Events

Kozepz and Weinglas at Noodlefest

Published on Oct 17, 2017 Wein Glas

“After an earlier collaboration this year, their album FRNDS, Weinglas and Kozepz got the opportunity to perform a live set together for the very first time at Noodlefest 2017, V2, Rotterdam.

Part 04 – phases and tines (stay tuned for more!)

In these times of often unwanted changes it is good to have something steady: Like friends all over the world. So

Abstract Data new modules & prototypes // Synthfest 2017

Published on Oct 16, 2017 DivKidVideo

“Justin from Abstract Data takes us through new modules and prototypes. There’s the new AD-50 3x discrete OTA triple VCA, ADE-51 VC AHDSR, ADE-60 4:4 Mix Utility and the new prototype Event Boss and ADE-40 Shaping VCO. I love Justin’s work and have a pair of ADE-32’s running my rig and I’m definitely looking forward to checking these out soon.”

Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices Live Stream w/ Koma Elektronik

Streamed live 7 hours ago Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices

Koma Elektronik showing off their new Field Kit FX.

“Location & Hours:
416 Lorimer St #1R Brooklyn, NY 11206
Open Everyday 12PM-8PM

www.ctrl-mod.com

About:
Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

We specialize in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and

Peter Blasser of Ciat-Lonbarde DIY Tocante Workshop in Stockholm November 18/19th

This one in via Todd Barton

For those in Stockholm,

Peter Blasser of Ciat-Lonbarde will be hosting a DIY workshop with the Tocante on November 18/19th. If you are interested in attending, contact martin.baar@gaardn.se.

SynthFest UK 2017 Videos by DivKidVideo

Published on Oct 9, 2017 DivKidVideo

1. AJH Synth Mega-Phase 12 // Synthfest 2017
Allan from AJH Synth continues to absolutely knock it out of the park (his other modules are gorgeous!) with the new Mega-Phase 12 phaser module. This is a reimagining of the phaser with a multi stage rotary selector and a unique separate emphasis stage tap. Allowing you to create classic 4 stage EHX small stone

Knobcon Six 2017 : Exhibit Halls : All Gear No People & a Performance by Nathan Hahn

Published on Sep 15, 2017 Nathan Hahn

“Sorry about the video quality. I was not able to bring a dolly this year.”

Knobcon Six 2017 : Nathan Hahn

Published on Sep 14, 2017

“My live set at the Knobcon Six opening night party.
FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD https://nathanhahn.bandcamp.com/album…
Filmed by Tim Hahn
Edited by Nathan Hahn

Here is the gear rundown: Roland D-10, Kingkorg, and a Korg Tactile

MACHINES IN MUSIC – NYC’S MODULAR SYNTH EXHIBITION + PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL – SAT 10.14 + SUN 10.15

via Control

Full details & tix here.

MACHINES IN MUSIC
NYC’S MODULAR SYNTH EXHIBITION +
PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL

SAT 10.14 + SUN 10.15
KNOCKDOWN CENTER, NYC
FREE

2 DAYS
30+ MODULAR SYNTH DESIGNERS + ENGINEERS
2 DAYS OF LECTURES
2 NITES OF PERFORMANCE
1 SPOT

SATURDAY NITE
LIVE
DOORS 7:30 / SHOW 8:00
$10 / 21+

IMAGINARY SOFTWOODS / VIA APP / PATRICIA / SSPS /
HIRO KONE

ALL

Check out some loving synth images and inspiration from Moscow

Even as rave culture faces new hurdles in Russia, nerd culture thrives. That was the feeling at August’s Synthposium in Moscow; here’s another look.

For an impressionistic feeling of the space station adoration of electronic sound production, here’s a montage shot inside the Expo, which somehow captures the milieu of the event and passion of its attendees.

Apart from space exploration, Russia has its roots in rigor both engineering and compositional, as nicely embodied by Synthposium artist Alex Pleninger. An interview (English subtitled) takes you inside his world, and an adeptness for machines then led him to the classic Buchla modular from … a Nintendo Game Boy. (Love that lofi camera.)

Lest you think Russia is all synth noodling, freestyling (seriously) was a lot of what I heard. Hip hop seems to be resurgent in the Russian capital. (Fight the powers that be?)

We also get fresh views of the gear.

Builder Vyacheslav Grigoriev was there representing VG-Line; here’s a look inside his workshop:

Vyacheslav Grigoriev, the founder of the VG-Line workshop and production, is Moscow’s chief man when it comes to repairing and modifying synthesizers. An expert in Soviet electronics, Vyacheslav is known for his modified and upgraded version of the cult RITM-2 synthesizer, as well as the TR-909-inspired desktop bass drum module, that goes far beyond the original. His workshop is a unique enterprise with a DIY attitude, that denies any corporate classification, where he repairs and manufactures synthesizers of different designs and basically lives. Grigoriev will join the Expo section and present his newly-engineered products at the Vintage Hall on August 26 and 27.

As we were wandering the expo floor, manufacturers were queued up to demo their gear in a convenient light box a series called Things had set up. Here’s a look at the (mostly) Russian entries – starting with VG-Line:

https://thngs.co/things/10267

The VG Line bass drum BD 9Q9. Totally analogue clone of legendary Roland TR-909 kick with wide range of settings, which original TR 909 doesn’t have — a switcher to extend decay and the pitch.

https://thngs.co/things/10257

https://thngs.co/things/10256

35 years after the release of the first model, the creator of Polivoks, Vladimir Kuzmin, decided to release an updated version, which already fell into the hands of many lucky people and, judging by the existing reviews, the legend has already returned. In the work on a modern embodiment, engineers Alex Pleninger and Alexey Taber took part. At the moment there are only 100 copies of the new Polivox and each of them is collected manually.

https://thngs.co/things/10279

You’ve seen Roland’s kit a lot lately, but for one international input, let’s add a Czech input – especially as Bastl’s Thyme just became available for preoder:

The Thyme is an effects processor that is best described as a sequenceable robot operated digital tape machine. With a lot of parameters at hand it enables the exploration of all the time based effects and the vast space in between their classical multi-effects categories (delay, phaser, reverb, chorus, pitch shifter, multi-tap delay, tape delay, tremolo, vibrato, compressor) and in stereo! Each of the 9 different parameters (Tape Speed, Delay Coarse & Fine, Feedback, Filter, extra heads Spacing and Levels, Dry Wet Mix and Volume) has a dedicated, very flexible modulation source – called the Robot – which can be phased out differently for left and right channel to create psychedelic new sound effects.

https://thngs.co/things/10260

and SoftPop, for that matter:

SoftPop is a playfully organic, semi-modular light and sound synthesizer with wide variety of sounds: from random dripping water pops to heavy subtractive basslines. Its fully analog core consisting of a heavily feedbacked system of dual triangle-core oscillators, state variable filter and sample and hold is played through an intuitive interface of 6 faders that provide countless combinations which can be explored by anyone.

https://thngs.co/things/10262

The Pribore MDP101 Baby connects to a computer or a phone via bluetooth, defined as a MIDI device. It has 2 assignable control knobs (Rotary Knob CC), 2 assignable keys (Button CC), 5 transport keys (Rewind, Stop, Play, Record, Loop), 1 angular acceleration sensor (accelerometer), for capturing emotions and expression (Motion Sensor), 1 battery for stand-alone operation, and a USB port for charging and connecting as a usb-midi device.

https://thngs.co/things/10263

From Playtronica came some of the more experimental, DIY / physical computing-tilted entries:

https://thngs.co/things/10205

Touch Me is a HCI device that turns human touch into music.
When the surface area or intensity of skin contact between two or more people changes Touch Me modifies sound output according to selected scale and tone parameters.

https://thngs.co/things/9879

And yes, for when you win the lottery / sell your startup / swap bodies with Trent Reznor or deadmau5 or Hans Zimmer (Freaky Friday!), it’s the Deckard’s Dream! That beats Blade Runner tickets:

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Brighton Modular Meet 2017 walkthrough vid!

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Brighton Modular Meet

“Here’s a walkthrough of the 2017 Brighton Modular Meet – NOT including the live performances and concert though, they call all be found in their own playlists.”

You can find additional Brighton Modular Meet posts here.

d’Voxx Performance // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

Published on Sep 29, 2017 DivKidVideo

“Nino & Paul of d’Voxx provided us which a great journey of melody, texture, beats and ambience with their live performance at Modular Meets Leeds 2017. Plenty of developing arpeggios and melodic and harmonic work scattering across beats and darker textural work in the background.”

d’Voxx Rig Rundown // Modular Meets Leeds 2017

“Paul & Nino of d’Voxx