blogs tagged "eurorack"

Final experimental homework...

Sun Mar 13 2022 20:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

tags: music noise synth eurorack synth audio sound

Last week was the fourth and final week for the experimental music course I've been taking. Due to being busy with other things, I had put off the "homework" for a week and got back to experimentation this weekend.

Last week's lesson was all about synth techniques. What a doozy! I feel like that's a very difficult subject to cram into a 90 minute session. Even if you can be certain that people have some exposure to basic signal theory and techniques, it's really difficult to describe a patch and there's definitely some problems around expecting people to have access to specific modules (are formant and shepherd filters that commonplace? lol). As an exhibition, it was very cool...but as a teaching/learning session, I think it was a bit of a stretch.

patched eurorack suitcase synth with amplifier

I did 3 or 4 different patches, one of which was strongly inspired by one of Jamie Stewart's example patches in the class (although I made a couple small tweaks). I took some of the session audio and arranged it into this rough track:

Direct links to files here: flac mp3

Honestly, in a pretty dark place while making these. Stoked with how they turned out, but the mix could use a lot of love, something that I'm not going to put time into right now though.

Arcade switch gate

Fri Mar 02 2018 14:42:02 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

tags: eurorack synth synthesizer diy modular module

I made a DIY eurorack module using 3 arcade switches to trigger gates. Check it out:

20180302-arcade_gate_final_wiring_04_1024.jpg

Helper tool for Music Thing Modular Radio Music

Tue Jun 27 2017 20:23:20 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

tags: synth eurorack modular synthesizer radiomusic musicthing

The Radio Music by Music Thing Modular is a awesome eurorack module that uses a Teensy to play back sample files from an SD card with/out CV. It's awesome.

I wanted to build out my own sample pack by extracting audio from a set of video files, and built a tool to help do that. Maybe you're into this stuff and want to check it out too? Here's the source on github:

https://github.com/breedx2/mtm_radio_extractilizer

sub-zero synth

Mon Jan 02 2017 10:19:26 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

tags: eurorack synth synthesizer noise sound audio

I made some textures with a synthesizer in sub-zero temperatures. Pretty fun, even with just a small number of starter modules...

Synth noise test

Wed Jul 15 2015 21:25:08 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

tags: synth eurorack noise synthesizer circuit

Trying out the whopping 4 modules I have installed...