Plankton Electronics has introduced the Earwig – a rectifying mixer for Eurorack modular synthesizers.
The core of each channel is two half wave rectifiers and one full wave rectifier. There is also gain, pre and post-rectifier bias and an inverter amp. 2 CV bias inputs are provided to modulate the signal. Each channel accepts audio and CV signals. Continue reading
Olympia Noise Company has released a major update to Ondes, its Ondes Martenot inspired musical instrument app for iPad.
The update adds swarm oscillators to its synth engine, new modulation parameters, microtonal tuning and and a new MIDI mode.
Here’s a video demo of Ondes being used as a duophonic continuous controller for a modular synthesizer: Continue reading
Pittsburgh Modular has announced updates to their all-in-one modular synths and cases.
Updated System 10 Modular Synthesizer
PM has updated their semi-modular sound lab, the System 10, above left, to include their new Midi 3 module. The Midi 3 adds a complete set of mono and duophonic midi response modes, assignable CC and dedicated velocity outputs, a feature rich clock source with tap tempo, midi and external gate clock dividers, and multiple arpeggiator responses to an already full set of features.
The Synthesizer Box remains at the heart of the instrument. A semi-modular synthesizer voice module featuring a unique set of modulatable waveforms, a rich lopass gate filter, and a tight envelope continues to define the sound of the synthesizer.
Pittsburgh Modular has introduced MIDI 3 – an ‘extremely full featured’ MIDI to CV converter for Eurorack modular synthesizers.
The Midi 3 is PM’s third-generation Midi to CV converter. It includes a complete set of mono and duophonic MIDI response modes, assignable CC and dedicated velocity outputs, a clock source with tap tempo, MIDI and external gate clock dividers, and multiple arpeggiator responses.
As PM says, “This module is deep.”
MIDI 3 MIDI to CV Converter
A MIDI to cv module converts standard MIDI note messages into the analog control voltages used by modular and other analog synthesizers. This allows the synthesizer to be controlled by a midi keyboard, sequencer, or DAW.
The two CV outputs on the Midi 3 can be used to control the pitch of an oscillator, cutoff frequency of a filter, or any other function that requires a control voltage signal. The set of Gate outputs on the Midi 3 can be used to trigger envelope generators or other modules expecting a gate or clock source. Continue reading
Developer Alexander Zolotov has released an update to SunVox, his modular synthesizer for iPhone and iPad.
The update adds in improved audio engine, Audiobus 2 and IAA support, new modules and more.
Here’s what’s new in SunVox 1.8: Continue reading
Nina Richards & Zoë Blade of Transistor Sounds Labs have introduced Stepper Acid – a digitally-controlled 16-step sequencer for Eurorack modular synthesizers.
They say it is “Designed by and for musicians, Stepper Acid was born out of our need for a modern step-sequencer.”
Here’s a video intro: Continue reading
The Erica Synths Fusion series – a new collection of vacuum tube synthesis modules – are now available for Eurorack synthesizers.
Erica Fusion series consist of whole range of modules used in sound generation and shaping circuit – pure sine VCO with unique tube waveshaper (will be available mid-January 2015), VCO signal Mixer, Ringmodulator, VCF, VCA and Analogue Delay/Chorus. The first two modules are an Analogue Delay/Chorus module and a VCF. Continue reading