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Buying a Modular Synth Video by Keyboard Magazine

A new video by Keyboard Magazine covers a lot of topics around buying a modular synthesizer. If i am correct there is an article by Jim Aikin in the most recent issue of KeyboardMag to accompany this video... Check it out at your local magazine-store...
Video 1: Buying a Modular Synth (part 1) " 30-year Keyboard contributor and music technology guru Jim Aikin discusses what he learned buying his first modular synth rig, and shows us some of the modules."
Uploaded by keyboardmag1
Future episodes will be added to this post when available...

Also check out http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/modular-synthesis-demystified/152279

DIY Eurorack MIDI-to-CV Converter by Stereoping

Today i discovered Stereoping and its interesting line of products.

Stereoping was founded by Gregor Zoll.
Since his graduate to a graphics designer he is selfemployed in 3D-computeranimation, programming and development of computergames.
As a sideline he always made lots of music and repaired, altered and – in the end – developed lots of musical equipment like drumcomputers and synthesizers.
As his ideas got more concrete and his developments got more professional through the years, he started a business in 2013 for the development and worldwide shipping of innovative diy-assembly kits for musical devices.

If this business will develop as he hopes, his goal will be to offer complete out-of-the-box products in some years...
Stereoping produces 'DIY assembly kits for making magical music' and will be opening a webshop in early 2014, where he will be selling some of the products shown on their site. Some modules will also be available as a DIY-kit... They also have a special Eur…

Modular Christmas Gif by Richard Devine

Okay... Christmas is already over, but i still want to share this nice Gif created by Richard Devine.
It totally brings out the (analog) Christmas spirit... ;-)


Find Richard Devine on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RichardDevine and on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/richarddevine on Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/richarddevine or just at richard-devine.com

Intellijel Atlantis Dual Oscillator Subtractive Synth Voice Announced

Intellijel just keeps on surprising with cool new Eurorack modules
Today they announced the Atlantis, a Dual Oscillator Subtractive Synth Voice

" The Atlantis is heavily inspired by the architecture and sound of the classic Roland SH-101.
It has always been one of our favorite synths and we really liked how the seemingly limited architecture allowed for all sorts of creative and musically useful sounds to be easily generated.

Just like the 101 it is quick to dial in beautifully rich bass and lead sounds.  However this module uses triangle core VCOs (based on the Dixie core) instead of Saw core which respond much more musically to FM.  The modulation oscillator can be used as an LFO or VCO (audio rate) and both track very precisely over 8 or more octaves.


In the mixer section you can adjust the balance of the primary oscillators waveforms including a sinewave which is normalled to the EXT IN jack.  You could also patch in one of the modulation oscillators waveforms into this cha…

Let me show you my rack... by @Flixxx

Felix from Germany (@Flixxx) was asked to make a video of the Eurorack gear that he uses to make his music and videos. Here's his narrated studio-tour... Don't forget to check out the other links below the video for more interesting stuff.
Video: Let me show you my rack ... " I was asked to show my Eurorack. Here you go. Please show me your's and subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...
If you have any questions, post them as a comment below :) Thanks for watching!

____MY EURORACK MODULAR SYNTH ON MODULARGRID.COM:
http://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/vi...
____MY WHOLE SETUP EXPLAINED:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7yb2r...
____MY OTHER EURORACK VIDEOS:
Doepfer Clock Divider as Sub-Oscillator:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5FnhF...
Make Noise Function as Sub-Oscillator:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKtQ-_...
Turing Machine as VCO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoNGHV...
Circuit Abbey Invy as Waveshaper:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCr5xn.…

Modular Wild presents PATCH IT - "The Gargantuan Patch"

A new PATCH IT series by Raul Pena started today.

Video: Modular Wild presents PATCH IT - "The Gargantuan Patch" (Part One)

"The Gargantuan Patch"- This segment explores Eurorack Modular patching on a 9U Monorocket System. Part One of Four.Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video: Modular Wild presents PATCH IT - "The Gargantuan Patch" (Part Two)
"The Gargantuan Patch"- This segment explores Eurorack Modular patching on a 9U Monorocket System. Part Two of Four.Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video: Modular Wild presents PATCH IT - "The Gargantuan Patch" (Part Three)

"The Gargantuan Patch"- This segment explores Eurorack Modular patching on a 9U Monorocket System. Part Three of Four.Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video: Modular Wild presents PATCH IT - "The Gargantuan Patch" (Part Four)
"The Gargantuan Patch"- This segment explores Eurorack Modular patching on a 9U Monorocket System. Part Four of …

Doepfer A-190-8 Midi/USB to Sync Interface Now Available

At the end of the year, Doepfer finally announced that the A-190-8 Midi/USB to Sync Interface is available starting today.

Basically this module divides the incoming MIDI or USB clock messages into smaller steps.
You could look at the A-190-8 as a modular version of the MSY2 MIDI-to-SYNC Converter. It was already announced in December last year, and besides the normal MSY2 functions this module also features multiple simultaneous outputs and added USB support.
Here are the most important features of this version of the module: - Midi input (recognizes only Midi realtime messages clock, start, stop and continue)

- USB input for Midi via USB

-Clock outputs:
96: outputs the Midi clock 1:1 (96 pulses per measure/ppm or 24 pulses per quarter note/ppq)
32: outputs the Midi clock divided by 3 (32 pulses per measure/ppm or 8 pulses per quarter note/ppq)
16: outputs the Midi clock divided by 6 (16 pulses per measure/ppm or 4 pulses per quarter note/ppq)
8: outputs the Midi clock divided by 12 …

Doepfer A-100 Xmas Edition

The coolest Christmas module comes from the Doepfer website:


" Season's greetings and best wishes for the New Year to all our customers and business partners ! "
- Doepfer

" ...We are closed from December 21st, 2013 until January 06th 2014. During this time no order processing, no shipping, no email or phone support, no receipt of goods, no repairs and so on."

HackMe Vectr Open Source 3D Sensing Gesture Controller

Now here's a cool new Kickstarter project;
The Vectr Open Source 3D Sensing Gesture Controller is a nice new way of controlling your modular Eurorack synthesizer.

It's like a cross between the Korg KaosPad and some kind of (Roland) D-Beam interface (or theremin) that can control sound and effects via hand movements interacting (measuring the distance) with an infrared beam of light.
They hope to fit it all on a 32 HP panel (the prototype size is 36 HP wide).

" The Hackme Vectr is an entirely new and unique way to interact with a modular synthesizer.
Vectr is a three dimensional control interface designed for Eurorack modular system.
It senses the location of a hand over its face and outputs a signal proportional to position for each axis: x (left and right), y (up and down), and z (in and out).
So, you can control three things at one time, like turning three knobs all at once by moving your hand through the air.

The possibilities are truly infinite. You could control the …

Modular Wild Presents: TipTopAudio Z3000 Smart VCO MkII Profile and Sounds

2 Fresh new Modular Wild Presents episodes by Raul Pena, this time all about the TipTopAudio Z3000 Smart VCO MkII.

Modular Wild Presents PROFILE-TipTop Audio Z3000 Smart VCO Mk. II

" A short overview of the TipTop Audio Z3000 Mk. II Smart VCO. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Modular Wild presents SOUNDS-TipTop Audio Z3000 Smart VCO Mk. II-Basic Waveforms
" A short look at the different basic waveforms and sound ps of the Tiptop Audio Z3000 Smart VCO Mk. II. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Cheap Eurorack HP Adding Solution by Patrick Egger

Patrick Egger posted a very interesting idea in the Doepfer A-100 Facebook Group with a simple solution to give you just that extra little bit of extra HP width for only one Euro.

The pictures are self-explanatory...



I think it's a really smart solution, and very usable in this case as audio/headphone/CV-splitter.
This option is only suitable for passive modules (safety first), but an A-182-1 Switched Multiple would also look great there...


Modular Raga by Raphaël Combremont

I stumbled upon this video from YouTube today. A track that mainly features the A-199 Spring Reverb (I assume with its original reverb tank) and with the help of a few other modules.
Video: Modular Raga by Raphaël Combremont
"A patch to fully benefit of my new Doepfer spring reverb module. The artists : René, DPO, Wogglebug, and the special guest Doepfer Spring Reverb.
Thank you to the people who made these fantastic modules coming to life !"
Uploaded by Raphaël Combremont

Jomox Bassdrum and Percussion Eurorack Modules Announced

Last weekend Jomox announced that their first set of Eurorack drum modules are shipping...

The ModBase 09 Bassdrum module is an impressive looking module with many knobs and buttons and plenty of CV modulation options.
They also have MIDI Inputs, what makes them even cooler...

" For regular modular use, analog routable CV inputs and an analog output are accessible via 3.5mm jacks. The Gate can be configured as 0-5V (0-15V is accepted too), inversed or s-trigger.

Everything is storeable and can be recalled via encoder klick from 100 presets. But for the analog feel of modular, eight potentiometers give you the fine and precise editing of the most important parameters without stepping through menus.

E-Drummers can create complete E-drum setups, because there is an internal Jomox analog connection bus with a fast digital link which can do a submix and an FX send mix from each module hooked up to the bus.
With this system bus you won't need to use the audio outputs but instead y…

Modular Wild Presents - Modular Wild "Pilot" (2012) by Raul Pena

Raul Pena is still celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Modular Wild.
As another thank you to the fans he also uploaded this video, a special extended version (37 minutes) of his original Modular Wild releases.

Video: Modular Wild Presents Modular Wild "Pilot" (2012)

" This is an unreleased video of how I originally envisioned my show Modular Wild. I used it when filing for copyright.
In commemoration of my one year anniversary this video has been drawn out from my archive for others.
Ultimately the show evolved into a shorter episodic version and the segments contained in this video were released individually.
Thanks to all those who support Modular Wild and continue to subscribe and watch.Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Modular Wild Presents - Modular Wild One Year Anniversary Video by Raul Pena

Raul Pena is celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Modular Wild  today. Congratulations Raul, and thank you for the amazing videos. As a thank you note he uploaded this next video...
Video: Modular Wild Presents Modular Wild One Year Anniversary Video

"A short video discussing the one year anniversary of Modular Wild. Talking about the original creation of Modular Wild, its progress over the past year, and future.  Thanks to all those who make it possible.Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Congratulations Raul, and thank you all those years of amazing videos! Including this last one with your Modular Wild project... but please remember my name next time ;-) PatchPierre(.Net) (NetPierre is my other pseudonym)

Check out Raul's latest survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K3Z9PVF

Other places to find Raul's World of Synths on the Web: raulsworldofsynths on YouTube raulsworldofsynths on Vimeo raulsworldofsynths on SoundCloud raulsworldofsynths at iTunes raulsworldofsynths at CD…

Raul Pena's 12 days of Modular 2013

Raul Pena just published the first of 12 videos for his annual series the 12 Days of Modular.
You can watch the 2012 series episodes HERE and the series from 2011 HERE
Its moved over from RaulsWorldofSynths to Modular Wild this year, new sounds.
Modular Wild Presents 12 days of Modular 2013-Day 1-Wavetables

"First in a series of 12 videos during the month of December. Each video's music started with a different foundation of Modular Sounds. This video began as an exploration of wavetables. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Modular Wild Presents 12 days of Modular 2013-Day 2-VCOs
" Second in a series of 12 videos during the month of December. Each video's music started with a different foundation of Modular Sounds. This video began as an exploration of VCOs. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Modular Wild Presents 12 days of Modular 2013-Day 3-LFOs
" Third in a series of 12 videos during the month of December. Each video's music started with a different fo…

Raul's World of Synths presents PATCH IT- "The Intermission Patch"

Raul Pena uploaded a new video, as some kind intermezzo between his Doepfer A-144 Morphing Controller/ Waveshaper Video videos. (4 parts in total)
Video 1: Raul's World of Synths presents PATCH IT- "The Intermission Patch" " A multi-part segment of improvised patching. "The Intermission Patch" is aptly named due to it acting as an intermission during the regularly scheduled Doepfer A144 series. Stay tuned for a completed version later this month. For now some patching." Sound and Video by Raul Pena."
Video 2: Raul's World of Synths Presents PATCH IT-" Intermission Patch" Part Two

"New segment of PATCH IT for Raul's World of Synths. A continued exploration of "The Intermission Patch". Part Two of Three. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."
Video 3: Raul's World of Synths Presents PATCH IT-" Intermission Patch" Part Three
"New segment of PATCH IT for Raul's World of Synths. A continued explora…

Critter & Guitari Melody Mill Eurorack Note Generation Module

Critter & Guitari announced their first Eurorack module, the Melody Mill today.

" The Critter & Guitari Melody Mill is a note generation module for Eurorack modular synthesizers.
It contains a keyboard, CV outputs, CV clock input, built-in arpeggiators, a sequencer, and MIDI capabilities.
With the Melody Mill you can:
- Use the CV output to control oscillators
- Connect your MIDI controller or computer into your modular setup using the MIDI input
- Play notes, record and playback sequences and arpeggios on your favorite modules
- Convert MIDI clock into CV pulses
- Clock the arpeggiator with an LFO for strange melodies
- 'Hold' notes for drones
- Connect the built-in square wave oscillator directly to a filter or an amp

The Melody Mill generates 1-Volt per octave, trigger, and gate control voltages.
These signals are used to trigger other synthesizer modules. Notes may be played on the built-in keyboard or received via MIDI.
The notes may be used directly to gener…

Gijs Gieskes Euroboy

It's always refreshing to see new Eurorack creations by Dutch designer Gijs Gieskes.

His latest creation is a Eurorack module that is based on, and controlled by a Nintendo Gameboy device and was presented at the Europe in 8 Bits festival in Amsterdam last weekend, where he also showed some other designs and installations.
As always you can find the schematics of this module on his website HERE

He uploaded a few videos that show off the functionality. Enjoy!
Video: Euroboy doing Tetris
Video 2: Euroboy playing Graba
Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/ggijs
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/g1j5
and http://gieskes.nl/

QU-Bit Electronix Nebulæ

QU-Bit Electronix is a new Eurorack modular synthesizer company based in North America founded by Andrew Ikenberry and Jason Lim.
They love open source hardware/software, and put their knowledge together to create this first QU-Bit module, the Nebulæ.

Nebulæ is an audio file player/granular oscillator in the Eurorack modular synthesizer format.
It uses sound files to create loops, melodies, granular clouds, drones, pads and any sound recorded audio is capable of generating. It comes with 1 GB of royalty free samples recorded and mastered specifically for Nebulæ.

Main features:
- Plays .wav, .aif, .flac , and .ogg files from a USB device- No naming convention for files
- Independent control of pitch and speed
- 1 V/oct pitch tracking
- MIDI control over all parameters
- DSP engine by Csound ( Csound is a C-Based Audio Programming Language) http://www.csounds.com/
- Looping / one shot capabilities

Video 1: Nebulae Drum Break

" Demonstration of the 'freeze' and granular fun…

Random Video: Cardio Bass & Respiration Synth by Ukrets

Mark Mennings (@sensien) brought this next video to my attention.
A nice example of biorythmic/posture control of a doepfer modular.

Video: Cardio Bass & Respiration Synth

" Ukrets uses the ephysm.us biomusic performance and authoring platform. Performed by the Holminid with synthesis by Sensien, using a modular analogue synth. Everything is generated from live biosignals and postures, except the obligatory 808 kick that was added for structural support. The track consists of two patches recorded in succession, mixed without any further editing or processing. Jaala, Finland, July 2013. http://ephysm.us"
" ...we convert the signals from the wireless sensor belt to OSC, which is then used to create triggers and control ableton. This is converted to CV."

Read more about it on MuffWiggler,
and don't forget to check out http://ephysm.us/electronic physiological music

Quick SiteTip: CatSynth.Com

Funny how most of the modular synth-lovers that i know seem to be serious cat-lovers as well.

Because of this, you might also have heard of CatSynth.com before...

The CatSynth blog started in July 2006 and covers Cats, Synthesizers, Music, Art, Opinion and more...
Besides that, CatSynth regularly features reviews of music and art.
The focus is on modern, contemporary or experimental work in a variety of media. 
Catsynth primarily covers the San Francisco Bay Area, but occasionally find themselves in New York or such far away locales as an electronic music show in Tokyo or an underground club in Shanghai.

Want to see how it all started in 2006?
Find their inaugural post with the photo of the cat (Luna) that started it all… HERE

http://www.catsynth.com
http://twitter.com/catsynth
https://www.facebook.com/catsynth

2Egress Studio Furniture and Cases

After the recent wave of interesting new Eurorack-modules you might run out of rack-space pretty soon...
I recently stumbled upon a Canadian firm that builds and designs studio furniture and Eurorack cases.

2Egress is a three year old small business located in Toronto, Canada that specializes in technical furniture for recording studios and film editing suites.

"Growing up with an avid woodworking father, Brock inherited a love for all things wooden, and developed a passion for restoring classic racing sailboats.
These experiences have been stepping stones to the high quality, detail oriented pieces that he designs and builds today.

As a schooled audio engineer and musician, it became clear to Brock that studio furniture had become stuck in the 60's and 70's - ugly and utilitarian to excess, the standard pressboard self-assembled furniture available was not recognizing the unique needs nor aesthetic discernment of the industry.
Some time ago they had been invited to build…

Make Noise Sub Timbral Oscillator (STO)

Make Noise released their Make Noise Sub Timbral Oscillator (STO) and it looks quite interesting.
The STO is a "compact Voltage Controlled Oscillator designed for generating SINE waves, Variable wave-SHAPEs, SUB-Octaves, Oscillator SYNC and Linear FM in the analog domain.  The Sub-Timbral Oscillator is the more subtle and melodic friend to the DPO's complex harmonic lattice.

It features:
- Triangle Core with outputs for SINE, SUB and Variable SHAPE
- Unique Variable SHAPE circuit ripples Even and Odd harmonics for subtle timbral shifts
- Linear FM input with Depth control
- EXPOnential input for deep FM, SYNC sweeps or Transposition of sequences
- SUB-Oscillator yields max bass
- S-Gate input for gating or sync of SUB-Osc. independent of other outputs
- Hard SYNC circuit which combined with Linear FM and Variable SHAPE yields harmonically rich sounds
- Pairs well with the MMG or Optomix"
Video: Make Noise Sub Timbral Oscillator (STO)
Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/u…

Random Video: Doepfer A100 vs Moog Modular by Kevin Farrow

Kevin Farrow posted a nice video, comparing his Doepfer A-120 Moog filter with an original Moog modular system...

Video: Doepfer A100 v Moog Modular by Kevin Farrow

" Spot the difference. This is a comparison of my new Doepfer Modular A100 System fitted with the A120 (Moog) 24db Filter compared to Tom's Mighty Moog Modular.
Not bad considering the Doepfer is about £30,000 cheaper !"
Uploaded by Kevin Farrow

Doepfer A-166-2 Logic Module Announced

Via the Doepfer A-100 Usergroup on Yahoo we found out today that Dieter and his crew are working on an additional logic module (A-166-2).

You probably remember the original A-166 Dual Logic Module, which is a double logic device that combines digital control / clock signals.
Read all about that module HERE.
A typical application of this module is the combination of digital signals of the A-100 gates, clocks and triggers to obtain "gated" clocks or rhythmic clock patterns.
The new A-166-2 "...will also include - among other functions - a flipflop.
( The output will turn high as soon as the first pulse of the "gate stream at audio rate" appears and stay high until the gate turns low.)
Sometimes I'd like to have a flipflop function in certain patches.
A simple zero-crossing comparator could be added to this module too.  The A-166-2 will probably also include a rising edge detector (outputs a short pulse at the rising edge of a digital input signal) and a fall…

I Dream of Wires Extended Interviews

"I Dream of Wires" is a crowdfunded independent documentary film about the resurgence of the modular synthesizer and is written and directed by Robert Fantinatto with Jason Amm (Ghostly International recording artist Solvent) serving as producer and co-writer.

The 'Hardcore Edition', a four-hour long 2-DVD-set, was released a few months ago and distributed amongst the crowd-funders and pre-orderers all over the world.
- sale started September 16 via http://science-with-synthesizers.myshopify.com/)

The 4-hour long documentary Hardcore Edition is definitely worth watching/buying, but if you don't have the funds, you can also entertain yourself by watching the Extended Interviews that are still online at their Vimeo account.

If you're not familiar with the I Dream of Wires Extended Interview series, they've released 9 of them so far. See the list below.
They will be releasing one more free Extended Interview piece in 2014.

Edit Dec 13, 2013 - I Dream Of Wires …

PatchPierre Twitter Lists

Over the last few weeks I have been making various synth-related Lists on my PatchPierre Twitter account. I personally think they are a great resource for synth-news and can be very helpful if you need a synth repair service or if you are looking for a new case... These lists will be expanded over time, i hope you can help me by DM-ing me the Twitter accounts that I might have missed, or just leave a comment below...

So far I made 7 separate Lists containing:
Modular Synth Makers
A public list of mainly Eurorack module-makers. Feel free to DM me more suggestions...
Synthesizer Magazines
Synth mags... online or printed on dead trees
Synth Shops
Synthesizer- sellers from all over the world
Synthesizer Manufacturers
Makers of synthesizers and drum-machines from all over the planet  Synthesizer Bloggers
Synth fanatics who like to share... - list still under construction...
Synth Repair Services
People and shops who might be able to help you with your broken synth  Modular Case Makers
Makers o…

Doepfer History: MVP1 MIDI Volume Pedal

The Doepfer MVP1 MIDI Volume Pedal was manufactured from 1991 until 1994 and was available as a kit, ready built pc board or complete pedal unit (i.e. built into a foot controller).

The MVP1 was a programmable unit that could be used as volume (factory setting) or expression-pedal.
It featured MIDI In and Out so it could be placed between your keyboard and a sound module.

Via a learn button and internal DIPswitches you could change this module's functions.
Other parameters that could be controlled with this unit were volume, modulation, portamento, aftertouch, pitchbend, and velocity.

The MVP1 was also published as a DIY article in the July 1994 issue of electronic magazine ELEKTOR which was published in different languages (German, French, English, Dutch).

Elektor is a monthly magazine about all aspects of electronics, first published as "Elektuur" in the Netherlands in 1960, and was published worldwide in many languages including English, German, French, Greek, Spanish…

Doepfer A-100LC3 Low-Cost Case Announced

Quite fast after they released their A-100BP case, Doepfer has now announced another new case to house your eurorack modules. This time it is a low-cost case that will probably be available from the end of 2013.

The A-100LC3 is the "small brother" of the low cost case A-100LC6 (and A-100LC9). It is very similar to the A-100LC6 but offers only one row with 84 HP for installation of modules.  The A-100LC3 is equipped with one power supply (1200mA) and one bus board. 
Because of the limited space the power supply of the DIY-Kit #1 with an external transformer is used (same as for the DIY-Kit #1). 
On the left side of the case the connector for the external transformer is located.
The external transformer is not shown in the above pictures.  The outside dimensions in mm are about 445 (width) x 160 (depth) x 150 (height). 
The price of the A-100LC3 will be around Euro 180-200 (including external power supply for 230 or 115V AC, without modules).
One of the benefits of having th…

Intellijel Metropolis Preliminary Info

One of the most interesting modules i have seen in a while has been sent out to various testers in the last few weeks.

The Intellijel Metropolis is a 'complex multi stage pitch and gate Eurorack sequencer', based on the RYK M-185 sequencer from the early Roland M-100 series.
This RYK module has always intrigued me, and i was always hoping someone would bring this style of sequencing/programming to the Eurorack.
(Watch some of the original RYK M-185 demos HERE and HERE)

Intellijel worked out an agreement with RYK earlier this year to create this only official Eurorack adaptation of his brilliant sequencer design.
It has taken many months to procure all the special parts and the design has already gone through several hardware revisions. 
Looking at the prototype picture that i see floating all over the internet, i see it has a quite lot of extra features.
It's a big, space-consuming module (34HP wide) and it looks very impressive with its rows of sliders for pitch and pulse…

Doepfer A-144 Morphing Controller/ Waveshaper Video Tutorials by Raul Pena

Time for another brand new tutorial series by Raul Pena.
The series that started today is all about the Doepfer A-144 Morph Controller/ Waveshaper
Enjoy!

Video 1: Doepfer A144 Morph Controller Basics
" A short look at the Doepfer A144 Morph Controller. Includes a discussion of some of the basic features and functions of the the A144. This module is intended as an expander unit for the Doepfer A135 Voltage Controlled Mixer.Sound and video by Raul Pena."
Video 2: Doepfer A144 Morph Controller- Audio Demo Part One-Basic Morphing

" A short demonstration on the basic morphing with the Doepfer A144 Morph Controller. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 3: Doepfer A144 Morph Controller-Audio Demo 1-Basic Morphing continued

" A short demonstration on the basic morphing with the Doepfer A144 Morph Controller. Part Two of Two.Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 4: Doepfer A144 Morph Controller-Audio Demo 2-Basic Waveshaping Part One
" The next audio demonstra…

Random Video: Modular Synth - A-143-4 and A-149-1 Orchestral(ish) Sounds by IsVisible

Here's the latest modular synth video by IsVisible.
It's kind of orchestral-ish and features Doepfer's A-143-4 and A-149-1 modules.

Video: Modular Synth - A-143-4 and A-149-1 - Orchestral(ish) Sounds
Modular Synth - A-143-4 and A-149-1 - Orchestral(ish) Sounds from isvisible on Vimeo.

" Here we have the Doepfer A-143-4 Quad VC/LFO/VCO triggering the A-149-1 Random Voltages. The A-143-4 is also triggering the A-143-2 Quad ADSR along with providing a little cv to the A-110 VCO's.
All in all with a little filtering courtesy of the A-106-1 Xtreme Filter (Korg MS-20 inspired) and the A-124 Wasp (erm... a Wasp clone) it sounds a bit orchestral, in an abstract kinda way anyway.
Both line outs from the modular (bassier / brassier low end and plucked / reedish higher end) are going directly into a lovely old Tapco 4400 Dual Reverberation System then to my mixing desk where the audio is taken from."

Follow IsVisible on Twitter at https://twitter.com/isvisible More IsVis…