2016 NAMM Show: Waldorf has announced three new Eurorack modules and a 37-key Eurorack keyboard, to be introduced at the Winter NAMM Show, being held Jan 21-24, 2016 in Anaheim, CA.
The three modules include:
- dvca1 Dual VCA module for Eurorack systems
- mod1 Modulator module for Eurorack systems
- cmp1 Compressor module for Eurorack systems
In addition, Waldorf is introducing the kb37 Controller Keyboard for Eurorack modules.
Here’s the official intro video:
The Waldorf mod1, above right, is described as the control center of your modular patch.
The mod1 puts three highly flexible modulation sources in one module: AD3SR, Symmetry Generator & Rise & Fall. All are based on analog circuits, for snappy attacks and smooth curves.
The Waldorf dvca1 is built around two VCAs with a wide range of options, including the ability to musically ‘colour’ the signal. \
Starting in dry mode, you get high-precision analogue amplification. But then when you turn the Colour knob, you add ‘a warmer and more colourful timbre’ to the signal, based on a state variable filtering circuit.
Simultaneous linear and exponential control as well as specialized AC and DC coupled inputs are provided. A positive gain control makes the dvca1 a true “amplifier,” and flexible link modes let you create modulated panning.
The Waldorf cmp1 is true analog compressor that they say not only adds punch to your signal, but can be modulated in unconventional ways.
Side-chaining with a adjustable balance control will open a huge set of modular possibilities.
The cmp1 features attack and release control, automatic and manual modes, hard and soft knee as well as output gain and bleed amount of the original signal.
Finally, Waldorf has designed a new keyboard case for Eurorack synthesists.
The Waldorf kb37 is a compact Eurorack keyboard case that can house up to 100 HP of modules. It features a conveniently angled panel and high-quality Fatar TP9 keyboard.
Keyboard & controllers
- Fatar TP9 37-keys keyboard with aftertouch
- Pitchbend wheel
- Modulation wheel
- Selectable note priority
- Octave up/down switch
- Gate retrigger
- Width: 107 HP
- Eurorack compatible bus
- Bus CV & Gate linkable to CV interface via jumpers
- Built-in regulated power-supply (+12V/-12V, 1.5A)
- 8 CV outputs
- 3 user-assignable MIDI controllers
- 3 Trigger outputs
- Clock & Reset outputs for MIDI sync
Details on pricing of the new Eurorack modules and keyboard are to be announced. They are expected to be available in 2016 Q3. See the Waldorf site for more info.