Alternate Controllers

Alternate Controllers

From Arduino to LinnStrument - Geert Bevin

From Arduino to LinnStrument - Geert Bevin from Official ZeroTurnaround Account on Vimeo.

Great talk by Geert Bevin on the use & development of the LinnStrument. Geert also worked on the Eighenharp, for Leap Motion, and Moog.

LinnStrument on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

Modulation and Sound Layering Experiments with Synthor System 8

Published on Jun 25, 2017 PERCUSSA

"A combination of layering samples using wavetable oscillators, and modulation using variable frequency noise as well as frequency and index modulation.

In Synthor System 8 patching is done by placing AudioCubes next to each other, smart cubes which represent synthesis modules and sense location and distance. The distance is linked to modulation depth of the

Equator Player: Bring your BLOCKS into your studio

Published on Jun 22, 2017 ROLI

"Bring BLOCKS into your studio — or anywhere you make music with a desktop or laptop computer. Equator Player is a desktop sound player with over 200 sounds and select macro controls. Richly textured, high-resolution sounds come straight from Equator, ROLI’s synthesis and sound engine."

Seaboard Block on Amazon, Reverb, eBay.

Touché : Playing with Mutable Instruments

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Expressive E

"Touché lets you control any synthesizer with the pressure of your hand, and have fun with filters, triggers, LFOs, oscillators...

Touché features four built-in CV outputs, which lets you control up to 4 different parameters of a modular synthesizer, at the same time.

In this video we've connected Touché to some amazing modules from Mutable Instruments.

Expressive E Touche Controller With QuNexus and Shared System

Published on Jun 16, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this video, we experiment with integrating the Expressive E Touche into the modular paradigm via the Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System with Morphagene.

In the first patch, the Touche acts as a source for articulation (as in its ancestor, the ondes Martenot) and pitch information. The Keith McMillen QuNexus provides pitch information to

Epic soundscaping with Spitfire's BT Phobos on the Seaboard

Published on Jun 15, 2017 ROLI

"Seaboard RISE and Seaboard Block are shaping up to be the perfect multidimensional controllers for Spitfire's BT Phobos. The synth’s rich textures can be bent, warped, and layered with the simplest movements. Check out Heen’s performance on two Seaboard Blocks."

And one from sonicstate. I'm guessing it was taken at Synthesea.

ROLI Seaboard Block - First Look

Expressive E Touché & Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 13, 2017 Ryan Gaston

"First test with the Expressive E Touché and Eurorack synthesizer. The Touché controls crossfading between pulsing/clicking sounds from the Make Noise DPO as well as the position, size, and density controls on the Mutable Instruments Clouds. And of course, a healthy helping of Pressure Points :)"


Published on Jun 11, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Synth Bike 3.0 Has arrived. Fully endorsed by CAPTAIN RAVESTRONG ..... if you really want to you can ride on it! for the next 3 months it will be over in dublin at the interactive exhibition SOUND CHECK, at the science gallery. :-

Its an interactive version of SYNTH BIKE 2.0, more info on it and demos and

Touché Factory Presets

Published on Jun 10, 2017 Expressive E

"In this series of videos, we explore some of the presets that comes with every Touché.

Touché ships with Lié, its companion software. Lié is a host of plug-ins and comes with tailor-made sounds and configurations for a selection of synthesisers, as well as tools to make your own hardware and software presets.

All of Lié’s factory presets were made in

Pantala Labs CCV2 - Color Control Voltage 2 - First video

Published on Jun 7, 2017 Gibran Curtiss

A new DIY turntable CV controller from Gibran Curtiss aka Pantala Labs. You might remember the test video posted earlier. This new video replaces it with more details including the following:

P.S.  Curious what it would be like to use Optigan disks on this.  Use the printed Optigan waveforms as CV control.

"This is the new version of CCV - Color

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