25 02 18 BugBrand Modular System

Published on Mar 1, 2018 batchas

"Damned... A hidden camera was recording while I was clowning around in the studio :)

Same patch as this: [posted here] but sequence clock is slower.
Drum from DRM1 + Xpander, but also from Korg Electribe (BD, SD, HH).

In the last week of february I'm recording while sending a few voices out of the BugBrand to different tracks in Logic. So it's still recorded

Freq63 - And all the universe around us

Published on Feb 26, 2018 batchas

BugBrand modular.

20 02 18 BugBrand Modular System

Published on Feb 20, 2018 batchas

"I broke my rule of 30 minutes per session max. Could not stop with this one :)
Broke also my rule of not putting the volume too loud in the studio.
Sounds of course 'a bit different' on these monitors when it's played live (I still like these Focal monitors very much btw).
Did not broke the third rule of 'always a unique take on video, no rehearsal', but I

16 02 18 Buchla Modular System

Published on Feb 16, 2018 batchas

"For the pleasure of patching.
Some automated switches + preset goes from 1 to 30 sequentially. I also switch BD and HH from BugBrand DRM1 manually.

Difficult to make it more complex in one 30 mins session, though thanks to preset manager I was able to catch on the latest session I did where this patch took birth.
This time the 248 is also not ext. clocked/

Bugbrand Chirper - sweet spots

Published on Jan 31, 2018 ] Duplan [

"Great new synth by Tom Bugs. Simple but clever design and it allows external modulation. Amazing filter !"

Details on BugBrand's new Chirper Semi-Modular Mini Synth

You might remember the video of Chirper posted here. Full details are now in:

"Chirper is a semi-modular arrangement of two oscillators and one filter - a simple setup which belies the rich sonic surprises contained within. It is a direct continuation of Molnet, which itself was something of a reaction to my long-evolving Weevil works - after 10+ years I was feeling the call for new pastures

AfterShow - BugModular - Jan18

Published on Jan 16, 2018 BugBrand

"My current personal setup for live play - a mix of production and prototype BugBrand bits:::

Sound Sources: Chirper, DRM2 (x2)
Audio/Effects: COFilter, PTDelay, 5x5Matrix, StereoCompress (+Eventide Space)
Events: DDSR, Clock Dividers, Dual VC Envelope

Live as it happens!
Direct desk sound recording - use proper speakers!
(Balls - it goes out of sync around

Modular vid #275

Published on Jan 12, 2018 Phisynth

"Serge, Modcan & BugBrand modulars + DSI PRO2 self playing patch"

BugBrand Chirper

Published on Jan 12, 2018 BugBrand

An overview of Chirper.
Two cross-coupled VC-Oscillators and a VC-Filter.
A simple setup holding diverse sonic surprises.
More info (soon) on www.bugbrand.co.uk

The Chirper was actually first featured here.

BugBrand RackOverview Jan18

Published on Jan 4, 2018 BugBrand

"Fun rack - almost pure Bugs - this is just a rough snapshot (with poor focusing!) showing some of the rhythmic tones within.

Rows are (bottom to top):
DDSR - Dual Digital Shift Register (prototype) + proto Dual Divider
Chirper - LPG proto - DRM2
COFilter - PT Delay - DRM2
Proto 5x5MatrixMix - SComp
External - Space Reverb, Keystep controller"

Treat Yourself :)