Archive for June, 2022

Cherry Audio/MRB bring Moog-Inspired Rackmode Modules To Voltage Modular

 

 

Cherry Audio and MRB have introduced Rackmode Modules for Voltage Modular, a set of effects, oscillators, and filters inspired by classic Moog rack-mounted signal processors from the ’70s and ‘80s.

 

Based on their previously introduced Rackmode Signal Processors, this new release brings these Moog-inspired modules to Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular virtual modular synth platform.

 

 

The modules include:

 

  • Rackmode 16 Channel Vocoder
  • Rackmode Vocal Source Oscillator
  • Rackmode Poly Vocal Source Oscillator
  • Rackmode Phaser
  • Rackmode Ring Modulator
  • Rackmode String Filter
  • Rackmode Frequency Shifter
  • Rackmode Ten Band Graphic EQ
  • Rackmode Three Band Parametric EQ

 

The complete Rackmode Modules Collection for Voltage Modular is available now, with an introductory price of $69 (regular $99). The modules can also be purchased individually.

 

 

 

LMN 3 – An Open-Source Teenage Engineering OP-1?

 

Fundamental Frequency shared this in-depth look at LMN 3, described as “an open-source synth/sampler/sequencer/DAW-in-a-box”.

 

You may see LMN 3 as a DIY alternative to the Teenage Engineering OP-1, since it is designed to be an all-in-one portable solution for music making.

 

LMN-3 DAW is based on the Tracktion Engine, an open-source audio engine, and offers standard capabilities like recording, editing and mixing. The hardware platform is based on the Raspberry PI, a popular single-board computer design.

 

Topics covered:

 

00:00 – Introduction

00:31 – General Settings

00:55 – Tracks Screen Overview

01:42 – Plugins Screen Overview

02:06 – Drum Sampler Overview

02:28 – Step Sequencer Overview

03:19 – Drum Programming

04:11 – Sampler Overview

05:10 – Bass Sequencing

05:39 – Clip Cut/Paste

06:02 – 4OSC Synth Overview

07:24 – Adding Effects

08:07 – Recording

08:51 – Editing, Loop Controls, Saving, and Track Addition/Deletion

09:37 – Mixer Overview

10:19 – Pitch Bend

10:42 – Modifiers

11:20 – Project Rendering

11:31 – Implementation Overview

 

LMN 3 is an advanced DIY project. Find out more info on the Github website.

 

 

Teenage Engineering revealed MOAD – ‘Mother Of All Decks’ for Swedish House Mafia

 

 

Teenage Engineering made the ‘Mother Of All Decks’ for Swedish House Mafia to use at Coachella and beyond.

 

Teenage Engineering has now revealed something much grander in scale, the MOAD or ‘Mother Of All Decks’ is a new supersized live performance rig that was custom-made for Swedish House Mafia. It made its debut when the EDM-favouring collective used it to perform with The Weekend at Coachella 2022, and will also be used on their US and EU tour.

Well known for creating small music-making device, Teenage Engineering’s relationship with Swedish House Mafia began in 2010, when the band used the then-new OP-1 in the video for their song One, which featured Pharrell Williams. They have remained friends ever since, but MOAD is their first product collaboration.

 

The unique rig measures 5m x 1.2m and breaks down into nine parts for easy transportation. Assembly time is said to be just 30 minutes, which should please Swedish Home Mafia tour.

 

 

Inside you can find a computer (reportedly a Mac mini running NI’s Traktor), multiple mixers, Pioneer DJ decks, a sequencer and samplers, effect processors, custom light effects and mechanical tape reels, and even we can spot a Maschine in there as well.

 

Besides this, Swedish House Mafia are also currently collaborating with Ikea, on a new range of music-related products for the home. This currently includes a desk, a turntable, an armchair and a range of “remixed” Frakta bags.

 

In fact, Teenage Engineering has also collaborated with Ikea in the past, and is currently touting its new OP-1 field synth/sampler and the TX-6 mini mixer.

 

The question is, TX-6 costs £1,200, how much Teenage Engineering MOAD sell for