Monday, 30 April 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012

video of live set at moduluxxx

thanks to the legendary kazumichi grime for getting this video of my modular live set together & uploaded in hyper quick time. there will be a vid of my presentation at the dorkbot synthesizing synthesizers session at some point. ultrathanks to serial space and the moduluxxx crew for getting this mad little festival together, great bunch of people and modular synths all in one place! video shot by sarah last from wired lab.

modules used include my own designs : space time gravity modulator (see here & here), pling plong, mudley talker, arthur, maniac, uTonal oscillator, tube fuzz pre + some other homebuilt eurorack stuff i made back in the mid 90's of other peoples design (with my own panel designs) such as paia EKx series vc multimode filter (EKx 20) & vc eg (EKx10), tom henry processor.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

doepfer modules for sale


Used Doepfer modules for sale (including power cables). Click on the link to see the current new price at Elby Designs in Australia for comparison cost. Price as shown or offers :

a136 waveshaper $50
a165 dual trig modifier  $50
a162 dual trig delay $50
a150 dual vcs $40
a151 quad seq switch $40
a160 clock divider $50
a161 clock sequencer $50
a106 extreme filter $100 (brand new unused)

Anyone interested in these modules please email me : noyzelab [at] gmail [dot] com

I can bring these up to the Moduluxxx gig if required but I would need to know by thurs night / v. early fri morning.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

voltage controlled microtonal oscillator

test of a prototype voltage controlled microtonal oscillator. can set num tones per octave and tonic in hertz. this is a 6 voice module, test is of install of voices 1 & 2. also has a keyboard interface, not on panel yet. currently each oscillator voice uses the same scale, might try and get this as separate scale per voice.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

mudley talker junior - generative speech synth module

generative mudley talking speech synthesizer setup for recording a track on the automata 52 album (out soon on cataclyst).  algorithms let loose inside a speech synthesizer engine.   buttons & gate ins for talk & NOT talk (i.e. shutup). gate outs for talking and NOT talking. audio and composite video outs. this is the "junior" version of the module with an ultra minimal interface.

spacetime gravity modulator part 2 - eurorack prototype

quick test of prototype gravity/black hole-ish module, running a simulated physics. separate control voltage outputs from asteroid-like ships xy position. 4 x gate toggles with LEDs activate when ship passes  each screen boundary. control voltages for ship rotation, thrust, number of black holes & randomize hole location. each gravity blob has its own forcefield. push buttons for thrust, hyperspace, ultrabrake, clear/set gate outputs. composite video output.

some quick stills taken during prototype testing ==>

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

MANIAC NEW CV interface + uTonal

quick vid test of MANIAC with a new panel of 8 x cv in & 2 x cv out. the L&R audio outs on MANIAC are setup as 2 microtonal oscillators. cv outs are going to self oscillating filter and eg attack rate with eg also to filter cutoff. uTonal osc's notes are being driven directly from CA states and 2 CV knobs controlling the mapping.

more on the uTonal oscillator at some point, but briefly at present it is set up by number of tones per octave and tonic in hertz. + some more here...

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Moduluxxx - 27/28 April 2012

Moduluxxx is a modular synthesis mini-festival being held in Sydney on April 27th and 28th.

27th April, 7 - 10pm
@ Serial Space

Raucous gig featuring musicians and artists who use modular synths.

Robin Fox
David Burraston
Hair Hochman
Pia van Gelder

Monday, 2 April 2012

spacetime gravity modulator

just for a bit of fun at the mo. more on this later... (now little bit in PART2) + check it out on the new album by david burraston & russell haswell.

gravity/black hole-ish module, running a simulated physics. separate control voltage outputs from asteroid-like ships xy position. 4 x gate toggles when ship passes corresponding screen boundary. control voltage for ship rotation and thrust. each gravity blob has its own forcefield.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

pling plong

quick set of 3 videos of a new module idea for a bit of fun.

control voltage from xy moving block position. 4 individual gate toggles for the collision with the 4 edges of the bounding box. control voltage input via pots or external voltage for bounding box width and height. in the videos the control voltage input is from one of the bounding box gate toggles and the other one from the modular.