Wednesday, August 20, 2014

500th PatchPierre Post

I never thought that this would happen when I started this blog to be honest, but my 500th PatchPierre post is a fact now... after almost 4½ years of blogging I finally reached this magic number.

Thank you all again for the support, especially
Dieter Doepfer, Raul Pena, Felix (TTNM), Tony Steventon, Matrixsynth Jones, Oliver CheslerIntellijel, DivKid, Jon Adams, Marc Weerts, Steve Harmon, Malekko, ModularGrid, Eliazerk, techno-id.com and everyone who I forgot...

Via one of my other projects BrickPierre
First I would like to share a few PatchPierre numbers with you about the PatchPierre universe:
- PatchPierre blog has reached over 310.000 pageviews in 4½ year.
- an average of around 18.000 - 20.000  pageviews per month lately, and this number is still climbing.
- Over 3.200 people follow PatchPierre on Twitter
- Over 150 people already like PatchPierre on Facebook 
- Almost 350 people follow me on Soundcloud 
- Patchpierre.Net welcomed visitors from 144 countries so far

The most popular PatchPierre posts:
DIY Modular Case Ideas Jan 1, 2012, 
150th PatchPierre Post Dec 11, 2011, 
100th PatchPierre Post May 22, 2011, 
Vactrol Basics Feb 21, 2011, 

Finding new topics is getting harder as i have already reviewed most of the Doepfer modules i own, but i hope i can keep the blog interesting enough in the future with an even wider range of eurorack related posts.
If you have any suggestions / questions etc... feel free to contact me.

- Donations (big or small) are still welcome via PayPal
(info at http://patchpierre.blogspot.nl/p/patchpierre-donors.html)
Donations will keep PatchPierre ad-free

Sadly I am having technical difficulties in my studio, so I am not able to record new demos / tracks at the moment, and besides that I am a bit too busy with my own work so I can't write much 'original'content, but that will all return after the summer...

Thank you so much again for all the support and the positive feedback.  PP

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Patch From Scratch: Simple self-playing synth voices by The Tuesday Night Machines

Video: A Patch From Scratch: Simple self-playing synth voices
" In this video I create a modular synth patch from scratch in 5 Minutes and talk while doing so :D Subscribe for more:http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...

MORE INFO: Eurorack Modular Synth Modules used in this video:
- Doepfer A-138 Exponential Mixer
- Intellijel Dixie 1 VCO
- Music Thing Modular Thonk Turing Machine & Pulses Expander Sequencer
- Intellijel uScale 1 Quantizer
- Malekko Wiard Anti-Oscillator VCO
- Klangbau Wavetable VCDO
- Erika Polivoks VCF Filter
- Synthrotek EKO Delay
- Make Noise Function Generator
- Intellijel Quadra Quad Envelope Generator
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Modular Wild presents SOUNDS - Intellijel Springray Spring Reverb w. Different Reverb Tanks

Another one from Raul Pena...
This time he shows how the Intellijel Springray Reverb sounds with different reverb tanks.
Enjoy!

Video: Modular Wild presents SOUNDS-Intellijel Springray Spring Reverb-Different Reverb Tanks

"A short demonstration of the different reverb tanks available for the Intellijel Springray Spring Reverb module. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Check out Raul's latest survey athttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K3Z9PVF
Other places to find Raul's World of Synths on the Web:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Random Video: Doepfer A-111 VCO sync demo by Morgan Karlsson

Via the Doepfer A-100 Modular group on Facebook:

Video: Doepfer A-111 sync demo by Morgan Karlsson

" 2xA111 processed through the TTSH. Oscillator 2 hardsynced to Oscillator 1. Intellijel Metropolis synced to the Sample & Hold of the TTSH. The Sample & Hold controlling VCF cut off and Oscillator 2."

Uploaded by Morgan Karlsson

Saturday, August 16, 2014

AniModule V9a and Tik Tok Clock Divider Multiplier Demos by FluxWithIt

This next set of videos was uploaded by Fluxwithit today.

Video 1: AniModule V9a Eurorack sequencer and Tik Tok Clock Divider Multiplier


Video 2: Eurorack Modular sequencer Animodule V9a & Tik Tok clock divider

More info: 
http://animodule.bigcartel.com/produc...
http://animodule.bigcartel.com/produc...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Random Video: Doepfer A-100 Modular System w Legacy Filter Demo by LesIndes

Electronic Music Analog Synthesizer shop Les Indes from Berlin uploaded this long (almost 13 minutes) demo to YouTube.
The video mainly shows off the A-111 VCO and the (discontinued) Doepfer A-121 Multimode Filter...

Video: DOEPFER A-100 Modular System w Legacy Filter

" Featuring: High End VCO A-111 (running out of production), Multimode Filter A-121 (discontinued)"

Uploaded by LESINDES

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Music Thing Mikrophonie DIY Build & Demo by The Tuesday Night Machines

Felix from The Tuesday Night Machines uploaded an interesting video about the building of his latest Eurorack module, the Music Thing Mikrophonie contact microphone.

Video: Music Thing Mikrophonie DIY Build & Demo #TTNM

"I set up a camera and built the Thonk Mikrophonie Contact Mic Eurorack module kit.
At 1:36 I test it in my rack, together with the Synthrotek EKO DIY delay module.
Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...
Questions or comments? Go ahead and post them below! :) Thanks for watching! Check out my channel for more Modular Synthesizer Music.
Filmed with a GoPro HD Hero."

Friday, August 08, 2014

Doepfer A-137-1 Wave Multiplier Video Tutorials by Raul Pena

Raul Pena just published a new video today.
This begins the Doepfer Wave Multiplier series.
Enjoy!

Video 1: Doepfer 137-1 VC Wave Multiplier I Basics

" A basic description of the features and functions of the Doepfer A137-1 Wave Multiplier.
Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 2: Doepfer 137-1 VC Wave Multiplier with Low Frequency signals Part One

" A walkthrough of processing Low Frequency signals using the A137-1 Wave Multiplier. Experimenting with different settings. Sound and Video by Raul Pena." 

Video 3: Doepfer 137-1 VC Wave Multiplier with Low Frequency signals Part Two

" A walkthrough of processing Low Frequency signals using the A137-1 Wave Multiplier. Experimenting with different settings. Sound and Video by Raul Pena "

Monday, August 04, 2014

Modular Wild Presents Synthrotek Sequence 8

Raul Pena started another series of the Modular Wild presents project.
This time it's all about the Sythrotek Sequence 8 Analogue sequencer.

" The ‘Sequence 8′ analog 8-step sequencer is a traditional 8-step sequencer with some extremely handy features.
It’s available in 2 formats: Eurorack or 9V battery/wall wart (the kit version has a FRAC power option).

Features:
- Choose between Eurorack power or 9V battery/wall plug
- 8 Steps with high-gate output per step
- 3 CV Outs, each with their own attenuator, 0-5 volt output.
- Clock Input and Output
- Coarse & fine clock adjustment
- Switchable linear ‘random’ function with speed adjustment
- Momentary & Hard Hold Function
- Manual Step Button
- Internal/External Clock Switch
- Reset Input Jack
- Current draw is 20mA
- Size: 3U 20HP
- Module depth (Eurorack version): 1.5 inches "

Video 1: Modular Wild Presents Profile-Synthrotek Sequence 8

" A short description of the Synthrotek Sequence 8 basic features and functions. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Video 2: Modular Wild presents SOUNDS-Syntrotek Sequence 8 Basic Programming and Random

" A short overview of the basic programming features of the Synthrotek Sequence 8. Also Contains a short demonstration of the random mode. Sound ad Video by Raul Pena."
New episodes will be added weekly

Other places to find Raul's World of Synths on the Web:

Doepfer A-138u Dual Micro Mixer announced

Doepfer recently announced a new 4HP wide 'Dual Micro' (2x3) mixer module on their website.

Module A-138u is a simple, low-cost mixer with two units.
Each unit is equipped with three inputs and one output.
The upper unit has for each input a trimming potentiometer available that allows to adjust the amplification in the range 0...+1 for each input (factory setting is 1 for all inputs).
The inputs of the lower unit all have the same amplification +1.

The output of the upper unit is normalled to the first input of the lower unit.
That way the module can be used also as a mixer with five inputs: for this the inputs 1, 2 and 3 of the upper unit and the inputs 2 and 3 of the lower unit are used.
The sum output for all five signals is then the output of the lower unit.
As soon as a plug is inserted into input 1 of the lower unit the module becomes a dual 3-in-1 mixer again.
Inputs and Outputs are DC-coupled, i.e. audio and control signals can be mixed.

Application examples:
- Mixer for audio signals, e.g. three VCOs preceding a VCF, when the amplifications are adjusted slightly different no signal extinction occurs during the beat of the VCOs
- Mixer for control voltages (e.g. LFOs, envelope generators, random voltages)"

The module is planned for fall 2014, for a price around Euro 45.00
Price and release date are still without obligation !

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SonicState Interviews Mr Doepfer - King of Eurorack

New Sonicstate.com video interview with the great Dieter Doepfer (Doepfer Musikelektronik).
Dieter talks about his first products and the global Doepfer history...

Video: Interview: Mr Doepfer - King of Eurorack

" We caught up with Herr Doepfer at Musik Messe in the Spring"

Uploaded by sonicstate

Read all at http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2014/07/30/interview-herr-doepfer-at-musik-messe/

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Erica Fusion Series VCO and Analogue Delay/Chorus Tutorial Videos by @DivKid

DivKid presents his latest overview videos in the new Erica Synths Fusion Series.
The first overview is the VCO Mixer full of lovely tube goodness (as are the other 4 modules in the range).

Video 1: Erica Synths Fusion Series - VCO Mixer

" Here's the first in a series of overview videos for the Erica Synths Fusion Series. The Fusion series are all tube/valve modules and there's 5 units including the VCO Mixer, Delay/Chorus, VCA, Ring Modulator and Filter.
Check out www.ericasynths.lv for more information."
...or check out this post on MuffWiggler

The second one is all about the Analogue Delay/Chorus

Video 2: Erica Synths Fusion Series - Analogue Delay/Chorus
" Here's the second in a series of overview videos for the Erica Synths Fusion Series. The Fusion series are all tube/valve modules and there's 5 units including the VCO Mixer, Delay/Chorus, VCA, Ring Modulator and Filter.
Check out www.ericasynths.lv for more information."

Videos uploaded by DivKidMusic

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Random Video: March of the Buchla Mongo #1

Video: March of the Buchla Mongo #1

" Modular Only, Braids/Dixie2/Borg/WMD Geiger Counter/Echophon triggered/sequenced from the Doepfer a-160/4MS rotating Clock-Divider and Maths2. No other stuff except for some Eventide Space/Timefactor and Lexicon PCM91 FX."
Uploaded by TheBuchlaMongo

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Erica Synths Sequential Switch Demo Videos by @DivKid

DivKid uploaded two extensive module-reviews, both about the Erica Synths Sequential Switch.

Video 1: EURORACK MODULE - Erica - Sequential Switch

"Check out a larger chaotic patch with the switch below
The Erica Synths Sequential Switch is an 8 step sequential switch with some unique features and great functionality. It's also a nice size for getting your hands in and playing and tweaking the functions on the step buttons mid patch.
Subscribe/comment/like below for more videos coming every week!"

Video 2: EURORACK MODULE - Erica - Sequential Switch Big Patch

Uploaded by DivKidMusic