Audio Damage has introduced Freqshift – a Eurorack frequency shifter module.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Unlike the more common pitch shifter, which raises or lower the pitch of a sound by some ratio (such as an octave or a fifth), frequency shifters add a specific frequency ( 321Hz, for example) to the signal and all of its harmonics. This alters the timbre of the sound in a manner unlike other familiar effects processors.
Freqshift replaces complex analog circuitry with calibration-free digital processing, delivering a frequency shifter in a compact, flexible, but economically priced Eurorack module.
Metasonix has introduced a new Eurorack module that, after the Metasonix Fucking Fucker, the Assblaster and the Scrotum Smasher, seems almost wholesome.
The R-56 Vacuum Tube Reverb uses two 9-pin miniature triode-pentodes, type 12CT8. The design is optimized for maximum sound quality and minimum noise and hum. It is presently the only vacuum-tube spring reverb usable in a Euro-rack modular synthesizer. Continue reading
SOS reports that DigiTech has repriced its iStomp FX pedal – a reprogrammable hardware effects pedal - cutting the price from about $150 to just $50. And, along with the hardware price cut, their 47 ‘e-pedal’ programs are now free.
Available e-pedals include overdrives, distortions, pitch shifters, delays, an acoustic simulation and even a Lexicon Hall reverb. The iStomp can be reconfigured via an iOS device using the iOS Stomp Shop App. Load up a new effect and the iStomp transforms into a new effects pedal. Continue reading
It’s turning out to be an interesting week for modular synths. First, littleBits introduced the Korg Synth Kit – a set of basic snap-together analog synth modules.
Now developer Sebastian Heinz has introduced Patchblocks – hardware modules that you can program with your Mac or Windows computer.
Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading
The Strymon BigSky Reverb is a new hardware effects pedal designed to create immersive ‘lush, glorious, radiant reverbs’.
Here’s what they have to say about the BigSky Reverb:
Using the fundamentals of acoustical science as our beacon, we carefully studied and scientifically analyzed reverb technology from the past fifty years. We faithfully captured the essence of these classic sounds, and forged ahead to dream up our vision of reverbs from the future.
Feel the mechanical tension of the Spring reverbs. Hear the floating particles of the Cloud machine. Defy the laws of physics with the Nonlinear reverbs. Unleash the multi-head reverberations of the Magneto machine. BigSky gives you twelve studio-class reverb machines, each with simple yet powerful controls.
We knew we must take reverb to a whole new level. With careful attention to detail, innovative analog circuitry design, an insanely powerful SHARC processor, and the utilization of top-shelf components, we’ve developed a reverb pedal that fits on your pedal board yet has better audio quality than many rack reverb units. This fusion of science with art has just one goal. To provide you with the most musically inspirational reverb experiences possible.
This video, via Tom Whitwell, demos his Music Thing Modular Spring Reverb, a spring reverb module for Eurorack modular synths. Continue reading