Dave Smith Modular Synth Filter For Eurorack

dave-smith-modular-synthesizerSighted in yesterday’s Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Synthesizer intro video – an unannounced Eurorack module

The Dave Smith Modular DSM01 Curtis Filter can be seen at around 4:55 in the intro video. An enlarged screen captures is shown at right.

It’s a combined VCF/VCA module, with control voltage control over filter cutoff, resonance and amplitude.

Audio connectivity includes audio in, VCF out and VCA out.

Two switches are partially obscured.

No official announcement has been made on the Dave Smith Modular at this point.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Are you interested in synth modules from Dave Smith? If so, what do you want to see from them?

Dave Smith Instruments Intros Pro 2 ‘Dream Synth’

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Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the Pro 2, a knobby new monophonic ‘dream synth’. Dave Smith calls it his “most powerful mono synth ever.”

“As synth geeks, we asked ourselves what our dream mono synth would be,” says Smith. “Then we built it.”

Here’s the official intro video for the new Pro 2 synthesizer: Continue reading

Dave Smith On The History Of Synths, From Analog To Digital And Back

This video captures a talk by electronic instrument designer Dave Smith on the history of synths, moving from analog to digital to software and now back to analog.

Smith gave the talk last night at Stanford’s CCRMA (The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics). Continue reading