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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Instruō Introduces dàil Eurorack Module


video upload by Instruō



The Instruō dàil is a high resolution quantiser, precision adder, MIDI-to-CV interface, and USB MIDI Host with a very small form factor suitable for any system.

As a quantiser, scales can be defined locally as well as externally via MIDI. The USB Host port will accept and power class compliant devices offering convenience and immediacy to melodies and sequences.

As a precision adder, existing signals can be offset by any defined chromatic interval. Transpose anything with accuracy using the calibrated buffered throughput which runs parallel to the quantiser engine. This feature alone makes for a great companion to any sequencer or 1V/octave source within a system.

No longer is a single repeating octave of quantised notes a limitation. dàil features a fully bipolar quantiser engine through which any multi-octave spanning scale/chord/arpeggio can be engaged immediately from your MIDI keyboard. Patterns can also be programmed onboard with precision with the ability to auto fill from a wide range of major and minor starting points.

Small form factor, big feature set!

dàil will suit any scale of system adding flexibility and immediacy to your melodic needs.

dàil | (verb) divide something into parts

Eowave Introduces Supamix | 8 patches with the mixer who wasn't one | Eurorack


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Supamix is a compact Eurorack mixer designed to fuel your sonic adventures. This versatile module as 6 channels and a unique mute automation engine into 10HP, making it perfect for live performances, space-conscious setups, and creative mixing.

Mix with Precision and Expression:
Dedicated Pan Controls: Craft your stereo image with 2 individual pan knobs for manual placement.

Dynamic Panning: 2 CV-controlled pan inputs let you add movement and dynamism to your sources.

Seamless Integration: Stereo inputs with dedicated gain allow effortless connection of stereo modules.

Dedicated Mute Buttons: Take instant control with individual mute buttons, featuring a freeze function for sustained muting when using the swap engine.

Automate Your Mutes with Creativity:
Supamix feature a unique swap engine made to control the mutes states manually or via cv to Build Evolving Patches.
12 modes of for controlling your mutes are available:

1A: Trigg Invert: Instantly flip mute states with a trigger.

1B: Gate Invert: momentary flip mute states with a gate.

2A: Turn Off: Momentarily silence all channels with a gate

2B: Wave On: Progressively unmute channels as a CV rises.

3A: Binary Counter: trigger to increment a 6-bit binary sequence, turning mutes on/off.

3B: CV to Binary: Transform a CV signal into a 6-bit binary pattern, precisely controlling the state of each mute based on the CV value.

4A: Trig Rotate: Shift mute positions with a trigger. each trig shift the mute position one step further.

4B: CV Rotate: Shift mute positions with CV control. at 0V the mute are in their original position, at 5v mute will be shifted 6 position forward.

5A: Trig Sequencer: Control a step sequencer who invert the mute state where the playhead is. each trig will move the playhead one step further

5B: CV Sequencer: Control a step sequencer who invert the mute state where the playhead is. at 0v, the playhead is on the first mute, at 5 V on the 6th

6A: Randomize: Shake things up with a trigger that scrambles all mute states.

6B: Random solo:each trig will turn off all the mute exept one selected randomly
Beyond the Modes:
Freeze & Override: if you long press one off the mute, it will be freezed on bypassing the swap function on this track


Module Expansion: Connect Supamix to the "O" line/phone output module for additional functionality (sold separately).
More Than Just Mixing:

Subtle Saturation: Crank the level pots for a hint of distortion to add bite to your sound.

ALM Introduces MFX Pedal


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"The 'MFX Pedal' brings all the effects and functionality of our popular Eurorack MFX module to both guitars and synths in standalone form with 18 different fully featured effects programs and additional MIDI, Knob and Expression pedal control, tap tempo, an optional analogue gain stage and true relay (or DSP) based bypass.

Inspired by our favourite classic hardware effects processors, the MFX incorporates DSP effect technologies from the dawn of digital effects in the 70s to the present day. Reshape sounds with the distortion and dynamics engines. Bend time space and pitch with multiple feature rich reverb and delay engines. Modulate signals with the flexible panner, frequency shifter, and range of ensemble effects. Fracture sounds with the one of a kind granular and glitch engines.

Available for the first time outside of modular, the MFX pedal easily brings the character and uniqueness of ALM effects to your guitar rig, DAWless setup, mixer effects send or synth collection."

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Intro
0:44 - Digi-PCM Echo/Features Overview
5:06 - Program Demos
5:09 - Ursa Minor Echoverb
6:28 - Squoval Rezonator
7:36 - Quaidra Reverb
9:49 - 2051 Bit Corrupter
11:42 - Crumbular Echo
13:27 - TY-50 Compressor
14:53 - Almicon Reverb
16:29 - Outro

MFX Pedal Guitar Demo

video upload by ALM TV

Update:

Press release follows:


ALM / BUSY CIRCUITS ANNOUNCES ’MFX PEDAL’:

[London, UK] - ALM Busy Circuits are pleased to announce the ’MFX Pedal’, a new standalone stereo multi effects processor for guitar and synths.

The ’MFX Pedal’ brings all the effects and functionality of our popular Eurorack MFX module to both guitars and synths in standalone form with 18 different fully featured effects programs and additional MIDI, Knob and Expression pedal control, tap tempo, an optional analogue gain stage and true relay (or DSP) based bypass.

Inspired by our favourite classic hardware effects processors, the MFX incorporates DSP ef- fect technologies from the dawn of digital effects in the 70s to the present day. Reshape sounds with the distortion and dynamics engines. Bend time space and pitch with multiple feature rich reverb and delay engines. Modulate signals with the flexible panner, frequency shifter, and range of ensemble effects. Fracture sounds with the one of a kind granular and glitch engines.

The MFX Pedal user interface is designed to be familiar, quick and easy to use. Each program contains a wide range of controllable parameters both directly editable or freely assigned to knobs, MIDI or expression control. Each program includes factory presets as well as the ability to store and recall user presets. All states are preserved across power cycles.

Available for the first time outside of modular, the MFX pedal easily brings the character and uniqueness of ALM effects to your guitar rig, DAWless setup, mixer effects send or synth col- lection.

The MFX Pedal will be available from ALM stockists from 15/05/24. MSRP is 319 GBP (inc VAT)

MakeNoise PrssPnt & Channel Saver | First Patch


video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"When MakeNoise announced the two little utility modules I couldn't help wondering why.

Channel Saver is like the two center Maths channels which most of us already have in our case. But it's also remarkably close to a Buchla 257 voltage math because of the crossfader. Unfortunately it doesn't have a CV to crossfade, which X-PAN has. It's a nice utility on its own, and a welcome patch buddy for Maths when it's doing 22 more important things. It all sounds like no big deal, but the combo can do amazing things once you start patching. A new module will exponentially expand your options.

PrssPnt is a no-brainer imho. Pressure Points was the go-to module for adding human interaction, but it was also the module that always had to go in favor for more important utilities. The video claims it's discontinued, but it's not. It's still available and in stock. The Brains expander, however, is officially in the discontinued list. Regardless, there's always room for the 4HP PrssPnt and even a tiny bit of human touch can do wonders. You'll be the clock, the expression and the source of uncertainty. I should have used that line in the video. But I bet you'll see it in a next Shared System X episode.

In this first-patch video, I removed Maths and Tempi, so no clocks or envelopes. I had to move the case around by touch and creativity. Working with limitations isn't just a fun challenge, it also makes room to really listen what your VCO's are capable of. I thought I knew the DPO, but it seems I only scratched the surface."

Oneiroi - Random instant hypnotic pads


video upload by Befacosynth

"Oneiroi is an ambient and drone-like soundscapes full voice.

At his core, there is a Wavetable/Supersaw, Sine Wave Oscillator and a joyful Looper. This is followed by an FX section featuring a Multimode filter, a Resonator, a Delay, and a Reverb.
Its randomizer creates instant patches at the touch of a button.
The Looper can record the external input or the output for 'Sound On Sound' looping.

A full-stereo synthesizer that easily creates dense atmospheres for hypnotic music or cinematic sound design. Featuring three oscillators, four effects, a looper, modulation with complex routing, and a randomizer."

See the Oneiroi announcement post here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Arturia : New Release Demo and Q+A with Blu2th and Jonathan Huber LIVE : Perfect Circuit Stream


video upload by Perfect Circuit

"We're hosting Erik 'Blu2th' Griggs and Jonathan Huber, who will be showing off new products from Arturia and conducting a live Q+A

Perfect Circuit is an independent electronic instrument shop with an online store at https://www.perfectcircuit.com/ and a Burbank showroom at 2405 Empire Ave. Open seven days a week, 12-8 PM, get your hands on the most excellent gear!"

Madrona Labs Announces Sumu Early Access Release



Press release follows. You can find demos of Sumu in previous posts here.

Presenting the Sumu Early Access release.
If you’ve been following our news at all, you know what a big deal this is. From my first ideas about Sumu in 2018, to my decision to write a whole new plugin framework, to working with a new crew of beta testers, this one has been a long time in coming. If you’d had a baby when I first previewed Sumu, that preschooler would be about old enough now to say “When is Sumu coming?” Or as Mozzer once asked, “How Soon is Now?” We have the answer now, and it's now.

In case you’re just joining us, Sumu is an additive + FM resynthesizer with vector field spatialization. Each voice has 128 oscillators arranged as 64 FM pairs and each pair can be positioned independently in space. It’s all controlled with a familiar Madrona patcher, but this time with 64 channels in each patch cord.

Sumu’s full price will be $179. For a limited time, we are offering it for $129, in thanks for your early support. Purchasing now gets you the Early Access version right away, and gives you a perpetual license for the 1.0 version coming soon and any future 1.x versions. We have been beta testing Sumu for over four months, and are happy to say it’s a stable piece of software. And just like our other instruments, you can try the demo before purchasing. So we think it’s a win-win.

The new Sumu product page has more info, and the downloads you’re looking for.

Bundle of wonders.
Along with Sumu’s rollout we also added a bundle deal to the website. If Sumu is your first plugin, and you’ve looked longingly into each other’s eyes, and slowly smiled, and somehow you just know it won’t be your last, definitely check out our Studio Bundle. It’s everything we make for one deeply discounted price.

And if you’re a long-time customer who has yet to round our your collection, we figured out how to bring you along for the ride. Add the bundle to your cart and a discount will be applied at checkout for each license you already have.

Superbooth24: Groove Synthesis Debuts Sampling for 3rd Wave Synth



See the demo here.

Press release follows (image via the release):

Orinda, CA, May 15, 2024 — California-based electronic instrument maker Groove Synthesis today announced that they have added high-resolution sampling capability to their critically acclaimed Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer, the 3rd Wave.

This much-requested new feature allows owners to sample up to 30 seconds of 16-bit, 48 kHz, monophonic audio into the synth directly or by importing audio over USB, and use it as a new oscillator type alongside the 3rd Wave’s powerful wavetable and virtual analog sound engines. This significantly expands the sound palette of the synthesizer. Now owners can create custom sounds that feature sampled acoustic instruments, sound effects, and other sources.

The company will preview a new OS that provides this capability at the Superbooth24 music expo in Berlin, Germany from May 16-18 at booth #0246. The upgrade will be available free of charge to 3rd Wave owners as a download from the company’s website upon official release.

“As fans of the original PPG and its ultra-rare Waveterm sampling option, we thought it would

be exciting to add that capability to the 3rd Wave’s existing architecture — if it was technically possible,” said Groove Synthesis founder Bob Coover. “It took some tricky programming, but we did it and we think 3rd Wave owners are going to love it. It’s a dream come true for everyone who wanted the full PPG-plus-Waveterm experience, and now it’s within reach.”

While the 3rd Wave has roots in the classic digital wavetable synths of the past, it takes the concept firmly into the 21st century with a lush, expansive sound that’s a product of its expanded wavetables and analog filters. It’s hybrid design features 24-voices and 4-part multi-timbral operation, which is the equivalent of having four independent 6-voice synthesizers controlled by a single keyboard. Each of its three oscillators per voice can generate a classic PPG-era wavetable, a modern high-resolution wavetable, an analog modeled waveform — and now multi-sampled audio. With its industry-first WavemakerTM tool, users can create custom wavetables in a single step through proprietary sample-to-wave technology, allowing almost unlimited sound sculpting opportunities.

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