Monday, June 30, 2008

Programming Patterns on the Machinedrum

This is how you program patterns on both the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 and SPS-1UW. It so easy! This is an example of the realtime step-sequencing. Hit play, hit record, choose the drum, enter the desired sequence, change drum sound, enter desired sequence. Voila! Drum beats. Near the end you can see how you can "play" the patterns. Hold the desired bank button, hit the pattern, the beat automatically switches over to the next pattern when the measure is done. More tutorials on the way!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Delay Harmony- Machinedrum + Echolution Delay

Here's the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1UW running into the Pigtronix Echolution delay pedal then into the FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor. The Echolution is a powerful dual delay pedal with modulated delay on one side and tap-tempo on the other. This demo is of just the modulation side. The multitap switches divide your delay time to the value marked (1/2, 1/3, PHI). There is a great loop function that would be great for sampling or general freakouts. It has reverse delay too! Near the end of the video we capture a loop, change it's speed then change the multitap switches. You can hear some pretty cool delay harmonies ring out. Wooh!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

BCM Welcomes FMR Audio!

We're really excited to say we now carry the awesome products from FMR Audio!  FMR makes some incredible sounding pieces at ridiculously low prices.  Originally we we're looking for a compressor/limiter option for the Jomox T-Resonator.  To our surprise the RNC(Really Nice Compressor) sounds fantastic.  And it costs $175!  And it's stereo.  You may think it probably stinks because it's so cheap.  You are wrong.  Get one!  FMR also makes the RNLA (Really NIce Levelling Amp) which is essentially a optical compressor, great for getting mega-squishy drum tones or coloring tones via compression.  Wait, they have a mic preamp too?  Yep.  It's pretty sweet too.  Sound samples coming soon!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vermona Products in Stock Now

While they last we've got Retroverbs, Retubeverbs, DRM1 MkIIIs, and Perfourmers ready to ship.
Retroverb= Great sounding spring reverb with envelope follower, analog filter and more.
Retubeverb= Beautiful sounding spring reverb with tube signal path.
DRM1 MkIII=Uber-punchy analog drum synth now with dedicated kick drum channel.
Perfourmer=Brilliant sounding 4-voice polyphonic analog synth capable of blowing your mind!
Check them out here.

Korg Kaossilators In Stock!

After months of waiting we finally got in our Korg Kaossilator order. This thing has to be one of the most fun little boxes to come out...well, ever. There's no musical skill required. None. Basically you have 100 sounds to choose from like drumbeats, synths, bells, sound effects, all kinds of stuff. There's a built in loop recorder that's easy to use which allows you to compose a tune in seconds. Have a big party. Give these out as party favors. Check it out here. Here's my first try from a few months back...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Analogue Solutions Filtered Coffee and DSI Evolver from Don

Here's a fun video from our friend Don with the Filtered Coffee. It's a rackmount MS-20 type filter with an enormous amount of control and CV jacks and fun fun stuff. Thanks Don! You're the best.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Check Out the Metasonix Wretch Machine Review in S.O.S.

Check it out part of here!  We'll post the full article soon!

Journey Into the Mars Atmosphere

Here's the Prophet 08 arpeggiator synced to an Elektron Machinedrum beat with some video footage from outside Mar's atmosphere. Yeah, we snuck a toy camera onto the Phoenix Lander.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dave Smith Prophet 08 Arp# 2

Here's is another little arp from the tabletop Prophet 08. It's running into the Eventide ModFactor (Vibrato Preset) and then into the Eventide 2016 Reverb unit. Sorry, it's a little hot.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dave Smith Prophet 08 Arp #1

Here's a short little arp from the Dave Smith Prophet 08 run into the Malekko 600ms Bright Delay then there's reverb from the Eventide 2016.

Here's a little arp from the Dave Smith Prophet 08 run into a Malekko 600ms Bright Delay pedal and the Eventide 2016 Reverb.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Stereo Jomox T-Resonator Video #463

Click here for the sterereo version.(It works sometimes.  If anybody knows a good fix, let us know)
Uh... Well... Here's the T-Resonator in stereo.  We're obsessed.  The Machinedrum is great too!  It's so easy to program.  If there's something specific you would like to see a demo of or a fun idea for a video you can email me and we'll see what we can do.  josh(at)  Be sure to keep a look out for some fun Metasonix videos coming up soon.  They are sure to be full of all the rancid goodness you'd expect from a Metasonix piece as well as some childish social commentary type-stuff, or something.  Have a good day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Evil Zvex Moog Malekko LovePedal

In this video we are running a Moog Source into a Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory. The output of the Fuzz Factory goes to the input of a Moog MF-105b Bass MuRF.

The left output of the MuRF goes to the input of a Malekko 600ms dark delay. The output of the Malekko is heard in the right side audio.

The right output of the MuRF goes to the input of a LovePedal Vibe, then out into a Fender tweed Champ amp. The Champ is miked by an SM-57 which is heard in the left side audio. Fun!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Analogue Systems Synth Spotting!

Here are some screen shots of the new Maroon 5 with Rihanna video for the song If I Never See Your Face Again. You can see the big Analogue Systems modular in the background as well as the A.S. Demon controller keyboard being played by Jesse Carmichael. Cool.
Here's the video.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Moog Ash Wood Etherwave Theremin

We now have the beautiful new Moog Ash Wood Etherwave Theremin in stock. Everything is the same as the previous Etherwave but it is now available in Ash!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Better Than a Kick in the Nuts

Here is a little spaz out with the Dave Smith Prophet 08, Korg KP3 and the Metasonix Scrotum Smasher. The Prophet was sampled with he Kaoss Pad then run into the TM-7. We suck.
Cool stereo version=