I heard a papernoise in the distance

I'm a graphic designer and illustrator with a pathologic love for synths and electronic music. Here I talk about musical hacking, DIY, circuit bending, synths and handmade, experimental electronic music.
I run a small design studio called papernoise, you can find our website at: www.papernoise.net. I also play in an experimental noise band called kvsu

October 19, 2014 at 2:20pm
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Preen FM firmware and editor update!

Firmware 1.06 (small fixe) and Editor 0.7 (fixes and better host compatibility) are available.
See the sticky threads in the forums for more info.

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New DIY synth coming from Groovesizer!

http://groovesizer.com The Groovesizer TB2 is a synthesizer shield for the Arduino Due. The TB2 is a 4 note paraphonic wavetable synth with (digital) filter, envelope and LFO. In addition to the built-in wave shapes (sine, triangle, saw, square, noise), additional wave shapes can be loaded from SD card. For sound generation, it makes use of the two 12-bit DACs built into the Due’s ATSAM3X8E processor (output is mono in the current configuration, but stereo operation is also possible). The TB2 will be available in kit form (ETA December 2014).

October 18, 2014 at 4:40pm
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This week at Papernoise

  • Due to some important family business I haven’t done most of what I wanted to do. But then, I don’t have to think twice when it comes to choose between work and family.
  • The DIY version of the Mutant Clap will be coming soon to the  Hexinverter.net shop! I didn’t design the cat, but I think it looks pretty cute nonetheless :)
  • On Tuesday I had the opportunity to present my work at the local Free University of Bolzano. It was kind of cool to be back there after so many years. I’ve graduated there in design about 6 years ago.

October 15, 2014 at 1:40pm
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Mutable Instruments getting out of the DIY business?

Oliver Gillet writes on the MI forums:

After careful considerations, I have decided to progressively ramp down the production of most of Mutable Instruments’ DIY line.

I was thinking the other day that if I had to go to a desert island and take just one synth with me, it would probably be the 4-PM Shruthi. I would not be doing what I’m doing now if Olivier Gillet hadn’t designed that first Shruti-1 and sold it as a kit, so I think I own a lot of that.

Still I totally understand and support the decision. I would most certainly be doing the same, if I was in his situation.

Of course MI is not getting out of the DIY world completely, in fact Olivier writes:

I do plan to produce new batches of the following products:

Shruthi kit. There’s really nothing quite like this little beast. I might narrow it down to one or two flavors (like vanilla = kit+plexi case and vanilla-caramel-choco-chips-cookie-dough = 4PM kit + metal case).

More about it here: http://mutable-instruments.net/forum/discussion/5932/a-little-heads-up-what039s-next-at-mutable-instruments

October 12, 2014 at 2:20pm
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Concert Archive: Jerome Noetinger / Lionel Marchetti from STEIM Amsterdam on Vimeo.


sitting here in awe of two masters of their craft at play… I needed this reminder today

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I feel u 


I feel u 

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This week at Papernoise

  • Finally got some up to date Pantone color books. I feel a lot more professional now :)
  • My Vectr arrived this week! The black panel really looks good, too bad I didn’t even have time to really play around with it.
  • The new Ambika Metal cases by Van Daal (and myself) have arrived in Paris at the Mutable Instruments HQ.
  • Mutable Instruments is selling some Tides modules with minor defects for a great price! https://mutable-instruments.myshopify.com/collections/eurorack-modules/products/tides
  • Actually lots of things have happened this week that are not really worth mentioning on this blog

October 10, 2014 at 2:20pm
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Overtone Singing

Anna-Maria Hefele | http://www.anna-maria-hefele.com/

overtone singing is a voice technique where it seems like one person sings two notes at the same time.

You can sing the overtone scale on one fundamental. Another fundamental has its own overtone scale, so in order to have more overtones to sing nice melodies, you can use different fundamentals and change them while singing.

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This simple modification adds a photocell resistor to control our VCF. By using a photocell we are able to have functional control over the filter cutoff frequency by simply moving our hand closer or farther away.

October 9, 2014 at 2:20pm
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Moog Music also today launched the beta version of a learning portal, Werkstatt Workshop. The site contains project ideas, mod tutorials (like this one for making an arpeggiator/sequencer, below), parts lists, educational lesson plans, 3D printer files, Arduino integration and control and many other “dynamic resources” for Werkstatt owners.

via Synthtopia

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An evergreen.

Harley Poe – It’s Only the End of the World

October 8, 2014 at 2:20pm
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Euroboy playing Graba


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Red Cloud Keyboard by Noystoise
Full story here: http://www.noystoise.com/2014/09/red-cloud-keyboard.html

Red Cloud Keyboard by Noystoise

Full story here: http://www.noystoise.com/2014/09/red-cloud-keyboard.html

October 7, 2014 at 2:20pm
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read the whole story about how this was made here: http://www.noystoise.com/2014/09/red-cloud-keyboard.html

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OSICA - Aux enfants perdus

Website: http://www.osica-music.com

OSICA limited 7inch out very soon! Only 48 copies still available on reservation, check it on http://www.egotwister.com/ to get your own, with very cheap postage to countries outside of France : 1€ for one seven 7inch!

Listen extracts of the two tracks here : 


Credit video: Brainsucked