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05.02.2024
TAKT - Firmware update V1.4
(to fix the "Velocity record bug")


DOWNLOAD:
Firmware TAKT V1.4 (fixbug Velocity Record, LED update)




05.02.2024
FLAME AIRLECTRON
NEW MODULE AVAILABLE








AIRLECTRON - DISTANCE CV RECORDER

The AIRLECTRON is a small, compact CV module with a distance sensor and recording function. The module can record the CV generated by hand movement over the sensor up to a length of more than two minutes. The sequence remains stored in the battery-backed RAM even after switching off.

There is a HOLD function to hold the CV at the current position above the sensor. Additionally, a GATE is set when the sensor is triggered. A START/RESET input is used to reset/start recording/playback.

The voltage generated is available at two CV outputs, bipolar from approx. +/-5v and unipolar from approx. 0 to +10v. Both outputs have a passive attenuator so that the voltage range can be set lower. The RANGE control is used to set the distance range (up to approx. 40 cm) of the distance sensor. The sensor is independent of external light and provides a logarithmic voltage curve with 12-bit resolution.


MANUALS
PDF MANUAL - Flame AIRLECTRON (english)
PDF HANDBUCH - Flame AIRLECTRON (deutsch)




10.01.2024
FIRE - Firmware update V1.04
(to fix the "CV/Velocity bug" version 1.03)


DOWNLOAD:
Firmware FIRE V1.04 (fixBug V1.03)
MANUALS:
PDF MANUAL V1.03 - Flame FIRE (english)
PDF HANDBUCH V1.03- Flame FIRE (deutsch)




21.12.2023
NEW FIRE UPDATE V1.03 AVAILABLE




WHAT's NEW!

The FIRE update provides new algorithms, MIDI controller extensions and more functions for the USER-CV inputs. In addition, some bugs have been fixed.

There are three other algorithms for sounds:

- COW BELL (for creating metal-like sounds with frequency shifter)
- xCLAP (for more experimental clap/noise sounds)
- WAVETABLE (wavetable oscillator with modulation LFO, filter, pitch envelope etc.)

USER CV extension:

All controls from the Panorama, Volume and Morph menus can now be assigned to the two USER-CV inputs. You can now control a sound in panning via CV, for example. The USER-CV menu has been moved to the MASTER menu (press the PAGE key in the MASTER menu), previously it was in the MORPH menu!

MIDI controller extension:

The controls for the Panorama, Morph, Volume and Master pages can be controlled using MIDI ControlChange commands. The CC numbers are fixed, but differ in the assignment of the MIDI channel. All voices normally run on channel 10. However, if a voice is played tonally (all note numbers can be received), the MIDI channel belonging to the voice is automatically assigned.

Download firmware/manuals here! (german/english)



10.12.2023
TAKT TUTORIAL FROM SYNTHDAD
INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW, FUNCTIONS, SEQUENCING ...





03.12.2023
FIRE TUTORIAL FROM SYNTHDAD
INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW, SOUND EDIT, EXAMPLES...





30.11.2023
TAKT & FIRE
60 SECONDS JAMS 1-5 by FX_BERG






20.11.2023
FLAME MINI CASE
56HP euro format case
Available at Schneidersladen







25.10.2023
TAKT - rhythm sequencer


MANUALS:
PDF USER GUIDE - Flame TAKT (english)
PDF HANDBUCH- Flame TAKT (deutsch)




26.08.2023
FIRE - 8 voice percussion synth
TAKT - rhythm sequencer


MANUALS:
PDF MANUAL - Flame FIRE (english)
PDF HANDBUCH- Flame FIRE (deutsch)
PDF Quickstart - Flame TAKT (english)
PDF Quickstart- Flame TAKT (deutsch)

FIRMWARE
Firmware FIRE V1.0
Firmware FIRE V1.02

Firmware TAKT V1.3



15.08.2023
FIRE - 8 voice drum percussion synth
DEMO TRACKS ON SOUNDCLOUD







15.05.2023
TAKT & TON & FIRE
Sequencers (with distance sensor) and Drum synth




INFORMATIONS:
PDF - Flame TAKT (english)
PDF - Flame TON (english)
PDF - Flame FIRE (english)

SONICSTATE VID YOUTUBE:




31.05.2022
NOW AVAILABLE





FLAME "+MIRROR" Dual Unipolarinverter module

The module is an inverter for exclusively positive voltages. It inverts an applied positive voltage so that the maximum value becomes zero and zero becomes the maximum value. The input voltage is therefore not inverted into the negative voltage range (mirror axis 0v), but reflects a positive voltage around an adjustable axis within a fixed positive voltage range from 0v.

There are 10 ranges, adjustable in 1V steps. The mirror axis is always on half of the set range. Negative voltages cannot be inverted with this module. Applied negative voltages are limited to approximately zero volts.

The module has two identical function groups. Applications are, for example, the inversion within positive voltage ranges, GATE inversions (0/+5v to +5v/0v), or opposing melody lines (in connection with a connected quantizer).

Download manuals here! (german/english)



19.04.2022
C-1U KNOBREKORDER - Knob & CV recorder




The C-1U module is a one-channel module for recording and playing back movements of controller. Those can be recorded with channel“s knob. The movements will be output as control voltage. The record time amounts to one minute maximal. The track can be played once only (one shot) or in loop. The speed of the play back or the output offset is controllable with the pot. There are an additional CV input for CV recordings and a reset input.

Track data remains permanently stored when a 3V battery is used to buffer the RAM. When the module is switched on, the recorded data is available again. The module can be operated unipolar or bipolar (set by jumper on the back).

The module size is 12HP in 1U format (intellijel). Availability soon (may 2022).

Download manuals here! (german/english)




15.02.2022
TAKT & TON LIVE SEQUENCERS (with distance sensors)




FLAME "TAKT" - Rhythm Sequencer

"TAKT" is a compact 30HP Eurorack sequencer module for playing or programming trigger/gate/velocity rhythm sequences.

The sequencer has 8 tracks with trigger/gate outputs, 8 velocity/modulation CV outputs and full MIDI functionality. Both outputs of the track can also be recorded independently of each other.

Live sequencing in looper mode is possible in two ways: SHOTS for playing "note repeats" or quantized triggering via keys or sensors. In the step sequencer mode, notes are programmed in the classic way or edited later.

Four tracks can be triggered simultaneously with four external distance sensors. These sensors are just 2HP slim modules that can be rack mounted at desired locations. These are connected directly to TAKT (sockets on the underside) with narrow and sufficiently long ribbon cables. TAKT also supplies the sensors with the necessary operating voltage. The 4 sensors and the connection cables are included in the scope of delivery. The sensors generate triggers/gates/accents and can be switched live as a set between tracks 1-4 and 5-8 (e.g. via footswitch).

Four syncable LFOs with VCOs for amplitude adjustment are also provided. The LFOs are equipped with many interesting functions. This includes different waveforms, phase, amplitude, speed and output voltage. This can be unipolar or bipolar (0..+5v or +/-5v) and additionally attenuated by AMP (amplitude) with built-in VCA. This means that the LFO outputs can also be adapted to modules that do not have an input attenuator.

Patterns can be switched live and are each up to 4 bars long. 4 patterns plus a fill pattern are saved as a scene. 30 scenes can be permanently stored in the module. This means that 135 patterns are available in total.

Additional inputs and outputs for controls are available. There are 4 CV inputs to be defined by the user, as well as 2 programmable analogue clock outputs. On the front there are MIDI input and output as 3.5mm TRS sockets. Another MIDI OUT and a MIDI THRU in MIDI DIN format are also available on the back. Firmware updates can be made via USB (Win-PC).

The module is currently still in the prototype stage, but is already being used live in a beta version (by the techno duo Flirren from Berlin).


FLAME "TON" - Melody Looper

"TON" is a 12HP wide Eurorack live sequencer module for creating two note sequences. There are two 1V/octave outputs with GATE/NOTE/VELOCITY. Notes can also be sent via MIDI. Both note tracks are independent of each other and can be used in different octave spreads. In addition to the analog connection, the module has full MIDI functionality. It can be synchronized via analogue clock or via MIDI.

The sequencer is designed as a looper. It plays a pattern of up to four bars in a loop. The notes can be played (or deleted) quantized with two buttons. One button is used for note repeats, another for setting individual events. The pitch is determined by either the potentiometer or the built-in distance sensor. The sensor works in a range of about 1 to 40 cm and is independent of extraneous light. Even bright sunlight does not affect it.

A 1-octave mini-keyboard allows transposing on the fly and setting a scale. Since the module has two CV inputs, it can also be used as a two-channel quantizer or arpeggiator. All settings of the current pattern are simply saved together in a patch. There are 5 banks with 7 seats each (per mini-keyboard) available. This allows up to 35 patterns to be managed. The patches can also be selected via CV or MIDI program change and can be saved and reloaded on the fly.

The pattern can be manipulated during and after the import with eg: gate length, velocity, random, last step, hold, mute, glide, scale and transposition. Both tracks can have different settings. With TRACK-Link, however, parameters can also be applied to both tracks at the same time. This is helpful, for example, with transpositions or duophonic playing.


ADDENDUM

We designed the two sequencer modules primarily for live use. In the live rack, space is usually scarce and therefore the modules, despite the large range of functions, be kept as small as possible. But it was just as important to us to achieve clear operation. The current designs are a result of these compromises. The equipment with distance sensors is certainly not an unimportant aspect for the stage performance, but it is also a lot of fun in the studio and rehearsal room.

We try to achieve a moderate retail price for both sequencers. Unfortunately, the component prices are currently rising a lot and can therefore not yet provide any specific information. Despite the currently difficult situation in the procurement of some components, we hope that the modules will be available from autumn 2022.





06.05.2021
NEW ANALOG VOCODER





FLAME "VOCORDER" - Analog-Spectral-Looper


The Flame "Vocorder" module is a compact combination of an analog vocoder and a digital CV recorder (looper). The centerpiece is an 8-channel analog vocoder with a total of 16 analog bandpass filters for analysis and synthesis.

The analog generated analysis envelope CVs are digitized and output via the DA converter to the analog VCAs of the synthesis tapes. With the help of the record function, the envelope CVs of the analysis channels can also be recorded digitally and played back in the loop. You can manipulate the playback in different ways: swap filter channels on the fly (rerouting), change speed and playback direction etc.

The module can also be a "normal classic vocoder": the envelopes are then always looped through via AD / DA conversion (direct vocoding) and can of course also be recorded. The analysis unit is ineffective during playback because the envelopes are played back from the memory. The current version is very compact, the module is only 12HP wide - see photo.

There are two audio inputs for analysis (voices, drum etc) and synthesis (instruments). A monophonic digital oscillator with three waveforms and an analog noise generator are available for internal synthesis. There is also an unvoiced / voiced switch (controls the highpass with noise when there is sibilance). A respective mix controller is responsible for both synthesis sources. The VCO has a 1V / oct input and an additional direct audio output. The synthesis filters have audio outputs for odd / mono and even (mix of even / odd channels).

The looper recorder has the following functions: buttons for record, start, stop. A triple toggle switch for the playback direction forwards, backwards, ping-pong, another for the type of triggering: Loop, OneShot, Gated. You can record about up to three minutes. The playback speed is adjustable (also via CV). The sampled loop is retained in the battery-backed memory even after switching off.

In addition, there is a controller for rerouting the filter channel assignments from the analysis (or recorded channel) to the synthesis filters, also accessible via CV. A freeze function is also available.

The filter / cutoff control regulates the synthesis bands manually with a combined lowpass-bandpass-highpass algorithm, so the synthesis filters can also be used as simple audio filters.

Current (power consumption): maximum +12V: 220mA / -12V: 190mA

Vocorder Sound example

Download Quickstart Manual here! (english)
Download Quickstart Handbuch hier! (deutsch)



15.07.2020
NEW VID FLAME MÄANDER 2.0 MIDI FUNCTIONS
FROM THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!









14.07.2020
NEW VID FLAME MÄANDER 2.0 WORKFLOW
FROM THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!









01.07.2020
NEW VID FLAME QSLIDER IN ACTION!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALEX4!









20.05.2020
NEW FLAME MÄANDER TUTORIAL
FROM THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!










14.05.2020
NEW QUAD MODULE





FLAME "QSLIDER" - Quad Control Voltage Source

The QSlider is an analog CV source with four 60 mm faders.
The control range of the four sliders can be set with two min / max pots.
The Min pot determines the output voltage when the slider is in the zero position and the Max pot determines the output voltage when the slider is in the end position. The slider now regulates between these two voltages. This allows you to restrict the control range and still have the entire control path of the slider available.

The reverse voltage is available at a second output socket (min and max are interchanged).
This means that the slider can also be used as a crossmix fader.

Two common channels can be operated unipolar or bipolar.
The voltage ranges are 0 .. + 10V or +/- 5V.

available soon...



















25.02.2020
NEW 5HP MIDI MODULES





FLAME "µMCLK"
MIDI-Analog-Clock-Divider

FLAME "µ16MCC"
MIDI control change to 16 CV

FLAME "µQMCV"
Quad MIDI-to-CV interface

FLAME "µMGTV"
MIDI Gate/Velocity/Divider interface


more informations here ...


03.01.2020
NEW VID FLAME MIXER RECORDER FROM FELIX BERGLEITER!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!










08.11.2019
NEW 6HP MODULE





FLAME "XPANMIX" Mix recorder module
XFader (Crossmixer) and Panning combination

2 channel Audio/CV Mixer with mix record function
CV controllable
both channels connected in series, or separately usable
Recording time over two minutes per channel
Non-volatile memory



05.10.2019
NEW VID FROM ANALOGOWADUSZA ABOUT FLAME AUTOMIX!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!









09.09.2019
NEW VID FROM ROBOTOPSY ABOUT FLAME CURVES!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

















19.08.2019
COMING SOON!
NEW 6HP EURORACK MODULES:






FLAME "AUTOMIX" Mix recorder
3-to-1 Audio/CV Mixer with mix record function
Recording time over one minute per channel
Non-volatile memory

FLAME "CROSSMIX" Mix recorder
Dual Crossfader Audio/CV Mixer with mix record function
CV controllable
Recording time over 2 minutes per channel
Non-volatile memory

FLAME "PANMIX" Mix recorder
Dual Panning Audio/CV Mixer with mix record function
CV controllable
Additional direct mono and stereo inputs
Recording time over 2 minutes per channel
Non-volatile memory

available september 2019



29.06.2019
NEW MANUALS "C3 MK2 KNOBREKORDER" and "JOYSTICK REKORDER" modules

PDF - MANUAL C3-MK2 KNOBREKORDER module version 1.00 (english)
PDF - HANDBUCH C3-MK2 KNOBREKORDER module version 1.00 (deutsch)

PDF - MANUAL JOYSTICK REKORDER module version 1.00 (english)
PDF - HANDBUCH JOYSTICK REKORDER module version 1.00 (deutsch)



20.06.2019
FLAME "MÄANDER" MANUALS

Full manual (english, deutsch) and Quickstart manuals available!
== More informations and downloads here ==













22.04.2019
COMING SOON!
NEW EURORACK MODULES:






FLAME "X-4" poly envelope VCA module
Quad envelope VCA module
4 independent VCA inclusive AR/AD envelopes


FLAME "C-3 MK2" Knobrecorder module
small size and low cost three channel knob recorder
recording time over one minute (non-volatile memory)
bipolar/unipolar option


FLAME "JOYREC" Joystickrecorder module
small size and low cost Joystick module with recording function
recording time over one minute (non-volatile memory)

available may 2019



17.01.2019
COMING SOON: SYNTHESIZER "MÄANDER"



4-voice synthesizer with dynamic controllable analog 12 channel filter bank
including live sequencer with 12 filter channel tracks and polyphonic note track
wavetable sound synthesis, compatible with 4VOX wavetables
individual filter/amp envelopes, morphing filter types
full midi-usb functions... and more
metal case 300x195x60mm
release date: may 2019

SOUND EXAMPLES (mp3)
All sounds and sequences come exclusively from the MÄANDER. No effects and drum machines were used.

MÄANDER EXAMPLE 1
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 2
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 3

MÄANDER EXAMPLE 4
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 5
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 6

MÄANDER EXAMPLE 7
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 8
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 9

MÄANDER EXAMPLE 10
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 11
MÄANDER EXAMPLE 12



12.11.2018
FLAME "CURVES" MIDI UPDATE VERSION 2

New firmware version 2 is available now!
More MIDI controller functions
New "MAX FOR LIVE" patch available
== More informations and downloads here ==




21.08.2018
FLAME "ARPEGGIATOR 2013" UPDATE VERSION 1.09

New firmware version 1.09.03 is available now!
More functions / New manual
== More informations and downloads here ==