WIthout the little beings from outer space, we would only have buttons.
A first try with the ribbon controller and the modular synth. The “Alien Zip” module is designed after the first Coagula dot org model. I’m using a MIDI out from it to a vst of a Novachord patch. The other sound is from the CV and Gate out to the modular synth. The fun part is setting the amount of pitch shift for each voice. They are different so as I slide around the ribbon the notes spread apart different distances from each other. A very spooky effect. The ribbon pitch bend amount in the vst is setup by using Midi CC#20 in Kontakt 5 as a modulator. The output of the high and low regions of the ribbon controller are pitch value 0 – 127 as per Midi spec.
The scale is controlled on the modular by a Q125 Signal Processor. There is no way to control the amount of pitch bend on the modular. It is a simple voltage amount generated by the Arduino and ribbon. These differences make it challenging to get harmonies from both voices because the modular’s response is very sensitive and wide and the vst requires a lot of movement along the ribbon to get a small shift in pitch. The module itself uses the Arduino Uno R3 board and the software allows the user to set up the area of the ribbon controller to be used. This makes it flexible as an instrument but hard to get the scales exactly congruent to each other after a reset for calibration. I set it up so when you touch the ribbon the pitches are in tune but when you move, they spread at different rates. All the background sounds and sequences are from the modular clocked by the Q960 sequential controller. The drum part is added later after determining the beats per minute and soft syncing to the track in Cubase. I used Addictive Drums for this.
Cliff White gives a nice introductory demo of the synthrotek Atari Punk Console, APC, in modular Eurorack format. This product will be available in a kit and completed units. ALSO HAS FRAC +15 headers. Some fun hard syncs and chaotic noises. ~enjoy.
“Hey! Check it. We have 4 of our DS-8 Drum synth kits all racked up and being triggered by a MFB SEQ-01 Drum Sequencer. We are also using the synthrotek 16 step sequencer to add some CV into the drums, which work as great oscillators”
Originally designed by Coron in the 1980′s for drummers and percussionists to add synth capabilities to their sets, our clone stays true to the DS-8 Drum Synce circuit with a few modifications that expand its capabilities. You don’t need to be banging out beats to play around with this awesome synth!
- Amazing analog signal generation! – Wobbly lows, screeching sirens, dive bombs, squeals, and everything in-between. On-board pannable white noise generator puts out snare and hi-hat hits!
- Three different ways to play: use a piezo cell to trigger it like a real drum, send a Trigger/Gate pulse (~+5V) from a sequencer/simple timer circuit, or activate the DS-8 Clone with the on-board Manual Trigger momentary switch!
- Multiple controls to tailor your sound! Sensitivity sets your input threshold to adjust how hard you need to hit or the minimum voltage level to trigger the circuit. The length of the trigger pulse can be varied from staccato to a lengthy drop-off with the Decay control. Sweep adjusts the variation of the output frequency. The analog LFO (low frequency oscillator) circuitry is controlled by the Mode and Rate. VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) sets a base level frequency to limit your frequency range. Dirty up your signal with the Pan control, which varies the amount of white noise you’ll need for snare hits or deep tom rumble. Level controls the volume of the final VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) portion of your circuit.
- All potentiometers used for customizing your sound can be mounted on-board to minimize time-consuming wiring.
- Tone Control switch allows you to toggle between the two standard noise sources.
- CV Input makes the DS-8 Clone even better! Plug in an external LFO generator or use a sequencer to make some hands-free music!
- Powering your DS-8 Clone is no problem! Use a 9V battery or save some cash and use a 9-15V >= 100mA AC Adapter. The 9V battery also can act as a backup power supply that is only engaged when nothing is plugged into the DC Jack.
- PCB (printed circuit board) measures 6″ x 2.0625″ and is designed in-house by our very own electronics engineer!
Background video description:
The WAD was in a very sedate mood today, so I used it as a standard rhythmic delay. Delay A to out (center), delay B to the Frequency shifter with Up and Down outs panned hard left and right.
It’s an English Tear, new module forthcoming from The Harvestman. It’s basically a converter module so that you can use to convert eurorack 1v/oct to ms-20 Hz/Volt and vice versa.
Pretty handy if you have a eurorack and an ms-20 mini, here’s a quick demonstration video of using it to interface a Rene..
First test of the new DIY case with six Doepfer A-111-5 synthesizer voices.
Two sequensers: Doepfer A-155, Modcan Touch-Sequencer
Two extra filters: A-108, A-106-5.
Controllers: Doepfer A-174-2 Wheels, Intellijel Planar joystick, A-198 Ribbon control
FX: Tiptop Z-DSP with Dragon Fly
Extra LFO: Doepfer A-143-4 Quad LFO (controlable)
Mixers: 3x Doepfer A-138b
Multiples: 2* 4×4 DIY multiples
More info: http://www.creativegallery.nl/index.p…
A modified patch/experiment from the Brain Seed Chronicles Page 10 “Funky Rhythm Generation”
This patch was a experiment to see how the Brain Seed could be used as an interesting random rhythm generator. The patch was clocked from one intellijel dixie then sent to the seed cycle input. The main analog percussion is being generated by using the “Seed” output going into the 1/volt CV inputs on a MakeNoise DPO, which is then running into one Optomix for fast attacks triggers. There is a second patch cable running into a MakeNoise Brains and two Pressure Points triggering the delay time/offset on a Synthesis Technology E580 Resampling mini-delay (BBD Mode). Feed back clocked/control from the K4815 Pattern Generator. Trigger out from the Brain Seed is running into a 4ms SCM with breakout V2. controlling the strike input on another Optomix making the white noise high-hats courtesy of the Steady State Fate Quantum Rainbow module. The Synthesis Technology E355 dual wavetable LFO output A is running into the shift input, adding in extra variations. One T-Gates output from one of the pressures points running back into the Freeze input. Master mix reverb was the eventide space pedal using the mix knob to wash out the end.
note: no drum machine or computers here
Background video description:
Just having fun with the MFB Dual LFO, Make Noise Function, and Intellijel Korgasmatron. Noise source is MFB LFO set to S&H at audio rate. Enjoy the noise!
A Generative Modular Synthesizer Piece.
A lot of hard sync, soft sync, FM, AM and a little RM going on with twelve VCO’s here. Set against a pure triangle wave melodic duet. All pitch data is automatic from LFO’s, AR’s and Noise/S&H within the modular.
Kind of like there are more things happening behind the scenes than what appear as shadows on the wall in front.
Well here’s a nice little Brazilian beast in action – Heaven of Knobs
The DIGI-DRUM is a sample player module with 100 very carefully selected drum sounds. It includes the most famous and usable sounds from classic drum machines.