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Synthgeek releases sg-modutron mini

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Synthgeek sg-modutron mini

Synthgeek has released sg-modutron mini, a free synthesizer instrument for Windows.

This is a simple 1-oscillator synth based on “virtual circuit-bending”. The initial idea started out as an attempt at making a bass synth version of the APC synth. It turned out to be impossible to get it to track pitch at all, so more experimentation ensued, and this is the result. It does track pitch, but often sounds will change across the keyboard or possibly even stop making sound at a certain key.

Some of the ideas used here will doubtless be put to use in a larger multi-osc synth, though whether an expanded version of this exact synth will be developed remains to be seen.

sg-modutron mini is available to download as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.

More information: Synthgeek / sg-modutron mini

Short links for January 20th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# bassdll – An arduino piezo buzzer sound engine by Drew Crawford.

Source code available at github

# ISM / DUBBHISM: impulse responses

Tony Dubshot wrote in to share some of the unusual but usable, hi quality impulse responses he is offering on his Dubshot website. Includes: RE-201 Roland Space Echo impulse responses (25-200 BPM), The Quantum Hall Effects (impulse responses from nanospace), and 60 Classic and King Tubby style spring reverb impulse responses.

# Charting the Beatles – Exploration of Beatles music through infographics.

Charting the Beatles
Charting the Beatles – Authorship and Collaboration

Michael Deal writes:

These visualizations are part of an extensive study of the music of the Beatles. Many of the diagrams and charts are based on secondary sources, including but not limited to sales statistics, biographies, recording sesion notes, sheet music, and raw audio readings.

# Circuit Bending the Bliptronic 5000

Michael Una circuit bends his Bliptronic 5000:

and while I was sad that there was no active synthesis, I’m pretty satisfied with the results.

# MISA digital guitar

The MISA digital guitar is a minimalistic looking MIDI controller.

# Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 Instrument: Hands-on, Videos, Why it’s Different

Teenage Engineering OP-1
Teenage Engineering OP-1, portable synthesizer and controller

Peter Kirn spent some hands-on time with the current prototype of the OP-1 and had a talk with the developers of Teenage Engineering.

mtXcontrol

# mtXcontrol

mtXcontrol by Tobias Bielohlawek is an editor written in Processing to easily create image sequences for several output devices containing multicolor LED matrix.

mtXcontrol Editor auto detects and connects to your device. Once connected, you can draw points, lines & rows in different colors, create multiple frames and manipulate them. Add, delete, move, fill, copy & paste of frames is supported. Play all frames by different speed, realtime update the device and save your work as image file. If supported (e.g. Rainbowduino), update the sequence on your device and run it standalone. One special feature is typing letters and numbers. Future versions aim to support multiple devices, different color depth and many more.

# Elektron Monomachine drum samples

Some new free samples from Cyberworm: 156 drums, clicks, noised and rattles from Elektron Monomachine (wav format, 24 bit, 44100, stereo, 12 mb)

Also from Cyberworm: Ensoniq VFX/SD patches, 85 banks and 709 single patches for Ensoniq SD, VFX, VFX-SD. Only Ensoniq SD 100% compatible! In VFX or VFX-SD some patches might not work (or work incorrectly)!

Sidsonic Libraries announces X-Mas Special: Advent Calendar

Sidsonic Libraries

Sidsonic Libraries has announced the X-Mas Special: Advent Calendar, a promotion featuring free sample sets, loops, etc.

Looking for an inspired Christmas? The sidsonic libraries advent calender will give you festive cheer! From St Nicholas day (Dec. 6) until Christmas (Dec. 24), every day a new door can be opened.

Stock up on fine sampling material and kick Santa from the roof with some fresh carols! Alternatively, send the tunes you made with our sounds to us!

You’ll find a dropbox in the right column in a few days!

The musician sending the tune most fancied by our little and subjective brains will get a nice reward!
A free Circus Circuit Bending Library!!!

More information: Sidsonic Libraries / X-Mas Special

Sidsonic Libraries releases Circus Circuit Bending Library

Sidsonic Libraries Circus Circuit Bending Library

Sidsonic Libraries has released Circus Circuit Bending Library, a Kontakt Player powered sample library.

The Circus Circuit Bending Library, pays tribute to the art form of Circuit Bending, which since its foundation in the 1960s has produced several interesting instruments with a wide range of unique sounds…

Unfortunately, the world of Circuit Bending was previously reserved only for those who were already involved in the subject, armed with soldering irons and components to tackle the equipment.

With the Circus Circuit sound library, sidsonic libraries wants to change this. For the first time it will be possible for many musicians and sound designers to engage themselves in the matchless breadths of circuit bending, and to create their own personal slant on this innovative type of sound production.

Circus Circuit Bending Library features

  • 14 Circuit Bending instruments as basis.
  • 179 Synth- and Drum-kits.
  • Over 18,000 samples in total.
  • 5.2 GB Circuit Bending Power.
  • 36 page booklet.
  • Customized Kontakt 3 Player is split into two unique instruments optimized for drum- and synth-sounds. These instruments contain:
    • Drum Module:
      • Five drum groups: BD, SD, Toms, Cym, Perc.
      • Filter assortment per group: 4- or 6-pole Lowpass, Pro53 Lowpass, 4-pole Bandpass, 2- and 4-pole Highpass, Voweler.
      • Insert-FX per group: Saturator, 1 band EQ and Distortion.
      • Send-FX: Chorus, Flanger, Delay and Convolution Reverb.
      • Amp section with 2 band EQ and two filters.
      • Filter assortment in the Amp section:
        • First filter: 4-pole Lowpass and Pro53 Lowpass.
        • Second filter: 4-pole Highpass.
      • Two AHDSR envelopes with up to four targets (Volume, Tune, Cutoff, Resonance).
      • Two LFOs (free/sync) with six waveforms and up to five targets (Volume, Tune, Panorama, Cutoff, Resonance).
    • Synth Module:
      • Filter assortment:
        • First filter: 4-pole Lowpass, Pro53 Lowpass, Voweler.
        • Second filter 2-pole Highpass.
      • Insert-FX: Saturator, Skreamer, 2 band EQ and Stereo Modeller.
      • Send-FX: Chorus, Flanger, Delay and Convolution Reverb.
      • Two AHDSR envelopes with up to four targets (Volume, Tune, Cutoff, Resonance).
      • Two LFOs (free/sync) with six waveforms and up to five targets (Volume, Tune, Panorama, Cutoff, Resonance).

Circus Circuit Bending Library for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for an MSRP of 189 EUR.

More information: Sidsonic Libraries

Short links for November 23rd, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

# MidiFighter Kit

Ean Golden at djtechtools writes:

I am pleased to announce that in 2 weeks time we will be selling DIY MidiFighter kits in the web-store. This kit will be the first incarnation of our brand new controller line that allows several different levels of customization. Everything from creating original color combos to adding more analog interfaces and customizing the open-source firmware is possible with this exciting new tool.

MidiFighter
MidiFighter Kit

MidiFighter kit details

  • Release Date: November 30th.
  • Price: Aprox $125 for the Kit + Arcade Buttons ($2.50 each) optional wood case- $40.
  • Plug and Play-compatible device, compliant MIDI controller.
  • USB powered.
  • Must be assembled (no expertise required).
  • 16 programmable buttons.
  • 16 programmable LEDs.
  • Expandable to 20 programmable buttons and 4 analog controls.
  • Limited-edition 200-piece run in this configuration (black PCB with blue LEDs).

# PyMT

PyMT is a python module for developing multi-touch enabled media rich applications. Currently the aim is to allow for quick and easy interaction design and rapid prototype development. PyMT is written in Python, based on pyglet toolkit. We are about 10 contributors and ~40000 lines of code (version 0.3).

Speak & Math

# Audio Geek Zine Free Sound Of The Week 04

Jon at Audio Geek Zine offers some free samples from his circuit bent Speak & Math in his weekly series of free sounds.

This time I’m digging into the archives. What I’ve got this week is sounds from my circuit bent Speak & Math, from a few years ago. These are taken straight from my Toys Breaking library, if you like glitchy weird samples check that out.

There are 89 wave files, mono, 16 bit, 44.1kHz.

# James’ Circuit Bent Library

James at Illuminated Sounds also shares some free samples from circuit bent toys.

Here is a Collection of samples from a few of my own circuit bent toys. I’ve made a quick couple of videos that will show you the method of how I captured these samples. I edited them in Protools at 16bit 441khz as mono WAV files. Feel free to comment or request any more. Enjoy.

Hardware Random7

# Hardware version of Random7

More from Illuminated Sounds. Miketron's random MIDI note generation software (MAC/PC) goes hardware:

A couple of months I took my MAX/MSP code for Random7 and rewrote so I could embed it into a hardware version. Random7 Hardware Version 1 (R7H) is a very basic version of the Random7 software. The core element of R7H is still the same, the program pick from 7 different midi notes randomly. As of now the key R7H is preset to the key of A Major, and the only control is a potentiometer that controls the speed of R7H. Output for R7H is a midi port, an on/off switch, and there is also a red led the flashes everytime a note is sent. The some of the next additions I plan to the hardware are a midi input to provide midi sync options, a small lcd to provide useful information such as tempo and key, and allow user to pick from any diatonic major key. The microcontroller I am using for this is the arduino built into a d.i. box housing.

# Ohm Force studio pic contest, powered by Sample Magic !!!

All you need to do is post a picture of you in your studio for a chance to win some Sample Magic libraries.

The only two requirements are: the computer screen must show some Ohm plugins interfaces and you must be in an “audio magician” pose. Each of the three winners will be able to pick three Sample Magic libraries of choice, for free, worldwide shipping or instant download through www.soundstosample.com. The pictures will be judged by the Sample Magicians themselves in their London HQ. Make-up and dressing up allowed. Rabbits and all domestic animals not allowed. The picture (or the link to it) must be posted on the comments section of this blog post, until November 30th 2009.

Tenori-On @ Modulate This!

# Hands-On with the Tenori-On: First Impressions + Integration with Ableton Live

Mark Mosher shares his first impressions of the Tenori-On.

Now that REBOOT has released, I’m gearing up to perform these songs live. One of my goals it to make the performances more visually interesting, help the audience connect with what I’m doing musically, and not spend an entire set hunched over a laptop.

I just added a Tenori-On White to my rig to help achieve this goal and to use as a controller and sequencer for composition. In this post I’ll offer some first impressions and notes on use.

# Little Gem Guitar Amp

garagemonkeysan's take on the famous Little Gem mini guitar amp.

All details on the electronics can be found at runoffgroove.com. http://www.runoffgroove.com/littlegem.html
The case came from Jameco p/n 11886. The speaker bezel is the rim of a tin can that was epoxied to the case. The disk in the rear serves as a cord reel.

Audiomulch (with Metasurface), Novation Remote Zero SL and the Launchpad

# Launchpad, No Live: Novation Launchpad Review

John Fisher reviews the Launchpad.

I recently picked up a Novation Launchpad because I wanted the control options of a grid controller, even though I don’t use Ableton live. I plan on using the Launchpad with Reaktor, Audiomulch, and possibly Processing. The price wasn’t hard to swallow either. I’ve seen very little info thus far on people using the Launchpad with anything besides Ableton Live, except for people who are using the “nonome” max/msp patch that allows you to load up other monome applications via the Launchpad. So, I thought I would do a write-up on my thoughts. The way I prefer to work is making my own custom midi mappings with my controllers. Novation’s Automap system might be interesting for others, but I always prefer to have my own configurations because I’m picky about those sorts of things. So I’ll be detailing how I went about that.

ToneBytes releases Bend Box

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ToneBytes Bend Box

ToneBytes has released Bend Box, a free instrument plug-in for Windows.

Bend Box is a software synthesizer that emulates a circuit-bending device. Can be useful for making experiments and for creating various noise FX. All knobs can be tweaked manually or through easily assignable MIDI controllers. MIDI Automation is also available.

With Bend Box you can get wide range of noises: from the soft gurgling to ringing grinding, or even strange melodic timbres.

Bend Box is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: ToneBytes

Time+Space announces Toontrack EZX offer

Toontrack Electronic EZX

Time+Space has announced a special offer on the forthcoming Toontrack Electronic EZX.

Over the past decade, the team at Toontrack Music has generated over 1,000,000 sound files from recordings of hundreds of the finest drums and cymbals. Until now, it’s been 100% acoustic…

Due for release later this month, the eagerly awaited Electronic EZX delivers a distinctive collection of classic, circuit bent and resampled electronic drum sounds.

Pristine classics, otherworldly one of a kind bends, and gritty essentials make this the hottest collection of electronic drums imaginable.

The Electronic EZX is simply a must-have for EZdrummer and Superior Drummer 2.0 users and anyone who orders it between 1st – 30th November 2009 can claim any other EZX expansion pack completely free!

Simply purchase Electronic EZX as normal either through Time+Space or a participating dealer and then send proof of purchase with the rebate form (downloadable from timespace.com/toontrack) to Time+Space and they’ll send the free EZX direct to you at no extra charge.

The free EZX can be any of the following titles:

  • EZX – Claustrophobic
  • EZX – Drumkit From Hell
  • EZX – Latin Percussion
  • EZX – Nashville
  • EZX – Twisted Kit
  • EZX – Vintage Rock
  • EZX – Funkmasters
  • EZX – Jazz

More information: Time+Space

Loopmasters releases Circuit Bent Sounds 2

Loopmasters Circuit Bent Sounds 2

Loopmasters has released Circuit Bent Sounds 2, a sample collection created in conjunction with Paul Norris of Circuitbenders.co.uk – a devoted expert at the art of circuit bending, and a signed recording artist in his own right. Recycling noise since 2001.

Fresh from the electronic pandemonium of Bent Sounds Vol.1, Loopmasters return with another collection of bastardised electronics, twisted circuits, rewired technology and warped audio. Drum machines, synths and childrens toys have been assaulted, violated and pushed to the absolute limit, to create a collection of sounds completely unobtainable in any other way. Circuit Bent Sounds volume 2 includes a huge range of circuit bent samples suitable for Minimal, Tech, Electro, Techno, Industrial and Drum and Bass music producers worldwide.

Circuit Bent Sounds 2 features

  • 777 Circuit Bent Samples.
  • 303 Loops.
  • 474 Circuit Bent Sounds.
  • 25 Ready to play patched for Reason NNXt, Kontakt, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Kontakt Soft Samplers.
  • Apple Loops version available.
  • Acidised Wav and Rex2 (Main Zip).
  • Machines used: Alesis SR16, Frontline percussion synth, Korg DDD5 and MR16, the classic Mattel Synsonics, Roland TR727 and the Yamaha DD6. The Circuit Bent Keys and Synths include the Casio SA1, SK60 & SK200 samplers, Fraktal Noise Synth, Korg Poly 800, Purple Keys and the Yamaha VSS200. The Toys used include the analogue Beats Toy, ELC, Matchbox Talking Teacher, Mighty Borg Teddy Bear, Texas Instruments and VTech Talking Computer and many others.

Circuit Bent Sounds 2 is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

Loopmasters / Circuit Bent Sounds 2