This weekend was relatively synth porn free – so let’s start the week off right by checking out the studio of Helo Patagonia Sounds, which features a Sequentix P3, Oberheim Xpander, a Doepfer modular synthesizer, Microwave XT, Bananalogue and Plan B modules and more.
Eurorack modular synthesizers have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Eurorack modular synths are relatively inexpensive, compared to larger formats, and pack a lot of functionality into a small space.
There are now over fifteen companies making Eurorack synth modules, giving Eurorack owners more options than just about any other modular synth platform.
Here’s a list of active Eurorack modular synthesizer manufacturers, along with links to recent coverage of their synths at Synthtopia:
Eurorack Synth Modular Manufacturers
4MS Pedals has moved from effects pedals into Eurorack Modules, with their Pingable Envelope Generator, Shuffling Clock Multiplier, Atoner, Swash and other modules.
Analogue Solutions (UK) – creators of the Concussor synth modules, along with a variety of synths and sequencers, including the Red Square, the Leipzig, the SEMblance, the TBX-303 and the Oberkorn. Analogue Solutions on Synthtopia
Atomo Labs has introduced a new line of AtomoSynth Eurorack modules.
Bananalogue (USA) – makes several synth modules, including a couple of Serge-influenced modules. Their site is currently missing in action. If you’ve got additional information, leave a comment. Bananalogue on Synthtopia
Blue Lantern Modules offers a small line of Eurorack modules, which currently includes the LM4250 VCF and the DIode VCF.
Bubblesound (US) – makes Eurorack synth modules with original components to more accurately capture the sound of vintage gear. Their site is currently missing in action. If you’ve got additional information, leave a comment. Bubblesound on Synthtopia
Circuit Abbey offers several Eurorack modules, including the Gravity Well wave warper, the Tripfire comparator and input and output modules.
Cwejman (Sweden) – Cwejman makes semi-modular synthesizers and also a large variety of Eurorack synth modules. Cweman on Synthtopia
Cyndustries (USA) – Cyndustries makes synth modules in Blacet, DotCom, ModCan, MOTM & Eurorack formats. Their best known modular is the Zeroscillator, a high end modular oscillator. Cyndustries on Synthtopia.
Delptronics offers Eurorack synthesizer modules, effects boxes and other unique electronic musical instruments.
Din Sync – makes several modules inspired by classic Roland gear.
Division 6 makes a small line of modules that includes the Filtare SEIII multimode filter and some utility modules.
Doepfer (Germany) – manufacturer of electronic music instruments, ranging from keyboards and MIDI controllers to complete analog modular synthesizer systems. Doepfer on Synthtopia
Erthenvar has a line of utility modules, including input, output and power modules. They also carry Eurorack DIY parts, including mounting rail.
GorillaBox – makes a line of heavy-duty modular synth cases.
Grayscale – creates alternate panels for Eurorack modules
Harvestman (USA) – makes a very original line of voltage-controlled digital signal processing modules, including the Malgorithm, Zorlon Cannon, Tyme Safari and a Polivoks filter. Harvestman on Synthtopia
Thonk – UK firm that is ‘here to sell you DIY modulare synth goods, including EuroRack module kits.
Tiptop (USA) – makes a small, but cool line of synth modules, including the Z3000 Smart Voltage Controlled Oscillator and the Z5000 Voltage Controlled Digital Signal Processor. Tiptop Audio on Synthtopia
Toppobrillo – makers of the Quantimator and other Euro modules.
TouellSkouarn – offers several Eurorack modules, including a Germanium Fuzz, Fet Pream and Stereo HeadPhone output.
Trogotronic offers ‘cruel and unusual instruments’, including Eurorack modules, vintage style controllers and ‘Crude Controls’. Current modules include the Model 676 Fury M tube synth and the Model 666 module, which packs a VCO, VCF and VCA into one module.
It’s the crack cocaine of synth fantasies, because you can use the Regular 12U Planner to design a relatively reserved modular synthesizer or you can choose the Monster Planner and plan your TyrannoSynth.
There are some great examples of what you can do with the EuroRack Monster Planner at MusicOfSound.
And if you use the EuroRack modular planner to create an awesome modular synth of your own, put a link to it in the comments!