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Sinfonio by Audiophile Circuits League Ready for Pre-Order

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Unleash the power of your modular system with the Sinfonion. Not only is the Sinfonion the most complex and versatile quantizer, chord generator and arpeggiator in Eurorack format, it is also a very musical module and fun to use. It has been designed and programmed by Mathias Kettner and is produced by Audiophile Circuits League in Berlin.

The Sinfonion is designed for those musicians that do not want to be limited to creating “sound sculptures” or rhythmic grooves with their modular instruments but want all their fabulous VCOs and other voices to play together in the most musical and polyphonic way – may it be harmonic or even disharmonic on purpose. The Sinfonion comprises of three independent quantizer channels, a four-note chord generator, an arpeggiator and a complex progression sequencer in one. Thanks to a vast array of buttons and knobs placed around a sharp OLED display, it is easy to use and come up with musical ideas.

Sinfonion a control center of your modular system

With a total of 8 pitch outputs, 4 gate outputs, 11 CV inputs, and 9 gate inputs, it offers a large number of controls. Its plethora of buttons makes it an actual instrument you can play. Furthermore, the Sinfonion features an expansion port to add modules and expand functionality in the future. The three quantizer channels provide direct access to harmonic scale notes via dedicated buttons per channel (Root, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th). The buttons are made for jamming, controlling the sequences on the go. A fast processor allows quantization times below 1ms.

Chord, Sequencer & Arpeggiator

A chord section generates four pitch outputs, allowing to create four-voiced chords. It offers a lot of options directly accessible from the front panel. Thanks to dedicated knobs for pitch and spread, buttons for selecting the notes chord inversion and optional slew, you can get the chord you are looking for in no time. The arpeggiator section features 8 different patterns, dedicated knobs for pitch and range, and an array of buttons for selecting the scale notes and the pattern (Up, Down, Up/Down, Down/Up, Baroque, Octaves, Brownian, Random).

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Arpeggiator

Eight different basic patterns
Dedicated knobs for pitch and range
Buttons for selecting scale notes
Buttons for selecting the pattern and start note

Chord Progression Sequencer
  • 16 songs with 4 parts each and 32 steps (chord changes) per part
  • Chord progression via clock, button, gate or CV
  • Sequencing of chord voicings, octave switches and scale note selections
Chord Progression Sequencer

All these sections are under control of the Chord Progression Sequencer. It is the brain of the Sinfonion and is operated easily thanks to the display. You can change the root, degree, and mode by simply turning the according to knobs. It enables the creation of 16 songs with 4 parts each, and 32 steps per part. This comprises the sequencing of chord voicings, octave switches, and scale note selections.

Chord Generator

  • Four pitch outputs to be used for four-voiced chords and other stuff
  • Dedicated knobs for pitch and spread
  • Buttons for chord inversion and optional slew (portamento)
  • Buttons for selecting interval functions for the chord, 98 different voicings

Sinfonion Features

  • 52 large buttons, 12 small buttons, 12 knobs, 32 jacks
  • An OLED display with a resolution of 128 x 64 pixels
  • 8 pitch outputs, 4 gate outputs, 11 CV inputs, 9 gate inputs
  • STM32F446 MCU running at 180 MHz
  • 8 highly accurate low jitter 16-bit DACs scaled to an output range from -2 V to +8 V
  • 16 highly accurate low jitter 16-bit ADCs covering a range from -10.24 V to +10.24 V
  • Expansion port for future expansion modules and for firmware upgrade
  • 88 built-in base scales, editable by adding and removing notes
  • 7 dedicated CV inputs
  • 4 general purpose CV inputs with 28 different assignable functions
  • 2 general purpose gate inputs with 20 different assignable functions
  • 2 general purpose gate outputs with 14 different assignable functions
  • 2 general purpose pots with 28 assignable functions
  • Harmonic Link: connect any number of Sinfonions in order to form a distributed “Super Sinfonion”
  • Bultin mixing/routing matrix for pitch inputs and outputs
  • No load/save necessary – everything is automatically saved

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Kilohearts Version 2 – Get AMAZING Cinematic Sound Design

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Kilohearts Updates the Entire Kilohearts Ecosystem to v2

Kilohearts has released the eagerly awaited v2 update to its entire ecosystem of music production tools. This update is focused mainly on modulation, introducing new modulators, and incorporating the Phase Plant modulation system into Multipass and Snap Heap.

This opens up dramatically increased possibilities for dynamic modular effects creation. If you’re a producer, musician, or sound designer, you’re going to want to check out what Kilohearts has cooked up with this massive update!

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Kilohearts Version 2

Kilohearts released a major update to its product line, with every plugin in the Kilohearts ecosystem being updated to version 2. The update is focused mainly on modulation, introducing new modulators, and incorporating the Phase Plant modulation system to Multipass and Snap Heap. This dramatically increases the possibilities for dynamic modular effects creation.

Key Updates

In addition, a new “Modulation Master” plugin has been introduced, providing a central location for managing all modulation sources and destinations. The update also includes a number of other improvements and bug fixes, making it an essential upgrade for all Kilohearts users.

Phase Plant, Multipass, and Snap Heap are being improved with new updates that bring new features and improvements. The latest update includes MPE support, improved visualization of modulation connections, external automation for any parameter, modulator/effects groups, and much more.

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Phase Plant

This makes the software more user-friendly and efficient, allowing users to save time and produce better results. These updates are essential for anyone using these tools for their audio production needs. With the new features and improvements, users will be able to work faster and more effectively to create the best possible audio results.

With the new update, there are now more ways than ever to create unique and interesting sounds. To help users discover the myriad new possibilities for audio processing and sound design, there is also lots of new factory content to explore.

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Multipass

Users will be able to take advantage of new features such as granular synthesis, Pitch Editor, and the Waves Spectrum Analyzer. In addition, they will also have access to a wealth of new presets and sound banks.

Whether you’re a seasoned sound designer or just getting started, this update has something for everyone. So dive in and start exploring the new world of audio possibilities that have been opened up by this update.

The Kilohearts Modulation System

The Kilohearts Modulation System is a powerful tool for creating unique sound effects and modulation effects. It’s been used to great effect in Phase Plant, and now it’s been added to Snap Heap and Multipass.

This gives users of these modular machines a wider range of options for sound design and modulation. The Kilohearts Modulation System is easy to use and gives users a lot of flexibility in how they create their sounds. With this new addition, Snap Heap and Multipass are sure to become even more popular among sound designers and musicians.

The Kilohearts Modulation System is a set of high-quality, creative modulation effects that can be used to create dynamic, evolving, responsive, or chaotic modular effects. The system includes a wide range of different modulation sources, including LFOs, envelopes, step sequencers, and random generators.

These can be used to modulate any parameter within the system, making it possible to create highly customized and unique sounds. The modulation sources can also be chained together to create more complex modulations.

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In addition, the system includes a selection of different filters that can be used to shape the sound of the modulated signal. The Kilohearts Modulation System is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to create new and exciting sounds.

New Modulators

Curve – MSEGs done the Kilohearts way

The Curve modulator is a powerful tool for creating detailed modulation shapes. With the ability to set and modulate loop points, it provides a wide range of possibilities for shaping the sound of your music.

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Curve – MSEGs done the Kilohearts way

Whether you’re looking for long, slow changes or extended complex modulations, the Curve modulator can help you achieve the sound you’re after. And with a selection of loop modes, you can tailor the envelope to your specific needs. So whether you’re looking for a traditional envelope or something more unique, the Curve modulator is a great option.

LFO Table – Cycle through 256 LFO shapes in one modulator.

LFO Tables are a type of LFO that loads wavetables. This allows for a greater degree of control over the shape of the waveform, as well as the ability to create unique and complex shapes. When combined with the Random modulator, LFO Tables are incredibly powerful for crafting evolving generative patterns.

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LFO Table – Cycle through 256 LFO shapes in one modulator.

The module also includes a built-in attenuator for each wavetable, allowing you to create more nuanced modulation. In addition, the LFO Table can be used as an audio rate modulation source, making it a versatile tool for sound design. Whether you’re looking for traditional LFO shapes or something more experimental, the LFO Table is sure to offer something new and exciting.

Remap

Remap Transform incoming data into the desired output values using your own remap shapes. Transform incoming data into the desired output values using your own remap shapes. Ultimate precision control over output values from any input.

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Remap

Great for locking pitch values to specific note frequencies, among other things. Remap enables you to control precisely what output value is produced from any given input value, using whatever shape you desire.

This gives you unprecedented control over the values produced by your devices, allowing you to make minute adjustments as needed. Whether you’re looking to lock pitch values to specific note frequencies or you need to make other precise adjustments, Remap is the tool you need.

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Sample & Hold + Audio Follower + Pitch Track

Handy modulation utilities that convert incoming signals into modulation values. These utilities were previously only available in Snap Heap and Multipass but have been updated to be a part of the Kilohearts Modulation System.

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Sample & Hold + Audio Follower + Pitch Track

Sample and Hold can be used to grab input values when triggered, the Audio Follower will track the amplitude of an incoming signal and use it to modulate whatever you desire, and the Pitch Tracker will do the same for pitch. These tools can be very useful for creating expressive synth sounds or adding movement to delays and reverbs.

And because they are now part of the Kilohearts Modulation System, they can be easily daisy-chained together with other modulation sources for even more possibilities. So if you’re looking for a way to add some life to your music, check out the Sample & Hold, Audio Follower, and Pitch Tracker utilities.

Kilohearts Ecosystem 2 Workflow Improvements

Kilohearts’ Ecosystem has been updated with some great new features that make it even easier to use.

First, the visualization of modulation connections has been improved so that you can see exactly what is connected to what with just a mouse hover.

Secondly, the modulation target menu has been updated to provide clearer values and a quick remap curve.

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Lastly, the effects and modulator groups have been updated so that <you can quickly move and copy them.

Overall, these updates make the Kilohearts Ecosystem even more user-friendly and efficient. As a result, it is even easier to create complex, professional-sounding tracks.

Free for All Users

Kilohearts have released a free update to all users, adding new features and improvements. To install the update, simply run the Kilohearts Installer and follow the prompts. After updating, users will have access to new features immediately.

This is just the beginning for Kilohearts, who have more plans for future updates. Users can expect to see more improvements and additions in the near future. If there was something you were hoping for that hasn’t been added yet, keep an eye out for future updates!

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FX-AID | Creating your Own FX banks

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Creating your Own FX banks

There are plenty of videos on YT about FX-Aid, but one of its best features is the ability to pick your own favorite effects from a huge library that frequently grows. You can use a web-based editor (https://fxaid.app/), but you can also download a desktop version. After creating a firmware audio file, you can then ‘play’ the firmware into the module.

Use your laptop/phone for best results because the module expects line-level sound, and make sure it’s in airplane mode to avoid unwanted sound effects. The audio goes into the FX-Aid CV input or the FX-Aid XL SRR input. You can switch the module to upload mode by pressing the two little buttons for at least 10 seconds. Have fun! The module does not ‘brick’ when something goes wrong, you can simply press any button and try again. Have fun!

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Weather Drones 1.5 by Eowave

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Weather Drones 1.5

Weather Drones started as a DIY project a few years ago but is now available as an affordable prebuilt module. Weather Drones is a great module for creating evolving drones, textures, and soundscapes, but it also responds to pitch very well. It has a mix out for the final result, but it also has separate noise, triangle, square, and fold outputs. It has a built-in low pass filter that can be modulated with the internal ‘helper’ oscillators which also accepts external modulation.

The final output has a ‘spread’ and ‘wavefolder’ knob to create all kinds of sounds, but its digital core really needs some external FX processing. Version 1.5 adds a built in VCA that can be modulated with an internal AD envelope generator.

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