KOMA Elektronik Cable Lets You Attentuate The Positive

Berlin-based instrument manufacturer KOMA Elektronik has now released a new cable solution for modular synthesists: the Attenuator Cable.

The Attenuator Cable is a cable with one jack input socket on one side, an output socket on the other side and a slider in the middle that gives the user the opportunity to attenuate both CV and audio signals traveling between modules. One connects a 3.5mm patch cable to the input socket of the Attenuator Cable and connect the output jack plug to any input. Use the slider in the middle of the cable to attenuate and adjust the signal, as Christian says in the video, “easy peasy!”

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KOMA Elektronik SVF-201 State Variable Filter For Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

koma-state-variable-filter-eurorackKOMA Elektronik is now shipping the SVF-201 State Variable Filter – a new modular for Eurorack modular synthesizers.

Berlin-based instrument manufacturer KOMA Elektronik says that they are ‘slowly moving into the world of modular synthesizers’.

The SVF-201’s filter circuit is built up with optical parts (vactrols), designed to deliver excellent studio audio quality and a ‘unique warm analogue sound’ The extensive patching possibilities make the module a versatile tool.

Inputs and Outputs

The SVF-201 offers CV inputs with attenuators for Cutoff, Resonance and Select/Mix Out, where the last one allows the user to instantly sweep between the three different filter characteristics. The module also has adjustable gain up to +6dB, which gives the user to opportunity send a (slightly) overdriven signal into the circuit, which results in MS20-like filter sweeps.

The unit offers four audio outputs that can be used independently of each other at the same time, a High Pass, Band Pass, Low Pass and the unique CV’able Mix Out. The Mix Out out let’s you sweep continuously through the other three outputs by means of a knob and control voltage.

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Gestural Control Of A Serge Modular Synthesizer With The Koma Kommander

This video, by Rastko Lazic, demonstrates using two Koma Elektronic Kommander infrared motion sensors as gestural controllers for a modular synthesizer.

The Kommander is a handheld dual infrared X-Y motion controller, designed to make ‘controlling your electronic instruments intuitive and fun’.

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KOMA Kommander X-Y Controller Now Available, Adds Theremin Style Control To Your Synth

KOMA Elektronik has announced that the Kommander – an infrared motion controller – is now available:

Want to create the perfect filter sweep, manually trigger a gate or step through a sequencer? No more need to turn knobs or to patch up a lot of modules, the KOMMANDER makes it simple: just plug it into a CV input on your (modular) synthesizer, move your hand over the device and you are able to control it with your hands, feet or nose, yes: just like a theremin: Kommand and Konquer!

The Kommander is a handheld dual infrared X-Y motion controller. The device measures the distance to your hand or any other surface and sends out corresponding CV signals between 0 and 8 volts. The closer you have your hand to the KOMMANDER, the higher the output voltage.

This will allow you to create complex synth sounds, trigger a drum machine, control your KOMA effect pedals or any other instrument that is capable of receiving CV signals.

Here’s a video demo of the KOMA Kommander:

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KOMA Elektronik At Musikmesse 2012 (Free Koma Gear + Free Berlin Liquor)

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Koma Elektronic sends word that they are ‘going guerrilla’ for Musikmesse 2012, being held March 21-24 in Frankfurt, with free Koma gear + free ‘Berlin liquor':

As a small Berlin based analog effects manufacturer, we have no large promotion budget, this is why this year KOMA Elektronik will go guerrilla at Musikmesse 2012.

Instead of the usual booth, the KOMA crew will be driving the press and everybody else who is interested in our products around in the “KOMA Cab,” and we’ll throw a big party on Thursday night.

You wanna fight the good fight with us?

Details on the Koma guerilla events are available at their site.