Moffenzeef Modular has introduced the Dial-Up, a Eurorack drum module, inspired by the sounds of old-school dial-up modems.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Bask in the glory of the days of yore…when modems and dial-up tones reigned supreme. That god awful sound emitted as you tried with all of your might to ping a communication across the globe…that sound…is precisely what we have harnessed and packaged into a percussion voice for the modern day cyber junkie.
The oscillator core has a single knob (lil’ computer) which scrambles the glitch algorithm. Bipolar CV control over this parameter can be accessed by the CV input (lil’ phone). The oscillator goes into an onboard transistor VCA with built in decay envelope. Decay times can be changed with the “tail” knob as well as the three position range switch which selects the max decay range from low, medium, to high. The BANG! input does not only accept triggers, it can also be used as an envelope follower.
It’s difficult to say what exactly the knob and CV do, as this parameter is responsible for controlling several different pieces of the code at once. It’s a sort of hybrid between the overall pitch and the amount in which the module glitches out.
Pricing and Availability
The Dial-Up is available now for pre-order for US $129. It’s expected to ship ‘Winter 2018’.