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by mfirman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1423
Views: 156862

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

Anyone have some effect/pedal recommendations for the lyra (I currently have no pedals, sold my last one a while ago when deep in modular :))? I was thinking it might be nice with some filtering or eq and some reverb, so I was thinking about a multi effects pedal like the poly digit/bebo or somethi...
by mfirman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1423
Views: 156862

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

How hot is the output on this? Can I plug it directly into a pedal without any problems? And would the headphone output drive 300ohm headphones? Yes, you should be able to plug it directly into a pedal. I often use mine with a Moogerfooger 12 Stage Phaser pedal, and have also used it with a Zoom mu...
by mfirman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1423
Views: 156862

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

Here is another experiment integrating the Lyra-8 with some Frac Rack modules (Wiard and Blacet) controlled by my brainwaves. I'm using a SoundMachines b1Braininterface to do this. I'm controlling two voices on the modular, one with Theta waves and one with Alpha waves. I'm controlling the Hold on t...
by mfirman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1423
Views: 156862

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

I bought my Lyra-8 because of its uniqueness, both its sound and its interface. I agree 100%, it is indeed an instrument. At first I played around with it a bit and then put it aside for awhile. Recently I've begun to play it again both as a solo instrument and integrated with other instruments in m...
by mfirman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1423
Views: 156862

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

chvad wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:58 pm
nice work!
Thank you.
by mfirman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Thunder in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Buchla Thunder in 2020

elmerfudd wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:51 am
Thunder is cool, but that is an awesome composition. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks.
by mfirman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1423
Views: 156862

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

I've had a Lyra-8 for a while now, but have been playing it a bit more recently. It is a very interesting synth that is a little out of my normal comfort zone but working with it recently has given me a new appreciation of it as a performance instrument. I've been doing some videos of Lyra-8 sketche...
by mfirman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 63848

Re: Behringer System 55

Scored a B914 and B960 from Thomann's over the Atlantic today:-). First impressions of 960; 3rd row timing control is approx 1:8 @ x4. There is a slight glitch in Vout. Seems very good! B914 is a serviceable EQ. Not immediately resonant in any way. Work to do. Should find my old resonant graphic EQ...
by mfirman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 63848

Re: Behringer System 55

Moog made a 928 module that has one section devoted to glide and another devoted to sample and hold. I didn't know that, I'll have to look up the 928. I know they made a desktop device that was meant as an add-on to the Minimoog, that was a sample and hold, but I wasn't aware of a system module. Th...
by mfirman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 63848

Re: Behringer System 55

Moog made a 928 module that has one section devoted to glide and another devoted to sample and hold. I didn't know that, I'll have to look up the 928. I know they made a desktop device that was meant as an add-on to the Minimoog, that was a sample and hold, but I wasn't aware of a system module. Th...
by mfirman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 63848

Re: Behringer System 55

How's the MF104 working for you @mfirman? I have a bunch rack mounted down in the studio. They're too far apart to try lol! I didn't think I would want a 960. But the 3rd row timing and a lag generator, like the CP-251, or a Doepfer slew limiter, makes a fantastic function generator. And several de...
by mfirman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 63848

Re: Behringer System 55

IMG_4719.jpg
No 960 (on order from a source here in the US) yet but I've managed to get everything
else I was looking for in a system. This is a current shot of it.
by mfirman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer System 55
Replies: 1114
Views: 63848

Re: Behringer System 55

rayultine wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:12 pm
The modules are cheap and sound great, but the catch is you need to spend $500 to get the converter from Behringer's revolutionary and proprietary new form of S-trig to CV/Gate.
This isn't true. The "Dual" 961 Interface retails for $79 (USD).
by mfirman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Thunder in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Buchla Thunder in 2020

Beautiful recording - did not realize this was such an expressive stand alone instrument. How many voices are within the lightning and are they presets in memory or triggered off board? It has no internal voices. It is strictly a MIDI controller. The sound in this recording was provided by the Yama...
by mfirman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Thunder in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Buchla Thunder in 2020

Beautiful recording - did not realize this was such an expressive stand alone instrument. How many voices are within the lightning and are they presets in memory or triggered off board? It has no internal voices. It is strictly a MIDI controller. The sound in this recording was provided by the Yama...
by mfirman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Thunder in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Buchla Thunder in 2020

very nice performance! now i'm curious, what's the vinyl record standing in the lower bookshelf with the circle on it? It's a 1980 recording by Katsuya Yokoyama (and some of his students) called SanGai Rinten. I have it on CD, but when my shakuhachi teacher (and friend) passed away his wife gave me...
by mfirman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Thunder in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Buchla Thunder in 2020

Here is the score for the piece should anyone be interested.
It's called Spin Vector In Cold Isolation (or Thunder Piece #2)
thunderSpinVector.jpg
by mfirman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla Thunder in 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Buchla Thunder in 2020

Just thought that I would check in here to see if there are any other Thunder users who still
compose/perform for the instrument.

Here is a video of a piece I wrote for it in 1994 and shot in 2020.

by mfirman
Fri May 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Wiard
Topic: soundcloud links?
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: soundcloud links?

As Lisa above so kindly pointed out, I have a lot of material on SoundCloud that features the Wiard 300 System. Here is an album/playlist that has some relatively recent material done on the Wiard (However, there are many more tracks, done over the years, scattered about my SoundCloud page that also...
by mfirman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Anyone have their modular on the floor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

The Serge shirt was made (with the approval of Serge himself)
and sold by a fellow named Seth Nemec from Austin TX USA.
Seth had a company that manufactured Frac Rack modules which
included a couple of Serge's designs.
by mfirman
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Anyone have their modular on the floor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Here is a photo of me and a couple of friends at AHMW 2016.
We have the Serge on the floor hippie style, the way it was
meant to be.
Image
by mfirman
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Synthesizers.Com QKB61 keyboard owner review.
Replies: 17
Views: 1973

I agree with the original poster. I have a two-up QKB37 setup and love it. I have a set of wheels (CV) that interface well with the Q174/Q175 Midi to CV converter pair. The action is exactly like my Voyager's (not surprising since they are basically the same keyboard). https://www.muffwiggler.com/fo...
by mfirman
Sun May 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question about buying a Mellotron m4000d mini keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Question about buying a Mellotron m4000d mini keyboard

trickness wrote: Try Craig at Calistro Music in CT. Just got one from him, the experience was way better than BCM.
Sadly they don't have them at the moment (out of stock).
But I will check with them just before I do the purchase.
by mfirman
Sun May 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question about buying a Mellotron m4000d mini keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 706

ignacio wrote:I have the Mini and I can attest it's a great machine. While it'd be nice to have the bigger one, this is one is a dream.
Thanks for the data point.
Can you put anything on top of it (i.e. is it big enough
for some pedals and the like)?
Also, where did you buy yours?
by mfirman
Fri May 05, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question about buying a Mellotron m4000d mini keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 706

MATSmile wrote:There is also this guy, if you want to go smaller.
http://vintageking.com/mellotron-micro- ... Ahxi8P8HAQ
That's new. Anyway, I think the Mini is the perfect size.
Thanks

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