Endangered Audio Research has announced that they are making Throbbing Gristle’s Gristleizer available as a Eurorack module.
It will be available preassembled, kit, and as a PCB. It’s already available as a 5U module from Analog Craftsman.
The Gristleizer was an analogue special effects unit used by industrial experimental band Throbbing Gristle during the 1970s & early 1980s. The original Gristleizer unit was designed and made by Chris Carter.
It was based in part on a DIY construction project by Roy Gwinn that was published as the ‘GEP’ (Guitar Effects Pedal) in Practical Electronics magazine (July 1975 issue).
The Gristleizer Eurorack Module is available for pre-order now, in several different formats. See the Endangered Audio Research site for details.
Note: Gristleizer creator Chris Carter left us feedback via the comments that he is not associated with this module in any way:
“I can categorically state that the use of the name ‘The Gristleizer’ is not condoned or endorsed by me and/or Throbbing Gristle. Of course they might sound fabulous… or complete shite. But I wouldn’t know as I haven’t heard them.”
We’ve followed up to Carter to determine if this module is infringing on a trademark and will update this post as is appropriate.