Using The Malgorithm As A VCO With Silent Way

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The Malgorithm module can self-oscillate and serve as a VCO. However, it has a non-linear voltage-to-pitch response.

This video demonstrates using Expert Sleepers Silent Way‘s calibration to let the Malogrithm be used in a controlled fashion.

via expertsleepers

100 Ways To Make Noise And Avoid Meeting Women

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Here’s 2:53 seconds of glorious, HD synth action, taken at the recent Trash_Audio Synth Meet 3, held Sunday, Aug 16th:

Surachai notes:

We saw the entire range, from noise boxes to full on modular systems in plenty of different formats. If it makes noise, we’re into it.

It looks like the event was a great synth meetup. Continue reading

Online Modular Synthesizer Planner


Stefan Breitenfeld has updated his online modular synthesizer planner:

The all-new Modular Planner v1.1, which is a complete redesign of the (ancient?) original version, is now finally available. The most important changes are:

  • new design & improved usability (at least I hope so)
  • forum included
  • mostly MSIE-compatible
  • Google maps with dealer and manufacturer locations (to be extended, make suggestions!)
  • first multi-manifacturer version (thanks to all of you for your support)
  • exchange rates loaded directly from ECB
  • atch drawing engine (beta).

The planner should make it easier than ever to make your plans for world synth domination.

Breitenfeld adds, “Enjoy it and feel free to link to it, report bugs and module updates, contribute images, patches & experience and make suggestions for further improvements!”

via MatrixSynth

Richard Lainhart Live Performance On Buchla 200e, Haken Continuum Fingerboard

Richard Lainhart live performance at the Arts Center of Capital Region 3/28/09.

Six sections of the performance are embedded above. Also, check out the intermission footage, below, which features Lainhart talking tech on the Buchla 200e and the Haken Continuum Keyboard.

It looks like it was a great show. If you happened to make it to Lainhart’s show, leave a comment with your impressions! Continue reading

Parallel Worlds – Shade

Bakis Sirros has announced a new Parallel Worlds release – DiN32 – Shade.

Shade is scheduled for release on March 23rd, 2009, and looks like it will be a treat for fans of synth music.

Sirros notes:

This album is full of analogue modular synths, including the Serge modular music system, Analogue Systems RS-Integrator modular, Doepfer A100 modular, Arp 2600, EMS VCS3, Technosaurus Selector system D, Livewire/Plan B/Harvestman modular, Metalbox/CGS modular, Analogue Solutions Concussor modular, Korg MS50, Oberheim 4 Voice modular, etc…

Shade is the studio album follow-up to Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26 – 2007) and is the fifth CD release by Parallel Worlds (the main musical project of Greek electronic musician Bakis Sirros).

via Bakis Sirros in the synth forum