Welcome to the home of Modcan Synthesizers.
Modcan offers modules in 3 different formats.
A series is the original format with banana jacks.
B Series shares the same circuitry but uses a more
friendly rack sizing and 1/4" jacks.
Euro is the newest Modcan format designed for the
Euro Rack format
Two really cool ones from Roger Grønberg. Sounds you don't usually expect to hear from a modular
Amazing samples made with Modcan modules by Roger Grønberg
Demo courtesy of Droomusic (ASCAP) Drew Neumann
Created using 10 complete voices with a combined total of 18 VCOs, 17 filters, and 20 VCAs.
No other synths or multi track recording was used. Just midi control of the
synth in real time, recorded direct in stereo to hard disk. All stereo effects were done on the synth.
And Live noodling on the Serge Modular, Modcan/Cyndustries Modular
Demos and Videos from John L Rice
Hahaha! Oh, What You Must Think Of Me!
Modcan Vocoder 71B processing pink noise and vocal mic input
No Personal Calls
Modcan Vocoder 71B processing random AM/FM radio broadcasts and several VCOs
Finality Of The Arbitrary
Modcan 69B Scanner with randomly tuned VCOs and VCF's in self oscillation as inputs. Modcan Digital Delay 59B provides ambience.
Modcan 55B Gamelan Test
Modcan Quantizer 55B - Bank C. Starts out with setting #12 Pelog (1,b2,b3,5,b6) and then after about 45 seconds switches to setting #3 Balinese (1,b2,b3,5,b6) The "lead" line CV is from an LFO through a S&H
Modcan 69B Tests (in 4 sections)
Section 1: 3 VCO's mixed and sent to a MOTM-410 filter and the filter's 3 individual outs are sent to 3 inputs of the 69B and the 410's Mix output is sent to a VCF and then sent to another input on the 69B.
Section 2: Just one VCO patched into a MOTM-730 pulse divider and the first 8 outputs are patched into the 69B Scanner
Section 3: Almost the same as section 2 except one input now comes from the lowest output of the MOTM-730
Section 4: Similar to sections 2 and 3, just a different selection of outputs from the MOTM-730.
Evil Preys On The Joyous And Hopeful
Similar to "Modcan 69B Tests (in 4 sections)" but this time I added in a sequencer to change the source VCO's pitch and played an "evil" bass line over the top of it.
Scan Talk 1
Modcan Scanner 69B with 4 cheap radios, set to talk shows, as inputs.
Scan Muse 1
Modcan Scanner 69B with 4 cheap radios, playing mostly music, as inputs.
6-1/2 Minutes Of February 2nd 2011
Modcan Scanner 69B doing a real-time slow scan of 4 radio stations.
Initial Test Of Modcan 71B Vocoder Module
Modcan Scanner 69B with just two VCO's as inputs that are being controlled by a sequencer. Each VCO is controlled by a different row and the two rows are different lengths. One of the VCOs is tunes quite low and provides the articulation/ratcheting for the other.
Pinging the Dual Multimode filter: http://soundcloud.com/parasitk/drip-drip
VCDO vs. Zeroscillator: http://soundcloud.com/parasitk/zo-vs-vcdo
ZO into Dual Multimode filter: http://soundcloud.com/parasitk/quadrature-drone
Super Delay mellow: http://soundcloud.com/parasitk/super-delay-mellow
And here is the first full song I've finished for my band I, Parasite since I started putting together this system:
Modcan used: Dual Multimode, VCDO, DVDO
Other kit: Zeroscillator, DSI Evolver, Roland Juno-6
Various Modcan related videos
Lots of Examples from John Audette http://haricots.bandcamp.com
Solvent (Jason Amm)
Some nice Modcan jams.
A huge resource from Liam Cloyd
Vids from Derek Simmons
Sonic landscapes from Michael White
Mallard 40 is inspired by the 40th anniversity of the Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company who were one of my early influences in terms of analog modular composition. The piece is aleatoric, meaning that the modular sequences and programs itself, and is entirely made by Modcan A format modules. A video showing this exact recording, in progress, can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgg3CCYw52U
Thrum is a more modern style piece, yet still incorporates some of my influences of 70s era melody and synth sounds. It is also made entirely with Modcan A format modules and also adds a percussion track made solely from the Microtonic VST drum synth.
Both tracks are from the entire Thermionic album "Prince of Languor" available at
Les Mizzells's CD "C'est ici L'Empire de la Mort"
Dual FS 65B work out from Ron Sunsinger
65B with a Walking Stick Ribbon Controller as a solo instrument.
There is a Q106 Oscillator/Sawtooth signal patched into the Dual FS as the sound source.
The CV for the oscillator is going through a Q172 Quantizer in the Augmented scale mode.
The Solo or Lead throughout toe piece is the tone of the 65B as I'm manipulation shift 1 by hand while playing. The Mode on the 65B is FS1+FS2.
Modulating the signal of the 65B both changes the timbre and pitch of the solo instrument, sometimes providing vibrato as the FS is brought into the lower Hz ranges.