Analogue Solutions Concussor Modular Synth Drum Modules

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Saturday Synth Porn: Here’s an up close and personal look at the Analogue Solutions Concussor line of modular synth drum modules.

The Concussor modules feature pure analog voice circuitry. Many of the modules emulate the sound of classic Roland analog drums sounds.

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NAMM 2012: Modulation Orgy LFO From Synthetic Sound Labs

The Best Product Name We’ve Heard This Year At The NAMM Show 2012: Synthetic Sound Labs has just released its first Euro rack format module, the Model 2260 Modulation Orgy.

This new 16 HP width module contains a Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) that offers ‘unmatched modulation flexibility’.

Synthetic Sound Labs has been in the analog synthesizer business since 1973, but the 2260 is the first Euro rack module and the sixth in SSL’s continuing line of new analog synthesizer modules.

LFOs are typically used by analog music synthesists in conjunction with other analog sound producing devices for creating slow, undulating rhythms and sound patterns. The SSL 2260 Modulation Orgy features both manual and external voltage control over LFO Tempo (speed), tempo Multiplier, Waveform and Waveform Distortion.  A total of eight Waveforms are produced, including Sawtooth, Ramp, Rectangle, Triangle, Sine, Sweep, Lumps and Random.  All these (except Random) may be modified using the Wave Distort controls to vary waveform duty cycles.  Independent output jacks provide both normal and inverted LFO phases.

2260 ‘Modulation Orgy’ Specifications at a glance:

  • Model  2260 Tap Tempo LFO
  • Function: Flexible Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO)
  • Tempo Adjust: .05 Hz to >50 Hz (approx)
  • Tempo Multipliers: Six (0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4; overlapping) – Manual & voltage controlled
  • Waveforms: Saw, Ramp, Square, Triangle, Sine, Sweep, Lump and
  • Random – Manual and Voltage controlled
  • Wave Distortion: 10% to 90% (approx, except Random) – Manual and
  • Voltage controlled Inputs
  • Tempo CV, Multiplier CV, Waveform CV, Distort CV, Sync, Level CV.  0 to +5V nominal.
  • 1/8” Phone jacks. 100k impedance.
  • Outputs: Clock (0 to +5 digital), LFO voltage (10V P-P;  +/-5V).  1K impedance.
  • 1/8” Phone jacks.
  • Panel Indicators: LFO Rate – Red LEDs
  • Panel: High quality 0.062” aluminum. Durable black Metalphoto finish with
  • natural aluminum and copper graphics.  Complimentary Brass colored knobs.
  • Power: Euro rack standard 16 pin keyed header.
  • +5VDC @ 14ma, +15vdc @ 16ma, -15vdc 18ma
  • Size: 5.0” H x ~3.25” W x ~1.25” D (16 HP). Skiff ready.

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The Girl With Ultramarine Eyes

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Sunday Synth Jam: This synth jam, SynthManiaDotCom’s The Girl With Ultramarine Eyes, is unabashedly retro.

The track is in the style of 1970s Italian movie soundtracks, with harpsichord, strings, and analog synthesizer – typical instruments used during those years.

Analogue Solutions Concussor Modular Synth Drum Modules

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Reader Jason sent word of this video – a quick look at the Analogue Solutions Concussor line of modular synth drum modules.

This video features a brief overview of some of the Concussor drum modules in use. The modules are being triggered via the MT9, MIDI-TRIG module from Analogue Solutions.

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Pittsburgh Modular Synth Review – Atonal Nintendo Zipper Fart Noises Galore

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We haven’t heard much from Sonic State recently – and we suspect it may be because Nick’s got his hands on some interesting new synth modules from Pittsburgh Modular. 

Here’s his take on Pittsburgh Modular’s Oscillator, Generator, Outs and Audiomixer Attenuator modules.

Pittsburgh Modular promises that the generator and other modules offer “Tones, drones, textures, and drums to atonal, nintendo zipper/fart noises.” While Nick notes that he didn’t quite hit the sweet spot on the fart noises, the modules do deliver ‘a great deal of flexibility and functionality.”

Specs below. See the Pittsburgh Modular site for details and Sonic State for more of their thoughts on these modules.

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Synthetic Sound Labs 1310 Digital Delay (Demo Video)

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This is a demonstration of the Synthetic Sound Labs 1310 Digital Delay module. The $199 device is capable of subtle doubling, hard timed delays and super flanging.

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Arturia Moog Modular V Tutorial

This video, via jamespatrick, offers a basic overview of how to get started programming a patch on Arturia’s Moog Modular V synthesizer.