MacBeth Intro Elements One Eurorack Monster Module

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Ken MacBeth of MacBeth Studio Systems has shared some images of his prototype for a new Eurorack monster module – the Element 1. It is the first of a set of five planned 3U Eurorack-sized 84HP synthesizer modules.

According to MacBeth, the sound of Elements 1 is “a sum of parts -’Spike’ Oscs meet Acidic Filter which goes through a classic VCA.” It’s inspired by the look of classic British synths and the sounds of classic Japanese synths:

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MacBeth Bomber – The Compact Modular That Sounds Like A Monster Synth

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Ken MacBeth has introduced a new synth, the MacBeth Bomber, a ‘compact modular’ that sounds like a monster synth.

Here’s what MacBeth has to say about this tiny beast:

I call this minimal 3 module Macbeth Mk1 synthesizer the Bomber! Specifically put together to Bomb that Bass!

The single Mk1 Oscillator ‘B’ gives you 1 x Sawtooth, 2 x Pulse Width (Square) Waveforms, 2 x Sub Octaves, one below the other whi…ch all go into the discrete Mk1 Filter ‘B’ – State Variable Filter that loves Overdrive! Gated and controlled by the Mk1 Dual EGs with built in Utility VCA.

As a modification- there is a Noise Generator normalized into Audio Input 3 on that Filter!

…and remember- this is just one Oscillator!

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