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Doepfer A137-2 VC Wave Multiplier II Tutorials by Raul Pena

Back in August of this year Raul Pena published his series on the Doepfer A-137-1 Wave Multiplier module (11 parts!)

Now he's back with the first tutorial videos starring the follow-up to this module, the A-137-2.
The A-137-2 is another version of a wave multiplier.
In contrast to the A-137-1 Wavemultiplier I the A-137-2 generates four phase-shifted copies of a VCO signal applied to the audio input. The four shifted signals are added to the original signal to obtain a fat sound similar to five independent VCOs.

Doepfer A137-2 VC Wave Multiplier II (Playlist)

"A short overview of the basic features of the Doepfer A137-2 Voltage Controlled Wave Multiplier II. Includes a short demonstration of a few oscilloscope views. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."
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 raul…

Doepfer A-139-2 Headphone Amplifier Announced

Doepfer also announced a re-design of their (discontinued) A-139 headphone amplifier (find the original version HERE)

Main features:
- Two-channel headphone amplifier
- Two audio inputs with level controls - Input 1 is normalled to Input 2
- Common loudness/master level control
- Headphone output (stereo 1/4" jack socket)
- Max. output power ~ 2 W per channel (@ 8 Ohm load)
- DC coupled inputs and outputs (i.e. also useful for other applications like small loudspeakers, lamps, LEDs, magnets, motors - provided that the power is sufficient)

6 HP wide - 40mm deep
Price: ~ Euro 50.00
Release date: spring 2015
All features, specifications, prices, date of delivery are still without obligation !

Source: Doepfer website http://www.doepfer.de/a1392.htm

Doepfer A-160-5 VC Clock Multiplier / Ratcheting Controller Announced

Doepfer keeps on announcing interesting new modules;
" Module A-160-5 is a voltage controlled clock multiplier.
The incoming clock signal (socket Clock In) is multiplied by a factor that depends upon the control voltage on socket CV In (0...+5V) and the position of the Mode switch.  The multiplied clock signal is available at the socket Clock Out.  According to the position of the Mode switch different clock multiplying factors are assigned to the control voltage.  With 0V CV no clock output is generated.  With increasing CV integer factors (left position of the mode switch), power of two factors (middle position) or a mix of both (right position) are obtained.  Nine LEDs are used to show the currently selected multiplying factor.  In addition two LEDs are used to display the incoming and outgoing clock signal.

The module can be used for all kind of clock multiplying applications.  One important example is the generation of so-called ratcheting sequences.  The band Tangerine Dre…

New Malekko Modules Are Now Shipping

The people at Malekko have been crafting a new series of Eurorack modules from affordable creative synthesis designs to performance tools

They are very happy to announce the first three in this series are now available through your favorite modular retailers!

MIX 4
This 3hp 4-channel mixer is the first to literally fill the odd hp gap - Harvestman users rejoice!
MIX 4 also features DC coupling for mixing low frequency as well as CV.

UNITY MIXER
The 2hp Unity Mixer is a little powerhouse of unity gain mixing capability. 2 sets of 3 inputs (1 out per set) offers up your basic configuration, then hit the SWITCH button to allow for 6 total inputs (1 out). Unity Mixer also supports CV so the SWITCH button makes this module a great option for rerouting combinations of signals on the fly and is perfect for live performance!

PERFORMANCE BUFFERED MULT
The 2hp Performance Buffered Mult features 2 sets of 3 outputs (1 audio or CV signal in with 3 buffered outs) and the SWITCH button allows for a…

Modular Wild Presents - Evaton Technologies RF Nomad Shortwave Radio Module

Raul Pena started a new Modular Wild series about the Evaton Technologies RF Nomad Shortwave Radio Eurorack Module.

Video 1: Modular Wild Presents Profile-Evaton Technologies RF Nomad

" A short overview of some of the basic features of the RF Nomad.Sound Demonstrations to follow. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 2: Modular Wild Presents SOUNDS-Evaton Technologies RF Nomad
" A short description and sound demonstration of the Evaton Technologies RF Nomad. includes shirt demonstration of modulation."
New episodes will be added here weekly
More info on the RF Nomad: http://www.evatontechnologies.com/rf-nomad

Can't wait to hear some noises out of this module? MylarMelodies has also published an RF Nomad Tutorial video that you can find in an earlier blogpost HERE. (With even more info about this module...) 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 …

Animodule V9A VC Sequencer / Waveshaper / Complex Envelope Demo by @DivKid

DivKid's latest Eurorack tutorial video is all about the Animodule V9A Voltage Controlled Sequencer / Waveshaper / Complex Envelope

" The V9A is a powerful animal to add to your sequencing arsenal.
Send your CV to the CV In. As the Voltage increases the sequence steps forward. As the voltage decreases the sequence steps back.
Scale and adjust your input voltage to taste with the Onboard Attenuator and Offset.
Control the Output CV with an individual Potentiometer for each step.
When a step changes, a 10MS trigger is sent to it's corresponding switch. If the latching switch is depressed it allows the trigger to pass to the Trigger Out.
There is a switch per step for slew (portamento/slide).
and a Potentiometer to control the Slew Amount.
There is also an input to allow gated control of when the slew turns on and off which will work in conjunction with the switches."

Width: 14HP Depth: 39mm

Video: Animodule V9A

" A great module for some custom modulation even sequence, …

MakeNoise Richter Wogglebug Update

MakeNoise gave their Richter Wogglebug a nice update.
"The "WoggleBug" is a random voltage generator, originally designed by Grant Richter of Wiard Synthesizers.

It is a continuation of the "smooth" and "stepped" fluctuating random voltage sources pioneered by Don Buchla within the Model 265 "Source of Uncertainty," expanding it to include the other-worldly Woggle CVs (stepped voltages with decaying sinusoids edges).  The Wogglebug is a very musical random voltage generator where it is possible to synchronize all random signal to a Master Clock.  Guaranteed to unleash your synthesizer's ID MONSTER!

The Wogglebug features ( check out the new features below the video):
- Complete Complex Random Voltage system, no external modules necessary
- Two VCOs, Phase Lock Loop, Lag Processor, Clock, Burst Generator and Sample & Hold
- Generates 7 Random Signals simultaneously: Smooth VCO, Woggle VCO, Ring Mod, Stepped, Smooth, Woggle, Burst
- G…

Doepfer Thru-Zero Modules

At a workshop in Musikhaus Hieber-Lindberg / Munich/ Germany Dieter Doepfer also presented the first prototypes of the new Thru-Zero VCOs.
I did mention the A-110-4 Quad Thru Zero in an earllier blogpost, the A-110-3 Triangle Thru-Zero was new to me.
After some questions in the Yahoo Doepfer A-100 Usergroup, Dieter had a bit more info about the new modules:
" Currently we have prototypes of three totally different types of thru-zero VCOs to be in the starting blocks:

A quadrature version with sine/cosine outputs (prefect sine/cosine outputs, much better than sine waveshapers): A-110-4
A triangle core version (with waveshapers for saw, rectangle and sine): A-110-3
A trapezoid core version (with waveshapers, based on Don Tillman's idea and with his permission): A-110-5 (?)

The A-110-4 will be manufactured early in 2015. We still have some problems with the A-110-3 and A-110-5 because the prototypes produced so far behave a bit different and we still have to find out the reason…

Evaton Technologies RF Nomad Shortwave Radio Eurorack Module Demo by @MylarMelodies

MylarMelodies is known for his excellent Eurorack demos, you'll probably know him as the man behind the memorable Intellijel Metropolis demo (which is going towards 50.000 views already),the Vines that he posts from his Twitter account, and more recent, his writings for FutureMusic Magazine.

His latest demo is all about the Evaton Technologies RF Nomad Shortwave Radio, read all the info in the description below the video.

Video: RF Nomad Shortwave Radio Eurorack Module Demo

" Being a demo of the considerably bonkers shortwave radio eurorack module that is the Evaton Technologies RF Nomad. LOADS of additional information below!
http://www.evatontechnologies.com/rf-...

GETTING MORE STATIONS ON RF NOMAD

"Get your antenna as high up as possible, and away from metal as much as possible. If you can clip a longer wire onto the end of it, to make the antenna longer, that will help too. I sometimes put a long wire on mine, and tape the wire up to the ceiling.

If you just can't…

Suzanne Ciani "A Life in Waves" Documentary KickStarter Project

In the early 80s, i spend many hours behind a Bally Xenon pinball machine at the camping-site in Maria Laach, Germany that we visited every year.
The Xenon is a beautiful machine with amazing futuristic graphics on the backglass and the playfield, and besides that... those amazing hypnotizing sounds and that sexy, female voice...*
More than 15 years later i found out that the music and sounds were created by Suzanne Ciani, and slowly i got to know more about her music and life as a female electronic music pioneer...
Brett Whitcomb, a documentary filmmaker from Houston, Texas. has started a new film project called, "A Life in Waves" about Suzanne Ciani. "The documentary, co-produced by long-time Beastie Boys keyboardist Money Mark, chronicles Suzanne Ciani's life and work.  Utilizing a wealth of Suzanne's archival footage, the film will be a nostalgic, visually-compelling look at one woman's journey, and the trials she had to overcome to succeed in a traditio…

Random Video: Benjolin DPO by Severence

...and another one from YouTube, by Severence

Video: severence // benjolin dpo

" // experimenting with the epoch modular eurorack version of rob hordijk's benjolin and the make noise dual prismatic oscillator.
patch notes:
// benjolin high and band pass outs into schippmann vcf-02 filter
// dpo saw tooth and sine wave outs into make noise mmg
// steady state fate ultra random clock out striking dpo, cycling maths and brain seed, triggering quantimator, gating modcan quad lfo and wmd sequential switch matrix. Self patched clock fm from sample out a.
// mmg freq 1 modulated by ssf ultra random sample out b
// dpo osc 1 expo fm from wmd ssm expand 1-3 out
// dpo osc 2 expo fm from wmd ssm expand 1-4 out
// modcan quad lfo 4 to quantimator in
// ssf quantum rainbow 2 patched into intellijel planar, cv from modcan quad lfo 4 and maths eoc
// brain seed seed out modulating vca with ssf quantum rainbow 2
// schippmann filter modulated by quantimator out 3 and modcan quad lfo 4
// desk effects: sp…

Doepfer A-116 Voltage Controlled Waveform Processor Video Tutorials by Raul Pena

Raul Pena just started a new series on the Doepfer A-116 VC Waveform Processor.

Video 1: Doepfer A-116 VC Waveform Processor Basic Features

" A short introduction to the features of the Doepfer A116 Voltage Controlled Waveform Processor. A short demonstration with audio is included. Video one of three.Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 2: Doepfer A116 VC Waveform processor-Audio/Oscilloscope Views Pt.1
" Continuing the Doepfer A116 VC Waveform Processor series. This time we look at oscilloscope views of the effects of the A116 on a basic Sine and Triangle Wave. Video Two of Four in series..Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 3: Doepfer A116 VC Waveform processor-Audio/Oscilloscope Views Pt.2

"Continuing the Doepfer A116 VC Waveform Processor-Audio Oscilloscope segment. This time we look at more oscilloscope views of the effects of the A116. Video Two of Four in series..Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 4: Doepfer A116 VC Waveform Processor- Modulat…

Transistor Sounds Labs Stepper Acid Digitally Controlled Step Sequencer

Like most of you, i have been following this next project for a long time... but it's finally out now and the first ones have been shipped.

The Transistor Sounds Labs Stepper Acid is a 16-step Eurorack sequencer module designed by Nina Richards & Zoë Blade with live performance in mind.
The Stepper Acid was born out of our need for a modern step-sequencer.
The dual micro-controller design ensures tight timing: one runs the sequencer, the other the front panel interface.

It looks and sounds very impressive, and very easy to program... especially compared to a 303 ;-) ...

Features:
-16-step sequencer
- With adjustable pattern length
- Adjustable analogue slide
- Song mode for pattern chaining
- Stores up to 40 patterns
- Detach mode for playing one pattern while entering another
- 0-5V range CV (5 octaves)
- Gate and accent output
- 5V or 12V selectable
- Variable swing function
- Dual microcontroller design
- Adjustable clock sync input and output
- Includes: 24PPQN (Sync24),…

Doepfer A-147-2 Voltage Controlled Delayed LFO Announced

Doepfer recently announced the A-147-2, the successor of the VCLFO A-147.
This module but offers more features than the predecessor and is made of the following sub-units:

VCLFO: voltage controlled low frequency oscillator
VCA: voltage controlled amplifier, switchable to voltage controlled polarizer
VC delay unit: voltage controlled linear attack envelope (only one parameter: attack) for delayed LFO operation in combination with the VCA (e.g. delayed vibrato/tremolo)

"LFO: The voltage controlled LFO has the waveforms Triangle, Sine, Sawtooth and Rectangle available and features a Reset/Sync input. Triangle/Sine and Rectangle are displayed by means of dual-color LEDs (probably red/green), Sawtooth has a unicolor LED available (probably blue).  The output levels are about -4V...+4V for Triangle, Sine and Rectangle.  The Sawtooth level is about 0...+8V.
The CV control can be switched to attenuator or polarizer ("CV Mode" switch).  In polarizer mode the CV inputs affects the…

Ladik EQ-5 / E-110 5-Band EQ Demo Video by @DivKid

DivKid's latest video shows you all the details of the Ladik EQ-5 / E-110 5-Band Equalizer... Enjoy!

Video: LADIK - EQ-5 / E-110 5-Band EQ

"A dirty cheap (picked it up for £32, new they are less than £50) 5 band EQ from LADIK. The module has +/- 12dB EQ at 12.8kHz, 3.2kHz, 800Hz, 200Hz and 50Hz. Really nice to have some proper EQ shaping in my set up.
As always hit subscribe and like for more videos every week and ask any questions in the comments."

Video by Ben Wilson / DivKid - www.youtube.com/divkidvideo

Random Video: Modular Synth Jam - Remedy Without Fear by Iteration and Discord

I like the latest upload by Iteration and Discord a lot... great sounds and build-up;
Video: Modular Synth Jam - Remedy Without Fear

" This patch started with the piston honda mk2. I wanted to use it as a noise source which became more of a snare drum. Next was tuning the tiptop dixie2 into a bass drum and using the doepfer bbd delay to make it interesting.
There are other parts courtesy of the tiptop 808 drums and the epoch modular benjolin. Nothing real complex here but it was definitely fun.

Also the make noise erbe verb played a big part in the beginning and also for making noise swells. All live, what you see is what you're hearing.
I'm using an analog mixer to bring parts in and out.
Thanks for watching and please check out my channel if you like modular synths. I seek out synth related videos and watch as many as i have time for.
Please consider subscribing for more synthesized awesomeness." 
Uploaded by Iteration and Discord On Twitter https://twitter.com/iterated…

The Benjolin Explained by The Tuesday Night Machines

Felix (The Tuesday Night Machines) uploaded a cool demo in which he explains Rob Hordijk's Benjolin module.

But first some info about the Benjolin, gathered from various sources;

" A darling of the DIY synth community for years now, Rob Hordijk's benjolin circuit is really like no other synth/noisemaker out there.
The Benjolin is the smaller sibling of Rob's now legendary Blippoo Box, the subject of his 2009 article in Leonardo Music Journal (Vol. 9).  Both the Blippoo Box and the Benjolin emerged from Rob's attempts to design a circuit that was, as he puts it, "bent by design".   As such both modules function according to the basic principles of Chaos theory, where short to long sputtering patterns spontaneously alter themselves over time, at times gradually and at times quite suddenly, morphing into new pattern doublings and bifurcations.   The result is two incredibly unique instruments that function in a sense autonomously or can "play themselve…

Random Videos by Das Britzel

Welcome to your Sunday-morning music service ;-)
I found these 2 interesting new (long) videos by Das Britzel today on YouTube.
Sadly not recorded with a direct input, but good enough sound quality to share it here...
Enjoy!

Video 1: Random Patch 0


Video 2: Patch5
" Modularsytem Music- Liveact in Progress
Check my Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/dasbritzel (Productions without computer)
https://soundcloud.com/heimchenf-nger (Productions with computer) "

Uploaded by Das Britzel
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Das_Britzel
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bokoroko

Modular Synth - An All Doepfer Orchestral(ish) Patch by IsVisible

IsVisible uploaded an interesting new video to YouTube... enjoy!

Video: Modular Synth - An All Doepfer Orchestral (ish) Patch

" Here's a patch I filmed about two years ago. Made with all Doepfer modules.
Some patch notes:
The A-143-4 Quad VCLFO/VCO is triggering the gate/envelopes of the A-143-2 Quad ADSR, clocking the random voltages from the A-149-1, providing cv for the two filters (A-106-1 Xtreme and A124 Wasp)
The A-143-4 is in turn being modulated by two LFO's, A-143-9 and A-146.
The two voices are then passed through a channel each of a Tapco 4400 Dual Spring Reverb.
www.isvisible.co.uk"
Uploaded by isvisible

Doepfer A-105 24dB SSM Low Pass Filter Video Tutorials by Raul Pena

Raul Pena just started a new series on the Doepfer A-105 24dB SSM Low Pass Filter.
Here's the first video.

Video 1: Doepfer A-105 24 dB SSM Low Pass Filter Basics

" A short overview of the Basic features and sound of the Doepfer A105 24dB SSM Low Pass Filter. Audio demonstration continued in next segment of series. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."
Video 2: Doepfer A-105 24 dB SSM Low Pass Filter Audio Demonstration
" A continued exploration of the Doepfer A105 24 dB SSM Low Pass Filter.
This time we hear the wide range of the filter using a sequenced passage.
We also explore the subtlety of the filter's resonance.
Second video of three.
Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 3: Doepfer A-105 24 dB SSM Low Pass Filter Modulation Demonstration

" A continued exploration of the Doepfer A105 24 dB SSM Low Pass Filter.
This time we experiment with a few modulation sources.
A short demo of using the filter in self oscillation is included.
Sound and Video by Raul…

Ginko Synthese Flightcases

Ginko Synthese, known from their recent successfully funded SampleSlicer project and their TTLFO, has been making modular cases for quite a while...

Now this Dutch company is thinking about making a small batch of portable flightcases (the white one with aluminium corners), maybe 10 or 20 pcs.
The pictures are an indication of what it will look like (a case he made earlier).

The busboards are connected directly to the back of the case in this one, but if enough people are interested he will make internal mounting rails for them so there will be nothing visible on the outside.
Specifications: - 104 or 114HP width
- includes PSU and Doepfer busboards
- case depth will be around 11cm
- keeps your patches inside while lid is closed
- detachable lid
- 220V connection on side for standard eurostyle power cable

Updated November 3, 2014
You can still order for this batch.
They are available in two sizes:
104HPx6U = €320,-
114HPx9U = €500,-
They come including PSU and busboards.
The color is white/…

Doepfer A-105 SSM 24 dB Low Pass Filter Demo by LesIndes

LesIndes uploaded a long demonstration of the Doepfer A-105 SSM LowPass Filter.

The A-105 is very similar to the A-122 that is made with a CEM chip. But in contrast to the A-122 the A-105 is made with the legendary SSM filter chip SSM2044.
This chip was used e.g. in these synthesizers: Korg Polysix, Korg Mono/Poly, Fairlight II, PPG Wave 2.2 und 2.3, Emu SP-1200, Siel DK600, Siel Opera 6.  The first Prophets used the SSM2040 - the precedessor of the 2044 - that generates a very similar sound. 
The special feature of the 4 pole low pass SSM2044 is the patented so-called "true open loop design that delivers a characteristic fat sound not available from other devices" (extract from SSM2044 data sheet). 
The module features voltage controlled resonance and a sensitive audio input to obtain distortion - if desired.  Regarding to the functions, controls and in/outputs the module are identical to the 24dB low pass filter A-122 that is built around a CEM chip, but the sound, the res…

Analogue Solutions Telemark Multimode Filter

Analogue Solutions just released their Telemark Multimode Filter module, a eurorack module based on the Telemark multimode filter.
The Telemark multimode filter module is based on the filter of the legendary Telemark semi-modular synthesizer.
It's routes lie in the original 1970s Oberheim SEM, though it has developed a character of its own.
The filter is a 12db/Octave multimode type. Multimode means there are more than one type of filter output.
There are in fact four: low pass, band pass, high pass and notch filter.
Additionally, notch filter can be varied for an even wider range of sounds.
Use of Gain and Q allow for even wider possibilities.
No special knowledge is required to use this filter. Just plug your audio in the left, and your audio out on the right.
Optionally (and recommended!) patch a control voltage in to give the sound movement.

KEY FEATURES OF TMF
- Pure analogue circuitry.
- Telemark filter
- 4 filter types- Low, High, Band, Notch
- Resonance (Q) boost feature
- Slim design
- …

SiteTip: Equipboard

These last few weeks i have been trying out a 'new' music start-up called Equipboard.
The site mainly focuses on the question: What gear do my favorite music artists use?


" Equipboard is a community-built database of artists and the gear they use.
Launched in late 2013, this growing community of gear-obsessed music fans have already made the connection between 13,147 products and 4,480 artists – everything from Jimi Hendrix’s guitars and amps to Aphex Twin’s arsenal of electronics.
In addition to contributing, users can create their own equipment boards to share the gear they have or want, and participate in authentic conversations about their favorite artists and brands.

Artists and brands can claim or create a profile to add additional content and participate in conversations with fans.
Some of the brands already using Equipboard include: AIAIAI, Intellijel, Fab Filter, Lennar Digital, Bohemian Guitars."

I have tried it out now for almost a month and i like the id…

Doepfer A-110-4 Thru Zero Quadrature VCO Announced

Doepfer's latest module-announcement is the A-110-4 Thru Zero Quadrature VCO.
I do have to dig a bit deeper into this module before i completely understand it, but here is the text from the Doepfer website, where they will soon have audio examples and oscilloscope views available...
" The term "quadrature" means in this connection that the oscillator outputs sine and cosine waveforms simultaneously.  The term "Thru-Zero" means that even "negative" frequencies are generated.  This can be a bit of a misleading term as negative frequencies do not really exist.  "Negative" means in this connection simply that the sine/cosine waves will stop when the linear control voltage reaches 0V and continue with the opposite direction as the linear control voltage becomes negative and vice versa.

The module has two control sections: linear and a exponential.  The exponential section consists of the XTune control, the 1V/Oct input and the XFM input with…

Doepfer A-160-2 Clock Divider II Announced

Doepfer announced a few new modules modules this week.
Starting with this one:

The A-160-2 Clock Divider II is an enhanced version of the standard clock divider A-160.
The 4HP wide module is a frequency divider for clock/trigger/gate signals, designed to be a source of lower frequencies, particularly for rhythm uses.
The Clock input will take any digital signal from, eg., an LFO, MIDI sync, or the gate from a MIDI-CV interface.
At the outputs, you have access to three sets of seven different sub-divided clock signals, from half
the clock frequency down to 1/128.
The low/high levels of the output signals are 0V and about +10V.
The A-160-2 also has a reset input. Whenever a reset signal is sensed, all outputs are set to certain levels which depend upon the selected mode.

These are the most important features of the module:

- Three different sets of dividing factors, selected by a three-position switch at the front panel: power of two: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128
prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7,…

Steffcorp ARP2600 Eurorack modules

Steffcorp from Sweden is the next new Eurorack manufacturer on my list.

After passionately working with synthesizers for over 20 years, doing both music and a lot of sound-design, Rickard Steffensen started a journey 2 years ago recreating his favorite synthesizer of all time – the legendary ARP 2600.
The result of this quest is the first batch of 4 Eurorack modules that Steffcorp released this month;

The Oscillarp is a eurorack-clone of the 4027-1 VCO used in the ARP 2600. The VCF 2612 is a clone of the 4012 VCF used in the ARP 2600. The Envelarp is a eurorack-clone of the 4020 ADSR/AR used in the ARP 2600. ,and the Arplifier VCA is a eurorack-clone of the 4019 VCA used in the ARP 2600.
Rickard is now working hard on getting a full voice of 2600 modules out the door, followed by other even older designs that deserve to be revived.
I'm looking forward to the first sound-examples...
More info at https://steffcorp.se/

via MATRIXSYNTH

Animodule TikTok Clock Multiplier and Divider Overview by DivKid

DivKid uploaded an overview video about the Animodule TikTok.

The TikTok is a 4HP Clock Divider/Multiplier that calculates divisions and multiplications of:
*//2 , *//3 , *//4 , *//5 ,and *//6

There is a Clk Input and a Reset Input.
Both are buffered with an opamp based comparator circuit.
They are looking for approximately +1.1V on a rising edge.
This means that you are not constrained to gate (pulse) signals to trigger them.

The Reset input resets your divisions clock counter to 1
There is a switch to select Mathematical or Musical divisions.
The Multiplication Outputs 25MS Trigger pulses.
The Division Outputs are on as long as your Clock source.

- Avg Current draw: 40 mA / -9 mA - Peak Current Draw: 80 mA / -17 mA Width = 4HP Depth = 38mm


Video: Animodule - TikTok

" Here's the AniModule - TikTok a 4HP eurorack clock multiplier and divider in one compact module. As always feel free to ask any questions in the comments and like/subscribe for more videos every week.&qu…

Modular Wild Presents - Synthrotek Triple Response VCA

Raul Pena just released a new Modular Wild video about the Synthrotek Dual Triple Response VCA.

"The Synthrotek Triple Response Dual VCA uses high quality op amps to give you the sound quality you are looking for in affordable kits and completed units.
This VCA has three different response curves per channel: 2 Exponential and 1 Linear.
The amplitude of EX2 (switch at right position) can be slightly attenuated via 1 trimmer pot per channel on the PCB.
This allows for 3 different curves per channel. EX2 has a slightly more exponential curve than EX1. This VCA operates at 0-5V; a 5V CV input will give you 10V peak to peak audio output.
Use over 5V if you want a super ballsy, loud VCA!
The module is intended for AC and audio use only (DC coupling will not function properly).

Features include:
- ~10V peak to peak output with a +5 DC CV input
- 2 exponential and 1 linear response per channel
- Channel 2 is normalled to channel 1
- Compact 4HP sized module
- Kits, complete and PCB/pa…

Noodlebar 2-Year Anniversary: NoodleFest!

Last weekend,Saturday October 18th, i visited the 2-year anniversary of the NoodlebarNoodleFest in Roodkapje / Rotterdam / the Netherlands
On this special evening a selection of artists who have ever played at Noodlebar in the past 2 years, showed their modular skills in two different rooms.
The main key of Noodlebar remains that there is no computer involved...

" In 2012 Dennis Verschoor AKA Mono-Poly decided it was time for a monthly evening devoted to modular synthesizers.
Luckily he found in BAR the place who were open to the more experimental side of music where he along with Falafelbiels put down the first night.
In 2013 Noodlebar made the switch from BAR to Roodkapje where it got the space to grow to where it is today.

As the scene is so niche based, the name Noodlebar spread fairly quickly and there were plenty of artists who were only too eager to come and play.
Foreign artists who happen to
be in the neighborhood also added to the international allure."

Roodkapje i…