Sunday, December 30, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

MATRIXSYNTH: Kick.S / X652  [ xoxbox AcidlabMiami Electribe ]

MATRIXSYNTH: Kick.S / X652  [ xoxbox AcidlabMiami Electribe ]: ""

Kick.S / X652  [ xoxbox AcidlabMiami Electribe ]

Published on Dec 28, 2012
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・iTunes Kick.S
・Amazon Link

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Luna Lab Noise Research-MFOS Builder on eBay

Analog Synthesizer: 2 voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO's), voltage controlled amplifier (VCA), voltage-controlled filter (VCF), low frequency oscillator (LFO), white noise source and attack-release envelope generator. 2 CV inputs, gate voltage input and output (all 1/4" mono jacks). powered by two 9V batteries. Built into a satin black case. Build was completed on 11/20/12 and only used in testing. Based on the SoundLab Mini-Synth circuit design by MFOS.

Analog Sequencer: 2-10 step sequencer, reset at count / stop at count, external start, gate selectable on/off for each step, 3 control voltage outputs, high/low output range. Powered by 12VAC wall adapter (included) and built into a satin black case. Build was completed on 11/04/12 and only used in testing. Based on the 10-step Analog Sequencer circuit design by MFOS.

Store: Luna Lab Noise Research

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

KickSenior XOXBOX × 4 - YouTube (check it out, seriously)

KickSenior lays it down on 4 xoxboxes, and what sounds like a really nice reverb to me.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bleeps In Time!

Just posted on Bandcamp, hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Xoxbox-1, Proper Mix and Master!

Finally, a proper Mix and Mastered version of the previously uploaded track  "Xoxbox1," with a little touch up to the video as well.  Video uses footage captured from the from the Bleep Labs HSS3jb (Gieskes Hard Soft Synth).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dharmatronix-Xoxbox 1 Video

My first video attempt using footage I sampled from the new Bleep Labs+ Gieskes Hard Soft Synth.

This little bad boy is a ton of fun, and packs in a ton of features, including Trigger in out for interacting with Analog Drum Machines!  While no Audio from the HSS3 was used in this video, I should mention that I was pleaseantly surprised at both the quality and diversity of sounds one can get from this device. I will be posting some audio examples as soon as I can....

From Bleep Labs' website:

The Hard Soft Synth 3jb is the new audio / video synthesizer by noisemaker extraordinaire, Gieskes.

It features 15 modes of audio/video excellence, each with 4-5 variables of control. There are also 8 video-only modes designed for use with the trigger and audio inputs. An adjustable analog filter keeps everything smooth (or as gnarly as you’d like).

The HSS3jb can produce all the same audio and video as the HSS3i, but it adds many more color options and controls as well as a more stable and and colorful video output.

- 15 audio+video modes and 8 video-only modes.
- RCA, S-video, and VGA video out.
- Audio, IR, and trigger input as well as trigger out. IR with Handmade Music Austin or Gieskes devices,
hook it up to a modular via trigger or use the audio input to control the sounds and video of the HSS3i.
- Analog low-pass filter controlled via photocell.
- MIDI input controls device parameters.
- Circuit bending, color switching, fade, and individual color controls for video.
- New enclosure and more compact design (5.5″ x 3.5″ x 2.5″).
- Outputs NTSC and PAL

Sunday, August 12, 2012

BNI-Xoxbox 1

Another Acid track with my little IR controlled friends from Austin (Delptronics Bender Sequencer, Wooster Audio IR-2, etc.), but this time with a key Acid ingredient added: A Xoxbox!  

Hope you enjoy...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Delptronics LDB-1 Analog Drum Machine Now Shipping!

Delptronics is now shipping the LDB-1 Analog Drum Machine!

This is the stand alone version of their recently released Eurorack Module.

"The LDB-1 “Little Drummer Boy” is a modern recreation of the classic analog drum machines of the 80's, like the Roland TR-606 and TR-808. Our goal was to recreate the warm sounds of the classics, using all analog circuitry - not samples. The brain of the LDB-1 is a powerful digital microcontroller that triggers the analog drum sounds and provides the sequencer, programmability and connectivity features.
Easily interfaces with other instruments, synthesizers, DAWs, etc. through analog connections, MIDI, and DINsync.
The LDB-1 has all of the features of a classic analog drum machine in a small, affordable package."

To read more about LDB-1 and to place your order, head over to Delptronics' website.

Friday, June 29, 2012

How to hack your Korg Monotron Delay

User DJ JonDent has posted another cool time lapse mod video, this time showing the hacking of our favorite little noisemaker, the Korg Monotron Delay.

Check out the vid HERE

Feeling confident about taking your Monotron apart now? I know I am certainly considering it.....

About DJ JonDent:
This channel is all about electronic music, DJing, production & synthesizers...
Exploring technology to create music using both hardware and software.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MATRIXSYNTH: acid-o-tribe - KORG Monotribe in Yellow

MATRIXSYNTH: acid-o-tribe - KORG Monotribe in Yellow:

I like the layout on this overlay a lot, and am actually surprised at how good the Mtron looks in Yellow, good job random dude in Poland!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dharmatronix-Danger Bot

A little music video made with TochViZ and vjay on an iPad (video only, audio was a combo of ipad and cpu)

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Delptronics LDB1e Analog Drum Eurorack Module

Delptronics released a new video demonstrating the first of two Drum Machines they are planning to release under the "Little Drummer Boy" moniker. The LDB-1e “Little Drummer Boy”  Module is a Eurorack counterpart to the planned LDB Stand alne drum machine.  The 8-Voice Module has, you guessed it,  8 analog drums in 4HP wide euro module and is capable of 8-voice polyphony.

From Delptronics' site:

"The module uses totally analog circuitry, not samples. Our goal was to recreate the warm sounds of the classic analog drum machines of the 80's, like the Roland TR-606, TR-808 and TR-909. The circuitry of the LDB-1e uses the same principals as the classics and produces a very similar sound.

The module contains the same drum circuitry found in the Delptronics LDB-1 Drum Machine, which is a complete drum machine including a sequencer.

All drums can be played simultaneously, including open and closed hi-hat for a super punchy cymbal Connect it to any sequencer or clock source. Built-in gate to trigger converter. A square wave of any duty cycle will trigger the drums. So, there is no need to generate a 5MS trigger pulse.

An expansion module will be available in the future providing individual output and volume control for each instrument.

I am eagerly awaiting the release of the stand alone LDB-1, how about you?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good Grief Suicide Hotline Promo and Tracks!

A friend of mine is involved in a New Dark Comedy that looks hilarious based off their Promo Videos, one of which can be found at the end of this post. After viewing this particular promo, I had to sample it. .  Had to be done, my hands are tied here....So I ripped the audio from the promo vid, and played around with it to create two little ditties, hope you enjoy.  Big ups to StoneCarter Media and Experiamus Productions, please help them spread the word by "Liking"  their FB Page HERE (even if you don't generally go for that sort of thing, you hipster you)

-Plot Outline: A recent college grad, fresh faced and ready to save the world, goes to work at a cut rate crisis counseling center filled with con artists and lunatics. To make matters worse, he breaks the cardinal rule and begins dating one of his callers, creating a myriad of awkward situations that only gets worse as he tries to make them better.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sermon (Dharmatronix VS Nasty N8)

Dharmatronix VS Nasty N8: Sermon This is just a fun track that my brother and I did yesterday while experimenting with Synthcart. Thus far, I have been unable to find a Highly Liquid MIDI2600 Kit for sale, so we after programing some beats on the machines, we just used the Atari Keypads to jam overtop at the closest temp we could get. Audio was bussed from a small Yamaha mixer straight into my iPad, running Garageband. We transferred the files to my iMac, imported into them into Ableton and warped the Synthcart Audio to compensate for the Tempo lag during recording.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Korg Megatron (Monotron Mod) » Synthtopia

The Korg Megatron (Monotron Mod) » Synthtopia:

Wowser, that is a nice looking unit, the Decepticon Logo is the icing on the cake, me wikey! :)

Jacob Watters' modded Korg Monotron Includes: MIDI-IF kit, CV control, Pulse Wave (with PWM, high-pass filter and low-pass filter), Sub Osc 1 (one octave down) with low-pass filter, Sub Osc 2 (2 octaves down) with low-pass filter, AD Envelope, and Overdrive feedback loop.

Here’s a video of the Megatron in action:

More info and schematics at Jacob Watters site. This is definitely one of the top contenders for the coolest Monotron Mod in my book, what do you think?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Synthcart and Atari 2600 Jr. w/Composite Out Mod

Ah ya, Synthcart finally made it courtesy of ye olde Atari Age Shop So you know, it is officially an 8bit kind of day....

BNI Acid Jam 5.18

Yet another little Basement jam session with with the Delptronics Bender Sequencer, but with a borrowed TR-606 (thanks Nate) which literally just got back from Diabolical Devices

The rest of the kit remains the same as the previous posts...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Another snippet of me jamming in the Basement with the Delptronics Bender Sequencer. This time it is controlling the Gakken SX-150 MKII, All Master Clock duties provided courtesy of Wooster Audio's MIDI-IR 2, sending midi clock to the Monotribe (modded), in turn daisy chained to the MFB-503, and also sending IR sync to the Bender Sequncer.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Late night session with the Delptronics Bender Sequencer and a Gakken SX-150 MKII (both audio and video was recorded with my phone, so the quality is not the best).

After reading Mickey's article on Sequencing the Gakken SX-150, I was inspired to follow suite and install a pitch resistor jack in a Gakken Synth  as well.  I ended up finding a good deal at the Men's Gangu eBay Store, shipped straight from Nippon (fast shipping and good service, btw). I followed the article and installed the jack with no problems, and then did this test session.

In the video:  Delptronics Bender Sequencer controlling the Gakken SX-150, which is routed in series through the Mtron+Delay, while the Duo feeds it's input jack.
All Master Clock duties handled are provided courtesy of  Wooster Audio's MIDI-IR 2, sending sync via  midi clock to the Monotribe, and also to the Bender Sequncer via IR sync (you gotta love Austin).

Thursday, April 26, 2012

MiSW Monotribe Amp Received!

Just received the Op-Amp from Michigan Synth Works, looks great!  

MiSW Monotribe Amp 

I will post some pics and sound examples when it's all wrapped up, in the mean time if you are interested in a  MiSW Monotribe Amp, or Midi Kit for your Monotribe, contact MiSW here: 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Crystal Synth XT v1.6 Update brings Virtual MIDI

Crystal Synth XT - Green Oak Software

What's new in version 1.6 (released on April 13, 2012):
  • Multitasking - Use the Settings app to turn on the CrystalSynthXT Background Audio mode if you'd like Crystal to play audio when in the background, for example to play from a virtual midi controller app.
  • Please send any problem reports via email to crystalsynth [at] gmail [dot] com. We cannot reply to problem reports in reviews.
  • Positive reviews are always welcome and encourage us to provide updates!

Floppy Drive Sampler (via Hackaday)

Floppy drive as an audio sampler (via Hackaday)

Here’s a floppy drive which is being used as an audio sampler. At first glance we thought this was another offering which drives the stepper motor at a specific frequency to generate that characteristic sound at a target pitch. But that’s not what’s happening at all. The floppy is actually being used as a storage device (go figure).

From what we can tell, it’s being used almost like an 8-track tape. A PWM signal is stored on one circular slice of the disk, then the head can be moved back to that same “track” to play back the wave form. The head doesn't move during playback, but just keeps reading the same track of bits. To the right you can see an Arduino board. This allows for MIDI control of the track selection. [Alexis] shows off some keyboard control in the video after the break. There’s a buffer chip on the breadboard which allows the audio output to be quickly switched off as the floppy drive head is moved. This keeps garbage out of the sound until the new track can be read.

Korg Monotribe Mod

Scooped up a Monotribe modded with midi, decay controls, and individual outputs!

Excitement soon waned, as I then discovered the outputs are basically useless without an additional Op-Amp.

Thankfully, I found one for sale via Michigan Synth Works. I have yet to receive it, but I will be sure to post pics up after I have received and installed it.  In the mean time, I have routed the individual outs to separate preamps, and I gotta say I am impressed!  The decay controls add some good low end boom to the Kick, very reminicesnt of the 808!