Schlagwort-Archive: eurorack modular

The swarm, the filter and the EFFEXX

The daily Schaaf 9: A chewing gum eating bullfrog in outer space

In this demo you are listening to our RT-451 multimode filter. This time I am not using the two filters for stereo filter effects. Instead of that I feed the output of filter 1 into filter 2 for a serial configuration. The sound source for this experiment is the swarm oscillator. I added some effects with the EFFEXX prototype.

In diesem Klangexperiment geht es vor allem um das RT-451 dual multimode filter. Bei diesem Beispiel nutze ich das Filter nicht in Stereo. Stattdessen wird der Ausgang des ersten Filters dem Eingang des zweiten Filters zugeführt. Sie laufen also in serieller Anordnung. Der Grundklang entstammt dem Swarm Oscillator RT-311. Mit dem EFFEXX Prototyp habe ich dem ganzen ein Effekthäubchen aufgesetzt.

 

EFFEXX RT-1701 Multi FX Processor

EFFEXX RT-1701 Multi Effekt Prozessor

A new Radikal Technologies Eurorack Module is announced for the 2017 Winter NAMM in Anaheim. The EFFEXX Multi-FX Processor RT-1701. Multiple DSP Effects combined with Snapshot Automation, realtime knob controls and CV inputs will add a new dimension to your modular world.
Here is the very first audio demo of the RT-1701. You hear the delay, the reverb and a post FX lowpass filtering.

Radikal Technologies wird ein neues  Eurorack Modul auf der  Winter NAMM 2017 in Anaheim vorstellen. Mehrere DSP Effekte in Verbindung mit der schon vom Swarm Oszillator bekannten Snapshot Automation wird ihren modularen Klangwelten eine neuen Dimension verleihen.
In der ersten Audio Demonstration hören Sie ein Delay, den Hall sowie ein Tiefpassfilter am Ende der Effektkette.

Sound fart of the day 3: Big rooms in outer space


united-kingdom-flag-iconThis time I created some big spacey rooms for the Waldorf NW1 Wavetable Oscillator, the RT451 filter and the Doepfer A-155 step sequencer.  With all the different effects it’s more a space fart than a fart sound but who cares when it sounds like that. (I know, there is no sound in outer space at all.)

germany_textureDieses Mal habe ich den Waldorf NW1 Wavetable Oszillator, das Radikal RT-451 Multimode Filter und den Doepfer Eurorack Stepsequenzer A155 verwendet, um eine spacige Atmosphere zu schaffen. Dies gelang ausgerechnet über den Einsatz einiger Effektgeräte. Es ist seltsam, dass einem gerade begrenzte Räume mit Raumreflexionen und endlos langen Hallfahnen ein Empfinden von Weltraum vermitteln, obwohl dort nur eins herrscht – Stille.

Radikal Technologies Eurorack Demo

Gestern Nacht habe ich eine kleine Demo für den Oszillator und das Filter erstellt. Ich dachte, es wäre mal wieder an der Zeit. So richtig toll fand ich es nicht – aber ich dachte, ich lade es mal bei facebook hoch und schaue, was passiert. Auf facebook erhielt das Video sehr viele Views und Kommentare. Das zeigt mir wieder, dass ich auch in hundert  Jahren nicht verstehen werde, wie Musik und die Bilder dazu beschaffen sein müssen, wann und wo ich etwas hochladen muss, wie aufwändig das Video produziert sein muss etc., um ordentlich Views zu bekommen. Bei dem Video war es ein take, ein paar unschöne Stellen, die ich rausgeschnitten habe und fertig. Keine Titel, keine Kamerawechsel, kein Kaschieren von Schnitten – trotzdem kommt das Video gut an. Vielleicht liegt es ja daran, dass man von mir in diesem Video nur eine Hand zu sehen bekommt 😉

Nachdem es als Facebook Video jedenfalls erfolgreich war und am ersten Tage fast 1000 Views erhalten hatte, lud ich es auch auf youtube hoch. Dort ist es eher ruhig. Sollte ich künftig vielleicht eher Facebook eigene Videos erstellen und nicht mehr nur youtube Videos auf facebook verlinken? Ich weiß es nicht…

 

 

Abbildung vom Radikal Technologies Swarm Oscillator

RT-311 Swarm Oscillator description

DSP based multi oscillator module with parameter snapshot interpolation

The RT-311 offers two main oscillators with sweepable waveforms, oscillator synchronisation, TLM, linear FM and exponential FM. The RT-311 can store up to 8 memory setups with 8 snapshots each, holding all oscillator settings and memorizes them even after powering down your modular synth. One highlight of this module is the opportunity to interpolate between these parameter snaphots. Interpolation can be controlled with an external control voltage or with a built in LFO. The speed of the internal LFO can be controlled with an external control voltage as well. The interpolator has even an external output to interpolate one parameter of an attached module.
Both oscillators can built swarms of oscillator clones. Up to 16 Oscillators are running simultaneously at the highest setting. The detune knob changes the pitch of all oscillator clones between ultra slow oscillator frequency beating effects and multiple frequency drones and chords.
The swarm can be pitched in musical intervals, chords, clusters or fat detunes. The swarm tuning can be stored into the snapshots too. That allows for to built up to 8 different chords with different sound settings one can change while playing in a setup.
Both oscillator swarms have independent outputs. If one sets the exponential FM inputs depth to maximum, the inputs run with Volt per Octave scaling. The oscillator swarms can then be used like two independent Synth voices.
The scale inputs can also get quantized to musical scales. That makes it easy to control the swarm from a step sequencer. Just select the root key with the tune knob and a pentatonic scale and turn the knobs of your sequencer for always matching tonal sequences.

Listen to the audio demos here.
Check some pics here.

Abbildung vom Radikal Technologies Swarm Oscillator

RT-311 demos – an growing list of sound examples

1.) RT-311 Subwoofer test

Does your subwoofer handle the low frequencies of this little snapshot interpolator demo? If not you should shop for something else.

The file can be downloaded here:

2.) Interpolating swarm clouds

The parameters of the RT-311 can be automated by interpolating between different snapshots of sound settings. There is even an interpolator data output for the control of additional modules. In this example the RT-451 Dual Filter module is connected to this output.

You are listening to waveform, pitch and TLM modulation, FM etc. changing continuously over time and you probably have never heard before that all these parameters are changing simultaneously.

The player above plays the mp3 version of the demo. You can download a uncompressed wav-file version here.

3.) More swarm oscillator chords

The oscillator swarm offers some chord presets, that can be used as tuning sets for the swarm. I fed the oscillator into the RT-451 dual multimode filter. The cutoff frequency is under control of an ADSR envelope. Finally I put a little delay onto the demo.

The player above plays the mp3 version of the demo. You can download a uncompressed wav-file version here.

4.) Chord swarm 1

The oscillator swarm offers some chord presets, that can be used as tuning sets for the swarm. I fed the oscillator into the RT-451 dual multimode filter. The cutoff frequency is under control of an ADSR envelope.
Finally I put a little delay onto the demo.
You can listen to three different short clips.

The player above plays the mp3 version of the demo. You can download a uncompressed wav-file version here.

5.) Interpolating sequence.

In this example you are listening to the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator interpolating patch, triggered by a one bar beatstep sequence. The interpolator is controlled by the RT-311 internal LFO. The external cv output of the interpolator controls the RT-451 for additional filter effects. After some dry bars I added some reverb and delay for a more cosmic experience 😉

The player above plays the mp3 version of the demo. You can download a  uncompressed wav-file version here!

6.) Musical scales

In this example I am experimenting with the scale settings of the RT-311 swarm oscillator. The „swarm“ itself is not in use in this example – I am using the oscillators like two single oscillators. The LFO, that controls the pitch input, controls the cutoff frequency of the RT-451 multimode filter in the sawtooth section of this demo (starts at the half of the file). Setting the modulation depth of both filters in opposite direction creates this stereo animation.
At the end I am deactivating the scale quantizer so you can hear, what the oscillator would sound like without the quantizer.
I am using the tape delay setting of the soundcraft mtk mixer and feed the echo signal into the reverb fx of the second fx processor.

You can download the demo as a wav-file here!

7.) Oscillator sync experiments

In this demo you are listening to some live tweaking of an oscillator synchronisation patch. I fed the oscillator into the FXs of my mixing desk to create these sonic landscapes. The wav file can be downloaded here!

8.) RT-311 first demo


I created that demo with an early prototype of the swarm oscillator. I created a lot of different sounds together with our RT-451 filter, envelopes and VCAs from Doepfer etc.

The player above plays the mp3 version of the demo. You can download a uncompressed wav-file version here.

Radikal Technologies swarm oscillator.

RT-311 sound examples 2: Interpolating sequence

In this example you are listening to the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator interpolating patch, triggered by a one bar beatstep sequence. The interpolator is controlled by the RT-311 internal LFO. The external cv output of the interpolator controls the RT-451 for additional filter effects. After some dry bars I added some reverb and delay for a more cosmic experience 😉

The player above plays the mp3 version of the demo. You can download a  uncompressed wav-file version here!

 

Radikal Technologies swarm oscillator.

RT-311 sound examples: Scale experiments 1

In this example I am experimenting with the scale settings of the RT-311 swarm oscillator. The „swarm“ itself is not in use in this example – I am using the oscillators like two single oscillators. The LFO, that controls the pitch input, controls the cutoff frequency of the RT-451 multimode filter in the sawtooth section of this demo (starts at the half of the file). Setting the modulation depth of both filters in opposite direction creates this stereo animation.
At the end I am deactivating the scale quantizer so you can hear, what the oscillator would sound like without the quantizer.
I am using the tape delay setting of the soundcraft mtk mixer and feed the echo signal into the reverb fx of the second fx processor.

You can download the demo as a wav-file here!