Dick Hyman | Modular Improvisation

April 6, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this video, Dick Hyman acknowledges his acoustic mastery as well as his electronic explorations while improvising on the piano and the newly re-issued Moog Modular System 55.

American pianist and composer Dick Hyman is best known for his proficiency on the piano and his versatility in various jazz styles, but Hyman is also responsible for creating some of the earliest popular Moog recordings. The 1969 album Moog: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman, found the accomplished jazz musician exploring new sonic territories with a brand-new instrument, the Moog synthesizer.

Music used courtesy of Eastlake Music, Inc.

Schneidersladen Rotating Rack of Modular (timelapse)

March 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Berlin’s Schneidersladen aren’t quite like other music gear stores, starting with their hidden location above a grocery store.

And then there’s their incredible rotating rack of modular gear. We sped it up so we can stare dizzingly and watch. Guessing this doesn’t exactly work as aversion therapy.

Modular: Live performance by Bastl Instruments

March 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Euclidean rhythms generated by the new Knit Rider sequencer modular from Bastl Instruments (CZ) – at a workshop hosted by Schneidersladen, Berlin. More to come.

Quick live jam on the modular from Bastl Instruments (CZ) – at a workshop hosted by Schneidersladen, Berlin. More to come.

Modular Drum machine – TEA KICK, NOISE SQUARE and SKIS demo, Bastl Instruments modular

March 24, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

3 analog modules inspired by musical instruments pioneer Standa Filip, which form modular drum machine
Tea Kick (5HP) – kick drum and more
Noise Square (5HP) – analog, digital and square signal generator
Skis (5HP) – dual decay and vca
for more information go to: http://www.bastl-instruments.com/modu…
buy here: http://noise.kitchen/product-category…
plan here: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/modules…

Synthrotek MST 3 NEW Eurorack Synth Modules – Stereo Mixer, Buff Mult, and Dual Envelope

March 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Check out the new MST Eurorack Modules from Synthrotek
1. Dual Envelope
2. Stereo Mixer
3. Buffered Multiple
Synthrotek is pleased to offer a complete line of eurorack synthesizer modules, power, cases and accessories in both complete units and kits. We now offer a very complete analog modular monophonic voice with many accompanying utility modules. This new complete voice is the product of a collaboration with synth guru George Mattson, who now joins us in releasing our new MST (Mattson – Synthrotek) line of premium modules. The Stereo Output Mixer was designed by Scott Rise of Division 6.

Vince Clarke introduces Modular Circuits (Eurorack)

March 19, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This self contained Eurorack expandable Midi to CV converter/calibration system offers an uncomplicated solution to the problems of tuning and scaling both vintage synthesisers and modern VCO Eurorack modules. With 16 bit voltage resolution and a tune time of 10 seconds. The unit can compensate for VCO alignment issues and environmental factors that cause tuning drift with the push of a button. Its Digital Automatic Audio Gain Control Circuitry (DAGCC) enables the unit to be connected to most synthesiser outputs, and has been tested on a large array of makes and models. While obviously not being capable of fixing the problems of faulty circuitry it will however save time and money on re–calibration, and ensure the technical side of synth ownership doesn’t impinge on the creative process.


Modular Synth Basics: Waveforms

March 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

I fired up my oscilloscope to show you some of the basic waveforms you will find in Eurorack VCOs. Let’s see what happens to them, when filtered, mixed, bit-crushed, etc.

Mos-Lab Kobol Oscillator: Wave sequence demo

February 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Video description below:

I bought a new VCO, the Mos-Lab Kobol Oscillator. What a great VCO, awesome hardware quality and sound. Here is a demo where I use the Synthesizers.com Q960 sequencer to control pitch and waveform modulation of the VCO.
The VCO is patched into the Corsynth C101 OTA VCF which is patched into the synthesizers.com Q107 State Variable Filter.
I’m using the high pass output of the Q107 and it is controlled by a third envelope which is triggered by the first step of the Q960.

Eurorack – Mutable Instruments Clouds

February 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demo of Clouds. Granular texture synthesizer by Mutable Instruments for the Eurorack modular.

First part are two different samples processed in normal granular mode.

Second part is a real-time processing of the CS80 wave from Braids receiving pitch from K4815 and going through Make Noise Echophon. In this second part, Clouds are in bonus mode number four (also called Spectral Madness) which is a developer left-over extra feature that you enter by pressing and holding the audio quality / blending mode button for five seconds. Note, the extra modes are not supported by the developer, but still amazing extra’s.

There are four modes in Clouds in addition to mode number 1 which is the default granular engine.

1. Default granular processing.
2. Pitch and time stretcher.
3. Looping delay mode.
4. Spectral madness.


Clouds: http://mutable-instruments.net/module…
Demo by Luftrum: http://www.luftrum.com

Preview – Moog System 55 Modular Synth

February 24, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Daniel Fisher fires up the awesome Moog System 55 modular synth in this exclusive preview.

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