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1. Drone Commander 2 with TR-808

Drone Commander 2 with TR-808

Just "F" ing around with insane synth sounds from the Grendel Drone Commander 2 Eurorack prototype, on a killer 808 drum track recorded by E. Ragsdale (Bodytronix).

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2. Grendel RA-9 Grenadier - F-Sharp Fantasy

Grendel RA-9 Grenadier - F-Sharp Fantasy

'F-Sharp Fantasy' .. All sounds in this track were created with the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier semi-modular analog synth. We used Reaper for MIDI sequencing, and a Vermona QMI for MIDI-CV conversion to control the Grenadier by CV-Gate. One Grenadier was used in creating this track, and the composition was built up in layers through overdubbing. Grenadier's onboard trigger loop sequencer was used to alter the gate pattern of the bassline to add variation. The only non-stock sounds are the whispery percussion effects created by connecting a pink noise source to the Grenadier's EXT.IN jack. 2015 Rare Waves LLC.

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3. Mystery Synth Track: March 2018

Mystery Synth Track: March 2018

Synthesizer demo featuring three new analog instruments in development in the Rare Waves R&D lab! Recorded in March 2018. Music by Eric Archer.

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4. Rare Waves VCO 2018

Rare Waves VCO 2018

Sharing this demo track from Rare Waves R&D lab. We've developed an unusual and special voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), and this recording explores the range of sounds it can create. All the sounds were created with a very minimal audio setup: just the VCO, a decay envelope, and board EQ. We hope to bring this product to the Eurorack market. Thanks for listening. -Eric (Jan 2018)

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5. Drone Commander 2 (prototype)

Drone Commander 2 (prototype)

Prototype version of Grendel Drone Commander 2 from Rare Waves LLC. Has a 4-pole VC-LPF in addition to the original Drone Commander filter. Clock In, full voltage control, etc etc etc.

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6. Grendel RA-9 Grenadier - Bass Jam In E

Grendel RA-9 Grenadier - Bass Jam In E

'Bass Jam in E' .. All sounds in this track were created with the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier semi-modular analog synth. We used Reaper for MIDI sequencing, and a Vermona QMI for MIDI-CV conversion to control the Grenadier by CV-Gate. One Grenadier was used in creating this track, and the composition was built up in layers through overdubbing. The onboard analog sequencer was used to modify the LFO rate in rhythmic patterns. The only non-stock sounds are the whispery percussion effects created by connecting a pink noise source to the Grenadier's EXT.IN jack. 2015 Rare Waves LLC.

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7. DC-2e riffage - Under The Sun

DC-2e riffage - Under The Sun

Another metal style demo of sludgey doom riffs played on the Grendel DC-2E analog synthesizer with CV-Gate control, covering a Sabbath tune from the '70s. Tone is altered with a little EQ, reverb, and slapback delay. During the bridge, some additional crunch is added by overdriving the preamp on the recording mixer. The parts were recorded twice and mixed together for doubling effect.

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8. Spring reverb demo w/ Grendel synthesizers

Spring reverb demo w/ Grendel synthesizers

Demo recording of the Grendel DC-2e and RA-9 processed through a spring reverb unit that is under development at Rare Waves LLC. Tone color is under control from the reverb's EQ section.

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9. Drone Commander 2 (prototype) ...

Drone Commander 2 (prototype) ...

Prototype version of Grendel Drone Commander 2 from Rare Waves LLC. Has a 4-pole VC-LPF in addition to the original Drone Commander filter. Clock In, full voltage control, etc etc etc. Grendel RA-9 Grenadier provides clock and CV sequencing in this recording.

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10. Grendel RA-99 Grenadier

Grendel RA-99 Grenadier

Synthesizer demonstration. A preview of the Grendel RA-99 Grenadier - an update to the RA-9 Grenadier made back in 2014. This demo bypasses the formulas of melody and rhythm, instead it goes straight to a space of dark drones and uncanny electronic incantations. All sounds are from the RA-99, with an external oscillator patched to FM the VCO. Reverb and echo are added.

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11. Drone Commander 2 prototype + Grenadier

Drone Commander 2 prototype + Grenadier

Drone music made by prototype Grendel Drone Commander 2 with CV sequencing from Grendel RA-9 Grenadier. Rare Waves laboratory recording.

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12. Drone Funk: DC-2e, RA-9, & Mystery Synth

Drone Funk: DC-2e, RA-9, & Mystery Synth

Using the Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2 Eurorack together with a couple of Grendel RA-9 Grenadiers, Watch the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-f7khlcRr4

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13. DC-2e metal/doom tones

DC-2e metal/doom tones

Getting some heavy detuned guitar-like tones from the Grendel Drone Commander 2 Eurorack + Expander. It might have been a Tastes Like Chicken set on IFM4 that brought this on! The oscillators are tuned in 5ths and PWM is on... The LFOs are off. Recorded by line in to the mixer. EQ, reverb, and echo FX added. Played on a MIDI keyboard with MIDI-CV converter. Halfway through the demo, at 2:35, overdrive is added by turning up the channel gain on the mixer to get into the preamp's red zone.. yielding some sick lo-fi crunch. (Studiomaster Diamond).

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14. Grendel DC-2e, true drone (with Grendel Formant Filter)

Grendel DC-2e, true drone (with Grendel Formant Filter)

Static frequencies, moving filters. Created with two tracks of Grendel DC-2e Main Module (Expander not used), and one track of the DC-2e processed with Grendel Formant Filter.

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15. Grendel Drone Commander (4)

Grendel Drone Commander (4)

The Drone Commander is plugged into a Fender Princeton Chorus guitar combo amp, with no additional effects. Recorded with Shure SM57.

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16. Grendel DC-2e, blues rock bass jam

Grendel DC-2e, blues rock bass jam

Grendel DC-2e synthesizer on the bass track, accompanied by Alesis D4 drums. Demonstrating some tasty bass tones with the DC-2e's clock turned off. In this mode the LFO behaves as a filter envelope generator when triggered by Gate In. The oscillators are tuned in octaves, with a square wave on the bottom, and sawtooth on the top. No overdrive or EQ effects used.. just a whiff of slapback delay. You can hear the chewy overdrive from the classic Drone Commander filter, plus its new 4-pole LPF opening and closing at the phrases' beginning and ends. Performed on a MIDI keyboard with Vermona QMI MIDI-CV converter.

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17. Grendel Drone Commander (6)

Grendel Drone Commander (6)

The Drone Commander is plugged into a Fender Princeton Chorus guitar combo amp, with no additional effects. Recorded with Shure SM57.

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18. Grendel DC-2e, mellow

Grendel DC-2e, mellow

Synthesizer demo recording. Also on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKYZHr6PLOg Grendel DC-2e + Expander module, Vermona QMI MIDI-CV converter

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19. Grendel DC-2e, melodic

Grendel DC-2e, melodic

Demonstrating tones from the Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2 Eurorack module... A MIDI sequence of melodic riffs is reprised several times, with variations in tone from DC-2e's filters, envelope, and LFO. Both VCOs are tuned in unison, with square wave selected. Just an ounce of reverb and echo FX are added. A DAW is controlling the module by MIDI-CV converter, with clock, CV, and gate connected. Official product page http://rarewaves.net/products/dc2e/

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