Black Cat Intros Monster K-Fuzz Eurorack Module

monster-k-fuzz-euro-moduleBlack Cat Pedals has introduced the Monster K-Fuzz Eurorack synthesizer.

The Monster K-Fuzz module processes audio input signals through a modified vintage fuzz circuit to create an array of harmonically complex tones and textures. Unlike vintage fuzz circuits, though, the Monster K-Fuzz module has been adapted and optimized specifically for use with modular synthesizers.

The Monster K-Fuzz module features variable controls for Saturation and Frequency, 3-position selector switches for Clipping and Voicing, and two separate Voltage Control Inputs.

Here’s a demo of the Monster K-Fuzz module in action: Continue reading

Godley & Creme’s Gizmotron Returns


At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Gizmotron LLC announced plans to release a re-engineered, updated sequel to a guitar effects device that has not been seen or heard since the early 1980’s; the legendary Gizmotron.

Invented over 40 years ago, by Lol Creme and Kevin Godley of the rock group 10cc, the Gizmotron debuted at the NAMM trade show in 1979.

The Gizmotron 2.0 offers musicians the ability to mechanically bow one or more strings of a guitar or bass by pressings its keys. Each key brings a spinning wheel into contact with a string, creating a bowing sound similar to a cello, viola or violin.

Here’s an example of the Gizmotron 2.0 in action, on a Les Paul Deluxe: Continue reading