Erica Synths has introduced their first complete modular set – the Erica Synths Black Classic System.
The Black Classic System offers the functionality of classical two oscillator synthesizer, plus features to address contemporary needs of modular users.
Here’s a video demo:
The heart of the Black Classic System is two Polivoks-inspired Black Varishape VCOs. Unique waveform mixer, PWM circuit and transistor based suboscillators will bring you, according to the developers, ‘one of the fattest sounding VCOs you can get around.’
Shape sounds with Black Polivoks VCF and Black VCA. Black Polivoks VCF has famous resonance screams in self-oscillation and can also be used as sine VCO. Versatile lin/log response VCA with CV bias control gives great tremolo effects.
Black Digital Noise delivers a range of noise options: from almost pure white noise to Atari console-like one bit noise and other more-less predictable noises. Its CV control over various parameters and clock sync feature give infinite explorations in non-musical sounds.
Black HADSR/AHDSR envelope generator has unique looping functions and CV control over each parameter and lin/log envelope option.
The two Black LFOs offer a broad range of functions, including 6 waveforms + S&H, TAP tempo, sync, start on GATE function and built in VCA with LFO amplitude hold/attack and decay function. Moreover, it can be used as envelope generator.
Other modules include the Black Output module, which has manual and voltage control panning, balanced outputs and headphone amplifier; and the monophonic/duphonic MIDI-CV interface, which has analogue GLIDE, master TUNE, modulation CV, key velocity CV, CV IN (adds CV from midi controller to external CV for arpeggios).
Erica Synths Black Classic System includes:
- Black Varishape VCO1
- Black Varishape VCO2
- Black Polivoks VCF
- Black VCA
- Black 8-multi
- 2 Black LFO
- Black Digital Noise
- Black Mixer
- Black Output module
- Black CV Processor
- Black Mixer/Splitter
- Black HADSR EG
- Black EG CV Expande
- MIDI to CV
- Eurorack skiff case
- External linear 1,25A PSU or built in 1,3A switching PSU of your choice
- Horizontal wooden side panels
- 20 Patch cables
The Erica Synths Black Classic System is priced at 2222 € (ex. VAT). Buying modules separately, the price is 2770 € (ex. VAT). See the Erica Systems site for details.