Category: Make Noise

  • Mystery | MakeNoise Mysteron eight years later

    Mystery | MakeNoise Mysteron eight years later

    MakeNoise Mysteron eight years later Today I also uploaded a new Rings into Clouds video to create another magical forest. But I can imagine you’re not into that, and prefer a darker ambient setting. So in tandem, I created this Mysteron video, which was introduced a year before Rings came out. Both Rings and Mysteron […]

  • Bewitched | Make Noise Strega + Phonogene * 2

    Bewitched | Make Noise Strega + Phonogene * 2

    Bewitched Moody patch for a Sunday afternoon. I wanted to experiment with Strega and two Phonogenes creating a stereo soundscape, but while fooling around Strega took over and rewarded me with a beautiful dreamy piece. I tried again in the second part of this video, but after a while, Strega started to take over again. […]

  • Rush | Make Noise Shared System + Mimeophon

    Rush | Make Noise Shared System + Mimeophon

    Rush In this video I tried to speed up Tempi into audio rates by using a fast Maths cycle and clock Tempi with the ‘end-of-cycle’ trigger. Then I created very high clock divisions on the channels to trigger Rene and clock the clocks of other modules like Mimeophon and Erbe-Verb. My first attempts were very […]

  • Make Noise Telharmonic Retirement Tribute

    Make Noise Telharmonic Retirement Tribute

    Telharmonic Retirement Tribute Make Noise has decided to retire the Telharmonic, System Cartesian – and Brains. The Telharmonic has been one of my most underappreciated modules for a long time, but that’s completely changed since Walker’s digital foam video. Also, the MakeNoise FB April Fools post from 2019 was also great fun to revisit – […]

  • Harmonaig Solo with Strega

    Harmonaig Solo with Strega

    Harmonaig Solo | with Strega The Instruo Harmonaig (harmony) is designed to drive four voices into all kinds of chords and progressions. In this video I am using the Harmonaig to control Strega’s pitch and delay speed into some amazing new sounds. So when you spend some time with the Witch, don’t forget to mult […]

  • Morphagene Reels & Splices – Shared System Tutorials Part 34

    Morphagene Reels & Splices – Shared System Tutorials Part 34

    Morphagene Reels & Splices In this episode I am going to create a Morphagene reel with more found sounds from the kitchen and explore the cool world of reels, splices and microsound. It was also a cool opportunity to test my WA-47 ‘vintage microphone’ that desperately needs some real musicians. Hopefully soon!

  • Make Noise Strega | Episode 06 | Into Heaven

    Make Noise Strega | Episode 06 | Into Heaven

    Make Noise Strega – Into Heaven After a bare episode 5, I’ll return to heavenly overprocessed Strega tones. I used QPAS, Phonogene, Erbe-Verb, X-PAN and the Mimeophon. Notes come from Rene. This started off as an experiment with Phonogene but in the end got this heavenly bed of sound I did not expect from a […]

  • Make Noise Strega  Witchcraft

    Make Noise Strega Witchcraft

    Make Noise Strega | Episode 04 | Witchcraft I was very happy with the case layout I introduced in Episode 03. Every new patch is a new adventure. I was planning on having fun with Phonogene and Strega (also works nicely as a feedback-loop-recorder) but this great patch emerged from fooling around and I just […]

  • Make Noise Strega With Echophon

    Make Noise Strega With Echophon

    Make Noise Strega | Episode 03 | With Echophon This video starts in mono and switches to stereo around 01:39​.It’s no secret that I don’t like mono patches. Strega has a mono echo which I believe sounds totally unnatural. It needs to bounce and reflect through mountaintops and canyons. But Echophon is a great sonic […]

  • Make Noise Strega | First Patch | with Todd Barton

    Make Noise Strega | First Patch | with Todd Barton

    Make Noise Strega After waiting for months for Strega to arrive, it finally came to my doorstep yesterday. As you may see, I’ve been preparing for its arrival creating cool support footage and video stuff to make it a special experience. I’ve reached 4K subscribers this week and this ‘special edition’ video is also a […]

  • Shared Guests | Intellijel Intellijel | Krell Archeology

    Shared Guests | Intellijel Intellijel | Krell Archeology

    Intellijel Intellijel | Krell Archeology The ShapeShifter is one of my most recent additions to my rack. I don’t really like wavetable synths but this one is amazing. What’s the difference? Dual Complex Morphing VCO, a digital complex oscillator with 1024 waveforms mix, AM, FM, PM, ringmod, fold and shape. And the millions of menu […]

  • Minimalism | Playing with Modular Limitations

    Minimalism | Playing with Modular Limitations

    Playing with Modular Limitations The beginning modular enthusiast usually does not realize that a modular is usually monophonic so you can create one voice and you’ll need to play it like a saxophone or other lead instrument. But as with the saxophone, it has a lot of different timbres and expressions. Here’s where the modular […]

  • Make Noise MMG x 2 | Dual Multi-Mode Gate

    Make Noise MMG x 2 | Dual Multi-Mode Gate

    Make Noise MMG x 2 | Dual Multi-Mode Gate In this session I powered up my ‘Shared Museum’ for some mindless jamming. I am still missing a QMMG (who doesn’t), but I recently got a second MMG which forms a DMMG (dual multimode gate) so I wanted to try and use some stereo filter sweeps […]

  • Make Noise New Semi-Modular Strega Fits into Eurorack

    Make Noise New Semi-Modular Strega Fits into Eurorack

    Make Noise New Semi-Modular Strega Make Noise’s new Strega module is the perfect way to add a touch of creativity and modulation to your Eurorack modular synth setup. With seven sources and thirteen destinations, this little powerhouse offers a wealth of possibilities for experimentation. And thanks to its rugged steel enclosure and small form factor, […]

  • Shared System Tutorials | Part 31 | The Strega Patch

    Shared System Tutorials | Part 31 | The Strega Patch

    MakeNoise Strega I was very impressed when I saw the new MakeNoise Strega tabletop synth with Alessandro Cortini on the SonicState channel. I used some footage without permission, but this is an educational video, I am not monetizing my stuff and it’s not harming anyone’s revenue. I just wanted to dive in, recreate that awesome […]

  • Tutorial Expert Sleepers ES8 + Native Instruments Reaktor

    Tutorial Expert Sleepers ES8 + Native Instruments Reaktor

    Expert Sleepers ES8 + Native Instruments Reaktor In my humble opinion, the personal computer (mac/pc) is the most powerful modular synth you can get. You’d need a wall of modules to get even close to that processing power. The ES-8 helps you utilize that power. It’s not cheap, but it can help you to start […]

  • Arbhar Harvesting | Part 03 | A Shared Guest

    Arbhar Harvesting | Part 03 | A Shared Guest

    Arbhar Harvesting In this episode I am going to ‘harvest’ six improvised patches from the MakeNoise Shared System and turn the Arbhar in a polyphonic West Coast orchestra. I guess you can consider this as a ‘Shared Guest’ part 03 too so I’ll add them to both playlists.

  • Little Drummers | Basimilus Iteritas Alter + 0-Ctrl

    Little Drummers | Basimilus Iteritas Alter + 0-Ctrl

    Basimilus Iteritas Alter + 0-Ctrl Today I wanted to revisit the BIA, zero-controlled by the MakeNoise 0-Ctrl. It’s a great module for creating individual high quality percussion sounds. You can also turn it into an Arcade machine when you throw a lot of CV at it (especially with a 0-ctrl center), but that will make […]

  • For Science | #Maths x 4 = ?

    For Science | #Maths x 4 = ?

    For Science | #Maths x 4 = ? When I got another Maths to complete the modules of the Tape & Microsound – in separates – I felt the eurorack addiction like never before. Who the fork needs four maths. However, four Maths adds up to eight triangle waveform cycles which reminds me of the […]

  • Shared System Tutorials – Arpeggios

    Shared System Tutorials – Arpeggios

    Shared System Tutorials – Arpeggios I guess this is a logical sequel to part 29. In this episode we’re going to use Maths LFO’s and translate them to arpeggios with the help of the Rene built in quantizer to create all kinds of dreamy soundscapes, whirls and spirals.

  • Blackbird | Make Noise Shared System

    Blackbird | Make Noise Shared System

    Blackbird Song I love the song of a Blackbird and wanted to try and recreate one on the Shared System. It’s a pretty complicated patch and it sounds a bit like R2-D2 here and there, but a real Blackbird also sounds like a complex oscillator. It’s not a shared system tutorial, but it’s definitely fun […]

  • Shared System Tutorials | Part 29 | Rene Quantizer

    Shared System Tutorials | Part 29 | Rene Quantizer

    Rene Quantizer I created this video on january 3rd so it was first uploaded as a Jamuary video. But when I created it I realized it’s also a cool episode in the Shared System series. So I decided to upload it again for the series with a matching title thumbnail.

  • #Jamuary2021 | Day 04 | Plan B – Roland System-1M + 0-Coast

    #Jamuary2021 | Day 04 | Plan B – Roland System-1M + 0-Coast

    Jamuary2021 | Day 04 | Plan B – Roland System-1M + 0-Coast I’ve been working on a Blades video but after many great trial jams, I started to film but lost the audio. I work one day ahead because I realized it’s more relaxing when things go wrong. So I tried something completely different (which […]

  • New René Firmware 133 Released

    New René Firmware 133 Released

    New René Firmware 133 Released The René music synthesizer module is a powerful three-dimensional prism of composition. It is the world’s only 3D Cartesian Music Sequencer. Named for the French philosopher & mathematician René Descartes, it uses the Cartesian coordinate system to unlock the analog step sequencer from the shackles of linearity. The original René […]

  • The Make Noise X-MAS

    The Make Noise X-MAS

    The Make Noise X-MAS No, it’s not a new module, but the Shared System can have a Christmas vibe. 2020 is going to be the weirdest X-MAS ever for most of us! Let’s hope next year will be better.

  • WoggleBug Ambient

    WoggleBug Ambient

    WoggleBug Ambient It’s funny how the mind works. Studio48NL commented on my ‘Exorcism’ video that he was wondering if it would ever be possible to let the WoggleBug create beautiful music. So I gave it a try, for science. However, I managed to get something out of it that has traces of music in it […]

  • Exorcism | Make Noise WoggleBug + Morphagene

    Exorcism | Make Noise WoggleBug + Morphagene

    Exorcism | Make Noise WoggleBug + Morphagene Have you heard about a video that kills you when you watch it? Well, fortunately, this is not it. But it’s not going to be pretty. I was wondering how the three insane oscillators of the WoggleBug would sound when I recorded them with the Morph and then […]

  • Mathematics | Maths * 3 + Mimeophon

    Mathematics | Maths * 3 + Mimeophon

    Mathematics | Maths * 3 + Mimeophon I wondered if I could sequence the cycle triggers on maths to create rhythmic stuff and then feed it into the Mimeophon with modulation from the ‘rhythm’. It’s a strange patch experiment (nothing fancy) that reminds me a bit of a Casio VL-Tone from the 80’s. I hope […]

  • Aleph | Todd Barton’s Aleph patch on the Shared System

    Aleph | Todd Barton’s Aleph patch on the Shared System

    Aleph | Todd Barton’s Aleph patch on the Shared System Patch notes below! When I was creating part 17 of my Shared System tutorials, I used the Krell patch as a starting point. This legendary patch was originally created by Todd Barton, a huge source of inspiration and a true pioneer. I learned Mr. Barton […]

  • Tiny Powerhouse | 0-Coast & 0-Ctrl

    Tiny Powerhouse | 0-Coast & 0-Ctrl

    Tiny Powerhouse | 0-Coast & 0-Ctrl 0-Coast & 0-Ctrl may be small, but they’re huge tiny powerhouses when it comes to driving other gear. Every CV output can be used to modulate, move, push and kick something else so they can easily become the heart and brain of a more complex system, with the Tape […]

  • Shared System Tutorials Part 25 – #QMMG – Recreating a Legend

    Shared System Tutorials Part 25 – #QMMG – Recreating a Legend

    QMMG – Recreating a Legend I don’t know about you, but I’ve been intrigued by the QMMG for a long time. It’s not discontinued, and yet it can’t be manufactured. If you manage to find one ‘second hand’, they get priceless as the serial numbers get lower. But why? Isn’t it just a four channel […]

  • Sonic Adventures | 0-coast, Arbhar, Mimeophon, ZVERB, Phonogenes

    Sonic Adventures | 0-coast, Arbhar, Mimeophon, ZVERB, Phonogenes

    Sonic Adventures | 0-coast, Arbhar, Mimeophon, ZVERB, Phonogenes This one features a 0-coast ‘patch from scratch’ and some sound design for games & movies. I’ll use modern modules like Arbhar and Mimeophon to layer the sound of 0-coast, but a simple drone from 0-coast can be seriously enhanced with the affordable ZVERB and two old […]

  • Random Steps | DivKid Rnd Step | Telharmonic | Mimeophon

    Random Steps | DivKid Rnd Step | Telharmonic | Mimeophon

    Random Steps | DivKid Rnd Step | Telharmonic | Mimeophon First patch with the Rnd Step, a collab between Ben DivKid and SSF. It’s not a demo or tutorial, just think of it as a little module that receives one gate pattern and can then solely move your whole case around with random values. These […]

  • Telharmonium | Adventures with the MakeNoise #Telharmonic

    Telharmonium | Adventures with the MakeNoise #Telharmonic

    Telharmonium | Adventures with the MakeNoise #Telharmonic This is part one of a series I want to do about the MakeNoise TelHarmonic, which is inspired on the 1897 Telharmonium from Thaddeus Cahill. It’s funny to see how MakeNoise finds its inspiration in really old technology, and then brings it to the 21st century. TelHarmonic is a […]

  • Spiratone | The Telharmonic’s Shepard Tone

    Spiratone | The Telharmonic’s Shepard Tone

    Spiratone | The Telharmonic’s Shepard Tone Pressing the ‘H-Lock’ button for 5 seconds activates the Spiratone mode in the Telharmonic. This sonic illusion is mainly known as the Shepard Tone, which sounds like an ever rising or falling pitch. You could recreate it if you have three voices with a rising pitch. One fades in, […]

  • Shift Register | #Telharmonic Chord Machine

    Shift Register | #Telharmonic Chord Machine

    Telharmonic Chord Machine When you press the ‘H-LOCK’ button for 2 seconds, you’ll enter shift register mode. When a gate (or trigger) arrives at D-GATE, the telharmonic will rotate one of it’s voices and set it to the pitch that arrives at ‘degree’ CV. This allows you to create 3 voice chords you just can’t […]

  • Noise Studies | Telharmonic N-Out experiments

    Noise Studies | Telharmonic N-Out experiments

    Telharmonic N-Out experiments Part 4 of my #Telharmonic series, this time I wanted to use the N-output and create a multitrack session with BitBox, gathering all kinds of loops and stabs with the help of filtering and the Contour. The N-output allows you to synthesize all noise ‘colors’ ranging from White to Black (silence), with […]

  • Firmware MG203 | Noise Studies Part 2

    Firmware MG203 | Noise Studies Part 2

    Noise Studies Part 2 Feel free to downvote this one, because it’s just a bunch of noise. I was wondering what would happen if I used the #Morphagene firmware #MG203 in a reel instead of installing it. It’s a pretty cool noise source.

  • Don & Bob | MakeNoise 0-Coast + Moog DFAM

    Don & Bob | MakeNoise 0-Coast + Moog DFAM

    MakeNoise 0-Coast + Moog DFAM I once read that Don Buchla and Bob Moog both invented modern synthesis while giving each other the honours of being first. There wasn’t any rivalry, they respected each other. The 0-coast doesn’t pick sides, it borrows a little from both Bob & Don. DFAM is pretty weird for Moog […]

  • The Upside Down | Ornament & Crime Dialectic Ping Pong

    The Upside Down | Ornament & Crime Dialectic Ping Pong

    The Upside Down This video was clearly inspired by Stranger Things. I love to go back to the Upside Down (I did in my Jamuary Day 25 video ‘stranger patching’, but that was with the Morphagene and a bunch of samples). Having learned a lot all sounds now come from 0-coast and STO with a […]

  • Shared System Tutorials | Part 24 – Phonogene Revived

    Shared System Tutorials | Part 24 – Phonogene Revived

    Shared System Tutorials – Phonogene Revived This episode is a special edition. If you don’t own a Phonogene from an early Shared System, this video may not be of interest. Phonogene is discontinued and often replaced by a Morphagene to keep the system up to date. So it’s pretty easy to find a used one […]

  • JAZZ – On the MakeNoise Shared System

    JAZZ – On the MakeNoise Shared System

    JAZZ – On the MakeNoise Shared System Had to reupload this one because the sound level was too low so you could barely hear anything and many details got lost. When you start patching a modular, you don’t know where the machine will take you. I ended up with an upright bass in a moody […]

  • Make Noise System Concrète | Five Years Later

    Make Noise System Concrète | Five Years Later

    Make Noise System Concrète | Five Years Later I wanted to create a 5th anniversary tribute video about the System Concrete which was introduced in 2012. In 2015 a video was uploaded by MakeNoise which is the first, last and only video about this system. So this video may be number 2 after five years! […]

  • Shared System Tutorials | Part 23 – Optomix

    Shared System Tutorials | Part 23 – Optomix

    Shared System Tutorials – Optomix If you want to use the ‘strike’ input, you’ll need to turn CTRL all the way CCW. If you want to use an envelope, CTRL should be all the way CW. If you use both, you can set it somewhere in the middle. The Optomix is one of the most […]

  • 0-PRESSURE | Exploring 0-CTRL territory with PressurePoints and Brains

    0-PRESSURE | Exploring 0-CTRL territory with PressurePoints and Brains

    0-CTRL territory with PressurePoints and Brains I guess we all love to have no control as soon as possible. Ofcourse I am referring to the new 0-CTRL analog sequencer from MakeNoise. Fortunately, I can already share some patch ideas, because the 0-CTRL is clearly inspired by it’s older family members: Brains and a pair of […]

  • Shared System Tutorials | Part 22 – Granular Synthesis

    Shared System Tutorials | Part 22 – Granular Synthesis

    Shared System Tutorials – Granular Synthesis In this tutorial, we’re going to build a granular synth with the Morphagene. What? Isn’t Morphagene already a granulator? Not really, it’s a digital tape reel recorder with splicing tools. If we want it to granulate, we’ll need to patch it up for picking, shaping, panning and pitching grains! […]

  • 0-PRESSURE part 2 | Dynamic gates, Quantizing & Drunken Drummer

    0-PRESSURE part 2 | Dynamic gates, Quantizing & Drunken Drummer

    Dynamic gates, Quantizing & Drunken Drummer After my ‘no pressure’ video I got a lot of positive comments, new insights, patch ideas and questions. With the 0-CTRL on the way, I was wondering what it would add to the existing Brains/Pressure Points combo we all love. I learned that the 0-coast’s contour ‘trigger’ actually is […]

  • Shared System Tutorials | Part 21 – Physical Modeling

    Shared System Tutorials | Part 21 – Physical Modeling

    Shared System Tutorials – Physical Modeling When I did the Mysteron/Arbhar video I remembered this whole world of sounds hiding in the Echophon’s delay line and feedback loop. So in this chapter we’re going to do a bit of Karplus Strong synthesis and extend it into a full industrial assembly line. I am not sure […]

  • #Morphagene | Used as a CV Recorder

    #Morphagene | Used as a CV Recorder

    Morphagene | Used as a CV recorder I was wondering if it was possible to use the Morphagene as a CV recorder instead of audio. I tried it a few months ago with the old firmwares and the Phonogene, but it didn’t really work. However, with the new firmware it’s possible to set the input […]

  • Shared System Tutorials | Part 20 | Tape & Microsound Music

    Shared System Tutorials | Part 20 | Tape & Microsound Music

    Shared System Tutorials – Tape & Microsound Music Part 20 already and I hope you’re going to love this one! In this episode, we’ll explore some exotic outputs on the #Morphagene, the EOSG, and CV-Out outputs. I’ve covered the basics of the Morphagene in part 9. Now, we’ll cover natural timing, envelope following, and the […]