2015 NAMM Show: KOMA Elektronik has introduced the Poltergeist – a Eurorack module that lets you manipulate up to four audio/CV signals quadraphonically or stereophonically.
The Poltergeist is an analog Eurorack format audio/CV mixer, panner and VCA that goes beyond the usual two dimensional standards and enables hands-on quadraphonic mixing and panning with a staggering number of VCAs. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, KOMA Elektronik announced the Komplex Sequencer, a new step sequencer that lets you construct complex musical patterns, via both MIDI and CV/Gate, by the means of sequencing the sequence. Continue reading
in his latest Berlin Diaries video, Edd Butterworth visits Koma Elektronik, a manufacturer of modular and standalone audio devices, at their Berlin HQ. Continue reading
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!”
Here’s a sneak preview of the new KOMA Elektronik XYZ Control Surface from the 2013 NAMM Show. Continue reading
KOMA 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.
KOMA has introduced a new touch screen controller for modular and CV synths, the Koma Kontrol Surface
The Kontrol Surface is a 2-axis touch screen controller that offers:
- 1 x CV output
- 1 x inverted CV output
- Manual gate output
Here’s a demo video and details:
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’.