The original PICO DRUMS from Erica Synths was a hugely-popular module for us, offering 2 channels of sampled drums with various voltage control options. Now they have followed it up with the new PICO DRUM 2 – which offers full digital drum & percussion synthesis in only 3hp, with 8 drum synthesis algorithms, 1v/oct tracking, 3 parameters per algorithm & extensive CV control.
The first batch flew out fast, so we restocked sharpish – and in the meantime our good friend DivKid put together a lovely video, which you can find below.
We also restocked a few other items from the bigger brothers in the Erica range – BLACK HOLE DSP 2, SAMPLE DRUM, BLACK WAVETABLE VCO, plus a unit we haven’t had before – the BLACK MIDI-CV v.2 – perfect for anyone looking for a no-fuss, easy-to-use duophonic MIDI-CV converter.
There are also various end-of-line modules which are heavily-discounted in our *SALE* section – 8-CHANNEL SEQUENTIAL SWITCH, BLACK VC EG & EXPANDER, BLACK DUAL VCF & more..
The Expert Sleepers DISTING mk.4 is back in stock! This truly is “the gift that keeps on giving” – with each new firmware update adding something new to play with!
Everybody should have a DISTING in their rig…and judging by sales, it seems like everybody has! I know for a fact that many folk have MORE than one 🙂
EDIT: the evergreen ES-3 is also now back in stock – offering the ability to expand an ADAT Out-equipped audio interface into the modular realm, with 8 outputs that can be configured to carry whichever signals you choose!
We’ve also restocked the MIDI BREAKOUT, which can be used with various Expert Sleepers modules (DISTING, FH-2, GENERAL MIDI & DISTING EX) …along with LITTLE MIKEY, the FH-2 & its expanders.
REGARDING DISTING EX: All manufacturing, distribution & shipping of modules is severely hampered by Covd-19 and its attendant safe working restrictions – so we are still waiting for our first batch of DISTING EX (all preordered) – along with restocks of the ES-8, ES-9 & ES-3. Your continued patience is much appreciated1 🙂 Join the waitlist on the product page if you’re after any of these. A second batch of DISTING EX is on order, but not likely to arrive before July, so we are not taking preorders for those at present.
We are excited to announce that the entire range of AJH Synth modules are available to order via our website again – in both Silver and Dark Editions! This includes the 3 brand new releases – ENTROPIC DOOM, LUNAR MODULE & PRECISION VOLTAGES
There is also the full Model D-based MINIMOD system, individual MINIMOD modules…plus tons of other extremely high-quality units such as the RING SM, NEXT PHASE, FIXED FILTER BANK 914, GEMINI 2412 & WAVE SWARM!
ENTROPIC DOOM – An analogue “Noisillator” using a CMOS Logic Gate-based Noise Generator & Lowpass filter..plus separate XOR based Ring Modulator and Cmos-gate based VCA sub modules.
LUNAR MODULE – The Lunar Module can re-create 1960’s and 70’s style ground-to-space / space-to-ground communications, with either live speech & audio (from an electret or dynamic microphone) or samples/recorded audio
PRECISION VOLTAGES – Super accurate voltage source, voltage adder or both at the same time. It has two channels, to which voltages representing Octaves and Notes can be added or subtracted.
Please see the relevant product pages – along with the many excellent videos available – for further details.
We now have the entire Abstract Data range available to purchase again – including the ever-popular ADE-32 OCTOCONTROLLER, a real multi-functional beast of a module, which could control your entire rig!
The EVENT BOSS is also excellent at adding interest to often static-sounding modular sequences. It pairs perfectly with the OCTOCONTROLLER, taking this module in even more inspiring directions.
Also in stock from Abstract Data:
ADE-50 – 3x VCA – 3 Linear VCAs based on a discrete OTA core
Despite all the challenges posed by international shipping at present, our lovely Latvians Erica Synths somehow managed to get us a nice restock of their PICO modules through the chaos!
Alongside such faves as the PICO DSP, PICO RND & PICO DRUMS, we have the brand new PICO DRIVE – a combined wavefolder overdrive module that features manual and CV-controlled Gain and Drive level. Also has a built-in limiter.
The Dreadbox CHROMATIC range of Eurorack modules are back in stock!
Ranging from £69 to £89, these absolutely CRAM in the features, making them no-brainers for those starting out on a budget – or even for veterans looking to add a bunch of handy features for relatively little outlay. They are all 10hp in size, so you don’t need a huge case to take advantage of them.
All of the range are now in stock, except for the EUDEMONIA VCF/mixer (hopefully due next month, outstanding PCBs permitting)
This new standalone semi-modular from Latvian superstars Erica Synths really came out of nowhere! It features a whole bunch of different functions – usually only available as individual modules – sharing one faceplate and PCB…with an additional unique patch storage system via plug-in cards.
It comes in 2 different versions: a fully standalone Desktop unit, with universal power supply, case & cables; and a Eurorack module version.
We have also restocked a ton of the heavily-discounted Discontinued Erica modules, such as the BLACK DUAL VCF, BLACK LFO, BLACK VC EG & EXPANDER, BLACK MODULATOR v.1, SEQUENTIAL SWITCH v.1, PICO SEQS, PICO A LOGIC & more…
PICO SYSTEM III Features (Desktop & Eurorack):
2-3-4 step sequencer
VCO controller/VCA module
several mixers that work both with CV and audio signals
Modulator (syncable LFO, random CV and noise source)
It’s been a while since we had a restock from Belgian brand Shakmat Modular, and they have released a few new modules in the meantime…so here goes!
In addition to restocking the popular TIME WIZARD Six Channel Clock Divider/ Multiplier, we have the following recent releases in stock (some in very limited quantities though!)
GEMINI’S PATH – a very handy module to control the dynamics of two signals or mess with the stereo image. Based on a pair of high-end VCAs, an audio to trigger converter and a smart modulation source, the Gemini’s Path allows numerous operations such as decay/gate on amplitude, auto accentuation, sidechain compression, auto pan and more !
CLOCK O’PAWN – a useful clock sourcing device that performs as your system’s true “chef d’orchestre”. Its transport section lets you start, stop, and reset connected instruments which are synchronised to an intuitive internal clock source or dancing along with your analogue and MIDI equipment. If you get bored by a metronomous clock, turn up the swing function and the maestro will lead with a nice shuffled feel.
SUMDIF – a dual adder/differentiator module capable of handling both CV and audio signals. Numerous applications, like unity mixing, buffering and inverting, can be achieved; you can also experiment with Mid/Side audio processing ! The SumDif has a precision signal path and can process V/oct signals perfectly. The two jumpers on the back side allow to reduce the A+B and A-B outputs gain by 6dB.
HIPASS – a quad fixed frequency high pass filter. The two first sections are 3-pole filters (-18dB/oct) cutting at 30Hz. This removes low frequencies generated by resonant filters, FM synthesis and DC offsets from your audio signals. Use them to process the main stereo output from your modular system and remove non-audible signals that limit your headroom! The bottom two sections are 3-pole filters cutting at 100Hz. They are designed to work exactly like the low-cut sections on your favourite mixing desk.
Some nice new Klavis goodies have arrived, including the new FLEXSHAPER CV-controlled voltage mapper and waveshaper!
Five settings allow you to – partially or completely – fold/expand/clip/compress/invert any CV or audio signal. The module can act as an envelope-shaping tool, frequency multiplier, waveshaper, clipper, distortion, limiter, curve changer, and more. Five CV inputs offer limitless control over the placement of the voltage points for dynamic signal sculpting.
The long-anticipated QUADIGY Quad Envelope Generator from Klavis is also back in stock. This offers four 7-stage envelopes, with a focus on live performance use. We also have their recent CALTRANS – a programmable V/oct CV calibrator & transposer, with additional semitone quantizer, portamento & glissando features.
In addition, we have restocked the popular TWIN WAVES Dual VCO/LFO, MIXWITCH Mixer & Switcher and LOGICA XT Voltage-controlled Logic and Gate Processor.
We have an exciting new module from Steady State Fate in stock – the ZERO POINT OSCILLATOR (ZPO), which is finally here after a huuuuuuge amount of research and development. It truly is at the top of the pile when it comes to fully-featured analogue VCOs.
We also have stock of 2 other popular SSF modules in their fancy new Black & Gold faceplates: the ENTITY PERCUSSION SYNTHESIZER and the STEREO DIPOLE quad VCF ….along with a restock of the popular AUTODYNE compressor, MUTON & ENTITY BASS DRUM (from the last batch ever!)
New brand alert! We now stock Eurorack modules from the Netherlands’ Soundforce – the new DUAL FILTER (Ms20-based Dual VCF) and the super-beefy DCO (Juno-based Osc). DivKid videos for both are out now!
DUAL FILTER is a 2-stage cascaded OTA design based on the late MS-20. Additions include an extended resonance control & resonance CV input. More flexible than the original, EACH filter can be set to either 12dB/oct LPF or 6dB/oct HPF via jumpers – providing for a wealth of different filter slopes. Full-sized knobs for key controls, great ergonomics…and an astounding price. £129
DCO is an oscillator for Eurorack based on the architecture of the Juno-60/106 oscillator section. It provides true analog waveforms with digital stability, integrated wave-mixer, 2 Subs, Noise, FM, PWM & Osc Sync not on the original. All for £199.
Following the success of DARK MATTER, we now have stock of the new collaboration between Bastl Instruments & Casper Electronics – WAVER, a fully analog, wave folding mixer and signal disruptor inspired by experimental mixing techniques and mind melting drones!
In addition, we have the new KOMPAS & LOL modules….along with restocks of DARK MATTER, QUATTRO FIGARO, CINNAMON, KLIK, TEA KICK & more..
Super-excited to have some fully-assembled units of the TubeOhm SMR4P MULTI VCF back in stock – one of the most intriguing and unique designs we’ve seen in a while.
It is based on the SMR4mk.II filter circuit, and offers the 15 different filter modes of the 4-Pole MISSION VCF (both originally available for Mutable Instruments’ Shruthi Synthesizer)
It has the ability to switch filter modes under voltage control – along with a unique “internal FM” option which further adds to the available timbres by applying audio rate modulation to the cutoff point. This produces an alternate “dirtier” tone for each of the filter types.
We have tried this filter out in person, and can wholeheartedly recommend it – in fact, Its basic sound is clean, clear and possesses a beautifully “liquidy” squelchy vibe – similar to the Doepfer a105 or Tiptop z2040 at times – but you’re not stuck with a single Lowpass mode. However, when you apply the internal FM it turns into a totally different beast, becoming a lot more aggressive and gnarly. In addition, when you take into account all the 15 modes it is hard to imagine a wider range of filtering in 10hp. Check the video below for examples!
Usually only available in (a rather complicated) kit form, these are lovingly assembled in Germany by the designer himself – Andre Laska 🙂
The wonderful QUAD OPERATOR is back in stock!! 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 units
We have just received a restock of the new 6hp modules from Endorphin.es! These modules contain a lot of hidden features, and really cram their diminutive size with functionality. Well worth checking out the PDF manuals to learn more…
MILKY WAY, GODSPEED, AIRSTREAMER & SQUAWK DIRTY TO ME are all now in stock
GODSPEED – VCO with wavefolder, noise, auto-tuning and octave shift – PDF MANUAL
AIRSTREAMER – Fast and effective 6hp envelope generator with variable slope curves and three modes. Also features 1v/oct input, along with bipolar and unipolar outputs, a thru-zero VCA input and selectable end-of-cycle outputs – PDF MANUAL
SQUAWK DIRTY TO ME – stereo digital filter with 8 different modes, zero-delay feedback, additional Highpass and Meta CV scanning – PDF MANUAL
MILKY WAY – stereo FX module, with 16 types of effects, plus meta cv effects scanning and volume control with VCA – PDF MANUAL
Bastl Instruments have a wide range of interesting & unique Eurorack modules …but they also deal in quirky standalone units, often with their own onboard patchbays for further experimentation. While we usually focus on modules, we do occasionally venture into standalone units if they are sufficiently intriguing – and these certainly fit the bill!
Currently we have the following in stock (and more will follow soon): THYME, SOFTPOP, BITRANGER and KLIK
THYME – An effects processor that is best described as a sequence-able robot operated digital tape machine. With a lot of parameters at hand it enables the exploration of all the time based effects and the vast space in between their classical multi-effects categories (delay, phaser, reverb, chorus, pitch shifter, multi-tap delay, tape delay, tremolo, vibrato, compressor) and in stereo!
SOFTPOP – A playfully organic, semi-modular light and sound synthesizer designed by Peter Edwards a.k.a. Casper Electronics. It 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 that provide countless combinations which can be explored by anyone. It can also process external audio thru the filter while using the envelope follower to intuitively synchronise to the incoming signal.
BITRANGER – A patchable analog logic computer which sculpts sonic worlds ranging from data noise to melodic arpeggios. While being a handheld standalone synth it is also right at home in the music studio. 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.
KLICK – A synchronisation device that enables you to make analog, rock solid sync signals from your computer and your HW synths. The KLIK revives the old-school sync technique of using an audio track for synchronisation purposes. Record your synths exactly on the grid into your DAW while compensating for the latency of your sound card. Jam really tight between your computer and your HW and add groove to your clock.
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