Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fun with the Little Phatty as a Processor

The Jomox 888 is playing a drum sequence and sequencing the Moog Little Phatty Tribute via MIDI. The audio output of the 888 is being fed into the LP audio input. The resulting gating effect can be pretty cool. The Little Phatty Stage Edition can do this too!

Stephi w/ Jomox XBase888 & Pigtronix PolySaturator

Here's a short little sequence from the JoMoX XBase 888 drum machine into the Pigtronix PolySaturator distortion pedal. The PolySaturator has a three-band EQ, which is nice for running drums into it.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Don Buchla with BCM at NAMM 2000

Here's a nice pic of Don Buchla shot at the Big City Music display at NAMM 2000 in Los Angeles.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jomox XBase 888 as a Sequencer with Cwejman S1

Yes, the Jomox 888 (and 999) analog drum machine has a built-in MIDI sequencer. In this video we're sequencing the uber-powerful Cwejman S1 Mk2 semi-modular synthesizer. Love that filter! It is possible to change your sequences on the fly (with a little practice;), making the XBase a great performance piece.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Eric B for President -Metasonix Drums

I wanted to call this "March of the A-holes" but Stephi thought some of you might take it for a NIN reference, good or bad. The snare is running into the TM-6 Multimode filter and the kick drum is having its scrotum smashed by the TM-7. The Analogue Solutions SEMblance is just being a tool in the corner. The Jomox 888 provides the analog kick and snare as well as the dry hihat, all via seperate outputs. We tried to get really artsy but it ended up looking like an Easter nightmare.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Machinedrum and A.S. 8500 Short Sequence

Here's a tough little sequence from the Analogue Systems rs200 Sequencer module synced up with the Elektron Machinedrum via the rs140 MIDI/CV module. The rs140 is one of the most feature-laden MIDI to CV converters available, and it's in eurorack format!

Analogue Systems Eurorack Modular Sequence 1

Here is a demonstration of just a few possibilities using the Analogue Systems rs310 Reverb/Chorus, rs290 Delay/Sampler, rs200 Sequencer, rs100 Low Pass Filter and other modules.

First you hear the bass into the Reverb/Chorus module, then the reverb time is tweaked. Then a sequence is sent from the CV out of the rs200 to the CV in of the rs310 Reverb/Chorus giving us some great sequenced overtones.

Next a random sequence is brought in with the Signal Mixer module. This sequence is going into the Delay/Sampler module. The delay time is then modulated by the LFO module and you can see the digital readout of the delay time rapidly changing.

The final bass drone sequence is brought in which is running the Low Pass Filter module. Then we tweak the frequency cutoff.

Analogue Systems RS15 Eurorack Modular Case

Here is a video showing features of the Analogue Systems eurorack power supply in the RS15 case, which is also found in all current Analogue Systems cases.

Eurorack modules from a variety of manufacturers can be used in Analogue Systems cases as they come standard with both Analogue Systems sockets and Doepfer-style sockets. Analogue Systems power supplies are set up for both 115 volts and 230 volts (international power supply.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

BCM's lovely Janet in her totally tweaked Moog top.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

BCM Welcomes Bleep Labs!

Like something from a 1960's Twilight Zone episode, our first shipment of Bleep Labs Thingamagoops has landed.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stephi Tweaks the Vostok

Here's the Analogue Solutions Vostok Matrixsynth sequenced by the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1, which also provides the drums. The audio output of the Vostok is run into the Machinedrum audio in and we put the built-in reverb, delay and modultion to good use. The Vostok definitely has a sound of its own and can be patched with cords and/or the matrix pin panel. The joystick is lots of fun too. Duh.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Analogue Systems Synth Spotting

Check it out. It's an Analogue Systems French Connection Controller keyboard and an Apprentice modular synth case in the background. The picture is from Radiohead's From the Basement, available on iTunes.

Metasonix F'ing F'er w/synth at NAMM

Here is a video we shot last January at NAMM. We forgot we had this video until we stumbled upon it just a few hours ago.

This is the insane prototype Metasonix F'ing F'er amp being played with a synth. Pretty F'ing COOL!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vermona DRM1 MkIII Sequenced

Here's the Vermona DRM1 MkIII sequenced with the Elektron Machinedrum. The DRM1 is an amazing analog drum synth which puts it in a class all of it's own. Dedicated knobs for each parameter make programming simple. The new kick channel sounds great!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Android Pterodactyls...

Moog Moogerfooger MF-107 FreqBox, MF-104z Analog Delay, Pigtronix AttackSustain, Kenton Pro 2000 MIDI to CV
MF-107 oscillator out to Pigtronix audio in
Pigtronix audio out to MF-104z audio in
MF-104z delay out (wet only) to MF-107 audio in
MF-107 audio out to Pigtronix trigger input
Kenton Pro2000 CV out to MF-107 frequency in

Monday, July 7, 2008

Vermona DRM1 MkIII Analog Drum Synth Sounds

Here is the huge sounding DRM1 MkIII analog drum module from Vermona. The DRM1 has amazing hands-on control for every single parameter, giving a knob for immediate manipulation. Trigger the sounds either with the trigger button or via MIDI. No menus here! There are 8 channels at your discretion: kick, 2 drum (from kick to high tom sounds), multi (think 808 cowbell to sound effects), snare, 2 cymbals (for closed and open hats or crashes) and a clap channel. This thing is punch-you-in-the-face GREAT! We'll make a sequenced video soon!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Machinedrum Internal Delay

Click here for the stereo version.
There's a great delay built in to both Elektron Machinedrums. It's capable of robotic, dubby, modulated and super-long delay sounds. There's also a filter with adjustable width so you can shape the tone of the delay. Each instrument has it's own send to the delay (and reverb for that matter) so you can decide just how much you want.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Parameter Locks on the Machinedrum

Here's an example of the "Extended" mode of the Elektron Machinedrums. You can lock parameters to every step. In this example we locked the pitch of the bass drum to different values to create a bassline. You can also lock other parameters like reverb on one snare hit, change the filter cutoff on two claps but none of the others etc... To do this hit record, choose the instrument (make sure you're in extended mode) Hold the desired step and then change the value of the parameter ou want to "lock" to that step. In this case we changed the pitch of the bass drum for virtually every step. You can also see just how to use the mute function to mute specific tracks, an extremely useful feature for live jamming.