At Moogfest 2016, we talked with Synthrotek’s Steve Harmon, who showed us their new MIDI-CV Expander Eurorack module, and told us about a new series of modules, based on Tom Whitwell’s Music Thing Modular designs.
MIDI-CV Expander Features:
- Three note priority modes: high note, low note or last note
- Arpeggiator: forward, ping-pong, random modes
- Manual MIDI Reset Button
- Volts-per-octave trimmer accessible from the front panel
- Velocity, Modulation and Aftertouch CV output jacks function independently but can be
- used simultaneously
- Control the arpeggiator with a modular or MIDI clock
- Pitch CV and gate outputs
- Select MIDI channels 1-16 with an internal DIP switch
- Gate / Note Priority LED indicator
- Polarity protection
Update: Synthrotek shared these short video demos of the Expander in action:
This demos sending several channels of MIDI data from Ableton Live to the MST MIDI to CV Converter, which is then going to two Expanders., resulting in Zelda Dungeon through an analog MST System 104 synthesizer.
The Music Thing Modular modules are open source and Synthrotek will be selling modules with their own branding, based on the Music Thing designs. You can read about Whitwell’s take on open source synth modules at his Music Thing Modular Notes blog.
Synthrotek’s Euro module designs are available both pre-built and as DIY projects.
Check the Synthrotek site for more info.