Pittsburgh Modular Intros Verbotronic Eurorack Reverb Module


Pittsburgh Modular has introduced the Verbtronic Eurorack reverb module.

According to Pittsburgh, ‘The Verbtronic digital reverb module generates spaces large enough to overwhelm sounds and smear the audio spectrum with a wash of relentless reflections and echoes, building a tidal wave of never-ending feedback.’

They add, ‘We did not design the Verbtronic to mimic the real world; instead we have created a reverb full of lush, artificial spaces that blend perfectly with the electronic sounds of modular synthesis.’ Continue reading

Singular Sound Announces BeatBuddy Mini

BeatBuddy-MiniSingular Sound, makers of the popular BeatBuddy pedal-controlled drum machine, announced the BeatBuddy Mini, a new, smaller version of the drum machine / effects pedal.

The original BeatBuddy retails for about $300. The BeatBuddy Mini, which will retail for about $199, will have many of the features and functionality of the original pedal: full, hands-free, creative control of the beat. Musicians are able to insert fills, transition from verse to chorus, add accent hits, drum breaks and more — all with the “simple ease” of a guitar pedal format.

You can find a complete comparison of the original and mini BeatBuddy here.
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Electro-Harmonix Wants You To Play With Yourself, Ships New 22500 Stereo Looper

electro_harmonix_22500_looper_dual_stereo_1430712000000_1143934Electro-Harmonix is now shipping the 22500 Dual Stereo Looper, introduced at the 2015 NAMM Show.

The 22500 records high quality,
non-compressed audio direct to a removable SDHC card (4 to 32 GB). Each card holds up to 100 individual loops.

Includes an 8 GB card
for up to 13 hours of total recording time.

Here’s EHX founder Mike Matthews introducing the new looper: Continue reading

OWL Open Source DSP Platform Coming To Eurorack


Rebel Technology has announced that its OWL Modular – a Euro version of the open source OWL effects unit – will be released on 1 August 2015.

The module features a high performance programmable DSP core, supports stereo audio at up to 96kHz / 24bits, and CV controlled parameters.

Based on the highly successful OWL Pedal, the Modular makes use of the same patches while adding modular features. Effects and synthesis, as well as complex sequencing and triggering, is all within its remit.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading