I Dream of Wires – Solvent

February 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The soundtrack for the modular synth documentary I Dream Of Wires (IDOW) is featured on NPR.

The IDOW soundtrack is by Jason Amm, aka Solvent, and features lots of vintage and modern modular synthesizers. The music video, above, is for Amm’s Burn The Tables, from the IDOW soundtrack New Ways.

For the music video, director Jennifer Stratford took footage from I Dream of Wires and mixed the signal into a LZX Video Synthesizer and a Fairlight CVI, the vintage machine responsible for some of the effects seen in the first MTV videos.

Daniel Miller (Mute Records) going through a Eurorack synthesizer

February 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Mute Records founder and electronic music legend Daniel Miller talks modular synths and demos his own system at LEAF 2013.

4:25 What was your first synth?
6:24 Current resurgence of modular synths
11:00 Modular synth demonstration

Featured track: The Normal ‘T.V.O.D’ (Mute Records)
Buy on iTunes: http://ow.ly/t6kwT

More info on LEAF :: http://ow.ly/t1Y9O

NAMM 2014: Moon Modular Sequencers

February 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

NAMM 2014: Moon Modular Sequencers Guided tour of the large cabinet and sequencer

Checking out Verbos Electronics analog synth modules

February 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

New on the scene this year is Verbos, a maker of high-end and beautifully designed analog synth modules. Gino Robair  checks ‘em out!

More info here >>

Pittsburgh Modular System 90 [NAMM 2014]

January 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pittsburgh Modular’s Richard Nichol walks us through the features of the System 90 analog synthesizer at the 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim, California

Murmux – new semi-modular analog synthesizer

January 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Freaqbox has introduced the Murmux semi-modular analog synthesizer.

The Murmux features retro styling, dual VCO’s and patching.

Features:

  • Full Analog Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer
  • 2 Voltage Controlled (VC) oscillators with suboctave
  • Saw and Square wave with 4 octaves control
  • White Noise Generator
  • Patchable
    • Sample & Hold, Attenuator
    • Patchable Inputs: Clock In (4 stage mode)
    • Osc1, Osc2, Filter, Amp, CVs
    • Patchable Outputs: 4 stage mode, LFO, Envelope Generator
    • White Noise, Osc1 saw + square
  • Triangle wave LFO modulation
  • 4 step modulator
  • VC Amp
  • 2 Envelopes – 1 for the Amp & 1 for the Filter
  • External Audio Input
  • Controlable via Midi Keyboard or
  • Analog Keyboard (CV Gate)
  • Completely Handmade, everything crafted by hand, with love
  • Electronics by Freaqbox and enclosure by Black Science

More info here >>

Pittsburgh Modular System 10 and 90 at NAMM

January 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Richard Nicol of Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers introduces us to the new System 10 synthesizer, which is housed in Pittsburgh Modular’s Cell [48] Case and includes the new Synthesizer Box module along with Mix Mult, MIDI2 and Outs utility modules. The Synthesizer Box module incorporates Pittsburgh’s new Waveforms oscillator and Lopass Gate

The System 90 is a complete, standalone, fully modular synthesizer that bridges the gap between classic east coast synthesis and west coast experimentation. At it heart lie Pittsburgh Modular’s new Symbiotic Waves, Waveforms and Lopass Gate modules.

Housed in Pittsburgh’s new 104hp Move [104] Case, the Foundation 3 is their new flagship standalone fully modular monosynth. Among its many modules are two of Pittsburgh new Waveforms oscillator modules and two of their new Envelope modules as well as the new Lopass Gate coupled with their classic Filter multi-mode filter module.

On The Way Back From The Factory

January 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An electronic music piece representing the mindset of a humanoid on the way home from work. This is live performance / improvisation with sequencers. No computer involved.
This is also a prelude to “Are We There?” – his journey back to work.

Equipment:
Music From Outer Space 16-step sequencer
Doepfer MAQ 16/3 sequencer
Club of the Knobs C951 Arpeggiator
Club of the Knobs C1680 Analog Delay
Happy Nerding Super Sawtor
Kristp 1 S-VCO
Dotcom Q106 Oscillator
Dotcom Q109 Envelope Generator
Dotcom Q108 Amplifier
Dotcom Q112 4 Channel Mixer
Dotcom Q118 Instrument Interface
Korg EMX-1 Drum Machine

KOE modular THE MAN MACHINE kraftwerk cover

January 17, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

www.atomosynth.com
Hello World, the man machine cover using the AtomoSynth KOE modular! all sounds come from the KOE modular (except for the drums) including sound effects and the one used with the electroharmonix vocoder, recorded in cubase.

TEK’NO’ME – Electronic modular synth jam

January 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Youtube alias ‘alternatingbitmusic’ has shared this modular jam session

I’ve done enough chill vibe sessions, it’s time to juice up the pace…
I hope you enjoy my modular techno session.

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