In-depth exploration of the KOMA BD101

June 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The KOMA BD101 is a complex (short) Analog Delay & Amplitude Modulation unit that can be used for filtering and treating audio signals; the very short delay time closes every “standard” application, but opens a whole landscape of sonic crushing and underclocking distortion. Pretty Wild. The IR sensor is very sensible to strong lights for shooting; so, on this video, its sensibility is not so strong than in the real life.

KOMA BD101 amplitude modulating Doepfer Dark Energy; Dark Time retriggers synth eg and BD101 is AMing signal for a rhythmic interaction; short delay and underclocking of BBD as usual.

The short BBD into BD101 is modulated with LFO triangle/square wave out from Doepfer Dark Energy. A lot of harmonics and – when underclocking takes act – a lot of severe audio changes. Not a standard delay, but a complex sound sculpting machine.

Modular Sounds 8

April 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Just for fun the Pittsburgh Analog Delay in feedback (see my previous video) through the RS-390 Echo

Analogue Systems RS-390 Echo Demo

April 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

I seem to have acquired a lot of eurorack delays. So I thought, let’s make some demos. These are however a lot of work. I also note I have a lot of dust on my modular! But anyway: here is the first: a demo of the Analogue Systems RS-390 echo (digital delay). I got bored with filming the synth itself, so I added a few shots of the vegetable patch on my balcony … Probably next demo will be the Pittsburgh Analog Delay. But don’t hold you breath, this may take a while.

Any suggestions for other patches to try are welcome.

Echo Pad for iPad/iPhone (Universal app) – Coming soon!

November 4, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Echo Pad for iPad/iPhone (universal) coming soon!

http://www.holdernessmedia.com/home/ios-applications/music/echo-pad

Echo Pad is a realtime Echo effect processor featuring a unique delay + sound on sound looper controlled by a multi-touch XY interface on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch device.

Use the built in mic on your headphones, plug in a guitar, microphone, synth, drum machine, iOS device, or whatever you want using an audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or MIC, or one of the many other compatible iOS and USB audio interfaces. (Verified up to date list of compatible audio interfaces below.)

Echo Pad was born out of love for tape echoes, sound on sound loopers and noisy, dirty analog delay pedals. Echo Pad excels at hands on warping delay tones and controlled feedback, and is not afraid to get loud.

Great for both live performance and sound design, Echo Pad was designed to have fun with the ability to sculpt a wide range of delay tones from subtle rhythms to heavy, dubbed out ambient swirls, to aggressive feedback explosions.

Flux Delay – new dual modulated delay VST effect plug-in

August 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SonicXTC has released Flux Delay, a dual modulated delay VST effect plug-in for Windows.

Flux Delay is designed to re-create the classic high end studio effect chain of two independent stereo delay units processing a signal at the same time. By doing this producers can enhance the feeling of stereo space and/or make one instrument sound like two different instruments playing at the same time.

The Flux Delay allow musicians to craft the tone of each delay unit separately. The user can preserve the highs on one delay and emphasize the low end on another. The Flux Delay also allows producers the ability to create unique LFO waveforms, which can independently transform each ping pong delay over time.

Highlights:

  • Dual stereo delay units.
  • Dual variable filters.
  • Dual step LFOs.
  • 4 Band Parametric EQ.
  • 128 user presets.
  • MIDI automation.

Price: $29.99.

Neo Plasma – new multi delay effect with Plasma Collision System

June 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sound Magic has introduced Neo Plasma – a new multi delay type effect that uses a ‘Plasma Collision System’ to maximize the randomness of several parameters and create a bigger and richer sound.

Neo Plasma produces several kinds of effects, including:

  • Multi delay effect with feedback control and different modulation options that give it too many sound possibilities to list here. It can be a exciting modern delay FX one minute and a vintage delay effect with mellow and richer sound the next!
  • Multi tap effect.
  • 6 voices Echo effect.
  • Chorus effect – but with our built-in modulation options, users can achieve a richer sound than other chorus effects on the market. Make their own unique chorus now!
  • Flange effect.
  • Many newly created EFX – Neo Plasma has a modular structure inside so it is possible for users to create new effects with different settings.

Neo Plasma is provided as a Windows VST or Add-on for Supreme Piano 2

Features:

  • Internal 64-bit floating point precision.
  • Innovative Plasma Collision System.
  • Six modulated stereo delay lines.
  • Independent feedback and LFO with stereo phase shift control on each tap.
  • Over 20 modulation waveforms.
  • Support up to 32Bit/384KHz resolution.

For more information or to download a demo version, visit the Sound Magic site.

For more information, downloading demo version, please visit

http://www.supremepiano.com/product/plasma.html

Moog showcases the MF-104M Analog Delay

June 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The MF-104M features an all-analog signal path with 800ms of all analog delay time, 6 Waveshape LFO, Dedicated Tap Tempo switch assignable to Delay Time or LFO Rate, MIDI control and recall of every function, and Spillover Mode which has been the most popular modification to the MF-104.

The Classic MF-104 was designed by synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog and released in 2000. It utilized a special “Bucket Brigade” delay chip that allowed the effect to remain completely analog. Unfortunately, the supply of these chips was limited and the final MF-104 was sold in 2001.In 2005 there were two limited reissues of the Classic MF-104; the MF-104Z and the extremely rare MF-104SD, of which only 250 were made.

The new MF-104M Analog Delay utilizes the same vintage Bucket Brigade chips found in the Classic MF-104 and faithfully recreates the sound of its coveted predecessors. In addition, the MF-104M includes a number of customer requested feature and function upgrades.

Learn more at:

http://www.moogmusic.com/products/moogerfoogers/mf-104m-analog-delay

Bucephal – the delay that is not meant to be used as a delay

June 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bucephal is a delay plug-in that is not meant to be used as a delay. It gives you two parallel delay lines, each one up to 2 seconds, and lets you mangle delay times with two nice modulators.

A spokesperson told us, ” Thanks to an envelope follower and a LFO, Bucephal can fulfill some of your daily glitch needs, morphing between vibrato, flanging, pitch shifting, and crushing effects. The large modulation range of delay times can lead to some pleasingly annoying artifacts, and if your incoming audio needs even more dirt, the randomizer and waveshaper will be there to help.”

Bucephal is available for both Windows and Mac Os X, as VST (32/64 bit) and AU (32/64 bit, Mac only).

Features:

  • 2 parallel delay lines with up to 2 seconds length
  • Time parameter interpolation provides nice pitch artifacts
  • First delay line time can be controlled by an envelope follower
  • Second delay line time can be controlled by a LFO (tempo free or synced)
  • Classic waveforms for the LFO (sin, square, saw up, saw down, triangle, sample and hold)
  • 7 mix modes
  • Soft clipping and waveshaping can be applied to the output
  • Randomizer
  • Clean minimalist interface
  • Lifetime free updates for registered customers

Pricing and Availability:
20€ – all platforms and formats

More information:

Pittsburgh – A brand new analog delay module

April 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a new modular from Pittsburgh:

A brand new analog delay module designed around a pair of 4096 Bucket Brigade Delay Line (BBD) ICs to produce a distinct analog delay effect. The maximum delay time when shipped is set at 9/10ths of a second but this can be adjusted up to 2 seconds. The Analog Delay offers voltage control of the delay time, feedback, and wet signal. A true bypass switch allows the delay to be enabled and disabled quickly.

More info here >>

Roland Model 101 + VM Superdelay = Old meets New

March 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Little improv of the model 101 going through the superdelay on “tape” mode.

The System 100 is a great and classic analog synth! It’s a beautiful semi-modular monophonic synth consisting of 5 module components: the Synthesizer 101, Expander 102, Mixer 103, Sequencer 104, and Monitor Speakers 109. The Synthesizer 101 section is the heart of the system, from which you could add-on any of the other modules of your choice. Different combinations of these components can be used to create systems of varying potential.

The Synthesizer 101 section is a fully self-contained analog mono-synth. It features a 37-note keyboard (with no performance controls, velocity or aftertouch), and lots of sliders to tweak. Its design is similar to the SH-series analog synths. Controls for the VCO, LFO, VCF lowpass/highpass filters, VCA with ADSR, Noise, and Portamento/Glide effects are all within hands reach. There’s also a handy A-440Hz tuning oscillator, like on the Minimoog.

Hardware:
Roland System 100 Model 101
Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay

Software:
Valhalla Room

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