Dave Smith Instruments Intros DSM01 Curtis Filter For Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

dave-smith-instruments-dsm01-curtis-filter-eurorack-moduleDave 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

Alessandro Cortini Mixtape Features Buchla Modular Synthesizer Favorites

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

Control Your Synthesizers With Brainwaves

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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