Sputnik Modular: West Coast Random Source (LMS Eurorack Expansion Preview)

Sputnik Modular: West Coast Random Source (LMS Eurorack Expansion Preview)

The Sputnik Modular West Coast Random Source is a very capable Eurorack-format update on the classic Buchla Source of Uncertainty module. In this movie, I focus first on uses for those 1:2 switches, including using them to send alternating note-on gate or triggers to alternating drum sounds. Then I move on to showing the sample and hold itself, first with the typical “science fiction soundtrack” random pitch technique, and then for something more subtle such as randomly changing the pulse width.

AJHSynth Ring SM and Sonic XV

AJHSynth Ring SM and Sonic XV

I love modules that add to my sonic vocabulary – especially ones that just invite you to play with them, dialing in new sounds. Two modules that definitely fit that bill are the new AJHSynth Ring SM and Sonic XV Diode Ladder Wave Filter. Thinking “I rarely need a ring...
NAMM 2016: Day 2

NAMM 2016: Day 2

I got to a few more booths today at NAMM 2016 (Malekko, The Harvestman, Sputnik, Snazzy FX, and a return to Intellijel), and wanted to share some more conversations and observations about some of the current directions in modular synthesis – both my own, and from the Meet the Makers panel on modular synthesis.