WNAMM11: All The Modular Synth Stuff

Analog love from Anaheim      28/01/11

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We always enjoy our visits to the guys who make the modular and boutique synthesizer modules. Although I thought the drum hall was the most tiring place to hang out - one hour in the company of these guys and you are fried. Thats because the variety and complexity of the sound eminating from the booth is really quite terrifying. The predominant format of all of these modules appears to be Eurorack - which means there is some kind of standardisation to all of this stuff, so go ahead and order yourself a case....



  • MakeNoise Music - brought us the PhonoGene granular looper-  a crazy sampling slicer and re-ordering Eurorack module, Timbre Mixer and thew ModuMixer.
  • SnazzyFX - were showing the Dreamboat Dual Chaotic Oscillator, again in Eurorack format - its a complex modulation module with an especially beautiful Oscilloscope readoutMore Information
  • SynthWerks - these guys are making some interesting touch and pressure modules, the FSR-4 being a 4 pad Eurorack module with control output, threshold and scale controls

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    Synthesis Technology - Robert Rich shows the Morphing Teranium and Cloud Generator, while Paul Schrieber shows us the E580 Resampling Mini Delay
    The Harvestman - Scott Jaeger is his usual charismatic self and talks about his new Stilson Hammer - a hex output burst generator - another beautifully obscure digital  which output series of pulses across six outputs.
    Signal Arts -  were showing the Tetra Maps - a step sequencer with wirless and ethernet triggering
    MacBeth Studio Systems - shows off several of his new modules in the way only he can
    Surfing Kangaroo Studio -showed a newly released Surfin Step Sequencer with various modifications over the original
    Livewire  - Mike Brown himslef gave us the lowdown on T=the Chaos Module, Voltage Mechanic and Voltage Distributor.
    Tip Top Audio - showed a new folding case for modular systems
    Gorillabox - showed some useful sotrage soltions for analog synths and modular systems.  

 


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