Category: Merch

Fonitronik Ps3100 Triple Vactrol Resonator – Time Lapse Build

Fonitronik Ps3100 Triple Vactrol Resonator - Time Lapse Build

In our latest build we take on the Fonitronik Ps3100 Triple Vactrol Resonator – A clone of the lovely triple resonator from the rare 1977 Korg Ps3100 polyphonic modular.

What we have here is basically a module combining three bandpass filters (vactrol based filter core from the PS3100) with a simple resettable LFO and some clever CV and signal routing.  The LFO is normalized to the common CV input, which is normalized to the 3 single CV inputs. the 3rd CV channel can be inverted.

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oRigiNs – Cover Art Comparison 2001 vs 2018

maKo oRigiNs old coveroRigiNs - Remastered Cover 2018

As we approached the reissue of the oRigiNs album by maKo, we decided to take a look back at the cover art and compare it to the new reissued artwork and what it will look like upon its release in 2019.  We had originally scheduled this release for October of 2018, but decided to pull the album back for some last minute tweaks in the mastering and production.

Since this audio was recorded on audio cassette circa 1994 and then issued on CD in 2001, the master files needed some heavy duty reworking.  To bring you the best sound possible, we decided to push this one back and move forward with the new maKo single titled “griNd“, as well as the remastering of his previous EPs “aNgel” and it’s b-sides “fa113_n“. These reissues will release after the single and oRigiNs will follow thereafter.

Updated Release Timeline: maKo

December 2019 – griNd

January 2019 – aNgel EP

February 2019 – fa113_n (aNgel b-sides EP)

TBD Q1 2019 – oRigiNs

Modular Plug Lights – Available Soon!

2017 marked a new beginning in the studio with our newest modular synthesizer added to our repertoire of instruments. Whats funny is that this one machine probably takes up more of our time then any one machine or computer does.

Modular Plug Lights

Every button, every knob and every patch is different. The options are limited only by the user. One thing we did notice right away was that not every module is created equal. Some have lights, some don’t. Some transpose CV and some only focus on MIDI or audio signals. With all this being said and as our rack continues to grow, we thought about ways we could monitor signals with the use of LEDs.

We scoured the inter-webs for thoughts or ideas on how we could do something unique and yet functional to our rack that would give us the ability to monitor a signal through the use of an LED. We eventually stumbled upon the Trinniti Eurorack Synthesizer Modular Plug Lights, and thought to ourselves… why pay 35$ for 5 of them when I can just make them. So thats what we did!

Starting in December 2017 (hopefully), we will have a store setup on the site to where you can purchase our handmade 3.5mm Modular Plug Lights. Prices will be a lot more reasonable then what you can find on the web and we will stand behind our work and test each and every plug prior to shipping. We are currently in the process of building back stock as we speak. Another cool thing is that there will be different models available as well and you will be able to order in various numbers … whatever you need to fit your need.

Here is a little sneak peek of the plugs and we will have more information soon on pricing and availability.

~ f i N