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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…

Random Video: Tuning in the Aliens by kv3x

Weird sounds from Jim Czech's studio...

Video: Tuning in the Aliens by kv3x

" Just some noise from the Eurorack... Playing with the Makenoise Maths (classic), Wogglebug, Hertz Donut, and Piston Honda... Lots of Malekko filter stuff, too. Output through the MicroDEC."

Uploaded by kv3x

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…