LittleBits Electronics recently debuted their bitLab where users, prototypers, and designers can submit their idea for what the company should manufacture next.
LittleBits eCommerce Manager Phil DeGisi explains, “If the module gets enough votes from our community, we review it, and in many cases will manufacture it. If we manufacture it, the module designer gets 10% of the revenue. We like to say that it’s the app store for hardware.”
One bitLab submission that may be of particular interest to Synthtopia readers is The Bleep Drum by Austin, Texas-based Bleep Labs.
Meng Qi’s Squishable Modular Synth Workstation is a self-contained modular synthesizer instrument. Continue reading
Analogue Solutions has introduced the Telemark Multimode Filter module, a new module for Eurorack synthesizers, based on the filter of the Telemark semi-modular synthesizer.
The filter is a 12db/Octave multimode type.
There are four outputs: low pass, band pass, high pass and notch filter.
Additionally, notch filter can be varied for an even wider range of sounds. Use of Gain and Q allow for even wider possibilities.
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading
Electro-Harmonix recently reintroduced the Clockworks Rhythm Generator/Synthesizer.
The Clockworks doesn’t create sound on its own, but generates pulses to trigger other devices. The Clockworks has four separate clock channels (driven from the same master clock) that can connect up to four devices, so creating polyrhythms is also easy.
They have released a new video demo, above, that shows it being used to trigger a variety of electronic music gear. Continue reading
littleBits has introduced the Brick Adapter, a new accessory that lets you connect the littleBits and LEGO worlds.
Last year, littleBits introduced the Korg Synth Kit, a modular building kit inspired by Korg’s analog synthesizers. More recently, the company announced new modules that let you connect to MIDI and CV music gear. Continue reading
This video, via FunkyjunkItaly, is a quick demo of the Dave Smith Instruments DSM01 Curtis Filter For Eurorack modular synthesizers. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a modular synthesizer live performance by Dudadius.
The performance was part of a presentation on modular synthesis for Chicago Ideas Week. Continue reading
Felix of the Tuesday Night Machines put together this set of videos that explore the Anywhere Instruments Tinysizer – a mini-modular synthesizer.
While the Tinysizer is small enough to fit in a notebook bag, it offers 350 patch points, allowing for fully modular patching. Continue reading