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4 new Erica Synths PICO modules now in stock: PICO BBD, PICO LPG, PICO NOISE and PICO LFO/S&H

Erica Synths Matttech Modular 18.07.19-min

The ever-popular Erica Synths PICO range of 3hp modules has just had some new additions, all of which are in stock: PICO BBD, PICO LPG, PICO NOISE and PICO LFO/S&H.

  • PICO BBD – Full analogue 4092 stage bucket brigade delay module; the smallest BBD in eurorack
  • PICO LPG – Classic Low Pass Gate, with additional features such as configurable resonance and built-in decay envelope.
  • PICO NOISE – Versatile noise and percussion sounds source featuring: white noise generator, a resonant VCF, and a VCA/decay envelope generator.
  • PICO LFO/S&H – Full analogue modulations source – LFO and Sample and Hold – to provide some controlled randomness to your modular setup.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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Manhattan Analog replenished: New DTA plus DTM, MIX, CVP, VCA, SVVCF & MA35 all back in stock

Manhattan Analog Matttech Modular 14.07.19-min

Another big box of trusty Manhattan Analog favourites has been delivered. All the following items have been restocked:

  • DTA – Fully Discrete Transistor VCA, with 2 VCA stages in series
  • DTM – Vintage Moog CP3 Mixer Clone, with Onboard Saturation
  • MIX – Hugely Popular 3-Channel Audio / CV Mixer
  • CVP – Multipurpose Utility Module with Glide, Attenuversion & DC Offset Generation
  • SVVCF – State Variable Filter, with Integrated Vintage CP3 Mixer
  • MA35 – Korg MS10-based VCF/VCA
  • VCA – THAT chip-based clean exponential VCA for audio use

ALL AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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Noise Engineering restock: KITH RUINA tonestack distortion, TERCI RUINA triple distortion, SINC BUCINA lowpass gate & LOQUELIC ITERITAS in black!

Noise Engineering Matttech Modular 12.07.19-min

Usually known for their digital modules – especially the amaaaaaazing LOQUELIC ITERITAS vco & BASIMILUS ITERITAS ALTER drum voice – Noise Engineering have decided to focus on some analogue processing in 2019….and distortion is the theme!

We have procured stock of the SINC BUCINA (Noise Engineering’s take on a flexible lowpass gate design), LOQUELIC ITERITAS (of course) ….plus the following “RUINAS”:

  • KITH RUINA – All-analog tonestack: one-knob saturation/drive circuit into a simple and clean two-band EQ. The two sections can be used independently, or re-patched in a different order.
  • TERCI RUINA – Three classic distortion topologies reinterpreted with a Noise Engineering touch and connected in series for complete sonic annihilation of any sound. Patch in & out at any point. Unapologetic noise & destruction.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


NOTE: The latest addition to this roster is the VIOL RUINA – an all-analog distortion and lowpass filter with an internal envelope follower and self-modulating cutoff. This is Noise Engineering’s very first filter, and has proved very popular – so much so that it has sold out immediately via preorders. More coming soon!

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New Noise Engineering VIOL RUINA VCF/Distortion in stock …plus KITH RUINA, TERCI RUINA & SINC BUCINA

Noise Engineering Matttech Modular 11.07.19

Usually known for their digital modules – especially the amaaaaaazing LOQUELIC ITERITAS vco & BASIMILUS ITERITAS ALTER drum voice – Noise Engineering have decided to focus on some analogue processing in 2019….and distortion is the theme!

The latest addition to this roster is the VIOL RUINA – an all-analog distortion and lowpass filter with an internal envelope follower and self-modulating cutoff. This is Noise Engineering’s very first filter, and has proved very popular. Most of the units have sold as preorders, but a handful are now in stock and available to buy on the website.

We have also procured stock of the SINC BUCINA (Noise Engineering’s take on a flexible lowpass gate design), LOQUELIC ITERITAS (of course) ….plus all of the other “Ruinas”:

  • KITH RUINA – All-analog tonestack: one-knob saturation/drive circuit into a simple and clean two-band EQ. The two sections can be used independently, or re-patched in a different order.
  • TERCI RUINA – Three classic distortion topologies reinterpreted with a Noise Engineering touch and connected in series for complete sonic annihilation of any sound. Patch in & out at any point. Unapologetic noise & destruction.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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Dave Jones Design O’TOOL PLUS Eurorack Oscilloscope back in stock

Dave Jones Matttech Modular 31.07.17

We have just taken delivery of the highly sought-after Dave Jones Designs O’TOOL PLUS!

The original unit has been an invaluable part of the Matttech Modular system here since it came out many moons ago – and has assisted in troubleshooting MANY an issue, and for helping understand what is going on with even the most complex module.

The “PLUS” version improves on this amazing product even further, and was several years in the making. An overview of these enhancements is available on the product page – with more detail to be found HERE

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

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Preorders open for Rossum Electro-Music PANHARMONIUM Mutating Spectral Resynthesizer!

Rossum Matttech Modular 06.07.19

We are excited to announce that the highly anticipated Rossum Electro-Music PANHARMONIUM is imminent! The first units are starting to ship over the next week and we expect demand to be high on this one – so preorders are now open. Stock is expected to arrive mid-late July


AVAILABLE TO ORDER HERE!!!


Rossum Electro-Music Software Architect Bob Bliss (who also, as it happens, fathered E-mu’s famed “EOS” Emulator Operating System) has created Panharmonium, a unique music and sound design tool that lets you analyze the spectral content of any audio signal and use that analysis to drive a bank of from 1 to 33 oscillators. Depending on various control settings, Panharmonium can accurately reproduce the input spectrum in real time or modify it in a multitude of wildly creative ways. All with an interface whose immediacy encourages performance and interaction.

Panharmonium input can be anything from a single oscillator to an entire mix (including vocals). From dense, swirling pads and drones that evolve with the input’s changing spectrum, to clock-syncable spectral arpeggiation, to as-yet unnamed harmonic effects, Panharmonium opens up an entirely new world of sonic possibilities.

Additionally, Panharmonium can take a snapshot of an instantaneous spectrum and use that as a complex harmonic oscillator, which can then be modified and modulated by all of Panharmonium’s other controls.

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Pittsburgh Modular restock: DOUBLE HELIX & PRIMARY OSCILLATORS, MICRO SEQUENCE, BINARY FILTER …plus MICROVOLT 3900 Synth!

Pittsburgh Modular Matttech Modular 15.06.18

We have some choice Pittsburgh Modular products back in stock – including two of our favourite analogue VCOs: the PRIMARY OSCILLATOR, which incorporates a ton of features not usually found on standard analogue VCOs….along with the mighty DOUBLE HELIX OSCILLATOR – a really unique take on the complex dual VCO, with integrated lowpass gate and matrix routing.

Also in stock is the recent MICRO SEQUENCE, which takes 8 step sequencing to a whole new level – and the MICROVOLT 3900 standalone patchable semi-modular synthesizer.


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


Full Pittsburgh Modular stock list:

  • Microvolt 3900 – Modern, semi-modular synthesizer with a host of unconventional and inspirational features
  • Lifeforms Primary Oscillator – Cascading Analog Waveform Sculpting Oscillator, with a unique feature set including: integrated wavefolding, analog downsampling, waveform blending
  • Lifeforms Micro Sequence – Versatile 8 Step Programmable Sequencer
  • Lifeforms Double Helix Oscillator – Complex Matrix Synth Voice. Features include: Dual VCOs, wavefolder, lowpass gate, LFO, noise, voltage-controlled matrix router
  • Lifeforms Binary Filter – Classic Multi-Mode Filter, with 2 modes: gorgeous & squelchy; and unstable, adding distortion & self-oscillation
  • Lifeforms Mod Tools – a diverse analog ecosystem of modulation, featuring Envelope, LFO, noise, sample and hold, mixer, analog logic, slew, and oscillator.
  • Lifeforms SV-1 – Fully-featured, analog dual oscillator synthesizer voice module 
  • Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter – Variable Response Lowpass Gate, with 3 modes: Filter, Lowpass Gate & VCA. Unique RESPONSE OUTPUT allows the variable decay / “ring” to control other modules.
  • Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer – Four Channel Programmable Drum Controller. Features sequencing, pads, pattern effects, and 4 inputs for turning any oscillator or sound source into 4 drum voices, via integrated percussive envelopes & VCAs.
  • Lifeforms KB-1 Touch Keyboard Controller – Pressure Sensitive Keyboard Controller, featuring: internal tap tempo clock, arpeggiator, sequencing, burst generators, pressure & trigger outputs & more..
  • Lifeforms Outs – Stereo Headphone Amp and Line Outs
  • Lifeforms 2+2 Mixer – Super flexible splittable four channel audio & CV mixer / attenuator
  • Analog Replicator BBD – Bucket Brigade Analog Delay

Pittsburgh Modular Matttech Modular 01.03.19

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New brand Robaux in stock, with their superb SWT16+ Gate Sequencer (fully assembled)

Robaux Matttech Modular-min

There’s a new brand at Matttech Modular: Robaux. They released a DIY gate sequencer – the original SWT16 – a while back and it proved hugely popular. So now we have the SWT16+ – an expander version with many more features…which we are stocking in fully-assembled format.


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


The SWT16+ is a 16-track Eurorack step sequencer with up to 64 steps per track.

The module makes it possible to create up to 8 different patterns which can stored in a total of 16 presets. Programmable like a classic TR machine, the SWT16+ can be used not only for triggering drum sounds but also envelopes or other modulation sources.

The Sweet Sixteen Plus is perfect for triggering drums, envelopes or modulation sources. Program your tracks step by step. Play your tracks on the fly. This new design boasts many sequencing features including a Euclidean rhythm generator!

Other enhancements on the SWT16+ include improved menu navigation and more sequencer options – randomize your tracks, move your steps or reverse your patterns. There is also the option to add probabilty with the new Coin function.

The sequencer offers 16 different modes to create and modify rhythms. Modes are divided into four distinct areas: Create, Perform, Track Settings and Sequencer Settings. For a full rundown of features see the user manual.

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New Erica Synths BLACK STEREO DELAY in stock – feature-packed, tons of CV control…and ergonomic!

Erica Synths Matttech Modular 21.06.19-min

The new BLACK STEREO DELAY from Erica Synths has landed…and it’s jam-packed with features, bags of CV inputs…and a huge great knob for delicate delay time adjustments.

We have also grabbed some heavily-discounted stock of v.1 of the  8-CHANNEL SEQUENTIAL SWITCH – down from £115 to £65! (limited units only..)

Also topped up: PICO VOICE, BLACK HOLE DSP FX EXPANSION ROM…and discounted PICO EG & PICO SCALE (tons more discounted end-of-line Erica modules HERE)


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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Humble Audio QUAD OPERATOR & ALGO EXPANDER now in stock! ..full FM Synthesis in Eurorack Modular format

Humble Audio Matttech Modular 17.06.19-min

We have been SUPER EXCITED about the QUAD OPERATOR since it was first announced!! It offers full 4-operator FM synthesis with variable wave shapes and an intuitive one-knob-per-function interface. The Optional ALGO expander allows for algorithm save, recall & crossfading capabilities.

There are a huge range of timbres possible with these, and we expect these to sell out very fast..


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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Just arrived: Instruo CEIS VC-ADSR and TANH 3-channel waveshaper …plus restock of the mighty Cs-L complex oscillator

Instruo Matttech Modular 26.04.19

Jason Lim from Instruo has been beavering away up in sunny Scotland, and has released full production runs of a couple of modules that had only been available as custom builds previously – the CEIS VC-ADSR and TANH 3-channel waveshaper. As with all Instruo gear, there are plenty of tricks up their respective sleeves (full details on the product pages)

  • CEIS – Fully analogue, CV controllable ADSR envelope generator. Features voltage control over the 4 segment faders with multiple gate/trigger outputs for maximum versatility.
  • TANH – Three channel, all analogue, wave shaper. Can also function as a limiter & distortion.

We also have more stock of the incredible Cs-L complex oscillator – probably the most fully-featured VCO on the planet!


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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More unique Bastl Instruments & Casper Electronics collaborations now in stock

Bastl Casper Matttech Modular 14.06.19-min

There are certain Bastl Instruments devices that just look intriguing from the first moment you set eyes on them – and it would appear that Peter Edwards (AKA Casper Electronics) has had a hand in many of them!

We have just restocked the insane DARK MATTER feedbacking mixer/distortion/mangler module…and decided to dip our toes into Bastl’s standalone instrument range – kicking off with the SOFTPOP and BITRANGER:

  • SOFTPOP – A playfully organic, semi-modular light & sound synthesizer which can produce a wide variety of sounds: from random dripping water pops to heavy subtractive basslines. Its fully-analog core – consisting of a heavily feedbacked system of dual triangle-core oscillators, state variable filter and sample and hold – is played through an intuitive interface of 6 faders. It can also process external audio thru the filter while using the envelope follower to synchronise to the incoming signal.
  • BITRANGER – This is a patchable analog logic computer which sculpts sonic worlds ranging from data noise to melodic arpeggios. Extensive connectivity makes it so flexible that it can connect to almost anything: CV control its unique sound, sync it with drum machines and sequencers or use it as an algorithmic CV / GATE pattern generator.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


We have also added a ton of other Eurorack modules to our Bastl Instruments range – more on that soon! …but have a fish about and see if anything takes your fancy 🙂


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New black WMDevices METRON in stock! ..plus restocks of CRUCIBLE, SPECTRUM & more

WMDevices Matttech Modular 12.06.19-min

Following the release of CRUCIBLE module last month, WMDevices are gradually moving over to black engraved faceplates for their entire range…and the first module to get an overhaul is the recent METRON Advanced Trigger and Gate Sequencer…and we’ve gotta say, it DOES look tidy!

The CRUCIBLE Curved Metal and Cymbal Synthesizer Module is also now back in stock …and we have the following other WMDevices products in stock:

  • FRACTURE
  • CHIMERA
  • MANTIC FLEX
  • GEIGER COUNTER PRO (pedal)
  • PROTOSTAR (Pedal)
  • OVERSEER
  • ARPITECHT
  • TRSHMSTR
  • MULTIMODE ENVELOPE EXPANSION

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


We have also topped up our WMD/SSF range – a collaboration between WMD and Steady State Fate, and one of our all-time favourite module ranges. High quality design, build…and most importantly, SOUND!

In stock from WMD/SSF:

  • SPECTRUM
  • ULTRAFOLD
  • TOOL-BOX
  • BLENDER
  • QUAD ATTENUATOR
  • ADSRVCA
  • POLE ZERO
  • MMF
  • VC MINI SLEW

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


Metron IG Metron & Crucible IG

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Expert Sleepers FH-2 Bi-directional USB MIDI interface back in stock ..plus FHX-8GT Expander

Expert Sleepers Matttech Modular 27.12.18

We finally have more os the Expert Sleepers FH-2 Bi-directional USB MIDI interface in stock! This really is a game-changer when it comes to connectivity within your Eurorack setup – it can speak in USB and MIDI (via the Disting Breakout), and features clock generation / sync, LFOs, Arpeggiatiors, Euclidian pattern generators & more..

Use it with the FHX-8GT expander to give you 8 more Gate/Trigger/Clock more outputs!

Also in stock from Expert Sleepers: DISTING mk.4, ES-3, ES-5, ES-6, ES-3, ESX-8GT and LITTLE MIKEY


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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WMD/SSF Blender – Creative & Technical Demos [matttech]

WMD SSF Blender Audio Demo-min

 

DEMO 01

In this demo I wanted to demonstrate some interesting use of the WMD/SSF Blender mixer & VC-Crossfader module. I have used it to mix together 4 different oscillators, using the output of the mixer to sync some of them in a bizarre feedback loop. Screaming oddness was achieved fairly easily!

Patch Details:

  • 1. Blender mixer A was fed by: a Rubicon Pulse (with PWM), and a Cyclebox Pulse
  • 2. Blender mixer B was fed by: a Braids (on “SYNC”), and the WMD PDO mk.2
  • 3. An Intellijel Dixie was used as an LFO, to slowly crossfade between the two mixers on the Blender
  • 4. Initially only one channel per mixer was used, with the Dixie crossfading between them. After a while the second signal of each mixer was brought in, using the manual Blend controls.
  • 5. The output of the Blender was fed into Maths, where its in-built comparator extracted a stream of pulses from it, which came out of the EOR socket.
  • 6. These were multed out to the Sync inputs of the PDO, Cyclebox and Rubicon – so that the blended signals coming out of the Blender would sync the oscillators fed into it. Obviously, as there is essentially a chord coming out of it, the sync is erratic!
  • 7. The EOR “sync source” from Maths was faded in and out via an attenuator, meaning that the oscillators’ syncing was made even more unreliable at points.
  • 8. During the recording the Cyclebox’ oscillator was switched over to Wavetable mode, and was fed some modulation into its PH2 input (which makes it step through the wavetables). Glitchy madness ensues, especially as these changing waves are attempting to sync themselves (and the other oscs)
  • 9. The Dixie’s frequency was gradually modulated by a slow LFO after a while, adding more chaos to proceedings.

Some mild EQ, limiting and reverb was added during mixdown. Blender certainly opens up a LOT of possibilities – both via the voltage-controlled crossfading, and also the manual blending.

The module can also be used as 3 independent 2 channel mixers if desired. A great little device!


 

DEMO 02 – Channel Isolation on Blend Channels

Not a musical demo, but instead a simple demonstration of the complete lack of crosstalk/ bleed between the two inputs of the Blend channels.

Patch Details

  • 1. I connected a Rubicon Sine into input 1, and a Dixie Saw into input 2.
  • 2. The Dixie was set really high in frequency, as bright high pitched sounds tend to bleed through much more obviously
  • 3. The Blend control was manually swept from side to side – can you hear any bleed? I can’t..
  • 4. I deliberately wiggled the pitch of the high Saw up and down at points, as this can also be a good indicator of bleed (you notice it more than with a static pitch). Still no audible bleed. Pretty impressive!

 

DEMO 03 – Channel Isolation on X-Fade Out


As with the previous demo, this is simply to demonstrate the lack of crosstalk/ bleed on the WMD Blender – this time I am recording the X-Fade output

Patch Details

  • 1. Two Sines were sent into the Blend mixer A, with two Saws fed into mixer B
  • 2. As with the previous demo, the X-Fade was manually adjusted, and the high frequency Saws were wiggled around to try to provoke some audible bleed.
  • 3. Result – no bleed!

Not the most exciting of tests, but useful for anyone thinking about buying one of these, and curious as to how well they isolate sounds between the channels. I know I’ve definitely had crossfaders in the past that DON’T perform so well!

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New Steady State Fate AUTODYNE Compressor in stock! …plus STEREO DIPOLE and ENTITY BASS DRUM & PERCUSSION SYNTHESIZERS

Steady State Fate Matttech Modular 06.06.19-min

Another nice box of Steady State Fate goodies has arrived! This time we have the brand new AUTODYNE – a 4hp auto-compressor/distortion featuring a multi-mode side chain filter and NY style parallel compression blend control.

We also have some stock of their new STEREO DIPOLE filter – A quad multi-mode VCF featuring single, dual and quad peak filter outputs. Can also function as a Single, Dual and Quad Sine Wave VCO/LFO.

In addition, we have topped up the popular ENTITY drum modules – the BASS DRUM and PERCUSSION SYNTHESIZERS. I should underline that these are not just simple drum modules, but fully-functional synthesizer voices in their own rights


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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XAOC Devices restock just in – SAMARA II, ZADAR & NIN Expander, PRAGA & HRAD Expander, BATUMI, TALLIN & more..

Xaoc Devices Matttech Modular 04.05.19-min

We have just restocked the lovely XAOC range, including the brand new SAMARA II – an update which adds a whole host of signal processing options. Another new addition is the HRAD Expander for the PRAGA VC-mixer, which extends the capabilities of that module even further. We also have the ever-popular ZADAR, along with its new NIN Expander (to add 4 trigger buttons and 4 more assignable CV inputs), BATUMI quad LFO & POTI Expander – and a whole host of other gorgeous looking, sonically potent audio weaponry.


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


In stock from XAOC Devices:

  • PRAGA – Voltage Controlled Stereo Mixing Console
  • HRAD – Expander for their Praga voltage-controlled mixing console, adding CV control for Aux levels, master level control, gate-controlled muting, and other powerful features.
  • ZADAR – Quadruple Envelope Generator
  • NIN – Expander for the Zadar Quadruple Envelope Generator – adding 4 extra assignable CV inputs & 4 manual trigger buttons
  • TALLIN – Dual Discrete Core VC Amplifier: DC coupled, 2 Different Overdrive Flavours, and Simultaneous Linear/Exponential Voltage Control
  • TIRANA II – Expandable Utility Micro Sequencer, with Ratcheting/ Step Repetition, Gate on/off, Clock Divider, CV over Direction/Transposition/Reset & more..
  • BATUMI – Quadruple Low Frequency Oscillator
  • POTI – Batumi Expander / Breakout Module
  • SEWASTOPOL II – Hi-End Audio Port and Voltage Extractor, with envelope follower, low cut, comparator, balanced output & more..


 

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Expert Sleepers restock just in: ES-3, ES-5, ES-6, ESX-8GT & lots of DISTINGS!

Expert Sleepers Matttech Modular 03.06.19-min

After a long wait, we finally have the ES-6 back in stock, and have topped up supplies of the other modular interfacing modules from our range: ES-3, ES-5 & ESX-8GT.

We also have LOTs of the ever-popular DISTING mk.4

No FH-2s just yet, but we do have the FHX-8GT expander….along with the LITTLE MIKEY microphone preamp module. ES-8s just ran out – more soon!


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE