MATRIXSYNTH: Noise Engineering Introduces Nive Grad Level Shifter Eurorack Module

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Noise Engineering Introduces Nive Grad Level Shifter Eurorack Module

video upload by Noise Engineering

"Nive Grad is available now on our website or at your favorite retailer:

0:00 Overview
0:43 Panel review
1:37 Synthesizer to Eurorack
2:00 Euorack to pedal, back to Eurorack

Nive Grad is a high input impedance stereo or dual-mono level shifter in 4 HP. With a simple-to-patch interface and a compact size, Nive Grad is an easy and straightforward way to integrate Eurorack with the rest of your gear!

When we released our Xer Mixa in August, we got questions about using line-level instruments with it. We decided to make that easy with Nive Grad. Bring guitars, external effects, or line-level synths up to Eurorack levels, then bring the Eurorack signals back down to line and pedal levels. In just 4HP, it gets you two channels of step up and step down by 12 and 24 dB.

More on the Xer Mixa:"

Press release follows:

Noise Engineering debuts Nive Grad, making it easier than ever to integrate a Eurorack system with the rest of your studio.

It’s easier than ever to integrate your Eurorack system with the rest of your gear.

Los Angeles, CA — Noise Engineering, known for their hybrid approach to modular synthesizer design, has announced Nive Grad, a compact and inexpensive level-shifting utility designed to integrate Eurorack systems with other gear.

Designed for simplicity and straightforward patching, Nive Grad has two sections, each with two channels, for stereo or dual-mono use. The top section is designed for amplification, adding +12dB or +24dB to a signal—values designed to take line-level or guitar-level signals up to Eurorack levels respectively. The input is high impedance, making it suitable for use with passive guitars. The bottom section attenuates signals by -12dB or -24dB to connect Eurorack sources to pedals, recorders, or line-level effects. According to Noise Engineering, these fixed gain adjustments work well for most external gear, which allowed them to keep the design simple—it’s just 4HP—and, in turn, the cost low.

The team says the inspiration for the module came from users, including themselves. Earlier this year, Noise Engineering released Xer Mixa, their take on a comprehensive system mixer. Nive Grad was designed to be the simple piece that would allow users to mix external synths and drum machines into Xer Mixa, as well as to integrate pedals into an FX send. Although designed with Xer Mixa in mind, Noise Engineering is quick to point out that it can be used with any Eurorack setup.

Nive Grad is available now at and at retailers globally.

Availability and pricing:
Nive Grad: In stock in black and silver. Shipping from Noise Engineering and retailers starting November 16th, 2023; MSRP US$160

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