Steam Trax

Published on Jan 10, 2018 Vykaar Tones

"Step time sequenced analog synthesisers starting of with noise from the Trax RetroWave R-1 and then a bunch of stuff in my usual improvised old school one take and take a break style.

Other equipment used:
Elektor formant modular
Beat Step Pro
Roland CR8000
SH101 with tubbutec mod
Boomstar 4075
Waldorf Streichfett
Doepfer Dark Energy Mk1 x 3

Introni - Archive of Italian Electronic Magazines

I spotted this one in a post by Francesco Mulassano of Soundmit and Torino Synth Meeting. The image comes from this PDF. I was curious what exactly it was, and what synth was pictured, so I reached out to him. According to Francesco:

"Introni is a sort of archive of almost all old italian electronic magazines (and a few in other languages), very interesting archive, inexhaustible source of


Published on May 25, 2017 zack dagoba

"I connected up lots of analog sequencers! See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more info"

"The modulars involved are the Polyfusion, the Emu, the ARP2500, the Formant, the Paia and the Serge."

Elektor Formant Vintage Modular Synthesizer w/ Doepfer Modules from 1978

via this auction

This one spotted by Florian Anwander. The Doepfer modules are the String Phaser, String LFO, Frequency-Divider, and External Input pictured below. The docs under the formant manual below are for the Doepfer modules. Interesting bit of synth history.

From the listing, translated into Googlish:

"Main Unit:

Includes the base modules plus 2 additional format modules and the

1977-1978 ELEKTOR Magazines Featuring Formant DIY Modular

via this auction

"ELEKTOR - Formant Synthesizer build features, Schematics and PCB layouts!

This is a nearly complete set of the original month by month build instructions for the Elektor Formant synth!
The lot includes 12 issues from April 1977 to October 1978.
Issues 24, 25, 26, 31, 32 (2 copies), 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 42.
The mags are an amazing snapshot of the hobby electronics scene in the

EP06 VCFs - Elektor Formant Modular Synthesizer Overhaul

Published on Nov 19, 2016 Marco Reps

"In this episode we take a look at the voltage controlled filter 12 dB and 24 dB modules and their theory of operation. One module needs a bit of work because an op-amp has passed away. VCFs have almost no applications apart from music electronics, but the integrator amplifiers, they are based on, are very interesting and useful."

All parts here.

Analogue 04: Jacob Korn

Published on Sep 15, 2016 The Vinyl Factory

"Analogue is a short film series profiling the musicians whose love affair with analogue sound has come to define their work.

In the forth episode, we visit Dresden techno wizard Jacob Korn in his synth utopia."

All parts here.

Le Comte - Eva

Published on Jul 13, 2016 LeCCComte

"Directed by Jean-Sylvain Le Gouic at Studios Paradis

'Chaleur et Mouvement' available on iTunes :"

Eurorack & Formant modulars. Critter & Guitari pocket piano & KORG MicroKONTROL.

Testing LudusLab Trio V. 3.12

Published on May 24, 2016 Ludus Pinsky

Elektor Formant DIY semi-modular system.  Note the lack of patch chords.  Connections are internal. You can see what the back of a different system wired up here.

MESSE 2016: Massive DIY Formant Synth - Check it Out

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"A labour of love for the past 20 years."

Treat Yourself :)