Archive for modular

some kind of Wogglebug controlled DPO meditation…

Posted in eurorack, gear, music with tags , , , , , on 16/10/2012 by sync24

A recent thread on the muffwigglers Eurorack forum asked what members are up to with their MakeNoise DPO.
I’ve spent a while fiddling about with it, trying to understand how it works…
here’s one video in particular which has been super-helpful:

So here’s my Wogglebug controlled DPO meditation with accompanyment by iTablaPro running on my iPhone…

first modular edit

Posted in creative practice, eurorack, gear, music with tags , , , , on 24/09/2012 by sync24

in august, NC asked me to piece together a brief edit of sounds i’ve been recording from my modular system.
it has turned into something of a demo or fantasia of sounds.
i finished it off on the 2nd of september, have just uploaded it to my Soundcloud page, shared it with a ‘group’ and posted it on the muffwigglers forum…

ordered the other Eurorack things i need from ADDAC

Posted in eurorack, gear with tags , , on 23/06/2012 by sync24

…as above – i have ordered a case and an oscillator from ADDAC:


Case – angled wood frame:

We Can Elude Control

Posted in conferences, culture, eurorack, gear, music, video with tags , , , , on 09/06/2012 by sync24

here’s my vid of Russell:

SnazzyFX ‘Ardcore…

Posted in creative practice, eurorack, gear, music, video with tags , , , on 22/05/2012 by sync24

i’ve ordered one of these from Postmodular,
it’s basically a Eurorack module with an Arduino in it.
so you can upload code to it and control it with the rest of your modular gear.
there’s a growing patch library available for it, and it looks to have been developed by Darwin Grosse who was part of the NY MAX Conference i went to.
here’s the video i made with him in – far right on the modular:

so here’s some info and threads about the ‘Ardcore:

vimeo video of it running a drum machine patch:

stg Sea Devils Filter – Eurorack…

Posted in eurorack, gear, music with tags , , , on 06/05/2012 by sync24

just grabbed an stg Sea Devils Filter from muffs too!

here’s the blurb from the above page:
“A three pole diode ladder lowpass filter with voltage controlled resonance.
There are two famous 3 pole diode ladder lowpass filters. One of them was in a little silver box of a synthesizer with integrated sequencer that was used to make “acid tracks” and the other one was in a big suitcase of a synthesizer with a silver faceplate and semi-integrated sequencer that was used to make tracks while on acid. This is the latter. We’re not going to name any names here but let’s hope we don’t have to mention any voltage controlled studios or electronic music studios to establish the lineage of this filter topology.
We can’t promise this thing will make sea devils appear on your lawn or models of airplanes fly from one side of the stage to the other, crashing into a papier mache sun at the end of your song, so please don’t be offended if these things fail to happen while using the filter- presuming you want to own one.”

and here’s a pic:

Plague Bearer – my first eurorack module

Posted in eurorack, gear, music with tags , , , on 05/05/2012 by sync24

just grabbed a flight of harmony Plague Bearer from muffs!

here’s the blurb from the above web page:
“What is the Plague Bearer?
The Plague Bearer is called a filter, but that is just a description of the circuit topology, what it can actually do goes way beyond that. It has been described as a filter, a waveshaper, a mangler, a crusher, and – my favorite – as an “FSU module”.
I think calling it a filter may be a bit misleading, but I have no idea what else to call it. It is a filter, but it does more (all at the same time, really) excessive phase shifting, waveforming, ringing, formant generation, and so on. I guess it could be called a waveform modifier or enhancer, but those don’t sound good either. I nameed it the Plague Bearer for a reason.
If you are looking for technical synthophile specs you are out of luck here. All f(h) devices are designed in accordance with how they sound, not to achieve mathematical perfection. The most common question I receive is, “what is the filter slope?”
Honestly, I never measured that. I specifically avoided the conventional approach while I was designing this circuit, so it’s very problematic to try to describe this filter in the normal terms. The slope is directly tied to the gain of the circuit, making it variable, and the Q is affected by all three filter controls. The setup is actually a combined High- and Low-pass. The corner frequencies are adjusted by the controls and can be overlapped completely, which gives a comb-filtering effect.”

and here’s a pic: