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Saturday, March 02, 2024

Honeysmack: Improvised Techno with TR-909, TB-303, MachineDrum, Octatrack and Modular Synth

video upload by Honeysmack

"Live improvised techno from my studio, originally recorded and performed for @ModularWorld on Feb 11. There is a full interview with Johno Wells the host of Modular World. The episode includes a performance and interview with the always lovely and talented @Trovarsi.

Gear used in the this video:
Roland TR-909
Roland TB-303 Devilfish
Elektron MachineDrum
Elektron Syntakt
Elektron Octatrack MK1
Soma Pulsar23
Playdifferently Model1 mixer
Elektron Analog Heat MK1
Eventide Space

Modular Synth Rack:
Intellijel Performance 84hp 7U rack: main voices
Cwejman BLD2
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
4MS Ensemble Oscillator

Single improvised live recording, no additional audio processing or post production.

📡 This channel is supported by my Patreon supporters who get a first look, join here:

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Friday, November 24, 2023

Diving into FIRE and TAKT w/ Trovarsi, Synthdad & Rick Batyr

video upload by Trovarsi

"Join me and my guests Synthdad and Rick Batyr, as we dive into the FIRE and TAKT by Flame Instruments. We'll open the show with a performance from Rick Batyr. Then we'll all share some patch ideas, approaches to live performance, drum kits on the FIRE, and MORE!"

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Artist Picks: Best Music Gear of 2023 Part 2

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Part 1 here

"2023 is soon drawing to a close—so, we're taking a look back at the year, and taking account of all of the weird and wonderful instruments that gave us some inspiration this year. Synthesizers, drum machines, and Eurorack modules to samplers and effects, this year had no shortage of inspiring instruments.

So, we reached out to some of our friends and content creators to fill us in on their year, asking one simple question: what was the coolest piece of gear you got this year? For some, that meant brand new releases, but for others, it meant sitting down and digging into classic instruments.

In this video, we hear from:
00:00 Red Means Recording on the Elektron Syntakt
01:07 Midlife Synthesist on the Akai MPC X SE
03:20 DivKid on the Intellijel Cascadia
06:30 Jorb on the Roland S1
09:13 Bo Beats on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field
12:45 Trovarsi on the Anti-Kulture Precision Disruptor

Read more about all of this gear on our blog, Signal:"

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Circuit Rhythm with Sequential Take 5 - Trovarsi Connects

video upload by Novation

"We've partnered with our sibling brands, @SequentialLLC and @FocusriteTV, to give you the chance to refresh your studio set up. We’ve put together a powerful synth recording bundle, that includes a Circuit Rhythm and the Sequential Take 5 - that'll have you creating unique beats, striking leads and warm pads, in a hassle-free workflow.

Sign up here before Nov 7th for your chance to win! -

In this video, @Trovarsi demonstrates how the Circuit Rhythm and the Take 5 can be used together to make a complete musical arrangement and performance. She's sending MIDI from the Circuit Rhythm to the Take 5 to sync their clocks. Trovarsi records a chord progression into the step sequencer, using ties and timed steps to lengthen the progression to 8 bars. The audio from the Take 5 is running into the Circuit Rhythm, allowing end of chain effects to be utilized for all the audio, as well freeing up her hands to perform and experiment with the filters, distortion, and delays on both machines.

Circuit Rhythm's stereo/mono inputs make it easy to sample sounds directly to the groovebox for quick sequencing and sample mangling fun. After sampling, you can quickly get into creative mode and make a sequence out of the samples as well as use some of the Grid Fxs for performance fun!

It's easy to create packs and download your samples from Circuit Rhythm too. Simply connect your Circuit Rhythm to the computer and go to Components."

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

The Blue Marble Synthesizer Project Plans to Put a Music Synthesizer Controller in Space

video upload by Physical Synthesis

Blue Marble Synthesizer Project: Andrew Huang

Physical Synthesis, the makers of Cicada, wrote in to let us know of a new project soon to be seeking funding on Kickstarter.

I asked them what the platform would be based on. They replied:

"The web-based interface will be an adapted version of Patatap to which we’ll add a video feed and other interactions that will be possible to trigger inside the space capsule (i,e agitate the marble by turning on a fan, LED array, microphone, speaker, etc).

The space capsule has a set of different elements that allows to change the position of the physical marble floating inside the zero-gravity chamber (a set of sensors that calculates the position, a fan that agitates the position of the marble, a microphone that records those interactions, etc). All that data is then being sent back to us on earth (or in reverse sent to the capsule from earth using the Live mode). In other words, the web-interface receives data/interactions from the capsule and the Live mode allows to send data/interactions directly to the capsule. Lastly we’re building a VST plug-in allowing to receive MIDI and hook up data directly into your DAW or other synth."

In short the interactive hardware controller w/ microphone to capture audio is in space, while the synth engine and processing is done on earth.

Addtional details from the Kickstarter/Press Release follows.

The Blue Marble Synthesizer is the first-ever music synthesizer that can only work in space and that is playable from here on earth. It’s a synthesizer for making music and experimenting with sound. The system consists of a pressurized capsule in a low earth orbit satellite, a network of sensors, and a web-based interface for people to play with here on earth.

1. The Blue Marble Synthesizer Capsule consists of a pressurized CubeSat module configured with a control computer, camera, sensor array, fan, LED array, a microphone, and a speaker. It measures the behavior of a marble floating in a zero gravity synth capsule and sends sensor data, audio feed, and video feed back to us on earth.

2. The Web-Based Interface is an interactive and self-contained web audio synthesizer designed for everyone. Through a collaboration with the creator of Patatap, this application blends interactions from the Blue marble Synthesizer Capsule data with a traditional interactive music synthesizer. This web-based interface is a way to explore the interactions between the Blue Marble Synthesizer Capsule and people’s own musical creativity.

● When does the space mission start?
The Kickstarter campaign is set to start on Wednesday, October 4 for 30 days until the rocket launch which is set for Wednesday November 1 aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. Once in orbit, the Blue Marble Synthesizer Space Capsule will be rotating around earth every 90 minutes.

● Why does this project matter?
The Blue Marble Synth Project is intended for all those who share a passion for space, music, and the intersection of science and art. Music has always been a universal language that transcends cultural barriers, connecting people on a deeply emotional level. By introducing a music synthesizer to space, we expand the horizons of artistic expression and create a new dimension for human creative endeavors off-planet.

● What is the experience like for supporters?

1. Two primary ways: people will have the chance to make music with the audio and the data captured by the Blue Marble Synthesizer in two primary ways: through an interactive web-interface or via a VST-plug-in. Some supporters may also have the chance to play and interact with the system directly in space.

2. The Blue Marble Web-Interface: is a self-contained web based application that works from here on Earth. Inspired by Patatap, this application blends interactions from the Blue Marble Synth Capsule Data with a traditional interactive music synthesizer.

3. The Blue Marble VST Plug in: this feature allows to receive MIDI and control data from the Blue Marble Synth Capsule to use with other digital synthesizers and digital audio workstations such as Ableton LIVE, FL Studio, Presonus Studio 1, etc.

● Who are the artists involved?
Andrew Huang, Benn Jordan, Trovarsi, and MAYSUN, are invited artists who will compose original music with the Blue Marble Synthesizer during this orbital mission. They each possess the adventurer's spirit that we believe is at the heart of this project.

Andrew Huang
We are thrilled to have Andrew Huang, the YouTube phenom and Toronto-based artist join the Blue Marble Synth Project. As a highly acclaimed music and video producer, Andrew's unique ability to seamlessly blend diverse musical styles with captivating visuals aligns perfectly with the innovative vision we seek to bring to life. His creativity, coupled with his commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, makes him an invaluable addition to this project

These 4 artists will compose original music using the Blue Marble Synthesizer and the resulting tracks will be released for project supporters on an exclusive LP post-mission.

● What else can supporters get by supporting?
Beyond accessing the Web-Based interface and Artist Album, supporters also get access to a range of branded Blue Marble Synthesizer merchandise designed by Physical Synthesis. The collection features a sticker and mission patch, hoodie, t-shirt, cap, tote bag, and more.

● What goes inside the Blue Marble Synthesizer? Technical Breakdown
The Blue Marble Synthesizer Capsule consists of a pressurized CubeSat module configured with a control computer, camera, sensor array, fan, LED array, a microphone, and a speaker. The module allows supporters to receive data so they can control other synths and interfaces as well as initiate actions that affect what happens inside the capsule

1. Zero Gravity Dynamics: to make the Blue Marble Synthesizer an instrument that can truly work in space, it requires harnessing the power of zero-gravity. To do this, the synthesizer relies on interactions between a spherical piece of glass – the blue marble – and an array of accurate laser sensors that measure the distance and location of the marble as it floats around a small pressurized chamber.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

5 Second Interviews at Knobcon 2023

video upload by Gerbil Hamster Records

"Shits too long sometimes
Love ya!


Hive Mind Synthesis

After Later Audio

Friday, August 11, 2023

Learning Session Feat. NEW Modules FIRE & TAKT, by FLAME!

video upload by Trovarsi

Listen in stereo but be careful with your volume levels. Voice on left channel and drums/percusision audio on right.

"These FLAME Modules were announced at Superbooth 2023! Some of my favorite finds. We'll spend some time exploring them. This will probably be a small series because there are a few others that really jumped out for me as well.

Module Description:
'FIRE' is a full blown 8 track drum & percussion synth, also capable of much more than just drums.

'TAKT' is a compact 30HP Eurorack sequencer module for playing or programming trigger/gate/velocity rhythm sequences."

See this post for a demo at SUPERBOOTH23.

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Sampling with Circuit Rhythm and Perkons HD-01 - Trovarsi Connects

video upload by Novation

"For this video, @Trovarsi sampled a bunch of one-shots and loops from the Perkons drum machine directly into the Circuit Rhythm. The fixed-length recording feature was used to grab an exact 8-step sequence to get some loops going and a few one-shots are quickly sampled as well.

Circuit Rhythm's stereo/mono inputs make it easy to sample sounds directly to the groovebox for quick sequencing and sample mangling fun. After sampling, you can quickly get into creative mode and make a sequence out of the samples as well as use some of the Grid Fxs for performance fun!

It's easy to create packs and download your samples from Circuit Rhythm too. Simply connect your Circuit Rhythm to the computer and go to Components.

Here is a download link to the Perkons samples! Enjoy and let us know in the comments how and what you sample into your Circuit Rhythm:"

Friday, May 19, 2023

Trovarsi Connects: Circuit Rhythm and Vinyl Sampling

video upload by NovationTV

"@Trovarsi samples a record directly into Circuit Rhythm to add some unique sounds to the jam."

Monday, April 10, 2023

Live Acid Techno Improvised Studio Performance with TR909 + TB303 + Modular Synth + MachineDrum

video upload by Honeysmack

"Live Acid Techno 20 minute improvised performance I did for @Trovarsi for Transduction. As always this is a totally improvised performance shot in a single take with no additional processing. There's very little preparation, besides making sure I have everything sync'd and audio levels are correct before I start the performance. My interactions with my studio and the happy accidents guide the direction of the performance. All shot on 3 cameras from my studio.

🎛 Gear used for this jam: Modular rack:
Roland TR-909
Roland TB-303 Devilfish
Elektron Octatrack (live sampling the modular synth)
Elektron MachineDrum
Playdifferently Model1 mixer
Effects: Eventide Space and Timefactor pedals
Elektron Analog Heat MkI (on master channel)
No other gear or processing used!

Check out the full interview here with Trovarsi [below]

📡 This channel is supported by my Patreons who get a first look, become a member here: and yes I offer one-on-one tuition/lessons/coaching on how to make and performing live acid techno."

Transduction Signal hosted by Trovarsi - Guest: HONEYSMACK

video upload by Trovarsi

"Join me each month with my featured guest artist! They will share a live performance, followed by a short breakdown of their setup. We'll talk about their musical background & influences, discuss their path to becoming a live artist, and hear the message they hope to convey through their music. Make sure to join us in the chat! There will be an opportunity for a live Q&A throughout the interview."

Jam with the PULSAR-23 from SOMA Laboratories with METRON and Per4mer

video upload by Trovarsi

"This was the patch I submitted for the Modular World Pulsar-23 Spotlight. All the sounds are from the Pulsar. One of the voices is patched through the Trshmstr by WMD then into the Befaco HexMix. The bass/lead voice is patched through the Per4mer by Modbap Modular. All voices are being sequenced with the Metron by WMD."

Friday, March 31, 2023

Trovasi Connects: Circuit Tracks with Eurorack

video upload by NovationTV

"Our second video in our @Trovarsi Connects series, featuring Circuit Track with Eurorack.

The Bass and Lead synth voices are coming from the Circuit Tracks and the textured voice is coming from the Nanobox. The drums are a combination of percussive elements from the four drum channels on the Circuit Tracks and the 6Mod6 eurorack module.

Both the audio from the Nanobox and the 6Mod6 are routed through the two audio inputs on Circuit Tracks, and are being sequenced by Tracks using the two separate MIDI tracks."

Trovarsi Connects Series

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Trovarsi Connects: Circuit Rhythm with Euroracks

video upload by NovationTV

"In this video Trovarsi brings us a jam using Circuit Rhythm and Eurorack modules."

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

How Trovarsi Syncs Her Eurorack Rig With Ableton in Her Hybrid Synth System | Patch Work Ep.2

video upload by Reverb

"How can you combine a Eurorack system with Ableton Live? LA-based modular artist Trovarsi demonstrates how she combines the best of hardware and software synthesis. In our second episode of Patch Work, she walks through her current rig with our host Fess Grandiose."

Reverb Patch Work Episodes

Friday, November 26, 2021

Learning Modular Conversations with guest host Todd Barton

video upload by Learning Modular

"This is the replay of the September 2021 "ask me anything" Zoom session for Patreon subscribers of Learning Modular ( In this second session, Todd Barton ( was asking questions of Chris Meyer of Learning Modular, and moderating questions from the live attendees covering modular synthesis composition, performances, and systems. Subscribers to Todd's Patreon channel ( were also invited.

If you would like the opportunity to view these sessions live and ask your own questions, subscribe to Learning Modular on Patreon ( The August host was Trovarsi, and the October host was Kim Bjørn, with two more sessions planned to fill out 2021. Your response to these replays will determine if we continue them in 2022.

Here is an index to the subjects discussed in this session:

00:00 Introduction
01:33 What is the meaning of life? (Yes, Todd actually asked Chris that, and yes, Chris answered)
02:07 How does Chris not get overwhelmed when approaching The Monster to create a piece of music?
04:43 How does Chris know what he wants to compose?
06:28 Is there a narrative or structure to Chris’ work, or does he create free-form?
08:43 Thoughts from Chris and Todd on compositional “forms” for electronic music
15:47 When to ignore the 'rules'; when to lean on them
19:17 When to introduce a change in the music
23:50 Patching for evolution
28:03 Chris’ lighting during recent music videos
31:22 How much of a performance is written out versus improvised?
35:55 Editing improvisations down to tracks for an album
39:12 How do you organize it when more than one person is improvising together?
42:20 What is coming up for both of us?
45:00 Using synths as individual instruments versus cross-pollinating them
51:20 Todd on the new Buchla Music Easel
54:56 Patching 'from zero' versus pre-patching
56:26 Chris on color-coding patch cables
57:43 Creating the patch symbol language for Patch & Tweak
01:01:18 Serge Tcherepnin’s approach to creating synthesizers
01:04:55 Approaches to stereo and quad sound
01:15:00 Do we use MIDI?"

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wogglebug Techno with Trovarsi

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Guest host Trovarsi returns to the channel to try a new challenge: patching up some modular techno with no sequencer aside from the Wogglebug and TEMPI!

Check out what Trovarsi is doing as well as her new project with Trevor Baker aka NoizeHack, Transduction Signal! Trovarsi IG:
Transduction Signal:

Also, check out the Wogglebug video game today! You can play on your phone or desktop at the link below. Play to the end to win a sticker and a chance to win a Make Noise T shirt!"

Monday, September 06, 2021

Reminder: Knobcon Number Nine Set for Next Weekend, Sept 10-12

"Knobcon Number Nine is set to kick off this Friday, September 10 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg with two full days of synthesizer and pro-audio exhibits, informative lectures and workshops and live music throughout the weekend.

Two Days of Informative Workshops

The Littoral Myth: Dismantling a Coastal Metaphor with the undisputed king of YouTube Synthesizer videos, Marc Doty.

Sampling, Re-Sampling, and Generative Sequences with Circuit Rhythm & Tracks with Novation Technology Evangelist, Enrique Martinez.

Presenting Electronic Sound Naturally with synthpop polymath, Jon Sonnenberg.

Additive Synthesis with Synergy presented by long-time Synergist, Fred Becker.

Simplifying Complexity: Live Rig Breakdown, a show and tell by Suit & Tie Guy.

Learn the basics of Synth DIY and soldering with build workshops where you can build an EasyEi8ht Step Sequencer with Modular for the Masses, or a 2hp MiniAtt 2hp Utility module with Zlob Modular.

New this year is the Lecture Luncheon, an informal get together on Sunday afternoon where attendees can further interrogate any of our presenters about their ideas.

Door Prize Giveaway

On Sunday, attendees can enter the drawing for a chance to win one of over twenty door prizes including Nu:Tekt NTS-1 synthesizers from Korg USA, an Uno Drum from IK Multimedia and a gift box full of patch cables and accessories from Hosa Technology.

Live Music Friday and Saturday

Welcome Reception (Friday Night) - Kri Samadhi, Moot Booxlé vs Cory Flanigan, Suit & Tie Guy vs Alexis Rogers, Also Special Guests

Knobcon Big Room (Saturday Night) - Trovarsi vs Nasty Nachos, Scott Danesi, Glacial 23, North Coast Modular Collective Relay Performance

Knobcon Chill-Out Room (Saturday Night) – Dysonant, Valcove, Meridian Alpha, Aaron Higgins, Witchbutter, R. Mann

Knobcon Number Nine is September 10th through the 12th, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Chicagoland. Tickets are $60 and are available for purchase at"

Friday, September 03, 2021

WMD KRAKEN snares from the Deep!!! It's time for a full on Techno JAM!

video upload by Trovarsi

"Check out the Kraken from WMD. It's their new digital snare module.
Here's a few jam to show you the full spectrum of what this snare modules can do!

Jam #1 - 0:00
Info - 2:25
Jam #2 - 2:51
Jam #3 - 4:36
Jam#4 - 6:00

Watch the in-depth demo by Alex aka Nasty Nachos from WMD!!" [2nd video here]

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Late Night Eurorack Patching and Jamming! (No Talking)

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"Just Patching for fun. No Talking.
Thanks for listening! :) :)

#eurorack #livejam #prizmprime

Patch Notes:
Drums: Samples from Tip Top Audio "One" modules and "Prok" 12bit FM drum modules.

The Erica Synths "Black Sequencer" allows me to create RANDOM melodies in real-time and save them to new pattern slots, so I can create new basslines LIVE and then go back and forth between them.

The bass voice: Mazzatron VCDCO / WMD Javelin Envelope / WMD Carbon Filter.

The MAIN filtered chord stab/sequence is a chord coming from Mutable Instruments Braids, running through the Patching Panda Moon Phase Filter and then into the Erica Synths Acid Box III desktop filter, then into the Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio Reverb!

The Second Chord Stab is coming from the Qubit "Chords" module.

The ever-changing-magic-ride-cymbals are my own custom ride samples, loaded into a Tip Top audio "One" sample module - I can easily roll the pitch, and change ride samples in the fly with knobs.

After about 45minutes, I'm all warmed up and jamming my ass off! WOOT!!

This session was a blast!
I think this is the best I have ever done when starting from almost nothing and just GOING FOR IT!
I'm really learning how to work my system a lot better after watching TROVARSI last weekend!

0:00 Getting started and patching up
15:22 Starting to JAM with the session (still patching...)
37:06 Jamming, Dean-Style!"




Sunday, July 11, 2021

Eurorack Livestream with Special Guest Trovarsi!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio


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