Special Stage Systems has introduced Ming Mecca, a new Eurorack modular system described as a ‘voltage-controlled videogame console’.
Here’s what they have to say about the new Euro video synthesizer:
With the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console, Ming Mecca is the first of its kind: an ontological toy, a videogame easel, and a love letter to all things retrofuture. Designed for use in Eurorack format synthesizers but built to meet the demands of even the most seasoned micro-galactic interlopers, Ming Mecca modules will take your rig where no rig has gone before.
Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading
Developer Taylor Holliday has released a new version of Audulus, his modular software synth for iOS and Mac OS X. Continue reading
This user demo, via darshonaut, looks at how to use a reel to reel tape machine as a tape delay with a modular synthesizer:
I wanted to turn my Reel to Reel Tape Machine (Revox A77 MK III) into a Tape Delay, but since I don’t use a traditional mixing desk with Aux In/Out , I had to come up with a patch for my Curetronic modular synthesizer.
Musikmesse 2013: This video, via gearjunkies, features Jürgen Michaelis from Jomox introducing their new Eurorack modules: ModBase 09 Bass Drum Module and Mod.Brane 11 Percussion Module.
emSynth, the electro-music synthesizer, is a compact miniature modular synthesizer system designed for ‘anyone with an interest in low cost modular synthesizers’.
By low cost – they plan to sell the modules for about $15 each.
Here’s the official description for the emSynth modules:
Traditional modular synthesizers are large, wall-sized investments in sound. They are composed of racks containing modules that cost $300 or more each. emSynth replaces these racks with breadboards holding tiny modules that cost about $15 each. This is made possible by several choices including open electronics and breadboard connectorization, plus the advancements in electronics miniaturization in the past 40 years. Of course, the circuits are simplified – and many are digital as well, adding to the unique quality of emSynth’s sounds. You can build an emSynthesizer and reconfigure it at will for under 1/20th the cost of traditional big iron synthesizers. With that you get portability and flexibility also.
Saturday Synth Porn: If Alfred Hitchcock hired Raymond Scott to score a dream sequence…..it might sound something like this.
In this video, Kip Kubin demonstrates patching his ARP 2600 synthesizer.