Archive for February, 2024

Warm Audio ‘Out-Behringers’ Behringer, Introduces Moogerfooger Knockoff You Can Actually Buy Now


Looks like Warm Audio is on a mission to ‘out-Behringer’ Behringer, introducing the ‘Ringerbringer’ Ring Modulator, a knockoff of the Moog Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator.

About a year ago, Behringer introduced an entire line of Moogerfooger knockoffs, but the company has yet to ship any of them. But, Warm Audio’s RingerBringer is already available.

Warm Audio says that the RingerBringer “delivers true-to-spec performance of the boutique, analog original.”

Features:

  • 100% Analog Ring Modulation Pedal With LFO, MOD, Frequency & RATE Controls
  • “Premium Components” Including LM13700M & TL072ACDR Op-Amps + Hand-Selected Transistors (DMMT3906W & MMBT3904) For True-To-Spec Performance
  • LFO Controls: Amount, Rate, & Sine/Square Wave Switch
  • Modulation Controls: Mix, Frequency, & Lo/Hi Switch
  • Universal Drive Control + LED Indicators For Level, LFO, & Bypass
  • CV Inputs: Rate | Amount | Mix | Frequency
  • 1/4″ Input Jacks: Audio In | Audio Out | LFO Out | Carrier IN/Out
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms | Buffered Bypass
  • 9-Volt Battery or /External 9V Regulated (center-negative) DC adapter
  • Nominal Current Draw: 100 mA (9V)
  • Custom Black Panel Enclosure With Retro Faux-Wood Sides
  • Dimensions: 6.5” x 5.25” x 3” | Product Weight: 1.90 lbs

 

The Warm Audio RingerBringer is available now for $219.

 

Gamechanger Audio MotorSynth MKII In-Depth Review


The latest video from Miles Away offers an in-depth review and demo of the Gamechanger Audio MotorSynth MKII.

The Motor Synth II is the latest version of the company’s unique electro-mechanical synthesizer. It offers expanded capabilities, including separate multi-mode analog filters, redesigned modulation section, an additional digital voice equipped with a separate envelope, portamento section, and digital multimode filter.


Topics covered:

0:00 – jam 1: Motorsynth only

0:39 – what makes the Motorsynth so unique?

2:00 – beauty in imperfection

3:23 – jam 2: heavy industrial electro

5:45 – synth tour, the motor oscillators

8:01 – Motorsynth’s amazing stereo image

8:59 – how to use the performance interface for drone patches

10:27 – the digital oscillator voice

11:20 – paraphonic features explained, making a keys patch

13:10 – filter types, drive, and unison mode

15:39 – drift, detune and cross mod

17:28 – envelope section, making a complex patch

21:07 – modulation matrix

22:30 – arp, motion recorder and sequencer

24:10 – random generator

25:11 – final verdict with pros and cons

28:00 – jam 3: melodic edm

 

Watch the MotorSynth MKII review and share your thought on it in the comments!

 

 

 

Elektron Analog Heat +FX gets Free OS Update


Elektron let us know that they have released a free update for the Analog Heat +FX.

Firmware 1.01 brings a handful of new features, including parameter randomization, random name generation, LFO slew, momentary active, and more.


New in Elektron Analog Heat +FX v1.01:

  • Parameter randomization – Easily randomize parameter pages with the touch of a button in the pursuit of the left field. Then revel in the result, keep on searching, or dial it back.
  • Random name generator – Want to pour all your creativity and time into your sound but can’t stand the sight of untitled presets? We’ve got your back. Let the machine take over naming duty, and get set for unexpected results.
  • LFO slew – Smooth over your LFO transitions from one random position to another with slew. More slew lets you take your time with the switch and keep things less drastic.
  • Momentary active – Add to the unpredictability by toggling your Heat +FX Active or not. Cast whatever effect you want with ease, as long as you like.
  • Extra parameters – You have deeper output and audio control courtesy of a new output gain parameter added to the preset setup menu, and an FX to USB parameter added to the audio routing menu.
  • Plus more – There are also improvements to performance, navigation, and display. Check the release notes for a full list.

Find out details on the Elektron website.