store/recall audio samples and project data. Samples can be mono RAW or stereo WAV files. Mono samples can be looped.

There are 16 sample voices available, and 4 voices which can be used as synthesizer voices.

I currently only have a simple 2-oscillator subtractive synthesizer right now. More will be added later.

It has a capacitive touch keyboard which is useful for assigning notes to steps, playing while jamming, performing with ratchets at various beat divisions.

Lots more details to come.

I will be demoing this at the Machina Bristronica festival in Bristol next week (flying all the way from the metro Detroit area, first time overseas). If you’re able to make it, come by booth (My business name is Audio Enjoyer) and say hi.

I will launch a signup page later this month and post here again so you can sign up for more info."

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Kijimi VCA RC Filter Demo

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

"This is an A/B test of an RC filter PCB I made to filter out unwanted amp envelope artifact/aliasing noise on the Kijimi voice cards due to low-res DAC amp envelope outputs going into the VCA CV inputs, compared against the default AS3360 DIP ICs.

The PCBs I made just put an RC filter in front of the VCA CV inputs of AS3360D (SMT version) ICs.

The RC filter values are:
- 1k ohm resistor
- 0.47uF capacitor

This was just a quick reversible solution I put together, no direct soldering required on the voice cards or main board.

The first section demonstrates the unwanted aliasing using the default DIP ICs compared to the adapter PCB which filters it out.

The second section demonstrates how the adapter board reduces the strength of the envelope (which is a drawback, but I prefer that over the artifact noise)."

Monday, January 17, 2022

KIJIMI Demo #1 [DIY, Firmware 1.3.6, Rev. 2 Voices]

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

"Some presets are mine, others are factory (with tweaks).

0:00-0:05 [SSC] Init patch
0:06-1:45 [SSC] Mirage
1:46-1:51 [SSC] Thomas
1:52-2:42 [SSC] Warm Glow
2:43-3:42 [SSC] Grainy
3:43-4:06 [SSC] Heat
4:07-4:43 [SSC] Swirly Bass
4:44-5:12 [SSC] Night Ride
5:13-5:43 [SSC] Sitar
5:44-6:40 [SSC] PolyAT Drone
6:41-7:14 [SSC] Swell Farewell
7:15-8:04 [SSC] Alloy
8:05-8:29 [Factory: MJ] 1
8:30-8:58 [Factory: MJ] 66
8:59-10:04 [Factory: MJ] 67
10:05-10:34 [Factory: MJ] 84
10:35-10:59 [Factory: RD] 8
11:00-11:22 [Factory: RD] 11"

Sunday, January 16, 2022

KIJIMI | Everything In Its Right Place

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

"Ran a MIDI file of 'Everything in Its Right Place' by Radiohead through the Kijimi. Limited the Kijimi to five voices (to better reflect a Prophet 5).

DIY Kijimi with Rev 2 voice cards."

Sunday, January 02, 2022

KIJIMI | sequence 01

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

"I finished building the Kijimi DIY kit, here's a test sequence.

This Kijimi uses the new V2 voice cards (SSI2140 filter)."

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Castle #20210929 (Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1b, Sequential PRO 3, Take 5, Elektron Octatrack)

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

- Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1b
- Sequential PRO 3
- Sequential Take 5
- Elektron Octatrack

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