Now available as a free download: Andreas Krebs, Das große Buch zum Doepfer A-100 Modulsynthesizer
The book: All current A-100 modules are described systematically and in detail. In addition, many unusual patches "from the bag of tricks" are presented (illustrated in colour throughout). Sound generators - filters - unusual sound benders - modulators - everything for amplifying, mixing and splitting sounds - manipulating triggers - cabinets. Especially for beginners: basics of modular systems, connections, overview of all filters and their differences, how to turn a low-pass filter into a high-pass filter, example systems for different purposes, etc. Especially for advanced module users: Unusual modules and their possibilities - e.g. how a flexible waveshaper can be built from a max/min module, how a comparator transforms oscillations, what a polariser has in common with a ring modulator or why an oscillator can also simply sing along with you.
The author: Andreas Krebs has been working with analogue (and other) synthesizers for about 30 years. After graduating in psychology, he has been working in the IT field for many years. Andreas composes and improvises strange music.
Our opinion: The book describes all modules very competently and in detail (as of 2011) and was designed by the author with a lot of devotion to detail. Highly recommended !
The book is out of print, but the author kindly offers it for free download:
Today Animal Factory Amplification will share a video demo of the upcoming Orobas module!
It would be wrong to typecast the Orobas as just another VCA. It makes use of the characteristics of 1950s-era 6SJ7 vacuum tube to distort, wave shape, duck, expand, saturate and completely dismember the soul of the incoming signal.
The Orobas took inspiration from the fantastic body of work laid down by Eric Barbour of Metasonix.
The decision has been made. The new date for the Safety First Edition of SUPERBOOTH21 is set for this summer, from September 15 to 18, 2021.
HerrSchneider: 'Even the greatest optimists must slowly acknowledge that the world will not be ready for larger, international gatherings in nine weeks now. That's why we've decided to move SUPERBOOTH21 to September.'
But if in the summer, then with really much outside! The organizers of the trade fair do not want to miss out on the opportunities offered by moving the event to the warm season. Thus, additional places in the outdoor area of the FEZ Berlin were included in the planning of the event.
At the new locations, Fuchsbau, Hüttendorf and the small forest behind the seaside stage, there will be outdoor exhibitors for the first time. All stations are connected by short walks and each offer a varied program of concerts and presentations on smaller stages, so that you don't have to miss the usual SUPERBOOTH festival feeling.
The open-air concept is intended to harmonize the usual relaxed atmosphere with the necessary safety measures in terms of distance and fresh air. For this purpose, half of the event space will be relocated to the spacious outdoor area. The exhibition areas inside the building will be reduced and thinned out in order to maintain the spatial distance between the participants and to avoid clusters of guests. Like the exhibition space, the guests will also be divided: For four hours each, in two groups of 500 people. This results in a moderate flow of visitors, who can experience the usual diverse selection of exhibitors in the reduced indoor area and then spend the rest of the day in the outdoor area, alternating with the second group.
In total, there are already several dozen confirmations from exhibitors who want to make their way to Berlin in September. Due to expected travel restrictions and existing planning obstacles, larger manufacturing teams directly postponed their participation to 2022. Likewise, it will not be possible for many overseas exhibitors to come to Berlin as early as the end of the summer. These will be offered alternative options for digital participation in the "Safety First Edition".
Ticket pre-sales will not start before May, as the current development of the health situation will of course continue to be monitored. The actual realization of the event is directly linked to the start of ticket sales in order to avoid costly refund processes.
SOOPERgrail The first edition of the new fair for the celebration of the art of guitar building will take place next year. Then numerous exhibitors will present instruments from the acoustic and electric range, for testing, experiencing and discussing. The focus will be on the practical use of the presented instruments, the communicative get-together and the inspiring exchange between users and passionate manufacturers.
sooperRADIO The first radio show of the Superbooth team from Feb. 11 is archived for listening on the new homepage sooperRADIO.com. Studio guest Thomas Kircher - from SchneidersLaden - explains how to work with a modular synthesizer and Sacha Ketterlin answers questions about his production techniques. Andreas Schneider talks about his motivation to host SUPEBROOBTH21 and SOOPERgrail.
The E520 Hyperion is a mono/stereo in, stereo out effects module.
Powered by a 480MHz ARM Cortex M7 CPU, the E520 has 64MB on on-board SDRAM for recording up to 6min of stereo audio at 48KHz sample rate. The LCD screen and optical encoder navigation uses the same 'shallow' menu scheme of our E352 and E370 modules, with the addition of 4 'soft keys' for selecting options without having to leave the main page.
The module uses a premium audio path not usually found in Eurorack. Crystal Semi CODECs, TI OPA-series op amps (in the audio sections) are used along with low-noise, dedicated LDO voltage regulators for a clean, full soundstage. Audio conversion uses 48KHz sample rate, 24bit resolution with a line or synth level setting.
They are based on the most versatile BBD (bucket brigade delay) chip out there: the MN3011. Thanks to this chip, the RS-650 offers both delay and reverb settings in one module. Flip the switch to quickly change between delay or reverb effect.
The MN3011 BBD was an intermediate stage between normal delay chips and digital reverb. It has multi-tapped outputs which are configured in a way that simulates multiple acoustic reflections with a non-overlapping pattern. This yields a semi-reverberant characteristic and produces a warm, dense and organic reverb sound.
In Echo mode the delay time can be set with the according potentiometer between 75 and 200 milliseconds and with control voltages, from 50 to 2000 ms. Beyond a delay time of 300 ms the internal clock frequency becomes audible which can be minimised by using a low-pass filter. Create a chorus effect by sending an LFO to the Delay Time CV Vary input. Adjust the speed and depth to taste! The intensity of the effect is voltage controlled thanks to the Dry/Wet CV input. This offers further creative possibilities.
The resonance parameter sets the number of repeats and can be considered as the feedback parameter. It goes up to self-oscillation which will work even without input signal. Try sending a trigger into the audio input!
All in all the RS-650 brings a great vintage and oldschool BBD sound to the table!