Morphader is a four-channel CV controlled crossfader that can handle both CV and audio signals for a complete scene shift right inside your modular.
Morphader lets you crossfade between two CV or audio sources. On the CV side you could be wanting to move from one LFO to another, changing envelope shapes or combining modulations, or on the audio side maybe you want to swap oscillators or crossfade into effects: I still haven’t come up with all the ways to use this module yet. And that’s the thing with this module; it really gets you thinking.
Morphader is not like a switch to click from one thing to another, it crossfades so in the journey from one thing to another you get a whole range of different blends and possibilities.
Each of the four channels has a pair of inputs, level attenuators and a CV/Audio switch. The output blend comes out at the bottom of the module. For each channel, there’s a CV input to control the crossfade so you could be routing in an LFO to glide between two things or programming a sequence to pick out the exactly blends. At the bottom of the module is a physical master crossfader that crossfades the lot, all at once. If nothing is plugged into the other outputs all the channels appear mixed at output 4 bringing an awful lot of interesting changes to a single convenient output.
It’s a brilliant thing to be able to change an entire scene of modulation, or audio or a bit of both right in the middle of your set. You can work in verse/chorus type changes or fast rhythmic changes or just explore how modulations change as you feed things to fade between. The Fader Lag knob is a little bit of genius where you can wop the crossfade across and go and fiddle with something else while the actual crossfade takes its time to move.
Morphader is available now for €250 fully assembled, €170 for the semi-soldered kit and €40 for the PCB set.
Tonight Befaco are joining me in a live stream where we’ll be taking the Morphader through its paces and answering any questions you may have about it.