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WMD at SuperBooth 2018 Posted on 26 Apr 00:00

WMD will be attending the annual synthesizer conference in Berlin, Germany, SUPERBOOTH.

We will be showing off progress on our newest and possibly most anticipated creation yet, the Advanced Trigger Sequencer Prototype.  Create long trigger sequences, save them to memory, arrange parts and songs, and save it all to memory.  Since our last showing at NAMM 2018 we've added Triplets, Mutes, Saving and loading, and a ton more.

We will be showcasing our most recent Eurorack Module release FRACTURE.

 ... and here's a little secret ...  New Digital VCA is coming at SuperBooth.  It's smaller and more powerful than the first version.  More coming on that soon ;)

 


New WMD Test Lab Video with live performance from Nasty Nachos Posted on 12 Jan 14:25

This jam started out with a new concept in sequencing a bass line using the WMD Arpitecht.

I was messing around with the idea of creating movement by using the Notes mask on the Arpitecht to create chord and interval shapes.  Another lane of sequencing was disabling the root note so the sequence didn't always begin on "C". Then, using lots and lots of reset gates to keep the bass line on the root of the chord progression, rather than the root of the scale.  Every once and a while i'd let up on the reset signals and let the Arpitecht roll through the chord or octaves in order to create some fun variation.

The next step was to highlight and support that bass line by adding chords and a lead with another Arpitecht and it's expander the Triad.  For this, instead of sequencing notes, I left that input empty and just used the Notes knob and Triad knob to select a standard 1-3-5 triad.  From there I sequenced both Transpose and Scale.  I would transpose the chord so it's root would be on the root note my bass line sat on.  From there I sequenced scale just a bit to switch between Major and Minor accordingly.  I personally have studied music theory quite a bit so it's second nature whether the chord needs to be major or minor.  However whenever in doubt, just use your ears.  Think to yourself, does this sound right?  If you aren't sure, just try it the other way.  It's usually pretty obvious. If it isn't, just go with what YOU like best.  It's your music :)

The text in the video outlines the voices I was using.  All but the chords, I accidently left them out (sorry). The Pads are 3 Noise Engineering Sync Iter oscillators going through the aperture filter which is having it's frequency band modulated by modbox.

A quick shout out to 4ms for making the Dual Looping Delay.  This thing is super fun and ended up being the star of the show.  I am taking the lead arpeggiation into it via a send on the WMD Performance Mixer and looping it.  It's synced to the whole song via the ping input.  Reverse, hold, and moving around the time knob helped make a super washy swell that was fun to riff on and made for a nice way to transition from one part to another.

This was a fun video to make, I hope you dig!


WMD "Fresh Pots" Podcast Posted on 27 Dec 08:45

Did you know that WMD has a podcast?

Fresh Pots is a weekly podcast hosted by the WMD crew where we talk about gear news, music news, production techniques and more.  With new episodes released every Wednesday (or there around), you can check it out HERE.

 


Arpitecht Tutorials Posted on 13 Dec 14:14

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Instagram as we are constantly updating both with tips, tricks, tutorials, and patch examples.  Up this week, the Arpitecht.  

We have had lots of questions on how to patch up the Arpitecht as an arpeggiator vs. quantizer, and how to sequence it with supporting eurorack modules.  This new set of videos is a great place to start when thinking about adding it to your modular synth rig.

How to use the Arpitecht as a voltage quantizer:

How to use the Arpitecht as an arpeggiator: 

 

 


New video featuring Pedro Eustache and the WMD Synchrodyne Posted on 13 Dec 14:04

Our good friend Pedro Eustache, a monster wind player an synthesis enthusiast, came into the shop a few months ago while on tour with the Hans Zimmer orchestra.  He brought his home-made mini eurorack case which features the WMD Synchrodyne and a Expert Sleepers Disting being used as a synth voice.  He controls this little set up with a vintage Lyricon Wind Driver, a piece that looks similar to a clarinet, but translates the expressiveness of Pedro's playing into CV information.  Alex set up a quick patch and the two jammed it out.  

For more information on Pedro, check out his website.

 

 

 

 


SuperBooth 2017, here we come! Posted on 04 Apr 10:15

SuperBooth is a new conference for music manufacturers put on by Andreas Schneider and the great folks over at Schneidersladen.  They  threw such a great party last year, we figured we'd take a second run in Berlin!

We will have the Arpitecht, Triad, and Overseer with us along with something new ;)

We are excited to get to see some old friends and new faces and show off some new gear!

For more info about Superbooth, visit: www.superbooth.com


WMD TEST LAB LIVE Posted on 14 Feb 09:24

That's right, TEST LAB LIVE is ALIVE!

Test Lab Live is our new online stream channel via Youtube Live Streaming.

We will be streaming new product demos, tutorials, previews, patch run throughs, and live patching.

The schedule is still in the air while we are working out the kinks in the set up.

Check out our first ever stream below and stay tuned to WMD TEST LAB LIVE for more episodes!


New WMD Modules for 2017! Posted on 07 Feb 11:13

We have 5 new modules to release this year and we couldn't be more excited!

All of the details for each new module are up now, check out their product pages.

MSCL

MODBOX

OVERSEER

ARPITECHT

TRIAD

Check out a quick overview from Synthtopia here:

 

 


WMD Performance Mixer Shipping Now! Posted on 21 Sep 10:47

We are excited to announce that we are releasing and shipping the WMD Performance mixer today!  This 8 channel powerhouse will change the way people perform live with their Eurorack systems and we are so stoked to see how people use it!

Check out the Performance Mixer page here.

 


Goldilocks Planet is available now! Posted on 25 Aug 09:30

The newest WMD product, the Goldilocks Planet is shipping to dealers and available to purchase direct from our site now.

The Goldilocks Planet is a distortion pedal with 3 clipping modes, tone and presence controls, and trademark "Density" knob.

In this video, the Designer Caleb Tardio demos and talks with Alex about what a Goldilocks Planet is in NASA terms, and why he designed the pedal the way he did.