LittleBits Wants To Build Your Custom Synth Module

little-bits-new-synth-modulesLittleBits Electronics wants to build your custom synth module for their modular building system.

LittleBits already makes the Korg Synth Kit, a modular building kit that lets you snap together a basic modular synth, and a wide variety of other modules.

Now, they’ve announced The BitLab – a marketplace for user-generated hardware. You design a module, people vote for the most interesting modules, and the most interesting modules will get built. Continue reading

New Module, White Whale, Brings Monome To Eurorack Modular Synths

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monome.org has introduced white whale – a new Euro module that lets you use a monome grid controller as the interface to a grid-enabled live probabilistic step sequencer.

According to the developers, “white whale is the culmination of methods and experiments based on a decade of step sequencer design for the grid”.

Here’s a video demo of white whale in action: Continue reading

Sampleslicer – A Realtime CV-Controlled Sample Slice Sequencer

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Sampleslicer – a new Euro module now in development – is a real-time sampler/slicer for your modular Eurorack system, that creator Jan Willem says take it ‘far beyond the scope of a regular sample-player’.

The Sampleslicer is a real-time monophonic sampler, including a 16 step voltage-controlled sequencer.The incoming sound is chopped up automatically into 16 parts by the incoming clock signal and spread out over the 16 steps in the internal sequencer. Continue reading

Open Mic: Who Do You Want To Do A Euro Module Next?

dave-smith-instruments-dsm01-curtis-filter-eurorack-moduleDave Smith surprised a lot of people earlier this year when his company introduced the DSM01 Curtis Filter module for Eurorack synths.

It’s their first Euro synth module, and it lets modular synth owners incorporate one of the key elements of the classic Dave Smith/Sequential Circuits sound into their systems.

In a sense, Smith has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging other established synth makers to jump into the Euro arena. If Dave Smith Instruments can do it, why not Roland, Korg, Moog – or any other number of established gear companies.

Would you like to see a Roland supersaw oscillator in Euro format? Or how about a Euro Moog filter? Maybe a Korg Kaoss effects module?

Or something else completely…..

Let us know what you think! Who do you want to do a Euro module next – and what type of module should it be?

‘A Patch From Scratch’ Modular Synth Video Series

Felix of The Tuesday Night Machines let us know that he’s started a new video series, ‘A Patch From Scratch’, that explores synthesis with a Eurorack modular synth.

“I improvise modular synth patches and provide live commentary on what I’m doing,” he explains. “It’s aimed at new modular synth user, but is probably interesting for advanced users too.” Continue reading

The ADDAC System Switching Sequencer For Eurorack Modular Synths

The ADDAC System ADDAC206 Switching Sequencer is a a Quad Channel Switcher, letting you sequence 4 inputs to 1 output or 1 input to 4 outputs, for both audio or voltage (AC/DC).

This series of videos introduces the Switching Sequencer and demonstrates its functionality in a variety of patches.  Continue reading