WMD Sequential Switch Matrix Overview

Been using the SSM module a lot the past few months and it has brought new life to modules I sometimes overlook. Using the ins/outs of a single module with the SSM is the closest thing to circuit bending it and creates new sounds from every module I’ve used it with.

Overview video of the SSM by Alex at WMD. Full basic function explained.

Universal Audio Releases Thermionic Culture Vulture

A few weeks back, the UAD Thermionic Culture Vulture plug-in blew my in ear monitors and I took it as a sign to pursue the hardware version. Compared to the standard issue Culture Vulture that UAD emulates, The Culture Vulture Super 15 edition has 7 additional distortion functions, additional drive settings, and a few extra features – and decided on this model. Between the order and arrival, I spent many hours with the plug-in and used it in non-traditional ways.

The Soundcloud example below is a single take starting off with the dry signal and then initiating different gain stages. The Culture Vulture Super 15 is being used serially, one channel feeding into another, rather than in parallel in order achieve extreme results.

- Thermionic Culture Vulture
- UAD

Closing track from my modular set at the Tokyo Modular Festival 2014, visuals by BR-laser

Closing track from my modular set at the Tokyo Modular Festival 2014, visuals by BR-laser from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Last track of my live modular set at Tokyo Modular Festival 2014. Mesmerizing laser visuals by BR-Laser. The module used is a creation from BR laser, and makes a laser projector work in the fashion of an analog oscilloscope in X/Y mode. The signal flow from the interface module to the laser is fully analogue, because of this the visuals are extremely responsive, and the module can connect to RGB laser projectors.

- br-laser.com
- BR-Laser Facebook

Noise Engineering: BASIMILUS ITERITAS

NOISE ENGINEERING BASIMILUS ITERITAS
ANALOG INSPIRED PARAMETRIZED DIGITAL DRUM SYNTHESIZER
Basimiuls Iteritas is a parameterized digital drum synthesizer with its roots in the analog world. At its heart it is a simple six oscillator additive synthesizer with adjustable waveform, harmonic spread and decay. Adjustable attack including a noise oscillator is also included. These are summed and fed into an infinifolder for crunch and variety.

- Noise Engineering: Basimilus Iteritas

Twisted Tools – Darkmorph

Twisted Tools and Soundmorph again make a no brainer sample pack at a great price.

DARKMORPH delivers drums, impacts, bass morphs, passbys, ambience, user interface and robotic sounds, derived from both field recordings and designed sounds. The package is made up of over 2.9GB of 24bit/96kHz metadata enriched WAV files, along with the MP16e sampler for Reaktor and presets kits for MASCHINE, ABLETON, EXS24, BATTERY, KONTAKT and REAKTOR.

DARKMORPH was hand-crafted for Twisted Tools by Jason Cushing and Yan David of SoundMorph and is available exclusively at the Twisted Tools shop for just $69.

Main Features:
• Over 2.9 Gigabytes of sound effects and designed sounds
• 24bit/96khz wavs
• Soundminer enriched metadata
• Files can be used with almost any media software application or DAW
• Maschine ready metadata
• Sampler instrument presets for Maschine, Ableton Live 9, Battery, EXS24, Kontakt, Maschine and Reaktor
• A brand new version of Twisted Tools’ MP16 sampler, called the MP16e

Sound Categories:
Ambience
Bass
Cinematic Matter
Drums
Glitched
Metal
Pass By
Robotical
Scanned
Special
User Interface

- Twisted Tools Darkmorph

Peter Speer’s Scream Patch

Heard this during Peter’s soundcheck and was pleasantly horrified.

Scream Patch Tutorial from Peter Speer on Vimeo.

Make Noise Erbe-Verb Out Now

Erbe-Verb
The Erbe-Verb is more than a collection of reverb algorithms or presets, it is a unique, modeless, continuously variable reverb algorithm with complete voltage control. Typical reverb types such as plate, room, hall, shimmer and others may be programmed by adjusting the knobs. The continuously variable algorithm allows for hybrid and unreal spaces to be found. Traveling between spaces is possible by modulating the algorithm or manually sweeping parameters. More than an end-of-chain effects unit, it’s a whole new building block for modular synthesis. Like the Echophon, it’s coded by Tom Erbe of soundhack.

• Mono In, Stereo (or Mono) Out, all analog Dry signal path
• Size ranges from “coffin” to “the heavens”
• Continuously variable Decay settings all the way to infinite feedback
• Wide ranging Pre-Delay settings from 7ms – 500ms
• Manual or voltage controlled REVERSE reverb
• Control over Absorbption, Internal Modulation Depth and Speed allows for programming smooth resonances, chorused doppler effects, shimmer, ghost choirs and more
• TILT shapes the tone of the reverb, dramatically emphasizing low or high frequency content
• Pre-Delay, Reverse and Internal Modulation all able to be synchronized to external clock via TEMPO input
• CV Out completes the conversation between Erbe-Verb and rest of system!
• Utilizes High performance DSP hardware with 24bit, 48kHz codec, 32 bit floating point processing and reasonable power consumption.
• $489

- Where To Buy

Patch with MakeNoise Mysteron and Erbe-Verb (Audio Demo) Composition Study from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Alessandro Cortini Live Rig with Nine Inch Nails

If you didn’t like our undercover raid into Alessandro’s gear, here is an official walkthrough of his setup.

Oh… and Justin McGRAFFFFFF!!!
Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 10.51.45 AM

Grayscale Algorhythm and Binary – Random Logic Acid

Grayscale Algorhythm and Binary – Random Logic Acid from Joseph Fraioli on Vimeo.

A patch built around the new Grayscale Algorhythm and Binary modules.
Main clock source for this patch is the Livewire Chaos Computer. The gate out is feeding the left most Algorhythm module, which is in random mode. The top row of outs is going into the left Binary module in OR mode. The output of the Binary is then triggering the Tip Top BD808 kick drum that is then fed into the Modcan Dual Delay.
The same Chaos Computer clock source is multed to the right Algorhythm with the same process applied to the Binary. The Binary output here is triggering the Mutable Instruments Braids in Meta mode. The output of Braids is multed into a mixer as well as a VCA. By manually triggering the a pressure points pressure output, the signal is sent to the Qu-Bit Electronix RT60 for reverb throws.
The main clock source is then multed into the 4ms shuffling clock multiplier and outputted to the Cylonix Shapeshifter via the x 2 output though a channel of the Make Noise Maths v2. A synced LFO from the Modcan Quad LFO is triggering the cycle input as well as another sine LFO is modulating the fall time.
The center Algorhythm is in seq mode and clocked by a divided by 8 of the original clock source via the 4ms Rotating Clock Divider. The eight outputs are triggering eight tuned vocal samples on the Qu-Bit Electronix Nebulae in one-shot mode. The Nebulae output is then run through the Serge Resonant EQ and the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP with the Halls Of Valhalla reverb card.
The Make Noise Wogglebug, DPO, Maths and MMG provide acidy baseline.
The outputs of the Shapeshifter and DPO are put through the WMD Sequential Switch Matrix to use as a simple mute system for performance.
At around 3:17 I got a call from my cat food delivery guy.
No computers or editing were used in the making of this performance.

Casio MT-210 Walkthrough

This is all you need to know about the Casio MT-210.

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