Well you knew someone was going to do it. I guess that would be me. Really wanted Moog in my eurorack for a while. When I saw the Werkstatt I knew it was my chance. Made several changes to the Werkstatt. Changed out the single turn VCO pot for a ten turn pot. Added a +/- octave button. Since removing the keyboard the Envelope had no trigger source, so I added two inputs for that. Hand carved rosewood switch caps because when I think of Moog, I think of black and wood. The VCO’s sound great, but the filter is the reason I did this. I am now a happy Moog filter tweaker:)
I don’t normally post info about new eurorack modules here, but I had a chance to review the MeeBlip Anode and I thought it would fit nicely here. 20 HP wide and well built construction. No plastic shaft pots here, all metal. Very responsive and loads of fun and man is it bass heavy. This is what their site says about it:
“The all-new MeeBlip anode is part analog, part digital, capable of producing a range of uniquely aggressive, bass-heavy sounds. And inspired by the best classic synths of the past, getting your hands on that sound is always simple, direct, and intuitive. Adjust sounds via knobs and switches – you don’t need to navigate a single menu.
Its digital side reproduces the sound and architecture of classic synthesizers, but with an emphasis on adding personality, especially in the low end. Its all-new analog filter with resonance can range from smooth to raunchy – perfect for shaping sound or making squelchy basslines.”
-Unique 8-bit oscillators meet an original analog filter
-Compact, 4” x 4” case (approx. 100 x 100 mm)
-Modulation, envelope, tuning, and pulse width controls
-Open source hardware, but fully-assembled and ready to play
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Neil Baldwin has authorized a limited run of carts of PR8 and Pulsar. There will only be 6 of each title available and will be uniquely serial numbered . Please don’t miss this opportunity to try out his amazing musical titles for the NES! CLICK HERE
You can get more information about Neil and his awesome software at his site here: http://www.nes-audio.com/ A donation will be made for each cart purchased to the ‘Just Giving’ charity under his name, located here: http://www.justgiving.com/Neil-Baldwin
I have to admit I was really impressed with the variety of these tracks. If you get a chance check out his bandcamp page. I think it can be more challenging to get lower bpm music to sound good as opposed to a dying video game ‘game over’ sound. These tracks have a light bouncy feel and yet can turn dark when needed. Great job!
Brian always has the best videos. He sets up some great 8 bit sounds using the Ableton push. He gives the Synthboy+ a shout out for helping with contributing sounds for his 8bit sample pack. There is a full post about it further below, so check it out!
I love these types of events. I think it opens minds to what is possible with a little ‘out of the box’ thinking. They have made their goal, but I like to promote these types of events! More info here: CLICK HERE
Finding a simple easy LSDJ tutorial is harder than it sounds. This tutorial by Nullsleep is very helpful. Remember to take LSDJ in small steps as it is very dense and is filled with all kinds of possibilities.
Doctor Popular has a very unique concept up on Kickstarter right now! I am excited to see him push the creative edge with this concept. Doctor Popular has had a previous successful Kickstarter and delivered on time as which we all know is the exception to the rule these days. So you can help support with confidence. I pledged my support. Waitin’ for my T and CD!
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Please help support the chiptune community!
AfroDjMac has released an awesome 8bit sample pack for Ableton Live. He has spent a considerable amount of time on this and I was glad to help out in any way I could. You can check it out on his pre-order page HERE!
I have had a chance to check these samples out directly and I am impressed with the level of detail Brain has spent perfecting each one. Please check it out