Noise Engineering

Get out of the box -- and back in

Noise Engineering is a Eurorack and 5U modular synthesizer manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California. 

Guest Post: Tom Hall on 5U: Using the Magnuses (Magna?)

This week we talk to Tom Hall.  You probably know him; we haven’t met anyone who doesn’t.  You may know him from his hugely diverse range of projects around the LA area, because he’s an incredibly nice guy, or simply from his most important role in life, being father to Zelda.


Tom also put together the demo videos for our new 5U series modules.  Today we talk a bit more about the jam he put together for us that uses both Manis Iteritas Magnus and Basimilus Iteritas Magnus.

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Guest Post: Rheyne Revisited -- LIP loves DFAM

If you’ve been paying attention to Noise Engineering blog for a while, you may be familiar with Rheyne. Also known as his alter ego, Jon Barbieri, he did a great guest post about a year ago and has been posting amazing stuff all over Facebook and Youtube and, well, all the places for a while. We were chatting recently and we batted around the idea for a follow-up post.

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Modular Cases! Guest post...and the Blog lives.

We talk to a lot of modular users.  People interested in modular are trying to find that first case.  People who have been doing modular for a while are always on the lookout for another case for their ever-expanding collection of modules.

We considered tackling this question but realized that our friend Shawn is a far better go-to for all things cases.  Shawn has an impressive array of cases, but most are done on a budget, as you will see. These are the ones we were particularly interested in (and that draw the most questions everytime we stand close to him at a gig).

We asked Shawn to talk a little about his custom cases, the quest that brought him to them, and how he puts a case together.  He’ll take it from here.

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Reason: From Eurorack to Your Rack. Get back in the box.

Our first journey into software products came about because of a Twitter conversation of all things. Mattias Haagstrom is one of our many fans who reach out to us to discuss our products. He also happens to be the Product Director for Reason. He suggested that our products would be a good fit for the Reason Extension marketplace. At this point we weren’t even aware that Reason supported extensions -- Stephen had been an avid Reason user from their initial beta only until version six, and Kris had never really used it. It didn’t take us long to see the advantages inherent in their system as we are a tiny company without even a single full time programmer. The reduced barrier to entry provided by Propellerhead was a huge win for getting back into the box :)

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Mimetic Digitalis: An Origin Story

In the latest NE Blog, we’ll talk more deeply about the new Mimetic Digitalis, the 16-step CV sequencer shipping May 1. Here, we’ll talk a bit more about the history of the module and the thinking behind the design as well as some of the deeper functions this beast can do.  We'll be adding MD content to our YouTube channel and social media over the next few weeks, so subscribe to those for updates!

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Modular Tips and Tricks Guest Post: Frequency Fodder on putting together a rhythm section

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.

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Noise Engineering is proudly located in Los Angeles, CA