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
This week, we start a technical series that will delve into the engineering/math/hardware/software aspects of module making. To kick off the series, we have part one Tuning on the Cheap, a three-part series on how tuning works -- both in our ear and how we implement it in Eurorack.Read More
I love CVs. Who doesn't? But I also frequently run up against space constraints in my case, as I bet many of you do too. My compromise for this has been to use gate/trigger sources as CVs. I'm absolutely not the only one who has thought of this, but I've seen enough people surprised by this when I give demos that I think it warrants some discussion. And of course a badass demonstration or two of how you can use it in your own case.Read More
In which we use Synclastic Empulatrix to discuss the difference between triggers and gates.Read More
In the coming months, we plan to fill this space with content relevant to NE, modular synth, and other goodies. Look for module info and tutorials, highlights, guest posts, random bits of information gleaned from our collective brains, maybe just the occasional sounds. Got an idea for the blog? Contact us.
We're just back from Superbooth17 (Thanks, SchneidersLaden!) and we had a blast. Huge thanks to all the support from vendors, users, and media.
Here are a few of our favorites
DivKid stopped by:
Gearslutz came by too
And RubaDub in Glasgow got more BIA in stock and dropped a pretty killer new promo for it. Any video that includes "batshit mental" pretty much sums up the BIA.
Kris also got to celebrate her birthday at Superbooth. Check out instagram for an awesome shot of the patch cable crown Stephen made her.