News 2014

6th October 2014
Bought this Yamaha SY77 second hand. Nothing analog about it. And very few knobs to turn to alter the sound realtime. But I was curious about this synthesizer for a while now and they can be bought for less than 200 euro nowadays. It is in good shape. Only the back-light off the display is somewhat weak but that is a general issue which these type of displays. I hope to make some nice pads on it.

Yamaha SY77 

13th September 2014
Beyond Berlin performed live on the Awakenings Electronic Music festival in Burton upon Trent, England. It was a 'Dutch Night' because the two other acts were Rene Splinter and Ron Boots together with Frank Dorritke, Harold van der Heijden and Erik van der Heijden. It was a very memorable weekend. We played 3 pieces, 2 new pieces and 1 we played at the E-Live 2013 festival in Oirschot.

 Beyond Berlin on Awakenings

22nd July 2014
Bought a second hand Moog Minimoog Voyager Old School. It looks as good as new and technically it is also 100% OK. It came with a VX-351 CV output expander so that will come in handy with the Modulars. It could not get used to the digital overhead of my Minimoog Voyager 50th Anniversary Edition: my biggest complaint is that you could not press a button to get the sound as the knobs are set and, for example, if you set the cut-off frequency to a position and turn another knob and then turn the cut-off frequency again, it will slightly jump to the new value. I am happy with the Old School which does not have these quirks.

Minimoog Voyager Old School 

26th April 2014
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Kingsday in Iceland'. You can find the video in the Video section.

21st Februari 2014
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Fox on the run'. You can find the video in the Video section.

6th Februari 2014
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Leaving The Nest'. You can find the video in the Video section.



News 2013

13th December 2013
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Friday the 13th Rock'. You can find the video in the Video section.

14th November 2013
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'First steps with the Cirklon'. You can find the video in the Video section.

29th October 2013
My Sequentix Cirklon hardware sequencer with CVIO is delivered by UPS. I am very eager to try this monster and hope it will suite my needs.

Sequentix Cirklon with CVIO option

19th October 2013
Beyond Berlin performed live as first act on the main stage at the E-Live festival in Oirschot. We played 4 pieces, 3 new pieces and 1 we played at the Cosmic Nights 2013 event in Brussels. Again it was a great experience to perform live.

Beyond Berlin at E-Live 2013Beyond Berlin at E-Live 2013

30th May 2013
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Sadly Imperfect'. You can find the video in the Video section.

17th May 2013
Rene and I performed as Beyond Berlin on the Cosmic Nights 2013 event at the Planetarium in Brussels. For more information on this, visit the Beyond Berlin website. If you want to hear or buy the music of Beyond Berlin, please visit the BandCamp site.

6th March 2013
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Simply Because'. You can find the video in the Video section.

9th February 2013
Bought a second hand Moog Minimoog Voyager 50th Anniversary Edition. It is in good shape with very little damage. Technically it is 100% OK. It did came with a Moog expression pedal. It does not have all the upgrades but for now I am very happy with it as it is. It is like a dream come true to own such a wonderful synthesizer.

Moog Minimoog Voyager

1st February 2013
Rene and I decided on a new name of our collaboration. The new name is Beyond Berlin. Our website is http://beyondberlin.nl/

25th January 2013
As of today Hans ( a.k.a. Skoulaman) is no longer participating in AKS. Rene and I are determined to continue our collaboration. The coming months we will be busy composing music and rehearsing for our performance at Cosmic Nights 2013 on the 17th of May in the Planetarium in Brussels. We look forward to that event and have the faith we can make a good performance. We are considering if we should change the name because AKS is an abbreviation of the 3 YouTube accounts. I will keep you informed.

12th January 2013
Bought a second hand Yamaha CS-30L is pretty good condition. The only problems are that the 4 knobs in the performance section are not original, the tune has to be set to almost 3 o' clock and a screw in the lid to hold the legs is missing. But everything works fine. This is a very comprehensive synthesizer having 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs, 2 VCAs and 3 envelope generators.

Yamaha CS-30L



News 2012

14th November 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The Chase'. You can find the video in the Video section.

29th November 2012
Bought a Moog Prodigy in a fairly good shape but it needs some cleaning and tuning. The serial number is 5044 and it does not have the CV/Gate ins or outs. This is the first piece of Moog equipment I have ever owned. Hope there are more to come...

Moog Prodigy 

16th November 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Point Of View'. You can find the video in the Video section.

29th October 2012
Received the OS version 2.0 and the calibration EPROMs for the Oberheim OB-Mx. I ordered the EPROMs on this website.  There are 8 factory demo's in the OB-Mx. Here is a recording of the demo's with only reverb added.

27th October 2012
AKS performed live on the E-Live festival in Oirschot. We did 4 sets between the main acts. It was an exhilarating experience and, as far as we could tell, the people liked it too. You can see 2 pieces of music on YouTube.

AKS 27-10-2012AKS 27-10-2012AKS 27-10-2012 

20th October 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Struggle'. You can find the video in the Video section.

8th October 2012
Bought a second hand Oberheim OB-Mx. It contains 3 voice cards with 2 voices each, so it has 6 voices. The OS version is v1.04.

Oberheim OB-Mx

6th September 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Anne'. You can find the video in the Video section.

25th July 2012
Bought a second hand Korg PE-1000. It does not have the lid and misses some knobs and the traveler pedal.

Korg Polyphonic Ensemble 

14th June 2012
Bought a second hand Mackie Onyx 1620 with FireWire interface. I missed the gain on some channels on the Alesis MultiMix 16 Firewire. The Mackie also has 4 AUX busses so I can use more effects.

Mackie Onyx 1620 

1st June 2012
Very excited to announce that AKS is going to perform on E-Live 2012. Text from the Groove newsletter 792:

E-LIVE 2012 October 27th NEWS!!
I am proud to announce that the main act for E-Live 2012 will be none other then!! Bernd Kistenmacher.
It has been over 10 Years that Bernd played in The Netherlands and I am sure that many are looking forward to his performance.
Together with Ruud Heij and Gert Emmens who will play as second act it will be a day to remember.
And upstairs we have a special collective under the name AKS.
More info on the whole E-Live 2012 day will be available soon on the Website.
So set your timer to October 27th 2012!!
Where? In the Enck of coarse. Sales will start on July 1st.

28th May 2012
Bought a second hand Nord Wave. It is in splendid condition. I am very exited that I own this little red, very versatile synthesizer now.

Ckavia Nord Synthesizers

18th May 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Current'. You can find the video in the Video section.

5th May 2012
Again had a great time at my place with my friends Hans van Kroonenburg and Rene de Bakker. Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'AKS rides again'. You can find the video in the Video section.

4th April 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Contained'. You can find the video in the Video section.

24th March 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Vernal Season'. You can find the video in the Video section.

18th March 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Adrenaline'. You can find the video in the Video section.

18th February 2012
Had a great time at my place with my friends Hans van Kroonenburg and Rene de Bakker. Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'AKS Jam Session 18-02-2012'. You can find the video in the Video section.

5th February 2012
Bought an OSC HRM from Rob Hordijk. I was looking for an extra VCO and found this one. Rob also lives in the Netherlands so I collected the module from his workshop in The Hague. Rob is a very nice guy and I am very exited about the possibilities of the module.

13th January 2012
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Tenderness'. You can find the video in the Video section.


News 2011

30th December 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Love You, Dad'. You can find the video in the Video section.

24th September 2011
Uploaded my hundredth video to YouTube called 'One Hundred'. You can find the video in the Video section.

7th September 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'When in Rome'. You can find the video in the Video section.

2nd September 2011
Received the Synthesizers.com Q172 Quantizer Aid and Q147 Distributor I order some weeks ago.

12th May 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Choices'. You can find the video in the Video section.

30th April 2011
Bought a second hand Zoom G1 guitar effect pedal on Queens birthday for 7 euro's.

10th April 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Twoness'. You can find the video in the Video section.

4th April 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Traveling by train'. You can find the video in the Video section.

14th March 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Behold'. You can find the video in the Video section.

10th March 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Agony'. You can find the video in the Video section.

27th February 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Intimacy'. You can find the video in the Video section.

23rd February 2011
Bought a second hand Doepfer A-189-1 Voltage Controlled Bit Modifier. With this module I can get that distinct Mark Schreeve bass sound with that metal edge to it. I was informed Mark actually uses an Analogue Systems RS-290 V.C. Delay/Sampler for this to perform the bit crunching. The Doepfer module is much cheaper and maybe the quality of the AS module is better but this is good enough for me.

10th February 2011
Bought a second hand Alesis MultiMix 16 FireWire. Now I can perform multitrack recordings.

1st February 2011
Bought the Avid Pro Tools 9 upgrade. Now I can use any audio interface with Pro Tools.

20th January 2011
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The making of Missing You'. This video explains the actions I did in the video 'Missing You' which can find be found in the Video section.

17th January 2011
Uploaded a video called 'Missing You' in the Video section. From some reason I am not able to upload this video to YouTube.

6th January 2011
My boss has this Yamaha SY22 in the original box in the basement of our company building. He is doing nothing with this synth anymore and they need the space. So he asked me if I would like to have it. And yes, I would like to see if interesting sounds can be made with it.



News 2010

28th December 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Mark my words'. You can find the video in the Video section.

15th December 2010
Made an account on Twitter. If you want to follow me, search for Attorks on Twitter.

12th December 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Oneness'. You can find the video in the Video section.

08th December 2010
Added the track 'Lennon' to the demo section.

28th November 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Stop the time'. You can find the video in the Video section.

11th November 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Incredible'. You can find the video in the Video section.

10th November 2010
Added the tracks 'For a new friend' and 'Jamming with Mark' to the demo section.

07th November 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'I Pad, Therefore I Am. You can find the video in the Video section.

29th October 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Apeldoorn by night'. You can find the video in the Video section.

15th October 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A New Start'. You can find the video in the Video section.

29th August 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The Big Decision'. You can find the video in the Video section.

23rd August 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'In doubt'. You can find the video in the Video section.

17th August 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The reunion'. You can find the video in the Video section.

13th August 2010
Got 4 Synthesizers.com modules as birthday presents. A Q171 Quantizer Bank for the Q960 to make tuning easier, a Q963 Trigger Bus and Q128 Switch to be able to mute Q960 sequencer steps and a Q109 Envelope Generator for general purposes.

12th August 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Reaching a milestone age' because tomorrow is my 50th birthday. You can find the video in the Video section.

10th August 2010
Bought a second hand Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory with Hazarai. I wanted a additional delay for my Modulars. I was looking at the Electro-Harmonix devices for some time and than this one came along. I thought this was a good choice.

7th August 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Drifting along the Mosel'. You can find the full video in the Video section.

27th July 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The great void'. You can find the full video in the Video section.

24th July 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Merry-go-round'. You can find the full video in the Video section.

18th July 2010
Made a video of the process of making a sequence. The video is almost 20 minutes and I uploaded it in two parts to YouTube. The video's:

16th July 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The indecisiveness'. You can find the full video in the Video section.

5th July 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Trust me (excerpts)'. You can find the full video in the Video section.

29th June 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Viewing Paris from the Eiffel Tower'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

22nd June 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The Longing'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

19th June 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Pressure'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

13th June 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Sundays choral mass'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

8th June 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The beauty of it all, part 2'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

3rd June 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The beauty of it all'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

30th May 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'To the second power' in where I am accompanied by my son Mark on guitar. You can also find this video in the Video section.

17th May 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Lady in black' where the Synthesizers.com Q960 and Q962 together with the Doepfer MAQ16/3 are used for the sequences. You can also find this video in the Video section.

15th May 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'The Eagle has landed' where the Synthesizers.com Q960 together with the Doepfer MAQ16/3 are used for the sequences. You can also find this video in the Video section.

14th May 2010
The Synthesizers.com Q960 Sequencer and Q962 Sequential Switch has been delivered. This is a long standing wish come true. Here is a picture showing the 3 cabinets. The self built Modular underneath is not shown.

Cabinets on the 14th of May 2010

13th May 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An apocaliptic theme' where Nodal together with the Doepfer MAQ16/3 is uses for the sequences. You can also find this video in the Video section.

11th May 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An agonizing theme' where Nodal is uses for the sequences. You can also find this video and the Nodal file used in the Video section.

7th May 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An enchanted theme' where Nodal together with the Doepfer MAQ16/3 is uses for the sequences. You can also find this video and the Nodal file used in the Video section.

5th May 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A syncing theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

29th April 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A tranquil theme' where Nodal is uses for the sequences. You can also find this video and the Nodal file used in the Video section.

25th April 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A canon with Nodal' where I give another simple demonstration what you can do with Nodal. You can also find this video and the Nodal file used in the Video section.

23th April 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'First steps with Nodal' where I give a simple demonstration what you can do with Nodal. You can also find this video and the Nodal file used in the Video section.

18th April 2010
I have built a cabinet today as a home for the Synthesizers.com Q960 sequencer and Q962 sequencer switch. Still have to do the wiring but I understood from Margo that the order has not been sent yet because of the problems caused by the volcano activity in Iceland to the European air traffic.

Cabinet

9th April 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A progressive theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

29th March 2010
Ordered a Synthesizers.com Q960 sequencer and Q962 sequencer switch. For me this is a big expense but I thought it was about time. I do have to build a new cabinet to house to modules in the coming weeks.

28th March 2010
Sold the Korg 900PS with a little regret. I haven't used it for a while because I don't have the space to set it up. Also I needed money to buy a Synthesizers.com.

27th March 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A modest theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

20th March 2010
Uploaded a new track called 'Unanswered Message' in the Music section.

17th March 2010
Sold the Spirit Folio SX mixer. I don't need it anymore now that I have the Roland Line Mixer M-160.

13th March 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A warriors theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

10th March 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Launchpad controlling a MAQ16/3 using Live'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

27th Februari 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Launchpad controlling a Doepfer MAQ16/3'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

23rd Februari 2010
Bought a Novation Launchpad to further experiment with Ableton Live and to be able to control the clips in Live without using the mouse. Also want to investigate if the Launchpad can be used to control the Doepfer MAQ16/3.

15th Februari 2010
Bought a second hand Roland Line Mixer M-160. The Spirit Folio SX I am currently using is to big and I am not using the EQ on it.

6th Februari 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A smooth theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

4th Februari 2010
Finished a self made module containing 2 logarithmic slew limiters and a simple ring modulator based on the AD633. The slew limiters are based on the schematics of the YuSynth Dual Gated Slew module. The schema for the ring modulator can be found at the Music From Outer Space website.

23rd January 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A misty theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

8th January 2010
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A birds theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

7th January 2010
The Blacet MiniWave was delivered on Monday the 4th of January. But after connecting it to my MOTM cabinet on Tuesday evening there were some problems with the waves from the standard socket A which seemed distorted. Had several mail contact with John Blacet about this. And after that it appeared that the EPROM in socket A probably had a faulty contact. After that some calibration had to be performed because only half the waves were generated. But now it is working fine. The power connector in the MOTM cabinet was not problem because the Blacet uses the same power connector on the PCB. Still have to figure out what I am going to do to fit the it in the MOTM cabinet. Some pictures:

Blacet MiniWave FrontBlacet MiniWave PCB

6th January 2010
Received the package for the Ian Fritz Teezer Through-Zero VCO I order from The BrideChamber last year.

5th January 2010
Received a batch of CD's of the Synthesizers DotCom Collective 2009 CD. And there are lot of fantastic tracks on this CD. If you want a copy just mail me. The CD costs 10 euro including shipping. The tracks and contributors on the CD are the following:

1. The Last King - John Rice & Martin Peters
2. Maria’s Playground - Alfonso Alba
3. Skylab - Ritchie DeCarlo
4. Threads of Noise - Mike Kelley
5. Faure’s Pavane - Richard Galbraith
6. Change - Martin Peters
7. Ambient Tumbleweeds - Jim Ghivizzani
8. Building a Robot - Roger Pellegrini
9. Beethoven Sonata No.14, C Sharp Minor, Third Movement - Dana Countryman
10. Gouging Rod - Kindred Lost
11. Torus(Stellarator excerpt) - 9thLayer
12. No Resistance - Angelo Metz

DotCom Collective CD



News 2009

27th December 2009
Bought a second hand Blacet MiniWave from an musician in America called Inverse Room. For some time I wanted to buy a MiniWave to explore it's possibilities. But the ModCan B version is just to expensive for me. So I grabbed to opportunity when I saw the add on the MatrixSynth website. It was build from the kit and has the Rocket Socket EPROM in socket B. It uses the +15V/-15V power supply so I should be able to plug it in my MOTM cabinets power cables.

18th December 2009
The DotCom Collective CD's are now finished and being delivered to the contributors.

20th December 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Yet another symphonic theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

7th December 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A chaotic theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

30th November 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A simple arpeggiated theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

21st November 2009
Extracted the music from the last 16 video's. Converted the wav-files to mp3-files and added those for download in the Video section.

15th November 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A black keys theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

23rd October 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A rocking theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

16th October 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Another symphonic theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

04th October 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A stressed theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

28th September 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A borrowed theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

18th September 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An experimental theme' using the Doepfer R2M Ribbon Controller. You can also find this video in the Video section.

6th September 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A sliding theme' using the newly acquired Doepfer R2M Ribbon Controller. You can also find this video in the Video section.

4th September 2009
Bought a second hand Doepfer R2M Ribbon Controller V2 in very good shape. Always had a wish for some kind of ribbon controller to use with my Modulars.

24th July 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Another odd time signature theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

19th July 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A melancholic theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

27th June 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A subtle theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

21th June 2009
Finished building the Music From Outer Space Dual VCA which I ordered from the BrideChamber. I did need some extra VCA's so now I have them. The behavior is like the Formant VCA I have; you have to open the gain to get output. On the Synthesizers.com VCA this is not necessary; you only have to feed a control voltage.

11th June 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A somewhat bombastic theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

6th June 2009
Sold my Kawai K5000R for 300 euro.

1st June 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube with a short demo of the Resonant LoPass Gate. You can also find this video in the Video section.

31th May 2009
Finished building the Resonant LoPass Gate module. This module is a clone of the famous Buchla 292c LoPass Gate. Thomas White is the one who made this possible by producing the schematics and the PCB. I bought the PCB, with most of the components already on it, second hand from someone in Belgium. The two Vactrols on it are VTL5C6, which are the fast type. I added the components for the mixer section and got the panel, pots, knobs and jackbusses from The BrideChamber.

24th May 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An odd time signature theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

7nd May 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A minimal theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

6nd May 2009
The collaboration track for the Synthesizers DotCom Collective CD with John L Rice is ready. I uploaded it to be part of the CD.

2nd May 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A screaming theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

26th April 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Theme for Wieb Klaver'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

22th April 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An odd theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

12th April 2009
Started working on a track for the Synthesizers DotCom Collective in collaboration with John L Rice. John delivered 3 wave files, one with a slow bass sequence, one with the strings and one click track to be able to synchronize the files in Pro Tools LE.

11th April 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An arpeggiated theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

22th March 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Exploring the Waldorf Q Keyboard'. In the video I explore some sounds you can make with the Waldorf Q Keyboard. You can also find this video in the Video section.

3rd April 2009
I sold my AKAI AX80 to a friendly guy from the eastern part of The Netherlands. He is also a long time synthesizer addict like me. On YouTube his channel name is zaphid.

2nd April 2009
Angelo Metz has a plan to produce a Synthesizers DotCom Collective CD where people who own Synthesizers.com equipment can supply a track in which the Synthesizers.com modules are used. I joined this collective and have a track ready to upload called 'Change'.

29th March 2009
Bought a second hand Waldorf Q Keyboard. It is the 16 voice version and it is in a good condition. I am very glad to have a keyboard with so many knobs for real time control. That's why I like my Nord Lead 1 so much. The downside is that I will have to sell my Kawai K5000R and AKAI AX80 to finance this buy.

Waldorf Q Keyboard

22th March 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A changing theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

14th March 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A theme for my Muse'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

5th March 2009
Bought a second hand Universal Audio UAD-1 adapter. The Mix Essentials plug-in bundle and Nigel plug-in can be used freely. Bought it to try some quality plug-ins and experience the difference compared to the standard RTAS plug-ins which come with Pro Tools LE 7.4.

23rd Februari 2009
Uploaded my 25th video to YouTube called 'A symphonic theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

14th Februari 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A Saint Valentine's Day theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

6th Februari 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Ratchet Sequence with a Doepfer MAQ16/3'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

5th Februari 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An unpretentious theme close-up'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

30th January 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A brisk theme close-up'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

24th January 2009
Added a textbox to the Music section offering an audio CD-R for 8 euro's. This because I now have enough material to fill-up a CD-R.

16th Januari 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A simple theme close-up'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

10th Januari 2009
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A fast theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.



News 2008

24th December 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Yet, another simple theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

10th December 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'A humble theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

10th November 2008
Finished building the full kit for the Ian Fritz All-In EG.

Ian Fritz All-In EG

7th November 2008
Received the full kit for the Ian Fritz All-In EG from The Bridechamber.

5th November 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An even simpler theme; reprise'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

1st November 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'An even simpler theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

27th October 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube called 'Another simple theme'. You can also find this video in the Video section.

12th October 2008
Finished building the full kit for the Ian Fritz 5Pulser Waveshaper. A short demonstration of this module can be seen in the Video section and on YouTube.

10th October 2008
Received the full kit for the Ian Fritz 5Pulser Waveshaper from The Bridechamber.

8th October 2008
Finished a new cabinet for MOTM format modules. The cabinet is basically the same as the Synthesizers.com cabinet apart from the height of the module mounting rails and the connectors. Here is a picture of the cabinet with the CGS Steiner filter, the Oakley Equinoxe phaser and a lot of space for future modules:

MOTM format cabinet

28th September 2008
Uploaded all the video's previously uploaded to YouTube to this web site in the original format. You can find them here.

27th September 2008
Uploaded a video with a demonstration of the Oakley Equinoxe Voltage Controlled Phaser to YouTube. You can see it here.

26th September 2008
Made a separate page for the video's previous uploaded to YouTube. Started to upload the video's in the original format which means that the audio quality is much better than on YouTube.

25th September 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube. You can see it here. A simple theme; no keyboard wizardry here. The Synthesizers.com sound uses the Oakley Equinoxe Voltage Controlled Phaser which is modulated by a LFO, an Envelope Generator and later on by a VCO. Row 1 of the MAQ16/3 drives the DotCom, row 2 the MFM and row 3 the Creamware MiniMax (not visible). The phaser strings are produced by the Kawai K5000R, the solo by the Clavia Nord lead 1 and the rhytm by the ZOOM RhythmTrak RT-323.

18th September 2008
Uploaded a video with a demonstration of the CGS Steiner Voltage Controlled HP, LP & BP Filter to YouTube. You can see it here.

16th September 2008
Bought two second hand modules from a friendly guy who sells his MOTM format modules. The modules are:
Oakley Equinoxe (Voltage Controlled Phaser Module)
CGS Steiner Voltage Controlled HP, LP & BP Filter (CGS35)

A photo of the two modules:

Oakley and CGS module

Currently I am out of cabinet space so I have to build a new rack for these modules and for the ordered 5Pulser WaveShaper.

15th September 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube. You can see it here. Just an improvisation which I wanted to share with you. The MFM Modular does the bass line, the Synthesizers.com Modular the accompanying sequence, the ZOOM RT-323 the drums and the AKAI AX80 together with the Kawai K5000R the solos and the chords.

1st September 2008
Ordered a full kit for the Ian Fritz 5Pulser Waveshaper at The Bridechamber. I want to expand with modules and they have a good selection of complete kits. I ordered the kit as a trail to see what the total costs are and what the quality is of the kits.

30th August 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube. You can see it here. This time I recorded the video and audio with different applications. But I noticed the video is not as smooth as it should be. Row 1 of the MAQ16/3 has an 8 step sequence for the 2 modular's. Row 3 transposes the sequence on row 1. Row 2 drives the chord memory chords on the Akai AX80. The solo on the Nord Lead 1 has a kind of PPG like sound.

5th August 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube. You can see it here. Somewhat different than before because I tried to do some close-ups and camera moves. But it is difficult doing this all alone and also trying to make some music. The Synthesizers.com sequence starts dry and then I switch on the AKAI Head Rush E2 in tape echo mode (blue device on the top right of the DotCom). You can hear how the sequence becomes alive. When I switch the connect switch on the Q124, the CV of row 1 of the MAQ16/3 is connected to the 1V/Oct of the Q107. Row 1 drives the DotCom and the MFM. Row 2 drives the Nord Lead 1 which 2nd VCO is detuned 5 semitones down to simulate chords. Row 3 adds 2 semitones to row 1 each 8 steps. The solo is done on the Kawai 100F.

4th August 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube. You can see it here. The sequence is basically the same as on the video uploaded on the 2nd of August but this video is more focused on the 2 Modulars.

2nd August 2008
Uploaded a video to YouTube. You can see it here. The video starts with a slow part and halfway transform in the fast part. The Kawai 100F is used for the solo's.

4th July 2008
Received the ordered Q108 Multiples and Q131 Blank Panel from Synthesizers.com. Also received the Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter but handed the module over to my wife because she is giving me it on my birthday.

21th June 2008
Uploaded the same video to tv.sonicstate.com. You can see it here. The advantage over YouTube is that the sound is in stereo and the quality is slightly better.

20th June 2008
Made a video with my new Logitech Pro 9000 and uploaded it to YouTube. You can see it here. Doepfer row 1 drives the Synthesizers.com (the sound at the beginning) and row 3 the MiniMax ASB (second sound and bass). The MiniMax ASB is on my left and not visible in the video. AX80 is on chord memory so I can push 1 note to get a chord. The distinct sound of the Synthesizers.com is caused by patching the saw wave of oscillator 2 to the resonance input on the Q107 filter. Oscillator 2 is FM'ed slightly by a formant LFO from the modular below the Synthesizers.com.

24th May 2008
Made another video attempt on YouTube. You can see it here. You see my little DotCom, the MFM, Doepfer MAQ16/3, Nord Lead 1 and the Zoom RT-323 doing the rhythm and from which I transpose the Modulars.

17th May 2008
Made my first video attempt on YouTube. You can see it here. You can see my little Synthesizers.com cabinet, the MFM and Doepfer MAQ16/3 in action. What you don't see is the Zoom RT-323 doing the rhythm and from which I transpose the Modulars.

16th May 2008
Ordered the following modules from Synthesizers.com:
1 x Q124 Multiples
1 x Q131 Single-Width Blank Panel
1 x Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter
The Transistor Ladder Filter I ordered for my wife so she has a present for my birthday.

14th May 2008
Ordered a Q108 Multiples and a Q131 Blank Panel at Synthesizers.com.

26th March 2008
Today the ordered Synthesizers.com modules have arrived. But my cabinet is not ready yet because I still have to do the wiring. Here a picture with the modules in the cabinet, including the Variable State Filter which I got in February. Notice that the modules have not yet been secured to the cabinet with the screws.

Synthesizers.com modules


2nd March 2008
Made a cabinet for the Synthesizers.com modules. The cabinet is 80cm wide and 20cm deep. The cabinet can contain 14 single space modules. If the ordered modules are delivered and built in there is room left for 4 single space modules.

25th February 2008
Ordered the following modules from Synthesizers.com:
2 x Q106 - Oscillator with the Q106CRS (Calibrated Range Switch) option
1 x Q108 - Amplifier
2 x Q109 - Envelope Generator
1 x Q112 - 4 Channel Mixer

11th February 2008
Today I received the Synthesizers.com Q107 Variable State Filter. Connected it to the Power-One power supply and used it with my Modular to replace the current VCF. I am surprised about the sound and possibilities; using the low pass output it sounds much better (or different) than my Formant 24dB VCF. Here is a sound example where I am only altering the upper 4 knobs; as the sound source, 2 VCO's with sawtooth waveform are used with some coloured noise added.

Synthesizers.com Q107


1st February 2008
Bought a second hand Power-One HDCC-150W-AG power supply for 60 euro to provide the power for the new Synthesizers.com modules I intend to buy. I bought it because a QPS1 power supply of Synthesizers.com would cost me around 275 dollar because of the additional import duties and the high shipping costs because of the weight.

14th January 2008
Last year I have build a basic Modular that I am very pleased with. This year I want to expand the Modular with some commercial modules. I have chosen for Synthesizers.com because the modules have the right size for me, they are ready made and relatively cheap. It may be that the quality of MOTM, Oakley, Blacet, Modcan, etc. modules is better but these modules are too expensive for me. Furthermore I can not judge on the quality of the modules of the various vendors because I have never had the opportunity to try any of the modules so I am not able to compare them side by side. Perhaps I will buy some MOTM or Oakley modules later on to get some variation in the modules. Today I ordered my first module at Synthesizers.com. The module is the Q107 Variable State Filter which I can use right away with my current Modular.



News 2007

10th September 2007
Bought a second hand ZOOM RhythmTrak RT-323. I wanted a drum machine to just play along with for some time and this seemed a good choice.

9th September 2007
Added the 'My First Modular' page.

4th September 2007
Started the work on the 'Demo music' page.

13th August 2007
Got an Akai Head Rush E2 as a birthday present.

8th August 2007
Sold my Akai AX73 for 180 euro.

20th June 2007
Bought a second hand Akai AX80 for 300 euro. It is in a good condition but I have to clean the keyboard; 2 keys are not responding like they should.  After cleaning the keyboard, the internals and the displays, this AX80 is in top shape again. Already own a Akai AX73 which I want to sell, now I have the AX80. Really like the AX80 keyboard action which is better than the AX73's.

Akai AX80


6th June 2007
Bought a second hand Korg 900PS. This is a preset synthesizer build in 1975. It is in a pretty good condition but I have to clean some switches and sliders.

Korg 900PS


2nd June 2007
Starting to set up the site. The site will contain the music from the Attorks CD and new music as free high quality mp3 files.