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Birdkids RAVEN coming soon

RAVEN is comprised of: 

  • Dual, wide-range Voltage Controlled Oscillators.
  • The original TheBateleur (Ⓡ pending) Voltage Controlled Filter. 
  • Two Voltage Controlled Amplifier outputs: A high-performance THAT2162 BlackmerⓇ VCA and an Optocoupler VCA

RAVEN combines the simplicity of a performance-friendly, semi-modular synthesizer voice with fully-modular, infinitely flexible, workflow possibilities by assigning Control Voltage I/O’s at (almost) every point in the signal workflow. Each modular component can be seen as a standalone, self-sufficient entity.
The VCF can be bypassed to allow for a VCO (I+II Sum) to VCA operation and thus used as a standalone VCF or third voice in self-oscillation, perfectly tracking 1V/Oct by choice. 

 

Black Corporation announced Deckard's Voice

Black Corporation announced Deckard’s Voice - an entry level semi-modular synth from Black Corporation for eurorack systems.

Sharing the same paradigm and circuit as it's bigger brother Deckard's Dream, trimmed down for eurorack and supplemented with the flexibility available only in a modular format. Shipping this autumn.

More infos soon!

Genki Instruments available soon from Alex4

Forget about the computer! Integrate the expressive capabilities of Wave directly into your modular workflow with Wavefront, the Eurorack compatible receiver for Wave. Use subtle gestures to add vibrato to your favorite lead synth module, or use more visible gestures while performing. The buttons are great for triggering sequences while the tap lets you interact with percussive modules in a completely new way. Drumming on a table has never been as fun!

A layer of creative control

Wave is the ring that allows musicians to easily control sound, shape effects and send commands with the motion of their hands. Wave initially caught the eye when an early prototype was debuted at the 2018 NAMM Show. Wavefront, a Eurorack receiver for Wave that allows the ring to integrate seamlessly into a modular setup was debuted at Superbooth 2018.

Wave and Wavefront were fully crowdfunded within 24 hours in the spring of 2018 and have been used by multiple artists live, most notably by Bergur Þórisson on stage with Björk on her recent Utopia tour.

This month, the first batch of Wave and Wavefront shipped all over the world to everyone who either supported Genki Instrument's crowdfunding campaign or pre-ordered the products. Wave and Wavefront will start shipping commercially from September onwards.

Using Wave

Users can use Wave with Softwave, a software layer that allows users to intuitively map movements to MIDI messages or host AU/VST3 plugins and create their own presets. Softwave comes for free with every Wave and has a built-in synthesizer engine so users can start playing right away.

With the purchase of Wave users also receive access to Native Instrument's Reaktor Blocks which includes Waveblock. Waveblock connects Wave instantly to Blocks and allows users to combine Wave out of the box with Reaktor's powerful synthesis engine.

Wave also works as a stand alone MIDI controller that connects to your DAW.

Finally, Wavefront is the Eurorack receiver for Wave that allows Wave to connect to modular synthesizers. With Wavefront you can completely bypass the computer and bring unprecedented sound control, effect shaping and manipulation to modular setups.

 

Vermona presents new modules for mixing!

We are happy to announce the availability of two new modules from the German manufacturer Vermona: Amplinuator 3 and ∑42.

Both modules are designed for mixing duties in Eurorack and to keep your levels under control.

Regardless of the size of your modular system, the number of modules it contains and its intended use, there is basically only one thing at stake: level adjustments. Often the full level of a signal is too high and needs to be attenuated. Also the reverse case, that it is too low, occurs more often than you think - an amplifier is needed.

Amplinuator 3 cleverly combines both functions. The LEVEL controls attenuate input signals to zero (left stop) or boost them by a factor of two (right stop). In the center position, the levels remain unchanged. In order to ensure sensitive settings in the center position range, we deliberately omitted the use of a potentiometer with center detent. Instead, the knob has a dead zone. This guarantees a reliable finding of the zero position. Each of the three channels has outputs with positive and inverted polarity.

The sum section combines all signals. Amplinuator 3 also works as a 3-in-1 mixer. It likes audio signals and control voltages equally.

Even with small patches with only a few modules, you usually have to combine individual signals into a single sum: You need one mixer, maybe two, and preferably as small as possible.

With the ∑42 (pronounced: SUM 42) Vermona present a compact yet versatile Eurorack mixer. You can use it as two 4-in-1 or one 8-in-1 mixers. It can process both audio signals and control voltages.

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