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WMD Sequential Switch Matrix Effects Routing

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WMD Sequential Switch Matrix Effects Routing from Joseph Fraioli on Vimeo.

Using the WMD Sequential Switch Matrix as an effects routing matrix. The four outputs of the SSM are routed to four different effects chains. Slow sequences route the four different inputs to different combinations of effects in the outputs.
SSM ins:
1: Intellijel/Cylonix Shapeshifter
2: Mutable Instruments Braids
3: TipTop Audio BD808
4: Q-Bit Electronix Nebulae (one shot mode – 5 channels of samples are being triggered)
SSM outs
1: Modcan dual delay
2: TipTop Audio Zdsp Dragonfly Delay with Modcan Dual Frequency Shifter in the Feedback path
3: Flame FX6
4: Mungo g0 > Modcan Dual Phaser
Drone – The Hrvestman Piston Honda MKII and Hertz Donut MKII > Serge Resonant Equalizer > Make Noise Echophon > Cwejman MMF1 > Eventide H8000FW reverb.

Valhalla DSP – Halls of Valhalla Card

Seeing how Sean from Valhalla already made a fine demo of his ZDSP Cartridge, I wanted to explore another side of the capabilities of the Halls of Valhalla reverb card: Feedback!The first 5 programs are relatively standard though they easily bend the reality in which they’re based on. Programs 6-8 are based on Nordic mythology and they are massive gorgeous. All the beautiful distortion and clipping are courtesy of the Tip Top Audio ZDSP. Price & release TBA.

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Surachai – Form Thirty-Three

• Tip Top Audio BD808, BD909, SD808, HATS808, HATS909 > Tip Top Audio MIXZ
• Tip Top Audio MIXZ Mixer B Output > Flight of Harmony Plague Bearer > Doefer A137-1 > Make Noise QMMG Channel 4
• Tip Top Audio MIXZ Mixer B Output > WMD Geiger Counter > Make Noise QMMG Channel 1
• Tip Top Audio Z3000 > Make Noise Optomix Channel 1
• Harvestman Piston Honda V1 > Make Noise Optomix Channel 2
• Optomix Sum Output > Make Noise QMMG Channel 2
• Make Noise QMMG Channel 2 > Make Noise QMMG Channel 3
• Make Noise QMMG Final Output

Sequencers: Doepfer A155/154 & 4ms Rotating Clock Divider

Madrona Labs – Kaivo Out Now!

Beta testing Kaivo has been a blast and if you’re familiar with Madrona Labs’ Aalto, you should be familiar with the architecture of Kaivo, however the sounds are nothing alike. Physical modeling and granular made fun. Surachai presets are coming with the next update.

Kaivo, a new software synthesizer from Madrona Labs, is now available for Mac OS and Windows. Kaivo combines two powerful synthesis techniques, granular synthesis and physical modeling, with a patchable interface designed for ease of use.

Physical modeling is a way of making sounds using equations that model vibrating objects in real time. Like a picture is sometimes worth 1000 words, a physical model is worth 1000 samples. Every time a model is triggered, it makes a slightly different sound due to the initial conditions when the sound starts. This subtle variety can quickly give a very lifelike quality to sounds that would be tedious to recreate with sampling. Kaivo’s models include metal, nylon and gut strings, different sizes of chimes and springs, wooden instrument bodies, membranes and metal plates.

Kaivo brings some of the latest academic research in physical modeling to a patchable package for the first time. Mathematically speaking, its finite difference time domain (FDTD) models let the player reach inside the instrument and affect the internal vibrations at any point. This allows for a fine degree of realistic detail, like the bridge rattles on a “gut string” model, for example. And while Kaivo is capable of making very realistic sounds, it is also designed to apply this subtlety to abstract creations.

Expansive spatial sounds are possible in Kaivo, with independent panning available on grains, resonators, and body. Kaivo’s granulator feeds all of its models from a 2D map of sound with up to four channels. The body is a true 2D vibrating model of a physical object, with left and right pickups that create a spatialized mix of all the frequencies flowing through it.

Users of Madrona Labs’ Aalto synthesizer will find Kaivo’s design very familiar, with its fully resizable, vector-based user interface. Every control is on a single page. The patcher in the middle makes it possible to create complex patches quickly and easily, with connections that can never obscure other controls.

“Kaivo” is Finnish for “well,” as in, a deep well of sounds. Kaivo combines the natural qualities of vibrating objects with a huge potential for experimentation.

Kaivo is available in AU and VST formats for Mac OS and in VST format for Windows. Both Mac and Windows versions are fully 32- and 64-bit compatible. System requirements: Mac versions require OS 10.6.8 or higher. Windows versions require Windows 7 or 8. All versions require a 1.6GHz Intel Core Duo processor or higher.

Kaivo is available to purchase at the Madrona Labs website for $129. Free demo versions are available for download. For more information about Madrona Labs and to purchase software, visit the website at

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Irregular Machine

Irregular Machine from joseph fraioli on Vimeo.

A patch exploring the shifting of trigger start points to create complex evolving patterns with preset sequencing of mutable instruments braids and the cyclonix shapeshifter .
Trigger sources used:
4ms Rotating Clock Divider/Rotating Clock Divider Break Out
4ms Shuffling Clock Multiplier/Shuffling Clock Multiplier Break Out
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela’s Workout
(main clock source: Intellijel Dixie)
Sound sources used:
Kick: TipTop Audio BD808
Sub kick: Qu-Nit Nebulae (One Shot mode – kick sample made in WaveWarper)
Perc 1: Braids Meta Mode > TipTop Audio ZDSP Dragonfly Delay
Perc 2: Intellijel/Cyclonix Shapeshifter > Modcan Dual Frequency Shifter
Ratchety Hi Hat: Synthesis Technology E350
Pads: The Harvestman Piston Honda MKII > Serge resonant EQ > Make Noise Echophon > Flame FX6
End Karplus Plucked: Cyclonix Cyclebox > Make Noise Optomix > Mungo d0 > Mungo g0> Cwejman MMF-1
Reverb: Eventide H8000FW


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Nebulæ – Joseph Fraioli

Nebulæ from joseph fraioli on Vimeo.

a patch utilizing the qu-bit electronix nebulæ to create evolving tonal drones which form a basis for patterns and gestural events.
sound source basics:
tonal drone: qu-bit electronix nebulæ > synthesis technology e580 – tape delay mode (original piano recording as sample)
kick: tip top audio BD808 > make noise echophon
tonal wood hit: hertz donut MKII > make noise optomix
hi hat: Synth tech 3350 > make noise math v2
intermittent gestural fx: intellijel/cyclonix shapeshifter > tiptop ZDSP
reverb: eventide H8000fw

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Madrona Labs – Kaivo Beta Audio

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Created a few patches for the beta version of Kaivo. Can’t wait for all the features to be implemented. Running through Madrona Labs’ Aaltoverb. Be sure to check out more beta demos on their Kaivo Soundcloud.

Madrona Labs Kaivo Soundcloud
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Valhalla DSP Z-DSP Demo: The Halls of Valhalla

A demonstration of the upcoming Halls of Valhalla reverb cartridge for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP. This cartridge has 8 high quality modulated reverb algorithms, ranging from short (Room, Chamber) to medium sized (Plate, EnsembleVerb), to big (Cathedral), to unbelievably huge (Niflheim, Asgard, Ginnungagap). No release date yet.

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