Doepfer Intros A-100 Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Starter System

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Doepfer will introduce the A-100 Starter System A-100BSS1.

Doepfer says that the Starter System 1 A-100BSS1 is a combination of modules that does not follow the typical synthesizer path. It is based on system suggestions from A-100 users. Continue reading

Moog Brings Back The Classic Moog Modular Synthesizer

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2015 NAMM Show: Moog Music today announced that it is reintroducing the classic Moog Modular synthesizer, including three iconic systems: the System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15.

These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973. Moog plans limited run manufacturing of the three systems, using the same parts and techniques that were used to build the originals.

Here’s Moog’s take on why they are reintroducing the Moog Modular:

The reintroduction of these instruments is not about reliving the past – while much incredible work has been done with the Moog Modular, there is so much further yet to be explored in this relatively young instrument. Artists had only begun to grasp the vast possibilities of these large format modular synthesizers when they went out of production over thirty years ago.

Decades of electronic experimentation have enabled musicians to move on from viewing the Moog Modular as a replacement for traditional instrumentation. Now a new generation of artists, with a greater understanding and more complex tools, will have the opportunity to explore the power of these singular sonic machines.

Today, the modular synthesizer is viewed in the manner Bob Moog originally intended: to “discover endless offbeat, unconventional, and even irrational ways of working.”

Here’s their intro video for the new modular systems: Continue reading

Doepfer Introducing 10 New Eurorack Modules At 2015 NAMM Show

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Doepfer is introducing a wide array of Eurorack modules and a new all-in-one starter Eurorack modular synthesizer.

The new modules include a Quadrature Thru Zero VCO, a Trigger Sequencer (above), a Clock Multiplier/Ratcheting Controller and more.  Continue reading

New Expert Sleepers Module Lets You Plug USB MIDI Controllers Into Your Modular Synthesizer

expert-sleeprs-fh-12015 NAMM Show: Expert Sleepers has announced the FH-1 ‘faderHost’ – a new Eurorack module that lets you directly connect USB MIDI controllers to your modular synthesizer.

This lets you use standard MIDI controllers, iPads and more to directly control your modular synth, with a total of 8 outputs.

In addition, the FH-1 also offers:

  • LFOs on each output
  • Step sequencers
  • Polyphonic MIDI/CV conversion and more.

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