For this outing, we have Frequency Fodder, who is known on YouTube for his exceptionally good series of demo videos and monthly “Live from the Lab” series. We found him when he did some demos of Noise Eng modules and showcased them working with other modules in ways that blew our minds. I hit him up to to see if he would be willing to talk to us about his setup, how he uses modular, and walk us through a patch.Read More
In preparation for NAMM this year, Stephen and I are giving you, our illustrious blog readers, the first glimpse at our NAMM roll-outs this year. This year, we're leveling up as a company to a larger booth, and we'll have some great people helping out showing off our gear. Stop by and say hello to us and our pals! We're in booth 10702 in the A wing.Read More
Buy a Manis, save a pangolin
We're thrilled with the sales of Manis Iteritas so far. As promised, we have donated a portion of the proceeds from each module sold to savepangolins.org, a non-profit organization that works to save these critically endangered animals. Did you know pangolins are the world's most trafficked mammal (and as a result, one of the most critically endangered)?
This week we're pleased to present a guest post from user Jon Barbieri, popularly known as Rheyne, who many of you have undoubtedly seen on Instagram or YouTube. He talked to us about how he uses our Loquelic Iteritas Percido in combination with the wildly awesome Moog DFAM. Not having my hands on the DFAM myself, I was anxious to dive in and see what he was doing and how he was doing it.Read More
We're in Chicago this weekend for Knobcon 6, and we’re taking this opportunity to do a few things:Read More
This week, Noise Engineering is happy to present a tip from two of our favorite people: Matt Lange, composer, sound designer, music producer, and sometimes DJ, and Anthony Baldino, composer, sound designer, and modular user extraordinaire. When they did their guest posts a while back, they mentioned that one of their favorite tricks with Loquelic Iteritas was to use it to create a clap or snappy sound. Here, they elaborate on how they do that, with some bits recorded from when they did their excellent guest posts. I’ll just note that all the tricks they mention can also be used with our new Loquelic Iteritas Percido.Read More
If you’re newer to modular, you may be wondering just how all those knobs handle that CV (control voltage) input. Heck, I’ve talked to some experienced users who haven’t wrapped their brains around the terminology and how this all works.Read More
One of the absolutely most common questions I get from users centers on ways to modulate Basimilus Iteritas Alter. After a few great videos came out recently, people have really started to recognize the worlds that modulation can open up with this module. It’s not an exaggeration to say that a skilled user can get the effect of a whole drum kit out of a single module...and so much more.Read More
This week, Noise Engineering is happy to present a tip from Patrick O’Brien, known in the modular world as POB or OBrienMedia. Patrick has become one of the most well-loved LA-based modular (and occasional trumpet) performers, weaving beautiful melodies and complicated patches together into some of our favorite compositions. It was a no-brainer to ask him to contribute, and we were thrilled when he agreed.Read More
This week, Noise Engineering is happy to present a tip from Anthony Baldino. Anthony is a talented and prolific composer and sound designer; he is also a modular user extraordinaire. We asked Anthony to compose a short piece and break it down for us, sort of a la the Podcast Song Exploder. Here, he speaks in his own words about the haunting patch he created, patching in general, and how he uses NE modules.Read More
In the previous post, I estimated the required precision for a 1v/8va pitch voltage using Psychoacoustics. While the precision of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) used in tuning is important, speed is of conversion (and thus the maximal sample rate) is equally so. In this post, I’ll talk about the requirements and tradeoffs between these two variables and ways around them.Read More
Noise Engineering is pleased to announce that we have partnered with SynthPatcher to make three new shirt designs available so you can profess your love for all things NE to the world...or at the very least, make everyone else wonder WTF Iteritas is too. Herewith:
We don't sell these directly, but shirts are available in all colors and sizes over at Synthpatcher.com. Check in with them and the kind folks there will get you set up. Check out their awesome shirts for all sorts of manufacturers while you're there!
This week, Noise Engineering is happy to present a tip from Matt Lange, composer, sound designer, music producer, and sometimes DJ. We love Matt's work and the way he uses modular. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of my chat with Matt about how he found modular, how he uses it, and what’s going on in the patch he created for us.Read More
We recently had a user ask CV mixers and if/why some mixers are useful for gates and CVs or sometimes just audio. I realized I’d answered this question a few times over the years, and I realized that perhaps it was makings of yet another user-question post. It turns out it all boils down to a concept called coupling (not that kind of coupling). Circuits are either AC or DC coupled, and which one your module is will define the things it can (or can’t) couple with . So...Read More