Steady State Fate GND CTRL

May 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Steady State Fate GND CTRL ( Ground Control)

GND CTRL features seven gain presets for bridging a wide range of signal and control voltages for your audio and video systems. GND CTRL also provides these commonly used utility functions:
Attenuator, Inverter, Multiple, full scale DC Bias and Bipolar Clipping Indicator.

Last but not least, GND CTRL is a dual mode OLED Voltage Meter! The Voltmeter can display AC voltages as a needle/bar display or DC and AC voltages numerically. The voltmeter is normaled to the CV processor so you can measure your changes with instant feedback.
Additionally, a dedicated voltmeter input is available for non-destructive voltage metering on the fly.
Look for GND CTRL at your favorite shops in April 2013!

Expanders for Turing Machine Random Looping Sequencer

May 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Two DIY expander modules for the RLS from Music Thing Modular. Pulses produces seven pulse outputs, related to the master clock and controlled by the main module. Voltages (with the faders) is an eight step sequencer where multiple steps can be active at once, creating very unpredictable patterns.

Patch details:
One pulse output is pulsing the white noise from the RLS module through a QMMG low pass gate, creating the kick drum sound at the start.
The two outputs (normal and inverted) from the voltages module are going into a A156 quantizer, then into two sizes of a DPO oscillator. Each time the note changes, the sine wave outputs are gated through the QMMG.
One more output from the pulse module is triggering the FM bus on the DPO, causing the bleeps and bloops.

u-he Bazille with Urs Heckmann

April 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

u-he founder, Urs Heckmann explains his new synth, Bazille. After four years in the alpha stage, the Modular FM, phase distortion and fractal resonance synth is now in beta testing and should be available in the summer priced at $149.

Game Boy + VL-Tone + Modular

April 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A mid-mourning experiment, connecting a Nintendo Game Boy (running Nanoloop) and a Casio VL-Tone to an analogue modular system. Digital+Analogue Joy.

The recording is 100% live, with some basic mastering.

Playing around to get some ideas for the Save Icebreaker Audio Campaign: indiegogo.com/projects/save-icebreaker-audio

Full technical spec:
Recorded and Mastered in Sonar via Audio Kontrol 1
Game Boy bought at Berlin flea market running Nanoloop
Game Boy stereo signal split and routed into Diode Filter+Waveshaper, and a Spring Reverb.
Casio VL-Tone mixed into the VCA, VCF, and external input of the A-111-5 (Dark Energy Module)

FL Studio Guru | VFX Key Mapper (FL Studio 10.10 beta)

March 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The VFX Key Mapper works in conjunction with the Patcher modular insert plugin.

http://www.image-line.com/documents/n…

Bitrate – new semi-modular, digital drum machine for Native Instruments Reaktor 5

March 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Icebreaker Audio has introduced Bitrate, a semi-modular, digital drum machine for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.

Offering a variety of sound generation styles, all based on digital synthesis from the late 80s and early 90s, BitRate is a gritty device with a retro heart of silicone.

Bitrate features

  • 5 drum slots into which you can load any one of 13 different sound modules.
  • 4 main sound engine types, each based on a different style of lo-fi digital sound generation.
  • A built-in sequencer with 2 modulation sequences per drum.
  • Automatic tempo-synchronization when used in a host.
  • EQ, Compressor, and Speaker Simulator master effects.

BitRate is available for the introductory price of £15 GBP until March 31st, 2013 (regular £25 GBP). Requires Reaktor 5.8 or higher.

More info here >>

Audulus 1.10: Modulate Any Knob

February 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The new feature in Audulus 1.10: Make a connection to ANY KNOB! Audulus is a minimalist modular audio processing application. Design sound from first principles. With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus’s user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound.

Experimental: Laserloper – Noise generator

January 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

As falling sand interrupts the flow of a laser to a light-sensitive sensor (a photodetector), the circuit produces random oscillations of sound. It’s the latest brilliant creation of the Dutch scientist Gijs Gieskes, the industrial designer-turned-musician whose inventions often center on some physical and mechanical apparatus. Just for good measure, the project is mounted to a clear frame so it can be fit to a Eurorack modular setup.

More info here >>

Maschine Meets Modular – A Lo-Fi Hip Hop Instrumental

January 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Maschine Meets Modular in this grimey, lo-fi hip hop instrumental featuring the Intellijel Korgasmatron analog multi-mode filter. The faux-sample is the sound of the frequency modulated Korgasmatron self-oscillating low pass filter. No oscillators were used. The bass and drums are Maschine.

TANSU Synth tutorials

December 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/tansu-synth/id564763430?mt=8
Official site:
http://www.music-airport.co.jp/tansusynth/

Patch Tips version of iOS apps analog synthesizer “TANSU Synth” tutorial.
TANSU Synth is the miniature analog modular synthesizer.

The app in the video is under development version.
Next version up: be a universal app (iPhone / iPad)

Additional tutorials can be found here >>

The iOS application – which is named “TANSU (dresser)”, is a miniature
version of a Modular Analog Synthesizer. This synthesizer is the same as the
one used and mastered by Hideki Matsutake of LOGIC SYSTEM.

The sounds that were sampled and used for the VCO (Voltage Controlled
Oscillator) come directly from the actual “TANSU” owned by Hideki Matsutake
himself.
In addition, it also contains many original LOGIC SYSTEM recordings. The
application condenses the fun, experience and sound of an actual modular
synthesizer onto the small screen of an iPhone!!

What will the sound be like when using the application? This application is
focused on providing the user with the feeling and excitement of using the
actual synthesizer for which it is based.

Not only for a techno fan, but for any music lover!! Feel what it is like to
create your own music!!
Try this application to experience the “the birth of sound and music.”

The main functions

■LOGIC BOX
Sound effects such as Shepard Tone and rhythms from music by LOGIC SYSTEM
have been made directly into the sound source.

■MUSIC
You can use your iPhones own music library as a sound source. (However,
certain tracks which are covered under DRM may not be used).

■Microphone function
You can use sounds which have been recorded with microphone.

■Preset function
You can explore the potential of the TANSU Synth from various demo patterns.
Moreover, it can be utilized as a tutorial for beginners.

■VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator), VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter), VCA
(Voltage Controlled Amplifier), LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), EG (Envelope
Generator)
Enhance the basic functionality of an analog synthesizer. (Various sound
processing is possible.)

■It has an 2 channel 8 step analog sequencer and convertible 1 channel 16 step sequencer!

■You can enjoy connecting and reconnecting the patch cord to creat sounds
just as with a real synthesizer.

■Three sound sources can be mixed by a three-channel mixer!

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