As part of an ongoing Mutable Instruments restock process, Shades and Yarns are now back in stock….joined by a newcomer: Frames.
Frames is another of those multi-faceted Mutable products that can perform many different functions, with its main one being a “Keyframe Mixer” – basically, it is a 4 channel mixer, which will let you store 4 different “snapshots” (frames) of its 4 channel levels, and morph between them under voltage control. But obviously the fun doesn’t stop there, as it can also be used as a 4 step sequencer, 4 channel attenuator, programmable CV generator, quadrature LFO, etc……
Keep an eye out for further Mutable restocks over the next month or so.
We are proud to announce that a decent selection of the super-sexy Black Range from Erica Synths is now available to purchase! They are some of the best looking, and most ergonomically-designed modules I’ve seen in some time. If you’re a fan of the comfortable dimensions, and chunky feel of things like the Livewire AFG, then these could very well be the type of thing you would enjoy – both from a build quality perspective, and also from a musical and live performance standpoint.
We have the Digital Noise, Varishape VCO 1 & 2, Polivoks VCF, VC Clock, LFO and Output Module in stock.
I do believe that – at time of writing – Matttech Modular is the sole UK supplier of this range of products at present, and they are in very limited quantities – so what are you waiting for?? Get amongst it!!
Many of you have been asking about the brand new FH-1 USB Fader Host from Expert Sleepers, so here it is! It will turn any “class compliant” USB controller into a centralised control surface for your modular synth. If you use a suitable interface box – such as the iConnectMIDI2+ – you could even use an iPad to directly control your synth.
An output expander is planned for later in the year – the FHX-1 – which will allow for up to 64 outputs.
To whet your appetite, here’s a video of it in action with the Launch Control XL
More videos and information can be found on the Expert Sleepers website HERE
So who’s this intriguing young lady called Erica? Well….”She” is actually Girts Ozolins from Latvia, and he has been beavering away on his new line of modules – the ominously titled “Black Range”. I had the pleasure of trying some of these Erica Synths beauties out at Ben “DivKid” Wilson’s studio, and I must say I had a LOT of fun! I am especially excited about the two modules shown in this post – the Black Digital Noise and the Varishape VCO – but there are others on their way too.
These are serious, sturdy bits of kit which really look the part. ETA a week or so…
The second order of ALM Busy Circuits modules has appeared in as many weeks, so you can imagine how well it’s been selling. In stock are: Dinky’s Taiko (mental drum voice), Tangle Quartet (VC Mixer/ Quad VCA), Pip Slope (small format function generator), O/A/x2 (dual attenuverter/ offset generator with mixing), and S.B.G. (effects pedal interface)…..all in funky tubular packaging 🙂
The second consignment of Manhattan Analog products have arrived. NEW this time are: SVVCF (State Variable VCF, with integrated Moog CP3 Mixer) along with the standalone CP3 Mixer (Moog Modular mixer clone, with saturation). Also in are RESTOCKS of the following: the ever-popular Mix, the lovely hi-fi VCA, the wonderfully vintage MA35 filter, and the useful utility CVP
Some fast Make Noise sellers have been replenished: Maths (obviously..), MMG, and the bonkers Wogglebug. These have now been joined by the ever-popular Pressure Points touch-plate controller – along with its sequencer expander Brains.
Also joining the party is Maths’ younger brother, Function. This multi-functional masterpiece takes the already-flexible looping envelopes/ slews of Maths, and adds Sample & Hold, and Track & Hold into the picture.
Also in stock is the superb complex oscillator known as the DPO, and plinky-plonky heaven in the form of the Optomix!
The first Malekko order has arrived, including the UK’s first units of their new Noise module, which gives you 2 different analogue noise sources, a digital one with VC timbre, and a very low frequency one to use as a CV source. All in 3HP!
As soon as I saw it I knew I’d have to stock it, as it basically covers a ton of functionality in a very small space.
Also, the Richter Oscillator and Anti-Oscillator are here (or “uncle” and auntie”, as Wigglers like to call them!), joined by the mega LPG Dual Borg. The final offering is the lovely dual VCA, which will give you some lovely “woody” tones. A VERY tasteful piece. Get stuck in!
Matttech Modular now has a nice introductory selection of Tiptop products, including all of their sequencing options – z8000, Trigger Riot and Circadian Rhythms – along with two of my favourite modules: the z4000 fully VC-ADSR; and one of my most-used filters, the z2040 Prophet 5-based LPF (you gotta hear the saturation of this thing….beautiful!)
One manufacturer that was ALWAYS gonna be part of the roster here is Tiptop Audio. So much so, that I’m even branching out into sequencing as a result: the z8000 Matrix Sequencer, Trigger Riot and Circadian Rhythms are all on their way – as are the wonderful z2040 Prophet 5 lowpass filter, and the z4000 fully-voltage controlled ADSR.
A lot of people have requested Tiptop modules, so here they come!
The lovely AJH Synth Minimod is available again, and now has a black faceplate option.
This looks EXTREMELY sexy, as you can see from these pictures. The black versions are very slightly more expensive than the silver ones, due to the added cost of production. We think they are most definitely worth it if black is your thing!
On a side note, there’s some lovely demos of the Minimod in full, fat effect HERE
Grids is back in town! The most instantly satisfying rhythmic module out there, producing interesting and evolving patterns within seconds. It’s like the “Braids of Rhythm”!!
Here’s a cheeky Video from Carl Golembeski to get you in the mood:
Also on the table is Yarns – an incredibly well-featured midi-cv solution, with onboard sequencing, LFOs and polyphonic modes. An excellent choice for those who’d prefer to sometimes work without a computer.
Streams sold out exceptionally fast, and has hence been restocked. Enjoy!
Matttech Modular are very pleased to announce that another UK-based brand has been welcomed into the fold – ALM Busy Circuits. Many folk will know them from their ever-popular clock module, Pamela’s Workout, which has made its way into many Eurorack setups over recent times.
It is the newer modules that have really caught my eye – the diminutive Pip Slope, the handy-looking Tangle Quartet, and our first venture into dedicated percussion modules: Dinky’s Taiko
All coming soon. Email if you want a head up when they arrive!
The Frequency Central line expands further, with the introduction of another product in the System X range, based on the Roland System 100m vintage modular. This time it’s the System X Filter – a juicy lowpass with THAT Roland sound in spades – joined by a re-up of the snappy-as-hell System X Envelope. These badboys FLY out, so get ’em while you can!
A further product enters the fray, and that is the Ultra Wave – a voltage controlled LFO with all the bells and whistles you could want. Based on the Electric Druid Tap LFO, it can sync to an incoming clock, and many of its functions can be modulated (waveform selection, Wave Distortion, Frequency division or multiplication. Can also be used as a Clock Divider/ Multiplier, and has an internal VCA for voltage control over its output level.