Archive for December, 2023

Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata: No.7 – Cantabile, Arranged for Theremin & Analog Synthesizers

Thereminist Grégoire Blanc shared his theremin & synth arrangement of György Ligeti’s Musica ricercata suite for solo piano.


What Grégoire Blanc say about it:

“This seventh movement has a very interesting feature: the supporting ostinato and the melodic lines are totally decorrelated.

I would like to propose here an interpretation which leverages this very aspect, involving two sides of electronic music I enjoy equally. Expressivity with the theremin and Haken Continuum for the singing lines. Sequencing, patching, tone-shaping with analog synthesizers (@MoogSynthesizers ) for the motor-like background.”

Instruments featured: Moog Etherwave Theremin, Mother-32, Subharmonicon, DFAM, Haken Continuum Fingerboard


Erica Synths Drum Stereo FX + DJ VCF Stereo

Erica Synth has introduced two new stereo modules in their Drum Series that they say are designed to “elevate your drums by adding a dynamic sound treatment”, the Stereo FX module and the Stereo DJ VCF.

The Stereo FX module brings hi-fi stereo effects into the Erica Synths Drum Series. Based on the company’s new DSP engine, the module provides a wide range of custom delay and reverb effects. It offers CV control over various parameters, and the ability to save up to 10 presets.


  • Hi-Fi stereo FX module
  • 3 delay and 3 reverb effects
  • Tap and clock synchronization of delay time
  • Delay time divisions and multiplications in sync mode
  • 10 preset patches
  • CV control over delay time, feedback, and preset selection
  • The FX is developed in collaboration with the Dutch company 112dB, which offers some of the best-sounding VST instruments.

The Erica Synths DJ VCF Stereo module provides functionality typically found on DJ decks – it is fully open when the cutoff knob is at 12:00. When turned counter-clockwise, lowpass filtering is applied and when turned clockwise, highpass filtering.


  • Fully analogue stereo DJ-style VCF
  • Manual cutoff and resonance control
  • Two cutoff CV inputs, one with an attenuverter

The modules are available now with the following pricing:


New Sounds for Novation Mininova Synth has released a new set of sounds for the Novation Mininova synthesizer.


The intro video above, demonstrates all the patches.

The sound library features 150 sounds, created by sound designer Chris Steplowski. They say it is inspired by the modern sounds of Boards of Canada, Tycho, Aphex Twin and others.

Novation Mininova Patches is available now for $14.