Rainy Day Modular #1 - Moog Mother 32, Minilogue, Volca Sample, Eurorack
Listen to the rain,
it slowly falls like voices
upon a deep sky
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Rainy Day Modular #2 - Minimal Ambience with Mutable Instruments Rings & Mother 32
Sound resonating within the atmosphere, full of rain. An organically inspired patch.
- JHS alpine + Earthquake Devices Avalanche Run
- Korg SQ-1 is providing clock and pitch for Rings.
- Sputnik Modular WCRS strumming Rings.
- Noise and bass from the beautiful Moog Mother 32
Cauline // a desktop eurorack recording
CAULINE (adj) - (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground.
cauline from Wander Into - Available on bandcamp (annannie.bandcamp.com)
Vancouver, BC April 2019, patch notes below...
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PATCH NOTES ~
Guitar -- Reel to Reel at 1/2 speed
Pad -- Peak -- Reel to Reel at 1/2 speed
Chimes -- Morphagene -- Clouds -- Rosie out
Hermod sequencing rings
rings -- morphagene -- clouds
rosie in the output stage
audio mix and mastered in Logic Pro X
shot on Canon 60D w/ 50mm f1.4 EF lens,
visually color corrected and edited in Final Cut Pro.
Volca Keys & Mother 32 Live Jam - Intermission No. 1
Ambient time with the Korg Volca Keys and the Moog Mother 32!
The Volca becomes a ghost thanks to the Transmisser from Earthquaker Devices.
Hope you like it!
The jam is recorded with a UFX1204 mixer.
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Reason Complex-1 // MEGA TUTORIAL
TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW - My index is so long (aka so much in the video) I have no room to write anything else! So here's Complex-1 which is a rack extension for Reason. I worked with them making some patches (bonus free patches to come) and there's a few videos coming too. Here's the first! Enjoy, grab a drink and skip around below.
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00:28 Complex-1 overview
01:00 Buchla 259 heritage and features
01:40 Waveforms and waveshaping
02:28 Mod bus - FM / frequency modulation and modulating FM depth
03:03 Mod bus - AM / amplitude modulation and modulating the AM depth
03:53 Mix output - modulating the crossfade between the oscillators
04:18 Building complex tones with internal modulation, cross modulation and feedback
05:05 Audio rate modulating waveshaping
05:16 Osc 3 overview
05:40 Osc 3 as even more audio rate modulation for the Complex Osc
06:29 Range control, turning the Osc 3 into a sub audio rate LFO
06:46 Noise overview and sound demos
06:58 Red noise
07:15 Noise as a FM / modulation source (tool for learning and new sounds)
07:59 Blue noise
08:13 Jitter, instability and “life” with noise modulating oscillator pitch … or “how to make an angry bee in a can live in your waveforms
08:55 Resonant noise
09:52 Band noise
10:01 Static noise
10:10 Binary noise
10:16 How to make dial up internet modem sounds … wooohooo!!!
11:00 Modulating / sequenced noise as an audio rate modulator for oscillator wave shape
11:22 Buffer noise
11:58 Shaper set up and functions
12:26 Saturate - overdrive and PWM like FX
12:52 Wavefolders - what are they? How do they work?
13:08 Fold 1 - wave folding and PWM-like symmetry FX
13:36 Fold 2 - more VCO sync like tones with the second fold mode
13:59 Bipulse - wave-wrapper-esq. tones with a curved, folded, rectified like wave
14:25 Pickup - pick up style overtones, great when modulated with an envelope
14:40 Processing external audio through the Complex-1, hit tab and patch the rack!
15:01 Glitch - adding kinks and inaccuracies in the waves for rich and buzzy overtones
15:43 Low pass filter
16:14 Audio rate filter cut off modulation for formant / vocal / vowel / glottal tones.
17:03 LFO filter wobbles
17:17 Filter drive - filter burn and fattening
17:26 A word on filter key tracking
17:44 High pass filter
17:57 LPGs / Low Pass gates - what are they? How do they work? What’s unique about them?
19:29 Percussive LPG set up
20:32 Alternate ways to use the LPG
20:52 Comb Delay set up and explanation
21:13 Karplus Strong Synthesis - what is it? Set up and sounds.
22:30 Using modulation for chorus / flanger like sounds
22:53 LFO functions - rate, shapes, sync/reset, positive and inverted negative outs.
23:26 Clock sync-like effects with the reset input
24:17 A basic look at uses of normal and inverted LFO outputs used in a patch
24:58 Decay shape - falling envelope like shape
25:23 Step up 3 and 4, Step up and down
25:44 Smooth random - the secret sauce! :) … using it to create drift, “life” and an organic moving base texture to patch around.
26:44 ADSR, set up, patch, inverted outputs
UTILTIES aka the real magic of a synth!
27:56 Mixing oscillators pre-filtering
28:31 Mixing CV modulation for more complex interesting and animated modulation
29:14 Mixing unit “offset” voltages
30:18 Modulating modulators
30:40 Chaining mixer channels for up to 4 channel mixing
30:58 Lag processor - slew, lag, glide, portamento - what is it?
32:08 Using the lag processor as a second low pass filter
32:41 Creating more fluctuating smooth random voltages
Scale & Amp
33:24 Scale & Amp as attenuators or VCAs
33:41 Modulating modulation depth with VCA and making the classic fading vibrato modulation
34:55 Using the MIDI / sequence inputs or controllers to create velocity dependent modulation depths
Clock, quantising, sequencing, function generator and oscilloscope
36:01 Building a quick sequence
36:32 Creating sequencer patterns, controlling the range and quantising
36:59 Gate pattern sequencing
37:18 Changing sequencer step length
37:52 Clock 1 - a bonus LFO!
38:32 Clock 2 - with modulatable clock multiplication
38:45 Clock 2 - freeze / on/off control
39:31 Using the lag processor with modulated clocks for complex LFO shapes
40:05 Sequencer reset
40:28 Sequencer Curve output as a modulation source
41:03 Using an offset to transpose a sequence
41:39 Quantizer 2 - quantising LFOs for arpeggios
42:03 Function generator overview
42:26 Sample and hold S&H - making stepped random voltages
42:47 Sample and hold - LFO inputs for stepped LFO movement
43:16 Min/Max for audio processing
43:55 Onboard FX - building a sequence to demo the FX
44:44 DON’T FORGET THE OUTPUT MIXER!
Chaos Theory - Eurorack Modular ambient
like the universe, a space of endless possibilities ~
patch notes below
hermod ~ rings ~ clouds ~
All sequencing done in Hermod
Modular Piano Music ~ Eurorack Ambient
Another example of the Mangrove oscillator being able to emulate real acoustic instruments with some help from the ER301 and modulation... I am experimenting with downsizing to 6U thanks to monome and my newly acquired ER301. It feels good to pare everything down to favorites+essentials and be just as inspired by the secret world of modules. Sometimes less is definitely more...
Mannequins Mangrove - “piano” voice
knob clock positions:
formant @ 11
barrel @ 1
air @ 1:30
air attenuator @ 1:30
formant out to er301 in 1
ER-301 sound computer
Ch1 (input mangrove) is Linear VCA controlled by ADSR - Ladder Filter Out 1 to mixer - reverb from BAM
Ch 2 white noise going to Rings IN
TR 1 - Ornaments and Crime TR in 1
TR 2 - ER301 Gate 1 (triggering ADSR)
TR 3 - Rings strum
TR 2 - Frames FRAME
CV 1 - Just Friends intone
CV 4 - Frames input 1
Ornament & Crime - Quantermain mode
CV source is turing machine
Out A - Mangrove 1v/oct
Out B - Ring 1v/oct
Out C - Tides 1v/oct
Just Friends (cycle.shape)
2n - Rings position
3n - Mangrove AIR
5n - Ansible (grid) IN high
Out 1 - Morphagene gene size
Tides - bass voice
Out to mixer - reverb from BAM
Rings - high texture voice
(quad, first mode)
L + R out to Clouds
position @ 9:15
size @ 10:30
pitch @ 12
density @ 11
texture @ 3
L + R out to Morphagene
Reverse real speed
settings change throughout video
L + R out to mixer - reverb from BAM
Clarity Ambient Modular Synth Performance
'clarity' for modular synth... on a rainy day in los angeles
// MODULAR SYNTH
Squarp HERMOD sequencing 3 synth voices:
1. Intellijel PLONK
2. Mutable Insruments PLAITS
3. STO + MANGROVE
TIDES on Green mode modulating STO and MANGROVE volume with outputs 1 and 3 respectively
uO_c on Quadraturia quad LFO mode
A. MANGROVE Formant
B. MANGROVE Barrel
D. TIDES Shift (to modulate between STO and Mangrove voices on the lead)
MARBLES modulating PLONK Tone
Make Noise MORPHAGENE reverse loop mixed in SOS
Whimsical Raps THREE SISTERS processing PLAITS through Low, STO / MANGROVE through Centre, PLONK through All
Strymon MAGNETO for delay
MSCL for sidechain compression
MERIS MERCURY 7 for reverb
1U QUADRATT serving as PRIMARY MIXER for modular system:
1: Plonk Volume
2: Plaits Volume
3: STO/Mangrove Volume (via Tides Smoothness from null to noon)
4: Morphagene Loop (via SOS)
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Quarantine Day 2 | Modular Pajama Jam
Stuck inside for quarantine, so here's a modular pajama jam!
- Acid Rain Technologies Chainsaw
- Make Noise STO
- Mutable Instruments Warps (crossfading between STO's variable and sub outputs)
- WMD Crater
- WMD Crucible (through Alright Devices T-Wrex)
- WMD Chimera
- WMD Fracture
- ALM Akemie's Taiko
- SSF Quantum Rainbow
- Make Noise QPAS
- Make Noise Erbe-Verb
- Make Noise Mimeophon
- Alright Devices Chronoblob 1
- Alright Devices Chronoblob 2
- Mutable Instruments Ripples
- Mutable Instruments Shelves
- Worng Sound Stage
- Mutable Instruments Veils
- Mutable Instruments Yarns
- Mutable Instruments Stages
- ALM Pamela's New Workout
- ALM Beast's Chalkboard
- Omiindustries Dual Shift Register (sequencing Chimera and Fracture)
- WMD Metron
- WMD Voltera
- WMD Arpitecht
- WMD MSCL
- Make Noise Maths
- mxmxmx Ornament & Crime (quantizer mode)
- Transient Modules 8S
- Korg SQ-1
Music with Modular #1 : Microtones 101
First installment on a new series about practical musical applications of modern modular synthesizers.
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RAINY DAY AMBIENT JAM with Korg Volca Keys & FM
Jamming with my Korg Volca Keys. There are mistakes here an there of course, but it's spontaneous.
The arpeggio is made by the Volca FM, while the ambient drone was previously created from a recorded sound using PaulStretch.
I also used Valhalla Shimmer.
Live Jam #102 - Melodic exploration - Eurorack modular synthesizer and Arturia Beatstep Pro
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A short melodic session with a simple looping sequence and some live played low drones.
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Arturio Beatstep pro and Eurorack modular synthesizer with:
Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Erica synths: Black wavetable VCO
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
MFB: Dual LFO
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad attenuator
Audio via the Mackie 1202vlz4 mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for reverb
Superbooth 2018 Day One - Expert Sleepers
Andrew demos the new USB MIDI host module FH2 from Expert Sleepers. The FH2 makes interfacing with your DAW or midi devices a snap. Full set of configurable parameters accessible through handy webpage. Looking forward to receiving these in our store soon
How I Use IT The Eurorack Module Series EPISODE 1 Featuring: Mutable Instruments Rings
This series will go over musical uses of the modules that i have. I will give examples of how i tend to use my modules. Hope you enjoy feedback is greatlly appreciated.
Modular Field Trip Ep. 03 - Valley Textures with Telharmonic, Mutable Instruments Rings and Clouds
For today's field trip, Wilma took us to the Columbia Gorge for some sunrise atmospheres centered around the Clouds. Patch Notes below
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TEMPS UTILE - Providing generous clock, modulated by Dixie II in LFO mode.
CLOUDS - Processing Rings, modulated by dixie II and West Coast Random
RINGS - Processing Mother 32 in Sympathetic String mode
TELHARMONIC - Receiving pitch from Mother 32's KB output, sending P to Mother's ext. in and H to Rosie's Return input.
MOTHER 32 - Providing Modulation and Melodic Sequencing. Sequencer tempo is controlled by Temp's CH. 6 in Euclidean mode.
Strymon Blue Sky - Reverb
MXR Carbon Copy - Delay
Modular Jam #23 - SunriseAmbient 3a 90bpm
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Another chill ambient piece recorded on my back patio as the sun crested the treetops. About halfway through you'll see the sun hit. Glorious, am I right? Patch notes below. Enjoy and carpe diem!
I'm using a simple but flexible ambient patch I've been refining. I think this patch could serve as a great basis for a lot of ambient and drone work.
The DPO serves as the only sound source. The Wogglebug's stepped output plus a slow LFO ire sent to Maths channels 3 and 4 respectively. The sum and or outputs of Maths are then sent to the Ornament and Crime in Quantermain mode (quad quantizer) whose A&B channels control the 1V/Oct on each oscillator of the DPO.
The DPO's Final output is sent to a 2hp filter and the sawtooth wave from oscillator 1 is sent to the MakeNoise MMG.
Both filters are output to the MakeNoise Morphagene, which provides some background layers as the piece progresses. The Morphagene starts pitched up an octave and down an octave at various times. A splice is recorded and rerecorded periodically with a trigger from Pamela's Workout.
The Morphagene outputs are summed and sent to the MakeNoise ErbeVerbe, whose output is sent to the final mix.
The sine output of the second oscillator of the DPO is sent to Optimix, whose LPG is opened and closed with an envelope from channel 1 of Maths, triggered by a random-ish trigger from the Wogglebug and'd with a trigger from Pamela's Workout.
The output from the Optomix is sent to the Chronoblob, with the Send and Output being sent directly to the final mix.
3 Modules #1: Maths, STO, Rings
My eurorack setup looks like this:
Disregarding the 1U row, there are 10 separate modules. This means that there are a total of 120 different three-module combinations possible with my setup. In this video series I intend to explore each and every one of those combinations.
To start it all off: Here’s a drone piece featuring Maths, STO and Rings. I’m using a feedback loop through Rings, which is in «sympathetic strings» mode, over a low drone from the STO. And, of course, Maths provides some complex modulations of the sounds.
In principle, each patch will consist of only the three modules in the given combination. HOWEVER, the 1U row is «fair game». Some combinations may necessitate mixing, attenuation or an input clock signal, and this is why I won’t count the bottom row of utilities as separate modules. I’ll be happy to take requests as to which combinations to try out next.
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Volca jam for Jamuary 2018: day 1
“Jamuary” is a yearly event where people upload short music jams every day throughout the month of January. This submission is for January 1st.
Korg Volca Sample + Retrokits RK-002 + Korg Monotron Delay
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca FM + Zoom MS-70CDR
Korg Volca Keys + GFI System Specular Reverb V2
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Behringer XENYX QX1002USB
Recorded with iPhone 7.
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How I Patch // tiny ambient modular patching process
Finally, here is one of my patch, I don't know if it's a tutorial or not. Excuse my poor langage, I'm French. Thanks for listening and viewing.
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modulaire maritime case & modules
Marbles Rings Plaits Clouds (uBurst) Ears
- Make Noise Morphagene
- Modulaire Maritime Victor Alpha I
- Dreadbox multiple
no external processing
Spring in Blue | Eurorack Modular Ambient
Taking a break from recording to...record. Got a new, better tripod and I wanted to try it out.
This one is inspired by lingering feelings from winter.
Eurorack and Audiothingies P6.
Audiothingies P6 into Pittsburgh In/Out, multed to:
- Mutable Instruments Clouds (looping delay mode, 3rd quality setting, no feedback or delay...acting as sort of a bit-shifting filter with tape hiss and reverb)
- Doepfer A-189-1 (first mode) into Mannequins Three Sisters into Make Noise Erbe-Verb
- Optodist into Alright Devices Chronoblob Delay
Mutable Instruments Rings (modal synthesis mode, monophonic, Brightness down around 10 o'clock, Damping around 3, Position around noon, Structure around 10:30)
SLIDE/TREMELO GUITAR LEAD
Mutable Instruments Rings (non-linear string mode, quadriphonic, Brightness around 3, Damping around 3, Position around 1, Structure around 10) into Intellijel Polaris (LP mode A) into second Mutable Instruments Clouds (same mode as the other Clouds).
- Rings in is being fed by Mutable Instruments Clouds on CLOU
- The CV from the sequence is running through Make Noise Maths Channel 1, which is being used to add slew/glide.
- FM of Polaris is being modulated by Qu-Bit NanoRand in stepped random mode.
Korg Electribe 2 to Vermona QMi2 MIDI to CV.
Structures Ambient Eurorack Modular Synth
'Structures' for 2 voice Modular Synthesizer
Music theory is one of my passions. One of my favorite concepts that I learned while studying jazz guitar in college is Upper Structure Triads. Upper structure triads are a way of extending the notes in a chord by superimposing a related triad on top of it. For example, in this piece, I have one voice using only the notes in a C# minor triad: C#, E, G#. To open the harmony up and add richness, you continue adding thirds on top of that chord, here those notes are B, D#, F#. Looking at this three notes alone you notice they make up a B major triad. There we have it, using the upper structure triad of B major superimposed on a C# minor triad to paint a beautifully suspended-minor mood. This concept can go as far as you want to take it. Another thing I like to do is consider any normal scale with 7 notes. Remove the least important note, now you’re left with 6, and divide those 6 notes into 2 groups of 3 anyway you want. Experiment and appreciate the beautify of music theory.
// PATCH NOTES
Make Noise DPO sequenced by MARBLES, quantized with Arpitect
Mutable Instruments PLAITS sequenced by uO_c on Quantermain mode
All voices processed by Whimsical Raps THREE SISTERS filter and Strymon MAGNETO delay.
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Suzanne Ciani gives an in-depth demonstration of how she composes using the Buchla 200e for our latest Composer Magazine feature.
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Rainy Day Modular #3 - Zvex Lo-Fi Junky, Temps Utile, Moog Mother 32
texture for echoing strings...
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Rainy day modular synth improv.
Rainy day modular synth improv.
Gleeman Pentaphonic on a rainy day
No external effects - Pure Gleeman
Modular #1 Shades Eurorack ambient
Eurorack modular newbie patch.
No post process ! Headphones are better.
Patch notes to come
a glorious blue between storms // ambient drone improvisation, eurorack modular & cassette tape
a live performance in one take. an ambient drone improvisation for modular synthesizer, monome grid, cassette tape, effects, and field recording. gentle music for winter weather.
it's been mostly cold and gray where i live; intermittent rain showers and chill winds. yet every now and then, the clouds vanish entirely, and the deepest, palest winter blue fills the heavens. i wanted to put all that loveliness into a song for two projects this week: disquiet junto 0258 and weekly beats 49. (
i recorded four long rhodes and juno 106 improvisations to tape in advance, then played them throughout the piece with the mt4x faders. this was my first time using the cassette deck as an instrument and not just as a recording endpoint. on the modular synthesizer side of things, the monome grid is used to play melodies via earthsea, controlling a mannequins mangrove oscillator running into the three sisters filter, and then into mutable instruments clouds for granular fx. from there, it went out to the strymon delay and reverb pedals. another channel of the modular played back the rain sounds via the music thing radiomusic at far right.
this song isn't identical to the recorded version on soundcloud, as i didn't have time to film that session before the weekly beats deadline. but this video does show the same process.
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recorded for weekly beats 2016 #49 and disquiet junto 0258. december 12, 2016.
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Haiku Nº 01 - Oceans Away // Reflections and Modular Meditations - Self Generation
Reflections of one,
the ocean deep in thought,
noise to pass the time
Modular Field Trip Ep. 1 - Tidal Ambience with Mutable Instruments Rings, & Moog Mother 32
tidal ambience to soothe the shaking sea,
Took the station wagon, Wilma (Wilma Wagon) out to the beach today for some nice ambient patching. This will be the start of a new series, each episode with a new natural wonder, each with a new patch and each episode featuring Wilma. Enjoy!
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***Power was graciously received from Wilma Wagon’s battery and a power inverter. Audio was recorded with a Scarlett 2i2, and some DI boxes.
// Key Pings: Moog Mother 32
LFO Rate is randomly controlled by its own assignable output
Sequencer is randomly reset at random intervals also from its assignable output.
// Drone: Rings
Rings is receiving Mother 32’s KB output for the v/o
Intellijel Dixie II in LFO mode is controlling Ring’s Structure CV using the sine wave output
Ring’s is being strummed by Mother 32’s LFO Square Wave
Brightness is controlled by Mother 32’s VCO Pulse Wave
The triangle wave output from Dixie ii attenuated by Triatt is controlling the Position CV.
Mother 32’s triangle wave is attenuated then sent into Rings frequency CV for a very small amount of vibrato.
The Mother 32’s output is being fed into a Boss ME-50 which supplies heavy amounts of reverb and delay. It is also run through the JHS Alpine and then into a second delay, the MXR Carbon Copy.
Rings output is being sent though into Ocean Verb set in Shimmer mode. The mix is 75% Wet output.
Faintly in the background is the natural audio captured by the camera’s mic. This is unaffected.
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Woodstock 1 - Eurorack Modular Generative Ambient
Rainy Resonance - Eurorack Modular
Intellijel uVCF in self oscillation modulated by random hits on the Dixie LFO for water drops. MakeNoise MMG with a slightly out of sync Function for the rising tone. Simple 4-note melody from DPO sequenced by Rene. Delay courtesy of Memory Boy.
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Rainy night ambient Eurorack Modular music...
Mutable instruments braids 4msDLD Dual looping delay intelligel Metropolis 20bpm Eurorack Modular synth
Modular Session 1
My first recording on my home-built modular rack!
All circuits are by Ray Wilson from Music From Outer Space.
PCBs and panels made on CNC router using Convertio, Diptrace freeware version, Flatcam, bCNC, Front Panel Designer, and Easel.
Modules so far:
Micro Sample and Hold (S&H)
Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO)
Voltage Controlled 12 db Filter (VCF)
Dual Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) [unused]
Envelope Generator (EG) [unused]
Voltage Controlled Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO)
Delayed Modulation Module (LFO, EG, VCA in one)
Voltage Controlled Echo Module
Haiku Nº 06 Latitudeº // Elements, Rings, & Clouds,
Watching the weather,
Shifts forward then back again,
Sipping on the rain.
- Self Generative Version of Latitudeº Feeling the warmth from this patch in the increasingly cold weather..
- PATCH TRACES -
Bass / Chords ~
- RINGS // in Sympathetic String Chord Mode sending audio to Lo-Fi Junky.
- Brightness and Damping Modulated by Voltage Block
- Receiving pitch from Voltage Block
Lead Voice ~
- STO // sine wave out processed by Clouds.
- Receiving pitch from Voltage Block
Clicks & Percussive Grains ~
- ELEMENTS // processed by Three Sisters Formant mode High and Centre inputs and outputs.
- Receiving pitch from Voltage Block
Voltage Block The Brains ~
- Clocked by Intellijel Dixie II
- Modulating sound sources and Three Sisters
- Providing Pitch
Make Noise Rosie in the Output Stage
Modular in the Bush - Tower Hill - battery powered eurorack
can you power a case full of eurorack modular gear on a battery? YEP.
Should you do it on a kinda rainy day? noooo...
But I tried.
Here I've dragged out some gear to a place about 400 km west of Melbourne, and in a mad rush due to the weather recorded a jam on my Zoom Q4. It was also an experiment in seeing how melodic I could get with a rack full of drum orientated modules.
Plan is to do more of these, but with a little more forethought, and in better weather...
Improv W/ MOOG SUB37 + KORG MINILOGUE + MODULAR SYNTHESIZER | Live #1
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Let go .. Modular ambient with Rings, Mother 32 & Telharmonic
First video with my modular! 2 main voices (Mutable Instruments Rings & Moog Mother 32) with additional noise by Make Noise Telharmonic. Focus on textures and movement.
M32 (VCO Pulse) - Unity Ch1 - LxD (6dB) - M32 (Mix) - Clouds
Rings & Telharmonic (N out) - Unity Ch2 - LxD (12dB) - M32 (Mix) - Clouds
Maths modulating Clouds & Rings
Maths providing enveloppes for LxD
M32 sequence is going to O&C, is quantized and octave-shifted and back to M32
Temps Utile striking LxD
O&C clocked by Temps Utile
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nostalgic jamuary 2020 // modular , minilogue xd
Jamuary session with some modular stuff and Minilogue XD
Outside Jam with Small Eurorack System
Dawless jam with Squarp Hermod,Nebulae2 ,Zdsp,Magneto,Rings Clouds,Basimilus Iteritas Alter,Elements,Qpass,Batumi, Cwejman VM-1, JPSynth Stereo mixer
Pamir // Novation Summit, Modular & Argon8
First patch with the Novation Summit in a clam and rainy day,
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Modular Jam w Pittsburgh Modular SV-1, Mutable Instruments Braids and Rings + Softube Modular
Korg Volca Modular - American Musical Supply
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A semi-modular analog synthesizer that makes modular synthesis more accessible and understandable than ever before.
Creating new sounds that don’t exist in the outside world is an unending dream which has continued since the birth of electronic musical instruments. This dream has evolved and expanded throughout the development of new and unique music production devices.
The popularity of modular synthesizers around the world has generated new excitement and interest in the so-called West Coast style of synthesis that deviates from traditional synthesis norms.
The compact body of this volca synth features eight modules and 50 patch points. While learning the basics of a modular synth, you can use popular features of the volca synthesizer line to control a unique and different flavor of analog sounds.
An analog synth composed of modules
The volca modular is a semi-modular synthesizer consisting of independent analog synth modules, digital effects, and a sequencer. Each of the modules has been carefully selected for its stand-alone completeness. The modules are internally connected so that sound can be produced even before connecting the included pin cables, and the routing is shown by white lines on the panel. Module connections via a pin cable take priority over the internal connections, bypassing them.
SOURCE: This consists of a triangle VCO carrier and a modulator. The complex overtones generated by FM modulation are sent through a wave folder circuit to add additional overtones, producing a distinctive sound. This module is important in determining the basic character of the sound of volca modular.
FUNCTIONS: This section consists of two function (envelope) generators. In addition to an ADH generator with attack, hold, and release, there's a Rise-Fall generator, also known as a slope generator, which not only applies time-varying change to the sound but also lets you patch the end trigger out back into the trigger in as a loop, making it usable as a VCO or LFO.
WOGGLE: This is a random signal generator containing a sample & hold circuit that uses pink noise as its source. Two outputs are provided, allowing it to output either stepped or smooth random noise.
SPLIT: This module distributes one input to two outputs. It can also be used in the reverse direction, combining two control or audio signals into one.
DUAL LPG: This consists of two low-pass gate circuits. Typical of the West Coast style of synthesis, the module packages a filter with an amp, allowing the brightness and volume of the sound to vary together.
UTILITY: This is a mixing scaling module that combines two signals in various ways. It can mix not only audio signals but also control signals, as well as inverting or attenuating those signals.
SPACE OUT: This is a stereo module that applies a reverb-like effect to the audio signal.
SEQUENCE: This module is for connecting to the internal sequencer. You can set the tempo, and select different rhythm divisions to output via the gate counter.
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Lluvia de Mayo | Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer
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This is the first rain of the year after one year of drought in my country, I wanted to make a small track to celebrate it.
Main melody with Rings, lead provided by Plaits, both being processed by Clouds. The Behringer Neutron is providing the bass drone and also serving as modulation source and attenuator/mixer for Plaits & Rings.
External Effects: Zoom MS-50G, MS-70CDR & Behringer Vintage Delay pedal.
Field recording of rain: Tascam DR-05
Sequencer: Ableton Live with some midi randomizations.
Mastering: Waves J37 + Izotope Ozone Elements
Octatrack & Modular - Full Track #1
Octatrack playing drum samples and sending midi to Mutable Instruments Yarns. Bells and chimes are from MI Rings driven by Arpitect into Roland Demora Delay and Cursus Iteritas through Befaco Spring reverb. Joystick tweaking cutoff/resonance after Rings. Minibrute keyboard broke so it got chopped off and now it gets its midi from Octatrack too.
Multi-track recorded into Ableton for some comp/EQ/reverb/delay
Drone music: BD 1
Drone music. From the album One.
#jamuary2019 Day 3 // chill eurorack & minilogue jam
For this jam I started with a chord sequence on my minilogue, added some drums with my modular and jammed over the minilogue sequence.
That's pretty much all, I don't think that it will be the best of jamuary :P
Moogfest 2018 - Modular on the Spot, Moogfest | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer
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Moogfest 2018 (live edit)
Modular on the Spot
May 19, 2018
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All hardware performance/improvisation recorded straight to 2-track and mastered Premiere with compression and eq. This performance is an edit of the full 36-minute set available exclusively on Patreon.
I'm so grateful to have been a part of Moogfest 2018. It was great to hang a bit with lightbeams Emily Sprague, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Sean Hellfritsch and to see some cats—like Waajeed and Jamire Williams—from my 'past life' as a guitarist in NYC. Thank you to Yoga After Dark and Modular on the Spot for having me.
It was an honor to play another MotS event, this time alongside Rodent, Peter Speer, Sarah Belle Reid, Jake Pugh, Jerry Kaba, and Lee Coleman. As with my first MotS experience, the vibe was one of immense support. It was so much fun to lead the audience through some air guitar moves. Truthfully, I don't know how that happened, but I'm glad it did. Thanks to all who participated!
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Ambient Modular Vocalizations #1 | Eurorack Ambient
My first patch with my new Make Noise CV case. Sampled a MIRings/MakeNoise STO sequence I recorded the other day into the Morphagene running through MIClouds and Intellijel/Cylonix Rainmaker. Very slow LFO is modulating the slide on the Morphagene. Vocal improvisation utilizing the external input on the case into the Morphagene and again into the Rainmaker. Enjoy!
Winter Sessions: Episode 3
Modular jams for this winter, from this winter.
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