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Post by rec.Koner » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:14 am

I hope nottt doesn't mind this "summary" post.

All texts are taken from his site (vtol.tk)

YEP, actually number of devices are HUGE, and most of them have very flexible number of feautures in each box. Though you won't play "tonal" music..but you can if you want, of course.

Volfram

Volфram is semi-modular noise synthesizer and fx-proccesor based on digital 8-bit echo chip Ht-8970. It can be used as flexible delay/reverb processor, fuzz and complex noise/glitch/drone generator. All these fx-capabilitys can be mixed and controlled with much flexibility.



Cramola

Hybrid digital/analog generator and fx-processor.
- digital, ht-8950 oscillator/fx-proccessor
- arpeggerator
- 2 analog triangle-wave oscillators,
- envelop follower
- circuit bent pocket game based digital generators
- auxiliary functions

Sonora

8-step analog low-pass filter + complex glitch generator
- manual or sequencer cutoff control
- external or internal clock control
- 3 triggers with individual speed control for glitch sound generator
- manual, external or LFO pitch control/modulation for glitch sound generator

dSpacer

Dual DSP, 4 channel module. Can be used as FX processor and standalone sound generator (programed or feedback based).

Each DSP has 7 internal programs (bank_1: chorus-reverb, flanger-­reverb, tremolo-­reverb, pitch shift, echo, reverb 1, reverb 2). 8 more custom programs can be added to each DSP with external EEPROM (bank_2). Custom programs, such as random noise generators, granulators, DCO, etc. will be available later on EEPROM chips.
- 3 pots with modulation inputs for each DSP
- External processor clock input on each DSP (any logic level clock source)
- 1 square wave high frequency generator for DSP clock modulation
- 2 banks: internal (7 programs) and EEPROM (8 programs)
- 4 inputs/4 outputs


Corvax

C is a combination of unusual resonant filter, 4 squarewave LFOs and 2 LFO-controlled switchers that can interact with other modules.

These LFOs and filter can be used together or separately. They both can also work as modulators for other modules too. Based on TDA1524 IC, filter can be used as low-, hi- and bandpass at the same time. Also it can function as a standalone noise source with extremely wide pitch range. All 4 LFOs can modulate each other thus it's possible to create complex waveforms and random fluctuations.


Garmonbozia

The ultimate droning ambient machine, based on 3 Buddha Machines with FM inputs, different LFOs and an automatic sample switcher.

- 3 individual and mix outputs
- 3 triangle wave LFOs
- 1 square wave LFO
- 2 automatic sample switchers
- sample change buttons
- individual volume control

Robo II "ASAM"

ASAM - Audio Synthetic Artifact Manager. Modular version of my Robo Synth. Ultimate source of anti music - drone madness and radio beating, pitch-shifter and digital distortion... All futures of old Robo + modular banana routing options and external control capabilities.

- 4 main sound modes
- feedback oscillation
- triple morphing modulator
- pitch control


Volte-face

Volte-Face uses random sequences of square waves (shift register with multiple feedback), whose rate can go from random clicks to pure noise. Based on two CD4006 and one CD4093 logic ICs and inspired by "I Ching" book.

- digital/pink noise source
- random clock and melody generator
- random 4 step switch sequencer
- fluctuating and "radio" noise generator
- 2 internal clock generators "accelerators" with changeable priority and ranges: one for logic feedback modulation, second - as non feedback (pseudo-external)
- external clock input
- "accelerator II" clock output
- 3 independent outputs with different types of noises, random clocks etc.
- 4 synchronized random switchers (random sequencer)
- 2 special "mutation" inputs for AM and FM modulation

Rm-1 lo-fi sampler

- 3 samples, lengthy from 0,2s (on high freq) to 11s (on low freq)
- individual control for speed (pitch) and volume
- sample modulation inputs x3
- mix and individual outputs
- mic and line inputs x3
- sample trigger inputs x3
- record and play buttons x3



Astat

Bit-crasher + lo-fi digital frequency shifter + noise oscillator and complex glitch generator

- 4 fx sound mode
- 12 banana patch points which can work as body contacts
- "MCR" - modulator-controlled resistor
- "audio in/out", "dc in" and ground connection (for volfram)
- 2 assignable resistors (500k and 100k)
- "volume" and "stab" (power starve) pots

only 4 were made


Decimal

Digital 3 voice rhythm machine

- voice 1: LO-FI sample player with a selection of 4 samples: bass drum, hi-hat, tom and snare.
- voice 2: sampler with built in microphone and line input
- voice 3: LO-FI sample player with a selection of 4 samples: bass drum, hi-hat, tom and snare.
- pitch/speed control for each voice
- FM input on each voice
- individual volume controls and mute buttons, individual and mix outputs
- modulation sources: freely patchable LFOs - one triangle and one square with individual speed (rate) control.
- voices can be triggered from 3 track step sequencer (one track for each voice) with globally selectable length (8 or 10 steps) as well as from individual trigger inputs
- external clock input, sequencer clock output

v.bot

speech synth/robosophy orator

Based on the "Unit selection speech synthesis technology" SP0256-al2 chip. Сontains 59 allophones (primarily intended for use with English language phrases) and five pauses in its internal 16 KiB ROM.

- 8 buttons for manual control
- manual pitch control
- CV pitch modulation input
- audio output (banana and jack)
- 8 LFOs for triggering/reseting and automatic allophones selection
- trigger/pause inputs
- toggle switch for two types of trigger activation - loop / one shot

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hEX - 6-step signal switcher-sequencer.

Koshmator

Random logical parasite and automatic music system modulator. Based on atmega328 microcontroller and soft-hacking principle. Current firmware version 1.0.


- 6 main logical outputs: 3 CV and 3 gate/trigger
- 3 main control knobs with modulation inputs that affect all 6 outputs in various ways with different chaotic behavior each
- 2 voltage controlled resistors (VCA)
- gate controlled switcher
- gate controlled slew limiter (AD symmetric envelope)
- 2 free LFOs: one square and one triangle
- 4 modulation inputs for injecting even more chaos and extra randomness

zig-zag

CV/GATE processor and 8-step sequencer

- 8-step, switching sequencer (similar to hEX)
- external sequencer clock input
- 6 gate to switches inputs (on/off)
- 2 CV to resistors inputs (2-200K)

2112

Conway's Game of Life switcher/sequencer with 4/8 matrix. Automated aleatoric music composer and signal mediator. The Game of Life is a mathematical game that simulates 'colonies' that grow or die based on how crowded or lonely they are and is known for the way it creates a beautiful organic display out of randomness.
based on open source firmware from ladyada.net

- 4/8 connection matrix
- 2 reset buttons for corresponding matrix segments
- restart trigger input
- pseudorandom clock output
- "merge" switcher for vertical line

TX-61

MIDI to ::vtol::, CV/GATE to ::vtol:: and MIDI to CV/GATE programable interface for controlling "system" machines with MIDI controllers, software and hardware modular synths. Can be used for pitch, volume/amplitude control, MIDI-to-clock, switching, storing patches etc. Can receive the following midi messages: note on, note off, continues controllers, program change, channel pressure, pitch band, MIDI clock, transport control. Based on Highlyliquid MIDI decoders

- 4 MIDI controlled potentiometers (100k)
- 8 MIDI controlled switchers
- 4 digital logic outputs
- CV controlled resistor
- GATE controlled switcher
- programable via SySex

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buttonboard

Passive controller for Volfram and other compatible modules. Actually, just a number of pots and buttons. Allow to tune individually any connection. Special dip switches inside give capability to split keyboard.

Optochord

Optical controller with 2 light controlled generators, 2 gooseneck LEDs and 6 assignable LDRs. LED brightness is CV controlled.

Volfram expander

Number of custom, non-serial auxiliary devices.
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Post by zvukoprocessor » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:38 pm

a few weeks ago I spent about 4 days sampling Volfram into Octatrack, was super fun and I like the results very much. Will turn it into finished tracks later on after finishing other project I'm working on at the moment.

and here is something else: one take no overdubs no edits.
::Vtol:: Volfram droning away with synthesis technology E-350 going through Borg1

http://soundcloud.com/zvukoprocessor/zv ... ive-improv

recorded during rehearsals for that gig: viewtopic.php?t=63793&highlight=zvukoprocessor

btw, my volfram is serial number 1 and the prototype of them all, as well as the godfather of vtol's system :bananaguitar:

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Post by mmelnick » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:03 am

Are VTOL synths/expanders/drone boxes for sale anywhere?
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:02 am

This one slipped under the radar.
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Post by solaris » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:10 am

mmelnick wrote:Are VTOL synths/expanders/drone boxes for sale anywhere?
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:11 am

I just emailed him and I'll report back.
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:43 am

He'll be taking orders again in September, lots of people waiting in line. He is very gentle and it showed even on the first email we exchanged. Definitely got my attention in regards to customer support.

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Post by mmelnick » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:08 am

Everytime I go to the previous page, all I get is a VTOL video, no forum page. Wierd. Something is borked.
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Post by /:set\AI » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:56 pm

greetings all! I have had a small 2 module ::VTOL:: system for a couple of years now- I love it! it is just so beyond even west coast modular stuff in terms of weirdness and density-

I just decided recently to order two more modules- but I have been happy with only two! I have barely scratched the surface with them -

here are a couple if videos I made when I first got the system:





and here is a track of mostly ::VTOL:: from my most recent album:


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Post by rec.Koner » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:15 pm

Sonora and Volte-Face - that's cool! I only own Volфram with expander (3 additional lfos and switches) and sometimes I think about purchasing module or two from Dima because, well, Volfram is most chaotic and unpredictable. While modules like volterface or that 8 step filter could add some "law and order" in chaos, to make rhythmical soundscapes for example...
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Post by unau » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:57 am

I was his device garmonbozia. On the basis of the Buddha machines. Very cool device. A lot of things you can do with it and prices are normal.
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Post by Jamesf1 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:52 pm

Yeah. All things being well I should be placing an order for a Garmonbozia at the end of the month.

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Post by asteroid anxiety » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:33 pm

Two Garmonbozias with some Wolfram beats

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Post by jabs » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:48 pm

I am somewhat curious, given the huge number of interesting System devices he's produced, which ones are still considered available.

I could email and bug him, but possibly has someone contacted him recently?

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Post by Jamesf1 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:53 pm

I have a Garmonbozia on order at the moment. If u email him then I am sure he will help you out.

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Post by jabs » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:20 pm

Jamesf1 wrote:I have a Garmonbozia on order at the moment. If u email him then I am sure he will help you out.
Cool! I will send an email to inquire.

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Post by tekzon » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:46 pm

Hey there!

so there's no v/oct here, ok!
but can we sync those machines via gate or trig to modulars or any cv/gate devices?

thanks

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Post by dJiNN » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:48 pm

Has anyone recently hit up Dmitry recently to purchase any of the system boxes? I'd like to sometime in the near future and I was wondering if anyone had any recent transactions with him.

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Re: VTOL?

Post by rec.Koner » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:26 pm

Been a while since last time i messed with volфram

Well, some horrible noises from me on the way of remembering how to operate it :doh: :hihi:

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