Future Sound Systems has introduced a new series of Eurorack modules based on The Gristleizer, the notorious effects unit of Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle.
The Gristleizer was based on a guitar pedal design by Roy Gwinn, published in the July 1975 issue of Practical Electronics magazine. Carter used the Gristleizer as an important part of the TG sound.
FSS met with Carter and Gwinn to discuss creating an updated Gristleizer, and those discussions led to the creation of four new Eurorack modules. The oscillator, filter and VCA sections of the original have become their own distinct modules, and a pre-amplifier inspired by Jonny Reckless’ discrete FET-based designs has been added to the line-up.
According to FSS, the modules capture the sound of the original, but also add additional features to ensure compatibility and patch-ability with Euro systems.
Pricing and Availability:
The FSS Gristleizer modules are available to pre-order now, with shipping expected for Nov 2017.
- TG2 Generator: £200.00
- TG3 Filter: £150.00
- TG4 Modulator: £150.00
- TG5 Pre-Amplifier: £250.00
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