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Preorders open: New Strymon Eurorack module, STARLAB – offering incredibly lush, ethereal reverbs, gorgeous chorus, flanging & modulated delays…plus Karplus-Strong string synthesis. ETA: End of November

Strymon Matttech Modular 03.11.21

It’s been a while since high-end effects pedal brand Strymon released their first Eurorack module, MAGNETO – and when they do something, they like to do it right! So all that time has been well spent on its successor, STARLAB – a single effects module which offers incredibly lush, ethereal reverbs, gorgeous chorus, flanging and modulated delays. It can also create uniquely expressive synth voices with Karplus-Strong string synthesis, and can turn simple mono audio signals into vast stereo soundscapes.

We placed an order immediately it was announced, and the ETA for stock is the end of November. Preorders are now open!


AVAILABLE TO PREORDER HERE!!          STOCK ETA: END OF NOVEMBER


ABOUT STARLAB:

Expand the sound of your modular rack with incredibly lush, ethereal reverbs. Enhance signals with gorgeous chorus, flanging, and modulated delays. Create uniquely expressive synth voices with Karplus-Strong string synthesis. Turn simple mono audio signals into vast stereo soundscapes. StarLab is a single module that will completely transform your modular rack.

Development for StarLab began with one goal in mind: to provide the highest quality reverb possible for modular systems, perfectly tuned for immersive electronic soundscapes with a high degree of flexibility and creative control.

The seemingly simple idea of allowing the pre-delay signal to be fed directly to the module’s output led to the development of rich sounding delay, chorus, and flanger effects, all of which can be used together with or independent of the reverb.

While experimenting with short delay times using feedback and filtering, we began finding very musical and expressive Karplus-Strong string synthesis sounds, and realized that StarLab could move beyond signal processing and become a truly unique voice module as well.
All this ultimately resulted in the creation of a module that is equal parts reverb, delay/modulation, and playable instrument.

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All XOR Electronics NERDSEQ Advanced Tracker Sequencer modules & expanders available to order, in all 3 panel designs!

XOR Electronics Matttech Modular 27.08.21

The XOR Electronics Nerdseq is a tracker based cv and trigger sequencer module for Eurorack systems. It allows straightforward and fast editing and has great live playing abilities. We offer the entire range of NERDSEQ modules via the website, and currently all 3 panel designs (BLACK, GREY & BLACK/GREY) are available as we write this …as are all of the expanders: MORE TRIGGERS 16, CV16, IO EXPANDER and the new TRS MIDI EXPANDER (this last one is currently only manufactured in black)


AVAILABLE TO ORDER HERE!!


ABOUT NERDSEQ:

It consist of 6 Tracks for the CV/Trigger/Gate generation of 18 outputs (12 CV + 6 Trigger/Gate). There are a further 4 sample Tracks, with 2 dedicated audio outputs for sample sequencing. Furthermore the sample outputs can act also as a waveform oscillator.

Dedicated clock/reset inputs and outputs are available for different clock types. 4 free assignable CV inputs can be used for live manipulation or CV/Gate recording. So in total there are 10 Tracks available for sequencing. The sequencer itself is inspired on old module trackers like Fasttracker2(PC)2 , OctaMED(Amiga)3 , LittleSoundDJ(Gameboy)4 and Little Piggy Tracker(Multiple Platforms)5…..

It contains many and very powerful functions for sequencing like an advanced live ability, pattern length of up to 64 steps, chaining, poly-rhythmic tracks, groove, glide, retrigger, flexible trigger/ gate/step lengths, patches, special effects, probability, tables and more.

The sampler tracks offer special functionality for sample playing, pitching, sample effects, retrigger and many more. Samples can be loaded from a dedicated SD card available on the front panel.

The sequencer is able to make loops and full songs (even multiple songs on one project, depending on complexity, usage of patterns etc.) Patterns can be started and stopped independent from the tracks which allows flexible clip-style sequencing. Projects can be saved and loaded on/from the microSD card. All editing is implemented in a very easy way, so every screen or edit option can be accessed through one key or Shift + Key. No complex submenus from submenus or menu diving is needed.

Additional expanders allow Midi recording and sequencing, the connection of a Sega Gamepad for controlling and up to 64 more Trigger/Gate/CV outputs and modulators.

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Utilities: If you know, you know… – a quick dive into the murky world of the humble utility module

Utilities MM

As part of running Matttech Modular I spend a lot of time putting together starter systems for customers, and one of the most common mistakes people make when selecting their first combination of modules is that they they often overlook the “utility” side of things. I mean, who wants to think about boring stuff like attenuverters, offsets and VCAs when there are so many super-duper fancy-pants oscillators to spend your hard earned readies on? Surely it would be more fun to stuff every last inch of your system with exotic FX, morphing filters and granular goodness?

Well, basically, no.

Whilst there’s no denying the appeal of such modules, a lot of the “fun” of Modular synthesis is found in the process of creating patches which seem to have a life of their own, constantly evolving and spiralling off in unforeseen directions.

In order to achieve this lofty goal there’s no getting around it – you need a bunch of utilities in your rig. The “plumbing”, so to speak.

You may have heard the phrase “you can never have too many VCAs”… and the same could be said about attenuators, crossfaders, switches, mixers, logic, clock and trigger modifiers etc.. some of it may not be obviously useful when you start out, but you will be glad of it once you start digging a little deeper into your patching.

That is why modules which combine a few utility functions into one product are great – you’ll be unlikely to use every function in every session, but you’ve got a tidy set of tools to reach for when you start to explore more ambitious patching. I’ve often set aside a couple of hours to investigate some new technique such as min/max or bipolar mixing, only to find it leads me down an unexpectedly creative path.. and the next thing you know you’ve recorded a 20-minute jam that sounds awesome.

So spare a thought for the humble utility! 🙂

A few excellent examples of such modules are the XAOC Devices SAMARA II, Joranalogue Audio Design COMPARE 2 & MORPH 4, Klavis LOGICA XT & FLEXSHAPER, After Later Audio BLEND, Bastl Instruments DYNAMO, Dreadbox UTOPIA, Mutable Instruments LINKS & KINKS and WMDevices OSD (or/sum/dif).

All in stock and ready to forge new pathways in your brain!


ALL OF OUR UTILITY MODULES CAN BE FOUND HERE


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Exclusive FoMu cable bundles back in stock! MOODY & CHEERY colour sets, plus BRAIDED BUNDLES, SPLITTERS/MULTIPLES & ADAPTER CABLES

FoMu Matttech Modular 07.06.18

Our exclusive sets of FoMu cables are all back in stock at Matttech Modular. We put together two themed colour bundles – MOODY & CHEERY – with 5 different colours in each 5 cable set…along with a bumper BRAIDED BUNDLE, featuring 4 different colours of braided cables, in 3 different lengths. We hope you like them!

Also in stock: PATCH CABLE SPLITTERS / MULTIPLES in Black & White, along with 60cm, and 90cm 3.5mm to 6.35mm (minijack to big jack) ADAPTER CABLES

Full details below:

  • FoMu MOODY Eurorack Patch Cables: Each set of 5 cables contains 1x BLACK, 1x PURPLE, 1x WHITE, 1x BLUE, 1x GREEN – Available in 25, 50, 80 & 150m lengths.
  • FoMu CHEERY Eurorack Patch Cables: Each set of 5 cables contains 1x PINK, 1x YELLOW, 1x PEACH, 1x RED, 1x ORANGE – Available in 25, 50, 80 & 150m lengths.
  • FoMu BRAIDED BUNDLE: Each set of 20 cables contains 5x 25cm braided silver, 5x 50cm braided silver/gold, 5x 50cm braided black/gold x 5, 5x80cm braided gold
  • FoMu Patch Cable Splitter / Multiple: Passive Patch Cable Splitter / Multiple for distributing a single CV or audio signal to 5 different destinations
  • FoMu 3.5mm to 6.35mm Cable:High quality single 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter cable (minijack to big jack) – suitable for connecting Eurorack to effects pedals, patchbays and other external equipment

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!


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Alright Devices CHRONOBLOB 2 dual digital delay back in stock!

Alright Devices Matttech Modular 10.04.19

We have a bunch of the wonderful CHRONOBLOB 2 back in stock – this is a Tempo Synced Stereo Digital Delay, featuring: Freeze/ Hold, Analogue Feedback Send & Return, Multiple Delay Modes.


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


Chronoblob 2 is a digital delay module!

Just like his little brother, Chronoblob 2 can sync to a clock signal. Patch one into the SYNC input and choose a multiplier or divider for rhythmic delays. Or leave SYNC unpatched for access to continuously variable delay times!

Chronoblob 2 offers four different delay modes! Dual delay mode provides two separate delays with shared controls. Ping-pong mode extends this intermingling even further by placing each delay in the feedback loop of the other.

Single delay is the classic Chronoblob mode with feedback SEND and RETURN. Patch in a lowpass filter for smooth, shadowy echoes, or get weird with a wavefolder or any other effect! Cascade delay mode expands on this archetype by also placing the second delay inside the feedback loop of the main delay, creating a wild multiplying echo effect.

Chronoblob 2 provides control voltage inputs for TIME, FEEDBACK, and DRY/WET, and bipolar attenuators for each so you can dial in just the right amount of control.

In Dual and Ping-pong delay modes, although both delay times are controlled by the main TIME knob, you can voltage-control each independently with the two TIME CV inputs. The right TIME CV is normalled to the left one so you can easily control both with the same signal. Additionally, the left TIME CV is normalled to five volts, allowing you to use the attenuators as offsets from the position of the main TIME knob.

Also in these ‘pink’ modes, the right audio input is normalled to the left input, and the right audio output is normally mixed into the left output (patching into the right jack breaks this connection).

Like the original Chronoblob, you can select the style of time modulation with the slide switch. Choose tape mode for sweeping pitchbend effects, or fade mode for smoother, cleaner changes.

Chronoblob 2 offers an INFINITE LOOP button and gate input to shut off the delay inputs and lock the feedback at 100%.

Specifications:

  • Audio: 16bit, 48kHz
  • Delay: 5ms to 2.7

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Just landed! New Empress Effects ZOIA EUROBURO, the Eurorack incarnation of the hugely popular ZOIA “modular-in-a-pedal”

Empress Effects Matttech Modular 07.09.21

Ever fancied the Empress Effects ZOIA pedal but wish it was a module with more Eurorack compatibility? Well all your dreams have finally come true! We’ve been keeping tabs on this since it was first announced many moons ago, and it’s now here – with added modular-focused interfacing & features! (see further down the page for a run-down).

In stock in very limited quantity!


AVAILABLE TO ORDER HERE!!


The Empress Effects ZOIA Euroburo is a digital modular system that can be placed in your modular system, a real Russian nesting doll situation. We added a headphone output and a super-slim optional case so the Euroburo can live happily on your desktop or be easily mounted in a Eurorack case. Hence the euro + buro, pronounced “bureau”…get it!?

Create unique signature effects, synthesizers, sequencers and more while using 4 freely assignable CV ins and 4 outs to interface with other CV enabled devices. The additional headphone output and powered 9-12v case makes the module even more desktop friendly. With over 90 modules from CV utilities to audio effects, oscillators and envelopes to MIDI, the Euroburo can do almost anything to fill the gaps in your setup.

There’s no need to worry about getting bogged down with endless menus or a cluttered interface. Creating patches and performing with the ZOIA is a tactile experience. Patching, deleting or moving modules and editing values can all be done quickly using the push-button grid and a flick of the encoder. With the addition of dedicated push buttons for the CV and Audio I/O, patching on the ZOIA has never been faster.

Euroburo Features:

  • 4 CV Input and 4 Output Jacks – Editable CV jacks that send or receive -5 to 5, 0 to 5 or 0 to 10 volts
  • 8 Dedicated CV UI Buttons – CV jack connections are always accessible on the face of the Euroburo
  • 2 Quick Access Buttons – Sticky buttons, the assigned function does not change when changing page. Great for live performances!
  • Stereo 3.5mm audio I/O – Includes dedicated audio I/O buttons to quickly patch in and out of the ZOIA
  • MIDI 1/8″ In/Out jack – MIDI 1/8″ in/out jacks allow you to connect a huge range of external devices to control any or all of ZOIA’s functions and easily add MIDI control to your modular setup!
  • Headphone Audio Out – 3.5mm headphone out with UI button for volume control
  • Skiff Friendly – 28mm depth with power
  • Optional Enclosure (SOLD SEPARATELY) – Durable 34 hp slim enclosure with included power supply. NOTE: this case will not function with standard Eurorack modules and is designed specifically to power the ZOIA Euroburo only! EMAIL US TO ORDER

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Yet more DivKid & Instruo OCHD 8xLFOs just landed! – 8 all-analogue LFOs in a convenient 4HP package

DivKid Matttech Modular 18.12.19-min

The hugely-popular DivKid OCHD is back in stock again! 8 all-analogue LFOs in a convenient 4HP package, and in terms of popularity it is only beaten by the Expert Sleepers DISTING mk4…and that really IS saying something.

We also have restocks of the following: Cs-L, TANH[3} & SCION


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!!


OCHD:

Well Ben “DivKid” Wilson has done it again! After the HUGE success of his MUTES module – developed with Befaco – he has teamed up with Scottish brand Instruo this time round to produce the OCHD. This nifty unit packs 8 all-analogue LFOs into a convenient 4HP package.

Richard Devine described it as “the most organic little modulator ever”….and that is the idea: add a ton of natural, free-flowing modulation to your system in one go – all with a master Rate control that can itself be CV-controlled. Nice

(First few batches FLEW out so grab ’em while you can)

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New Tiptop Audio FX Modules in stock: FSU & MODFX …plus restocks of Z5000, ECHOZ & ZVERB, MISO, FOLD & tons of STACKCABLES!

Tiptop Audio Matttech Modular 19.10.21

A HUUUUGE box from Tiptop Audio headquarters has just landed, containing ALL their FX modules – including the brand new FSU timbral distortion/time bender and MODFX stereo chorus/flanger/filtering modules. All modules are available in both Black & White versions (EDIT: FSU is sold out already)

Plus, we also finally have a big restock of STACKCABLES (including the 40cm CYAN ones)

Last but not least we have some other tidy restocks:

  • MISO – Multipurpose utility module with four main functions available: Mix, Invert, Scale, and Offset.
  • ONE – High Quality Sample Playback Module with Integrated SD Card, Low Latency, Optional Sound Libraries & Multi-function CV Input
  • FOLD PROCESSOR – Classic Diode Based Wave Folder, Feeding an Integrated Suboctave Generator with Dedicated Mixer

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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The mighty Instruo SAICH Quad Oscillator is back in …along with top-ups of Cs-L, OCHD, CEIS, TANH & SCION

Instruo Matttech Modular 13.07.21

If you’re in the market for a unique analogue oscillator, Instruo bring you the SAICH – a quad oscillator with super-saw functionality and built in “smart” VCA mixing. At its core are four fully analogue sawtooth waveforms that can be intervallically offset, individually and globally detuned, transformed and transposed, and mixed together in creative and interesting ways.

We also have the incredible Cs-L complex oscillator, which features pretty much everything you could ever desire from such a des

Also in stock: 1[f], SCION, CEIS, TANH [3] and (yet) another batch of the super-popular OCHD 8xLFO module produced in conjunction with demo king DivKid


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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XAOC Devices restock just landed, including new MOSKWA II Rotary Sequencer, OSTANKINO II Expander …plus ZADAR, SARAJEWO, KATOWICE & more..

Xaoc Devices Matttech Modular 01.06.21

A tidy restock of Polish brand XAOC Devices just landed – including the new MOSKWA II sequencer & OSTANKINO II expander….along with restocks of old favourites such as the ZADAR quad loopable envelope.

We also have the SARAJEWO syncable BBD analogue delay and KATOWICE stereo variable band isolator in stock.


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!     


It’s always a big event when XAOC Devices bring out a new product (or two), and we simply could NOT pass this one up! The original MOSKWA sequencer was a deceptively powerful module which spent many years in our demo system when it first came out – the combination of a simple interface and the ability to modulate its playback in a wide variety of ways made it a real “go-to” device for building tracks around. The MOSKWA II has taken the original and added a whole host of wicked features – probability, programmable slew, quantizer, independent rhythmic patterns PER STEP …along with a ton more options available via its OSTANKINO II Expander. You can even chain 2 MOSKWAS to create longer sequences. This is gonna be fun….

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Preorders open for batch 2 of the new Empress Effects ZOIA EUROBURO, the Eurorack incarnation of the hugely popular ZOIA “modular-in-a-pedal”. Stock ETA: mid October

Empress Effects Matttech Modular 07.09.21

Ever fancied the Empress Effects ZOIA pedal but wish it was a module with more Eurorack compatibility? Well all your dreams have finally come true! We’ve been keeping tabs on this since it was first announced many moons ago, and it’s now here – with added modular-focused interfacing & features! (see further down the page for a run-down).

First batch now sold out – batch 2 arriving mid-October. Preorders now open!


BATCH 2 ETA: MID OCTOBER                AVAILABLE TO PREORDER HERE!!


The Empress Effects ZOIA Euroburo is a digital modular system that can be placed in your modular system, a real Russian nesting doll situation. We added a headphone output and a super-slim optional case so the Euroburo can live happily on your desktop or be easily mounted in a Eurorack case. Hence the euro + buro, pronounced “bureau”…get it!?

Create unique signature effects, synthesizers, sequencers and more while using 4 freely assignable CV ins and 4 outs to interface with other CV enabled devices. The additional headphone output and powered 9-12v case makes the module even more desktop friendly. With over 90 modules from CV utilities to audio effects, oscillators and envelopes to MIDI, the Euroburo can do almost anything to fill the gaps in your setup.

There’s no need to worry about getting bogged down with endless menus or a cluttered interface. Creating patches and performing with the ZOIA is a tactile experience. Patching, deleting or moving modules and editing values can all be done quickly using the push-button grid and a flick of the encoder. With the addition of dedicated push buttons for the CV and Audio I/O, patching on the ZOIA has never been faster.

Euroburo Features:

  • 4 CV Input and 4 Output Jacks – Editable CV jacks that send or receive -5 to 5, 0 to 5 or 0 to 10 volts
  • 8 Dedicated CV UI Buttons – CV jack connections are always accessible on the face of the Euroburo
  • 2 Quick Access Buttons – Sticky buttons, the assigned function does not change when changing page. Great for live performances!
  • Stereo 3.5mm audio I/O – Includes dedicated audio I/O buttons to quickly patch in and out of the ZOIA
  • MIDI 1/8″ In/Out jack – MIDI 1/8″ in/out jacks allow you to connect a huge range of external devices to control any or all of ZOIA’s functions and easily add MIDI control to your modular setup!
  • Headphone Audio Out – 3.5mm headphone out with UI button for volume control
  • Skiff Friendly – 28mm depth with power
  • Optional Enclosure (SOLD SEPARATELY) – Durable 34 hp slim enclosure with included power supply. NOTE: this case will not function with standard Eurorack modules and is designed specifically to power the ZOIA Euroburo only! EMAIL US TO ORDER

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All 3 analogue Expert Sleepers modules now in stock: LORELEI VCO, BEATRIX Phaser & IVO Filter

Expert Sleepers Matttech Modular 06.08.21

After much teasing on social media, it turned out that the 3 latest modules from Expert Sleepers were in a completely different vein from their previous offerings, which tended to focus on multifunctional digital designs such as the DISTING, along with a whole host of interfacing modules for MIDI, CV & audio. The LORELEI (VCO), BEATRIX (Phaser) and IVO (Filter) modules break the mould and are all 100% analogue, built using discrete transistor OTAs….and sound great – whilst also not breaking the bank! 😉

All back in stock, along with a ton of other Expert Sleepers modules – including the ever-in-demand DISTING EX – and two of the lesser-known ES expanders: ESX-8CV mk2 and FHX-8GT


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


ALSO IN STOCK FROM EXPERT SLEEPERS:

  • DISTING MK4
  • DISTING EX
  • TINY MIDI BREAKOUT (TMB)
  • MIDI BREAKOUT
  • ES-3 MK4
  • ES-5 MK3
  • ES-6 MK2
  • ESX-8GT MK3
  • ESX-8CV MK2
  • ES-8
  • ES-9
  • FHX-8GT
  • LITTLE MIKEY
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Cosmotronic DELTA-V dual function generator is now back in stock!

Cosmotronic Matttech Modular 06.05.21

The wonderful Cosmotronic DELTA-V dual function generator is now back in stock finally! This offers all the features commonly found in such designs – envelopes, LFOs, slew limiting etc.. – somehow squeezing all of this into only 10hp – and even manages to include 2 integrated VCAs!

The original design would likely have been a bit of a “Personal” taste – featuring whacky swirls of colours – but they have refined their aesthetic considerably with the rev.2 redesign, along with adding a new SUM output. Tidy!

(COSMIX hopefully back in stock next month)


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!


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Instruo restock: ARBHAR, LUBADH, Cs-L, Ts-L, TANH[3] all back in!

Instruo Matttech Modular 15.11.19-min

Another batch of the extremely intriguing “big hitters” from Scottish brand Instruo has landed, including: ARBHAR Granular Processor, Cs-L Dual voltage controlled complex oscillator & the LUBADH Dual Looper

We also have restocks of the following:

  • Ts-L rev.2 – Feature-packed small form Triangle Core VCO, with integrated Wavefolder, Sub, Lin/Exp FM & more…
  • TANH[3] – Three channel, all analogue, wave shaper. Can also function as a limiter & distortion.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!!!


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Expert Sleepers restock, including: DISTING EX, FH-2, DISTING mk4, ES-3, ES-8 and ES-9. Get in!

Expert Sleepers Matttech Modular 06.12.20

Another Expert Sleepers motherload has docked, including the runaway success that is the DISTING EX (full name “Super Disting EX Plus a”). If you want its hugely-popular smaller sibling we also have the the smaller – yet equally essential – 4hp version, the DISTING mk4.

Also joining the gang is the long-out-of-stock FH-2 – a fully featured bi-directional USB MIDI interface, with clock generation / sync, LFOs, Arpeggiators, Euclidian pattern generators & more..

We also have the FH-2 FHX-8GT and FHX-8CV, both of which can be used to expand both the FH-2 and DISTING EX even further! (very limited units only)

In addition, we have stock of the whole range of “ES” interfacing modules – including both the ES-8 and the ES-9 multichannel USB CV/Audio interfaces  ….for all the modular ins & outs you can handle! Joining them are the ES-3 lightpipe/ADAT interface, plus its ES-5, ES-6 and ESX-8GT expanders.

…and if you need a mic preamp to go with your other ins & outs, we have the LITTLE MIKEY


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!! 


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Shakmat Modular range restock: FOUR BRICKS ROOK quad trigger sequencer & TIME WIZARD 6-channel clock divider/multiplier with logic.

Shakmat Modular Matttech Modular 06.09.17

We have just restocked some selected Shakmat Modular products, in factory assembled format. This includes the popular FOUR BRICKS ROOK – a Quad Trigger Sequencer, with Input Pads, Fill Randomizer, Pattern Store/Recall, CV-Addressable Memory, Quantized or Non-Quantized Operation.

We also have the TIME WIZARD, a Six Channel Clock Divider/ Multiplier, in Two Sections, with Additional Logic Functions.

NOTE: we only have very limited units of these for now. More soon!


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE


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It’s all gone Worng!!! We now stock Aussie brand Worng Electronics, including new stereo PARALLAX VCF, VERTEX VCA & LRMSMSLR Mid/Side

Worng Electronics Matttech Modular 19.06.20-min

Even spelling the brand name is a challenge, as it’s always WORNG – let alone spelling their mid/side module, LRMSMSLR …but don’t let that put you off, as they offer some excellent products, especially when it comes to stereo processing.

In addition to the aforementioned LRMSRLMRSMLRMSMRSLSRM – which brings mid/side processing into Eurorack, and can also be used to produce sum/difference of audio or cv signals – we now have the new PARALLAX Stereo Filter and VERTEX Stereo VCA – each of which offer controls specifically aimed at stereo use (common controls for Left & Right sides, with options to “skew” the relationship between them if desired, in order to create stereo effects)

We’re hoping to have SOUNDSTAGE in stock too, so join the waitlist if you’re after one.


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!


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Create your own Eurorack Drum Machine with VPME.de, Shakmat Modular, Erica Synths, SSF & more!

Euro Drums Modular Matttech 15.01.21

We’ve just received another restock of the wonderful VPME.de QUAD DRUM VOICE drum synth/sampler module….which got us thinking about Eurorack drums, and associated modules.

Imagine the QUAD DRUM paired with, say, the funky FOUR BRICKS ROOK from Shakmat Modular (also in stock)  – basically, you’d have you own little – supremely flexible – drum machine at your fingertips, all within your Eurorack case. Tap in rhythms in real time, quantize them on the fly, add fills, and choose from an array of different drum sound options and algorithms. Get ON it! 😉

Also – the Shakmat TIME WIZARD could also make a great rhythmic companion for your QUAD DRUM – allowing for complex clock divisions/ multiplications and logic functions which you could either employ when using a steady clock – or try inputting more complex rhythms for some SERIOUS madness!

Too “digital” for you eh? …well try slamming it through the new Steady State Fate VORTICES character mixer  – modeled after vintage analog consoles and magnetic tape machines. How do you think top producers used to get that massive drum sound? …by hitting the red on the meters when recording to analogue tape, that’s what!

Still not enough drums for your kit? Add a couple of other cheeky little fellas, such as the 3hp Erica Synths PICO DRUMS or PICO DRUM 2 – the former offering a ton of classic high-quality sampled drums (with the optional PICO DRUM PROGRAMMER if you want to upload your own samples) – and the latter offering full digital drum synthesis (similar to the Korg Volca Drum), but with voltage control.

Fancy some FX? Lots of options to choose from, including the Erica Synths PICO DSP, BLACK HOLE DSP, DUAL FX (aimed specifically at drums) …or the more experimental Noise Engineering DESMODUS VERSIO, IMITOR VERSIO, QuBit PRISM, 2hp FREEZ, Tiptop Audio zDSP and many more – all shown by following this LINK

Think outside the box and get creative with your own personalised drum machine setup! 🙂


VPME.de available HERE
SHAKMAT MODULAR available HERE
STEADY STATE FATE (SSF) available HERE
ERICA SYNTHS available HERE


  • QUAD DRUM VOICE – 4 independent digital drum voices in 22hp, each of which can be either a digitally modelled drum, a sample from a sample set, or a wavetable vco from a wavetable bank.
  • FOUR BRICKS ROOK – Quad Trigger Sequencer, with Input Pads, Fill Randomizer, Pattern Store/Recall, CV-Addressable Memory, Quantized or Non-Quantized Operation
  • TIME WIZARD – Six Channel Clock Divider/ Multiplier, in Two Sections, with Additional Logic Functions
  • VORTICES – Character mixer modeled after vintage analog consoles and magnetic tape machines. Includes V-CV Expander, which adds level/saturation control for all attenuated mixer channels.
  • PICO DRUMS – Dual Drum/Sampler Module with 64 Samples, Pitch, Decay & Volume Control
  • PICO DRUM PROGRAMMER – If you wish to upload your own drum samples to the Erica Synths Pico DRUM module, you’ll need Pico DRUM programmer.
  • PICO DRUMS 2 – Percussion synthesizer in a 3 HP eurorack module, featuring 8 drum synthesis algorithms, 1v/oct tracking, 3 parameters per algorithm & extensive CV control

 

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TWO new XAOC Devices modules in stock: SARAJEWO Syncable Analog Delay & KATOWICE Stereo Variable-band Isolator

XAOC Devices Matttech Modular 05.11.20

Batch 2 of the 2 new XAOC Devices has landed: The SARAJEWO Syncable Analog Delay & KATOWICE Stereo Variable-band Isolator are both back in stock, and are truly stunning bits of kit. Put it this way, if YOU don’t want them, I’ll certainly take one of each myself 😉


AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE!!!


SARAJEWO

Sarajewo is an analog delay module based on old school (but newly manufactured) BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) chips. It features three delay taps, an external clock input with various tempo sync factors, and a wide range of settings controllable via CV.

It is based on high quality components with maximum effort put towards the highest sound quality possible, while still preserving the charm of the BBD technology. The module offers a clean and warm analog sound with tons of character and a comfortable user interface with a tap tempo button, signal level indicators, sync and CV inputs, four signal outputs, and an adjustable feedback filter.

KATOWICE

Katowice is a stereo variable–band isolator that allows the user to manipulate a selected range of frequencies. It is the first module in a series of upcoming Xaoc Devices products designed specifically for processing stereo signals. Katowice splits the stereo input signal into three bands: low, middle, and high.

While the knobs and CV inputs define the centre frequency and bandwidth of the mid band, the low and high bands are automatically adjusted so that the sum of all three is a complete signal. All three bands are passed through high quality VCAs and their stereo outputs are available separately for further processing.

A stereo mixdown signal is also available. Katowice may be used as a crossover network, a parametric EQ, DJ-style kill filter, or other band-selective applications, including multiband compression and stereo enhancement.