Grove Audio Expands Its 5U & Eurorack Modular Lines

At Knobcon 2018, we talked with John Burdick of Grove Audio, who makes a range of MOTM-compatible, Dotcom-compatible and Eurorack synth modules.

In the last few years, Burdick has expanded his lines to offer complete systems in multiple formats.

In this video, he gives us a quick overview of his latest module designs, which include a new mixer, an extremely flexible multi-mode VCF design, a new line of drum synthesis modules, a dual VCO and more.

See the Grove Audio site for details.

5 thoughts on “Grove Audio Expands Its 5U & Eurorack Modular Lines

  1. Wow – I had no idea that Grove had this many modules out.

    They’d do well do put up some Youtube video demos – that’s pretty much standard for module makers nowadays, but I don’t see anything like that on their site or on Youtube.

  2. 5U is back in a big way, and it’s great to see a little coverage of it.

    Moog has kind of hogged the 5U spotlight, with all the hype around their modular reissues. But the Moog say stems are sort of a distraction from what’s been happening in the 5U format.

    There are at least a dozen companies now offering complete 5U modular lines, plus all the companies offering smaller lines of modules.

    I think there’s a perception that the large format is dying out, because Euro is doing so well. But the 5U format is more popular than ever, too. I have trouble keeping up with it all!

  3. I am really glad to see the re-emerging of the 5U format too. To me, the original Moog modular systems were my introduction to electronic music (yeah, I’m that old). Plus, there’s just the ergonomics of the 5U format – bigger panels with bigger knobs and sliders, larger cables and jacks, and so on.

  4. 5U is the way to go. I admit that there are a lot more adventurous Euro modules. But I just can’t come to grips with the the form factor. There is not enough room to get in there a do stuff.

    Many companies are doing their modules in both formats now. STG, SSL, Evaton and now Grove. The more the merrier I say.

    Now if Grove would get back to me about that 5U frequency shifter…

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