An Interview With John Mills-Cockell (Syrinx / Intersystems)

This video, via Electronic Voyager, captures an interview with Canadian composer John Mills-Cockell, whose resume includes scores for The National Arts Centre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto Repertory Orchestra and others; being a founding member of electronic rock band Syrinx and the multimedia group, Intersystems; and scoring Terror TrainContinue reading

Erica Synths Intros World’s Smallest Eurorack Step Sequencer

Erica Synths has introduced the Pico SEQ – a new module that they say is the world’s smallest 16-stage step sequencer.

And, while the Pico SEQ is just 3HP wide, it’s still packed with features, including adjustable sequence length, quantization, gate length per step, sequence memory and more.  Continue reading

Corsynth Intros 5U Quad VCA & Mixer

c107_panelSpanish synthmaker Corsynth has released the C107 Quad Linear VCA / VC Mixer – a combination of four voltage controlled amplifiers and four mixers that is more than the sum of its parts

The module is designed for Dotcom-style 5U modular systems.

Each VCA features :

  • A signal input.
  • An initial gain control.
  • A voltage control input with a level potentiometer.
  • An output.

The VCAs in the included in this modules are not only attenuators, they can also boost the input signal. Using the initial gain potentiometer and a five volts CV signal, the VCA has a maximum gain of 2 (doubles the signal amplitude). This is very useful for signal processing or to boost external signals.

With four VCAs and four independent mixer outputs, the C107 Quad VCA / VC Mixer delivers a wide range of routing options, for both audio and control signals. Continue reading

Moog Brings Model 15 Modular Synth To iOS With Polyphony & MPE Support

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Moog Music today introduced Model 15 for iOS – a software recreation of one of its classic 70’s hardware modular synthesizers.

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The Moog Model 15 hardware modular synthesizer was originally released in 1973, and was re-released last year as a $10,000 limited edition reissue, right. The system offers a complete analog synth voice.

Moog Music says that the Model 15 iOS app is designed to meticulously recreate the ‘power and transcendent sound quality’ of each module of the original modules, including the Moog 921–series oscillators, 904A Low Pass Filter and the 907 Fixed Filter Bank.

While no app can recreate the experience of working with a hardware modular, the Model 15 app extends the original’s design in musically interesting ways – adding support for polyphony and even Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) – a new standard for expressive synthesis control. And Bluetooth LE support means that you can connect advanced keyboard controllers, like the ROLI Rise, for wireless MPE control.

Here’s the official intro video, featuring synthesist Suzanne Ciani: Continue reading

Soundmachines Modulör114 Eurorack Analog Modular Synthesizer Details Announced

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Soundmachines has announced details for their recently introduced Modulör114 Eurorack analog modular synthesizer.

The Modulör114 is an all-in-one analog modular synthesizer, designed to be used as a complete Eurorack synth voice or as an independent synth module.  Continue reading