Summer NAMM: Roland System-1 Update

At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, we talked with Roland rep Peter Brown, who gave us an overview of the latest System-1 update, and also a summary of the various versions of the System-1.

The line now includes: Continue reading

OWL Open Source DSP Platform Coming To Eurorack

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Rebel Technology has announced that its OWL Modular – a Euro version of the open source OWL effects unit – will be released on 1 August 2015.

The module features a high performance programmable DSP core, supports stereo audio at up to 96kHz / 24bits, and CV controlled parameters.

Based on the highly successful OWL Pedal, the Modular makes use of the same patches while adding modular features. Effects and synthesis, as well as complex sequencing and triggering, is all within its remit.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

Erica Synths Black VC Clock Offers 4 Types Of Clock Output

Erica Synths shared this new video that demonstrates its new Black VC Clock – a master clock Euro module that offers 4 types of clock out and more.

The module generates several clock signals simultaneously and it has advanced features (tap tempo, shuffle, divide) both for controlled, rhythmic music production and for experiments with high level of uncertainty. Continue reading

Pittsburgh Modular Patch Box ‘An Epic Shift In The Definition Of What A Modular Can Be’

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Pittsburgh Modular was showing their Patch Box Eurorack enclosure. They describe the Patch Box as ‘an epic shift in the definition of what a modular can be.’

That sounds a little hyperbolic – until you consider that the Patch Box opens up the Euro world to an audience exponentially larger than the traditional synth audience.

Here’s Pittsburgh Modular’s Richard Nikol introducing the Patch Box: Continue reading

Arturia BeatStep Pro In-Depth Demos

Here are a pair of in-depth demos with the new Arturia BeatStep Pro sequencer, which is now shipping.

The first video, above, features Alex Anderson from WMD demonstrating how the BeatStep Pro an be used with CV/Gate to control analog gear.  Continue reading