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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

20 pole Phaser by Jurgen Haible running 808 track

video upload by

"This is a project built on Jurgen Haible 20 pole phaser board. Cases are custom made by us @Van Daal Electronics.

Assembled units can be purchased from:

For DIY builds PCBs can be ordered from"

Additional details:

Jürgen Haible's legendary redesign of the Tau 'The Pipe' Flanger - actually, a Phaser, using 20 (twenty!) all pass filter stages is back in a slightly modernized version, including some additions and modifications compared to the original Haible board:

Transistor arrays (for the 20 poles): pcb supports super-matched THAT300 (DIP) or BCM847DS (SMT).

Obsolete CA3046 in the 1/x function generator has been replaced by LM3046 (SMT).

MTA-156 power connector for +/-15V added - don't install the onboard-PSU parts if you use +/-15V!!!

MTA-156 power connector can also be used for 10 pin Euro power connectors - please note that +/-12V is experimental, not supported (yet), see below!

LFO: slow mode option has been added (simply connect L* to UP2 or DOWN1 via SPDT switch).
Optional CV mixer/processor has been added (untested!).

Connectors have been moved to the edge of the board to allow connecting component pcbs via pin headers - downside: space may be too tight to use normal headers. Workaround: use (breakable) precision sockets for manual wiring or testing.

pcb size: 6" x 3.4"

Friday, June 14, 2024

Ambient Piano vs SERGE VC Resonant EQ eurorack

video upload by Serge Modular | Random*Source

"Piano meets Serge VC Resonant EQ. Loop by @teohoffmann.

First take: piano sent into VC Resonant EQ (with some modular modulation and knob twisting).
Second take: TAU Phaser added plus an oscillator to add some electronic sounds.
Both takes recorded with a bit of Vintageverb on AMPEX."

00:00 Original Piano
01:42 Processed with VC ResEQ
03:20 Processed with VC ResEQ, TAU.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Sequential Delivers 32 New Wavetables, 128 New Sounds for Pro 3 Multi-filter Mono Synth

via Sequential

"San Francisco, CA—July 9, 2021— Sequential today released a major enhancement to their acclaimed Pro 3 multi-filter mono synth — a full set of 32 new wavetables that significantly expand its sound palette. As a hybrid instrument, the Pro 3 features two VCOs plus a third, digital wavetable oscillator. The new wavetables are derived from an eclectic collection of sources including the Fairlight IIx, a vintage Sequential Circuits TOM drum machine, dual TAU 20-stage phasers, a boutique Frequency Shifter, an Equinox EQ Phaser, and classic 90’s-era Turbosynth sound design software. Also included are a selection of heavily processed acoustic instruments such as Chapman Stick and human voice.

To showcase the new wavetables, Sequential is also providing an all-new bank of 128 sounds that put the wavetables to use. Each sound in the set includes, extensive modulation routings, effects setups, and its own accompanying sequence to demonstrate the sound in context.

The new wavetables and sound bank are available for download free of charge on Sequential’s website.

“Our whole concept behind the Pro 3 was to make it the deepest, best-sounding, most endlessly creative mono synth you’ll ever own,” said Sequential founder Dave Smith: “And by continuing to expand its capabilities with new wavetables, new sound banks, and new software features like Patch Morphing, we’re not only keeping it fresh, we’re keeping firmly at the leading edge of hybrid synths. There’s no other way to say it: the Pro 3 is a beast.”

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.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

4ms - Ensemble Oscillator & Random*Source Haible Tau Phaser

video by SchneidersLaden

"The Ensemble Oscillator by 4ms is a unified polyphonic voice of sixteen complex oscillators that combines additive, FM, phase distortion and wavefolding synthesis techniques in new, unorthodox ways. Being polyphonic here doesn't mean you can play all 16 oscillators directly. They share a single CV input, but you can very easily and quickly create your own scales to shape the chord the way you want it.
What really makes the Ensemble Oscillator special, however, is the sheer endless sonic possibilities offered by the Twist, Warp and Cross FM parameters. From sharp and cutting to wobbly and warm sounds, it's just a few twists on these three parameters. Although they are very complex operations, you never feel lost and wish for a reset button - quite the opposite, the work with the Ensemble Oscillator always feels simple and encourages you to explore areas you never even thought of before.
The Eurorack version of Jürgen Haible's legendary interpretation of the ultra rare Tau "The Pipe" Flanger from the 70s is a great analog effects unit that really breathes life into any sound. Random*Source's 18-pole phaser produces a powerful and unique phaser sound. It likes complex signals, like pads or FM sounds, but can also be pinged very well, for special percussive sounds - some of them at the end of this video."

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Random*Source Haible Tau Phaser for Eurorack

video by Dr. Wiener

Juergen Haible's Tau Pipe Phaser

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

FSFX Tau Pipe phaser as a resonator


"Not unlike Karplus Strong synthesis, I use the Tau Pipe Phaser as a resonator with a low frequency oscillator,then sequence (Moon 969) the frequency of the phaser and oscillator."

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sand Blind

Published on Sep 22, 2019 davidryle

"5U Large Format Modular Synthesizer. This self-playing piece is structured around a simple sequence from the Q960 step sequencer.
It is generating a seven step "circle of fifths".
There are three VCO's - Synthetic Sound Labs Double-DekaUltrasonic VCO, an SSL VCO through a 5-Pulser and a trio of Mos Lab 901's and 904-B filter.
The DDVCO is tuned to the low root, the Mos Lab's are tuned to a ninth above and the SSL is a fifth above that. The mix from a STG Soundlabs mixer is then run to an Empress reverb in modulation mode and a TC Electronic tape delay DSP from the D-Two rack delay.
A secondary voice from the Sputnik West Coast Random Source module to a FSFX Braids in Harmonic mode is the detuned sliding discordant background melody. It has a slew integrator FM modulation to give it the slowly bending pitch effect. Timbre and Color are modulated from the WCRS as well. It is further flanged by an SSL Digital Delay.
Several filters (dotcom Q107, STG Sea Devils, Yusynth Arp 4072 and a Mega Ohm Audio CdS) are being pinged by various envelopes - some looping. They are STG Soundlabs EG, Q109's and Oakley Sound Labs VCADSR (Krisp1 build).
A pair of STG Voltage Mini Stores are producing a rapid loop step sequence to a pair of Q106's which come and go in the background.
There are a couple of noise pads in the background. One is from a pink noise to an Oakley VCSVF in band pass which is modulated from the WCRS and an LFO then on to a Strymon Blue Sky pedal. The other is a quick fluttering high white noise sound through an Encore frequency shifter (which is pitch modulated from a Q960 sequencer) and then sent to a Jurgen Haible Tau "Pipe" Phaser.
Further gate and LFO timing is handled with the Moon Modular M563 Trigger Sequencer, the SSL V-Gates, a pair of Q962 Sequential Switches and Q961 Interfaces.
Other modular delays involved are the Modcan 73B Dual Delay and a custom Behringer DD400 digital delay."

Monday, July 15, 2019

Half Blood Thunder Moon Caravanserai

Published on Jul 15, 2019 Vykaar Tones

"Improvised sequences with an eastern feel composed after watching this unusual looking full moon out of my window. First synth heard are the kassutronic modules sequenced by a darktime sequencer with glide added by the frequency central trans europa module. Next is the Jasper synth going through the tau pipe phaser and being sequenced by the per|former sequencer midi out to a kenton pro-kadi to wasp interface. The higher note sequence is the boomstar 4075 controlled by cv and gate from the per|former sequencer. Cr8000 drums and mutant bass and snare triggered from doepfer A-157-1 and Vermona random rhythm. Low bass notes from DoepferDark Energy MK1 and maq16/3. Vocal sound is from the Roland V-Synth."

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mammoth 5MU System With Many Extras - Smegmar The Medicant & Sysyphus

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

List of modules at the listing and captured below.

"Large-format modular system offers: 40 modules of various brands and 150 modules. In addition, there are various power-related modules, mounted in the front and the rear.

The system is 275 MU’s front face panels spaces plus 32-more in the rear. Featuring: 27 full-range multi-waveform oscillators, 12-filters, 3 discrete MIDI interfaces, and 4 sequencers. ( not including the Matrixbrute features)

It has taken over a year to purchase and assemble all of the modules: this system is completely ready to use. Most of this system is housed in solid walnut cabinetry.

There are a few modules I bought in used condition, but the rest are new purchases. The cabinetry, controllers, and cabling are all new. After assembly, this system has not been moved, exposed to smoke, or touched by anyone but me.

The entire system is in excellent condition, with a couple of VERY minor scuffs where modules have been periodically installed and/or relocated...

History: I first purchased a Moog System-55 re-issue modular. I discovered when doing a simple google search. I learned their clone of the Moog Dual Sequencer Compliment wing was not only superior to that of the Moog’s, it was nearly 1/3 the price. So from there, I bought a System 66 and A/Bd both the tonal and functionality aspects of each to discover the sounded better to my ears, had more functions, and was more stable. I sold the Moog, and steadily expanded the system it is today.

I am 100% satisfied with this system.

It would take upwards of 6 months to get all of these modules (and a couple of these you may not able to get at all) and a significant amount of time to install and wire the modules, and assemble the large manual binder.

It also took 2 full days to convert 16 of the modules into their revised versions, yet I have not added the price of the conversion kits to the list below."

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Mystic's Cloak

Published on Jul 22, 2018 davidryle

"Metropolis, Pressure Points + Brains, 2x Turing Machine, 2x Q960, Moon Modular M563 Trigger Sequencer and a Q119 step sequencer are used to conduct a looping round of notes and key changes to various euro and 5U modules, (mainly Rings, a Modcan 901 VCO suite and several Q106 VCO's).
A pair of the STG Soundlabs Envelope Generators and Sidecars are used with a Mega Ohm Audio CdS for the percussive elements.
Longer gate timings for the background sequences from the STG Voltage Mini Stores and Trigger Mini Stores are stretched out by the use of a triple switch from and a pair of (62 Sequential Switches.
The phase shifted noise is from the Jurgen Haible Tau Pipe Phaser.
The noise wash and background discordant chord pads which begins and ends the piece are a recording of Mutable Instruments Rings into the Makenoise Morphagene. The Morphagene is run into a Z-DSP with Halls of Valhalla ensemble chorus and a Clouds in feedback loop. Various LFO's are handling the feedback and mix between these elements.
Additional effects include Electro Harmonix Canyon in tape delay mode, two Behringer DD400 delays, a Modcan 73B dual delay and a Synthetic Sound Labs 1210 Digital Delay.
All recorded in a single take to Cubase and video edited in Final Cut Pro."

Monday, September 25, 2017

Random Source Haible Tau Phaser Eurorack Module

Published on Sep 25, 2017 rupertlally

"Brief demo of the eurorack version Random Source Haible Tau Phaser."

via Random Source

"Jürgen Haible's WASP Filter is now available for eurorack in a dual version with some modifications and addons - including a MODE section that acts as a dynamic link between both filters. It allows to combine the filters in series or parallel or anything in between - even voltage controlled(!). Also, each side can blend from lowpass to highpass or bandpass (yes, the notch is in there, too!) creating infinite filterbank combinations. A Sync switch has been added to be able to control both side’s cutoff frequency with from the left side. The unique distortion can be configured to PRE or POST for each side. This is a (mostly) through-hole version containing very few optional SMT parts (not included).

2 Identical Haible WASP filters including distortion
Blend from Lowpass to Highpass or Bandpass
Distortion can be configured to be PRE or POST
MODE blends from serial to parallel setup - even CV controlled.
SYNC: control Cutoff of both filters at the same time
Infinite options from 4-pole VCF to Stereo filter
Massive drone machine
Complex oscillator when patched to self-oscillate
No wiring needed
Random*Source has acquired Jürgen Haible's legacy and is the only authorized source of Haible designs."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Free State FX 109 Tau Pipe Phaser 5U Module

Published on Jul 12, 2017 freestatefx

Free State FX 109 Tau Pipe Phaser LinnDrum Demo
Free State FX 109 Tau Pipe Phaser White Noise Demo
Free State FX 106 Son of Storm Tide Flanger Demo
Free State FX 104 Haible Resonators Demo
Free State FX 109 Tau Pipe Phaser Simmons SDS7 Demo

via Free State FX

"The Free State FX Tau Pipe Phaser is a voltage controllable 20 stage analog phaser module in the classic MU synthesizer format.


100% Analog Circuit Designed by Jurgen Haible
20 Stage Phaser
Built in LFO with two different Speed Ranges
CV Input with Attenuverter
Resonance Level control capable of Self-Oscillation
1V/Oct and -1V/Oct CV Inputs (Note: will only track accurately around two Octaves)
PCB by Random Source
(10) THAT300 Ultra-Matched/Low-Noise Transistor Arrays
5% Kemet MMK Capacitors
1% 1/4W Resistors
Alpha Pots
Switchcraft Jacks
3.15" in Deep (Box 11 compatible)
Width = 2 MU
Type III Anodized 6061 Aluminum Panel with Epoxy Ink Print
Hand Built in Lawrence, KS USA
$ 525.00"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dave Rossum Control Forge J Haible Tau Phaser

Published on Jan 17, 2017 Steve Brenner

"Rossum Control Forge Haible Tau Phaser System 1M"

Monday, October 31, 2016


Published on Oct 30, 2016 davidryle

"Large format modular and Eurorack modular with a looping sequence from the Roland System 8.

The System 8 is sending cv and gate info to a Mutable Instruments Rings and Clouds to generate the very last 8th triplet bell sequence sound. That is doubled with the S8 patch in the modular and sent through a Modcan Dual Delay. The timing for the sequence comes from the Suit & Tie Guy Time Divider to the trigger input of the keyboard.

Everything else is clocked from a midi to dinsync signal into the Pamela's Workout divider. The 4MS Quad Clock Divider, Moon Modular Octal Clock Divider, Intellijel Plog and a Dotcom Q962 Sequential Switch are used to generate other timings.

The main bass line sequence is a Q960 in 5 step pattern, row switched through a Q962. The sounds are the Mos Lab 901 suite through a 904 filter and STG digital attenuators.

The secondary upper sequence is a pair of STG Soundlabs Voltage Mini Stores which again are row switched in a five step pattern through a Malekko switch module. The sound source is The Harvestman Piston Honda mk1 into a Music Thing Spring reverb and TipTop Z-DSP with Clocked Delays chip. AR timing is from an Intellijel Quadra+Expander to an MST Dual VCA.

Both of these sequence patterns are transposed with a dotcom Q119 sequencer. Timing for the change is from a Q173 Gate Maths.

Kick sound is a Sputnik VCS through an Oakley VC State Variable Filter and timing from a Moon Modular 562 Trigger Sequencer. Noise swashes are Sputnik WCRS through an Synthetic Sound Labs Segwencer IV into an STG mixer and on through a Jurgen Haible Tau Pipe Phaser. Additional filtering was through a dotcom Q150 and Q107.

The last sequence is from an Intellijel Metropolis to an Ian Fritz and SSL Double Deka Ultrasonic VCO. The VCO is sent through a MOTM 440 LPF and a SSL Steiner Filter (high pass) on through a dotcom EG and Behringer DD400 digital delay. It is then sent to a Strymon Blue Sky reverb in plate shimmer mode. The MOTM 440 filter is frequency modulated by a bank B output of the DDVCO through an Encore pitch shifter.

Recorded in Cubase in one pass. Video edited in Final Cut Pro. Text title made in Motion."

Saturday, August 06, 2016

In Theory

Published on Aug 6, 2016 davidryle

"It should work...

I took a leap and bought quite a few new modules all at lone to try a rhythm experiment as well as a different direction in tonal work.

Noise Engineering's Numeric Repetitor, Confundo Funkitus, Tonnetz Sequent are in play here along with a Mutable Instruments Grids. Battle plan included trying straight pulse inputs for the clock timing from a 4MS QCD which is picking up a master timing off the Intellijel Metropolis RYK-M185 sequencer. They are playing nice with a suite of STG Soundlabs sequencer modules and Time Divider as well as a Moon Modular 554 Octal Divider to hammer out some pulse timings to the Tonnetz Sequent. A pair of Q962 sequential switches are further dividing up the various pulses to the Home and Transform functions on the Tonnetz Sequent.

The tonal chords from the TS is running a trio of Q106's sent through a Yusynth mixer to a Behringer CC300 Space Chorus and on to an Oakley Audio Discontinuity Wavefolder and then on through a Jurgen Haible Tau "Pipe" phaser and finally into a Modcan Dual Delay which is cv swept from a Makenoise Pressure Points and Brains. Whew! It was worth the 100 feet of cables though as it sounds similar to an old Leslie driven Hammond organ in places - like!

Mutable Instruments Rings starts the piece with a bit of resonant bleeps dampened to sound like wood blocks a few minutes into the production. A copy of the Metropolis sequence to a Harvestman Piston Honda is split up going to an Echophon, Phonogene, Clouds and Z-DSP for loads of background effects. It is also sent through a Behringer DD400 digital delay paneled into a 5U module before sent to a MOTM 440 discrete OTA low pass filter. This is also part of the opening sounds set. The last thing banging out a nasty bass tone is the Makenoise Mysteron.
Bass drum is a single Q106 vco through a Q109 ADSR. The snare sound is a TipTop SD808 and the clicky hat sound is an pair of Q106's in conjunction with a double resonant Q107 SVF filter in high pass mode and Q109 ADSR. The Q107 is also being modulated by a Sputnik West Coast Random Source FRV probability cv.

It worked for me."

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

nonlinearcircuits aries 329 phase clone

Published on Dec 23, 2015 cirtcele

"1st play with this module. Still a bit of tweaking of the trimpots to do and adjust some signal level, but it seems to sound pretty good!
Circuit is based on the Aries 329 phase/Flange, which is not the same as but shares some similarities with the Arp Quadra phaser and the Tau pipe Phaser. This version is nearly all smd and uses BCM847 matched transistors"

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Completion

YouTube Published on May 2, 2012 by davidryle "A generative real-time recording of the modular synthesizer and Kontakt5. The Q172 quantizer Aid module is sending midi pitch data back into my DAW (Steinberg's Cubase 6) and I'm routing it to Kontakt 5 with an instance of Sonic Couture's "Bowed Piano" sample sets. I also routed the midi through to the Yamaha TX816 with 8 modules playing a superb piano rendering. Days worth of patching on the modular for everything else. Some modules of note are the Ken Stone BiNTic filter/oscillator, J.Haible Tau "Pipe" phaser, Ian Fritz ChaQuO and 5 Pulser, two CGS01 sub oscillators and one CGS01 in Harmonic Sequencer mode.The HS mode is generating the pitch data for the formerly described piano patches and the high pitched sliding sounds in the background. The dotcom sequencers and STG sequencers are producing voltages for the BiNTic dark ambient industrial sounds in the background. A final white noise to the Q107 filter, Sputnik VCS, Cynthia QLPG, SSL digital delay and Oakley Deep Equinoxe phaser and STG signal amps round out the sound voices."

Monday, August 03, 2009

ARP Quadra

via this auction

"It is roughly the size of a jupiter 8 but much lighter, It consists of four sections that can be mixed together or played independently. These consist of bass, which can either be a string bass or synth bass, synth bass having basic filtering, you can get either plucky bass or wide fat bass by combining these in different ways. next is strings, which is very similar to an arp solina, although not quite identical, it is very close, and not at all like arp omni strings as some people have said. The polysynth section is probably taken from an arp omni, but that's okay because it sounds really good even though its not true poly, and it has the nice arp 4075 filter. Finally the mono synth section is a two voice synth, which sounds like a newer odyssey, you set the tuning interval by pressing an interval button and pressing the key you want to transpose the pitch to, it works well and is faster than trying to tune with a slider.

The mono synth also has some other nice featues, like a latching arpeggiator and independent glide controls, and a unique envelope. The patch memory is a bit weird, but it is useful, you can turn on and off sections as part of a patch as well as the routing, as in which parts are going to the phaser or not. Everybody talks about how great the phaser is on these things and it definitely is all the hype and then some, it is incredible, its more of a combination of flanging and phasing. the only thing i've heard i can compare it to is the obscure tau pipe phaser"

Monday, August 04, 2008

A family shot of YUSYNTH modules

via YuSynth on

"As I am currently dyeing and varnishing the 66U cabinet of my YUSYNTH DIYed modular I had to move out all the modules and lay them on temporary place.

I realized then that it was a good opportunity to take a photo to show the guts of the beast.

From top to bottom and left to right,
1st row : Random gate (unfinished), Clock Divider, Dual Gated Slew,CV-standards,6 x VCOs,Autobend,Saw-animator, J-H Wavefolder and Dual Min/Max

2nd row : VC-LFO1,VC-LFO2,Dual , Noise and S&H, AC/DC Mixer, Steiner VCF, 2 x ADSRs, VCA, Mixer, Minimoog VCF, 2 x ADSRs, 2 x VCAs, Fixed filter bank

3rd row: VC-LFO1,VC-LFO2,J-Haible Tau Phaser , Dual Ring modulator, Diode ladder VCF, 2 x ADSRs, VCA, Mixer, ARP4072 VCF, 2 x ADSRs, 2 x VCAs,VC-Panner/Mixout (unfinished)"

Monday, July 14, 2008

Synth DIY UK 2008 via Strellis

You can find videos and images of the event by Chris Strellis here.

I think this shot wins, hands down, as the best one of the event.

The videos include: "Paul Maddox running his excellent "Phoenix" polysynth skin on the Chameleon" "Scott Gravenhorst's Gateman poly played by Mark Smith" "Peter Swarbrick demonstrates Juergen Haible's Tau Pipe Phaser" "A P3 driving a modular" "George shows his all analogue sound generation synth including ADSRs and with BBD effects - one voice at the moment" Update via Chris: check out this image for a striking resemblance. I thought the shot looked familiar!

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