Erica Synths Intros World’s Smallest Eurorack Step Sequencer

Erica Synths has introduced the Pico SEQ – a new module that they say is the world’s smallest 16-stage step sequencer.

And, while the Pico SEQ is just 3HP wide, it’s still packed with features, including adjustable sequence length, quantization, gate length per step, sequence memory and more.  Continue reading

DIY Eurorack Modules With Leaf Audio & Exploding Shed

At Superbooth 16, we talked with Manuel (Manu) Richter, who runs the LeafAudio synth DIY workshops across Europe, and also sells DIY kits via Exploding Shed.

He gave as an introduction to what they do and to the DIY modules that they have available.
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iPad Music Apps At Superbooth 16

At Superbooth 16, iPad music software was well-represented, in large part because of the presence of members of members of Musik App Manufaktur – a collective of developers of iOS apps.

They were presenting their applications, zMors Modular, Modstep. Triqtraq and Elastic Drums and also showing how they could be used in combination, using the recently introduced Ableton Link. We talked with each of them individually, and also filmed a multi-app jam session.

In the first video, above, Sven Braun gives a short introduction to his app, zMors Modular, and demonstrates how he uses it in combination with a Eurorack modular synthesizer.

In the next video, Benjamin Weiss introduces his iPad sequencing app, Modstep, and explains how the app can be used to sequence its internal instruments, iPad software and external hardware and software: Continue reading