Here’s a video demo of the Metasonix R-57 Dual Preamp/VCA Eurorack module. The new module offers 50db of available gain, assuring ‘true ugliness’.
Here’s a preview the Halls of Valhalla reverb cartridge + TipTop Z-DSP combo, via Tiptop Audio:
Drums pass through the Z2040 filter that gets modulated by the Z4000 EG. A bass line made of two Z3000 mixed by the MIXZ and sent into another Z2040. The BandPass out of the HATS808 is sent into the Feedback input of the Z-DSP, this gives this high pitched drone, Drums and bass line into the Stereo in of the Z-DSP, the Z-DSP runs the Valhalla DSP prototype card.
The Halls of Valhalla cartridge features 8 original reverberation algorithms, designed to work with the strengths of the Z-DSP, and tailored towards electronic music. Continue reading
KissBox has introduced the CVToolbox - a complete standalone synthesizer control engine, that replaces up to 24 Low Frequency Oscillators, 16 Envelope Generators, and 24 modulation matrices.
The CVToolbox is designed to work with any vintage or modern analog machine, modular or desktop format. You can then keep the space in your synthesizer rack for signal generation and processing modules, and control these modules directly by the CVToolbox.
The CVToolbox can be used in a completely standalone mode (controlled by a MIDI keyboard over RTP-MIDI, no computer being involved in the control scheme), but it can be used also as an expansion module for musical software like Max/MSP. You can then generate any control signal in the computer and send them to your hardware synthesizer in real-time, with full 16 bits precision.
A VST control plugin is also available, which allows you to control directly your analog synthesizer from any modern sequencer or Digital Audio Workstation. Continue reading
Benge has released a new album, Loop Series One: Buchla 100.
It’s the first in a planned series of albums, recorded on a single electronic music synthesizer and featuring loop-based compositions. On this first record, the sound source is a Buchla 100 modular analog synthesizer dating from the 1960s.
This instrument in itself allows for extremely complex dimensional events to be set up, including elements relating to pitch, timbre, time, duration, rhythm, harmony, reverberation, stereo location and the like. Continue reading
Expert Sleepers has released Silent Way v2.4.0 (all platforms and formats) – the latest version of their system for integrating computers with modular synthesizers.
Here’s what’s new in Silent Way v2.4:
For details, see the Expert Sleepers site.
Sonic Faction has released Dope Matrix – a virtual modular synthesizer for Ableton Live 9 and Max For Live.
Here’s a video introduction to Dope Matrix: Continue reading