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Superbooth '16 - Day #2

superbooth-day-1aSuperbooth is on! It is good to see that either manufacturers are putting the final touches to one of their systems or coming up with great new additions to the eurorack world. Here are the videos from Day 2.

Tiptop Audio introduced the upcoming SD909 – Konstantin gave it a good tweaking as well:

Eowave, manufacturers of the famous Capsule Titan modular synth and body sensors for performances came to Superbooth with a new/old ribbon controller and modules including the Eowave Domino:

Waclaw from Bastl Instruments, the one and only creator of eurorack motor interfaces that you can hook up to acoustic instruments (or whatever you have on your mind) has come up with new sound processing tools this time:

Dan from Snazzy FX has a longer hair and new modules now! Here is a 2-pole resonant smudgy filter that can add harmonics (to my ear it is along the lines of the diode filters). The triple HiGain can adapt modular and line level signals with ease – or distort and waveshape stuff!

Soundmachines, the creator of brilliant touch controllers for modulars and the NS1 Nanosynth came up with a convincing hybrid analog voltage controlled synthesizer, the Modulör114:

Who wants the flattest modular system in the world? What is more, you can also create internal connections through pin headers to get rid off the spaghetti if you would like to with the Seismic Industries System 1 modules:

A good sounding battery powered ring modulator? Eurorack with banana and mini jack versions? Take a look at CG Products’ modular system:

Roll Your Own modules add all the things for you if you are on a budget and in need of DIY kits with good components! Their modules look and sound great and offer deep, creative and fun analog functionality, let that be sound processing, sequencing or logic!

The panel discussion with pioneers like Roger Linn and Robert Henke, also Tony Rolando from Make Noise could not go wrong in any way. Two videos from the panel discussion are available (one with the line audio and another with camera mic recorded – but kind of audible any way):

So that is it for Day 2 at Superbooth! Analogue Zone is coming up with new videos and streams today with a surprising live performance. 😉 If you don’t want ot miss anything, subscribe to their channel.

 

Superbooth '16 - Day #1

superbooth-day-1Being not so long after NAMM, Superbooth challenged both manufacturers and developers to come up with some surprises. Overall, it seems that many of them succeeded! You can find tiny but nice upgrades and completely new surprise systems from your favourite eurorack manufacturers. Here are the videos from Day 1.

We were waiting, we have been waiting and we will be waiting: Dave Rossum answered a few questions about the new phase modulation sampler module to be released by the end of this year:

A huge step up for Expert Sleepers – Disting MKIII users. Os introduced the sample playback and vocoder functions on the Disting along with a new module: the ES-8 will be adapting your line and modular level signals:

Doepfer Musikelektronik is alive and well: Dieter Doepfer is reintroducing a new version of their high-end VCO, the long awaited trigger sequencer is here, not to mention that thanks to the upcoming A-184-2 module and the already available PWM Module it won’t cause any problems to add extra waveforms to virtually any of their modules. A very basic but very handy set of new modules!

The surprise of the first day was Erica Synths and their Pico 3HP modules. That system is a fully functional and very clever “drum and synth” voice including sequencer and outputs!

Dave Smith Instruments came up with a eurorack module. The DSM-03 adds tuned feedback and Karplus Strong flanges to the soudn of their line of modules – or anything you want to use it with.

Dreaming about Akemie’s Castle, but not having the budget? ALM tries to help you with their new FM drum module with built-in envelope and basic functions built around the same Yamaha chip that made the others famous!

Allan J. Hall of AJH Synth was saying hello to Analogue Zone, and reintroduced some old treasures, a new-old and updated ladder filter design and an especially decent sounding Ring Modulator.

Dan Green from 4ms Company was explaining the new features of the Dual Looping Delay and the vocoder feature on their award-winning Spectral Multiband Resonator.

ADDAC is teaming up with EHX and they are coming up with some great new module concepts that will integrate a lot of digital systems into the analog world and vice versa!

Moritz from Endorphines introduced an upgraded new envelope generator, the Terminal, and also a handy mixer module:

Fraptools is revolutionising mixing and live performance in a really contributing way:

So far, that is it for day 1. We are coming back with more tomorrow!