Snyderphonics designer Jeff Snyder has introduced the MantaMate Eurorack module, an interface module that lets you use the unique Snyderphonics Manta controller as a sequencer and keyboard for analog modular synthesizers.
But it’s also a multi-purpose high-resolution USB-MIDI to CV converter both for MIDI devices and also for your computer. Plug in USB keyboards or game controllers and you get 12 CV outputs.
It also offers a gate input, so you can sync the Manta sequencer to your modular synthesizer.
- acts as a USB host for the Manta, allowing the Manta to act as a powerful sequencer or keyboard for a modular synthesizer
- 12 CV outputs (4 high resolution 16-bit and 8 medium resolution 12-bit)
- 1 gate/trigger input to clock sequencer and arpeggiator from modular synthesizer
- acts as USB host for USB-MIDI devices (keyboards, knob banks, etc — no Manta required!)
- acts as USB host for HID joysticks and game controllers (currently supporting the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro)
- microtonal scale functionality
- LED indicators for each CV output
- allows note handling from monophonic style up to 4-note polyphony
- acts as USB device if plugged into a computer, allowing USB-MIDI to CV conversion from DAWs and programming languages like Max/MSP and Supercollider
- Eurorack format
- 12 HP wide
- 5.05″ X 2.375″, 1.375″ depth behind aluminum panel
- Able to store user presets for MIDI device configurations and Manta sequences
- Manta sequencer mode provides two simultaneous sequences of up to 32 steps (on two “pages”) or up to 16 steps (on a single “page”)
- Manta sequencer mode provides multiple patterns, including up/down, left/right, random, and order touched
- alternate banana jack option available (in this case, the board and panel are sent with the jacks not soldered, the end user must assemble the jacks and panel. standard 3.5mm jack version is shipped fully assembled)
Pricing and Availability
The Snyderphonics MantaMate is available to pre-order now for US $425, and is expected to ship in July.