MATRIXSYNTH: New Modules in 2016

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Showing posts with label New Modules in 2016. Show all posts

Monday, May 15, 2017

New tbar Eurorack Module from Cat Full of GHOSTS

Published on May 2, 2017

"The tbar is a unique unipolar/bipolar variable voltage source and attenuator made by Cat Full of Ghosts Electronics. It boasts beautiful white and gold pcb front panel, walnut stained bamboo ply and matte black bolts. The tbar also boasts a visual feedback led under the + sign so you can monitor the cv you are passing in attenuator mode.

This module will make you feel like you are flying a space ship. It has a smooth motion a firm throttle and solid construction.

The tbar allows for more nuanced control of cv parameters. Why twiddle a cramped knob when you can slide a tbar? It is great for performance and studio use.

The output can be configured to: 0-5v, -5-5v, 0-9v or -5-9v via jumpers on the underside.

This unit is 6hp wide and 51mm deep. It draws current relative to what it is driving but you can expect around 40-50ma on the +12 and -12 rails."

Available at Patchcable and Turramurra Music.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Blind Monk Modular Harmonic Multiplier

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Demonstrating how the overtones and distortion work with a triangle wave from an Intellijel Dixe II+ run into the Blink Monk Modular Harmonic Multiplier."


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The following are details on the Harmonic Multiplier via the Blind Monk Modular website, where you can find some audio demos. Note this is the first Blind Monk Modular post on MATRIXSYNTH.

"The harmonic multiplier is an all analog harmonic generator and wave shaper. Capable of creating unique and complex tones, it takes an audio input from a triangle wave oscillator and multiplies the frequency up to seven times. It can process other audio signals as well. There is a built in distortion circuit for additional timbres. Input two oscillators and get a variety of ring modulator sounds and feedback is available for even further tones and harmonics.

eurorack format, all analog circuitry

individual knobs and outputs for each of the harmonics

six stages of wave folding

distortion circuit for thick pulse width sounds and sync style tones

feedback capable of creating crunchy digital sounding harmonics

input control voltages for wave symmetry, chorus like effects, and feedback tone control

can also be used as a two channel mixer"

Friday, December 23, 2016

bastl kastle eurorack 2017 soooon !early stage . idea

Published on Dec 23, 2016 paul tas

"early stage . idea

2017 kastle"

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Pantala CCV + Qu-Bit Chord in Droned Colors

Published on Dec 17, 2016 Gibran Curtiss

"This is the second patch using the CCV - Color Control Voltage.
This time , a droned interpretation of splattered colors.

CCV - Color Control Voltage.
-three separated 5V range controls for Red , Green, Blue colors;
-three separated CV out for each color;
-color density control to manipulate the colors making then more dense or clear;
-color inversion : dark colors means lower frequencies and brighter colors mean higher frequencies or the opposite ;
-motor speed control;
-sample speed control from 2 seconds up to 10 milliseconds of interval;
-3 clock sources:
a) internal logical, provided by the microcontroller,
b)encoded wheel attached to the spindle with 16/8/4/2 steps per revolution,
c) external clock in;
-trigger/gate option;
-arm speed control;

Thank you for watching."

Pantala CCV - Color Control Voltage

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Gibran Curtiss

"Pantalla CCV is a device to 'extract' the colors from a picture and convert then into voltage. The main use is to create sounds connecting to other voltage controlled synthesizer."

Friday, December 16, 2016

SYINSI Clock Utility Tiles for Eurorack

Published on Dec 16, 2016 THX2112

Mini eurorack modules! Half the horizontal space at 1.5hp? Reminiscent of the mini Buchla ModuleModules.

"A quick demo of 3 clock utility modules for Eurorack 1u tiles.

Clock Generator: Generates a 24-ppqn clock. Clock rate can be CV controlled. Has Start/Stop.

Clock Divider: Divides clock down by odd or even multiples (selectable). Middle jack can be configured as a CV input or Reset.

Clock Multiplier: Creates higher rate clock signal based on input clock. Middle jack can be configured as CV input or Ratchet gate."


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Jones O'Tool Plus

The Jones O'Tool Plus, aka O'Tool +, apparently was released back in June according to the Jones website. I'm not sure how many were initially released, but I'm seeing announcements from various dealers that they are now in stock. If you are interested in picking one up, see the dealers on the right of the site for availability and pricing. Check out the cool screens on the O'Tool + below.

"The new and improved Jones O'Tool Plus oscilloscope and audio tools eurorack module from Dave Jones Design was in development for almost two years. It was finally released in June 2016.

A greatly improved version of the original O'Tool module, with temperature stable readings, extreme accuracy, added modes, upgradability, and more.

Single channel oscilloscope
Dual channel oscilloscope
3D oscilloscope
X/Y display
Level meter
VU meter
Peak meter
Voltmeter (with p-p and average DC)
Frequency meter
Tuner (guitar tuner style)
Linear spectrum analyzer
Log spectrum analyzer
BPM meter
It includes user configurable settings and can remember settings at power up for three users. That means you can have different settings for home, studio, and performances, or any three different sets of settings.

It is temperature stable and extremely accurate. It can monitor two signals, with inputs looped through to other modules. The scope modes include an external trigger option.

It is firmware upgradable. It has a jumper for internal or external 5 volt source. It has an expansion connector for possible future add-on modules."

New Malekko SND/RTN Now Available

"The #Malekko SND/RTN module is now officially available at your favorite shop!"

You can find one via the banners on the right here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Details on the new eurorack module via Malekko:



4hp SND/RTN module includes ¼ jacks for instrument and line level input with CV input to modulate the dry/wet mix as well as manual control over send and return levels (and a clip LED). Marry Malekko pedals and other outboard effects with your modular in 4hp."

You can find a prototype demo from Nova Musik (now Kraft Music) at NAMM posted here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Michel Cardboard Modular Synthesizer with Rope Control, Map, & Love Modules & More

My Michel: my modular synthesizer

Published on Dec 12, 2016 AXL OTL

"Let me introduce you my synth: Michel!"

Love module at 3:03 is likely NSFW for a split second. Rope control come in at 5:08.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Blue Lantern Assist Percussion Module Demo and Phobos VCF

Published on Dec 11, 2016 Flavio Mireles

"A demo of the Blue lantern Modules APU Percussion Module,
Phobos Lunar VCF, and new TPC SLim VCO."


Some info via Blue Lantern:

The assist Perc. Utility Module (APU) is currently available. The other two will be out in 2017.

The TPC Slim VCO, is just a slim version of my Buchla Tri Core TPC vco. Price still close to $300.00
The Phobos Lunar VCF is a ssm2040 discrete core LP BP HP Notch with CS80 inspired HPF on the input path. Price probably $199.00

On the Assist Percussive Utility:

Drum utility module, percussion

Current: +18mA, -18mA

Depth: 1.5"

Decay Envelope Generator, HI-FI v2164 VCA, and Booster circuit.

What does this do?
This module gives you all the tools needed to make kick drums or percussive sounds using your own vco modules that you have lying around. There is only 3 patch points required to connect this to your VCO module. You connect (2) patch cables to your vco cv inputs, and connect the vco wave output into the ASSIST jack audio in.

Think of this as a drum maker module for dummies. It makes it idiot proof for you to get 909-ish kick drums easily.

The PIEZO jack input allows you to connect drum pads. The ROLAND V_DRUM pad is recommended.

PRICE: $199.00

Saturday, December 10, 2016

New Møffenzeef Mødular Deviant Eurorack Module

Deviant Demø Published on Dec 10, 2016 Møffenzeef Mødular

via Møffenzeef Mødular


When triggered, the Deviant øutputs a randøm vøltage between the ranges set by Tøp and Bøttøm knøbs respectively (-5v tø 5v). Bøth Tøp and Bøttøm have bipølar CV inputs, alløwing the user tø mødulate the windøw øf vøltages. Tø cøntinue in the Møffenzeef ethøs øf kraptastik electrønics, there is nøt a søphisticated DAC (digital tø analøg cønverter) øn the øutput øf the Deviant. Instead, a simple pulse-width mødulated løwpass filter is cøntrølled by the “Smøøth” knøb alløwing the user tø dial in the amøunt øf nøise, and the øverall slew øf the øutput. The design relies heavily øn the gnarly søund øf the PWM (pulse width mødulatiøn) carrier frequency emitted frøm the brain øf the mødule which injects itself intø whatever yøu plug the Deviant intø. When plugged intø parameters expecting hard edges (a la Specimen øn GMØ) the Deviant will make the target glitch subtly which adds krispidy krunchidy klix n' pøps. If plugged intø an audiø rate søurce like a VCØ ør VCF, the carrier frequency gives the target a mild timbral shift reminiscent øf ring mød.


Friday, December 09, 2016

New Ants! Analog Modular Synthesizer From Plankton Electronics

Currently on kickstarter.

"An affordable modular analog synthesizer. Make your music with this pure analog sound machine.

Ants! is:

Analog: true analog electronics and sound.

Modular: connect the different parts and functions with standard 3.5mm pacth cords to create from classic to weird and new sounds.

Affordable: Ants! retail price will be 480€. Just a fraction of the cost of a basic eurorack modular system.

Compatible: 100% compatible with the eurorack voltage system and patching cords. It can be expanded it with most of the eurorack modules available in the market.

Portable: small size and desktop format.

Big: despite the small size Ants! have a lot of features which make it very powerful and versatile. Much more than a basic modular system.


4 Oscillators: yes, 4! V/Oct triangle-core oscillators. 2 of them switchable to LFO. Combining sinusoidal, triangle, saw, square and pulse with PWM. Play chords, detuned basses, octaved leads, drums, and frequency modulated sounds.

2 LFOs: 2 low frequency oscillators with triangle, square and pulse outputs.

VCF: switchable analog 12dB low-pass / 6db high-pass filter with resonance. At high input volumes it distort the signal. Self oscillating. It can sound crystal clear or really dirty.

2 A/R envelopes: 2 attack - release envelopes with manual and external controls. Working at different times.

Mixer: 3 input mixer. Mix oscillators, envelopes, noise or any other AC or DC signal.

2 VCAs: control the level of the signals with 2 analog VCAs.

Noise: a white noise source!

Sample and Hold: create random voltages, stepped sequences or dither your sounds or even your own voice.
AND gate: logic AND gate. Combine oscillators to create new waves, combine LFOs to create different patterns or mix your control signals to create complex modulations.

MIDI to CV: connect any MIDI keyboard, sequencer or computer and transform the digital signal to analog voltages for controlling the synth.

49 patch points, 28 potentiometers, 5 switches and 8 leds.

Normalized: Some connections are already made between some functions. Just connect your Midi or CV controller and play the synth without patching it. You can break any connection by plugging a patch cord to the normalized input."

See the kickstarter campaign for more.

Monday, December 05, 2016

New Bubblesound DiOD Filter - Classic Steiner Parker Diode Filter

"The DiOD Filter is a faithful recreation of the classic Steiner Parker Diode Filter with modern inout and output buffers. This keeps the noise to a minimum while retaining everything that made this filter a classic. The DiOD is a unique sounding and versatile filter in a small 4HP package. From soft and smooth to brutal, noisy and chaotic, the DiOD's flexibility will make it at home in any size system.

This filter will track, but not as tight as the VCOb and it will self resonate; in fact at the upper reaches of the Resonance it's pretty hard to control.

Compact and quiet enough to chain several together for stereo filtering, adding more poles or creating a very resonant phaser.

The 2 CV inputs can be CV or Audio.

20MM deep
2 CV inputs
High Pass, Band Pass and Low Pass settings
Single Output."

The filter is soon to be available assembled from Control exclusively till the end of the year and kits from Control, Modular Addictand Thonk.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Tiptop Audio: QuantiZer

Tiptop Audio: QuantiZer from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.


Actress: Denise Luzzi

QuantiZer is a creative melody composing module that uses cutting edge analog electronics and DSP to tune analog VCOs precisely into Western musical scales.

The front panel is packed with functions that makes it very playable and intuitive to use, with a layout that moves forward from the typical quantizer design.

At its center is a slider that can be set to play notes, add Portamento to an incoming sequence, transpose a sequence with in an octave range or transpose a sequence with in 5 octave range.

The 12 note keyboard can be set to play notes manually, add and subtract notes from scales, transpose a sequence as well as setup a variety of settings that define the quantizer behavior and sync with other modules.

Major and Minor keys are both built in to let you switch scales in a very playable way, making it pretty easy to explore musical progression. There are also 24 user scales ready to be filled up with your own custom scales.

A built in sketch pad records and plays back keys entered manually on the keyboard and slider in sync with external clock and reset signal, or Tiptop’s SyncBus which chains the QuantiZer recording function to the Circadian Rhythms time line for precise recording and playback.

Scale CV in can be set to switch between changing scales or transposing pitches using CV from sequencers.

Quantization can be set for free run or Trigger mode for even more interesting ways to interact with external sequencers.

Quantizer sets a new performance standard for Eurorack that offers incredibly stable CV quantization minimizing glitches on input, utilizes high precision temperature compensated 1V/Oct CV generation on output and features stunning conversion latency of less than half a millisecond.

QuantiZer can be set to process a wide variety of CV voltage input ranges, +/-5V CV from LFOs, bi-polar envelopes and such, or 0-10V / 0-5V standard CV from sequencers.

Continuing the tradition of advanced Tiptop digital modules, the QuantiZer Firmware running the digital brain is upgradeable via a USB thumb drive interface at its back allowing for continuous improvement and fine tuning of function and stability over time.

For additional information please download the User Guide

Size: 10HP – Depth: 43mm
Power: +12V 60ma / -12V 5ma

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Additive Oscillator E.X.O.S.

Published on Nov 30, 2016 RinghausenMusic

RiDrum TS-01 Snare Tom Proto

Published on Nov 30, 2016 Richard O

"Proto from the snare drum tom/bas part, parameters release, tune and mix of the 2 sine osc. and the sustain and release for the noise part, noise is lent from the 909"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New KRM-100 MIDI-CV-Arpeggiator Module - Demo

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Synthesizer Keith

"This video give a tech demo of the KRM-100 MIDI-CV-Arpeggiator module (Eurorack format).

In addition to MIDI-CV, it includes an arpeggiator, mini-sequencer, extra LFO, and other features"

via KRM Music Systems

"The [KRM-100] MIDI-CV-Arpeggiator module updates your Eurorack modular with an arpeggiator, mini sequencer, additional LFO, portamento, multi-trigger, aux CV source, and other functions that modern electronic music producers expect.

Use the mini sequencer to program your own arpeggiator pattern, or select one of the 7 built-in ones. Modulate the pitch or aux CV with with the built-in LFO (9 different waveforms). The arpeggiator, mini sequencer, and LFO can be synced via MIDI.

For fine performance control, map MIDI velocity or pressure to the aux CV value, or the LFO modulation channel. In addition, there are two types of portamento (constant rate, and constant time), to match your playing style."

Intro to Creative Mid-Side Audio Processing In Eurorack Modular

Published on Nov 29, 2016 gstormelectro

"Video and Audio by G-Storm Electro c.2016

What is Mid-Side Processing? How can you use Mid-Side in your Eurorack musical endeavors? In this video I'll show you how. Using the Worng LRMSMSLR module I provide some interesting patch examples of Mid-Side in action.

HEADPHONES OR A SET OF QUALITY AUDIO MONITORS ARE REQUIRED to hear the full effect of Mid-Side processing of stereo audio. My sound source today is a Roland Alpha Juno-1 w/ the chorus turned on. Remember, if the chorus is turned off, the synth only provides a monaural signal which is no bueno for Mid-Side processing. The Roland VP-03 Boutique Vocoder also provides an interesting ensemble choir sound that is useful.

Audio was recorded direct to Tascam DR-05 through a Mackie Mixer. No other effects were added to the sound other than the modules explained in this demo.

Other modules used in this video:
- Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box, MIDI3 module (clock)
- Pittsburgh Mix Mult (attenuators), Toolbox (S&H), Outs
- 4MS Rotating Clock Divider RCD
- Doepfer A-106-5 SEM Filter"

Some info on the WORNG LRMSMSLR:

"PCB & panel to build one WORNG LRMSMSLR mid/side encoder/decoder Eurorack module. This contains only the PCB & panel as shown, additional components are needed to build a functioning module. The price does not include support or troubleshooting. Although this is an easy build it's not intended as a beginner project, you must be comfortable sourcing parts and troubleshooting the circuit if you have made any errors."

Sunday, November 27, 2016

ARC ANN Artificial Neural Network eurorack synthesizer module

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

"The Artificial Neural Network is a collection of submodules for the creation and processing of control voltages, programmable logic, waveshaping, signal conditioning etc.

Two identical Threshold Logic Neurons are capable of patch programmable combinational and sequential logic. Each input is weighted and may be manually triggered.

There are also two identical Boolean Logic Neurons inspired by the Dual Logic Unit of the EAB video synthesizer.

Also included are several useful utility submodules: Dual Schmitt Trigger, Comparator, and Dual Not Gate."

Thursday, November 24, 2016

New Erica Synths Pico SEQS, Logic, A Logic, DSP Details

via Erica Synths

"4 new Pico line modules: SEQS, Logic, A Logic and DSP

November 24, 2016

Erica Synths Pico series is expanding! Four new modules have joined this line: Pico SEQS, Pico Logic, Pico A Logic and Pico DSP. Price range is from 70€ to 120€!

Pico SEQS is an advanced 4 channel sequential switch with sophisticated control over switching the channels – it combines clock and/or CV signals to advance to next step and define number of steps. Use it for switching CVs or audio sources in order to achieve distinct modulations and soundscapes!

Main features:
 Number of switches – 4
 Simultaneous switches ON - 1
 CV control over sequence direction and length
 External clock input
 Chanel status indication LEDs

Price: 70€ (ex. VAT)

Pico LOGIC is Boolean logic module that allows to manage several Gate signals in advanced ways. As per Pico design concept, we managed to squeeze 2x8 logic algorithms in just 3HP module!

Main features:
 2 independent sections of 2xIN and OUT
 8 logic algorithms in each sections
 Internal connection of inputs of both sections
 Mode indication via RGB LEDs
 Output signal status LEDs

Price: 80€ (ex. VAT)

The third one is Pico A LOGIC – our CERN Hadron Collider for CVs! It takes two incoming CVs and outputs momentary SUM and DIFFERENCE of both CVs, as well as follows curves MAXIMUM and MINIMUM values of both CVs. Try to patch audio signals into both inputs and get distinct ringmodulation and waveshaping effects!

Main features:
 2 CV/audio inputs
 Simultaneous outputs of sum, difference, maximum and minimum
 levels of both inputs
 4 output signal control LEDs

Price: 70€ (ex. VAT)

The last, but not least, Pico DSP [video here and here], which is a small brother of our recognized Black Hole DSP module. It features 8 custom effects with two adjustable parameters and CV control over the first parameter.

Main features:
 8 great sounding stereo custom effects
 2 adjustable parameters per effect
 CV control over the first parameter
 Dry/Wet control
 Stereo output
 Colour coded effects selection

Price: 120€ (ex. VAT)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The DirtyGlitch VCO Eurorack Module

demo Dirty Glitch VCO 1000 sounds ?

Published on Nov 23, 2016 paul tas

Update: the Dirty Glitch VCO is from Beast-Tek.

"Dirty Glitch VCO

910x various experimentalists sounds algorithms
90x more basic lo-fi VCO wavetable sounds

The DirtyGlitch is a high experimental VCO harnessing grain table synthesis driven through dual glitch engines to produce sounds. The first 90 patches attempt to be more musical like a contemporary VCO .. make sure the delay (CLK RATE knob on these patches) is in the centre position to access all of the available tones.

The Following 910 patches are just outright bizarre, containing various clock, internal step-sequence and LFO / knob based modulations and weirdness as per the patch list. Aside from use as a VCO, Dirty Glitch can be used as a highly interesting modulation source or can produce some really kick-ass unusual percussion sounds in conjunction with a VCA.

The DirtyGlitch is a high experimental VCO harnessing grain table synthesis driven through dual glitch engines to produce sounds. The first 90 patches attempt to be more musical like a contemporary VCO .. make sure the delay (CLK RATE knob on these patches) is in the centre position to access all of the available tones.

The Following 910 patches are just outright bizarre, containing various clock, internal step-sequence and LFO / knob based modulations and weirdness as per the patch list. Aside from use as a VCO, Dirty Glitch can be used as a highly interesting modulation source or can produce some really kick-ass unusual percussion sounds in conjunction with a VCA.

8bit Grain table sound module

31khz / 10.5khz internal sample rate
PWM Audio @ 76.5khz
FREQ/MOD1/MOD2: -5 .. +5v safe but effective range 0..5v
Clock input: 0-5v only
On board 5v regulator, only +12/-12v rails required
Current Draw Approx 58ma on +12v rail
14HP Dual Layer Acrylic Panel @ 3mm total thickness"

via Error Instruments


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