Karplus Strong Synthesis On Eurorack Modular

Published on Jul 17, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

“This is the first part of our series on physical modeling synthesis on a eurorack modular. Karplus-Strong and wave guide synthesis use short delay lines with feedback to create sounds from simple plucked string modeling to two and three dimensional models of drum heads and resonating and reverberating spaces.

Some of the short delay modules we

AJH Synth FINALISER R-EQ REVIEW EURORACK EQ Reverb Modular Synth Patches

Published on Jul 17, 2018 SonicVoltage

“AJH Synth FINALISER R-EQ REVIEW. Eurorack EQ Maximiser Reverb Module. 4 Bands EQ (3 Parametric), Low/High Enhancer, M/ST Reverb – Index & Description in SHOW MORE below.

In this eurorack modular video review, we check out the AJH Synth Finaliser R EQ. Eurorack module with (mono) 4 bands analogue EQ and 2 bands analogue sonic enhancer, a (mono/stereo)


Published on Jul 17, 2018 LESINDES

cloning ROLAND TB-303 with a modular setup of INTELLIJEL METROPOLIS as sequencer RUBICON saw wave into CWEJMAN QMMF-4 the 12dB LoPass with beefy saturation for getting the perfect ACID feel!
the original live session was recorded on 2 track, bass line left, JOMOX MOD BRANE 1.1 kick on the right in perfect

Modular for dancing: Florian Meindl and Leonard de Leonard

Yes, nests of patch cords and racks of modules will make noodle-y noise for chin scratching. It can also make pounding techno – and we’re going inside some of the sonic brains who’ve mastered that.

Our mission: let’s learn how people are actually using modular synthesis to express their musical ideas, and demystify some of the basic concepts in sound creation behind all those cool flashing lights and tangles of wire.

To do that, we need musicians like Florian and Leonard.

Join the Facebook event to tune into the live stream
Roland + CDM + Florian Meindl + Leonard de Leonard, talking modular synths
Wednesday July 18
7 PM Berlin / 1 PM New York / 10 AM San Francisco / 2 AM Thursday Tokyo

Florian Meindl and Leonard de Leonard will join us tomorrow in Berlin thanks to Roland organizing a visit in the artist center they’ve set up in Kreuzberg. These are two producers with a deep knowledge of music history and production skills as well as technical knowledge. They’re proof that musicianship is a combination of engineering and intuition. So whether you’re interests tend to beats or beatless, the main takeaway is that they can master creative sound design as an instrument.

Florian in the studio.

Florian has been a guest with CDM (and Roland) once before. He’s a real workhorse of Berlin’s techno scene, having produced music for about a decade and a half, various high-profile remixes (Hot Chip & Royksopp), and helmed a label (FLASH) that has released a who’s who of quality techno from around the world – with a stunning 130 releases, ranging from Sigha to Noncompliant, and not a dud in the bunch. I have to say from trying to juggle multiple threads like this, this stuff isn’t easy. He’s also some kind of ninja of social media.

Plus, for synth lovers, his Riemann Kollektion and Riemann Modular build businesses around boutique sounds and DJ tools and Eurorack modular, respectively.

Florian’s hybrid DJ sets effortlessly mix from club bangers to fluid modular improvisations – I saw particularly heavy, concrete-shaking sets at both Berlin’s Arena and Griessmuehle recently. I think the key was, the modular stuff never sounded like filler – it was just as dead-on.

Here’s a beautiful example of his music, which goes full-on dark and industrial without ever losing site of groove.

And because the future of DJing is also playing live, here’s his round-up of mixes and live sets:


Leonard’s stunning Sound Provider studio, otherwise known as “okay, that’s a good motivation to try to go to heaven when I die instead of Hell, maybe?”

Leonard de Leonard is a kind of sonic polyglot, a deep expert in modules and synths (well beyond my own modular knowledge – let me be totally clear about that), and with a resume across various genres, in composition, arrangement, and production. He’s also worked in sound design. You can tell a really clever producer/sound creator when it’s musically satisfying to listen to samples of their loops – like, his loop libraries sound better than a lot of producer’s tracks.

We’ll also get to look at Roland’s entry into Eurorack modular, a collaboration with Portland, Oregon boutique maker Malekko. What I appreciate about Roland’s work in modular, and why I would chose to work with them, is that they’re helping give back to the odd and wonderful underground collection of people now making modules. So apart from bringing back some of the vintage Roland System 100 designs that helped shape what modular looks like today, they’re also making a point of showing how their modules fit with other smaller makers, in a larger ecosystem.

To tune in, you can join the Facebook event from Roland:

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G-Storm Electro 101-VCF Eurorack Adaptation Roland SH-101 Filter Demo 01

Published on Jul 17, 2018 gstormelectro

“Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2018

Today I am proud to show you my 101-VCF – my adaptation of the Roland SH-101 lowpass resonant filter in a slim 8HP Eurorack module. A filter described as somewhere between a Juno and a 303. Every effort has been taken to preseve the original analog circuit as much as possible. Be warned – some harsh resonance

Roland System-500 (peakssound and Rheyne)

Published on Jul 17, 2018 Rheyne

“Peter Brown (peakssound) from Roland took the journey from Brooklyn to my studio in New Jersey with the complete System-500 modules, including the new 510 Synth, 505 VCF, 555 Lag/S+H, and the 531 Mix.

Here’s a clip of a little jam we threw together, sequenced with a combination of a Stillson Hammer mkII, Eloquencer, Tempi, Mother-32, and a MIDI loop in Ableton

SoundMachines Modulor 114 Analog Eurorack Synthesizer

via this auction

“SoundMachines Modulor114 is a complete semi-modular, eurorack compatible monophonic analogue synthesizer.

MODULÖR114 is a groundbreaking monophonic synthesizer voice, that seamlessly contains a staggering array of synthesis tools and features into a small logically laid out, eurorack compatible format.

Everything from VCO’s, VCF, ADSR EG, Logic Modules, Quantizers, LFO,

Future Sound Systems at Brighton Modular Meet 2018

Published on Jul 16, 2018 DivKidVideo

“Here’s another little taste of the Brighton Modular Meet this time with Finlay Shakespeare from Future Sound Systems giving his new Spectral Devastator a workout. There’s help from other FSS modules including the Gristleizer range too.

This footage is from the Brighton Modular Meet on the 1st of July 2018. The event is held at the Attenborough Centre for

DONALDCRUNK live 7/14/18 @ Modular On the Spot Seattle

Published on Jul 15, 2018 donaldjasoncrunk

“My performance for MOTS at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle. Headphones or speakers recommended! Absolutely beautiful setting and everyone played amazing music.

This patch is the Industrial Music Electronics Stillson Hammer Mk II driving a DPO for melodies and STO into STG Soundlabs Post Lawsuit Lowpass filter for bass. Out of frame is my trusty Yamaha

Eurorack Modular J3RK Mirror Core VCO in PLL configuration (sort of…)

Published on May 5, 2014 encrust1

Watch your volume levels on this one.

“Just a bit of fun…

My newly constructed J3RK Mirror Core VCO kit from Synthcube. (Not quite finished – a switch needs wiring in and a knob adding.)

The only external module doing anything relevant is a Doepfer LFO.

The left side VCO is producing a reference frequency which the right side should lock to – although