Plankton Electronics has released the Jellyfish V2 Modular - a PT2399 based delay in Eurorack format.
With 17HP it includes an input pot with saturation red led, a mix section, a LFO with an external output, Time, Fine and Feedback controls with infinite feedback, a sync input and many modulation possibilities.
- IN: attenuator for the incoming signal. The associated red led will start to glow just a few mV before the signal is clipping inside the delay IC. Note that when extreme feedback is used the led will glow independently of the incoming signal.
- WET & DRY: mix pots for the signals. WET control the amount of delay sent to the output while DRY sends the input signal directly to the out.
- TIME & FINE: delay time pots. The main control of the module. Turn it to get delay times from 27 to 570 mseg. NOTE: When powering up the machine these controls can not be in it’s lower position or the IC will not work. Turn it up a little bit before.
- FDBCK: feedback control. This is the amount of delayed signal that is send again inside the delay. It goes from 1 repetition to infinite.
- RATE: The frequency of the LFO.
- DEPTH: The amount of LFO signal that is sent to the time parameter of the delay. Very useful for create vibrato effects or other crazy deep sea sounds.
- WAVE: choose between a square or triangle wave for the LFO.
- CV TIME: attenuator for the incoming CVT signal.
- CV FDBCK: attenuator for the incoming CVF signal.
- CV WET: attenuator for the incoming CVW signal.
Developer Chris Wolfe has announced Jasuto 1.6, the latest version of the modular software synth, which is coming soon to iOS and Android.
Here’s what’s new in Jasuto 1.6 for iOS:
- MIDI-In & Out support with tempo sync
- Nodes can now be grouped together
- Solo nodes and groups
- New Convolution Module
- New nodes: Abs, Clamp, Delay2, Pan, Group/GRecv/Gsend, MidiNote, MidiCC & Synced
- Sampler node is now in stereo & has higher quality interpolation
- Bands can now edit individual bins while frozen
- Fixed insert bug
- Additional bugs and behind the scene fixes
- Delay 2 node is tempo syncable
- LFO is triggerable, syncable & now has 4 shapes
- New Scenes and Samples added
- Removal of Jasuto Store and In-App Purchases – All previous In-App Purchase nodes (Chorus, Detuned, Dirty, Morph & Space) and HI-FI audio are now free & included w/ initial purchase of app.
Here’s what’s new in v1.6 for Android: Continue reading
This video, via Make Noise, takes a look at using an MPC to control a modular synthesizer. Continue reading
This series of videos, by Faxi Nadu, offers a modular synthesizer ‘crash course’. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live studio performance on Synthesizers.com modular by Manuel Schulz. Continue reading
In this video, Stephen McCaul of Noise Engineering takes an in-depth look at the company’s Eurorack module line. Continue reading
Music Thing Modular has announced a new module – Mikrophonie.
Mikrophonie is a very simple contact mic module. There is a small piezo disk mounted behind the 4hp panel, or you can plug in an external mic (they’re easy to make).
The panel is PCB with no soldermask. The raw PCB fibreglass has a rough texture – rubbing it with a finger or a plectrum creates quite a wide range of sounds. The back of the panel is plated and grounded for shielding.
The mic will also pick up all the physical sounds in your modular – patching, cables rustling, switches, fingers on knobs – without picking up airborne sounds i.e. the sound your modular is making. At very high sound levels will pick up vibrations from the speaker output and start to feedback. Continue reading
Audulus software synthesizer developer Taylor Holliday recently shared some tantalizing images of Audulus working with his hardware modular system: Continue reading