Learning Modular: Going to Synth School

I had no idea who Chris Meyer was several months back, when I blogged on why we should support our community content creators. Thankfully several readers dropped his name in the comments when I posted, so I had to go check out Chris’s work at Learning Modular. Then, a few months back I subscribed to […]

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: 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 […]

Making Noise in 2018

With a new year on the horizon, I thought it might be interesting for us to go on a little adventure in 2018. If you’re a regular reader, you probably already know that I have a lot of love for small systems. So, I figure, why not explore the creation of a new system together. […]