This semi-improvised piece is recorded live, in one take, and features the MU format synth and the EMW200/300 cross-patched. The new DotCom S/H module is playing the cello like sound from the DDVCO. The EMW is providing filter filter modulation and some counter melodies from the sequencer and S/H section. I must also point out the new STG Soundlabs mixer and say that Eric’s claims about the sound are absolutely true. Everything I feed through it sounds better coming out than going in. Off camera there are some effects units that are being controlled by hand (and foot) to process the sine wave from the small Eico signal generator.
May 5th is the birthday of Radiophonic Workshop pioneer Delia Derbyshire.
On a lazy Sunday Morning, Mario Bianco is extracting some weird and bubbling noise from his mighty EuroRack Modular Synthesizer; mainly Makenoise and Harvestman and Livewire and 4ms, sounds goes naturally in a “buchlesque” direction. Have fun.
“I tried to squeeze the most Trance I could out of the modular. Hope you enjoy it!”
Special Stage Systems has introduced Ming Mecca, a new Eurorack modular system described as a ‘voltage-controlled videogame console’.
Here’s what they have to say about the new Euro video synthesizer:
With the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console, Ming Mecca is the first of its kind: an ontological toy, a videogame easel, and a love letter to all things retrofuture. Designed for use in Eurorack format synthesizers but built to meet the demands of even the most seasoned micro-galactic interlopers, Ming Mecca modules will take your rig where no rig has gone before.
Ming Mecca brings voltage control to a comprehensive set of classic videogame design parameters, from details like object location and animation, to big-picture elements like game rules and level geography.
The Ming Mecca system lets you turn off gravity at the flick of a switch, or scroll through seasons at the turn of a knob. Or you can populate your world with exotic creatures, then modulate their identities with random voltage.
Ming Mecca is estimated to ship during the summer of 2014.Estimated pricing (subject to change depending on volume and cost of production):
- World Core at $999
- Control Core at $349
- Kits TBD
Below a couple of videos showing the module in action:
Exclusively Analogue has announced status on shipping synth modules and some new modules.
These modules are currently available to order:
- The Universal Active Filter is a faithful reproduction of the Emu module.
- The VCO Range Switch module allows instant octave shifting of any 1Volt/octave VCO. 3 individual VCOs can be controlled by this unit and. although designed for the Emu system. it can be fitted to any modular provided there is a suitable Power Supply.
- The Pot Pourri module is their take on the Emu Pot Pourri module and includes 2 Low Frequency Oscillators, 2 Analogue Inverters, a basic Noise Source, and a Sample and Hold (S&H).
Upcoming modules include:
- The 2340 Voltage Controlled Lag Processor performs a rate-limiting function on its input; it introduces a linear or exponential slide in the output voltage if the input voltage changes faster than a certain rate. Typically it is used to process control voltages?for example, it can give voltage controlled portamento when its input is a keyboard control voltage and it can turn a gate into a voltage controlled attack/release transient generator.
- The 2430 Ring Modulator is a balanced modulator for electronic music. The module has two inputs, modulation and carrier, which are identical for high signal levels. The output is the algebraic product of the input voltages: Vout = Vmod x Vcar ÷ 5 when the input attenuators are fully clockwise and the coupling switches are in the DC position. AC coupling will level-shift the corresponding input so it effectively centers around zero volts. This can have a striking effect on the output signal, due to the inherent non-linearity of balanced modulation.
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Here’s a short demo of my Snazzy FX Ardcore triple clock divider sketch. I took the original clock divider sketch and added a third division through the DAC output. Each divider can be set from 1 to 8. The fourth knob resets the clock. I wasn’t planning on making a video until I realized while testing it out that I recreated a familiar tune.
Checking out a new product from Tronsonic and Synthmagic called the System 1000M which is an analog modular synthesizer for Kontakt. It was sampled through valve tube equipment directly to tape and it has tons of character and warmth.
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‘darshonaut’ wanted to turn a Reel to Reel Tape Machine (Revox A77 MK III) into a Tape Delay, but since he doesn’t use a traditional mixing desk with Aux In/Out , he had to come up with a patch for his Curetronic modular synthesizer.
Moog Engineer Rick Shaich discusses the Ladder Filter, the first Voltage Controlled Filter, which is the heart and soul of the Moog modular synthesizers of the 60s, the Legendary Minimoog of the 70′s, and is still the same filter topology used in all Moog Synthesizers to this day. The Ladder Filter creates the massive, thick sound for which Moog instruments are renowned.
A short demo of EMW’s new 4-track Trigger Sequencer module. In this video it is triggering 3 of their DIGI-DRUM modules and one simple Hi-Q sound made with our VCF-101, ADSR and the ECHO-DELAY module.
Take a look at the analog modular system by Schneiders Buro. See people interact with that really cool ´modular synthesizer system wich turns 360° while operating.
Analog Modular Karussell! System by Schneiders Buero JoCognito