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Monday, May 20, 2024

Signal Sounds and friends at Superbooth 2024


video upload by Signal Sounds

"We caught up with a few pals old and new for a quick chat to find out what they were showing and what they liked best about Superbooth 2024. They include ALM Busy Circuits, DivKid, Instruo, Making Sound Machines, Expert Sleepers, Modbap Modular, Xaoc Devices, Worng Electronics, WMD, RYK Modular, Animal Factory Amps, Dannysound/Tobinski, Knobula, Toadstool Tech, Thonk... and watch out for a brief appearance from none other than Steve Davis!

Apologies to anyone we spoke to but didn’t include here (we had a few technical gremlins) and everyone else we missed! And big thanks to Herr Schneider and everyone else involved in organising the show - it was a belter.

Some of the featured products & brands:
ALM Busy Circuits MFX Pedal: https://www.signalsounds.com/ALM-Busy...
Apollo View & DivKid Manic: https://www.signalsounds.com/apollo-v...
Instruo Dail: https://www.signalsounds.com/instruo-...
Xaoc Devices Berlin: https://www.signalsounds.com/Xaoc-Dev...
WORNG Electronics Sidecar: https://www.signalsounds.com/Worng-El...
RYK Modular Algo: https://www.signalsounds.com/RYK-Modu...

Making Sound Machines: https://www.signalsounds.com/making-s...
Expert Sleepers: https://www.signalsounds.com/expert-s...
Modbap Modular: https://www.signalsounds.com/modbap-m...
WMD: https://www.signalsounds.com/wmd
Animal Factory Amps: https://www.signalsounds.com/animal-f...
Dannysound: https://www.signalsounds.com/dannysound
Knobula: https://www.signalsounds.com/knobula

Music: Nano Kraft by Macleod Electronics / macleodelectronic
(Thanks Rob!)"

Saturday, May 18, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Knobula - Echo Cinematic FX Module


video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Jason from Nobula introduced us to their latest module, the Echo Cinematic*. This module, which has been in development for about three years, combines EQ, delay, reverb, and a knob recorder in a compact 12 HP unit. Inspired by the dub Echo machines of old, *Jason aimed to replicate the unique sound he experienced in studios by bringing the Echo back through the desk and EQing it to create a feedback loop that adds character and depth to the sound.

The Echo Cinematic features a range of filter options including low pass, high pass, peak, notch, and comb filters, providing users with a versatile array of sonic possibilities. With fully syncable delay times, a built-in reverb, and a knob recorder for capturing performances, this module offers is ideal for creating those classic, almost out of control dub delays.

Echo Cinematic Available: June 2024. Price: 320-390 USD"

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Knobula Introduces Echo Cinematic - Eq + Delay + Reverb Stereo Effects Eurorack Module


video upload by knobula

"Introducing Knobula's new stereo effects module, taking dub style performance echo to the next level with multiple modulation sources including a 30" knob recorder."

Press release follows:


"Knobula selects SUPERBOOTH24 to introduce Echo Cinematic as fully-featured, practical stereo effects Eurorack module inspired by influential dub culture

LONDON, UK: electronic music innovator Knobula is proud to introduce Echo Cinematic as the latest Eurorack module to embody its no-screen, no-preset philosophy — presented as a fully-featured, practical stereo effects unit that draws its inspiration from the influential dub music culture that emerged from Jamaica and made its mark on the London music scene in the early Eighties — at SUPERBOOTH24, May 16-18, FEZ-Berlin, Germany…

Actively appreciating Echo Cinematic as a fully-featured, practical stereo effects Eurorack module — as alluded to by its front panel- positioned descriptive (Eq + Delay + Reverb) wording — that draws its inspiration from the influential dub music culture that emerged from Jamaica and made its mark on the London music scene in the early Eighties surely benefits from fleetingly digging deeper into what, technically, made that scene sound so unique. Ultimately, then, analogue tape delays were routinely connected to mixing consoles via a spare channel strip in those iconic recording setups, so engineers were able to manipulate the resultant sound using EQ and effects send controls to create ever-evolving rhythm textures from feedback loops delicately balanced on the brink of self-oscillation. On the face of it, Echo Cinematic clearly eliminates the need for a complex mixing console; instead, it expands on those early- Eighties-developed dub music principals by beautifully integrating a versatile resonant filter with five distinct sources of automation. As such, Echo Cinematic consists of two independent LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) for both Eq and Delay modulation; looping 30-second Knob Record functionality, capable of simultaneously controlling every knob on the module’s clear-cut front panel; and two external CV (Control Voltage) inputs — CV A and CV B — for instant assignment to any control upon insertion of a patch cable.

Creatively, Echo Cinematic’s Eq section boasts three selectable filter types — namely, Shelf (high-/low-pass), Peak (peak/notch), and classic Comb; each can be patched into the Fback (feedback) loop (in so-called Dub Mode), Delay (output), or All (entire signal path), including the self-explanatory Dry or Effect signal. Simultaneous to that, the Delay section offers up to two seconds of stereo delay time, complete with Tap delay and grid Snapping functionality to ensure precise synchronisation with the beat or clock signal, while Reverb duties are handled by the same, lush-sounding 24-bit stereo processing found in Knobula’s other cinematic- sounding Eurorack modules — think: no screens, just big-screen sounds!

Says Knobula Technical Director Jason Mayo: “Before Knobula was founded, even, Echo Cinematic was intended to be our Eurorack debut. Duly envisioned as the ultimate dub-style echo module, its development was paused due to Poly Cinematic’s unexpected success; Echo Cinematic nonetheless now represents the culmination of a meticulous three-year developmental journey, the result of which has turned out to be even better than my original concept, so I’m immensely proud to finally introduce it to the Eurorack community.”

Anyone attending SUPERBOOTH24, May 16-18, FEZ-Berlin, Germany is invited to swing by Booth Z365 where Knobula is introducing Echo Cinematic as the latest Eurorack module to embody its no-screen, no-preset philosophy, proudly exhibiting and demonstrating it alongside its Poly Cinematic (8 Voice Polyphonic Synthesiser), Kickain (Kick Drum + Sidechain), Chord Pilot (Midi Chord Expander + Arpeggiator), and Pianophonic (Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesiser) siblings.

Set to ship in June 2024, Echo Cinematic will be available to purchase — priced at £320.00 GBP (including VAT)/€350.00 EUR (Net)/ $399.00 USD (MRP) — through Knobula’s growing global network of dealers"

Check with the dealers on the right for availability.

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Morpheus | A tribute to Dave Rossum and E-mu Systems


video upload by Cinematic Laborat

"Back in the 80's, I used to own an E-mu Proteus 2 and the legendary Emulator IV sampler. I noticed the Morpheus, but I did not pay much attention to it, because I felt the Emulator could record samples AND do Z-plane synthesis. No idea what it was, never used it. But the Morpheus became an ambient legend because of those Z-Planes. The specs didn't make much sense. It offered three AHDSR envelopes and two complex 8-stage function generators per voice, where each stage could do something different and you could jump to a stage based on conditions (like key velocity) With the knowledge I have today I'd immediately say WOW.

E-mu Systems is gone (due to the PC/Mac), but Dave Rossum's creations live on in Eurorack. The Assimil8or could be compared to the Emulator sampler. Control Forge is the multi-segment conditional function generator and the Morpheus now only provides the Z-Plane filter. To get an idea, it's like a 3D wavetable for filters you can traverse with X, Y and Z coordinates mapped to frequency, morph and amplitude (not 100% sure).

So yes, I was thrilled to give it a try. I hooked up Plaits and a bunch of LFO's, only to discover it sounded like crap. Que? Yes. Plaits came in too hot so I had to use a VCA. Uncontrolled CV can make the Morpheus explode in extreme clipping which the module - and your 24 bit audio interface - can't possibly handle. So It needs a limiter too if you just throw CV at it. After one day of shooting video I was very disappointed and almost decided to put it back in the box and do something else. I checked videos from collegue YouTubers and it all sounded 'more is less' with the frantic filter changes, clicks, pops and digital harshness. Terrible. Was this it? It can't be. Not from Dave Rossum.

It's impossble to cut a long story short now, but I studied the old Morpheus brochure and listened to some orginal sounds. Then all the pieces fell together. It sounds best when used like the old E-mu. It needs a polyphonic source, a big pad or a collection of moody samples. It needs a clever function generator, like two chained Maths or a Buchla 281 quad function generator. Or a ZADAR! I tried a little proof of concept with Knobula Poly Cinematic and one Maths, and yes. This is the way. In the final patch I used BitBox with a bed of three layered samples (Emulator!) and three complex functions from Zadar, triggered by Maths. And there it was. A eurorack Morpheus doing true Z-Plane Synthesis."

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Asking synth manufacturers to say the F word...at London Synth & Pedal Expo


video upload by mylarmelodies

"Being a collection of interviews I shot at the London Synth & Pedal Expo '24, after they hired me to cover the event. The format was up to me. So I put the SAME two questions to industry folks at the show: 1️⃣ What is your favourite thing you sell? 2️⃣ What your favourite thing you DON'T sell?"

CHAPTERS
00:00 The Journey Begins
00:41 Divkid
02:44 Endorphines
03:53 Knobula
06:07 Lord Morts Thoughts
08:29 Nick Batt - Sonic State
11:29 Signal Sounds
14:35 ASM/Arturia
16:52 Scanner & Daniel Troberg
18:12 KMR Audio
19:51 ALM Busycircuits
24:05 RYK Modular
26:14 Enjoy Electronics
27:41 Erica Synths
29:04 PWM Synths
31:08 Journey's End

Good people make for good events and good gear, so lets meet them // London Synth & Pedal Expo 2024

video upload by DivKid

"What an amazing weekend we've just had! Here's a video with some of the people at the London Synth & Pedal Expo 2024. Held over this past weekend (Saturday and Sunday the 16th+17th of March 2024) in Studio 9294 in Hackney Wick, the London Synth & Pedal Expo is a free to attend show with plenty of synths, modular and pedal FX on show for people to come and play with.

As it takes good people to make good events (and the good gear we love) I wanted to focus on the people, asking who they are and what they do, more specifically how would they explain what they do to someone with no idea about synths, pedals and music tech. That led to some funny answers, all spread around various bits of b roll and footage from the event."

Saturday, March 16, 2024

LondonSXPO-24


video uploads by sonicstate

Playlist:

LondonSXPO-24 Manifold Research Centre : TMINTT
Well this looks pretty interesting - you can patch 'The Map Is Not The Territoire' matrix mixer using magnets
LondonSXPO-24 Knobula: Pianophonic updates
Jason from Knobula had some firmware updates to the rather impressive 'Pianophonic' module, plus a shiny new mirrored faceplate for 'Kickain'
LondonSXPO-24 Enjoy Electronics GODFATHER rides again
Martin from Enjoy Electronics, makers of The GODFATHER demonstrated the latest updates to Nick
LondonSXPO-24 Rides In The Storm: BOC module
Uwe George from Rides In The Storm runs us through the new BOC module
LondonSXPO-24 Gamechanger Plasma Voice Modules
Last time we caught up with Ilya from Gamechanger Audio he was in our studio showing us the MotorSynth - the Plasma Voice Modules were almost ready, but not quite finished.
At the show we were able to see - and hear them for the first time, and get another quick peek at the new pedal too.
LondonSXPO-24 Erica Synths: BullFrog Accessories
It's always a pleasure to see Ģirts at a show, and here he was showing some updates and accessories for the education oriented Bull Frog synth
LondonSXPO-24 PWM: Latest on MANTIS Quad Mode
Always interesing hearing what Paul has been up to with his Malevolent and Mantis models - news is that Mantis is about to ship, and has some interesting new updates to the 'Quad' mode
LondonSXPO-24 Z-RAY: Wireless Lights in a briefcase
This is right up our street - cool portable battery powered wireless stage lights - oh yeah! Dominik had a briefcase full of prototypes for his latest project - to find out more, head to his website at thinkrad.io
LondonSXPO-24 Joranalogue Dim 2 is quite bright actually
In a slightly confusing naming incident, Joranalogue decided to call the latest module 'Dim 2'' - and it is definitely not dim at all. Quite the opposite ;-]
LondonSXPO-24 Apollo View: Rabbit Hole +more
Can't recall coming across Apollo View before, but Jon-Mark was showing some lovely looking modules including the Rabbit Hole - we took a look
LondonSXPO-24 Bastl Intruments channel The Matrix with Neo-Trinity?
Okay, tell me someone hasn't been watching re-runs of The Matrix
... Neo...Trinity..
come on, surely? ;-]
LondonSXPO-24 Vertice Analogue Filterbank from Euterpe
Stefano reckons you should spend a month with his rather splendid 'Vertice' filterbank - a beautiful if brutal instrument. And if his smiles are anything to go by, it should be a fun time :-]

Friday, December 22, 2023

TraumaMutation - Live deep techno journey - Ableton Push 3 & Eurorack modular


video upload by Abre Ojos

"Live hardware jam with Eurorack modular synth & Push 3 standalone

139bpm deep industrial techno journey with a dash of dark ambient doom.

Made for RHYTHM MACHINE MEETZ GROUNDZERO TEKNOCAMP # 16
https://psychomantix.mixlr.com/events...

Ableton Push 3 Standalone
Sequencing via MIDI out to HexInverter Mutant Brain
2 X CV + Pitch
6 X Gates
2 X Clock
Audio in via MOTU Ultralite Mk5 connected via optical to Push 3 for 8 ins.

Novation LaunchControl XL for MIDI control on Push 3

Endorphin.es Ghost Pedal

Eurorack Modular
https://cdn.modulargrid.net/img/racks...

Erica Synths LXR Percussion - snares, hi hats, weirdness
Knobula Kickain - the Kick
Endorphins Ghost & SQWRK Dirty
4MS Spherical Wavetable
4ms Ensemble Oscillator
Forge TME VHIKK-X
2hp Verb
Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas, Electus Versio, Basimilas Iteritas Alter & Terci Ruina

Video processed live through Resolume

Shot with GH5 MKII

Dark ambient audiovisual stuff: https://abreojos.net
Noisy layered drone techno: https://dronskot.net"

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Making Modular Breaks and Builds With Some Special New Additions


video upload by knobula

"Its November, it's freezing outside and I'm getting my case ready for some performances next week. New additions to the case are Jasmine and Olives's Water, and a Knobrecorder from Flame. Both providing much needed CV polyrhythms and twisted CV loops for the cause."

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Lost Woods - Zelda Ocarina of Time - Modular Synth - Stephen Black


video upload by Stephen Black Music

"I programmed my synths to play The Lost Woods theme from Zelda. Most of the work is done with the , Korg MS-20, Moog mother 32, Knobula Poly Ciinematic.. If you like my work and wish to collaborate or contact me, the best place to do so is through my instagram @supertramp162.
https://linktr.ee/supertramp162"

Thursday, November 02, 2023

Alessandro Cortini + MATTHS Rig Tour


video upload by sonicstate

"Alessandro Cortini played a rare UK gig last weekend, and regular Sonic TALK panelist Matt Hodson AKA MATTHS was booked in the support slot.

We figured it was a great opportunity to have them talk about their gear selection and approach to the performance.

Alessandro opted for something minimal to support his completely improvised approach, with two Make Noise Strega (these were designed in conjunction with Alessandro) and two 0-CTRL - sequencer/CV controllers, Strymon Blue Sky and Volante all into an Allen and Heath Zone 96 DJ mixer, the laptop runs Resolume visuals for the show.

http://cortini.bandcamp.com

Matths has a different approach basing his set around pre writtern material and re-voicing larger modular rig, with the Knobula Poly Cinematic for chords, 1010music Bit Box for triggering CV and gates, the Expert Sleepers ES-9 running from the laptop for triggers from Bitwig, the Soma Pulsar-23, Beatstep

Matt uses an analogue parallel compression path to give the stereo feed to front of house a more consistent polished sound.

https://matths.bandcamp.com/

We have a full 360 Video of MATTHS set available on our Patreon
and also on MATTHS Bandcamp
http://patreon.com/sonicstate

|--------|
00:00 Alessandro Cortini interview
13:55 MATTHS interview"

Friday, October 20, 2023

Pianophonic Piano Presets Only


video upload by knobula

"Demoing just the piano sounds on the Pianophonic module, with the controls set to neutral for a natural tone. Going from Preset 1 to Preset 7 we explore the core sounds behind the module that are based on various types of Piano: Grand Piano, Upright Piano, Bright Piano, Felt Piano, Toy Piano, Wurlitzer EP200a Electric Piano, and DX7 Electric Piano."

Pianophonic Piano Presets


video upload by knobula

"Demoing just the piano sounds on the Pianophonic module, with the controls set to neutral for a natural tone. Going from Preset 1 to Preset 7 we explore the core sounds behind the module that are based on various types of Piano: Grand Piano, Upright Piano, Bright Piano, Felt Piano, Toy Piano, Wurlitzer EP200a Electric Piano, and DX7 Electric Piano."

Monday, October 16, 2023

Knobula Pianophonic - Poly Wavetable Synth review by MATTHS for Sonic LAB


video upload by sonicstate

"Another polyphonic module from Knobula, who are making a habit of this sort of thing. Pianophonic is an 8 voice Wavetable multi-sample player with a unique mix of multisample front end (Hammer portion) and a wavetable sustain/release portion (Sides). These can be blended and controlled and mixed and matched from the 24bit/48kHz samples stored on the front panel mounted microSD card.

And yes you can created your own samples using their own Waveslicer utility.
There's also Unison and detune with three oscillators cloned per voice, compress/overdrive and a delightful Reverb.

@matthsmatthsmatths gives us his take on the unit.

Available now priced at £420/$449

http://knobula.com

00:00 Start
00:43 Intro and Overview
08:56 Sound Components
15:24 Sounds
18:42 Connections
19:54 Examples
26:20 CV modulation
28:15 Conclusion"

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Kokiri Forest - Zelda Ocarina of Time - Modular Synth - Stephen Black


video upload by Stephen Black Music

"I programmed my synths to play The Kokiri Forest theme from Zelda. Most of the work is done with the , Korg MS-20, Moog mother 32, Knobula Poly Ciinematic.. If you like my work and wish to collaborate or contact me, the best place to do so is through my instagram @supertramp162.
https://linktr.ee/supertramp162"

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Water, Chord Pilot & Pianophonic


video upload by knobula

"Generative Arpeggios From Chord Pilot & Pianophonic with quasi-random voltage sequences generated by Jasmine & Olives Trees's Water sequencer"

Monday, October 09, 2023

Pianophonic Quick Start Tutorial


video upload by knobula

"Jason from Knobula introduces you to the Pianophonic with a Quick Start 10 minute tutorial in which he explains what each control does and how to get the most out of the module."

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Circadia - Live - Octatrack & Eurorack Modular, LXR, Kickain, Ghost


video upload by Abre Ojos

"Live hardware jam with Eurorack modular synth & Octatrack.

Circadian Rhythms - from sleep/dream to wake to the waking day back to sleep/dream

138bpm synth tech-noise industrial doom house

Eurorack: Knobula Kickain, Endorphins Ghost & SQWRK Dirty, 4MS Spherical Wavetable, Qu-Bit Scanned, Erica Synths LXR, 2hp Verb & Noise Engineering Basimilas Iteritas Alter & Terci Ruina

Elektron Octatrack as performance mixer (thanks EZBOT)

Video processed live through Resolume

Shot with GH5 MKII

Dark ambient audiovisual stuff: https://abreojos.net
Noisy layered drone techno: https://dronskot.net"

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Machina Bristronica 2023


videos uploads by sonicstate

Playlist:
Bristronica 2023: DPW Design - Mix
Bristronica 2023: Bela - GLISS
Bristronica 2023: U-He - Civilisation - Wiretap - Sloopy
Bristronica 2023: Node Audio - Entonal Studio
Bristronica 2023: Enjoy Electronics - The Godfather
Bristronica 2023: Knobula - Pianophonic Sample and Wavetable module
Bristronica 2023: Vaski Embedded - VU and Oscilloscope Modules
Bristronica 2023: Sonocurrent - MT2D Dual Triode Distortion
Bristronica 2023: Kiviak Instruments - Wofi - SK1 Inspired
Bristronica 2023: Per-Sonal - Polynator - play TR8-S and Digitakt in Poly
Bristronica 2023: Georgie Ward Back From Dua Lipa World Tour
Bristronica 2023: Erica Synths - Bullfrog 1st Look
Bristronica 2023: Modular Perfection - Eurorack Cases
Bristronica 2023: Isotonik - Arpex Worlds 1st MPE Arpeggiator on Push 3
Bristronica 2023: Erica Synths - Hexinverter Mindphaser
Bristronica 2023 Bastl - tiny ARP
Bristronica 2023: OXI Instruments - OXI One - Coral
Bristronica 2023: Play All Day - Playfader
Bristronica 2023: Midicake - 4 Way ARP And Some
Bristronica 2023: Archaea - Exchange Motion Controller
Bristronica 2023: TipTop Audio - 1 Cable Art System
Bristronica 2023: UDO - Super Gemini News and Sounds
Bristronica 23: TINRS Brinta - Granular Sampler With a mesmerising display

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal - Modular Synth - Stephen Black


video upload by Stephen Black Music

"I programmed my synths to play Michael Jacksons Smooth Criminal. Most of the work is done with the Erica Synths tube VCO, Korg MS-20, Moog DFAM and mother 32, Knobula Poly Ciinematic and a Doepfer VCA. If you like my work and wish to collaborate or contact me, the best place to do so is through my instagram @supertramp162."

Saturday, September 09, 2023

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - Modular Synth - Stephen Black


video upload by Stephen Black Music

"I programmed my synths to play Bohemian Rhapsody. Most of the work is done with the Erica Synths tube VCO, Korg MS-20, Moog mother 32, Knobula Poly Cinematic. If you like my work and wish to collaborate or contact me, the best place to do so is through my instagram @supertramp162.
https://linktr.ee/supertramp162"
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