Ambient study – Steve’s MS-22, Chord v2, Magneto, ER-101

Patch notes

  • Channels 1 and 2 of the ER-101 are sequencing each of Chord V2’s four oscillators individually (CV A and CV B both being used for pitch)
  • Channels 3 and 4 are polymetrically sequencing the cutoff frequencies of Steve’s MS-22’s high-pass and low-pass filter.
  • The phasing of the different loop lengths of the different sequences results in an evolving ambient piece.
  • Magneto is providing a wash of delay and reverb with plenty of wow and flutter

Updated Steve’s MS-22 calibration guide

Some customers have asked me to elaborate a bit more on the calibration procedure for Steve’s MS-22. It took me a while to write, but I’m happy to say the improved calibration guide is now part of the manual as an appendix.

I’ve also taken the opportunity to change the manual over to a Google Document, making it easier for people to suggest changes or point out things which may be improved.

The updated manual can be found here.

Calibrating the MS-22’s filter sweep :)

New video: 3x Steve’s MS-22 fat percussion ensemble

Check out this new video where I play an awesomely fat percussion patch with three MS-22’s. In my humble opinion, this is the best demo video that I’ve made so far. Enjoy! And have a nice weekend! :)

PS: There’s still one week until the end of my summer deals, pre-order your MS-22 now! :)

Patch notes

  • Bass drum (leftmost MS-22)
    • The MS-22’s resonance is set to the edge of self-oscillation, making it pingable by sending a trigger into the input.
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Doing the HAINBACH thing: Test-equipment music with Steve’s MS-22 and Wiretaps

Around the time Hainbach invited me to join his series of Superbooth streams, I felt inspired to give making test-equipment music a try myself. At that time I had just received some Yokogawa test equipment for evaluation. So, this seemed like an excellent time to throw together a patch with Steve’s MS-22 and some Wiretaps and record it.

Patch notes:

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New batches + summer deals

Hi everybody,

In the coming two weeks I expect to start on a new batch of assembled Steve’s MS-22 modules. I’ll also be receiving a new batch of PCB/panel sets. These will be the last batches until autumn/winter as I’ll be taking a break from production to work on two new modules.

To give these new batches a little boost, I’m offering two deals until the 14th of June 2020:

Please note that these free items will not automatically show up in your cart.… Read more

Steve’s MS-22 drum sample pack!

A few evenings ago, I sat down with Steve’s MS-22 and the 1010music Bitbox and created an awesome drum sample pack to share with all of you. I hope you’ll all enjoy this little sample (pun intended) of one of the many things Steve’s MS-22 can do for you in your rack! :). The download link (and a jam) can be found further down this article.

What’s included in this pack?

  • 24x Steve’s MS-22 drum samples (48kHz, 24 bit, WAV)
  • A Bitbox preset
  • An Ableton Live set as generated by the Bitbox

Some patch notes

  • I used the following modules to create this sample pack:
    • Threetom Steve’s MS-22 dual VCF
    • 1010music Bitbox (for sampling)
    • Pamela’s New Workout (on clocking duty)
    • Befaco Rampage (envelope duty)
    • Intellijel Atlantis (for white noise)
  • All samples contain multiple hits with small tweaks.
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Steve’s MS-22 “corona edition” DIY kit now available

I’m happy to let you know that partial DIY kits for my Steve’s MS-22 module are now available in my shop. Supplement this kit with a small order of pots and jacks from Thonk and you’re good to build your own copy of the most feature-rich 4HP dual VCF/drone box found in the Eurorack ecosystem.

Don’t wait too long to order your kit, as usual the number of available products is limited!

EDIT : Welp! I sold out in a matter of hours.… Read more