A big box of WMDevices goodies has landed – including the much-anticipated FRACTURE, a follow-up to their CHIMERA percussion module…but this time focusing on claps, clicks & clusters of granularized micro-sounds.
We also have the new MANTIC FLEX – Eurorack version of popular Mantic Flex Pro PLL (Phase Locked Loop) pedal, for erratically tracking & mangling audio inputs.
…and limited stock of the GEIGER COUNTER PRO – “Next Level Digital Destruction”! Wavetable-based Bitcrushing & Distortion Effects Pedal, with in-built Lowpass Filter, Tone Control, Preset Storage & much more!
Well this is one module that certainly got us excited when we first saw it! The Future Retro Transient is a sample based drum module with a huge library of samples, internal 16-bit processing and a 12 bit DAC to impart vintage character. It has now been revamped as TRANSIENT PLUS, and a lot of user requests have been responded to!
Up to 256 User Instruments can be stored and loaded from the microSD card, and the Transient Plus will come loaded with the original factory instruments to get you going right out of the box, and to help you learn how to achieve certain results.
Instruments can now be named, as well as backed up to a computer.
Up to 600 individual User samples (16 MB max total) can be loaded into the Transient Plus using the microSD card.
Additional factory sound sets can also be purchased and installed in your Transient Plus, or users are free to create their own custom sound sets.
The Transient Plus now allows changing the playback speed of samples from +1 to -5 octaves from the original recorded pitch. Playback speed can be modulated by numerous modulation sources. Ring modulation can also be applied to alter the perceived pitch and harmonics of a sound.
The Transient Plus also adds a new Sequential mod source that can be used to step through sample waveforms automatically, and is just the thing to recreate sliced audio loops.
No requirement for +5v power
More than just a sample playback module, the Transient really is a well featured drum voice synthesizer, including two sample voices, loads of AM/Ring/Sample/CV modulation possibilities, voice crossfader, mixers, dynamics and multimode filter sections, and even digital effects. The drum sounds can even be triggered by external audio triggers…and even by external oscillators at audio rates.
Examples of the original Transient can be found in the video playlist below
(lots more examples on the Future Retro Youtube Channel HERE)
We are excited to add Dutch modular brand This is Not Rocket Science to our roster – kicking off with their funky new WOBBLER advanced LFO! We just had to get this badboy in after watching the video (see below). Lots of interesting takes on standard LFO functions, and some really unique shapes & modulation possibilities
Also – some of the nicest packaging we’ve seen so far – full marks for effort! 🙂 Comes complete with several cool stickers, printed manual, tasteful minijack cable…
The Abstract Data ADE-33 EVENT BOSS has just landed, and has been creating quite a buzz with beta-testers so far! It takes simple inputs and weaves them into new layers of rhythmic complexity – adding interest to often static-sounding modular sequences. Pair it with a simple clock, or with gate generators such as the ADE-32 OCTOCONTROLLER for even more interesting results.
Also in stock from Abstract Data:
ADE-50 3x VCA – 3 Linear VCAs based on a discrete OTA core
ADE-51 VC AHDSR / AHD – Fully-featured Envelope Generator with complete Voltage Control
We are now taking preorders for the upcoming Erica Synths GRAPHIC VCO – a supremely complex and feature-packed wavetable VCO with a huge array of waves, smooth matrix wave morphing, user wavetables via USB, FM, phase distortion, ring modulation, wavefold/wavewrap, bitcrush, sub & more!
Super-excited to have some fully-assembled units of the TubeOhm SMR4P MULTI VCF 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.
Hard to imagine a wider range of filtering in 10hp. Check the video below for examples!
As far as we’re aware, these are the only fully-assembled units in existence thus far 🙂
We are excited to announce a big restock of other popular Intellijel modules, such as PLONK, TETRAPAD, MIXUP, RAINMAKER, ATLANTIS & SHAPESHIFTER (see below for full list). We have also added some modules we’ve not stocked before, such as the uJACK, AUDIO INTERFACE & uSTEP.
In addition we have also managed to snag a batch of the latest module from Intellijel – the MORGASMATRON dual VCF, an updated version of the KORGASMATRON…with added distortion & other features – but they are selling very fast!
A new year brings a brand new filter from Manhattan Analog – the STEINER SYNTHASYSTEM VCF. This designer can always be relied on to deliver the goods, especially when it comes to filters. Their DISCRETE SVVCF (State Variable VCF) and MA35 VCF/A (Korg MS10 clone) are two of our all-time favourites, and are also back in stock in limited quantities.
The STEINER SYNTHASYSTEM VCF is a multimode filter with powerful, clearly analog sound. An extremely well though-of design – made even more popular in a previous incarnation as the Livewire Frequensteiner – it features high-pass, low-pass and an exceptionally crisp bandpass mode.
We have also restocked the following, all at great prices:
SVVCF – State Variable Filter, with Integrated Vintage DTM (CP3) Mixer
MA35 (Korg MS10-based VCF/VCA)
DTM – Vintage Moog CP3 Mixer Clone, with Onboard Saturation
MIX – Hugely Popular 3-Channel Audio/ CV Mixer
VCA (THAT chip-based clean exponential VCA for audio use)
CVP – Multipurpose Utility Module with Glide, Attenuversion & DC Offset Generation
Another batch of Eastern European Eurorack has arrived, courtesy of XAOC Devices from Poland. This time round we have added the brand new updated SEWASTOPOL II audio interface, plus the SAMARA waveform processor. Video demos for all modukes can now be found on the relevant product pages.
A multifunction eurorack module designed for easy interfacing of external gear to your modular environment. It can export line and professional level audio, import audio from instruments and electroacoustic transducers, and analyze the incoming audio to generate voltages and triggers to control your modular system.
This is a second, vastly improved revision to the original 2014 Sewastopol, featuring a completely redesigned preamplifier circuit, better ergonomics and various other improvements.
This edition of Sewastopol ships with a universal solid-state preamplifier model “877ЛПМБ”, based on a symmetric JFET input stage and a very low noise operational amplifier. This preamp model is our best effort to achieve very high input impedance and gain while keeping noise at a minimum level. Additional preamp models may be available in the future.
The lovely Stepper Acid sequencer from Transistor Sounds Labs is back in stock – Nina & Zoe from TSL have created a winner of a module, bringing sequencing that is at once straightforward, effective, and musical to the Eurorack format.
It has a whole host of features, so take a look at its comprehensive MANUAL to get an idea of its capabilities.
KICK – It’s a bass drum synthesizer with a dramatic timbral range. It can go from 808 to IDM with punchy kicks and smooth distorted tones. It tracks 1v/oct over 5 octaves and allows for tonal sequencer of the entire frequency range. CV control over tone and decay.
SNARE – It will take you from short blips to 909 hits and everywhere in between. It’s a powerful sound design tool that combines CV control over snap and decay to very interesting effect. 1v/oct pitch tracking offers percussive melodies with atypical timbres, while “Snap” plays with the texture of the metaphorical membrane.
HAT – This hi-hat has a wild side. Sounds ranging from robotic to metallic. Inside there are three unique sound sources made up of 6 oscillators, a noise generator and a number of filters. Sizzle affects each source independently allowing for a broad range of sounds. Separate trigger inputs for open and closed hi-hat make for a very complete little module.
We are super-excited to announce that we now have stock of the new TG3 FILTER & TG4 MODULATOR modules from Future Sound Systems.
Developed from the Gristleizer – an eccentric sound mangling device used by Throbbing Gristle to devastating effect back the 70’s – this unit has given birth t o a whole range of separate Eurorack modules. These have been designed in collaboration with – and with the full blessing of – Chris Carter from Throbbing Gristle, and Roy Gwinn who developed the original unit.
Total sonic devastation is now at your fingertips!
Some of our favourite modules from WMDevices and WMD/SSFare now back in stock, including the WMDevices TRSHMSTR sonic annihilator, MSCL gorgeous stereo compressor…and the CHIMERA metallic percussion monster!
We also have stock of the evergreen Alright Devices CHRONOBLOB syncable delay-ay-ay-ay 🙂
On top of that, we have got most of the WMD/SSF range back in – if I was to start over again with my personal system I would struggle to find a better all-round range than these badboys. Absolutely awesome!