Archive for shruthi-1

Shruthi-1 in Sound On Sound

Posted in gear, links, midi, music with tags , , , , on 25/08/2012 by sync24

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep12/articles/shruthi-1.htm

Mutable Instruments Sidekick

Posted in creative practice, DIY, gear, music with tags , , , , , , , on 16/08/2012 by sync24

mmmm, i thought i’d posted about this before…
mutable instruments offer various filter boards to go along with the Shruthi-1 project.
i bought one of them after completing my initial build, then mutable released another project called the Sidekick: http://mutable-instruments.net/sidekick
i grabbed one of the boards and ordered the parts in May 2011 and probably completed the control board in August or September 2011.
it has its own enclosure, like the Shruthi-1, but has no midi as it’s basically just a filter or tone generator / drone machine. once i’d completed the control board i tested it with the filter that came with the Shruthi-1, it worked, so i took a photo and moved on to the next thing.
after ordering the GorF i thought i should get some older projects finished – the Sidekick being at the top of the list. so i have just finished building the SSM2044 filter board (info here: http://mutable-instruments.net/shruthi1/build/ssm2044).
here’s a couple of pics, without the case:

and a pic from a year ago with the case:

i’m reasonably happy with the finished artefact, though initially, it doesn’t make as much noise as i’d have liked…
maybe i need to spend more time with it until i find the good settings.

win a GorF competition entered…

Posted in DIY, gear, midi, music with tags , , , , on 02/07/2012 by sync24

For a little while i’ve been keeping an eye on vacoloco’s website (http://www.vacoloco.net/synths/gorf/) as he offers kits of various midi things – the important one for me being the GorF.
GorF is a tiny midi sequencer which i could get hooked up to my Shruthi-1 so i can get some use out of it (it tends to just sit around looking nice, but rarely gets switched on).

vacoloco has released completed versions of one of his own synths and is gearing up to make the GorF kits available again soon, so i’ve been hounding him 🙂
on his facebook page there’s a competition to win an assembled GorF so i have submitted the following track (i wont win!):

getting MIDI…

Posted in creative practice, gear, midi, music, software with tags , , , on 26/09/2011 by sync24

i’ve decided on the best MIDI controller to get.
as i’ve mentioned before, the Shruthi-1 could get used more if i had some midi controller for it, plus i could do with learning some midi software so i can control more things…
so, i grabbed a Korg MicroKontrol off eBay and have been having a play about with the Shruthi-1 and controlling sample playback etc in some X software.

here’s a fiddle i made using the X software:

Shruthi-1 with MAX controller by EATYone

Posted in creative practice, DIY, gear, music, software, video with tags , , , , , , , on 21/11/2010 by sync24


here’s a quick video of my first test with EATYone’s Shruthi1CCBeta interface.
running from my mac via midisport 2×2 into mutable instruments Shruthi-1.
it allows for control over all the audio editing parameters.
signal from the Shruthi-1 is running through my Roland RE201 Space Echo too.

here’s a follow-up vid where i got a bit of a track together:

First test where i managed to get Numerology running my Shruthi-1 and sending a MIDI clock signal out through my phil rees MDS MIDI to DIN Sync24 controlling the Roland TR808 and TB303.
There’s a little bit of effects via a Roland RE201 Space Echo and Roland SBF 325 Flanger Chorus.
The Shruthi-1’s audio settings are controlled via EATYone’s Shruthi1CCBeta MAX patch.
Next step for me is to get my Kenton Control Freak controlling the MAX patch…

here’s the mutable instruments forum thread where the MAX patch came from:
http://mutable-instruments.net/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=278&page=1#Item_0
http://www.eatyone.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/EATYone
http://mutable-instruments.net

Shruthi-1 learning how it works #2

Posted in creative practice, gear, music, research, software with tags , , on 13/11/2010 by sync24

quick post:

have been playing with the sequencer in the shruthi-1, and realised my jx-3p was (basic) midi too.
followed more of the ref manual on mutable instruments, then had a look through some other pages on there…
someone was looking at selling some stuff, namely an arduinome and pointed out a couple of monome apps that were usable with the shruthi-1.
http://mutable-instruments.net/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=208&page=1#Item_0
i tried polygome, made by stretta: http://flavors.me/stretta#_
from here: http://docs.monome.org/doku.php?id=app:polygome
monome forum discussion: http://post.monome.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=1850
one more: http://monome.org/articles/2008/07/21/polygom/
it sounded great running the shruthi-1 in mono mode, but i realised it’d do poly too, so hooked up the jx-3p…
wow!
i’ll be making a video, but in the meantime:

shruthi-1 snooping

Posted in research with tags , on 13/11/2010 by sync24

been having a look on the electro-music.com forum (home of the klee seq) for posts related to the shruthi-1 and found a couple, here’s one…
http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-39218.html&postorder=asc
one post in particular mentioned following developement on another forum, so i went and had a look:
http://www.bhajis-garden.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=856&highlight=shruti
now having a read.
this is also made by olivier:
http://www.chocopoolp.com/
so it’s nice to get a bit of background/context