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 finally have some choice Pittsburgh Modular products in stock – including the brand new PRIMARY OSCILLATOR, just shown at Superbooth 18, and incorporating a ton of features not usually found on standard analogue VCOs. Also in stock is the recent MICRO SEQUENCE, which takes 8 step sequencing to a whole new level…along with the mighty DOUBLE HELIX OSCILLATOR – a really unique take on the complex dual VCO, with integrated lowpass gate and matrix routing.
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.
We are excited to announce that we now have the full range of Joranalogue modules in stock. These are superbly designed, well engineered…and beautifully realised products. They may be utilitarian at first glance, but look a little deeper to find hidden depths in terms of creativity and flexibility.
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.
We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with FoMu to bring some lovely exclusive sets of their cables to Matttech Modular. We have 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!
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, 5x 80cm braided gold.
We have just restocked a selection of the flexible, expandable mixing options from UK manufacturer Rebel Technology – along with the brand new CLK 4HP triple clock generator/ divider/ multiplier! We also have the CHRONOS mk.2 tap-tempo dual clock / LFO generator.
CLK – 4HP triple clock generator that outputs three synchronised clocks (master clock and two dual function multiplier/dividers)
CHRONOS mk.2 – Advanced Time-Keeping Module with Dual Tap Tempo Clock, and Dual Tempo Synced LFO
MIX 01 – Expandable 4 in/ 2 out Matrix Mixer, with Dedicated Headphone Out
MIX 02 – Expandable 4 in / 2 out Panning Mixer with Dedicated Headphone Output
MIX 04 – Expandable 4 in / 4 out VCA Matrix with a total of 16 Transparent Blackmer VCAs
Drum sequencers don’t come much more serious than this! The new DRUM SEQUENCER from Erica Synths is an easy-to-use, classical X0X style live performance oriented sequencer module, with outputs for Triggers, Accents, LFOs and CV.
We also have more stock of the lovely GRAPHIC VCO, which is a complex wavetable VCO with huge array of waves, smooth matrix wave morphing, user wavetables via USB, FM, phase distortion, ring modulation, wavefold/wavewrap, bitcrush, sub & more..
In addition we have restocked a few other firm favourites, including the PICO DSP and BLACK POLIVOKS VCF….along with a shedload of the short patch cables (10cm, 20cm & 30cm) – super handy for avoiding clutter in your patches!
We are super-excited to announce that we again have stock of the TG2 GENERATOR, 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!
Another HUUUGE box of lovely 2hp goodness has arrived – including PLUCK, their take on physical modelling – plus some exciting revamps of their initial releases: LFO, RND & VCO (previously OSC).
We have also restocked pretty much ALL of their other products – including the full range of drums: KICK, SNARE & HAT
THE UPDATES (All cheaper than before, and with added features):
VCO – This is the much anticipated replacement for the OSC. It is a CEM3340 based analog oscillator with FM, hard sync, and PWM. V/Oct tracking across 10 octaves – £110
LFO v.2 – New layout, twice the functionality, and price reduction. A dedicated output for the secondary waveforms has been added, higher quality DAC on the outputs, and increased the rate range – £84
RND v.2 – New layout, new types of random, and price reduction. A smooth random voltage output has been added, revamped the random gate generation, and increased the DAC resolution on the random outputs.
We’ve been waiting excitedly for this ever since it was announced, and it’s finally here! At first we thought it was simply another analogue synth…but there is way, way more to it than that! Automation, sequencing, delay, waveform display & much more…. (See below for details)
MANTHER is a full featured, tabletop monosynth with an analog signal path, an advanced 64-step digital sequencer and onboard delay. The heart of this beast is a coveted CEM3340 based VCO IC chip. The analog filter is based on an SSM2044 chip. The Source Mixer allows for total control over the Square, Triangle, Saw, Tri Shape, Noise and Sub levels and waveforms also include individual outputs. Dial everything from heavy basslines to screaming leads to stomping kicks. Manther growls like no other.
Each step of the sequencer can be automated across all main features and all automation saved within a total of 64 presets. This allows for recall of intricate sound sculpting and numerous animated creations. Easily build songs by simply selecting presets to play in any order. Program notes quickly using the keyboard. Utilize the Repeat and Probability functions per step for a unique and inspiring approach to gate pattern formation. Even route the LFO to modulate the Delay time.
The intuitive menu offers additional control and setup of the more complex features: Sub Semitones, ADSR envelope, Sequence direction (FWD, REVERSE, PENDULUM and RANDOM), Sequence division and multiplication, LFO phase, additional Delay features, Clock settings and more.
INS and OUTS include: CV, MIDI, CLOCK, GATE and LFO and pairs brilliantly with Eurorack. More details on the product page..
We have just restocked the entire Abstract Data range – including the ever-popular ADE-32 OCTOCONTROLLER
We also have limited units of the EVENT BOSS left, which is excellent at adding interest to often static-sounding modular sequences. It also 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
ADE-51 – VC AHDSR / AHD – Fully-featured Envelope Generator with complete Voltage Control
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!
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…