Music Picks Friday : Northern Electronics

Music Picks | Friday

So normally we do a music pick on Friday to showcase artists that have used or use modular equipment with their creative process. This week we decided to do something different and offer a post about an incredible label that showcases a variety of left field, ambient, drone or minimal techno. Its a label from Scandinavia and before we write an essay about the depth of style, lets let the music do the talking. Enjoy the Journey Scandinavian Swords II by Northern Electronics  

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A Multi-Mode Filter

Wired Wednesday

A Multi-Mode Filter typically (but not always) offers four different types of filters: Lowpass Filter Designed to remove frequencies above the specified cutoff frequency. Highpass Filter Designed to let high frequencies pass and attenuate low frequencies. Bandpass Filter Designed to allow a specified range of frequencies through while attenuating the remaining spectrum. Band Reject Filter (Notch Filter)  Designed to stop a specified band of frequencies from passing. The opposite of a bandpass filter.  Some Multi-Mode filters offer simultaneous outputs while there can also be a switch to select the mode of the single output.  Multi-Mode filters come in a variety of forms and...

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Multiples (Passive and Buffered)

Tips / Techniques Tuesday

Multiples are a good way to split the signal to send to more than one location. There are different kinds of multiples available within a modular system, Passive Multiple, Buffered Multiple and Logic Multiples.  Passive Multiples essentially copy the signal, you plug into the passive mult and it takes copies to the output jacks. These are the cheapest way to duplicate a signal. There are 1U or 3U modules but also come in different forms such as the TipTop Stack Cable and Intellijel Hub that offer external multiples that don't take up extra space. The Buffered Multiples take a copy of the...

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Eurorack Tutorial Videos

Modular Monday

This week a gem was found, thank Muffwiggler for this but check it out! This is a list of Eurorack Tutorial Videos. Check out this list

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Using A Slew Limiter

Tips / Techniques Tuesday

Welcome to Tips/Techniques! Today we are going to talk about using a slew limiter in a modular system. A Slew Limiter is used to limit the change in signal by limiting the maximum rates of change of the output voltage per unit of time. This function is referred to as Glide, Glissando, or Portamento and is noticeable when applied to pitch CV. One can also apply Slew Limiting to convert a gate to an envelope to create interesting variations within a modular system. Hope you enjoy adding a bit of musicality to your modular setup!  

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