Mystic Circuits 0hp AND/VCA, Take Two

Have a listen to the 0hp VCA/AND Gate working as a VCA A while back I got my hands on some 0hp Modular kits from Mystic Circuits. I’d gotten one of each (at the time) and went about building these lovely little passive utilities. Unfortunately, by the time I got to building the AND/VCA module […]

Elektron Newb: Day One with Digitakt

I normally wouldn’t find an initial impression of a device like this a very valuable thing. But, there’s a reason why I’m bothering. I was very afraid when I hit the “order” button that I was going to wind up hating this thing. You see, I don’t tend to get along well with menu driven […]

Carving Out Space: Dynamix and STO

Before we get started, lets talk about delays for just a minute, don’t worry, it bears on what we’re talking about here… Analogue delays, it seems like they’re where it’s at. They’re popular, and I can understand why. They just seem to sit better than typically brighter digital delays. I’ve had the pleasure of using […]

Coastal Musings: Where I find myself

I think I may secretly be a West Coast synthesist. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a matter of allegiance or anything. Maybe it’s all the time I’ve spent with this Make Noise system I’m building… but no, I don’t think that’s entirely it. I honestly don’t think I’ve used a VCA (for audio) outside […]

Make Noise 2018: Project Update

So, we’ve been talking about the components, the bits and bobs of the project, for a couple of weeks now, but how is the project going in general? Good question! I like to stay ahead of the blog while building out the system. It doesn’t seem like a good idea to spend a couple hours […]

Make Noise 2018: Contour

Our first modulation source is the lovely little Contour module. I sometimes get the sense that Contour is considered Function’s poor cousin. So, is Contour just for those of us too cheap to drop the extra $45 for Function? Personally, I don’t think so. What contour is, at it’s heart, is a beautiful and versatile […]

Make Noise 2018: STO

[Listen to STO get annihilated by modulation]¬†or [hear STO chill with delay and verb] STO is the sonic heart of our little system. It’s not the most imposing looking oscillator out there. For eight hp, why would we bother when there are other small offerings out there, in the same price range, with twice as […]

Make Noise 2018: Humble Beginnings

We’re going to start small. Really small. Why? First, start-up costs in eurorack are killer. In order for our modules to mean anything we’ll need a rack, power and cables. Sadly, that adds up to about $200-300 (on the cheap end.) You’ll want a controller too, a sequencer or keyboard. We’re looking at another $100 […]

Patreon: A month with DivKid

I wrote a little while back, about why I believe we should support the content creators in our community. I don’t feel like one should write something like that without participating oneself, money where the mouth is and all that. So, I’ve been supporting DivKid (Ben) for a while now (I recently picked up Chris […]

Resolution: Appreciating the little things

Gearing up for this Make Noise system has been an education in itself. Part of my goal is to offer up some options, from starting with a solid foundation, to absolute minimalism. But how can I really claim that an almost unspeakably minimal system is worth your time and money? Well, in my eyes, I’d […]