ALM has packed their growing range of modules into a complete modular system they are calling System Coupe. Is that like a sporty 2-door version of Eurorack? It comes with 10 modules in a slick case ready to roll.
They are calling it a modern groove box that combines both analogue and digital technologies. You’ve got oscillators, sampling, sequencing, modulation, processing and essential utilities. It’s curated into a collection that becomes more than its individual modules and I like the sense of flexibility it gives off. It’s also very striking to look at shying away from the traditional silver/black commonly found in Eurorack which spins it in its own flavour.
3 New Modules
Within the System Couple collection there are 3 modules we’ve not seen before.
- Milton: a utility module that gives you an amp for external sound sources, a 1 in 3 out buffered multi, attenuator and a 4 input fixed gain mixer.
- Basic Mult: it’s just a mult – always handy.
- MCF: classic analog multimode filter with resonance. CV control is available on both parameters and when pushed to self-oscillation can track 1v/oct.
So, in the System Coupe you get the following:
- ALM023 / mmMidi & mmT expander
- ALM017 / Pamela’s NEW Workout
- ALM020 / QUAID MEGASLOPE
- ALM027 / MULT
- ALM022 / SQUID SALMPLE
- ALM024 / Milton
- ALM021 / MCO
- ALM025 / MCF
- ALM009 / Tangle Quartet
- ALM019 / HPO
The Squid SALMPLE that we saw last year is probably the dominant module of the bunch – it brings a huge range of non-Eurorack sounds and possibilities. But there’s a lot of good stuff in there. Pamela’s Workout is a hugely popular sequencer and trigger module that’ll take care of pretty much everything. And there’s MIDI to help you connect it to a larger world of devices.
The ALM System Coupe should be available now for £1,899.