Madrona Labs – Virta

We’re all fans of Madrona Labs’ softsynths and why wouldn’t an effect unit be any different?

In Virta, sound input is analyzed in real time to generate pitch, noisiness, and brightness signals.
These signals are sent through an easy-to-use patcher module to control other sound modules
including:
• an LFO, synchronizable to host tempo
• two oscillators, operable in either classic waveshaping or vosim (vocal synthesis) modes
• a formants module with four different types of vocoder
• a pitch-shifter / delay with analog-modelled saturation
• an envelope, gate, and two pannable outputs with limiter
Virta is a MIDI or OSC-controllable effect that runs in the effects chain of any digital audio workstation
(DAW) on Mac OS or Windows. Virta is designed around vocal analysis, but the input doesn’t have to
be vocals. Other instrument sounds can work well, and even putting drums in can result in strange
new melodic loops.

– $89, available March 28th, 2016

Madrona Labs

Surachai – Instinct and Memory Teaser / BL_K Noise

You’ll hear and see a lot of things in the press. Believe what you want, but you know the source. Proper Instinct and Memory process article that includes information about recording, mixing, mastering, and artwork creation will be posted soon. Keep your eyes peeled at Bl_K Noise


Video: Simona Noreik: https://www.instagram.com/sio_heartless/


Filmed by: Francisco García Nava, Raul Pena, BL_K Noise.

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RA Sessions: Drumcell / Hypoxia – Vacant Echo | Resident Advisor

“We met Espinosa last fall when we were in town filming Real Scenes: Los Angeles, and he was cutting Hypoxia dubplates for a New Year’s set at Berghain’s rarely-opened Elektroakustischer Salon. He later stopped by RA’s LA offices at NeueHouse to deliver a live improvisation called “Vacant Echo.””

Resident Advisor

Venetian Snares – Can’t Vote For Yourself

Hello! Here is a live recording of Can't Vote For Yourself! This is the version that's on the bonus album which may still be obtained for the next 2 days by pre ordering either the vinyl or the CD of Traditional Synthesizer Music from https://venetiansnares.bandcamp.com/album/traditional-synthesizer-musicorhttp://www.planet.mu/discography/TIMESIG005

Posted by venetian snares on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

From Aaron/Snaresman
“Hello! Here is a live recording of Can’t Vote For Yourself! This is the version that’s on the bonus album which may still be obtained for the next 2 days by pre ordering either the vinyl or the CD of Traditional Synthesizer Music from https://venetiansnares.bandcamp.com/album/traditional-synthesizer-music

Richard Devine – Disturbances- Live Modular Set – Mutek 2015

Recorded May 28th 2015. Modular live performance at Mutek.

RICHARD DEVINE presents DISTURBANCES (US)
NOCTURNE 2 :: GLEAMINGS AND BEAMINGS
Thursday, May 28 – Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Modular synth master Richard Devine’s music moves like a slightly unhinged force, in rapid clicks and metallic thrums or funk addled scattering beats. An Atlanta-based producer with full length releases on Warp, Schematic, Sublight and Detroit Underground in the past 15 years, as well as an accomplished sound designer and maker of synthesizer kits (among soundtracks and samples, he’s built an expansion pack for Moog Music’s Animoog app), Devine made huge professional inroads in the digital realm, yet recently felt called to the modular and analog in his own music. Constantly reconfiguring his own hardware systems, Devine creates music by processing layer after layer of sounds derived from hip hop, pop, field recordings and electronic tracks; and in 2013 released his own official sample library, The Electronic Music Manuscript, through Sony Creative Software. Performing live, he’s equipped with an enviable arsenal of sounds and the ability to manipulate them to his experimental liking, constructing a sonic experience that’s never the same twice. MUTEK 2015 marked Devine’s first live modular set in Canada and the premiere of his “Disturbances” live patch, custom built for organic on-the-fly songwriting, from abstract ambient compositions to rhythmic bombardments.

Presented by Moog Audio – www.moogaudio.com

Kyteman – Root Canal Therapy

Kyteman – Root Canal Therapy from Kytopia on Vimeo.

This video is a one-take performance, music is performed live without edits or external sequencers other than what’s in the rack.

Welcome Moe Espinosa / Drumcell to TRASH_AUDIO!

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A new member for the new year: welcome Moe to our crew. Moe has been involved with the TRASH_AUDIO collective, in many various forms, since very early on. He’s been like family to us and its only natural, and long overdue, that we let him carry the burden of being part of TRASH_AUDIO.

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Best known as Drumcell, Moe Espinosa is based out of Los Angeles and is a key player in the LA’s electronic music scene by co-founding Droid Behavior, a record label and event organizer. Moe is an accomplished producer having remixed Puscifer, Alessandro Cortini, Richard Devine, Gary Numan, Motor, Chris Liebing, Jessy Somfay, and many more. Moe is on constantly on the road DJing, up to 8 months out of the year. Moe co-founded BL_K Noise with Surachai and releases under the alias Hypoxia, an outlet for melodic synth material.

We’re excited to have him part of the TRASH_AUDIO team and have him spam you with his facebook events.

You can stalk him on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

In fact, follow us all on Instagram since we’re all active on it.
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The Black Queen: Fever Daydream (Album Debut!)

Finally released, Fever Daydream by The Black Queen…

“What’s most impressive about Fever Daydream is how wonderfully the whole album plays out. Unlike even some top-tier electronic music, this isn’t just a collection of like-minded songs; The Black Queen clearly wanted to craft an album, and that shows masterfully throughout. Fever Daydream is an incredibly diverse listen, where melodies and moods may carry over throughout the album, but each song is its own distinct animal.” New Noise Magazine

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Highly recommended debut work from Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv, NIN) and Steven Ryan (Massive, purposely hidden from the internet reputation)

Fever Daydream on iTunes
The Black Queen (Official)

NAMM 2016: Live updates from the show via Instagram!

A quick note…please follow @trash_audio on Instagram for some live updates from NAMM2016, the BL__K NOISE show (which is now sold out) and any other random stuff we get up to!

Richard Devine – Make Noise Tempi – Samurai Math Beats

MakeNoise Tempi-Samurai Math Beats from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Sneak peak first patch with the TEMPI module by MakeNoise. TEMPI is a 6 channel, polyphonic, time-shifting module. It provides an intuitive method for the creation and recalling of complex clocking arrangements within a modular synthesizer system.
The primary user interface and programming elements for the module are six large, illuminated buttons:
BUTTON-1 through BUTTON-6, and two smaller illuminated buttons:PGM_A and PGM_B. The module is able to store up to sixty-four clock/timing scenarios called “STATES”, arranged in four BANKS of sixteen. An LED is used to indicate the current BANK by and changes in STATE indicated by . There are INputs for External TEMPO, a Gate INput for MOD, and STATE Selection via a CV INput (with Combo pot for attenuation) and / or GATE INput.
The primary goal of this module is to have the maximum amount of artist-controlled musical variation with a minimum amount of data inputs.
Specific notes about the patch:
All the beats are being sequenced by the Tempi module. There are several stackable cables going out to two Addac Wave players, each playing 72 samples each, and the main drums are coming from the Nord Drum 2, which is then split into two signals one being processed by a Mungo g0 dual delay/storage strip clocking through different delay feedback presets. Then the outputs from one of my ADDAC 101 waveplayer’s was then being processed by a Qu-Bit RT-60, and another RT-60 was processing the output of the other ADDAC 101 waveplayer. Running both at the same time and then using one of the Gate outputs 5, and 6 from Tempi to switch through different effects on the RT-60’s and at the same time triggering different samples. This is what was creating the different effects processing happening at specific time intervals. Snare noise sound coming from the Hex Inverter new Snare module. Other modulation coming from the OmniMod module from Macro Machines, going out to the Folktek Matter module adding in some of the extra tiny glitches and textures. The drone chords come from the ALM’s ALM011 / Akemie’s Castle running into the TipTop Z-DSP halls of Valhalla card using program 8. The bassline is from a Modcan FMVDO running into a MakeNoise Optomix. The high harmonic notes played via a Mutable Instruments Ring Module, sending out a clock from channel two from Tempi into X clock input on Rene. Everything was recorded in one take.

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