modular notes about the track:

The recurring growling sound is the word "Waveform" produced by Plaits in its last green mode stored in the sample memory of Magneto and pitched down. The same Plaits module produced the low drone which was stored inside Clouds freeze buffer; Plaits was then free again and able to output the random hihats audible from the middle of the track. 

The other melodic sparse notes come from Basimilus Iteritas Alter and Dixie II+. 

The sequencers are Hermod and Marbles, this last module's pitch output shaped by Scales, by selecting the notes manually. 

Other modules used are: Pamela's New Workout, Chronoblob2, Mimeophon, Qpas and Veils.


  • Hermod
  • MI Clouds
  • MI Marbles
  • MI Plaits
  • MI Veils
  • Strymon Magneto
  • Basimilus Iteritas Alter
  • Intellijel Dixie II+
  • Intellijel Scales
  • Pamela's New Workout
  • Alright Devices Chronoblob2
  • MakeNoise Mimeophon
  • MakeNoise Qpas

modular notes about the track:

"Retrospect is recorded on a stereo track in Live10. When I got Contour1 (Joranalogue) in my rack I started out using it as a VCO. The main lines in the track are recorded samples from sequences done on Contour1 with several FX that I recorded a few months back. I came across them when I started Retrospect. The samples were cut in different clips which are sequenced by ST modular's path. The melody which kicks in half way is sequenced by Eloquencer and spit out by 2hp Pluck and travels through several destinations. It took a lot of time to get the track right, but as mentioned in my bio, I’m just scratching the surface and the learning path is far from an end. I just hope you enjoy it."


Video: see the "video" page of modular404, or click




  • Winter Modular: Eloquencer
  • Xaoc: Batumi, Praga, Belgrad
  • Befaco: Kickall
  • Ladik: D-420 drum girl
  • Joranalogue: Contour1, Switch4, Transmit2
  • Doepfer: A-140-2
  • Shakmat Modular: Knight Gallop, White Gallop, Time Wizard, Time Apprentice
  • Tessitura tailor, Hi-Pass
  • 2hp: Pluck
  • Qu-Bit: Chord v2
  • Happy Nerding: Fx-aid
  • Void Modular: Hexagram
  • 1010 bitbox
  • After Later Audio: uBurst
  • ST Modular: Franz, Path
  • Mutable Instruments: Ripples (3x), Peaks
  • Music Thing Modular: Radio Music
  • ZVEX: Instant Lo-Fi Junky
  • Strymon: Magneto
  • Flight of Harmony: Plague Bearer

This track was recorded in a single live take. Only a few edits and rhythmic arrangements were made to enhance the sound.

“Line is the path of a point moving through space. A line may move up, down, left or right. it may climb, fall, twist, float or dance. it may swell, taper, divide or multiply. Line is a record of actions. Our eyes [ ears ] may move with a line as it is formed or they may move along existing lines. Line is everywhere.” Discovering line







  • Cwejman BLD 


  • SSF Bassdrurm 
  • Erica Synths Hats
  • Bastl Noise in Wasp filter and Optomix 
  • Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas

Voices & FX 

  • uBraids
  • MakeNoise DPO
  • MakeNoise Telharmonic 
  • MakeNoise Mmg
  • Bubblesound Diod
  • System80 Jove
  • Make Noise Mimeophon
  • Strymon Magneto

Seqs & mods

  • WMD Metron
  • Shakmat Knight Gallop
  • Xaoc Batumi
  • Pamela’s Workout
  • WMD SSF Blender

This 100 % modular track uses classic east-coast synthesis techniques. It runs on one repetitive sequence (like Berlin school music) programmed on the Stillson Hammer MK 2 (which was clearly a game changer when it took place inside my rack) and is played and tweaked live via the offset capabilities of this amazing sequencer. Previously played during an “Ambiant Lay Down”’ event in Brussels, cYclIc bAckgrOUnd was Recorded in one take in january 2020 via the stereo output of the Befaco Hexmix.


Link :



Sequencer : Stillson Hammer MK 2

Mixer : Befaco HEXMIX

Sounds and tones

  • 3 Klavis Twin waves
  • 1 Braids
  • 1 Plaits
  • 1 Noise Engeenering Loquelic iteritas
  • Intellijel filters (Korgasmatron, uVCF)



  • Xaoc Batumi
  • Intellijel Quadra



  • Dave Smith Character
  • Tip Top Audio Z-DSP
  • 4MS Dual looping delay


  • Mutable Instruments Marbles 
  • Mutable Instruments Plaits
  • Xaoc Batumi LFO
  • Intellijel Plonk
  • 1010Music Bitbox 
  • Erica Pico DSP
  • Happy Nerding VCA
  • Happy Nerding Out





This is a MONO track, like many original Space Age tracks.

See this video for module listing

(the additional noise is not a fax machine, it is the zoom motor from the camera)





  • Sputnik Modular - Keyboard
  • Sputnik Modular - 5 step Voltage Source
  • Sputnik Modular - Selector
  • Sputnik Modular - Oscillator
  • Sputnik Modular - Quad VCF/VCA ( as lowPassGate)
  • Sputnik Modular - West coast Random Source
  • Sputnik Modular - Quad function & Trigger Source
  • Sputnik Modular - Four Tape Delay / Dual Crossfader
  • Sputnik Modular - 6-ch Stereo Mixer
  • The Haverstman - Hertz Donutz MkII
  • ALM - Akemie's Taiko
  • ALM - Pamela workout (old)
  • Sonic Potion - Penrose
  • 2HP - Seq
  • Xaoc - Warna
  • Xaoc - Bytom




  • Ginko Taptempo LFO2
  • Serge Resonant EQ 
  • Buchla Dual LPG
  • Buchla Dual function generator
  • Doepfer A-199 Spring
  • Mutable Instruments Plaits
  • Mutable Instruments Clouds (x2)
  • Music Thing Modular Radio Music
  • Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 for sample playback
  • Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 for FX
  • TipTop SD09
  • Erica Synths Pico Drums
  • Erica Synths Black Hole DSP2
  • DIY Ringmodulator
  • DIY Distortion
  • DIY Tube amp
  • Harvestman R1932 & Doepfer A110 for bassline
  • HSTA Baby 8 Sequencer
  • Ridrum Tk-09 kick drum
  • DIY Noise & Sample/hold generator
  • Lfo's, VCA's and attenuators
  • Beatstep Pro for main sequencing



A new release from Onsturicheit!

“Wij Zullen Valken Zijn Met Arends Ogen” is a dark trip with cinematic dialog samples.

modulargrid: onsturicheit


more about Onsturicheit: onsturicheit on facebook




Sound sources: 


  • Braids
  • Mungo g0
  • MakeNoise STO
  • MI Rings
  • E340 Cloud Generator


Modulation & Filtering


  • Dual Borg
  • Dave Smith filter
  • O_C
  • Temps Utile
  • Wogglebug
  • MakeNoise Function
  • Intellijel Quadra
  • MakeNoise Optomix
  • MI Frames




  • MI Clouds
  • SSF Delay
  • 2HP Reverb
  • Disting MK3



Bomb Of Hope on soundcloud: soundcloud


Bomb Of Hope on youtube: youtube



  • 2hp 4 Channel Mixer
  • Bastl Instruments GrandPa Granular Sampler
  • Befaco Muxlicer voltage controlled switch and sequencer
  • Blue Lantern Modules Diode VCF 
  • Bubblesound Instruments VCA
  • Circuit Abbey Gozinta Input & Amplification
  • Doepfer A-150 Dual voltage controlled Switch
  • Doepfer A-152 voltage controlled switch
  • Doepfer A-106-5 SEM VCF
  • Doepfer A-170 Slew Limiter
  • Grayscale x0x heart
  • Intellijel Quadra Quad Envelope / Function Generator
  • Intellijel Korgasmatron II filter, oscillator & Expander
  • Intellijel Metropolis Sequencer
  • Intellijel Cylonix Shapeshifter Dual Complex Wavetable VCO
  • Livewire Electronics FrequenSteiner filter.
  • Music Thing Modular Mikrophonie
  • Mutable instruments Braids
  • Mutable instruments Clouds Texture synthesizer
  • Orthogonal Devices ER-301 voltage controlled DSP
  • Pittsburgh Modular Filter 
  • Pittsburgh Modular Mixer
  • Temps Utile 6x clock generator
  • Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythms Step Sequencer
  • Tiptop Audio Z8000 MK1 Matrix Sequencer
  • Tiptop Audio Z3000 Smart VCO MKII
  • Vermona quad MIDI Interface
  • Vermona Fourmulator Quad Digital LFO



Nueve Vidas 1

Nueve Vidas 2


Nueve Vidas on facebook: facebook



  • Synthrotek Chaos Nand
  • Mutable Instruments Clouds, Rings, Peaks
  • Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium
  • Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
  • Doepfer A-190-3
  • Make Noise Maths


modulargrid: Kivig


Lars Kivig on facebook: facebook





  • Ornament & Crime
  • Mutable Rings, Veils, Clouds
  • Orgone Accumulator
  • Dervish
  • Meth Amp


modulargrid: Markt -2705


Mark Thomson on soundcloud


Markt on youtube



  • Joranalogue Audio Design: Link 2, Mix 3, Filter 8
  • Antumbra 6MIX
  • Bastl Instruments GrandPa, SPA
  • Erica Synths Pico DSP, Pico VCF1
  • Intellijel Rainmaker
  • Music Thing Modular Radio Music
  • Mutable instruments: Marbles, Stages, Rings, Blinds, Clouds, Plaits, Ears
  • mxmxmx dual offset/attenuator
  • Pusherman µO_C
  • 2hp Brst, Freez


modulargrid: Nordlys The Boat rack



more about Nordlys: Norlys on facebook



  • Mannequins Mangrove, Just Friends, Cold Mac, and Three Sisters
  • Mutable Instruments Stages
  • Monome Teletype and Ansible
  • Intellijel Noise Tools

modulargrid: Benjamin Column Generation rack

more about Benjamin Mauch: Benjamin Mauch on BandCamp


  • Audio Damage: ADM06 Sequencer 1
  • Doepfer: A-138b, A-188-1C, A-124 modified WASP
  • Erica Synths: Pico MODulator, Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO, Black Polivoks VCF, Black Octasource, Black Hole DSP, Pico Drums, Pico Multi
  • Gargoyle: Delay 2.0
  • Intellijel: Atlantis, Rainmaker
  • Make Noise: Maths, STO, Rosie, Richter Wogglebug 2014, Rene, Telharmonic
  • Malekko Heavy Industry: MUTE 4
  • Music Thing Modular: Simple EQ, Radio Music, Spring
  • Mutable instruments: Grids, Tides, Clouds, Links
  • Noise Engineering: Mimetic Sequent
  • Pittsburgh Modular: MIDI 3, WAVEFORMS, LFO2 (Mk. II), LPG (Mk. II), Filter (Mk. II), Mix Mult (Mk. II), Envelope (Mk. II), Dual VCA (Mk. II), Outs (Mk. II), Toolbox (Mk. II), Mixer (Mk. II)


Shakmat Modular: Bishop's Miscellany


modulargrid: onsturicheit


more about Onsturicheit: onsturicheit on facebook

modular notes about the track:



DPO through plague bearer for extra distortion, through A106-5 to tame it. A mod wheel is controlling the filters, making them scream towards the end. Sequenced by either a Moskwa, or manually by pressing René notes. A dubbed Shapeshifter part through Polaris is adding extra unharmonic metallic noise klangs as well


main sequence

E370 in morph+fold mode, using just a simple sine, going through an E440, sequenced by Metropolis (several stored variations of the main sequence), I'm opening up the wavefolder and E440 cutoff manually, and "play" the metropolis throughout the song.

- percussion is Rings + Elements, getting triggers from two outputs os Branches + some random modulation


keyboard pad sound

2 channels of E370 in morph+cloud mode, through clouds with manual pitch shifting (oct up and down), played live on a keystep


bass drum

basimilus iteritas, triggered by the reset pulse of the 7-step sequence on Metropolis


Pulse Mandala: "A lot of things are modulated, and others are manually tweaked. It took me a bit of rehearsing to get the right take down in one go. I recorded multitrack (6 parts) for better balancing the mix & FX afterwards."


more about Pulse Mandala:



  • Hexinverter BD9
  • Mutable Instruments Clouds
  • Intellijel Plonk
  • Tiptop Hats909
  • Erica Pico Drums
  • Mutable Instruments Braids
  • Mutable Instruments Peaks
  • Synthrotek MST Filter
  • 2hp VCA
  • 2hp Filt
  • Music Thing Modular Turing Machine


more about Olan Galactica:


Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythms (main clock & trigger source) Tiptop Audio Trigger Riot (supporting trigger & gate source) Tiptop Audio Z8000 (Pitch source) Tiptop Audio Z3000 Smart VCO MKII Tiptop Audio Z2040 LP-VCF Tiptop Audio Z4000 VC-EG Tiptop Audio ONE Tiptop Audio Z-DSP (reverb) Tiptop Audio Z-DSP (delay) 4ms Company Rotating Clock Divider V2 (dividing irregular clock) Noise Engineering The Mullet (2x = dividing clock, gate and pitch) Pittsburgh Modular Mix Mult (4x = feeding singmals into Z-DSP’s) Pittsburgh Modular Outs (6 x = feeding sound into Mackie 1604 VLZ pro) Pittsburgh Modular WAVEFORMS (2 x) Pittsburgh Modular LFO2 Pittsburgh Modular Toolbox Pittsburgh Modular LPG Pittsburgh Modular Filter Pittsburgh Modular Envelope (2 x) Pittsburgh Modular Dual Index (VCA / VC Mixer) (2 x) Pittsburgh Modular Time Runner Pittsburgh Modular Chain Reactor Pittsburgh Modular Generator Pittsburgh Modular GenXpander Pittsburgh Modular SYNTHESIZER BOX Pittsburgh Modular Modulator Pittsburgh Modular Sequence Mungo Enterprises g0 Make Noise Richter Wogglebug Make Noise Maths Dave Smith Modular DSM01 Curtis Filter PATCHBLOCKS Moog Mother 32 KOMA Elektronik Vactrol SVF-201 KOMA Elektronik Poltergeist KOMA Elektronik Komplex Sequencer KOMA Elektronik Fieldkit KOMA Elektronik FX kitDIY Bass string (played by electro motor via Fieldkit dc interface) Trogotronic m669AJH Synth Minimod Transistor Ladder Filter AJH Synth Minimod Discrete Cascaded VCA AJH SynthMinimod Contour Generators Mackie 1604 VLZ pro


SONICrider: "I recorded live in one take – 5 versions of the “TIMELESSNES” arrangement as a stereo recording (Mackie 1604 VLZ pro into Ableton via UAD Apollo). Mastering with Softube Console 1 Solid State Logic SL 4000 emulation and LUFS metering obtaining a -14,1 LUFS. After mastering and listening the 5 version 3 are favs: those 3 shared with friends, musicians & modular404 to select the final version." 


more about SONICrider:

“However, Struggle” relies heavily on the Verbos Complex OSC provides the main sequence, which is run through an Intellijel Rainmaker and a Makenoise Erbeverb to create that dense ambience in the background.


The bass is classically sequenced.


All additional pads and melodies are played live via a quantized pressure points and through the same effects chain on top.


Drums: mainly Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum and Snare and the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteras Alter, run through the Mutant Hot Glue.


All ambience channels where run through a dbx compressor to achieve the pumping side chain effect halfway through.


more about HHNOI: