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Modular Synthesizer

Modular Synth GRP -> Eurorack

Erinnert sich jemand an den hervorragend klingenden GRP A4? (Test im  SynMag 2012 – Heft 35) -> SynMag Shop / 30-40 ?
außerdem gibt es einen neuen kleineren Synth, den GRP A2

Hier ist ein Rack aufgetaucht, in dem die folgenden Module zu finden sind..

I recognized:
VCOs, VCAs, ADSR-Envelope and one (or more) FiltersRemember the massive A4 etc. from GRP? There is a new A2 out as well. They just posted these eurorack modules! goood decision!

grp goes eurorackpic via Enrico Cosimi

grp euro 3 grp euro 2
-> what did GRP do so far? beside the  GRP A2


GRP A4 synthesizer1x Multi Timbral, 1 Voice, (2011)
GRP A4 Analog Synthesizer
+ analog step sequencer
3 OSC, 2 Sub, 6 Filter, 2 LFO, 2 EG
subtractive analog synthesis,
0 Keys, velocity aftertouch MIDI CV Gate Ctrl,Sequencer, ~4400€ (in 2013) continue / weiter..?
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Waldorf Eurorack Module Dual-VCA dvca1, Multi-ENV/LFO/AR-mod1 & Compressor cmp1 + KB37

UPDATE: KB37 Keyboard für Module ist gerade auf Waldorfs Site erscheinen: uuuund..
waldorf

Waldorf bringt 3 neue Module, die buchla-artig arbeiten. Es ist klar, dass damit ein faktisch komplettes System zur Verfügung steht, es fehlt nur ein resonantes filter.

der VCA ist ein doppeltes low pass gate, also zwei Filter und zwei Verstärke, das Filter ist ohne Resonanz.

der Kompressor bietet alles, was kompressoren aus macht, nämlich eine AR Hüllkurve und einen Envelope Follower um die Lautstärke zu analysieren.

Das Mod1-Modul enthält einen LFO mit Symmetrieeinstellung und zwei Hüllkurven, davon sind beide loopbar. Die eine ist eine einfache AD/AR-Type, während die zweite eine 8stufige komplexe Multisegmenthüllkurve ist, die perfekt zu der Steuerung von Wavetables und Sample-Granular-Sachen passt, 4 Levels (mit Sustain und 5 Zeiten können eingestellt werden oder eben mal als ADSR-Typ verwendet werden. Clevere Sache.
Das alles wird sicher noch zusammen einen “Rahmen” bekommen:

KB37 is a unified rack keyboard for euro modules.
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–> Waldorf has just announced 3 eurorack modules <–
additional to the waldorf wavetable oscillator nw1:

the coolest one may be the combined mod1 – which is 2 envelopes and one lfo – the envelopes can be looped individually. on being an AR typ, the other is a complex one that can be
used as ADSR or AD L1 D L2 D L3 SR (which is ADDDSR with 3 additional levels – a multi stage envelope with 8 parameters).
mod1
the dvca1 is a low pass gate which is a dual vca with dual filters without resonance known from the buchla (wast coast philosophy).
dvca1
the last one is a compressor called cmp1 – it has an AR envelope and an envelope follower for the obvious functionality of analyzing the amplitude of incoming audio, applying that envelope to the gain control and the compressor itself.

cmp1

all in all this makes a full fledged western analog module series, they are only missing a resonant filter to get their entrance to the moog-kind of east coast modular world, and this will cry for something to put all in – so expect something that makes sense and adds the waldorf gene to it!
kb37

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the fun corner II
here’s a nice fake from “the makers of Sprechkäse” – Monoklinke (guy! get this guy, he can do things!!) – find him in the sequencer.de Forum! Ehrenmartin aus dem Martin Gore Soundcontest.
ohrfeige waldorf "fake"

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Marion System / Oberheim SEM plus + Mini Sequencer – Eurorack

Die Eurorack-Modul-Version des Tom Oberheim SEM unter dem Namen von Tom Oberheims früherem Firmennamen Marion Systems unter dem seinerzeit Nachfolger des Matrix 6 /1000 angeboten wurden (Prosynth und MSR2).

Die Taster sehen so aus, als könne man deren Status intern sichern. Allerdings fehlt dazu die Speicherstruktur. weiter..
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ußerdem gibt es noch ein Modul, den Mini-Sequencer aus dem 4-Voice. Hast du den OB6 schon gesehen von Oberheim und Dave Smith?
marion SEM plus Oberheim

Eurorack version of the Oberheim SEM, Synthesizer Expander Module. the name Marion was an earlier brand of Tom Oberheim SEM, SynthesizerExpanderModule, the SemPro semi modular,analog selling post-Matrix 6/1000 analog rack synths.
these buttons and knobs also look like they could be able to be saved and memorized.
Additional to that – the Mini Sequencer (known from the Four Voice)

ps: did you see the OB6 from Tom & Dave?

Marion Mini sequencer
image via Geoff Farr

–> earlier info about that idea bringing it to the eurorack world seems true!
he was showing those under the Tom Oberheim brand – but different design on 2015 NAMM.

marion-SEM-oberheim

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River – Crux / Nucleus Euroack Module

2 neue Eurorack-Module kommen dieser Zeit auf den etwas stillen Markt zwischen den “Tagen”. Das sind der OTA-basierte Module. Diese sind ein VCA namens Crux und das Filter Nucleus mit 3 Verhaltensmodi für die Resonanz. Das bedeutet – da kann man abgleichen wie sehr das Filter ausdünnt und wie es reagieren soll. Dazu ist der “Solid Bass” Knopf da, der eben jenes meist musikalisch ungewolltes ausdünnen verhindert.

UPDATE: Video

new/update: DIY Kits showcase.

185€ (VCA)  und 235€ (Filter) kosten die Module jeweils.

river eurorack module

2 new OTA based modules for the euro rack are ready – noticed that solid bass button? it allows to have the full bass response even if the resonance is set to high amounts, same with those 3 modes for the filter operation (k- neutral, Q-comp) that offer different ways to how the filter response will be.  the prices are not yet final but have a look above for app. range, all will be ready in january along with demos and videos..

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Video: Happy Knobbing Modular Synthesizer Meeting 2015, Germany – Walkthrough & Podcast (deutsch)

Modular Synthesizer Meeting @ Fischbach Germany.
here’s the official video of this years gathering of synthesiser nerds.
(22 – 24. May . 2015)
see you next Pentecost / same place. bring your modular synth. We plan to have 4 Channel Audio there in 2016! (it’s the 10 Anniversary)
some Impression (Image Collection Part 1 /// 2)

Little Jam @ Happy Knobbing 2015 (TTSH / System 100m envolved)

-> Der Podcast zum Modular Meeting (in Deutsch, 30 min)
http://scout.uni.cx/sk/Members/suka/podcast/hk15

–> Images / Bilder Pt. 1 / Pt. 2

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NAMM 2015: Waldorf Wavetable Eurorack Module, Attack App, Nave Plugin, Jomox Rackonizer

Waldorf present some interesting stuff:

• A Wavetable Eurorack Module – the 1st time to enter the modular market – about 300€ street price (this is an official price)Waldorf-nW1-Wavetable-Module

note it has parameters that come from the Nave (App., Plugin), so that switch labelled “record” might be the audio analysis tool, also the routing for CVs is easy to understand – that speech tool might be the classic one “1-2-3-4-5” which was part of the software that created the first Microwave’s speech wavetables. User Wavetables and USB may look like there is an editor for your own stuff. Possibly the Plugin may be used as an editor!? Because there is one more thing..

Wavetables can be fed from Nave! Drumloops are possible but a bit lofi.

8MB for user wavetables – means 50 speech tables or 10 normal Waves fit in without re-saving.
USB for uploading Waves / Speech Synth.

• Nave as a Plugin-Synth

• Attack as an App (iOS)

attack

•Re-Worked Waldorf Bundle
▶ Waldorf Product News 2015

Update: Jomox Rackonizer, Eurorack-Module
Filter Matrix with Waveguide, Delays and Reverb interacting. A specialty by Jürgen to keep systems in a resonating and sort of self playing and interacting state. using reverb and Wave Guide sounds cool to me – those jacks may just need some adjustment (more room)? Reckon-gnize me!

jomox rackonizer

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Moog Modular is (slightly) available / back

Moog “1971”:
the Modular Systems are back for sale – yes it’s true! but they seem to be limited to the number of their former model names (which makes no sense, since it’s more likely to sell more System 15’s) – but well – they want to sell 15 System 15’s, 35…

Moog Modular System 15
Moog Modular System 35
Moog Modular System 55

hence the price
$10.000 – $35.000 $
app $800 for the keyboard
so it’s more the top top end. and limited.

http://www.moogmusic.com/

since there are several cloners and “alike” Systems /Modules – have a look – it’s like 1968 – or.. so to say 1971 ! original but new and with warranty. And they sell full systems, not just modules.

So it’s not exactly “they are back” but temporaly slightly available.Model-15_black System_55_Product_Page

Ja, Moog Modular ist zurück mit den bekannten Systemen mit der damaligen Zusammenstellung.  mehr dazu im Forum: Was neues von Moog – aber limitiert auf die Nummer die den Systemen zugewiesen wurde als Bezeichnung – das macht zwar wenig Sinn, da 55 System 55 verkauft werden und 15 System 15 sicher eher gefragt wären, aber nunja – vielleicht ist DAS ja ein Marketing-Scherz.

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Snazzy FX ARDcore – program your euro rack modular synth

▶ Snazzy FX ARDcore Eurorack Synth Module based on Arduino is another way to get access as a coder or developer to put some lines of code onto a eurorack module that does “something” to your audio – they more easy thing would be creating LFOs and stuff but also doing another “Math” module that does math no1 else got to offer – so this is sort of using MAX/MSP or Reaktor compared to using standard synths Plugins and mix them since it is a real good chance to have the digital and computer stuff in the format of analog synths in your rack – nice!

Und du willst schonmal drüber reden oder weisst schon mehr? Ab ins Forum: ardcore user mit osx unter euch?Mit diesem Modul kannst du selbst programmieren, was dein Modul macht, wenn das mal nicht sehr gelebte und an die Computerwelt angepasste Version eines Moduls ist, dann weiss ich’s auch nicht. .. 

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Corsynth 5U Module C106 Dual Loopable VC AD Envelope

The C106 Dual Loopable VC AD Envelope is a moog sized 5U AD envelope that works in loop mode (as an LFO, so to say) and can trigger the other envelope as well – that means you can set them to trigger each other after one shot as the decay time has passed..
so there’s gat outs and signals when that happens as well so envs, trigger cue point and the envelopes themselves are all CV equipped for the outside world..

Corsynth bringt ein schlaues Doppel-AD-Hüllkurven-Modul in Moog-Größe (5HE) – beide Hüllkurven schicken ein Signal, wenn der Decay durchlaufen wurde und kann dann die jeweils andere Hüllkurve starten oder geloopt als LFO arbeiten.

Demos:

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