Modular Minutes - Exploring the stereo FFT Freeze with the ADM15 Spectre

In the latest episode of Modular Minutes, Analogue Zone took its first steps with the Audio Damage ADM15 Spectre module, doing some explorations in FFT stereo freeze – a novel kind of audio processing in the eurorack format. The video also feauters Szőlő, the store’s synth cat!

adm-15-sepctre-500x500Modular Minutes is a new series from Analogue Zone’s Budapest showroom – the series aims at the finest and latest modular goodies with patching comprehensively described both in comments and the description tab.

The Audio Damage ADM15 Spectre introduces a very rigid and theoretical digital sound processing technique in a very intuitive way. Different spectral and pitch contents can be frozen, shifted and blurred up to infinity with really wide stereo characteristics and pleasingly metallic tonalities. This processing had not been available in eurorack for decades and it is a totally unique take on spectral processing. Add some reverb to it and it becomes your own gateway to space!

New alternative firmware for XAOC Devices - Batumi

The XAOC Devices – Batumi had already been one of the most feature-rich modulation source in this HP. Now a new alternative firmware has been released which allows you to have even more exciting patches with the Batumi.
 
batumi-01-500x500Polish manufacturers have reached their fame with their Moskwa sequencer – but they did not stop here. Batumi, their quad modulation source is already a hit thanks to its unprecedented plethora of features. The module ships with the most updated factory firmware, however an alternate firmware has also been released thanks to Matthias Puech, already famed creator of the Parasite alternate firmware for Mutable Instruments modules. The features are the following:
 
  • Channel zoom-in on each modulation channel with LFO amplitude, LFO phase control, fine-tune control of the frequency and attenuation of the channel’s FM CV:
 

 
 
  • A New quad mode where output 1 becomes the sum of all frequencies and the other outputs become dual ones,
  • This features square wave modes instead of trapezoid turns the LFO into a sequencer

  • Random waveforms where stepped uniform random wave (classic sample-and-hold)
  • A Random Logic mode creates more patterned repetitions (the most peculiar thing is that each Batumi will sound different in this mode!)

Modular Minutes Series - ADM12 Neuron FM Percussion Workout

Analogue Zone has always been providing up to date synth tips on either exclusive workshops or their video series. The latest weekly video series will be even more focused and interactive.
 
adm-12-neuron-500x500Modular Minutes is a new series from their Budapest showroom – the series aims at the finest and latest modular goodies with patching comprehensively described both in comments and the description tab. In the first episode the ADM12 – Neuron FM drum module is shown in a simple percussive patch. Further processing was done by the Pittsburgh Modular – Verbtronic in ‘Tronic’ mode.
 

The Audio Damage ADM12 is a dedicated drum voice indeed. Having every parameter under voltage control and thanks to the pingable envelope envelope and VCA – plus the lovely manual trigger button with LED installed onto this space saving panel width is most ergonomic. The trigger button grants you immediate access to the sound, so there is no need for an external input to hear your FM percussion sorcery. The durable knobs are really massive and since they are center-deterred, you can just dial in a lot of percussion sounds. You are able to go beyond the tonal concepts of a “tom” or a “hihat” with ease to the (yet) unexplored terrirtory. Come and check it out in our showroom!

Hungarian Stompbox Manufacturer goes Eurorack

Hungarian stompbox manufacturer Kasleder Effects enters the eurorack market with voltage controlled germanium fuzzer-limiter modules which are available now at Analogue Zone.

Kasleder GE Acid Fuzz Modul elejeKasleder Effects, known for its boutique stompboxes started a collaboration with Analogue Zone to add something to your eurorack system that had never been fully and truly realised before: a voltage controlled germanium fuzzer/limiter built with NOS (new-old-sotck) components featuring an interesting feedback mode that will add lovely textures to any sound in your systems, let them be drums, vocals, basslines, or even CV signals. The Acid Fuzz module comes in 2 versions, the germanium version provides a more massive and stable sound, and the hybrid version is ideal for people who are after more modern and brighter Kasleder Hybrid Acid Fuzz Modul elejesounds. Both versions of the module are in stock now at Analogue Zone.

Read the full manual of the module here!

 

 

 

 

 

You can find some audio demos with the module only below:

You can find two audio demos in musical context (all live recordings):

Erica Synths offers Black Classic System

Erica Synths offers some of its greatest Black-series modules in one classic system now.
The Latvian manufacturers have been already known for its innovative sound and nice prices, and now they are here with a bundle of modules in a solid case with a more classic approach: this is the Black Classic System. The system may be regarded as a standard one with 2 oscillators, 2 lfo’s, a VCF, blacksystem1_1VCA and other utility modules, but offers more fun to play if you look at it. Also, you could barely find better quality and tonal variety for that price – the system features our all time favourite noise generator / processor / tone generator: the Black Digital Noise. The systems are shipping now and you can save more than 500 euros with buying one. We are intrigued what novel approach they would come up with a future “non-classic” system.