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Monday, May 13, 2024

Introducing Ohmicide — Stereo Distortion Eurorack Module from Ohm Force


video upload by OhmForceSoftware

Press release follows:

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Hans Zimmer 'RadioPhonic' Synth @ Superbooth 24 w/ AJH Synth


video upload by AJH Synth Official

"Hans Zimmer's 'RadioPhonic' Synth from AJH Synth @ Superbooth 24 - This monster MiniMod Eurorack modular system was commissioned by Hans himself, and he was kind enough to allow us to build a limited number of exact replicas which will be individually built to order by AJHSynth. Full details of the system, along with an interview with Hans Zimmer about his use of the MiniMod system, can be found at https://ajhsynth.com.
We will have one such RadioPhonic system on display in our bungalow at Superbooth 24, along with a MinMod Keyz, a 9U full system, and a huge monster case full of AJH modules.
Richard Quirk, and Wayne Taylor (DreamsOfWires/Tomorrow the cure) will also be there representing AJH with Allan J Hall himself. We'd be glad to chat about the modules and demonstrate some in action, so feel free to pop by.

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.
Official website page: https://ajhsynth.com"

Update: press release and pics follow:

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Meng Qi Wingie 2 & Synthstrom Deluge // The process IS the performance!


video upload by Dexba

"The Wingie 2 by @MengQiMusic changed my musical approach (for good).
It made me embrace the environmental noise, it made me start thinking a bit outside of the "synthesizers are for synthwave" box, and its portability, its cuteness, made me more willing to open up and breathe a bit more.
It's hard to explain, but after getting a Wingie I started to reconsider microphones, I got an Arbhar, I got a Befaco i4, I repaired my OP1 Field mic, I even sang into my modular (and you've seen that video already), all things I would have found sacrilegious in the recent past.
The fun part is that all those other instruments cost more than the Wingie, and yet the Wingie is still the tool that forces me to plan more a recording, while also requiring me less effort in doing so.
Love it.
Here it is being controlled by the Deluge by Synthstrom, in the new OLED version, which finally gave me the appeal and strength to study it better, and put it to good use. And I've owned a Deluge since 2018 😄
I hope you'll enjoy this little moment of calmness, my musical way to cope with the incredibly noisy neighbour I have, through resonation."

Saturday, April 13, 2024

New X1L3 - DRAIL - hacked fx processor - eurorack module


video upload by X1L3

"Hardware hacked fx processor module.
What it is and where to get it - below.......

Available at: https://x1l3.bigcartel.com/product/dr...

A few sections of this vid contain strobing and flashing images. If susceptible to seizures then viewer discretion is advised.

Amiga/P3 W95 demoscene spec run down and demo. Created due to a request to demo the module in a way that wasn't 'just noise'. Initially intended to be one part made from the best track out of three that i came up with. Later deciding to shoe horn the two reject demo tunes into it, which lead to it becoming a ramshackle lesson in polygons and 3d. It also caused the whole thing to end up panning out like some kind of messed up fever dream 💀🤣

Drail is an fx processor module based on a fixed chip set containing 100 preset effects. Reverbs, delays, pitch shifters and modulators of various types, such as flangers and phasers. More details are over on the bigcartel link. Hacked referring to the hardware hacking principles applied in reclocking the cpu and messing with the phase in the signal path to turn it into the somewhat weird thing it is now. Hacked also sounds better than circuit bent, which has been done to death as a term and wouldn't fit on the front panel anyway 💀🐗

A bit of a departure from my usual powerelectronix/sound design outings when it comes to modules. Right now this is the only demo i have complete. I'll upload some stuff soon that's more in line with the roots of where i came from, and which features some other new stuff that got completed in the somewhat hell froze over time it took me to complete this outing 🔥🔥

As always - enjoy - or don't.
The sun rises in the morning either way 😘☀️👌

Cheers for checking it out."



"The module is based on a fixed stereo fx processor chip which contains 100 presets. These presets consist of numerous reverbs, delays, harmonizer/pitch shifters and modulators such as flangers and phasers.

It has a mono input, a summed L/R mix output with dry wet control which covers 0-100% wet,
Two 100% wet stereo outputs give access to the ping pong delays and different phases of panning in the stereo field that some of the effects use,
The combination of summed dry wet and separate stereo fx ouputs offers some variation in how you might hook the module up to achieve different results in a setup.

Patches can be selected manually, or by gate inputs with an input to cycle each way through the patches and an input to select them.

In stock form it's a fairly vanilla and quite unremarkable, all be it useful set of fx. By applying some of the tricks learned in my time in the circuit bending arena the whole thing becomes a Swiss army knife of weirdness and opens up to some bizarre effects and unruly behavior. With the principles of hardware hacking applied and the cpu reclocked, along with some creative phase altering in the signal path, the processor takes on an entirely new life. Still being able to run as a useful set of stock reverbs, delays or modulators, but doubling up as an interesting sound design tool. All sorts of mad sounds and unexpectedly good processing can be achieved. Great for soundscapes, turning basic sounds into things that are bigger than the sum of their parts, making guitars sounds insane, it can even be used to turn a saw into a pseudo supersaw that somehow looks like a kind of mutated pwm square by using the modulator fx. This kind of thing gets fat when you start using both the dry wet mix output and the 100% wet L/R outs. With 100 fx to choose from, there's generally something interesting and at times fascinating to be found when messing around with it.

From experience, different fx chip sets behave in radically different ways when attempts to circuit bend or reclock them are made. Some prove to be pointless and uninteresting, others become prone to crashes and are rendered too unpredictable.and useless beyond extreme noise This one happens to be an excellent target for a bit of creative alteration. When underclocking the cpu, a kind of subtle low pass filtering effect is applied. Not enough to make the effect undesirable, but enough to eliminate the unwanted noise inherent to underclocking. In testing this chip set and discovering it's predictable, but quite abstract nature when abused, it became obvious that it would make a brilliant target for an interesting module. One which i'm finding to be an excellent addition to my own rigs. Given the roots of how it came about and how that ended up sounding, it is i imagine an acquired taste, but a quite unique acquired taste in the scheme of things."

Monday, January 22, 2024

UDO Super Gemini - Split Mode Exploration


video upload by Nick Komarnicki

"Exploring split mode improvising with some patches I made. Really enjoying working my way through learning all the things the synth can do. Keep getting lost in designing sounds as it’s very satisfying to mess around with all the settings and build out different sounds."

UDO Super Gemini - A Winter’s Night(single layer improvisation)

video upload by Nick Komarnicki

"First couple weeks with the Super Gemini. Having some fun improvising with a chill single layer patch I made. DDS2 set to make some wind effects with noise while DDS1 is using LFO1 as a second oscillator for the melody. Reminded me of a windy, snowy winter walk through the trees. Not a revolutionary patch by any means but has been relaxing and so inspiring playing around with the Gemini."

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Ambient jam with the Sequential Prophet Rev2, Eurorack, Sloër, and Soma Cosmos


video upload by Jay Hosking

"Please support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jayhosking
A live, semi-improvised synthesizer jam performed entirely on hardware.

I went to the store to try out the Sequential Prophet Rev2 for fun, but they didn't have it set up on the floor.

"You should just take it home," the rep said. "Bring it back within 30 days if you don't want it."

So here we are, with the Prophet Rev2 at home. I love having so many voices that so easily can be panned into a binaural sound. The keybed and layout are fantastic and I just like playing it. The sound is great except when it isn't; something about the full-open filter or resonance is displeasing in a mix, though I often don't mind it on its own. Here, I made a binaural patch, with the same synth sound hard panned to left and right sides, but slight variation in the DCOs and "slop" (terrible word) leading to a very rich stereo feeling. One of those rare beautiful things you can do with only some polysynths (and software, of course).

In short, the Prophet Rev2 is a wonderful synth to explore with something of a frumpy sound, for better and for worse.

I was noodling on some chords and wanted accompaniment, so I started with the Cosmos (for some asymmetrical looping), and then took out my melodic eurorack skiff. It's been a while since I had it on the table, so it was nice just to hear these sounds again. Eurorack just leads me to places and sounds I might not otherwise find.

Ultimately, this jam came together in a day, and I'm always a little worried about those ones, because you might not like them as much the next day. So far, though, I'm pretty happy with it.

Thanks for listening.

Sequential Prophet Rev2 - pads
Walrus Sloër - reverb for Rev2
Soma Cosmos - looping for Rev2
Eurorack:
Qu-Bit Chord V2 through Endorphines Squawk Dirty to Me - organ sort of sound
Frequency Central Product - droning analog voice
4ms Ensemble Oscillator through Make Noise QPAS - hyperspace organ
Effects are described in the video, and include Happy Nerding FX Aid XL, Noise Engineering Melotus Versio and Desmodus Versio, Intellijel Multi-FX 1U
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout - modulation for all the voices

Performed and recorded live, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master.

https://jayhosking.bandcamp.com"

Friday, December 22, 2023

What is The Vanilla Synthesizer? It's Ready, That's What



via the STG Soundlabs/muSonics Electronic Newsletter:

Is it The Vanilla Synthesizer or the muSonics TVS?

I started working on this project a year and a half ago.

Originally my thought process was to make a new American format synthesiser that could be sold as modules, kits, and bare boards. I was concerned about the future of the format, and I felt a new line of basic modules and infrastructure at a variety of price points was important. I still do.

STG Soundlabs was a failure because I made things that ultimately the eurorack market simply did not want. Yes, I sold some, and will continue to maintain the line as best as I can, but it's very hard to find photos of eurorack installations with STG Soundlabs modules in them, but rare to find a nice big man-sized synthesiser without my modules in it.

Another thing I wanted to do was teach myself how to do my own engineering. It didn't start that way, but it became that way. I'd been a hardware product developer since 2005 but never actually laid out a circuit board. That is no longer true, and I've done things beyond this project that I haven't even talked about.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Luminous Trilogy & A CATALOGUE OF FM MATERIALS by Element433 ( a.k.a. Pere Villez)


via Element433 (Pere Villez)

"When I made the popular YouTube series 'FM Catalogue of Materials', many viewers commented that they would love to see some more of the 'music tech as cinema' style created in the videos.

My new project 'Luminous Trilogy' release, does exactly that. In part 1 'WTD', synths and synth technical diagrams, together with Pure Data/Max patches, become casual parts of the film's environment, which is set in an alt near future. Part 1 was realised with analogue modular, whereas Part 2 "Breath" was scored using binaural audio, VCV rack and live Indian tablas. Part 3 'Contrails' uses physical models, Samplicity's Berlin Studios and vintage FM hardware."

Update: Element433 has made the VCV patch and assets used in the film "Breath" below a free download. You can find instructions on downloading the patch and setting it up here: http://tinyurl.com/e433WpBrvcv.

Luminous Trilogy

video uploads by Element433 ( a.k.a. Pere Villez)

"Three music shorts around the theme of light, from incandescent urban folklore set in the near future, electric neon glowing medussae to impossible skies, all to the sound of dark ambient and techno-world music"

Playlist:

Walking The Dulzaina - Luminous Trilogy - Part 1
Walking The Dulzaina is an edited one-shot music film which details the manic walkthrough time-lapse of an imaginary synthesised dulzaina (Spanish folkloric instrument) being taken for a walk through the "Las Vegas" like dressed streets of a small village festive celebration set somewhere in the near future.

The visuals are nods to the Bladerunner, Lynch, Weirdcore and Kubrick where the glow of transparent neon CRTs, display technical diagrams with a music technology theme. Some suddenly slide up from the ground, while others cross from one side of the street to another.

The music is inspired by minimalism, industrial techno synth-folk where Steve Reich and Techno meet Raymond Scott and 1960's BBC radiophonic.

Musical Equipment Detail:

Intro: Moog Subharmonicon through Fairfield Randy's Revenge ring modular - into two crunchy Elby Systems stereo valve preamps and out into a stereo pair of Doepfer A-199 spring tanks).

Dulzainas: Buchla Easel Command sometimes untreated and sometimes solo through a J.H. 'Son of a Storm Tide' stereo analogue studio flanger (built by Van Daal Electronics (second dulzainas and very low transition whoooses). Buchla and Subharmonicon sync locked and clock divided by Ornaments and Crime clock divider.

Final wormhole sequence: Subharmonicon through stereo A-199 Doepfer spring reverbs and Paulstretched.

This work is not sponsored by any the manufacturers mentioned. They are personally purchased pieces of equipment.

Album:
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/ele...

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

A Exciting & Unique take on Dual Complex Oscillators // AtoVproject Dual Harmonic Oscillator (DHO)


video upload by DivKid

The DHO made its first appearance on the site back in 2022 here.

"AtoVproject have come out swinging with a new, exciting and unique take on what you could think of as a 'complex oscillator'. It's an analogue design and signal path under digital control, which allows for a unique built in modulation section alongside an absolute festival of VCAs in the circuit offering LOTS of CV modulation options for harmonic control, TZFM and folding.

Each oscillator has 4 harmonics set an octave apart and each harmonic is its own triangle wave. These can be level (AM) modulated and used for TZFM (through zero FM) and all that goes into a mix section with external input into a wave folder. The wave folder is based on the circuit from the Befaco Chopping Kinky module (which I thought was a nice touch) with a redesigned VCA section.

The built in modulation is based on algorithmic noise which is used in video games to render things like mountain ranges, but there's also 10 LFOs you can use. Either modulation type can modulate any of the 10 destinations with the harmonic controls and FM levels.

Impressive stuff right? I'd love to know what you think ... leave a comment and lets chat about it!

p.s. it's available in the silver and black for the black panel brigade, or science lab chic crew.

DHO manual & info - https://bit.ly/AtoV-DHO"

Update:

A Sonic Playground! // Dual Harmonic Oscillator by AtoVproject - more sounds & music

video upload by DivKid

"The Dual Harmonic Oscillator from AtoVproject is one hell of a sonic playground for all sorts of synthesis, sound and musical approaches to working with a dual or 'complex' oscillator. When I made the main demo (watch that first, link above) I ended up making so many patches with it that I wanted to put together a second video that revisited the module. So here it is."

Sunday, November 19, 2023

"Latency To Cool Should Be Zero" Meet The Makers | Noise Engineering's Kris Kaiser & Stephen McCaul


video upload by Bilijie

"Noise Engineering’s Kris Kaiser and Stephen McCaul on building their eurorack modular synth company after leaving jobs in sound engineering and biology academia. What makes this process unique? How do they manage a squad of dedicated people? What is the best thing about being your own boss?

This video is NOT sponsored by Noise Engineering or anyone else

00:00 - Intro
00:39 - Why modular synthesizers?
02:43 - How is a modular synthesizer different from a more traditional synth?
04:18 - What does your job look like in 5 years?
05:51 - Does that uncertainty create a lot of stress? How do you deal with it?
07:13 - How did you decide to change careers to start Noise Engineering? What factors went into that?
09:08 - How did you know it was time to grow your company? What were you looking for?
11:00 - What are the pros and cons, in your opinion, for starting your own business?
12:46 - What are some major hurdles you and other eurorack companies are dealing with right now?
14:51 - How have these factors affected pricing? What goes into pricing your modules?
16:28 - What are some of your most important lessons from being in business all these years?
17:23 - What's one thing you did, or decision you made, that greatly helped you, your company, or your career?
18:25 - In your opinion, what are the keys to building and maintaining great relationships?
19:20 - When you have disagreements, or when things go wrong, how do you deal with that?
24:29 - What are your core values that you don't want to compromise?
27:52 - Walk us through your process from Idea to Creation?
33:41 - What's it like to finally release something (Xer Mixa) that you've been working on for years?
35:23 - So what happened to the Iteritas line (BIA etc) Why did it retire?
40:20 - Is the Versio line now the most popular product?
41:42 - What can be done about the lack of diversity in the Eurorack and modular synth community?
43:45 - What advice would you give a young person or someone seriously considering starting their own creative business?

Meet The Makers is a series of interviews and discussions about the creative forces behind small maker industries. These questions were created to help young artists and people new to the modular synth community discover more about the people who make the tools, their challenges, successes and lessons. Coming up 12/2/2023 we'll be live streaming a discussion with Steady State Fate founder Andrew Morelli.

Thanks Kris and Stephen for generously giving time to this project. And to Patrick O'Brien for providing amazing samples of Noise Engineering modules in action."

Friday, October 13, 2023

Moog Minimoog Model D | First pass experimental ambient sound design


video upload by MIDERA

"I've wanted a Minimoog for some time, but it was 'always out of my price range' (and it still is - 0% financing for the win?). When the new version was released at $5000, I laughed and said, well, that's not going to happen. After the mass layoffs at Moog - I guess I was somewhat compelled to get one. I'm sure this is, by itself, a fairly irrational reason to get it. At the time, I didn't know (or maybe it's still not 100% certain) whether Moog would make more Minimoogs in the US. Originally the thought/fear was that everything would be produced elsewhere. So yes, that played probably an unhealthy role in my decision making process. I've heard the Mini would still be made in the US. I guess I'm not entirely proud to say that maybe by buying it under InMusic, I wasn't doing Moog any favors. I honestly don't know.

If you remember when I got my Sequential Prophet 10, I remember being let down. I wasn't sure it was as good as I thought it should be for the price. While I have come around, it was a major fear I had after buying the Minimoog. I'm quite happy to report that these misgivings were not in my head at all when I first turned on the Mini. Of course, there are some things that confused me. First, I didn't hear any sounds and that made me nervous (turns out my mixer wasn't on). It does take a little reading in the manual to know what switches and knobs are doing exactly what. It's less immediate than one would think on first glance.

It's hard to know what to say. I don't really want to fetishize the instrument - but I think that it's a bit impossible. It's a cool synth. It's one of the most iconic synths - so in that aspect, I will fail this immediately. But it does LOOK and FEEL very impressive... and elegant. In a way that the Matriarch doesn't. The keybeds seem the same though. Getting to the sound - it's got such a rich sound. I would love to A/B it with my Matriarch (which has other benefits such as paraphonic mode, arp/seq, patching), but I think the pure tone from the Minimoog is better (again, I want to test this).

So what I did here was send the output to the Strymon Volante and then added Eventide Blackhole VST. I didn't prepare anything except the original sound. Honestly, I didn't even know what I was going to play throughout. This is just me fiddling around after playing it for 5 minutes to get my bearings straight.

Before I forget. The first sound you hear is actually just the filter with some noise modulation on it. I later add oscillators.

I hope you enjoy."

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Elektronika EM-25, a Soviet Synthesizer. Demo/Performance.


video upload by Things Made of Noise

"Thought I'd release a quick demo of this synthesizer, as there aren't many on Youtube with HQ audio.

Since first getting into synths, I've always loved the sound of vintage string machines. The sound of the soviet Elektronika Em-25 being one of my favourites. So, I finally decided to get one, and I couldn't be happier with how it sounds."

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

iConnectivity Introduces PlayAUDIO1U Revolutionary Audio and MIDI Interface


video upload by iConnectivity

"iConnectivity's PlayAUDIO1U is designed to support live performances at the professional level. It is a deeply-thought-out, bulletproof, fail-proof, and made-to-tour interface that provides pristine audio output as well as comprehensive MIDI connectivity to your whole stage. It’s perfect for control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments, or almost anything else you can think of that requires computers in a live environment."



Press Release follows:

Calgary, Alberta, September 12, 2023 – iConnectivity announced PlayAUDIO1U, a revolutionary audio and MIDI interface designed specifically for live musicians. PlayAUDIO1U builds on iConnectivity’s reputation for developing bullet-proof, fail-proof solutions for live music performance. Much like its direct predecessor PlayAUDIO12, PlayAUDIO1U integrates numerous redundancy fail-safes for control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments, and MIDI devices.

Imagine never having to worry about your computer playback failing, ever again. Imagine an interface where not just the big things, but even all of the little things that are important to your performance were thought of… Things like seamless failover protection of audio and MIDI, XLR outs you can just plug into without direct boxes, control ports that allow you to control all of your connected computers and other hardware, onboard power that works in any part of the world with standard IEC connection, and it all fits in a tiny 1U rack! Imagine no longer…

PlayAUDIO1U by iConnectivity is here!

PlayAUDIO1U allows every working musician access to an easy, seamless, simple & straightforward failover solution.

PlayAUDIO1U fuses iConnectivity’s vast engineering knowledge of the live arena, passion for performance, and decades of experience into one product. PlayAUDIO1U ensures working musicians never suffer the embarrassment of a silent show, ever again.

PlayAUDIO1U’s secret in part is integrating two computers connected directly to the interface, forming an incredible redundancy / failover protection system. Should your main computer fail, PlayAUDIO1U switches to the backup computer in a heartbeat; so fast that you and your audience won’t even notice. Backing tracks keep playing in time and your MIDI gear stays connected. It does this all in a package that is completely designed from the ground up made-to-tour.

PlayAUDIO1U also ships with iConnectivity’s new and improved Auracle 2.0. Auracle 2.0 is fast, flexible and intelligent, allowing performers to create a sophisticated live integration of all audio and MIDI connections, inputs and outputs; Auracle lets you do it in minutes, not hours. 'PlayAUDIO1U builds on everything we learned in creating and then supporting users of our PlayAUDIO12, an interface that quickly became the industry standard,” says Al Joelson, VP of Sales and Marketing. 'This interface is designed to be an even more ready-to-gig, comprehensive solution. It’s a crazy powerhouse of audio and MIDI capability for live performance.

Key Features:

12 Balanced panel reinforced XLR outputs
Integrated +48v phantom power protection on outputs protects your interface from accidental damage when plugging directly into consoles or stage boxes
1x 1/4” TRS stereo headphone output with dedicated control for convenient headphone monitoring
2x USB C type ports for connecting computing devices
Automatic and manual computer switching modes, for lightning-fast switching between connected computers
2x two-button “Control” footswitch selectable input/outputs can be mapped to MIDI functions, control over numerous functions on the interface and/or sending control messages to compatible devices
Audio Protection helps stop unwanted noise from corrupt audio sources/files from making it into the audience
USB MIDI host port, offering up to 8 ports worth of USB MIDI for Class Compliant controllers and/or modules
DIN-MIDI port built-in (1 in 1 out)
Ethernet MIDI with 22 ports of connectivity for rugged long-distance MIDI connections
Auracle 2.0 software enables you to tailor the PlayAUDIO1U’s settings to your exact needs
“MIDI learn” from external MIDI devices to control key functions on the interface
High-resolution audio - Studio sound quality for the live arena - up to 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion
Comprehensive audio mixing and routing between connected USB computing devices and analog outputs
Easy-to-use capacitive touch control and 2 rotary encoders provide software-less control over PlayAUDIO1U’s key features from the front panel
OLED screen for instantaneous status information and precise control
100-240v switching power built-in with Industry-Standard IEC Power Connection
1U ready-to-tour rack-mountable chassis


PlayAUDIO1U™ US MSRP $1399.99 Estimated street price $1199.99, and will be available for pre-order immediately and shipping immediately from www.iConnectivity.com and iConnectivity resellers worldwide. Full product information can be found at iConnectivity.com/playaudio1u

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Moog Minimoog Model D 1970s - Musonics SN 12807

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


via this auction

"Cool history lesson. Let's talk about what it do. The Model D boasts contouring circuits and three separate, completely original oscillators, one of which can be used as an LFO. Blendable White and Pink noise, and of course that legendary filter. But if you're looking at this listing you already know about these things. Sporting a late serial number #12807, this model was likely made during the last production year and was Bob Moog's favorite version, claiming the synth had been improved upon. But the truth is, they all sound a little unique. This one? IT SOUNDS DOPE."

This one was listed back in 2016. Looks like it picked up a few scratches & nicks on the bottom front wood panel.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Patch of the Week: TRIPLE CROSS - Voltage Controlled Sound Switching with a Step Sequencer


video upload by AJH Synth Official

"The Triple Cross crossfader/panner module from AJH Synth & Tone Science makes a lot of things possible. Here it is being used as a voltage-controlled switch, to change between 4 incoming sounds, and send the chosen sound to its output. This means it can serve as a very convenient method of changing between multiple sounds, perhaps in a live performance, moving between different patches manually using the sturdy, tweaking-friendly controls. However, this behaviour can also be controlled by CV, so the process can be automated, and controlled by other modules, keyboards and sequencers.
In this patch a 4-channel/track step sequencer is being used - the excellent Erica Synths Black Sequencer. One sequencer track is used to send a melody to the VCOs and Gates to trigger the envelope generator. The other 3 tracks are controlling the 3 channels of the Triple Cross, to pan the Fade control hard left or right, like junctions on a railway track, so that the exact sound of our choosing arrives at the module's output, precisely when we want it.
Various combinations of the 3 VCOs, white noise, sub-octaves/sub-basses from the Ring SM, and animated sawtooths from the Wave Swarm are sent to 4 separate filters: The Transistor Ladder Filter, Sonic XV Diode filter, and both filters of the Gemini 2412 Dual VCF. A single Dual Contour Generator is controlling the VCA level, and the frequency of all 4 VCFs. The Sonic XV is also using its wave folder to generate a more unusual timbre from just a single triangle wave. The Triple Cross is a collaboration between AJH Synth and Ian Boddy of the Tone Science record label. It is an exceptionally useful module, being suitable for use with both audio, and control voltages, since it is DC-coupled. More videos featuring this, and other modules in the future.
Tone Science Label: https://dinrecords.bandcamp.com

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for module 'User Guides', and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides, detailing functions/methods, and a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself."

Saturday, July 08, 2023

5 Things you can resonate with the Roucha Legio stereo filter from Noise Engineering


video upload by Noise Engineering

"We're featuring 5 things the Roucha Legio stereo filter can do, and if you find this helpful, let us know in the comments!

0:08 Rhythmic Filter
0:44 Wobbleheads
1:22 Share Mono Filters
1:50 Tuned Resonance
2:31 Vox Simplicis

More about Roucha Legio: https://bit.ly/41JrbSW

We’ve gotten tons of requests for NE filters over the years, and Roucha Legio is our first dedicated release. The filter features lowpass, bandpass, and highpass settings and tracks frequency via the dedicated encoder and extremely accurate 1v/8va CV input. Roucha Legio’s CV-controlled resonance parameter can go from clean to acidy-squelchy for bassline joy. Add CV for filter sweeps that will knock your socks off. Of course, because it’s a Noise Engineering module, there’s a Fold knob. Add wavefolding to the signal chain before, after, or both before and after the filter.

We really like dramatic buildups and cuts, so we made it easy with Roucha Legio. Just tap the encoder to bypass; tap again to turn the filter on again. Want to automate it? Send a gate into the Bypass input. The filter will remain bypassed as long as a high gate is present."

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Patching in TB Lowtone


video upload by boxoftextures

"New synth from Toneboosters, makers of Flowtones. But this is Lowtone, which they're calling an innovative bass synthesizer plug-in. TB says they're using loudness-domain harmonic synthesis in Lowtone, which is aimed at making in their words 'deeper, more consistent and production-ready bass sounds.' I haven't made any specifically bass-y patches yet but I've had a blast programming things. It has three VCOs but also a VCN, a voltage controlled noise generator, which was great fun to play with. The three VCOs have dozens of waveform variations, and there are a pile of different filter types as well. There are two xLFOs, X for extended, which I think go all the way down to 0.01 Hz (!). There's also a gate section, which is kind of like a sequencer for modulations. You can maybe use it like a regular sequencer if you like, although I haven't had a chance to try that yet, but each step can have its own shapes, giving you a lot of different sound-shaping options.

I've only made a handful of patches so far but have had great fun making them. A couple of 'normal' sounds, one haunting rhythmic drone-ish thing which I find totally mesmerizing, and one batch of absolute chaos using only the VCN as a sound source (LOL).

This particular video was done using Lowtone on the iPad, but there's also a Mac/Windows version as well so you should be able to transfer patches back and forth as needed.

Great fun, highly recommended.

Stuff use
d TB Lowtone - https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_lowto...
ScreenFlow - https://www.telestream.net/screenflow...

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Sunday, March 05, 2023

New Vaemi XFMR VCA


video uploads by Vaemi





"Vaemi's new module XFMR VCA, which is designed for Eurorack systems, introduces users to a transformer-based VCA design.

Turkey-based Vaemi (Volt Age Electronic Musical Instruments), which commercially produces synthesizers and electronic musical instruments, recently released its first module, the Osi-Op (through zero fm VCO), and quickly followed with other Eurorack modules such as Shift Register, R2R Ladder, Buffered Multiple, making a name for itself. Now, it has introduced and brought its users the new XFMR VCA module, which is handcrafted with high-quality, through-hole components and features an audio transformer in its output.
The XFMR VCA is a VCA with linear curves. It has two separate audio outputs, such as the classic Op-Amp and the Transformer Output feature that gives it its name. It is AC Coupled and designed specifically for audio signals, making it a VCA module that you would want to use at the end of your chain. You can use it to add saturation, harmonics, and EQ to your patches made with the Osi-Op and through zero fm techniques, or use it for a clean range if desired. This wide range of options will be loved and make you feel comfortable.
Additionally, the XFMR VCA has an expander that allows you to expand it up to 3 channels. With the expander, you can have two more exponential VCA channels, which you can use for frequency modulation of oscillators or in other places you need them.
In studios, preamplifiers are equipment that can properly raise the microphone or line signals level without distorting or adding noise to the sound. However, when recording analog synthesizers, we tend to lower the sound instead of raising it because they have very high outputs. At this point, we thought that one of the most important things that preamplifiers add to recordings, other than gain, is audio transformers.
The XFMR VCA also has an EQ stage. This will provide great flexibility when finalizing your last patch, especially in multi-channel patches, and will provide a more accurate and clean sound in live performances.
Vaemi aims to create systems that can comfortably be used in today's electronic music and popular synthesis techniques such as additive, FM, Formant, Subtractive synthesis, and will continue to shape and evolve with new module designs that will be released in the coming year.
You can visit the website www.vaemi.net to check out Vaemi's products and get more detailed information. Additionally, you can follow Vaemi on social media and take a look at promotional videos, features, and sounds of new modules.

Transformer and Op-Amp Output Stages
Linear VCA
2 Audio Inputs
2 CV Inputs
Saturation and Distortion
3 Different Distortion Types
3 Band EQ
Amplitude Modulation (AM)
AC Coupled
2 Channel Exponential VCA Expander (coming soon)"

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Meet the Telmatronics Groovetube Tube Based Prototype Plasma Synthesizer

video uploads by Telmatronics



via Telmatronics Kickstarter

Make crazy sounds with fluorescent tubes, that you can control with a magnet

A project to create a plasma instrument About a year ago, we discovered a lot of fun could be had with a fluorescent tube and a magnet... Lit fluorescent tubes are filled with plasma - a low pressure electrified gas that can make oscillations at audible frequencies. With suitable control over the plasma in the tube, we found this instability could sound amazing... and could also be controlled with a magnet! (It is worth listening to the video with headphones, to hear details of the sound).

Playing with sound created in a glowing tube is tactile, surprising and absorbing, and we decided to develop a new kind of electronic instrument.

We are releasing this first-generation machine for people to try out a new way to make noise. It is a sort of proto-instrument - an experimental machine to be experimented with!

Having machines out in the world will help explore what is possible, as there is a lot of unexplored territory here - we don't have much audio equipment, and have tried a dozen or so tubes. By making these machines available now, we hope to not only fund further development but also let collective experimentation inform its direction.

There are pros and cons to using commercial tubes for this. The sound from different fluorescent tubes can vary considerably, so trying out a new tube is an inexpensive bit of fun. It is currently possible to find various types of suitable (T5, 9"/ 225 mm, 6 W) tubes potentially available, new and old stock. On the downside, these tubes are being phased out in the very near future (about 18 months in the UK), and they will become increasingly scarce as production declines - bad timing to find a new use for them! We will keep testing different tubes however, and secure adequate supplies of some good ones before they disappear. In the longer term our objective is to produce custom tubes, which will require further research and development.

We are offering this first on Kickstarter, as a good way to generate awareness of what we are doing and to generate funds to get the project going properly.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Sequential Prophet 6 - Divinity Vol.1 - Custom Patches 000 to 049 (of 100)


video upload by Orano Music

"This is the First of two demo Reels showcasing the first 50 Sounds from Divinity Volume.1

As always I aim to create great playable sounds easily translatable to your own Productions or for Live use. I have created basses, arps, leads, pads and my usual styled analog keys too.

The Prophet 6 deserves the commonly stated "best synth Sequential have ever made" it is truly a lovely synth, full of warmth and character. The Poly Mod section really brings the synth alive along with great oscillators.

Patches are available now at https://www.orano.co.uk/shop

Thanks for checking them out.

SM

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