This video, via William Mathewson, is a quick demo of the WMD + SSF collaboration module, the Spectrum Oscillator.
Spectrum is a precision, saw-core VCO, with eight possible waveforms (six simultaneous outputs), an eight octave switch, LFO mode and FM mode select with attenuation. Continue reading
Laurentide SynthWorks has announced that their VG2 Dual Passive Vactrol Gate is now available.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
No power needed! Each Vactrol Gate has 1 CV Input (gate, envelope, LFO, etc.), 1 Audio Input and 1 Audio Output. The CV Input hits the Vactrol LED, allowing audio to pass through. In addition, there is a simple Low Pass Filter applied to the Audio Input with an Amount (Cutoff) knob.
As this is a passive circuit, it will not give you full cutoff control, but it does allow the taming of harsh waveshapes.
The LPF is simply the same concept as a guitar’s “tone” control. Also, there is an LED at the CV Input for quick visual reference and LED light action!
Here’s their official intro video: Continue reading
This series of videos, via nedavine, offers his take on integrating the Elektron Analog Four with modular synthesizers. Continue reading
This video playlist features a series of videos, by The Tuesday Night Machines, explaining the basics of synthesis using the Eurorack modular synth format. Continue reading
This video, via Future Music Magazine, takes a look at making a DIY 3U Eurorack modular synthesizer case.
Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist J Daniel Cramer shared this synth jam, which features a theremin controller, being used to modulate both the musical elements of a complex synth patch and the video’s visuals. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: The Raker Shine Band performs Portamento Loaf, live in the studio.
Here’s what they have to say about the performance: Continue reading
At the Denver Synth Meet, Synthrotek officially introduced a new line of 1U Full Row Eurorack-compatible modules and a 104 HP Waterproof Case. Continue reading