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:
Ming Mecca brings voltage control to a comprehensive set of classic videogame design parameters, from details like object location and animation, to big-picture elements like game rules and level geography.
The Ming Mecca system lets you turn off gravity at the flick of a switch, or scroll through seasons at the turn of a knob. Or you can populate your world with exotic creatures, then modulate their identities with random voltage.
Two Ming Mecca systems are planned, the World Core and Control Core:
Control Core Video Overview:
World Core Video Overview:
Ming Mecca is estimated to ship during the summer of 2014.Estimated pricing (subject to change depending on volume and cost of production):
- World Core at $999
- Control Core at $349
- Kits TBD
See the SSS site for more info.