MATRIXSYNTH: Erica Synths SUPERBOOTH19 Announcements

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Erica Synths SUPERBOOTH19 Announcements


"Erica Synths have prepared a lot of new products to present at this years Superbooth in Berlin. 13 new modules and... a new system! You read it right.

And this isn't even all that we have planned to release in the rest of 2019

Reminding that you can find us at the first floor lobby, booth E245.
Just look for all black everything!


BLACK CLASSIC SYSTEM II

From rich synth leads, massive basslines and cosmic sounds to impressive drones in stereo Erica Synths Black System II – a well-considered selection of Black Series modules - is designed to be a reliable instrument for work in studio or for live performances. Use it with keyboards, midi sequencers or as a standalone unit and with some creative patching you will find that possibilities of the system are virtually limitless. Erica Synths Black Series modules are also recognised for their built quality, which makes this instrument a lasting investment.

The Erica Synths Black System II contains following modules:
Black Wavetable VCO
Black VCO
Black Modulator
Black Mixer
Black Multimode VCF
Black Polivoks VCF
Black Quad VCA
Black Output module
Black Midi-CV interface
Black CV Tools
Black Xfade
Black Dula EG/LGO
Black Octasource
Black EG
Black Stereo Delay
Black Joystick controller

Retail price – 2600EUR (tax excl.)



BLACK SEQUENCER

Erica Synths Black Sequencer takes the classical modular sequencing to the next level by adding tons of features required for contemporary modular synthesizers. Black Sequencer features 4 channels with CV, gate and modulation outputs, up to 64 step sequences that can be chained in longer ones, independent track time divisions, multiplications and lengths. CV and Gate recording, built-in quantiser, MIDI in/out and many other features essential for composing and performing electronic and experimental music. Even though it provides many programmable parameters per step, it’s intuitive, easy and straight-forward to use, and, we believe, it will become a master controller of many modular setups.

Features:
4 CV / Gate / Modulation tracks
CV / Gate / MOD recording
Clock and Reset In / Out
Microtonal tuning
MIDI In / Out for clock and recording
16 encoders for easy sequence input
Up to 64 steps per pattern
Song mode
Note, Glide, Gate length, Modulation adjustment per step
Probability, repeats and ratcheting per step
Performance record mode
Adjustable shuffle per track
Timing divisions / multiplications per track
Built in quantiser
Random pattern generator
Tap tempo
16 banks of 16 patterns memory
SD card slot for backup and firmware updates



BLACK STEREO DELAY

Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay is a hi-fi stereo delay with lot of unique features, based on our custom DSP engine. Developed in collaboration with Tim Pechersky aka TeemKaa of Useful Circuits. Tape, digital and ping-pong modes of delay, hold with overdub and delicate delay time and feedback control in combination with CV and trigger control over various parameters make this module not only great effects unit in your modular system, but also - an instrument on it’s own.
Features:
Stereo delay with adjustable delay time
Tape, digital and ping-pong delay modes
Tap and clock synchronization of delay time
Reverse delay mode
Hold mode (samples up to 20” of audio) with Add (overdub) feature
Trigger control over Hold, Add and Reverse
CV control over delay time, dry/wet mix and feedback
Feedback path soft limiting compression
Add to hold soft limiting compression
Adjustable stereo delay spread
Recommended retail price - 310 EUR (VAT excl.)



BLACK STEREO DELAY

Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay is a hi-fi stereo delay with lot of unique features, based on our custom DSP engine. Developed in collaboration with Tim Pechersky aka TeemKaa of Useful Circuits. Tape, digital and ping-pong modes of delay, hold with overdub and delicate delay time and feedback control in combination with CV and trigger control over various parameters make this module not only great effects unit in your modular system, but also - an instrument on it’s own.
Features:
Stereo delay with adjustable delay time
Tape, digital and ping-pong delay modes
Tap and clock synchronization of delay time
Reverse delay mode
Hold mode (samples up to 20” of audio) with Add (overdub) feature
Trigger control over Hold, Add and Reverse
CV control over delay time, dry/wet mix and feedback
Feedback path soft limiting compression
Add to hold soft limiting compression
Adjustable stereo delay spread
Recommended retail price - 310 EUR (VAT excl.)



BLACK SPRING REVERB

Erica Synths Black Spring Reverb is a different take on spring reverberation units. Firstly, it has a built in compact spring reverberation tank and vactrol-based audio compressor, secondly, it can operate an external tank and combination of both internal and external ones for effects unheard before. Thirdly, apart from feedback send-return loop, it has built-in feedback effects – delay, various filters, etc; feedback amount and effect parameters can be controlled manually and via CV, making the module an experimental instrument on its own.
Features:
Built-in compact spring reverberation tank
Manually and CV controlled feedback amount
Vactrol-based compressor
5 distinct feedback effects
Selection between internal, external reverberation tanks or combination of both



BLACK INPUT

Erica Synths Black Input module interfaces your modular system with other instruments. It features a preamp, versatile envelope follower and most importantly – an accurate, low latency pitch tracker that converts incoming audio into CV, so you can play your modular synth in unison with any external monophonic instrument, even a voice.
Features:
Balanced XLR, 6,3mm and 3,5mm inputs
Input preamp with adjustable gain and level indicator
Envelope follower with adjustable threshold and envelope rate
Gate and Trigger outputs
Accurate, low latency monophonic pitchtracker
Continuous and quantized (by semitones) CV outputs
Three pitchtracker modes



COWBELL

Erica Synths Cowbell module is an extended, modular version of Yocto (808) cowbell. For more sonic versatility we have added Tune and Decay controls, as well as Tune CV with an attenuator for nice vibratos. The module is developed in collaboration with a French company e-licktronic.
Features:
Manually and CV controlled Tune
Decay controll
Manual trigger
Accent input
Module width - 6HP
Module depth – 35mm



PICO SEQ V2

Erica Pico SEQ2 is straight-forward, full analogue 4 step sequencer/waveshaper with adjustable sequence length. If you want to have a simple, compact stepped modulation source in your setup, then this is it! Particularly interesting use of the Pico SEQ2 is waveshaping – just apply any audio source to the CLK IN, tweak the knobs and be amazed!

Features:
Up to 4 steps analogue sequencer
Step count selection 2-3-4
Full analogue circuit
Input and output protection against overvoltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO BBD

Erica Pico BBD is surprisingly great sounding (we were surprised ourselves), full analogue 4092 stage bucket brigade delay module; the smallest BBD in eurorack. Besides nice and clean flanger and delay effects, at full CV settings of TIME and feedback knobs it can produce extreme sonic artefacts. Tweak knobs and enjoy!
Features:
Full analogue circuit
4092 stage BBD chip
Up to 300ms delay time
Very clean sound
CV control over delay time
Input and output protection against overvoltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO RING

Erica Pico Ring is a balanced modulator (quadrant multiplier) circuit to create bell-like, metallic or robotic sounds. It has built-in sine-wave modulation oscillator for more versatility.

Features:
Full analogue circuit
Built-in sine-wave oscillator
Input level attenuators
Input and output protection against over-voltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO DRUM2

Erica Pico Drum2 is compact yet versatile percussion sounds generator. It features 8 algorithms of percussion sounds – Kick drum, Snare Drum, Hi-Hats, Clap and others – see the table of algorithms below! Each algorithm has 3 adjustable parameters (the third typically is decay), two of which are CV controlled. For each algorithm you can save your preferred parameter settings and recall them instantly during the live performance.

Features:
8 percussion algorithms
Three parameters per algorithm
CV control over two parameters
Parameter setting memory
Input protection against overvoltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO NOISE

Erica Pico Noise is a versatile noise and percussion sounds source. It consists of white a noise generator, a resonant VCF to generate various colors of the noise – from extremely dark ones to high pitched resonant sweeps and a VCA/decay envelope generator combination to create range of percussion sounds to emulate hi-hats, cymbals and even sine tone-based percussion, when the resonance is full up.

Features:
White noise generator
Resonant VCF for colored noise V
CA and decay envelope combo for percussion sounds
Input and output protection against over voltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO VCO2

Erica Synths Pico VCO2 – powerful, full analogue VCO with great tracking over 8 octaves just in 3HP! Combine two of those, add some PWM and have a sound of real analogue beast!

Features:
Manual TUNE and PWM controls
+-1 octave switch
1V/oct input with good tracking across 8 octaves
PWM CV input
Pulse and triangle waveform outputs
Input protection against overvoltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO LFO / S&H

Erica Pico LFO/S&H is full analogue modulations source – LFO and Sample and Hold – to provide some controlled randomness to your modular setup.

Features:
Full analogue circuit
LFO with triangle and square wave outputs
Highly stable S&H circuit based on AS1100CK2 IC
Input and output protection against over voltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO VC EG

Erica Pico VC EG is versatile looping AD/ASR envelope generator with voltage control over attack and decay times. It has automatic Trigger/Gate detection, as well as “drone mode” – at full CW setting of the Decay knob, the envelope is full open. In the LOOP mode you can retrigger envelopes for even more interesting modulations.
Features:
AD/ASR envelope
Automatic Trigger/Gate detection
Manual and voltage control over Attack and Decay time
Manual trigger button
Input protection against over voltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



PICO LPG

Erica Pico LPG is our take on classical Don Buchla LPG designs. We use vactrols in the circuit for that signature sound, and we added some more features, like configurable resonance and built-in decay envelope.

Features:
Classical LPG sound
VCA and VCF modes
Configurable resonance
Built-in Decay envelope
Input protection against over voltage
Protection against reverse PSU connection



FUSION VCO2

Fusion VCO2 is a full analogue sound source with lots of distinct features.

The core of the module is highly stable AS3340-based VCO with three simultaneously available waveforms, transistor-based suboscillator and detune function – two BBD delay lines that make frequency shifter that is mixed back to the principal oscillator in order to emulate two detuned VCOs. Tube crunch – distinct tube overdrive - is added on the top of the mix. Furthermore, Audio input mixes an external audio signal with the principal oscillator which results in crazy sonic experience. Fusion VCO2 is exactly what you need, if you wish to get really low frequencies and have a sound that sets your modular system apart from mass!

Features:
Full analogue design
Great tracking over 8 octave range
Detune function for thickening the sound
-1 oct transistor based suboscillator
Tube overdrive circuit
External audio input
VCO synchronization
Simultaneous waveform outputs

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