Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the DSM01 Curtis Filter – a version of his classic Sequential-style filter in a Eurorack module.
Dave Smith’s first-ever offering for modular synthesizer users is the DSM01 Curtis Filter – what they call ‘the very heart and soul of the Dave Smith sound’.
The DSM01 is a compact, 8 HP Eurorack-format module. The filter is a resonant low-pass design that can be switched between -12 dB and -24 dB operation and driven into self-oscillation in -24 dB mode. A Boost switch lets you overdrive the input stage for more aggressive coloration.
In addition to its Curtis filter, the DSM01 provides its own responsive, low-noise VCA with LED CV indicator. There are two separate outputs—one pre-amplifier and the other post-amplifier. This not only gives you added signal routing flexibility, but also frees your system’s existing VCAs for other tasks. Continue reading
The latest episode of the Electronic Beats video series takes a visit to the studio of Canadian producer Mathew Johnson. Continue reading
This video is a demonstration of the Make Noise Multimode Gate (MMG).
Part 1, embedded above, introduces the module and takes a look at the front panel controls. It also demonstrates basic patches with the Multimode Gate. Continue reading
This video, via Raul Pena of Modular Wild, is an unofficial demo of the Halls of Valhalla reverb cartridge for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP Eurorack module. Continue reading
Patchblocks has released an official video demo for the Patchblocks Modular Synthesizer – a new system of programmable audio modules that snap together to create larger instruments.
Synthesist Alessandro Cortini, who’s released a series of solo albums and performed with NIN, has shared a mix, embedded above, that features his favorite Buchla modular synthesizer compositions.
The mix includes are a wide-ranging selection of electronic tracks, emphasizing tracks that explore the creative sound design possibilities of Buchla synths.
It’s part of Self-Titled Magazine’s Needle Exchange series.
Here’s what Cortini has to say about the tracks: Continue reading
USBtribe has introduced the MIDIbit – A USB and DIN MIDI i/o interface for the littleBits Korg Synth Kit.
Here’s what they have to say about the video demo: Continue reading
Sound Machines has announced the BI1brainterface, a brainwaves to MIDI/CV interface, designed to let you directly control your synths with your mind.
The product release will be offered in two versions: a Eurorack module and a stand-alone desktop BI1brainterface, for non Euro users. Functions are shared 100% between the two. Continue reading