Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Malekko / Wiard Modules

Here are some pictures of the next eurorack modules designed by Wiard, built and distributed by Malekko Heavy Industry. The Anti-Oscillator and the Noisering. We're so excited for both of these modules. They look awesome so far.

Swash Wall - 4ms Pedals Noise Swash Module

We decided since we had a couple we would hook them together and see what kind of mayhem ensued. The Noise Swash module can act as a CV source, noise source, audio processor and more. Talking with Dann from 4ms, it's not as much about where the knobs are set but how you got to the setting. Deep. More Swashing soon!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

4ms Pedals First Eurorack Module

Yes!!! We just got in a eurorack version of the crazy Noise Swash from 4ms Pedals. This incredible noise maker and processor now has two cv inputs as well as a ten-turn pot for the Swash. The Swash knob is actually hand-blown glass. Cool. These modules are unlike any others. They're hand-painted and hand-built! The quantities are very limited.

Friday, June 19, 2009

JoMoX MBase 11 Analog Kick Drum Module

Just when you thought that a Jomox kick couldn't have more attack the MBase 11 comes along! This beast features a cool new metal noise parameter which can add a great little ping to the attack of the kick. The new version also adds a potentiometer dedicated for adjusting the kick's sound-shaping parameters, making your tweaking faster and more convenient. The MBase 11 has all of the standard MBase features like user-savable preset slots, midi control of pitch for killer kick bass lines, built in LFO for modulation and more. Welcome to the House of JoMox! No the screen doesn't flash like this all the time. Just a video thing.
Available now.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Datarock and Visit BCM

The guys from Datarock were here today to shoot a video for The band performed impromptu versions of some of their songs and checked out some of our gear. Check these guys out!

4ms Pedals Come to L.A.

Dann and Ralph from 4ms Pedals will be in town for a show on Friday June 26. They'll be demonstrating the Bend Matrix and other awesomeness.

Check out the show! We'll be there. More info here.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Malekko / Wiard Boogie Filter Episode 2 - Boogie Jam

This filter sounds REAL good. Here's a fun one-note jam using the new Malekko Boogie filter. The Cwejman VC0-2RM is providing the drone while the Analogue Solutions Vostok is sequencing the Boogie's cutoff. Drums are provided by the crushing Jomox 888 with it's analog kick and snare. 
We're sending the rim shot out, 1/8th notes, separately. That audio is being converted into a gate pulse by the Analogue Systems rs50, a very handy module, which is clocking the Vostok's sequencer. Danger high frequencies!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wow! Prototype Hymnotron

Dewanatron Hymnotron

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dewanatron Melody Gin Demo

Brian from Dewanatron demonstrates the Melody Gin. The Melody Gin is an all analog synthesizer that has two oscillators, four LFO's, an envelope generator and a host of other unique features. The Melody Gin can be externally clocked too.

These are absolutely beautiful looking and sounding instruments. All the designs are engineered from the ground up by Leon Dewan.

Dewanatron is a collaboration between cousins Leon and Brian Dewan. Dewanatron pieces have been shown in art galleries in New York and Germany. Now they're in Los Angeles!

We'll make a more hi-fi video soon!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dewanatron Melody Gin

Videos tomorrow!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

WMD Geiger Counter In Eurorack!

The secret's out! We can't wait for the first Eurorack module from WMD. The Geiger Counter is a full featured bit crushing pedal with a great distortion and now it will have even more voltage control inputs! These should be available mid-summer. Nice.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dewanatron Show Pix from the L.A. Times

The L.A. Times was on hand on Sunday night for the Dewanatron performance. Photos are by Colin Young-Wolff. Check more pix and the write-up here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dewanatron Visits BCM

Brian and Leon Dewan were in town for a show at Ghetto Gloss, a local gallery (pictures soon) and they stopped by the shop. Brian's holding a Melody Gin while Leon stands next to a special Melody Gin with keys. The show last night was awesome! These instruments are entirely analog and they sound incredible. The designs are amazing and aesthetically interesting.
Big City Music has these two pieces on display here in our Studio City California showroom. Feel free to come check them out as they are for sale.
Check out the Dewanatron site. Listen to the samples!

More Dewanatron very soon!