Bastl Instruments Intros 4 New Eurorack Modules At 2016 NAMM Show


Václav Peloušek of Bastl Instruments let us know that they are introducing four new Eurorack modules at the 2016 NAMM Show, being held later this week in Anaheim, CA.

The modules, above, include:

  • The POPCORN non-linear CV/GATE Sequencer performs ‘original sequencing in tonal landscape’. According to Bastl, there is ‘an entire universe of very musical ways how you can browse thru the 8 steps’. This is determined by a combination of triggers and CV signals you feed into the sequencer. 2 trigger inputs A and B advance the sequencer by the number of steps that you set with the knob (-4,-3,-2,-1,+1,+2,+3,+4). Reset sets the sequencer to step 1, OR, you can use the assignable CV Input to make it go to the step determined by CV. The CV input can also select the step directly or transpose the signal or do many other things! There is also a built in quantizer, selectable output range, gate and slide active per step with adjustable gate and slide times.
  • POPCORN has two EXPANDERS: one with jump button and individual GATE outputs for each step and another one that adds 5 more CV INPUTs to control the sequencer.
  • Foot control is a great way to enhance how modular synthesizer can be played as an instruments and this is exactly what modules CLUTCH and DUPDUP are for! CLUTCH can be used as a simple quad passive attenuator in modular setup but when you connect a stereo cable to the input and connect an expression or a volume pedal into it, it turns into continuous voltage source for your feet! And you can connect 4 pedals! DUPDUP on the other side implements 2 foot switches that can re-route your modular, bypass a signal processors, select between trigger sequences, mute signals or just send gates.
  • CIAO offers 4 line outputs and headphone amp in just 5 HP is ideal for recording or live performance. Switches on the module enable you to make a patch just for your headphones and then mix it into the main output.


  • POPCORN – 10HP non-linear CV/GATE sequencer – 210 EUR
  • POPCORN CV EXPANDER – 2HP – adds more CV inputs – 49 eur
  • POPCORN GATE EXPANDER – 2HP – adds individual gate outputs + jump – 49 eur
  • CLUTCH – 5HP – quad attenuator and volume pedal to CV interface – 75 EUR
  • DUPDUP – 5HP dual VC footswitch – 90 EUR
  • CIAO ! – 5HP – quad line out + headphone amp 109 EUR

Modules will be available from local dealers in Spring 2016.

3 thoughts on “Bastl Instruments Intros 4 New Eurorack Modules At 2016 NAMM Show

    1. I find that they feel rather brittle and thin however, I’ve only ever spent 10-20 minutes patching through one of their systems.

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