In other words – you’re probably going to need more synths….. Continue reading
This morning, littleBits and Korg announced the release of three new modules for their popular Synth Kit. New MIDI, CV, and USB I/O modules are now available to enable user to connect the kit to additional equipment in the music studio.
The original littleBits SYNTH KIT, launched in the Fall of 2013, lets you build your own sound machines by putting together individual modules in different combinations.
Spektro Audio has updated CV Toolkit – a Mac/Windows app that’s designed to let you integrate your computer as a control voltage source with hardware modular synthesizers.
The new update includes five new modules (Shift Register, Shaper, Delay, PWM Clock, and Euclidean Sequencer), support for the Expert Sleepers ES-4, ES-40, ESX-4CV, and ESX-8CV modules (still in an experimental stage but working fine according to my tests), a new pitch detection algorithm that vastly improves VCO calibration, and various improvements and bug fixes.
Here are details on the new modules: Continue reading
Mobile Only has introduced zMors modular – a new modular synthesizer for iPad.
Zmors lets you create patches using a variety of modules, but also lets you connect hardware gear with up to 8 USB outputs, for audio and/or control voltages.
Here’s a video intro: Continue reading
Roland has officially introduced the SBX-1 Sync Box, a utility module that’s the lingua franca of electronic music gear – letting all your gear work together, whether its DIN, MIDI or control voltage gear, vintage or new, and hardware or software.
Sampleslicer – a new Euro module now in development – is a real-time sampler/slicer for your modular Eurorack system, that creator Jan Willem says take it ‘far beyond the scope of a regular sample-player’.
The Sampleslicer is a real-time monophonic sampler, including a 16 step voltage-controlled sequencer.The incoming sound is chopped up automatically into 16 parts by the incoming clock signal and spread out over the 16 steps in the internal sequencer. Continue reading
Spektro Audio let us know about a new update for CV Toolkit – their modular synth control app for Mac & Windows.
CV Toolkit 1.2 introduces a new Virtual Slot System. It lets the users change the modules inside the slots to customize the whole interface to their own needs.
Developer Icaro Ferre has also added:
Here’s a video intro to CV Toolkit 1.2: Continue reading
Pigtronix has introduced the Pigtronix Custom Shop Active Dual CV Expression Pedal – a new pedal that they say is the only active, CV-capable expression pedal available.
With a range of 0-5V, the Active Dual CV Expression is Eurorack-friendly and can also control other gear equipped with 0-5V CV inputs, including Arturia MiniBrute and MicroBrute, Studio Electronics BOOMSTARs, Tom Oberheim SEMs, and others. Continue reading