Author: Timm

What about … colorful mixing?

With analog and modular synthesizers people are often trying to find a kind of vintage sound with a certain expression that might harder to create in a digital environment. Often it is about desired imperfections that that are hard to achieve in our perfect-computer-sounds age. And there is definitely nothing wrong with perfect sounds from digital sources. But sometimes people are looking for something else. By going the route of imperfections it is not only about the sound source that many are seeking – it is also about processing and capturing sound that creates a special character. When looking...

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Mother Tongues – Modular/Synth music – live – all night long

The many dialects from Noise to Techno. This Friday six live acts with a love for synthesizers will turn the Loophole in Neukölln into one of the most interesting electronic music experiences in Berlin this weekend. Mostly modular synths, mostly improvised performances – this night promises to be an intense adventure. Date: 23. February 2018, 22:00 – 06:00 Venue: Loophole ______________________________ Line-up and running order: 23.00 – 23.30   Benjamin Flesser Benjamin Flesser works with modular synthesizers and manipulated or self built electronics. 23.00 – 00.00   JakoJako and let there be Techno 00.30 – 2.00   Kitmun  exploring...

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Feld were unusual, but very welcome guests at SUPERBOOTH17. Their energetic music is created in a three-part band with guitar, bass and drums. With his bass guitar, Konstatin lays the sonic foundation for the landscape of the obscure melodies created by Chrsitian with his guitar. In addition, Carlo adds a good portion of energy to the sound with his drums and contributes psychedelic sound-walls to the mix with various small sound generators and effects.  A very pleasant addition to the Superbooth program. Enjoy this video of Feld’s live performance at...

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Tyler Thompson for WMD @SUPERBOOTH17

WMD did a very nice Gesprächskonzert with their wide range of products at SUPERBOOTH17. Tyler Thompson from WMD is performing a hardware techno session on a modular synthesizer with the new Arpitecht and Chimera modules by WMD. A perfect example of how to use a Gesprächskonzert for the presentation of products in their natural habitat. In this way, the audience can imagine how the products can be effectively used and what they can achieve....

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What about … Dual Function Generators

Today we have a look at three modules that can be described as Dual Function Generators – the Make Noise Maths, Befaco Rampage  and the Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) by Random Source. Dual Function Generators follow the same core principal – they can do whatever you want them to do. What seems a bit of a stretch is of cause one, but it is closer to being true than you might expect. Because these circuits usually don’t just do one thing, but can be anything from a VCO, Slew Limiter, Envelope, Trigger Delay, Filter and so on....

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