We are happy to announce that we have substantially expanded our Bastl Instruments range – all in the lovely aluminium faceplate versions. There are some real gems among them, with every take on a familiar function coming with a host of unique features.
Virtually every module is in stock, but if there is anything you want please drop us a line as it is much easier to source them these days. We also have some of the standalone units, such as the SOFTPOP and BITRANGER synths.
We liked the look of this as soon as we laid eyes on it – an expanded version of Clouds from Mutable Instruments…with every conceivable bell & whistle to improve and enhance the user experience. 34hp of interactive granular jiggery pokery! Available in Aluminium or Matte Black versions.
We have also restocked the Grayscale PERMUTATION Turing Machine-based random looping sequencer – along with its VARIANT expander. PERMUTATION comes in 3 different versions – 6hp, 12hp & 18hp – all with different sets of features. Most options are currently in stock in both Aluminium or Matte Black versions.
Well we weren’t expecting to ever see THIS vactrol-adorned badboy again! …but here it is – a final run of the excellent Sputnik Modular QUAD VCF/VCA. This module is a Buchla-inspired 4 channel lowpass gate with three different modes (VCA,VCF or COMBO/BOTH) which can be set on a per-channel basis. It features individual outs for each LPG, alongside internal mixing to 3 different sum outputs (ODD channels only, EVEN channels only, and ALL).
This was one of the first modules we stocked at Matttech Modular, and we loved it when we tested it out (see demos below, which sound just as good as we remember them!). We’ve had many customers ask whether there would ever be another run of them….and the answer has always been “no” – but here it is! No idea why these have suddenly appeared again. Maybe the manufacturer got sick of folk asking and did another run to shut them up 🙂
Likely to be the units ever available, so don’t hang about if you want one!
We have also topped up the Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74 mk.2. This has to be one of the most characterful filters we’ve ever come across – and immediately makes anything you put through it sound like it has been locked away up in the attic under dust sheets for several decades (that’s a GOOD thing, by the way). Where the Sputnik works its magic via the use of vactrols, this beauty uses a discrete diode filter circuit, inspired by the 1970s Univox Mini-Korg synthesizer’s “Traveler” filter section.
Wellll….Spanish brand Plankton Electronics have been busy! They released the SPICE standalone distortion/ mangler unit earlier this year via a successful Kickstarter campaign, and it has now spawned 3 offspring in Eurorack format:
NUTONE – Dual channel VCA and distortion, based on the new Korg Nutube vacuum fluorescent display
SPICE VCF – Voltage controlled filter, with a range of tones from rounded to distorted.
ENVF – an Envelope Follower in only 2HP. It will take an audio input and will output a DC output following the amplitude of the audio input.
We have just received our first batch of the latest intriguing product from Rossum Electro-Music – the LINNAEUS filter. This is a stereo state-variable digital filter with a unique ability to linearly modulate its resonant frequency through zero.
An alternate mode offers an alternative behaviour that would let LINNAEUS function as a self-contained (i.e., no input required) stereo oscillator and/or FM percussion voice with some really powerful timbral capabilities.
It has its own internal modulation oscillator, the ability to select different filter modes for the left & right channels, smooth morphing through all filter modes and much more…
Some new & exciting products from UK brand Future Sound Systems are in stock: STUMM, MAKROW & OSC1 CYCLICAL ENGINE. We have also restocked the full GRISTLEIZER range (TG2, TG3, TG4 & TG5), along with the POCA VAC1 passive lowpass gate and MX1 mixer.
MAKROW & STUMM were developed by Future Sounds Systems in partnership with Daniel Miller of MUTE Records, and very much geared up for the live performance and controller side of modular.
MAKROW – Modular patch macro-controller, designed with live performance in mind. It allows for dramatic control sweeps & massive sounding patch changes, all at the turn of a single knob.
STUMM – Six-channel bank of high-fidelity audio mutes with grouping functionality, toggled (switch up) and momentary (switch down) switching, and click-less muting.
The OSC1 CYCLICAL ENGINE is Future Sound Systems’ take on the analogue oscillator. It offers a few features unexpected of a basic oscillator, including: integrated VCAs, AM and VC-Mixing, 2- and 4-quadrant-multiplication & much more..
This company has also made quite a splash with their unique take on the wavefolder concept – the MOG WF-1 – and also have a couple of other tidy products in their range: the L-1 TRIPLE LIMITER and MOG AV-1 ATTENUVERTER – all of which are back in stock.
MOG WF-1 & E-1 BUNDLE – Complex wavefolder with unique functionality. It can be used for audio signal manipulation or as a utility module for control voltages. Comes bundled with an expander for switching the Limiter & Distortion features on & off via voltage control.
L-1 TRIPLE LIMITER – Three individual soft knee limiters in one module. Further uses include PWM, Waveshaping & Distortion
MOG AV-1 ATTENUVERTER – A dual attenuverter with integrated summing and comparator circuits. It can be used as a utility for control voltages or as an audio processing unit.
Antimatter Audio have a brand new product out: the V3KT Morphing Vector Mixer/Quadraphonic Panner. Add vector synthesis, vector mixing, dynamic signal distribution, and quadraphonic panning of signals + CV sources to your synthesizer in just 6hp!
Usually known for their digital modules – especially the amaaaaaazing LOQUELIC ITERITAS vco & BASIMILUS ITERITAS ALTER drum voice – Noise Engineering have decided to focus on some analogue processing in 2019….and distortion is the theme!
We have procured stock of the SINC BUCINA (Noise Engineering’s take on a flexible lowpass gate design), LOQUELIC ITERITAS (of course) ….plus the following “RUINAS”:
KITH RUINA – All-analog tonestack: one-knob saturation/drive circuit into a simple and clean two-band EQ. The two sections can be used independently, or re-patched in a different order.
TERCI RUINA – Three classic distortion topologies reinterpreted with a Noise Engineering touch and connected in series for complete sonic annihilation of any sound. Patch in & out at any point. Unapologetic noise & destruction.
NOTE: The latest addition to this roster is the VIOL RUINA – an all-analog distortion and lowpass filter with an internal envelope follower and self-modulating cutoff. This is Noise Engineering’s very first filter, and has proved very popular – so much so that it has sold out immediately via preorders. More coming soon!
We have just taken delivery of the highly sought-after Dave Jones Designs O’TOOL PLUS!
The original unit has been an invaluable part of the Matttech Modular system here since it came out many moons ago – and has assisted in troubleshooting MANY an issue, and for helping understand what is going on with even the most complex module.
The “PLUS” version improves on this amazing product even further, and was several years in the making. An overview of these enhancements is available on the product page – with more detail to be found HERE
We have some choice Pittsburgh Modular products back in stock – including two of our favourite analogue VCOs: the PRIMARY OSCILLATOR, which incorporates a ton of features not usually found on standard analogue VCOs….along with the mighty DOUBLE HELIX OSCILLATOR – a really unique take on the complex dual VCO, with integrated lowpass gate and matrix routing.
Also in stock is the recent MICRO SEQUENCE, which takes 8 step sequencing to a whole new level – and the MICROVOLT 3900 standalone patchable semi-modular synthesizer.
Lifeforms Binary Filter – Classic Multi-Mode Filter, with 2 modes: gorgeous & squelchy; and unstable, adding distortion & self-oscillation
Lifeforms Mod Tools – a diverse analog ecosystem of modulation, featuring Envelope, LFO, noise, sample and hold, mixer, analog logic, slew, and oscillator.
Lifeforms SV-1 – Fully-featured, analog dual oscillator synthesizer voice module
Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter – Variable Response Lowpass Gate, with 3 modes: Filter, Lowpass Gate & VCA. Unique RESPONSE OUTPUT allows the variable decay / “ring” to control other modules.
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.
There are certain Bastl Instruments devices that just look intriguing from the first moment you set eyes on them – and it would appear that Peter Edwards (AKA Casper Electronics) has had a hand in many of them!
We have just restocked the insane DARK MATTER feedbacking mixer/distortion/mangler module…and decided to dip our toes into Bastl’s standalone instrument range – kicking off with the SOFTPOP and BITRANGER:
SOFTPOP – A playfully organic, semi-modular light & sound synthesizer which 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. It can also process external audio thru the filter while using the envelope follower to synchronise to the incoming signal.
BITRANGER – This is a patchable analog logic computer which sculpts sonic worlds ranging from data noise to melodic arpeggios. 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.
We finally have more os the Expert Sleepers FH-2 Bi-directional USB MIDI interface in stock! This really is a game-changer when it comes to connectivity within your Eurorack setup – it can speak in USB and MIDI (via the Disting Breakout), and features clock generation / sync, LFOs, Arpeggiatiors, Euclidian pattern generators & more..
Use it with the FHX-8GT expander to give you 8 more Gate/Trigger/Clock more outputs!
Also in stock from Expert Sleepers: DISTING mk.4, ES-3, ES-5, ES-6, ES-3, ESX-8GT and LITTLE MIKEY
Another nice box of Steady State Fate goodies has arrived! This time we have the brand new AUTODYNE – a 4hp auto-compressor/distortion featuring a multi-mode side chain filter and NY style parallel compression blend control.
We also have some stock of their new STEREO DIPOLE filter – A quad multi-mode VCF featuring single, dual and quad peak filter outputs. Can also function as a Single, Dual and Quad Sine Wave VCO/LFO.
In addition, we have topped up the popular ENTITY drum modules – the BASS DRUM and PERCUSSION SYNTHESIZERS. I should underline that these are not just simple drum modules, but fully-functional synthesizer voices in their own rights
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