Macro Machines has introduced the Storage Strip – a new Eurorack module and system that brings system-wide storage and recall to Eurorack synthesizers.
Here’s what they have to say about their approach:
We at Macro Machines Engineering have developed a means to allow storage and recall of settings in the eurorack modular synthesis world.
The first iteration of this hardware is the ‘Storage Strip’ module, which sends binary messages along the CV bus to compatible modules telling them to store current settings into a memory slot, or recall them back at the press of a button, or even sequence through them at the burst of a clock pulse.
Our hopes are that this will, in the near future, allow for more interesting results with less modules. Imagine if you had a CV sequencer for every single parameter, and could shift and change all of the settings of your entire synth at once, the complex sounds that could be achieved, more territory to explore, and you will be able to return to points that you want to re-use, explore further, or perform live!
The Storage Strip, above right, allows for saving and recalling settings within supported modules. Continue reading
Here’s the video stream for the 8-hour marathon version of Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, interpreted for modular synthesizer by William Corgan (of The Smashing Pumpkins). Continue reading
Teia Synthesizers has announced their first Eurorack modules, the Stochastic Function Generator and the SFG Expander.
The basic concept is, every time you feed a gate/trigger to the Gate in input, the module randomizes a Rise (Attack) and Fall (Decay) value between the minimum and maximum knob settings. It has multiple uses, from playing subtle swing variations to crazy envelope shapes. Continue reading
These videos offer an overview of CV Toolkit 1.1 – a $19.99 standalone application that lets you use software modules to control analog synthesizers.
It works by sending CV signals through any DC-coupled audio interface or Expert Sleeper’s ES-3 module. The 1.1 version ships with 15 virtual modules that offer different modulation options such as LFO, sequencer, envelope generators, etc. CV Toolkit also has a MIDI to CV virtual module that let’s you calibrate your VCOs and play them in tune.
You can also use the Routing Matrix to route the output of any of any module to analog outputs, analyzers (LED / Oscilloscope) or even to the input of certain modules (S&H / Biased Switcher / Slew). Continue reading