The Critter and Guitari Recording Machine is a very fun box. We instantly fell in love as soon as Chris Kucinski showed it to us!
Here's a little demo sampling the Diabolical modified 707 into the Recording Machine. The Recording Machine can instantly sample whatever you plug into it, including your own voice using the goose-neck electret-condenser mic that is included with it. The samples can then be manipulated, stretching them out, speeding them up, reversing them too! There's a built-in speaker or a 1/4" output. Record, mangle, smile!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Here is the incomparable Dewanatron Triple Slice eurorack module being modulated with the Kilpatrick K4815 Pattern Generator. We are controlling the amount of STIR in the Triple Slice with the Analogue Systems LFO in the rs600 Performance Wheels module. We start out with no STIR, then add a little at slow and medium speed. The Triple Slice sounds beautiful straight, but really comes alive with a bit of STIR added!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Here's the next installment of clock manipulating tools for eurorack from 4ms Pedals. The Shuffling Clock Multiplier gives you multiples of your original clock tempo. The "Rotate" jack from the RCD has come along and there's also a skip input which removes some of the gates depending on your voltage input. We're using an Analogue Systems rs-60 Envelope Generator module in hold mode for our static cv controlling the rotate amount.
Just like the name says, the SCM shuffles too! Outputs with an "S" next to the output denote a shuffled output. The shuffle amount is fixed but the forthcoming breakout panels will give you a knob and cv control of the amount, as well as controls for skip, rotate, pulse width and more. In this video we have four oscillators fed directly into a Cwejman VCA-4MX. The SCM gates are opening the Cwejman directly. Paired with the RCD, the SCM can greatly expand the rhythms generated by your modular synth!
Here's the incredibly amazing Kilpatrick Audio K4815 Pattern Generator controlling the brand new Dewanatron Triple Slice oscillator. The K4815 is capable of producing an almost infinite amount of different patterns and sequences. You choose the pattern type, the motion type, the clock speed (different divisions of internal or external clock), and the gate time. You can choose forward or reverse, major or minor sequences and "large/small" which determines how many octaves your pattern will move through The gate out in this example is opening a Malekko/Wiard Borg filter in lowpass gate/VCA mode.
The Dewanatron Triple Slice is a beautiful sounding triangle oscillator with three wave slicing stages, Slicing is just like wavefolding. Imagine taking a triangle wave and inverting or folding it part way through so now the top portion of the triangle is inverted. There are three stages of this that can add varying degrees of complimentary harmonics to your original waveshape. The "Stir" amount controls the internal LFO's to modulate the amount of each slicing stage. There's also an external oscillator input that you can use to slice other oscillators or sound sources. The "Skew" control adjusts the LFO's slice rates of the second and third stages.