The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

At Superbooth 16, we talked with gear startup Polyend about their upcoming SEQ WYSIWYG drum step sequencer.

The SEQ is a beautiful visual step sequencer – a bit like a monome on steroids.

In the video above, Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski gives an overview and demo of the SEQ. Raczynski calls the SEQ a ‘what you see is what you get’ (WYSIWYG) sequencer, because there is a row for each of its 8 channels, and each step of the sequence has a dedicated button.  Continue reading

Erica Synths Intros World’s Smallest Eurorack Step Sequencer

Erica Synths has introduced the Pico SEQ – a new module that they say is the world’s smallest 16-stage step sequencer.

And, while the Pico SEQ is just 3HP wide, it’s still packed with features, including adjustable sequence length, quantization, gate length per step, sequence memory and more.  Continue reading

DIY Eurorack Modules With Leaf Audio & Exploding Shed

At Superbooth 16, we talked with Manuel (Manu) Richter, who runs the LeafAudio synth DIY workshops across Europe, and also sells DIY kits via Exploding Shed.

He gave as an introduction to what they do and to the DIY modules that they have available.
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Corsynth Intros 5U Quad VCA & Mixer

c107_panelSpanish synthmaker Corsynth has released the C107 Quad Linear VCA / VC Mixer – a combination of four voltage controlled amplifiers and four mixers that is more than the sum of its parts

The module is designed for Dotcom-style 5U modular systems.

Each VCA features :

  • A signal input.
  • An initial gain control.
  • A voltage control input with a level potentiometer.
  • An output.

The VCAs in the included in this modules are not only attenuators, they can also boost the input signal. Using the initial gain potentiometer and a five volts CV signal, the VCA has a maximum gain of 2 (doubles the signal amplitude). This is very useful for signal processing or to boost external signals.

With four VCAs and four independent mixer outputs, the C107 Quad VCA / VC Mixer delivers a wide range of routing options, for both audio and control signals. Continue reading

E-RM Multiclock Lets You Sync Everything

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At Superbooth 16, we talked with Max of E-RM about their Multiclock – a professional sync device.

The Multiclock lets you sync all types of clocks – analog, DIN, MIDI, audio, DAW – across four channels, and gives you per-channel control over clock timing and swing.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading