Thursday, 30 April 2009

Cwejman DMF-2 Dual Filter Demo

A demo of Cwejman's DMF-2 dual filter.

Drones created with the DMF-2, a VCO-2RM, Wogglebug and Bananalogue VCS.

This was the first time I had the opportunity to process an audio source with two, matched filters. With the cutoff frequencies offset and, fed with different CVs, this module is capable of some great sounds.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Patch of the Day - The Wogglebug

Well, I didn't have to wait much longer - the Wogglebugs have landed in Berlin!

I'll spare you the details but, suffice to say, it's well built, a pleasure to look at and bucketloads of fun. There's plenty of information and demos on the web. If you're curious, check out the Make Noise site and Grant Richter's synth DIY pages.

In today's patch I've used the Wogglebug as a VC bit crusher. The left-hand channel is the source material (various VCOs being FM'd). I nudged the right-hand channel back by two divisions in Logic, so the bit crushed recording is heard as a delayed response.

The Wogglebug is being clocked by a Plan B Model 10, which itself is having it's time-base modulated by the WB's smooth out. The random FM sequences were generated by a Sequentix P3. Looks like I might need a second bug ...

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Patch of the Day - Waiting for Woggle

Waiting for the Makenoise Wogglebugs to land, I patched up a little alien welcoming committee using a Frostwave Resonator Korg MS-20 filter clone, a random source and two VCLFOs (Doepfer A-147 & Plan B Model 10).

Friday, 17 April 2009

Schneiders Buero - New Location First Impressions

Paid my first visit to Schneidersbuero at it's new Kreuzberg address today and was given a guided tour by Andreas. Here are a few impressions. As you can see, they are still in the process of moving in, but the new office has a great vibe and the 'sonic cellar' is a place I can see myself spending hours in!