Four Operator Cheese

YouTube via villagranit
"Rare FM Answering Machine from Yamaha. In rest mode it shows you date and time and you can save your calls on optional memory cards via memory card slot - thats the TQ 5! Other ingredients: Jomox XBase 09, MFB 502, MAB 303 and Electribe EA1 for sequencing."
Note the MAB 303 is by Will Systems. You can see it clearly in the beginning of the following video.


"jomox xbase 09, mfb 502, mab 303, ibanez ad 9 modded (only wet mod for aux use - somehow the mod also fucked up the pedal, but that's even more fun) sound only from camera..."

MFB Kraftzwerk

YouTube via nirvanabeach. "MFB Kraftzwerg - Compact Modul Synthesizer"

MFB 503 Drumcomputer

via this auction
"Here is what MFB has to say about this unit.

*3 analogue instruments (kick, snare, tom)
*2 sample-based instruments (cymbal, hi-hat)
*stepsequencer with up to 32 steps per pattern
*26 sound-edit functions (attack, decay, pitch etc.)
*programmable tom tuning (lo, mid, hi)
*90 pattern, 90 songs, 90 kits

Bring fresh sounds to your beats with the MFB-503! The third drum-computer in MFB's 50x series introduces a more powerful sound and a new operational concept. Due to their analogue origin, kick, snare and toms can be edited in various ways. The drumkit is completed by the two sampled instruments cymbals (crash, ride available) and hi-hats (two variations). In addition, the samples of each group can be continuously mixed to create further sound variations. sounds can be saved individually as well as complete drumkits. The instruments are triggered by an internal step-sequencer.

This tr-style sequencer uses the beloved led-per-step method to set the selected instruments. There are 90 memory locations for patterns that can be further combined into 90 songs. Instruments are edited by four master rotary-encoders with corresponding displays."

Karplus Strong Synthesis

Karplus Strong Synthesis from a guy called tom on Vimeo.
"A patch trying to model a plucked string. The setup is MFB Osc-2 into LPG (both mode) into A-188-1 BBD into another LPG (Filter only, to get rid of the BBD clock bleeding through). Pitch of the Osc and Delay clock of the BBD is sequenced by the MAQ16/3. A bit of reverb is added."

Video Feedback Visualizer Modular Patch

YouTube via ionraygun
"I create live real-time video feedback sets on occasion and this is one of my favorite starter patches for audio visualization... wanted to demonstrate the patch while everything is still in this configuration from a New Years Eve gig.

This example uses an ebay telephone carbon microphone as an audio source going into a Doepfer A-119 input module filtered by Livewire and Plan B VCFs into an MFB VD-01 VideoScope module that is then keyed over a live video feedback signal path with a Videonics MX1 video mixer and processed by a Korg KAOSS Pad Entrancer... wow is anybody actually reading this?

Shot on a Nikon D90 for no other reason then it was handy and my Canon XHA1 is loaned out to a friend... plus who else would dare use their new DSLR for video feedback looping?

Watch in HD!"

Doepfer + AS+ Machinedrum loop

YouTube via vectorass. The loops comes back in nicely around 1:20 on.
"Just a simple Machinedrum loop goes into RS95e AnalogueSystem and Doepfer A109 VC Signal processor."

Analog Synth JAM xmas08

YouTube via mancio1
"FPS (first person song). A quick original piece of music just to show some equipment and sounds. The cam is strapped on my head so please, forgive the spastic movements and bad video quality. I hope there is the possibility to listen to this in hi quality as some sounds are pretty interesting to me. Enjoy!"

MFB-503 - JAS_review004

YouTube via unklekarma. follow-up to these posts.

A review video from justastudio
This little plastic box is awesome and evil!
I recorded the MFB 503 and without thinking about it I created a drumnbass inspired track.
All drums are un-compressed and live programmed. I wish I tweaked the beast (MFB 503) a little bit more to show what its capable of. This machine is so thick and rich in the sound Im impressed!

Samples are from CNN, CNBC, TMC and a bee (stuck in the window) pitched down.
Simple bass sound was created using Zebra (VSTi) and its nothing more than a little cutoff tweaking.

There are some minor panning errors and some volume adjustment on certain drum parts which could be much better.

Reverb, EQ, compression and limiter added in the final mix/mastering.

Please keep in mind that this track was entirely done for showing what the MFB-503 is capable of.

Video, edit and sound by Kaare unkle:karma Bøje.

Get more information about MFB-503.

Video recorded with Panasonic NV-GS50
Thanks to Martin Craggs for video camera support "

The Kraftzwerg from MFB and More via Davide

via Davide: "The Kraftzwerg from MFB, a pre-patched but completely re-patchable mono analog beast (3 osc, a beautiful double LFO and a very nice sounding 24db VCF). The Kraftzwerg is REALLY the assembly of the modules from MFB so you are not going to loose any of the modulation possibilities.

The beautifully cheap Eurorack cabinet (or better… naked rails and cheeks!) from MFB (with power supply and midi to cv interface) and some intriguing doepfer modules.

A-118 Noise/Random, a beautiful kaos generator. There is a variable rate random voltage suitable for modulating anything in a non predictable but smooth way. Oh, and a couple of audio noise output.

A-132 Double VCA. I’m gonna use this.

A-124 WASP filter. Very nice sounding cheap filter. I bought this to have an High Pass and Band Pass to complement the very good LPF of the Kraftzwerg.

A189-1 Voltage controllable BIT CRUNCHER / MODIFIER. The name says it all. I read on some forums that this unit DOES NOT SOUND NICE. What the hell!!!!! There should be really dumb people out there.. Hook up a couple of CV to affect sample rate and bitcrushing… Instant mayhem.

A-180 MULTIPLES. It goes without saying… the most beautiful sounding of ‘em all. Gh-gh-gh!"

"The synth under the cat is a pretty rare 12DCO Italian polysynth from the eighties [Solton Project 100]…. The cat is Pallina (little ball).

That’s my Xmas Studio!"

Dec 14, 2008 Modular patch

YouTube via dkimcg
"Jomox XBase888 clocks and barely sequences my modular. Not great, not bad, but envelopes o' plenty.

The audio quality kinda sucks, it's too hot. I just changed my monitoring/recording path in my studio and have to work out a few kinks in the levels. Not too much reverb in this one."

Treat Yourself :)