Dave Smith Instruments Intros DSM01 Curtis Filter For Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

dave-smith-instruments-dsm01-curtis-filter-eurorack-moduleDave Smith Instruments today introduced the DSM01 Curtis Filter – a version of his classic Sequential-style filter in a Eurorack module.

Dave Smith’s first-ever offering for modular synthesizer users is the DSM01 Curtis Filter – what they call ‘the very heart and soul of the Dave Smith sound’.

The DSM01 is a compact, 8 HP Eurorack-format module. The filter is a resonant low-pass design that can be switched between -12 dB and -24 dB operation and driven into self-oscillation in -24 dB mode. A Boost switch lets you overdrive the input stage for more aggressive coloration.

In addition to its Curtis filter, the DSM01 provides its own responsive, low-noise VCA with LED CV indicator. There are two separate outputs—one pre-amplifier and the other post-amplifier. This not only gives you added signal routing flexibility, but also frees your system’s existing VCAs for other tasks. Continue reading

Control Your Synthesizers With Brainwaves

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Sound Machines has announced the BI1brainterface, a brainwaves to MIDI/CV interface, designed to let you directly control your synths with your mind.

The product release will be offered in two versions: a Eurorack module and a stand-alone desktop BI1brainterface, for non Euro users. Functions are shared 100% between the two. Continue reading

Jellyfish V2 Modular Delay For Eurorack Synthesizers

jellyfish-modularPlankton Electronics has released the Jellyfish V2 Modular - a PT2399 based delay in Eurorack format.

With 17HP it includes an input pot with saturation red led, a mix section, a LFO with an external output, Time, Fine and Feedback controls with infinite feedback, a sync input and many modulation possibilities.

Controls:

  • IN: attenuator for the incoming signal. The associated red led will start to glow just a few mV before the signal is clipping inside the delay IC. Note that when extreme feedback is used the led will glow independently of the incoming signal.
  • WET & DRY: mix pots for the signals. WET control the amount of delay sent to the output while DRY sends the input signal directly to the out.
  • TIME & FINE: delay time pots. The main control of the module. Turn it to get delay times from 27 to 570 mseg. NOTE: When powering up the machine these controls can not be in it’s lower position or the IC will not work. Turn it up a little bit before.
  • FDBCK: feedback control. This is the amount of delayed signal that is send again inside the delay. It goes from 1 repetition to infinite.
  • RATE: The frequency of the LFO.
  • DEPTH: The amount of LFO signal that is sent to the time parameter of the delay. Very useful for create vibrato effects or other crazy deep sea sounds.
  • WAVE: choose between a square or triangle wave for the LFO.
  • CV TIME: attenuator for the incoming CVT signal.
  • CV FDBCK: attenuator for the incoming CVF signal.
  • CV WET: attenuator for the incoming CVW signal.

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