At this year’s NAMM Show, there was a wealth of modular synthesizer gear on display, more than we’ve ever seen at previous NAMM Shows. It’s a reflection of the increasing interest in modular synthesis and the growing number of modular synth manufacturers. Continue reading
Long time Synthtopia readers know that Moog’s MoogerFooger effects pedals can be used together to create a giant MoogerFoogin’ modular synthesizer.
But many have wished that Moog would actually release new 5U synth modules or at least release MoogerFooger modules.
GearMedia’s Mike Beard is working on a DIY project to fill that gap, GIMP (GearMedia Moogerfooger Panel). At this point, he’s working on panels to prototype the conversions.
- Desktop Box 11 cabinets can be stacked to build systems of any size.
- Unique side-panel designs connect cabinets, using simple plates and thumbscrews.
- Multiples and power LEDs are built into the cabinet, giving you more space for modules.
- An internal power harness is included, just add a power supply (QPS4) and sides to suit your needs.
- Box 11 can be powered from Portable or Studio systems.
See the Synthesizers.com site for details.
These videos, by RichyHo, demos his multi-format modular synthesizer rack planner, described as a work in progress:
An overview of the features and functionality of my multi-format modular synthesizer rack planner (as at v. 1.12 – currently a work-in-progress and not yet released). I forgot to demo dragging modules between racks (they retain their patched commections) and ‘dynamic bolts’ (but if you watch carefully in the euro rack you might see bolts appear/disappear as modules are dragged around).
For all you fans of cute synth videos – two boys making some noise, with a giant modular synth.
Every kid should be so lucky, right?
Joseph (6) and Michael (3) testing out Dad’s late night assembly work on the modular synth.