JoMoX ModBase 09 Eurorack module builds on the classic MBase 09 desktop unit that makes only Kick sounds - but sounds of all types and puts it in rack format for Eurorack nuts.
Drum modules are getting a lot of love - TipTop Audio have a various modules that recreate the classic TR-808 and TR-909 sounds, MFB from Berlin also do a range of analogue drum modules too.
The ModBase 09 retails for around €399 and offers the following:
Tune Varies the pitch envelope of the VCO
Pitch Basses as low as 10Hz reach up to 175Hz
Decay Up to 2 sec
Harmonics Enrichment of harmonics of the VCO - for the hardest kick drums on planet earth
Pulse Change of the pure pulse part of the attack - gate time affects this parameter also
Noise Change of the pure noise part of the attack - gate time affects this parameter also
Attack Level of the mixing of Pulse and Attack
EQ Filters the bass drum with a low pass filter - for soft and 808ish kick drums
Gate T Varies the gate time from 0.1ms to 16ms
Compr Compression of decaying envelope - for slim and clicky kicks and all the depth that is needed
MetNze Metalized noise. A complex digital multitone pattern of 499 different combinations feeds the attack noise
CV1-CV4 can route the external 0-5V CV signals to any of the above parameters including LFOs. Also negative amounts are processed.
LIN. FM This is a true analog dedicated CV FM modulation input for the bass drum VCO. It only works linear-wise and does not offer musical semitones across the CV scale.
LFO The ModBase 09 has 2 LFOs that work on the pitch of the bass drum. The LFO always starts syncronous to the gate trigger.
The wave forms are: saw up, saw down, sine+/-, triangle+/-, rectangle+/- and portions of it.
MIDI The midi controllers of this module are identical to the XBASE999/MBase11. All parameters including LFOs can be remotely controlled by Midi CCs.
Bus Vol Is the programmable level of the audio out signal mixed to the Jomox system bus on the rear. Will work with future master modules.
Bus Send Serves as the programmable FX send to the Jomox system bus on the back side. Will work with future effects modules.
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