Shakmat Modular – Eurorack Modules From Brussels

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Brussels-based Eurorack maker Shakmat Modular let us know about a pair of modules that they’ve introduced in Eurorack format: the Knight’s Gallop & the Bishop’s Miscellany.


Knight’s Gallop is a dual trigger generator, providing sequences according to tables and modes.

The source tables contain patterns such as the Euclidean polyrhythms, and the modes allow the user manipulate and mangle those patterns according to different algorithms. As the module has two outputs, it is a very powerful instrument to create diversified and instantaneous polyrhythms.


  • Dual Output Trigger Generator
  • Variable length sequences (up to 16 steps)
  • Length and Pulse amount potentiometers and CV inputs
  • Shift + & shift – buttons allowing to shift the sequence forward and backward
  • Main (MN) mode providing a lot of utlity modes for the second output : reset, no shift, invert and reverse
  • Compute (CP) mode calculating associated sequences for the second output delivering very musical polyrythm
  • Random (RD) mode adding randomness on the sequence feeding the second output, 4 amounts of randomness determined by the sub mode
  • Dual (DL) mode allowing to set the two outputs seperatly
  • Record (RC) mode turning the Knight’s Gallop into a “play your sequence on the buttons and record it” module
  • Five different kind of tables for five different rythmic flavours : Classic Euclidean (CE), Revised Euclidean (RE), Erdos Deep (ED), Divide Integer (DI) & Divided sequences (DS)
  • User replaceable firmware chip
  • Elektron style push buttons
  • High quality metal potentiometer with double rubber injected knobs
  • Skiff friendly (25mm deep)
  • 8 HP Wide

It’s available pre-built or as a DIY project.

The Bishop’s Miscellany is a dual stepped CV/Gate Recorder. It records two CV’s and two Gates on steps – a bit like an analog shift register, but with a lot more power.


  • Dual Stepped CV / Gate Recorder
  • Variable length sequences (up to 32 steps)
  • Shift parameter scanning differents segments in your original sequence.
  • AB switch allowing to record two different 32 steps sequences.
  • Random value generator very handly to create random loops or to play sequences randomly
  • Cut funtion hacking the gate out 1 for more dynamic phrases
  • CV inputs for Length and Shift functions • Gate inputs for all the switch functions (Record, AB, Cut and Random)
  • User replaceable firmware chip
  • High quality metal potentiometer with double rubber injected knobs
  • Skiff friendly (22mm depth)
  • 12 HP Wide
  • 25mA @ +12V / 0mA @ -12v
  • Input & Outplut voltages 0 – 5V

It’s available now, as both a DIY project and pre-built.

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