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 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
Dave 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?
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 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
Discrete Transmission, via Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner.
Here’s what he has to say about it: Continue reading
In this video, synth designer Ken MacBeth discusses the Voltage Controlled Filter in the new MacBeth Elements Synthesizer. Continue reading
Bastl Instruments, creators of the Trinity and microGranny electronic instruments, has announced plans for a new series of Eurorack modules that are designed to connect your modular synth to just about anything in the real world.
The idea is to translate physical events into musical ones – and vice versa.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading