Kicked to begin the year playing a Hybrid Live/DJ Set on the same lineup as my compadres Hybrid Protokol who will be playing a live hardware set + Adnan and Rudra who are both planning stellar DJ sets.

12 Jan 2018 / Kolkata / [ LOCAL ] at Phoenix Bar/ Club

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@5volts rework of @hashbackhashish's 100bpm industrial monster ZONE is now on very limited vinyl! #followthecircuit

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It's been a year since this release on @soupherb_recordsofficial. A 123 BPM trippy acid ride orchestrated by the inimitable @calmchor

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'5volts - Slowfly' featuring on this mix by none other than Alexander Robotnick. This modular jam will be featured as a track on the upcoming compilation 'Indian TechXpress' on Hot Elephant Music. The record features future-retro sounds by an all Indian cast including Aqua Dominatrix / D80 / Diatonik / Hamza / Hybrid Protokol / NoLatency / Pawas / Unnayanaa / Stalvart John / ToneFabrik / Weird Sounding Dude.

Shout out to Sleepwalker (B-side) for making this happen.

Oh my! Look what we have here!
Black & Gold Shared System Plus
<3 Make Noise

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Waldorf Music's upcoming Quantum monster.

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It's my absolute honour to announce that the next 5volts release will be on electronic music legend Alexander Robotnick's label Hot Elephant Music.

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Very cool module from Møffenzeef Mødular. CV controllable Master clock with 4 additional outs with 16 possible divisions.

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Do Androids drool over matte black Make Noise alt panels?

coming soon to

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lucid memories.

The brain is out of the bag! Squarp Instruments reveals its new Hermod 8-track sequencer & interface module.

● 8 CV/GATE tracks, 8 sequences per project
● real-time recording and step sequencing
● 10 dynamic CV effects, mod matrix, clock and LFO generation
● up to 8 voices of polyphony
● 4 assignable CV inputs
● ±5V, high precision 16-bit DAC
● usb host, usb device, midi interface
● compact size (24 HP)

$450 / 380€ - pre-orders starting early December, shipping in January

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Animal Factory Amplification Eurorack Modules available at Schneidersladen soon.

All great synths... all amazing albums.

Dreadbox creating a massive stir with its new DIY Hades eurorack sized synth kit priced at 130.00 € (without resistors) / Full DIY Kit 140€ / Assembled 250€
[out of stock at the moment]

Specs: DREADBOX HADES Analog Bass Synthesizer

Full Analog Circuit only with Through Hole Components
1x VCO with 2 suboctaves (3 voices in total)
Pulse width and Glide controls
3-pole 18dB/oct Resonating Low Pass Filter
OTA Distortion Circuit for extreme sounds
OTA based VCA
2 envelope Generators
– Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain (extra snappy and patchable)
– Attack, Release (VCA hardwired)
Triangle Wave LFO
8 point patch matrix eurorack compatible
5 MIDI Octaves from C0 up to C5 or unlimited via CV/Gate

Usually don't post links to software but this is a special one. Check out these amazing soft-plugs by IDM/Drum n' Bass visionary Tim Exile (Warp Records/ Planet Mu (OFFICIAL)) especially his new Resonator plugin and the free super-slow reverb.

Ahoy DIYers! Check out the Monobloc 01 and 02 'PCB + Panel Kit' from Frequency Central!

Monobloc 01 (42HP):
System X Oscillator PCB
State 700 Filter PCB
System x Amplifier PCB
System X Envelope PCB x 2
Wave Runner LFO PCB/PIC
Custom power cable

Monobloc 02 (42HP):
System X Oscillator PCB x 2
System X Filter PCB
System x Amplifier PCB
System X Envelope PCB
Custom power cable

for more info email :

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Hey you. Don't call yourself a Techno DJ until you've played an 8hour 20min set.

Brains! Squarp Instruments are making modular brains!

Mutation in progress. Boxes for the DIY Poca-synth workshop at #synthfarm next week.

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2 new creatures have spawned from Animal Factory Amplification: The Baron Samedi module + the new Pit Viper Eurorack module (we got serial number 001!)
Just in time for Synthfarm 2017 (4th Edition)

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A radical new range of modular synth concepts from T. M. Owens / Sin Phi

The one and only #bugbrand

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Playing a DJ set tonight with the hometown crew! Looking forward to trying out some new and old 5volts tracks at Phoenix Bar/ Club in Kolkata.

Pretty nifty little mixer from ART (Applied Research & Technology) that uses a 12AX7 for tube saturation. Loving the VU meters as well. Reasonable MSRP of $249.

Thank you to The GO:MADRAS Electronic Music Festival for yet another amazing experience and supporting an artist performing completely live and improvised experimental techno. The 9th edition took things to the next level especially with the gigantic after-hours venue.

Welcome to Synthfarm ! A three day residency and workshop to demystify synthesis, unlock music production, understand the studio & share electronic music knowledge. India’s premier summit for modular synthesis and electronic music production, Synthfarm is set in the serene tropical surroundings within a spacious green farm in Dattapukur (45 kms outside urban Kolkata). Each year a milieu of producers, DJs, musicians and DIY geeks gather from all over the country to learn, collaborate and showcase emerging technology and talent. This October, Synthfarm completes 4 editions since its inception in March 2015. The intial grassroots effort has grown into an international venture this year.

Whether you are an aspiring Musician, Producer, Sound Engineer, Synth-Freak or DJ, Synthfarm is a very unique oppurunity to learn, enhance and share your skills. Synthfarm offers a three day journey into Do-it-yourself ethics, knowledge-base for professional musicians as well as basic and practical courses for beginners. Join the Synthfarm family of sound !

The registration fee for the workshop is Rs.6000/- which includes airport transfers from Kolkata airport or the city, accommodation at the farm and meals.

Pre-register online @

The 4 studios & instructors at this edition are:
> Studio One: The Science with Da Saz // Modular Synth zone
> Studio Two: The Jam with United Machines // Analog/digital/vintage synthesizer jamroom
> Studio Three: The DAW with Aryaman Agarwal // Ableton Live and advanced production techniques
> Studio Four: The DIY Lab with 5volts // Learning electronics and prototyping your own synthesizer.

Based on a practically useful courseware, we invite artists with a positive attitude, attuned for growth and query. The residency fosters a social outlook towards sharing & caring about electronic music, the technology and culture. Synthfarm invites you to a very affordable yet incredibly unique oppurtunity to learn, create & share.

Visit or email or call +91 9830046963 for more info and to register for Synthfarm Edition 4.

Extra! In addition to 12 hours of workshops spread over 3 days, you can to look forward to eating chef prepared, fresh organic produce of our farm. Also we suggest you indulge in nature and nightly barbecues with music listening sessions and open jam sessions.


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Firechild unleashing the sounds of the BEHRINGER Model D. This 300$ clone has been made possible through mass-production as opposed to the limited edition approach of the inventors of this iconic synthesizer. With a pre-order of 20,000 units claimed, this synth will undoubtedly help a lot of producers on a budget reach new heights with their work.

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Kebu getting the most out of his Roland SE-02. This might be one of Roland's new Boutique line of synths but unlike its digital / analog modelled siblings, this one has discrete analog circuitry courtesy the collaboration with engineers at Studio Electronics.

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One more demo of the Erica Synths Fusion Drone System, this time sequenced + played with a keyboard.

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Tubes and Drones with Erica Synths.

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Back to The GO:MADRAS Electronic Music Festival for its 9th edition! Got something special planned for this one.

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New eurorack synthesizer prototypes from India based Modular Analog.

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A visit to #modularanalog hq in Mumbai.

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Landings // Track: 5volts - slowfly (unreleased)

On the descent // Track: 5volts - slowfly (unreleased)

Through the clouds // Track: 5volts - slowfly (unreleased)

Sunday Jam