Colin Benders and Noisia at the Modular!

By now I’m sure many of have seen Colin Benders on fine form with his live streams usually jamming several hours of acid techno creating some seriously head bobbing stuff. However for this video he has Thys from Noisia round for an exploratory modular play around and walk through.

The video goes through Cwejman modules, resonators, audio rate modulation, creating and sampling sounds, the Make Noise Erbe Verb and loads more. It’s definitely one for the casual viewer as it’s just free form playing around but I’m sure you’ll pick up a few tips and tricks.

Jupiter 6 Filter for Eurorack

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A few months ago System 80 announced plans to make a eurorack 808 drum machine clone. Fast forward to now and they’ve announced an open source Jupiter 6 filter module. Files are available on GitHub as it’s all open source but you can purchase them from System 80 on the site – http://system80.net. Check the filter out on Soundcloud.

So what exactly is the filter? Not too hard to figure out but it’s a modern recreation of the Jupiter-6’s multimode filter that has the original 24dB low, band and high pass filter types as well as adding a 12dB mode hinting towards the Jupiter-8.

So what’s happening with the drum machine I hear you ask! Well it’s voice circuits are exact TR-808 clones, the step sequencer is “enhanced” and they reckon it will be ready this year. Like most things though setting dates early on seems silly as nearly everyone misses them.

 

BASTL Documentary

Cuckoo recently spent some time in Brno in the Czech Republic with the community that is BASTL. Lucky for us he’s filmed the whole thing and made a documentary. There’s some great moments showing how the company started, the community that they are as opposed to a totally set in stone business model, the vibe and overall ethic of everyone involved etc etc. I’ve a lot of time for BASTL, I love watched HRTL’s live streams and every conversation I’ve had with Vaclav has been great. Head to the BASTL interview I did right HERE for more from Vaclav.

Check out the video below or click HERE to head to YouTube.

 

Malekko Module Giveaway!

The folks over at Malekko Heavy Industry are great, I’ve got to know a few of them a little the past couple of years and others more so. They like giving modules away, are super supportive of all my endeavours and they’ve currently got a give away on the go that’s running until April 7th. Just a name an email give you chance to win a Sync Module at MIDI to minijack adapter to use the module with your MIDI gear.

Click HERE and get yourself in with a chance to win.