The Thingamagoop 3000 is coming … Here’s a First Look video

This is amazing! I’m so glad to see this, it’s made my day!

As a loyal Thingamagoop user I can’t wait to see the new one. Here’s loads of information about the new Thingamagoop, including where to get one.

The Thingamagoop 3000 is a light controlled synthesizer, effect, and noise friend.

  • 16bit, 44kHz Audio in and out
  • MIDI in and out via the included 1/8″ dongles.
  • USB for reprogramming and MIDI.
  • Programmable CV in and out.
  • Built in speaker.
  • Black, powdercoated aluminum enclosure with milled eyeball.
  • 9v battery or USB powered
  • Choose from 4 LED and 8 front plate colors (More info soon).

After almost two years of development, the next Thingamgoop is here with all new sounds and effects modes. Simple controls give you access to rich and diverse sounds, from simple square and triangles waves to complex FM laser battles.

The SELECT button allows the three knobs to select and adjust modes easily.
Hold it down, turn it to the mode you want and let go. The knob is now adjusting that mode.

The BLEEP button activates the sounds. It can be momentary or latched (SELECT + BLEEP to change).

LEDacle waveforms can be smoothly shaped using the SELECT button. Ramp to triangle to saw, pulse width of square, and glide for random.

  • Five FX modes add even more sonic ridiculousness.
  • Square and sine Amplitude modulation – Tremolo to Tune in Tokyo.
  • Rate reduction – Smooth adjustment from a little buzzy to completely destroyed.
  • Low pass filter – Two pole filter with a slight resonance.
  • Delay – Microseconds to ~1 second of delay with a tape like response.


  • Most use bandlimited wavetable synthesis to provide clean sounds while still retaining harmonic richness.
  • Square, triangle and saw waves – Adjusting them brings in up to 4 octave of sub oscillators.
  • Detuned saw. Control over distance between two voices
  • Triangle with LFO – Four voices modulate each other in different ways.
  • Sine AM+FM – Four voices interact while adjusting this patch.
  • Vowels – Vintage digital vocal samples morph with the adjust knob. SAY IT.
  • Noise – Pink, white, and Hypnotoad.

The eye switch allows the photosensitive eyeball to change either the frequency of the sound, the patch adjust, or the fx adjust. When patch or fx is selected, that knob become the frequency control.

The USB jack allows the device to act as a USB MIDI device and can be used to reprogram it from the Arduino IDE. In the future we’ll be releasing new code as well as guides to make your own noises!

Use the device like a monosynth by plugging in a keyboard or sequence the frequency, modulators and much more by plugging it into a DAW.

The volume knob on the left controls the speaker and audio out volume and turns the device on and off.

When something is plugged into the audio input, the patch knob becomes the input mode selector.
AM square and sine – higher frequency that the effect.
Granular sample – Captures a tiny piece of incoming audio and uses it for wavetable synthesis.
Glitch shift – Change the pitch of the incoming sample. Adjustment for grain size.
FFT sine reconstruction – The input signal goes through a 256 bank FFT. The highest frequencies are then synthesized as sine wave. Adjustment for decay.
FFT AM – The original signal is multiplied by the sines with interesting results.

Go over to the Thingamagoop page on the Bleeplabs site.

haQ attaQ 101 – KUVERT by KLEVGR

Video description:

“KUVERT by KLEVGR, Swedish envelopes at it’s best! I’ve been testing this app for some time and finally it’s released and I can talk about it!”

WretchUp update 1.5 iPad demo with Audiobus & Patterning (video)

Video description:

“This video shows the new 1.5 iPad/Universal version of Wretchup. Wretchup is creating effects of a loop from the Patterning app inside Audiobus. As always update 1.5 will be free for everyone. With the update you will be able to use Wretchup with your iPhone (portrait) and your iPad (landscape).”

SoundLab Play Space Shout Out: Bare Conductive

I’ve been a fan of Bare Conductive’s TouchBoard for a long time, even though I’m not sure that a lot of people get how it can be used in a musical context. I think it has a really interesting set of possibilities for use in all kinds of musical contexts, and hopefully we’ll be showing some of these at the SoundLab Play Space on Wednesday.

So if you’re coming along to the Play Space on Wednesday then take a look at what’s possible using the TouchBoard.

Ableton Link (Beta) and Patterning (video)

Video description:

“Tested out Ableton Link and Patterning on the iPad w/ my wife.
Read the article:

Tempo from Live, iPad and Mac in separate rooms: 0:00
Tempo from Patterning: 2:52
Live and iPad in same room: 4:09″

SoundScaper 1.4 is here

Here’s what’s new in SoundScaper 1.4:

  • New feature – morphing scenes in auto or manual mode.
  • Additional panel with scene hotkeys.
  • Improved oscillator circuit filter mode.
  • Option for use standard midi commands.
  • Added record time counter.
  • Fixed midi start / stop in background.
  • Supports Audiobus updated.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Minor bug fixes.

FigureAddiction 8 – Dual Figure WIST & Hardware Setup (video)

midiSequencer 1.12 arrives

Here’s what’s new in midiSequencer 1.12:

  • Complete rework of all graphics to allow retina iPhone 4,5,6,6+ screen resolutions – including zoom feature (+ button on extreme left)
  • Retina enabled.
  • Now contains code to be fully multi-threaded – needed for new upcomming clip sequencer app which can run 20 instances.
  • New midiFX – Rotator – a chord with rotating middle note
  • Latest Audiobus sdk 2.2.2
  • Improved touch
  • Transpose now ranges from -24 to +24
  • Set the Start & End of sequence using [ & ] buttons
  • Improved midiFx blurred graphics
  • Moved Shift L/R to reset menu
  • Midi Fx – Echo – now allows 2 decimal places in gain (0.00 to 2.00)
  • Double tap tempo slider brings up panel to enter integer tempo (like Transpose slider)
  • Added new hardware midi CC mappings : moog Sub 37, moog Sub Phatty and Analog 4.
  • Increased bank snapshots to 100 (from 40). Added new < button on performance panel to scroll backwards

Plus some fixes too …

  • Bug Fixes Was not playing first step on SLAVE start 
  • Was not able to save to slot 11 
  • Was not resetting %probability to 100% when reset all done 
  • MidiFx – Echo – fixed issue with echo note off – only apparent on monosynths 
  • Removed WIST – it wasn’t working anyway 
  • OMAC disabled in IOS9 – awaiting fix from MidiBus as IOS9 security limits access to other apps. 
  • Transpose only loaded from snapshot if Include Controls enabled – was always doing this.

If you’re an Ableton user you might be interested in this beta

The latest beta of Ableton (9.5.1) now includes Ableton’s new Link technology according to Synthtopia. So if you want to try it out head over to Synthtopia and find out more.

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