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Computer Controlled

by bdu on Jul.07, 2009, under media, modular, non-modular synths, plug-ins, software, video

The latest thing in analog is digital. Computer control of CV direct through a DC-capable audio interface.

So I acquired such an audio interface and the two plugins that have been released for these purposes, MOTU’s Volta and Expert Sleepers’ Silent Way.

I’m using a non-MOTU interface, so there are some kinks to work out there with Volta, but MOTU is being plenty helpful, and I trust we’ll get things worked out eventually. In the meantime, here’s Silent Way controlling my 101 via my simplified CV/Gate test rig. 6 octaves of perfect tuning!

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Standalone virtual MS-20

by bdu on May.13, 2009, under DIY, media, plug-ins, software, video

OK, this is just too cool. This guy took the mainboard of his little eeepc and fitted it into the Korg Legacy Collection MS-20 USB controller, creating a standalone device. If he took it just a little further and routed audio I/O, USB (host), and VGA out to the side panel, it would be even better!

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ModDemod video demo

by bdu on Apr.12, 2009, under media, modular, video

I apologize for the camera audio, I don’t have the time to record and sync up… so you get what you get.

That said, here’s a quick demo using two PlanB model 15 oscillators feeding one half of the MakeNoise ModDemod dual ring modulator.

I botched the modulation bit, instead of grabbing the heisenberg’s stepped out, I just unplugged the smooth out from one VCO and put it into the other one. Oh well, you can’t get ‘em all 100% right, and I had no time for a re-take.


MakeNoise ModDemod from Brandon Daniel on Vimeo.

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Some modular sound

by bdu on Mar.21, 2009, under media, modular, video


Dubstep with the modular from Brandon Daniel on Vimeo.

Drums are 808, the rest is NM G2 and the eurorack modular (or the former processed with the latter).

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Ableton Press Conference Part 5

by bdu on Jan.16, 2009, under 2009, NAMM, media, software, video

Part 5: Max For Live

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Ableton Press Conference Part 4

by bdu on Jan.16, 2009, under 2009, NAMM, media, software, video

Part 4: Sharing

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Ableton Press Conference Part 3

by bdu on Jan.16, 2009, under 2009, NAMM, media, software, video

Part 3: The Akai APC-40

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Ableton Press Conference Part 2

by bdu on Jan.16, 2009, under 2009, NAMM, media, software, video

Part 2: New FX and Sound Library
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Ableton Press Conference Videos

by bdu on Jan.16, 2009, under 2009, NAMM, media, software, video

I apologize in advance for the poor quality, but something is better than nothing, right? Posting the videos from the Ableton press conference yesterday, here’s part 1
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Temporary Modular

by bdu on Dec.15, 2008, under media, modular, musings, plug-ins, software, video

I was really dying for a modular fix, and having just received news that my new case may not arrive until the new year, I threw a basic system together using the one 6u Analogue Systems case I have left at my disposal…

Modules used:

2 RS90 VCOs
1 RS165 Signal Mixer
2 RS60 ADSR EGs
1 RS80 VCLFO
1 RS180 VCA
1 RS40 Noise/ S&H
2 RS110 Multimode Filter
1 RS140 Midi->CV/Gate
1 RS270 jack adaptor

with an RS170 multiple up on top.

This more or less maxes out the power supply in the case, and definitely uses all the available power connectors on the bus board.

The patch is using midi tempo to clock the S&H and trigger the EGs. The VCA EG is decay-modulated by an LFO, the oscillators are setup as a carrier/modulator pair with sync-feedback and a bandpass filter in the feedback loop, the S&H is setting the pitch of the oscillator you hear, and the overall timbre is itself run through a bandpass filter.

The whole thing is run through an instance of Audio Damage’s Ratshack Reverb (have I mentioned lately how much I love this plugin? No? Consider it mentioned.) to give it a bit of lo-fi slapback echo.

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