Tangible Waves has introduced AE Modular, a new modular synth format designed to be an affordable ‘modular for the masses.
Much of the cost in most modular synthesizers is in components that do not directly generate sound – custom panels, knobs, jacks, etc. AE Modular eliminates these costs and, as a result, most modules are €20-35:
- Jacks are eliminated, replaced by pin-wires and pin-sockets’
- Knobs are eliminated, you turn pot shaft; and
- Panels are not printed, they’re rubber-stamped with durable ink.
By eliminating some of the most expensive parts of a modular system, Tangible Waves can offer a basic modular system for €328.
The videos, via Felix of The Tuesday Night Machines, offer a quick introduction to the system and some audio examples:
See the Tangible Waves site for more information on the AE Modular.