On Tuesday’s CV Fest workshop we can get a better insight on the delicacies of the first Hungary-based eurorack module, the Kasleder Acid Fuzz, and the evening ends with a no-compromise modular techno live act. Apart from members of the Analogue Zone team, Csaba Füle, a Hungarian musician and instrument-builder is also attending the workshop with is DIY electronic instruments, including a clone of a 909 drum machine and a lot of custom fuzz effects. There will be many DIY fuzz effects to test the new MFB desktop drum machines either. As it should be in any synth workshop, everything will be observed by an oscilloscope.
This workshop can be regarded as a warmup for the bigger event on the 15th of May which will last a whole day, and will be attended by local and international distributors, as well as synth manufacturers.
CV Fest will be a great chance to get an insight of the Hungarian electronic music and festival scene, since many of the representative organisers and producers will be taking part in panel discussions and will be happy to answer the visitors’ questions. CV Fest will also be supported by an original modular techno live act from Berlin next to the Hungarian live acts.
The event starts in the afternoon with raffle games in which valuable prizes offered by the exhibitors can be won by the visitors. The further programmes include contemporary music performances by Bálint Baráth and Ákos Nagy, but David Ahlund of Roland will also be showing the best uses of AIRA products in a live music context. The daytime events also include a vocoder karaoke which visitors can try out for fun. The evening kicks in with concentrated techno live acts from local Hungarian artists (Banyek, Arrythmia), and the Berlin-based ZV_K duo is also coming with their full Tiptop Audio modular arsenal (Konstantin, the member of the project is also doing an exlcusive workshop during the day!)
The list of exhibitors and and participants’ names are expanding day after they, so it would be no surprise if further treats would be ready till the 15th of May!
Superbooth is on! It is good to see that either manufacturers are putting the final touches to one of their systems or coming up with great new additions to the eurorack world. Here are the videos from Day 2.
Tiptop Audio introduced the upcoming SD909 – Konstantin gave it a good tweaking as well:
Eowave, manufacturers of the famous Capsule Titan modular synth and body sensors for performances came to Superbooth with a new/old ribbon controller and modules including the Eowave Domino:
Waclaw from Bastl Instruments, the one and only creator of eurorack motor interfaces that you can hook up to acoustic instruments (or whatever you have on your mind) has come up with new sound processing tools this time:
Dan from Snazzy FX has a longer hair and new modules now! Here is a 2-pole resonant smudgy filter that can add harmonics (to my ear it is along the lines of the diode filters). The triple HiGain can adapt modular and line level signals with ease – or distort and waveshape stuff!
Soundmachines, the creator of brilliant touch controllers for modulars and the NS1 Nanosynth came up with a convincing hybrid analog voltage controlled synthesizer, the Modulör114:
Who wants the flattest modular system in the world? What is more, you can also create internal connections through pin headers to get rid off the spaghetti if you would like to with the Seismic Industries System 1 modules:
A good sounding battery powered ring modulator? Eurorack with banana and mini jack versions? Take a look at CG Products’ modular system:
Roll Your Own modules add all the things for you if you are on a budget and in need of DIY kits with good components! Their modules look and sound great and offer deep, creative and fun analog functionality, let that be sound processing, sequencing or logic!
The panel discussion with pioneers like Roger Linn and Robert Henke, also Tony Rolando from Make Noise could not go wrong in any way. Two videos from the panel discussion are available (one with the line audio and another with camera mic recorded – but kind of audible any way):
So that is it for Day 2 at Superbooth! Analogue Zone is coming up with new videos and streams today with a surprising live performance. 😉 If you don’t want ot miss anything, subscribe to their channel.