I thought I’d just sit down and make up some synth-ey tuneage yesterday. I set up two extremely simple sequencer lines, just two notes alternating opposite each other, and I changed the [...]
A thread got some momentum on the Facebook Eurorack Synthesizers group about bingeable synthesizer docs. I am shamelessly lifting from that series of suggestions. So, here you are, several hours [...]
There were 2 BEMI Music Easels, a 3-Mother-32 Stack, A Roland TR-8, my Eurorack and more toys. It was fun. I’d never really seen a Music Easel before. The event was very fun.
You missed Knobcon this year didn’t you? Fret not! Here are some pix of cool gear and cool people. Pix from Knobcon 5 Jack to the Future
My beloved Arturia BeatstepPro is kind of dead at the moment, so I’ve sought sequence solace with other devices in my rack. In this case, it the Kilpatrick K4815. The module holds 64 [...]
After a very unfortunate incident with a seller, DataAlchemy, on Amazon.com, I’m offering this pdf so you can cut your own on a lasercutter. It needs 1/4″ acrylic plexiglass. [...]
I play on the synthesizer all the time, but don’t always record it. This time I made a groove I liked, and recorded it in Reaper. Long before I recorded anything, I spent a lot of time on [...]
I was asked how I did the Braids Bach piece, so I made this short video.
I’m hosting a Maker Event at the 2016 Maker Fair titled “Making Sound and Music with a Modular Synthesizer.” A ton of details are at http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/ so come [...]
E350 Oscillator oscilloscope playtime I love my Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium Voltage Controlled Oscillator. I need me my complex waveforms. With an expander module, you can enable [...]
I love my Braids. As far as complex oscillators go, this is tops. I was diggin’ the crazy waveforms out of this thing and wanted to see if they could be used musically. So, I spent an [...]
I have been experimenting with Arduinos for sound visualization. One of my favorite sketches is by Andrew Tuline whose FastLED code makes frequency display possible. FHT, or Fast Hartley [...]
Looking for synth links to surf? I added some, deleted some. http://dibcadbu.com/links-good/
As seen below in the vid, here’s a useable Eurorack case that works with your Tip-top HEK rails. The zip file contains an AI file (no compression), an SVG and an EPS. It is deep, 6 inches, [...]
I ran out of room. And you know what happens next. I needed a new case. Fortunately by friend Bubba wanted to sell a Tip-top Happy Ending kit, so I designed a case over at [...]
I did this live on the Euro. 4 voices, no post. My ancient Roland MC-303 ran all 4 voices.
And that’s why I love Knobcon. Knobcon 4: Raiders of the Lost Arp. Plenty of stuff to love and want. I narrowly escaped buying only a bag of patchcords. Here’s a porn video. [...]
https://soundcloud.com/dibcadbu/bach-sinfonia15-inb-bwv801-060815 I sequenced this in Reaper and ended with about 100 tracks of audio. http://imgur.com/iSd6Sn2
One important part of synthesizing is getting all your oscillators in tune. Vince Clarke, Depeche Mode Vince Clarke, is releasing a system that listens to the VCO it’s controlling and [...]
I upload stuff that’s good enough to share on Soundcloud. Here’s the beginnings of my album of tunes, that I will update as time goes on. https://soundcloud.com/dibcadbu
Artist Dan McPharlin made these tiny synthesizers between 2006 and 2009, hand-made from framing matte-boards, paper, plastic sheeting, string and rubber bands. They are insanely cute and look [...]
That’s a shot of the re-introduced Moog Modular System 55. It’ll cost ya about $30,000. Don’t get me wrong, I love Moogs, and I have loved them since I first saw the cover of [...]
To keep all my patch cords from looking the same, I have taken to putting heat shrink tubing in thin strips on them so I can find the matching ends in a big patch. I can also tell how long they [...]
Fabricio Carvalho has created quite a few podcasts honoring old electronic music pioneers. Check out his Mixcloud page. http://www.mixcloud.com/astroping/
I like this a lot. Quirky, oddball and catchy. I'm diggin' the little random filtery sounds.
This live electronic performance by Oneohtrix Point Never is worth settling down and listening to.http://boilerroom.tv/recording/oneohtrix-point-never/
I find these three phasing oscillators coming out of a filter most pleasing to watch.
One of my favorite classical pieces. This is straight into the computer, so no post. I’ll get to redoing it properly, but for now it’s just kind of a test to get two simultaneous [...]
First off, a huge shout out to J Beste, who spent four long months replacing transformers, capacitors and bushings, cleaning sliders and repairing oscillators on my ARP 2600 that I bought when I [...]