BBoy Tech Report’s Corry Banks has launched a new Eurorack line, Modbap Modular, with the debut of the Per4mer quad performance effects module, a module he says is inspired by beat-maker/DJ performance style.
“Per4mer acts like a bridge between hip-hop and Eurorack,” says Banks. “It brings something fresh to Eurorack.”
“Per4mer will be a great entry point to modular synthesis for the modular-curious beat-maker,” he adds. “Throw it into a small pod and use it as a standalone performance effects unit, or rack it up with other modules to liven things up a bit.”
The basic principle behind Per4mer is that you feed in an audio input and then trigger effects, bringing DJstyle live improvisation to a modular environment. Effects can be triggered simultaneously or individually.
Per4mer features Doppler-style DELAY, REVERB, GLITCH (beat repeat), and TAPE STOP effects, immediately accessible via four translucent mini-arcade buttons. In addition to triggering the effects manually, you can trigger them via four external gate inputs.
Each effect has a set of four effects parameters that can be controlled using the four (FX 1, FX 2, FX 3, and FX 4) rotary knobs or by the four CV (control voltage) inputs.
COMP (compression) with SIDE CHAIN input and COLOR processing effects are also available, along with CLOCK input and TAP tempo options. The external side chain and clock can be connected to interface with other modular and electronic music gear.
Pricing and Availability
The Modbap Modular Per4mer is available for pre-order for $399 USD.