WMD + SSF Spectrum Oscillator For Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

This video, via William Mathewson, is a quick demo of the WMD + SSF collaboration module, the Spectrum Oscillator.

Spectrum is a precision, saw-core VCO, with eight possible waveforms (six simultaneous outputs), an eight octave switch, LFO mode and FM mode select with attenuation. Continue reading

Laurentide SynthWorks Dual Passive Vactrol Gate Now Available

laurentide-synthworks-vactrolLaurentide SynthWorks has announced that their VG2 Dual Passive Vactrol Gate is now available.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

No power needed! Each Vactrol Gate has 1 CV Input (gate, envelope, LFO, etc.), 1 Audio Input and 1 Audio Output. The CV Input hits the Vactrol LED, allowing audio to pass through. In addition, there is a simple Low Pass Filter applied to the Audio Input with an Amount (Cutoff) knob.

As this is a passive circuit, it will not give you full cutoff control, but it does allow the taming of harsh waveshapes.

The LPF is simply the same concept as a guitar’s “tone” control. Also, there is an LED at the CV Input for quick visual reference and LED light action!

Here’s their official intro video: Continue reading

Vince Clarke + Analogue Solution Intro New ‘Clarke Circuits’ Eurorack Modules

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Synth pop pioneer Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yaz) and Analogue Solutions have announced a collaboration on a new series of ‘creative and utilitarian’ Eurorack modules, being released under the name ‘Clarke’.

The initial modules announced are the VCM & VCS Auto Tune System. This self-contained Eurorack expandable MIDI-to -CV converter/calibration system provides a complete solution for tuning and scaling vintage synthesisers and modern VCO Eurorack modules.

Here’s Vince Clarke introducing the new system: Continue reading

Corsynth Intros VC Noise / Lo-Fi Machine In Euro Format

c105e_rigth_650Corsynth has introduced the C105E Voltage Controlled Noise / Lo-Fi Machine – a voltage controlled analog sample rate reducer, with an internal white noise generator.

This module is based on a Sample and Hold designed to work at audio rates. The internal clock runs from 250Hz up to 40KHz and can be voltage controlled. This wide frequency range and two FM inputs ( one with a reversible attenuator ) allow it to create subtle digital effects or really harsh and Lo-Fi sounds.

The internal noise generator, in combination with the S&H, also make a perfect way to create pitched noise, useful for synthesizing drums sounds, drones and sound effects. Continue reading