Posted on 03/11/2016

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New Modular Block on the Block

A new wing has been added to the Modular System, featuring some very exciting new modules. You can get details, reviews and sound examples of many modules by clicking their name. Mutable: Clouds MakeNoise: Erbe-Verb Jomox: T-Rackonizer Filter Matrix GinkoSynthese: Sampleslicer Doepfer A-199 Spring Reverb AJH Synth: MiniMod Befaco: BF-22 Sallen-Key Filter Roland: Demora Doepfer: […]

Posted on 25/10/2016

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MakeNoise René – Sequencer

René by MakeNoise is called “Cartesian Sequencer” because of it’s abilitiy to jump around non-linearly in a sequence, controlled by external voltages. This makes it possible to generate endless variations on the 16 steps in a sequence, since the position and pattern can be constantly shifted. Another great feature of René is the size. Compared to […]

Posted on 17/10/2016

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Flame Arpeggiator / X-2013

The Flame Arpeggiator module for Eurorack is a rather complex beast which allows for a wide range of creative patterns and rhythm output. The 2 different "engines" - Arpeggio and Bass can be patched to separate destinations, with separate note divisions, allowing full sounding complex musical soundscapes to be created. The full setting can be [...]

Posted on 03/10/2016

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Mutable Instruments: Clouds

Let’s split it up A recent addition to my Eurorack Modular system is the “Clouds” module from Mutable Instruments. Clouds is a “Graintable” synthesizer / sampler. It samples audio from the input, and splits it into atoms. These atoms can be re-arranged, pitched, re-positioned, resized etc, and in between those settings lies an interesting world of […]

Posted on 28/09/2016

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GinkoSynthese Sampleslicer

Play it sidewards, Sam Newest addition to the Eurorack section of the modular is the GinkoSynthese “Sampleslicer” module. The function is almost self-explanatory. A sample can be recorded from the Audio input. Samples are taken in the frequency of the clock – or an eternal clock source. The recorded sample can afterwards be split up […]

Posted on 10/09/2016

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MakeNoise “ErbeVerb”

The Erbe-Verb from MakeNoise – with a reverb engine by Tom Erbe of Soundhack fame – is a high quality digital reverb processor, capable of stereo processing. Most parameters are voltage controlled, without audible control artifacts, like clicks or zipper noise.   [gdlr_divider type=”solid” size=”100%” ]  Fluxic Subscores: “Hauntsville Chambers” A recent ambient soundscape piece […]

Posted on 25/08/2016

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Synthesizer Heroes: Roger Powell

Recording pioneers One of the pioneers in brnging synthesizers into mainstream music, american keyboardist Roger Powell worked with both the Moog company and ARP instruments on various designs. He showcased his abilities on a solo album in 1973. A year later he joined American guitarist and producer Todd Rundgren’s band “Utopia”. The style was prog […]

Posted on 04/08/2016

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Envelope Generators – An overview

Child of many names… Envelope generators also have many alternative names and abbreviations: “Contour Generator”, “EG”, “ADSR”, “AR”, “ASR”, “ADHSR, “DADHSR” “Trapezoid Generator”…. They may have different feature sets, but the main purpose for all of them is to generate a voltage contour, going from zero to a number of values and back to zero […]