The Bleep Drum + MIDI Drum Module

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Bleep Labs has released the Bleep Drum + MIDI, a new version of their Bleep Drum module, with full MIDI control.

Now you can trigger the four samples, toggle noise and reverse modes, as well as change the pitch of all four samples with any device that can send MIDI.

Retrofit kits are also available to upgrade any previous Bleep or Dam Drum. Continue reading

Build A DIY Drum Machine, The Bleep Drum, For $60

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Bleep Labs has released the Bleep Drum – a $60 DIY drum machine kit.

The Bleep Drum is an Arduino based ‘lo-fi rad-fi drum machine’, designed by Dr. Bleep. It’s designed to be a standalone device, but has a step input for the sequencer and individual trigger inputs available on the board.  Continue reading

The Dam Drum 2 – A Handheld Drum Machine & Sequencer

dam-drum-machineStones Throw, Dam-Funk and Bleep Labs have introduced the Dam Drum 2 – a handheld drum machine & sequencer.

Dam-Drum is a collaboration with Dam and Bleep Labs, who designed and built the drum in Austin, Texas.

Version 2.0 features four new drum sounds – three based on the Roland R70 and a pitchable bass tone modeled after a Juno 106 – with new buttons and a matte circuit board.

Like the Dam-Drum version 1, released summer 2012, this version is handmade and limited edition. ??Includes a case and function controls instruction sheet. Requires a 9 volt battery (not included).  Continue reading

New Hard Soft Synth Offers “15 Modes Of Audio/Video Excellence”

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Bleep Labs has introduced the new Hard Soft Synth 3jb, a audio + video synthesizer.

The HSS3jb features 15 modes of audio/video excellence, each with 4-5 variables of control. There are also 8 video only modes designed for use with the trigger and audio inputs. An adjustable analog filter keeps everything smooth (or as gnarly as you’d like).

Here’s a video demo of the Hard Soft Synth 3jb:

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Awesome Nintendo R.O.B. Robot Synthesizer

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Saturday Synth Porn: Travis Chen, aka Aristomatic on Etsy, built a Bleep Labs Thingamakit built into an original Nintendo R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy).

The synthesizer’s light sensors are built into the eyes and the LEDS are mounted to look like R.O.B.’s antennas. All buttons and switches are mounted at the base of the R.O.B.

It has an on board speaker, is powered by a 9 volt battery also has a 1/4″ plug in the base.

Unfortunately – it already sold.

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The Neon Indian Pal198X – And What Will It Do Your Brain

Neon Indian created this video to introduce the new PAL198X – a custom synth that was created in cahoots with weapons manufacturer and boutique synth maker Bleep Labs.

Filmed at the Static Tongues Amplidrome Facility, Arctic Circle, Earth.

I don’t know what the **** I just saw, but I think I need one of these things. Continue reading

Bleep Labs Intros Hard Soft Synth 3i – A New Audio + Video Synthesizer

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Bleep Labs has introduced the Hard Soft Synth 3i is an audio + video generator by ‘noisemaker extraordinaire’, Gieskes.

Features include:

  • 16 Audio & video modes + 8 video only modes.
  • RCA, S-video, and VGA video out.
  • Audio, IR, and CV trigger input as well as CV out. IR with Handmade Music Austin or Gieskes devices, hook it up to a modular via CV or use the audio input to control the sounds and video of the HSS3i.
  • Analog low-pass filter controlled via photocell.
  • MIDI input controls device parameters.
  • Optional circuit bent video device for even more visual insanity.

More info including different code versions and PCB layouts on Gieskes’ HSS page.

It’s available now in the Bleep Labs store, in several kit and pre-built formats, starting at $95.

Bleep Labs & Neon Indian Intro PAL198X Synthesizer

Bleep Labs has announced the PAL198X Synthesizer, a synth designed and sold in conjunction with Neon Indian.

The limited edition mini analog synthesizer is based on the Bleep Labs Pico Paso, with a few modifications, designed by Dr. Bleep and Alan Palomo of Neon Indian.

The biggest addition are swappable controls which allow you to attach the included potentiometers or photocells (or a number of other devices we’ll post about later) in any configuration to the three oscillators to create all kinds of triangle wave chaos.

  • Two triangle wave oscillators which can be activated independently or together, modulating each other.
  • Square LFO which affects the amplitude of both triangle oscillators.
  • 1/4? out.
  • Screw terminals allow any resistive device to control the pitch of the three oscillators.
  • 9v battery powered.

The PAL198X synth is available in the limited edition Era Extraña package from Neon Indian.