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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.

UDO Audio Super 6 coming soon!

The Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic, Binaural Analog-Hybrid Synthesizer.  A harmonious marriage of state of the art FPGA digital hardware oscillators and Voltage Controlled Analog technology.  It is flexible, immediate, powerful and refined with a gorgeous analog tone.  Rich and evolving textures are easily teased from the unique Super-Wavetable core and can be shaped and manipulated with the binaural analog signal path and flexible modulation.  Robust, compact and inviting to pick up and play with smooth, solid and responsive controls throughout, it cries out to be played.

It will be available in blue and black.

You can find the complete overview here.

Synth Fest France 2019

Synth Fest France was a nice and very cozy event held by synth lovers for synth lovers and more specially for those who are the future synth lovers with a super social taste. Thanks to the whole team for your ambitious work!
Well prepared and organised it was a pleasure taking part. 
We did two workshops trying to break down modular to its essentials for easy understanding of the core principle - it’s all about fluctuating voltages and routing them to your own needs a.k.a. setting up a program.
Located in the rooms of a former girls school on a hill next to the shores of the mighty river Rhone. 
The city of Nantes itself has a rich history and offers a lot of interesting places from past to present.


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