Eurorack modular synthesizers have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Eurorack modular synths are relatively inexpensive, compared to larger formats, and pack a lot of functionality into a small space. There are now over fifteen companies making Eurorack synth modules, giving Eurorack owners more options than just about any other modular synth… Read More The Synthtopia Guide To Eurorack Modular Synthesizers
The EuroRack Monster Planner is an online application that lets you make your plans to rule the world with synth power! It’s the crack cocaine of synth fantasies, because you can use the Regular 12U Planner to design a relatively reserved modular synthesizer or you can choose the Monster Planner and plan your TyrannoSynth. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!… Read More EuroRack Modular Synthesizer Planner Lets You Make Your Plans To Rule The World With Synth Power!
Mega.ModularPlanner.co.uk has a cool new online modular synthesizer planner for Eurorack-size modules. It’s a work in progress, but it has modules from the biggest manufacturers already. It’s just missing scanned images from several of the companies. Note that it does let you do some things that might not be possible with real modules (see the… Read More Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Online Planner
Cyndustries has announced a new type of modular synthesizer oscillator, the Zeroscillator, an all-analog through-zero FM oscillator. According to Cyndustries, the Zeroscillator will be “the first time traditional digital FM synthesis is possible in an all analog signal path.” The Zeroscillator “is an original design by Mark Barton,” explains Cyndustries Cynthia Webster. “Mark, and John… Read More Cyndustries Zeroscillator For Modular Synths
Cyndustries has announced a custom synthesizer modular built around the new Apple Mac mini. The Cynthia Macintosh promises to bring a whole new level of integration between worlds of analog and computer-based synthesis. Cyndustries’ Cynthia Webster notes “You can go from your analog modular oscillators and filters – into digital audio effects plug-ins, and then… Read More Cyndustries Announces Mac mini Synth Module
Cynthia Webster is the synthesist and designer behind Cyndustries, a company that makes modular analog synthesizers. She recently shared her thoughts with Synthtopia about a variety of topics, including the analog vs. digital debate, Nietzsche, women in electronic music, the mystery of “wishbone127” and even banana envy. Webster is an electronic music veteran. In high school,… Read More Cynthia Webster: Designing Modular Analog Synthesizers
Cyndustries makes some of the most interesting analog synthesizer components available. They are in Modcan format, but are electricly compatible with most other modular equipment. Cyndustries has many unique modules that are certifiably drool-worthy: Dual Sawtooth Animator 4 Channel Analog Switch Milton Voltage-Controlled Sequencer Synthacon Filter StereOSpace Super Psycho LFO Octal Inverting Attenuator Quad Bandpass… Read More Cyndustries