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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Is the OXI Instruments Coral the Only Multitimbral Synthesizer Module for Eurorack?

The following is the latest press release from OXI Instruments for their new Coral eurorack module. It claims that Coral is the only "multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack", but there are others as you can see in previous posts here, including the Mayer M800 (16 voice in 4 parts), Ryk Vector Wave (16/4 as well), Percussa SSP, and Rossum Assimil8or (8 part though sample based). If you know of others, feel free to leave a comment. Regardless, OXI Instruments Coral is an impressive module. You can find demos of it in previous posts here.

The press release follows:

OXI Instruments introduces Coral as only multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack, empowering users to create basslines, drones, drums, pads, and riffs

NIGRÁN, PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN: having hitherto made musical waves with its inaugural OXI One product release as a battery-powered performative sequencer, controller, and composition tool with four fully-independent sequencers (originally raising 1,178% of its fixed funding goal with American crowdfunding website Indiegogo in 2021 and regularly updated with new features since shipping), inspirational and innovative music-making tools-crafter OXI Instruments is proud to announce (limited stock) availability of Coral as the only multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack — embracing eight-voice polyphony (freely splittable into different parts and allowing every parameter to be independently set for each voice or part) and several sound engines (each assignable to different voices) all accessible via a colourful, organic interface arranged around an anodised and beautifully silk-printed aluminium panel, premium finished with custom aluminium knobs, empowering users to create basslines, drones, drums, pads, and riffs while effortlessly manipulating voices independently to craft complex patches out of the box — as of August 30…

Ultimately utilising lots of computing power to deliver rich-sounding engines in an eight-voice package that could conceivably be termed the ultimate multitimbral synthesizer — depending on the sound engine involved, one voice can have up to eight oscillators, meaning up to 64 oscillators playing at once making for a massive sound, for example, Coral can be played in a number of ways. While it is fair to say that it breaks free from conventional polyphonic synthesizer behaviour, Coral can conveniently be played polyphonically using only one CV (control Voltage) and gate connection, allocating a new voice every time it registers a new note — be that part of an arpeggio, strummed chord, or pad with long decayed notes — on the oct (V/Oct) input. Independent filter, amplifier, and modulation envelopes are available to each of those voices — in fact, every parameter can be independently set for each voice, including individual effect sends! It is also possible to play all eight voices in unison — all voices playing the same note for drones and thick textures, as well as triggering the internal envelopes with the trig input or directly controlling the amplifier level with the amp CV.

Coral also benefits from full MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) integration, meaning multitimbral operation is a given while also allowing for control over any part’s parameter via MIDI CC (Continuous Controller) commands. Indeed, its eight voices can be freely split into different parts; this time, every parameter can be independently set for each part to craft complex patches out of the box. But there’s more: once those voices have been grouped across different parts, users can distribute the modulation signals across them using the part CV; so, for instance, if there are two parts, the first part will be addressed if the part CV voltage is between 0 and 2.5V while the second will be addressed if the voltage is between 2.5 and 5V.

But better still, several sound engines can be assigned to each of Coral’s voices; included instances available from the outset are Virtual Analog, Waveshaping, FM (Frequency Modulation), custom Wavetable, MDO (Multiple Detuned Oscillator), String, HiHat Synth, Snare Synth, Digital Kick, and Wav Player, now boosted by new Additive with Wavefolder and Diode Distortion additions. As one such sound engine implies by name, Coral supports almost any kind of WAV file — 16-, 24-, and 32-bit mono or stereo — with no limit to playback time! Thinking outside the box comes easily when working with Coral — add overdrive to samples, sculpt them using the filters and envelopes, pitch them up and down in tune, and even modulate the sample file or folder in real time using the CV inputs or MIDI CC commands! It is possible to load any wavetable WAV file to the SD card for Coral’s Wavetable engine; wavetables can even be morphed into three dimensions using OXI Instruments’ OXI Wave app — based on the amazing Wave Edit app created by Andrew Belt — that makes creating and editing them both fun and interesting in equal measures.

Clearly, Coral can go far beyond the realms of a conventional polyphonic synthesizer, then, thanks to the comprehensive voice management and manipulation on offer. On the face of it, those powerful sound engines speak volumes in and of themselves — as does Coral’s full-featured polyphonic sample playback plus built-in space (deep atmosphere) and chorus (rich ensemble) effects potential. It is, indeed, the only eight-voice polyphonic, multi-engine, multi- part synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack, one whose freedom of voice management is even hard to match in desktop gear. Going from rich polyphonic patches to a fully-fledged groove box with basslines, drums, and leads comes quickly to Coral, which, of course, can be fully controlled using MIDI and CV — or both! All available to all in a compact (14HP) form factor for a reasonable price — particularly when pitched against a conventional polyphonic synthesizer.

“The introduction of Mutable Instruments’ Plaits module was a revolution in terms of compact, multi-engine synth voice modules,” maintains OXI Instruments CEO & CTO Manuel Vázquez Rodríguez, good-heartedly giving credit where credit is due before digging deeper to end on a high note: “Thanks to their open source contributions, we have taken some of their algorithms and put them into a tasty, compact package that contains eight ‘instances’ of that module with custom-developed engines alongside new ingredients like independent envelopes and filters per voice, effects, full MIDI implementation, and a colourful, organic interface. On top of that, custom wavetables and a sample playback engine are also available per voice. But we didn’t want to just create another polyphonic synth, so, to allow users to make the most of every voice, we’ve introduced the multi-part concept. Consequently, users can arrange and use the eight voices as they wish — with eight monophonic parts, one polyphonic part of eight voices, or any combination thereof, such as two polyphonic parts of three voices each, plus two monophonic voices in the same module, meaning Coral can be corralled into acting as a versatile and powerful polysynth, drum machine, groovebox, and sound exploration module... all at the same time! We won’t stop there, though, adding more features in future through regular firmware updates — just like we’ve been doing with OXI One!”

Monday, April 24, 2023

OXI Instruments Coral - Polyphonic Multitimbral Eurorack Synth Review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Coral has 10 sound engines, 8 voices and can be split into 8 parts for multitimbral playing over MIDI. Or use it as a massive mono synth over CV. It has a filter, effects and sockets for modulation. In this extensive review I go through all the sound engines, giving some demos on the range of sounds, and show you how to navigate the interface and set it up into parts. There's a lot of ground to cover."

Index - 0:00
Overview - 3:31
Sound Engine 1 - Virtual Analogue - 5:03
Adding Reverb and Chorus - 12:21
Sound Engine 2 - Triangle Waveshaper - 14:21
Sound Engine 3 - FM - 22:57
Sound Engine 4 - Wavetable - 27:29
Sound Engine 5 - MDO - Multiple Detuned Oscillator - 32:36
Sound Engine 6 - String - 38:07
Sound Engine 7 - Hi Hat Synth - 42:31
Sound Engine 8 - Snare Synth - 43:33
Sound Engine 9 - Kick Synth - 44:22
Sound Engine 10 - Wave Player - 45:11
Getting Multitimbral - 52:19
Playing it with CV - 1:00:36
Accessing parts via CV - 1:06:31
Conclusions - 1:10:50

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Mayer Electronic Music Instruments M800 Polyphonic Multi-timbral Eurorack Module

4 Preset from M800 -Polyphonic Multi-timbral Eurorack Module-Mayer Electronic Music Instruments

M800 Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Synthesizer VA- Mayer Electronic /Wavetable patch

Published on Feb 15, 2020 Dziam Bass

The Mayer M800 made its first appearance at SUPERBOOTH 2019, posted here.

"The amazing M800 Polyphonic Synthesizer Multi-Timbral Virtual Analog with touch screen and variable multimode filter like SEM: multimode state variable filter (Curtis chip emulation) and another Diode ladder filter (Steiner Parker) 12db and another on MOOG_LD23: Transistor ladder (moog style) 24db and more from Mayer Electronic has just arrived here.

A powerful tool that takes the eurorack module to a new level M800 - Virtual Analog [VA] multitimbral polyphonic synthesizer in the Eurorack format. Multitimbral with four Parts. The synth-engine has 12 Voices on the end of the signal path every part has your own stackable effect section (Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Equalizer ...).

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Roland Announces JX-08 and JD-08 Sound Modules

video upload by RolandChannel

"The compact-yet-powerful JD-08 Boutique updates the iconic JD-800 synthesizer for your modern workflow. Known for its extensive hands-on controls and an unapologetically electronic sound palette, the JD-800 helped define the sounds of the ‘90s and beyond. The JD-08 faithfully recreates the vintage instrument using the 108 original waveforms and advanced modeling techniques to deliver the signature JD sound design workflow. Plus, modern upgrades, including expanded polyphony and a two-part polyphonic sequencer, give you deeper music creation and editing freedom.

The compact JD-08 fits just about anywhere, and with updated USB-C audio/MIDI and full-sized MIDI jacks, you can play and synchronize with almost any piece of gear. There’s also an external clock input to sync to vintage analog instruments or modern Eurorack systems.

Add the legendary JD-800 experience to your modern studio with the JD-08 Boutique model.

More Details:
• Four-part tone structure, multi-phase time variant envelopes, and palette sliders
• Includes the original 64 presets plus 21 new presets
• Detailed recreation of the JD-800’s unique two-stage multi-effects section
• Editable distortion, phaser, spectrum, enhancer, delay, chorus, and reverb
• 64-step, two-part polyphonic sequencer with random pattern generator
• Onboard arpeggiator  
• Two-part multitimbral with expanded polyphony
• EXT CLOCK IN to drive the internal sequencer and arpeggiator

In this video:
0:00 – Intro
1:19 – Sound Demos
2:51 – Real-Time Control
3:47 – Sequencing
6:46 – Triggering"

Roland Boutique JX-08 Synthesizer: Overview and Demo

video upload by RolandChannel

"The JX-08 Boutique reacquaints you with the unique voice of the classic JX-8P synthesizer, with some major upgrades. A staple of the ‘80s, the JX-8P was famous for its warm pads, shimmery chorus, and crystalline tones. Now, you can add this iconic synth experience to your modern studio with the JX-08 Boutique model.

The JX-08 offers a range of powerful new effects, expanded presets, and a polyphonic sequencer. Explore over 100 new patches for a more contemporary sound or use the hands-on editing functions, included on the unit and ported over from the original companion PG-800 programmer, for the ultimate JX experience.

The compact JX-08 fits just about anywhere, and with updated USB-C audio/MIDI and full-sized MIDI jacks, you can play and synchronize with almost any piece of gear. There’s also an external clock input, so you can sync to vintage analog instruments or modern Eurorack systems.

More Details:
• 32 original presets, plus 111 new presets
• 17 new effect types including JUNO-106 chorus, LO-FI Comp, and Pitch Shifter
• 64-step, two-part polyphonic sequencer with random pattern generator
• Onboard arpeggiator
• Two-part multitimbral for playing multiple patches with dual and split capabilities
• Expanded polyphony compared to the original hardware
• EXT CLOCK IN to drive the internal sequencer and arpeggiator

In this video:
0:00 – Intro
1:44 – Sound Demos
2:46 – Real-Time Control
3:32 – Sequencing
5:17 – Triggering"

And the press release:

"The Roland Boutique lineup expands with new modules based on the vintage JX-8P and JD-800 synthesizers

Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 2021 — Roland announces the JX-08 and JD-08 Sound Modules, the latest additions to the award-winning Roland Boutique lineup of compact electronic instruments. The JX-08 offers a scaled-down recreation of the JX-8P, one of the last analog synthesizers produced by Roland in the 1980s and a highly sought-after piece for vintage synth fans. The JD-08 is a compact reproduction of Roland’s JD-800 synthesizer, an influential digital instrument from the early 1990s loved for its complex, gleaming sound and comprehensive hands-on control.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

M800 R2 extended Virtual Analog Synthesizer Eurorack Version by Mayer EMI

video upload by MATTHS

"In this video, I provide an overview of the Mayer EMI #eurorack module version of their amazing MD900 VA Synthesiser - the #M800 If you don't know about the MD900, it is a polyphonic desktop synthesizer, multitimbral with 4 parts. A polyphony of up to 16 voices are shared by the 4 multi-timbral parts. All of these 4 parts have their own effect stack. There is also a sequencer and sample playback ability.

What they are doing here is putting the MD900 in a 32HP eurorack module with exactly the same functionality! This is a mean feat. You don't see many modules with this type of capability!

Before this comes to market, Mayer are keen to hear your feedback. What works, what would you like to see, how would you use it etc and so this video is to open a conversation on that. Please leave any comments and thoughts below in the comments section and we will then raise these in a few weeks time as part of a live Q&A with the Mayer team. You can also join us then to chat through your ideas for the module in realtime so make sure you hit the subscribe and bell button to be notified when this happens."

🕸 WEBSITE w/ links -

01:36 - Intro
02:18 - Inputs and Outputs
05:20 - Screen and Navigation
07:05 - Sounds
10:20 - Filters
12:14 - Wavetables
14:30 - Envelopes
16:16 - Effects
18:55 - Modulation Matrix
23:30 - More Sounds
26:05 - Sample Playback
27:00 - Sequencing
32:00 - Arp
38:00 - Round Up
41:26 - End Commentary

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Opus for NINA & Eurorack (Melbourne Instruments)

video upload by ArminSZ

"This features my new 12 voice Analog-Polysynths NINA from Melbourne Instruments.

My goal was to create a dynamic analog orchestral sound which would be able to 'cut thru' in a busy mix with Eurorack drums & voices.

Two layers of sound were used (NINA is up to 4 times multitimbral).

The Korg Kronos is (here) only used as Master-Keyboard to play NINA (no internal sounds were used).

KeyStepPro was used to play some FM sounds from the DistingEX.

Some deep bass via a Midi pedal and the PerFourMer.

All other sounds from the Eurorack played by Hermod+ and transposed via the Midi bass pedal.

All played live - no external effects used - recorded DAW-less with RME-Fireface."

NINA Trio - Melbourne Instruments

video upload by

"This video features the Melbourne Instruments NINA.

The Korg Kronos is only used as master keyboard - all synth sounds (Organ, Bass, Lead) were created by NINA.

Drum loop from Korg Kronos

Organ Layer: NINA output's 1/2 (all NINA's internal effects)
Lead Layer: NINA output's 3/4 into external Ping/Pong delay"

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

New RYK Vector Wave Harmonic Filter

video upload by RYK Modular

"Some mellow sounds using the Vector Wave synth voice module

Demo using one bank in Polyphonic mode, oscillators set to ‘odd’ spread, harmonic filter modulated by ENV2

Sequenced by RYK M185 Sequrncer
Boss DR110 provides some support !"



Introducing the new Vector Wave from RYK Modular bringing together the awesome power of 16 oscillator FM, combined with Vector synthesis or true multi voice polyphony.

The Vector Wave is a feature packed compact Eurorack module, which can be used as a stand alone synth-voice without the need for external VCA,ENV, LFOs etc


16 oscillators, divided into 4 banks, oscillators can freely configured into series or parallel combinations for complex FM or additive synthesis

A cute Vector Joystick for morphing between oscillator banks, for cool performance timbre sweeps and sonic movement
Vectors can be recorded from the joystick and replayed from trigger sources, or animated from external or internal modulation sources

Super cool retro Big-Pixel screen, ideal for nostalgia freaks or the visually impaired

Wave Warping brings grit and aggression to the FM synthesis with oscillators continuously variable between Sine,Tri-ish Saw, Pulse waveforms

Wave Folding for subtle to extreme sonic bending

Two Envelope generators [ per voice in polyphonic modes ], and two LFOs with all controls assignable as modulation destinations

Intuitive Modulation Slot patching from external and internal sources to be routed to any parameter within the Vector Wave

30 User Voice storage spaces for storing your synth masterpieces to internal memory, enabling you to impress your friends at a later date

Thee modes of oscillator bank allocation Monophonic Vector, and Polyphonic Voice, and Multitimbral Polyphonic

MIDI input for a spaghetti-free Polyphonic setup, velocity, aftertouch and MIDI CCs avail- able as modulation sources

Slim but handsome Expander Module also available that adds 3 more V/oct and Gate inputs, for maximum mutli-voice multitimbral melodious mayhem !

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

TELEPATHY - A Full voice Analog Synthesizer in Eurorack Format by Dreadbox

video upload by Dreadbox

"A Full voice Analog Synthesizer Eurorack module with deep modulation options due to its multi-destination LFO and Envelope. From Bass sounds to Leads, to Drums and Drones, Telepathy has broad and versatile sound design capabilities."

- 1x Analog Oscillator (saw, square waves)

- 1x Sub Oscillator

- Automatic tuning for the oscillator and fine tune

- Dual Filter including:
1x 24dB Resonant Low Pass Filter with Osc FM and Noise FM
1x 6dB High Pass Filter

- 1x Analog VCA

- 1x Complex LFO (Free/Key/Track/BPM/BPM Key modes, Fade in, Triangle/Saw/Ramp/Square/Random waveforms)
that can be mapped to various parameters

- 2x Envelopes,
one dedicated to the VCA (with Velocity control)
and one loopable for Low Pass Filter, Pitch and PW

- CV in patch that can be mapped to all the basic parameters in parallel with dedicated amount for each parameter

- MIDI in/out and through

- CC in/out, Program Change in/out

- Multitimbral Chaining functionality via MIDI up to 8 modules

- 16 presets

- 10 HP

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tasty Chips GR1 Granular Synthesizer - Latest Details & Kickstarter Campaign Launch

GR-1 Demo: Creative sounds (HDMI screen captures)

Published on Sep 3, 2017 Tasty Chips

GR-1 demo: Stand-alone "play mode"

You might remember the Tasty Chips GR1 from previous posts here. The following are the details and pics via the Kickstarter campaign.

"The GR-1 is a hardware polyphonic granular synthesizer in a class of its own. The GR-1 is capable of creating textures, characteristic sounds, drones, soundscapes, pads etc. with the help of your creativity! A sample and a few knob tweaks is enough to create something beautiful!

A truly high-end device

Saturday, September 21, 2019

New GS Music Zeus Analog Polyphonic & Apollo Mini Desktop Synthesizers

Zeus analog polyphonic synthesizer demo Published on Sep 21, 2019 GS Music

"A short demo of the sounds that can be achieved with Zeus, the analog polyphonic synthesizer made by GS Music."

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

New synths from GS Music who brought us the Apollo II desktop synth & the Stochastic Inspiration Generator eurorack module. Pics and (Google translated) details of the Apollo Mini follow via

No additional details on the Zeus are up as of this post. Update:details are in:

"Zeus is a multitimbral analog polyphonic synthesizer featuring substractive synthesis. The sound generation is entirely analog. Each voice has two voltage controlled oscillators (VCO), a mixer, a voltage controlled amplifier (VCA). The control signals on each voice are digitally generated by a microcontroller, which is capale of processing three low frequency oscillators (LFO) and two ADSR envelopes (EG). This synthesizer is still a prototype.

Zeus interface was designed to be intuitive with all the controls on the panel. It also features a graphic display to show the different parameters and curves. For example, it can show the envelope curves.


Keyboard: 49 keys, velocity sensitive with aftertouch
Polyphony: 12
Oscillators: 2 voltage-controlled analog oscillators (VCO) with sub-oscillators. Hard sync.
Oscillators waveshapes: Triangular, Saw-Tri, Sawtooth, Pulse with PWM. It is possible tomix pulse with other waveshape
Filter (VCF): 24dB/oct (4 poles) low pass filter with resonance control
Envelopes: 2* (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release), Velocity to Attack
LFO: 3
LFO waveshapes: Triangular, Rampa up, Rampa down, Square, Sample and Hold
Effects: Chorus, Delay
Presets: TBD
Connections: MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI Thru, Audio Output (Plug 1/4” TRS balanceado), Sustain, USB, Filter CV, Amplifier CV, Audio input.
Power supply: AC 220V"


"The GS Apollo Mini is an analog subtractive synthesis synthesizer. The sound is generated in a totally analog way, with two voltage controlled oscillators (VCO), a mixer, a voltage controlled filter (VCF) and a voltage controlled amplifier (VCA). The control signals are digitally generated by a microcontroller, which is capable of processing two low frequency oscillators (LFO) and one envelope (EG) of the ADSR type.

The Gs Apollo Mini interface was designed to be simple and intuitive. It has 18 knobs and 3 buttons. It allows to generate a great variety of sounds.


Polyphony: Monophonic, priority to the last note

Oscillators: 2 voltage controlled analog oscillators (VCO) with sub oscillators.

Oscillator waveforms: Sawtooth, Pulse

Filter (VCF): Low pass filter of 24dB / Oct (4 poles) with resonance control.

Envelopes: 1 (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release)

LFO: 2 *

LFO waveforms: Triangular, Ramp up, Ramp down, Square

Connections: MIDI IN, USB, Audio Output (Plug 1/4 "TRS balanced)

Power: DC 12V 1A

Dimensions: 215mm x 105mm x 57mm

Weight: 0.78 kg

Dimensions (with packaging): 280mm x 190mm x 95mm

Weight (with packaging): 1.2 kg

* Only one LFO is controllable from the panel. The corresponding MIDI CC must be used to access the other LFO. By default, the additional LFO is activated with the aftertouch or the modulation wheel."

Friday, March 01, 2024

Telepathy Bundle + Dark synth

video upload by Dreadbox

"The Telepathy Bundle used in a dark synth concept as a multitimbral 6 voice polysynth

TELEPATHY is a Full voice Analog Synthesizer Eurorack module with deep modulation options due to its multi-destination LFO and Envelope. From Bass sounds to Leads, to Drums and Drones, Telepathy has broad and versatile sound design capabilities."

Hot to set up and configure the telepathy bundle

"A video manual on how to setup the Telepathy Bundle, created and produced by Under_thinker"

Sunday, November 01, 2020



From the creators of the Bluebox synthesizer comes a new project for DIYers. Currently on Kickstarter here.

"A short introduction to the OPUS MAX BOARD music computer and development board for making music gear with the STM32H750 micro controller. It will come with a profession grade synthesizer and audio effects unit to loop sounds through the board externally. And with information on how to make your own music gear like synthesizers and audio effect units."

"Back in 2011 the worlds smallest synthesizer DSC Bluebox was made, but vent by unnoticed. This time Digital Soundchips that made the synthesizer is back, and want to solve the problems that they once went through for you and others.

Now we a ready to present a single-board computer for audio plugins and music gear. And with one profession grade synthesizer plugin, and a multi effects unit to loop audio through. That uses a open plugin standard with plugins on microSD card.

Imagine making professional music hardware gear, based on a super simple audio plugin format. And develop music gear that can use several plugins simultaneously.

We want to make a pre-configured scalable solution, so you can start writing your audio code and run ready-made plugins. And lower the development time for new music gear from years or month's, to weeks.

Lets make it faster and fun to develop commercially viable professional music gear.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


via MFB

"* 32 step-controls – 32 skip-switches – 32 LEDs
* two run-modes offering 2 x 16 or 4 x 8 steps
* 4 x CV/Gate-outputs
* polyphonic and monophonic MIDI-output
* four available note quantize modes
* MSRP: 480,- Euro"

Full description for the archives:
"MFB’s step-sequencer URZWERG PRO is the extended version of our URZWERG. This advanced version has been inspired by feature requests and suggestions of many users to ensure better flexibility than ever. Most prominently, URZWERG PRO now offers output of MIDI-notes and -controllers as well as 32 individual step LEDs to keep track of the sequences’ status.

URZWERG PRO offers 32 steps that can either be used for two sequences with up to 16 steps each or with four sequences with up to 8 steps each. You may control up to four synthesizers or CV-controllable parameters in an analogue modular system simultaneously. Using the MIDI-output allows to address four separate synthesizers or multitimbral parts in a single synthesizer. In addition, you may play your MIDI-synth with two, three or voices polyphony. When playing it duo-phonically, the two remaining tracks can be used to control velocity and mod-wheel-data (MIDI-CC 01). Using it with three polyphonic voices, still allows for velocity control.

In 4 x 8 mode, URZWERG PRO can control up to four individual NANOZWERG synths using CV/Gate. As another example, you can also control and individually modulate pitch, pulse width, filter-cutoff and LFO-speed in MFB’s KRAFTZWERG. Finally, using URZWERG PRO in combination with a modular synthesizer-system will allow for even more versatile options. URZWERG PRO’s Gate- and CV-inputs are fully compatible to all common eurorack-format modular systems.

The use of MIDI allows similar applications as using CV/Gate connections but will add further functionality.Sounds can be played polyphonically with up to four voices. Using URZWERG PRO duo-phonically or as dual-monophonic, you can use the remaining two MIDI-controllers to output velocity and mod-wheel-data in parallel with the first two tracks. In a CV/Gate-based synthesizer, all parameters with CV-input can be addressed directly. On the contrary, MIDI-control through URZWERG PRO always also depends on the routing-options of the connected instrument.

URZWERG PRO was designed for intuitive operation. All functions feature designated controls for editing while the sequencer is running. For best overview, URZWERG PRO now features LEDs per step. These LEDs do not only visualize the sequence current position but also the skip-buttons’ status. While setting the MIDI-channel and the operating modes, these LEDs also function as a display.

When using URZWERG PRO on stage, you can set, edit and remove steps live. In addition, you can also modify the sequences’ directions and their individual lengths. As a new feature, URZWERG PRO features a random-function to playback a row’s steps at random. Another novelty is the auto-glide-function. Here, as in the TB-303, glide will only become active with tied notes.

URZWERG PRO allows setting of independent gate-lengths, ranges and glides for rows 1/2 and 3/4. Range defines the CV-range for the step-knobs between 1-10V. For pitch control, the range up to 5V can be quantized. Here, we have added four different scalings to chose from: semitones, whole tones, pentatonic, hexatonic.

All four rows feature skip-buttons per step to activate/deactivate gate-triggers for these positions. Alternatively, the skip-buttons can also deactivate the CV-step-control. To add more liveliness, URZWERG also offers two optimized shuffle-modes.

URZWERG PRO provides four Gate- and CV-outputs to control compatible analogue synthesizers and modular systems. Start-I/O and Clock-I/O allow URZWERG PRO to be synchronized to and sync other analogue sequencers. The additional CV-Clock-input allows for dynamic tempo-control, e.g. using an external LFO or a CV-controller. To sync URZWERG PRO via MIDI, the unit can send and receive start/stop-commands as well as MIDI-clock. In addition, it is possible to transpose sequences and address individual steps using a MIDI-keyboard or DAW.

MFB’s URZWERG PRO has the following dimensions: 310 x 165 x 38/72 mm. An external power supply is included.

Within the EU, the URZWERG PRO is available for EU 480 Euro including shipping. (Prepayment by bank transfer). Non-EU-Residents countries can order the URZWERG PRO for 440 Euro (Price does not include VAT) – Prepayment by PayPal. This price includes shipping.
Please send your order to We will return our bank details or our PayPal account respectively."

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Percussa mSSP Kickstarter Recap and Countdown

Above is a playlist featuring all the demos of the upcoming Percussa mSSP. Note the Kickstarter campaign ends tomorrow. If you've been thinking about picking one up and/or want to see it happen, now is the time. Percussa let me know that the module will only happen if it gets fully funded and the campaign is currently at $56,257 pledged of the $120,000 goal. This is one powerful module that can be morphed into different things. It includes wavetable, granular, and FM synthesis as well as various effects. You can find a comparison chart to the larger SSP posted here.

via Percussa:

"There is less than 24 hours to go on the percussa #mssp kickstarter. It’s now or never to get the most powerful DSP module in only 26hp and for only $549! back it now if you want one.

polyphonic granular, wavetable, sampling, effects processor, modular in a module ...

#eurorack #dsp #wavetable #granular #polyphonic#multitimbral #fx #sampling"

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Introducing Supercritical Redshift 6 - Six voice analog Variable Character Synthesizer

video upload by Supercritical Synthesizers

"Supermassively dense analog oscillator combined with a chameleon analog filter with versatile gain staging. Now sixfold.

Redshift 6 combines technology from the company’s previous products, the Demon Core Oscillator and the Neutron Flux Filter. Each of the six voices features a DCO with analog waveforms generated under digital control. The filter core is an analog 4-pole state variable filter also digitally controlled to act like almost any classic vintage synthesizer filter and more. In addition to the oscillators and filters, Redshift 6 has all the features expected of a modern synth - plenty of modulators, flexible voice routing, multitimbrality, MPE, and DSP effects.

Redshift 6’s idea is something that is wrapped in the moniker “Variable Character Synthesizer”. Each voice’s analog path regarding tuning, gain staging, filter, and more is under strict digital control. Redshift 6 has as lush and warm sweet spot inspired by the analog polysynth tradition, but it can also cover the full range from almost digitally sterile and clean to distorted misbehavior and beyond. No modeling here - it’s all analog until the bypassable stereo DSP effects processor.

The oscillator, already road-tested in the Demon Core Oscillator eurorack module, is featured in each of the six voices. The oscillator has multiple tricks up its sleeve, each one wrapped as an Engine for the user to choose between. Traditional twin oscillator engines, supersaw engines, flanging phase sync engines, and transistor organ engines are all powerful modes in user-friendly ways that are easily controllable and modulatable.

Redshift 6’s six voices can be configured in plenty of ways. Choose between true six-voice polyphony, classic vintage poly dual layer mode with 3+3 voices, six individual voices each with their own patch and physical output, or any combination of the above. Each of the six voices can also operate as a paraphonic voice with up to 16 note paraphony. Additionally, multiple filters can be chained by routing audio from one voice to another.

The form factor of Redshift 6 is a modern, compact desktop device with a 2.7-inch color screen. Menu diving is reduced to a minimum, with quick navigation via the shortcut button grid. A selection of familiar synth controls are featured on the front panel. A macro mode is included with six user-assignable controls. The back panel features main audio outputs with a DSP effects processor and four auxiliary voice outputs.

One of the major design principles of Redshift 6 is to have a versatile and capable analog platform and a flexible UI for new Engines, easily updateable via software updates.

Supercritical Redshift 6 Desktop synthesizer module - Technical specifications
● Six voices each featuring:
● Full analog signal chain
● Digitally controlled analog Supercritical Demon Core Oscillator
● Analog four pole Variable Character Filter
● Flexible gain staging with an analog boost circuit
● Physical audio output per voice (2 main outputs and 4 aux outputs)
● Optional voice chaining
● Bypassable digital effects in main outputs 1-2
● 2.7" TFT IPS color screen with a bank of 8 endless clickable potentiometers and quick navigation via button grid
● Quick powerful controls for oscillators and filters.
● Six user-assignable macro controls
● Six parts multitimbral
● Modern MIDI implementation with USB-B connection and DIN IN/OUT
● 12V power supply
● Physical dimensions: 378 mm x 254 mm x 63 mm

The Supercritical Redshift 6 will be available in summer 2024 with an MSRP of 1259€" Preorders starting now at

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Percussa SSP Recap - Superbooth 2019

via Percussa:

Come by at booth W210 and get a demo of the SSP featuring the latest software! Below is a recap of everything that happened since last superbooth and what's new.

Launch of the Percussa SSP community and forum (May 2018)
Started shipping the Percussa SSP (May 2018)
Major eurorack dealers started selling the SSP (Feb 2019)
In-depth SSP presentations at several dealers (videos posted on youtube in Feb/Apr 2019)
New preset collection with 60 patches, including polyphonic and multitimbral wavetable and granular (Mar 2019)
We released 19 software updates since last superbooth covering:

new modules:

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Future Retro Introduces the 512 Touch Keyboard Playing the Arp 2600 & Buchla Music Easel

Future Retro 512 Touch Keyboard Playing the Arp 2600

Published on Jun 2, 2016 FutureRetroSynths

"Simple test to show the Future Retro 512 keyboard controlling the Arp 2600 modular synthesizer."

Update: New video with the Buchla Music Easel added:

Future Retro 512 touch keyboard playing Buchla Music Easel:

Published on Jun 2, 2016

"Simple demo of the Future Retro 512 keyboard controlling the Buchla Easel. The 512 has an adjustable CV output so you can achieve .469V to 1.34V per octave control voltages to control a wide variety of synths including the common 1V/Oct synthesizers, and this 1.2V/Oct Buchla. Works with EML and EMS synthesizers too!"

New demos here: Future Retro 512 touch keyboard plays the EMS Putney, Minimoog Model D, EML 101, & Eurorack

Previous posts featured the assembly of the new 512 Touch Keyboard from Future Retro. We now have details and what it looks like completed.

Details via Future Retro

"The 512 is a capacitive touch keyboard, packed with a unique blend of truly musical features to enhance your creative experience. The 512 is available with or without the optional rack ears that allow it to fit in a standard 19" rack enclosure, taking up only 4u spaces.

Why is capacitive touch better? Quite simply, eliminating mechanical moving parts found in traditional keyboards makes a product that will never wear out, as mechanical keyboards do. No more intermittent key contacts, or failed aftertouch circuits to worry about! In addition, capacitive touch provides a much faster response time for playing notes, and allows multiple forms of expression to be executed by the performer.

There are five main functions of the 512. It can act as a keyboard, arpeggiator, sequencer, MIDI to CV converter, and MIDI to MIDI converter. The 512 can control both MIDI and CV/Gate synthesizers simultaneously. Pitch, Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Gate, Velocity, Aftertouch, and Clock are all available in both their MIDI and CV form. CV's follow the 1V/Oct standard with positive polarity Gate signals, allowing the 512 to control the majority of analog synthesizers both past and present.

The 512 provides 9 octave ranges for the 29 full-sized keys (although shorter in length than typical keys) with response to Velocity and Aftertouch. Users can define one of five different Velocity and Aftertouch curves to apply to the keyboard, and dial in the range for each curve to customize the response. The Pitch Bend provides positive and negative pitch bends, and the bend range can be adjusted for full or half range. Mod Wheel is also provided as a modulation source.


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