Modular Drone : Lost in Time Like Tears in Rain

Published on Feb 17, 2018 Mike Thomas

"Another in my 'Blade Runner Suite': a series of more-or-less atonal pieces made with my 'Seriously Sputnik' modular synth.

This piece is a mix of generative and sequenced tones and time. Sequencer timing itself is somewhat random. It is controlled by the pulse output of a channel of the Quad Function and Trigger Source. But that channel's attack and decay

Modular Generative Drone - C-Beams Glittering Near the Tannhauser Gate

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Mike Thomas

"Another scary/giant drone from the 'Seriously Sputnik' case. Don't worry -- I'll return to more melodic stuff by combining this case with another!

This tune is completely generative. There's no pre-set sequencing (which shouldn't be surprising if you've listened to it). Although there is a general tone to the patch I've found it very interesting to just

Modular Drone/Noise - Attack Ships off the Shoulder of Orion (Sputnik)

Published on Feb 11, 2018 Mike Thomas

"Random and sequenced drone/noise/chaos patch on my newly-assembled 'Seriously Sputnik' case. No purty sounds here, just the world ending."

Modular - Verbos and Sputnik Jam

Published on Nov 27, 2017 Mike Thomas

"Just jamming in the Verbos/Sputnik case.

Patch notes: Everything is modulating everything :-)"

Noodling with a Sputnik Dual Oscillator

Published on Nov 5, 2017 Angroc Sound

"Westcoast synthesis is the reason I have decided to plunge into eurorack. Not much so far, but just a single Dual Oscillator can keep me entertained for hours. Such wide sonic capabilities.

Noodling on a very limited setup. No mults or stackable cables. Limited amount of cables to interface with the analog four/cirklon CVIO. Because of this I could only


Published on Aug 15, 2017

"Quite a long time ...

Assumption's lazy afternoon and this patch. The melody is played by the amazing Frap Tools Sapèl plug in the O&C (CopierMachine App). Sound by the Sputinik's Dual Oscillator and Make Noise's STO and a lot of LPGs

Drone by the Mother 32.

Reverb: Eventide Black Hole / Delays: D16 Repeater

Recorded live with Pro Tools on August 15th,


Published on Aug 13, 2017

"A short, ambient drone study in resolving discord with some fabricated sound effects. Using the MI Rings and Clouds with Z-DSP Halls of Valhalla and a pair of Turing Machines to make the intro portion. I added in a single voice from the 5U large format modular and a voice from the JV-1080. The tuning scales were controlled by the Q171 and Q172 Quantizer

Sputnik West Coast Random Source: Sample & Hold + Switches (LMS: Eurorack Expansion Preview)

Published on Jun 17, 2017 Learning Modular

"The Sputnik Modular West Coast Random Source is perhaps best known for its Fluctuating, Quantized, and Stored Random Voltages, which are what set it apart from a typical “random source” module. However, it also has a traditional Sample & Hold, paired with 1:2 switches to create alternating triggers and sampled voltages. I explore that section in this

Modular Monthly: A trip to the West Coast with Sputnik Modular

Published on Jun 16, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"We dive head first into a 'West Coast' Buchla-influenced experience with Sputnik Modular’s Eurorack range."

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