2011/04/12

eowave position sensors in a modular context

eowave make a lot of different sensors and they're all supposed to be used with their eobody (USB/MIDI-Converter) or their newer sensorbox.

I found out that the position sensors work fine for voltage control without extra modification by plugging them straight into the A-177-1, thus avoiding MIDI and all that.

Here are two videos, the newer one first: 


this time the top sensor controlled TipTop Z5000's Hall Reverb C, with the other three ribbons routed to the E350 through LPG again.


ribbons -> 2 x Doepfer A-177 Foot Controller

-> PlanB Elf LFO pitch (-> A-124 Wasp Filter + f(h) SoS)
-> A-124 cutoff
-> SoS rate
-> Maths both control -> ASol CVT -> A-186-1 Gate/Trigger Combiner -> A-143-2 -> PLanB M13 (fed by E350 Morphing Terrarium)
-> E350 Morph Z

the A-177-1 has one multed output, so i controlled two destinations with one ribbon simultaneously: first SoS rate (inverted) and Maths both control, later A-124 cutoff and Maths both control.
one-handed is more difficult...
recorded straight to HD, without effects or editing.

2010/08/16

Lamp2 module from Synthwerks


Here they are illuminating two Doepfer Light-to-CV modules below in my controller case.
pic 1 , pic 2
It has two USB sockets for lamps, each with its dedicated dimmer (different from those pictured here). Great module idea, very useful! Available at Schneider's now.

2010/03/10

f(h) SoS with A-188-1d as insert

f(h) SoS with 188-1d as insert by 11ish
flight of harmony SoS delay with Doepfer 188-1d BBD as insert. Then Morphing Terrarium XY (left) and Z through Doepfer Wasp filter (right).

2010/03/09

f(h) SoS and A-137 for rhythm (hat tip Navs)

SOS and A137 for rhythm (hat tip Navs) by 11ish
After Navs' brilliant suggestion to use the Topobrillo wavefolder for clock syncopation, i tried the same with the Doepfer A-137 wave multiplier. The track also demos the Flight Of Harmony "Sound Of Shadows" digital delay module.

2010/03/02

Morphing Terrarium (2)

This is part 2 of my demo of the Synthesis Technology E350 ("Morphing Terrarium", here in variable phase shift-mode (accessible via jumper 7 on the back of the module) that enables the waves to form lissajous patterns. I added a Doepfer BBD and an Analogue Solutions VCO to spice up the drones. Sorry for the compression. I wanted the video to be this long, but it also had to be under 500MB… Part 3 will demonstrate the use of Bank C waveforms as LFOs.

Morphing Terrarium (pt. 2) from katavist on Vimeo.

2010/02/27

Morphing Terrarium (1)

I admit it: waveteable synthesis was never anything i particularly cared about. I seldom used the wavetable OSCs in my Evolver, let alone was i ever interested in dedicated wavetable synths. Until yesterday, when i received the SynthTech E350 module in euro format. It was the morphing feature and the LFO-capabilities that sold me to it. This thing sounds and looks incredible, and build quality is extraordinary. I had been curious all the time what the waves would look like on the scope when morphed... so naturally that was the first thing to do: hook it up to the MFB VD-01 and TFT display.
Here's the first demo of the Synthesis Technology E350 ("Morphing Terrarium") eurorack module and its waveforms. Two Doepfer A-179s (Light-to-CV) were used as controller modules. Left hand controlled Borg filter cutoff, right hand speed of the LFO driving the sequence. This first video shows the xy- and z-outputs in normal mode. Part 2 will focus on the 'hidden' variable-phase-shift mode.

Morphing Terrarium (pt. 1) from katavist on Vimeo.

2010/02/16

Wiard JAG, Bugbrand CTL1 and duelling BBDs

Wiard JAG, Bugbrand CTL1 and duelling BBDs from katavist on Vimeo.

Blacet Time Machine and Doepfer A-188-1d used simultaneously (the latter filtered by Wiard Joy Rider double Borg).
Frac modules can be mounted in slanted MFB-Euro-frames for easy operation. Although you can screw them in only at the upper rail, they sit firm and tight.
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2010/02/14

enjoy the eschaton, he said

<a href="http://katavist.bandcamp.com/track/enjoy-the-eschaton-he-said">enjoy the eschaton, he said by katavist</a>

I whipped up a little track with that last patch....

Doepfer A-143-2 Quad ADSR controlling 3 LPGs

Doepfer A-143-2 Quad ADSR controlling 3 LPGs from katavist on Vimeo.

This is a fairly basic (and visually boring, sorry) demo of the A-143-2, showing one of many possible uses. The patch was rather complex with Wiard Malekko Anti-Oscillator as the only audio-source, Wiard Malekko Borg Filter in LPG mode, PlanB Model 13 (both gates), MakeNoise Maths voltage mirroring MFB Dual LFO random output - this output and the mirrored cv were mixed by a Doepfer A-138c Polarizing Mixer (with additional inputs from diy 8 step sequencer and Bugbrand Ctl-1 as 4 step 3 track sequencer) all controlling Anti-Osc pitch… Model 13 SUM-output also into Doepfer A-188-1 4096 stages BBD whose output was filtered by Wiard Joyrider double Borg and finally sent to the Blacet Time Machine. First output from Model 13 into Doepfer A-137-1 Wave Multiplier I (which was fed 4 cvs from A-144 Morphing Controller modulated by A-147 VC LFO and then into diy spring reverb... plus some more senseless Maths patching and whatever I forgot... Ah, and thanks to TipTop for the wonderful stackcables!