The USB Octomod Lets You Control Analog Synths With Your Computer

Greg Surges’ USB-Octomod is an interesting new USB device which allows the generation of computer-controlled analog synthesizer control voltages, in the range of approximately +/- 5V.

Using a small open-source and cross-platform host application, you can control the 8 output channels of the Octomod through a simple OSC interface. The OSC interface lets you control the Octomod from a variety of software.

For example, Octofaders, above, is a Pure Data patch that lets you use an iPhone or iPad to wirelessly control modular synth gear.

The Octomod is available as a kit for $159 and assembled for $249.

5 thoughts on “The USB Octomod Lets You Control Analog Synths With Your Computer

  1. Monotron has cv ins that are labeled … so you could solder direct to the board.

    You could also use a midi-2-cv to do this. I have had some issue with USB latency in the past, midi seems to be a faster connection.

  2. Hey, the USB-Octomod should work with any device that expects a bipolar control voltage in. I've also spent a lot of time minimizing USB latency, and there's really no noticeable lag.
    – Greg

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