Tangible Waves has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the AE Modular synthesizer – a new analog modular synth design that’s inspired by the Korg Volca line.
The AE Modular is based on a new standard, designed to be compact and inexpensive. It does not follow Eurorack or other existing standard.
Patching is done via patch-wires and small pin-sockets (not minijack-cables as in the Euro world). This cuts the cost drastically and also saves a lot of space on the panels. Module outputs are frequently dual or triple, which makes multiples unnecessary.
The developer has also embraced a lo-fi approach, so the circuits are simple and the front panels have stamped type, vs screen-printed.
Here’s a playlist of video demos:
Pricing and Availability
The AE Modular is available to project backers, starting at €385.