modular analog ram

Modular/Analog “RAM”? How to store generative melodies & rhythms using sample & hold and a sequential switch

The thing that makes modules like Turing Machine and Marbles unique isn’t just their ability to generate random sequences, but also their ability to freeze randomness once a compelling pattern is presented to you. These modules are digital, so they … Continue reading Modular/Analog “RAM”? How to store generative melodies & rhythms using sample & hold and a sequential switch

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Beatbars MIDI Foot-switch and Expression Pedal Review (FS3 and EX3)

Foot-switches and expression pedals were born analog, and designed to act as on/off or continuous-control extensions for guitar pedals, synths and other analog instruments.  However, increasingly, music is being created on digital devices, whether it’s computers, digital synths, digitally controlled … Continue reading Beatbars MIDI Foot-switch and Expression Pedal Review (FS3 and EX3)

Launchkey mk3 review

LAUNCHKEY MK3 Review and Tutorial // 25,37 vs 49,61 // Generative Arpeggiator explained

Novation just announced a refresh of their LaunchKey MIDI and DAW controllers. The big news in these, is that like the new MK3 LaunchPads and Launchkey Mini MK3, they can also now load up custom templates to control hardware or … Continue reading LAUNCHKEY MK3 Review and Tutorial // 25,37 vs 49,61 // Generative Arpeggiator explained

Moog Subharmonicon review and tutorial

The New Moog Subharmonicon Reviewed: Full Tutorial with 9 patch ideas and pairings

Two years after I built the workshop edition of the Subharmonicon, Moog is releasing a new mass-production version. It’s better in several few ways – here’s the full review, including quite a few patching and pairing ideas: TIMELINE: 0:00 Intro … Continue reading The New Moog Subharmonicon Reviewed: Full Tutorial with 9 patch ideas and pairings