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Apr 11

Dominant Drums Maschine Expansion is NOW OUT!

Dominant Drums

Dominant Drums Full

Well this one has been a long time coming. I went out and did some extensive on location recordings. I altered drum kits, Bolted on sheets of metal to tom toms, ran them through crazy analog effects, and generally beat the living hell out of everything that I could find to make the best sounding hard hitting drums around.

Dominant Drums consists of

  • 25 fully Maschine optimized kits,
  • 6 synths,
  • 5 multi fx groups,
  • 200 patterns
  • 400+ browser tagged samples.   
All just to make you happy. :)
check it out Click the header to head straight over to Bigfishaudio.com!

Mar 26

Grey Forge “Dark Techno” expansion for Maschine

grey forge product

GREY FORGE delivers dark, brooding techno with expressive control for live performance.

Here we have the latest in a long line of Native Instruments official expansion packs.
This one is designed for a dark techno ambience and I have to say it delivers. The Sounds all have a really nice cohesive flavor to them. One shots ring out with a nice tail and give you a damp dark feeling. Emotive drums that really remind me of just down in the dumps kinda days and the percussion sounds are very easy to mix.

Here are the details at a glance:

Full MASCHINE projects 9
Included Drum Kits 45 kits (14 drum synth kits with custom, pre-mapped macro controls)
Drum Synth presets 230
MASSIVE presets 40
Download size 146 MB
System requirements MASCHINE STUDIO /MASCHINE /MASCHINE MIKRO 2.0 or higher,
MASSIVE (1.3.1 or higher).

all for only $49.00

Not bad for such easily usable sounds. Highly recommended.

Mar 24

Free Sound Pack Fluxwithit Animodule sound pack!

  Animodule eurorack synth modules are some of the most character filled Eurorack modules out. 

 

I thought it was time to share some of the joy of owning these modules with the rest of you… FOR FREE.

Animodule eurorack modules are hand built in Pennsylvania and consists of everything from VCO’s to Filters to logic modules, VCA’s , envelopes… everything you need to make your synth amazing.

Over the past 6 months I have had the joy of getting to dig deep into these modules and I have to say they are just bursting with character all their own.  I highly recommend if you are building a eurorack synthesizer to check them out!

ANiMODULE STORE FRONT

Here is the free sound pack consisting of 50 new sounds, and 1 fresh demo kit for Maschine 2.0

Fluxwithit Animodule free sounds pack

Enjoy!

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Mar 20

Synthrotek EKO building and Demo video

I love doing Eurorack kits. They are more affordable than assembled versions. They give you the satisfaction of actually having a hand in the quality of your module. It is simply a load of fun to know that you helped create this new sound source in your set up.

That being said, I have yet to do a video showing how I build the kits and get them up and running so here is  a short video showing the latest addition to my Eurorack Modular synth. the Synthrotek EKO

available here

Assembled version here–> http://store.synthrotek.com/EKO_Voltage_Controlled_Echo

Kit version here —> http://store.synthrotek.com/EKO_Voltage_Controlled_Echo_Kit

Product info:
- Rate range: 30-190mS
- 4HP
- Voltage-controlled rate
- Self-oscillating feedback
- Mix control
- Hand-assembled in Portland, Oregon
Enjoy!

 

Mar 19

An intro to Eurorack modular synthesizers

An introduction to Eurorack Modulars

 

For sometime now I had been wanting to get myself a Eurorack modular synth but wasn’t fully versed in what I needed to actually make this happen. I was well aware of how one worked (this will be covered later) but not how to actually start without wasting a ton of money. I researched and patrolled forums, spoke to friends that owned modulars and generally took my time to make an educated decision on how to get my first system up and running.

Now I would like to pass some of that knowledge on. This article is intended to clear up some of the foggy entry points to Eurorack and make it a lot easier for people to get the systems they want at an affordable price. Please keep in mind because Eurorack Modulars are indeed fully modular, there is no one correct way to start your modular.

This intro video touches on a few of the topics covered here. I recommend watching it and reading the article as well.

What is a Eurorack Modular and why should I want one?

Eurorack is a modular synthesizer format, think of it like VST is a format for plug ins. Any module in Eurorack format can be placed into a Eurorack case (given you have the space and power allocation) and will work with other modules.  These modules range from basic  synthesis building blocks such as a Amplifier, mixer, Oscillator, envelope, filter etc. to more function and west coast school methods of synthesis such as Function generators (like the Make noise Maths) Flip flops, comparators, even digital control modules.   Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Animodule Quad Comparator module gives u the business


http://animodule.bigcartel.com/product/quad-comparator
The Quad Comparator is a Logic Module for Eurorack synthesizers.
It’s a simple quad comparator based around the LM339.
It will take your Voltages and turn them into Logic On.

When your signal is higher than the threshold the Gate goes high and the NOT Gate goes low.
When your signal is lower than the threshold the NOT gate goes high and the Gate goes low.

You can set the threshold anywhere from about -10V to +10V.

Input 1 is buffered then normalled to JackSwitches 2-4. So you could send an LFO in to Input 1, set different thresholds for all the inputs and have all the gates/NOT Gates fire at different points from the same LFO.

Width = 8HP , Depth = 29mm

Mar 08

Dominant Drums Teaser!

This new maschine expansion has been a labor of love. Drums were recorded in a variety of settings using both traditional kits as well as “found sound” kits. The drums were then processed through a variety of outboard gear and optimized for usage in todays top drum sequencing software with a special focus on Native Instruments Maschine.

The Expansion pack is available for both Maschine 1.8 and 2.x format also as individual wav files that are organized by category( kick, snare, etc)
All sounds are individually tagged for easy browsing.
Each kit is mapped out with finger drumming in mind!

Take a look at Dominant Drums!
available Soon at Bigfishaudio.com!

Mar 07

XXX_OR from Animdoule for Eurorack modular

Here is a new Module from Eurorack Module maker Animodule.
This is the Triple Exclusive Or “XXX_OR”

It is essentially a logic module that takes up to 6 inputs and combine them to shape the Analog outputs (3) and Gate outputs (3) into interesting sounds and CV. each input is Buffered to the next along with a slight overdrive so each output can get you more shaping. There are so many ways to use this I am needing to do a few videos. (Ring Mod, FM sourcing, Distortion just to name a few)

These are available NOW!

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