Ninstruments’ Chris Blarsky Interview

chris-blarskyNinstruments’ Chris Blarsky is featured in the latest episode of the Arts + Music + Technology podcast.

Blarsky, right with a giant balloon creation, is known for creating Gameboy music systems and creating custom Eurorack hacks of Pittsburgh Oscillator, Moog Werkstatt and the TI Speak & Read.

In this audio interview, host Darwin Grosse talks with Blarsky about where his interests in music and hacking came from (Commodore 64), Ninstrument and game music.  Continue reading

Thonk Debuts Fonitronik Cascade Eurorack Module Kit

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Thonk has announced the availability of the Fonitronik Cascade – a DIY kit that lets you build a 4HP triple attenuverting mixer/processor.

The module provides 3 channels of ‘attenu-gain-vertion’, each with it’s own bicolor LED. The input of each channel is normalled to a voltage source. Continue reading

zMors Modular Synthesizer Integrates iPad, Hardware Modulars

zmors-modular-synthesizerMobile Only has introduced zMors modular – a new modular synthesizer for iPad.

Zmors lets you create patches using a variety of modules, but also lets you connect hardware gear with up to 8 USB outputs, for audio and/or control voltages.

Features:

  • 64 bit support
  • send up to 8 audio/cv to your modular synth via USB Audio
  • 32bit float audio engine with up to 16x oversampling
  • InterAppAudio up to 96K
  • Midi input
  • very low Storage usage
  • skinning with custom background images

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Analogue Solutions Telemark Multimode Filter

telemark-filterAnalogue Solutions has introduced the Telemark Multimode Filter module, a new module for Eurorack synthesizers, based on the filter of the Telemark semi-modular synthesizer.

The filter is a 12db/Octave multimode type.
There are four outputs: low pass, band pass, high pass and notch filter.

Additionally, notch filter can be varied for an even wider range of sounds. Use of Gain and Q allow for even wider possibilities.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

Mutable Instruments Phasing Out Most Of Its DIY Synth Line

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Mutable Instruments‘s Olivier Gillet has announced that it is phasing out most of its DIY synth line so that it can focus on making Eurorack modules.

The MIDIpal, Shruthi XT, Anushri, Shruthi filter boards, and Ambika will be phased out.

The Shruthi kit will remain in production. Details below.
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Murmux Semi-Modular Synthesizer Review

This video, via ProckGnosis, is a user review of the Murmux Semi-Modular Synthesizer, manufactured in Greece by Dreadbox Pedals and Synths.

The review covers the basics of the Murmux, including the different sections and features, some sound examples and the different controls and parameters.

“All in all, I LOVE it,” notes ProckGnosis, “addictive as hell to play around with and in some ways cooler than my Moog Voyager…” Continue reading

Expert Sleepers ‘Disting’ In-Depth Overview

This video features Andrew Ostler of Expert Sleepers presents the Disting Eurorack synthesizer module, at the London Music Hackspace at Troyganic Cafe, London, on October 9th 2014.

The Disting is a 16-in-1 multifunction module, offering a variety of CV and audio processes, including a selection of oscillators (LFOs/VCOs). All algorithms have two high-precision inputs and outputs, and a third control input, exposed on a front panel knob and a CV input. Continue reading