Tim Held of Podular Modcast has got himself slapped across a four-voice oscillator that will Bleep and Bloop on command.
Bleep Bloop 2000
All right, to get the obvious observation out of the way, it is a little bit comical. But hey, at least Tim is fully clothed. The BB2K started out as a joke module made by Tim’s friend Jenny and has materialised into our reality with the help of After Later Audio.
Here’s the original module – it is rather fabulous:
Jenny appears to be quite bonkers and is the sort of person we all need in our lives. Here’s a snippet from the BB2K origin video. You must go and enjoy the full 4 minutes 45 seconds of that video on the Podular Modcast YouTube channel.
Anyway, After Later Audio thought it was fabulous too and so teamed up with Tim and Jenny to make it into an actual thing.
BB2K is a four-voice oscillator designed for experimentation and creative patching. Each oscillator ranges from LFO to audio frequencies with sine, triangle or square waves and has its own tuning knob. These are not designed for 1v/oct tracking – they are more fun than that. There are two banks of waveforms separated into the delightfully named Splarf 1 and Splarf 2, and then the waveforms are blended with a crossfader knob. Lastly, you can patch an envelope into the VCA to control the output. For a full demo check out the video below.
The result is something weird, fun, glitchy and experimental that can pump some oscillations into your rack.
Bleep Bloop 2000 is available now for $175.