Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Behringer RD-6 [USER REVIEW] Analog Drum Machine

Today I am giving a user review of the new Behringer RD-6 Analog Drum Machine.
The RD-6 is an affordable re-issue of the Roland TR-606 all-analog circuitry.
With some updated functionality.
While I have a TR-606, this is not another typical audio comparison video.
Is the RD-6 a good value and sound for the money?
How well does it really work for eurorack modular systems?
Has anything been improved over the original?
How does it compare to other analog drum machines available?
I'll break it all down for you right here, right now.

0:00 Opening Demo
0:59 Introduction
1:38 Build Quality + Connections Overview
2:48 Sounds + Features Overview
4:16 What's in a Clap? vs. DR-110
5:41 MIDI: External Sound Trigger
6:31 USB: Data Transfer + Individual Outputs
7:13 Summary of Final Thoughts

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.

Monday, November 9, 2020

GSE Now Taking Orders Again Following Extended Power Outages

The GSE Reverb Store is now open!
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA - USA The GSE Reverb Store was closed for orders 2 weeks ago today out an abundance of caution during the onset of a menacing ice storm. Power went out the following day in the area, and it would be a total of 11 days before power would return again. The latest assessment by the local power authority deemed it the most damaging ice event with respect to widespread power outages. According to local news outlets it would take 3000 crews from a total of 18 different states to help get the power restored. As of today many other customers remain without power here. Strong winds continue to hamper efforts to restore power to remaining customers. Thank you for your patience during these trying times. Now GSE is ready to process orders and continue building some awesome Eurorack modules with mojo. Be sure to grab your favorite G-Storm modules while supplies last.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

GSE Temporarily Closed Due to Lingering Power Outage Following Recent Ice Storms

A week after recent ice storms knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, G-Storm Electro is yet in the affected areas. This has been the 2nd most damaging ice storm in Oklahoma history, according to the local power authurity. The most recent estimates say power may be restored sometime this week. Some residents and business have been experiencing ongoing interruptions in power following the return of power. GSE will await until the power disruptions are stable, before re-opening for business. All clients reaching out will have their inquiries responded as a priority. Thank you for your kind patience during the delay. Hope all has been well with you during this improtant US election day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Fun With Noise - Static by Feedback Versatile Noise Source [USER REVIEW + Demo] DIY SMD Eurorack

It's back to the synthesis basics: NOISE!
User review of the DIY Static versatile noise source by Feedback electronics.
I'll demo some sounds, give some sound design tips,
And conclude with some brief objective opinions about the module.
I am not affiliated w/ Feedback Modules.

0:00 Introduction
3:33 Patch: Snare
5:54 Patch: Wind Machine - S/H + Key Track
9:08 Patch: Noisy Bass
11:16 Patch: Roland-y Percussion
13:23 Concluding Remarks

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No additional mastering or processing.

Monday, October 12, 2020

GSE Announces Existing Modules w/ New Panel Looks

G-Storm is proud to introduce Aluminum Panel versions of the 4023-VCF, DC571 Dual Compressor, and the Spring Tank Reverb Driver Module. The 4023 VCF is also now offered in Black Panel version. Modules are currently available exclusively in my Reverb Store.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

CP3- Audio Mixer [USER REVIEW + Demo] by Feedback DIY SMD Eurorack

This is the second video in a series of user reviews.
I am focusing on DIY eurorack modules by the maker Feedback.
In other videos I have covered their Static and Squeeze modules.
Today I am looking at the DIY CP3- Mixer derived from the Moog modular.
I will be giving some quick thoughts about the build.
But focus more on demo-ing some sounds.
The CP3-type mixer uses all discrete components, there are no IC chips inside!
At the end I give some concluding remarks.
But don't take my word for it.
In this video I will run all sorts of sounds through the CP3- so you can judge for yourself.

0:00 Introduction
0:52 Quick Notes About Assembly
1:12 The Format of the Audio Demos
1:47 Audio: 101-VCO Raw Oscillators
3:38 Audio: 4027 VCO Raw Oscillators
3:38 Audio: DNA Symbiotic Waves
5:50 Audio: 101-VCO Bassline, Arpeggio
6:10 Concluding Remarks

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No additional mastering or processing.
Find more info about CP3- Mixer at Modular Grid

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Squeeze Audio Compressor by Feedback [USER REVIEW + Demo] DIY SMD Eurorack

User review of the DIY Squeeze Audio Compressor by Feedback electronics.
I'll demo some sounds, give some audio compression tips,
and make a Future Sound of London Big Breakbeat patch.
You don't want to miss that one!
Give some thoughts about building the DIY version.
And conclude with some brief remarks.
I am not affiliated w/ Feedback Modules.

0:00 Cold Open Sounds
0:34 Introduction
2:09 Assembly Notes
4:33 Audio: Drumbrute Impact + Reverb
5:28 Audio: Parallel Compression Trick
6:41 Audio: Arpeggio + Reverb
8:10 Audio: Gluing A Mix Together with Compression
9:48 Patch: Future Sound of London Big Breakbeat
11:43 Concluding Remarks

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No additional mastering or processing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

GYRINX VCF Eurorack Module Overview

GYRINX VCF is now available in my Reverb Store
My GYRINX VCF eurorack module is a topology of the mythical Synton Syrinx formant filter using AS3350 Alfa re-issue chips.
In this video I describe the features, demonstrate various kinds of audio input, and describe how to make a few patches.

0:00 Cold Open Sounds
0:33 Introduction
1:08 Front Panel Tour
2:48 Basic Filter Sounds
9:02 YII-YII and WOW-WOW Patch
10:35 Input: Using Samples
11:55 Input: DNA Symbiotic Waves - Rave Bass Patch
12:57 Female Solo Voice Patch

Oscillators: GSE 101-VCO, Pittsburgh DNA Symbiotic Waves,
Sample Playback: Erica Sample Drum
Envelope: 2xADSR
LFO: Batumi
Control: Arturia Keystep Pro
Sub-mixer: GSE Infusor-X
Mixer: Mackie 802-VLZ3
Also: GSE Tonus VCF + 4027 VCO
Minor use of Eventide Timefactor Delay.
Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05
No mastering, eq, nor additional post-effects added.

Monday, August 17, 2020

GYRINX VCF First Look Synton Syrinx Topology Filter

I am proud to announce my upcoming GYRINX VCF module.
A eurorack topology of the mythical Synton Syrinx formant filter using AS3350 Alfa re-issue chips.
3 Filters, 4 audio inputs, 3 CV inputs.
And 4 audio path configurations.
Details and specs as they come available at https://www.modulargrid.net/e/g-storm-electro-gyrinx-vcf

Headphones recommended. BUT!...
Watch your levels, formant peak resonance ahead!

0:00 Get your I-YI-yayas
0:19 Super-transient Res Bass
0:29 Super Stack Res Bass Sweeps + LFO mod
1:42 Barking Bass
2:08 Formant Bass Acid Sequence
2:33 Formant Arpeggio
3:40 Short Decay Bass Sequence + Mods/Delay/Noise

101-VCO Square, PWM, Saw, Sub, noise
Dannysound Timbre wavefolder
Batumi LFO
Some delay from Timefactor now and again.
Sequencing, arpeggio from Keystep Pro.
No mastering, eq, nor additional post-effects added.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

GSE Announces 4027 VCO Eurorack Adaptation of the ARP 2600 VCO-2

Today I am giving an introduction to my new 4027 VCO. The 4027 VCO is a Eurorack adaptation the ARP 2600 VCO-2. Watch your audio levels, especially when the full range of the waveforms are demonstrated.

0:00 Opening Sounds
0:25 Introduction
1:12 Audio
1:31 Euro Adaptation: Bringing That Special Tone To Life
2:09 Front Panel
3:03 Waveforms Audio
5:38 Doubling VCOs, FM
7:25 Outro Sounds: Bass, Lead, Arpeggio

4027 VCO full details at Modular Grid

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
KBD control + Sequencing: Beatstep Pro
**Ending Track**
Bass: 4027 VCO | Tonus VCF
Lead/Arpeggio: 4027 VCO | 4023 VCF
Delay: Timefactor