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  • CONTOUR 1 by JORANALOGUE - overall review

    20:22

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    This is a review of CONTOUR 1 manufactured by JORANALOGUE ( The review also appears in
    October (2019) issue of Estrada i Studio - biggest Polish monthly magazine devoted to music production and studio equipment.

  • Joranalogue Contour 1 - Slew Limiter & Function Generator // The BACKBONE of a Modular Synth

    35:45

    *TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW* Here we have a real powerhouse and backbone of a modular system. The Joranalogue Contour 1 is a Slew Limiter & Function Generator which can be an envelope generator, LFO, oscillator, audio processor, filter, PWM generator, subharmonic divider, gate delay, slew/lag/glide and plenty more. This video is aimed to be an in-depth educational look at functions and features that really play into the core of a modular system. Skip around the video with the timing index below and try applying these examples to your own modules too. I hope this serves as an education reference for those features as well as clearly demonstrates the Contour 1 Eurorack module. Leave a comment and if you get something from these videos consider supporting on

    THUMBNAIL We all need this - we absolutely do all need these functions in a system, function generators and slew limiters are really the backbone of a modular system. Think Serge DUSG and all the variants that have followed, these modules can do SO much it's nuts!

    Website + info -

    TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS

    INTRO, PREVIEWS, FEATURES

    00:00 My fugly mug

    00:15 Video previews

    01:41 Contour 1 features - what is a slew limiter / function generator? What can it do etc.

    ENVELOPES

    03:11 Envelope Generator - gated and triggered behaviour, plus merging triggers, gates and LFOs to create dynamic modulation.

    SLEW LIMITER

    06:41 Slew Limiting + freezing voltages with the hold input - slew, lag, glide + more

    LFOs

    08:26 LFOs - LFO shapes and curves, gated on/off + triggering resets

    11:09 Complex shapes with modulated LFOs - using modulation to create fluctuating random style complex CV shapes.

    ENVELOPE FOLLOWER

    11:54 Envelope following and deriving gates from audio - using a drum beat to create a dynamic CV shape and using audio as an input to derive in time gate signals from the rise/fall outputs.

    AUDIO FILTER

    14:14 Low pass filter - using the module as a filter to smooth out audio and using the bend to reshape curves in the audio

    15:53 Low pass filter - BONUS 1 - using the rise and fall outs for stereo PWM FX, creating buzzy bright textures to mix with the filtered audio

    16:42 Low pass filter - BONUS 2 - using another oscillator for audio rate hold or gating on top of the filtering for sync like overtones

    OSCILLATOR

    17:30 Oscillator behaviour - quick arpeggio exploration with Contour 1 as an oscillator

    17:59 Pitch dependent vibrato - adding vibrato and harmonic shifts to Contour 1 as an oscillator

    19:28 How to improved saw wave oscillator behaviour

    GATE DELAY

    20:18 Gate delays - create delayed gates for custom grooves and flams

    DYNAMIC ENVELOPES + SLEW

    21:58 Dynamic envelopes - merging envelope generation and slew processing for more dynamic voltages.

    DRUM / PERCUSSION SYNTHESIS

    24:36 Creating kick drums right out of Contour 1

    25:52 Definitely NOT a snare drum

    26:48 Weird custom percussion sounds

    UNIQUE AUDIO PROCESSING

    27:35 Creating downsampler like alias FX - audio rate hold modulation.

    28:49 Stereo PWM BEAST!!! - plus bonus audio rate overtones.

    30:35 Subharmonic generator/divider - classic Serge style patching to create subharmonic undertones.

    33:32 Combined AM/FM - a great patch from manual showing how using Contour 1 as an oscillator then adding an oscillator to the input creates a mixed amplitude and frequency modulated behaviour … it’s very musical.


    **THANK YOU to Joranalogue for sponsoring this video. By sponsoring the video they are funding the creation of a demo/overview video. THIS IS NOT A REVIEW, nor did the sponsor have any control over the content**



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  • Joranalogue Contour 1 Transmit 2 Eurorack @ DMF 2018

    11:59

    Joran showed us the new Contour 1 and Transmit 2 modules, at the Dutch Modular Fest in The Hague, Netherlands.
    Here is the Gearslutz forum thread:
    Manufacturer Website:

    Thanks to Martijn Verhallen for the drone sound in the intro. :-)

  • Joranalogue Contour 1, a very precise Slope Generator!

    33:26

    AKA, Slew Limiter, Function Generator, etc...
    A modern take on a classic module, this module is a true chameleon!
    Check out some of my ideas for using it in many different applications and learn something about using Slews in the process :)

    Thanks Joranalogue for providing me this unit!


    Beauty shots by Edgar López. Video shot and edited by Quincas.
    BG music by Quincas from the Youtube Audio Library:
    Metamorphosis, Mariposa and The End

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  • COMPARE 2 by JORANALOGUE - overall review

    16:26

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  • GENERATE 3 by JORANALOGUE - overall review

    21:28

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    January (2020) issue of Estrada i Studio - biggest Polish monthly magazine devoted to music production and studio equipment.

    DISCLAIMER: I review this modules in return for a module. I am always trying to be objective and honest and I dont review the modules I dont like.

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  • FILTER 8 by JORANALOGUE - overall review

    29:07

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  • Joranalogue - Joran van Gremberghe & Gregory Delabelle @SUPERBOOTH19

    22:17

    Belgian electronics engineer Joran van Gremberghe founded Joranalogue Audio Design with the belief that modern components and techniques can't just make for more stable and reliable, but also better sounding modules than those of yesteryear.
    Join him and modular specialist Gregory Delabelle (Nordlys) to hear more on the company's design philosophy, and a new and very exciting Eurorack sound source - the Generate 3!
    _______________________________
    SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

  • RECEIVE 2 & TRANSMIT 2 by JORANALOGUE - overall review (ENGLISH VERSION

    8:20

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  • Module Overview #1 - Joranalogue Filter 8

    26:56

    Taking Joranalogue's incredible Filter 8 module out for a spin :)

    Video by Quincas, featuring Daniel Riera and his EWI.

    More on the filter 8:
    Div Kid's video manual:

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    Thanks to Joranalogue for providing the module!

  • SWITCH 4 by JORANALOGUE - overall review

    11:43

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  • Joranalogue - Compare 2

    22:09

    Here's the absolutely killer Compare from Joranalogue. It's a compactor, but not a normal one, a dual window comparator, a 4 output logic section, CVable window size and position, NOT / inverted output ... it's a magic voltage controlled voltage controlling toolbox! :) Check out the various patches processing audio, CV gates and making all sorts of stuff. It's really great at getting more out of other modules.

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  • MIX 3 by JORANALOGUE - overall review

    13:19

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  • Synthesis Technology E520 Hyperion Processor *PROTOTYPE!* // Next generation Eurorack FX

    28:29

    **TIMING INDEX BELOW, SKIP AROUND!!!* Here's the early prototype of the new E520 Hyperion Processor from Synthesis Technology. To me this is really the next generation of audio processing and FX in the Eurorack format. Having the prototype to play around with I wanted to get this out to show you the great sounds already in the unit, which is constantly getting updates and new features even at this stage. Head to the links below to support it on Kickstarter and for more info.

    Kickstarter -
    Website -
    Interview with Paul about the E520 -

    TIMING INDEX // SECTIONS

    00:00 Hello etc etc

    00:57 Video patch previews

    02:26 Features and walkthrough

    03:25 Resampling Mini-Delay (Tape, BBD, Clean)

    06:01 Stereo Pitch Shifter

    08:34 Stereo Frequency Shifter (+ Ring Modulation)

    12:40 Spectral Delay + Pitch Shifter

    13:57 Stereo Shimmer Reverb (patch one)

    17:05 Stereo Shimmer Reverb (patch two)

    18:05 Spectral Crusher

    19:41 Stereo Flanger Delay (with LUSH diffusion!)

    21:43 Auto Wah

    22:02 Stereo Chorus

    23:29 Spectral Time Machine (doing this real time is NUTS!)

    26:37 Phaser

    *THIS VIDEO WAS NOT SPONSORED - the prototype is on loan to try out and I decided to share a video playing around with it.*

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  • Next level analogue oscillator design from Joranalogues Generate 3 // Superbooth 2019

    13:40

    As you'd expect from Joranalogue ... check the Filter 8 out here - - they really break out what the essence of a filter is and can do ... Generate 3 takes the core of what an oscillator is and breaks it out into way more. It looks at what the fundamental is, the core of the circuit, multiple FM options include thru zero, phase modulation, separate odd and even harmonics, ring modulation over fundamental and harmonic levels ... it does a lot, sounded great and I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on one later this year.

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  • Joranalogue Generate 3 // Through Zero Modulate EVERYTHING! // Eurorack multiphonic signal generator

    56:53

    **TIMING BELOW - SKIP AROUND!** Here’s the new Generate 3 mega analogue oscillator from Joranalogue. As with other Joranalogue designs this of course pushes way past the basics and seeks (and achieves) to take analogue synthesis that bit further. Generate 3 is billed as a “through zero multiphonic signal generator” and offers through zero control of FM, PM and AM aka frequency modulation, phase modulation and amplitude modulation. You also get through zero control of the timbre as the full output mixes down the fundamental sine, even and odd harmonics. FM can be exponential, linear and through zero. The phase modulation gives a powerful way to create FM synthesis like sounds without actually changing the pitch. Through zero AM is Ring Modulation as the bipolar level controls can swing the waveform negative/inverted under voltage control. There’s two form of sync with reset and flip offering hard and soft sync as well as multiple outputs and a huge range of potential sounds and shaping in just 12HP. With all the through zero control you can be very dynamic and expressive with your modulation and as with most patches mixing modulation forms to sync modulation sources and then modulate multiple parameters leads to the widest range of options.

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    More Joranalogue demos from me

    Filter 8 -
    Contour 1 -
    Select 2 -
    Compare 2 -
    Transmit 2 & Receive 2 -
    Mix 3 -


    TIMING INDEX // SECTIONS

    00:00 Intro & video previews

    MODULE WALKTHROUGH

    02:12 Feature & function run down

    03:15 FM controls (exponential, linear, through zero, bias + AC switching)

    04:30 Phase modulation

    05:24 Amplitude control, bipolar level shifts + Ring Modulation

    06:10 Reset + Flip (hard and soft sync)

    WAVEFORMS

    06:53 Waveform outputs plus recreating classic waveforms and making new ones

    PHASE MODULATION (THROUGH ZERO)

    08:57 Phase modulation demo (static + dynamic patching)

    12:25 Self patched feedback based phase modulation (ace!)

    14:31 Phase modulation synthesis in context of musical patch

    MULTIPHONIC PATCHING

    14:42 Stereo patching using different outputs with different sequences + modulations

    FAKE / PSUEDO FILTERING

    18:01 Fake filtering explained (fading harmonics)

    19:12 Percussive enveloped harmonic control

    19:35 Slowly fading waveshapes

    RING MODULATION // BIPOLAR AMPLITUDE CONTROL

    20:06 Ring Modulation patching (through zero level control)

    23:48 Heavily expanded Ring Modulation (independent ring mod on each waveform)

    SYNC

    27:00 Understand and patching analogue sync (hard and soft with reset and flip)

    29:53 Reset + Flip together (ALL THE SYNCS!)

    FM SYNTHESIS // FREQUENCY MODULATION

    31:45 Through Zero FM

    34:14 Linear FM in practice

    35:53 Further FM explorations

    WEIRD STUFF

    37:42 VCO Drum Kit (follow up video to come)

    TUNE-ABLE NOISE GENERATOR

    38:09 Feedback patching to create white noise

    40:23 Glitchy noise textures under wonky beats

    TRYING TO DO THINGS GENERATE 3 DOESN’T DO

    40:38 Trying to create a super saw, PWM or unison vibe … sort of

    LOW FREQUENCY LFO MODE

    42:20 Demonstrating all of the control and shaping with the LFOs

    46:17 Phase shifting LFOs

    47:44 Sequencing beats WITH AN OSCILLATOR!

    MIXED MODULATION (where some of the magic happens)

    49:12 Ring Modulation & Sync

    49:38 Through zero Phase, FM, AM and Sync

    50:59 FEEDBACK with core to AM the fundamental + through zero FM

    52:06 Filthier tones and aggressive sound design

    53:12 Modulate EVERYTHING and it’s still musical!



    *** THIS VIDEO IS SPONSORED BY JORANALOGUE ** They have funded the creation of this demo video which as always I aim to show off raw functions and sounds with clarity and give multiple musical examples to teach synthesis and patching. Joranalogue had no influence or control over the content beyond funding it’s creation, leaving me to do my thing. Any questions just ask.



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  • Joranalogue - Select 2

    14:28

    Here's the very lovely, very powerful, deceptively simple ... Select 2 from Joranalogue. Just like with their module 'Compare 2' (demo here - ) at first I thought this was just a simple, utility which is all well and good but not always fun. I was wrong, this is really fun and it invites learning and patching and trying out new things. There's a handful of patches in this video but there's a lot of things you can do with it using it to create, manipulate, freeze, switch and process audio and CV. That equates to gated CV generation, gated muting, switching inputs, attenuversion, offsetting, ring modulation, weird sample and hold that's like a kind of 'freeze and pass'. Really nice.

    There's another video with Select 2 showing the 'freeze and pass' or 'odd sample and hold' here -

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  • Joranalogue Filter 8 the cutting edge in analogue VCF design

    37:13

    TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW - Here's the new Filter 8 from Joranalogue. It's a VCA based filter topology similar to but not exactly an OTA design. It features a unique resonance circuit and (according to Joranalogue) is the cutting edge in analogue VCF design. Now I can't talk specifics about the circuit but feature wise it certainly packs in a massive punch. 8 filter outputs including 1, 2, 3 and 4 pole low pass filters, a 1 pole high pass, unique band boost and notch, phase shifted output and 4 pole band pass. There's gain compensation to even out each output under self oscillation, we can freeze and hold the core of the module to effectively silence and halt the output or freeze (like a sample/track and hold) when it's producing it's own CV signals. The outputs turn to 8 phase shifted sine waves that tracks great as a multi phase oscillator or LFO and patching feedback means we can create a range of saw like waves with various exp. lin. and log. curves. We can drive the filter with the second input, or again with feedback, exponential and linear FM means we can get gorgeous rich formant throaty vocal tones under audio rate modulation or musical harmonious FM tones when using it as an oscillator. There's even more so I'll let the video do the talking. Enjoy and leave a comment to chat below.



    TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS

    00:00 hello, introduction and patch previews of what's to come

    01:17 Feature walkthrough, going through bits of the manual, all the ins outs and controls.

    03:26 Filter sweeps, 1, 2, 3 and 4 pole low pass, high pass, band boost and notch, phase shifted out and the band pass. Various resonances and output comparisons.

    06:35 Using dual inputs to drive the filter

    7:11 Dual inputs driving the filters. Sweeping through the responses.

    08:40 Animating the filter. Using envelopes, sequences and gate patterns to modulate 1v/oct, exponential FM and resonance depth.

    10:42 Filter rich layered and animated detuned sounds. This also looks at building up dynamic patterns and filter modulation.

    13:41 Audio rate modulation of cut off and audio rate modulation of 'hold' for a sample and hold like freeze. Similar to sync and downsampling FX.

    16:28 Driving the filter with feedback. Creating clipping, saturation and non linear responses. At point digital-like phase modulation / phase distortion overtones appear.

    20:09 Phase shifter! Using the phase shifted output like a phase shifter effect. There's also audio rate resonance depth modulation in this patch.

    21:56 A short acid break. Patching up some 3 pole 18dB per octave low pass patches for a little bit of an acidic filter pattern.

    22:48 Filter Pings. Using the ping input to excite the filter core. Create melodic lines, deep bass, percussion and linear FM tones.

    25:42 8 phase oscillator. Using the oscillating filter as a sine oscillator. Glassy and harmonious FM tones under modulation.

    27:20 Patching feedback over the oscillating sine to create new wave shapes. You can make a near perfect saw wave as well as other exponential and logarithmic ramp shapes as well as some odd comb like shapes.

    28:19 8 phase voltage controlled LFO. Using multiple phases to create cascading modulation across a wider patch. As above with audio we look at feedback to make new LFO shapes too.

    30:22 Slew limiting. As the filter works at sub audio rates we can use it slew a signal. Here we add glide by slewing a pitch sequence. We also add resonance for a way to inject wobble and vibrato into the pattern.

    32:39 FM oscillator tones - a little musical break. We look at gated the hold on and off while this operates as an oscillator. This creates little clicky rhythms and breaks in the sequences we're using.

    33:52 Resonating envelopes - using envelopes to excite the near oscillating core of the filter to create wobbles within the envelopes shape. We can also superimpose audio rate tones or LFOs into the envelopes too.

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  • Joranalogue Generate 3 - Through Zero Multiphonic Signal Generator!

    43:32

    A very fancy name for a very fancy oscillator - Roger Ebert
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  • FILTER 8 - Feedback patching

    10:07

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  • Live chat with Joranalogue about Filter 8 and more!

    1:46:51

    Links to things in the show


    Filter 8 -
    Compare 2 -
    Select 2 -

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  • Kit Review # 13 - Joranalogue Test 3

    16:31

    In depth review of the cool new Volt and Amp meter module from Joranalogue, the Test 3! Great tool for builders, developers or just Eurorack users to measure and plan for power usage in their systems.



    Music and Video by Quincas Moreira

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  • Joranalogue Switch 4 Compare 2 Mix 3 Select 2 Test 3 @ Ginko Modular Fest 2017

    15:54

    At the Ginko Modular Fest we met Joran, who just started manufacture of a new range of eurorack modules. In his rack were the Switch 4 performance switch, the Compare 2 window comparater with logic functions, the Select 2 utillity module for CV and audio, the very tight sounding Mix 3 and a handy module for checking how much power DIY or prototype modules use; the Test 3.
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  • The road to Velocity and the emerging Seattle synth scene

    24:22

    ONLY A FEW DAYS UNTIL VELOCITY GRAB YOUR TICKETS HERE

    The first thing I wanted to do when arriving onto the Pacific Northwest to visit both Seattle and Portland was to find out more about the Seattle modular synth scene and find out what led to the new event Velocity coming together. In this video I speak to Bradley and Josh from Modular Seattle (providing Modular Nights and Modular On The Spot event) as well as Patchwerks to find out what was bubbling away in this new emerging scene.

    *** SPONSORSHIP ***

    DivKid videos made at and about 'Velocity' are sponsored by Velocity which compromises of Modular Seattle and Patchwerks. Sponsorship of that event comes from 4ms Company, Bjooks, Korg, Mordax, Roland and WMD. Their sponsorship has enabled me to be on the Pacific Northwest for the event, giving a workshop and providing video coverage.












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  • Joranalogue - Generate 3 - Gearslutz @ Superbooth19

    10:14

    Joranalogue breaks down for us their impressive Generate 3 Through-Zero Multiphonic Signal Generator!

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  • Module Overview #2 : Joranalogue´s COMPARE 2

    22:29

    A deep dive into a very cool module that packs way more than you'd expect! A dual window comparator with logic functions in 8hp.


  • Joranalogue - Mix 3 *Mini Demo*

    3:39

    Here's what a mini demo is in case you're curious - - this is the great Mix 3 from Joranalogue. It's 3 channels mixing and VCAs with a 4th input that passes through with no level adjustment and there's also a final level adjusting VCA which here I'm using for sidechaining.



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  • MIXWITCH by KLAVIS - overall review

    11:51

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  • A generative patch from scratch with Instruo Cs_L. Eurorack for beginners

    8:39

    Building a basic generative patch. Instruo's Cs-L is the only soundsource in this patch. But i made the same patch with other VCO's such as STO, Dixie and Tides 2 ( in Audio Rate Operation). I use Zadar for envelope and the Praga as a VCA. Shifty i used to split the gates and CV's coming for Chance and Ornament and Crime. By turning the smooth knob on Chance i'm able to spread to notes over more octaves. O&C is used as Quantizer/sample and Hold

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  • Dreadbox Dystopia Eurorack all functions with direct sound

    10:18

    Dreadbox Dystopia module all functions explained. Recorded with direct sound. Unpacking and presentation!

  • ANA by MYSTIC CIRCUITS - overall review

    20:46

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  • Joranalogue Filter 8 - Gearslutz @ Superbooth 2018

    13:24

    Joranalogue debuts the impressive Filter 8 and also a couple of utility modules for eurorack.

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  • Eurorack Interfaces // Receive 2 & Transmit 2 from Joranalogue Audio Design

    3:59

    Shout outs to the birds outside my house! (you'll see what I mean) ... I wanted to make this video to highlight something that's really simple but I think an important part of a modular system.

    In the video I go through the Receive 2 (RX2) and Transmit 2 (TX2) from Joranalogue Audio Design. They are a dual balanced XLR/Jack input pre amp and a stereo balanced output and headphone amp. Having quality interfacing and gain staging throughout the studio/stage is important for ensuring things work properly. Yes plugging a pedal or keyboard right into a Eurorack system will probably work but you'll be closer to the noise floor and further away from the expected levels and behaviours of modules. That can lead to a varied and unsatisfactory experience a lot of the time. I also wanted to dangle a microphone outside of my house and process some real world sounds to create a foley texture and alien landscape excited and led by the suburban environment.

    More info -

    Shout out to Dove Audio, Mordax Systems, Addac System, & VoicAs for the modular drone in the first patch. KORG for the Volca Sample (crunchy beats ahoy!) and Møffenzeef Mødular for the harmony drone. Second patch is the Qu-Bit Electronix Prism (with plenty of external modulation) and the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP.

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  • Freeze & Pass weird sample & hold from the Joranalogue Select 2

    4:12

    Here's an odd, weird, quirky (whatever you want to call it) sample and hold style affect that I'm calling 'Freeze & Pass' with the Joranalogue Select 2 (I know it's Track & Hold). I'm using the gated hold input to freeze/hold audio (at audio rates). This gives a downsampler style effect but when it's not held it lets the signal pass. Rather than just sample one thing and step to another held sample like a sample and hold. Select 2 can do a tonne of stuff, so check out the full demo above.

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  • Modular Powertools: Polyend Preset + Poly 2

    11:34

    **SINCE MY SARCASM HAS LEFT THE ATMOSPHERE OF PLANET FUNNY, I'M NOT SPONSORED BY ANYONE.** Giving Polyend's 3 new modules a test drive. I'm inspired to finally bring some modules on tour!
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  • Introduction to Instruo Eurorack Modules // Modular Meets Leeds 2018

    33:35

    Jason Lim of Instruo walks us through a range of their Eurorack modules at the Modular Meets Leeds 2018 event. There's audio demos, design talk, musical ideas and more in the video that goes through the Cs-L, Scion, Harmonaig, the new io47 and it also touches on a few other Instruo designs. Watch out for Jason casually dropping in that he got the chance to talk circuits with Alan R. Pearlman of ARP (RIP, Alan has passed away since this was filmed).

    **THIS VIDEO IS FROM THE 2018 MODULAR MEETS LEEDS EVENT for info on this years event (2019) click here - bit.ly/mmleeds19

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  • Steady State Fate SSF Zero Point Oscillator ZPO // unique thru zero FM & AM + morphing and more!

    46:09

    **TIMING INDEX BELOW SKIP AROUND!** Here we have the wonderful ZPO from SSF. It has a totally unique take on thru zero modulation that couples the frequency modulation with amplitude modulation. Enabling either the linear of exponential FM to go into the thru zero modulation also couples that modulation into the zero point. The zero point offers level control in a bipolar fashion which can invert waves and provide ring modulation. Merging TZFM and TZAM alongside the other features such as sync, waveform morphing, 3 types of pulse width modulation, sub oscillators and some unique waveform outputs really elevates this as a powerful analogue oscillator.

    Check out the SSF Stereo Dipole here -
    More info on the ZPO here -

    TIMING INDEX // SECTIONS

    00:00 hello & video previews

    02:59 what is the Zero Point Oscillator?

    04:40 what makes the ZPO unique?

    06:37 waveform types and outputs

    08:44 waveform morphing

    09:24 audio rate morphing

    12:17 ring modulation and TZAM (thru zero amplitude modulation)

    16:35 thru zero linear & exponential FM and AM

    21:06 3 types of pulse width modulation (PWM)

    25:35 ZPO as an LFO

    28:14 oscillator sync

    31:25 tremolo effects

    33:25 super stereo drones!

    35:38 layering parts to sound like multiple synths

    37:57 single VCO turned drum kit

    40:26 the space between sines & triangle

    42:03 mixing waveforms & additional zero point shaping

    44:15 kick drums and weird FM


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  • Cyberpunk Sunday - Noise Eng, Zerosum Inertia, Joranalogue

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    Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas, Manis Iteritas
    Zerosum Inertia Noise Sorcerer, Voltage Controlled Annihilation
    Erica Synths Fusion modules, Pico Drums
    Joranalogue Filter 8
    Steady State Fate Entity Percussion Synthesizer
    Make Noise Morphagene

  • Announcement NEW DIVKID EURORACK MODULE // Meet ochd made with Instruo

    8:09

    Hello hello, here's my second eurorack module øchd or ochd. It's pronounced oct as in octave or octuplet and as if by magic there's eight outputs on this module, an octuplet of analogue LFOs if you will. I often find I need more modulation, simple sources that will keep things moving and stop things getting repetitive. That’s why ochd was brought to life, to keep patches organically drifting and moving… and as it’s modular, we wanted an intuitive easy to use module with plenty of patchable tricks up it’s sleeves too!

    ochd is a 4HP Eurorack module with eight analogue triangle LFOs. The outputs go from fast on the top output to slow on the bottom output. The default ranges are deliberate NOT synced. These are free running LFOs that were tuned by ear to be musical useful for a range of fast to slow modulations in a patch. Organic animation, drifting and musical phasing is the intention of the module. The rate control controls the rate of all LFOs globally and takes this into lower audio rates right down to 25 minute cycles on the lowest output. This can be extended even slower with CV, with the CV input and attenuverter on board and we can also track and hold the outputs with a negative CV, interrupting and holding modulation values with external gates of CVs. Another trick to take this from simple triangle shapes is to patch a spare output into the CV input and wave shape with feedback. Exponential curves, odd squares, stepped waveforms and more are available with some adjustment of the attenuverter and using different outputs to voltage control itself.

    While patching a prototype at DivKid HQ Richard Devine said this was the most organic little modulator ever - lovely stuff!

    This module is made in collaboration with Instruo and I'm very proud to be part of their amazing line up of modules.

    The full product description and specs can be found on the Modular Grid link or my website link below

    DivKid website


    Modulargrid



    STORES - either in stock now or in transit to be in stock very soon to the following ...

    UK & EU

    Cymru Beats (Bristol, England)


    Elevator Sound (Bristol, England)


    Escape From Noise (Stockholm, Sweden)


    Matttech Modular (Manchester, England)


    MIDI Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)


    Patch Point (Berlin, Germany)


    Rubadub (Glasgow, Scotland)


    Schneidersladen (Berlin, Germany)


    Signal Sounds (Glasgow, Scotland)


    USA

    Control (Brooklyn, New York)


    Perfect Circuit (Burbank, California)


    FURTHER EAST

    Clockface (Tokyo, Japan)


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  • Befaco STMIX // 6HP stereo audio or CV Eurorack mixer

    11:27

    ** TIMING INDEX BELOW ** Here we have the STMIX from Befaco which is a 6HP stereo mixer in Eurorack. STMIX can mixing both audio or CV and I think CV mixing to get more interesting, varied and unique modulations is something we should all explore more of. So despite the simplicity of STMIX I wanted to make a video to show stand alone audio mixing, CV modulation mixing and also how the STMIX expands the Befaco Hexmix (which I use ALL the time).

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    TIMING INDEX // SECTIONS

    00:00 Hello & video previews

    00:37 ST Mix Features

    02:15 Standalone stereo audio mixing

    04:13 Creative CV stereo modulation mixing

    07:34 ST Mix as an expander for the Hexmix system


    ** THIS VIDEO IS SPONSORED BY BEFACO ** they have funded the creation of this demo video but had no input on it's content. Any questions just ask.


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  • Multimode Filter & 8 Phase Oscillator with Filter 8 from Joranalogue at Superbooth 2018

    4:00

    I've had the pleasure of testing this one for a while and it's a gorgeous filter and great VCO with all the different phase outputs for modulation or audio rate use and even feedback patching this works really well. The Filter 8 from Joranalogue will be out later this year and we also take a quick look at Select 2 which builds on the great utility that is the Compare 2 (demo here - )

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  • BUILDING BETTER BASSLINES

    19:38

    Today we mess with a very simple patch concept I've been using to squeak out funkier basslines from my modular (eg: not just the same pattern repeating over and over, able to self-evolve). HANDY INFO BELOW:

    Further Reading:
    ▶ Illustration of the patch:

    ▶ Stoichea (Euclidean Sequencers Explained) Video I mention:
    ▶ Attack Mag article about bass patterns:
    ▶ This modular on ModularGrid:

    Modules I'm using:
    ▶ 2HP Euclid:
    ▶ Music Thing Turing machine:
    (But the principles can apply to many other modules of course!)
    ▶ VMPE Euclidean Circles: (Now in V2)
    ▶ LS1 Lightstrip:

    Other good stuff mentioned:
    ▶ Thonk Prok Drums:
    ▶ ALM MCO:
    ▶ Tiptop One Samplers:

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  • TWINCUSSION by VERMONA - percussion module review

    14:21

    I You like any of these videos and find them helpful, please consider supporting via Patreon:

    This is a review of TWINCUSSION dual percussion module - made by VERMONA ( The review also appears in April 2017 issue of Estrada i Studio - biggest Polish monthly magazine devoted to music production and studio equipment.

  • Dreadbox Chromatic Eurorack Modules @ DMF 2019

    20:59

    Yiannis Diakoumakos from Dreadbox Synthesizers showed Gearslutz their new Chromatic Eurorack range of modules, at the Dutch Modular Fest 2019 in The Hague.
    Discuss on the Gearslutz forum here:

  • Building a Eurorack Synthesiser for Kids ... AGAIN!

    8:09

    This summer at Deer Shed Festival 10 (2019) I was demoing and showcasing synthesis and music making with a Eurorack modular synth to kids and festival attendees. As Deer Shed is family focussed there's lots of children around keen to come and wobble faders, twist knobs and make music with flashing LEDs. This is the system I put together using the Arturia MiniBrute 2s and RackBrute system which spent the weekend clocked to Mylar Melodies who was also working next to me at the festival. Many beats were made, many kids turned techno warrior and lots of smiling faces.

    Last year's set up and video


    Deer Shed Festival




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  • instruo - Harmonaig & Troika *First Patch Chord Generation*

    2:59

    Here's my very first patch (filmed some time ago) with the fantastic Harmonaig and Troika from Instruo. Harmonaig is a quantizer and four voice chord generator with lots of options for custom scales, chord types, diatonic and modal harmony and modulation of inversion and chord spacing (drop chords). Troika is a saw core triple oscillator with on board mixing, so a perfect pairing for the Harmonaig.

    Patreon supporters have a bonus video going through a full patch breakdown with mixing, sequencing, random sources and FX used in the patch. Head to patreon.com/divkid to get access to bonus content over there.

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  • A Brief Intro to Modular Synths

    14:01

    Here's an extremely abridged and flying introduction to the world of modular synths in under 15 minutes, delivered at Deer Shed Festival 10. Subtitles provided thanks to rough and ready mix at the end! Excuse the legs. Links below!

    Shoutout to LNADoesAudioStuff who delivered a talk on human/machine interaction in music before me! Check her channel and subscribe, y'all:

    For a full detailed explanation of the case, check out the LIVE MODULAR SYNTH WALKTHOUGH heah:

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  • NANO Modules ALT // basic to advanced patch techniques AM synthesis, auto panning, sidechain + more!

    15:32

    There is a giveaway to win an ALT module running over on Instagram alongside NANO modules. Check that out here to enter for free -

    ** TIMING INDEX BELOW - SKIP AROUND ** Here’s ALT from NANO Modules. A quad VCA module in an 8hp Eurorack format. Three channels features both manual gain (level, bias or offset) as well as CV inputs with CV attenuversion (attenuation and inversion) which gives lots of control and opens up the module to sidechain and ducking like FX as well as easily making auto pan FX too. The fourth channel is a more basic VCA with input, CV input and output. This is normalised open until you plug in a signal which is useful for the onboard mixing. ALT is also a mixer, either for basic mixing of audio or CV, for CV mixing, for cascaded mixing (2x 2 input mixers, 1x 3 input mixer + a VCA …). This video aims to go through the basics to more advanced patching answering the age old modular questions “WHY YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH VCAS!” Going from basic amplitude control to full on AM synthesis and patching up other FX and dynamic modulations of modulation. For those comfortable with how VCAs work skip ahead with the timing index below to get right to the patch tips.

    ALT on the NANO Modules site -

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    TIMING INDEX // SECTIONS

    00:00 Hello & video previews

    00:53 What is ALT? Feature run down

    02:59 VCA basics and how ALT works

    05:34 Basic audio mixing, CV controlled mixing and how to patch sidechain compression / ducking FX

    07:52 A quick tip for creating unique modulation sources

    09:12 Expanding basic patches with VCAs

    10:25 How to create an auto panner

    12:22 Dynamic AM synthesis


    *** THIS VIDEO IS SPONSORED BY NANO MODULES *** they have funded the creation of this demo video allowing me to show you what ALT does and how works but also teach you synthesis and patch tips along the way. Any questions just ask.

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  • Blending delay, reverb & granular processes with Mimeophon from Make Noise // Superbooth 2019

    10:19

    Anytime Tom Erbe (of Soundhack) and Make Noise are working on together you know something good is around the corner. Around said corner this year is the Mimeophon a stereo delay that merges echo, reverb and granular like processes in a stereo in and out Eurorack module. Make Noise also had the XOH and X-Pan pushing for the processing, creation of and mixing of stereo signals in the Eurorack format.

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  • NEW Erica Synths PICO System III // Modular Day Barcelona #6

    8:08

    At Modular Day Barcelona #06 I was pleasantly surprised to see a brand new PICO system from Erica Synths. This is the PICO System III (3) and is a new modular system that comes as a Eurorack module or fully enclosed instrument with built in power supply.

    This system is largely reduced in cost by producing the full system on a single PCB and using a single enclosure while retaining the system circuits and quality we're used to from the PICO modules from Erica Synths. It also has a novel patch storage system based on PCB patch cards. This routes all the normalised connection points onto a card sized circuit board allowing you to use wire to solder up your own DIY synth voices and saved patches or you can use one of the 5 included cards for some patch ideas too. This is of course still entirely and fully patchable with normal cables, and it comes with 25 stacking cables too.

    A nice trick Girts explains in the video is to turn all the knobs up fully on the device fully and use resistors rather than wire to also store preset resistance on the cards to save knob positions as well as connections.

    I was told this will be releasing around the 20th of September with lots of audio examples directly from Erica Synths so expect a release and more before the end of the month.

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